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Child marriage scrapped after two years

August 11, 2018 05:00 AM

JUMLA, Aug 11: Two years ago, Gorkha Budha and Mamita Budha of Patarasi Rural Municipality tied the nuptial knot before reaching an eligible age for marriage.

Dozens injured as demonstrators clash with police in Jumla

July 19, 2018 12:10 PM

JUMLA, July 19:Dozens including students and nurses have been injured in a clash with security personnel at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences.

Struggle Committee demands safety for Dr KC’s life

July 16, 2018 17:28 PM

JUMLA, July 16: Joint Struggle Committee (JSC), Jumla has demanded that the government form a talks team to address the demands of Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Professor Dr Govinda KC.

Jumla Altra Marathon kicks off

July 11, 2018 10:46 AM

JUMLA, July 11: Jumla Altra Marathon aimed at promoting  tourism development in Karnali Province has kicked off.

I am frail and I can die anytime, says Dr. Govinda KC

July 6, 2018 11:12 AM

JUMLA, July 6: “I am growing frail and can die anytime,” Dr. Govinda KC said to a delegate of parliamentarians who reached Jumla to meet the medical crusader and assess his health conditions.

Women ban liquor in Ghodegaun

July 4, 2018 04:30 AM

JUMLA, July 4: Before the local elections, there used to be competitions among the people of Ghodegaun in Jumla district regarding who can drink more alcohol and cause nuisance in the society. It was easy to find liquor in every home. Drinking used to be the reason behind every dispute and brawl in the village.

Mayor initiates steps to upgrade Jumla airport, expand runway

June 10, 2018 14:00 PM

JUMLA, June 10: Citing difficulties during take-off and landing, talks hoping to expand Jumla airport’s runway on both sides has started.

Jumla district administration keeping close tabs on defaulting contractors, consumers

June 9, 2018 15:12 PM

JUMLA, Jun 9: District administration has said that it would not let anybody including consumers committees and defaulting contractors go scot-free.

Health workers in Jumla unhappy with new budget

June 9, 2018 03:08 AM

JUMLA, June 9: Health workers in rural parts of Jumla have been deprived of their allowances since the last nine months due to inadequate allocation of budget at the local level.

Red Panda monitoring block in Jumla

June 6, 2018 04:00 AM

JUMLA, June 6: Locals of Karnali Province have formed a special block in Patarasi Rural Municpality-7 of Jumla for monitoring and conservation of the endangered red panda.

Schools switch to farming to pay teachers’ salaries

May 26, 2018 07:00 AM

JUMLA, May 26: With a sudden increase in the number of schools in Jumla, the trend of hiring private teachers has also grown. However, as the schools are not in a position to pay salary of the teachers on their own, they urge for help from the guardians.

Schools empty as students head toward hills to collect yarsa

May 21, 2018 07:16 AM

JUMLA, May 21: The schools of Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla wear a deserted look as students have headed toward highlands for picking yarsagumba, a prized medicinal herb with aphrodisiacal properties.

A road is changing life of Jumla residents

May 20, 2018 07:50 AM

JUMLA, May 20: Dhanbahadur Rawat, 64, long wished of seeing vehicles in his village. A resident of Tatapani Rural Municipality- 7 however never ever believed that such a wish would come true one day. Two years ago, villagers told him that a road was under construction and that it will pass from near his patio. He recalls telling them ‘they have gone mad’. Now he is awestruck. All big and small size vehicles pass through the road that indeed has touched his patio.

A single toilet for whole community

May 8, 2018 10:07 AM

JUMLA, May 8: As the government's 'one home, one toilet' campaign is going on full swing in the remote parts of various districts, some might find it hard to believe that there is just one toilet for an entire community in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla.

Unplanned settlements resulting in loss of arable land in Jumla

April 1, 2018 04:30 AM

JUMLA, April 1: Unplanned urbanization has resulted in the loss of cultivable land in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla. It has not only tarnished the beauty of Chandannath Municipality but also invited several environmental problems.

Local reps disappointed over uninformed inspections

March 12, 2018 03:30 AM

JUMLA, Mar 12: The local representatives of Jumla have expressed disappointment towards the government bodies which have been carrying out inspections of the local units without coordinating with them.

Local reps disappointed over uninformed inspections

March 11, 2018 03:15 AM

JUMLA, March 10: The local representatives of Jumla have expressed disappointment towards the government bodies which have been carrying out inspections of the local units without coordinating with them.

Local representatives in fear after Chand calls them to quit

March 2, 2018 02:30 AM

JUMLA, March 2: Recently, the Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit Nepal Communist Party wrote to the elected representatives of Jumla district and told them to resign their posts immediately or face consequences. Following the development, panic has set in among the representatives.

Singha Durbar in villages still a far-fetched dream

February 16, 2018 06:15 AM

JUMLA, Feb 16: After the successful completion of the local elections conducted for the first time in 20 years, the locals were expecting a sea change in governance. However, even after almost a year after the elections, they lament that the new government under a federal setup has failed to impress the people so far.

Singha Durbar in villages still a far-fetched dream

February 14, 2018 02:17 AM

JUMLA, Feb 13: After the successful completion of the local elections conducted for the first time in 20 years, the locals were expecting a sea change in governance. However, even after almost a year after the elections, they lament that the new government under a federal setup has failed to impress the people so far.