ROLPA, September 13: A person who was on the run after being charged in an illegal drugs case on March 12, 2020, has been arrested by the police. Rolpa District court has sentenced him to one and a half years in prison and slapped a fine of Rs 15,000.
ROLPA, August 23: The Nepal Banda (general strike) announced by various parties including the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN has affected normal life in Rolpa on Tuesday. All the markets including the headquarters Liwang market, Sulichaur, Ghartigaon, Holeri etc of the district are closed.
KATHMANDU, JULY 6: A prisoner was found hanging in the toilet of Rolpa Prison on May 18. According to the prison office, the prisoner was Vijay Bikram Shah, 27, of Barahatal Rural Municipality-1 of Surkhet. He was serving a five-year prison sentence in an arms and ammunition case.
ROLPA,July 16: Ever since the onset of monsoon, farmers in the district are worried due to the lack of chemical fertilizers. At a time when shortage of fertilizers has become a daily dose of news, it’s reported that a consignment of chemical fertilizers which was meant for Rolpa and was on the way to the district was vanished mid-way by the middlemen. As many as 100 sacs of fertilizers that were supposed to arrive in the district have gone ‘missing’. Similarly, there are no records as to how and where 150 bags of fertilizers brought in the district earlier were sold.
ROLPA, May 17: The CPN (Maoist Center) has won the elections for five local governments, including a municipality, while the Nepali Congress (NC) has won elections in two local bodies of Rolpa district.
ROLPA, May 16: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate has been elected to the post of chairman of Rolpa's Gangadev Rural Municipality. Hari Bahadur Pun of the NC got 2,548 votes while his closest rival Roshan Kumar Wali of the CPN-UML got 2,499 votes.
ROLPA, May 15: Independent candidates have won in one ward of Rolpa. Nepali Congress (NC) rebel candidate Netra Bahadur Giri has won the ward chairmanship as an independent candidate for the second time in Sunil Smriti Rural Municipality-2 of the district.
ROLPA, May 11: Police have arrested Prakash KC, a CPN (Maoist Center) cadre, who attacked Nepali Congress (NC) cadre and ward chairperson Man Bahadur Budha, 30, and Kamal Budha, 20, with a Khukuri at Gangadev Rural Municipality-5 on Monday night.
ROLPA, Nov 19: Four people including the driver were killed and 19 others were injured after a passenger bus met with an accident at Madi Rural Municipality-4 Tarkebang in Rolpa district on Thursday evening.
ROLPA, August 18: The village seemed bright since early morning. Soon, the villagers started playing the trumpets. Locals were gathered around. While some were playing musical instruments, others were waiting to welcome someone with colorful garlands in their hands. A remote village in eastern Rolpa, Jailwang, had a different glowing vibe. Narendra Roka, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Indian court in a false case of murder 24 years ago, was returning home.
ROLPA, August 4: A study has shown that the cases of child marriage in Rolpa are very high. Out of 354 new mothers at Rolpa Hospital last year, 53 were below the age of 20. Of them, eight had to undergo surgeries to deliver their babies. Likewise, among the 167 women who underwent safe deliveries, 17 were below the age of 20.
ROLPA, May 18: People here in the district are afraid of an increased risk of the spread of the coronavirus infection as family members themselves have started managing the bodies of their dear ones who died of COVID-19 of late.
ROLPA, Sept 1: A twelve-year-old boy in Rolpa is in metal chains, and locked up inside a wooden box. He can barely move around. This has been going on for the last four years, since 2016. His family cites poverty and inability to treat him as reasons behind this inhuman condition. The boy, Tilak Khatri, has mental health issues.
ROLPA, July 21: Over 80 girls below the age of 20 gave birth in Rolpa District Hospital in the last fiscal year. Among those, 12 had to go for surgery due to health complications. According to the hospital officials, a significant number of underage women seek abortion service. Women’s health in Rolpa is scary, thanks to child marriage.
