KATHMANDU, May 4: Of the seven provinces in Nepal, Province 1 has been worst-affected by the pandemic of coronavirus disease. Province 1 has witnessed the highest number of coronavirus disease  (COVID-19) cases. As of Monday, 31 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the province. Of the 75 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, none is from Karnali Province.

RUPANDEHI, May 4: High alert measures have been placed in Province 5 following the confirmation of 17 coronavirus infection cases in just two days. Seventeen people were confirmed to have contracted the virus in the province last Saturday and Sunday. A man from Rupandehi, who had been working at a tailor’s shop in Gandhinagar, India, was said to have transmitted the virus infection to others. He arrived in the province at 1.00 pm on April 7 from his workplace at Gandhinagar.

BUTWAL, May 1: Province 5 reported a COVID-19 case for the first time on Friday as two men tested positive for this deadly virus via the PCR method conducted at the Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory.

RUPANDEHI, April 19: Seventeen cases of rape have been reported to the police during the lockdown in Province 5.

BHAIRAHAWA, March 18: The country's second largest and the first customs point of Province 5, Bhairahawa Customs Office, has failed to collect the targeted revenue in the previous month.

RUPANDEHI, March 9: Province 5 Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel has extended best wishes to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of the Holi or Fagu Poornima, the festival of colors, today.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Province 5 government on Monday decided to cancel the planned investment summit and all the fairs within the province to prevent the spread of viral outbreak of coronavirus.

RUPANDEHI, Feb 18: Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chair Kamal Thapa has said the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) related to the US assistance is in the interest of Nepal.

Province 5 organizing investment summit

January 28, 2020 10:24 am

RUPANDEHI, Jan 28: The Province 5 government is all set to organize an investment summit in April to attract investment in the province.

Susta people to get new houses

January 27, 2020 15:06 pm

PARASI, Jan 27: The government of province 5 has started building houses for the citizens of Susta in the West Nawalparasi district, who are deprived of fundamental services. The government's decision has brought happiness to the people.

ROLPA, Jan 19: The free tuition classes of Science and Mathematics at different community schools of the 12 districts of Province 5 in view of the nearing Secondary Education Examination (SEE) have drawn flak.  While free Science tuition classes are being offered at 742 and Mathematics at 888 schools under the initiative taken by the Social Development Ministry, school teachers and other stakeholders have criticized it as a populist program of the government.

BUTWAL, Jan 15:Province 5 Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel has said there is a need for collaboration and cooperation for making relations between Lumbini and the heritage sites of China lively.

ROLPA, Jan 11: A report has concluded that the budget provided to different co-operatives through the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Co-operative of Province 5 has been misused.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Shankar Pokharel, chief minister (CM) of Province 5, has asked the leadership of his political party to instruct lower-level party committees about deciding the name of the province and the location of its capital.

BUTWAL, Dec 17: Province 5 government has chosen Bardiya to base its promotional campaign for Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020. The provincial Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment has dec

Bribery: A common practice in Province 5

December 13, 2019 07:56 am

RUPANDEHI, Dec 13: It has been found that government officials in Province 5 have been openly asking for bribes with the service-seekers.

BUTWAL, Nov 4: Truck entrepreneurs of Province 5 have made it clear that they won't allow the government to add value-added tax (VAT) on freight transport cost.

DANG, Oct 20: Suresh Shrestha of ward 5 of Tulsipur Muncipality is a Ward Committee member. As a person directly linked with the local people, Shrestha did not have any feeling of being the people's representative. The reason: the general public saw him as a civil servant rather than a people's representative because he received salary for his work.

Belahiya border point in a sorry state

September 24, 2019 07:35 am

BUTWAL, Sept 24: Dozens of tourists from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, India and other countries enter Nepal via the Belahiya Bahia border point in Rupandehi every day. This gateway is not only narrow and short, but also filthy and dusty.

BUTWAL, Sept 18: The Social Development Committee of the Provincial Assembly of Province 5, has sought details of the procurement of medicines and health equipment from the Health Directorate under the Ministry of Social Development of the province after complaints were filed accusing the Directorate officials of irregularities while purchasing the items.

Bardiya, Aug 22: Chief Minister of State 5 Shankar Pokharel has said the State government is forwarding the plans to promote green revolution and tourism promotion.

Province 5 PSC chair takes oath

August 13, 2019 17:30 pm

RUPANDEHI, Aug 13: Province 5 Public Service Commission (PSC)'s newly elected chair Dilaram Bhattarai took the oath of office and secrecy today in accordance with the State PSC Act.

RUPANDEHI, July 27: Province 5 has developed its Sustainable Development Goals Baseline report.

