KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Karnali  Province’s Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal Mission have entered into a  partnership to increase access to quality health services in the  province on Thursday, in accordance with the bilateral agreement signed between the ministry of finance and the USAID.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Chief Minister of Karnali province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has urged the federal government to manage necessary employees for the local levels at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has urged the Chinese investors to invest in his province.

JUMLA, Sept 2: Laxmi Prasad Devkota, a local of Jumla, had no option but to spend hefty amoung and travel all the way to Surkhet and Nepalgunj for treatment whenever he got sick. He never imagined in the wildest of his dreams that his home district would ever get a good hospital.

Homestay in Karnali

August 24, 2019 12:30 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 24: Homestays are to be operated in 16 different places in Karnali. The decision to this end was taken by the Karnali State Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Environment.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 20: The provincial government of Karnali has launched a campaign to replace tuins (makeshift cable crossings) with suspension bridges in the province.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 19: As part of its initiation to connect Karnali with Tibet, the provincial government is working to open three new roads in the region.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nearly two years have passed since the provincial assemblies convened their first meetings but four of the seven provinces are still unable to fix their capitals and names.

Think beyond short-term measures

August 11, 2019 02:30 am

Women in Karnali are dying due to delivery-related complications and the state response to this serious problem has not gone much beyond airlifting of some desperate women to cities including Kathmandu for treatment.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Aug 9: Roop Kumari Bohara, 22, of Tripurasundari-1, Dolpa died on Wednesday due to delivery-related complications.

SURKHET, July 12: On July 1, Pasang Futik Tamang of remote Chitai village in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality-1, in Mugu district delivered her baby at home. The nearest health center is five hours on foot from her home. In lack of transport service, visiting the health center was out of question, so she gave birth at home.

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JUMLA, June 13: A team of experts hired by the government of Karnali Province to make tourism master plan has arrived in Sinja of Jumla.

SURKHET/JUMLA, June 11Although the current fiscal year is nearing end, many local units in the Karnali province have not yet readied the details of unemployed youths for the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP).

KATHMANDU, June 1: Skipper Puspa Thapa delivered career-best six-wicket-haul to help Province 1 register biggest win on runs margin against Karnali Province during the ongoing Prime Minister One-Day Cup Cricket Tournament held at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Bowlers turned in a quality performance in the final match as departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club defeated New Horizon Butwal by 59 runs to win the second edition of Karnali Premier League (KPL) held at Kalinchowk Cricket Ground in Surkhet on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: New Horizon Butwal held its nerve to chase a tricky total of 63 runs by three wickets against Karnali XI in a semifinal match to reach the final of the second season of Karnali Premier League held at Kalinchowk Cricket Ground in Surkhet on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Skipper Rabindra Jung Shahi’s all-round performance helped Karnali XI clinch 11-run win against departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club in the ongoing Karnali Premier League during a Group A match played at Kalinchowk Cricket Ground in Surkhet on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The host team Karnali XI has reached the semifinal of the ongoing Karnali Premier League after defeating Mid-western Cricket Club by 31 runs in the last group match played in Surkhet on Saturday.

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‘The Karnali’ on display

March 21, 2019 19:45 pm

The Karnali- Photo Exhibition hosted by Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT) began on March 16 at Nepal Art Council, Babermahal.

KATHMANDU, March 17: With an objective to showcase the outstanding socio-cultural and environmental values of the Karnali region, a week0long photo exhibition started at Nepal Art Council in the capital on Saturday.

Nepali women sustained the country’s rural economy and ensured wellbeing of families while most males in hills and plains have left the country for earning a living.

KARNALI, March 2: One hundred 39 thousand population of Karnali now have the health insurance coverage, promoted by the government.

One of the first promises K P Sharma Oli made when he became the prime minister for the first time in October, 2015 was related to replacing tuins—the dangerous crossings over the rivers made of some combination of iron wires—with suspension bridges.

SURKHET, Dec 29: The Karnali province government has decided to distribute relief amount of Rs 43.5 million to the victims of the fire at Palata rural municipality of Kalikot district.

