Ramesh Khatiwada

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Two killed, eight severely injured in Dolakha bus accident

Published On: March 15, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

KATHMANDU, March 15: Two people were killed and eight others sustained severe injuries when a bus lost its control in Dolakha district on Friday morning. Other 12 passengers are also injured.

Dolakha Film City to be showcased in investment summit

Published On: March 14, 2019 09:35 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, March 14: Dolakha Film City has been included among the list of projects to be showcased in the investment summit slated to be held in Kathmandu in the last week of March.

Upper Tamakoshi work gaining momentum

Published On: February 23, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

DOLAKHA, Feb 23: Work for laying penstock pipes at Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, a national pride project, is gaining momentum after some of the works given to Indian contractor Texmaco were withdrawn and given to Austrian company Andritz Hydro.

Tourism boom abets deforestation and encroachment in Kalinchowk

Published On: January 10, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

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

Published On: December 24, 2018 11:56 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

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’

Published On: December 18, 2018 07:57 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

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

Published On: December 9, 2018 08:42 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

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

Published On: November 20, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

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

Published On: November 18, 2018 08:54 AM NPT By: Ramesh Khatiwada

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.