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Landslide claims two lives in Rukum West

Published On: July 28, 2020 06:42 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, July 28: Two persons were killed when a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall swept away a house in Banphikot Rural Municipality-9 in Rukum West on Tuesday morning. The deceased have been identified as Nabin Kumar Sunar, 22, and Bal Bahadur Sunar,16.

Woman found dead in Surkhet

Published On: July 24, 2020 02:28 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, July 24: A woman was found dead at Neware area in Birendranagar Municipality-12 here in the district on Friday morning.

Coronavirus gradually tightening its grip on Karnali

Published On: June 9, 2020 01:45 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 9: Karnali Province reported the first case of novel coronavirus disease only on May 18 approximately four months after the first case had been reported in the country on January 24.

Locals return rotten rice distributed as lockdown relief

Published On: April 11, 2020 08:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, April 11: Stating that the rice distributed by the local government is not edible, some locals in Birendranagar have returned it. Birendranagar Municipality – 10 had recently distributed rice, salt, oil and pulses to over a dozen families in Manikapur block of the ward. According to the beneficiaries, the rice was rotten and stinking.

11 tested negative for COVID-19 in Karnali

Published On: April 1, 2020 12:09 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, April 1: Lab test of 11 patients from Karnali province has turned out negative.

Seventh day of lockdown; Birendranagar wears deserted look (with photos)

Published On: March 30, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, March 30: As the country is already in the seventh day of nationwide lockdown enforced by the government, capital of Karnali Province Birendranagar is silent with almost empty streets.

Injured woman in Karnali dies as no helicopter on standby in capital

Published On: February 27, 2020 08:18 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 27: As she was collecting fodder, Kalpana Acharya fell from a tree on February 16 and broke her leg. The 21-year-old of Sharada Municipality in Salyan district was rushed to a nearby health center, where they said she needed to be airlifted to Kathmandu immediately. Her family and other locals approached the local administration for help. Responding to the pressure, the social development ministry of Karnali Province agreed to bear the expenses and emailed the district administration office.

Sanibheri Rural Municipality builds 15-bed hospital

Published On: February 18, 2020 11:25 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 18: Aiming at providing primary health service to the people in the region, Sanibheri Rural Municipality has built a 15-bed hospital.

Jails in Karnali Province overcrowded

Published On: February 16, 2020 09:19 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 16: Although the Surkhet District Jail has a capacity of 50 persons, there are more than 250 prisoners in the jail at the moment.

Unidentified disease claims seven, dozens taken ill in Humla in past three weeks

Published On: January 26, 2020 10:50 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

HUMLA, Jan 26: At least seven persons have died and dozens have been taken ill due to an unidentified disease in Humla district in the past three weeks, district authorities said.

Karnali Province also implementing employment program

Published On: January 16, 2020 10:47 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 16: The Chief Minister Employment Program, which aims at employing jobless people of Karnali Province, is about to enter the implementation phase.

Improved variety of wheat seeds remain unsold in Surkhet

Published On: December 18, 2019 09:23 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Dec 18: While many farmers are forced to use substandard wheat seeds due to unavailability of quality seeds, improved seeds developed by Agriculture Knowledge Center, Surkhet, is not finding buyers.

42 trekking trails to be built in Karnali

Published On: December 1, 2019 12:29 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Dec 1: The government of Karnali Province is preparing to build and promote 42 trekking trails to bring more adventure tourists to the province.

Poor roads pose a challenge to VNY 2020

Published On: November 25, 2019 10:10 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 25: As the Visit Nepal Year 2020 approaches, the roads of Karnali Province are going to pose serious challenge to the major tourism campaign of the country.

CM Shahi fails to implement ban on social media in govt offices

Published On: October 19, 2019 08:46 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Oct 19: On March 25, 2019, chief minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi said browsing social media during office hours will be banned in government offices of Karnali.

Vegetable prices increase by up to 80% in Surkhet

Published On: October 13, 2019 09:57 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Oct 13: Sita Neupane of Birendranagar-6 went to the market on Thursday to buy vegetables. She was taken aback upon hearing the prices of vegetables, and was able to buy far less than she had planned.

Poor children in Karnali deprived of education

Published On: September 21, 2019 07:57 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 21: There is a school in front of the house of 10-year-old Samjhana Sunar in Khatigaira village of Dailekh. She keenly watches children go to the school and return back every day. When they play in the ground, she also feels the thrill. But attending the school is a distant dream for her.

12 daughters, and still waiting for a son

Published On: September 19, 2019 08:43 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 19: Sharmila Jaisi, a local of Tajkot Katel Gaun, got married at the age of 16. Sharmila, who is now 35 years, has conceived 12 babies so far. She has given birth to seven babies and has undergone abortion five times.

Middlemen eat into profit of Jumla apple farmers

Published On: September 17, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 16: The price of apples in Birendranagar is three-four times higher than in Jumla where the fruits are sourced from.

Surkhet district prison filled four times its capacity

Published On: September 15, 2019 08:27 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR , Sept 15: The Surkhet District Jail houses detainees and prisoners more than four times its capacity, making it one of the most overcrowded prisons in the country. At present, 212 prisoners and detainees are kept inside the district jail against its capacity of 50 people.