JUMLA, Nov 4: Until a few years ago, health facilities were the last thing Karnali region would offer. For small to big health issues, people here had to travel to the capital or other cities in the tarai region. Many would prefer going to India as well. However, things are changing now, thanks to the quality service provided by the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS).

MUGU, Oct 31: The Rara Lake is located at Chhayanath Rara municipality of Mugu in the Karnali Province. Its splendid beauty has no bounds with mind-blowing greenery in the surrounds.

Domestic tourists increase in Jumla

October 27, 2018 07:50 am

JUMLA, Oct 27: With a large number of domestic tourists visiting Jumla of late, the image of Karnali as an under developed and remote region of the country is about to change.

SURKHET, Oct 9: A provincial assembly meeting of Karnali Province that resumed on Tuesday following a hiatus of two months has been hit again.

Karnali pushes for pesticide-free farming

September 27, 2018 02:30 am

SURKHET, Sept 27: The provincial government is planning to establish laboratories at Harre of Surkhet district and Kapurkot of Salyan district to test the level of pesticides in agricultural products.

Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) is preparing to sell necessary items in subsidized rate through its stalls targeting the upcoming Dashain, Tihar and Chhath in various places this year as well

SURKHET, Sept 9: The government of Karnali Province has decided to form an expert panel comprising of think tanks of the region to prepare a master plan for the development of the region.

SURKHET, Aug 25: Seventy-seven percent adolescent girls in Karnali province still spend time in isolated huts locally known as Chhaugoth during menstruation.

SURKHET, Aug 6: Parliamentarians of Karnali Province have demanded relief and free treatment for those killed and injured by the landslide of Khalanga on Sunday morning.

SURKHET, July 19: A team of officials led by Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, visited Jumla today to inquire about the health condition of Dr Govinda KC.

SURKET, July 8: Province minister for industry, tourism, forest and environment Nanda Singh Budha has said that the government of Karnali has allocated Rs. 980 million for tourism development in the province.

Jumla, July 8: It is already  eight days since he started his latest fast-unto-death, and the pain in the chest and muscles has made it extremely difficult for him to speak or even  breathe. There were two medical helpers around Dr Govinda KC on Saturday, at Karnali Institute of Health Sciences.

SURKHET, July 6: The Karnali Province has allocated budget of around 30 million to the Economic Affairs and Planning Ministry to implement various programs.

Air services to Karnali halted

July 3, 2018 11:01 am

BANKE, July 3: Air service to the mountainous districts of Karnali from Nepalgunj has closed due to the incessant heavy rains.

SURKHET, June 30: The government of Karnali Province has decided not to provide allowances to government officials for programs it organizes, according to spokesperson of the provincial government and Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bimala KC, said.

SURKHET, June 26: The 'Chief Minister with the People' radio programme has been launched in Karnali Province from Monday.

Uterine prolapse rampant in Karnali

June 26, 2018 04:10 am

JUMLA, June 26: Hojila Shahi, a victim of uterine prolapse since a long time, was always hesitant to disclose her problem. The local of Shyarpunath Municipality of Jumla said that the society's outlook toward females with uterus related problems was appalling. Shahi said, “As long as a women's body is in good health, they are showered with love and the second something goes wrong, they are left alone.”

SURKHET, June 22: local units in Karnali province are preparing their budget focusing on the development of infrastructures including roads, drinking water, agriculture and tourism.

SURKHET, June 20: The Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla has announced to begin Bachelor's in Midwifery from the beginning of the fiscal year 2075/076 BS.

Landslide blocks Karnali Highway

June 13, 2018 12:35 pm

KALIKOT, June 13: Karnali Highway has been blocked due to landslides triggered by  heavy rainfalls on Tuesday night.

SURKHET, June 10: While publicizing the development policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year, Karnali Province on Saturday announced to increase the per capita income of its residents to US $2,100.

SURKHET, June 7: Karnali province has publicized the property details of all ministers according to which Minister for Physical Infrastructure Khadka Khatri is the richest among the ministers while Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Nanda Singh Budha is the poorest among all.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Sita Air has said that it will operate all its flights to Karnali province from Surkhet Airport from June 29 onwards.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club  has clinched the Ruslan Karnali Premier League title with a 37-run victory over Rupandehi XI on Saturday.