BIRATNAGAR, May 31: The presidents of all 14 districts of Koshi province chapter of Nepali Congress have demanded to reconsider the name Koshi of Province 1.

JHAPA, May 30: The lumpy skin disease has spread across 12 out of 14 districts in Koshi Province, according to the Directorate of Livestock and Fishery Development, Biratnagar.

BIRATNAGAR, May 28: Budget session of Koshi province assembly is starting from today. The meeting of the provincial assembly, which was adjourned after the name of the province was changed to Koshi on March 1, will start from today.

KHOTANG, May 17: Khotang, a hilly district in the Koshi Province, has geared up preparation to administer a booster dose of COVID-19.

BIRATNAGAR, April 30: With the beginning of the construction of large development infrastructure, the door of prosperity is opening in Koshi Province.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Various sister organizations affiliated to the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) have submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal demanding to rename Koshi province on the basis of ethnic identity.

KOSHI, March 27: The Koshi province government has decided to provide Rs 300,000 as compensation to the family of Lajehang Limbu (Padam Limbu).

KATHMANDU, March 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Durga Rai has urged  the government to sit for talks with those protesting against the name of Koshi Province and find a solution to the matter.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The government has formed a committee to probe the loss of lives and property incurred in agitation launched against the naming of Koshi Province.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The government is to form a probe committee to investigate the incident that occurred on March 19 after the demonstration against the naming of Koshi Province.

MARCH 19: Chief Minister of Koshi Province, Hikmat Kumar Karki, has said that the name of the province will not be changed.

Five protestors arrested in Jhapa

March 12, 2023 09:57 am

JHAPA, March 12: Police have arrested five members of the Limbuwan Kirant Sangharsh Samiti in Jhapa, who stopped the riders and tried to take the keys of their vehicles.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal’s National Committee based on identity and Province 1 Committee has objected to the naming of Province 1 as Koshi.

Welcome to Federal Nepal, Koshi!

March 2, 2023 08:00 am

According to the Nepali tradition, a newborn is ‘baptized’ on the ninth day of its birth. But Province 1 could not find a name for itself for a long, long time. But on March 1, a week ahead of the presidential election, and after much difficulty and years of wait, Province 1 was finally able to shed its embarrassing numerical identity and adopt the name ‘Koshi’, after the largest river in the country. The proposal to name the province as ‘Kirant-Limbuwan-Sagarmatha’ was rejected after discussions in the provincial assembly. This decision is particularly significant as it avoided a name based on ethnic identity, which could have divided the province along ethnic lines.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The Province 1 Assembly has officially named the province as Koshi Province, despite protests from some political parties that were pushing for an ethnicity-based name. The decision was made through a two-thirds majority vote in the Province 1 Assembly meeting on Wednesday, with 82 votes in favor of Koshi and only four votes against it.