BIRATNAGAR, Sept 13: Elected representatives of local governments in Province 1 have demanded the federal government to allocate more budget to the local level governments.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The (CM) of Province 1, Rajendra Kumar Rai, has alleged that development has become dictatorial after the formation of the provincial structures under federalism.

BIRATNAGAR, August 9: Mayor of Biratnagar Metropolitan City (BMC) Nagesh Koirala has said there can be no compromise with anyone on naming Biratnagar as the permanent capital city of Province 1. He made it clear that BMC would extend support in creating infrastructures necessary for the provincial capital.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Chief Minister of Province 1, Rajendra Kumar Rai has been infected with COVID-19.

Province 1 Assembly meeting today

July 24, 2022 09:13 am

KATHMANDU, July 24: The meeting of Province 1 Provincial Assembly will be held today at 1 PM. The meeting of the Provincial Assembly was put off on July 3 until further notice.

MORANG, July 23: Political parties have reached an agreement to name Province 1 through the current session of the Province Assembly.

BIRATNAGAR, July 22: An all-party meeting has started discussing the name of Province 1. The meeting was organized by the provincial speaker Pradip Kumar Bhandari

BIRATNAGAR, July 9: An all-party meeting took place at the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers on Friday to finalize the name of Province No. 1.

BIRATNAGAR, June 30: The incessant rain for the past two days has wreaked havoc in Province 1. Floods and river erosion have created panic in the plain region of Province-1 whereas landslides have caused damage in the hill areas.

BIRATNAGAR, June 19: Province 1 lawmaker Bimal karki has said that the shipment of fertilizers will be stolen mid-way similar to the incident in Dhading that took place on Saturday if the government fails to immediately provide fertilizers to farmers.

BIRATNAGAR, June 16: Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Province 1, Indra Bahadur Angbo, has presented a budget of Rs 39.73 billion for fiscal year 2022/23.

Monsoon active in four provinces

June 11, 2022 10:51 am

KATHMANDU, June 11: This year's monsoon system has entered four provinces of the country. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the monsoon system has entered Province 1, Madhesh, Bagmati and Gandaki.

With a population of about 5 million, Province 1 is quite rich in resources. There is ample basis for the province to achieve development and prosperity through agriculture, clean energy, tourism and industrialization.

ITAHARI, March 29: Sixty-one percent of the population of Province 1 has obtained the complete dose of COVID-19 vaccines.

BIRATNAGAR, March 27: The Cabinet meeting of Province 1 held on Sunday decided to end the ongoing winter session of the provincial assembly.

MORANG, March 8: Chief Minister of Province 1, Rajendra Kumar Rai has said that we all should be responsible for controlling female foeticide.

JHAPA, March 5: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, has suggested naming Province 1 as Koshi Province.

KHANDBARI, MArch 3: Province-1 Chief Minister Rajendra Rai warned of terminating the contract of the construction company leaving the bridge to be constructed over the Lamsuwaghat-based Arun River in limbo.

MORANG, Feb 15: The Rajbansi Society Upliftment Committee (Birat) has demanded the Province 1 government to name Province 1 as Birat Province.

ITAHARI, Feb 5: A group of students affiliated to All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (ANNFSU) close to CPN-UML on Friday staged protest programs against Chief Minister Rajendra Kumar Rai for increasing the number of ministries to 12 in Province 1.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 5: The main opposition party, the CPN-UML, has accused the government of Province 1 of being involved in a feud regarding splitting ministries between the ministers. On Friday, the CPN-UML Parliamentary Party held a press conference and accused the provincial government of being involved in a tussle of splitting the ministries even three months after the formation of the five-party coalition government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Bird flu cases have been confirmed at two locations of Morang in Province 1. According to the Department of Livestock Services, the detection of avian influenza (H5N1 virus) has been confirmed at Khuniyakatta of Gramthan-1 and Budhiganga-5 through laboratory tests.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 1: The provincial government is preparing to split the existing ministries in Province 1 into 12 ministries. Sunday's cabinet meeting decided to split the existing seven ministries into 12.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 26: Voting held to elect National Assembly members has completed in Province 1. According to Election Officer Bharat Lamsal, 270 out of 272 local level members and 91 out of 92 province assembly members cast their votes in the election held from 9AM to 3PM on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided to cast their votes in Province 1 alone in the National Assembly elections to be held on January 26.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 18: Chief Minister Rajendra Rai of Province 1 has said that a provincial assembly meeting will be convened by February 3 and that the official name of the province will be finalized in the ongoing winter session.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: A new committee has been elected by the first convention of the CPN-UML Provincial Liaison Committee held in the capital of Province 1.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 4: Eight candidates have registered for the three posts of National Assembly members in Province 1. The ruling coalition, CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have registered eight candidates

