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.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 12: Sudupaschim Province Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta has urged one and all to participate in the population census by providing the enumerators visiting their doorsteps with true information.

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

KATHMANDU, June 8: Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to stay neutral while the chief minister (CM) of Sudur Paschim Province seeks a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Madhav Kumar Nepal led-faction of CPN UML has decided to support the Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim Province, Trilochan Bhatta, who is seeking a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly today. However, the KP Sharma Oli led-faction of the party has decided not to give a vote to CM Bhatta.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Sudurpaschim Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta is taking a vote of confidence at the provincial assembly meeting today.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) has formed a parallel party committee in Sudurpaschim Province.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Physical Infrastructure Minister of Sudurpaschim Province, Pathansingh Bohara, was relieved of his post on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Police on Tuesday recovered the body of a Nepal Police constable, Ram Bahadur Saud, posted at a temporary police post in Jugeda in Kailali, who had been missing for the past three days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: As many as 10 people were killed and 11 others are missing in the incidents of landslides and floods in various places in Sudurpaschim Province on Tuesday.

DHANGADHI, July 3: With 333 new cases of coronavirus today, the COVID-19 tally in Sudurpaschim Province has climbed to 2,933.

DHANGADHI, April 5: What had been feared in the far-west for some time has now come true with a person without any recent travel history testing positive for the novel coronavirus. While three people from Sudurpaschim Province tested positive for COVID19 on Saturday alone, the infection has been confirmed in a relative of a person who had earlier tested positive.

DHANGADI / BAITADI, April 2: As thousands of people have come home from India in recent days without their health conditions being tested and they are also not undergoing home quarantine as instructed by the government , the far western region appears to be at very high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak. At the same time, there are thousands more stranded across the border and desperate to come home.

KATHMANDU, March 30: A Nepal Army sky truck which was flying to Sudurpaschim Province carrying medical supplies to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus returned mid-way without delivering the dispatch today morning.

'Health desk' set up at Chisapani

March 10, 2020 11:04 am

KAILALI, March 10: The Social Development Ministry of the Sudurpaschim province government has set up a health desk at Chisapani, Karnali in its eastern checkpoint with the rise in the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

BAITADI, Feb 10: Police have taken under control an ambulance with a dead spotted deer. Darchula Police impounded the ambulance at around 1pm Sunday from Gokuleshwar market in Sailyashikhar Municipality-9. The ambulance belongs to Dilasaini Rural Municipality.

Empower local health institutes

January 27, 2020 10:07 am

Nowadays, the news of airlifting childbearing women from remote areas by the government is common. In this fiscal year only, the government airlifted four childbearing women from Bajhang, a remote district of Sudurpaschim Province. Similar incidents were observed in Dolpa, Jajarkot, Bhojpur and many other remote districts. While on the one hand, it shows the responsiveness of the government to save the lives of needy people, on the other, it depicts the failure of the local health system. If we don’t think judiciously in this matter, this will further jeopardize the local health system. Only a few lives will be saved, and in the long run, the needy people will be deprived of quality health services.

DOTI, Jan 25: Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim Province Trilochan Bhatta has said the government employees should mandatorily get their children enrolled in government schools.

DHANGADHI, Nov 29: On November 22, Ram Bahadur Rokaya and Ram Bahadur Thagunna were walking on the road at Krishnanagar Municipality-2 in Kanchanpur district. A speeding vehicle hit them and Rokaya died of injuries at the Seti Provincial Hospital. Police have yet to nab the vehicle and the driver.

KAILALI, Nov 18: The Sudurpaschim provincial government has been spending more than four million rupees on salaries, residents, communication, water, and electricity supply to ministers and provincial assembly members, excluding the amount provided to them for fuel.

KAILALI, Nov 10: State Minister for Tourism, Forest and Environment of Sudurpaschim Province Prakash Rawal resigned from his post on Sunday.

ATTARIYA, June 6: The Dhangadhi airport will remain closed for one more week for the upgrading of the runway. The only airport connecting Kathmandu to Dhangadhi of Sudurpaschim Province in the far west began the temporary closure from May 5.

DHANGADHI, May 26: The Dhangadhi Airport, the only airport in Sudurpaschim Province, has been closed for the last 21 days for the ongoing repair work. Before shutting down the airport for a month, the authorities had assured the locals that the airport will resume its services after 20 days.

BAJHANG, March 9: Devaki Malla (Thapa), a member of the Sudurpaschim province assembly who was  briefly held by the cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN-Maoist on Friday was released the same day after an “interrogation by the party.”

KAILALI, Feb 10: Even seven months after announcing its full-fledged budget, Sudurpaschim Province has not been able to implement its decision to operate its own electric bus service.

DHANGADHI, Jan 23: Mountain districts of western Nepal experienced heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The snowfall which started since Monday night affected all the northern districts of Sudurpaschim Province, bringing down the temperature drastically.

DOTI, Jan 20: The Supreme Court has sought clarification from the concerned government authorities for selecting Godawari as the capital of Sudurpaschim Province. The constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana on Friday issued a ‘show cause notice’ to the government to present the reasons behind picking Godawari as the province capital.

DHANGADHI, Nov 13: Social Development Minister of Sudurpaschim Province Dirgharaj Sodari has been relieved of the post on Tuesday.