SURKHET, April 30: Five years after being displaced by the ravaging flood of 2014, the victims of Surkhet will finally receive the first tranche of grant for the reconstruction of their houses on Tuesday.
Karnali Province government is planning to distribute Rs 150,000 as the first tranche to the victims from Tuesday.
RARA, March 28: A woman who had been facing problems giving birth since the past three days was airlifted from Khatyad rural municipality, in the western region of the district. Lalita Thapa,22, of Thamlekha in ward no. 8 of the rural municipality was airlifted by a Nepali Army helicopter to the regional hospital in Surkhet today.
SURKHET, March 5: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Karnali Provincial Assembly has concluded that over Rs 3.7 million was embezzled during inauguration of Karnali-Rara Tourism Year – 2075 BS.
SURKHET, Feb 24: Five years ago, Shambhu Prasad Chaurasiya, the then District Forest Officer (DFO) of Surkhet reached Nalkhola Community Forest to meet Rautes, the last nomadic tribe of Nepal. When he urged the leader of the community Mahin Bahadur Shahi to start agriculture, take up jobs and send their children to school, Shahi said to him, "You become a Raute like us, we will become commoners like you."
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.
SURKHET, Dec 14: Recently, five elected local representatives of three local units in Surkhet district made a 15-day visit to Thailand, at the invitation of a non-governmental organization, TAO Association. They are now preparing to claim the travel expenses from their respective local units.
SURKHET, Nov 26: The average daily demand for drinking water in Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali Province, is 15.4 million liters. However, the authorities have been unable to meet the demand, thanks to the growing population.
SURKHET, Nov 11: Opium production is not legal in the country. However, until a few years ago Kaltadi village of Surkhet was known for only one thing - opium production. Almost all of the 32 households of this tiny village would farm nothing but opium.
SURKHET, Oct 18: When the entire country seems to be immersed in festive mood as the Nepali are celebrating the Bijaya Dashami, the most precious day of the Dashain festival tomorrow, the atmosphere at the temporary settlement occupied by those displaced by floods is quite bleak. The festival could not bring joy and happiness among those who have been spending tougher days in tarpaulins since the past four years after being rendered homeless by deadly floods.
HUMLA, Oct. 5: The private airlines companies that used to operate their flights to Humla from Nepalgunj and Surkhet airports now have shifted their attention to the eastern belt of the country seeking more profits during the festive season.
SURKHET, Sept 29: If all goes well, Karnali Province will start its own fleet of airlines, Karnali, according to Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, the province's chief minister. Shahi said so at Birendranagar after returning from his visit to China.
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KATHMANDU, July 6: The rescue operation of pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar from different parts of India stranded at Hilsa and Simikot is under way since last Monday. Out of more than fifteen hundred pilgrims, 1,225 pilgrims have been airlifted and brought down to Nepalgunj and Surkhet stated Indian Embassy, Kathmandu.
SURKHET, June 6: A feasibility study of an international airport in Surkhet in Karnali Province has been carried out. The project that is located at Naulichaur of Bheriganga Rural Municipality in Surkhet covering 36,000 ropanis of land costs approximately Rs 7.41 billion, said Suraj Koirala, a consultant company engineer Suraj Koirala.
SURKHET, May 31: Following continuous heavy rain for three hours, most of the places in Birendranagar faced waterlogged. Jumla Road, Khajura and other places were under water on Thursday afternoon due to the heavy inundation.
KATHMANDU, April 12: Nepal Commerce Campus, Amrit Science Campus and Surkhet Education Campus have advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing Vice Chancellor Cup Inter-campus Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, April 10: Surkhet Education Campus and Saraswati Campus have advanced to the second round of the ongoing Vice Chancellor Inter Campus Volleyball Tournament with wins over Pashupati Multiple Campus and Tri-chandra Campus respectively on Monday.
SURKHET, March 10: Four years ago, massive floods from Bheri River had completely washed away all the family members of Sarjan Tamatta, a local of Panchapuri Municipality-10 in Surkhet district. At that time, he was in India working as a daily-wage laborer, and became the sole surviving member of the family.
SURKHET, Nov 20: Political parties in Surkhet have expedited their election campaigns with interesting agendas and this has heated up the election fervor in the district. The headquarters of Surkhet, the gateway to Province 6, is often considered as the capital of the province.
DAILEKH, Nov 11: Surkhet Police have seized huge amount of explosive substances suspected to spoil upcoming elections. The police seized detonators, gelatin, fuse wire, mobile phones, Nepali and Indian SIM cards from Panchapuri-11 of Surkhet.
KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Ncell Pvt Ltd has said that it was expanding 4G/LTE service in two more cities -- Kohalpur of Banke and Birendranagar of Surkhet -- of the mid-western region of the country. Issuing a statement on Thursday, the telecom service provider said that it was launching 4G service in these cities on Friday.
The Central Department of Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology (NeHCA), Tribhuvan University (TU) had recently organized a five-day educational tour to Surkhet and Dailekh for the students studying in III rd semester in NeHCA.
KATHMANDU, June 13: "We used to spend four days inside a bus traveling from Jumla to Nepalgunj," said a group of young people from Jumla during a recent conversation we had in Jumla Bazar. This was the state of things before the Karnali Highway was completed.