Narahari Sapkota

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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.

Bhimsen Park awaits visitors

Published On: September 10, 2017 09:25 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 10: The attractive Bhimsen Park in Gorkha Municipality-4 is surrounded by scenic beauty and hills.

Street vendors return to public land

Published On: September 4, 2017 03:23 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 3: Street vendors in Gorkha have illegally occupied a public land owned by the District Forest Office (DFO) along the Khaireni-Gorkha Highway, posing 'risk' for commuters.

Parties disappointed over delineation of electoral constituencies

Published On: September 2, 2017 01:44 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 1: Political parties and civil society leaders in Gorkha have expressed disappointment with the Election Constituency Delineation Commission (ECDC), over the demarcation of electoral constituencies.

Gorkha locals head to Tibet to buy food stuff

Published On: August 26, 2017 08:12 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, August 26: The route to Tibet via Ngula Pass opens only once a year.

Illegal Hoarding Boards In Gorkha

Published On: August 23, 2017 08:53 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, August 23: It has come to light that taxes for the hoarding boards installed around the main market of Gorkha district headquarters and checkpoints to enter the district have not been paid.

Remote Gorkha relies on choppers during emergencies

Published On: July 31, 2017 08:09 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 30: Sarita Gurung of Dharche village was rushed to local health center following labor pain. When the health center could not treat her citing lack of expertise and equipment needed to treat her, she was taken to TU Teaching Hospital in the capital on Friday.

Changing face of festivities: Nag panchami and Janai Purnima

Published On: July 29, 2017 12:15 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

“Previously one used to paint Naags (snakes) all day with the help of a wooden base, while printed pictures are used these days,” said priest Krishna Prasad Bhattarai. In addition, priests used to make janai and doro (sacred threads), the latter by mixing Kesar powder with the originally white threads, with their hands.

Only 500 households eligible for third installment

Published On: July 18, 2017 03:45 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 17: Twenty six months have passed since the locals of Gorkha, the epicenter of the April 25 earthquake, have been living miserable lives in temporary shelters.

Monsoon drenching quake victims once again

Published On: July 13, 2017 04:15 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 12: Gorkha was the epicenter of the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015. While the destruction was massive in 14 districts, Gorkha, naturally, suffered the hardest.

Quake victims forced to live in landslide-prone areas

Published On: July 9, 2017 01:15 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, JULY 8: Though more than two years have shot by since the devastating earthquake of April 2015, locals living in high-risk zones are yet to be relocated. As of now, not a single household living in the high-risk zones has been relocated to safer settlements.

Quake victims spending third monsoon in tents

Published On: July 7, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 7: It has been more than two years since Nepal got hit by the catastrophic earthquake but still many victims who were rendered homeless by the disaster are obliged to spend yet another monsoon in their dilapidated makeshift tents.