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.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Even as the newly-appointed Chief Minister of Province 1, Bhim Acharya is yet to give a full shape to his Cabinet, the opposition alliance has already expedited preparations to form a new government.

BIRATNAGAR, August 26: Bhim Acharya has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Province 1.  Province Chief Somraj Adhkari Pyasi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Acharya on Thursday.

ITAHARI, July 4: Incessant rains in Province 1 have resulted into the inundation of more than 300 homes mainly in two eastern Terai districts.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The government of Province 1 has announced a budget of Rs 32.46 billion for the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Province 1 government has given priority to health and employment in the annual budget for the fiscal year 2021/22.

ITAHARI, May 19: As many as 60 journalists in Province 1 have been infected with the novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19).

BIRATNAGAR, April 22: The opposition parties are preparing to file a no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister Sherdan Rai of Province 1 once again.

BIRATNAGAR, April 18: The winter session of Province 1 Assembly meeting is scheduled to end by midnight today.

Province 1 CM expands Cabinet

March 26, 2021 15:23 pm

BIRATNAGAR, March 26: Chief Minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai expanded the provincial Council of Ministers on Friday.

MORANG, March 14: A provincial assembly meeting of Province 1 has been deferred until further notice, the provincial assembly secretariat said on Sunday.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 21: The rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) close to Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal has tabled a  no-confidence motion against the chief minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Chief Minister (CM) of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai has said that the rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal could have been preparing for the forthcoming midterm polls.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 15: Province 1 Chief Minister (CM) Sherdhan Rai on Monday claimed that the provincial government has been successful in creating a sense of hope among the people for a better future.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 7: The Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday obstructed the provincial assembly of Province 1 in a move to block a discussion on the vote of no-confidence filed earlier against Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai at the Provincial Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative (MoLMAC) of Province 1 in association with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on Tuesday officially launched Phase-2 of the Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP).

NC leaders say they will support the NCP faction that gives the post of Chief Minister to the party.

MORANG, Dec 27: Province 1 is to hold its seventh Assembly meeting and winter session on January 20.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Three ministers of Province 1 who are close to the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) resigned en masse on Sunday.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 26: Amid formal split of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) at the center, Chief Minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai has sacked one of his Cabinet colleagues.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 19: The Province-1 government is all set to distribute land ownership certificates to landless squatters.  The squatters living in Mai Municipality and Madsebung Rural Municipality will get the land ownership certificates in the first phase.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 430 million

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 3: The district hospitals in Province No 1 have begun tests for cervical cancer screening for free.

Province 1 Governor contracts COVID-19

November 28, 2020 18:40 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 28: Province  1 Governor Somnath Adhikari 'Pyasi' has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: 'Hello Student Program' is going to be launched in Province 1. The Provincial Ministry of Social Development has been making preparations to launch the program in order to teach the students by telephone as the situation is not conducive for in-person learning at schools.

DHARAN, Oct 16: The hospitals are overwhelmed and cases are increasing every day; new patients are deprived of proper care in hospitals, losing their battle with the coronavirus.

MORANG, Oct 14: Two COVID-19 infected people from Province 1 died in Biratnagar-based hospitals.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 13: Morang district recorded two more coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday.

Chief Ministers of Province 1 and Bagmati Province likely to be changed as intra-party row intensifies