Woman found dead in Surkhet

July 24, 2020 14:28 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, July 24: A woman was found dead at Neware area in Birendranagar Municipality-12 here in the district on Friday morning.

SURKHET, July 18: A coronavirus-infected man who was beaten severely by a police officer in Surkhet has been taken to a hospital five days after the incident, and his medical reports show that the patient has severe injuries in his right hand and has to undergo a surgery.

SURKHET, May 27: A man from Chigang Rural Municipality-5 in Surkhet district died on Tuesday night at Karnali Provincial Hospital. He is learnt to have returned home Gujarat, India.

KATHMANDU, May 26 : It has been more than two months since both Nepal and India closed their borders. However, the border areas continue to receive thousands of Nepalis returning home from India. Every person has a story of struggle and pain – all just to return home. The situation along the border reflects a humanitarian crisis in the making. For the past few days, Maggie Dyone, 2015 CNN Hero of the Year and founder of Blink Now Foundation, has been doing her best to lend a helping hand to the people in and around Surkhet.

SURKHET, April 27: Dinesh Rawal, a resident of Sidhhakumakh Rural Municipality in Salyan district runs an agriculture farm in Panchapuri Municipality-9, Bijuma in the western part of Surkhet. A 10+2 graduate, Rawal has taken 40 ropanis of land on lease for vegetable farming. Eighteen local people have been employed at the farm where green vegetables including tomatoes, green chilis, pumpkins, cabbage, and cucumbers are ready to be picked and supplied to the market.

SURKHET, April 2: The COVID-19 test lab has come into operation in Surkhet from today.

BIRENDRANAGAR, March 30: As the country is already in the seventh day of nationwide lockdown enforced by the government, capital of Karnali Province Birendranagar is silent with almost empty streets.

Quack arrested in Surkhet

March 13, 2020 12:46 pm

SURKHET, March 13: A person has been arrested by the District Police Office, Surkhet on the charge of practising medicine without a license. The alleged is Dipendra Kafle associated with the Subhalaxmi Hospital. He is accused of using other's medical council registration number to impersonate himself as a medical practitioner.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Six people were killed and 34 injured in two separate road accidents in Surkhet and Makawanpur districts on Wednesday.

10 bigha of school land captured

February 20, 2020 08:28 am

SURKHET, Feb 20: Nepal Rastriya Primary School in western Surkhet that once had around 10 bighas of land of its own is now shrunk to a small plot. While there is not enough space left even for students to play, the earlier open area is now fully occupied by infrastructures, vegetable and crop farms. In 2006, some locals had decided to give the public land they had been using to the school located at Chyurikhet at Panchapuri Municipality–2, making it one of the spacious schools in the district. According to the school's Principal Dil Bahadur Gharti, the school is now struggling to recover the land.

SURKHET, Feb 4: Speakers at a programme cautioned the Province Assembly's (PA) weak role in creating necessary pressure on Karnali province Government regarding development and livelihood.

Youth killed in accident

January 28, 2020 13:52 pm

SURKHET, Jan 28: A youth died after he was run over by a tipper near Gautam Chowk at Birendranagar Municipality-3 today. Police identified the victim as 21-year-old Keshar Bahadur Singh of Simkhet, Mahabai rural municipality-3 in Kalikot district.

Misuse of govt land rife in Surkhet

January 19, 2020 10:54 am

SURKHET, Jan 19: On May 29, 2015 an agreement was signed between the Municipal Development Committee, Surkhet and Sushil Raj Sharma, to lease out one and half katha land and a house for 10 years with monthly rent of Rs 20,000. According to the committee officials, Sharma has so far paid only Rs 340,000 whereas his outstanding dues stand at Rs 780,000.

SURKHET, Jan 16: The Karnali State Development Council is holding its maiden meeting this January 24 to solicit suggestions for the State's development and prosperity. Chief Minister of the Karnali State government Mahendra Bahadur Shahi will chair the meeting.

SURKHET, Jan 16: Once a beautiful lake covering an area of 12 hectares in the middle of a dense jungle, Baraha Lake of Surkhet has turned into a pasture after drying up. Provincial government of Karnali has prepared a master plan to restore the lost glory of the lake.

SURKHET, Jan 13: A province-level gemstone processing centre is to be set up in Surkhet. The federal government has made preparations for establishing such a centre for mining and processing of precious and semi-precious gemstones found in Karnali.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Dec 18: While many farmers are forced to use substandard wheat seeds due to unavailability of quality seeds, improved seeds developed by Agriculture Knowledge Center, Surkhet, is not finding buyers.

Surkhet farmer awarded

December 2, 2019 11:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Dipendra Karki of Surkhet has bagged ‘Krishi Tara Award’. The award provided jointly by the Embassy of Israel and Avsar foundation – an NGO initiated by Khetan Family – aims at honoring deserving Nepali farmers or agri-entrepreneurs contributing in agriculture sector through use of innovations, technologies and skills learnt in Israel under ‘Learn and Earn Program’. The award carrying a purse of Rs 500,000 and a certificate was handed over to Karki amid a ceremony held on Thursday.

