DHADING, Oct 21: An Austrian national Wehinger Wihel, 67, breathed his last in Somdang village of Ruby Valley Rural Municipality of Dhading on Saturday evening.

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GORKHA, Oct 3: Anish Thapa Magar of Parbat has won Liglige race to be crowned as ‘Liglige King’ defeating 65 other contestants on Thursday.

GORKHA, Sept 9: A total of 490 schools in Gorkha, which were damaged by the devastating earthquake of 2015, have now received new or repaired buildings. According to Bishnu Prasad Mishra, chief of the project implementation unit in Gorkha, rooms that were partially or fully damaged have been rebuilt.

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GORKHA, Aug 22: Landslide triggered after the heavy rainfall at Barpak Sulikot rural municipality-2 of Gorkha district on Wednesday night has swept away a house and has kept 29 houses at risk.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A total of Rs 276.3 billion has been spent on post-earthquake reconstruction that includes government buildings, educational institutions, health centers and archeological heritages, among others.

GORKHA, Aug 3: Recent data on suicide unveiled by Gorkha police shows that more men committed suicide than women in the district in the past three years.

GORKHA, Aug 1: The historic Gorkha Museum saw an increase in the number of visitors last year. On the basis of tickets sold, a total of 98,136 visitors observed the Gorkha Museum during the review period.

GORKHA, July 31: The blacktopping of a 30-kilometer stretch of a road in Bapark has come to a standstill as the road project office scrapped the agreement with the contractor, Nagarjun/Trishuli JV, citing extreme negligence in work. The stretch covers one-fourth of the Barhakilo–Barpak road.

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GORKHA, June 25: The much-hyped Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) has failed to make an impact in Gorkha district.

GORKHA, June 18: The asphalt on the road from Katusghari to Baguwachhetra in Gorkha district that was blacktopped only a month ago has come off. Of the 10.2 km stretch of the road, only 4.2 km has been constructed so far.

GORKHA, June 12: So far a total of 451 families in Gorkha district have got house of their own under the government’s Janata Awas Karyakram (People’s Housing Programme).

RPP launching national campaign

June 6, 2019 12:11 pm

POKHARA, June 6: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Kamal Thapa, has informed that his party was launching a national campaign to make the people aware and exert pressure on the government.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Jawalakhel Youth Club has reached the final of the fourth edition of Nepal Ice Sindhu Cup Football Tournament defeating the host team Youth Sports Club in the second semifinal match played at Basantpur Ground in Sindhupalchowk on Thursday.

GORKHA, May 4: Ajirkot and Siranchowk rural municipalities of Gorkha have not provided the social security allowances for the past six months.

Memories of home

April 26, 2019 09:40 am

Life hasn’t been the same for residents of Barpak in Gorkha after the earthquakes of 2015. It’s been four years and they are still in the process of rebuilding their lives. However, the locals fondly talk about the Barpak that is etched on their minds even as tremors continue to remind them of the calamity that changed their lives.

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4.5 Richter earthquake hits Gorkha

April 16, 2019 13:32 pm

KATHMANDU, April 16: A 4.5 Richter scale earthquake hit Gorkha and surrounding areas at 12:35 PM, the National Seismological Center (NSC) said.

The palanquin press

April 15, 2019 01:05 am

The justice system has had a checkered past in Nepal. The chieftain of Gorkha is publicly celebrated for administering victors’ justice to the vanquished. For over hundred years, the word of not just one ruler but the entire Rana clan was the law. There was a brief interregnum in the 1950s when judges and lawyers imported from India tried to establish a semblance of rule of law. However, darkness soon enveloped as not just the speech but even wishes of Shah Kings became tantamount to supreme law.

GORKHA, March 30: The government has decided to construct a Bailey bridge to help Pappu Construction, notorious for leaving many infrastructure projects incomplete, complete a bridge project across the Trishuli River,  that will join Chitwan's Ichhyakamana Rural Municipality and Gorkha's Gandaki Rural Municipality.

Biplav cadres abandon group

March 28, 2019 12:19 pm

GORKHA, March 28: Three cadres of the group led by Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav' have announced their disassociation with the group. Issuing a statement here Wednesday, the group's district member Anil Kumal, youth member Gokul Kumal and area committee member Meghraj Kumal announced abandoning the group.

GORKHA, March 24: As soon as he assumed office in September 2015, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli made a promise to replace all the improvised cable crossings known as tuin in the country would be replaced with suspension bridges. He said that tuins, which putt people’s lives at risk, would become extinct within two years.

GORKHA, March 18: The construction of buildings for the Assistant Chief District Officer and the officials working under him at Durbarmarg, Gorkha Municipality-6, was recently completed.

GORKHA, March 2: The construction of an integrated settlement for the rehabilitation of the homeless and squatters in Palungtar of Gorkha remains halted for the last one year.

