KATHMANDU, May 4: Of the seven provinces in Nepal, Province 1 has been worst-affected by the pandemic of coronavirus disease. Province 1 has witnessed the highest number of coronavirus disease  (COVID-19) cases. As of Monday, 31 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the province. Of the 75 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, none is from Karnali Province.

NEPALGUNJ, Mar 1: Though a printing press of Janak Education Material Center (JEMC) was established at Khajura of Nepalgunj some 15 years ago, the government-owned publication house has failed to supply text books to several districts of Province 5, Karnali and Sudur Paschim.

JUMLA, Feb 25: Driver has gone missing in the Karnali river when the jeep plunged into the river at Lalighat of Narharinath rural municipality on Tuesday morning.

Why Chhaupadi persists

February 6, 2020 09:35 am

Hindson Bethan (2009) mentions that menstruation taboos universally prevailed up to the mid-twentieth century in the world although anthropologists and historians did not make these taboos the subject of research until recently. Likewise, M Guterman and others (2007) provide that major religions of the world, without exception, have placed restrictions on menstruating women. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism have made statements about menstruation and its negative effect on women, leading to prohibitions about physical intimacy, cooking, attending places of worship, and sometimes requiring women to live separately from men.

SURKHET, Jan 16: Once a beautiful lake covering an area of 12 hectares in the middle of a dense jungle, Baraha Lake of Surkhet has turned into a pasture after drying up. Provincial government of Karnali has prepared a master plan to restore the lost glory of the lake.

SURKHET, Jan 15: Karnali State's chief minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said the challenge now is to protect the language, culture and the costumes of various communities. Chief Minister Shahi said this addressing the foundation-laying programme organized by Nepal Magar Association here today.

Daughter security becoming effective

January 12, 2020 10:18 am

JUMLA, Jan 12: The daughter security program is proving to become effective and fruitful. The initiative has been launched by the Kanka Sundari rural municipality.

'We don't follow Chhaupadi'

January 4, 2020 09:17 am

JUMLA, JAN 4: Fourteen years ago, the Cabinet decided to declare Chhaupadi as a malpractice. But the decision couldn't be implemented effectively, leaving behind the women of Karnali and far- western Nepal to suffer in the name of the age-old tradition. In the name of tradition, what weren't they deprived of? Nutritious food, proper rest, you name it.

BAJURA, Jan 2: Four people died, four others sustained injuries and one went missing when a jeep met with an accident in Karnali Corridor at Bandhu of Himali Rural Municipality-7 on Thursday afternoon.

JAJARKOT, Dec 23: Works have begun to implement the plan of building 170 basic health centers in the Karnali state within the next two years.

SURKHET, Dec 21: Hotel entrepreneurs and other businesspersons in Karnali have shown their eagerness to invest in the tourism sector in the region, given conducive environment. They have demanded security of their investment and basic facilities and infrastructures in place.

Three persons recommended for KAHS rector

December 21, 2019 08:27 am

JUMLA, Dec 21: Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has recommended three names to the government for the post of rector, which remains vacant for the last seven months.

JUMLA, Dec 16: Heavy snowfall in the high hills of the Karnali region since Thursday evening has brought the air service to a complete halt.  All the four airports of Karnali -- Jumla, Dolpa, Humla and Mugu airports -- remain closed.  There is over a feet of snow on the runway of the airports.

JUMLA, Dec 15: Karnali province has witnessed heavy snowfall since Thursday.

Flights disrupted, exams put off

December 14, 2019 08:09 am

SURKHET, Dec 14: Incessant snowfall in the hill districts over the last two days has badly affected life in the Karnali region.

Snowfall cripples life in Karnali

December 13, 2019 12:15 pm

JUMLA, Dec 13: Daily life in different districts of Karnali province has been hit hard due to the first speel of snowfall of this season since Thursday.

KAHS senate meeting uncertain

December 9, 2019 08:11 am

JUMLA, Dec 9: The senate meeting of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has become uncertain as the chancellor and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been ill for the past few weeks.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Karnali  Province’s Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal Mission have entered into a  partnership to increase access to quality health services in the  province on Thursday, in accordance with the bilateral agreement signed between the ministry of finance and the USAID.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Chief Minister of Karnali province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has urged the federal government to manage necessary employees for the local levels at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has urged the Chinese investors to invest in his province.

JUMLA, Sept 2: Laxmi Prasad Devkota, a local of Jumla, had no option but to spend hefty amoung and travel all the way to Surkhet and Nepalgunj for treatment whenever he got sick. He never imagined in the wildest of his dreams that his home district would ever get a good hospital.

