Narahari Sapkota

The contributor for Republica.

Reconstruction of quake-destroyed govt buildings delayed

Published On: October 15, 2019 11:55 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 15: The reconstruction of government buildings in Barpak, Gorkha, that were severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake, has been picking up pace of late.

Magar wins crown of Liglige Race in Gorkha

Published On: October 3, 2019 03:55 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 3: Anish Thapa Magar of Parbat has won Liglige race to be crowned as ‘Liglige King’ defeating 65 other contestants on Thursday.

Gorkha gets back school buildings damaged by 2015 earthquake

Published On: September 9, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 9: A total of 490 schools in Gorkha, which were damaged by the devastating earthquake of 2015, have now received new or repaired buildings. According to Bishnu Prasad Mishra, chief of the project implementation unit in Gorkha, rooms that were partially or fully damaged have been rebuilt.

More men committed suicide in Gorkha than women in past three years

Published On: August 3, 2019 07:35 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 3: Recent data on suicide unveiled by Gorkha police shows that more men committed suicide than women in the district in the past three years.

Excavator buried, driver killed in Gorkha

Published On: August 2, 2019 04:05 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 2: An excavator driver died in an under-construction road along the Kerabari road section in Siranchowk rural municipality.

Visitors at Gorkha Museum on the rise

Published On: August 1, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 1: The historic Gorkha Museum saw an increase in the number of visitors last year. On the basis of tickets sold, a total of 98,136 visitors observed the Gorkha Museum during the review period.

Blacktopping of 30-km long road stretch in Barpak left midway

Published On: July 31, 2019 07:05 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 31: The blacktopping of a 30-kilometer stretch of a road in Bapark has come to a standstill as the road project office scrapped the agreement with the contractor, Nagarjun/Trishuli JV, citing extreme negligence in work. The stretch covers one-fourth of the Barhakilo–Barpak road.

Only porters are arrested in gold seizures on Tibet-Gorkha route

Published On: July 27, 2019 06:51 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 27: Police in Gorkha seized 26 kilograms of gold during the past one year. The gold was secretly brought to Nepal from Tibet through the Dungla checkpoint at Chhekampar of Chumnubri Rural Municipality in Gorkha district.

Number of fake quake victims rising due to poor record keeping

Published On: July 19, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 19: When the devastating earthquake hit the country on April 2015, around 58,000 people in Gorkha had received the red card for damaged houses in the beginning.

NC to prevent govt from passing Media Council Bill tabled in House: Deuba

Published On: June 9, 2019 05:14 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 9: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba said on Sunday that his party will prevent the government from passing the Nepal Media Council Bill tabled in the Parliament.

Number of tourists continues to rise in Manasalu

Published On: June 2, 2019 10:23 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 2: Manaslu Circuit continues to garner an increasing number of tourists following the boost in figures last year. According to statistics published by Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), more than 8,000 visitors are expected to make a trip through the famed circuit this time; the number was limited to 7,640 last year.

Compensation distribution begins for Budhi Gandaki project

Published On: May 14, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 14: Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Plant has begun distribution of compensation for private land acquired.

Social security allowances not distributed for six months

Published On: May 4, 2019 02:25 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 4: Ajirkot and Siranchowk rural municipalities of Gorkha have not provided the social security allowances for the past six months.

15 arrested for beating a wedding guest to death

Published On: May 3, 2019 07:54 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 3: Police on Thursday arrested 15 persons including three women in Palungtar Municipality-4, Gorkha on the charge of beating a wedding guest to death following a dispute.

Only 30 houses reconstructed in Lamachaur since earthquake

Published On: April 25, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 25: Only 30 houses out of 138 proposed to resettle the quake victims in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality ward number 5-Lamachaur have been constructed.

Forest office chief awards contract to own company without competition

Published On: April 21, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 21: Imnath Paudel, the chief of the Division Forest Office, Gorkha, has been found to have registered a company of his own and awarded it the contract to prepare the work plan of various community forests in the district without competition.

Community school denies students their exam results for failing to pay fees

Published On: April 14, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 14: Although article 31 of Nepal’s constitution states that every citizen shall have the right to get free education up to the secondary level, community schools in Gorkha are charging fees for students studying in basic to secondary levels.

Govt building Bailey bridge to help Pappu Construction build a concrete bridge!

Published On: March 30, 2019 08:03 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 30: The government has decided to construct a Bailey bridge to help Pappu Construction, notorious for leaving many infrastructure projects incomplete, complete a bridge project across the Trishuli River,  that will join Chitwan's Ichhyakamana Rural Municipality and Gorkha's Gandaki Rural Municipality.

Tuins still everyday dread for some Gorkha residents

Published On: March 24, 2019 10:53 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 24: As soon as he assumed office in September 2015, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli made a promise to replace all the improvised cable crossings known as tuin in the country would be replaced with suspension bridges. He said that tuins, which putt people’s lives at risk, would become extinct within two years.

Construction of integrated settlement for squatters halted since a year

Published On: March 2, 2019 09:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 2: The construction of an integrated settlement for the rehabilitation of the homeless and squatters in Palungtar of Gorkha remains halted for the last one year.