SIMIKOT, Oct 11: Many travelers wishing to leave for the Kathmandu Valley and other districts on the occasion of the main Hindu festivals-- Dashain and Tihar-- are facing difficulties in getting airline tickets.

SIMIKOT, Oct 10: The telephone service of Nepal Telecom has been out of order in Simikot Rural Municipality-3 in the Himalayan district of Humla for over a month now. The local residents have expressed serious concern over the disruption of the service for such a long time.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Floods following incessant rain have damaged the Ridham Small Hydropower Project in Humla district of Nepal. The flood on Friday has heavily damaged the 130 meters of pipeline of the hydropower project.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: A study team formed by the government to study the Nepal-China border in Humla, which has been in dispute between the two countries, has reached Simkot on Saturday to study the 13 of the 15 border pillars with China in Humla district.

KATHMANDU, September 3: The decision of the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government to form a task force to see whether or not the Chinese side has encroached upon Nepali territory in the Namkha area of Humla district has courted controversies across political circles in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 26: The government has been providing 1.5 million kilograms of rice annually through the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) to the remote district of Humla in Karnali. Due to the lack of road networks, private sector airlines - Summit Air, Tara Air and Sita Air - have been involved in the transportation of rice.

One held with 5 kgs of yarsagumba

August 14, 2021 12:45 pm

HUMLA, August 14: Local authorities recovered 5.3kg of Yarsagumba, also known as the caterpillar fungus, from Humla Airport on Friday.

SIMKOT, July 12: COVID-19 cases have increased in Humla district days after the prohibitory order was lifted.

SIMKOT, July 5: Nine children from Kharpunath and Adanchuli rural municipalities of Humla district have been reunited with their families on Sunday after they were rescued from various child care homes in Kathmandu.

HUMLA, June 14: Locals at Galfagad at Adanchuli Rural Municipality-2 in Humla district have been suffering from viral fever for some days now. The cases of viral fever are on the rise in the locality.

HUMLA, May 31: The health service office of Humla district has purchased eight new oxygen concentrators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the region.

HUMLA, May 18: The cases of coronavirus infection have surged in five of the total seven rural municipalities in the mountainous district of Humla.

SIMKOT, May 17: Adanchuli Rural Municipality of Humla district has decided to suspend all its services for a week following a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Humla transit being monitored

April 25, 2021 09:21 am

SIMIKOT, April 25: Simikot Airport, a major entry point to the district and three other road check points are being strictly monitored in the wake of increased Coronavirus infections.

SIMKOT, April 12: Most of the hotels and other businesses in district headquarters of Humla are found operating without registering themselves with the concerned agencies.

SIMKOT, March 9: People in Adanchuli Rural Municipality in the lower belt of Humla district have not had power supply for five days.

Schools in Humla to reopen from Jan 28

January 19, 2021 09:48 am

SIMKOT, Jan 19: Simkot Rural Municipality in Humla district has decided to resume schools from January 18. The schools were closed for a long time due to Covid-19 pandemic.

HUMLA, Dec 14: Humla was the only Himalayan district left to be linked with a national road network. It has now been connected to a road network. Three rural municipalities – Tanjakot, Adanchuli and Sarkegad-- have been connected with the national road network.

JUMLA, Dec 5: Four people were killed in a jeep accident that took place near Jabuka area of Simkot Rural Municipality-7 Dadaphaya in Humla district at around 10 pm Friday. Seven persons including a child were injured in the accident.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 23: Two socket bombs were recovered from the premises of the Agriculture Development Office in Humla.

HUMLA, Nov 19:  A meeting of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee in Jumla on Wednesday decided to close all academic institutions and restrict inter-rural municipality movement within the district.

HUMLA, Nov 5: Simkot airport of Humla has witnessed a large number of passengers in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Tanjakot Rural Municipality of Humal district has been sealed off for five days.

SURKHET, April 4: The Karnali State government has started sending food items to the mountainous districts in the State via air. The State government decided to supply foodstuffs to Humla, Dolpa and Mugu districts through private aircraft. In case of Humla and Dolpa, air service is the only means of transportation.

HUMLA, March 7: Heaving snowfall is taking place since Friday evening in Humla.

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.

Humla connected by road network

January 19, 2020 11:51 am

BAJURA, Jan 19: In one month's time Humla will finally be connected to the national road network. The installation of a bailey bridge over the Kawadi river in between Bajura and Humla will connect Humla by a motorable road.

SIMIKOT, Dec 28: All health facilities in seven rural municipalities in Humla are dealing with an increased number of people with complains of winter-related health issues as the winter season is about hit its peak.

SIMIKOT, Dec 24: As many as 20 government offices in Humla are without the office chief as the winter cold grips this mountainous district.

