BHAJANI (KAILALI), Feb 29: The setting up of an Infectious Disease Research Center has gained momentum in Sudurpaschim Province.

BAITADI, Feb 23: With the rainfall in the districts of Sudurpaschim Province, snowfall has occurred in different places of Dasharath Chand and Jaya Prithvi highways from Thursday afternoon.

SUDURPASCHIM, Jan 14: Nine persons have been detected with coronavirus infection in Sudurpaschim in last three days.

In a concerning turn of events, Sudurpaschim Province is once again grappling with the resurgence of COVID-19, marking an end to a period of relative calm. Until last week, the province had reported zero infection cases, but recent developments have unveiled a spike with eight confirmed cases surfacing in the region.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The chief minister (CM) of Sudurpaschim Province, Kamal Bahadur Shah, and Israeli Ambassador Hanan Goder Goldberger, held a meeting today. The CM’s Secretariat said that a meeting between CM Shah and Ambassador Goldberger was held in Kathmandu this morning.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 17: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Prakash Saud, has said plans are underway to develop Dodhara Chandani point in Kanchanpur as a key economic transit hub, not only for the Sudurpaschim Province but also for the entire country.

KAILALI, Nov 18: During the Tihar festival, a total of 17 people died in road accidents in Sudurpaschim Province. According to Nepal Police Highway Safety and Traffic Management Office, Attariya, 17 people died in road accidents at various places in Sudurpaschim during the Tihar festival.

SUDURPASCHIM, Oct 20: The Sudurpaschim Province Government is organizing an Investment Conference on March 6, 2024.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Earthquake tremors have been felt twice in Sudurpaschim Province.

BAITADI, Sept 6: Sudurpaschim Province is at high risk of dengue spread, according to the data from the Sudurpaschim Province Health Directorate.

Dodhara Chandani, Aug 19: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Prakash Jwala, has said the four-lane bridge which is under construction over the Mahakali River will be a backbone of prosperity in Sudurpaschim Province.

NUP to join Sudurpaschim govt

August 1, 2023 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP) is going to participate in the government of Sudurpaschim Province. The NUP is ready to join the government after a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday morning.

BAJHANG, June 20: Two people died in a jeep accident at Bagthala of Kedarsyun Rural Municipality of Bajhang on Tuesday. The deceased are 50-year-old Amrita Singh and 60-year-old Jayadevi Singh. Amrita is the wife of Minister for Internal Affairs and  Law  Prithvi Bahadur Singh of Sudurpaschim Province.

BAJHANG, June 20: Prithvi Bahadur Singh, the law minister of Sudurpaschim Province government, has been involved in a car accident in Bajhang. Police said that five people, including Minister Singh, were injured in the accident.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The government of Sudurpaschim Province has announced plans to launch the Province Constituencies Infrastructure Development Program. This comes in the wake of the federal government facing huge criticism for announcing a similar program.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The Province Assembly meeting of Sudurpaschim Province held on Tuesday passed the province government's policies and programs for the fiscal year 2023/24 BS with a majority.

Dhangadhi, a city in Sudurpaschim Province, is the only sub-metropolitan city in the region. It serves as the primary commercial, industrial, and educational hub for Sudurpaschim, which comprises seven hill districts and two Terai districts. The progress achieved in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City is a testament to how visible development can be accomplished with appropriate policies, strong willpower, and honest implementation.

BAITADI, April 21: Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim Province, Kamal Bahadur Shah, has said the provincial government will get a full shape in the next few days.

BAITADI, April 14: The infection rate of COVID-19 in Sudurpaschim Province that was almost nil until recently has started to rise lately. The COVID-19 infection has been mostly detected among the Nepalis returning from India.

BAITADI, April 14: The Bishu festival which is celebrated as the beginning of the New Year is being observed with much fervor and enthusiasm in the districts of Sudurpaschim Province today.

BAITADI, April 10: Local governments in Baitadi have returned ambulances they received from the Sudurpaschim province government to the province itself.

BAITIDI, April 7: Sudurpaschim Province has a comparatively smaller number of people who have been administered the booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine.

SUDURPASCHIM, March 16: Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim Province, Kamal Bahadur Shah, has urged the delegation of the European Union to Nepal to help in the promotion of the energy sector.