GORKHA, Mar 1: The District Coordination Committee (DCC) of Gorkha has made an attempt to stop the rampant extraction of construction materials from its rivers. Following complaints from various quarters about the use of heavy equipment in the extraction, the DCC has fixed time for such activities.

GORKHA, Feb 25: Locals of Gorkha and Dhading districts have raised concerns once again against the snail-pace progress of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project.

GORKHA, Feb 21: A settlement of earthquake survivors at Simalchour of Gorkha municipality -6 has been facing acute shortage of drinking water. The earthquake survivors displaced from Kerauja have now been residing at Simalchour.

GORKHA, Feb 11: Some quake victims in Gorkha have started running away from their elected representatives as the latter started pressurizing the former to rebuild their houses at the earliest possible.

About 150 personnel from the Nepal Army and the locals were carrying out the reconstruction of the integrated settlement before the snowfall.

GORKHA, Feb 2: Reconstruction works in northern Gorkha have been halted for a week due to a heavy snowfall. The snow that fell a week ago has not melt.

GORKHA, Jan 30: A water supply project constructed with UNICEF’s cooperation has been handed over to the locals at Rangrung, Barpak Sulikot rural municipality-2 of Gorkha district.

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Reviving homestay in Gorkha challenging

December 23, 2018 04:30 am

GORKHA, Dec 23: On 25 April 2015, the country witnessed an unexpected disaster. Human lives, cattle, and infrastructures were destroyed by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

GORKHA, Dec 15: Negligence by contractors has halted the reconstruction of the historical Gorakhkali Temple. As per the agreement, the construction should have been completed within a year but the repeated halt in the work has made it almost impossible.

Free health camp in Barpak

December 9, 2018 13:27 pm

GORKHA, Dec. 9: A free health camp was organized at Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality-1 in Gorkha district on Saturday. A total of 423 locals received the free health care services from the camp jointly organized by the rural municipality office and Rotary of Bajra Manaslu, Gorkha.

GORKHA Nov 20 : Three rare species of birds belonging to the family of Accipitridae have been reportedly found in a community forest in Gorkha.

Monopoly of ambulance drivers

November 12, 2018 07:34 am

GORKHA, Nov 12: There are 25 ambulances operating in Gorkha but none is available for emergency services, thanks to the monopoly of drivers. On Saturday, 21 people were injured when a passenger bus en route to Gorkha from Abukhaireni met with an accident. Locals and relatives started looking for ambulances to carry the injured to the hospital. Sadly, they could find none.

GORKHA, Nov 7: Gorkha has now transformed into a hub for educational tourism. With students from all over the district thronging the historical site, the Gorkha Museum currently welcomes a total of 600 to 800 students on a daily basis.

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.

Fulpati sent to Hanumandhoka Durbar

October 16, 2018 13:53 pm

GORKHA, Oct 16: A decorated palanquin with ‘fulpati’ has been dispatched to Hanumandhoka of Kathmandu from the Gorkha Durbar Dashain Ghar. The helpers at the Gorkha Durbar send off the palanquin with the fulpati to Kathmandu at the auspicious hour on Tuesday morning after performing the due rituals.

GORKHA, Oct 16: The classroom of Kalikadevi Primary School at Taple of Gorkha Municipality – 1 resembles an abandoned hut. The roof and three walls of the classroom are made of corrugated sheets while one side is left open.

One rape incident every month in Gorkha

September 18, 2018 18:51 pm

GORKHA, Sept 17: If the record of rape incidents maintained at the police stations for the last three years is anything to go by, the number of cases is on the rise with a girl being raped every month in the district.

GORKHA, Sept 10: It has been revealed that the 10 kilograms of gold seized by police at Sirdibas on Saturday have been sent by a Chinese national.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: 12 people accused in the kidnapping and murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujhel, Gorkha have been acquitted by Chitwan District Court.

Two arrested with 10 kg gold

September 9, 2018 04:30 am

GORKHA, Sept 9: Two people have been arrested from Sirdibas of Chumnubri Rural Municipality-3, in northern Gorkha on Saturday for illegally possessing 10kg gold.

2 held in possession of 10 kg gold

September 8, 2018 19:52 pm

GORKHA, Sept 8: Police have arrested two men in possession of 10 kilograms of gold from Chumanubri rural municipality-3, Sirdibas on Saturday.

GORKHA, Sept 2: The Chepang communities of Gorkha were hopeful that their villages would be linked by road when former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai laid foundations stone for a concrete bridge over Trishuli River three years ago. The construction work was contracted to Pappu Construction Pvt Ltd at a price tag of Rs 174 million. But there has been little headway in the project, with no sign of completion anytime soon.

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Cover Photo: A girl paints her face during a protest rally in Kathmandu, demanding justice after the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in maitighar Mandala kathmandu  on monday,August 27,2018 Photo: keshab Thoker/Republica