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Failure to put in place govt offices leaves budget unspent in Karnali

Published On: May 14, 2018 03:12 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 14: It has become very much unlikely for Karnali Province to successfully implement the budget for the current fiscal year 2017/18. The provincial government has yet to form divisions for the implementation of the budget with the FY about to end. The budget, which was approved by the federal parliament on April 28, was released to the provincial government on May 6.

Promoting Christianity in jail

Published On: May 10, 2018 08:15 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 10: Six years ago, a few Christians from Anugraha Church at Birendranagar Municipality-1 reached the District Prison Surkhet to extend their helping hands . Though they had gone there for providing some food to the prisoners, they have since used the prison as a center for promoting Christianity. They have been successful in doing so and have added hundreds of followers.

TBM completes 4 km of tunneling work of Bheri-Babai

Published On: May 3, 2018 08:34 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 3: Tunnel boring machine (TBM) used in Bheri-Babai Diversion Project has dug four kilometers in six months.

Karnali Province needs special rights in federal laws: CM Shahi

Published On: April 29, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 29: Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, chief minister (CM) of Karnali Province, has demanded special rights for the province in the federal law, citing infrastructural and social backwardness.

Karnali govt unveils programs and policies

Published On: April 25, 2018 04:23 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 25:  The government of Karnali Province on Monday unveiled its plans and policies prioritizing tourism, infrastructure, herbs and hydropower sectors. Presenting it in the parliament, Governor of the province Durga Keshar Khanal stated that rapid development of the region is possible by focusing on the prioritized sectors.

Karnali province prioritizes infrastructure development and tourism promotion

Published On: April 23, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 23: Two and a half months after the formation of the provincial government, the Karnali Province is unveiling its policy and programs on Monday.

Cabinet member of Karnali province lacks residence

Published On: April 23, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 23: It has been more than two months since a seven-member cabinet was formed in Karnali province. Six members of the cabinet including the chief minister stay at government provided residence but one of the ministers is still living in a hotel.

More students switching to community schools from private schools

Published On: April 19, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 19: Bandana Khadka of Birendranagar-3 recently admitted her two sons to one of the oldest community schools of the district. She took an unusual decision to switch their school from a boarding school to a community school.

Logo and slogan unveiled for Karnali-Rara Tourism Year

Published On: April 1, 2018 08:11 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, April 1: A logo for the ‘Karnali-Rara Tourism Year 2075 B.S.’ that is going to be inaugurated on April 14, has been released on Saturday by the provincial government of Karnali.

Girl appearing for SEE in Surket raped, murdered

Published On: March 28, 2018 07:25 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Mar 28: Three people including a policeman were taken into custody  Wednesday for alleged involvement in the rape and murder of an 18 year-old student appearing in the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE)  from Panchpuri Municipality, Surket.

SEE candidate killed in Surkhet

Published On: March 27, 2018 11:25 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 27: Eighteen year old Gorikala Rokaya, a SEE candidate has been killed on Monday night at Chaur, Panchpuri municipality-3 of Surkhet.

Karnali Province to ban Facebook during working hours

Published On: March 26, 2018 02:45 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 26: As the officials of various ministries of the provincial government seemed too busy using Facebook instead of development works, Karnali Province has announced to ban Facebook during the working hours from Tuesday onward.

Former Home Minister Khadka injured in road accident

Published On: March 18, 2018 05:01 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: Purna Bahadur Khadka, leader of Nepali Congress and former Home Minister has been injured in a road accident occurred at Satthari of Surkhet district today.

Malnutrition among children on the rise in Surkhet

Published On: March 16, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 16: Details collected by the District Public Health Office(DPHO), Surkhet, shows a significant rise in the number of children suffering from malnutrition in the district.

Minister Bhandari spends a night in a flood victim's tent

Published On: March 11, 2018 08:02 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 11: The ravaging flood of August 14, 2014 in the Bheri River killed 29 persons and rendered 120 households of Tatapani homeless. A large number of the displaced families started living in the nearby Galfa forest.

Four years on, plights of Surkhet flood victims sees no end

Published On: March 10, 2018 07:37 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 10: Four years ago, massive floods from Bheri River had completely washed away all the family members of Sarjan Tamatta, a local of Panchapuri Municipality-10 in Surkhet district. At that time, he was in India working as a daily-wage laborer, and became the sole surviving member of the family.

Victims displaced by landslide deprived of government services

Published On: March 10, 2018 03:40 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 9: Eight years ago, 72 years old Kalu Giri moved to Beureni of Pokharidanda after being displaced from Simali of Lagaam. He has a single-storey wooden house built in four Katthas of land provided by the then seven political parties. He has been sharing this house with 17 other members of his family. Four of his sons have gone to Kalapahad (India) for employment.

Road safety program launched in Karnali Province

Published On: March 5, 2018 09:23 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, March 5: With the objective of regulating traffic and curbing accidents, Karnali Province has launched a road safety program in all 10 districts of the province from Saturday.

Absence of civil servants a big problem in Karnali Province

Published On: March 5, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Mar 5: The absence of civil servants remains a big problem in Karnali Province, creating hurdles to running the provincial government.

Prov 6 named as Karnali, permanent capital in Birendranagar

Published On: February 24, 2018 05:40 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Feb 24: Province 6 has been named as Karnali and the capital has been fixed in Birendranagar of Surkhet. The assembly meeting of the province has decided the name and the capital of the province on Saturday.