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Sabitri Dakhal and her husband, Nilaram Dakhal, were struggling to make ends meet, as do many residents of the west Nepal region of Surkhet. Finding it harder to eke out a living in their mountainside village, the couple migrated to a more populated valley in the area in 2005. Sabitri worked as a maid; ...
Somana Khadka (right) is blind but is studying for her Masters, and is vice president of Asahaya Bidyarthi Sangh in Surkhet. Because of her education and support from her peers in the NGO she is able to anchor district level programs and is aspiring to be a writer and already has published poetry.

Feb 27, 2018-Three persons died and two others were injured in a tractor accident at Malarani in Gurbhakot Municipality-2 of Surkhet district on Tuesday. The deceased have been identified as tractor driver Phatta Bahadur BK, 20, Shashi Ram BK, 25, and Narayan Khatri, 32, of Mehelkuna, Gurbhakot-8, District Traffic ...
The Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government, on January 17, had announced Surkhet as the temporary headquarters. Two motions concerning the provincial name and the capital were tabled in the assembly separately for a vote. The name Karnali was endorsed by 37 of the 40 assembly members. Thirty-six ...
The compound wall of Upper Karnali Hydro Project damaged after a bomb blast in Birendranagar, Surkhet, on Sunday, February 11, 2018. ... Improvised explosive devices went off at the offices of the Indian company GMR, investor of Upper Karnali Hydro Project, in Surkhet and Dailekh last night.
SURKHET: The 'Province level Trade, Tourism and Agro Festival-2074' has kicked off in Birendranagar, the temporary headquarters of Province 6 in Surkhet district on Friday. Inaugurating the festival, Province Chief Durga Keshar Khanal stressed the need to develop the Karnali corridor connecting ...

A woman at a shop selling vegetables and produce grown by local farmers in a rural village in Surkhet district, Nepal. 13 February 2018. Economic Development. Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict, the United Nations rural development agency today announced ...
Two improvised explosive devices were detonated at the field offices owned by Indian company, GMR, in Surkhet and Dailekh on Sunday night. GMR is developing the 900-MW Upper Karnali Hydroelectric Project. Police said the explosives were detonated at around 10pm in Birendranagar, Surkhet and ...
SURKHET: The snowfall that began on Monday morning has affected life in the mountainous districts including Mugu, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla and Kalikot. People's movements have been largely restricted, while vehicular movements on long and short routes came to a halt. Likewise, flights from and to the ...
The compound wall of Upper Karnali Hydro Project damaged after a bomb blast in Birendranagar, Surkhet, on Sunday, February 11, 2018. ... Improvised explosive devices went off at the offices of the Indian company GMR, investor of Upper Karnali Hydro Project, in Surkhet and Dailekh last night.
SURKHET: The 'Province level Trade, Tourism and Agro Festival-2074' has kicked off in Birendranagar, the temporary headquarters of Province 6 in Surkhet district on Friday. Inaugurating the festival, Province Chief Durga Keshar Khanal stressed the need to develop the Karnali corridor connecting ...
SURKHET — The Nepali Congress has elected Jeevan Bahadur Shahi as the leader of the Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party in the Province Assembly of Province No 6. Shahi represents Humla district constituency 'Kha' in the Province Assembly. He is the single person from the Nepali Congress who ...
Post Report, SURKHET. Feb 9, 2018-CPN-UML politburo member and former minister Yam Lal Kandel has been unanimously elected the Parliamentary Party (PP) leader of Province 6. A meeting of the party held in Birendranagar on Thursday unanimously elected Kandel as the PP leader. Kandel was the elected to ...
SURKHET: All left alliance candidates have won the eight National Assembly seats from Province 6, as per the result made public of the NA election that had taken place on February 7. Kali Bahadur Malla, Bhairab Sundar Shrestha and Thagendra Puri have been elected toward the open category, while ...
SURHET — Surkhet Police has arrested six gamblers along with Rs 3.3 million there on Wednesday night. They are Gyanendra Bahadur Bishwolarma of Birendranagar-1, Tika Oli and Gyanendra Nepali ofBirendranagar-3, Durga Prasad Sapkota, Bhadra bahadur Chhetri and Sabir Miya of ...
