SURKHET,  Sept 6: The Karnali province government has adopted a policy of tax exemption to attract women, Dalits and backward classes towards industrial businesses.

Karnali, Aug 31: The Karnali provincial government is to establish a liquid nitrogen plant. The process of constructing the plant is forwarded under the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives' approved programme for the fiscal year 2023/24.

Jajarkot, Aug 24: Flights have been affected in Karnali for the last two days due to bad weather. The flights have been disrupted as it has been raining continuously.

SURKHET, Aug 10: The number of people going for foreign employment has been increasing in Karnali Province in recent periods.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal have signed an $8.2 million partnership agreement to enhance food and nutrition security in eleven local governments of Karnali and Sudurpashchim provinces.

Young man drowns in Karnali

May 21, 2023 11:44 am

TIKAPUR May 21: A young man died from drowning in the Karnali River in Daulatpur Ghat in Kailali district’s Tikapur Municipality-5.

SURKHET, April 23: Karnali Chief Minister (CM) Raj Kumar Sharma has prepared to take the vote of confidence in the provincial assembly for a third time. Sharma registered a letter regarding the seeking the vote of confidence in the province assembly on Sunday.

KARNALI, April 21: Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Raj Kumar Sharma, has expanded the Council of Ministers. He expanded his Cabinet yesterday after a meeting of the Nepali Congress Province Assembly parliamentary party recommended three names for induction as ministers.

BIRENDRANAGAR, April 19: The number of ministries has been increased to eight in Karnali Province. The number of ministries in the province was reduced to seven on January 11 by the then CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) coalition government.

KARNALI, April 2: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Raj Kumar Sharma has said that education, as the source of skilled human resources, is the foundation of economic development of the society.

SURKHET, March 31: Karnali Chief Minister Rajkumar Sharma has won the vote of confidence. A total of 38 parliamentarians from four parties gave the vote of confidence to Chief Minister Sharma in the Province Assembly meeting held on Friday afternoon.

SURKHET, March 15: Karnali province government is constructing 1000 small roads this year alone. The provincial government has been constructing roads in the settlements of Karnali to bring the citizens who are out of reach to the roads.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Rajkumar Sharma has been appointed as the chief minister of Karnali Province.

SURKHET, Jan 11: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have agreed to take turns to appoint the chief minister in Karnali Province.

SURKHET, Dec 27:  With the formation of a seven-party alliance with CPN-UML at the center, the debate on who will be the Chief Minister of Karnali Province has started. With the new equation at the center, the Nepali Congress, which is currently leading the government in Karnali, will be the main opposition party. Competition has started between CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN-UML for the post of Chief Minister.

61 MPs elected from Karnali

December 16, 2022 21:00 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, Dec 16: From Karnali, 61 MPs have been elected directly and proportionally to the Provincial Assembly and the House of Representatives. In the provincial assembly, 24 direct, 16 proportional and in the House of representatives, 12 direct and 9 proportional which summed up to 61 people.

Birendranagar, Nov 30: As many as 24 candidates for the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly from Karnali Province failed to receive even 100 votes each. Those who got less than 100 votes are both party candidates and independent candidates.

KARNALI, Nov 13: The campaigning for the election to the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly has intensified in Karnali, with only seven days to go for Election Day. Parties and candidates have expedited their election campaigns in the lead up to November 20.

KASKI, Oct 21: The Ninth National Games held in Gandaki Province concluded last night in the presence of thousands of people at Pokhara Stadium.

SURKHET, Oct 16: As many as 10,714 people have been rendered homeless due to the recent floods and landslides in Karnali Province. The Karnali Province Police Office, Surkhet, stated that the largest number, i.e. 5,282 people have become homeless due to the natural disasters in Mugu, followed by 1,763 in Kalikot district, 1725 in Jumla, 639 in Salyan, 566 in Surkhet, 474 in Humla, 207 in Dailekh, 25 in Dolpa, 18 in Jajarkot and 15 in Rukum West.

KOHALPUR, Oct 2: People going to the remote districts of Karnali have not been able to go home during the festive season due to the lack of flights.

KARNALI, Oct 1: With the rise in the temperature in mountainous regions due to climate change, dengue cases have been detected.

SURKHET, August 26: The CPN (Maoist Center) has recalled two ministers from the Karnali provincial government.

KARNALI, August 26: More than 9,000 candidates who participated in the local level polls held on May 13 in Karnali Province have not submitted their election expenditure details even three months after the polls.

KALIKOT, August 25: A Karnali Province level open volleyball tournament will be held on 26th September. Karnali Province has the biggest prize money in this competition so far. The competition will be organized by Lingasaini Youth Club.

SURKHET, August 22: If there were no park and forest area along the Kohalpur-Surkhet transmission line, 132 kV electricity would have reached Karnali by September 15. Even though there is an agreement to complete it in two years, it is not known how many more years it will take for the 132 kV transmission line to enter Karnali.

