Narahari Sapkota

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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.

Children working on road project implemented by Nepal Army

Published On: November 4, 2019 07:16 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 4: Nepal Army, known for opening track at the toughest sites in the country has taken the responsibility of constructing the Benighat–Larke road track near the Nepal-China border. While the army is busy blasting rocks and leveling the track for further construction, children are also seen working alongside with their elder family members. They carry stones, clear the passage and dig the earth surface. Currently, the army is opening 118 kilometers of the total of 183 kilometers road section.

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.