Govinda KC

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Ratna Highway closed after pedestrian dies in car-hit

Published On: May 23, 2024 01:16 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, May 23: Ratna Highway of Birendranagar has been blocked after a pedestrian was struck by a car at the Ghusra road chowk on Wednesday.

Relatives of a patient who died at Karnali Provincial Hospital  6 days ago refuse body, demand action against doctor

Published On: April 16, 2024 02:51 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR: The death of 22-year-old Bhima Gurung Balami of Pipalkot, Aathbis Municipality-5 of Dailekh, during treatment at Karnali Provincial Hospital has sparked protests from her relatives.

Raute girl child dies due to lack of treatment

Published On: January 20, 2024 10:39 AM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 20: A girl from Raute community, who was taken ill for a month, has died. Durga Shahi, a 12-year-old Raute girl, died on Thursday night in Raute settlement.

21 percent of pregnant women in Karnali are children

Published On: December 31, 2023 10:02 AM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Dec 31: The Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2022 has revealed a concerning trend in Karnali, where 21 percent of girls under the age of 19 are found to be pregnant. Among the districts, Jajarkot records the highest percentage at 38.83, while Kalikot reports the lowest at 20.20 percent, reflecting instances of child marriage as a contributing factor.

Construction of temporary housing begins in earthquake-affected Jajarkot

Published On: November 5, 2023 02:40 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 5: The construction of temporary housing has started in Jajarkot, which was hit by an earthquake Friday night. With the help of security personnel, a temporary residence has been built in Khalanga, Jajarkot.

UML Karnali Convention: Vandalism outside vote counting station

Published On: October 2, 2023 02:57 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Oct 2: Party cadres have vandalized the vote counting station claiming that the election committee had been helpless and they were barred from entering the vote counting venue. Due to vandalism, the windows of the city hall where the vote counting process was taking place have been broken.

Minor found dead in hostel in Surkhet

Published On: September 30, 2023 02:30 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 30: A student was found hanging in the hostel of Usha Bal Vatika Secondary School, located in front of Birendranagar Municipality-6 Ghanta Ghar in Surkhet.

UML Karnali Convention: Discussion on economic and political reports underway

Published On: September 29, 2023 02:32 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 29: The discussion on the economic and political reports is currently underway at the CPN-UML's Karnali Province convention.

New flight safety rules impact remote areas of Karnali

Published On: August 7, 2023 07:00 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 7: The recent implementation of new flight safety rules by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has sparked concerns among the residents of Karnali's remote areas and stakeholders in the aviation and tourism sectors. The rules, aimed at reducing the risk of air accidents due to adverse weather conditions, prohibit flights in certain remote areas of Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces in the afternoon, even when the weather is clear.

CIAA files case against eight people including CAO of Humla

Published On: July 11, 2023 11:41 AM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, July 11: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case against eight people including a chief administrative officer (CAO). The case has been filed at the Special Court against CAO Bishnu Bahadur Shahi of Chankheli Rural Municipality of Humla.

Rara Hydro accused of swindling funds and abandoning project

Published On: July 7, 2023 07:00 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, July 7: The operators of Rara Hydropower Development Company, currently constructing the project along the Parajuli River in Dailekh, have reportedly vanished, leaving local residents in a state of distress after having taken their money. Following a six-month suspension of work at the hydro power construction site, the operators absconded, leaving behind numerous grievances.

Narayan Municipality under scrutiny for misappropriating Rs 180 million

Published On: June 17, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 17: Narayan Municipality in Dailekh is facing severe criticism after it was revealed that they have misused 180 million rupees in violation of established regulations. The municipality has been found guilty of unauthorized payments of salaries and allowances to teachers, as well as spending funds without an annual procurement master plan.

Under Secy misuses government vehicle to send relatives to a trip to Rara

Published On: June 1, 2023 04:32 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR June 1: Shalikram Poudel, under secretary at the Agriculture Sector Development Programme (ASDP), Surkhet was found using a government vehicle to send his family for a visit to Rara lake in Mugu district.

Budget session of Karnali province to be held on Wednesday

Published On: May 22, 2023 05:14 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

Birendranagar, May 22: The budget session of Karnali province is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 24.

CCTV cameras installed at main junctions of Karnali Highway

Published On: May 16, 2023 05:30 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, May 16: CCTV cameras have been installed at the main crossings of the Karnali Highway. CCTV cameras have been installed at various places in Barahatal Rural Municipality-5 of Surkhet along the Karnali Highway in the Baddichaur market area.

Half  a dozen big solar lift irrigation projects stalled

Published On: March 9, 2023 06:32 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, March 9: Half a dozen big Solar Lift Water and Irrigation Projects funded by the Government  of Nepal and donor agencies remain closed since August 2022 due to the lack of implementation of drinking water and irrigation projects in the remote villages of Dailekh.

Four people arrested with drugs hidden under the ground

Published On: February 8, 2023 07:30 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 8: A joint team of police from the Karnali Province Police Bureau, the Narcotics Control Bureau Surkhet and the District Police Office Surkhet arrested four people with drugs hidden under the ground in Birendranagar. The police team arrested the people with 15 grams and 9 milligrams of brown sugar buried under the ground in a room near Pathibhara temple.

Toll free number announced to access traffic information in Karnali

Published On: February 7, 2023 01:34 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

Birendranagar, Feb 7: A toll-free number has been launched to get information on traffic-related issues throughout Karnali Province. Nepal Police Highway Safety and Traffic Management Office has launched a toll-free number for receiving information from the traffic police from a single number throughout the province.

Traffic police in Karnali ups inspection to prevent accidents

Published On: February 2, 2023 04:30 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 2: The traffic police in Karnali Province have increased inspection due to the rising number of accidents in recent times. They are more closely monitoring vehicles to improve road safety.

CIAA files graft case against four for their alleged involvement in embezzling fund

Published On: January 26, 2023 04:00 PM NPT By: Govinda KC

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 26: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case at a special court against four people including an accounting officer allegedly involved in embezzling money by using fake compensation in Panchapuri Municipality in Surkhet.