GANDAKI, July 1: A common charter of demands containing conclusion of the inter-province chief ministers' meeting held in Pokhara was handed to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The government of Sudurpaschim Province has announced plans to launch the Province Constituencies Infrastructure Development Program. This comes in the wake of the federal government facing heavy criticism for enacting a similar program.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has announced the budget to be transferred to the province and local levels as grants for the new fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Government has launched a plan to establish at least two medical colleges in each of the seven provinces of the country.

LAHAN, July 22: One more patient from Province 2 has succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

NCP recommends new provincial governors

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KATHMANDU, Nov 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has recommended the names of governors for the seven provinces.

DAMAK, Oct 30: Province 1 has expedited its homework to finalize its name by mid-January next year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: After failing to forge consensus over the name and their capital city nearly for two years, four of the seven provinces have been awaiting nod from the central level leaders of major political parties to resolve these thorny issues.

Big and distributive

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Budgets of provincial governments

DHARAN, June 2:  Former prime minister and chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said that discussions are underway in the party over naming Province 1 as Kirat.

May 31: The budget unveiled Wednesday for the fiscal year 2019/20 has drawn a mixed reaction from the seven provinces. Some provinces have welcomed the budget for allocating funds for projects prioritized by the provincial governments while others have criticized it for failing to introduce any new programs or to understand the needs of the respective provinces.

RUPANDEHI, May 16: Chief Minister (CM) of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel, and Governor of Gansu Province of the People's Republic of China, Tang Renjian, held an official meeting on at the chief minister's office on Wednesday.

POKHARA, May 7: The provincial government of Gandaki has received as many as 30 applications from companies interested to establish cable car service in different districts of the province.

DHARAN, May 5: At a time when the parliament of Province 1 is struggling to fix its name and permanent capital, political and civil society leaders in Dharan started staging protests since Sunday demanding Dharan be declared the capital of the province.

NEPALGUNJ, April 25: On a day when five new national records were either improved or created, Tribhuvan Army Club’s Gaurika Singh on Wednesday managed to improve her three previous national records in swimming at the Eighth National Games in Nepalgunj.

BANKE, April 18: Province 5 and APF have recorded victories in men’s football played in Khajura, Banke.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Chief ministers of all seven provinces have renewed their call to the Prime Minister KP Oli to implement the 29-point understanding reached during the inter-province council (IPC) meeting last year.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The business community has expressed concerns over the “minimal homework” the government did to entice foreign and domestic investors in the federal set-up. Experts argue that there was a “lack of coordination” between federal and provincial governments to identify priority investment areas that would help provinces to grow.

BUTWAL, March 25: The government of Province 5 has decided to establish a government medical college in Rupandehi, the temporary capital of the province.

JANAKPUR, Feb 21: With the arrest of twenty-two-year-old Niraj Garja Magar by Dhanusha Police on Wednesday in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, lawmakers of the province have demanded further investigation into the issue.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Eighth month of the current fiscal year is beginning on Wednesday. But the federal government is bringing projects, which were earlier handed over to provincial governments, under its ambit.

DAMAK, Jan 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the day will never come when we will have to worry about the country.

SURKHET, Jan 24: The Karnali province has started the construction of two fully equipped police posts in two border points with China. The police posts will be set up in Hilsa of Humla and Dhomorilla of Dolpa within a year, according to the provincial minister for internal affairs and law, Naresh Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: As part of implementing the federal system, the Ministry of Health and Population has devolved its various structures and rights to the provincial governments.

JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 19: Despite several efforts, Province 2 is still struggling to settle the row over naming the province and fixing its permanent capital. On Friday, the commission formed for recommending the name and capital of the province organized a program for collecting suggestions.

