Nagendra Upadhyaya

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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.

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

Published On: February 24, 2019 08:35 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: February 18, 2019 10:04 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: February 7, 2019 09:44 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: January 24, 2019 11:25 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: January 13, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: January 7, 2019 12:03 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

116 cases of leprosy in Karnali Province

Published On: January 3, 2019 09:56 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 3: Cases of leprosy are on the rise in Karnali Province despite numerous campaigns to eradicate leprosy since a long time.

VC Koirala keeps courting controversy at Mid-western University

Published On: December 10, 2018 09:03 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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.

Five killed, three injured in Dailekh jeep accident

Published On: November 29, 2018 08:03 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 28, 2018 02:19 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 25, 2018 10:04 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 24, 2018 01:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 21, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 20, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 19, 2018 04:35 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 17, 2018 07:51 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 11, 2018 08:48 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: November 7, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: October 30, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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.