JUMLA, April 18: At a time when supply of food has been affected due to the nationwide lockdown, the state-owned Food Management and Trading Company Limited (FMTCL) is found to have been selling underweight rice in Jumla.
JUMLA, March 16: Prem Bahadur Khatri, local of Sinja Rural Municipality-2, said that in recent time the arrival of tourists has significantly declined in Nagma Rara Corridor. Earlier, in a single day 100 to 50 tourists vehicle used to pass but now transport of tourist vehicle have become completely stopped. The Nagma-Gamgadi road seems empty whole day. According to locals, bus which runs on local route and products loaded trucks only runs from the road.
JUMLA, March 10: The government's aggressive campaign against Chhaupadi, a tradition of keeping women in separate huts during their periods, has fallen weak in Karnali. The campaign that started over two months ago has fizzled out as families largely continued with the ill practice despite used awareness programs and forceful demolition of sheds.
JUMLA, Feb 16: The total area for apple farming in Jumla district is increasing on a yearly basis. Farmers in Jumla are attracted to apple farming as they have been able to generate profit from the venture. Jumla is famous for its organic apples and the demand for the product is increasing in the domestic market.
JUMLA, Feb 16: The then Maoist insurgents used to sing songs for Jumla and the locals back then. Songs like ~I'gau gau bata utha, basti basti baata utha' ~I(rise and get ready to change the face of the nation), a thrilling song by Raamesh, used to resonate in the villages and towns of this small district when the Maoists were waging a war against the government in the name of the people and the nation.
JUMLA, Feb 1: The recovery of the lost idol of Dattatreya has triggered an influx of visitors at Chandannath Temple of Jumla. There was a hue and cry in the district when 28 idols of the temple were stolen over three years ago. Consequently, many people had stopped offering worship at the temple after the idols went missing.
HUMLA, Jan 27: Seven people from several parts of Humla have died reportedly due to seasonal flu over the last three weeks. The deceased are from Chankheli, Kharpunath and Sarkegand areas, according to government authorities.
JUMLA, Jan 13: The distribution of rotten rice by a Shreenagar-based government depot in Adanchuli Rural Municipality has enraged the locals. They have demanded a fair investigation into the matter and punishment for the culprits.
JUMLA, Jan 9: Chhau sheds (menstruation hut) are being dismantled in western Nepal following strict directive from the government to end the malpractice of banishing women to such sheds during their periods. However, uprooting this tradition does not seem that easy in Jumla. Unlike other districts where Chhaupadi tradition is in practice, chhau sheds are not built outside the houses here. Instead, girls and women in Jumla are forced to share space with cattle at the sheds meant for cows and goats when they bleed.
JUMLA, JAN 4: Fourteen years ago, the Cabinet decided to declare Chhaupadi as a malpractice. But the decision couldn't be implemented effectively, leaving behind the women of Karnali and far- western Nepal to suffer in the name of the age-old tradition. In the name of tradition, what weren't they deprived of? Nutritious food, proper rest, you name it.
JUMLA, Jan 2: The 10-year master plan prepared by Jumla Social Development Center in 2008 for the developing Sinja valley in Jumla district into a tourist destination has been limited to papers alone. The draft which was handed to the District Development Committee has been gathering dust.
JUMLA, Dec 30: A senate meeting of the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has decided to run MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) course in the academy from the current fiscal year, authorities said on Monday.
JUMLA, Dec 22: Dozens of patients who reach Karnali Aayurveda Aaushadalaya, Jumla, from several remote villages of the district as well as from Mugu, Kalikot and Dolpa everyday have no choice but to return disappointed due to the lack of medicines at the Aayurvedic health center. According to the patients, not even a single medicine is available at the center for the last one month.
JUMLA, Dec 20: Onion is easily available in the district headquarters Khalanga bazaar and various market places in rural parts. It is neither Nepali nor the onion imported from China. However, the price is not normal. According to local businessmen, onion is sold at Rs 250 to 300 a kilogram. Following India’s ban on onion export, Nepal has been importing it from its northern neighbor China.
They were at Patan (a place at a lower altitude than that of Sherapatan) when they came under a spell of rains, storms and snow. The dreams to earn a little from herbs turned insignificant, life was at risk. Then they started looking for caves, if there were any. They were lucky to find a cave at Gaudhunga.
JUMLA, Dec 16: Heavy snowfall in the high hills of the Karnali region since Thursday evening has brought the air service to a complete halt. All the four airports of Karnali -- Jumla, Dolpa, Humla and Mugu airports -- remain closed. There is over a feet of snow on the runway of the airports.