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Narhari Sapkota

Locals in Gorkha have to climb mountain to get telephone signal

July 3, 2018 04:15 AM

UHIYA (GORKHA), July 3: The entire village of Uhiya in Dharche Rural Municipality-3 of northern Gorkha does not have any means of telecommunication. Neither Ncell nor NTC cell phones pick up any signal in the settlement. Not just a settlement but an entire ward of the former Uhiya VDC is now inaccessible through telephone communication. The locals have to climb a mountain in search of a proper signal.

Bhattarai slams govt for neglecting development projects in Gorkha

July 1, 2018 05:03 AM

GORKHA, June 30: Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has complained that the government has excluded all major projects recommended from the district while formulating budget of the current fiscal year.

Critically ill Dr Devkota pays nostalgic visit to birthplace

June 10, 2018 09:25 AM

GORKHA, June 9: Senior Neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota, who has been undergoing treatment for Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) at Neuro Hospital, Bansbari, was airlifted by a helicopter to his birthplace Gorkha as per his wish on Saturday.

Gorkha contractors delay projects completion and seek deadline extension

May 28, 2018 07:28 AM

GORKHA, May 28: Many multi-million rupee projects in Gorkha district have remained incomplete even months after crossing the deadline. In fact, there are hardly any projects that could be listed as meeting completed within the deadline. Infrastructure projects including road, drinking water, building construction among others are plagued alike by the same problem.

Locals worried about the delays in compensation

April 29, 2018 06:00 AM

GORKHA, April 29: Two years ago, land acquisition deal for the Budhigandaki Hydro Project was finalized and the land to be acquired for project was blocked from sales. However, the owners of the land have still not received the compensation for the land. Let alone distributing compensation, the government has not yet fixed rate of the land in some cases.

JICA completes construction of only one out of 58 schools

April 27, 2018 04:00 AM

GORKHA, April 27: Following the devastating 2015 earthquake, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) took the responsibility of reconstructing 58 school buildings in quake epicenter Gorkha district. However, three years on, JICA has completed the construction of only one building so far.

Quake epicenter Barpak on slow road to recovery

April 25, 2018 07:05 AM

GORKHA, April 25: Hundreds of houses were reduced to rubble in Barpak, the epicenter of the catastrophic earthquake of 2015. Three years on, only 509 out of the 1,400 houses destroyed have been reconstructed. Another 429 houses are under construction while the inhabitants of the others are still under makeshift tents.

Quake victims complain reconstruction too slow

April 23, 2018 06:00 AM

GORKHA, April 23: As the epicenter of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake of 25 April 2015, Gorkha's Barpak was devastated. While 14 different districts were severely affected, destruction was naturally most severe in Gorkha.

Women in rural areas still hesitant to treat uterine prolapse

April 15, 2018 10:27 AM

GORKHA, April 15: Tak Bahadur Gurung of Gairathok of Siranchowk Rural Municipality, Gankhu often saw his wife struggling with pain for years but could never find out the actual reason behind it.

Ward secretary at large with Rs 2 million

January 4, 2018 02:30 AM

GORKHA, Jan 4: It has been more than five months since Deepak Darji, secretary of Ajirkot Rural Municipality ward-5, has been out of contact and is believed to have misappropriated government funds.

Classes at quake-damaged schools still under tents

January 3, 2018 08:54 AM

GORKHA, Jan 3: Since the arrival of winter, the students of Pataledevi Adharbhut School are attending their classes outside their classrooms to escape the unbearable cold.

Baburam leads in Gorkha

December 8, 2017 07:19 AM

Naya Shakti Party, Nepal(NSPN) coordinator Baburam Bhattarai is taking the lead in the district for the House of Representatives with 207 votes.

8 cadres of NCP (Biplov) arrested in Gorkha

November 12, 2017 14:20 PM

GORKHA, Nov 12: Nepal Police have arrested eight cadres of Biplov-led Nepal Communist Party in Gorkha to maintain peace and security in the district, targeting the upcoming elections.

Transport entrepreneurs' monopoly during festivities

October 9, 2017 04:53 AM

GORKHA, Oct 9: Pramod Shrestha of Bhimsen Rural Municipality-8, Ghatbesi keeps travelling from Kathmandu to Gorkha during festivals like Dashain, Tihar and Makar Sankranti. Recently, he was travelling in a public bus when the helper forced him to get off on the way instead of taking him to his destination.