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.

JUMLA, May 6: People of Sarmi at Tatopani rural municipality-7 in Jumla district have started falling ill due to an outbreak of an unidentified disease.

JUMLA, April 30: Sixty helipads are to be constructed in Jumla district. The process for constructing helipad at every Ward of the local levels has started, assistant chief district officer Devendra Prasad Shrestha said.

JUMLA, April 20: Police have arrested five persons on the charge of smuggling contraband drugs in Jumla on Friday.

JUMLA, April 11: Apple farmers in Jumla are gradually getting attracted toward crop insurance program. More farmers are turning to crop insurance as its covers weather-related risks, saving them from unprecedented loss.

KHALANGA, April 4: Farmers here have started cultivating special varieties of Kalimarsi and Ratimarsi rice in Jumla. According to the traditional practice, sprouting seeds of the rice varieties are cultivated on Chaitra 20 (which falls on April 3 this year) every year.

JUMLA, March 30: District Police Office, Jumla last week received a complaint about forceful child marriage. According to the district police chief, DSP Sitaram Rijal, this is the first ever such complaint the office has received. Though child marriage is not uncommon in this region, never before had anyone come over to the office to officially register a case.

SINJA/JUMLA, March 20: Chandannath Gurukul Pathshala in Sinja of Jumla district is facing difficult to run classes without textbooks. "As a result, we are struggling to run classes. This is a perennial problem," said the school principal Bishwo Raj Upadhyay. The school's curriculum include Nepali, creative, Sanskrit and grammar.

KHALANGA, March 16: The master plan to develop Sinja valley as a religious, historic and tourist area has been put in uncertainty as no concrete efforts have been made in this regard, complained the local people. Sinja valley is where the Nepali language originated from and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

JUMLA, March 16: The “Ek Ghar, Ek Syau Bagaicha” (One House, One Apple Garden) campaign that began in Jumla with an aim of making farmers self-sustained through apple farming has proved to be beneficial for the farmers.

They expect that this will strengthen the situation of law and order in the district and help maintain loyalty and transparency in government works. CDO Banjade says she will create an environment where all people will show their solidarity to positive campaigns.

JUMLA, Feb 27: Dhanendra Bohora of Tila Rural Municipality - 2 went to a nearby health post to get paracetamol tablets following a severe headache last week.

Leafy green vegetables are a staple for local families during this season. With the food stock very low, families mostly depend on these vegetables for meals.

The joy of returning home from Kalapahad

February 24, 2019 10:46 am

JUMLA, Feb 24: Bhim Prasad Dhital was feeling good on returning back to his village from Kalapahad. He had left for Kalapahad right after Dashain. Locals in Jumla go to various parts of India in search of employment and refer all those destinations collectively as Kalapahad.

Heavy snowfall affects Jumla schools

February 23, 2019 04:00 am

JUMLA, Feb 23: Heaps of snow piled up in the high mountainous regions of Jumla have prevented many schools from resuming their classes after the winter vacation.

JUMLA, Feb 8: Kailo Budha of Patarasi Rural Municipality-2 often used to be seen surrounded by his cattle. Soon after waking up, he used to dedicate himself completely to rearing his goats and sheep until the sunset.

JUMLA, Jan 19: A large number of people with various kinds of disabilities in Jumla have been deprived of identity cards for the disabled in the current fiscal year.

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JUMLA, Jan 6: The students from the mountainous districts of Karnali Province are bound to sit in the exam without completing the annual course of study every year.

JUMLA, Dec 23: A woman was reportedly expelled from home in Jumla for not bearing a son. Jhanmaya Rokaya of Ludki of Kanakasundari rural municipality-6 who is just in her mid-20s is the mother of three daughters and has so far been pregnant for the sixth time with one stillbirth.

JUMLA, Dec 13:  With the dipping temperature, the number of patients has increased significantly at the Karnali Institute of Health and Sciences (KIHS) in Jumla.

JUMLA, Dec 11: The staff of the District Drinking Water and Sanitation Subdivision Office (DDWSSO) in Jumla are forced to work in a dilapidated building, which has developed cracks everywhere. The civil servants say they fear for their lives but have not other options than to risk their lives.

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The Perils of Food Insecurity in Jumla

December 8, 2018 14:00 pm

Jumla ranks 11 out of 14 poor districts of the country. With the development efforts shrinking arable lands, there are perils of food insecurity in the district.

