Local governments in Karnali Province are offering scholarships to aspiring local students to study medicine, engineering and chartered accountancy, among other courses, to address the shortage of skilled human resource.

Birendranagar, May 22: The budget session of Karnali province is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 24.

KALIKOT, May 6: As the signs of economic recession are increasing in the country, a huge number of people are going to India in search of work from Karnali province.

KARNALI, April 29: Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Raj Kumar Sharma, has received a vote of confidence.

KATHMANDU, April 10: CPN-UML has withdrawn its support from Karnali state government.

KARNALI, April 8: Around sixty per cent posts of human resources have remained vacant at the Health Service Directorate, Karnali Province.

BIRENDRANGAR, March 26: A meeting of the Karnali Province Assembly is being held today.

KARNALI, March 23: As much as 96 per cent of total population in Karnali Province is deprived of access to safe and pure drinking water.

KALILOT, March 13: Ganesh Budha of Rupsa, Kalikot Narahari Nath Rural Municipality-4, came to the Salt Trading Corporation Limited office in Khandachakra Municipality-1 of Kalikot on Sunday to buy salt. The office gave him only five kilos of salt, citing a shortage.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Chances of a snowfall are likely today in the hilly and mountainous regions of Karnali and Sudur Paschim (Far Western) provinces, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 2: The traffic police in Karnali Province have increased inspection due to the rising number of accidents in recent times. They are more closely monitoring vehicles to improve road safety.

SURKHET, Jan 26: In the four-point agreement reached between the two parties before the formation of new government, the ruling CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) had agreed to reduce the number of ministries to seven. It took two weeks for the Council of Ministers to fulfill the pledges made in the agreement due to the delay in implementing the agreement to reduce a ministry from the existing eight ministries.

KATHMANDU, Jan11: Rajkumar Sharma, the parliamentary party leader of the CPN (Maoist Center) in Karnali Provincial Assembly, is going to stake his claim to the post of chief minister of the province today.

KARNALI, Dec 11: The local governments of Karnali Province have demanded the federal government to implement online tickets for air services in the region stating that the air passengers in the province were struggling to avail air service.

Nov 27: The ruling alliance has won majority seats in the recent election to the members of the Province Assembly in Karnali Province. The ruling alliance clinched 18 seats while the UML won five in ongoing vote count under the first-past-the-post electoral system. In the previous election, the alliance of the CPN (Maoist Center) and the UML had won the highest 20 seats.

348 prisoners cast votes  in Karnali

November 20, 2022 16:32 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 20: As many as 348 prisoners voted in the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections in Karnali Province.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The outgoing Karnali Provincial Assembly Speaker Raj Bahadur Shahi has cast his vote.

KARNALI, Nov 7: At least 49 people have died and 25 others are still missing due to the monsoon-induced disasters and road accidents in Karnali province in the second and the third week of October. Seventy-four persons were injured in various disaster-related incidents in the province.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The European Union in Nepal is collaborating with the authorities concerned to increase participation of women in football in Karnali Province.

SURKHET, Nov 4: A food and milk testing lab has come into operation for the first time in Karnali Province.

SURKHET, Oct 12: Death toll in the floods and landslides triggered by recent rains has reached 33 in Karnali Province.

KARNALI, Oct 2: This year, 50,000 goats and mutton meat have been exported from Karnali Province for Dashain.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Almost 53 percent citizens in Karnali Province have access to family planning tools. However, the use rate of family planning tools is 47 percent.

SURKHET, August 29: Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi of Karnali Province has inducted two new ministers into his Cabinet. Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning, Bindaman Bista and Minister for Water Resources and Energy Development, Ganesh Prasad Singh submitted their resignations on Sunday, leaving two berths in the Cabinet vacant.

SURKHET, August 28: Two ministers of the Karnali provincial government from the CPN (Maoist Center) resigned on Sunday. Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Bindaman Bista and Minister for Water Resources and Energy Development Ganesh Prasad Singh submitted their resignations to Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi.

KARNALI, August 27: The Parliamentary Party of CPN (Maoist Center) in Karnali Province Assembly has recommended Krishna Shah and Rato Kami as ministers in a bid to make the cabinet inclusive.

SURKHET, August 23: The Chure range and Lesser Himalayas, which is known as lower Himalayan region, in the Karnali Province is considered to be at high risk for earthquakes. Researchers and experts said that the most active fault line of the Himalaya is created in the western part of the country.

Unfinished Karnali airports

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KALIKOT, August 7: Though the authorities earlier said that the airports in Karnali would be upgraded, the upgradation work has not been done yet. Talcha in Mugu, Simikot in Humla, Jufal in Dolpa, Kotwada in Kalikot and Jumla Airport were said to be in need of upgrades. The airports in Karnali are becoming unsafe due to lack of upgrading.

