Nagendra Upadhyaya



Woman ‘feeds feces’ to elderly

May 9, 2019 08:09 AM

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

May 5, 2019 04:30 AM

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

April 30, 2019 08:01 AM

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

April 22, 2019 09:05 AM

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

April 20, 2019 03:25 AM

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

April 17, 2019 07:41 AM

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

April 13, 2019 08:05 AM

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

March 26, 2019 08:17 AM

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.

Chand’s men on extortion drive in Surkhet

March 18, 2019 07:53 AM

SURKHET, March 18: The Netra Bikram Chand led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) whose activities were recently banned by the government, has issued letters to contractors, elected officials and businessmen demanding ‘taxes’ for its so-called ‘people’s government’.

Chand group had taken arms from cantonments: Minister

March 14, 2019 08:16 AM

SURKHET, March 14: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Chakrapani Khanal has revealed that the Chand-led group had taken away some arms from the cantonments after the then Maoist party joined mainstream politics.

Rautes get their first salary!

March 14, 2019 05:30 AM

SURKHET, March 14: Five members of the Raute community who were appointed as social workers by the Social Service Center (SOSEC) have received their first salary.

Women lead the way in commercial farming in Surkhet

March 11, 2019 05:00 AM

SURKHET, March 11: Gumi village in eastern Surkhet was popular as 'Lahure Basti' in the past as most of the village youths were working for the Indian Army. Well-off families soon migrated to urban areas, leaving fertile land barren.

Rs 3.7m embezzled during inauguration of Karnali-Rara Tourism Year: PAC

March 5, 2019 09:00 AM

SURKHET, March 5: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Karnali Provincial Assembly has concluded that over Rs 3.7 million was embezzled during inauguration of Karnali-Rara Tourism Year – 2075 BS.

Locals deprived of govt services as representatives go on excursion

February 26, 2019 06:22 AM

SURKHET, Feb 25: As a jumbo team of 40 representatives, including the chairperson of Simta Rural Municipality has left for an excursion, the service seekers visiting the local unit have been obliged to return home empty-handed.

Breaking with their tradition, Raute men take up jobs for money, kids start studying

February 24, 2019 08:35 AM

SURKHET, Feb 24: Five years ago, Shambhu Prasad Chaurasiya, the then District Forest Officer (DFO) of Surkhet reached Nalkhola Community Forest to meet Rautes, the last nomadic tribe of Nepal. When he urged the leader of the community Mahin Bahadur Shahi to start agriculture, take up jobs and send their children to school, Shahi said to him, "You become a Raute like us, we will become commoners like you."

CNN Hero Doyne contributes in construction of school building

February 18, 2019 10:04 AM

SURKHET, Feb 18: CNN Hero of 2015 Maggie Doyne has contributed to the construction of a well-facilitated school in Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali Province.

Tunnel construction to complete by end of February

February 7, 2019 09:44 AM

SURKHET, Feb 7: Tunnel construction at Bheri-Babai Multipurpose Project, a national pride project, has come to the final phase. On Tuesday, the length of completed tunnel was 11,100 meters, out of the total 12,000 meters.

Karnali Province to build police posts, buy ambulances

January 24, 2019 11:25 AM

SURKHET, Jan 24: The Karnali province has started the construction of two fully equipped police posts in two border points with China. The police posts will be set up in Hilsa of Humla and Dhomorilla of Dolpa within a year, according to the provincial minister for internal affairs and law, Naresh Bhandari.

Elected representatives, govt officials yet to demolish chhaugoths

January 13, 2019 07:49 AM

SURKHET, Jan 13: Top Bahadur Bayak is an office bearer of Chaukune Rural Municipality-6, Bhabar in Surkhet district. A person of his post should set an example for others. Sadly, Bayak himself encourages an ill practice which has already been criminalized by the law. The women of his house are still forced to live in chhaugoths (a hut for menstruating women) during the five days of their periods.

Police arrest two persons with hashish

January 7, 2019 12:03 PM

SURKHET, Jan 7: Police have arrested two persons in possession of over six kilograms of hashish from Surkhet on Monday.