SURKHET, May 3: The Karnali Province government has decided to provide Rs 100,000 to the family of those dying of COVID-19.

SURKHET, April 5: CPN-UML lawmakers representing Karnali Provincial government are resigning en masse on Monday. A parliamentary party meeting of the party held on Sunday had asked its lawmakers to resign from their post.

SURKHET, March 17: The ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist has decided to withdraw its support to the CPN (Maoist Center)-led government in Karnali Province.

SURKHET, March 11: A five-point agreement was reached between the Karnali provincial government and the agitating Badi community after the government agreed to meet their demands for  food, clothes and shelter.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: People from the Badi community of Karnali Province have been protesting near the gate of the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of Karnali Province since Monday night, demanding land, house and employment.

KARNALI, Feb 18: The global pandemic of coronavirus is still highly prevalent. Some countries have taken tough lockdown measures to contain possible spread of the virus.

KARNALI, Jan 24: The impact of a vertical split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has surfaced in the assembly of Karnali Province. As a result, the provincial assembly session has been in a limbo - the meetings of the thematic committees have also not taken place so far.

SURKHET, Jan 8: The Planning Commission of Karnali Province will hold an Investment Conference in mid-April this year.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 4: The coronavirus death toll in Karnali Province has risen to 27 as a school teacher succumbed to the virus in Dolpa district on Monday.

Two ministers said to be close to PM Oli being replaced

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Karnali provincial government has decided to set up a fund for the protection of Rautes, the nomad community living in jungles especially of mid-west and far-west of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The Karnali provincial government has decided to provide free treatment to symptomatic COVID-19 patients.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: An intra-party dispute which surfaced this week in the Karnali Provincial Committee of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), seeking the overthrow of Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, has finally been settled, at least for now.

Leaders close to Dahal claim that PM Oli is behind the fresh turmoil emerging in NCP’s Karnali Provincial Committee

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chief Minister (CM) of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, who is also the parliamentary party leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) in the provincial assembly, removed Gulab Jung Shah from the post of the chief whip of the party, on Monday.

Chief Ministers of Province 1 and Bagmati Province likely to be changed as intra-party row intensifies

SURKHET, Oct 11: Lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have registered a motion of no confidence against the chief minister (CM) of  Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Oct 1: Chief of Karnali Province, Govinda Kalauni has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

65 percent of COVID-19 patients in the province are from the 21 to 40 years age group

SURKHET, Aug 20: The Province Establishment and Martyr's Day is being observed in Karnali Province on Thursday.

KARNALI, Aug 19: The Birendranagar-based State Ayurveda Pharmacy has come across a shortage of human resource and physical capital due to sheer ignorance on part of the government authorities.

SURKHET, July 4: The number of people recovering from coronavirus in Karnali Province has surpassed the number of infected in Karnali Province. On Friday alone, 51 infected including two women returned home after recovery.

SURKHET, June 27: The Karnali Province government has announced a public holiday in all districts of the province except Jumla on June 29 on the National Paddy Day.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The Karnali government has announced to run a program titled ‘One Local Unit, One Grain Storage’ to address the perennial problem of food shortage in the region. Unveiling the province’s budget for fiscal year 2020/21 on Monday, Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Karnali Province, Prakash Jwala, said the provincial government has earmarked Rs 550 million to purchase food and manage the costs for supply and storage.

SURKHET, June 12: As of today, Karnali Province has recorded 763 cases of coronavirus.

SURKET, June 3: Sixteen more individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnali Province on Wednesday.

SURKHET, June 1: The COVID-19 tally in Karnali Province has reached 198 after 32 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Monday.

SURKHET, May 26: Total number of COVID-19 infected patients in Karnali Province has reached to 23.

SURKHET/BANKE May 4: Karnali Province will remain sealed off for a week starting 12 midnight on Monday, the province government has said.

SURKHET, April 2: Eight thousand six hundred and fifty people have come back home in Karnali Province from various foreign countries as of Wednesday, the Karnali Provincial Government, Ministry of Social Development said.