Gopal Prasad Sharma, who is nominated under the differently-abled category, with is wife at Surkhet District Election Office. POST PHOTO. Jan 25, 2018-Gopal Prasad Sharma, who lost his eyesight in an acid attack by Maoist rebels during the insurgency in Rukum, has filed his candidacy for the National ...
The UML selected Kavita Bogati (woman) of Humla, Nanda Sharma (woman) of Surkhet, Narapati Lohar (Dalit) of Kalikot, Bhairab Sundar Shrestha (open) of Jajarkot and Thagendra Puri (open) of Rukum West from Province 6. From Province 5, the party selected Ram Lakhan Harijan (Dalit) of West ...

They reached Surkhet on Sunday morning for their swearing-in ceremony in a state-sponsored trip by chartering a helicopter of Nepal Army. Out of the 40 Provincial Assembly members in Province-6, 27 needed to be airlifted by the NA helicopter from Kathmandu for their own oath-taking ceremony.
The government has established high courts in Morang in Province 1, Dhanusha in Province 2, Lalitpur in Province 3, Kaski in Province 4, Dang in Province 5, Surkhet in Province 6 and Doti in Province 7. The EC had established its liaison offices in these same districts for the National Assembly polls.
The government has already named Surkhet as the temporary provisional headquarters for Province-6, but the building for the governor's office is yet to be ... The government, through its Wednesday's ministerial meeting, had fixed Surkhet's Birendranagar as the temporary headquarters for Province-6 and ...
The agitators have stopped the movement of vehicles at the border of Bhimdattapanta highway today due to which vehicles going to the hilly districts of Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Bajhang, Darchula, and Doti have not been able to move, whereas vehicles going to Bajura and Achham are moving via Surkhet.
Similarly, Butwal has been declared the capital of Province 5 with Umakanta Jha as its chief; Surkhet has been named the Province 6 capital with ... A majority of the NC and UML leaders in Province 6 were in favour of Surkhet, so the government did not face much hurdle while taking the decision, the ...
Nearly four years ago, monsoon-induced floods and landslides in different parts of Surkhet claimed 115 lives, while around 1,000 families were rendered homeless. The victims are staying in temporary settlements in Girighat, Birendranagar, Chhinchu's Masina, Babiyachaur and Taranga. As per data with ...
He said the government had yet to finalise names of governors. Meanwhile, the EC stated that it had set up offices of chief returning officers in Morang, Dhanusha, Lalitpur, Kaski, Dang, Surkhet and Doti districts for the NA election. The EC stated that it had appointed district judges of the respective districts ...
JUMLA, Jan 16: Locals of various districts of the Karnali region are referred to hospitals in Surkhet, Nepalgunj and other districts even for minor infections. However, girls and women seeking treatment for uterine prolapse won't have to go anywhere for treatment as they can get it free in their districts. This is ...
The office of the Election Officer has been set up for National Assembly election slated for February 7 in Surkhet's Birendranagar. In line with Election Commission's ... Election officer and Surkhet district judge Medini Prasad Paudel said Province-6 had 198 voters. The voters comprise chiefs and deputy ...
“As the airport in Surkhet is narrow and situated in the midst of high hills, landing and takeoff for planes except for single-engine aircraft is difficult,” said Surkhet-based Civil Aviation Office chief Binod Panta. The airport is being used by single-engine aircraft flying to and from hill districts of Karnali.
Two post-partum women also sustained burn injuries in Bardiya and Surkhet districts. Anisha Khadka, 24, of Madhuban Municipality-3 in Bardiya was drying clothes near a fire when she was engulfed in flames on Friday, her husband said. Radhika Buda, 25, of Birendra Municipality-3 in Surkhet also ...
With the increasing demand of drinking water in Surkhet Valley, people have been facing drinking water crisis for the last few years. Surkhet Valley Drinking Water Corporation said survey work to bring water through lift system using the confluence of Bheri River and Jhupra khola as water source for the ...
