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Birendranagar Municipality launches 'one home, one woman employment' campaign

Published On: July 2, 2018 04:25 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, July 2: As part of the 'Prosperous Birendranagar: One home, one woman employment' program, depending on the type of their jobs, women can get 50% loan without interest and 50% grant. For the first year of the program, the municipality has sanctioned a budget of Rs 18 million.

Forest land continues to shrink 'for resettlement'

Published On: June 30, 2018 09:50 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 30: When dozens of families in Tikhakuna and Murmuri villages got displaced by floods in 2014, political parties availed them around 41 ropanis of land of a nearby community forest for their resettlement. The families started living in makeshift houses there.

Women head back to Chhaupadi sheds

Published On: June 25, 2018 04:10 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 25: Anita Sharma of Chaukune Rural Municipality-6, Bhabar is a 12th grader in a local school. She got married three years ago. Being a student, she is well aware that it's not right to stay in Chhaupadi sheds during periods. But still she is compelled to stay there for five days of menstruation due to the fear of 'angering' the gods.

Conflict-hit women demand justice

Published On: June 19, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 19: In May 1998, Bijeshara Shahi of Padamghat, Kalikot was on her way to school when she suddenly heard gunshots from all sides. She was hit with two bullets - one in her left hand and the other in the hip.

Social media giants ‘exploiting children’ to generate more traffic, report warns

Published On: June 15, 2018 11:54 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

Social media giants are exploiting children by hooking them on their sites in a ploy to generate more traffic, warns a report released today.

Policy and programs of Karnlai Province comes under fire

Published On: June 12, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 12: Parliamentarians of Karnali Province said that the province has been unable to bring policies and programs as per the need of the people.

Three people killed in auto-rickshaw accident

Published On: June 10, 2018 07:36 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 10: Three people, including a one-month infant, killed in an auto-rickshaw accident in Panchapuri Municipality of the district on Sunday.

Karnali aims at increasing per capita income to USD 2,100

Published On: June 10, 2018 08:47 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 10: While publicizing the development policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year, Karnali Province on Saturday announced to increase the per capita income of its residents to US $2,100.

Ministers of Karnali Province furnish property details

Published On: June 7, 2018 07:11 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 7: Karnali province has publicized the property details of all ministers according to which Minister for Physical Infrastructure Khadka Khatri is the richest among the ministers while Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Nanda Singh Budha is the poorest among all.

Flood victims still awaiting under tents for relief

Published On: June 5, 2018 07:54 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 5: Four years ago, Sita Rokka's family of five got displaced by the massive flood originated from the Itram River. In the name of assets, all they had was a house built on 11-dhur land which got swept away. Her husband worked as a laborer to make their ends meet.

Surkhet-Delhi bus service starts

Published On: June 2, 2018 07:12 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 2: Mid-western Transportation Entrepreneurs Association (MTEA) has started direct bus service connecting Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali Province, and Indian capital New Delhi beginning from Friday.

Inundated Surkhet

Published On: May 31, 2018 08:53 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 31: Following continuous heavy rain for three hours, most of the places in Birendranagar faced waterlogged. Jumla Road, Khajura and other places were under water on Thursday afternoon due to the heavy inundation.

Shortage of water due to destruction of source

Published On: May 31, 2018 08:35 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 31: Kasturi Kumari Rana of Ghoreta, Simta Rural Municipality-2, spends most of her day fetching water. It takes three hours to collect one ~Igagri~I (vessel) of water. “Most of my time from dawn to dusk is spent in the transportation of water,” she said, “I don't know when this water shortage will end.” There is a water source downhill the village.

Shortage of water due to destruction of source

Published On: May 30, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 30: Kasturi Kumari Rana of Ghoreta, Simta Rural Municipality-2, spends most of her day fetching water. It takes three hours to collect one gagri (vessel) of water.

Karnali hills prone to air accidents

Published On: May 17, 2018 06:48 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, May 17: As many as 18 air accidents have occurred in the Karnali Province in the last 31 years claiming 28 lives. Twelve airplanes and six helicopters have been involved in accidents in the province so far, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

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.