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Tara Air plane’s disaster averted

Published On: June 10, 2018 09:18 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

All the 19 people on board the Tara Air twin otter plane including the flight crew are said to be safe. The nose of the plane is still stuck in the barbed wire.

Health workers threaten to shutdown health services in Jumla

Published On: June 8, 2018 12:53 PM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, June 8: Health workers said that they’d be forced to disrupt all health services in Jumla if the government failed to release their due salaries and incentives by the end of this month.

Declining water sources hit livelihoods of Jumla folks

Published On: May 28, 2018 07:14 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, May 28: Kali Bahadur Rawat of Lihi Gaun of Jumla claims that his village was known as the storehouse of grains until a decade ago. Farmer never had to worry about water for irrigation as there used to be sources of water in abundance. Locals used to grow enough crops for themselves while the excess production was sold in the market. However, those sources of water have dried up in the recent days due to prolonged drought.

Children sent to orphanage in Rukum living miserable life

Published On: May 23, 2018 08:40 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, May 23: Twenty four students of Jumla were sent to an orphanage in Rukum for free education and accommodation as per the recommendation of chiefs of ward no 1 and 2 of Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla.

Jumla villages empty as everyone is picking yarsagumba

Published On: May 23, 2018 08:08 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, May 23: Hari Bahadur BK of Jumla’s Patarasi Rural Municipality is currently busy picking yarsagumba in Patan area in the district’s uplands. In fact, majority of the youths in the Karnali region are doing the same. Lack of employment opportunities has attracted many people here into the lucrative yarsagumba trade.

Road connectivity still a far-fetched dream for Tila locals

Published On: May 13, 2018 03:07 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, May 13: Clutching his eight months old daughter, Bhupendra Rawat of Tila Rural Municipality-9 was headed for the Karnali Highway a few days ago. It was no less than a challenge for him to protect his daughter from falling in the sloppy and congested path which had became slippery due to rain.

Commercial farming of turkey and ‘laukat’ begins in Jumla

Published On: April 21, 2018 07:26 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, April 21: Narayan Chaulagain, a local of Chandannath Municipality-4 in Jumla, has started commercial farming of turkey and laukat, an Australian bird. The two birds of foreign species are used for meat and eggs.

Road safety becoming a challenge for Karnali Highway

Published On: March 14, 2018 09:48 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, March 14: Hira Adhikari, 27, died in a road accident along the Karnali Highway this past week. A resident of Guthichaur Rural Municipality, he was hit by a tractor. Eyewitness claim that she was only wounded when the tractor hit her initially, but then the tracker reversed and crushed her to death.

Gidikhola residents delighted as tractor reaches village

Published On: March 5, 2018 04:45 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Mar 5: After waiting for ages, locals of Tatopani Rural Municipality-4, Gidikhola have finally been able to see tractors plying in their village's road. Despite having a road, traveling in vehicles was still a far-fetched dream for the locals here.

Jumla youth think working in homeland far better

Published On: February 18, 2018 10:02 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Feb 18: While more than a thousand young men and women depart the nation for foreign employment every day, young people in Jumla with entrepreneurial spirit are have a different thought.

Lack of market troubles potato farmers in Jumla

Published On: February 17, 2018 09:15 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Feb 17: Potato farmers of Patarasi Rural Municipality in Jumla district are worried as their produce is not getting market as expected. As a result, farmers have been keeping their produce stored at home.

Negligence of consumer committee stalls drinking water project

Published On: January 29, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Jan 29: The much-hyped Raralihi Drinking Water Project of Tila Rural Municipality-1, which started five years ago, has been stalled halfway due to the negligence of the consumers' committee.

KAHS nurses protest against low pay, shun duties

Published On: January 17, 2018 09:10 AM NPT By: DB BUDHA

JUMLA, Jan 17: Protesting against their low pay, the nurses of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) and Teaching Hospital have been boycotting their duties for three hours a day.