ROLPA, May 18: Every next household in the Rolpa villages live with the hidden wounds of the decade long insurgency. Hundreds were killed and disappeared from here as it was made the epicenter of the bloody war. While the nation still struggles to satisfy the war time complaints leaving victims largely disappointed, those severely hit people in Rolpa have stated that the lockdown triggered by Covid19 has left them even more disturbed. Unlike the normal days, they now have plenty of time to miss and long for their lost beloved family members.
ROLPA, May 9: It’s already been almost 14 years since the then Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and Nepal government signed the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) in 2006, ending a decade-long war and starting the peace process. The peace process is said to have been concluded. However, the vestiges of the war, which was fought for more than a decade, have been troubling the people of Rolpa time and again.
ROLPA, April 19: When the plague came to my village in Rolpa in 1943, my neighbors started dying. People fled to the forests to escape from the disease. My mother also passed away in April 1943. No one from the village came to cremate her dead body. My maternal uncles from another village dug a hole to bury her and returned without visiting our home. “My father tied a rope around the waist of the dead body, dragged it to the hole and buried,” Nandalal Pokhrel, 87, of Rolpa Municipality-1, Mewang, recalled the story of the epidemic, which haunted Nepali society some 77 years ago.
ROLPA, March 7: Health posts and hospitals in Rolpa are not well-equipped. The shortage of medicines and doctors here often make the headlines. As the news of the spread of coronavirus across the world is making rounds, locals in the rural areas of Rolpa have raised concerns over the poor health facilities they have. They have urged the government to avail sufficient medicines at the local health units and the district hospital. On the other hand, health professionals in the district hospital have also lamented the inefficiency of the hospital and health units.
ROLPA, Feb 2: The government has cancelled the contract with Pappu Koshi and Neupane JV Construction Company after the latter failed to give expected results in a road project for repairing a 20-km road in eastern Rolpa. The company has also been slapped a fine of Rs 90 million. According to chief of 'Rural Road Network Repair' project, Moha Dutta Bhatta, the company had been awarded the road project worth Rs 442.3 million.
ROLPA, Jan 26: Twenty–two years old Resham Kuwar of Bajbisauna village of Rolpa district has returned from Malaysia following failure of both his kidneys. He had taken a loan of Rs 130,000 from money lenders to make it to Malaysia two and a half years ago. The kidney problem surfaced six months after he landed in Malaysia, and he has already spent over Rs 1.2 million for his treatment. "The insurance money provided by my company and the financial support from others have all finished but still there is no hope," he lamented.
ROLPA, Jan 25: The importance of computer literacy in the digital world needs no exaggeration. Computer as a subject is thus taught at both community and private schools the countrywide. However, not all schools in the rural zones have computers. A case in a point is Indreshwari Secondary School of Khewase village of Rolpa Municipality - 3 where students do attend a 'computer class' but they have not seen one.
ROLPA, Jan 15: Four 9th graders and five 10th graders of Saraswati Secondary School of Lungri Rural Municipality – 1 quit school last year as they got married. According to the school principal Umesh Pun, the school has a high dropout rate and early marriage is one of the main reasons.
ROLPA, Dec 20: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Phalja, Rolpa Municipality-9, rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours, she reaches her school.
ROLPA, Dec 19: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Rolpa municipality-9, Phalja rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours she reaches her school.
ROLPA, Nov 24: The need to get rid of the practice of ‘Asare Bikash’ (expediting developmental works only towards the end of the fiscal year and completing them in a rush) has been stressed time and again. People in general, as well as political parties, leaders and government in the past and the present, have been quite vocal about reviewing this kind of performance.
ROLPA, Nov 18: During leisure hours, the teachers of Nepal Higher Secondary School of Kotgau, Rolpa, can be seen searching for studies reference videos on Youtube. Most of these teachers try their best to enter classrooms after preparing their teaching materials based on the video. Youtube has transformed into a virtual teacher for these teachers who seek the use of technology in order to teach their students.
ROLPA, Nov 16: Road construction has been one of the major development agenda during the past decade in Rolpa, like elsewhere across the country. Increasing people's access to transport by constructing new roads was also one of the most important election agenda of political parties.