Dinesh Subedi

The contributor for Republica.

Family of a dead worker unaware of millions in compensation

Published On: July 4, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 4: The rightful beneficiary of a dead migrant worker, Jaya Bahadur, of Rolpa is yet to claim the compensation amount sent to the district administration office by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs more than a year ago.

Other parties making in-roads into Maoist stronghold Rolpa

Published On: July 3, 2017 08:07 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 2: The Maoist grip on Rolpa, the district known as the center of origin of the decade-long armed insurgency, seems to be loosening with other parties making strategic wins in the recently held local elections in the district.

Maoist victim banks on Maoists for polls

Published On: June 22, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 22: The beheaded body of Ramji Gharti was found in Mawang of Jaimakasla of Rolpa district late in the evening on February 1, 1997. Fifty-four-year-old Gharti, a local of Thawang Rural Municipality-5, was allegedly killed by the then insurgents. Later, police informed the family members about the death after recovering his body.

Army resumes road connectivity project in Thawang

Published On: June 11, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 11: Nepal Army has started breaking the rocky hills of Sirkyang which had been considered a major barrier to road connectivity to Thawang, the origin of the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

Rolpa District Hospital in a sorry state

Published On: June 7, 2017 01:40 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 7: Rolpa District Hospital, the one and only hospital in the entire district, lacks blood bank, among other basic facilities. This has paralyzed the hospital service, lament patients as well as hospital staff. According to Dr Bipin Ghimire, it is hard to save life of patients who are rushed here in critical condition.

Conflict-era land transactions challanged at court

Published On: June 3, 2017 11:33 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 2: Tek Bahadur Damai, 30, bought a piece of land for Rs 50,000 in 2003. There was also a small hut in the land. The transaction was given legitimacy by the Maoist rebel led administration as the rebels run parallel government in the district in those days. Thirteen years down the line, Damai, a local of Ghartigaun, is now dragged into a legal battle. Its previous owner has filed case in district court accusing Damai of illegally occupying the land. The accusation comes at a time when property prices in the area, like elsewhere in the district, have skyrocketed.

Rolpa all set to welcome new representatives

Published On: May 28, 2017 10:00 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 28: With the local level elections just around the corner, political party leaders and prospective candidates of Rolpa are busy in door-to-door visits while the locals and government officials are busy welcoming them.

Locals of Rolpa eager to cast votes

Published On: May 24, 2017 08:32 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 24: With the second round of local level elections just around the corner, the election fever has gripped remote villages of Rolpa.

Thawang locals excited about polls

Published On: May 23, 2017 01:50 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 23: The long-neglected Thawang Rural Municipality of Rolpa district, the bastion of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, is all set to hold the local elections on June 14 as the election fever rises.

Holeri Bazar waiting for polls

Published On: May 6, 2017 07:23 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 5: Holeri bazaar of Rolpa has a special connection with the ‘people’s war’. During the decade-long Maoist insurgency, this town never remained at peace. On 13 February of 1996, Maoists attacked the police post in Holeri and went underground officially. While the police were not prepared for the attack, the rebels had bombed with powerful explosives.

Martyrs' families hope for change after local polls

Published On: May 5, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 5: After walking for a whole day and crossing dozens of hills from the district headquarters Libang, there lies Jelbang of Rolpa. Dalit and Magar communities are the chief inhabitants of this place. During the Maoist insurgency, as many as 73 people of the village had lost their lives.