Narahari Sapkota

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Danish prince concerned about quake victims' health (photo feature)

Published On: February 26, 2017 05:59 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 26: Visiting Danish Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian has shown his concern toward the pathetic health condition of the quake victims in Gorkha.

Distribution of compensation begins in Gorkha

Published On: February 25, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 25: The District Administration Office (DAO), Gorkha, has started distribution of compensation to the owners of land to be acquired by the Budhigandaki Hydroelectricity Project.

Rebuilding police posts starts in Gorkha

Published On: February 21, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 21: Work has finally begun to repair and rebuild the police posts that were damaged during the decade-long Maoist insurgency and the recent Gorkha earthquakes.

Reconstruction of police posts starts in Gorkha

Published On: February 20, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 20: Work has finally started to repair and rebuild the police posts that were damaged during the decade-long Maoist insurgency and the recent Gorkha earthquakes.

Laprak quake victims dismayed by NRNA's terms

Published On: January 31, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 31: After nearly two years of the great earthquake, homeless victims of Gorkha are likely to receive new residences with the support of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA). But the association's condition has put the victims in a fix. The association has asked the victim families to manage raw materials for constructing their house on their own. For the victims the condition is very hard to meet.

Awareness rally fails to impress quake-victims

Published On: January 16, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 16: When NGOs and INGOs reached out to the earthquake victims in Gorkha in the immediate aftermath of the Gorkha earthquake, they were delighted with all the tall promises these organizations made. They were hopeful that these organizations would fulfill all the tall promises they made and that life would return to normalcy pretty soon.

Laprak quake victims await NRN to deliver houses

Published On: January 12, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

LAPRAK, Jan 12: In the past three weeks, Laprak received two heavy snowfalls that left the area covered in thick layers of snow. With the temperature continuously dipping down, there is no sign of the snow melting. The biting cold has made life very hard for the quake victims who are still living in tents that are thatched with snow.

Snowfall shuts schools in Northern Gorkha

Published On: January 4, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 4: Snowfall and the subsequent freezing cold in northern part of the district has brought life to a stand still. Most of the residents, who are earthquake victims and live in huts and tents, have remained indoors. Due to the extreme cold, schools have shut down stating that they won't open until weather conditions improve.

Two sacks of explosives recovered in Gorkha

Published On: January 2, 2017 12:40 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 2: Police have recovered two sacks of explosives kept underneath a stone from Thala jungle at Swara-9, Gorkha on Sunday.

Earthquake victims struggle amid severe cold

Published On: January 2, 2017 07:57 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Jan 2: Life of earthquake victims in Gorkha has been hit by the increasing cold. On Sunday, several villages in northern Gorkha experienced heavy snowfalls while in other parts of the district sun did not show up through the day.

A Gurukul struggling against odds in Gorkha

Published On: December 31, 2016 08:03 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 31: Prakash Bhattarai, 9, wakes up at four o’clock sharp every day. He takes bath, chants gayatri mantra and sits for mediation and puja religiously. Then he heads to the Bauddhik Gurukul Vidyalaya (BGV) for attending classes attired in dhoti and kurta.

Road projects major recipient of funds

Published On: December 15, 2016 07:40 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 15: Road projects have received the major chunk of budget from Constituency Infrastructure Development Program (CIDP) allocated for Gorkha district.

World Vision Int'l accused of deceiving locals in drinking water projects

Published On: December 15, 2016 07:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 15: “At a time when we were having severe drinking water crisis, an INGO entered our village and promised to build water taps to rid us from the crisis. Our happiness knew no bounds at that time,” recalled Karna Prasad Paudel, a local of Bahuntar, Palungtar-1 in Gorkha district. “Now if we meet those representatives of the INGO again, all of the villagers will unite and chase them away.”

DDC seeks answers from INGO on aborted training

Published On: December 10, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 10: Gorkha District Development Committee (DDC) has sought clarifications from the World Vision International for allegedly providing false information regarding a tailoring training for earthquake victims in the district.

Sluggish construction affects reconstruction

Published On: December 6, 2016 08:16 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 5: Save the Children, an INGO, had shown interest to construct building of seven schools in Gorkha following the April 25 earthquake last year.

Quake victims left to shiver under temporary tents

Published On: November 23, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 23: Quake victims in Gorkha district are having tough time due to the increasing cold with the winter fast approaching. Hundreds of them are still living under tarpaulins and makeshift shelters set up after the quake destroyed their houses some 19 months ago.

‘Tarkariwali’ rejects offer to play in movie

Published On: November 11, 2016 01:33 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 11: ‘Tarkariwali’ Kusum Shrestha has rejected the offer to play in the Nepali movie Lamphu. Shrestha who became famous on the Internet after her picture went viral online has said that she decided not to do any movie right now as suggested by her well wishers on the social media.

Manakamana Temple's reconstruction delayed in lack of wood

Published On: November 11, 2016 03:27 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 11: Renovation work of the quake-ravaged Manakamana Temple, a popular pilgrim site of Gorkha district, has been delayed by eight months in lack of wood.

Gorkha flooded by tourists

Published On: November 7, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 7: A quiet place otherwise, Gorkha this year is receiving great number of tourists. With the commencement of education tour season, queues of students of different age groups are seen in Gorkha Durbar and other sites from  dawn to dusk. Along with them, tourists are swarming here with daily visitor number tally reaching 3000 to the maximum. Managing this crowd has been hard for the hoteliers though they are doing brisk business.

Barpak rising from the rubble

Published On: October 26, 2016 08:24 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

BARPAK (GORKHA), Oct 25: Barpak village development committee in Gorkha, which had lost many lives and houses to earthquakes last April, has started to recover.