SUDURPASCHIM, March 16: Coronavirus infection has been detected in Sudurpaschim Province again.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Chief Minister (CM) of Sudurpaschim Province, Kamal Bahadur Shah has expressed his confidence that the government under his leadership will win the vote of confidence from the provincial assembly and last all five years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Rajendra Singh Rawal, the Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim Province, is preparing to take the vote of confidence today. He is scheduled to take the vote of confidence in the provincial assembly meeting at 1 pm on Wednesday.

Chandani Dodhara, Jan 31: Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim province Rajendra Singh Rawal has said the provincial government will initiate the 'Education, Earning and Health Care' campaign.

DHANGADHI, Jan 13: The election of Speaker in Sudurpaschim Province is uncertain.

Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP) is going to support the CPN-UML candidate for the post of chief minister of Sudurpaschim Province. After discussions held on Wednesday, NUP is ready to support UML candidate as the chief minister.

DHANGADI, Jan 11: The CPN (Maoist Center) has made its leader Bhim Bhandari a candidate for the post of Speaker of the provincial assembly of Sudurpaschim Province. Bhandari has already registered his candidacy for the crucial post at the Provincial Assembly Secretariat.

SUDURPASCHIM, Dec 2: Formation of the government in Sudurpaschim province has become uncertain for now when the Nagarik Unmukti Party came up with a stance not to support any force and also avoid participation in the formation of the government unless their demands and agenda were addressed.

GODAVARI (KAILALI), Nov 11: Over 17,000 security personnel have been mobilized for the elections to the House of Representatives and the provincial assemblies in Sudurpaschim Province, according to the Sudurpaschim Province Police Office.

KAILALI, Sept 23: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma underscored the need to increase access to insurance for the people living in Sudurpaschim Province.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 17: The Sudurpaschim Province has been badly affected by the landslides and floods caused by the incessant rainfall. Achham district has incurred huge loss of lives and properties.

KATHMANDU, JULY 14: The budget for the fiscal year 2022/23 presented by Prakash Bahadur Rawal, Minister for Economic Affairs of Sudurpaschim Province Government, in the Provincial Assembly meeting has not yet been discussed.

SUDURPASCHIM, June 16: The Sudurpaschim province government on Wednesday unveiled an estimated budget of Rs 36.746 billion for the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Sudurpaschim Province has lagged behind in terms of economic progress despite having abundant natural resources, according to a recent study carried out by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

KATHMANDU, June 8: Seven mountainous districts of Sudurpaschim Province, including Baitadi, have remained out of communication services.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government is committed to formulating a necessary action plan for the rapid development of Sudurpaschim Province. He said that Sudurpaschim Province has the potential to become the richest province in the country if human resource development and investment were protected.

DHANGADHI, May 21: Independent candidate Gopal Hamal is leading the mayoral race in Dhangadhi sub-metropolis of Sudurpaschim Province by a margin of almost 11,000 votes in the ongoing vote counting.

KAILALI, May 15: The counting of votes has concluded in five of the 88 local bodies of Sudurpaschim Province so far. Of the five local bodies, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML emerged victorious in two local units each, while the CPN (Maoist Center) won in one local unit.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale Magar has stressed the need for promoting sports tourism in the Sudurpaschim Province.

Minister’s son arrested by police

January 3, 2022 18:15 pm

KAILALI, Jan 3: Police have arrested Bobby Sodari, 23, son of Minister for Physical Infrastructure of Sudurpaschim Province and CPN (Unified Socialist) Provincial Assembly member Dirga Sodari on Sunday evening.

BAITADI, Dec 30: Tremors of earthquake were felt in hilly districts of the Sudurpaschim Province including Baitadi. The quake, which struck at 12:53 am last night, shook parts of Baitadi, Darchula and other districts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has sent a team headed by National Planning Commission (NPC) Vice-Chairman Dr Bishwa Poudel to the Sudurpaschim Province for preparing a draft of a greater development project for the Province.

BAITADI, Dec 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has released a budget for upgrading several airports in Sudurpaschim Province.

DOTI, Dec 20: Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim province Trilochan Bhatta has said that there will be no shortage of funds required for the health sector as saving people's lives is a key duty of the government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The government has announced six hill districts in the Sudurpaschim Province as natural disaster-hit areas.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Dec 6: The Sudurpaschim Province government has expedited necessary preparations to stop the breach of Omicron variant after it was detected in various countries including neighboring India.

DOTI, Nov 29: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has said that the tourism sector in Sudurpaschim is in need of development as the region's arts, culture and tourism is not widely known to the public.