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Forest officer caught red-handed while taking bribe

Published On: July 12, 2019 03:19 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 12: Bhakta Bahadur Lama, an official at the Division Forest Office was arrested while taking a bribe of Rs 400,000 from the service seekers on Friday afternoon.

Police discover huge cache of explosives in forest

Published On: July 8, 2019 12:13 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 8: Police has discovered a cache of explosives that might have been hidden by the cadres of the then CPN(Maoist) during the insurgency under a rock in the forest in Surkhet Chinggad Municipality-7.

52 Rautes working under Prime Minister Employment Program

Published On: July 7, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 7: Raute leader Surya Narayan had never imagined that he will one day work for money. The people of the endangered Raute community have neither been to school nor have engaged themselves in agricultural activities so far.

Karnali to use fabric made by women entrepreneurs for uniform of civil servants

Published On: July 3, 2019 08:08 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 3: The government of Karnali Province has decided to use fabric produced by Nepali women entrepreneurs for the uniform of its employees.

First installment of housing grant after five years

Published On: July 3, 2019 07:48 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 3: Hundreds of Surkhet flood victim families displaced by massive floods in the district in 2014 have received the first installment of house grant from the government recently.

Officials hopefull compensation distribution will start soon

Published On: June 19, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 19: The Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP) has completed preparations to distribute compensation to residents for the land it acquired.

At least 15 missing as jeep plunges into Karnali River

Published On: June 18, 2019 02:49 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

HUMLA, June 18: At least 15 people have gone missing as a jeep plunged into Karnali River in Kharpunath rural municipality-5 of Humla district on Tuesday afternoon.

After a long wait, nomadic Rautes finally getting citizenship

Published On: June 18, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 18: Members of the endangered Raute tribe, who have long been demanding citizenship certificates, will be finally getting one.

Karnali spends Rs 2b development budget on vehicles

Published On: June 10, 2019 08:18 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 10: With the fiscal year nearing end, Karnali Province has courted controversy for its decision to purchase 54 four-wheelers by transferring over Rs 2 billion from the development budget.

Republican order fails to impress people of mid-western Nepal

Published On: May 29, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 29: When the protests against the monarchy escalated, Prachanda Pokharel of Surkhet was studying at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu.

'Fake flood victims' get relief grants in Surkhet, real ones ignored

Published On: May 26, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 26: The devastating flood that originated from the Bheri River washed away a whole settlement in Barahatal Rural Municipality-2, Thapadera, on August 14, 2014.

Attraction shifts from private to community schools

Published On: May 20, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 20: Liladhar Chapai of Gurvakot Municipality had decided that his children would attend private school even before they were born. Despite being a teacher at a community school, he had no faith in the quality of the education provided by community schools. However, this year he admitted his daughter to Jana Secondary School, a community school, in 9th grade.

Woman ‘feeds feces’ to elderly

Published On: May 9, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 9: A woman in Barahatal Rural Municipality of Surkhet has been accused of feeding feces to an elderly man recently following a dispute.

CIAA interferes to reopen illegal crusher plant

Published On: May 5, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 5: A crusher plant operating illegally at Gochhekhola in the Chure range was shut down in mid-March by the local authorities.

1,045 flood victims of Surkhet receiving first tranche of grant after five years

Published On: April 30, 2019 08:01 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 30: Five years after being displaced by the ravaging flood of 2014, the victims of Surkhet will finally receive the first tranche of grant for the reconstruction of their houses on Tuesday. Karnali Province government is planning to distribute Rs 150,000 as the first tranche to the victims from Tuesday.

Karnali Province spent only 12% of budget in 9 months

Published On: April 22, 2019 09:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 22: Karnali Province has managed to spend only 12 percent, or Rs 3.07 billion, of the allocated Rs 26.28 billion over the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2018/19.

More Chand cadres quit party

Published On: April 20, 2019 03:25 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 20: As the government banned the Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) led by Netra Bikram Chand, the number of leaders and cadres quitting the party has increased significantly.

Bheri-Babai tunnel drilling completed with TBM

Published On: April 17, 2019 07:41 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 17: The drilling of a tunnel with the use of a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been completed in Nepal for the first time. With the help of the TBM, the 12.2 kilometer tunnel for the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, a national pride project, has been completed about a year ahead of schedule.

Tourism campaign misses target

Published On: April 13, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 13: Karnali Province welcomed 233,021 tourists in Nepali year 2075 i.e. mid-April 2018 to mid-April 2019. The number includes 633 foreign tourists.

Province minister illegally extracting resources in Bheri

Published On: March 26, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 26: The raging flood in the Bheri River in 2014 killed 10 people and inundated dozens of homes. A large part of arable land was inundated.