SURKHET, Nov 22: Police have arrested a person on the charge of being involved in fraud impersonating police officer in Surkhet. The arrestee was found being involved in smuggling of motorcycles impersonating police officer.

SURKHET, Oct 4: A seven-year-old girl here has been severely beaten up by her stepmother leaving her seriously injured.

SURKHET, Sept 8: Police have arrested two persons from Nepalgunj for investigation into their involvement in the recent killing of 37 cows in various places of Surkhet.

SURKHET, Sept 7: Police held two persons from Nepalgunj as part of their investigation after 37 cows were found dead in various places of Surkhet.

7 sent to custody over Surkhet cow deaths

September 2, 2019 07:45 am

SURKHET, Sept 2: Seven persons arrested by the police in connection with the deaths of dozens of cows in Surkhet have been presented before the court on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sep1: Following a public outcry, the government has formed a committee to probe the curious death of 35 cows apparently after falling from cliffs in Surkhet district on Friday.

Hundred cows sent back to Nepalgunj

August 31, 2019 14:55 pm

SURKHET, Aug 31: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan city has received one hundred cows back on Friday night which were left stranded in Birendranagar.

Foul play suspected in death of cows

August 31, 2019 07:48 am

SURKHET, Aug 31: When Krishna Prasad Kharel of Birendranagar–14 was about to open his eatery located at Katkuwa Chowk of Surkhet–Dailekh road section on Friday morning, he noticed many dead and injured cows around. It was just 5 am and he informed the district police office, Surkhet immediately.

Three killed in Surkhet road mishap

August 28, 2019 01:28 am

JAJARKOT, Aug 28: Three persons lost their lives and 25 others got injured as the bus (Na 4 Kha 9317) bound to Nepalgunj from Jajarkot skidded some one hundred metres off the road at Bheriganga municipality-5, Harremod, Surkhet along Ratna Highway at 3:30 am on Wednesday.

SURKHET, Aug 27: The stakeholders have expressed commitment to make all schools safe within 10 years by implementing the Comprehensive School Safety Action Plan with the support of the local government.

SURKHET, Aug 25: Jagat Bhul, 15, does not go to school when it rains heavily. When the monsoon is at its peak, his routine gets disturbed. A local of Ranga village of Kailali, Bhul cannot attend classes even other times if the weather is not fine. Bad weather means risks added to an already perilous journey to the school.

JUMLA, Aug 17: Sher Bahadur Bohora of Jumla recently traveled to Surkhet last week. That was not the first time he made the trip. However, he was never scared as he was on that trip. ‘That was not a journey, it was a nightmare’.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nearly two years have passed since the provincial assemblies convened their first meetings but four of the seven provinces are still unable to fix their capitals and names.

SURKHET, Aug 8: The 'child protection campaign' that kicked off from Dailekh last year has also initiated in Surkhet. The drive has been put in place to make the girl children legally informed of sexual violence and rape and to boost up their confidence.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Statistics prepared by the Karnali State Police Office (KSPO) show a high incidence of drug abuse in Karnali Province in the past three fiscal years.

BIRENDRANAGAR, July 29: Amid gradually disappearing natural water sources and the lack of water supply through government installed taps, Surkhet locals have been facing an acute shortage of water. Water woes have made their life troublesome, they lament. However, even in this situation, this provincial capital of Karnali has not seen any slowdown or brake in the expansion of concrete settlements. The town's population grown has been constant.

SURKHET, July 3: Hundreds of Surkhet flood victim families displaced by massive floods in the district in 2014 have received the first installment of house grant from the government recently.

SURKHET, June 12: Journalist Nanda Bahadur Gelang died on the spot when a tipper hit him at Lode of Bheriganga Municipality-8 in Surkhet district today noon.

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.

Expecting mother airlifted to safety

March 28, 2019 18:25 pm

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."

JAJARKOT, Feb 7: A group of Raute people from the forests of Surkhet has reached Jajarkot in search of food. Rautes are known as Nepal’s last nomadic tribe.

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.

Labour permit from Karnali begins today

January 20, 2019 11:35 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government is to begin providing labour permit from Surkhet, the capital of Karnali province from today.

CPN-M cadres burn two trucks in Surkhet

January 20, 2019 09:55 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) on Saturday burned down two trucks in Surkhet for violating a general strike imposed in the district by the party.

Biplav led NCP torch trucks in Surkhet

January 19, 2019 08:22 am

SURKHET, Jan 19: The Biplav led Nepal Communist Party-Revolutionary set two trucks on fire for not abiding by the general strike it had called today.

SURKHET, Dec 24: The Karnali Provincial government has started to offer relief materials to the fire survivor families in Kalikot district.

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.

Conjoint twin girls born in Surkhet

November 19, 2018 16:35 pm

SURKHET, Nov 19: A conjoint twin girls have been born in the district on Sunday. Lalita Buda of Raskot Minicipality-5 of Kalikot delivered the twins at Province Hospital, Surkhet through the surgery.

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.