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No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum

Published On: February 20, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

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

Published On: February 20, 2018 02:45 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

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

Published On: February 18, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

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

Village where teachers are produced

Published On: February 1, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Feb 1: There is a small village named Aala in Sisne Rural Municipality ward no 6 of Rukumkot, which consists of 50 households. Most of the elderly people here are engaged in agriculture.

Six including minor girl injured in Rukum jeep mishap

Published On: January 24, 2018 07:18 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Jan 24: Six people including a minor girl sustained injuries in a jeep accident that took place at Devsthal in Bangad Kupinde Municipality-1 on Wednesday.

Lift irrigation project to be constructed

Published On: January 21, 2018 08:11 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

MUSIKOT, Jan 21: A lift irrigation project is going to be constructed at Ambachaur of Chaurjahari Municipality-3, the first of its kind in the area.

Janardan Sharma wins in Rukum West

Published On: December 8, 2017 10:18 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Dec 8: CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Janardan Sharma has secured victory for House of Representatives from Rukum West.

Kamala Roka from Maoist center wins in East-Rukum

Published On: December 8, 2017 07:36 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Dec 8: Kamala Roka, who is the leader of Maoist center, from left alliance has won the election of House of Representatives in East-Rukum.

Sani Bheri bridge project not gaining pace

Published On: December 4, 2017 05:55 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Dec 4: Work on a bridge at Garaghat over the Sani Bheri River that connects Musikot Municipality-1 and Bafikot Rural Municipality-10 has come to a halt for the past eight months

Rukum locals pay Rs 30 for salt

Published On: December 2, 2017 04:49 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

EAST RUKUM, Dec 2: A packet of salt costs nine rupees. However, residents of East Rukum, one of the youngest districts of Nepal, are forced to pay three times the amount as the district lacks a storage facility.

Bomb hurled at staff transporting ballot boxes

Published On: November 27, 2017 10:12 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

WEST RUKUM, Nov 27: An unidentified group hurled bomb at staff transporting ballot boxes from Chaurjahari to Musikot, the district’s head quarter. The bomb detonated at Ghartikada of Chaurjahari municipality-6.

Couple die in jeep accident three days after wedding

Published On: November 26, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Nov 26: It had just been three days that Nabin Shrestha of Rukumkot and Anita Pradhan of Itahari had tied the knot. After completion of the marriage ceremony at Anita's hometown, the couple came to Rukumkot to get the blessings of their elders.

Dreams—forever deferred

Published On: November 25, 2017 03:20 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM Nov 25: Nabin Shrestha and Anita Pradhan were married three days ago. After tying their knots, the couple headed to Rukumkot to receive blessings from their loved ones. As both had to resume their services on November 24, the couple took a jeep to reach the district headquarter Khalanga, three hours away from Nabin’s home on November 23. Nabin and Anita, both inspectors had planned to resume their duties at Surkhet and Rautahat respectively.

7 including newly married couple killed in Rukum jeep mishap

Published On: November 25, 2017 09:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Nov 25: Seven people including newly married couple were killed in a jeep accident in Musikot municipality-6 in the district  on Friday night.

Voters counting days for November 26 elections

Published On: November 23, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKKUM, Nov 23: Birjit Budha of Athbiskot Municipality ward -1, Shyalakhadi will be taking part in the provincial elections for the first time. Since the announcement of the election date, he has been counting days to exercise his voting right.

Conflict victims urge candidates to heal their wounds

Published On: November 21, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Nov 21: Sita Sharma (name changed) of Tribeni Rural Municipality was repeatedly raped by Maoists during the insurgency period. The psychological torture of that time made her mentally ill.

Youth found dead

Published On: November 9, 2017 05:40 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Nov 9: A man was found dead at Ghattekhola in Sisne Rural Municipality-5 on Thursday.

Voters from eastern Rukum want to be assured of drinking water

Published On: November 4, 2017 03:01 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Nov 3: Roads, bridges and hospitals are secondary for them. What they desperately wait for is drinking water. For the locals of eastern part of Rukum district, the candidate who can assure them of easy access to drinking water will win in the upcoming provincial and federal elections.

Municipalities without facilities

Published On: October 15, 2017 12:09 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Oct 15: It takes hours of walk for Sunita Khadka to fetch drinking water. And as such having drinking water facility in her home is a farfetched dream. Similarly, she has faint hope of having transportation services in the village in her lifetime. A resident of Aathbiskot Municipality, she also laments lack of health facilities and power supply. “It may take years more for us to receive facilities like towns presently have,” she noted. There are a number of villages in Rukum where basic facilities like heath, education, communication, irrigation are still only a dream. However, the government has upgraded their status to ‘sugam’ (which literally means areas which can be reached easily) in its recent review. However, Asthbiskot Municipality, among other places, which has no traces of modern facilities, was upgraded to sugam area. This has disappointed the local as they claim that the any area can be sugam only if it has facilities of a municipality.  “Our life is miserable as it was before. A few new road tracks have opened recently but they are not fully operational,” said Khadka. “We still use mules for transportation,” she added.

Airport project in Salyan left high and dry

Published On: September 4, 2017 09:57 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, September 4: A plan for airport construction in Salyan was approved by the council of District Development Committee five years ago.