Dinesh Subedi

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Development activities picking up Rolpa

Published On: March 11, 2019 10:41 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 11: Thabang of Rolpa has a special relationship with the former Maoist guerrillas and the armed insurgency. It was here, where the Maoist guerrilla prepared strategies, planned attacks, trained their armies, among others during the insurgency.

Vehicles torched in Rolpa following complaint against Chand

Published On: March 7, 2019 09:47 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 7: An unidentified group on Tuesday evening torched a private vehicle in Gangadev Rural Municipality of Rolpa district.

Rolpa rural municipality chief has two citizenship certificates

Published On: March 6, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 6: Bir Bahadur Khatri, chairman of Gangadev Rural Municipality of Rolpa has been found to have acquired two citizenships on different dates by providing fake details.

Child marriage threatens health of young girls in Rolpa

Published On: March 5, 2019 05:57 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 4: The details provided by the District Hospital, Rolpa, has raised concerns regarding the state of child marriage and women's reproductive health in the district. It has been found that the number of teenagers reaching the district hospital and other health organizations for delivery is significantly high.

Conflict victims say they received neither justice nor reparations

Published On: March 3, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 3: Even though it has been more than 12 years since the decade-long Maoist conflict ended, the conflict-era victims are yet to know why their family members and relatives were abducted and killed.

School management committee intervenes to tackle tardiness issue

Published On: February 22, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 22:It is a regular occurrence at Balkalyan Model High School, one of the schools in Liwang, the district headquarters of Rolpa.

Parents mull goat sacrifice as children keep fainting at school

Published On: February 20, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 20: After more children started falling ill, parents have deployed shamans at their school since the past two months.

Thabang losing its traditional beauty to 'modernization'

Published On: February 16, 2019 02:08 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 15: With concrete houses fast displacing the traditional ones having thatched roof, Thabang of Rolpa is losing its original look. The locals are building houses with new technology. This, however, has disappointed the locals who want to preserve their identity.

For some in Rolpa, the Maoists have forgotten Maoism

Published On: February 14, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA,  Feb 13: For some Rolpa residents, Maoist party leaders have deviated from their insurgency-era paths and objectives after entering into mainstream politics. Despite being accused of abandoning their original ideology by their own elected localities, Maoist leaders officially celebrated the anniversary of the launch of People's War in Rolpa recently.

Rolpa community schools losing students to private schools

Published On: February 3, 2019 08:40 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 3: Just 10 students enrolled at the Chaturbhuj Primary School of Khungri in Rolpa this year. Since some of these students do not attend the school regulary, only five or six students are present in their classes on an average. There are three temporary teachers, one assistant teacher, one permanent teacher, and a peon at the school.

Rural roads being constructed in Rolpa without following procedures

Published On: January 28, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 28: Construction of roads was always the major demand of the people in Rolpa's villages and towns. This was what they asked for with the candidates during the last local level election.

Dejected and disappointed, former combatants want to forget their past

Published On: January 25, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 25: Fanning the flames of her wood-burning stove, former Maoist combatant Sukamaya Budha recalled how she had taken up arms during the rebellion, believing to be fighting for change and equality.

Despite growing influence of hospitals and Christianity, Rolpa Shamans remain in business

Published On: January 22, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 22: Ujal BK, 55, is a very busy man. He keeps traveling from one village to another carrying a bag filled with rudraksha, bells, traditional utensils, and some incense sticks.

Families of martyrs living in misery, awaiting death

Published On: January 21, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 21: As many as 73 youths of Jelbang sacrificed their lives during the decade-long Maoist insurgency. This village constitutes mostly of people from the Magar and Dalit communities.

Prabhu replacing jhankri among folks in Rolpa village

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

ROLPA, Jan 15: Tek Bahadur Gharti became a Christian ‘after his family members got eaten by witches a few years ago’. If he had not converted, he wouldn’t be alive today, according to the locals of Rangsi village in Rolpa district.

One killed, four injured in cloth recycling machine explosion

Published On: January 8, 2019 04:38 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 8: One killed whereas four others injured in an explosion of cloth recycling machine Triveni Rural Municipality-4, Nigalpani of the district on Tuesday.

Two killed in Rolpa bus accident

Published On: January 7, 2019 08:39 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 7: Two passengers have been killed in a bus accident in Rolpa on Monday.

Chand-led NCP cadre arrested on extortion charge

Published On: January 7, 2019 07:53 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 7: Police have arrested a cadre of Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand on the charge of extortion on Monday.

Students dropping out of school in lack of birth certificate

Published On: January 6, 2019 09:58 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 6: The constitution of Nepal guarantees that a child can obtain his/her citizenship certificate based on the mother's nationality. Forget about citizenship, there are children in Rolpa who have been deprived of school education in lack of birth certificates.

Rolpa hospital stops delivery discount

Published On: January 2, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Jan 2: Rolpa District Hospital has decided to stop the 50 percent discount it used to provide on the medical expenses of pregnant women coming to the hospital for delivery.