ROLPA, August 30: The family of Birkhalal Kunwar, who went missing on February 21, 2001, has received a judicial verdict of his death after 21 years. Birkhalal, a resident of Rolpa Municipality-1, was reported missing after then Maoist rebels kidnapped him. He was then 43 years old.
ROLPA, August 18: The village seemed bright since early morning. Soon, the villagers started playing the trumpets. Locals were gathered around. While some were playing musical instruments, others were waiting to welcome someone with colorful garlands in their hands. A remote village in eastern Rolpa, Jailwang, had a different glowing vibe. Narendra Roka, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Indian court in a false case of murder 24 years ago, was returning home.
ROLPA, Oct 10: Tulasa Kami was just 24 when she lost her husband to the ‘people’s war’ some 17 years ago. Her husband, Bamdev Kami, was shot dead by security personnel a few kilometers away from her home at Holleri market in Rolpa district.
ROLPA, Sept 22: Sunilsmriti Rural Municipality in Rolpa district has allowed resuming regular physical classes in schools from September 28 by following the odd-even rule. Considering the rapid spread of COVID-19, schools and colleges across the nation remain closed since early March this year. However, the rural municipality has taken the decision to allow schools to resume physical classes following the odd-even rule until Dashain.
ROLPA, Sept 1: A twelve-year-old boy in Rolpa is in metal chains, and locked up inside a wooden box. He can barely move around. This has been going on for the last four years, since 2016. His family cites poverty and inability to treat him as reasons behind this inhuman condition. The boy, Tilak Khatri, has mental health issues.
ROLPA, August 5: The main road that connects Libang, headquarters of Rolpa, to Ghartigaun looks like a chain of small muddy ponds posing a threat to the safety of passengers and commuters. This has quite enraged the locals who had demanded that the 31 kilometers long road which was already in a dilapidated condition be repaired before rains further damage it.
ROLPA, July 21: Over 80 girls below the age of 20 gave birth in Rolpa District Hospital in the last fiscal year. Among those, 12 had to go for surgery due to health complications. According to the hospital officials, a significant number of underage women seek abortion service. Women’s health in Rolpa is scary, thanks to child marriage.
Rolpa, June 4: At present, almost all the COVID-19 quarantine facilities in Rolpa are already filled with people. Although the federal and provincial governments haven't done anything significant to provide help, local authorities have tried their best in facilitating people with better services. As per the data recorded until Wednesday, a total of 8,645 people have already returned home from various quarantine facilities in the district. Currently there are 2,068 people quarantined.
ROLPA, May 18: Every next household in the Rolpa villages live with the hidden wounds of the decade long insurgency. Hundreds were killed and disappeared from here as it was made the epicenter of the bloody war. While the nation still struggles to satisfy the war time complaints leaving victims largely disappointed, those severely hit people in Rolpa have stated that the lockdown triggered by Covid19 has left them even more disturbed. Unlike the normal days, they now have plenty of time to miss and long for their lost beloved family members.