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.
“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.
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.
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.
GORKHA, July 6: A plan has been approved to construct an earthquake memorial park at Barpak, the epicenter of the April 2015 Gorkha earthquake. The Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) divisional office in the district has estimated the park construction cost at around Rs 180 million.
GORKHA, June 17: The rise in infrastructural works in Gorkha has increased the demand for aggregates by a huge number and has helped the district authority to collect two times more revenue compared to past previous years.
GORKHA, June 11: The District Administration Office (DAO), Gorkha, has so far paid Rs 1.19 billion in compensation to various landowners for their land acquired for the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project, a project of national pride. The DAO paid the compensation in five phases.
GORKHA, June 11: This year, cardamom farmers of Gorkha district have stored the cash crop at their homes as they did not get the 'right' price for it. It is estimated that almost 15 tons of cardamom has been stored in the district in this way.
GORKHA, June 3: Newly-elected representatives of the local units in Gorkha have criticized the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) for the delay in expediting the reconstruction of quake-ravaged houses and infrastructures.
GORKHA, May 20: When the Maoist insurgency was at its peak, an incident of February 8, 2001, had shaken everyone who had seen the condition of Rajan Raj Panta, the newly-elected mayor of Gorkha Municipality.
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.