Narahari Sapkota

The contributor for Republica.

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.

With bridge left incomplete, road linkage seems distant for Chepang villages

Published On: September 2, 2018 10:15 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 2: The Chepang communities of Gorkha were hopeful that their villages would be linked by road when former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai laid foundations stone for a concrete bridge over Trishuli River three years ago. The construction work was contracted to Pappu Construction Pvt Ltd at a price tag of Rs 174 million. But there has been little headway in the project, with no sign of completion anytime soon.

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.