Dhan Bahadur Budha

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Police seize herbs collected in unauthorized way

Published On: January 27, 2022 04:15 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

Jumla, Jan 27: The police have taken control of unauthorized herbs without a collection permit which were  being  transported  in Jumla.

Record-breaking flood after 94 years: Jumla farmers worried about starvation

Published On: October 31, 2021 11:45 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Oct 31: Eight hundred farmers of Jumla have been badly affected by the recent floods triggered by incessant rains from October 18 to October 20. The floods damaged the farmers' crops including apple orchard, walnut nursery, apple nursery, maize, bean and millet. According to the data prepared by the District Administration Office, Jumla, 800 people of the district have been affected by the floods.

Locals scared as a woman is killed by bear

Published On: October 24, 2021 11:45 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Oct 24: Ruda Dangi, 55, of Lamra village in Tatopani Municipality-5 has died after being attacked by a bear. DSP Dan Bahadur Thapa, who heads the District Police Office, Jumla, said that the deceased woman was a guard of Gadapari Community Forest.

Man-killing bear killed

Published On: October 4, 2021 10:08 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Oct 4: A bear which had attacked and killed a pedestrian in Guthichaur Rural Municipality-5 of Jumla district has been killed. The bear had attacked and killed one Hima Lama of Guthichaur-3.

Cannabis destroyed

Published On: August 22, 2021 03:31 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA: August 22: Security personnel have destroyed cannabis grown in an area around Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla. A joint team of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army destroyed the marijuana that grew naturally there.

State-owned FMTCL selling underweight rice in Jumla

Published On: April 18, 2020 01:19 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Bad roads, coronavirus fears take toll on tourism in Karnali

Published On: March 16, 2020 11:07 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Campaign against chhaupadi fizzles out

Published On: March 10, 2020 09:06 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Driver goes missing as jeep plunges into Karnali river

Published On: February 25, 2020 12:33 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Feb 25: Driver has gone missing in the Karnali river when the jeep plunged into the river at Lalighat of Narharinath rural municipality on Tuesday morning.

Apple production area in Jumla continues to expand

Published On: February 16, 2020 11:11 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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 continues to be neglected

Published On: February 16, 2020 09:33 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Devotees throng Chandannath Temple after idol restoration

Published On: February 1, 2020 08:06 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

‘Seasonal flu’ claims seven lives in Humla

Published On: January 27, 2020 07:42 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

1 MW solar plant to be built in Jumla

Published On: January 22, 2020 08:53 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Jan 22: Karnali Province Government has unveiled plan to install solar plant of one megawatt capacity in Jumla district headquarters Khalanga.

Locals demand probe after getting rotten rice in Humla

Published On: January 13, 2020 12:33 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

In Jumla, menstruating women are forced to stay in cowsheds

Published On: January 9, 2020 08:43 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

'We don't follow Chhaupadi'

Published On: January 4, 2020 09:17 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Sinja’s 10-year tourism master plan gathers dust

Published On: January 2, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Senate meeting decides to run MBBS course in Karnali Academy of Health Sciences

Published On: December 30, 2019 03:23 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Karnali Aushadhalaya disappoints patients from Humla, Jumla, Kalikot, Dolpa

Published On: December 22, 2019 08:27 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.