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Committees start probe into mysterious cow deaths

Published On: September 5, 2019 09:15 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Sep 5: A probe committee formed by Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has started investigating the death of two dozen Dailekh bound cows after reportedly being pushed off cliffs along the road.

7 sent to custody over Surkhet cow deaths

Published On: September 2, 2019 07:45 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Sept 2: Seven persons arrested by the police in connection with the deaths of dozens of cows in Surkhet have been presented before the court on Sunday.

Hundred cows sent back to Nepalgunj

Published On: August 31, 2019 02:55 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 31: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan city has received one hundred cows back on Friday night which were left stranded in Birendranagar.

Three killed in Surkhet road mishap

Published On: August 28, 2019 01:28 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

JAJARKOT, Aug 28: Three persons lost their lives and 25 others got injured as the bus (Na 4 Kha 9317) bound to Nepalgunj from Jajarkot skidded some one hundred metres off the road at Bheriganga municipality-5, Harremod, Surkhet along Ratna Highway at 3:30 am on Wednesday.

Risky journey to school for lack of bridge

Published On: August 25, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 25: Jagat Bhul, 15, does not go to school when it rains heavily. When the monsoon is at its peak, his routine gets disturbed. A local of Ranga village of Kailali, Bhul cannot attend classes even other times if the weather is not fine. Bad weather means risks added to an already perilous journey to the school.

Chand-led cadres detonate bomb targeting CM of Karnali Province

Published On: August 14, 2019 04:43 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 14: A group of cadres of the outlawed Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party detonated an improvised explosive device targeting Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi at Khigma area in Kalikot Pachaljharana rural municipality on Wednesday.

High Court orders arrest of Karnali minister

Published On: August 14, 2019 07:40 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 14: Patan High Court on Monday ordered the authorities to arrest of Khagda Bahadur Khatri, Physical Infrastructure Minister of Karnali Province, and produce him before the court within three days. Five persons including the two have been accused of producing a forged bank guarantee for Rs 11 million.

Karnali announces 40 destinations for VNY 2020

Published On: August 5, 2019 09:04 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 5: Karnali Province has announced 40 tourist destinations as it warm for Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign. Of the 40 destinations, 20 are targeted at internal tourists.

CTEVT technical courses: Earning while learning

Published On: August 5, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 5: Sudip Sigdel of Solukhumbu has not completed higher secondary level of education yet. While he pays around 50,000 to the school for his 18-month course, he says that he has been able to earn more than that from his agricultural skills.

Forest officer caught red-handed while taking bribe

Published On: July 12, 2019 03:19 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 12: Bhakta Bahadur Lama, an official at the Division Forest Office was arrested while taking a bribe of Rs 400,000 from the service seekers on Friday afternoon.

Police discover huge cache of explosives in forest

Published On: July 8, 2019 12:13 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 8: Police has discovered a cache of explosives that might have been hidden by the cadres of the then CPN(Maoist) during the insurgency under a rock in the forest in Surkhet Chinggad Municipality-7.

52 Rautes working under Prime Minister Employment Program

Published On: July 7, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 7: Raute leader Surya Narayan had never imagined that he will one day work for money. The people of the endangered Raute community have neither been to school nor have engaged themselves in agricultural activities so far.

Karnali to use fabric made by women entrepreneurs for uniform of civil servants

Published On: July 3, 2019 08:08 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 3: The government of Karnali Province has decided to use fabric produced by Nepali women entrepreneurs for the uniform of its employees.

First installment of housing grant after five years

Published On: July 3, 2019 07:48 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 3: Hundreds of Surkhet flood victim families displaced by massive floods in the district in 2014 have received the first installment of house grant from the government recently.

Officials hopefull compensation distribution will start soon

Published On: June 19, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 19: The Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP) has completed preparations to distribute compensation to residents for the land it acquired.

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.