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Schools empty as students head toward hills to collect yarsa

May 21, 2018 07:16 AM

JUMLA, May 21: The schools of Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla wear a deserted look as students have headed toward highlands for picking yarsagumba, a prized medicinal herb with aphrodisiacal properties.

A road is changing life of Jumla residents

May 20, 2018 07:50 AM

JUMLA, May 20: Dhanbahadur Rawat, 64, long wished of seeing vehicles in his village. A resident of Tatapani Rural Municipality- 7 however never ever believed that such a wish would come true one day. Two years ago, villagers told him that a road was under construction and that it will pass from near his patio. He recalls telling them ‘they have gone mad’. Now he is awestruck. All big and small size vehicles pass through the road that indeed has touched his patio.

A single toilet for whole community

May 8, 2018 10:07 AM

JUMLA, May 8: As the government's 'one home, one toilet' campaign is going on full swing in the remote parts of various districts, some might find it hard to believe that there is just one toilet for an entire community in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla.

Unplanned settlements resulting in loss of arable land in Jumla

April 1, 2018 04:30 AM

JUMLA, April 1: Unplanned urbanization has resulted in the loss of cultivable land in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla. It has not only tarnished the beauty of Chandannath Municipality but also invited several environmental problems.

Local reps disappointed over uninformed inspections

March 12, 2018 03:30 AM

JUMLA, Mar 12: The local representatives of Jumla have expressed disappointment towards the government bodies which have been carrying out inspections of the local units without coordinating with them.

Local reps disappointed over uninformed inspections

March 11, 2018 03:15 AM

JUMLA, March 10: The local representatives of Jumla have expressed disappointment towards the government bodies which have been carrying out inspections of the local units without coordinating with them.

Local representatives in fear after Chand calls them to quit

March 2, 2018 02:30 AM

JUMLA, March 2: Recently, the Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit Nepal Communist Party wrote to the elected representatives of Jumla district and told them to resign their posts immediately or face consequences. Following the development, panic has set in among the representatives.

Singha Durbar in villages still a far-fetched dream

February 16, 2018 06:15 AM

JUMLA, Feb 16: After the successful completion of the local elections conducted for the first time in 20 years, the locals were expecting a sea change in governance. However, even after almost a year after the elections, they lament that the new government under a federal setup has failed to impress the people so far.

Singha Durbar in villages still a far-fetched dream

February 14, 2018 02:17 AM

JUMLA, Feb 13: After the successful completion of the local elections conducted for the first time in 20 years, the locals were expecting a sea change in governance. However, even after almost a year after the elections, they lament that the new government under a federal setup has failed to impress the people so far.

Snowfall affects life in Karnali (With photos)

February 13, 2018 11:38 AM

JUMLA, Feb 13: Heavy snowfall since Monday morning continued to affect life in mountainous districts including Mugu, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla and Kalikot.

Foreign junket of elected leaders of Jumla irks locals

January 25, 2018 04:30 AM

JUMLA, Jan 25: Elected members of Gothichaur Rural Municipality of Jumla have courted controversy by spending huge amount from the state coffers for India visit at a time when the locals are struggling with problems of drinking water, health and educational facilities.

Jumla rural municipality on path to prosperity

January 22, 2018 10:47 AM

JUMLA, Jan 22: Residents of the Patarasi Rural Municipality in Jumla feel that their rural municipality is heading towards prosperity. Madikrishna Budha narrates his own story to ascertain the feeling. Until a decade ago, he would go to Kalapahad in India, to earn for the family.

KAHS to provide free treatment for uterine prolapse

January 16, 2018 04:00 AM

JUMLA, Jan 16: Locals of various districts of the Karnali region are referred to hospitals in Surkhet, Nepalgunj and other districts even for minor infections. However, girls and women seeking treatment for uterine prolapse won't have to go anywhere for treatment as they can get it free in their districts.

KAHS to provide free treatment for uterine prolapse

January 15, 2018 02:48 AM

JUMLA, Jan 15: Locals of various districts of the Karnali region are referred to hospitals in Surkhet, Nepalgunj and other districts even for minor infections. However, girls and women seeking treatment for uterine prolapse won't have to go anywhere for treatment as they can get it free in their districts. This is actually the result of increasing cases of uterine prolapse in the district.

Jumla on alert as viral fever grips Jajarkot

January 15, 2018 02:47 AM

JUMLA, Jan 15: With an outbreak of viral fever across Jajarkot, the neighboring district of Jumla is on alert against a potential spread of the malady. Human resources in Jumla have been placed on alert for deployment if called upon.

Jumla on alert as viral fever grips Jajarkot

January 14, 2018 04:09 AM

JUMLA, Jan 14: With an outbreak of viral fever across Jajarkot, the neighboring district of Jumla is on alert against a potential spread of the malady. Human resources in Jumla have been placed on alert for deployment if called upon.

Shortage of drinking water hits Jumla prison

January 2, 2018 09:30 AM

JUMLA, Jan 2:  Jumla prison which is considered an exemplary prison in Province 6 is dealing with an acute shortage of drinking water. As a result the inmates, security personnel and officials of the prison are compelled to rely on the contaminated water of the Tila River. As a result, they are suffering from water-borne diseases.

Cow farming project in Jumla collapses

December 30, 2017 09:41 AM

JUMLA, Dec 29: A farmer from Chandan Nath Municipality of Jumla, Til Bahadur Giri, had set up a cow farming industry in collaboration with few other people six years ago. But his hopes of earning a handsome share of money from the business have gone in vain.

Jumla women in period no longer deemed unclean

December 30, 2017 09:20 AM

JUMLA, Dec 29: Laulunath Yogi of Tila-9, Rawatwada in Jumla is a renowned shaman of his village. Few months ago, he was someone who could not stand a menstruating woman even in the compound of his home. Like many other villagers, he believed that menstruating women are impure and their touch would make the god furious.

Herbs emerging as the main source of income in Karnali

December 27, 2017 02:30 AM

JUMLA, Dec 27: Herbs have been recognized as the fundamentals of economic development in Karnali. All five districts of this zone are rich in natural resources and herbs.