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Five killed, three injured in Dailekh jeep accident

November 29, 2018 08:03 AM

SURKHET, Nov 29: Five people were killed and three injured when a Mahindra Bolero jeep veered off the road and plunged 40 meters at a bend in Dangre along the Banke-Bahakot road in Dailekh district on Wednesday morning.

Update : Death toll in Dailekh jeep accident climbs to five

November 28, 2018 14:19 PM

SURKHET, Nov 28 : The death toll in Dailekh jeep accident has climbed to five as three more injured succumbed to their injuries during the treatment.

Drinking water supply becoming challenging in Surkhet

November 25, 2018 22:04 PM

SURKHET, Nov 26: The average daily demand for drinking water in Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali Province, is 15.4 million liters. However, the authorities have been unable to meet the demand, thanks to the growing population.

Locals allege forest officials aiding timber smuggling

November 24, 2018 01:05 AM

SURKHET, Nov 24: About a month ago, locals of Barahatal Rural Municipality-4 in Surkhet had informed concerned stakeholders about rampant deforestation and timber smuggling in forest areas. Pagma Area Forest Office and Bheri Divisional Forest Office among other offices were informed about the misdeeds. Yet, none of the offices deployed their teams to investigate.

Ex-Maoist combatants doing business

November 21, 2018 03:30 AM

SURKHET, Nov 21: In 1998, Ramesh Paudel of Lekbesi Municipality-1 joined the 'People's Liberation Army (PLA)' formed by the then Maoist rebels at the tender age of 16.

Kalikot woman gives birth to conjoined twins

November 20, 2018 05:30 AM

SURKHET, Nov 20: A woman from Kalikot district has given birth to a set of conjoined twins at the Provincial Hospital in Surkhet on Sunday. The twins were born to Lalita Budha of Raskot Municipality-5. They were delivered through a Caesarean section.

Conjoint twin girls born in Surkhet

November 19, 2018 16:35 PM

SURKHET, Nov 19: A conjoint twin girls have been born in the district on Sunday. Lalita Buda of Raskot Minicipality-5 of Kalikot delivered the twins at Province Hospital, Surkhet through the surgery.

Mayor’s construction firm embezzles NEA’s Rs 1.4 million

November 17, 2018 07:51 AM

SURKHET, Nov 17: Even after taking Rs 1.4 million as an advance in a contract worth Rs 14.2 million, a construction company owned by a mayor in Surkhet district has failed to make any progress in an electricity transmission line project. The project’s completion deadline expired three years ago.

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.