Ramesh Khatiwada

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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.

Sons and daughters-in-law awarded for taking care of aging parents

Published On: July 16, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, July 16: In our culture, we have always been taught to regard our parents as god. However, some children are found abandoning and neglecting their parents during their old age, when they need support the most.

Rural municipality purchases land for 19 squatter families

Published On: July 15, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, July 15: Tamakoshi Rural Municipality of Dolakha recently purchased land for 19 squatter families, as stated in the local unit's policies and programs for the last fiscal year to provide land to those families which have been landless for the past three generations.

Narrow culverts in wide roads increase risk of accidents

Published On: July 2, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, July 2: The road connecting the district headquarters Charikot with the Bhimeshwar Temple of Dolakha Bazaar was recently blacktopped after widening.

‘Nepal’s Switzerland’ in the making

Published On: June 30, 2019 08:34 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, June 30: In their policies, the local, provincial, as well as the federal government, have prioritized tourism. But an actionable strategy and plan to achieve the goal remains elusive for most of the local and provincial governments except in the case of Dolakha district. Due to its focus on building infrastructure to support its ambition to grow the local hospitality industry, locals say that the district is validating titles given to it:  Nepal’s Switzerland and gateway to Mount Everest.

Road leading to Tatopani custom point at high risk

Published On: June 9, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

SINDHUPALCHOWK, June 9: While the northern custom point at Tatopani continues to operate temporarily, the road structure remains in jeopardy for four years after the devastating earthquake.

‘Safety issue compromised along Tatopani trade route’

Published On: May 28, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 28: With the completion of infrastructure including dry port, roads and bridges, the Tatopani border is likely to reopen soon. However, stakeholders warn of safety concerns along Nepal’s vital trade point with the northern neighbor.

Inmates sleep on floor in overcrowded Dolakha prison

Published On: May 22, 2019 09:37 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHAd, May 22: Of late, inmates at the District Prison, Dolakha, have been spending their nights in misery in a congested two-story prison building originally meant for only female prisoners. The situation is such that as many as 25 inmates live in a single room. While some sleep in the passages, others remain awake all night in the narrow space behind the stairs.

Unchecked encroachment tarnishes the beauty of Kalinchowk

Published On: May 21, 2019 07:14 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, May 21: The government’s failure to protect Kalinchowk, a popular tourist destination in Dolakha district, has encouraged illegal encroachment of public land in the area of late.

Another inmate commits suicide in Dolakha prison

Published On: May 1, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, May 1: Three months after an inmate awaiting trial committed suicide in Charikot-based the District Prison, Dolakha, another inmate committed suicide by hanging on Tuesday.

Rural municipality in Dolakha building sports ground in all its wards

Published On: May 1, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, May 1: At a time when major cities across the country including Kathmandu are fast losing open spaces, a rural municipality in Dolakha has launched a campaign to ensure the availability of sports ground in all its wards.

Pangolin scales widely traded illegally in Dolakha

Published On: April 12, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, April 12: The unabated poaching and smuggling of the rare anteater pangolin has led to its disappearance from most parts of Dolakha.