Dhan Bahadur Budha

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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.

Onion being sold at Rs 300 per kilo in Jumla

Published On: December 20, 2019 02:25 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Villagers spend 72 hours in cave after snowfall

Published On: December 17, 2019 09:45 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Missing 12 locals found safe in Jumla

Published On: December 16, 2019 01:45 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Dec 16: Twelve locals, who had gone missing for the past four days in the high hill areas in Jumla in course of picking precious herbs amid heavy snowfall, are found safe.

Snowfall forces air service shut across Karnali region

Published On: December 16, 2019 07:31 AM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

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.

Snowfall cripples life in Karnali

Published On: December 13, 2019 12:15 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Dec 13: Daily life in different districts of Karnali province has been hit hard due to the first speel of snowfall of this season since Thursday.

Campaign launched to dismantle Chhaupadi sheds in far-flung villages of Jumla

Published On: December 12, 2019 04:00 PM NPT By: Dhan Bahadur Budha

JUMLA, Dec 12: Local bodies have launched a campaign to dismantle Chhaupadi sheds in Jumla district.

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.