Narahari Sapkota

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Locals demand immediate settlement of compensation

Published On: February 25, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 25: Locals of Gorkha and Dhading districts have raised concerns once again against the snail-pace progress of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project.

Quake victims running away from elected reps!

Published On: February 12, 2019 03:02 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 11: Some quake victims in Gorkha have started running away from their elected representatives as the latter started pressurizing the former to rebuild their houses at the earliest possible.

Reconstruction in northern Gorkha halted for a week

Published On: February 2, 2019 09:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

About 150 personnel from the Nepal Army and the locals were carrying out the reconstruction of the integrated settlement before the snowfall.

Reconstruction in Barkpak encouraging

Published On: January 29, 2019 08:11 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 29: Reconstruction in Barpak, the epicenter of the Gorkha Earthquake is encouraging as compared to other parts of the district, officials involved in the efforts claimed.  According to Ram Sharan Acharya, chief of the reconstruction unit in Gorkha, reconstruction in Barpak is ahead of all areas in the district.

Over 15,000 quake victims in Barpak yet to lay foundation of their houses

Published On: January 7, 2019 11:35 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 7: Records maintained by the District Project Implementation Unit (DPIU) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) show that of the total 70,768 beneficiaries in Barpak, only 63,100 have received the first tranche of the reconstruction grant to rebuild their houses destroyed by the earthquake of April 2015.

Gorkha to get over half dozen bridges soon

Published On: January 6, 2019 09:53 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 6: Seven motorable bridges are being constructed in Gorkha district. While the construction of five of those bridges is underway, two others are near completion. The long-awaited bridges are being taken care of by the provincial government.

JICA completes five bridges two months before deadline

Published On: December 5, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 5: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has completed the construction of five concrete bridges in Gorkha two months before the deadline.

42 months after quake, victims still await housing grant

Published On: November 18, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, NOV 18: More than 42 months have passed since the 2015 devastating earthquake, but the squatters in Gorkha district are still deprived of the housing grant provided by the government.