THE WEEK IN PICTURES

October 19, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week October 13-19, 2019.

MYAGDI, Sept 30: Poon Hill is famous for its dense rhododendron forests. This forest is one of the major tourist attractions. Along with Poon Hill, there are areas in Myagdi where the national flower blooms. However, this forest is facing threats from its admirers themselves.

Beni-Jomsom road closed for four days

September 11, 2019 14:04 pm

GALESHWAR, Sept 11: Vehicular movement along the Beni-Jomsom road section has come to a standstill for the past four days.

MYAGDI, Aug 31: The testing of structure and equipment of Ghalemdi River Hydropower project located at Narchyang of Annapurna Rural Municipality-4 in north Myagdi has completed. After three successful testing, the project of 5 MW capacity is ready to generate electricity.

MYAGDI, August 18: Approximately Rs 1 million worth of sheep were killed after being struck by lightning at Khayar of Annapurna rural municipality-5 in Myagdi district, said the local people.

GALESHWOR, August 14: Altogether 2,150 households in Myagdi district are at high risk of landslide and flood.

POKHARA and MYAGDI, July 27: Last Wednesday, flooding in the Lachthawang and Dhurma rivers invited chaos in Gurja. Although, the rivers flowing from Gurja mountain of Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality saw unusual flooding, the disaster hardly caused any destruction in the area as the locals had made early preparations for the disaster and were expecting it.

MYAGDI, June 28: Rahughat Hydropower Project in Rahughat, Myagdi district, stalled for the past five years has resumed its construction.

MYAGDI, June  June 11: The District Army Board office has been set up in Beni, the headquarters of Myagdi district, for the convenience of the retired Indian Army servicemen from the district.

MYAGDI, June 9: The Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens have started the President Women Uplift Program in 30 districts, including Myagdi, from current fiscal year 2018/29.

RPP launching national campaign

June 6, 2019 12:11 pm

POKHARA, June 6: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Kamal Thapa, has informed that his party was launching a national campaign to make the people aware and exert pressure on the government.

MYAGDI, May 30: Myagdi has given instruction to cease bridge construction works under the Beni-Jomsom-Korola road project. The Office cited the use of substandard construction materials in the construction of a cemented bridge over the Rahughat River and directed for the halt until a next notice.

MYAGDI, May 21: A family at Thadakhani of Raghuganga rural municipality-6 has financially assisted a local basic school to build infrastructure for running computer classes.

43 new TB patients in Myagdi

May 19, 2019 11:30 am

GALESHWAR, May 19: Altogether 43 new patients of Tuberculosis or TB have been detected in Myagdi this year. During the diagnosis of TB patients in all the six local levels of the district, 43 people were found carrying the disease as of mid-April.

MYAGDI, May 15: With the goal of creating a new world record, Nirmal Purja has set out on a journey to climb all 14 mountains above 8000 meters, within a time span of just seven months. According to informed sources, Purja succeeded in climbing Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), the seventh highest peak, in Myagdi’s Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-4 from the southern side without supplemental oxygen on Sunday.

MYAGDI, May 12: The construction of a 2,270 metres long tunnel of the Mistrikhola Hydroelectricity Project has been completed. The project is located at Narchyang of Annapurna rural municipality-4 in Myagdi district.

MYAGDI, March 28: Eight months ago, Puja Khatri of Myagdi district lived a sad life. Faced with grinding poverty and three younger siblings to look after, the 12-year-old thought her very existence was a curse. Her dire circumstances were forcing her to the point of quitting school.

GALESHWAR, March 17: The girl students appearing this year's Secondary Education Examinations or SEE in Myagdi will receive sanitary pads as well, while they get the question papers for the examinations. The SEE begins from coming March 24.

MYAGDI, March 9: Extraction of sands and pebbles from the Kaligandaki river is going unabated in the name of protecting Myagdi bazaar from soil erosion, but authorities concerned are least concerned.

MYAGDI, Feb 1: The rare ‘loderi’ variety of rhododendron has been found growing n the forests at Narchyang in Annapurna rural municipality-4 of northern Myagdi.

Five helipads constructed in Myagdi

December 27, 2018 14:29 pm

MYAGDI, Dec 27: A campaign to construct a helipad in every ward of Myagdi district for the immediate rescue of the ill people and those injured in accident as well as for disaster management has got momentum.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The work of building a new walking trail between Beni Bazar and Lovely Hill in Beni Municipality of Myagdi district started on Sunday.

MYAGDI, Dec 6: Chairperson of a rural municipality in Myagdi district has contributed his salary and perks for purchasing land for a community school.

MYAGDI, Nov 20: The Beni-Jomsom road stretch linking Mustang via northern belt of Myagdi district is closing eight hours a day.

MYAGDI, Nov 13: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal along with his ill wife Sita on Monday reached the Tatopani pond of Myagdi which is believed to have natural healing properties for the treatment of his wife. She has been diagnosed with health problems including high blood sugar and high blood pressure.