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.

Flights disrupted, exams put off

December 14, 2019 08:09 am

SURKHET, Dec 14: Incessant snowfall in the hill districts over the last two days has badly affected life in the Karnali region.

Youths to march for climate justice

September 20, 2019 12:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Organizations and groups of students in Nepal are all set to lead a march against climate injustice on Friday. Community Police officials to stakeholders involved in sustainable development are participating alongside students in different cities.

HUMLA, August 1: A woman died during childbirth in a rural Sarkegad of mountainous Humla district.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prabhu Bank opened its new branch in Kharpunath Rural Municipality Ward 5 of Humla district.

HUMLA, July 3: Two bombs have been found at Bageshwori School, Takla in Humla district today.

HUMLA, June 23: A team of divers who had reached Humla to find the remains of the jeep that plunged into Karnali River on Tuesday returned back empty-handed on Friday.

HUMLA/SURKHET, June 18: Ten persons have gone missing after a passenger jeep they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into the Karnali River in Humla district on Tuesday afternoon. Deputy chief of Kharpunath Rural Municipality in Humla district, Sindhu Hamal, is among those missing.

HUMLA, June 18: At least 15 people have gone missing as a jeep plunged into Karnali River in Kharpunath rural municipality-5 of Humla district on Tuesday afternoon.

HUMLA, May 15: Lakshu Bohora of Thehe village of Humla had grown up seeing only a particular community involved in tailoring occupation. Back then she used to think that it is not something she is supposed to do or would do in future. “I used to work in farms and at home. I did not have any other skill to earn for my family,” reminisces Bohora. “I never considered learning tailoring skills as it was perceived that the occupation was done by a specific caste that was considered untouchable.”

HUMLA, April 30: A mystery disease, which has been terrorizing the locals of Tanjakot Rural Municipality in Humla for the past three weeks, has killed 10 people so far. More than 200 people are undergoing treatment for the unknown illness.

Unknown disease kills eight in Humla

April 27, 2019 12:34 pm

HUMLA, April 27: Eight people have died due to an unknown disease in Tanjakot rural municipality of Humla. More than a dozen others have been taken ill. "Eight people have died as of Friday due to the disease that spread since the past week", said health worker at the Maila Health Post, Moti Lal Joshi.

Library established at Humla prison

April 7, 2019 13:20 pm

HUMLA, April 7: A library has been established at the district prison. The library was established by the 'Book for Prison campaign' sub-committee. As per the directive of the Prison Management Department, the 'Book for Karnali State prisons campaign' main committee was established chaired by head of Karnali Police Mahesh Bikram Shaha.

HUMLA, April 7: Although  K P Sharma Oli, during his first stint as prime minister in 2015, announced that the ‘tuin’ or rope crossings at rivers  throughout the country would be replaced with bridges within two years, even people’s elected representatives in Humla district  still need to use this perilous device to get to work.

HUMLA, April 7: A library with 238 books was established at Humla Jail by the Book Campaign Sub Committee (BCSC) on Saturday. Chief District Officer Dholak Raj Dhakal informed Republica that the library was established with the aim of promoting positive thinking and educating the inmates. The 'Book Campaign' organized by the Community-Police Partnership Program, established the library in Humla after three months since its initiation. A library each was established in the jails of each district of Karnali on Saturday.

HUMLA, April 6: Although KP Sharma Oli, during his first stint as prime minister in 2015, announced that the 'tuin' or rope crossings at rivers throughout the country would be replaced with bridges within two years, even people's elected representatives in Humla district still need to use this perilous device to get to work.

SURKHET, April 1: Locals of Humla – the only district which is not geographically connected with national road network – have been frequently bearing the brunt of irregular flight services.

HUMLA, March 27: Humla residents continue to risk life while crossing rivers in lack of safer bridges. They still depend on risky tuins (a makeshift cable crossing) to cross rivers and reach their destinations.

HUMLA, March 26: Snowfall has occurred here again in the second week of Chait, leading to a dip in temperature and causing problem to the students who are appearing in the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) that is underway.

HUMLA, Feb 1: This typical festival in the mountainous district of Humla is all about worshiping deity, playing drums, dancing, singing, feasting and merrymaking. It is also about wearing unique outfits, decorations and processions. ‘Mane’, the winter festival of the Lama community of Burause village has just got over. But the thrill lives on.

HUMLA, Feb 2: This typical festival in the mountainous district of Humla is all about worshiping deity, playing drums, dancing, singing, feasting and merrymaking. It is also about wearing unique outfits, decorations and processions. ‘Mane’, the winter festival of the Lama community of Burause village has just got over. But the thrill lives on.