DB Buda

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27 out of 28 stolen Jumla idols found in forest

Published On: January 4, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Jan 4: Police on Tuesday recovered 27 out of the 28 idols stolen from the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla last month.

Police recover 27 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple

Published On: January 3, 2017 11:15 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Jan 3: Police on Tuesday recovered the idols stolen from the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla on November 26.

Health workers' protest in Jumla hits patients

Published On: January 2, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Jan 2: With health workers hitting streets with several demands, locals in Jumla have been deprived of health facilities since the last few days. After the health workers of District Health Office staged demonstration demanding 'high pay and perks' among others, health institutions across the district have been affected.

Food depots in rural Jumla without rice since a decade: Locals

Published On: December 28, 2016 08:56 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Dec 28: Rice depots in Jumlakot and Dhapa of Jumla district have been left without rice for over a decade. Although such depots were established to ease supply of rice to the locals, they are forced to buy rice at more expensive rate from the market in lack of functional depots.

Moms switch to home made food for kids

Published On: December 28, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Dec 28: Hirakali Thapa, a local of Malikthanta-6 of Jumla, used to feed her kids a lot of junk food earlier. Since a few weeks, she prefers to offer nothing but homemade diet to them. Her children are taking time to like the taste of food made of locally-grown grains, including jaulo, lito and eggs. But Harikala is not ready to reconsider her decision after learning what the lack of proper diet could do to her kids.

Hilsa bridge connects Karnali with China

Published On: December 26, 2016 03:00 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Dec 26: Completion of the Hilsa bridge has connected Karnali residents with the Chinese market. The bridge named after its host village, Hilsa in Humla district, connects the region with Burang County of Tibet, popularly known as Taklakot on the Nepal side.

Kalapahad, that empties Karnali villages of menfolk

Published On: December 12, 2016 08:21 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Dec 11: Lakshima Kathayat who is already 60-years-old has been working actively in the construction of a local road. It’s not a work that she feels comfortable to do, but she can’t excuse herself from it.

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended

Published On: December 3, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Dec 3: The Guthi [trust] committee responsible for managing the Chandannath temple of Jumla has been suspended by the District Administration Office Friday after 28 precious idols stolen from the temple earlier this week.

28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight

Published On: November 28, 2016 01:30 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Nov 28: Twenty-eight statues of the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla were stolen overnight from under the nose of the law enforcement agencies. Irate locals blamed the involvement of the priest, police and local administration in the crime as the temple lies just besides the District Administration Office and the local police station. The criminals broke the back door of the temple at around 1 am Sunday and took away the valuable statues, including the biggest Dattatreya statue.

Locals demonstrate against security bodies in Jumla

Published On: November 27, 2016 04:29 PM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Nov 27: Youths have demonstrated against the ‘negligence’ of the security bodies in the stealing of idols from Chandannath Temple on Sunday.

Indian national drives car to Rara Lake shores

Published On: November 26, 2016 11:06 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Nov 25: An Indian tourist has driven a car to the shores of Rara Lake located in the remote Mugu district.

Karnali residents getting better health services

Published On: November 12, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Nov 11: Tule Thapa of Malikathata VDC - 6 is full of praise for health facilities provided by the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS). Thapa, who had earlier been to Nepalgunj hospital twice for treatment following stomachache, was glad to get good treatment at a hospital in his own district. "Now, we also feel like equal citizens with good health services available just here in Khalanga," he said.

Jumla locals question promise of free, quality health services

Published On: November 9, 2016 08:03 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Nov 8: Palke Nepali, 45, an asthma patient was having difficulty to breathe on Sunday morning. Within an hour villagers rushed her to a private medical clinic on a stretcher.

Jumla apples fetch Rs 100 per kg in local markets

Published On: November 4, 2016 02:25 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Nov 4: Apples grown in Jumla have fetched Rs 100 per kg in the district headquarters itself.

Mobile phone technology empowers Jumla

Published On: October 19, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Oct 19: Dalli Dangi of Khalanga never had the privilege to go to school. Informal education classes did not ever come her way either. Towards her twilight years now, Dangi however has learnt to read and write, thanks to the access to mobile phones and internet services in this remote district.

Jumla potatoes finding good market

Published On: October 18, 2016 09:30 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Oct 18: Traders from different parts of the country are reaching Jumla to purchase potato grown by local farmers.

Communication revolution brings many changes in Karnali

Published On: October 18, 2016 01:40 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Oct 18: Gone are the days when Lal Bhadur Buda from Pansaya of Malika Thanta used to walk a whole day to go to Khalanga just to make a call to his son, who was studying in Surkhet.

Organic onions of Jumla fail to get buyers

Published On: September 12, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Sept 12: Basanti Devkota of Chandannath-1 in Jumla has a new job these days -- take onions out in the sun in the morning, and store it inside house in the evening.

Apples empowering Jumla women

Published On: August 31, 2016 11:25 PM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 31: Last year, Rama Bhandari, a local of Patmara VDC in Jumla district, produced 900 kg of apples and earned Rs 450,000. That money enabled her to pay for her children's education and purchase kitchen necessities like salt and oil throughout the year.

Two arrested with homemade gun

Published On: August 24, 2016 11:05 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 24: District Police Office, Jumla has arrested two people with a handmade gun.