TIKAPUR, July 18: At a press conference organized on Tuesday, Minister for Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun stated that Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project based in the far-western district of Kailali has come into operation. But reports from the field refute the minister's claim.

DHANGADHI, Sept 30: An indefinite general strike has been imposed in Dhanghadhi since Saturday against the decision of the provincial assembly to name Province 7 as Far-western and establish its permanent capital in Godavari.

DHANGADHI, Sept 29: Province 7 has been named Far-western Province from Friday with Godawari in Kailali district as its capital. A decision to this effect was taken on Friday despite friction over the choices.