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Lift irrigation project to be constructed

January 21, 2018 08:11 AM

MUSIKOT, Jan 21: A lift irrigation project is going to be constructed at Ambachaur of Chaurjahari Municipality-3, the first of its kind in the area.

Janardan Sharma wins in Rukum West

December 8, 2017 22:18 PM

RUKUM, Dec 8: CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Janardan Sharma has secured victory for House of Representatives from Rukum West.

Kamala Roka from Maoist center wins in East-Rukum

December 8, 2017 07:36 AM

RUKUM, Dec 8: Kamala Roka, who is the leader of Maoist center, from left alliance has won the election of House of Representatives in East-Rukum.

Sani Bheri bridge project not gaining pace

December 4, 2017 05:55 AM

RUKUM, Dec 4: Work on a bridge at Garaghat over the Sani Bheri River that connects Musikot Municipality-1 and Bafikot Rural Municipality-10 has come to a halt for the past eight months

Rukum locals pay Rs 30 for salt

December 2, 2017 16:49 PM

EAST RUKUM, Dec 2: A packet of salt costs nine rupees. However, residents of East Rukum, one of the youngest districts of Nepal, are forced to pay three times the amount as the district lacks a storage facility.

Bomb hurled at staff transporting ballot boxes

November 27, 2017 10:12 AM

WEST RUKUM, Nov 27: An unidentified group hurled bomb at staff transporting ballot boxes from Chaurjahari to Musikot, the district’s head quarter. The bomb detonated at Ghartikada of Chaurjahari municipality-6.

Couple die in jeep accident three days after wedding

November 26, 2017 03:00 AM

RUKUM, Nov 26: It had just been three days that Nabin Shrestha of Rukumkot and Anita Pradhan of Itahari had tied the knot. After completion of the marriage ceremony at Anita's hometown, the couple came to Rukumkot to get the blessings of their elders.

Dreams—forever deferred

November 25, 2017 15:20 PM

RUKUM Nov 25: Nabin Shrestha and Anita Pradhan were married three days ago. After tying their knots, the couple headed to Rukumkot to receive blessings from their loved ones. As both had to resume their services on November 24, the couple took a jeep to reach the district headquarter Khalanga, three hours away from Nabin’s home on November 23. Nabin and Anita, both inspectors had planned to resume their duties at Surkhet and Rautahat respectively.

7 including newly married couple killed in Rukum jeep mishap

November 25, 2017 09:00 AM

RUKUM, Nov 25: Seven people including newly married couple were killed in a jeep accident in Musikot municipality-6 in the district  on Friday night.

Voters counting days for November 26 elections

November 23, 2017 02:30 AM

RUKKUM, Nov 23: Birjit Budha of Athbiskot Municipality ward -1, Shyalakhadi will be taking part in the provincial elections for the first time. Since the announcement of the election date, he has been counting days to exercise his voting right.

Conflict victims urge candidates to heal their wounds

November 21, 2017 02:30 AM

RUKUM, Nov 21: Sita Sharma (name changed) of Tribeni Rural Municipality was repeatedly raped by Maoists during the insurgency period. The psychological torture of that time made her mentally ill.

Youth found dead

November 9, 2017 17:40 PM

RUKUM, Nov 9: A man was found dead at Ghattekhola in Sisne Rural Municipality-5 on Thursday.

Voters from eastern Rukum want to be assured of drinking water

November 4, 2017 03:01 AM

RUKUM, Nov 3: Roads, bridges and hospitals are secondary for them. What they desperately wait for is drinking water. For the locals of eastern part of Rukum district, the candidate who can assure them of easy access to drinking water will win in the upcoming provincial and federal elections.

Municipalities without facilities

October 15, 2017 12:09 PM

RUKUM, Oct 15: It takes hours of walk for Sunita Khadka to fetch drinking water. And as such having drinking water facility in her home is a farfetched dream. Similarly, she has faint hope of having transportation services in the village in her lifetime. A resident of Aathbiskot Municipality, she also laments lack of health facilities and power supply. “It may take years more for us to receive facilities like towns presently have,” she noted. There are a number of villages in Rukum where basic facilities like heath, education, communication, irrigation are still only a dream. However, the government has upgraded their status to ‘sugam’ (which literally means areas which can be reached easily) in its recent review. However, Asthbiskot Municipality, among other places, which has no traces of modern facilities, was upgraded to sugam area. This has disappointed the local as they claim that the any area can be sugam only if it has facilities of a municipality.  “Our life is miserable as it was before. A few new road tracks have opened recently but they are not fully operational,” said Khadka. “We still use mules for transportation,” she added.

Airport project in Salyan left high and dry

September 4, 2017 09:57 AM

RUKUM, September 4: A plan for airport construction in Salyan was approved by the council of District Development Committee five years ago.

A daughter lights the funeral pyre of her mother

July 30, 2017 04:00 AM

RUKUM, July 29: As per the Hindu tradition, only a male can perform the last rites of the deceased family members. This deep-rooted tradition is prevalent arguably among almost all the societies of the country, which consider sons as the rightful heir to light the funeral pyre after the death of the parents. Breaking this traditional stereotype, a girl in Rukum has cremated her mother.

Medicine shortage hits health posts in Rukum

July 23, 2017 04:40 AM

RUKUM, July 23: Health posts in remote areas of Rukum district are facing severe shortage of life-saving drugs. Health officials informed that lack of transportation during monsoon has led to this dire situation.

District hospital hit by water scarcity

June 17, 2017 02:00 AM

RUKUM, June 17: Water scarcity has crippled the district hospital of Rukum, where dozens of patients for treatment every day. With the water resources drying up in the dry season, the hospital is not able to manage even drinking water for patients and visitors.

As election uncertainties grow, Rukum locals head to pick yarsa

May 2, 2017 00:40 AM

RUKUM, May 2: With the recent political developments casting doubt over holding the local polls, the election fever has fizzled out in Rukum district and the people have decided to move on with their normal activities for making their living.

Two injured in truck accident in Rukum

April 29, 2017 11:34 AM

RUKUM, April 29: Two persons were injured in a truck accident that took place on Friday night at Ganesh turning situated in Tribeni Rural Municipality-6 of Dang district.