PREM CHUNARA

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Two yarsa collectors fall off cliffs to death in Darchula

Published On: July 6, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, July 6: Two yarsa collectors died after falling off two different cliffs in Api Himal Rural Municipality on Wednesday and Thursday.

Yarsha collectors disappointed over low collection

Published On: June 29, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, June 29: Collecting yarshagumba (a caterpillar fungus) is a major income source for the people of the high hills in western Nepal. In Darchula, the locals of five rural municipalities are fully dependent on yarsha collection for their living. Not only men and women but also school children and sometimes even pregnant women make it to the yarsha pockets in the mountainous zones for collecting yarsha.

Locals still crossing Mahakali River using tubes as Indian officials defer inaugural of suspension bridge

Published On: May 22, 2019 09:03 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, May 22: Residents of Darchula villages bordering Mahakali River continue to use tyre tubes to cross the river even though a suspension bridge over the river was completed six months ago. The suspension bridge that connects Nepal and India and is situated in Lekam Rural Municipality – 3 of the district is yet to come into operation.

Locals of Lipulek, Kalapani at the mercy of foreign security forces

Published On: May 18, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, May 18: Locals living in Kalapani and Lipulek lament that Nepal's territory in the area is ever shrinking due to border encroachment.

Couple arrested on charge of burning their 10-month-old daughter to death in Darchula

Published On: May 10, 2019 04:39 PM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, May 10: A couple was arrested on the charge of burning their 10-month-old daughter to death at Vyas rural municipality in Darchula.

Upper Naugarh to start power generation by mid-May

Published On: April 8, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, April 8: Upper Naugarh Gad Small Hydroelectric Project (8 MW) of Darchula is starting power generation by mid-May.

Low production of yarsagumba disappoints collectors in Darchula

Published On: July 9, 2018 09:55 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, July 9: Yarsagumba collectors who spent more than a month in the highlands have come home disappointed due to the decrease in production of the prized herb.

SSB constable beats up Nepali man

Published On: June 8, 2018 07:54 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, June 8:Nepali migrants and locals continue to suffer ill treatment and humiliation at the hands of Indian Border Security Force (SSB) personnel at border points near Darchula district headquarters Khalanga due to the Nepal government’s apathy toward raising the issue with Indian authorities in their bilateral discussions.

Minor earthquake felt in Darchula

Published On: May 24, 2018 10:21 PM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, May 24: A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5-magnitude shook Darchula on Thursday evening, an official at the National Seismological office at Surkhet said.

Chameliya finally starts generating electricity

Published On: February 11, 2018 02:17 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, Feb 10: The 30 MW Chameliya Hydroelectric Project started generating electricity from Saturday. The project which saw several cost variations, controversies and frustrations over delays has now been connected to the national grid, nearly 11 years after works started in January, 2007. The peaking run of river project, which can generate minimum six hours in full capacity, was supposed to complete in May 2011. The project started for a regional balance in electricity generation is believed to be a landmark in Province 7.

Residents demand Darchula be reclassified as remote

Published On: October 16, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, Oct 16: Considering the upcoming provincial election, the government recently published a new classification on accessibility of areas. The new classification has upgraded many of the localities to accessible from backward region.

NC wins Byas Rural Municipality

Published On: July 2, 2017 07:11 PM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, July 2: Nepali Congress has been elected as the chief of Byas Rural Municipality.  Dilip Singh Budhathoki has been elected as the chief of the rural municipality with 1, 915 votes. His closest rival of CPN-UML Dilip Singh Dadal got 1,607 votes.

UML emerges victorious in Kumyayak Rural Municipality

Published On: July 1, 2017 12:53 PM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

PANCHTHAR, July 1: CPN-UML candidate Jaya Chemjong has won the race for the chief of Kumyayak Rural Municipality in Panchthar with 3,226 votes, compared to 2,003 votes for his closest rival Nepali Congress candidate Bam Lawati.

UML wins election in Naugad Rural Municipality

Published On: July 1, 2017 12:32 PM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, July 1: CPN-UML candidate Prem Singh Dhami has emerged victorious in the race for the chief of Naugad Rural Municipality in Darchula with 2289 votes, compared to 1816 votes for his nearest rival Nepal Congress candidate Jagat Singh Thagunna.

UML, Maoist Center take lead in one unit each in Darchula

Published On: June 29, 2017 08:27 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, June 29: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have taken initial lead in one local unit each in Darchula.

Suspension bridge over Mahakali River elates locals

Published On: June 18, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, June 17: Tuin was a killer. Those who would use it to cross the river would survive by chance. That was how people would feel about the risky rope way which was but the only way to cross the giant Mahakali River in the remote district of Darchula.

One child injured after being hit by car

Published On: March 26, 2017 11:30 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, March 26: One female child sustained injuries to her right leg earlier today at Darchula when she was hit by the car(Ba 16 Cha 9151) bound for Dhangadi from Darchula.

Tuins, tubes continue to claim lives

Published On: October 5, 2016 07:44 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, Oct 4: People falling down from ropeway into the Mahakali River and drowning is no more a news for Darchula locals. Every year they lose their village folks to the perilous journey.

Smuggling thrives along Tinkar border in Darchula

Published On: August 18, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, Aug 18: Smuggling of animal parts and precious herbs through Tinkar border draws headlines every year. Sparse human settlement and absence of government security agencies in the area give smugglers unrestrained opportunity to carry out illegal activities across the border with India.

Yarsa smuggling on the rise in Darchula

Published On: July 16, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: PREM CHUNARA

DARCHULA, July 16: After a ban in trade of yarsagumba in India, smuggling of the rare medicinal herb into Nepal has been on the rise in Darchula district which shares boarder with the southern neighbor.