KESHAV ADHIKARI A coffee plant ripe with beans pictured at the farm of Himalayan On-Top Organic Coffee Estate Pvt Ltd in Dhading. Photo: Keshav Adhikari DHADING: Merely seven years ago, Chaturmai Hill in Siddhalek Rural Municipality-2, Dhading was covered with Wall ex Hook (Gleichenia gigantea) and wild mint plant commonly known as Rudilo; in absence of nearby drinking water sources and irrigation facilities, building a settlement or farms seemed an insurmountable challenge to the locals. Yet today, as one travels by the region, the transformation which the hill has undergone is conspicuous. Chaturmai now has become well known among the locals and tourists as the Coffee Hill after Tourism Entrepreneur Dinnath Regmi face-lifted the wild wasteland with an estate with 52,000 coffee plants and a resort operated by Himalayan On-Top Organic Coffee Estate Pvt..
[caption id="attachment_31550" align="alignnone" width="800"] An elderly chepang woman grinding maize at a traditional stone grinder at Brussbang village in Dhading district. Photo: Dhadingnews.com[/caption] KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: For the first time, a high level team from the district has reached a remote Chepang settlement in Brussbang for a field visit, in Dhading district . The team, comprising District Coordination Committee Chief Jagannath Nepal, Chief District Officer Shyam Prasad Bhandari and other high level officials from the district, held meeting with the Chepang community. After returning to Dhadingbesi, district headquarters the team recommended to relocate Brussbang Chepang Community to safe place in the district citing plummeting temperature in the mountains. One of the locals, Phul Maya Chepang shared during an interaction with the team,..
KESHAV ADHIKARI Relatives visit their loved ones as they prepare to depart for various foreign countries, at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Photo: RSS [caption id="attachment_31401" align="alignnone" width="768"] Relatives visit their loved ones as they prepare to depart for various foreign countries, at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Photo: RSS[/caption] DHADING: At least 46 persons from Dhading districts who have gone to foreign countries for employment have still been reported missing. According to the Save Migration Project run by Chandrajyoti Unified Rural Development Society Dhading under Information and Counseling Centre, reported most of them were said to be missing in Malaysia. Most of them dreamt of earning handsomely in abroad..
KESHAV ADHIKARI The image of an overturned motorcycle after it had collided with a truck in Gajuri Rural Municipality-2 of Dhading district, on Monday, December 11, 2017. Photo: Keshav Adhikari DHADING: A person died after a motorcycle he was riding on collided with a truck in Gajuri Rural Municipality-2 of Dhading district on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as motorcyclist Shambhu Basnet (45 ) of Dolakha district. According to police, the incident occurred when the truck (Na 6 Kha 2752) en route from Malekhu to Gajuri collided head-on with the motorcycle (Ba 73 Pa 4973) near Bihan Pump, injuring Basnet this morning. The critically injured Basnet was rushed to the Gajuri Hospital where he succumbed to his injures during the course of treatment, informed Superintendent of Police Dhurba Raj Raut, at the District Police Office,..
A helicopter, carrying ballot boxes after first phase of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections at remote villages, preparing to land at Dhadingbesi, district headquarters of Dhading, on Monday, November 27, 2017. Photo: Dhadingnews KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADINGBESI: The first phase of House of Representatives and State Assembly elections in Dhading district recorded 67.12 voter turnout, the Election Commission said. Dhading district has two constituency for parliament and 4 state assembly positions. Out of 2,33,505 eligible voters only 1,56,727 voters cast their votes at 102 polling stations and 272 polling booths in the district. At least 51 ballot boxes from remote villages have been brought to the Dhadingbesi, district headquarters, via helicopter. According to the District Election Office despite rise in population, the voter turnout did not..
KESHAV ADHIKARI Nepal Television, Dhading correspondent Shiva Silwal sprays insecticide for mosquitoes around his residence in Dhading Besi, the Dhading district headquarters, on Monday, October 2, 2017. Photo: Keshav Adhikari DHADING: Dengue, a disease caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes, that causes fever and severe pain in the joints, has become prone to reach epidemic proportions in and around Dhading Besi, the Dhading district headquarters. District Health Office (DHO), Dhading has decided to launch a campaign from today to take the breakbone fever under control after the number of patients with the disease has increase for the past few days. A meeting held between a team from Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of Kathmandu and the stakeholders in the district yesterday decided to mobilise 20 teams in the areas affected by the disease, the..
Keshav Adhikari DHADING: As many as three patients have tested positive for Dengue in Dhading district today. Among the patients who visited the District Hospital for check up were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease after a blood test, informed doctors at the hospital. After being diagnosed with Dengue, they were referred to Teku-based Shukraraj Tropical Hospital in Kathmandu. Doctor said that Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopicitus mosquitoes bite in the day time and breed in clean water. Mild to high fever, severe headache, pain in the eyes, muscles and rashes are some of the symptoms of the..
KESHAV ADHIKARI [caption id="attachment_30635" align="alignnone" width="800"] A view of wrecked bus (Lu 1 Kha 6623) after it fell about 50 metres below the road, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The bus was en route from Kathmandu to Triveni in Nawalparasi, along the Prithvi highway. Photo: Keshav Adhikari[/caption] DHADING: As many as 31 persons sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling on skidded of the road in Bishaltar, Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-5 of Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Monday night. The bus (Lu 1 Kha 6623) en route from Kathmandu to Triveni in Nawalparasi, skidded of the road and fell about 50 metres below, injuring 31 passengers aboard, at Ghoptebhir, at around 2:00 am today, according to the Gajuri-based Area Police Office (APO). The bus was ferrying 44 passengers. A joint team of security personnel..
