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.

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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.

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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.

DHANGADHI, July 20Six days ago, two girls went missing after attempting to cross the Bahuli River through a makeshift bridge made of wooden logs, locally known as Sanghu. Bimala Kumari Bohora, 15, and Rinu Kumari Bohora, 9, of Surma Rural Municipality-2 were returning home from school when they got swept away by the river.

DHANGADI, July 20: Terming the government's approach toward Dr Govinda KC as inhuman, the main opposition party Nepali Congress on Friday stalled the provincial assembly meeting in Province 7. No sooner had the assembly meeting begun, the lawmakers rose from their seats and started chanting slogans. They did not pay heed to the Speaker Arjun Thapa's repeated requests to calm down. Thapa then announced that the assembly would not resume before 3 pm Monday. The lawmakers had stalled the assembly proceeding as instructed by their party.

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.

POKHARA, July 19: Gandaki Province has demanded that the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road section that connects Nepal with China should be under its purview.

BIRGUNJ, July 17: The 'educate daughter; save daughter' plan floated by Province-2 government to increase access of children and adolescents to education is gaining popularity in Parsa and Bara districts.

Province 7 awaits tourism promotion

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DHANGADHI, July 17: Though rich in places of tourist attraction, Province 7 is yet to take benefit from tourism.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Nepali industrialists hope that direct air link between western Nepali town Nepalgunj and Indian capital New Delhi would be a game changer for the economic development of Province 5.

BIRGUNJ, July 14: The Birgunj Metropolitan City is one of the total six metropolitan cities in the country and the only metropolitan in Province 2. The metropolis, however, is still struggling to get the status of open defecation free (ODF) zone as some 4,220 households here still do not have access to toilets.

POKHARA, July 12: Gandaki province has announced to provide a relief of Rs 50,000 to the family members of each passenger killed in Friday’s tragic tipper accident in upper Mustang.

RUPANDEHI, July 10: The number of patients suffering from Visceral Leishmaniasis, locally known as Kala-azar, has increased at an alarming rate in Province 5, according to the details of Lumbini Zonal Hospital (LZH), Butwal and Mission Hospital, Palpa.

Ministry of Tourism, Industry Forest and Environment, under the promotion of Nepal Tourism Board Pokhara, and management of Photojournalist (PJ) Club Nepal is organizing 'Province 4 Tourism Photo Contest'. According to the press statement released by PJ Club, there are two categories for the contest: ‘Our Destination’, and ‘Activities’.

POKHARA, July 7: The Gandaki provincial government has said that it would start preparation for maintaining database of foreign tourists visiting Pokhara city. Local authorities have been saying that around 40 percent of total tourists visiting Nepal travel to Pokhara. But this is just a conservative estimate. There is no mechanism so far to calculate number of tourists visiting Pokhara.

POKHARA, July 7: Province 4 has been named Gandaki Province.  A meeting of the Provincial Assembly on Friday took the decision. The provincial capital, however, will remain Pokhara as announced by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba government.

POKHARA, July 7: Province 4 has been named Gandaki Province.  A meeting of the Provincial Assembly on Friday took the decision. The provincial capital, however, will remain Pokhara as announced by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba government.

RUPANDEHI, July 5: With the objective of implementing the programs and policies introduced by the government, Province 4 has appointed additional 195 staffers at various ministries.