Suman Malla

The contributor for Republica.

Rampant poaching in Mugu endangers many species

Published On: January 3, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Jan 3: Villages in the eastern part of Mugu district are considered rich in wildlife. However, of late, wildlife population, especially that of deer and tiger, is fast declining. Locals put the blame on poachers and lack of adequate security measures along the border.

Village shamans join campaign to abolish Chhaupadi

Published On: October 25, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU , Oct 25: In what appears to be a positive sign for social change, shamans of the district have joined the campaign to abolish social stigma around menstruation.

Locals forced to visit shaman in absence of health workers

Published On: September 24, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, Sept 22: Despite having health posts in the villages, locals of Mugu district are forced seek help from shamans to cure diseases.

Fear of landslide keeps locals awake

Published On: August 11, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, August 11: Rupa Rokaya is unable to sleep these days, thanks to the fear of landslides that has gripped her family. Massive rocks and mud have been sliding down from the settlements below her house while road and land above her house have sustained many cracks. “As the monsoon continues, it is just a matter of time before landslides sweep us away,” said Rokaya, a local of Nigale village in Srinagar VDC-9, Mugu district.

Only 4 Mugu VDCs have roads

Published On: July 13, 2016 04:00 AM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, July 13: Locals of Mugu district have seen lots of road construction projects of late. Millions of budgets have been allocated for such projects since the past few years. Recently, road constructions completed in the district headquarters Gamgadhi and about half-a-dozen other Village Development Committees (VDCs) nearby.