KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Mugu district of Karnali Province has been connected with the national grid with the expansion of electricity to the district headquarters, Gamgadhi, by constructing around 85 km line by tapping the 33 kV transmission line at Nagma. With this, 76 of the total 77 districts have been linked with the national grid.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case in the special court against nine personnel including the then Mayor Hari Jung Shahi, Deputy Mayor Suntala Rokaya, Chief Administrative Officer, engineer, Chairman of Consumer Committee of Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu. The anti-graft body registered a case against the four on Tuesday demanding Rs 22,36,000 as compensation.
JUMLA, Feb 5: According to the Inland Revenue Office, Jumla, the revenue collection of Jumla, Kalikot and Mugu is disappointing. Statistics show that only 34.65 percent revenue was collected in these three districts during the period of six and a half months.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Eight people were killed and three others have gone missing when a landslide triggered by incessant rain buried them on Monday afternoon. The incident took place at Salim, Chhayanath Rara Municipality-11, the District Police Office, Mugu said.
MUGU, Sept 27: Market monitoring was conducted at Gamgadhi, district headquarters of Mugu, on Sunday and Monday. A joint team comprising representatives from District Administration Office, Chhayanath-Rara Municipality, District Police Office, Livestock Office, civil society and media conducted the market monitoring.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Although the number of newspapers registered across the country has reached 7,874, no newspaper has been registered in Mugu and Manang districts, according to the 46th annual report published on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the Press Council of Nepal.
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.
MUGU, Feb 16: Darkhe Khola Laghu Hydropower Project of Chhayanath Rara Municipality-14 still awaits completion twelve years since construction began for the project. In 2007, Darkhe Khola Laghu Hydropower Project with 19-kilowatt capacity began construction for the residents of three villages of Chhayanath Rara Municipality-14 with the help of the District Energy Department but the work stopped in the final stages of the project due to lack of funding.
MUGU Jan 9: A woman is expired in Mugu due to the lack of timely contact with a health organization and ambulance service. Dhanrupa B.k, 35, from Chhayanath Rara Municipality -10, Mugu, died on Wednesday morning causing severe bleeding after she gave birth to a child.
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.
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.
MUGU, Nov 5: An under-construction school building of Namuna Basic School at Lapu Gaun of Chhayanath Rara municipality-13 has turned into a cowshed as it has not got its final shape even two years after the beginning of its construction.
MUGU, Oct 23: Safe motherhood is still a challenge in several rural parts of the country and health posts are struggling to have equipments necessary to offer quality services in the area. However, it has been learnt that neonatal and maternal care equipments are gathering rust at some health centers in Mugu.
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.
MUGU, Aug 27: Passengers have been left in the lurch when a Twin Otter aircraft of Nepal Airlines has shut its flight service from Nepalgunj to Mugu without any prior information since May 9 this year.
MUGU, Aug 8: A community school in Mugu exclusively run by female teachers has set an example. Pashupati Basic School located in Chhayanath Rara Municipality did not perform well in the past. However, recently, it has progressed dramatically.
MUGU, July 1: Ever since Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu, was linked to the national road network on December 16, 2012, every village started constructing roads in their neighbourhood. The competition among the villages resulted in opening of tracks in many areas. But that gave rise to one problem – operation of vehicles without route permit.
MUGU, June 17: There is an acute water crisis in several towns and villages of Mugu district. Locals of Bhamwada, Karkiwada, Kotila, Ghattakhel, Jhakot, Ryangchyakati, Lums, Kamfa, Ghat, and Runga, among other areas are struggling with the acute water shortage.
RARA June 4: Two months have passed since the new academic session begun in almost all districts of the country including Mugu. But, students at Soru rural municipality, the northern part of Mugu, are constrained to attend the classes without textbooks as those stationeries and distributers in contract with book suppliers failed to ensure a timely supply so far.
MUGU, June 4: The local authorities of Mugu have collected Rs 10 million in revenue from entry fee charged to yarsagumba collectors in the district. People from the district as well as outside have reached the highlands of Mugumkarmarong Rural Municipality of Mugu to collect the prized fungus which is found in abundance in the district.
MUGU, May 9: In the absence of security personnel, the border police post in Karmarong Rural Municipality-2 of Mugu, which is adjoined to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, has turned into a shed for cattle since last November.
MUGU, April 1: The number of tourists visiting Rara Lake in Mugu district is rising steadily. According to data of Rara National Park Office, over 15,000 have visited Rara Lake till March. Local stakeholders say the number of visitors is rising at a satisfactory rate, thanks to promotion of the area as a tourist destination.
MUGU, March 31: Dozens of houses at Riga village situated in the western part of the district are at high risk of landslides. Residents of this village, which is part of the Khatyad Rural Municipality, say that they have seen signs of impending disaster.
RARA, March 28: A woman who had been facing problems giving birth since the past three days was airlifted from Khatyad rural municipality, in the western region of the district. Lalita Thapa,22, of Thamlekha in ward no. 8 of the rural municipality was airlifted by a Nepali Army helicopter to the regional hospital in Surkhet today.
JUMLA, Nov 4: Until a few years ago, health facilities were the last thing Karnali region would offer. For small to big health issues, people here had to travel to the capital or other cities in the tarai region. Many would prefer going to India as well. However, things are changing now, thanks to the quality service provided by the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS).