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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.

Dengue making its way uphill

Published On: September 4, 2019 07:55 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 4: Dengue, which was common only in the tarai plains in the past, has started to surface in the hills also. According to Dr Kiran KC of the Karnali provincial hospital, the situation is not alarming for now, but precautionary measures need to be taken against mosquito bites.

Five years on Surkhet flood victims still deprived of relief

Published On: September 1, 2019 09:21 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 1: Floods and landslides displaced a total of 1045 families in Panchapuri, Birendranagar, Bheriganga, and Barahatal areas in 2014. Even though the government instantly promised to resettle the victim families, they are still living in a makeshift hut in the nearby jungles. This has taken a toll on their health and the overall progress in life.

Karnali govt launches campaign to replace tuins with suspension bridges

Published On: August 20, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 20: The provincial government of Karnali has launched a campaign to replace tuins (makeshift cable crossings) with suspension bridges in the province.

Karnali locals upbeat as construction of roads connecting with Tibet make headway

Published On: August 19, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 19: As part of its initiation to connect Karnali with Tibet, the provincial government is working to open three new roads in the region.

Man on the lam after ‘thrashing Dalit woman’ arrested

Published On: August 18, 2019 07:13 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 18: Police on Saturday arrested Raj Kumari Neupane, 25, a woman from Dailekh, who was absconding since April after allegedly thrashing a Dalit woman. He had allegedly thrashed the dalit woman for ‘touching water’ when Neupane was collecting water from a local tap on April 24.

Women in Karnali dying prematurely due to delivery complications

Published On: August 9, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 9: Roop Kumari Bohara, 22, of Tripurasundari-1, Dolpa died on Wednesday due to delivery-related complications.