Sarita Shrestha

Shrestha is a district reporter with Republica.
news@myrepublica.com

Factory explosion kills two

Published On: February 27, 2018 03:29 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 27: Two people were killed after a roller machine for clothes exploded at Rorang Rural Municipality-3 on Tuesday.

Ex-students set up e-library in their community schools

Published On: February 21, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 21: Sujata Bishwokarma had never seen computer before except in pictures. When she entered the computer lab of her school recently, the seventh-grader at Shami Bhanjyang Secondary School of Jywalamukhi Rural Municipality in Dhading, she could not believe her eyes. She felt elated and proud.

Things are fishy in Malekhu

Published On: February 17, 2018 12:04 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 17:Malekhu of Dhading is a famous destination for fish lovers as thousands of people who travel through the Prithivi Highway stop their vehicles at Malekhu to have a taste of the local delicacy. It is said that the fish here taste better because they are fresh from the Trishuli River.

Yadav's body recovered after a week

Published On: February 17, 2018 03:26 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 16: The body of Santosh Yadav, son of slain Irrigation Secretary Ramanand Prasad Yadav, who was also killed after their jeep plunged into the Trishuli River on February 10, has been recovered on Friday from Benighat, Rorang Rural Municipality-5 a week after the incident. His body was found on the bank of the Trishuli River in Dhading district.

Yadav's body recovered after a week

Published On: February 16, 2018 06:08 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Feb 16:  Santosh Yadav, the son of Irrigation Secretary Ramanand Prasad Yadav, who was killed after the jeep plunged into the Trishuli River on February 10, has been recovered a week after the incident in Benighat, Rorang Rural Municipality-5 on the bank of the Trishuli River.

Houses in Dhadingbesi decorated with beehives

Published On: February 15, 2018 05:15 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 15: These days the verandas of most houses in Dhadingbesi are decorated with beehives. In fact, beehives have been a common sight here for the last few years.

Dead secretary's son still missing in Trishuli

Published On: February 13, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 13: Santosh Yadav, the son of irrigation secretary Ramanand Prasad Yadav, who was killed in Saturday's jeep plunge into Trishuli River in Dhading district, has still been missing in the river after the accident.

Secretary Yadav's body recovered, son still missing

Published On: February 11, 2018 09:05 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 11: Secretary at the Ministry of Irrigation, Ramananda Prasad Yadav, was killed in a jeep accident in the wee hours of Saturday while returning to Kathmandu from Kapilvastu district. The accident also claimed the lives of two others, including his son.

Secretary Yadav's body recovered, son still missing

Published On: February 10, 2018 10:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 10: Body of Ramananda Prasad Yadav, the secretary of Ministry of Irrigation was recovered from the jeep that skidded off the road and plunged into the river at Salanghat of Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality, Dhading.

Sorry tale of young Chepang moms who have babies every year

Published On: January 27, 2018 08:40 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

Food has always been a matter of constant struggle for the Chepangs. In the past, jungles were dense and their habitat was more resourceful. Over the years, food collection from the jungles has been a challenge due to haphazard urbanization.

Quake victims welcome reconstruction grant hike

Published On: January 26, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 26: The government's decision to provide addition of Rs 100,000 as quake reconstruction grant has brought happiness among earthquake victims who are struggling to rebuild their houses.

Road connectivity elates locals of Tipling

Published On: January 24, 2018 08:03 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 24:  "After waiting for ages, we will finally see vehicles plying on the roads of our own village. We are hopeful that this will change our lives to a great extent. It will make our living condition better," said Surjimaya Tamang of Rubi Valley-2, Tipling.

Chepang children still deprived of quality education

Published On: January 23, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 23: Every morning Sonisa Chepang has to walk for two hours to reach her school. Despite her toils, the pain she takes to reach her school does not ensure that she will have teachers to teach at the school. Most of the times, teachers remain absent at her school and sometimes she herself stays home.

After three hours walk to school, children have no classes

Published On: January 22, 2018 01:44 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 22: Sonisha Chepang walked two hours from her home to reach Sitamai Primary School of Rorang rural municipality-2. However, at 11:30 AM, there were neither teachers nor students. Some of students who had arrived were either basking in the Sun or playing.  After the earthquake of April 25, 2015 destroyed their two room classroom, students have been studying under the open sky. However, with all the walks that students commute to study, neither students nor the teachers arrive on time.

Rural municipality goes digital

Published On: January 15, 2018 03:26 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 15: Karna Bahadur and Shreemaya Shrestha recently got their marriage registered. The locals of Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality had reached the rural municipality's office in the first hour on Sunday thinking that it might take hours to get the work done. To their great surprise, the couple was handed over the certificate within minutes.

Quake victims await grant in chilly winter

Published On: January 5, 2018 09:05 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 5: While waiting for the post-quake reconstruction grant from the government, Shree Ram Gurung of Khaniyabas-4 in Dhading district has already spent two-and-a-half years, living in a temporary shelter.

Female masons making their marks in reconstruction

Published On: January 2, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 2: Donning bright yellow helmets on their heads, gloves around their hands and gumboots around their feet, a large number of women in Dhading are found working as masons these days.

Most of Dhading gas plants flout govt standards

Published On: December 24, 2017 08:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 24: The number of gas plants in Dhading is increasing, but most of them do not meet government standard. They are being operated too near the highway, river, and human settlements. Nineteen gas plants can be seen from the highway while travelling from Dhunibesi Municipality to Benighat-Rorang Rural Municipality.

Forty injured in truck-bus collision

Published On: December 16, 2017 09:40 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec16: Six people have been critically injured and another 34 injured after a truck collided with a passenger bus early morning today. The truck (Na 1 Kha 1674), heading from Kathmandu to Muglin collided with the bus (Na 4 Kha 4420) at Benighat rural municipality-10 of Prithvi highway.

Voters hopeful of change after elections

Published On: December 13, 2017 06:41 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 13: “We gave you what you asked for and now it’s your turn to address our demands,” said Laxmi Gurung of Nilkantha Municipality ward-4 while congratulating a leader after his victory in the recent parliamentary elections.