KATHMANDU, May 6: Bagmati Province, which also has the federal capital of the country, is estimated to contribute over one-third to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) while the contribution of Karnali Province to the national GDP will stand below five percent in the current fiscal year.

KARNALI, April 5: The corpse of a newborn baby pictured while a dog was carrying it in its mouth on the premises of the Surkhet Provincial Hospital on Saturday has been identified. The identity of the decapitated body was revealed after a police investigation.

KALIKOT, March 29: Rakam Karnali Rafting Firm has brought rafting service into operation at Aathbish Municipality in Karnali district with a goal to promote tourism in the region.

SURKHET, March 12: Nepal Electricity Authority Director Kulman Ghising said that a 132KV transmission line will be connected to Karnali within a year. He also said that the delay in the project was caused due to Bardiya National Park and the forest area.

SURKHET, Feb 20: The government has started making preparations for the expansion of the Surkhet Airport. The airport is being prepared for expansion by acquiring 12.43 bighas of land to the north of the current airport.

SURKHET, Feb 12: Chiring Dhamdul Lama (Karchen) has been appointed as the minister for industry, tourism, forest, and environment, despite spending two years in prison for his involvement in statue theft. He had stolen the statue from Khochyar Monastery of Tibet in 1992.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: An agreement has been signed between the government and the Nepal Agricultural Cooperative Central Federation Ltd (NACCFL) for the capacity building of 100 cooperatives in eight districts of Karnali (Salyan, Jajarkot, Jumla, Dailekh, Kalikot, West Rukum, Surkhet and Mugu).

SURKHET, Dec 29: The high-altitude districts of Karnali have been witnessing heavy snowfall since Sunday. It has snowed heavily in villages including Humla, Dolpa, Mugu, and Jumla. Meanwhile, It has snowed up to two feet in these villages on Wednesday.

KARNALI, Dec 19: Karnali Province Chief Minister (CM) Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that the mandate of the 14th General Convention of Nepali Congress (NC) has motivated him to build a better and stronger NC.

KARNALI, Dec 10: The third phase work of the Bheri-Babai Multi-purpose Diversion Project has begun with the completion of the second phase of the project.

SURKHET, Nov 30: Karnali Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has moved the schedule for the vote of confidence a day later.

KARNALI, Nov 3: Karnali Province newly appointed Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said the work to connect all 10 districts in the Province with a road network would be the first priority of his government.

KARNALI, Oct 18: There have been 21 accidents and deaths of 37 people during Dashain period in Karnali, according to the Provincial Police Office, Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Paddy plantation has been completed in 27.12 percent of the paddyfields across the country as of Tuesday, the day that marked the 18th National Paddy Day.

KARNALI, June 27: Karnali has reported a 91 percent recovery rate from coronavirus infection. In the last 24 hours, 124 people returned home after recovery.

Karnali cabinet gets full shape

June 6, 2021 17:37 pm

SURKHET, June 6: The Karnali provincial Council of Ministers has finally got full shape. The provincial government has added one more ministry and appointed two ministers to give full shape to the cabinet.

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 3: The decision to provide Rs 100,000 each to the families of deceased COVID-19 patients has not been implemented by the government of Karnali Province. The families of the victims of COVID-19 have not been able to get the relief fund as the necessary procedures and criteria were not set on time.

KATHMANDU, May 30: As many as three COVID-19 infected people staying isolated at their homes and seven others suffering from the viral disease died in the last 24 hours in Karnali Province.

SURKHET, May 23: Mayor Dev Kumar Subedi of Birendranagar Municipality delivered medicines to patients infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease at their own homes. Earlier, the municipality administration had prepared a “Corona Kit” including Paracetamol, Jeevan Jal, Azithromycin, Vitamin B and C, soap, toothpaste, and a brush for the patients.

The number of infected patients at the hospital is surging every day. The demand for oxygen from the patients has not been met despite the hospital supplying some amount from the private hospitals and clinics. Doctors warn that the patients will die due to the lack of oxygen if the authorities fail to make adequate supply in the next two or three days.

SURKHET, April 30: Six people died in the last 24 hours at the Karnali Province COVID Hospital.

SURKHET, April 29: The government of Karnali Province has allocated Rs 1.34 billion to control the spread of the coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to extend its support to the chief minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi.

SURKHET, April 6: Three ministers representing the CPN-UML in the Karnali Province government have resigned en masse.

SURKHET, March 15: Until a few years ago, 72 percent of the people of Karnali did not have access to electricity. The situation has slightly improved with the building of some small micro hydropower and solar energy projects with the formation of provincial and local level governments. Yet, 67 percent Karnali folks have no access to electricity.

SURKHET, Feb 22: Ten to 20 per cent among the women undergoing safe abortion in Karnali Province are teenage girls, the Ministry of Social Development of the province government stated.

