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A daughter lights the funeral pyre of her mother

Published On: July 30, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, July 29: As per the Hindu tradition, only a male can perform the last rites of the deceased family members. This deep-rooted tradition is prevalent arguably among almost all the societies of the country, which consider sons as the rightful heir to light the funeral pyre after the death of the parents. Breaking this traditional stereotype, a girl in Rukum has cremated her mother.

Medicine shortage hits health posts in Rukum

Published On: July 23, 2017 04:40 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, July 23: Health posts in remote areas of Rukum district are facing severe shortage of life-saving drugs. Health officials informed that lack of transportation during monsoon has led to this dire situation.

District hospital hit by water scarcity

Published On: June 17, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, June 17: Water scarcity has crippled the district hospital of Rukum, where dozens of patients for treatment every day. With the water resources drying up in the dry season, the hospital is not able to manage even drinking water for patients and visitors.

As election uncertainties grow, Rukum locals head to pick yarsa

Published On: May 2, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, May 2: With the recent political developments casting doubt over holding the local polls, the election fever has fizzled out in Rukum district and the people have decided to move on with their normal activities for making their living.

Two injured in truck accident in Rukum

Published On: April 29, 2017 11:34 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, April 29: Two persons were injured in a truck accident that took place on Friday night at Ganesh turning situated in Tribeni Rural Municipality-6 of Dang district.

3 killed, 11 injured in Thulibheri jeep plunge

Published On: April 28, 2017 06:59 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, April 28: Three people were killed while 11 others sustained injuries in a jeep accident in the district on Friday.

Lightning injures 3 in Rukum

Published On: April 22, 2017 08:53 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, April 22: Three persons sustained injuries in Rukum as lightning took place on Friday evening.

School in municipality running classes under zinc sheets

Published On: April 8, 2017 02:53 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, April 8: A school in the district is running its classes in the temporary sheds of the zinc sheet.

Republica journo receives Yadu Award

Published On: March 4, 2017 07:13 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, March 4: Republica journalist Bhadra Sharma received Martyr Yadu Memorial Journalism Award on Saturday.

Election without constitution amendment is wrong: Dr Bhattarai

Published On: February 26, 2017 03:10 PM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Feb 26: Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai alleged that the government announced the date for local election only because the Pushpa Kamal Dahal led government wants to extend its tenure.

82-yr-old rapist gets 8 yrs sentence

Published On: December 10, 2016 09:09 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Dec 10: An elderly man has been slapped with 8 years of imprisonment and Rs 50,000 fine for raping a minor. Eighty-two-year-old Shiva Ram Khadka of Khara VDC, Ward No 1 was found guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl, who happens to be his granddaughter through a distant relationship.

Single mother struggles for cancer treatment

Published On: November 26, 2016 08:55 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, Nov 25: Diagnosed with breast cancer, Magi Khadka, 50, of Arma-7 faces difficulty even in walking.

Transportation affected in Rukum

Published On: July 9, 2016 01:10 AM NPT By: GANESH BK

RUKUM, July 9: Transportation services remain obstructed due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall at various road sections in Rukum district.