RUKUM, June 11: There are many highlands in Rukum (West) where people do not really have to seek permission from any authority to pick Yarsa, a prized medicinal fungus. However, various committees are exercising monopoly by charging entry fees and taxing the Yarsa pickers.
SALYAN, May 25: The family of Ramlal Yari of Manjhkada village in the hill district of Salyan migrated to Dhorpipal area last week. Yari said life in the village, which lies in Bangad Kupinde Municipality-10, has become very difficult due to the severe water crisis.
RUKUM, May 14: A wildfire that spread into the villages from Ramkanda forest of Chhatreshwari Rural Municipality in Salyan district has claimed two lives on Monday. The fire which is still blazing by the time this news was prepared destroyed 13 houses completely.
RUKUM, May 11: Janasudhar Basic School located at Sisne village of eastern Rukum has three teachers and an office assistant while it has only four students. The school has permission to run classes up to the fifth grade.
RUKUM, May 9: Despite the government's claim of having provided subsidized rice to food deficit areas in Dolpa, the locals are complaining of receiving barely anything as per the government's declaration.
RUKUM, May 1: Locals of Rukum have said that they would strongly protest a decision of the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation to divert water of Uttarganga River to Kaligandaki River for building mega hydropower plants.
RUKUM, April 25: Construction of a bridge linking Simli with Garayala in Sani Bheri Rural Municipality of Western Rukum began six years ago. It was supposed to be completed within two years. But six years down the lane, the project is nowhere close to completion.
RUKUM, April 23: Rukum locals and representatives are protesting against the provincial government’s decision to divert the water of Uttar Ganga Hydro Project to Kali Gandaki River. The protestors claim that the move would bring several micro hydropower projects to closure apart from affecting water availability in many areas.
RUKUM, April 22: Rukum has strong association with the decade-long armed conflict. Hundreds of people were tortured and victimized during this period especially in the eastern part of the district. Inhabited mostly by the people of Magar community, most locals of Rukum(East) have country-made guns at their homes.
RUKUM, April 20: Timber worth Rs 20 million is set to be extracted from a single village in Rukum in the current fiscal year. Preparations have been made to export timber worth Rs 18 million from two community forests alone in Bhume Rural Municipality-1.
RUKUM, April 17: On November 14, the District Police Office (DPO), Rukum (West), arrested Rajip Khadka, 22, of Tribeni Rural Municipality-2, Simrutu, on the charge of raping a 17-year-old girl of the same village. Khadka is currently under judicial custody. According to the police, the accused has already confessed to the crime.
RUKUM, March 28: The locals of Magma in Banfikot Rural Municipality-6 of Rukum (west) were hopeful of getting temporary job as laborers when the local government allocated Rs 350,000 to repair a three-kilometer stretch of Biuntakura Meldanda road section.