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Narahari Sapkota

JICA completes five bridges two months before deadline

December 5, 2018 02:30 AM

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

November 18, 2018 04:30 AM

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.

Monopoly of ambulance drivers

November 12, 2018 07:34 AM

GORKHA, Nov 12: There are 25 ambulances operating in Gorkha but none is available for emergency services, thanks to the monopoly of drivers. On Saturday, 21 people were injured when a passenger bus en route to Gorkha from Abukhaireni met with an accident. Locals and relatives started looking for ambulances to carry the injured to the hospital. Sadly, they could find none.

Gorkha growing into an educational tourism hub

November 7, 2018 10:27 AM

GORKHA, Nov 7: Gorkha has now transformed into a hub for educational tourism. With students from all over the district thronging the historical site, the Gorkha Museum currently welcomes a total of 600 to 800 students on a daily basis.

NEA searching and punishing people for electricity theft

October 30, 2018 03:30 AM

GORKHA, Oct 30: Nepal Electricity Authority's (NEA) electricity distribution center in Gorkha in has intensified search for those stealing electricity.

Contractor's negligence delays reconstruction of school

October 24, 2018 07:47 AM

GORKHA, Oct 24: Kalikadevi Jhalak Primary School of Gorkha Municipality-1 Taple is one among dozens of schools which is yet to be reconstructed post earthquake. The construction of the building began some three years ago. However, as of now, only a pillar stands in the ground floor.

Returning to Valley after Dashain more troublesome

October 24, 2018 03:30 AM

GORKHA, Oct 24: Thousands of people who left for their hometowns during Dashain have started returning to the capital after receiving Tika and blessings from their elders.

Kids studying in 'classroom' made of tin sheets

October 16, 2018 11:17 AM

GORKHA, Oct 16: The classroom of Kalikadevi Primary School at Taple of Gorkha Municipality – 1 resembles an abandoned hut. The roof and three walls of the classroom are made of corrugated sheets while one side is left open.

Laprak quake victims to spend fourth Dashain in tents

October 8, 2018 06:30 AM

GORKHA, Oct 8: The snail-paced reconstruction by the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has compelled the quake victims of Laprak, Dharche Rural Municipality, to spend their fourth consecutive Dashain in tents.

Unmarried mother facing social stigma

October 3, 2018 03:30 AM

GORKHA, Oct 3: It is not easy to imagine how a woman could live inside a congested makeshift hut with just tarpaulin to cover the roof while taking care of a one-month-old newborn.

Gandaki Province officials deprived of salaries for 3 months

October 1, 2018 02:30 AM

GORKHA, Oct 1: It has been three months since the officials working under the provincial government received their salaries. Without formulating any policies, programs and budget, Gandaki Province set up several offices in Gorkha.

Locals put their sweat and money to repair road

September 23, 2018 07:15 AM

GORKHA, Sept 23: The locals of Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality-7, Bungkot have taken the initiative of repairing a road with their own money. The obstruction of vehicular movement due to landslide ahead of the greatest Hindu festival Dashain has affected the supply of goods and materials.

One rape incident every month in Gorkha

September 18, 2018 18:51 PM

GORKHA, Sept 17: If the record of rape incidents maintained at the police stations for the last three years is anything to go by, the number of cases is on the rise with a girl being raped every month in the district.

Chinese national sent 10 kg gold seized in Gorkha: Police

September 10, 2018 15:54 PM

GORKHA, Sept 10: It has been revealed that the 10 kilograms of gold seized by police at Sirdibas on Saturday have been sent by a Chinese national.

With bridge left incomplete, road linkage seems distant for Chepang villages

September 2, 2018 10:15 AM

GORKHA, Sept 2: The Chepang communities of Gorkha were hopeful that their villages would be linked by road when former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai laid foundations stone for a concrete bridge over Trishuli River three years ago. The construction work was contracted to Pappu Construction Pvt Ltd at a price tag of Rs 174 million. But there has been little headway in the project, with no sign of completion anytime soon.

Death certificate for disappeared person

August 30, 2018 02:30 AM

GORKHA, Aug 30: District Court, Gorkha on Wednesday for the first time issued a death certificate in the name of a person who disappeared years ago.

Landslide in newly built quake resistant house, again back to temporary shelter

August 14, 2018 11:09 AM

GORKHA, Aug 14: It’s just been three months Tilak Bahadur Baniya, a local resident of Bhimsen Thapa rural municipality-1 started staying at his new house after spending three long years in a temporary shelter.

976 classrooms await reconstruction in Gorkha

July 31, 2018 04:00 AM

GORKHA, July 31: The reconstruction of school buildings ravaged by the devastating earthquakes of 2015 has slowed down again in Gorkha, compelling thousands of students to study under tents since the last few years.

Local unit mulls reopening century-old copper mine

June 25, 2018 05:05 AM

GORKHA, June 25: Preparations are being made to reopen nearly a century old out-of-use copper mine in Gorkha district. The mine is located in the jungles of Khanigaun of Palungtar Municipality-8.

Off-season closes hotels in Manasalu area

June 24, 2018 03:15 AM

GORKHA, June 24: With the onset of monsoon and the subsequent fall in the numbers of trekkers, owners of hotels and lodges along the Manasalu trekking route are closing their facilities and returning home.