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.
RUKUM, MARCH 26: The principal of a school in Rukum's (East) Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality has reportedly been out of contact for a year after misappropriating the school's funds. Balkumar Sharma, principal of Himalaya Adharbhut Vidyalaya at Pelma, Putha Uttarganga-2, has not visited the school for over a year now, according to the locals.
RUKUM, March 8: Dhansari Sarki of Banfikot Rural Municipality-6 in Rukum (West) is currently working at an under-construction hydropower project in her village. She reaches the working field as early as 9 am and works until 5 pm along with her co-workers. After working all day long, she earns Rs 500 a day.
RUKUM, Feb 15: With the objective of creating a just and equal society, hundreds of youths from Rukum had participated in the decade-long armed conflict launched by the then Maoist rebels. Despite shedding their sweat and blood for their rights and opportunities, they lament that their efforts have turned futile.
RUKUM, Feb 8: Clutching her one-year-old daughter, Dhan Kumari Sunar of Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality-12 in Rukum (East) has been away from her home for the past one week. Joining hundreds of protesters, she has been hitting the streets demanding that the district headquarters be fixed at the place decided by the previous government.
RUKUM, Jan 17: Banfikot Rural Municipality of Rukkum (West) has a long tradition of bidding farewell to Maghe Sankranti festival by organizing a marriage ceremony of two children from different villages.
RUKUM, Jan 12: Amrit Pariyar of Banfikot Rural Municipality-6 of Rukum (West) is a fourth grader at Siddhartha Janata Secondary School. A few days ago, he appeared in his mid-terminal examination. The rural municipality has announced that no community school can collect any kind of charge from the students. However, Amrit had to pay Rs 60 for the exam.
RUKUM WEST, Dec 28: Two police personnel and eight locals were injured in a clash between locals and the police at Chaurjaheri municipality. Locals had stalled construction work after individual houses were being destroyed to build the Mailanauli road.