Narahari Sapkota

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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.

Accused father refuses to accept the child

Published On: March 17, 2018 05:16 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 17: 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.

Affected locals organize sit-in at project’s site office

Published On: March 8, 2018 08:06 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

Say project becoming uncertain

Affected locals organize sit-in at project's site office

Published On: March 8, 2018 02:43 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 7: Fed up by slow work progress and change in project development modality with the change in government, locals of Dhading and Gorkha districts affected by Budhigandaki Hydroelectric have started a sit-in at the project's office located in Ghyalchowk, Siurenitar, of Gorkha.“

Progress in road construction elates northern Gorkha residents

Published On: February 8, 2018 07:50 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 8: Chumnubri Rural Municipality in northern part of Gorkha district bordering Tibet remains isolated from the rest of the district in lack of road networks. Despite repeated calls, locals had failed to draw attention of the government in the past. In case of medical or any other emergency visit, the only option for the residents was to charter a helicopter, which would be not affordable for most of them. However, this is going to change very soon as Nepal Army is constructing road that would connect the area to other parts of the district and nation.

10-year-old girl carries disabled brother to school every day

Published On: January 22, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 22: Ten-year-old Susmita Baram, a second grader at Shree Madane Danda Secondary School (SMDSS) of Palungtar Municipality-5, carries her elder brother Laxman, 12, to the school every day.

Quake victims slam delays in receiving housing grants

Published On: January 16, 2018 05:40 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 16: Mangal Bahadur Gurung of Siranchowk Rural Municipality-6 has been waiting for second installment of the housing grant since several months. Every time he visits the office of District Coordination Committee (DCC) for it, he is told to wait a bit longer. “I am tired of this now,” Gurung laments. “They always say I still need to wait.”

Government building 300 houses in Gorkha for the poor

Published On: December 28, 2017 01:45 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 28: The government has been constructing as many as 300 houses for the poor, underprivileged and marginalized people in Gorkha under the Public Residential Program (PRC).

Only 5,565 quake-damaged houses rebuilt in Gorkha

Published On: December 19, 2017 03:50 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 17: Thirty-two months after the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, only 5,565 of the 60, 815 houses damaged by the quake in the district have been completely reconstructed while around 10,000 are under construction. Reconstruction of more than half the quake-damaged houses is yet to start.