MYAGDI, Nov 7: Myagdi district has received over Rs 1 billion in remittances in the festive season of Dashain and Tihar, a time when Nepalis working abroad send home money.

MYAGDI, Nov 4: At the age of 77, Udikala Chhatyal of Gurja village in Myagdi district is hopeful of getting old-age allowance after acquiring her citizenship certificate in her twilight years.

POKHARA, Oct 31: A team of six foreigners and three Nepali climbers has become the first to stand on the summit of Mount Ghustung (6465m) in Myagdi district.

MYAGDI, Oct 14: All the nine people gone missing from the base camp of Mount Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 in Myagdi following a violent snowstorm have been confirmed dead. The bodies were retrieved this morning.

MYAGDI, Sept 13: Two school buildings and a toilet have been swept away by the swollen Raghuganga River in the district on Thursday.

MYAGDI, Sept 9: Construction of three motorable bridges along Myagdi section under Beni-Jomsom road has been accelerated, said the project officials.

MYAGDI, Aug 15: The flood-fed Kaligandaki River has blown away a school in Myagdi district this morning.

MYAGDI, July 20: As many as 2,500 households have been benefitted with the construction of 11 suspension bridges at various places in Myagdi district this year.

KATHMANDU, July 4:Ten secondary schools based in Annapurna Annapurna Rural Municipality in Myagdi, the district in province 4, are likely to begin tele-teaching classes from the very first month of upcoming fiscal year. Preparations are going on in full-swing towards this end.

MYAGDI, June 11: Thirteen youths of Myagdi who had decided to follow middlepersons after paying a huge amount with a hope of entering the United States of America illegally have been reportedly stranded in Nigeria.

MYAGDI, June 3: Soniya Budha of Darwang in Malika Rural municipality-6 of Myagdi district had to go through a lot of difficulties in lack of citizenship certificate. She was brought up by her mother alone since her father went out of contact.

MYAGDI, May 13: When a seven years old from Mangala-3 attempted suicide, his family rescued him in a critical stage. After the young one was found hanging in his house, he was immediately rushed to Pokhara for treatment. The reason behind his suicide attempt is yet to be ascertained. Although the child has returned home safely, his parents are preoccupied with the feeling that he may attempt this again.

NCC Bank opens branch in Myagdi

April 30, 2018 08:28 am

KATHMANDU, April 30: NCC Bank has established its new branch at Beni Municipality, Ward 7, of Myagdi district.

MYAGDI, March 27: The National Innovation Center (NIC) led by social entrepreneur Mahabir Pun has announced to launch its first invention, medical drones, in Myagdi district soon.

MYAGDI, Feb 5: The only health post at Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 is reeling under shortage of medicines.

MYAGDI, Jan 22: The sixth Myagdi Festival and Maghe Sankranti Fair, and Province No 4 level Agriculture, Tourism and Industrial Trade Fair concluded here on Sunday, with transactions of around Rs 80 million.

Myagdi Mahotsav a crowd puller

January 15, 2018 10:00 am

MYAGDI, Jan 15: The sixth edition of Myagdi Mahotsav that kicked off on Friday and the photo exhibition at the festival is attracting a huge number of visitors.

MYAGDI, Jan 8: Photos taken 50 years ago by a United States of America nationalist that give insights into the daily lives and culture of then Myagdi resident will a new addition in the 6th Myagdi Festival to start from January 12 to 21.

MYAGDI, Jan 6: A few years back, the sighting of an animal with attractive body and shy nature in a jungle of Gurja of Haulagiri rural municipality used to incite locals for its instant hunting.

Free heart check-up camp held in Myagdi

December 24, 2017 15:46 pm

MYAGDI, Dec 24: Four hundred and three people were provided free heart check-up services at a heart check-up camp set up at Bhurung Tatopani of Annapurna rural municipality in Myagdi district on Saturday.

MYAGDI, Dec 6: The iron and copper mines in the Myagdi district are beginning to be covered with soil and silt due to disuse.

MYAGDI, Nov 27: The local people who have cast their vote in the November 26 elections, the first after the then Maoist decade-long insurgency, have demanded sustainable peace, stable government, development, and prosperity.

MYAGDI, Nov 26: After hearing continuous pleas of the disabled people, the District Election Office (DEO) of Myagdi has constructed two disabled-friendly polling stations in the district.

Two polling centers of Myagdi district have been made 'disable friendly' for the elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies. The two polling centers were developed disable friendly to ease voters with different disabilities to cast ballots.

MYAGDI, Nov 20: Govinda Khatri of Mangala Rural Municipality-1 of Myagdi sold honey and beehives worth Rs 1.4 million last year. He had earned only Rs 10,000 in his first year as a professional beekeeper four years ago.