34 percent illiterate in Karnali Province

September 14, 2021 09:07 am

KARNALI, Sept 14: The Ministry of Social Development in Karnali Province has shared statistics that the province has a 34 percent illiteracy rate. This means that 34 percent of people do not have the ability to read and write.

SURKHET, Sept 9: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded legal action against personal secretary Prem Budha and press advisor Nandakesh Adhikari of Karnali Province Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Kurma Raj Shahi for threatening a journalist covering the story of the rape-accused minister.

SURKHET, September 4: Alleged rapist Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives of Karnali Province, Kumar Raj Shahi has accused the female victim of publicizing a two-year-old video after he failed to pay the demanded sum of Rs 50 million.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Four CPN-UML lawmakers in Karnali Provincial Assembly have lost their positions as lawmakers for breaching party’s whips in the vote of confidence motion held in Karnali Province Assembly.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Four CPN-UML lawmakers in Karnali Provincial Assembly have lost their positions as lawmakers for breaching party’s whips in the vote of confidence motion held in Karnali Province Assembly.

KARNALI, July 16: The Karnali Province Government has unveiled the new budget for the fiscal year 2078/079 through ordinance as the budget could not pass from the Province Assembly.

KARNALI, July 15: The Karnali province government is to introduce the province's budget for fiscal year 2021/22 through an ordinance. The province government had on June 15 presented in the Province Assembly a budget of Rs 36 billion 546 million 600 thousand for the next fiscal year.

SURKHET, June 18: The Karnali Province Parliamentary Party meeting of the CPN-UML held on Friday Directed the party’s three ministers to immediately quit their post from the CPN (Maoist Center) led provincial government.

SURKHET, June 17: Only Twenty-six percent of the budget of Karnali Province has been spent.  Out of the Rs 33.74 billion of the total budget of Karnali Province Government for fiscal year 2020/21, 26.91 percent (Rs 9.79 billion) was spent till June 13.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Karnali Province has announced a budget of Rs 36.54 billion for the next fiscal year. Of the amount, Rs 21.65 billion (59 percent) has been allocated for capital expenditure.

SURKHET, June 15: The policies and programs presented by the Karnali Province Government for fiscal year 2021/22 were passed through majority votes in the provincial assembly Tuesday afternoon.

SURKHET, June 15: Minister for Internal Affairs and Law of Karnali Province, Sita Kumari Nepali has said the provincial government is going to establish a mass communications academy in the province.

KARNALI, June 1: The recovery rate of COVID-19 infected people in Karnali Province has increased in recent days. On Monday alone, a total of 512 COVID-19 infected people returned home after complete recovery.

KARNALI, May 11: The Karnali Province government has recruited a total of 120 health workers for prevention and control of the second wave of COVID-19 and to provide treatment to those infected with the virus.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.