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 7: Candidate Guru Raj Ghimire has fallen short of victory for the post of Nepali Congress (NC) president of Province 1 after the party’s central leaders who supported his candidacy did not vote for him in the provincial convention of NC.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 6: Uddhav Thapa has been elected the President of the Nepali Congress (NC) Province 1 Committee by defeating his contender Gururaj Ghimire.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Three candidates are vying for the presidency of Nepali Congress (NC) Province 1 Committee.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Provincial Assembly meeting of Province 1 has been postponed after the lawmakers belonging to CPN-UML party denied attending the meeting.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 16: The main opposition CPN-UML has demanded postponement of the meeting of the Provincial Assembly of Province 1 scheduled for Tuesday. The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has demanded the postponement of the meeting as Chief Minister of Province 1 Rajendra Rai is preparing to table a vote of confidence motion in the meeting.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 12: Chief Minister of Province 1 Rajendra Kumar Rai has promised to protect and develop the Kirat language, culture and heritage.

PANCHTHAR, Nov 11: The 137th birth anniversary of Phalgunanda Lingdel, a Mahaguru (great religious leader) admired and followed by the Kirat community, is being observed in various districts of Province 1.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has removed the governors of Province 1, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces under the recommendation of the government as per Article 165 (b) of the Constitution.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The government has appointed new governors for Province 1, Sudurpaschim Province, and Karnali Province.

KIMATHANKA, Nov 6: Province no 1 Chief Minister Rajendra Rai has said the name of the province would be finalized soon after discussing it in the provincial assembly. Talking to journalists at Tumlingtar of Sankhuwasabha on Friday, he said the province name would be decided on the basis of identity and multi-identity through consensus after discussing it in the provincial parliament.

Rajendra Rai appointed as Province 1 CM

November 2, 2021 16:54 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: CPN (Unified Socialist) leader Rajendra Rai was appointed as the chief minister (CM) of Province 1 on Tuesday. He was appointed to the post by Province 1 Chief Somnath Adhikari 'Pyasi'.

ITAHARI, Nov 1: As the second Chief Minister (CM) of Province 1 Bhim Acharya resigned after 68 days in office, an alliance of the opposition parties in Province 1 has collected signatures of 49 Provincial Assembly (PA) members to elect CPN (Unified Socialist) leader Rajendra Rai as the next Chief Minister of the Province 1.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Chief Minister of Province 1 Bhim Acharya has announced his resignation from the post. Acharya announced his resignation even before taking the vote of confidence at the provincial assembly.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Chief Minister of Province 1 Bhim Acharya is taking a vote of confidence on today's meeting of the provincial assembly.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 30: Minister for Information and Communication Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that discussion among the coalition partners on the appointment of chief minister on rotation basis between Nepali Congress and the CPN (Unified Socialist) in Province 1 is yet to be discussed.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 24: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the main opposition CPN-UML have requested to postpone the provincial assembly meeting of Province 1.  Stating that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will be visiting Province 1 to inspect the damages caused by the recent floods and landslides, members of NC have requested to postpone the assembly meeting in order to make arrangements for the PM’s visit.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 23: Floods and landslides that occurred following incessant rains have killed 70 people in Province 1. Addressing a meeting of the Province Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister Bhim Acharya said that 70 people have been killed in the recent incidents of floods and landslides in Province 1 as of Friday.

MORANG, Oct 4: Stakeholders have demanded ending the practice of seeking high commissions by the government employees in the advertisements published by the federal and provincial offices in the provincial media.

MORANG, Oct 4: In the last 24 hours, 320 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Province 1 while 168 people have been infected. According to the Ministry of Social Development of the province, of the 855 PCR tests conducted, 148 turned out to be positive while among 183 tests conducted through antigen methods, 20 turned out to be positive.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 21: No cases of COVID-19 were recorded in nine districts of province-1 in the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Social Development shared the information that there was no case of coronavirus in Udayapur, Bhojpur, Tehrathum, Sankhuwasabha, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Solukhumbu, Taplejung and Panchthar districts.

KATHMANDU, September 1: A total of 10 CPN-UML provincial assembly members of Province 1 have chosen to be part of the newly-formed CPN (Unified Socialist).

KATHMANDU, August 31: The provincial governments-led by CPN-UML in Province 1 and Bagmati Province have fallen in minority after a section of lawmakers have chosen to be part of the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led CPN (Unified Socialist) party.