Hari Krishna Gautam

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Mountaineer on world record mission summits Dhaulagiri

Published On: May 15, 2019 08:42 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, May 15: With the goal of creating a new world record, Nirmal Purja has set out on a journey to climb all 14 mountains above 8000 meters, within a time span of just seven months. According to informed sources, Purja succeeded in climbing Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), the seventh highest peak, in Myagdi’s Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-4 from the southern side without supplemental oxygen on Sunday.

An agreement in Investment Summit makes Myagdi locals hopeful

Published On: April 2, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, April 2: Residents of Annapurna Rural Municipality in Mygadi are hopeful that the Kaligandaki Gorge Hydropower Project will be built, following an investment deal between a domestic company and a Chinese company.

Illegal mining goes unabated in northern Myagdi

Published On: December 30, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Dec 30: A crusher plant in northern Myagdi has been involved in illegal mining with support from local politicians. They are illegally extracting stones, sand and other resources from the Mristi River and the surroundings of Annapurna Rural Municipality-4.

NCP Chairman Dahal in Tatopani for wife Sita's treatment

Published On: November 13, 2018 08:06 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Nov 13: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal along with his ill wife Sita on Monday reached the Tatopani pond of Myagdi which is believed to have natural healing properties for the treatment of his wife. She has been diagnosed with health problems including high blood sugar and high blood pressure.

Myagdi receives Rs 1 billion in remittances this festive season

Published On: November 7, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Nov 7: Myagdi district has received over Rs 1 billion in remittances in the festive season of Dashain and Tihar, a time when Nepalis working abroad send home money.

Elderly hopeful of allowance after getting citizenship

Published On: November 4, 2018 03:10 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Nov 4: At the age of 77, Udikala Chhatyal of Gurja village in Myagdi district is hopeful of getting old-age allowance after acquiring her citizenship certificate in her twilight years.

Locals halt construction work of Mristikhola hydropower project

Published On: October 1, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Oct 1: Locals have halted works at the project site of Mristikhola Hydropower Project (42 MW) at Narchyang village in Annapurna Rural Municipality-4.

Whole village 'without' land ownership certificate

Published On: September 20, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Sept 20: Jhak Bahadur Chhatyal of Gurja village in Myagdi district has the ownership certificate of his house but not the land which he has been using since years.

Beni-Jomsom road ‘unsafe’

Published On: September 15, 2018 02:05 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Sept 15: The obstructions at Beni-Jomsom road section has further aggravated due to consistent rainfall. The rugged stretch of 76-kilometer road does not have a functioning bridge anymore. While the only bridge in the road is on the verge of collapse, the entire road itself looks worn out.

Life changes for Pooja who nearly quit school due to poverty

Published On: September 6, 2018 11:30 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Sept 6: Pooja Khatri, who had written to her school principal that extreme poverty was forcing her to drop school, is now 'a happy and regular student'.

A schoolgirl writes a painful letter

Published On: August 23, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

Unable to tolerate her drunkard father's regular mistreatment and thrashing, her mother left him for a second marriage.

Beni-Jomsom road closed after being severely damaged by flood and landslides

Published On: August 16, 2018 07:04 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, Aug 16: Consistent rain has severely damaged the Beni-Jomsom road making it impossible for vehicles to ply. The road, which was already in a dilapidated condition, was further hit by monsoon, locals lament. Apart from the locals, businesspersons and tourists have been equally affected by its closure.

Obtaining citizenship in mother's name no more a challenge in Myagdi

Published On: June 3, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, June 3: Soniya Budha of Darwang in Malika Rural municipality-6 of Myagdi district had to go through a lot of difficulties in lack of citizenship certificate. She was brought up by her mother alone since her father went out of contact.

Motorable road killing trekking route

Published On: May 21, 2018 08:37 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

With the construction of road along one of the world’s most famous trekking routes, the trekking  business is going down as tourists have started using road transports instead of trekking. It has affected tourism entrepreneurs on the one hand, and on the other, trekkers who would enjoy the natural beauty and culture and tradition of people along the way in the Annapurna circuit trekking route, have been deprived of the opportunity.

The end of honey hunting season

Published On: May 13, 2018 11:34 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

The Nepali months of Chaitra and Baishakh (mid-March to mid-May) are known as the season to gather honey in rural part of Nepal. It’s almost the end of the season for the honey hunters this year. Locals along with commercial honey collectors are busy gathering honey in the villages. It is believed that honey from higher altitude is good for health as it has medicinal qualities in it.

Suicide rate on the rise in Myagdi

Published On: May 13, 2018 04:12 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, May 13: When a seven years old from Mangala-3 attempted suicide, his family rescued him in a critical stage. After the young one was found hanging in his house, he was immediately rushed to Pokhara for treatment. The reason behind his suicide attempt is yet to be ascertained. Although the child has returned home safely, his parents are preoccupied with the feeling that he may attempt this again.

New route to reach Annapurna Base Camp

Published On: May 7, 2018 08:54 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

There is good news for people who want to visit Annapurna Base Camp, as a new trekking route has been established from Narchyang of Myagdi district to the base camp. The new route runs along the bank of Nilgiri River and takes almost three days to reach the base camp. Tourism entrepreneurs have said that this is a safe trekking route and they are expecting to attract more tourists by using this route.

Locals delighted after 'medical drone' reaches Ramche carrying drugs

Published On: April 13, 2018 08:00 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, April 13: Until a few years ago, Thas Bahadur Garbuja of Ramche, Annapurna Rural Municipality-8, often had to return home empty-handed from the local health post due to the lack of medicines.

Two youths of same village return home in coffins

Published On: April 9, 2018 07:23 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, April 8: Budhi Bahadur Pariyar, 29, of Malika Rural Municipality-2, Beligaun had promised his wife Pabitra that he would return home from Malaysia during next Dashain with new clothes for her. Unfortunately, his dream has been shattered. The whole village was grief-stricken when he returned home before the promised date, but, in a white coffin.

Ex driver-turned-consumer committee chair builds a solid road

Published On: April 3, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Hari Krishna Gautam

MYAGDI, April 3:  By repairing and reconstructing a battered road, a youth in Myagdi has won the hearts of the people. Bhanu Bhakta Thapa of Bhakimli has become a perfect example of the saying - “No one understands the pain better than the one who suffers”.