Dec 29: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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Renewal of labour permit from province

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KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Migrant workers will now be able to renew their labor permits from the provinces itself. Until now, labor permits were being renewed from Kathmandu, the capital only.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: While the newly-implemented federal system of governance was expected to expedite development works, budget spending figures of provincial governments suggest that they are also struggling to boost their expenditures.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The first ever meeting of the Inter Province Council (IPC) concluded on Monday, forming a five-member task-force to recommend solutions to the grievances of the provinces and ways to enhance coordination between the center and provinces and tackle other issues.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The meeting of Inter-Provincial Council has formed a five-member working committee to minutely assess existing challenges of provincial governments and ways to address them.

Dec 4: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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BUTWAL, Dec 2: Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi has proposed to construct provincial bus terminal in its 30 bigha of land. The proposed site is located at Tikuligadh between ward 13 and 14.

BANKE, Nov 30: The High Court Tulsipur, Nepalgunj has ordered first of its kind order to the provincial government: ban the renewal of public vehicles that are older than 20 years and ensure development projects are environmentally friendly.

NARAYANPUR, Nov 28: Province 5 Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel has said that the provincial government has forwarded the formulation of the basic laws and the periodic plans as the key task this year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The federal government; and the province 1 council of ministers were apprised of the personal trip of province Chief Minister's Sherdhan Rai to Thailand and the United States of America, said Hikmat Karki, province minister for internal affairs and law.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 2: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, has said that laws brought by provinces contravening with constitution would be scrapped automatically.

POKHARA, Oct 9: Prithvi Subba Gurung, chief minister of Gandaki Province, on Monday stated that lack of policies and work plan as well as labor crunch have made it challenging for the province to spend the budget.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 2: Province-7’s Province Traffic Office, Attariya has set up help desks in all nine districts here to ease the passengers during the festive time.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: With inordinate delay on the part of the federal government to enact Federal Civil Service Act that would pave the way for the adjustment of civil servants and the formation of a Provincial Public Service Commission (PSC) to recruit employees in vacant positions, provincial governments have lately initiated a process to recruit civil servants on contract basis.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Disputes have begun surfacing between the federal and provincial governments over jurisdiction as the provincial governments are increasingly trying to assert their rights.

JUMLA, Aug 5: The air passengers in Jumla are in dismay after air service could not be regulated between Jumla and the province capital, Surkhet.

BUTWAL, August 5: Province 5 is still struggling to resolve the row over the provincial capital and name of the province as lawmakers from the main opposition and ruling parties remain divided over crucial issues.

JUMLA, Aug 4: The air passengers in Jumla are in dismay after air service could not be regulated between Jumla and the province capital, Surkhet.With the lack of such a service, air passengers are forced to travel to Nepalgunj in order to travel back to Surkhet. Locals of Jumla have expressed their aggression towards the province government for not being able to connect Jumla and Surkhet through an air route.

JANAKPUR, Aug 3: The already troubled relations between the government of Province 2 and the police are set worsen after the High Court in Janakpur issued a mandamus order for the arrest of all the accused in the murder of Armed Police Force (APF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Thaman Singh BK nearly three years ago.

POKHARA, Aug 1: The provincial government of Gandaki is moving forward with a plan to establish a 1000-bed hospital providing facility to treat five major diseases.

BUTWAL, July 30: The members of the Province 5 assembly are all set to see hike in their pay and will get one personal assistant (PA) each as two bills to this effect tabled in the provincial assembly on April 24 were approved by the Economic, Business and Tourism Committee of the provincial assembly.

PANCHTHAR, July 30: Farmers in Province 1 have become weary because of the slowdown in sales of their cash crops including cardamom, ginger, and seasonal vegetables.

POKHARA, July 26: Gandaki Province government has introduced its own set of operation guidelines for crusher industries. The new guideline details rules for excavation, collection and distribution of stone and sand.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Rautahat District Cricket Association (RDCA) has said that there was lack of transparency on the selection of Province 2 squad for the second Inter Provincial Prime Minister Cup (PM Cup), which was held in Kathmandu from May 27 to June 11.

DHANGADI, July 23: The paddy cultivated in most of the districts of Province-7 has started drying up in lack of monsoon-triggered rain here.