GORKHA, May 19: CPN (Maoist Center), then UCPN (Maoist), had won all three election constituencies of Gorkha in Constituent Assembly (CA) elections of 2008 and 2013. Its leader Baburam Bhattarai, who is now the coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal, had won one of the constituencies, getting highest number of votes.
GORKHA, May 18: Nepali Congress candidate Santa Bahadur Gurung has emerged victorious in the race for chief of Dharchema Rural Municipality with 1709 votes, compared 1656 votes for his closest rival Naya Shakti candidate Laxman Gurung.
GORKHA, May 11: It looks like no less than a festival. Bus parks are jam-packed. People carrying bags and suitcases are seen all around. Thanks to the election to the upcoming elections. People are returning home from their workplaces in cities and towns in other parts in the country.
GORKHA, May 5: Two years have passed since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25, 2015. Yet, the wounds it inflicted are still fresh on the minds of the quake survivors of Gorkha district, the epicenter of the quake that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured about 22,000 others, not to mention the tens of thousands it made homeless.
GORKHA, April 27: Poultry farmers in Gorkha district have proven that Nepalis can earn over twice the income working in our own country than those who go abroad for employment opportunities, especially in the Gulf and the Middle East countries.
GORKHA, April 7: The District Administration Office (DAO), Gorkha, has urged I/NGOs working in the district for post-earthquake reconstruction to pause their work until the local elections were held.
In a meeting organized by DAO, Jitendra Basnet, chief district officer (CDO), Gorkha informed the chiefs of various organizations not to do anything which obstructs the local level elections.
GORKHA, March 22: Rajani Miya, a primary level student was reading Nepali lesson loudly when another student, Binaya Baniya, started reading a story from his English textbook equally loudly. They would pause in the middle and look at each other and carry on. Other students were busy doing their class work in the same classroom. This classroom scenario was from the Nimel Primary School in Saurapani, during an afternoon last week.
GORKHA, March 11: Quake victims in Gorkha have been badly hit due to an incessant snowfall compounded by blizzards continuing for the last two days. Quake-hit VDCs in Gorkha including Barpak, Larpak, Gumda, Bihi, Lho, Prok, Chhekampar, Samagaun have received snowfall.
GORKHA, March 9: An earthquake victim in Barpak, Suka Bahadur BK, has received Rs 50,000 from the government as the first installment of house grant. Though the deadline set by the government to construct the foundation of house is closing in, he has not been able to even start the construction.
GORKHA, Feb 28: With the Free Students Union elections at least a week away, the All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) affiliated to Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist has padlocked the gates of a college in Gorkha while an unidentified group has carried out explosion at another college in the district.
GORKHA, Feb 27: Sunita Nepali, 14, eloped with her boyfriend six months ago. Since then, the sixth grader of Chandi Lower Secondary School, Darbung, has stopped coming to school. The school administration is not aware where she is living now and whether she would resume school someday. A few teachers, however, reported that they heard of her marriage six months ago after which she hasn’t been seen in the school.