Dinesh Subedi

The contributor for Republica.

Insurgency-era trenches still remind Rolpa folks of the bloodshed

Published On: June 1, 2018 10:08 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, June 1: It has already been 12 years since the decade-long Maoist insurgency ended. However, trenches around villages of Rolpa district that were dug during the armed rebellion still take the residents down memory lane of the guerilla warfare, in which the state, rebels and the general public had suffered heavy casualties.

Rural municipality launches ‘roof for the poor’ program

Published On: May 31, 2018 08:06 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 31: The Sunil Smriti Rural Municipality in eastern Rolpa has announced to launch “roof for the poor” program. Under the program the thatch roofs of the houses in the rural municipality will be replaced with tin roofs.

Inexperienced judicial committee heads find justice delivery challenging

Published On: May 27, 2018 07:38 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 27: It has already been a year since the formation of the local governments but still the elected local representatives are in confusion over their rights and roles. The ‘judicial’ committees which are considered the most important bodies of any local unit are especially uncertain about their roles and responsibilities.

'Singha Durbars' in rented houses

Published On: May 22, 2018 07:15 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 22: It has been a year since the formation of the local governments but still the local units have been managing their offices in rented rooms and buildings. The enthusiasm and excitement that the representatives had in the beginning has evaporated of late. They are not happy with the fact that they have been performing their duties and offering services from rented buildings.

Maoists promoted nature worship, which facilitates conversion

Published On: May 18, 2018 07:12 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 18: School children in a Rolpa village have  to attend classes in dusty rooms because there is no school building, and the authorities have not shown any interest in their plight. At the same time a grand ‘Bhajan Mandali’ building dedicated to God has been constructed right beside the school at a cost of hundreds of thousands of rupees.

Departmental teams dominate Speaker’s Volleyball Cup

Published On: May 13, 2018 09:45 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 13: The first Speaker’s Cup National Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Tournament, the highest prize money tournament outside the valley, has started in Liwang, Rolpa on Saturday. The tournament which is organized by the National Sports Council (NSC) will conclude on May 16. A total of 20 teams each (seven each from seven provinces and three each from three departmental teams) of both men’s and women’s are taking part in the tournament being organized in league cum knockout format.

Rolpa's education sector yields pathetic results

Published On: May 13, 2018 04:26 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 13: In the last academic year, Grade Eight results of 24 community schools in Rolpa Municipality of the district were really disappointing.

Teenage pregnancy on rise in Rolpa

Published On: May 10, 2018 09:39 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, May 10: Simran Pun is 15-years-old.  A resident local of Triveni Rural Municipality -7, she is three-month pregnant presently. “I realized that I was pregnant only after I was three months into pregnancy. I came to know about it when I visited hospital following stomach ache,” she said.  As soon as she became aware of it, the first thought that came to her mind was getting an abortion. However, rethinking changed her decision.

Only 42 out of 681 students clear 8 grade exams in Rolpa

Published On: April 29, 2018 01:21 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, April 29: Of the 681 students who appeared for their eighth grade exam, only 42 passed in Rolpa's Triveni rural municipality. 291 students were given grace marks during the exams.

For poverty-stricken Rolpa kids work is better than play

Published On: April 19, 2018 06:40 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, April 19: Gautam BK is just 13-years-old. The government policy promises free education for the children of his age. However, BK hardly knows this.

Local units steal business away from district headquarters

Published On: April 1, 2018 09:01 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, April 1: With the country, gradually adopting federal, local units are getting vibrant. People, including many new faces, are starting new businesses and making new transactions.

Rolpa’s water woes ‘disappointing’ voters

Published On: March 29, 2018 07:29 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 28: Amid acute water shortage in their area, locals of Sunil Smriti Rural Municipality of Rolpa have been questioning their local representatives of the significance of the commitments they made during the local level elections. The representatives, during their election campaign, had promised the locals of solving the problem of water shortage. Many of the representatives had marked the water issue as their major priority. Ten months down the line, the situation has not improved.

Children left to fend for themselves break stones

Published On: March 21, 2018 01:04 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 21: Like in the rest of the country, scores of children in Rolpa district, too, are busy preparing for their final exams this year. Besides attending the school regularly, many of the children are also taking private tuition classes. With the exams approaching, children walking around clutching books and notebooks in their hands has become a common sight these days.

Child marriage, polygamy taking toll on women’s life

Published On: March 5, 2018 09:10 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, March 5: Sirmaya Pun, 50, is not happy. Poverty, loneliness and poor health define her life, she says. Child marriage coupled with her husband’s second marriage largely led to her present condition. “When I got married to him, both of us were underage. That was perhaps not a good decision. But then, if he had not brought another woman home, I would still be in a better position,” she stated.

Rural municipality struggling with lack of resources

Published On: February 28, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 28: Local level election after nearly two decades had filled Rolpa residents with great zeal as it did to people in other parts of the country.

INGO interrupts govt run legal safe abortion service

Published On: February 25, 2018 04:45 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 26: An international non-government organization has courted controversy for allegedly interrupting on the legal safe abortion service by the government.

204 of 407 community schools in Rolpa without govt teachers

Published On: February 24, 2018 08:26 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 24: The current academic year is about to end and students across the country will be appearing for their final examinations in two weeks.

Rolpa: Where students still walk over 2 hours to school

Published On: February 22, 2018 09:45 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 22: Bhumisara Gharti, a student from Rimsa village wakes up at five in the morning every day. Yet, because of the household chores, it is challenging to get ready for school by eight pm. Cooking, moping, washing and even taking care of cattle are some of the responsibilities she has to take care of. Sometimes the rush is so grueling that she doesn't find time for eating and leaves for school with an empty stomach.

Rolpa locals deprived of allowance since eight months

Published On: February 22, 2018 08:21 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 22: The second trimester of the current fiscal year is about to end but the locals of four rural municipalities of Rolpa are yet to receive the first tranche of social security allowance.

Alternative coaching class for school dropouts

Published On: February 15, 2018 03:27 PM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Feb 15: An alternative coaching class has been organized for school dropouts in a bid to bring back them to school in the district.