Narahari Sapkota

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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.

Only 5,565 quake-damaged houses rebuilt in Gorkha

Published On: December 19, 2017 03:39 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.

Invalid votes more in rural parts of Gorkha

Published On: December 11, 2017 01:21 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 10: With the completion of vote counting in Gorkha district under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) category for the parliamentary and provincial elections, rural parts of the district reported higher number of invalid votes. As per the details provided by the District Election Office (DEO), more than 4% of the total votes were invalid in the district.

Babu Ram Bhattarai wins in Gorkha-2

Published On: December 9, 2017 07:25 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 9: Naya Shakti Party Nepal coordinator and former Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai has won to the Federal Parliament from Gorkha-2.

Vote counting halted in Gorkha-2

Published On: December 8, 2017 06:30 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 8: The vote counting of Gorkha-2 has been halted. According to the latest report, 44 unregistered ballot papers were found in the boxes, after which the counting has halted.

Bomb goes off in Gorkha-2

Published On: November 16, 2017 04:02 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: A bomb has gone off near bridge of Sirdi Khola of Gorkha constituency-2.

Oli, Dahal share forum in Gorkha

Published On: November 16, 2017 06:50 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

PALUNGTAR (GORKHA), Nov 16: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stood in the same stage on Wednesday in Palungtar of Gorkha district to canvass for votes in the coming parliamentary and provincial elections.

Quake victims put aside reconstruction for elections

Published On: November 14, 2017 06:45 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 14: It has been more than two years since the catastrophic earthquake of 2015 rendered hundreds of locals in Gorkha homeless. Unfortunately, most of the victims are still living miserable lives in their makeshift tents. However, by putting aside their miseries and pain, the quake victims these days have geared themselves up for the preparations of the upcoming elections.

Police seize pistol, 3 rounds of bullets from Maoist Center candidate in Gorkha

Published On: November 7, 2017 05:35 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 7: Police have seized a pistol along with three rounds of bullets from a motorcycle used by proportional representation candidate representing CPN (Maoist Center) Sushila Simkhada.

Gorkha Museum sees rise in visitor footfall

Published On: November 6, 2017 02:45 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 6: The number of visitors to the historical Gorkha Museum is on the rise. According to Suchana Bhadel, the spokesperson of the museum, more than 16,000 people have already visited the museum in the first three months of the current fiscal year, compared to 11,000 tourists in the same period of the last fiscal year.

Bigwigs to battle for Gorkha constituencies

Published On: October 27, 2017 06:40 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 26: Gorkha district has become a battleground for senior leaders of major parties in the upcoming federal parliament elections. While the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) Chief Whip Chinkaji Shrestha is contesting the parliamentary polls from constituency 1 of the district, the leftist alliance consisting mainly of the CPN-UML and the Maoist Center has fielded Maoist Center Area 4 in-charge Hari Adhikari as candidate in the same constituency.

Senior leaders battle for federal parliament

Published On: October 27, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 27: Gorkha district has become a battleground for senior leaders of major parties in the upcoming federal parliament elections. While the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) Chief Whip Chin Kaji Shrestha is contesting the parliamentary polls from constituency 1 of the district, the leftist alliance consisting mainly of the CPN-UML and the Maoist Center has fielded Maoist Center Area 4 in-charge Hari Adhikari as candidate in the same constituency.