SURKHET, Jan 22: Four people were killed when a Hilux vehicle (01 026 CHA 9213) they were traveling in from Chinchu in Bheri Ganga Municipality of Surkhet to the district headquarters Birendranagar met with an accident on Sunday morning.

SURKHET, Jan 15: Nepali Congress (NC) Vice President and former Home Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has monitored the development plans implemented in his constituency, Surkhet-1. Khadka, a member of the House of Representatives, monitored the Road Bridge and Mehalkuna Hospital.

Two youths arrested with illegal drugs

January 12, 2023 14:26 pm

SURKHET, Jan 12: Police have arrested two people with illegal drugs. According to the District Police Office, Surkhet, one person was arrested from the Babai check post of Veriganga Municipality and the other was arrested from Ekant Nagar of Birendranagar-10.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Dec 14: Although it has been under development for one and a half years, the 35 km Dhuliawit-Bhedbari road project in Surkhet is moving at a snail’s pace. With only 25% progress made in one and a half years, the road is not making much progress.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 1: After 14 years, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has conducted a test flight from Taplejung's Suketar Airport to the Biratnagar Airport.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal took a break from his busy political schedule and reached Sukute on Wednesday for recreation with family and friends.

SURKHET, Nov 23: Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Hridaya Ram Thani has been elected as member of the House of Representatives (HoR) from Surkhet-2. Thani obtained 34,625 votes while his nearest rival Amrit Bahadur Budha Chhetri of CPN-UML garnered 29,558 votes.

There will be re-voting in Simta

November 21, 2022 11:44 am

SURKHET, Nov 21: Re-voting will be held on Tuesday at the polling station of Simta Multiple Campus of Simta Rural Municipality-6 of Surkhet. Due to the mistake of the election staff, 100 ballot papers of the House of Representatives fell into the boxes of the Provincial Assembly, and the voting in three centers here was canceled.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 20: Voting in Constituency 2 (B) of Surkhet has been postponed after the ballot papers were misplaced.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 5: The temporary police post Babai, Surkhet located in Bheri Ganga Municipality-5 has seized a large amount of sugar that was being brought evading customs tax. The truck (Bhe 1 Kha 3041) carrying illegally brought sugar was taken under control when it was heading to Surkhet from Kailai.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The ruling coalition led by the Nepali Congress (NC) is gathering today in Sudurpaschim Province and Karnali Province. The top leaders of the alliance are scheduled to address those gatherings.

SURKHET, Sept 4: Province Public Service Commission (PSC), Surkhet, has canceled the examination of 22 candidates who wrote their names, phone numbers and roll numbers on their answer sheets to influence the examiners. The provincial PSC has also taken action by debarring one person for two years and 21 people for one year to take the examination.

KATHMANDU, August 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in Surkhet has seized the documents of Shree Jana Namuna Secondary School in Birendranagar Municipality-8.

BIRENDRANAGAR, August 13: The Surkhet-based office of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has seized the documents of the Madhyapaschim University.

SURKHET, July 28: Khadka Bahadur Khatri of Gurvakot Municipality-7 of Surkhet had to go to the headquarters Birendranagar to buy seeds as early as 10 years ago.

SURKHET, July 25: A person has been arrested with kinetic stones, in Surkhet, Birendranagar.

SURKHET, JULY 5: A woman died after being buried in a landslide near Lama Bagar in Panchpuri Municipality-7 of West Surkhet. Another woman was injured in the incident. She was walking on the road when the landslide hit her at around 6:30 AM on Tuesday.

KARNALI, June 24: Some 1,300 turkeys have been destroyed after bird flu was detected in a turkey farm of Tatopani in Birendranagar Municipality-3, Surkhet.

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 7: A seven-year-old girl has been raped and killed in Surkhet. The minor girl was killed after being raped in Gurbhakot Municipality-5 on Monday night.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Ratna Adhikari Memorial Foundation is organizing a free health camp in Chhinchu, Surkhet on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC), Surkhet, has decided to open educational institutions in full compliance with the public health standards from February 13.

