September 28, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week September 22-28, 2019.

DOLPA, Aug 17: Wooden bridges connecting the trekking routes to the Dolpa-based Phoksundo Lake were destroyed by floods on Friday morning.

DOLPA, Aug 16: Trekking route to Dolpa based Phoksundo Lake has been disrupted as floods swept away the wooden bridges over the rivers along the way.

DOLPA, July 22: Even though the world has gone digital, electricity is still a mere dream for several villages in the remote district of Dolpa. Amid this grim scenario, Lwaki village here has however been lucky about power recently. This has greatly excited the locals as they feel the new development would add to their quality of life and opportunities.

DOLPA, July 5: Every year after mid-May, crowds of people throng Dolpa - the largest district of the country - in order to pick yarsagumba, a prized fungus with medicinal properties. Everyone seems to be in a rush to collect as many yarsa as possible to make more money.

JAJARKOT, June 29: Only three local levels, out of eight, in Dolpa have brought the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2019/2020.

JAJARKOT, June 27: The disruption of telephone service for the past couple of days has affected life in Dolpa.

JAJARKOT, June 25: People of four local levels in Dolpa have been deprived of banking facilities at their locality. Dolpo Budhha rural municipality, Shey Phoksundo rural municipality, Chharka Tang song rural municipality and Kaike rural municipality do not yet have any banking facility in the community.

DOLPA, June 7: A week after the reported deaths of five Yarsa pickers in the highlands of Dolpa, three more people have succumbed to extreme cold and high altitude sickness this week.

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DOLPA, June 6: Eight people who had gone to various highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsa have died due to extreme cold.

DOLPA, June 3: Around a dozen teams of doctors on Sunday reached different pastures of Dolpa for conducting mobile health camps following the untimely deaths of three yarsa collectors within a week.

DOLPA, June 2: Three people who had gone to various highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsa have died in the last one week due to extreme cold.

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DOLPA, June 1:  Three people who had gone to pick the precious herb Yarshagumba died in Dolpa district in the past three days.

DOLPA, June 1: With hordes of people swarming to the highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsagumba, a fungus with medicinal value, most villages of the mountainous district wear a deserted look.

DOLPA, May 26: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has sent an expert team to (re)measure the depth of Phoksundo Lake based in Dolpa.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Two parallel administrative centers have been in existence for the past two years in Thulibheri Municipality of Dolpa, following a dispute among the local representatives over the center of the local unit.

DOLPA, May 18: Twenty Yarsha smugglers, who had illegally entered a Yarsha-rich area in the mountainous Dolpa district, have been arrested by the police.

DOLPA, May 17: Twenty smugglers were arrested from Yarsha Patan of Dolpa district who reached there to pick Yarsagumba without permission.

DOLPA, May 13: A bakery has started operation in Kotbazaar area of Tripurasundari Municipality in remote Dolpa district.

JAJARKOT, May 11: A team of experts from the National Nature Conservation Trust has reached Dolpa and Jumla for the study of endangered wildlife, herbs, and religious and touristy places.


May 11, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week May 5 – May 11.

DOLPA, May 9: The elected representatives of Dolpa have undergone training for the conservation of the endangered red panda.

DOLPA, May 9: Shey Phoksundo Lake of Dolpa, which mesmerizes any visitor with its deep blue water, freshness and beauty, is fast losing its form.

DOLPA, May 2: As non-Dalits make a majority of the population of Dolpa district, it is a challenge for a Dalit member to grab a position of chairperson of a school management committee (SMC).

DOLPA, April 5: Getting fresh textbooks along with the beginning of the new academic session is usually a moment of waiting for almost all school students in Dolpa district.

The essence of colors

March 22, 2019 10:30 am

On most days the district of Dolpa is under a thick coat of snow. To the inhabitants their lives are lived in monocolor. Tenzin Norbu, however, grew up with colors, lots and lots of it.

DOLPA, March 1; Dolpa witnessed the heaviest snowfall in decades as Tuesday night's incessant snowfall covered the district white. Locals have termed it the heaviest snowfall in decades.

