Dhruba Dangal

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NRA releases fund for rebuilding 190 Sindhupalchowk Gumbas

Published On: July 31, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 31: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has finally released funds for the reconstruction of quake-destroyed Gumbas (Buddhist monasteries) in Sindhupalchowk, four years after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

Two missing, two injured in Bhotekoshi flood

Published On: July 7, 2019 04:46 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOK, July 7: Two construction workers went missing while two others sustained injuries due to flood triggered by incessant rainfall in Sindhupalchok district on Saturday night.

Tatopani border point to reopen in May

Published On: April 28, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 28: The government has expedited preparations to bring back into operation the Tatopani border point between Nepal and China that remains closed for the last four years following the devastating earthquake of 2015 in May. According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the border point is going to be reopened as soon as the dry port at Larcha, Tatopani, is handed over to the Nepal government.

Gas explosion kills two laborers, two more missing

Published On: March 25, 2019 07:38 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 25: A gas cylinder explosion killed two laborers at Phulpingkatti of Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality, Sindhupalchowk, on Monday. Two more workers from the site are missing.

Construction sector denigrated due to low bidding: FCAN president

Published On: March 24, 2019 08:11 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 24: The construction sector has been denigrated because of a rising trend of working at low bidding, according to Rabi Singh, president of Federation of Contractors’ Association Nepal (FCAN).

Quake-hit remote school gets posh new buildings

Published On: March 9, 2019 05:54 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 8: 'It is mesmerizing'. This is what not just students, but even the principal of Selang Secondary School, Hari Prasad Poudel has to say about the school's new buildings. “We feel that we are at a big resort', Poudel notes.

17 Chand-led NCP cadres arrested

Published On: March 2, 2019 05:35 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 2: Police have arrested 17 cadres of Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand.

Sindhupalchowk to wrap up reconstruction soon

Published On: February 13, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 12: With the reconstruction of almost 57,000 houses and many more in the process, Sindhupalchowk, one of the most-affected districts by the deadly earthquake of 2015, has undergone a modern-day makeover.

Police collecting reliable evidence against ‘Buddha boy’

Published On: January 21, 2019 08:31 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

INDHUPALCHOWK, Jan 21: Sindhupalchowk Police has geared up with all its might to collect reliable evidence on the alleged case of the disappearance of five followers from the ashram of Ram Bahadur Bomjan.

Police intensify probe into Bandegaun aashram with sniffer dogs

Published On: January 10, 2019 05:35 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Jan 10: Police have started a fresh investigation into the alleged killing of a disciple at Bandegaun aashram of Ram Bahadur Bamjam, a self-proclaimed hermit, in the district on Thursday.

CIB raids ‘Buddha Boy’ ashram in Sindhupalchowk

Published On: January 5, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Jan 5: A team from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) raided the Sindhupalchowk ashram of Ram Bahadur Bamjan aka Buddha Boy on Friday amid proliferating accusations of the murder of a disciple and the disappearance of three others by the self-proclaimed godman.

Sindhupalchowk sees marked rise in divorce case with new codes

Published On: December 13, 2018 06:45 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 13: There has been a marked rise in cases of divorce in the district since the new civil code came into force four months ago.

6,550 quake victims yet to start building houses in Sindhupalchowk

Published On: September 8, 2018 03:09 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 8: Over 6,500 earthquake victims have yet to start rebuilding their quake-destroyed houses in Sindhupalchwok district due to procedural delays by the government.

Government bodies lack details on reconstruction

Published On: June 20, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, June 20: Even the government authorities lack the exact details of the reconstruction of quake-damaged houses in Sindhupalchowk, the worst-hit district by the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.

Renovation of Bhotekoshi Hydro to take another year and a half

Published On: May 12, 2018 09:10 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 11: The 45 megawatt Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project, whose construction was hindered time and again because of natural disasters that hit the project one after another, will possibly take one and half more years to come into operation.

Locals take initiatives for integrated settlement

Published On: May 12, 2018 07:04 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 11: Rising from the rubble has not been easy for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk. Three years after the disaster, many are now making serious efforts for integrated settlements.

Reconstruction on risky lands

Published On: May 7, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 7: Kristi Tamang, one among the thousands of people to become homeless after the devastating earthquake of 2015, recently moved into her newly constructed concrete house. This might have given her a feel of safety and security. However, this is not the case.

Quake-hit Sindhupalchowk getting new lease of life

Published On: April 25, 2018 02:52 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 25: Small and medium-size houses. Well-decorated settlements roofed in red, blue and green zinc-sheets equipped with motor roads and drinking water. Every house has a toilet and is illuminated.

Another breakthrough in Melamchi tunnel work

Published On: December 30, 2017 08:40 AM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 29: As the Melamchi Drinking Water Project progresses toward its final stage, it has achieved yet another breakthrough by completing the 8.2 kilometer Gyalthum-Ambathan tunnel section. This is the second of the three sections of the tunnels in the project.

Distant dream of Sanusiruwari locals realized, finally (with video)

Published On: December 23, 2017 08:20 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SANUSIRUWARI, (Sindhupalchowk): Locals of Sanusirubari suffered scarcity of drinking water for a long time in Chautara-Sangachowkgadhi Municipality-7.