Narahari Sapkota

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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.

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.