Nagendra Upadhyaya

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Effect of CAAN decision on aviation service hours: Patients suffer due to lack of flights in Mugu

Published On: August 10, 2023 04:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 10: Hima Buda, a health worker working at Pulu Health Post in Mugu Karmarong Rural Municipality, reached the Mugu Airport on Wednesday to visit Nepalgunj for treatment. Buda, who reached the airport in two days, is unsure about when she will reach Nepalgunj.

CM Sharma to take vote of confidence for third time on Friday

Published On: April 23, 2023 03:54 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 23: Karnali Chief Minister (CM) Raj Kumar Sharma has prepared to take the vote of confidence in the provincial assembly for a third time. Sharma registered a letter regarding the seeking the vote of confidence in the province assembly on Sunday.

CAN decides to cancel the contract with India’s Seven3 Sports Limited

Published On: February 27, 2023 02:10 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 27: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has decided to cancel the agreement with India's Seven3 Sports Pvt Ltd, the main partner of the Nepal T-20 League cricket competition.

Gurung who was convicted of dual citizenship nominated as member of Town Development Committee

Published On: February 9, 2023 04:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 9: Navraj Gurung, a member of the Birendranagar Municipality City Executive, who was convicted of dual citizenship, has been nominated as a member of the Surkhet Valley Town Development Committee. Executive member Gurung was nominated as a member of the town development committee by Mayor Mohan Maya Dhakal (Bhandari) on Tuesday.

Karnali government announces to give holiday on “People's War” day

Published On: February 7, 2023 05:30 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 7: Karnali  Province government has decided to give a public holiday on February 13 on the occasion of the ‘People's War Day’.  A meeting of the Council of Ministers of Karnali Province held on Monday decided to give a public holiday on February 13 for public offices of the province.

Police arrest woman five years after she allegedly murdered her husband and hid the body in safety tank

Published On: February 2, 2023 09:15 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 2: Police have arrested a woman on the charge of killing her husband and hiding his body in a safety tank five years after the incident.

Gurung found guilty of acquiring citizenship twice

Published On: January 30, 2023 08:40 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 30: Nawaraj Gurung, an executive member of Birendranagar Municipality, has been found guilty by the District Administration Office, Surkhet for acquiring citizenship certificate twice with different dates.

Woman arrested with illegal drugs

Published On: January 30, 2023 01:52 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 30: Police have arrested a woman with the contraband drug brown sugar. A joint team of Karnali Province Police Office, Narcotics Control Bureau and District Police Office Surkhet arrested Malati Baigar from Gandaki tole of Birendranagar-3 along with 440 milligrams of the narcotic drug and cash.

Govt reduces number of ministries, yet number of ministers remains same

Published On: January 27, 2023 01:30 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 27: In the four-point agreement reached between the two parties before the formation of a new government, the ruling CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) had agreed to reduce the number of ministries to seven. It took two weeks for the Council of Ministers to fulfill the pledges made in the agreement due to the delay in implementing the agreement to remove one ministry from the existing eight.

The number of ministers remain same even as provincial govt reduces the number of ministries

Published On: January 26, 2023 01:52 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 26: In the four-point agreement reached between the two parties before the formation of new government, the ruling CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) had agreed to reduce the number of ministries to seven. It took two weeks for the Council of Ministers to fulfill the pledges made in the agreement due to the delay in implementing the agreement to reduce a ministry from the existing eight ministries.

Karnali Province decides to merge Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Physical Infrastructures

Published On: January 24, 2023 09:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 24: Karnali Provincial government has decided to dissolve the provincial Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation as a part of the agreement among the ruling parties to reduce the number of ministries.

Four killed in Hilux car accident in Surkhet

Published On: January 22, 2023 09:45 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 22: Four people were killed when a Hilux vehicle (01 026 CHA 9213) they were traveling in from Chinchu in Bheri Ganga Municipality of Surkhet to the district headquarters Birendranagar met with an accident on Sunday morning.

NC Vice President Khadka monitors development plan in Surkhet

Published On: January 15, 2023 01:30 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 15: Nepali Congress (NC) Vice President and former Home Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has monitored the development plans implemented in his constituency, Surkhet-1. Khadka, a member of the House of Representatives, monitored the Road Bridge and Mehalkuna Hospital.

Journalists who perished in the Maoist armed conflict in Nepal

Published On: January 14, 2023 09:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

It has been 16 years since the political parties signed a Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) to formally end the decade-long Maoist insurgency which tormented the country and the citizens between 1996 to 2006. However, countless people killed during the armed insurgency and their families are still denied justice. CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the leader who led the armed insurgency, currently leads the government with unprecedented support in parliament. The harrowing tales of the victims are fading from the memories of the general public but those who suffered during the war are still tormented by the wounds that never heal. It is estimated that the war resulted in the deaths of over 17,000 people, many of them facing extreme torture in the extra-judicial killings by both the then Maoist rebels and the state’s security agencies. Among those who were killed include journalists, who were in the forefront of war for carrying out their professional duty. Republica’s Nagendra Upadhyay has compiled a list of some journalists who were tortured to death during the armed conflict with hope that the the contributions made by slain journalists do not go in vain and that they are provided with justice, if not reparation to their family members who are struggling to make ends meet.

Two youths arrested with illegal drugs

Published On: January 12, 2023 02:26 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 12: Police have arrested two people with illegal drugs. According to the District Police Office, Surkhet, one person was arrested from the Babai check post of Veriganga Municipality and the other was arrested from Ekant Nagar of Birendranagar-10.

Karnali Province: Maoists and UML stake claim to lead govt

Published On: December 27, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Dec 27:  With the formation of a seven-party alliance with CPN-UML at the center, the debate on who will be the Chief Minister of Karnali Province has started. With the new equation at the center, the Nepali Congress, which is currently leading the government in Karnali, will be the main opposition party. Competition has started between CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN-UML for the post of Chief Minister.

Tara Air's Twin Otter plane suffers nose damage after collision with a bird

Published On: December 7, 2022 04:35 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Tara Air's Twin Otter plane has suffered damage in its nose after it collided with an eagle near Manelek in Humla.

NC’s Thani leads in Surkhet-2

Published On: November 21, 2022 04:27 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

Surkhet, Nov 21: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Hridaya Ram Thani has maintained the initial lead in Surkhet Constituency-2. Thani, the common candidate of the democratic-left alliance, has received 1,987 votes.

There will be re-voting in Simta

Published On: November 21, 2022 11:44 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Nov 21: Re-voting will be held on Tuesday at the polling station of Simta Multiple Campus of Simta Rural Municipality-6 of Surkhet. Due to the mistake of the election staff, 100 ballot papers of the House of Representatives fell into the boxes of the Provincial Assembly, and the voting in three centers here was canceled.

Automobile sector in crisis due to import ban

Published On: October 11, 2022 01:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Traders and business people have claimed that the automobile sector is in crisis as the government has halted the import of four-wheeled private vehicles for about six months. According to NADA Automobiles Association of Nepal, the automobile sector has lost billions of rupees due to the ban on the import of vehicles.