Narahari Sapkota

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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.

Authorities prepare to beef up security in Gorkha-2

Published On: October 25, 2017 03:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 24: The face-off between two senior leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha in Gorkha constituency-2 is considered one of the highly intense contests of the upcoming parliamentary elections. Keeping in mind the possibility of clash and chaos, the authorities concerned have listed nearly 50 polling centers in the constituency as highly sensitive and are preparing to beef up the security there.

NC leaders doubt benefits from Naya Shakti alliance

Published On: October 18, 2017 05:15 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 18: Leaders and cadres of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) have expressed skepticism that supporting Naya Shakti Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai for the election from Gorkha Constituency-2 at the expense of their own candidates would yield any benefit to the NC.

Women join hands to prevent flood, landslide

Published On: October 15, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 15: Women of Siranchowk Rural Municipality-4, Amarai have joined hands in order to take initiatives to save their village which is at a high risk of landslide and flood.

Transport entrepreneurs' monopoly during festivities

Published On: October 9, 2017 06:48 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 8:  Pramod Shrestha of Bhimsen Rural Municipality-8, Ghatbesi keeps travelling from Kathmandu to Gorkha during festivals like Dashain, Tihar and Makar Sankranti. Recently, he was travelling in a public bus when the helper forced him to get off on the way instead of taking him to his destination.

Throngs of customers at Gorkha Bazaar

Published On: September 27, 2017 08:24 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 27: Gorkha Bazaar is abuzz since Sunday with the arrival of people from Kathmandu to celebrate Dashian. The district headquarters Masala Masal has also been crowded since Sunday as compared to other days.

Gorkha DPHO storing expired medicines for a decade

Published On: September 19, 2017 07:53 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 19: District Public Health Office (DPHO) of Gorkha has stored various kinds of medicines which expired more than a decade ago. Though the store room has been full of such drugs, nothing has been done for their disposal. According to the officials of the DPHO, the disposal of expired medicines is a lengthy and messy process.

Gorkha locals flock to Tibetan market to purchase food items

Published On: September 12, 2017 07:47 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 12: For the people residing in the remote parts of northern Gorkha, it is easier to reach Tibetan market than the district headquarters. That is why they eagerly wait for the border to open once a year so that they can import food items in bulk that would suffice for some months.

Lack of raw materials affects reconstruction in Gorkha

Published On: September 12, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 12: When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country on 25 April of 2015, fourteen districts were the most affected. At its epicenter was Gorkha, where cracks were visible even on land. Though there was a loud hue and cry for help, the government could not address the problems of the quake victims on time.

Gorkha locals flock to Tibetan market to purchase food items

Published On: September 12, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 12: For the people residing in the remote parts of northern Gorkha, it is easier to reach Tibetan market than the district headquarters. That is why they eagerly wait for the border to open once a year so that they can import food items in bulk that would suffice for some months.