Narahari Sapkota

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Maoists lose influence in Gorkha

Published On: May 19, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

NC and Maoist Center win election in Dharchema and Shahidlakhan Rural Municipalities respectively

Published On: May 18, 2017 08:59 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Naya Shakti leads in Palungtar Municipality of Gorkha

Published On: May 15, 2017 02:02 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

PALUNGTAR, May 15: Naya Shakti Party, Nepal(NSPN) is taking the lead in Palungtar Municipality of Gorkha district.

Vote counting begins in 2 local levels in Gorkha

Published On: May 15, 2017 09:41 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 15: Vote counting has begun in Gorkha Municipality and Bhimsen Rural Municipality of Gorkha district.

People returning to villages to cast their votes

Published On: May 11, 2017 08:18 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Socket bomb found

Published On: May 8, 2017 02:22 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 8: A socket bomb has been found at Swanr in Sulikot Rural Municipality-3 on Monday.

Police arrest one on charge of attacking Naya Shakti cadres

Published On: May 7, 2017 01:36 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 7: The police on Saturday night have arrested one person allegedly involved in attacking Naya Shakti cadres and vandalizing jeep and motor bike being used by them in Gorkha district.

Quake victims keenly await elections

Published On: May 5, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Nominations for phase I polls concluded in Gorkha

Published On: May 3, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 3: Candidates from different political parties in Gorkha district filed their nominations on Tuesday for the first phase of local elections slated for May 14.

Gorkha youths find poultry farming better than foreign jobs

Published On: April 27, 2017 08:35 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Two years on, reconstruction yet to gain pace in Gorkha

Published On: April 26, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 26: On this very day two years ago, Nepal experienced major jolts that shook the very core of the nation. The devastating 7.8 magnitude quake left thousands dead, injured and homeless.

Poll preparation in full swing in Gorkha

Published On: April 11, 2017 08:34 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 10:  just 33 days to go before the local level elections, government officials in Gorkha are facing a tough time making necessary arrangements for the elections.

I/NGOs asked to halt work until elections

Published On: April 8, 2017 09:47 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Parties concentrate efforts in villages, scramble to find right candidates

Published On: March 28, 2017 08:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 28: As local-level elections inch closer, political parties have boosted their presence in villages in Gorkha. All the big parties have also intensified their hunt for right candidates.

Lack of classrooms affecting children’s education

Published On: March 22, 2017 08:04 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Snowfall hits Gorkha quake victims

Published On: March 11, 2017 08:38 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

NRA deadline leaves landless quake victims worried

Published On: March 9, 2017 07:47 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Explosion at college in Gorkha, padlocking at another

Published On: February 28, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.

Tension as IED goes off at Gorkha campus

Published On: February 27, 2017 03:13 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 27: With the Free Students Union election just around the corner, tension has flared in both of the colleges in the district.

No school after marriage

Published On: February 27, 2017 10:11 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

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.