KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The Kathmandu Valley has witnessed a chiller day on Saturday with a fall in temperature. Cold has increased across the country including Kathmandu.

Three held with idols in Jumla

October 6, 2020 14:39 pm

JUMLA, Oct 6: Police have confiscated two statues with archaeological and historical importance stolen from Chandannath Temple at Khalanga, Jumla.

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.

Dr KC starts 19th hunger strike in Jumla

September 14, 2020 16:38 pm

The senior orthopedic surgeon has put forward a five-point demand  to the government

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.

SURKHET, Aug 21: As many as 51 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were detected in Hima Rural Municipality of Jumla district.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Tara Air is ferrying essential food supplies to Simikot, Humla at the request Nepal Food Corporation.

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.

1 MW solar plant to be built in Jumla

January 22, 2020 08:53 am

JUMLA, Jan 22: Karnali Province Government has unveiled plan to install solar plant of one megawatt capacity in Jumla district headquarters Khalanga.

KHALANGA, Jan 8: Nepal Telecom (NT), Jumla branch has launched the 4G internet in the district.

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.

Snowfall halts tourist arrival in Jumla

December 21, 2019 08:29 am

JUMLA, Dec 21: Tourist arrival in Jumla has come to a halt after heavy snowfall in the region earlier this week.

Three persons recommended for KAHS rector

December 21, 2019 08:27 am

JUMLA, Dec 21: Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has recommended three names to the government for the post of rector, which remains vacant for the last seven months.

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.

Campaign against Chhaupadi practice

December 13, 2019 07:41 am

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.

KAHS senate meeting uncertain

December 9, 2019 08:11 am

JUMLA, Dec 9: The senate meeting of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has become uncertain as the chancellor and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been ill for the past few weeks.

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.

School students lament irregular classes

November 25, 2019 08:20 am

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.

Ram Singh, guardian of Jumla apples

November 14, 2019 09:16 am

JUMLA, Nov 14: Ram Singh Rawal of Jumla's Sinja Rural Municipality is in Kathmandu at the moment, selling and branding the apples produced in the district.

Jumla residents demand better roads

October 16, 2019 09:42 am

JUMLA, Oct 16: The residents of Jumla have demanded that the government improve the condition of the roads in the region, especially the highways.

JUMLA, Oct 16: Winter doesn’t feel like winter to a local of Jumla Sampati Rawat, 70, anymore. Jumla’s weather has become hotter over the years, he says. “Neither is the monsoon as bothering as before, actually there is no downpour during the monsoon too,” he notes.

JUMLA, Oct 13: Tilak Buda Thapa of Chandannath Municipality of Jumla is busy these days harvesting Italian apples grown in the land of Chandannath temple. His days are spent in cultivating apple plants, showing traders around the apple orchard, and selling them his produce. His routine changed three years ago with the introduction of the new apple variety in the district, which caused sudden increase in the trade of apple farming.

GAMGADHI, Oct 12: Delay in upgradation of the road section connecting Nagma – border of Jumla and Kalikot – and Gamgadhi of Mugu, has affected the vehicular movement along the road. Of the total 93 kilometers of the road section, only nine kilometers have been graveled till date.

JUMLA, Oct 6: A woman has died after falling off a cliff at Dewadanda of Hima rural municipality-6.

One dies in Jumla bus accident

September 17, 2019 20:49 pm

JUMLA, Sept 17: One person has died and five others have sustained injuries when a bus (Na 3 Kha 7664) en route to Khalaga of Jumla from Tila Gufa municipality Nagma of Kalikot met with an accident on Tuesday.

JUMLA, Sept 2: Laxmi Prasad Devkota, a local of Jumla, had no option but to spend hefty amoung and travel all the way to Surkhet and Nepalgunj for treatment whenever he got sick. He never imagined in the wildest of his dreams that his home district would ever get a good hospital.

JUMLA, Aug 17: Sher Bahadur Bohora of Jumla recently traveled to Surkhet last week. That was not the first time he made the trip. However, he was never scared as he was on that trip. ‘That was not a journey, it was a nightmare’.

JUMLA, Aug 14: Putali Mahatara of Patarasi Rural Municipality, Jumla gave birth at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) last Wednesday. Upon learning that she had delivered a girl, Putali’s husband Bir Bahadur Mahatara simply left them there. Such instances of neglect toward female newborn is rampant in the district.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has vowed to provide utmost support for the Khas museum to be constructed at Sinja Rural Municipality in Jumla district.

JUMLA, Aug 10: Puja Bhandari of Chandannath Municipality of Jumla was very much aware of the awful condition of the road leading to Surkhet that she never wanted to travel along the route

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The government is set to connect remote mountainous Jumla district with the central power transmission line in the next two years.

JUMLA, July 22: Police have arrested two district leaders of Chand-led Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Monday.

JUMLA, July 13: It takes around two hours for Punnilal Rawat of Ripi village of Jumla to reach his school. The ninth grader said he gets exhausted by the time he reaches school.

JUMLA, June 29: In its policy and program for the Fiscal Year 2019/20, Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has prioritized infrastructure development, education, health, and tourism sectors.

JUMLA, June 26: Roads reached Jumla decades later than many other parts of the country. Its road networks further widened in the last few years.

JUMLA, June 19: The land belonging to Chandannath Bhairavnath Guthi, a religious public trust in Jumla district, has been encroached upon heavily in recent times, with the locals building motorable roads and even private toilets on the land.

KATHMANDU, June 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed corruption cases against 16 individuals on the charge of grabbing 590 ropanis of public land in Guthichaur of Jumla.

JUMLA, June 9: Establishment of Sija Multiple Campus in Sija village of Jumla district a decade ago had brought smiles to the faces of residents. It was seen as a great achievement. “We were so glad that our kids and the new generation would not have to go far away from home for further studies.

JUMLA, May 28: The local representatives of Hima Rural Municipality of Jumla have started a campaign to preserve the famous Marsi rice which is grown locally.

JUMLA, May 23: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has given seven days to 11 persons accused of grabbing 590 ropani [30.02 hectares] of land belonging to the Sheep and Goat Research Program (SGRP), in Guthichaur Rural Municipality of Jumla to appear before the commission.

JUMLA, May 18: A land revenue officer in Jumla has been accused of converting 590 ropani (30.02 hectares) of land belonging to the National Sheep and Goat Research Program of Guthichaur Rural Municipality-4 to private ownership.

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.

JUMLA, May 11: It has not been very long since Samjhana Devkota of Talichaur village started vegetable farming. Just like other village folks, she was accustomed to growing only crops in her field before.