KARNALI, August 11: The Karnali Province is still short of roughly 60,000 textbooks.

SURKHET, July 28: Khadka Bahadur Khatri of Gurvakot Municipality-7 of Surkhet had to go to the headquarters Birendranagar to buy seeds as early as 10 years ago.

Was Karnali always like this - poor, deprived, and backward? The answer is ‘No’. The Karnali Kingdom was prosperous and cultured until the 18th century from the 9th century. This can be sensed through the region's folk songs and stories which have been transferred from generation to generation and are still in existence in the oral form. Humla, in particular, was a prosperous land as early as two generations ago.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Bagmati Province, which also has the federal capital of the country, is estimated to contribute over one-third to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) while the contribution of Karnali Province to the national GDP will stand below five percent in the current fiscal year.

KARNALI, April 5: The corpse of a newborn baby pictured while a dog was carrying it in its mouth on the premises of the Surkhet Provincial Hospital on Saturday has been identified. The identity of the decapitated body was revealed after a police investigation.

KALIKOT, March 29: Rakam Karnali Rafting Firm has brought rafting service into operation at Aathbish Municipality in Karnali district with a goal to promote tourism in the region.

SURKHET, March 12: Nepal Electricity Authority Director Kulman Ghising said that a 132KV transmission line will be connected to Karnali within a year. He also said that the delay in the project was caused due to Bardiya National Park and the forest area.

SURKHET, Feb 20: The government has started making preparations for the expansion of the Surkhet Airport. The airport is being prepared for expansion by acquiring 12.43 bighas of land to the north of the current airport.

SURKHET, Feb 12: Chiring Dhamdul Lama (Karchen) has been appointed as the minister for industry, tourism, forest, and environment, despite spending two years in prison for his involvement in statue theft. He had stolen the statue from Khochyar Monastery of Tibet in 1992.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: An agreement has been signed between the government and the Nepal Agricultural Cooperative Central Federation Ltd (NACCFL) for the capacity building of 100 cooperatives in eight districts of Karnali (Salyan, Jajarkot, Jumla, Dailekh, Kalikot, West Rukum, Surkhet and Mugu).

SURKHET, Dec 29: The high-altitude districts of Karnali have been witnessing heavy snowfall since Sunday. It has snowed heavily in villages including Humla, Dolpa, Mugu, and Jumla. Meanwhile, It has snowed up to two feet in these villages on Wednesday.

KARNALI, Dec 19: Karnali Province Chief Minister (CM) Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that the mandate of the 14th General Convention of Nepali Congress (NC) has motivated him to build a better and stronger NC.

KARNALI, Dec 10: The third phase work of the Bheri-Babai Multi-purpose Diversion Project has begun with the completion of the second phase of the project.

SURKHET, Nov 30: Karnali Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has moved the schedule for the vote of confidence a day later.

KARNALI, Nov 3: Karnali Province newly appointed Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said the work to connect all 10 districts in the Province with a road network would be the first priority of his government.

KARNALI, Oct 18: There have been 21 accidents and deaths of 37 people during Dashain period in Karnali, according to the Provincial Police Office, Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Paddy plantation has been completed in 27.12 percent of the paddyfields across the country as of Tuesday, the day that marked the 18th National Paddy Day.

KARNALI, June 27: Karnali has reported a 91 percent recovery rate from coronavirus infection. In the last 24 hours, 124 people returned home after recovery.

Karnali cabinet gets full shape

June 6, 2021 17:37 pm

SURKHET, June 6: The Karnali provincial Council of Ministers has finally got full shape. The provincial government has added one more ministry and appointed two ministers to give full shape to the cabinet.

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 3: The decision to provide Rs 100,000 each to the families of deceased COVID-19 patients has not been implemented by the government of Karnali Province. The families of the victims of COVID-19 have not been able to get the relief fund as the necessary procedures and criteria were not set on time.

KATHMANDU, May 30: As many as three COVID-19 infected people staying isolated at their homes and seven others suffering from the viral disease died in the last 24 hours in Karnali Province.

SURKHET, May 23: Mayor Dev Kumar Subedi of Birendranagar Municipality delivered medicines to patients infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease at their own homes. Earlier, the municipality administration had prepared a “Corona Kit” including Paracetamol, Jeevan Jal, Azithromycin, Vitamin B and C, soap, toothpaste, and a brush for the patients.

The number of infected patients at the hospital is surging every day. The demand for oxygen from the patients has not been met despite the hospital supplying some amount from the private hospitals and clinics. Doctors warn that the patients will die due to the lack of oxygen if the authorities fail to make adequate supply in the next two or three days.

SURKHET, April 30: Six people died in the last 24 hours at the Karnali Province COVID Hospital.