BENI (MYAGDI), Sept 23: After Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ left for a week-long visit to China, the issue related to the operation of Korala transit point bordering Tibet Autonomous Region of China has emerged as a public concern.
DHORPATAN, Aug 21: More than Rs 15 million have been recovered from the floods in Kagbeni, Mustang. Local residents, security personnel, and bank employees discovered the money while clearing the debris on Sunday.
Baglung, Aug 16: Kagbeni at Varagung Muktichettra Rural Municipality-4 in Mustang has been shrouded in darkness for three days since a monsoon-induced flood disrupted electricity supply to the locality.
The unexpected surge in heavy rainfall and subsequent floods in the traditionally arid regions of Mustang and Manang in recent years has highlighted a pressing need for proactive and transformative adaptation strategies to protect both human lives and vital infrastructure.
KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Mustang and Manang, regions known for their rain shadow status due to limited rainfall, have been grappling with an unexpected surge in heavy rains and subsequent floods. This perplexing occurrence has prompted experts to delve into the underlying causes, sparking debates over whether it is linked to a climate crisis or other factors.
BENI, Aug 14: The process of collecting the data of the damage and destruction caused by floods in the Varagung Muktichhetra Rural Municipality-4, Kagbeni of Mustang district, across the mountains has started.
GANDAKI, May 16: The construction of high altitude sports training centers in Mustang and Baglung districts remains stalled for years since the decision was made. The two big sports infrastructure projects were put forward by the federal and provincial governments.
KATHMANDU, MAy 15: US-based Cable News Network (CNN) has picked Nepal’s Mustang Valley enriched with ancient Tibetan culture as a must-visit travel destination in 2023. Mustang, which lies in Gandaki Province of central Nepal (formerly western Nepal), is one of the 23 places worldwide recommended by CNN Travel.
POKHARA, Nov 21: Yogesh Gauchan, the Nepali Congress candidate elected to the House of Representatives from Mustang, has said that he will speed up the politics of the future by promoting the new generation.
POKHARA, Nov 20: More than 50 percent of votes have been cast in the mountain districts of Manang and Mustang, according to the election officials there. Electoral officials have said that in Mustang, a district across the Himalayas, 51 percent of votes were cast and in Manang, another Himalayan district, 55 percent of the eligible voters cast their votes.
KATHMANDU, May 29: The ongoing search and rescue operation for an aircraft that went missing since Sunday morning shortly after it took off from Pokhara airport for Jomsom has been has been suspended for today.
MYAGDI, May 14: Mohan Singh Lalchan of the CPN (Unified Socialist) has won the election as Chairperson of Gharpajhong Rural Municipality in Mustang district. Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (Unified Socialist) had made an electoral alliance in the rural municipality.
KATHMANDU, May 12: One hundred and fifty farmers from the Mustang district have received training on pashmina fiber combing and harvesting to add higher value to their products and thus comply better with global market requirements.
GALESHWOR, Feb 20: As many as 13 settlements in Mustang are at high risk of erosion from the Kaligandaki River. The settlements from Chhusang to Lete are vulnerable to erosion from the river during rains, suggests a study conducted in support of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
MYAGDI, Nov 9: The rebuilding of the Lo Gekar monastery located at Lo-ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality in Mustang has begun. The Kathmandu-based US Embassy has assisted the monastery reconstruction project. The US Embassy has said it would be spending US dollars 285,000 for the project.
POKHARA, Sept 23: The Muktinath Temple located in Mustang that has been closed for the past six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be reopened from September 26, Sunday. Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara believe that tourism activities will increase after the reopening of the temple.
KATHMANDU, August 23: Yartung festival is one of the most important festivals for the people of Baragaun Muktichhetra Rural Municipality of Mustang district. It is celebrated by the ethnic Gurungs and Thakuri people, who reside in the region. The day marks the start of the winter season and locals in various settlements inside the municipality gather to celebrate and enjoy the festival.
MUSTANG,July 22: Vaccine supply has witnessed a big trouble in the trans-Himalayan district, Mustang. With a regular vehicular movement coming to a halt following disaster-triggered road blockage, tractors had to be used to transport the anti-COVID vaccine.
Despite the low traffic of people, the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has reached the highlands of both districts. According to the respective district’s health offices, the virus has reached 3,500 meters above sea level in Manang and 3,900 meters above sea level in Mustang district
MUSTANG, May 14: Mustang district which lies in the himalayan region and was unaffected by the first wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has witnessed a surge in infected patients from the second variant of the virus.
MYAGDI, Dec 29: Hoteliers of Myagdi have demanded opening of tourist areas in Mustang district. COVID-19 pandemic and its risk of spreading led to the closure of all religious and tourist areas in Mustang since March. They have maintained that the areas have been closed despite the fact that they are resuming their business activities by following all safety measures.
POKHARA, Dec 13: It’s sad but true. People in some villages in Mustang have reached the decision to leave their ancestral land out of no choice. The terrains where they could easily grow valuable crops, fruits and vegetables have gone barren due to the lack of irrigation facilities. The locals of Lo Manthang, Dhakmar, Lo Ghekar and so on have expressed grief over the “apathy shown by the government”.
POKHARA, June 22: An elderly man has tested positive for Covid-19 in Mustang. According to the Gandaki Province Health Directorate, an 83-year-old male from Gharapjhong Rural Municipality tested positive for the virus. Previously, this himalayan district had no record of the Covid-19 infection. However, after this senior citizen tested positive for Covid-19, the virus has now spread to all 11 districts in the province.