DB Buda

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'Dark age' for Jumla folks

Published On: October 8, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Oct 8: Mun Bahadur Dangi of Dangiwad village of Jumla never went to school. Neither he had any experience of studying late night using oil lamp. However, he always had a dream to see electricity replacing oil lamps and children of his village studying with ease. Just one and half years ago, the dream suddenly got fulfilled thanks to the wind energy installed by Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) in his village.

Karnali apple supply increases this year

Published On: September 10, 2017 07:23 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Sept 10: District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) in Jumla has recently brought a provision to provide certificate of origin to supply apple produced in Jumla to other districts.

Juphal airport begins regular flight; 90% of blacktopping completed

Published On: September 9, 2017 08:03 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Sept 9: Blacktopping has been almost completed at the runway of Juphal Airport, in the western mountainous district of Jumla.

Govt offices do not renew registration of their vehicles

Published On: September 9, 2017 07:43 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Sept 9: Registration renewal of vehicles should be done every year. It can be done at the office of the department of roads in any district. However, the registrations of the vehicles of the District Coordination Committee, Jumla, have not been renewed even for five years.

Himalayan black bears under threat in Jumla

Published On: September 7, 2017 05:15 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, September 7:  The conflict between humans and bears in Jumla has become a great threat to the existence of these endangered species. A year ago, a baby Himalayan black bear that entered the human settlement was harshly chased away by the locals.

Commuters still forced to make perilous journey on Karnali Highway

Published On: September 3, 2017 03:45 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, September 3: Nar Bahadur Gharti, who was traveling from Nepalgunj on a motorcycle, returned without reaching his destination in Jumla district. He could not move ahead towards his destination due to the massive dry landslide in Dahikhola area of the Karnali Highway's Kalikot section.

Apple grading machine left to rot in Jumla

Published On: September 1, 2017 07:47 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, September 1: Apple grading machine, which was introduced in the district seven years ago, has not been brought to use yet.

'Golden Thousand Days' program helping mothers in Jumla take proper care of children

Published On: August 24, 2017 05:29 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, August 24: In the past, Ramudabi Hamal of Tila Rural Municipality-3, Jumla used to go to work leaving her one-and-a-half-year-old son with others but these days she never leaves her baby even for a second. She takes proper care of her child and makes sure that her baby is getting proper nutrition.

Jeep plunges into Jawa rivulet in Jumla

Published On: August 23, 2017 06:13 PM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 23: A jeep has met with an accident at Lorpa of Jumla Patarasi Rural Municipality on Wednesday.

Jumla women celebrate Teej against Chhaupadi

Published On: August 23, 2017 09:10 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, August 23: Bimala Rawat, a resident of Tila -1, Jumla danced gracefully on the occasion of Teej last year on a recorded song.

Even health workers live in shed during menstruation

Published On: August 23, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, August 23: To abolish the inhuman practice of banishing woman during menstruation, the government recently criminalized Chhaupadi. However, a large number of women including health workers still live in shed during their periods in Jumla.

Acute water crisis affects Jumla health posts

Published On: August 3, 2017 08:39 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 2: Fetching water should not have been round-the-clock job of a health assistant. However, assistant health in-charge at Haku Health Post, Dilli Dangi, has no choice. Operating birthing center in the health facility demands huge quantity of water. The center is open day and night.

Karnali Highway: The road that transformed Jumla

Published On: July 27, 2017 08:08 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, July 26: Hari Krishna Budha of Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla is experiencing an amazing feeling thing these days. Never in his wildest dream had he thought of Jumla becoming what it is today, he says. What is it that has perplexed the elderly? ‘Development’ - he remarks.

Locals vandalize Jumla District Administration Office

Published On: July 18, 2017 02:41 PM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, July 18: The locals of Gothichaur Rural Municipality have vandalized the District Administration Office, Jumla accusing that Local Development Officer (LDO) of District Coordination Committee Hari Narayan Belbase dillydallied to pay their wages.

Jumla apple production area expanding

Published On: July 8, 2017 10:26 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, July 7: The production area of the famous Jumla apples is expanding, with increased plantation of new saplings each year. According to the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), apple farming has been started in an additional 250 hectares of land in the current fiscal year.

Potato farmers in Jumla find market at their doorsteps

Published On: July 6, 2017 10:48 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, July 5: Potato farmers in Jumla have become overjoyed to sell their products after finding market at their own doorsteps. Vendors are coming to Jumla to buy potatoes from farmers.

Apple processing plant opens in Jumla

Published On: July 4, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, July 4: An apple processing plant has been established in Patarasi-5 of Jumla district.

One and only ambulance of Jumla village out of order

Published On: June 28, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, June 28: Service seekers have been badly hit after the only ambulance of Malikobota Health Post in Jumla went out of order. In lack of budget to repair it, the ambulance has been stationed at Jumla-based office of Nepal Red Cross Society. The vehicle had sustained damages after colliding with a public bus of Madhyapaschim Yatayat.

Black frost destroys apples in Jumla

Published On: June 26, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, June 26: Dhanlaxmi Khatri of Gothichaur-4 had produced nearly eight quintals of apples from 220 trees last year. But this year, black frost has destroyed buds much to the dismay of farmers like Dhanlaxmi.

Jumla shopkeepers found selling inedible food products

Published On: June 17, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, June 17: Stores in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla, have been found openly selling inedible, underweight and expired products.