Dinesh Subedi

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After both kidney failure, Nepali migrant worker returns from Malaysia

Published On: January 26, 2020 08:32 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 26: Twenty–two years old Resham Kuwar of Bajbisauna village of Rolpa district has returned from Malaysia following failure of both his kidneys.  He had taken a loan of Rs 130,000 from money lenders to make it to Malaysia two and a half years ago. The kidney problem surfaced six months after he landed in Malaysia, and he has already spent over Rs 1.2 million for his treatment. "The insurance money provided by my company and the financial support from others have all finished but still there is no hope," he lamented.

Computer classes without a computer!

Published On: January 25, 2020 11:11 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 25: The importance of computer literacy in the digital world needs no exaggeration. Computer as a subject is thus taught at both community and private schools the countrywide. However, not all schools in the rural zones have computers. A case in a point is Indreshwari Secondary School of Khewase village of Rolpa Municipality - 3 where students do attend a 'computer class' but they have not seen one.

Govt's free extra tuition classes draw flak

Published On: January 19, 2020 11:35 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 19: The free tuition classes of Science and Mathematics at different community schools of the 12 districts of Province 5 in view of the nearing Secondary Education Examination (SEE) have drawn flak.  While free Science tuition classes are being offered at 742 and Mathematics at 888 schools under the initiative taken by the Social Development Ministry, school teachers and other stakeholders have criticized it as a populist program of the government.

House to elect new speaker after NA polls: Minister Pun

Published On: January 17, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 17: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun said that election for the vacant post of the speaker will take place only after the election of the National Assembly.

'Love marriage' common among school students in Rolpa

Published On: January 15, 2020 08:10 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 15: Four 9th graders and five 10th graders of Saraswati Secondary School of Lungri Rural Municipality – 1 quit school last year as they got married. According to the school principal Umesh Pun, the school has a high dropout rate and early marriage is one of the main reasons.

Dilapidated school building poses threat to lives of students in Rolpa

Published On: January 14, 2020 04:30 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 14: School is an abode of knowledge and children are considered to be the nation builders. Parents send their children to school with high hope that they will prepare themselves for their better future. People usually have faith that their children are quite safe at school.

Classrooms on the 'verge of collapse'

Published On: January 14, 2020 10:52 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 14: Built with mud and stones decades ago, the classrooms of Saraswati Secondary School in Pang, a remote village of Rolpa, are not safe anymore. It looks like the structures could collapse anytime, and the school principal feels no different. However, in the lack of budget to erect new buildings, the school with over 500 students has been running classes in the dilapidated rooms.

Jelbang iron mine lying idle since 1989

Published On: January 12, 2020 09:15 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 12: The iron mine of Jelbang, Sunchahari municipality-7, has been ignored by the agencies concerned since decades. The mine was excavating continuously from 16th century. But in 1989, Department of Forests banned the excavation of iron from the mine. The government has not shown any interest to operate the mine.

Agricultural grants misused in Province 5

Published On: January 11, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 11: A report has concluded that the budget provided to different co-operatives through the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Co-operative of Province 5 has been misused.

Poor families in Rolpa struggling to spend winter

Published On: January 7, 2020 09:43 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 7: The luxury of warm blankets in cold winter nights is a distant dream for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

Number of untimely deaths increasing in Rolpa

Published On: January 6, 2020 08:55 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 6: A 19-year-old boy named Asin Giri, who was missing since December 2, was found unconscious in a rivulet near Libang – the headquarters of Rolpa district – on Friday.

Rolpa, where students still walk three hours to reach school

Published On: December 20, 2019 08:29 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Dec 20: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Phalja, Rolpa Municipality-9, rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours, she reaches her school.

Where students walk three hours to reach their school

Published On: December 19, 2019 03:30 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Dec 19: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Rolpa municipality-9, Phalja rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours she reaches her school.

New mothers deprived of allowances

Published On: December 15, 2019 08:25 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Dec 15: Tussles between health workers and patients are not unusual at Pang Health Post in Lungri Rural Municipality. Patients vent out their anger against the staffers for the lack of beds, doctors, or medicines. Of late, new mothers are seen complaining about the lack of allowances. Even though they are entitled to get Rs 2,000 for delivering a baby at government-run health institutions, new mothers here have not received it for some time.

NCP's Janak Budamagar becomes ward chairperson of Thawang-1 of Rolpa

Published On: November 30, 2019 06:49 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 30: Janak Bahadur Budamagar of ruling Nepal Communist Party has been emerged victorious as the ward chairperson of Thawang rural municipality-1 of Rolpa.

In pics: educational festival concludes in Rolpa

Published On: November 27, 2019 01:50 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 27: ‘This figure illustrates the seven days of a week and this one is Nepal’s map. That one is pumpkin while this is a mustard plant,” a student from Namuna Primary School at Rolpa municipality-6, Kotgaun said while explaining the audience about the educational materials displayed during the exhibition.

Ward members of Thabang Rural Municipality-1 resign in mass

Published On: November 26, 2019 10:45 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 26: All ward members of Thabang Rural Municipality-1 of Rolpa district have resigned en masse.

Marching towards ‘Asare Bikash’ again

Published On: November 24, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 24: The need to get rid of the practice of ‘Asare Bikash’ (expediting developmental works only towards the end of the fiscal year and completing them in a rush) has been stressed time and again. People in general, as well as political parties, leaders and government in the past and the present, have been quite vocal about reviewing this kind of performance.

Youtube becoming a learning platform for school teachers

Published On: November 18, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 18: During leisure hours, the teachers of Nepal Higher Secondary School of Kotgau, Rolpa, can be seen searching for studies reference videos on Youtube. Most of these teachers try their best to enter classrooms after preparing their teaching materials based on the video. Youtube has transformed into a virtual teacher for these teachers who seek the use of technology in order to teach their students.

Most rural Rolpa roads dilapidated and inoperable, residents forced to walk

Published On: November 16, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Nov 16: Road construction has been one of the major development agenda during the past decade in Rolpa, like elsewhere across the country. Increasing people's access to transport by constructing new roads was also one of the most important election agenda of political parties.