Dhan Bahadur Budha

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Hima residential school: A boon for helpless children

Published On: December 11, 2019 09:42 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Dec 11: Hima Primary Boarding School established by Hima Rural Municipality two years ago in a bid to ensure education for all has proved to be a boon for helpless and orphan children in Jumla. The school is home to a total of 52 students so far in the two years of its establishment and authorities have a plan to expand the school's capacity. According to Raj Bahadur Shahi, chairperson of Hima Rural Municipality, it is important to enhance the school's capacity as there are many more poor and helpless children in the district who are in need of a residential school.

KAHS senate meeting uncertain

Published On: December 9, 2019 08:11 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Dec 9: The senate meeting of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has become uncertain as the chancellor and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been ill for the past few weeks.

Dried apples, a profitable product for Jumla farmers

Published On: December 8, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Dec 8: Farmers in Jumla have been using excess apples, which would otherwise go wasted, in making handsome money. They cut these apples in small pieces, dry them, and sell them in markets both in the district and away.  These apples that would not be sold in local markets, are giving an income of Rs 20.50 million to the district farmers.

School students lament irregular classes

Published On: November 25, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Nov 25: Pujan Kumar Upadhyay, a 10th grader at Kanakasundari Secondary School of Jumla sat for his terminal examinations recently. He performed poorly. In the examinations, he was asked questions from the chapters which were not taught by the teachers yet. "It was the same for English, Maths and Science. We were asked questions from the chapters which were never discussed in the classroom," he reported.

Ram Singh, guardian of Jumla apples

Published On: November 14, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Nov 14: Ram Singh Rawal of Jumla's Sinja Rural Municipality is in Kathmandu at the moment, selling and branding the apples produced in the district.

Rural municipality dumps drugs, locals enraged

Published On: October 23, 2019 08:41 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Oct 23: Utter negligence and mismanagement of drug supply has come to the fore in Jumla. While the lack of medicines in health posts and hospitals is not a new tale in this rural zone, locals are enraged after seeing medicines dumped on riverside in Kakan Sundari Rural Municipality.

Jumla residents demand better roads

Published On: October 16, 2019 09:42 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Oct 16: The residents of Jumla have demanded that the government improve the condition of the roads in the region, especially the highways.

People’s lifestyle and climate changed in Jumla, not everyone is happy

Published On: October 16, 2019 09:19 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Oct 16: Winter doesn’t feel like winter to a local of Jumla Sampati Rawat, 70, anymore. Jumla’s weather has become hotter over the years, he says. “Neither is the monsoon as bothering as before, actually there is no downpour during the monsoon too,” he notes.

Italian apple gives new hope for Jumla farmers

Published On: October 13, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Oct 13: Tilak Buda Thapa of Chandannath Municipality of Jumla is busy these days harvesting Italian apples grown in the land of Chandannath temple. His days are spent in cultivating apple plants, showing traders around the apple orchard, and selling them his produce. His routine changed three years ago with the introduction of the new apple variety in the district, which caused sudden increase in the trade of apple farming.

Delay in upgradation affects vehicular movement on Nagma-Gamgadhi road

Published On: October 12, 2019 08:18 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

GAMGADHI, Oct 12: Delay in upgradation of the road section connecting Nagma – border of Jumla and Kalikot – and Gamgadhi of Mugu, has affected the vehicular movement along the road. Of the total 93 kilometers of the road section, only nine kilometers have been graveled till date.

Resource crunch mars Mountain Agricultural Research Institute

Published On: September 4, 2019 07:19 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Sept 4: Jumla locals were very much happy with the establishment of Mountain Agricultural Research Institute there seven years ago. They expected the institute would assist them in increasing agricultural productivity. However, in lack of required human resource, it has turned almost defunct.