BAITADI, August 3: Sudurpaschim Province has recorded 50 new cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday. According to the Sudurpaschim Province Health Directorate, 24 individuals out of 50 infected in the Province are India-returnees.

KARNALI, July 28: Agriculture yields have dropped in the Karnali province. It has been found that overall agriculture production had dropped in the province by 11.24 percent up to mid-December of the fiscal year 2021/22.

SURKHET, July 25: As many as 392 people lost their lives in 992 road accidents in Karnali Province in the last three years. During these three years, the biggest accident happened in Mugu on 12 October 2021. As many as 32 people lost their lives and 13 others were injured in a road accident in Mugu. A bus (Bhe. 1 Kha 3167) going from Nepalgunj to Mugu Headquarters Gamgadhi had met with an accident in the Pinatpane River located in Chhayanath Rara Municipality-7.

KATHMANDU, July 25: A meeting of the provincial assembly of Karnali Province that had been postponed for about a week, will be held today. The CPN (Maoist Center), the main party in the ruling coalition, left the meeting held on July 19, expressing discontent over the government. Speaker Raj Bahadur Shahi disclosed that the meeting has been called at 3 PM today.

TIKAPUR, July 17: Two motorable bridges over the Karnali River have been constructed to link the Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces, benefiting thousands of people from both the provinces.

JAJARKOT, July 8: The cases of malnutrition in children in Karnali Province are still rampant.

SURKHET, June 26: The local bodies of Karnali have introduced their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23, emphasizing road infrastructure. The people’s representatives of the province have said that road infrastructure has been given priority this time as that was necessary for the development and prosperity of Karnali, a province that has a large geography but a low population.

KARNALI, June 16: The Karnali Provincial government has presented a budget of Rs 32.61 billion for upcoming fiscal year 2022/23. Provincial Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning, Binda Man Bista presented an annual budget with estimated income and expenditure for the upcoming fiscal year in the third meeting of the 10th session of the Provincial Assembly.

KARNALI, June 12: Karnali Province Government’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Bindaman Bista has presented the province’s Economic Survey 2022/23 in the Province Assembly. The minister presented the document in the 12th meeting of the 10th session of the Province Assembly on Saturday.

SURKHET, June 12: Chief Minister (CM) of Karnali Province, Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that a study to collect data of Karnali citizens going to India for employment purposes is currently underway. Stating that hundreds of thousands of Nepalis leave for India every year, CM Shahi said various problems have occurred due to the lack of statistics.

KARNALI, June 8: The Karnali province government has presented the annual policy and programs for the fiscal year 2022/23.

KARNALI, May 26: Karnali Province Chief Tilak Pariyar has certified a bill introduced to amend the Karnali Province Financial Procedures Act, 2074 BS.

Carving Roads to Prosperity

May 8, 2022 19:30 pm

Nepal’s Karnali Province is the only province that is not connected to neighboring India. And as the province has no road-link with the northern neighbor China, either, this province has remained under shadow despite huge potentials for development. But this story of the sorry state of Karnali Province is going to change for the better in a few years because the Karnali and Bheri corridors, which are currently under-construction, are set to emerge as game-changers for Karnali.

BIRENDRANAGAR, April 25: Nepali Congress (NC) has fielded women candidates in Narayan Municipality while CPN-UML has fielded women candidates in Birendranagar. The two parties have fielded Nirmala Khadka in Narayan and Mohan Maya Dhakal in Birendranagar municipalities.

KARNALI, April 21: Karnali Province government has administered both doses of vaccine against COVID- 19 to 66 percent eligible population above 18 years.

SURKHET, April 5: Chief Minister (CM) Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that the provincial government has not abandoned the idea of upgrading the Surkhet Airport. Stating that the development of Karnali Province is not possible without air connectivity, he said that the provincial government is ready for the upgradation of the airport in the province’s capital.

SIMKOT, April 4: Flights towards high hilly districts in Karnali Province have been disrupted for the past few days.

KARNALI, April 2: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Jivan Bahadur Shahi has stressed on collaboration among the three-tier government for disaster risk reduction (DRR).

KARNALI, March 30: Around 69 percent of the eligible population of Karnali province have received a second dose of anti-COVID vaccines.

KARNALI, March 21: Karnali Province Chief Tilak Pariyar has authenticated five different bills.

KATHMANDU, March 14: About 55 percent of the households in Karnali that have access to electricity are consuming up to 20 units of free electricity. Out of 114,300 Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) customers in the province, 62,600 households are consuming free electricity.

Tough it was earlier said that 55 people were trapped in snow, there were only 36 people to be exact.