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Pappu Construction fails to build bridge, govt breaks contract

Published On: September 16, 2022 02:05 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Sept 16: The government has been advised to blacklist a construction company which has done nothing about building a bridge over the Bheri River along the Bhurigaun-Telpani road, a short route connecting Karnali with Bardiya, even 10 years after the signing of a contract for the same. The Road Division Office, Surkhet, has terminated the contract and recommended to the government to blacklist the Pappu/Mall JV, which was awarded the contract to build the bridge.

Province PSC cancels exam of 22 candidates who tried to influence examiner

Published On: September 4, 2022 12:50 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Sept 4: Province Public Service Commission (PSC), Surkhet, has canceled the examination of 22 candidates who wrote their names, phone numbers and roll numbers on their answer sheets to influence the examiners. The provincial PSC has also taken action by debarring one person for two years and 21 people for one year to take the examination.

Seat allocation among ruling alliance will be decided by tomorrow: Dahal

Published On: September 2, 2022 11:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Sept 2: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that seat allocation among the ruling alliance parties for the upcoming elections will be decided by Saturday.

Karnali Province: Acharya appointed as Economic Affairs Minister, Kami as Water Resources Minister

Published On: August 29, 2022 04:17 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, August 29: Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi of Karnali Province has inducted two new ministers into his Cabinet. Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning, Bindaman Bista and Minister for Water Resources and Energy Development, Ganesh Prasad Singh submitted their resignations on Sunday, leaving two berths in the Cabinet vacant.

Two ministers of Karnali Province resign

Published On: August 28, 2022 05:45 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, August 28: Two ministers of the Karnali provincial government from the CPN (Maoist Center) resigned on Sunday. Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Bindaman Bista and Minister for Water Resources and Energy Development Ganesh Prasad Singh submitted their resignations to Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi.

Karnali: Maoist recalls two ministers from cabinet

Published On: August 26, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, August 26: The CPN (Maoist Center) has recalled two ministers from the Karnali provincial government.

Parks become obstacles to transmission line extension

Published On: August 22, 2022 06:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, August 22: If there were no park and forest area along the Kohalpur-Surkhet transmission line, 132 kV electricity would have reached Karnali by September 15. Even though there is an agreement to complete it in two years, it is not known how many more years it will take for the 132 kV transmission line to enter Karnali.

Surkhet, which once imported seeds, now exports them

Published On: July 28, 2022 12:05 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 28: Khadka Bahadur Khatri of Gurvakot Municipality-7 of Surkhet had to go to the headquarters Birendranagar to buy seeds as early as 10 years ago.

Karnali Province: 392 people died in road accidents in three years

Published On: July 25, 2022 04:30 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 25: As many as 392 people lost their lives in 992 road accidents in Karnali Province in the last three years. During these three years, the biggest accident happened in Mugu on 12 October 2021. As many as 32 people lost their lives and 13 others were injured in a road accident in Mugu. A bus (Bhe. 1 Kha 3167) going from Nepalgunj to Mugu Headquarters Gamgadhi had met with an accident in the Pinatpane River located in Chhayanath Rara Municipality-7.

One killed, one injured in landslide

Published On: July 5, 2022 02:15 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, JULY 5: A woman died after being buried in a landslide near Lama Bagar in Panchpuri Municipality-7 of West Surkhet. Another woman was injured in the incident. She was walking on the road when the landslide hit her at around 6:30 AM on Tuesday.

Karnali’s Budget focused on building infrastructures

Published On: June 26, 2022 04:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 26: The local bodies of Karnali have introduced their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23, emphasizing road infrastructure. The people’s representatives of the province have said that road infrastructure has been given priority this time as that was necessary for the development and prosperity of Karnali, a province that has a large geography but a low population.

Study on Nepalis leaving for India for jobs being conducted in Karnali: CM Shahi

Published On: June 12, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 12: Chief Minister (CM) of Karnali Province, Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that a study to collect data of Karnali citizens going to India for employment purposes is currently underway. Stating that hundreds of thousands of Nepalis leave for India every year, CM Shahi said various problems have occurred due to the lack of statistics.

Four killed in a bus accident in Karnali Highway

Published On: May 26, 2022 07:49 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 26: Four persons were killed when a passenger bus en route to Nepalgunj from Mugu met with an accident in Dailekh section of the Karnali Highway.

A drunk police official on duty thrashes polling officer, temporary policeman and villagers

Published On: May 12, 2022 12:40 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 12: A police officer on election duty has beaten up a polling officer, a temporary police personnel and a villager.

UML Ward chairman candidate caught red-handed while distributing money to woo voters

Published On: May 12, 2022 10:55 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 12: A candidate was arrested for distributing money to voters against the election code of conduct.

Carving Roads to Prosperity

Published On: May 8, 2022 07:30 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

Nepal’s Karnali Province is the only province that is not connected to neighboring India. And as the province has no road-link with the northern neighbor China, either, this province has remained under shadow despite huge potentials for development. But this story of the sorry state of Karnali Province is going to change for the better in a few years because the Karnali and Bheri corridors, which are currently under-construction, are set to emerge as game-changers for Karnali.

We have not abandoned plans to upgrade Surkhet Airport: CM Shahi

Published On: April 5, 2022 05:45 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 5: Chief Minister (CM) Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that the provincial government has not abandoned the idea of upgrading the Surkhet Airport. Stating that the development of Karnali Province is not possible without air connectivity, he said that the provincial government is ready for the upgradation of the airport in the province’s capital.

Alliance strengthened further after ratification of MCC grant agreement: Dahal

Published On: March 11, 2022 12:35 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 11: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the alliance has become stronger after the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement was ratified through parliament.

Ward Chairman Karki dies while undergoing treatment

Published On: February 26, 2022 10:27 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 26: Ward Chairman of Bheriganga Municipality-1 Nawaraj Karki, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, has died while undergoing treatment at Neuro Hospital, Basbari, Kathmandu.

Two killed in lightning strikes

Published On: February 4, 2022 12:40 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 4: Two women have been killed in lightning strikes in Surkhet and Salyan districts. One woman died in Bheriganga Municipality of Surkhet and the other in Bangad Kupinde Municipality of Salyan, according to the police.