Suman Malla

The contributor for Republica.

Lack of human resources to fix mobile tower disrupts communication in Mugu

Published On: March 31, 2018 12:05 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, March 31: Eastern side of Mugum rural municipality has been cut off from communication services since one week after technical glitches shut down the only Nepal Telecom tower at Serong village.

Community hospital for locals of Mugum Karmarong

Published On: March 29, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, March 29: Locals of eastern Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality, who had to struggle a lot in the past for medical treatment, are elated with the announcement of the establishment of a community hospital in their area.

Rara attracts tourists enjoying snow

Published On: February 15, 2018 07:43 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Feb 15: As it has been snowing in Mugu for the past one week, the district's tourist attraction Rara Lake has drawn hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists of late. Playing in the snow with the place's serene beauty in the background is a major attraction for them.

Locals of Soru deprived of allowance since last seven months

Published On: February 8, 2018 08:20 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Feb 8: The government of Nepal has been providing social security allowance to children below five years of age, elderly people above sixty years and also to the disabled. The locals of ward 4 and 5 of Soru Rural Municipality have not yet received their allowance this fiscal year.

Mugu extends safe medical abortion to rural areas

Published On: February 5, 2018 03:28 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Feb 5: With the coordination of various government authorities, District Health Office (DHO), Mugu has announced to extend its safe medical abortion service in the rural parts of the district. However, the negligence of women, especially in remote areas, has made it challenging for DHO to provide the service.

Lack of rain and snowfall affects apple production

Published On: February 3, 2018 09:14 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Feb 3: This winter, Mugu neither received the anticipated rainfall, nor adequate snowfall. If the climate was to be more forgiving and bestowed rain and snow, the winter crops and apple production in the region would thrive. However this year, even with January wrapping up without signs of rain or snowfall, farmers have been worried with the possibility of a smaller harvest.

Communities, DFO least bothered to douse wildfires

Published On: January 19, 2018 12:15 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Jan 19: For a week, more than a dozen community and national forests have caught wildfire at Chayanath Rara Municipality, Mugu. The fires have killed wild animals, charred trees and medicinal herbs, destroyed grazing lands and turned nearby surroundings smoky. However, neither communities nor the District Forest Office (DFO), seem to care to douse the fires.

Siberian birds flock to Rara to escape cold

Published On: January 11, 2018 07:40 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Jan 11: Unable to bear the extreme weather in the northern hemisphere during this winter, different species of birds have started entering Nepal to escape the chilling cold.

Mugu's health post operating without health workers

Published On: January 10, 2018 02:05 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Jan 10: Absence of health workers at a local health post of western Khatyad Rural Municipality-10, Hyanglung of Mugu has deprived patients of viral fever from treatment and medicines.

Patients struggling in lack of treatment

Published On: January 7, 2018 03:51 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Jan 6: Locals of Mugu were elated when an MDGP expert was hired by the District Hospital a year ago. Unfortunately, their happiness could not last for long as the MDGP expert Dr Jitendra Kandel left the hospital on November 13, 2017. With this, the hospital has returned back to its early state.

Mugu locals deprived of health services as doctor quits amidst threat

Published On: January 4, 2018 04:21 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Jan 4: Locals of Mugu had rejoiced after a doctor of Medicine-General Practice came to the district hospital a year ago.

Viral fever kills a dozen locals in Mugu

Published On: December 3, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Dec 3: About a dozen people have died due to viral fever outbreak in Mugu district within a week. Children and elderly alike are suffering from cough, cold, pneumonia and viral fever in the district as the temperature continues to drop in the mountainous region.

Mugu observes peaceful elections

Published On: November 27, 2017 05:15 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Nov 27: The first phase of the much-awaited parliamentary and provincial elections concluded in a peaceful and systematic manner in all the polling stations of Mugu on Sunday.

Mugu Election Office concerned about possibility of ballot box capture

Published On: November 26, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Nov 26: Just a day before the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections, the District Election Office of Mugu has expressed concern that some of the ballot boxes in the polling centers of the district are still exposed to the risk of being captured.

Mugu steps up security amid potential threats

Published On: November 25, 2017 03:55 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Nov 25: Despite claims that all election booths are safe for tomorrow’s elections, the District Election Office has suspected potentials of booths being captured.

Mugu supplies 300 tons of apples

Published On: October 16, 2017 07:39 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Oct 16: Recording significant growth in apple production, the remote western district of Mugu has exported 300 tons of apples outside the district so far in the current fiscal year.

Crusher plants causing noise pollution: Locals

Published On: September 9, 2017 07:26 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Sept 9: Manmohan Khadka of Rara Municipality-3 speaks louder these days. Other members of his family do the same. If they do not do so, they cannot hear each other, according to Khadka. “The crusher plants are operated all the time. When they make noise, we cannot hear anything except the noise,” he lamented.

Road obstruction leaves apple farmers high and dry

Published On: September 1, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Aug 31: Farmers of Mugu are worried for their produce is about to rot as they have not been able to take apple to the market.

NFC's 100 sacks of rice decay in Mugu

Published On: August 29, 2017 03:13 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, August 29: Around 100 sacks of rice supplied by Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) to locals of Humal have been found to be damaged.

As tourism boom hits Rara, foreign visitor numbers disappointingly low

Published On: August 27, 2017 09:14 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, August 27: Tourist footfall in Rara Laka - the biggest lake in the country - has remained more or less at the same level over the past five years.