Narahari Sapkota

The contributor for Republica.

Bahrain prince visits Samagaun in Gorkha before heading to Manasalu Base Camp

Published On: October 8, 2020 07:41 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 8: The prince of Bahrain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa along with his team of 20 other members visited Samagaun of Gorkha district.

Gorkha reports coronavirus-related death

Published On: September 6, 2020 12:40 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 6: Gorkha has reported a coronavirus-related death on Sunday.

Gorkha lifts two-week lockdown

Published On: August 31, 2020 11:26 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 31: The two-week-long lockdown enforced in Gorkha to contain further spread of COVID-19 came to an end on Sunday.

Road worker buried to death in Gorkha landslide

Published On: August 2, 2020 04:50 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 2: A laborer on duty died along the Arughat-Larke road section here in the district.

Prithivi Highway disrupted as road depresses at Mauwakhola

Published On: July 20, 2020 05:05 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 20: Movement along the Prithivi Highway has been disrupted following the road depression at Mauwakhola.

Road disrupted and houses swept away by landslides in Gorkha

Published On: July 20, 2020 11:31 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 20: Landslides triggered by incessant downpour since Sunday have swept away several houses and disrupted roadways in Gorkha district on Monday.

Five years after the 2015 earthquake, Gorkha stands strong

Published On: April 24, 2020 03:50 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 24: Five years have shot by since a major earthquake hit Nepal. Gorkha -- the epicenter of the earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale -- was almost completely destroyed by that earthquake in April 2015. Five years since that day, Gorkha now wears a different look.

Gorkha to Surkhet: A group of 11 people is braving a journey of 500 kilometers on foot

Published On: April 21, 2020 10:50 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 21: A group of 11 workers were walking along the Aabukhaireni-Gorkha Highway on Sunday evening. They are on a long journey home to Surkhet, some 500 kilometers from Gorkha. They were carrying bags loaded with their belongings. Sound of a vehicle passing by alerts them, and hoping for a lift from a kindhearted passerby.

32 tourists rescued from Manaslu

Published On: March 29, 2020 09:38 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 29: The local administration has rescued 32 tourists from Manaslu trekking route in the last three days. The tourists who trekked to the popular destination were stranded due to lockdown imposed in the country over the risk of novel coronavirus. According to Harka Rokka, an official at the district administration office, the tourists were rescued from Wednesday to Saturday and some of them have already been sent off to Kathmandu.

Delay in road blacktopping triggers protest, road block in Gorkha

Published On: March 1, 2020 08:56 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Mar 1: Demanding a permanent solution to the dilapidated and dusty roads, the locals of Nayasaghu, Siranchowk Rural Municipality of Gorkha have taken to the streets. In recent days, they have been demonstrating on the street against Nagarjun Trishuli JV Construction Company which is responsible for repairing and blacktopping the Barhakilo–Barpak road section. The blacktopping was supposed to be completed last year but it is not near completion yet. On Friday, the locals even blocked the road for sometime as a symbolic protest against the poor road condition.

Park being built in Gorkha district

Published On: February 29, 2020 09:12 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 29: The government is building a park in Gorkha district with an investment of Rs 17.5 million.

Greenery under attack, mining companies operating illegally

Published On: January 29, 2020 08:57 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 29: Gorkha Resource Private Limited is not registered at the Department of Mines and Geology. However, in the name of mine excavations, it has been extracting sand and other aggregates from wards 7 and 8 of Gandaki Rural Municipality for months now.

Nepal Army leaves Gorkha's Laprak village after completing major reconstruction works

Published On: December 18, 2019 09:31 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 18: Nepal Army has completed most of the reconstruction of earthquake-devastated Laprak village at Darche rural municipality-4 in Gorkha.

Gorkha Municipality declares public holiday on Prithvi Jayanti

Published On: December 17, 2019 03:10 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

Gorkha, Dec 17: On the occasion of Prithvi Jayanti day on Poush 27th, Gorkha municipality has declared a public holiday for the municipality.

Leo Club distributing free clothes in Gorkha

Published On: December 15, 2019 08:29 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 15: As the temperature has dropped significantly in the last few days, Leo Club has started  distributing clothes for free to the needy in Gorkha district.

Gorkha Durbar reconstruction slow

Published On: December 12, 2019 07:35 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 12: The historic Gorkha Durbar (palace), one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Gorkha district, wears an ugly look.

Doyal and Payau villages of Gorkha at high risk of landslides

Published On: December 2, 2019 08:46 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 2: Locals of Doyal and Payau villages in Gorkha have demanded resettlement in safer zone following high risk of landslides in the hills. Recurring landslides since the devastating earthquake of 2015 have already displaced a dozen families in those villages. And the fear not only persists, it has actually aggravated as the hills look more fragile and landslides have been more frequent.

‘Domestic violence prevalent among poor families’

Published On: November 30, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 30: A total of 11 women and children committed suicide in Gorkha in the last four months. During last fiscal year, 29 women and children had taken their own lives. According to the district police office, huge number women and children hit by domestic violence are found to have committed suicide. And domestic violence is more common in poor and marginalized communities.

Elected representatives protest in front of DAOs

Published On: November 22, 2019 08:22 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 22: Locals and elected representatives staged protests in front of the Dhading and Gorkha district administration offices (DAOs) on Thursday, demanding that the compensation for the land to be acquired for the construction of the Budhigandadki Hydropower Project be determined at the earliest.

Political party leaders stage sit-in in front of Gorkha DAO

Published On: November 21, 2019 03:30 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 21: Political party leaders staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office, Gorkha demanding to fix the compensation amount for the affected people of Aarughat, Khahare of Dhading and Arkhet of Gorkha where Budhi Gandaki Hydro project is being launched.