DB Buda

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Nagma-Gamgadhi road obstructed, passengers suffer

Published On: August 22, 2016 11:04 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 22: The Nagma-Gamgadhi road section of the Karnali highway has been blocked for the past two months due to heavy rainfall. The incessant rainfall has caused landslides and huge potholes have been formed on various sections of the road.

In pictures: Ropainjatra in Jumla

Published On: August 20, 2016 05:43 PM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 20: Ropainjatra was celebrated in the district on Saturday. It is said that the festival is marked annually since 1993 BS.

Karnali Highway resumes

Published On: August 20, 2016 03:10 PM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 20: The transportation on the Karnali highway, which was obstructed due to landslides for the past 2 months, has resumed from Saturday.

Karnali Highway blues: A narrow road plagued by landslides

Published On: August 16, 2016 07:54 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 15: Truck driver Bir Bahadur BK looked drenched in sweat when we spotted him along the Jumla - Kalikot road section of the Karnali Highway recently. It was the third consecutive day that he had been trying to get the truck out of a ditch that it had got stuck into.

The plight of Karnali Road

Published On: August 15, 2016 01:37 PM NPT By: DB Buda

Fear starts gripping them soon after they board on a vehicle and it continues until they reach their destination.

Division cooperative office in Jumla without chief

Published On: August 13, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, Aug 13: Division Cooperative Office in Jumla has remained without a chief since the last five months. Absence of the head at the cooperative office has impacted development activities related to cooperatives in the entire Karnali zone.

Mysterious disease attacks students in Jumla

Published On: July 4, 2016 11:37 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, July 4: Students are suffering from a mysterious disease at Dhungri-based Janapriya Secondary School in the district.

Approaching fiscal year-end prompts Jumla into completing development projects

Published On: June 21, 2016 08:14 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, June 20: Just a week left and there’s lot to do. Locals in Jumla are in hurry day and night to finish ‘development task’ by June 28 after the administration informed that budget for any work completed after the date would not be availed.

Drying water sources force wildlife to wander toward human settlements

Published On: June 13, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: DB Buda

JUMLA, June 12: About a week ago, locals of Chandannath Municipality-13 in Jumla district chased down and badly wounded a barking deer that had wandered into their village from a nearby forest in search of water. The animal was saved from death only after the locals of neighboring Chandannath VDC-14 intervened and informed the District Forest Office (DFO), Jumla.