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Ramesh Khatiwada

Tourism boom abets deforestation and encroachment in Kalinchowk

January 10, 2019 08:20 AM

DOLAKHA, Jan 10: Kalinchowk of Dolakha district has been facing rampant deforestation and encroachment of public land as a result of tourism boom.

Austrian firm to complete pipe installation in UTHL tunnel

December 24, 2018 11:56 AM

DOLAKHA, Dec 24: Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Ltd (UTHL) has awarded pipe fitting works in the tunnel of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project to Andritz Hydro.

‘Sanskrit dying in its own land’

December 18, 2018 07:57 AM

DOLAKHA, Dec 18: Until a few years ago, chanting hymns in Sanskrit language was a regular activity at the Sanskrit Secondary School of Hilepani in Kalinchowk Rural Municipality-4. Since Sanskrit was a compulsory subject here, the only Sanskrit school in the district used to boast of its contribution in preserving the language.

Contractor blamed for sluggish Lamosanghu-Jiri road improvement

December 9, 2018 08:42 AM

DOLAKHA, Dec 9: Following pressure from all stakeholders of the Lamosanghu-Jiri road improvement project, the contractors for the project did start the construction work but it is yet to pick up pace.

Upgrading of road connecting mid-eastern hills to Kathmandu in limbo

November 20, 2018 09:30 AM

DOLAKHA, Nov 20: The Charikot-Khadichaur road widening project has come to a halt due to the negligence of the authorities concerned and the contractors, locals alleged. The delays in upgrading the road that links the mid hilly districts with Kathmandu has made it inconvenient to the business fraternity, and millions of commoners who use the road regularly. The Charikot-Khadichaur road connects Kathmandu with Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, and Ramechhap, among other hilly districts.

Dahal struggles to speak after remembering his dead son

November 18, 2018 08:54 AM

DOLAKHA, Nov 18: On Saturday, Communist Party of Nepal Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was invited to attend an inauguration of a football tournament in Dolakha organized in memory of his deceased son Prakash. The communist leader, who is renowned for his energy to give prolonged speeches in stages, however struggled for words this time.

Jiri developing infrastructures to woo tourists

October 29, 2018 05:30 AM

DOLAKHA, Oct 29: Jiri, one of the favorite travel destinations among domestic and international tourists, is working to woo them further.

Two killed, one injured as fire breaks out in Dolakha

October 26, 2018 09:38 AM

DOLAKHA, Oct 26 : Two members of a family were killed and another injured after a fire broke out at a house at Gaurishanker Rural Municipality in Dolakha on Thursday night.

Cultural town Dolakha bazaar rising from rubble

September 29, 2018 07:41 AM

DOLAKHA, Sept 29: Ancient temples, stupas and heritage sites were the life of Dolakha bazaar until a few years ago. All those antiquities crumbled into pieces all at once when the magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the country on April 25, 2015. Amid the chaos of people, the heritage sites never got proper attention.

‘Plea bargaining’ makes police investigation easier

August 23, 2018 08:02 AM

DOLAKHA, Aug 23: Dolakha police chief DSP Basudev Pathak received a tip off from an unidentified source regarding possible smuggling about a month ago.

NC protest against tax hike in Dolakha

August 22, 2018 04:30 AM

DOLAKHA, Aug 22: Nepali Congress on Tuesday staged a protest in the district headquarters of Dolakha demanding the local bodies withdraw arbitrarily hiked taxes without any further delay.

1 killed, 2 injured in Dolakha jeep accident

July 24, 2018 19:34 PM

DOLAKHA, July 24: A person died while two others sustained critical injuries when a Bolero jeep carrying District Coordination Committee (DDC) staffers from Charikot to Kathmandu met with an accident at Bhirkot along Pushpa Lal Marga on Tuesday.

Bank shifted to school building, students in tents

July 17, 2018 07:30 AM

DOLAKHA, July 17:  A community school in Dolakha has rented out it's building to a financial institution after being unable to pay salaries to the teachers, forcing students to study under tents.

Bhimeshwar Municipality takes initiatives to build airport in Charikot

June 26, 2018 05:10 AM

DOLAKHA, June 26: Bhimeshwar Municipality Office has started internal study for building an airport in the municipality. The second meeting of Bhimeshwar Municipal Council held in Charikot has allocated a budget of Rs 200,000 to conduct feasibility study for the airport.

Yarsha village finally rises from rubbles

June 3, 2018 03:00 AM

DOLAKHA, June 3: Of the settlements that were destroyed by the devastating earthquake three years ago, some are yet to reconstructed. Owing to the lethargic reconstruction process, some of the earthquake victims are still living in huts, both in towns and villages.

Crusher plants into black marketeering of sand and stones

May 18, 2018 02:02 AM

DOLAKHA, May 18: Stones and sand among other resources extracted from the Tama Koshi River are being black-marketed with involvement of crusher plants operating ion the banks of the river.

NGO hands out Christian material at function attended by VP

May 3, 2018 04:00 AM

DOLAKHA, May 3: A non-governmental organization (NGO) has distributed Christianity promotion material to school children at a school inauguration function attended by Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun.

Upper Tamakoshi delay causing nation daily loss of Rs 40 million

April 12, 2018 11:04 AM

DOLAKHA, April 12: The country is suffering a loss of around Rs 1.2 billion per month due to delay in the construction of the 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, according to project officials. The national pride project was initially expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Malla-era town at risk following big earthquake

March 27, 2018 07:17 AM

DOLAKHA, March 27: From distance, it looks like a majestic ancient town. The beauty is breath taking. As you go near, the settlement gives you a disturbing feel. The houses are in ruins, and it feels that they can crumble any moment and you would fear to stand around for a little while. However, the village is still home to its inhabitants.

Police beat sand minors brutally

March 22, 2018 20:27 PM

DOLAKHA, March 22: Locals have accused police of misbehaving them in the name of curbing illegal sand mines operating on the bank of Tamakoshi River.