NEPALGUNJ, Aug 8: The memory of security personnel firing bullets inside the hospital while forcefully taking away agitating Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu had just started to fade when a similar incident has been repeated in Chaurjahari Hospital of Rukum.
Nepal, being a Hindu country, consists of numerous temples dedicated to mother goddesses. There are temples that have been known to a wide number of people and there are some which don’t quiet fall under the radar of devotees. However, all the temples in the country are the tangible heritage holding spiritual significance.
RUKUM, May 18:Yarshagumba, a fungus prized for its purported medicinal properties, is a huge attraction in the Himalayas. The ' Yarsha carnival' engages locals and traders from different parts of the hills and even India, as the precious herb fetches good money. And the urge to make the most of it has not spared even the elected local representatives.
RUKUM, May 8: After spending 25 days in prison, Rudra Bahadur Sunar, a ward member of Sisne Rural Municipality, who was arrested on the charge of impregnating a woman of his own locality has been released on bail.
RUKUM, May 7: With the objective of protecting Yarsa, a valuable herb with aphrodisiac function, from extinction, the Yarsa Management Committee (YMC) in the district has banned picking Yarsa in Syalkhadi of Athbiskot Municipality-2 for the next three years.
RUKUM, May 6: With the beginning of ‘Yarsha season’, schools in the eastern part of Rukum have announced vacation. They will resume classes only after a month when locals will be get home after collecting yarsa gumba.
RUKUM, April 29: A large number of people of Jaidhune ward no 7 of Sanibheri Rural Municipality were busy showering their blessings to a young couple who were about to tie the knot a few days ago. However, the couple's red letter day could not be as special as expected. Soon, the smiling faces started shedding tears.
RUKUM, April 8: Locals in Rukum have been reeling under an acute shortage of medicines due to the lack of supply from the Regional Health Office. Even the local units have not paid much heed to this problem, leaving patients ailing in lack of treatment.
RUKUM, March 16: After months of affair, Pavitra (name changed) of Sani Bheri Rural Municipality-2, Duli and Dinesh (name changed) of ward no 8 of the same rural municipality decided to turn their young love into marriage when they were still in grade eight. Promising to spend the rest of their lives together, they tied the knot on March 10. But they had not imagined that their marriage would not last more than two days.
RUKUM, March 17: After months of affair, Pavitra (name changed) of Sani Bheri Rural Municipality-2, Duli and Dinesh (name changed) of ward no 8 of the same rural municipality decided to turn their young love into marriage when they were still in grade eight. Promising to spend the rest of their lives together, they tied the knot on March 10.
RUKUM, Feb 1: "Everything that I had has been spent on my treatment and all that I am left with is a fractured body," said Tara Prasad Khadka, a living martyr of Musikot Municipality-5, Solawang, who is known for his contribution to the 1990 uprising. Since the last few years, Khadka has been struggling even for managing two square meals.