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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.

Police unlock Tila Rural Municipality padlocked by unidentified group

Published On: July 8, 2019 01:01 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 8: Police on Monday has unlocked two doors of the office of Tila Rural Municipality in Jumla district padlocked by an unidentified group.

Private teachers of govt schools stage protest

Published On: July 2, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, July 2: Protests by private teachers working at government schools has affected the education of students in Sinja Rural Municipality of Jumla.

Local units in Jumla proiritize education, health, tourism, infrastructure

Published On: June 29, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 29: In its policy and program for the Fiscal Year 2019/20, Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has prioritized infrastructure development, education, health, and tourism sectors.

Jumla's risky and exploitative public transport system

Published On: June 26, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 26: Roads reached Jumla decades later than many other parts of the country. Its road networks further widened in the last few years.

Women no more banished to menstruation sheds in Hima

Published On: June 25, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 25: Unlike in the past, Siddha Shahi of Hima Rural Municipality sleeps at her own home even during her menstruation these days. In fact, she has been making the people aware about the risks of forcing women to live in Chhaugoths (menstruation sheds) during their periods.

KAHS gets permission to run MDGP course

Published On: June 22, 2019 03:05 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 22: Nepal Medical Council (NMC) has granted Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) the permission to start courses for Doctor of Medicine in General Practices and Emergency Medicine (MDGP). This has opened an avenue for KAHS to produce specialist doctors. The permission to conduct MDGP courses also opens doors to begin the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) course.

Rampant encroachment of Guthi land in Jumla

Published On: June 19, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 19: The land belonging to Chandannath Bhairavnath Guthi, a religious public trust in Jumla district, has been encroached upon heavily in recent times, with the locals building motorable roads and even private toilets on the land.