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‘Ek Ghar, Ek Syau Bagaicha’ campaign in full swing

March 16, 2019 09:09 AM

JUMLA, March 16: The “Ek Ghar, Ek Syau Bagaicha” (One House, One Apple Garden) campaign that began in Jumla with an aim of making farmers self-sustained through apple farming has proved to be beneficial for the farmers.

Farmers rejoice over snowfall

March 4, 2019 04:00 AM

JUMLA, March 4: Farmers in Jumla are expecting better harvest of apple because of recent snowfall in the district.

Medicine shortage in Jumla affects patients

February 27, 2019 02:30 AM

JUMLA, Feb 27: Dhanendra Bohora of Tila Rural Municipality - 2 went to a nearby health post to get paracetamol tablets following a severe headache last week.

Girls' education still not a priority for Jumla families

February 25, 2019 09:25 AM

Leafy green vegetables are a staple for local families during this season. With the food stock very low, families mostly depend on these vegetables for meals.

The joy of returning home from Kalapahad

February 24, 2019 10:46 AM

JUMLA, Feb 24: Bhim Prasad Dhital was feeling good on returning back to his village from Kalapahad. He had left for Kalapahad right after Dashain. Locals in Jumla go to various parts of India in search of employment and refer all those destinations collectively as Kalapahad.

Child marriage high in Guthichaur

February 24, 2019 05:00 AM

JUMLA, Feb 24: Manita Nepali of Guthichaur Rural Municipality-4 got married at the tender age of 16. She delivered her first child when she was eighteen years old.

Heavy snowfall affects Jumla schools

February 23, 2019 04:00 AM

JUMLA, Feb 23: Heaps of snow piled up in the high mountainous regions of Jumla have prevented many schools from resuming their classes after the winter vacation.

Elected reps meet pregnant women to address their problems

February 23, 2019 03:00 AM

JUMLA, Feb 23 :A year ago, 18-year-old Anjana Jaisi of Guthichaur Rural Municipality-4 tied the nuptial knot.

Red panda conservation becoming challenging

February 15, 2019 05:18 AM

JUMLA, Feb 14:  With increased poaching activities and rampant destruction of habitat, Jumla district is finding it challenging to conserve the endangered red pandas.Stakeholders, in a conservation program organized on Thursday, expressed deep concern over the failure to protect red pandas even in the conservation areas.“The government should have efficient policies for protecting red pandas,” said civil society leader Raj Bahadur Mahat.

Herb collection, climate change affect bee-keeping in Jumla

January 6, 2019 09:38 AM

JUMLA, Jan 6: Bee farming in Jumla is under threat due to reasons that remain unknown to the locals. According to experts who are in Jumla for the last three months conducting research on the disease, the changing climate and the lack of open space for their colonies might have triggered the decline in the growth of the honey bees.

Men in business, women in socio-political affairs

December 30, 2018 09:36 AM

JUMLA, Dec 30: Bijkali Rokaya of Sija is among the leading women of the village. She says that women have been running the whole village since all men have gone to foreign lands in search of employment. "As all male members are abroad or out of the district for jobs, we women have been managing the household and social affairs," said Rokaya.

Menstruating women still banished to sheds in 'Chaupadi-free' Jumla

December 27, 2018 03:00 AM

JUMLA, Dec 27: Bishnumaya Tiwari of Sija Rural Municipality still has to sleep in cowshed during five days of her period.

Government officials risking their lives under cracked building

December 11, 2018 02:30 AM

JUMLA, Dec 11: The staff of the District Drinking Water and Sanitation Subdivision Office (DDWSSO) in Jumla are forced to work in a dilapidated building, which has developed cracks everywhere. The civil servants say they fear for their lives but have not other options than to risk their lives.

Youths’ journey to ‘Kalapahad’ continues

December 6, 2018 08:14 AM

JUMLA, Dec 6: This time, Birendra Budha of Sija Rural Municipality - 4 was not willing to go to Kalapahad at all. He wanted to find a job in his village. Though his friends left for Kalapahad, he remained at home. Months passed, but Budha got no work. Disappointed, he followed his friends and head out for Kalapahad. In Jumla going to India is referred to as going to Kalapahad.

Rape victims in Jumla settle cases fearing social stigma

December 6, 2018 04:30 AM

JUMLA, Dec 6: Few weeks ago, police arrested Laxiram Rokaya of Chandannath Municipality-8, accusing him of raping a thirteen-year-old girl, who lived next door.

Local bodies in Jumla all prepared to launch early warning, preparedness systems

December 4, 2018 12:15 PM

JUMLA, Dec 4 : Local bodies in Jumla are all set to launch community-based early warning and preparedness systems to avoid the impact of natural disasters such as floods, landslides, storms, and forest fires.

Khalanga all set to be load shedding free

November 14, 2018 03:30 AM

JUMLA, Nov 14: Khalanga of Jumla district, which was once the headquarters of Karnali Zone, is set to illuminate with electricity lights round the clock within this fiscal year.

Jumla schools without teachers even after holidays are over

November 13, 2018 03:30 AM

JUMLA, Nov 13: Schools in Jumla had announced holiday only till Dashain. However, schools here have not opened even after Tihar. This has left students with no option but to stay at home idle.

Tara Air's plane flies to Kathmandu after fixation from June 9 accident

November 8, 2018 13:45 PM

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Tara Air with Call Sign 9N-AEV which met with an accident while landing at the Jumla Airport in the district on June 9 has flew to Kathmandu on Thursday after fixation.

Hospital becoming a destination for quality treatment in Karnali

November 4, 2018 09:40 AM

JUMLA, Nov 4: Until a few years ago, health facilities were the last thing Karnali region would offer. For small to big health issues, people here had to travel to the capital or other cities in the tarai region. Many would prefer going to India as well. However, things are changing now, thanks to the quality service provided by the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS).