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Dolpa village in fear as residents show Covid-19 like symptoms

Published On: March 4, 2020 08:02 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, Mar 4: With more than 80 people suffering from common cold and fever in Tripura Sundari Municipality-1 in Dolpa district, the local residents are in a state of panic as the symptoms are similar to that of the deadly COVID-19.

Heavy snowfall in Dolpa (with photos and video)

Published On: January 17, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, Jan 17: Normal life in Dolpa has been affected due to rain-triggered heavy snowfall since Thursday.

Dolpa to get 5 Bailey bridges soon

Published On: January 8, 2020 08:42 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, Jan 8: Travelling in the rugged terrain of Dolpa is one of the toughest tasks for the locals as well as tourists who visit this pristine land.

DPR for Jagdulla Hydropower almost ready, initial estimate at Rs 22b

Published On: December 7, 2019 12:40 PM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, Dec 7: The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of 106MW Jagdulla Hydropower Project, to be located in Jagdulla Rural Municipality of Dolpa in Karnali Province, is in its final stage of preparation.

Flood sweeps away bridges leading to Phoksundo Lake

Published On: August 17, 2019 07:55 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, Aug 17: Wooden bridges connecting the trekking routes to the Dolpa-based Phoksundo Lake were destroyed by floods on Friday morning.

Way to Phoksundo disrupted as bridge swept way

Published On: August 16, 2019 03:00 PM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, Aug 16: Trekking route to Dolpa based Phoksundo Lake has been disrupted as floods swept away the wooden bridges over the rivers along the way.

Electricity in Dolpa village excites locals

Published On: July 22, 2019 07:34 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, July 22: Even though the world has gone digital, electricity is still a mere dream for several villages in the remote district of Dolpa. Amid this grim scenario, Lwaki village here has however been lucky about power recently. This has greatly excited the locals as they feel the new development would add to their quality of life and opportunities.

Two teenage boys die after drowning in Bheri River

Published On: June 24, 2019 03:28 PM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 24: Two teenage boys died after drowning in Bheri River on Monday.  The deceased have been identified as 13-year-old Birbahadur Nepali and 14-year-old Bimal Nepali of Lha village at Tripurasundari municipality in Dolpa.

Eight Yarsa pickers have died in Dolpa this season so far

Published On: June 7, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 7: A week after the reported deaths of five Yarsa pickers in the highlands of Dolpa, three more people have succumbed to extreme cold and high altitude sickness this week.

Yarsa pickers death toll in Dolpa rises to eight

Published On: June 6, 2019 10:50 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 6: Eight people who had gone to various highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsa have died due to extreme cold.

Trekking circuit opened at Phoksundo Lake

Published On: June 4, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 4: The construction of a 3.8 km-long trekking circuit from the Phoksundo Lake, which lies next to Rigmogaun village of Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality-8, to the Chholphuk hill has been completed.

Karnali Province organizes mobile health camps in Dolpa for yarsa collectors

Published On: June 3, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 3: Around a dozen teams of doctors on Sunday reached different pastures of Dolpa for conducting mobile health camps following the untimely deaths of three yarsa collectors within a week.

Three Yarsa pickers die in Dolpa within a week

Published On: June 2, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 2: Three people who had gone to various highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsa have died in the last one week due to extreme cold.

Three Yarshagumba pickers die in Dolpa

Published On: June 1, 2019 01:05 PM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 1:  Three people who had gone to pick the precious herb Yarshagumba died in Dolpa district in the past three days.

Yarsa collectors flock to highlands to pick the prized fungus

Published On: June 1, 2019 10:28 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, June 1: With hordes of people swarming to the highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsagumba, a fungus with medicinal value, most villages of the mountainous district wear a deserted look.

20 Yarsha smugglers caught with 150 pieces of Yarsha, Rs 281,000 in cash

Published On: May 18, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, May 18: Twenty Yarsha smugglers, who had illegally entered a Yarsha-rich area in the mountainous Dolpa district, have been arrested by the police.

Remote Dolpa gets first ever bakery

Published On: May 13, 2019 09:27 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, May 13: A bakery has started operation in Kotbazaar area of Tripurasundari Municipality in remote Dolpa district.

Elected representatives get training on conservation of red panda

Published On: May 9, 2019 09:18 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, May 9: The elected representatives of Dolpa have undergone training for the conservation of the endangered red panda.

Caste-based discrimination still prevalent in Dolpa schools

Published On: May 2, 2019 11:40 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, May 2: As non-Dalits make a majority of the population of Dolpa district, it is a challenge for a Dalit member to grab a position of chairperson of a school management committee (SMC).

Teenager sent to rehab for attempting to rape a minor

Published On: March 11, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: BISHNU PRASAD DEVKOTA

DOLPA, March 11: A teenager arrested for attempting to rape a six years old girl has been sent to a rehabilitation center by the District Court, Dolpa.