KATHMANDU, March 23: A meeting of the Provincial Parliamentary Party of the CPN (Maoist Center) is being held in Lumbini Province. After the election of the President and Vice President, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal took the vote of confidence, while the discussion of government change is going on, the Maoist Center Lumbini meeting is going to be held, according to Indrajit Tharu, who is a minister from the Maoist Center in the provincial government. The meeting will be held at 12PM in Bhairawa.

Arghakhanchi, March 8: Robbers broke into the house of Lumbini Province government minister Chetnarayan Acharya on Tuesday night .

Lumbini provincial cabinet expanded

February 20, 2023 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Lumbini provincial government has been expanded. On Sunday, Bhandari Lal Ahir was appointed the Minister for Agriculture and Land Management at the recommendation of the province's Chief Minister Leela Giri.

BUTWAL. Feb 10: Chief Minister of Lumbini Province, Leela Giri has made final preparations to expand the provincial cabinet. Preparations are being made to administer the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers by Sunday if not today.

DANG, Feb 8: Voting for the by-election of a member of the National Assembly has started in Lumbini. Voting has started from 10 am at the staff meeting centre in Ghorahi, Dang.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Lumbini Chief Minister Leela Giri is scheduled to take the oath of office and secrecy today. Province Chief Amik Sherchan will administer the oath to him at 1PM.

LSP supports Giri in his Lumbini CM bid

January 11, 2023 14:45 pm

DANG, Jan 11: Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) has extended its support to UML’s Leela Giri who has staked his claim to the post of chief minister of Lumbini Province.

DANG, Jan 11: CPN-UML's Leela Giri has staked his claim to the chief ministership of Lumbini Province.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Dilli Chaudhary has been elected as the Parliamentary Party (PP) leader of the Nepali Congress in Lumbini Province Assembly. A NC PP meeting held in Lumbini Province Assembly held on Monday unanimously elected Chaudhary as the leader of the party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The members of Lumbini Province Assembly have taken oath.

DANG, Dec 6: The Office of the Chief Minister of Lumbini Province has been shifted to Bhalubang, the capital of the province. Earlier, the office was located in Butwal, the temporary capital of Lumbini.

Increasing tourist arrival in Lumbini

December 5, 2022 13:45 pm

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Tourist arrivals are increasing this year in Lumbini, which was deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic for the past two years. With the increase in tourist arrivals, the tourism business in the Lumbini region, which was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has started to gather pace.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Office-bearers and most leaders of Lumbini Provincial Committee of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Lumbini Province, have resigned en masse.

RUPANDEHI, Sept 29: Electric vehicles that were waiting for a green signal for operation for the past three years here have come into operation from today. The Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) took an initiative to run the vehicles for a trial for at least 15 days.

Three girls drown in Lumbini

July 13, 2022 15:00 pm

BUTWAL, July 13: Three girls drowned in Lumbini on the same day. The deceased have been identified as Muskan Khatun, 5, from piprahwa, Lumbini Cultural Municipality-5, Rupandehi; and Jayanam Inariya, 3, from the same place, according to Inspector Deepak Kunwar from the District Police Office, Rupandehi.

Malnutrition on the rise in Lumbini

July 13, 2022 14:50 pm

BANKE, JULY 13: The rate of malnutrition in Lumbini Province has increased this year, compared to last year. The rate of malnutrition which was 2.8 percent in 2077/78 increased by 0.6 percent in 2078/79.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his visit to Nepal is spiritual rather than 'political'.

KATHMNADU, May 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini

KATHMANDU, May 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Lumbini on Monday. He is scheduled to attend a special function organized to mark the Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, cabinet ministers and senior government officials have reached Lumbini.

LUMBINI, May 15: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving here tomorrow, leading an 11-member delegation in the course of his official visit to Nepal. He will be arriving here at the invitation of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal and India have jointly announced the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini on May 16.

Akin to so many bird species that dwell in the farmlands of Lumbini, Sarus Cranes also rely on the surrounding wetlands and farmlands for survival. Unfortunately, their survival remains at stake owing to food scarcity resulting from loss of wetlands, increasing pollution and hazardous linear infrastructures.

