Narhari Sapkota

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Gorkha emerging as new smuggling route

Published On: September 10, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The arrest of two people from Sirdibas of Chumanubri Rural Municipality-3, in northern Gorkha on Saturday for illegally possessing 10 kg gold has become the talk of the town in Gorkha. On one hand, the locals are surprised to know that Gorkha too is being used as a route for gold smuggling, while on the other hand, the administration and police officials from Gorkha have claimed that they already had doubts about such incidents taking place in Gorkha.

The plights of northern Gorkha

Published On: September 10, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Sept 10: On Saturday morning, a horrible helicopter crash in the dense forest of Mailungpakha of Meghan Rural Municipality-1 in Nuwakot district claimed the life of six and left one critically injured. Chowang Nurbu of ChumanubriRural Municipality of bordering Gorkha died in the accident while Aaani Dolma Dikki of the same rural municipality survived with critical injuries.

Municipality’s judiciary committee helping locals in social disputes

Published On: August 27, 2018 06:56 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 27: Drinking water facility at the Ratna Rajya Secondary School of Gorkha is not good. Water taps at the school dispense dirty water. Few students bring water from home, but most rely on the same dirty water.

Post-quake reconstruction in northern Gorkha too slow

Published On: August 22, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 22: Reconstruction work in northern Gorkha is moving at a snail's pace. Especially settlements of Chumnubri Rural Municipality are suffering from the slow pace of reconstruction.

Children compelled to cross raging monsoon river to get to school

Published On: August 19, 2018 07:02 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

GORKHA, Aug 19: Samir Miya, a ninth grader at Krishnajyoti Secondary School, Gankhu, is unable to go to school for the past three days, as he cannot dare to cross the swollen Jarang River. It had been just two weeks since his school resumed after the monsoon vacation. Despite his will to go to school and continue his studies, he is unable to do so, thanks to the flood triggered by torrential rainfall. The continuous downpour has raised the water level of the river preventing him from going to school.

Locals in Gorkha have to climb mountain to get telephone signal

Published On: July 3, 2018 04:15 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

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

Published On: July 1, 2018 05:03 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

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

Published On: June 10, 2018 09:25 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

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

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

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

Published On: April 29, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Narhari Sapkota

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.