Dinesh Subedi

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Rock Garden to boost tourism in Rolpa

Published On: July 22, 2019 07:39 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 22: Twelve kilometers east of the Rolpa headquarters, Liwang, a newly-built Rock Garden has started attracting visitors. Located 3,200 m above sea level, the garden has been built as a tourist spot on Satdobato hill by Rolpa Municipality in coordination with the Division Forest Office.

Rolpa conflict victims worried about the secrecy of their complaints

Published On: July 3, 2019 07:44 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 3: Four years ago, assuring the locals of the confidentiality and secrecy of the details, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) collected complaints from the families of those killed and disappeared in the conflict era. However, as the authorities have done nothing much over these past four years, the victims' families wonder where and in what state the files of their complaints are.

Elected local representative resigns after getting another job

Published On: July 3, 2019 07:28 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 3: One of the local representatives of Rolpa has resigned from her position to work for a project.

Five office assistants transferred from District Health office denied permission to work

Published On: July 1, 2019 11:40 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, July 1:As many as five low ranking goovernment employees who were transferred to Rolpa Municipality from District Health Office have not been allowed to sign their presence.

Visually-impaired Lokesh Dangi tops SEE in Rolpa district

Published On: June 29, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 29: A visually-impaired student, Lokesh Dangi of Balkalyan Secondary School at Liwang, Rolpa, has topped the SEE (Secondary Education Examination) in the district. With a GPA of 3.55, Dangi has scored the highest from the community schools running in the district. Along with Dangi, his elder brother Shishir Dangi has also scored a GPA of 3.5.

200,000 district residents depend on an understaffed 15-bed hospital

Published On: June 27, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 27: The Rolpa District Hospital, which is supposed to provide medical care to 200,000 residents of the district, has only 15 beds. District residents are aware of this shortcoming and have been demanding for improving the quality of service it provides by expanding its capacity and adding human resources for a long time now.

Case filed against teacher for thrashing five students

Published On: June 27, 2019 08:04 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 27: A case has been filed against a school teacher, Laxmi Pun, who had thrashed five students at a primary school in Rolpa district on May 26 seriously injuring them.

Rolpa village declared free from caste-based discrimination

Published On: June 13, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 13: Rolpa district's Warchawang-4 in Madi Rural Municipality has been declared free from caste-based discrimination.

Former Maoist combatant Nirmala recovering from mental illness

Published On: June 10, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 10: Former Maoist combatant Nirmala BK, who had been unresponsive for the past three years due to mental illness, has shown signs of improvement after her medical treatment was started last Thursday.

Mentally-challenged former Maoist combatant Nirmala rescued

Published On: June 7, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 7: Thirty-two years old Nirmala BK, a former Maoist combatant also known as 'Sadhana', hailing from Tribeni Rural Municipality-5 of Rolpa, who has been suffering from mental health problems for years, has finally received medical treatment.

Once a Maoist combatant, now a mental case

Published On: June 5, 2019 07:48 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 5: Eight-year-old Jiwan BK often breaks into tears while looking at the miserable condition of his mother. With a severely burnt leg, she is usually seen sitting on a pile of cow dung.

School teacher arrested for breaking arms of students

Published On: June 4, 2019 11:26 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 4: A teacher of Bhanu Basic School of Runtigadhi Rural Municipality-8 of Rolpa has been arrested on Monday afternoon on the charge of severely beating up schoolchildren and fracturing the forearms of five of them. A total of 14 students were injured in the beating by teacher Laxmi Pun, who had punished the students on May 26 for being late to the morning assembly.

14 students injured after teacher thrashes students with cane in Rolpa

Published On: June 3, 2019 01:19 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 3: Fourteen students were seriously injured in a primary school in Rolpa district after their teacher thrashed them with a cane, police said.

Child marriage rampant in Rolpa but rarely reported to police

Published On: May 12, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 12: Even though the number of child marriages is extensively high in Rolpa, very few cases of this ill-practice are reported to police. The government has criminalized child marriage, yet those practicing and encouraging child marriage are neither punished nor ostracized by the law enforcing agencies.

Road asphalt wears off within a year of construction

Published On: May 8, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 8: The asphalt layer of the 31-kilometer road stretch connecting Ghorahi of Dang to Holeri of Rolpa has worn off even before a year since the construction of the road.

Rolpa schools struggling in lack of funds

Published On: May 8, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 8: Even though the government has pledged free education up to the secondary level as child's fundamental right in the constitution, it does not provide financial resources to all community schools to pay teachers' salary and other resources a school needs.

Rural municipality shifts focus from roads to education

Published On: May 4, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 4: In the last one decade, road networks across the country have remarkably expanded including in the high hills of Rolpa. Poor engineering or haphazard opening of tracks has been blamed for environmental hazards as well. Amid this, a local unit here in eastern Rolpa has decided to shift its focus from roads to education.

Boy presumed dead comes home 17 years later

Published On: May 1, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 1: Pratap Singh Gharti, a seven-year-old in Rolpa, lost his way 17 years ago during the Maoist armed insurgency. He finally made it back home Saturday.

Bomb goes off in Rolpa targeting Province 5 Chief Minister

Published On: April 30, 2019 04:17 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, April 30: An unidentified group detonated an improvised explosive device targeting Province 5 Chief Minister Shankhar Pokhrel in Rolpa on Tuesday.

Civil Servant adjustment leads to manpower crunch in Rolpa

Published On: April 23, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, April 23: The auxiliary health workers (AHWs) of three wards of Madi Rural Municipality of Rolpa are handling the responsibility of ward secretaries due to the lack of sufficient workforce.