Nagendra Upadhyaya

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Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project completes 40% work

Published On: February 22, 2020 10:34 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 22: The National Pride Project, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has completed 40% of the construction work. The construction project was started from 2004 to divert the water of Bheri River to Babai and provide irrigation facility to 52,000 hectares of land of Banke and Bardiya districts and also produce 48-megawatt electricity. The construction of the 12.2 kilometers long tunnel was constructed with the use of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the first time in Nepal. Under the second package of the project, the dam and powerhouse will be constructed.

55 students in Karnali get life jackets

Published On: February 22, 2020 09:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 22: Kabi Ram Nepali, a resident of Mohanyal Rural Municipality-3 of Kailali district, is a high school student. While going to his school, Nepali has to cross the Karnali River risking his life. As there is no bridge over the river, students like Nepali have been risking their lives to go to the school regularly. They have been crossing the Karnali River with the help of a wooden boat.

10 bigha of school land captured

Published On: February 20, 2020 08:28 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 20: Nepal Rastriya Primary School in western Surkhet that once had around 10 bighas of land of its own is now shrunk to a small plot. While there is not enough space left even for students to play, the earlier open area is now fully occupied by infrastructures, vegetable and crop farms. In 2006, some locals had decided to give the public land they had been using to the school located at Chyurikhet at Panchapuri Municipality–2, making it one of the spacious schools in the district. According to the school's Principal Dil Bahadur Gharti, the school is now struggling to recover the land.

Vice Prez Pun inspects Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project

Published On: February 19, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 19: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun inspected Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project here on Tuesday evening

Rural municipality chair arrested with Rs 800,000 bribe money in Jajarkot

Published On: January 24, 2020 05:43 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 24: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday caught the chairperson of Junichande rural municipality in Jajarkot district Krishna Bahadur KC red-handed with Rs 800,000 bribe money.

Misuse of govt land rife in Surkhet

Published On: January 19, 2020 10:54 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 19: On May 29, 2015 an agreement was signed between the Municipal Development Committee, Surkhet and Sushil Raj Sharma, to lease out one and half katha land and a house for 10 years with monthly rent of Rs 20,000. According to the committee officials, Sharma has so far paid only Rs 340,000 whereas his outstanding dues stand at Rs 780,000.

Karnali Province releases funds for daughters’ bank accounts

Published On: January 18, 2020 08:22 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 18: ‘Bank account for daughters - lifelong security’, a much lauded initiative of Karnali Province, has now gone into implementation, with the provincial government releasing the required funds. In the first phase of the program, the government has transferred a total of Rs 38.4 million to the local levels. The social development ministry dispatched the money to 79 local level entities.

Karnali Province to be declared free of street people

Published On: January 17, 2020 08:26 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 17: After rescuing a total of 150 homeless persons in the last one year, Karnali Province government has started preparations to make the province free of street people.

Government to restore lost glory of dried-up Baraha lake

Published On: January 16, 2020 09:03 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 16: Once a beautiful lake covering an area of 12 hectares in the middle of a dense jungle, Baraha Lake of Surkhet has turned into a pasture after drying up. Provincial government of Karnali has prepared a master plan to restore the lost glory of the lake.

Chand-led party cadres, police exchange fire in western Surkhet

Published On: January 1, 2020 06:02 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 1: Cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party and police exchanged fire at Cheneri Taal area in western Surkhet on Wednesday.

Improvised explosive device found at Ncell tower in Birendranagar

Published On: January 1, 2020 12:13 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 1: An unidentified group planted an improvised explosive device at Pipira-based Ncell tower in Birendranagar, the headquarters of Karnali province.

Businesspersons eager to invest, demand conducive environment

Published On: December 21, 2019 08:33 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Dec 21: Hotel entrepreneurs and other businesspersons in Karnali have shown their eagerness to invest in the tourism sector in the region, given conducive environment. They have demanded security of their investment and basic facilities and infrastructures in place.

Why Tulasa ditched SAG for Qatar

Published On: December 5, 2019 07:35 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Dec 5: Padma Khatri, 44, has not eaten properly since the last few days. Neither are her eyes dry. Her tiny house situated near the Bheri River at Lekbeshi Municipality – 3 of eastern Nepal looks forlorn as Padma vents her agony.

Foundation stone for dam, powerhouse of Bheri-Babai laid

Published On: December 4, 2019 10:39 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Dec 4: After seven months of construction of a tunnel, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has finally laid the foundation stone for construction of the dam and the powerhouse of a hydropower project to be built under second package of the national pride project.

Karnali Province fails to implement accidental insurance scheme

Published On: November 27, 2019 08:26 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Nov 27: Despite the announcement of accident insurance for almost two million citizens, the Karnali Province government has failed to implement its declaration.

Police arrest bike smuggler impersonating police officer

Published On: November 22, 2019 10:47 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Nov 22: Police have arrested a person on the charge of being involved in fraud impersonating police officer in Surkhet. The arrestee was found being involved in smuggling of motorcycles impersonating police officer.

Karnali Province govt amending working procedure regulating crusher industry

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

SURKHET, Nov 20: After Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, chief minister of Karnali Province, was pressurized to bring about some changes in the work procedure to support the crusher industry, the Karnali government is preparing to amend the work procedure – which will support the crusher plant which are being operated illegally in the region.

Dispute between local government and Bheri-Babai project

Published On: November 13, 2019 09:12 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Nov 13: There appears to be a dispute between the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project and the Bheriganga Municipality where the national pride project is situated. The dispute is related to taking permission to use local natural resources, paying revenues, and distributing compensation to the affected locals.

National pride projects will not face budget crisis: Minister Pun (with photos)

Published On: November 6, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Nov 6: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has inspected under-construction tunnel way of Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project on Wednesday.

Access to road brings prosperity to a village in Surkhet

Published On: October 26, 2019 07:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Oct 26: Sixty-one-year old Bhim Bahadur Budha of Dharepani is on cloud nine after his village got access to road network. The locals do not have to walk for over five hours carrying heavy loads any more to reach the market place in Bhotechour. Earlier, he used to visit the market twice or thrice a week carrying heavy loads of fruits and vegetables.