Narhari Sapkota

The contributor for Republica.

Gorkha quake victims reluctant to retrofit their houses

Published On: September 7, 2019 08:03 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 7: There are a total of 5,353 households identified as beneficiaries of the housing grant from among those included in the retrofitting in the district. Although 3,224 households among them have received Rs 50,000 as the first tranche of the housing grant, they have not claimed another Rs 50,000 as the second tranche of the grant.

Rain washes away hastily-blacktopped roads

Published On: July 15, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 15: The asphalt of the recently-blacktopped roads in the remote areas of Gorkha district has come off due to the heavy rainfall for the past few days.

Daughters who are the only children of their parents to get free education

Published On: July 7, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, July 7: On Friday, Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality became the third local unit of Gorkha to publicize its policies and programs. So as to impress the locals, the rural municipality has announced some really interesting programs for the upcoming fiscal year.

PMEP not started in some remote areas of Gorkha

Published On: June 25, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 25: The much-hyped Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) has failed to make an impact in Gorkha district.

Asphalt comes off within a month of blacktopping

Published On: June 18, 2019 09:44 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, June 18: The asphalt on the road from Katusghari to Baguwachhetra in Gorkha district that was blacktopped only a month ago has come off. Of the 10.2 km stretch of the road, only 4.2 km has been constructed so far.

Nepal missing opportunity to earn from local herbs

Published On: May 26, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, May 26: Nepal is being compelled to import medicinal plants including mimosa pudica (touch me not), tulasi, malabar nut (asuro), and gaitihare from India, as there has been little effort to farm and utilize these plants locally.

Only 30 houses rebuilt in Lamachaur since earthquake

Published On: April 26, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 26: Only 30 houses out of 138 proposed to resettle the quake victims in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality ward number 5-Lamachaur have been constructed.

Local unit unable to stop haphazard excavations

Published On: April 23, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 23: Haphazard excavation of resources on the banks of the Trishuli, Budi Gandaki, and Daraudi rivers is highly prevalent despite instructions from the local governments of Gorkha to bring such activities to a halt.

Kundurtar canal construction resumes after 14 years

Published On: April 18, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, April 18: Construction of Palungtar Kundurtar Irrigation Project has resumed after a gap of 14 years. Construction of the canal, which can irrigate around 500 hectors of land had started in 2002 but was grounded the same year.

Dozens of government buildings being built without design approval

Published On: March 18, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, March 18: The construction of buildings for the Assistant Chief District Officer and the officials working under him at Durbarmarg, Gorkha Municipality-6, was recently completed.

Gorkha tightens the screw on river extraction

Published On: March 1, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Mar 1: The District Coordination Committee (DCC) of Gorkha has made an attempt to stop the rampant extraction of construction materials from its rivers. Following complaints from various quarters about the use of heavy equipment in the extraction, the DCC has fixed time for such activities.

Reconstruction in northern Gorkha halted for a week

Published On: February 2, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Feb 2: Reconstruction works in northern Gorkha have been halted for a week due to a heavy snowfall. The snow that fell a week ago has not melt.

Reviving homestay in Gorkha challenging

Published On: December 23, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 23: On 25 April 2015, the country witnessed an unexpected disaster. Human lives, cattle, and infrastructures were destroyed by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Stalled reconstruction of Gorkha Durbar disappoints students, pilgrims

Published On: December 15, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 15: Negligence by contractors has halted the reconstruction of the historical Gorakhkali Temple. As per the agreement, the construction should have been completed within a year but the repeated halt in the work has made it almost impossible.

Construction of Earthquake Memorial Park yet to pick up the pace

Published On: November 4, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 4: The construction of the much-hyped Earthquake Memorial Park in Barpak, the epicenter of the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, remains stalled halfway. As per the agreement, the project should have been completed by now. However, only 30% of the work has been done so far.

Blacktopping done in hurry results in cracks within four months

Published On: November 1, 2018 07:46 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Nov 1: The blacktopping of Abukhaireni-Gorkha road was intensified just a few weeks before the end of the last fiscal year just to ensure that the budget allocated by the government would not freeze.

News article unites a couple

Published On: October 8, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Oct 8: Srijana Ale, 20, an unmarried mother of a one-month-old newborn, has been united with her beloved on Sunday after Republica daily recently published a story about her struggles after the child's father disowned them.

Bed-ridden since birth

Published On: September 23, 2018 07:28 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 23: Asmita Bhandari of Palungtar Municipality-2, Pauroti Bhandar is bed-ridden since birth. She can neither move her hands and legs nor can she speak. As she cannot move her body, she defecates on the bed. The miserable condition of their first child often makes the parents burst into tears but they can do nothing much.

Road officials relent to Pappu's demand

Published On: September 20, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 20: The Department of Roads (DOR) and the Office of Chhewetar-Bhaluswara—Barpak Road Construction Project appear to be working hand in glove with the defaulter contractor Pappu Construction, which has failed to complete the construction of a bridge over the Trishuli River within the set deadline.

Menu of services along Manaslu trekking route set

Published On: September 15, 2018 07:55 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 15: Following complaints from trekking guides and porters of discriminating rates based on personal acquaintance, lodges and restaurants along the Manaslu trekking route have decided that they will charge them uniform rates from now onwards. Likewise, they will also charge the trekkers uniform rates, by implementing a set menu.