Dinesh Subedi

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Four killed in jeep accident in Rolpa

Published On: November 14, 2021 02:20 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 14:  Four passengers were killed and two others were injured in a jeep accident at West Rolpa on Sunday morning.

Judicial announcement of death made 21 years after disappearance

Published On: August 30, 2021 03:49 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.

Wrongfully convicted man freed after 24 years in jail

Published On: August 18, 2021 02:14 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.

Four from same village die after consuming hooch

Published On: July 20, 2021 12:08 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 20: Four people from the same village died after consuming hooch, according to the police. They had gone to Baglung to work from Rolpa.

Three killed as landslide damages a house

Published On: June 23, 2021 12:10 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 23: Three people have been killed in a landslide in Rolpa.

Rolpa at high risk of COVID-19 outbreak; doctors anticipate worse situation in the days to come

Published On: November 30, 2020 12:53 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 30: Health professionals in Rolpa have urged the government to add isolation centers and speed up contact tracing to contain COVID19; 'or else get ready for irreparable loss'.

Widowed and raped women in Rolpa seek support to raise, educate their kids

Published On: October 10, 2020 09:41 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.

Schools to resume physical classes based on odd-even rule in Rolpa’s Sunilsmriti Rural Municipality

Published On: September 22, 2020 10:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.

Digital classes not viable in Rolpa; teachers, students worried

Published On: September 17, 2020 02:14 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

Some schools in the district are considering running physical classes soon

Two children buried to death in Rolpa landslide

Published On: September 12, 2020 12:56 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Sept 12: Two children of a family died after they were buried by a landslide at Lungri Rural Municipality-1, Aipe in Rolpa district at midnight on Saturday.

12-year-old boy chained and caged since 2016

Published On: September 1, 2020 12:50 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.

Road connecting Rolpa district headquarters damaged, locals irked

Published On: August 6, 2020 01:58 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.

Lockdown in Rolpa headquarters lifted

Published On: July 24, 2020 02:37 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROPLA, July 24: Lockdown order in Rolpa district headquarters Liwang has been lifted after a week starting 1 PM on Friday.

Child marriage is killing dreams of Rolpa’s young girls

Published On: July 21, 2020 08:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.

Liwang sealed off amid sharp increase in COVID-19 cases

Published On: July 20, 2020 02:33 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 20: Liwang and Gurung Gaun in Rolpa district have been sealed off after they reported a sharp increase in the cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Seven persons killed in Pyuthan road accident identified

Published On: July 19, 2020 12:27 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

PYUTHAN, July 19: All the seven persons who lost their lives in a tractor accident at Swargadwari Municipality-3 Saturday night have been identified.

Youth committing suicide in quarantine facility had COVID-19

Published On: July 3, 2020 03:18 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 3: A youth who committed suicide in a quarantine facility on July 1 tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

Rolpa’s Sunil Smriti Rural Municipality to hire teachers on its own

Published On: June 30, 2020 10:50 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 30: Sunil Smriti Rural Municipality in the eastern Rolpa has proposed a new plan to address the issue to privately paid teachers in the community schools.

In Rolpa, quarantine facilities are packed but proper testing is still hard to come by

Published On: June 4, 2020 07:15 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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 finds it harder to cope with lockdown, mental health issues surfacing

Published On: May 18, 2020 07:40 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

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.