Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

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PHOTOS: Following heavy rainfall, Siddhartha Highway caves in at various places

Published On: August 2, 2020 02:49 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Amid heavy rainfall this monsoon season, the Tansen-Butwal stretch of the Siddhartha Highway has witnessed severe cracks at multiple places.

UPDATE: Vehicular movement on Siddhartha Highway resumes

Published On: July 19, 2020 06:08 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, July 19: Vehicular movement along the Tansen-Butwal road section of the Siddhartha Highway resumed on Sunday evening.

Siddhartha Highway blocked for the past four days due to rain-triggered landslides

Published On: July 19, 2020 04:11 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, July 19: Vehicular movement along the Tansen-Butwal road section of the Siddhartha Highway has remained disrupted for the past four days due to rain-triggered landslides in the Gaudepul area in Tansen Municipality-8.

Siddhartha Highway blocked following landslides

Published On: July 18, 2020 02:27 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, July 18: The Tansen-Butwal road section of the Siddhartha Highway has been blocked following rain-triggered landslides in the Gaudepul area in Tansen Municipality-8 since Thursday night.

Palpa reports first three cases of COVID-19

Published On: June 1, 2020 01:52 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, June 1: Palpa district has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus disease. Three persons who have recently returned from India were diagnosed with this viral infection.

Palpa village generates electricity from wind energy

Published On: January 28, 2020 08:54 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Jan 28: A village in Palpa has started generating electricity from wind energy to supply power to more than 100 households of the area.

Underage mothers regret early marriage

Published On: January 21, 2020 09:59 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Jan 21: Anita Gharti of Gothadi village of Palpa is just 20 but she already has two kids. The elder one is two and the younger one is just four-month-old. The marriageable age, going by the law, is 20 for both male and female. Gharti had married three years ago, when she was 17.

Maghe Sankranti Fair being held in Ridi; thousands throng to take holy dip (with photos)

Published On: January 15, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Jan 15: Thousands of devotees have thronged Ruru Kshetra (also known as Ridi) to take a holy dip in the Kaligandaki River which is considered to be a holy river and has been mentioned in various scriptures of Hindu religion for ages.

When will the schools be reconstructed?

Published On: December 30, 2019 08:46 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Dec 30: The reconstruction of the school buildings damaged by the 2015 earthquake so as to shift the students studying in the open to classrooms is ongoing in the district. The District Level Project Implementation Unit (Education), with a five-year deadline to complete the reconstruction work, is speeding up the work.

Officials stress need for ending all forms of violence against women

Published On: November 26, 2019 09:08 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Nov 26: Formal and informal programs of various kinds were held in the district on Monday as part of the 16-day activism against violence against women (VAW) organized worldwide and across the country. The campaign that begins every year from 25 November and ends in 10 December has brought stakeholders together for the cause.

Palpa coffee farmers demand government support for boosting growth

Published On: November 19, 2019 09:45 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Nov 19: A coffee farmer from Burtung village of Palpa, Rewanta Bahadur Bista, 76, has a dream. He wants not just his own business to grow manifold, but also wishes that Palpa be identified as the best coffee production district. “And my dream is not baseless, we have all potential required to establish ourselves as best coffee producers in the country,” he claims.

Nepal is all committed to safeguarding its land: Minister Gyawali

Published On: November 16, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Nov 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the government is all committed to safeguarding every inch of Nepali territory.

Coffee production below par, despite high market potential

Published On: September 17, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Sept 17: Despite high demand of coffee both in internal and foreign markets, the country is producing coffee far below its capacity.

Jeep hit by landslide, driver dies

Published On: September 13, 2019 02:10 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Sept 13: A person died when a moving jeep was struck by the landslide at Nagthan, Siddhababa of Palpa-Butwal road section along the Siddhababa Highway in Palpa on Friday at around 10:30 am.

Three die in Palpa jeep accident

Published On: September 4, 2019 06:25 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Sept 4: Three persons died and 18 others sustained injuries when a jeep met with an accident at Galyang municipality-3, Kholsa in Syangja on Wednesday.

Saving Tansen's Ropai Jatra

Published On: August 18, 2019 07:24 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

TANSEN, Aug 18: Tansen, the headquarters of Palpa district and one of the major old cities of the country, is famous for various traditional and cultural festivals. Gai Jatra, Ropai Jatra, Ganesh Jatra, Amarnayaran Jatra, Shreenagar Jatra, Bagh Jatra, Taksar Ganesh and Bhagwati Jatra are some of the major festivals celebrated with much fanfare in this hill town.

Ropai Jatra sees decline in Palpa (Photo Feature)

Published On: August 17, 2019 05:15 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Aug 17: Palpa is famous for various traditional and cultural festivals. Gai Jatra, Ropai Jatra, Ganesh Jatra, Amarnayaran Jatra, Shreenagar Jatra, Bagh Jatra, Taksar Ganesh and Bhagwati Jatra are major festivals celebrated with fanfare.

Folks observe Gaijatra festival in Palpa (Photo feature)

Published On: August 16, 2019 04:59 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Aug 16: People have observed Gaijatra in memory of their deceased kith and kins.

School introduces health insurance

Published On: July 21, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, July 21: Rambha Rural Municipality has introduced mid-day meal as well as accident\health insurance cover for school-going children of up to the fight grade of all 37 community schools in the rural municipality.

Faulty design halts construction of bridges

Published On: June 30, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, June 30: The construction of two motorable bridges connecting Syangja of Gandaki Province and Palpa of Province 5 has been halted because of faults in their designs. An Agreement to complete the construction of the bridges in three years was signed eight years ago.