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.

Snow disrupts air service in Humla

January 28, 2019 08:41 am

HUMLA, Jan 28: Flight service to and from Simkot airport has been disrupted following heavy snowfall in Humla.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

January 26, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures January 20-26.

Heavy snowfall in Humla

January 25, 2019 21:26 pm

HUMLA, Jan 25: Snowfall in different parts of Humla since last night has afflicted the normal life. Various villages in the northern belt in the district have witnessed snowfall since Monday, affecting people’s movement and daily activities, according to local Raj Bahadur Budha.

Snow-skiing in Humla

January 23, 2019 07:40 am

HUMLA, Jan 23: Snow-skiing has begun in Humla for the first time. Locals have initiated the recreational snow-skiing and snowboarding in collaboration with foreign tourists.

HUMLA, Jan 7: The snowfall that has occurred since Sunday night has increasingly affected normal life in Himalayan district, Humla.

Snowfall affects life in Humla

December 13, 2018 11:26 am

HUMLA, Dec. 13: Snowfall occurred in different parts of Humla since last night has affected the normal life in district. Limi, Muchu, Tilgaun and other villages in the northern belt in the district have received snowfall since last midnight, affecting the normal life and movements of the people, according to Ratna Bhandari, a journalist working in the site.

Snowfall in Humla

November 4, 2018 10:39 am

HUMLA, Nov 4: Snowfall began in various parts of Humla this morning. The first snowfall of the year began at around 7:00 in the morning today.

One killed due to gunfire

October 21, 2018 14:00 pm

HUMLA, Oct 21: A person was killed when he came under gunfire by another man to drive away a troop of monkeys at an apple orchard at Ripa of Sarkegaad rural municipality-2 in the district on Friday. The victim is 28-year-old Surendra Karki of Ripa.

HUMLA, Oct. 5: The private airlines companies that used to operate their flights to Humla from Nepalgunj and Surkhet airports now have shifted their attention to the eastern belt of the country seeking more profits during the festive season.

HUMLA, Sept 16: On Saturday, Humla had an unexpected guest: Manjeev Singh Puri, the Indian Ambassador to Nepal.

HUMLA, March 22: The first day of Secondary School Examination (SEE) started from today at 8:00 AM. Six exam centres were allocated for nine hundred and sixty five SEE candidates.

HUMLA, March 16: Humla experienced heavy snowfall on Thursday. The freezing temperature along with snowfall has affected daily activities of people in the district. However, farmers are happy that the snowfall would help contribute to grow crops and vegetables in the district.

HUMLA, Feb 6: Humla is experiencing heavy snowfall from early morning today. The freezing temperature has halted daily activities of people in the district.

11 houses gutted in fire in Humla

January 27, 2018 19:51 pm

HUMLA, Jan 28: A massive fire on Saturday engulfed 11 houses in Rodikot of Sarkegad Rural Municipality-7 in Humla district. Property worth nearly a million rupees was destroyed by the fire.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Jumla and Humla experienced its first snow of the year after sudden change in weather on Tuesday. While the snow has affected daily life, farmers growing winter crops have rejoiced. Without a year of snow, much of the winter crops had started to dry.

HUMLA, Jan 23: The Salt Trading Corporation (STC), Humla has refuted media reports stating the district is under the crisis of salt.

HUMLA, Jan 21: For the past 10 days, the Biplav led Maoist faction have seized daily food supplies and 300 mules in Humla and Mugu.  The move comes after local administration collected tax during transportation.

Cold wave kills eight in Humla

January 4, 2018 09:35 am

HUMLA, Jan 4: Eight people lost their lives in Humla due to cold wave. Rana Devi Pariyar and Nandakala Pariyar, both 27 and residents of Tajakot rural municipality-5 were the latest who succumbed to cold and fever.

HUMLA, Dec 8: Nepali Congress candidate Jeevan Bahadur Shahi won the election to the State Assemblies (B) in the district by securing 4,519 votes.

HUMLA, Dec 8: Independent candidate Chhaka Bahadur Lama has won the federal election in Humla.

HUMLA, Nov 29: A Twin Otter aircraft belonging to Tara Air crashed on the runway at Simikot Airport of Humla district during a failed takeoff Tuesday morning. Seven passengers sustained minor injuries in the accident.

HUMLA, August 9: A pick-up jeep was airlifted by a helicopter to Simikot, the district headquarters of Humla, after it was not possible to take the jeep through the road which has opened recently. It took Rs 1 million to airlift the jeep from Surkhet.

HUMLA, July 22: Workers in Humla district will receive salaries through the banking system from now on. The wages of the workers of various development projects will be directly deposited to their bank accounts.