KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Karnali provincial government has decided to set up a fund for the protection of Rautes, the nomad community living in jungles especially of mid-west and far-west of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The Karnali provincial government has decided to provide free treatment to symptomatic COVID-19 patients.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: An intra-party dispute which surfaced this week in the Karnali Provincial Committee of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), seeking the overthrow of Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, has finally been settled, at least for now.

Leaders close to Dahal claim that PM Oli is behind the fresh turmoil emerging in NCP’s Karnali Provincial Committee

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chief Minister (CM) of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, who is also the parliamentary party leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) in the provincial assembly, removed Gulab Jung Shah from the post of the chief whip of the party, on Monday.

Chief Ministers of Province 1 and Bagmati Province likely to be changed as intra-party row intensifies

SURKHET, Oct 11: Lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have registered a motion of no confidence against the chief minister (CM) of  Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Oct 1: Chief of Karnali Province, Govinda Kalauni has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

65 percent of COVID-19 patients in the province are from the 21 to 40 years age group

SURKHET, Aug 20: The Province Establishment and Martyr's Day is being observed in Karnali Province on Thursday.

KARNALI, Aug 19: The Birendranagar-based State Ayurveda Pharmacy has come across a shortage of human resource and physical capital due to sheer ignorance on part of the government authorities.

SURKHET, July 4: The number of people recovering from coronavirus in Karnali Province has surpassed the number of infected in Karnali Province. On Friday alone, 51 infected including two women returned home after recovery.

SURKHET, June 27: The Karnali Province government has announced a public holiday in all districts of the province except Jumla on June 29 on the National Paddy Day.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The Karnali government has announced to run a program titled ‘One Local Unit, One Grain Storage’ to address the perennial problem of food shortage in the region. Unveiling the province’s budget for fiscal year 2020/21 on Monday, Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Karnali Province, Prakash Jwala, said the provincial government has earmarked Rs 550 million to purchase food and manage the costs for supply and storage.

SURKHET, June 12: As of today, Karnali Province has recorded 763 cases of coronavirus.

SURKET, June 3: Sixteen more individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnali Province on Wednesday.

SURKHET, June 1: The COVID-19 tally in Karnali Province has reached 198 after 32 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Monday.

SURKHET, May 26: Total number of COVID-19 infected patients in Karnali Province has reached to 23.

SURKHET/BANKE May 4: Karnali Province will remain sealed off for a week starting 12 midnight on Monday, the province government has said.

SURKHET, April 2: Eight thousand six hundred and fifty people have come back home in Karnali Province from various foreign countries as of Wednesday, the Karnali Provincial Government, Ministry of Social Development said.

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

JUMLA, March 16: Prem Bahadur Khatri, local of Sinja Rural Municipality-2, said that in recent time the arrival of tourists has significantly declined in Nagma Rara Corridor. Earlier, in a single day 100 to 50 tourists vehicle used to pass but now transport of tourist vehicle have become completely stopped. The Nagma-Gamgadi road seems empty whole day. According to locals, bus which runs on local route and products loaded trucks only runs from the road.

Keep fighting

March 11, 2020 09:28 am

That Chhaupadi system—whereby girls and women are secluded during menstruation for days and are forced to live in dangerous sheds—is a human cruelty is no brainer. This has resulted in huge social, psychological and physical harm on women. They have suffered isolation, poor hygiene, sexual abuse and even deaths while adhering to this extremely harmful traditional practice.

Surgical masks run out in medicals

March 6, 2020 12:39 pm

SURKHET, March 6: Surgical masks are not being available to buy in medicals and pharmacies in Birendranagar – the headquarters of the Karnali Province.

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.

SURKHET, Feb 19: Chairperson of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that no discussion was held to merge Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province for the time being.

SURKHET, Feb 19: Nepal Communist Party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has claimed that this party has changed the political landscape of Nepal. He said this in his inaugural address to the Karnali province-level frontline cadres' gathering organized by NCP at Karnali province capital Surkhet on Tuesday

Jails in Karnali Province overcrowded

February 16, 2020 09:19 am

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.

SURKHET, Feb 14: Karnali Province faces a food shortage of 23,420 metric tonnes annually.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 11: The government of Karnali Province has set a target of welcoming 100,000 international tourists in 2020 which is being celebrated by the federal government as Visit Nepal Year (VNY) campaign.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: An overwhelming majority of customary practices in Nepal cause harm to some groups and people, a study report launched on Tuesday said.

1 MW solar plant to be built in Jumla

January 22, 2020 08:53 am

JUMLA, Jan 22: Karnali Province Government has unveiled plan to install solar plant of one megawatt capacity in Jumla district headquarters Khalanga.

SURKHET, Jan 18: ‘Bank account for daughters - lifelong security’, a much lauded initiative of Karnali Province, has now gone into implementation, with the provincial government releasing the required funds. In the first phase of the program, the government has transferred a total of Rs 38.4 million to the local levels. The social development ministry dispatched the money to 79 local level entities.

SURKHET, Jan 17: After rescuing a total of 150 homeless persons in the last one year, Karnali Province government has started preparations to make the province free of street people.

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

SURKHET/ JUMLA, Jan 2: Karnali Province inaugurated Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign on Wednesday at provincial capital Birendranagar with great fanfare and rejoicing.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 29: Local politicians and civil society leaders have formed a committee with a demand to integrate Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province.

DOLPA, Dec 7: The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of 106MW Jagdulla Hydropower Project, to be located in Jagdulla Rural Municipality of Dolpa in Karnali Province, is in its final stage of preparation.

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.

SURKHET, Nov 27: Despite the announcement of accident insurance for almost two million citizens, the Karnali Province government has failed to implement its declaration.

SURKHET, Nov 20: After Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, chief minister of Karnali Province, was pressurized to bring about some changes in the work procedure to support the crusher industry, the Karnali government is preparing to amend the work procedure – which will support the crusher plant which are being operated illegally in the region.

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.

SURKHET, Oct 14: Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has stated the deals reached between the Nepal and the Chinese government during the two-day state visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, have paved the way for development and prosperity in the country. For Karnali Province, the Jamunaha – Hilsa road development project, which has been upheld by China, is going to change the face of the region, he said.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 11: Karnali is the largest province of the country in terms of area. However, only 11.85% of the total area of this remote province is cultivable.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has sacked Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development of his province Khadak Bahadur Khatri who was indicted in a banking offence.

SURKHET, Aug 14: Patan High Court on Monday ordered the authorities to arrest of Khagda Bahadur Khatri, Physical Infrastructure Minister of Karnali Province, and produce him before the court within three days. Five persons including the two have been accused of producing a forged bank guarantee for Rs 11 million.

SURKHET, Aug 5: Karnali Province has announced 40 tourist destinations as it warm for Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign. Of the 40 destinations, 20 are targeted at internal tourists.

SURKHET, June 3: The government of Karnali Province has decided to use fabric produced by Nepali women entrepreneurs for the uniform of its employees.

SURKHET, June 10: With the fiscal year nearing end, Karnali Province has courted controversy for its decision to purchase 54 four-wheelers by transferring over Rs 2 billion from the development budget.

DOLPA, June 3: Around a dozen teams of doctors on Sunday reached different pastures of Dolpa for conducting mobile health camps following the untimely deaths of three yarsa collectors within a week.