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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
SURKHET, Dec 10: Upendra Koirala’s appointment as the vice chancellor of the Mid-western University (MWU) was his fifth political appointment. Like in his previous political appointments at various government offices, his fifth appointment as vice chancellor is not free from controversy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.