KATHMANDU, September 1: A total of 10 CPN-UML provincial assembly members of Province 1 have chosen to be part of the newly-formed CPN (Unified Socialist).

KATHMANDU, August 31: The provincial governments-led by CPN-UML in Province 1 and Bagmati Province have fallen in minority after a section of lawmakers have chosen to be part of the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led CPN (Unified Socialist) party.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Even as the newly-appointed Chief Minister of Province 1, Bhim Acharya is yet to give a full shape to his Cabinet, the opposition alliance has already expedited preparations to form a new government.

BIRATNAGAR, August 26: Bhim Acharya has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Province 1.  Province Chief Somraj Adhkari Pyasi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Acharya on Thursday.

ITAHARI, July 4: Incessant rains in Province 1 have resulted into the inundation of more than 300 homes mainly in two eastern Terai districts.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The government of Province 1 has announced a budget of Rs 32.46 billion for the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Province 1 government has given priority to health and employment in the annual budget for the fiscal year 2021/22.

ITAHARI, May 19: As many as 60 journalists in Province 1 have been infected with the novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19).

BIRATNAGAR, April 22: The opposition parties are preparing to file a no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister Sherdan Rai of Province 1 once again.

BIRATNAGAR, April 18: The winter session of Province 1 Assembly meeting is scheduled to end by midnight today.

Province 1 CM expands Cabinet

March 26, 2021 15:23 pm

BIRATNAGAR, March 26: Chief Minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai expanded the provincial Council of Ministers on Friday.

MORANG, March 14: A provincial assembly meeting of Province 1 has been deferred until further notice, the provincial assembly secretariat said on Sunday.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 21: The rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) close to Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal has tabled a  no-confidence motion against the chief minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Chief Minister (CM) of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai has said that the rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal could have been preparing for the forthcoming midterm polls.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 15: Province 1 Chief Minister (CM) Sherdhan Rai on Monday claimed that the provincial government has been successful in creating a sense of hope among the people for a better future.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 7: The Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday obstructed the provincial assembly of Province 1 in a move to block a discussion on the vote of no-confidence filed earlier against Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai at the Provincial Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative (MoLMAC) of Province 1 in association with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on Tuesday officially launched Phase-2 of the Nepal Agricultural Market Development Programme (NAMDP).

NC leaders say they will support the NCP faction that gives the post of Chief Minister to the party.

MORANG, Dec 27: Province 1 is to hold its seventh Assembly meeting and winter session on January 20.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Three ministers of Province 1 who are close to the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) resigned en masse on Sunday.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 26: Amid formal split of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) at the center, Chief Minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai has sacked one of his Cabinet colleagues.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 19: The Province-1 government is all set to distribute land ownership certificates to landless squatters.  The squatters living in Mai Municipality and Madsebung Rural Municipality will get the land ownership certificates in the first phase.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 430 million

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 3: The district hospitals in Province No 1 have begun tests for cervical cancer screening for free.

Province 1 Governor contracts COVID-19

November 28, 2020 18:40 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 28: Province  1 Governor Somnath Adhikari 'Pyasi' has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: 'Hello Student Program' is going to be launched in Province 1. The Provincial Ministry of Social Development has been making preparations to launch the program in order to teach the students by telephone as the situation is not conducive for in-person learning at schools.

DHARAN, Oct 16: The hospitals are overwhelmed and cases are increasing every day; new patients are deprived of proper care in hospitals, losing their battle with the coronavirus.

MORANG, Oct 14: Two COVID-19 infected people from Province 1 died in Biratnagar-based hospitals.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 13: Morang district recorded two more coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday.

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

MORANG, Oct 9: Province 1 has reported five new deaths related to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

MORANG, Oct 8: Two more COVID-19 related death cases were recorded in Province 1 on Thursday morning, taking the province’s COVID-19 death toll to 89.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 26: The COVID-19 caseload surpassed 6,000 in Province 1 on Saturday.  According to the latest updates released by the Corona Information Desk of the province, a total of 6,149 new cases (4,318 males and 1,931 females) have been reported in the province as of Saturday.

MORANG, Sept 23: With a man dying of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, the COVID-19 death toll in Province 1 has reached 57.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Balika Khadka Rai, a cadre of the then CPN-UML, was arrested “for trying to forcibly enter the meeting venue of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)” at Parisdanda in the capital on Sunday.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 7: COVID-19 death toll is rising sharply in Province 1 with one more death reported in Morang district on Monday.

ITAHARI, Aug 31: According to the Corona Information Desk of Province-1 under the Office of Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, out of total infected, 2,438 are males and 873 are females. Among them, 1534 patients - 1240 males and 294 females - have been discharged after recovery.

MORANG, Aug 28: Two COVID-19 patients have died in Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS). They were 56 and 83.

MORANG, Aug 16: As many as 103 more people have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Province 1 in the past 24 hours. Those tested positive for the virus include 69 males and 34 females.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 13: Province 1 has reported the highest single-day spike as 115 more people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 6: With the highest single-day spike of 66 fresh cases on Thursday, the COVID-19 tally in Province 1 has reached 12,055.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 4: Following the footsteps of Biratnagar Metropolitan City and Belaka Municipality, three more local bodies of Province 1 have imposed lockdown orders. The measure has been taken to step the community transmission of Coronavirus.

DHARAN, July 30: One more patient has succumbed to COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Of the seven provinces in Nepal, Province 1 has been worst-affected by the pandemic of coronavirus disease. Province 1 has witnessed the highest number of coronavirus disease  (COVID-19) cases. As of Monday, 31 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the province. Of the 75 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, none is from Karnali Province.

ITAHARI, March 29: As per the federal government's decision to test COVID-19 in each state, Province  1 has started testing throat swab to find whether a person is contracted with COVID-19.

ITAHARI, March 21: The Province 1 government has decided to set up a 50-bed hospital along with 10-bed ventilator facility in partnership with Nepal Army and Armed Police Force and Nepal Police. The hospital will be established in the building of erstwhile National Trading Limited within a week. The facility is being established to address potential outburst of COVID-19.

BHADRAPUR, March 20: Province 1 Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Hikmat Karki on Thursday monitored works being carried out at far-east checkpoint Kakarbhitta to contain spread of COVID-19 infection.

ITAHARI, March 19: The Eastern Divisional Headquarters of Nepal Army has established a 420-bed quarantine center in Province 1.

BIRATNAGAR, March 18: The Province 1 government has managed to spend only about 32% of development budget over the first eight months of the current fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, March 18: In September last year, the Ministry of Social Development, Province 1 signed an agreement with Karuna Foundation, an NGO, to implement a Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP). This 1.86 billion-rupee project is looking to develop disability-inclusive communities through community-based healthcare.