BIRENDRANAGAR, April 1: Lab test of 11 patients from Karnali province has turned out negative.

JUMLA, March 16: Prem Bahadur Khatri, local of Sinja Rural Municipality-2, said that in recent time the arrival of tourists has significantly declined in Nagma Rara Corridor. Earlier, in a single day 100 to 50 tourists vehicle used to pass but now transport of tourist vehicle have become completely stopped. The Nagma-Gamgadi road seems empty whole day. According to locals, bus which runs on local route and products loaded trucks only runs from the road.

Keep fighting

March 11, 2020 09:28 am

That Chhaupadi system—whereby girls and women are secluded during menstruation for days and are forced to live in dangerous sheds—is a human cruelty is no brainer. This has resulted in huge social, psychological and physical harm on women. They have suffered isolation, poor hygiene, sexual abuse and even deaths while adhering to this extremely harmful traditional practice.

Surgical masks run out in medicals

March 6, 2020 12:39 pm

SURKHET, March 6: Surgical masks are not being available to buy in medicals and pharmacies in Birendranagar – the headquarters of the Karnali Province.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 27: As she was collecting fodder, Kalpana Acharya fell from a tree on February 16 and broke her leg. The 21-year-old of Sharada Municipality in Salyan district was rushed to a nearby health center, where they said she needed to be airlifted to Kathmandu immediately. Her family and other locals approached the local administration for help. Responding to the pressure, the social development ministry of Karnali Province agreed to bear the expenses and emailed the district administration office.

SURKHET, Feb 19: Chairperson of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that no discussion was held to merge Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province for the time being.

SURKHET, Feb 19: Nepal Communist Party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has claimed that this party has changed the political landscape of Nepal. He said this in his inaugural address to the Karnali province-level frontline cadres' gathering organized by NCP at Karnali province capital Surkhet on Tuesday

Jails in Karnali Province overcrowded

February 16, 2020 09:19 am

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 16: Although the Surkhet District Jail has a capacity of 50 persons, there are more than 250 prisoners in the jail at the moment.

SURKHET, Feb 14: Karnali Province faces a food shortage of 23,420 metric tonnes annually.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Feb 11: The government of Karnali Province has set a target of welcoming 100,000 international tourists in 2020 which is being celebrated by the federal government as Visit Nepal Year (VNY) campaign.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: An overwhelming majority of customary practices in Nepal cause harm to some groups and people, a study report launched on Tuesday said.

1 MW solar plant to be built in Jumla

January 22, 2020 08:53 am

JUMLA, Jan 22: Karnali Province Government has unveiled plan to install solar plant of one megawatt capacity in Jumla district headquarters Khalanga.

SURKHET, Jan 18: ‘Bank account for daughters - lifelong security’, a much lauded initiative of Karnali Province, has now gone into implementation, with the provincial government releasing the required funds. In the first phase of the program, the government has transferred a total of Rs 38.4 million to the local levels. The social development ministry dispatched the money to 79 local level entities.

SURKHET, Jan 17: After rescuing a total of 150 homeless persons in the last one year, Karnali Province government has started preparations to make the province free of street people.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 16: The Chief Minister Employment Program, which aims at employing jobless people of Karnali Province, is about to enter the implementation phase.

SURKHET/ JUMLA, Jan 2: Karnali Province inaugurated Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign on Wednesday at provincial capital Birendranagar with great fanfare and rejoicing.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 29: Local politicians and civil society leaders have formed a committee with a demand to integrate Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province.

DOLPA, Dec 7: The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of 106MW Jagdulla Hydropower Project, to be located in Jagdulla Rural Municipality of Dolpa in Karnali Province, is in its final stage of preparation.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Dec 1: The government of Karnali Province is preparing to build and promote 42 trekking trails to bring more adventure tourists to the province.

SURKHET, Nov 27: Despite the announcement of accident insurance for almost two million citizens, the Karnali Province government has failed to implement its declaration.