JUMLA, Dec 6: This time, Birendra Budha of Sija Rural Municipality - 4 was not willing to go to Kalapahad at all. He wanted to find a job in his village. Though his friends left for Kalapahad, he remained at home. Months passed, but Budha got no work. Disappointed, he followed his friends and head out for Kalapahad. In Jumla going to India is referred to as going to Kalapahad.

JUMLA, Dec 6: Few weeks ago, police arrested Laxiram Rokaya of Chandannath Municipality-8, accusing him of raping a thirteen-year-old girl, who lived next door.

JUMLA, Dec 4 : Local bodies in Jumla are all set to launch community-based early warning and preparedness systems to avoid the impact of natural disasters such as floods, landslides, storms, and forest fires.

JUMLA, Nov 27: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun said that the government would develop Jumla as the medical hub for Karnali province.

Jumla exports apples worth Rs 170 million

November 22, 2018 18:36 pm

JUMLA, Nov 22: The district has exported apples worth around Rs 170 million in the fiscal year 2018-19.

JUMLA, Nov 22: Amid deteriorating quality of education, Tatopani rural municipality has started "rural municipality level examination."

JUMLA, Nov 22: Police have arrested two cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on suspicion of setting vehicles on fire.

Khalanga all set to be load shedding free

November 14, 2018 03:30 am

JUMLA, Nov 14: Khalanga of Jumla district, which was once the headquarters of Karnali Zone, is set to illuminate with electricity lights round the clock within this fiscal year.

JUMLA, Nov 13: Schools in Jumla had announced holiday only till Dashain. However, schools here have not opened even after Tihar. This has left students with no option but to stay at home idle.

JUMLA, Nov 1: Janasari Gharti of Thabang had been undergoing treatment since two weeks at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla for lungs-related ailment.

Every day she roams around Basantapur with a smile on her face convincing thirsty pedestrian into buying a bottle of water. Musuba Shahi is a 73-year-old woman from Jumla. She came to the Valley around four months ago and started selling water since then. Musuba is a mother of two daughters. She had lost her five and and two-year-old sons.

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JUMLA, Oct 28: The residents of Jumla are startled.

Domestic tourists increase in Jumla

October 27, 2018 07:50 am

JUMLA, Oct 27: With a large number of domestic tourists visiting Jumla of late, the image of Karnali as an under developed and remote region of the country is about to change.

Jumla roads useless without bridges

October 25, 2018 04:30 am

JUMLA, Oct 25: A road linking Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla, to Patarasi Rural Municipality has remained useless since the last 10 years due to lack of bridge.

JUMLA, Oct 24: Eight-month-old child along with her parents were killed after a jeep veered around 200 meters off the road at Hima rural municipality-1.

Eight rickshaws seized from Jumla

October 21, 2018 14:31 pm

JUMLA, Oct 21: Eight rickshaws have been seized for operating outside the permitted border informed District Traffic Office Chief Madhav Rawat.

14 held on gambling charge

October 16, 2018 10:32 am

JUMLA, Oct 16: Police have arrested 14 people from a Pool house near Jumla Buspark on the charge of gambling.

Herbs bring prosperity to Jumla

October 6, 2018 08:05 am

JUMLA, Oct 6: Santakali Rokaya knew one thing very well about her birthplace since her childhood – life in Jumla is quite unforgiving. She grew up with the mindset that being born in this remote land means a life-long struggle for survival.

JUMLA, Sept 29: Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has put in place strict rules and policies against the representatives and locals promoting and practicing the ill-traditions of Chhaupadi and untouchability.

Medical insurance getting popular in Jumla

September 24, 2018 04:30 am

JUMLA, September 24: Peru Kami of Tatopani Rural Municipality-6 visited the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) after stones were seen in his gall bladder. When doctors recommended to him to undergo a surgery, Kami feared that he wouldn't be able to cover the expenses.

Apple price reaches Rs 60 per kg in Jumla

September 3, 2018 09:17 am

JUMLA, Sept 3: Price of organic apple of Jumla has reached Rs 60 per kilogram this year. In past years, the price of apple used to be between Rs 25 to 35 per kilogram in the local market. The rising price is due to declining production and increasing demand, according to local farmers.

JUMLA, Sep 1: The demand for agricultural products of Jumla has increased in recent months, due to regular operation of the Surkhet–Jumla road. The road connectivity has expanded the markets of Jumli Marsi rice, red rice, buckwheat, herbs tea, nuts, dried apple, soybean and other agricultural products of Jumla, according to local farmers.