Sarita Shrestha

Shrestha is a district reporter with Republica.

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.

Vegetable farming changes fortunes of Chepangs

Published On: November 1, 2018 07:49 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Nov 1: There was a time when managing two square meals a day was a challenge for the people of the Chepang community. However, their fortunes have changed for good, thanks to vegetable farming. By cultivating vegetables in the steep and barren lands, these indigenous tribesmen are not just earning meals but are uplifting their living standards.

'Mortuary fridge' in Dhading

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

DHADING, Oct 30: A mortuary fridge has finally been introduced in the Primary Health Care Centre in Gajuri.

Dhading received Rs 2.24b in remittances in a year: Firm

Published On: October 24, 2018 08:51 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 24: In a country that is highly dependent on remittances, Dhading district alone has received Rs 2.24 billion in remittances in a year.

Dashain brings tears to families of disappeared migrant workers

Published On: October 15, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 15: The fervor of Dashain has gripped the people living in every nook and corner of the country. The villages, which wore a deserted look as early as a week ago, have become lively with the arrival of residents from the far-flung cities and towns. Dashain is the festival of rejoice, delicacies and blessings. By putting all their important works aside, people gather and enjoy the annual festival. However, the excitement for Dashain is rarely seen in the families of the disappeared migrant workers.

Over speeding tipper kills three

Published On: October 12, 2018 08:41 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 12: Three died while three others sustained injuries while a tipper met with an accident at Manedanda, Thakre rural municipality-10, Dhading on Friday.

5 injured, 1 critically, in Dhading bus accident

Published On: October 10, 2018 05:39 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 10: Five people were injured after a bus carrying five people turned turtle along Dhadingbensi-Salyantar road section at Bhadaure in Nilkantha municipality-10 on Wednesday.

Local units repair monsoon-damaged roads for Dashain

Published On: October 10, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 10: The roads damaged by the monsoon-induced landslides have been repaired in Dhading as the Hindu's greatest festival Dashain is just around the corner.

Ambulance caught in traffic jam, patient dies

Published On: October 4, 2018 06:15 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 4: Normally, it would only take around one-and-a-half to two hours to reach Kalanki of Kathmandu from Simle of Dhading. Of late, however, the travel time has significantly increased. It now takes at least eight to 12 hours to travel the same distance.

Woman obtains senior citizen identity card at 109

Published On: October 3, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Oct 3: Laxmi Sapkota of Thakre Rural Municipality-10 has obtained her senior citizen identity card at the age of 109. Chief and deputy chief of the rural municipality reached her ward to provide her the identity card.

Dearth of doctors, staffs affect crucial services at Dhading hospital

Published On: September 27, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 27: Setimaya Rana, a six-month pregnant would-be mother, was not feeling her baby's movement since the last few days. Worried, she went to the Dhading District Hospital for consultation on Monday.

Lack of road compels Sertung locals to transport goods on mules

Published On: September 25, 2018 09:10 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 25: With the arrival of Hindu's greatest festival Dashain, locals of Sertung of Rubi Valley Rural Municipality are compelled to transport their goods on mules due to the lack of road connectivity. These days Man Singh Tamang of this village is seen making rounds of the market with his mules. By wrapping packs of rice, oil, salt and other food items on their backs, Tamang walks along the extremely difficult route of his village.

Quake victims' fourth monsoon under tent

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

DHADING, Sept 12: The great earthquake of April 2015 rendered Shahadev Jamarkattel of Gajuri Rural Municipality - 8 homeless. After his concrete house was badly damaged, his family started living in a tent.

A passport blunder: Resident of Dhading, address Doti, nationality Tibetan

Published On: September 4, 2018 07:35 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 4: Muktikala Lamichhane of Gajuri Rural Municipality-1 could not believe her eyes when she turned the pages of her passport for the first time. On the main page of the passport, her name is Muktikala Lamichhane while on another page it has changed to Moktikala.

The Naubise-Nagdhunga ‘nightmare’

Published On: September 4, 2018 07:03 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 4: After leaving Dhadingbesi of Dhading at 5:30 in the morning, a passenger bus reached Kathmandu at 3 in the afternoon. Normally, it is a three hour distance but the miserable road has made travelling lengthier these days. The sloppy and bumpy road, multiple bends, overloaded and speeding vehicles, more often than not, lead to congestion. That in turn leaves passengers stranded for hours.

Prithivi Highway faces routine obstruction from mudslides

Published On: September 2, 2018 08:08 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Sept 2: The Prithivi Highway in Dhadhing section gets obstructed almost on a daily basis these days. As soon as it rains, debris of mud and soil get collected along the highway, obstructing vehicular movement at various places.

School for Chepang kids with modern facilities

Published On: August 28, 2018 11:20 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 28: This school can be largely called as a school for Chepang kids. Dolbhanjyang Secondary School in southern Dhading, which now boasts of modern facilities, has over sixty percent of Chepang children as its students. According to the school administration, it is quite remarkable that the school is empowering children of an endangered and backward community.

Foreign employment: Good for some, bad for others

Published On: August 21, 2018 07:36 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 21: Rajendra Pyakurel of Galchhi Rural Municipality-4 dreamed of earning a lot of money and get rid of poverty forever. To materialize this dream, he planned to go abroad and working hard. He thought hard work would certainly pay off. Leaving his small family behind, Pyakurel left his home for Malaysia in 2014. It cost him Rs 400,000, which he had arranged with a great difficulty. No sooner had he landed in the country than he realized that his agents had fooled him. Nothing was as per the agreement. Instead of the promised job, he got to work at a godown. Last year, he returned home.

Proxy examinee arrested

Published On: August 12, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, Aug 12: Dhading Police on Saturday held a person on the charge of appearing in the grade-upgrading exam of Secondary Education Examination (SEE) on behalf of another student.