KARNALI, Feb 8: A writ petition has been filed at the High Court Surkhet, against the Karnali Province’s Council of Ministers, claiming that the provincial government is not inclusive.

Paragliding begins in Surkhet

February 6, 2022 14:45 pm

SURKHET, Feb 6: Regular paragliding flights have come into operation at Surkhet from today.

Two killed in lightning strikes

February 4, 2022 12:40 pm

SURKHET, Feb 4: Two women have been killed in lightning strikes in Surkhet and Salyan districts. One woman died in Bheriganga Municipality of Surkhet and the other in Bangad Kupinde Municipality of Salyan, according to the police.

SURKHET, Feb 1: District Police Office, Surkhet, has arrested two people from Surkhet along with brown sugar. Police have arrested Laxman Pariyar, 32, of Gurbhakot Municipality-8, Surkhet, and Ramesh Oli, 30, of the same municipality.

SURKHET, Jan 12: Amrit BC has been elected to the post of chairman of CPN-UML Surkhet by the party’s ongoing 8th District Convention. As per the results published on Wednesday, BC won the election with 368 votes against another candidate Dandi Prasad Sharma who received 267 votes in the election.

Birendranagar, Jan 10: Goods worth Rs 300,000 were damaged in a fire at Eager Breeze Boarding School of Birendranagar Municipality-10, Surkhet.

SURKHET, Dec 29: The bust of late King Birendra Shah has been reinstalled at Birendra Chowk of Birendranagar, Surkhet after 16 years. The late king’s bust at the same place was demolished by protestors during the 2006 People’s Movement

KARNALI, Nov 9: A seven-year-old girl from Dhapkhark of Lekbensi Municipality-1 in Surkhet was found murdered. Police found her dead with her throat slit.

Two arrested with kinetic stones

October 7, 2021 10:45 am

SURKHET, Oct 7: District Police Office, Surkhet has arrested Ram Krishna Gharti, 32, of Neware and Jayadhani Basnet of Narayan Tol of Birendranagar-12 with kinetic stones on the basis of tip-off they received earlier.

SURKHET, Sept 19: District Police Office, Surkhet has arrested four people with the skin of a red panda from Mansarovar Hotel in Birendranagar around 8.30 P.M. on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The District Administration Office (DAO), Surkhet, has directed the internet service providers (ISPs) to remove the tangled and unmanaged internet and cable network wires from the electricity and telecom poles within seven days.

SURKHET, Sept 9: It has been found that a 14-year-old girl of Panchpuri Municipality of West Surkhet has been raped time and again. Police have arrested nine people on the chrgae of gang-raping the girl in a forest near the road to Tatopani on August 31.

One arrested with brown sugar

July 14, 2021 14:43 pm

SURKHET, July 14: Police have arrested a person with the possession of brown sugar (an adulterated form of heroin). 42-year-old Lila Ram Puri was arrested from his house at Pipira in Birendranagar Municipality-11 on the charge of possessing 180 milligrams of brown sugar.

SURKHET, May 31: As the entire human community is being affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Raute community has been able to avoid the infection from the virus as not a single case of COVID-19 infection has been detected among Raute people living in Surkhet.

SURKHET, May 14: The prohibitory order enforced in Surkhet district as a precautionary measure to contain the second wave of Covid-19 has been extended by two weeks.

The number of infected patients at the hospital is surging every day. The demand for oxygen from the patients has not been met despite the hospital supplying some amount from the private hospitals and clinics. Doctors warn that the patients will die due to the lack of oxygen if the authorities fail to make adequate supply in the next two or three days.

SURKHET, April 29: The government of Karnali Province has allocated Rs 1.34 billion to control the spread of the coronavirus infection.

SURKHET, Oct 8: Top Bahadur Kadayat from a remote village of Surkhet saved over one million rupees this year by selling ginger, turmeric and potatoes. He attributes this success to the newly-constructed roads that have connected his village to the main markets in his home district and beyond.

Mother, daughter found dead in Surkhet

October 1, 2020 15:25 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, Oct 1:  A woman and her daughter, who were missing since September 19, were found dead on different dates.

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.