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Helicopters being sent to rescue people trapped in the snow in Jumla

Published On: February 6, 2022 01:09 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Feb 6: The Karnali provincial government has started sending helicopters to rescue the people trapped in the snow in Patan area. They had gone there to collect herbs. Due to continuous snowfall since Thursday, 55 locals of Tatopani-8 who had gone to the Patan area to collect herbs have gone out of contact. They could not be reached by phone. According to locals, they have currently taken shelter in Gagri and Aidi of Patan area. They are not able to return home due to the heavy snowfall.

55 people who had gone to collect herbs missing due to heavy snowfall

Published On: February 6, 2022 10:38 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Feb 6: As many as 55 people of Topla village of Tatopani Rural Municipality-8 of Jumla have gone out of contact due to heavy snowfall since Thursday. Two have died of asphyxiation. They had entered the Patan area to collect herbs and have since lost contact with anyone.   Locals suspect that they might have been living in Gagri Odhar and Aidi Odhar of Patan.

Frightening effect of child marriage in Jumla: 860 young girls got pregnant last year

Published On: August 17, 2021 12:44 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, August 17: The situation of child marriage in Jumla is alarming, according to the District Public Health Office (DPHO). Although there are no statistical records on child marriage, the situation of girls under the age of 20 who come to health facilities for pregnancy test is disturbing.

DPR of Jumla Airport in limbo, crew flying taking risks

Published On: August 3, 2021 12:15 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

KATHMANDU, August 3: The detailed project report (DPR) of Jumla Airport, for the upgradation of the airport is in limbo. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Buddha Air had prepared a DPR to upgrade the airport two years ago. The DPR has not been implemented and neither has the airport been upgraded.

Four killed, seven others including a minor injured in Humla jeep accident

Published On: December 5, 2020 08:50 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Dec 5: Four people were killed in a jeep accident that took place near Jabuka area of Simkot Rural Municipality-7 Dadaphaya in Humla district at around 10 pm Friday. Seven persons including a child were injured in the accident.

Children who came to Jumla from Punjab in search of their father sent to Surkhet after their address traced

Published On: October 1, 2020 05:40 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Oct 1: The four children who arrived in Jumla all the way from the Indian State of Punjab 10 days ago in search of their long-lost father have been sent to Surkhet after the police traced their home address. According to the police, their father’s name is Amar Pariyar who used to work in India long ago.

Four children reach Jumla from Punjab in search of their father

Published On: September 29, 2020 10:10 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Sept 29: Four children aged between three to 17 years have arrived in Khalanga, Jumla, all the way from the Indian State of Punjab in search of their father. The eldest one of them, Madhu BK, stated that their father was a daily wage earner in Punjab and he went missing three years ago.

Dr KC postpones hunger strike for a week at the request of local administration

Published On: August 27, 2020 07:45 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Aug 27: Dr Govinda KC, who was preparing to begin a fresh hunger strike beginning Thursday, has decided to postpone it for a week.

Shamans join hands to end Chhau practice

Published On: January 19, 2020 11:29 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Jan 19: After the local administration launched a campaign to make the district free of Chhaupadi sheds (menstruation sheds), the region's shamans, too, have started supporting the movement against the "bad practice". They are also against Chhaupadi, which the government has already declared as a bad practice.

Signature campaign against Chhau culture at police stations

Published On: January 12, 2020 09:09 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Jan 12: Initiatives to end the ill tradition of Chhaupadi (keeping women in isolated sheds during menstruation) now includes a signature collection campaign at police posts in Jumla. Led by the police and public jointly, this campaign is gaining a momentum.

Apple farming in Karnali paving way for prosperity

Published On: December 30, 2019 08:57 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Dec 30: Ram Singh Rawal of Sija village in Jumla sold seven tons of apples in Kathmandu this season. He went door to door asking people to buy apples for Rs 50 per kg. While the Kathmandu locals were more than happy to get the organic fruit for so little price (far less than the market price of apple in the capital), Rawal was amazed that his products were extremely liked by the people.

Snowfall halts tourist arrival in Jumla

Published On: December 21, 2019 08:29 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Dec 21: Tourist arrival in Jumla has come to a halt after heavy snowfall in the region earlier this week.

Three persons recommended for KAHS rector

Published On: December 21, 2019 08:27 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Dec 21: Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has recommended three names to the government for the post of rector, which remains vacant for the last seven months.

Campaign against Chhaupadi practice

Published On: December 13, 2019 07:41 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Dec 13: The locals units of Jumla district have started ‘No Chaupadi Shed’ campaign aimed at reducing the Chaupadhi practice in the district. The locals units of the district in coordination with different non-government organizations (NGOs) have started the campaign.

Rural roads make Karnali highway too risky

Published On: August 17, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Aug 17: Sher Bahadur Bohora of Jumla recently traveled to Surkhet last week. That was not the first time he made the trip. However, he was never scared as he was on that trip. ‘That was not a journey, it was a nightmare’.

Woman giving birth to daughter given short shrift

Published On: August 14, 2019 07:45 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Aug 14: Putali Mahatara of Patarasi Rural Municipality, Jumla gave birth at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) last Wednesday. Upon learning that she had delivered a girl, Putali’s husband Bir Bahadur Mahatara simply left them there. Such instances of neglect toward female newborn is rampant in the district.

Deadly roads a nightmare for passengers in Karnali

Published On: August 10, 2019 06:51 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Aug 10: Puja Bhandari of Chandannath Municipality of Jumla was very much aware of the awful condition of the road leading to Surkhet that she never wanted to travel along the route

Karnali Highway reopens to traffic after four days

Published On: July 31, 2019 02:39 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 31: Transportation along the Karnali Highway, which remained closed due to landslides for the past four days, has resumed from today.

'Forest Guardian' for endangered red panda conservation

Published On: July 28, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 28: In view of the rising cases of poaching of red panda, locals of Sija Municipality have formed a 'Forest Guardian' committee for the conservation of the shy and endangered animal.

Students in remote Jumla compelled to walk four hours to school

Published On: July 13, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 13: It takes around two hours for Punnilal Rawat of Ripi village of Jumla to reach his school. The ninth grader said he gets exhausted by the time he reaches school.