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Corruption rife at local units

November 18, 2018 04:00 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 18: While it was believed that corruption mostly thrived in the education sector, the scenario has largely changed under the country's new federal structure. Now, local units are said to be the most corruption-prone offices.

Families of conflict victims greatly miss slain relatives during Dashain

October 25, 2018 08:05 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 25: Then Maoist rebels had kidnapped Chandra Bahadur BC of Sisne Rural Municipality-7, Rukumkot, in December 1999 when the armed insurgency was at its peak. The rebels had also kidnapped his wife Gyanu and their eight-month old son. The family was held captive for three months.

Patients freak out as police fire shots in air on hospital premises

August 8, 2018 02:30 AM

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.

Death toll in Rukum jeep mishap climbs to 7; deceased identified

July 18, 2018 18:08 PM

RUKUM, July 19: The death toll in the Rukum jeep accident has reached seven after three more bodied were recovered from the accident site. The condition of the four injured is critical.

Four killed in Rukum jeep accident

July 18, 2018 15:10 PM

NEPALGUNJ, July 18: Four people died while seven others sustained serious injuries in a jeep accident that took place in East Rukum on Wednesday afternoon.

Promoting mother goddesses

June 9, 2018 12:55 PM

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.

Province moves to validate conflict-era land deals

June 4, 2018 07:06 AM

RUKUM, June 4: The Karnali Province government has initiated necessary work to validate insurgency-era land transactions carried out by the then parallel government run by the Maoist rebels.

Ward chairperson absent from work to pick yarshagumba

May 19, 2018 08:09 AM

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.

Ward member released on bail

May 8, 2018 07:31 AM

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.

Yarsa picking banned for three years in West Rukum

May 7, 2018 11:05 AM

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.

Schools closed in Rukum as children head to uplands

May 6, 2018 06:38 AM

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.

Bride and groom arrested in the middle of wedding

April 29, 2018 03:00 AM

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.

Teenage couple faces music for child marriage

April 28, 2018 10:00 AM

RUKUM, April 28: Police have arrested teenage couple from Jaidhune, Sanibheri rural municipality-7 on the charge of child marriage.

Medicine crunch at govt health posts in Rukum

April 8, 2018 04:30 AM

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.

Rural municipality to help build thatched houses and draw tourists

March 25, 2018 05:00 AM

RUKUM, March 25: With the objective of protecting and promoting traditional housing , Sisne Rural Municipality has decided to provide financial aid to  people building thatched houses.

Young couple divorced after two days of marriage

March 17, 2018 08:46 AM

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.

Efforts to curb child marriage becoming effective in Rukum

March 17, 2018 05:37 AM

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.

No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum

February 20, 2018 05:00 AM

RUKUM, Feb 20: Rukum was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on December 22, 2014, after the successful construction of toilets in 97 percent of the houses and dozens of public areas.

East Rukum youth tastes success in beekeeping

February 20, 2018 02:45 AM

RUKUM, Feb 20: Until few years ago, nobody in Pokhara of Sisne Rural Municipality-3 in East Rukum cared about Om Prakash Khadka. Everybody doubted his working ability.

Swiss paraglider sees great paragliding potentials in Rukum

February 18, 2018 10:00 AM

RUKUM, Feb 18: Daniel Mayor, a Swiss national, thinks that Rukum has great potential for paragliding.