Rolpa bus plunge kills two (with photos)

September 30, 2019 15:38 pm

ROLPA, Sept 30: Two persons died when a passenger bus met with an accident in eastern Rolpa on Monday afternoon.

ROLPA, Sept 25: Senior leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Poudel has accused the government of doing nothing except selling fake dreams among the people after it came to power two years ago.

Jaya Budha’s family had come to sleep in the house after feeling insecure to live in their own house. Unfortunately, all six people were buried in the landslide.

ROLPA, Sept 7: Until a few years ago, private schools posed a huge threat to community schools in Rolpa. While private schools were mushrooming and thriving, community schools looked deserted in lack of students.

ROLPA, Sept 5: Jaljala Multiple Campus of Rolpa is teaching students without textbooks as the university to which it is affiliated has not prepared them. The campus switched its affiliation to Mid-western University (MU) from Tribhuvan University (TU) at the start of this academic session.

ROLPA, Aug 30: Radio journalist Dhan Bahadur Roka, husband of Dil Kumari Roka, was abducted by the Maoists 18 years ago.

ROLPA, Aug 26: An unidentified group on Sunday night torched Ward 2 Office of Pariwartan rural municipality and detonated an improvised explosive device.

ROLPA, Aug 24: Bimala Pun, 20, is not celebrating Teej this year. Actually, it’s been five years since the  Garigaun local has squelched her passion for singing and dancing with abandon during the Teej season. The reason why she has skipped all Hindu festivals, which she in fact greatly enjoys, is her conversion to Christianity.

ROLPA, Aug 23: Of 3,531 examinees from Rolpa in the last academic year, 2,198 are appearing for SEE grade improvement examination that started on Sunday this week.

ROLPA, Aug 13: A week-long free health camp organized by the provincial government targeting people who became physically disabled during the Maoist insurgency has ended before the conflict victims could visit the camp.

ROLPA, Aug 10: Shortage of staff at District Hospital, Rolpa is not a new issue. However, this time the problem has surfaced due to the lack of coordination between different government bodies.

ROLPA, July 30: Dipa Rawal, of Ghartigaun of Rolpa was studying in seventh grade when she quit school to get married. She was 16 then. Now she is 20, has a three-year-old son and her husband is working in Qatar to earn for the family.

ROLPA, July 22: Twelve kilometers east of the Rolpa headquarters, Liwang, a newly-built Rock Garden has started attracting visitors. Located 3,200 m above sea level, the garden has been built as a tourist spot on Satdobato hill by Rolpa Municipality in coordination with the Division Forest Office.

ROLPA, July 19: Construction of a motorable bridge over the Madi Khola river in Rolpa district has been completed after a decade since its foundation was laid.

ROLPA, July 3: One of the local representatives of Rolpa has resigned from her position to work for a project.

ROLPA, July 1:As many as five low ranking goovernment employees who were transferred to Rolpa Municipality from District Health Office have not been allowed to sign their presence.

ROLPA, June 13: Rolpa district's Warchawang-4 in Madi Rural Municipality has been declared free from caste-based discrimination.

Painful case of neglect

June 9, 2019 02:25 am

She devoted her life for the cause of revolution to change her society, her country and lives of people like her. She fought the battles with forces then perceived as ‘enemies’ of the people. She married a man she thought was her comrade. Then the revolution came to an end, those who assured her of better life during the course of struggle became ministers or reached the top political ranks. They forgot her, even her husband abandoned her.

ROLPA, June 5: A teacher, who has been arrested for beating up fourteen school children leaving them injured, is to face a trial under indecent 'behaviour'.

ROLPA, June 3: Fourteen students were seriously injured in a primary school in Rolpa district after their teacher thrashed them with a cane, police said.

ROLPA, May 12: Even though the number of child marriages is extensively high in Rolpa, very few cases of this ill-practice are reported to police. The government has criminalized child marriage, yet those practicing and encouraging child marriage are neither punished nor ostracized by the law enforcing agencies.

ROLPA, May 8: Even though the government has pledged free education up to the secondary level as child's fundamental right in the constitution, it does not provide financial resources to all community schools to pay teachers' salary and other resources a school needs.

ROLPA, May 4: In the last one decade, road networks across the country have remarkably expanded including in the high hills of Rolpa. Poor engineering or haphazard opening of tracks has been blamed for environmental hazards as well. Amid this, a local unit here in eastern Rolpa has decided to shift its focus from roads to education.

ROLPA, May 1: Pratap Singh Gharti, a seven-year-old in Rolpa, lost his way 17 years ago during the Maoist armed insurgency. He finally made it back home Saturday.

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ROLPA, April 23: The auxiliary health workers (AHWs) of three wards of Madi Rural Municipality of Rolpa are handling the responsibility of ward secretaries due to the lack of sufficient workforce.

ROLPA, April 14: Until a decade ago, access to the road network was a dream for Rolpa residents. The district has one municipality and nine rural municipalities.

