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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, July 14

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 14, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 14, 2019).

Extreme rain pattern is unleashing more floods and landslides

“There has been a change in precipitation in recent years. The intensity of rainfall has gone up,” Madhukar Upadhya, a watershed practitioner and climate change expert, told the Post. “We are experiencing a high intensity of rainfall in short durations.”

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Why are floods in Kathmandu getting severe each year?

Urban planners blame the Valley’s haphazard urbanisation and reckless land use for the severity of floods seen in the last few years.

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'God is angry because this is not done': Bungamati residents yearn for the rebuilding of iconic temple

Normalcy is returning to Bungamati, whose name refers to “watering place” or “spring.”  But there is one project—and perhaps the most important—that has cast a pall over this progress: the temple of Rato Machhindranath, the home of the patron god of this and many other Newari communities in the Valley. More than a year after reconstruction was slated to finish, work on the temple has stalled, leaving local residents disheartened.

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Farmers urge government to continue chemical testing on imported farm produce

Farmers on Saturday urged the government to continue checking imported vegetables and fruits for pesticide residues, saying that the move will safeguard consumers and help boost demand for domestic produce.

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Repeated diplomatic failures reveal shortcomings in the Oli administration’s foreign affairs department

“If we look at the pattern in which the state is functioning, the government appears to have lost control over various state mechanisms,” Ramesh Nath Pandey, former foreign minister, told the Post, pointing out that despite having a highly centralised Prime Minister’s Office, the government is continuing to make mistakes.

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Published: 14-07-2019 18:30

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