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Nagendra Upadhyaya

A village’s journey from opium to vegetable and livestock farming

November 11, 2018 08:48 AM

SURKHET, Nov 11: Opium production is not legal in the country. However, until a few years ago Kaltadi village of Surkhet was known for only one thing - opium production. Almost all of the 32 households of this tiny village would farm nothing but opium.

Panel formed to probe Karnali-Rara Tourism Year expenses

November 7, 2018 03:00 AM

SURKHET, Nov 7: The Public Accounts Committee of (PAC) of Karnali Provincial Assembly has formed a panel to look into expenses made during the inauguration of Karnali-Rara Tourism Year 2018.

NPC to prepare masterplan for Karnali's development

October 30, 2018 02:30 AM

SURKHET, Oct 30: The National Planning Commission (NPC) is said to be preparing a master plan for the development of Karnali, the least developed province in the country.

Bheri Babai Multi-Purpose Project to miss deadline as work falters

October 6, 2018 10:03 AM

SURKHET, Oct 6: Except for some satisfactory progress in digging tunnel for the Bheri Babai Multi-Purpose Project, other essential works that were supposed to be completed in parallel with the tunnel are yet to be started.

Karnali Province plans own airline

September 30, 2018 03:10 AM

SURKHET, Sept 30: If things go as planned, the government of Karnali Province will have its own flag carrier airline in the near future.

Minister tells NGO to remove Bible verse from hospital

September 28, 2018 07:08 AM

SURKHET, Sep 28: A provincial government minister last Friday ordered Surkhet Regional Hospital to remove a verse from the Bible inscribed on a wall on hospital premises.

Karnali pushes for pesticide-free farming

September 27, 2018 02:30 AM

SURKHET, Sept 27: The provincial government is planning to establish laboratories at Harre of Surkhet district and Kapurkot of Salyan district to test the level of pesticides in agricultural products.

Mushrooming private schools leave community schools on verge of closure

September 22, 2018 09:40 AM

SURKHET, Sept 22: Nepal Rastriya Saraswati Primary School was one of the most popular schools in the district until a decade ago. The craze was so high that not only commoners but even very rich and influential families used to feel lucky to get their children admitted here.

Judicial committees still struggles to deliver justice

September 18, 2018 02:30 AM

SURKHET, Sept 18: It has been more than a year since the Deputy Mayor Shanti Chantel of Lekbesi Municipality in Surkhet district started handling the judicial committee of the local unit.

Sanitary pads to condoms found in local hooch

September 15, 2018 19:01 PM

SURKHET, Sept 15: Filthy materials including sanitary pads, socks and slippers were found in the hooch seized from various places of the district by police on Saturday.

Provincial govt jobless as ministers, lawmakers in Kathmandu

September 14, 2018 05:30 AM

SURKHET, Sept 14: At a time when the provincial government and lawmakers should be busy formulating laws and executing the programs of the budget for the implementation of federalism, the provincial ministers and lawmakers seem to be at leisure.

Commuters forced into perilous journey in lack of bridge over Bheri

September 13, 2018 03:04 AM

SURKHET, Sept 13: Whenever locals of Bheriganga Municipality-1 in Surkhet need to reach the district headquarters, they always have to undertake a perilous journey across the Bheri River. As there is no bridge over the river, they are forced to risk their lives using inflated rubber tubes to cross the river.

Provincial govt begins survey on Surkhet flood victims

September 11, 2018 03:00 AM

SURKHET, Sep 11: Four years after the devastating flood in the district of Surkhet, the local authorities have started collecting the details of the victims aimed at resettling them to safer places.

Government bike found misused

August 31, 2018 13:22 PM

SURKHET, Aug 31: A white plated motorbike was found carrying breads and chowmein packets near Panchpuri municipality of Western Surkhet.

Project starts construction but yet to decide over land acquisition

August 28, 2018 06:30 AM

SURKHET, Aug 28: After the construction of a dam on Bheri River in Chiple under the Bheri Babai Multipurpose Project gets completed, about one bigha of land belonging to Gehendra Pandey of Lekhbasi Municipality-1 will be inundated.

Project starts construction but yet to decide over land acquisition

August 27, 2018 05:30 AM

SURKHET, Aug 27: After the construction of a dam on Bheri River in Chiple under the Bheri Babai Multipurpose Project gets completed, about one bigha of land belonging to Gehendra Pandey of Lekhbasi Municipality-1 will be inundated. The land currently has a house and a mill. The project is yet to discuss land acquisition with him. The locals of the affected areas are in dismay since the project is yet to decide about the land acquisition and compensation.

Even elected representatives have chhaugoths at home

August 23, 2018 08:12 AM

SURKHET, Aug 23: A year ago, Bedraj Bhandari of Panchpuri Municipality-10 was elected as a ward member during the local polls. Being an elected representative, his responsibility is to take initiatives to abolish ill practices and traditions of society. Instead of discouraging people to continue Chhaupadi, Bhandari has not been able to demolish the menstrual hut in his very own home.

Powerhouse and dam construction still in limbo

August 22, 2018 08:35 AM

SURKHET, Aug 22: The much talked-about Bheri Babai Multipurpose Project looks quite in a sorry state. Project officials themselves express doubt over the timely completion of the project as the construction of the dam and powerhouse has not kicked off till date. The only component of the project that is on time is its tunnel. Almost 60 percent of the tunnel has been dug so far.  |

Father held on rape charge

August 21, 2018 11:28 AM

SURKHET, Aug 21: Police have arrested Junga Bahadur Sunar, 34, on the charge of raping his teenage daughter from Birendranagar, Surkhet.

Skill development training proves effective for women in Gurvakot

August 6, 2018 08:35 AM

SURKHET, Aug 6: Until a few months ago, Ratnadevi Pun of Gurvakot Municipality-8 spent her days doing household chores from early morning till late evening. She was obliged to spread her hands in front of her husband even for buying little things of her need, as she had no source of income. However, her fortune has changed for good.