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At least 15 missing as jeep plunges into Karnali River

Published On: June 18, 2019 02:49 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

HUMLA, June 18: At least 15 people have gone missing as a jeep plunged into Karnali River in Kharpunath rural municipality-5 of Humla district on Tuesday afternoon.

After a long wait, nomadic Rautes finally getting citizenship

Published On: June 18, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 18: Members of the endangered Raute tribe, who have long been demanding citizenship certificates, will be finally getting one.

Karnali spends Rs 2b development budget on vehicles

Published On: June 10, 2019 08:18 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 10: With the fiscal year nearing end, Karnali Province has courted controversy for its decision to purchase 54 four-wheelers by transferring over Rs 2 billion from the development budget.

Republican order fails to impress people of mid-western Nepal

Published On: May 29, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 29: When the protests against the monarchy escalated, Prachanda Pokharel of Surkhet was studying at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu.

'Fake flood victims' get relief grants in Surkhet, real ones ignored

Published On: May 26, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 26: The devastating flood that originated from the Bheri River washed away a whole settlement in Barahatal Rural Municipality-2, Thapadera, on August 14, 2014.

Attraction shifts from private to community schools

Published On: May 20, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 20: Liladhar Chapai of Gurvakot Municipality had decided that his children would attend private school even before they were born. Despite being a teacher at a community school, he had no faith in the quality of the education provided by community schools. However, this year he admitted his daughter to Jana Secondary School, a community school, in 9th grade.

Woman ‘feeds feces’ to elderly

Published On: May 9, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: May 5, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: April 30, 2019 08:01 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: April 22, 2019 09:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: April 20, 2019 03:25 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: April 17, 2019 07:41 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: April 13, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: March 26, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: March 18, 2019 07:53 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: March 14, 2019 08:16 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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!

Published On: March 14, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: March 11, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: March 5, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: February 26, 2019 06:22 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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.