DHADING: Body of a police personnel was found in a corn field near the Area Police Office, Darkha, in Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-4 of Dhading district on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Bir Bahadur Gurung. He was stationed with the APO in the northern rim of the district. Gurung had gone to bed at 11:00 pm on last night. However, he was found dead in the field at around 6:oo am today, according to the the inspector Santa Lama at the DPO. Meanwhile, a team deployed from the DPO under the command of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dipendra Panjiyar, has advanced to the incident site for investigation, said Inspector Lama. It would take at least five hours to reach the incident site in the remote area of the district, added..
Gangajamuna (Dhading): A landslide on Tuesday buried at least seven houses and displaced 17 households at Purum of Gangajamuna Rural Municipality -2 in Dhading district. The landslide has buried the houses of Dai Bahadur Tamang, Furba Tamang, Manoj Tamang, Tiruwa Tamang, Dal Bahadur Tamang, Suk Bahadur Tamang and Khim Bahadur Tamang. As the incessant rainfall since Sunday night had triggered boulders rolling down to the human settlement which is situated on the flank of a hill, 17 households of the village on the same night had moved to a safer place, so no human casualties took place, said Ward Chairperson Faisingh Tamang. However, domestic animals – cows, oxen, buffaloes, and goats- tethered to posts have been afflicted since very few households had managed to set them free. As it rained the whole day on Tuesday, the landslide buried the houses, said Ward..
KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: In a bid to minimise the increasing road accident cases, the Department of Road in collaboration with the Traffic Police, has installed convex mirror in various road turns in the highways and road sections in Dhading district. As many as 30 convex mirrors were installed in Tribhuvan Highway, Prithvi Highway, Malekhu-Dhadingbesi road section among others. “The main motive is to make the drivers aware of the vehicular movement along the turns at the accident prone sites,” said Inspector Krishna Raj Sapkota at the Gajuri Traffic Police Office. Convex mirror allows drivers to see vehicles coming from the opposite direction at turns in the road. Earlier, the some 50 mirrors were installed along the East-West highway in Nawalparasi on..
Keshav Adhikari -A Bore-well driller machine drilling a deep bore-well in Sukhadanda, in Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality of Dhading district,Photo: Keshav Adhikari/Dhadingnews (Jwalamukhi )Dhading, -Locals of Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality, Dhading, who were facing acute shortage of drinking water, have now a reason to smile as they have managed to extract underground water through deep boring. The villagers were reeling under water scarcity after water sources in their locality dried up following the devastating 2015 earthquakes. Under a local initiative with support from the District Coordination Committee, Jyawamukhi Rural Municipality and DTH Rock Dealing Company, the locals have drilled a deep bore-well. Then VDC chairman Ram Hari Pokhrel said they had to drill 120 metres deep for water, adding that now water would be supplied for local consumption and long..
HIS 19-YEAR-OLD COMPANION FOUND DEAD The body of Taiwanese national Liu Chen Chun being lifted to a chopper inTipling, 47 days after he went missing on March 9. Photo courtesy: Uttam Chaudhari/Simrik Ai Dhading, April 27 -A Taiwanese national, who went missing, along with his companion, more than 45 days ago while on the way to Langtang in Rasuwa, was found alive today, but his friend was found dead. The two, who were not accompanied by any guide, were heading towards Langang through Dhading’s Tipling and Pangsang Pass about two months ago. This image shows Liang Shang Yuen (21), a Taiwanese national and his companion Liu Chen Chun (19) prior to their journey to the Langtang. According to Ganesh Himal Tourism Development Committee Chair Tej Bahadur Gurung, they found Liang Shang Yuen, 21, in an unconscious state on the banks of Narchet River in..
Smoke billowing from a brick kiln, in Jeevanpur, Dhading, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Photo: DN Dhading, -Brick kilns have taken over many villages at Dhunibeshi of Dhading, encroaching upon arable land and billowing clouds of smoke in the air. Over 50 brick kilns have been set up in a span of two years in Jeevanpur, Chhatredeurali, Thakre, Naubishe, and Goganpani VDCs, occupying thousands of ropani fertile land. Radhika Luitel of Jeevanpur said that smoke from the brick kilns had polluted the environment, greatly reducing harvest in the villages. Like many farmers, she said her family was forced into renting their land to the brick industry after the land’s fertility eroded. Farmers used to make around one lakh rupees a year from the produce grown in one ropani land. Now, the farmers have to be content with earning around 25,000 rupees a year from renting the..
A view of earthquake-resistant model houses constructed for quake victims at Bhuwalepani of Dhola, in Dhading, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Photo: DNEWS Dhading, April 19 -The earthquake victims of Kapurgaun village in Rubi Valley Rural Municipality have built model settlements for themselves after the government failed to take any initiative to carry out reconstruction work. The settlements comprise 55 houses built in two locations in Dhola of Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality. Various organisations supported the initiative with fund and logistics while the locals donated labour. As many as 29 houses have been built in Bhuwalepani and 26 houses in Talloale. The settlements were built in 16 months and cover an area of 38 ropani. According to local social activist Dinesh Tamang, a Canadian organisation called Child Heaven International Nepal provided Rs 2.9 million..