Homestay in Karnali

August 24, 2019 12:30 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 24: Homestays are to be operated in 16 different places in Karnali. The decision to this end was taken by the Karnali State Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Environment.

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

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nearly two years have passed since the provincial assemblies convened their first meetings but four of the seven provinces are still unable to fix their capitals and names.

Think beyond short-term measures

August 11, 2019 02:30 am

Women in Karnali are dying due to delivery-related complications and the state response to this serious problem has not gone much beyond airlifting of some desperate women to cities including Kathmandu for treatment.

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

SURKHET, July 12: On July 1, Pasang Futik Tamang of remote Chitai village in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality-1, in Mugu district delivered her baby at home. The nearest health center is five hours on foot from her home. In lack of transport service, visiting the health center was out of question, so she gave birth at home.

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JUMLA, June 13: A team of experts hired by the government of Karnali Province to make tourism master plan has arrived in Sinja of Jumla.

SURKHET/JUMLA, June 11Although the current fiscal year is nearing end, many local units in the Karnali province have not yet readied the details of unemployed youths for the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP).

KATHMANDU, June 1: Skipper Puspa Thapa delivered career-best six-wicket-haul to help Province 1 register biggest win on runs margin against Karnali Province during the ongoing Prime Minister One-Day Cup Cricket Tournament held at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Bowlers turned in a quality performance in the final match as departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club defeated New Horizon Butwal by 59 runs to win the second edition of Karnali Premier League (KPL) held at Kalinchowk Cricket Ground in Surkhet on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: New Horizon Butwal held its nerve to chase a tricky total of 63 runs by three wickets against Karnali XI in a semifinal match to reach the final of the second season of Karnali Premier League held at Kalinchowk Cricket Ground in Surkhet on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Skipper Rabindra Jung Shahi’s all-round performance helped Karnali XI clinch 11-run win against departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club in the ongoing Karnali Premier League during a Group A match played at Kalinchowk Cricket Ground in Surkhet on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The host team Karnali XI has reached the semifinal of the ongoing Karnali Premier League after defeating Mid-western Cricket Club by 31 runs in the last group match played in Surkhet on Saturday.

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‘The Karnali’ on display

March 21, 2019 19:45 pm

The Karnali- Photo Exhibition hosted by Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT) began on March 16 at Nepal Art Council, Babermahal.

KATHMANDU, March 17: With an objective to showcase the outstanding socio-cultural and environmental values of the Karnali region, a week0long photo exhibition started at Nepal Art Council in the capital on Saturday.

Nepali women sustained the country’s rural economy and ensured wellbeing of families while most males in hills and plains have left the country for earning a living.

KARNALI, March 2: One hundred 39 thousand population of Karnali now have the health insurance coverage, promoted by the government.

One of the first promises K P Sharma Oli made when he became the prime minister for the first time in October, 2015 was related to replacing tuins—the dangerous crossings over the rivers made of some combination of iron wires—with suspension bridges.

SURKHET, Dec 29: The Karnali province government has decided to distribute relief amount of Rs 43.5 million to the victims of the fire at Palata rural municipality of Kalikot district.

JUMLA, Nov 4: Until a few years ago, health facilities were the last thing Karnali region would offer. For small to big health issues, people here had to travel to the capital or other cities in the tarai region. Many would prefer going to India as well. However, things are changing now, thanks to the quality service provided by the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS).

MUGU, Oct 31: The Rara Lake is located at Chhayanath Rara municipality of Mugu in the Karnali Province. Its splendid beauty has no bounds with mind-blowing greenery in the surrounds.

Domestic tourists increase in Jumla

October 27, 2018 07:50 am

JUMLA, Oct 27: With a large number of domestic tourists visiting Jumla of late, the image of Karnali as an under developed and remote region of the country is about to change.

SURKHET, Oct 9: A provincial assembly meeting of Karnali Province that resumed on Tuesday following a hiatus of two months has been hit again.

Karnali pushes for pesticide-free farming

September 27, 2018 02:30 am

SURKHET, Sept 27: The provincial government is planning to establish laboratories at Harre of Surkhet district and Kapurkot of Salyan district to test the level of pesticides in agricultural products.

Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) is preparing to sell necessary items in subsidized rate through its stalls targeting the upcoming Dashain, Tihar and Chhath in various places this year as well

SURKHET, Sept 9: The government of Karnali Province has decided to form an expert panel comprising of think tanks of the region to prepare a master plan for the development of the region.