GORKHA, July 7: A police constable stationed at Samagaun of northern Gorkha district has gone missing since June 15. According to Shekhar Khanal, Deputy Superintendent of Police of the district, police constable Mohan Singh Kunwar has been out of contact for three weeks.

GORKHA, July 3: Two people were killed when a house was buried by a landslide at Siranchowk Rural Municipality-7 of Gorkha district, Friday night.

GORKHA, July 3: A concrete bridge in Gorkha district, connecting Barpak and Baluwa of Ajirkot Rural Municipality-4 over the Daraundi River has been severely damaged.

According to Bhimsen Shrestha, the chief of administration for Chumnubri Rural Municipality, there has not been a single PCR test conducted in the rural municipality so far.

GORKHA, May 10: Patients affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are being treated outside the Gorkha Hospital as of Sunday evening.

GORKHA, April 30: As many as 62 people of a single village in Gorkha district have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, April 25: The sixth memorial day of the Gorkha Earthquake that occurred six years ago is being observed on Sunday by conducting various awareness programs while maintaining health safety standards. On the occasion, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has organized workshops regarding the impacts of earthquakes, the lessons learned and the achievements made so far by the agency. According to the NRA Joint-spokesperson Manohar Ghimire, work papers will be presented at the program and experts will comment on them as well.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The renowned Manakamana, Gorakhnath and Gorkhkali temples will remain closed from Wednesday until the end of the Nepali month of Baisakh (mid-May). The District Administration Office, Gorkha, has announced that all monasteries, temples, churches, and mosques in the district will be closed till mid-May.

GORKHA, Mar 1: A 14-year-old girl was held captive for a week and raped in Gorkha district.

GORKHA, Feb 9: Three incidents of rape and attempted rape have been reported in five days in Gorkha. Between February 2 and February 7, a total of three such incidents were reported to the police station.

Four years old girl raped in school

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KATHMANDU, Feb 8: A 4-year-old girl studying in grade 1 was raped in her school in Gorkha. Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy of the same school on the charge of raping the girl in a toilet of the school.

Man killed in accident

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GORKHA, Dec 13: A man died after being crushed by the bus he had been travelling in. The accident took place at Thalajung in Siranchowk Rural Municipality-2.

Son thrashes father to death in Gorkha

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GORKHA, Nov 12: A man has ‘died after being thrashed’ by his son at Dhansar of  Siranchowk Rural Municipality-8 in Gorkha district.

GORKHA, Nov 30: The District Administration Office (DAO) in Gorkha has asked all the local level governments in the district to stop operation of crusher industries that are making illegal excavation of sands and stones.

GORKHA, Nov 26: Even as the the government is introducing stringent laws against the preparators of this crime, the number of rape cases in Gorkha district has shown no sign of abating.

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GORKHA, Nov 2: The blacktopping on the Chhewetar section of the Bahrakulo-Barpak road in Gorkha has already started peeling off though it was constructed only on Sunday evening.

GORKHA, Oct 23: A palanquin with 'fulpati' has been dispatched to Hanumandhoka in Kathmandu from the Dashain Ghar at Gorkha Durbar today on the seventh day of Dashain, the biggest festival of Nepal. Fulpati is a collection of seven different plants that are considered auspicious during Dashain.

GORKHA, Oct 8: The prince of Bahrain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa along with his team of 20 other members visited Samagaun of Gorkha district.

Citizenship at 77!

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GORKHA, Sept 24:An elderly woman from Gorkha’s Dharche Rural Municipality-6, Yarsa, has obtained her citizenship certificate in her late seventies.

Gorkha lifts two-week lockdown

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GORKHA, Aug 31: The two-week-long lockdown enforced in Gorkha to contain further spread of COVID-19 came to an end on Sunday.

GORKHA, Aug 23: The COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC), Gorkha, has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the district for another seven days.

GORKHA, Aug 2: A laborer on duty died along the Arughat-Larke road section here in the district.

GORKHA, July 4: A male patient, who was undergoing treatment at the Gorkha Hospital, has succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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GORKHA, April 24: Five years have shot by since a major earthquake hit Nepal. Gorkha -- the epicenter of the earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale -- was almost completely destroyed by that earthquake in April 2015. Five years since that day, Gorkha now wears a different look.

GORKHA, Mar 1: Demanding a permanent solution to the dilapidated and dusty roads, the locals of Nayasaghu, Siranchowk Rural Municipality of Gorkha have taken to the streets. In recent days, they have been demonstrating on the street against Nagarjun Trishuli JV Construction Company which is responsible for repairing and blacktopping the Barhakilo–Barpak road section. The blacktopping was supposed to be completed last year but it is not near completion yet. On Friday, the locals even blocked the road for sometime as a symbolic protest against the poor road condition.

Park being built in Gorkha district

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GORKHA, Feb 29: The government is building a park in Gorkha district with an investment of Rs 17.5 million.

Deepyakhan Guthi regains its property

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KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Deepyakhan Guthi (Devi Naach Trust), which was earlier registered in the name of an individual, has been brought into the ownership of the Guthi (trust) once again.

GORKHA, Feb 23: The registration of cottage industries in Gorkha district has increased significantly after the local government decided to carry out strict inspection on businesses. The local government has also put forth a provision which makes registration compulsory to receive subsidy.  From mid-July to mid-January of the current fiscal year, 575 hotels and restaurants were registered with the Cottage and Small Industry of Gorkha.

GORKHA, Feb 13: The national pride project, Budhigandaki Hydropower Project, has distributed a total of Rs 28.18 billion to acquire private land. According to the project officials, the amount for the acquisition of 45,777 ropani of land in Gorkha and Dhading districts belonging to 21,159 households has been released.

Nepal’s relations with China date back much earlier than suggested by written evidences. Study of several stone inscriptions shows that volume of Nepal’s trade with China was almost negligible in comparison to that with India during the Licchavi period. However, some important efforts were made by the Lichhavi kings and the Chinese authorities to enhance bilateral engagements. Lichhavi King Narendra Dev had tried to bring two countries closer by improving trans-Himalayan routes.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has taken initiative to resolve differences with locals of Gorkha who have been obstructing construction of 220 kV double-circuit Marsyangdi Corridor Electricity Transmission Line.

NUWAKOT, Jan 2: A unification torch rally is to be organized along the ancient route from Gorkha to Kathmandu via Nuwakot used by late king Prithvi Narayan Shah and the Gorkha troops during the unification campaign of Nepal.

GORKHA, Dec 15: As the temperature has dropped significantly in the last few days, Leo Club has started  distributing clothes for free to the needy in Gorkha district.

Gorkha Durbar reconstruction slow

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GORKHA, Dec 12: The historic Gorkha Durbar (palace), one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Gorkha district, wears an ugly look.

DHADING, Dec 3: Compensation amount for land to be acquired in Dhading and Gorkha districts for Budhigandaki Hydropower Project have been determined.

GORKHA, Dec 2: Locals of Doyal and Payau villages in Gorkha have demanded resettlement in safer zone following high risk of landslides in the hills. Recurring landslides since the devastating earthquake of 2015 have already displaced a dozen families in those villages. And the fear not only persists, it has actually aggravated as the hills look more fragile and landslides have been more frequent.

GORKHA, Nov 22: Locals and elected representatives staged protests in front of the Dhading and Gorkha district administration offices (DAOs) on Thursday, demanding that the compensation for the land to be acquired for the construction of the Budhigandadki Hydropower Project be determined at the earliest.

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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