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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.

Rampant encroachment of Guthi land to build houses, roads and other structures

Published On: June 17, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 17: The encroachment of land belonging to the Bhairabnath Guthi Committee of Jumla has been going on for a long time.

Police arrest Chand-led group's Jumla in-charge

Published On: June 13, 2019 12:01 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 13: Police have arrested a district leader of the Netra Bikram Chand-led group from Sija rural municipality of Jumla last night.

Study underway for Karnali tourism master plan

Published On: June 13, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 13: A team of experts hired by the government of Karnali Province to make tourism master plan has arrived in Sinja of Jumla.

Road to Rara a ‘torment’ all the way

Published On: June 12, 2019 09:24 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 11: The Nagma-Gamgadhi road section which leads to the mesmerizing Rara hill is quite busy these days. Every day, hundreds of vehicles ply the road. Most often than not, drivers and passengers get off the vehicle for a while and start pushing it ahead. Crossing the route without doing so is almost impossible. According to a local of Gamgadhi, Harilal Sarki, amateur drivers should not try to drive along this route.

Sija Multiple Campus: Students come for admission but not for studies

Published On: June 9, 2019 07:45 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 9: Establishment of Sija Multiple Campus in Sija village of Jumla district a decade ago had brought smiles to the faces of residents. It was seen as a great achievement. “We were so glad that our kids and the new generation would not have to go far away from home for further studies.

Seven daughters in hope of a son

Published On: June 6, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 6: Five-year-old Bishal Bogati, the only son of Bhakta Bahadur Bogati, 62, of Tila Gufa Municipality in Kalikot district, is undergoing treatment at a hospital in neighboring Jumla for food poisoning.

Representatives join farmers to plant Marsi rice

Published On: May 28, 2019 08:36 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, May 28: The local representatives of Hima Rural Municipality of Jumla have started a campaign to preserve the famous Marsi rice which is grown locally.