Ramesh Khatiwada

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Technical assessment of Upper Tamakoshi dam site begins

Published On: March 16, 2020 09:40 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, March 16: The technical assessment at the dam site of the under-construction national pride project, Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project at Lamabagar of Dolakha is scheduled from today. The openings of the dam will be sealed and the water of Tamakoshi River will be collected at the sand sedimentation reservoir.

Dolakha locals obstruct traffic to protest delay in road project

Published On: February 26, 2020 09:36 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Feb 26: Locals of Dolakha protesting against the delay in work on the Charikot-Khadichaur road stretch,   obstructed the movement of government vehicles on Tuesday. The road connects Dolakha with Kathmandu.

Bhimsen idol ‘perspires’, Prez to send Puja materials for atonement worship

Published On: February 21, 2020 10:13 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Feb 21: After sweat beads were spotted on the Bhimsen idol at Bhimsen Temple in Dolakha district on Thursday morning, the local administration informed the Office of the President about the incident, urging it to perform atonement worship at the temple.

Technical school in Dolakha 'serving more students from outside district'

Published On: January 20, 2020 10:03 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

(LAPILANG)DOLAKHA, Jan 20: There is only one school in entire Kalingchowk Rural Municipality of Dolakka - Lapilang Secondary School - that offers technical education to students. However, very few of these students are from the municipality. Among a total of 31 students in the three-year diploma in agricultural science, only five are locals. According to the school principal Deepak Khadka, technical education is considered rather difficult.

Remote Dolakha village starts farming of kiwi fruits

Published On: January 13, 2020 10:25 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Jan 13: Commercial farming of kiwi fruits has begun in remote Thangbaru of Ward 6 in Kalinchowk Rural Municipality.

Scenic Shailung awaits visitors

Published On: January 13, 2020 09:59 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Jan 13: Shailung in Dolakha district is one of the attractive destinations in the country to visit during Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020.

Enraged locals hold symbolic protest against delay in road repair

Published On: December 1, 2019 09:09 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Dec 1: Fifty five kilometers long Khadichaur-Charikot road section, which is under renovation since the last five years, still looks dilapidated. Although the project deadline has been extended time and again, the renovation is not yet complete, according to the enraged locals of Khadichaur, who organized a protest on Saturday.

Septuagenarian dies in Dolakha road accident

Published On: November 20, 2019 01:29 PM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Nov 20: An elderly woman died when a passenger bus met with an accident at Boch nearby Charange Khola of Bhimeshwar municipality-8.

After Nagarkot, Dolakha plasters contractor's photos everywhere

Published On: November 17, 2019 09:37 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Nov 17: After enraged locals pasted posters containing the photos of contractor Sharada Adhikari at public places, locals of Dolakha have also followed the same way of protest on Saturday.

Entire Shailung rural municipality in mourning

Published On: November 5, 2019 09:22 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Nov 5: Smooth transportation service is yet a farfetched dream for most of the people across the country. In hills, people’s mobility is further challenged due to insufficient number of public vehicles. Road accidents grab headlines every now and then and yet this has failed to draw serious attention of the government.

Arrest warrant issued against NCP lawmaker

Published On: October 17, 2019 07:42 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Oct 17: At a time when one lawmaker after another has been facing arrest in various cases, Kathmandu District Court has issued an arrest warrant against ruling NCP lawmaker Parbat Gurung in a case of attempted murder. He was elected a member of the House of Representatives from Dolakha.

Khadgajatra celebrated amid dwindling crowd in Dolakha

Published On: October 12, 2019 08:06 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Oct 12: Locals in the ancient city of Dolakha celebrated the traditional Khadgajatra traditional on Wednesday, a day after Vijaya Dashami.

Govt prepares to open bid for roads to Lamabagar border

Published On: September 1, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Sep 1: The government has started preparations for opening a tender bid for linking Nepali road to China via Lamabagar of Dolakha district.

Landslides in Dolakha

Published On: August 27, 2019 05:25 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Aug 27: Incessant rain for the last few days has wreaked havoc in rural Dolakha villages, rendering dozens of families homeless. Around 50 families of different settlements at Melung and Shailung rural municipalities are reported to have lost their houses to landslides.

Landslide in Chwaseghari buries a village

Published On: August 4, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, August 4: It was around 11 pm on Friday when Tika Bahadur Khatri, a local teacher in Aplepu of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality, Dolakha, received a frantic call from one of his neighbors.

Two persons go missing, ten houses buried in Dolakha landslides

Published On: August 3, 2019 11:19 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Aug 3: At least two persons went missing as landslides buried ten houses in Gaurishanker rural municipality, Dolakha, on Saturday night.

Project capacity reduced to prevent scrapping of license

Published On: July 31, 2019 07:12 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, July 31: It has been revealed that TBI Holdings, the promoter of Tamakoshi 3 Hydropower Project (650 MW), reduced the project's capacity to about a third, to prevent scrapping of its survey license.

Blacktopping of Arniko Highway section wears off within a year

Published On: July 25, 2019 07:46 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

KAVRE, July 25: A section of the Araniko Highway that connects the Kathmandu Valley with China has developed innumerable cracks within a year after blacktopping.

Free-of-cost condoms gathering dust at government health posts

Published On: July 24, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, July 24: Number of people visiting health post to collect free-of-cost condoms has drastically declined. Following this, a health post in Dudhpokhari of Sailung Rural Municipality-1, a remote village in Dolakha, has stopped making them available for the locals.

IDD chief and engineer held with huge bribes

Published On: July 20, 2019 04:12 PM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, July 20: The anti-graft team deployed from the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday evening arrested the chief of Irrigation Development Division(IDD) in Dolakha district and an engineer working in the same office with huge bribes.