Madhusudhan Guragain

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Tourist Information Centre opens in Dhulikhel

Published On: December 28, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Dec 28: A tourist information center has been opened at Dhulikhel, of Kavre, to provide necessary information to tourists and to promote tourism attractions in the district.

Banepa residents call for making Araniko Highway safer

Published On: November 23, 2017 08:04 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Nov 23: With growing number of pedestrians being hit by vehicles plying along the Araniko Highway in Banepa, road safety has become a major concern for the locals. Recently, two pedestrians lost their lives after being by vehicles along the Budol- Janagal section of the highway. The victims were Babu Bista, 57, of Janagal and another elderly man remains unidentified.

Chick price soars to the dismay of poultry farmers

Published On: November 20, 2017 03:30 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Nov 20: The cost of chicks in the market has reached its peak in the decade with Rs 100 per chick since mid-November this year.

Quake victims feel cheated with Earth Bag homes

Published On: October 10, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVREPALANCHOWK, Oct 10: Chhetra Bahadur Tamang of Khanikhola was on cloud nine when an organization offered him support to build a new house for his family. The quake victim took no time in allowing the organization to intervene. “We were told they were a big INGO and that they were keen to build our house. And they promised to make a strong house for us,” said Tamang. “And as promised, very soon our house was constructed and our family was very thankful to them.”

New hotels, resorts going up in Dhulikhel

Published On: October 5, 2017 08:00 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Oct 5: Dhulikhel - a small hill station adjoining the Kathmandu Valley - is attracting new investments in hospitality industry.

Poultry farmers shift to other professions as shortage of chicks lingers

Published On: August 27, 2017 09:18 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, August 27: Poultry farmers in Kavre have been facing shortage of layers chicks. Bachhuram Thapa of Setidevi Poultry Farm at Panauti-5 has been waiting for arrival of layers chicks for four months now. During this time last year, Thapa had bought 2,500 layers chicks paying Rs 45 per head. But hatcheries have not been able to provide chicks to farmers like Thapa since April.

Stalled for years, IT Park finally comes to life

Published On: July 18, 2017 05:15 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, July 17: After years of initiatives to start it, the country’s first and only IT Park in Banepa is finally breathing life. With work station and several other important infrastructures being built at a great pace, the park is seen like a happening place now.

Kavre farmers benefiting from e-plant clinics

Published On: June 28, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVRE, June 28: Plant protection officers have started providing e-services to farmers in Kavre district.

Hatcheries reduce price of Cobb 500 chicks

Published On: June 19, 2017 09:45 PM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, June 19: Hatchery operators have reduced price of one-day old Cobb 500 broiler chicks to Rs 70 per unit.

Cardamom farming: A success story from Kavre

Published On: June 12, 2017 04:45 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVRE, June 11: Some years back, locals of Rayale Lamidada, Panauti-1, in Kavrepalanchok district had no choice but to visit nearby bazaar just to buy vegetables. Recalling those days, Upendra Prasad Timilsina, a local farmer said, “In those days vegetables were not grown here and when I told villagers that we can avoid visits to bazaars to buy vegetables if we start growing on our own, they mocked my idea. They did not believe that we could grow vegetables.”

Shortage of fertilizers leaves farmers worried

Published On: June 5, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, June 5: Farmers of Kavre and Sindhupalchowk districts are in deep trouble as Agriculture Inputs Company Ltd (AICL) and Salt Trading Corporation Ltd (STCL) have failed to supply sufficient chemical fertilizers there.

Dairy stakholders of Kavre committed to improve milk quality

Published On: March 23, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, March 23: After becoming self-sufficient in dairy products, dairy stakeholders of Kavre have said that they would now focus on improving quality of milk produced in the district.

Reconstruction affected in lack of professional engineers

Published On: March 13, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVRE, March 13: Badri Prasad Parajuli of Chandeni - 3 received the first installment of the house grant five months ago. However, he was not able to initiate the construction work with confidence in lack of consultation from government technicians and engineers.

14 years on IT Park still not functional

Published On: March 2, 2017 08:37 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, March 2: Information Technology (IT) Park established in Banepa in 2003 with an aim to promote information technology and services has failed to kick start. Stakeholders claim that the park has not been able to run its activities due to political instability. Last year, Kathmandu University (KU) and two private companies had signed a deal with the government to operate it.

Water shortage further punishes quake victims

Published On: December 29, 2016 07:58 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVRE, Dec 29: Uma Parajuli of Baajpokhari - 3 had received Rs 50,000 as part of the first installment of the house grant provided by the state. Since her village is always in shortage of water, she had to transport water from a far away source for constructing the new house.

Quake victims yet to recieve house construction grants

Published On: December 1, 2016 08:19 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVRE, Nov 30: Something interesting is happening in Rayale village of Kavre district these days.

Farmer turns dairy entrepreneur in Kavre

Published On: November 26, 2016 08:14 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Nov 25: Rabindra Humagain, an average farmer from Kushadevi, was never an ambitious man. He was satisfied with a few cattle, selling milk and farming in his small plot of land.

Quake victims in trouble as houses under construction fail to meet standard

Published On: November 17, 2016 08:18 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVRE, Nov 16:Rammaiya Bishwokarma of Chipleti village in Karve was more than happy when she received Rs 50,000 as the first installment of housing grant.

KU VC's office vandalized

Published On: November 14, 2016 09:12 PM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Nov 14: The office of the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Kathmandu University has been vandalized by a group of All Nepal National Free Students Union Revolutionary (ANNFSU-R) on Monday morning.

27 killed in Kavre bus mishap identified (with name-list)

Published On: August 16, 2016 02:04 PM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Aug 16: As many as *27 people were killed and 39 were injured in a bus accident in Birtadeurali VDC-9, Khaharekhola of Kavrepalanchowk district on Monday.