KARNALI, Feb 10: Active cases of COVID-19 infection in seven districts in Karnali Province have dropped to nil, according to the Health Service Division under the Ministry of Social Development of the province. Those districts that have recorded zero active cases of COVID-19 are Dailekh, Jajarkot, Salyan, Rukum West, Kalikot, Humla and Mugu.

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October 13, 2020 06:00 am

In case you missed them, here are some of the major developments that took place in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: A new report from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the United National Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal has identified 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs) within the Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins of Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, and India.

SURKHET, July 16: The number of coronavirus cases in Karnali Province has gone up with dozens of new cases reported in recent days. However, the people seem less scared of the virus as compared to the past.

SURKHET, July 14: Private and Boarding Schools’ Organization (PABSON), Karnali chapter has decided to resume classes in the schools within Karnali Province from July 17.

KATHMANDU: The Karnali Province government has announced to upgrade the Karnali Provincial Hospital in the upcoming fiscal year.

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 9: Karnali Province reported the first case of novel coronavirus disease only on May 18 approximately four months after the first case had been reported in the country on January 24.

SURKET, June 7: Fifty-four more people in Karnali Province were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday. With this, the COVID-19 tally in Karnali Province has reached 641.

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.

NEPALGUNJ, Mar 1: Though a printing press of Janak Education Material Center (JEMC) was established at Khajura of Nepalgunj some 15 years ago, the government-owned publication house has failed to supply text books to several districts of Province 5, Karnali and Sudur Paschim.

JUMLA, Feb 25: Driver has gone missing in the Karnali river when the jeep plunged into the river at Lalighat of Narharinath rural municipality on Tuesday morning.

Why Chhaupadi persists

February 6, 2020 09:35 am

Hindson Bethan (2009) mentions that menstruation taboos universally prevailed up to the mid-twentieth century in the world although anthropologists and historians did not make these taboos the subject of research until recently. Likewise, M Guterman and others (2007) provide that major religions of the world, without exception, have placed restrictions on menstruating women. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism have made statements about menstruation and its negative effect on women, leading to prohibitions about physical intimacy, cooking, attending places of worship, and sometimes requiring women to live separately from men.

SURKHET, Jan 16: Once a beautiful lake covering an area of 12 hectares in the middle of a dense jungle, Baraha Lake of Surkhet has turned into a pasture after drying up. Provincial government of Karnali has prepared a master plan to restore the lost glory of the lake.

SURKHET, Jan 15: Karnali State's chief minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said the challenge now is to protect the language, culture and the costumes of various communities. Chief Minister Shahi said this addressing the foundation-laying programme organized by Nepal Magar Association here today.

Daughter security becoming effective

January 12, 2020 10:18 am

JUMLA, Jan 12: The daughter security program is proving to become effective and fruitful. The initiative has been launched by the Kanka Sundari rural municipality.

'We don't follow Chhaupadi'

January 4, 2020 09:17 am

JUMLA, JAN 4: Fourteen years ago, the Cabinet decided to declare Chhaupadi as a malpractice. But the decision couldn't be implemented effectively, leaving behind the women of Karnali and far- western Nepal to suffer in the name of the age-old tradition. In the name of tradition, what weren't they deprived of? Nutritious food, proper rest, you name it.

BAJURA, Jan 2: Four people died, four others sustained injuries and one went missing when a jeep met with an accident in Karnali Corridor at Bandhu of Himali Rural Municipality-7 on Thursday afternoon.

JAJARKOT, Dec 23: Works have begun to implement the plan of building 170 basic health centers in the Karnali state within the next two years.

SURKHET, Dec 21: Hotel entrepreneurs and other businesspersons in Karnali have shown their eagerness to invest in the tourism sector in the region, given conducive environment. They have demanded security of their investment and basic facilities and infrastructures in place.

Three persons recommended for KAHS rector

December 21, 2019 08:27 am

JUMLA, Dec 21: Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has recommended three names to the government for the post of rector, which remains vacant for the last seven months.

JUMLA, Dec 16: Heavy snowfall in the high hills of the Karnali region since Thursday evening has brought the air service to a complete halt.  All the four airports of Karnali -- Jumla, Dolpa, Humla and Mugu airports -- remain closed.  There is over a feet of snow on the runway of the airports.

JUMLA, Dec 15: Karnali province has witnessed heavy snowfall since Thursday.

Flights disrupted, exams put off

December 14, 2019 08:09 am

SURKHET, Dec 14: Incessant snowfall in the hill districts over the last two days has badly affected life in the Karnali region.

Snowfall cripples life in Karnali

December 13, 2019 12:15 pm

JUMLA, Dec 13: Daily life in different districts of Karnali province has been hit hard due to the first speel of snowfall of this season since Thursday.