Sarita Shrestha

Shrestha is a district reporter with Republica.

Local administration bans sand mining in Trishuli and other rivers

Published On: August 4, 2020 08:15 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 4 : There are dozens of crusher factories along the bank of the Trishuli river. Even the smaller rivers around are not devoid of such factories that operate almost round the clock. According to locals, collection of sand and stones from rivers did not stop even during the period of lockdown. Instead, ‘these illegal activities’ went rampant and this is sure to trigger serious environmental hazards in the long run.

Landslide kills three of a family in Dhading

Published On: July 21, 2020 08:57 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, July 21: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall for the past two days killed three people of the same family in Dhading on Tuesday morning.

PHOTOS: Prithivi Highway disrupted; One killed, one other left injured in Dhading

Published On: July 20, 2020 06:35 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

Bridge connecting Dhading and Chitwan collapses

With increasing number of foreign returnees, swab samples await testing in Bagmati Province

Published On: July 3, 2020 12:10 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, July 3: Bagmati Province, with a record of more than 5,000 foreign returnees except from India, is now facing the challenge of conducting COVID-19 test of all these individuals.

Community school teachers run classes in their own locality to help children continue their studies

Published On: July 1, 2020 09:50 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, July 1: Most of the private schools in the country, basically those affluent ones, have run digital classes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.  Millions of children, however, have not been able to attend such classes, thanks to the lack of digital technologies at their home.

Mother and son die, three others injured in Chitwan accident

Published On: June 30, 2020 09:55 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

MUGLING, June 30: Two persons died and three others sustained injuries in a road accident at Bharatpur-29, Chitwan on Monday evening.

Two killed, 7 injured in transformer blast in Dhading

Published On: April 21, 2020 10:45 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

KATHMANDU, April 21: Two people have died and 7 sustained severe injuries in transformer blast in Dhading on Monday evening.

Man from Dhading tested positive for COVID-19 during RTD

Published On: April 14, 2020 09:32 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, April 14: A man from Dhading tested positive for coronavirus during the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RTD), on Tuesday.

68 gas bullets waiting to be unloaded

Published On: April 14, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, April 14: Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas bullets that have reached bottling plants have not been able to unload gas as plants are not getting back cylinders from consumers for refilling.

Khaniyabas locals attracted toward commercial vegetable farming

Published On: March 22, 2020 01:30 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, March 22: Locals of Khaniyabas in Dhading district used to depend on Dhading Besi for vegetables for everyday consumption but now they have started commercial vegetable farming which has helped to generate income and minimize dependency for vegetables from other areas.

Naagdhunga road full of potholes again

Published On: February 20, 2020 08:41 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

NAUBISE, Feb 20: The vital road along Nagdhunga, which serves as the main passage to the capital, is full of cracks and potholes although it was repaired just four months ago during the last Dashain festival.  It is being repaired once again after complaints from the commuters. In the view of the upcoming monsoon, the authorities have expedited the repair works. The highway is among the busiest roads in the country with hundreds of light and heavy vehicles and passenger buses passing through everyday.

Dhading women attracted to mushroom farming

Published On: February 16, 2020 11:25 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 16: Women from Damgade Batase-12, Nilkantha Municipality of Dhading have started group mushroom farming through cooperatives to generate income. The group's first harvest of mushroom has already found buyers in the district.

Scooter rider dies after being hit by Indian truck

Published On: February 14, 2020 09:24 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 14: A person has died when an Indian truck hit a scooter nearby Charaudi bridge at Benighat Rorang rural municipality-5 in the district on Friday morning.

Reconstruction of government buildings in the final stage

Published On: February 5, 2020 08:44 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 5: The earthquake in 2015 destroyed private homes, schools, hospitals and government buildings. Nearly five years on, post-quake reconstruction has picked up pace and government buildings are once again rising in the district headquarters and millions of rupees has been spent for that. However, the service-seekers are rarely found in these big government buildings.

Seven dead, 15 injured in Dhading truck accident

Published On: January 21, 2020 05:22 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 22: Seven people were killed and 11 others sustained injuries when a truck heading toward Dhadingbesi from Dhola Mandali Temple in Dhading district met with an accident at Nilkantha Municipality -8 on Tuesday.

Family attempts suicide over financial troubles; mother dead, two children missing

Published On: January 18, 2020 08:37 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 18: On Friday, it was the rice feeding ceremony of the six-month old youngest son of Binaya Lamichhane and Jamuna Regmi Lamichhane. The Lamichhane couple - locals of Thankot, Chandragiri Municipality of Kathmandu - had another son, aged two. The two children are missing after the couple attempted suicide along with them on Thursday evening by diving into the Trishuli River at Benighat area of Dhading district. While Jamuna's dead body has been recovered, Binaya was saved by the locals.

Six years on, NT building awaits completion

Published On: January 9, 2020 10:38 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 9: Construction materials are left scattered around the premises. The building has been raised to three floors for now while the wall of the ground floor is covered with algae. This is the condition of the building of Nepal Telecom (NT) in Shanti Bazaar of Dhading which began construction six years ago.

Unidentified group sets fire on Ncell tower in Dhading

Published On: January 1, 2020 01:31 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 1: An unidentified group set Ncell tower on fire at Jurethum-5 in Thakre rural municipality on Wednesday morning.

A tale of poverty-stricken Sita Pariyar's family in Dhading

Published On: December 28, 2019 07:30 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 28: The devastating 2015 earthquake destroyed the house of 38-year-old Sita Pariyar of Shamaidanda Gujuri rural municipality-7. Later on, a three-room house was rebuilt with the help of government aid. However, only Rs 300 thousand was not enough.

Needy provided with goats for income generation in Dhading

Published On: December 15, 2019 10:33 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 15: Tek Bahadur Parajuli, 69, of Gajuri Rural Municipality-7, is bedridden due to some childhood illness that gradually turned worse and made him unable to walk. His wife takes care of him. Because of the disability, he has been unable to earn for himself. Bihani Project, in coordination with the rural municipality, has provided him with two goats as a means for income generation.