Narahari Sapkota

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Monopoly of ambulance drivers

Published On: November 12, 2018 07:34 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: November 7, 2018 10:27 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: October 30, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: October 24, 2018 07:47 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: October 24, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: October 16, 2018 11:17 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: October 8, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: October 3, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: October 1, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: September 23, 2018 07:15 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: September 18, 2018 06:51 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: September 10, 2018 03:54 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.