BUTWAL, July 16: Chief Minister of Province 5, Shankar Pokhrel, has said the province was ahead in terms of budget implementation.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Nepal's Province 5 government and China's Sichuan Province have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish provincial ties.

RUPANDEHI, June 18: Aligning the major focus of budget towards agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure development, Province 5 has set an ambitious goal of achieving eight percent growth rate.

BANKE, June 4: The hype generated by the eighth national games held in Nepalgunj has not died down even a month after the event. The week-long games organized by the National Sports Council (NSC) ended up gifting several physical infrastructures for the development of sports in Province 5. But on the flip side some wrongdoing by the organizing committee has also come to light.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Sudur Paschim and Province 5 shared a point each after rain spoiled the Group-A match between the two teams at the end of 19 overs during the second innings in the ongoing Prime Minister Cup One-Day Cricket Tournament in Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground at Kirtipur on Thursday.

DANG, May 7: As most suggestions collected by the special committee formed to recommend the name of the capital of Province 5 are for naming Dang as the capital, the provincial assembly is in a fix whether to respect the majority.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Suman Sundas scored a patient inning of 41 runs to help Province 1 chase the target of 126 runs by a wicket against Province 5 in the ongoing Manmohan Memorial National U-16 Cricket tournament played at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday.

BUTUWAL, May 4: With the arrival of summer, water crisis in Province 5 has become worse. Not just the rural areas but also the towns in Rolpa, Dang, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu lack water. Locals lament that their right to access clean drinking water is limited just in paper.

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ROLPA, April 30: An unidentified group detonated an improvised explosive device targeting Province 5 Chief Minister Shankhar Pokhrel in Rolpa on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Economic activities in Province 5 are more vibrant than in other provinces, going by a growth projection made public by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Friday.

RUPANDEHI, April 9:  Recently, the Meteorological Forecasting Division predicted that the southern plains of the country might witness a windstorm once more over the next few days. This is giving sleepless nights to the victims of the country's first recorded tornado.  Even though the Province 5 government has expedited preparations to avoid further damages due to disasters, the local governments are yet to take any safety measure.

BUTWAL, April 6: On February 14, chief minister (CM) of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel, came to the streets and participated in a road cleanup program in Butwal, the temporary capital of the province. He did not only pick the garbage on the roadside but also got into the sewers. The team including the CM, high-level government officials, mayor and deputy mayor of Butwal Sub-metropolis participated in the cleanup campaign. Later, the collected waste was disposed on the banks of the Tinau River.

Eighth National Games from April 18

March 29, 2019 18:21 pm

KATHMANDU, March 29: The National Sports Council has decided to organize the eight National Games from April 18 to April 24.

RUPANDEHI, March 10: Following pressures from the opposition and the ruling party members, the assembly of Province 5 formed a special committee to recommend the name and capital of the province.

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RUPANDEHI, Feb 15: The Province 5 has observed the establishment day of the province with much gusto on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Keshav Kumar Bista said on Friday that the Eighth National Games to be held in Province 5 will be organized later this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Works to lay down optic fiber network in 19 districts in three provinces of western Nepal began from Wednesday.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 23: Overcrowded prisons is not a new issue for our country.  Stories of dozens of prisoners sleeping in a cramped prison cell draw headlines time and again and the issue have now become a reality but not a shocking one. But what about the marshals in the parliament that are responsible to provide security to lawmakers and other dignitaries? It has to come to fore that the marshals of Province 5 parliament are being deprived of even basic needs at the province’s parliament.

Thagunna inspires Province 7 win

January 16, 2019 11:29 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 16:  Young fast bowler Bikram Thagunna registered a four-wicket-haul in Province 7’s 119-run win over Province 5 on day 10 of ongoing Manmohan Memorial Cup (MM Cup) at Inaruwa cricket ground, Inaruwa, on Tuesday.

500 projects stranded in lack of budget

December 16, 2018 10:52 am

REPUBLICA DISTRICT BUREAU, Dec 16: It has been five months since the Nakdariya Irrigation Project at Mayadevi Rural Municipality in Kapilvastu has been left stranded. The target was to complete the project by the end of 2018.

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Four months ago, existing tourism offices in Bhairahawa of Rupandehi district and Nepalgunj of Banke district were dissolved and the responsibility of handling the local tourism businesses was given to the provincial government. However, the provincial government is yet to establish any entity or mechanism to facilitate tourism-based businesses.

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RUPANDEHI, Nov 26: With the long-term vision of achieving sustainable development, Province 5 has lately started formulating a five-year work plan.

BUTWAL, Nov 13: Three months ago, a special committee was formed to recommend the name of Province 5 and its capital, but the deadline for the job expired with the committee doing nothing.