Suman Malla

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12 years on, Darkhe Khola hydro project still incomplete

Published On: February 16, 2020 11:06 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Feb 16: Darkhe Khola Laghu Hydropower Project of Chhayanath Rara Municipality-14 still awaits completion twelve years since construction began for the project. In 2007, Darkhe Khola Laghu Hydropower Project with 19-kilowatt capacity began construction for the residents of three villages of Chhayanath Rara Municipality-14 with the help of the District Energy Department but the work stopped in the final stages of the project due to lack of funding.

Migratory birds start arriving in Rara

Published On: January 8, 2020 09:42 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Jan 8: Rara Lake, the biggest lake of Nepal, has started witnessing the arrival of different species of migratory birds at this time of the year. A variety of migratory birds can be observed in the lake as well as the nearby forests.

Hundreds of dead fish found floating in Rara Lake

Published On: December 29, 2019 03:11 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Dec 29: Visitors usually enjoy the scenic view around Rara Lake. But, they have been stunned to see growing number of dead fishes floated in the lake for the past week.

Local people in Mugu share happiness after having their houses reconstructed (with photos)

Published On: November 23, 2019 04:49 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Nov 23: Sexagenarian Sangbo Lama of Mugum Karmarong-4 was elated after his family and other 18 neighboring families were handed a well-managed five-room newly built house with a toilet on November 16, eighteen months after their shelter turned to ashes back in April 2018.

In pics: Captivating Rara

Published On: November 7, 2019 05:29 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Nov 7: Rara Lake, located in Mugu has been witnessing the surge in domestic tourists in recent days. On average, 500 to 1000 tourists make it to Rara daily, according to hoteliers in the area.

School building in Mugu turns into cow shed (with photos)

Published On: November 5, 2019 05:35 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Nov 5: An under-construction school building of Namuna Basic School at Lapu Gaun of Chhayanath Rara municipality-13 has turned into a cowshed as it has not got its final shape even two years after the beginning of its construction.

Medical equipment worth millions of rupees gather rust

Published On: October 23, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Oct 23: Safe motherhood is still a challenge in several rural parts of the country and health posts are struggling to have equipments necessary to offer quality services in the area. However, it has been learnt that neonatal and maternal care equipments are gathering rust at some health centers in Mugu.

Majestic Mugu (Photo Feature)

Published On: August 14, 2019 04:15 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Aug 14: Mugu boasts many beautiful places with the huge prospect of tourism development.

Community school run exclusively by female teachers stands out

Published On: August 8, 2019 07:29 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Aug 8: A community school in Mugu exclusively run by female teachers has set an example. Pashupati Basic School located in Chhayanath Rara Municipality did not perform well in the past. However, recently, it has progressed dramatically.

Students compelled to study under water-leaking roof

Published On: August 7, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Aug 7: Students of Malika Primary School near the district headquarters of Mugu have been forced to study in a dilapidated classroom.

2 officials injured as locals vandalize rural municipal office over ward location

Published On: July 15, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, July 15: Two local representatives were critically injured when locals vandalized the office of Khatyad Rural Municipality in Mugu district on Saturday.

Main contractor sub-contracts road project for half the cost

Published On: July 9, 2019 07:27 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, July 9: Embezzlement of millions of rupees in a road project in Mugu has come to the fore as the project's sub-contractor has approached the district court against the main contractor after not getting the agreed amount.

Lightning strike claims 85 sheep and goats

Published On: July 5, 2019 03:43 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, July 5: At least 85 goats and sheep have been killed by lightning on Thursday late afternoon in Mugu district.

Water crisis worsens in Mugu towns

Published On: June 17, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, June 17: There is an acute water crisis in several towns and villages of Mugu district. Locals of Bhamwada, Karkiwada, Kotila, Ghattakhel, Jhakot, Ryangchyakati, Lums, Kamfa, Ghat, and Runga, among other areas are struggling with the acute water shortage.

Fear of landslides, floods, snakes gives sleepless nights to Pulu police

Published On: June 12, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, June 12: The fear of being crushed by rocks and inundated by floods often gives sleepless nights to the police personnel of Pulu Police Station based in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality.

Rs 10 million collected from yarsa collectors

Published On: June 4, 2019 08:53 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, June 4: The local authorities of Mugu have collected Rs 10 million in revenue from entry fee charged to yarsagumba collectors in the district. People from the district as well as outside have reached the highlands of Mugumkarmarong Rural Municipality of Mugu to collect the prized fungus which is found in abundance in the district.

Border police post vacant since six months

Published On: May 9, 2019 08:38 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, May 9: In the absence of security personnel, the border police post in Karmarong Rural Municipality-2 of Mugu, which is adjoined to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, has turned into a shed for cattle since last November.

Unidentified group plants IED at DCC gate

Published On: April 28, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, April 28: An unidentified group on Saturday planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the main gate of the District Coordination Committee (DCC) of Mugu.

Over 15,000 visited Rara Lake in a year

Published On: April 1, 2019 11:28 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, April 1: The number of tourists visiting Rara Lake in Mugu district is rising steadily. According to data of Rara National Park Office, over 15,000 have visited Rara Lake till March. Local stakeholders say the number of visitors is rising at a satisfactory rate, thanks to promotion of the area as a tourist destination.

A Mugu village at risk of being crushed by landslide

Published On: March 31, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, March 31: Dozens of houses at Riga village situated in the western part of the district are at high risk of landslides. Residents of this village, which is part of the Khatyad Rural Municipality, say that they have seen signs of impending disaster.