LUMBINI, Dec 25: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said that amazing achievements have been made in the health sector due to development of science and technology.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd (AEROTHAI) has been granted permission to conduct the calibration flight at the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Lumbini Province.

BAGLUNG, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said Lumbini is the site of global attraction and its development should be the priority of the Nepal Government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to visit Lumbini today. “She is scheduled to visit Bajrayan Vihar, worship at Mayadevi and get information about the Lumbini Master Plan,” said Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta, vice-chairman of the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT).

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Tourism entrepreneurs in Lumbini have decided to resume their businesses by announcing various offers for tourists. The move is aimed at reviving the tourism sector which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Lumbini Hotels Association, hotels in the region have announced various discounts on their accommodation and food services to attract domestic tourists.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The Chief Minister of Lumbini Province Kul Prasad KC has won a vote of confidence.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Drigha Narayan Pandey, a candidate of the Nepali Congress (NC), has been elected as the member of the National Assembly (NA from Lumbini Province.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Voting for a vacant seat in the National Assembly (NA) from Lumbini Province, which began at 9 AM, has concluded  at 3 PM.

LUMBINI, May 26: Mahasiddha World Peace Sanctuary in Lumbini planted 1000 Ashoka trees on the eve of Buddha Purnima. The trees were planted in the premises of the Sanctuary on May 25, Tuesday. Lord Buddha gained enlightenment, and died under an Ashoka tree, also called Peepal tree.

“What do we do if the oxygen is not delivered for one day?” Hospital manager Drona Oli asked, “I had requested the hospital to stockpile medical oxygen from time to time but my requests fell on deaf ears.”

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: "When I first heard of the earthquakes in April 2015, I was abroad and my family was in Nepal.  The phone was not working and there was no way to fly back as services came to a halt. My wife later told me to not return home immediately but I was concerned. Then I asked my students and friends to join in raising some funds."

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Bhanubhakta Dhakal has directed the authorities concerned to complete the construction of the projects of national pride under the ministry within the stipulated time.

Government of Nepal made a submission on May 23, 1996 to include Tilaurakot in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A quarter century later it is yet to be included in the list.

BUTWAL, Jan 1: Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche has started a one-rupee campaign to build a Sanctuary for Universal Peace Center in Lumbini. The initiative is working to bring together people from across the social and economic spectrum to be a part of the project. Last week, former executive director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Kulman Ghising, went to Lumbini to contribute one rupee to the campaign. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, the founder of the Peace Center, urged everyone to contribute one rupee to the campaign. He also said that the project will further promote Lumbini as a top tourist destination.

LUMBINI, Nov 21: Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is eagerly waiting for tourists following its reopening after being closed for eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The Province 5 Assembly endorsed the proposal to name Province 5 as Lumbini and make Deukhuri its capital with a two-thirds majority in the assembly on Tuesday afternoon.

BUTWAL, Oct 6: Chief Minister of Province 5 Shankar Pokharel has said that Rapti Valley of Dang has been discovered as the most appropriate place for the capital of Province 5 as it “rightly represents the common psychology of the people of the province.”

BUTWAL, Oct 6: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has issued a whip to its provincial lawmakers to vote against the proposal to name Province 5 as Lumbini and fix Deukhuri as its capital.

BUTWAL, Oct 5:The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has issued a whip to its lawmakers in Province 5 Assembly to vote in favor of the proposed province name and capital.

Lawmakers asked not to bypass the people’s mandate, act as a puppet of the leadership

The committee spent Rs 1.8 million on its India tour and Rs 11 million to pay three experts

BUTWAL, Oct 2:Province 5 government has decided to pick Dang as its provincial capital.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Ministry of External Affairs of India has stated that Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal.

KAPILVASTU, May 7: Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, witnesses scores of people including monks and nuns as well as cabinet ministers, government officials, among others, during the Buddha Jayanti celebrations in the Nepali month of Baisakh every year. However, this year’s celebrations have been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 13: The lack of construction materials due to the lockdown, has hampered the construction work at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) site that is being upgraded to an international hub at Lumbini.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has said the government has been working for the overall development of Lumbini. Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.