KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Laxman Shahi has been elected to the post ofChairperson of Hima Rural Municipality of Jumla district. Shahi won 1,872 votes to beat his nearest rival Ammaraj Shahi of the CPN (Maoist Center) who received 1,423 votes.
KATHMANDU, May 4: An earthquake has been recorded in Jumla district today, the National Seismological Research Center said. The tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale and with its epicenter at Narakot of Jumla occurred at 9:57 AM today.
JUMLA, Feb 19: As many as 6,271 new voters have been registered at the District Election Office, Jumla. Of them, 3,040 are females while 3,231 are males. The voter list with new photos was collected in Jumla from July 18 to February 7.
JUMLA, Feb 18: The development of the road section from Kanaka Sundari Rural Municipality of Jumla that connects Khatyad of Mugu district has not seen any progress despite a lot of money being allocated for the project. Money has been allocated as many as 10 times for the development of the road section.
JUMLA, Feb 6: The Karnali provincial government has started sending helicopters to rescue the people trapped in the snow in Patan area. They had gone there to collect herbs. Due to continuous snowfall since Thursday, 55 locals of Tatopani-8 who had gone to the Patan area to collect herbs have gone out of contact. They could not be reached by phone. According to locals, they have currently taken shelter in Gagri and Aidi of Patan area. They are not able to return home due to the heavy snowfall.
JUMLA, Feb 6: As many as 55 people of Topla village of Tatopani Rural Municipality-8 of Jumla have gone out of contact due to heavy snowfall since Thursday. Two have died of asphyxiation. They had entered the Patan area to collect herbs and have since lost contact with anyone. Locals suspect that they might have been living in Gagri Odhar and Aidi Odhar of Patan.
KHALANGA, Feb 5: Life of the people in upper Karnali districts including Jumla has been crippled due to snowfall since Thursday night. As a result, people in the district have been affected in various ways.
KARNALI, Dec 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in Jumla in connection with inaugurating various medical programs, including MBBS, at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) today. She arrived in Jumla at 11.20 AM by helicopter.
JUMLA, Oct 31: Eight hundred farmers of Jumla have been badly affected by the recent floods triggered by incessant rains from October 18 to October 20. The floods damaged the farmers' crops including apple orchard, walnut nursery, apple nursery, maize, bean and millet. According to the data prepared by the District Administration Office, Jumla, 800 people of the district have been affected by the floods.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The country including the Kathmandu Valley has witnessed chilly days as winter sets in. The minimum temperature of the Kathmandu Valley has dipped to 10.6 degree Celsius today which was 12.1 on Friday.
JUMLA: August 22: Security personnel have destroyed cannabis grown in an area around Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla. A joint team of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army destroyed the marijuana that grew naturally there.
JUMLA, August 11: Eighteen years old Sujal Sapkota of Birendranagar-6, Surkhet, currently residing in Kathmandu, has delivered 20 units of oxygen cylinders to Karnali Academy of Health Science, Teaching Hospital in Jumla.
JUMLA, July 27: As long- and short-distance means of public transport have started to operate in Jumla district, passengers have expressed their woes regarding the transport entrepreneurs charging unreasonable fares for the services.
KHALANGA, July 15: Jumla’s Tila Rural Municipality has declared itself a fully vaccinated local unit. Rural municipality chair Ratannath Yogi shared that the declaration was made when children of all nine wards of the rural municipality were fully assured of vaccination access.
KHALANGA, June 23: Beans, millet and Marsi rice, the typical productions of Jumla, are being exported to Canada. These products of Jumla are popular in the market for their typical taste and branded as the
JUMLA, June 10: A mini video X-ray service has come into operation in the Sinja region of Jumla. The service has been made available at the Handsinja health post in the Kankasundari Rural Municipality in the district.
JUMLA, June 3: Bishnu Budha, vice-chairperson of Tila Rural Municipality, has started a door to door campaign to boost the morale of COVID-19 patients in the rural municipality. She has been visiting the patients and inquiring about their situation as well as sharing her empathy with the family of the patients.
JUMLA, Oct 1: The four children who arrived in Jumla all the way from the Indian State of Punjab 10 days ago in search of their long-lost father have been sent to Surkhet after the police traced their home address. According to the police, their father’s name is Amar Pariyar who used to work in India long ago.
JUMLA, Sept 29: Four children aged between three to 17 years have arrived in Khalanga, Jumla, all the way from the Indian State of Punjab in search of their father. The eldest one of them, Madhu BK, stated that their father was a daily wage earner in Punjab and he went missing three years ago.
KATHMANDU, Sep 21: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, has refused to undergo health checkup, complaining that the government abducted him instead of fulfilling his demands.
JUMLA, Aug 25: Around 500 sheep died due to lightning in the alpine meadows of Patarasi Rural Municipality in Jumla district. The sheep belonging to local farmers Bishnu Budha, Jay Bahadur Bohora, among others, were killed when lightning struck them at Dhanakharka Masimsera under Bagjalem community forest on Monday evening.
JUMLA, April 29: The local governments in Jumla district have started distributing relief to the disadvantaged people including the daily wage earners and poor only after the extension of the lockdown to prevent COVID-19 pandemic.
JUMLA, April 4: Seven people who had gone to Dhipu village of Tila Rural Municipality – 9 to buy fodder for their cattle two days ago returned empty-handed. The locals did not allow them to enter the village. As the novel coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc in the whole world, everyone is alarmed, according to Sarki Bahadur Bohora, a civil society leader in the village.
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.
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.
JUMLA, Dec 30: Ram Singh Rawal of Sija village in Jumla sold seven tons of apples in Kathmandu this season. He went door to door asking people to buy apples for Rs 50 per kg. While the Kathmandu locals were more than happy to get the organic fruit for so little price (far less than the market price of apple in the capital), Rawal was amazed that his products were extremely liked by the people.
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.
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.
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.
JUMLA, Dec 13: The locals units of Jumla district have started ‘No Chaupadi Shed’ campaign aimed at reducing the Chaupadhi practice in the district. The locals units of the district in coordination with different non-government organizations (NGOs) have started the campaign.
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.
JUMLA, Nov 25: Pujan Kumar Upadhyay, a 10th grader at Kanakasundari Secondary School of Jumla sat for his terminal examinations recently. He performed poorly. In the examinations, he was asked questions from the chapters which were not taught by the teachers yet. "It was the same for English, Maths and Science. We were asked questions from the chapters which were never discussed in the classroom," he reported.