Nagendra Upadhyaya

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Karnali Province plans own airline

Published On: September 30, 2018 03:10 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: September 28, 2018 07:08 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: September 27, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: September 22, 2018 09:40 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: September 18, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: September 15, 2018 07:01 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: September 14, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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

Published On: September 13, 2018 03:04 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

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.

Provincial govt begins survey on Surkhet flood victims

Published On: September 11, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Sep 11: Four years after the devastating flood in the district of Surkhet, the local authorities have started collecting the details of the victims aimed at resettling them to safer places.

Government bike found misused

Published On: August 31, 2018 01:22 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 31: A white plated motorbike was found carrying breads and chowmein packets near Panchpuri municipality of Western Surkhet.

Project starts construction but yet to decide over land acquisition

Published On: August 28, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 28: After the construction of a dam on Bheri River in Chiple under the Bheri Babai Multipurpose Project gets completed, about one bigha of land belonging to Gehendra Pandey of Lekhbasi Municipality-1 will be inundated.

Project starts construction but yet to decide over land acquisition

Published On: August 27, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 27: After the construction of a dam on Bheri River in Chiple under the Bheri Babai Multipurpose Project gets completed, about one bigha of land belonging to Gehendra Pandey of Lekhbasi Municipality-1 will be inundated. The land currently has a house and a mill. The project is yet to discuss land acquisition with him. The locals of the affected areas are in dismay since the project is yet to decide about the land acquisition and compensation.

Even elected representatives have chhaugoths at home

Published On: August 23, 2018 08:12 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 23: A year ago, Bedraj Bhandari of Panchpuri Municipality-10 was elected as a ward member during the local polls. Being an elected representative, his responsibility is to take initiatives to abolish ill practices and traditions of society. Instead of discouraging people to continue Chhaupadi, Bhandari has not been able to demolish the menstrual hut in his very own home.

Powerhouse and dam construction still in limbo

Published On: August 22, 2018 08:35 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 22: The much talked-about Bheri Babai Multipurpose Project looks quite in a sorry state. Project officials themselves express doubt over the timely completion of the project as the construction of the dam and powerhouse has not kicked off till date. The only component of the project that is on time is its tunnel. Almost 60 percent of the tunnel has been dug so far.  |

Father held on rape charge

Published On: August 21, 2018 11:28 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 21: Police have arrested Junga Bahadur Sunar, 34, on the charge of raping his teenage daughter from Birendranagar, Surkhet.

Skill development training proves effective for women in Gurvakot

Published On: August 6, 2018 08:35 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 6: Until a few months ago, Ratnadevi Pun of Gurvakot Municipality-8 spent her days doing household chores from early morning till late evening. She was obliged to spread her hands in front of her husband even for buying little things of her need, as she had no source of income. However, her fortune has changed for good.

Municipality bans mobile phone, junk food in schools

Published On: August 6, 2018 07:26 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 6: Bheriganga Municipality has prohibited the use of mobile phones and junk foods in schools with the aim to improve education quality at the local level.

Karnali parliamentarians demand relief and treatment for landslide victims

Published On: August 6, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 6: Parliamentarians of Karnali Province have demanded relief and free treatment for those killed and injured by the landslide of Khalanga on Sunday morning.

One held on rape charge

Published On: July 29, 2018 12:23 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 29: Police have arrested Yamlal Sapkota, 45 from Panchpuri-2 after he was trying to rape a five-year-old girl, informed Sushobhan Shrestha, Police Inspector, Chief, Area Police Office, Babiyachaur.

Tunnel work of Bheri Babai project 50% complete

Published On: July 24, 2018 06:38 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 24: Construction work on the tunne of the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose has completed is fifty percent complete, the project office said on Monday. Designated as a national pride projects, it took nine months for the project to bore six of the total 12 kilometers long tunnel. While sharing the update, project officials said that they expect to complete the project on time.