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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.