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.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The ongoing Prime Minister Cup One-Day Cup has been embroiled into a controversy after hosting a match between Karnali Province and Nepal Police Club on matting wickets at the under-construction Mulpani Cricket Stadium in Kathmandu on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Suwash Ayer registered a hat-trick and a half-century to help Sudur Paschim Province win a rain-marred match against Karnali Province by 35 runs played at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Friday in the ongoing Manmohan Memorial U-16 National Cricket Tournament. The 30-over match was reduced to 22 overs per side due to disturbance by rain.

SURKHET, April 22: Karnali Province has managed to spend only 12 percent, or Rs 3.07 billion, of the allocated Rs 26.28 billion over the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2018/19.

APF, Army dominate cricket

April 19, 2019 09:51 am

KATHMANDU, April 19: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club doubled its win tally in the ongoing Eighth National Games defeating Karnali Province by six wickets in the second match of the Group B at Kohalpur Cricket Ground, Banke on Thursday.

Tourism campaign misses target

April 13, 2019 08:05 am

SURKHET, April 13: Karnali Province welcomed 233,021 tourists in Nepali year 2075 i.e. mid-April 2018 to mid-April 2019. The number includes 633 foreign tourists.

RUKUM, April 3: The Bafikot Rural Municipality of Rukum has started preparing a five-year master plan for tourism development.

TIKAPUR, March 10: The locals of then Far and mid-western region were obliged to walk a long distance to reach their neighboring districts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Smart Telecom has started installation of optical fiber in 19 districts of western region – in Province 5, Karnali Province and Far Western Province.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Works to lay down optic fiber network in 19 districts in three provinces of western Nepal began from Wednesday.

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Labour permit from Karnali begins today

January 20, 2019 11:35 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government is to begin providing labour permit from Surkhet, the capital of Karnali province from today.

Second successive win for Army

January 10, 2019 09:12 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Nepal national cricket team’s wicket-keeper batsman and Tribhuvan Army Club skipper Binod Bhandari smashed a breathtaking hundred against Karnali Province to secure a big win of 241 runs in day five of the ongoing Manmohan Memorial (MM) Cup in Inaruwa of Sunsari on Wednesday.

SURKHET, Dec 30: As part of its effort to rehabilitate the locals rendered homeless by the massive fire in Khadagaun last week, the provincial government of Karnali has announced to construct an integrated settlement for the fire victims.

MUGU, Nov 24: Chhayanath Rara Municipality that recently announced ban on the sale, distribution and consumption of alcohol has started taking action against rule violators. Officials said they arrest the rule violators and those found guilty are made to pay certain amount in bail and are freed.

Three arrested with 10 kg hashish

November 7, 2018 08:00 am

RUKUM, October 7: Police on Monday evening arrested three individuals in possession of 10 kg hashish from Ghetma of Aathbiskot Municipality-13.

KALIKOT, Nov 7: The people in the rural areas of Kalikot district have complained of weak security. While the urban areas enjoy stable peace and good security measures, the situation is not the same in the villages, according to the locals who shared their concerns at a police-citizen interaction held in the district headquarters Manma on Tuesday.

RUKUM, Nov 5: Karnali Province's Agriculture and Cooperative Minister Bimala KC finds it very inconvenient to travel to her home district Rukum everytime she has to. There is no direct road access to Rukum from the provincial capital Birendranagar. The lack of bridges over Sanibheri and Thulibheri rivers forces travelers to take the detour.

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.

Karnali Province plans own airline

September 30, 2018 03:10 am

SURKHET, Sept 30: If things go as planned, the government of Karnali Province will have its own flag carrier airline in the near future.

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SURKHET, Sept 29: If all goes well, Karnali Province will start its own fleet of airlines, Karnali, according to Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, the province's chief minister.  Shahi said so at Birendranagar after returning from his visit to China.