Narahari Sapkota

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Death certificate for disappeared person

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

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

Published On: August 14, 2018 11:09 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: July 31, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: June 25, 2018 05:05 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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

Published On: June 24, 2018 03:15 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Eateries at hospital sell hooch

Published On: June 14, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 14: A hospital building in Gorkha has been renting its rooms to locals who have set up eateries and also sell liquor.

Elderly and women left for reconstruction after youths rush to pick yarsagumba

Published On: June 12, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 12:  Few days ago, seventy-two-year-old Laxman Ghale of Kashigaun-6 in Dharche Rural Municipality was seen carrying old corrugated zinc sheets uphill with great difficulty.

Village where shamans are preferred over doctors

Published On: June 9, 2018 03:54 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 9: Uhiya village of Gorkha is unique. Here, people take medicines from doctors but hardly take it without getting it treated by shamans. Preferring shaman's directions to that of doctors is a rule of thumb here. Everyone is comfortable about it here around, reports a local Janga Bahadur Gurung.

Locals of Gorkha head to pick yarsa to clear reconstruction loans

Published On: June 3, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 3: The settlements in the northern parts of Gorkha district are almost deserted at present. Hardly any youths can be seen here. Apart from teachers, elected representatives and employees of firms and organizations, those settlements do not have any population between the age of 20 to 50.

Increasing number of incestuous rapes raises concerns in Gorkha

Published On: May 27, 2018 08:31 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 27: A recent report of rapes and sexual violence in Gorkha shows that most of the victims in the district are being sexually exploited and abused by their own kith and kin.

Gorkha Hospital sans specialists since six years

Published On: May 20, 2018 12:15 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 20: A radiologist and a surgeon are two of the many specialists that Gorkha Hospital, the biggest hospital of the district urgently needs to expand its health services. While the Ministry of Health had deployed doctors and specialists six years ago, the latter are yet to arrive, largely due to “geographical remoteness and small coverage area,” according to doctors at the hospital.

Teacher arrested for abusing his student

Published On: May 17, 2018 09:52 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 17: Binod Pandey, a local teacher of Tara Secondary School of Gorkha municipality-10 has been arrested after abusing his student.

Snail-paced road construction affects reconstruction in Barpak

Published On: May 17, 2018 07:40 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 17: Snail paced progress on the blacktopping of road in Barpak, the epicenter of the earthquakes of April 2015, has left the locals to continue with travel woes. The project was supposed to complete by now, however owing to the dillydallying by the contractors, not even the graveling of the road has begun so far. With the onset of monsoon season, dusty roads of this area have now become even worse.

Driver killed in Budhigandaki tipper mishap

Published On: May 9, 2018 06:59 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 9: The Driver, identified as Santosh Sapkota, 27, of Belkotgadi municipality-5 was killed when a tipper(Ba 4 Kha 9506) plunged some 200 meters from the road to Budhigandaki river at Gandaki rural municipality, Benighat-8, Chiurigaunda of Gorkha last night.

In Gandaki no pay for teachers not sending own kids to community school

Published On: May 6, 2018 03:52 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 6: In order to make the government's school enrollment campaign successful, the prime minister, parliamentarians and local representatives have taken various initiatives. While some have assumed guardianship of indigent school children, others are busy with  door-to-door campaigns.

Obstruction by locals delays construction of quake memorial park in Barpak

Published On: April 28, 2018 03:32 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 27: As April 25, 2016, marked two years of the deadly Gorkha earthquake, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari reached Barpak, the epicenter, to lay the foundation stone for an earthquake memorial park. As per the plan, 28 quake-damaged houses of a dalit community would be conserved in the park along with the debris. The whole intention was to allow tourists to observe and revisit the situation of earthquake. But that has not been possible till now due to the differences in opinion of locals.

Women in rural areas still hesitant to treat uterine prolapse

Published On: April 12, 2018 02:32 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 10: Tak Bahadur Gurung of Gairathok of Siranchowk Rural Municipality, Gankhu often saw his wife struggling with pain for years but could never find out the actual reason behind it. He sometimes asked her what happened but she used to say she was fine. However, after 40 years, he found out from neighbors that his wife was actually suffering from uterine prolapse. He immediately took her to hospital for surgery and now is taking care of her.

Gorkha A Historical Destination

Published On: April 3, 2018 09:48 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

Nestled in the lap of Himalayas, Nepal’s Gorkha district extends to Tibet on the north. You can reach the district headquarters within five hours by bus from Kathmandu, although it takes days to reach the remote northern parts. The headquarters, Gorkha bazaar, is 24 kilometers away from Abu Khaireni along Kathmandu-Pokhara highway. Your real journey to the place begins when you get off the bus and start enjoying the richness of the surroundings.

Quake-damaged schools in Gorkha yet to be rebuilt

Published On: March 23, 2018 03:49 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

SEE exams being conducted under makeshift tents

Unmarried, mute woman gives birth to a child

Published On: March 17, 2018 08:45 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 16: An unmarried mute woman of Arughat Rural Municipality-10 gave birth to a daughter on February 27.  As she is unable to speak, she is finding it difficult to convince the locals about the legitimate father of her child since the person with whom she had physical relationship denies it. Family members of the thirty-five-year-old girl are seeking justice for the physically challenged girl who has been cheated by her boyfriend.