DOLPA, Feb 21: Susmita Shrestha of Tripurasundari Municipality-1, of Dolpa was on cloud nine after hearing that she will one day be able to catch a vehicle from her doorstep.

Quest to educate

February 18, 2019 19:55 pm

"While reflecting back into those years in Dolpa, I strongly feel that phase of my life has changed my outlook toward life. Every moment I realized what I have lost staying in Dolpa and what I have gained staying in Dolpa."

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February 11, 2019 18:00 pm

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DOLPA, Feb 11: Juphal Airport in Dolpa district has resumed its operation since Monday morning.

Heavy snowfall blankets Dolpa

February 9, 2019 02:07 am

DOLPA, Feb 8: As the entry of a new system of westerly winds impacted Nepal's weather, settlements located in higher altitudes of mountainous Dolpa district experienced snowfalls for the sixth time this year.

DOLPA, Jan 26: Mountainous district Dolpa of Nepal experienced heavy snowfall on Friday for the third time. The snowfall has brought life to a standstill.

DOLPA, Jan 24: Ujeli BK spent a lot of time running after local politicians for petty favors. Without their ‘grace’ she could hardly manage to purchase rice.

DOLPA, Jan 11: The ward chairperson of Dolpo Buddha rural municipality has been arrested for allegedly stealing idols from Rahap Gumba of She Phoksundo rural municipality-4.

DOLPA, Dec 29:  With the objective of reducing unemployment and uplifting the living standard of people, Jagdulla Rural Municipality of the mountain district of Dolpa has introduced  'one home, one business' campaign.

DOLPA, Dec 9: The construction of a motorable bridge along the Rupagadh River in Thulibheri Municipality-8, which kicked off three years ago, has remained stalled.

DOLPA, Dec 6: After waiting for years, Nepal Army has succeeded in expanding the road in Kotbazar area of Tripurasundari Municipality in Dolpa district by demolishing illegally-built structures.

No more remote: Road reaches Dolpa

November 21, 2018 04:30 am

DOLPA, Nov 21: Road networks have finally embraced the remote district of Dolpa. To a great excitement and joy of the locals, Deputy PM and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokharel inaugurated the 103-kilometer Jajarkot-Dolpa road constructed by Nepal Army on Tuesday.

DOLPA, Nov 19: With the completion of the Jajarkot-Dolpa road section, preparation for the official inauguration of the vital road linking the capital of the largest district of the country has reached its final stage.

Dolpa connected to national road network

November 18, 2018 09:05 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Dunai, the headquarters of Dolpa, a trans-Himalayan district, has been connected to the national road network, thanks to the tireless efforts by the Nepal Army.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Ten people, seven men and three female were killed, two critically injured and one is missing after an overcrowded jeep veered off the road into the Thulo Bheri River in Dolpa, DSP Abdesh Bista of District Police Office, Dolpa said.

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DOLPA, Oct 6: Happiness knows no bounds for an elderly, Deepa Budha of Tripurasundari Municipality-9, Dolpa. In her twilight years, she has one of her long-cherished dreams fulfilled.“I had hoped but never imagined that I'd live to see my birthplace connected to the road network,” said Budha, now, 66.

DOLPA, Oct 5:  District Administration Office, Dolpa has decided to beef up security condition in all the eight local units of the district during the upcoming Dashain and Tihar festivals.

DOLPA, Oct 5: Happiness knows no bounds for an elderly, Deepa Budha of Tripurasundari Municipality-9, Dolpa. In her twilight years, she has one of her long-cherished dreams fulfilled.“

DOLPA, Sept 20: Of late, residents of some parts of Dolpa district are able to use telecommunication service only when there is sunlight. This is because of recent landslides that caused severe damages to the battery of solar panels installed at Nepal Telecom's tower.

No takers for Dolpa apples

September 14, 2018 04:00 am

DOLPA, Sept 14: ​Rangagaun village is known as 'apple capital' of Dolpa. And the village lives up to its reputation.