ROLPA, April 14: With the formation of the local governments, road connectivity became the first preference for all.

ROLPA, March 27: Doctors in Rolpa are facing a self induced medical crisis that has risked countless lives.

ROLPA, March 24: Eighty-four children found working as labours in various sectors have been reunited with their families in Rolpa district.

(ROLPA, SURKHET, DANG) MARCH 17: Rolpa locals are uneasy these days about the activities of the Biplav outfit. They do not feel the presence of peace . They have not forgotten the harrowing times of the Maoist armed insurgency.

ROLPA, March 16: Runtighadi Development Conference was organized in Rolpa just a few days ago. As a result, another such function is on the way for the promotion of tourism and literature in the area. Local bodies of Rolpa with the support of other stakeholders are organizing the ‘Rashtriya Akshar Mahotsav’ this month. The two-day function will start on March 22.

Listen to Rolpali children’s pain

March 13, 2019 02:00 am

Students studying at Pitaraj Basic School (PBS) of Liwang, the district headquarters of Rolpa, have been fainting and collapsing inside classrooms, with troubling frequency for the past two months.

ROLPA, March 11: Thabang of Rolpa has a special relationship with the former Maoist guerrillas and the armed insurgency. It was here, where the Maoist guerrilla prepared strategies, planned attacks, trained their armies, among others during the insurgency.

ROLPA, March 7: An unidentified group on Tuesday evening torched a private vehicle in Gangadev Rural Municipality of Rolpa district.

ROLPA, March 6: Bir Bahadur Khatri, chairman of Gangadev Rural Municipality of Rolpa has been found to have acquired two citizenships on different dates by providing fake details.

ROLPA, March 4: The details provided by the District Hospital, Rolpa, has raised concerns regarding the state of child marriage and women's reproductive health in the district. It has been found that the number of teenagers reaching the district hospital and other health organizations for delivery is significantly high.

ROLPA, Feb 25: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun has contributed Rs 500,000 to a student stipend fund set up at the Balkalyan Namuna Secondary School at Libang, the district headquarters.

ROLPA, Feb 22:It is a regular occurrence at Balkalyan Model High School, one of the schools in Liwang, the district headquarters of Rolpa.

ROLPA,  Feb 13: For some Rolpa residents, Maoist party leaders have deviated from their insurgency-era paths and objectives after entering into mainstream politics. Despite being accused of abandoning their original ideology by their own elected localities, Maoist leaders officially celebrated the anniversary of the launch of People's War in Rolpa recently.

ROLPA, Feb 3: Just 10 students enrolled at the Chaturbhuj Primary School of Khungri in Rolpa this year. Since some of these students do not attend the school regulary, only five or six students are present in their classes on an average. There are three temporary teachers, one assistant teacher, one permanent teacher, and a peon at the school.

ROLPA, Jan 28: Construction of roads was always the major demand of the people in Rolpa's villages and towns. This was what they asked for with the candidates during the last local level election.

ROLPA, Jan 22: Ujal BK, 55, is a very busy man. He keeps traveling from one village to another carrying a bag filled with rudraksha, bells, traditional utensils, and some incense sticks.

ROLPA, Jan 8: One killed whereas four others injured in an explosion of cloth recycling machine Triveni Rural Municipality-4, Nigalpani of the district on Tuesday.

Two killed in Rolpa bus accident

January 7, 2019 20:39 pm

ROLPA, Jan 7: Two passengers have been killed in a bus accident in Rolpa on Monday.

ROLPA, Jan 7: Police have arrested a cadre of Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand on the charge of extortion on Monday.

Rolpa hospital stops delivery discount

January 2, 2019 03:00 am

ROLPA, Jan 2: Rolpa District Hospital has decided to stop the 50 percent discount it used to provide on the medical expenses of pregnant women coming to the hospital for delivery.

ROLPA, Dec 27: Two child labors working in Khanal Brick Klin, Chitwa were rescued after combined efforts from local child protection committee and school. The two children were taken to Chitwan from Tribeni rural municipality-2 after middlemen lured the parents.

The sorry state of education in Rolpa

December 25, 2018 07:45 am

ROLPA, Dec 25: Jaljala Multiple Campus in Libang, the headquarters of Rolpa district, has its own big building and enough classrooms and teachers. The campus runs undergraduate courses in Education, Humanities and Management streams. The number of registered students in the three streams is not that discouraging; there are around 100 students registered in the first year, 95 in the second year, 72 in the third year and 65 in the fourth year. However, the problem is hardly 25 percent of these students attend the classes.

Woman arrested with 5 kg of hashish

December 23, 2018 16:01 pm

ROLPA, Dec 23: Bar Maya Pun, 55, was arrested with five kilograms of hashish during a vehicle check at Thawang road. Pun was heading to Sulichaur from Sun Chahari rural municipality in a vehicle, Ra 1 Ja 689 when it was stopped for a police check.