Sarita Shrestha

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

Malekhu dependent on imported fish as local supplies dry up

Published On: February 6, 2019 09:36 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 6: Eateries in Malekhu are becoming increasingly dependent on fish supplies of fish from different tarai districts as well as India as local sources of fish dry up.

Three held with pistol in Dhading

Published On: February 6, 2019 08:57 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Feb 6: District Police Office (DPO), Dhading on Tuesday arrested three individuals from Gangajamuna Rural Municipality-5 on charge of possessing pistol.

Farmers not getting right price for vegetables

Published On: January 29, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

CHITWAN, Jan 29: Dealers of vegetables and fruits in Khairhani of eastern Chitwan on Monday collected cabbages from farmers at just Rs 3 to Rs 5 per kg. But when the same cabbages reach Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market in Kathmandu, their wholesale and retail prices become Rs 12 and Rs 25 per kg respectively.

Passengers worried over reckless driving

Published On: January 29, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 29: Sunmaya Shrestha of Nilkantha Municipality-3 who recently reached Kathmandu taking a bus from Dhadingbesi says throughout the journey she thought she would not reach her destination safely. She was horrified by the reckless driving and over speeding.

Some Dhading villages still deprived of electricity

Published On: January 29, 2019 08:08 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 29: Locals in some of the villages in Dhading have been seeing electricity poles scattered along the roadsides for a long time. However, these villagers are bound to live in darkness as there is no power in many of the villages.

Woman killed by her nephew

Published On: January 23, 2019 03:25 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 23: A woman of Nilkantha Municipality-14 in Dhadhing district was hacked to death on Tuesday, apparently by her nephew.

One killed, one injured in Dhading bus mishap

Published On: January 13, 2019 11:14 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 13: One person killed and another was injured in a bus accident in Dhading on Sunday morning.

Chepang students get shoes, warm clothes, school bags

Published On: January 9, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 9: In her entire life, Sunmaya Chepang of Benighat Rorang-10 could never know what it felt like wearing slippers. Nor could she ever buy the footwear for her nine children.

Orange farmers worried over dwindling production, market

Published On: January 3, 2019 10:44 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Jan 3: Despite an increase in the number of farmers going for orange farming in Dhading district, production of the fruit has declined in recent years. On top of that, they find it challenging to sell their produce in the market due to transportation problems and low price in the market.

Most Chepang kids of this Dhading school want to become teachers

Published On: December 25, 2018 07:12 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 25: When asked what she wants to become in the future, Setimaya Chepang, 10, replies, “Teacher”, adding that she wants to be a teacher and educate small children like her.

Returnee women migrants starting their own businesses

Published On: December 10, 2018 12:15 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 10: Four years ago, while she was working as a maid in Kuwait, Tuk Maya Tamang of Sallebhanjyang village used to think that her life would never take any new course. She was not happy with her life but 'there was nothing much she could do'. She thought her life would not be better if she returned home. However, one day she returned home. After staying home for some time, she was not sure if she wanted to fly to Kuwait again. After remaining in dilemma for some time she finally decided to give a try to her skills and passion eight months ago. The 24-year-old, who loved rearing cattle, bought some goats and chicken. Thanks to her love and dedication, her poultry farm soon came to a form. The number of goats multiplied, too.

Foreign employment results in family breakdown and mental problems

Published On: December 4, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 4: Devaki Pandit of Siddhilek Rural Municipality hardly sleeps at night remembering her son who disappeared in Malaysia about a decade ago.

Foreign employment results in family breakdown and mental problems

Published On: December 3, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Dec 3: Devaki Pandit of Siddhilek Rural Municipality hardly sleeps at night remembering her son who disappeared in Malaysia about a decade ago. Her son Damodar had gobe abroad promising her to bring home money and happiness.

Tusker attack claims two in Chitwan

Published On: November 28, 2018 05:21 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

CHITWAN, Nov 28: Two people were killed in a wild tusker attack in Madi Municipality-9 in the district on Wednesday.

Lack of school compelling students to leave their loved ones

Published On: November 20, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Nov 19: Shuvamaya Tamang of Benighat Rural Municipality-1, Jarung, has six children but only one stays with her. One of her sons is abroad while others are in Kathmandu for their studies and jobs.

Long-cherished dream comes true as Dhading women by ambulance

Published On: November 14, 2018 05:35 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Nov 4: Dhading women have bought a honking four-wheeler, ending the long-standing woes to carry expecting women and ailing locals on their backs to the clinics and hospitals.

Doctors refuse to conduct postmortem of HIV patient

Published On: November 12, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Nov 12: The dead body of an HIV-infected woman who committed suicide remained untouched in the postmortem hall of the District Hospital, Dhading for two days as doctors feared examining it.

Two pedestrians killed as gas bullet skids off highway

Published On: November 11, 2018 02:17 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Nov 11: Two pedestrians were killed when a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bullet met an accident at Benighat in Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Sunday.

Tailoring skills empower physically-challenged women

Published On: November 7, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Nov 7: Bhawani Karki, 21, did not have a sound health when she was born. Things did not improve even later. When she turned a toddler, she would fall when if she attempted to walk. She grew up with low self esteem and unfulfilled dreams, she says.

The madal-makers of Dhading

Published On: November 5, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Nov 5: On any given day, Indra Bahadur Tamang of Thakre Rural Municipality-6 of Dhading is found busy carving madals (a Nepali hand drum) at his workshop. He worked in Katmandu for a year after receiving madal-making training in the capital for three months in 1980. Later, in 1982, he opened a small madal along the Prithvi Highway. Over time, he transformed the little shop into a factory and named it Indra Madal Baja Prashodhan Udyog.