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Five arrested on charge of smuggling contraband drugs in Jumla

Published On: April 20, 2019 10:34 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, April 20: Police have arrested five persons on the charge of smuggling contraband drugs in Jumla on Friday.

Locals lament Jumla Airport mess

Published On: April 19, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, April 19: Flight services have come to a grinding halt at Jumla Airport once again "due to repairs." Earlier in October last year, the authorities had closed the airport for two months citing repairs.

Apple farmers of Jumla turn to insurance to cover risks

Published On: April 11, 2019 08:48 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, April 11: Apple farmers in Jumla are gradually getting attracted toward crop insurance program. More farmers are turning to crop insurance as its covers weather-related risks, saving them from unprecedented loss.

Patarasi to prevent children from going to highlands to pick Yarsa

Published On: April 9, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, April 9: Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla has launched a campaign to prevent school students from going to the highlands to pick Yarsagumba, a prized medicinal herb.

Child marriage ruining young lives in Jumla

Published On: March 30, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, March 30: District Police Office, Jumla last week received a complaint about forceful child marriage. According to the district police chief, DSP Sitaram Rijal, this is the first ever such complaint the office has received. Though child marriage is not uncommon in this region, never before had anyone come over to the office to officially register a case.

Children start attending schools after availability of water

Published On: March 27, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, March 27: Students of Ganga Devi Elementary School located near the district headquarters Khalanga have started attending classes regularly following the availability of water at the school.

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

Published On: March 16, 2019 09:09 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: March 4, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: February 27, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: February 25, 2019 09:25 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: February 24, 2019 10:46 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: February 24, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: February 23, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: February 23, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: February 15, 2019 05:18 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: January 6, 2019 09:38 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: December 30, 2018 09:36 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: December 27, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: December 11, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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

Published On: December 6, 2018 08:14 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

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.