Narahari Sapkota

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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.

Bhattarai compares Lokman with a stray bull

Published On: October 22, 2016 03:28 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 22: Former Prime Minister and Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai on Saturday said that the suspended Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki is similar to a stray bull.

Prez Bhandari to visit Manakamana Temple today

Published On: September 29, 2016 11:44 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 29: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is arriving in Gorkha to visit Manakamana Temple on Thursday.

Lig-lige race on October 7

Published On: September 28, 2016 08:15 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 28: The seventh edition of Lig-lige Daud, a road race commemorating the ancient tradition of choosing king in Gorkha, is set to be held on October 7 this year in Lig-lig Kot, Gorkha. The winner of the race will be handed a crown along with Rs 50,505, according to the organizer.

5 trekkers including two Spanish killed in Gorkha landslide

Published On: September 22, 2016 09:06 PM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 22: A landslide in Kerauja area in northern Gorkha on Thursday morning killed five people including two Spanish tourists and severely injured as many. Nepalis who lost lives in the incident are Dorje Lama, 35, Chhiri Shrepa, 30 and Ranjana Basnet, 25. Lama and Sherpa were trekking guides while Basnet was a staff at Community Action Nepal (CAN), a tourism-related organization.  Five people who were severely injured and four others who received minor injuries are being treated at Vayodha Hospital of Kathmandu.

VDC secys upset by I/NGOs non-cooperation

Published On: September 17, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 17: Village Development Committee (VDC) secretaries in various parts of Gorkha are unaware about the activities being carried out by I/NGOs.

Farmers worried by fertilizer shortage

Published On: September 13, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 13: Acute shortage of fertilizers during the peak season of farming has put farmers in Gorkha district in dilemma. The farmers are extremely worried over the lack of fertilizers after 23 agriculture cooperatives with license to distribute fertilizers to the farmers stopped supplying them. The cooperatives, which were selling fertilizers to local businessmen at higher rates, have stopped supplying fertilizers following a recent monitoring by the government.

Scarcity of fertilizer worries farmers

Published On: September 12, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 12: Acute shortage of fertilizers during the peak season of farming has put farmers in Gorkha district in dilemma.

Construction of schools linger as I/NGOs dilly-dally

Published On: August 30, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 30: Save the Children, too, seems to be in no hurry. It has been five months since the organization signed an agreement with the government for constructing the building of Antar Jyoti Higher Secondary School of Takukot VDC. But the construct has not begun so far.

Gorkha shutdown for releasing black-marketing accused

Published On: August 26, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 26: The private sector which is supposed to promote free and competitive market enforced banda in Gorkha on Thursday.

INGOs paying Rs 80,000 to Rs 180,000 per month to rent a flat in Gorkha

Published On: August 25, 2016 03:00 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 25: INGOs and UN agencies have been spending liberally on rental premises and hired vehicles.

Delay in reconstruction by I/NGOs irks locals

Published On: August 23, 2016 02:10 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 23: National and international non-governmental organizations have so far failed to live up to the commitments they made to earthquake victims.