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Archive for August, 2014

 

Bhote Kosi update

On 9 August, Nepal Army personnel made seven blasts to increase the outflow of Bhote Kosi following last week’s landslide. The inflow of water to the artificial lake created by the landslide was 205 cubic feet per second and the outflow was 210 cubic feet per second, leading to a decrease of 7 cm in depth. […]


Come together

onlinekhabar.com, 4 August Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Madhesi leaders from all parties together when he was in Kathmandu. But judging from their body language, the leaders seem to have been  disappointed with what he had to say. During the meeting, TMLP Chairman Mahantha Thakur and Sadbhavana Chairman Rajendra Mahato complained that they […]


Agreeing to agree

Interview with Baburam Bhattarai, Chairman of the Political Consultation Committee on the Constitution in Annapurna Post, 4 August Annapurna Post: There is only one month left for an agreement on the contentious issues in the constitution. In the current scenario, can that deadline be met? Baburam Bhattarai: They say leave the difficult issues till the […]


A flood of floods

As a young cub reporter, I was just starting out in journalism in 1981. This was the time before Twitter and smartphones, and when we heard that there had been a flood on the Bhote Kosi two of us packed our bags and hit the Arniko Highway in our trusty VW Beetle.We crested the ridge past Dolalghat […]


Flash flood feared

A major landslide about 500m wide has dropped down on the Bhote Kosi River upstream from Dolalghat, already forming a lake 5km long. A big section of the Arniko Highway joining Nepal and China has been washed away, and the lake is inundating settlements, farms and bridges. There is a danger that the lake will burst, […]



 

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