Sarita Shrestha

Shrestha is a district reporter with Republica.

Handicraft becomes a good source of livelihood

Published On: October 14, 2019 10:46 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 14: For Surendra Prasad Tripathi of Malekhu at Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-3 in Dhading district, fetching jungle wastes and making handicraft out of them is a daily routine. Working from the comforts of his home, he makes Rs 40,000 a month.

Modern machine eases work for yak farmers

Published On: October 5, 2019 03:53 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 4: Ruby valley located in northern Dhading is a place where most of the farmers are engaged in yak farming. A farmer here rears anything between 10 to 50 yaks.

Kidney patient dies while trapped in highway traffic jam

Published On: September 28, 2019 07:20 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 28: Trapped in a huge traffic jam for hours, a kidney patient in need of dialysis breathed his last right in his bus seat at Mahadevbesi on the Naubise–Nagdhunga road section, Friday.

Kidney patient dies due to traffic congestion along Naubishe-Nagdhunga road section

Published On: September 27, 2019 01:46 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 27: Due to long traffic jam along Naubise-Nagdhunga road section of Prithivi Highway, a kidney-patient who was being taken to Kathmandu from Rautahat for treatment died on Friday morning.

Hours long traffic jam irks passengers

Published On: September 26, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADHING, Sept 26: The mass departure of people from Kathmandu valley with the onset of festive season has left the Prithvi Highway quite congested. The ongoing blacktopping of Naubise–Nagdunga road section has added to the woes of the passengers.

Trishuli River turning into dumping site of way-side shops along Prithivi Highway

Published On: September 3, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 3: Road-side shops along the Prithivi Highway in Dhading district have been dumping garbage directly in the Trishuli River, which is popular for white water rafting.

15 injured in Dhading jeep accident

Published On: September 1, 2019 03:42 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

Dhading, Sept 1: Fifteen people were injured when a Bolero jeep met with an accident in Dhading district on Sunday morning.

Yak farmers suffer as their livestock remain uninsured

Published On: September 1, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sep 1: The farmers of Ruby Valley Rural Municipality located in the northern area of the district are reliant on yak farming for several generations. However, in a lack of livestock insurance, they are prone to suffer heavy losses from time to time.

Monitoring expedited in Dhading as festivals near, but to no avail

Published On: August 29, 2019 12:15 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 29: Festivals are nearing, market price is skyrocketing, and the price of daily consumable goods is troubling consumers.

Lamichhane and Kandel freed on bail, Karki without

Published On: August 27, 2019 08:53 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

CHITWAN, Aug 27: Chitwan District Court on Monday released Rabi Lamichhane and Yubaraj Kandel on bail of Rs 500,000 and Rs 300,000 respectively. The court decided to free another accused in Shalikram Pudasaini suicide case, Asmita Karki, without bail.

Technical education in school offers earning while learning

Published On: August 22, 2019 08:16 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 22: Sangeeta Thapa of Khira village in Dhading carries a bundle of grass along with her books while going to school every morning. People used to laugh at her for doing so. Even her parents did not feel comfortable about it. But she carried on with her way of life.

Man sets wife and son ablaze

Published On: August 21, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 21: In an attempt to kill his wife Bimala Darai Lamsal, 25, and two-year-old son Jenish Lamsal, 28-year-old Ganesh Lamsal of Dharapani, Siddhalekh Rural Municipality-1, Dhading set them ablaze on Monday.

Cement project worth Rs 15 billion stuck in limbo

Published On: August 14, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 14: The Chinese-invested Huaxin Cement, whose plant is under construction in Dhading district, is facing controversy over land, following an order by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to cancel its land lease agreement with Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality.

Though costly, helicopter services crucial in medical emergencies

Published On: August 12, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 12: Last week Nyu Tamang of Labdung village in the northern side of Dhading district suddenly felt pain in his stomach. His condition got worse in a while. Family and friends took him to a nearby health clinic where he was given saline water. But the pain did not ease, and his health condition deteriorated further. Helpless relatives then contacted a  helicopter to take Tamang to Kathmandu for further treatment.

7 dead, 20 missing after bus plunges into Trishuli

Published On: August 10, 2019 06:55 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 10: Seven passengers died when a bus coming to Kathmandu from Malangawa of Sarlahi plunged into the Trishuli River at Salanghat of Rorang Rural Municipality in Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Friday morning. Some 20 passengers are still missing after the accident. The bus (Na 6 Kha 4769) is said to have skidded 200 meters down the highway at around 3.30 am.

UPDATE: Death toll in Dhading bus crash climbs to five, dozen feared missing

Published On: August 9, 2019 11:46 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 9: The death toll in Dhading bus accident has climbed to five.

Trishuli bus plunge kills three, injures 14

Published On: August 9, 2019 07:37 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 9: At least three people died and 14 sustained injuries when a passenger bus plunged into Trishuli River at Salanghat of Rorang rural municipality in Dhading along the Prithvi Highway on Friday morning.

Indian national dies in Dhading road accident

Published On: August 8, 2019 11:16 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 8: An Indian national has died after being hit by a truck in Dhading.

‘Labor rooms’ set up in Dhading villages for safe motherhood

Published On: August 3, 2019 07:24 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 3: Emergency service for pregnant women is essential for safe motherhood. However, expecting mothers in most of the rural areas of the country continue to suffer in lack of medical interventions. In a bid to address this problem, Ganga Jamuna Rural Municipality in Dhading has started running ‘labor room’ in all the health centers of this remote place.

Haphazardly constructed rural roads become a bane for Dhading residents

Published On: July 31, 2019 06:51 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, July 31: Scorching heat in a while and torrential rain the next moment. And amid this, there are eroded roads with huge potholes. Most of the roads in rural areas of Dhading become prone to accident as soon as the monsoon arrives.