SURKHET, Jan 5: Rabin Khadka of Ganeshpur, Nepalgunj, a Nepal Police personnel, is on holiday. Having heard that a machine is digging the tunnel in Bheri-Babai Project, he went to the project site at Hattikhal, Surkhet, on his motorbike. “Wow! This is interesting,” said Khadka while taking photos from ...
SURKHET, Jan 5: Rabin Khadka of Ganeshpur, Nepalgunj, a Nepal Police personnel, is on holiday. Having heard that a machine is digging the tunnel in Bheri-Babai Project, he went to the project site at Hattikhal, Surkhet, on his motorbike. “Wow! This is interesting,” said Khadka while taking photos from ...
SURKHET, Jan 3: Gurvakot Municipality in Surkhet has made a decision to provide social security allowance to the orphans and disabled children who are deprived of parental love and various other privileges. As informed by the officials of the municipality, such children will receive Rs 500 each month.
Similarly, the JC decided to recommend Uday Chapagain as the Chief Judge of High Court in Janakpur; Yagya Kumar Basyal as the Chief Judge of High Court in Dipayal and Hari Kumar Pokharel, Chief Judge of High Court in Surkhet. According to Co-spokesperson of JC Balram Lamsal, Chapagain is ...
Surkhet: Badami Bohora of Dolpa, in Province 6, is the only CPN-UML proportional representation candidate to be elected in the provincial assembly from the entire Karnali zone. Out of six proportional seats won by her party in the provincial assembly, one representative has been recommended each from ...
SURKHET, Jan 3: Gurvakot Municipality has taken a decision to provide social security allowance to orphaned and disabled children who are deprived of parental love and various other privileges. As informed by the officers of the municipality, such children will receive Rs.500 per month. Hasta Pun, mayor ...
According to Panthi, a team of experts headed by Joint-secretary Rajendra Paudel serving at the MoUD proposed Gothgaun of Morang as temporary headquarters of Province 1, Janakpur of Province 2, Thimi of Province 3, Pokhara of Province 4, Dang of Province 5, Surkhet of Province 6 and Deepayal or ...
Dailekh's Minasingh Rakhal, Jajarkot's Kaushilawati Khatri, Dolpa's Padhmi Kwari Bohora, Surkhet's Padma Khadka and Raju Nepali and Rukum's Devi Oli are the UML PR ... The CPN-MC recommended names are Surkhet's Sita Nepali and Pushpa Gharti, and Jajarkot's Krishna Shah and Bimala KC.
A farmer and his wife use a pair of oxen to plough their field in Surkhet district, western Nepal. Photo: IFAD/Sanjit Das. Tweet. Print. 29 December 2017 – People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm ...
SURKHET, Dec 20: A student kept under custody for investigation has been critically injured after apparently being beaten by police and the prisoners of District Police Office (DPO), Surkhet. Tej Soni, the twenty-four-year-old student of Biratnagar-based Shiddhapaila College who is originally from Athbis ...
However, in three constituencies of Salyan, vote counting is yet to begin. NC's parliamentary candidate Purna Bahadur Khadka from Surkhet-1 and Jeeban Bahadur Shahi, a provincial candidate in Humla are leading vote count with a narrow margin. In all other constituencies, left alliance is leading the vote ...
SURKHET Dec 7: All candidates of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly from Nepali Congress and Left alliance cast their votes in their polling centers in the district. Nepali Congress leader Purna Bahadur Khadka, Who is also the candidate from Surkhet- 1 cast his vote in Surya Joyti Polling ...
“Number one, that's the actual distance between [Katmandu and the Kopila Valley]. Secondly, when I took my first trip to go and visit the children, the weather was so bad that the internal flight was cancelled for visibility reasons. I took a 17-hour bus ride from Katmandu to Surkhet, which was one of the most ...
SURKHET: Bhima Acharya, a visually impaired from Surkhet, had voted in the local level elections six months back but did not feel so confident her votes met the intended purpose. She had taken her niece along with her to the voting booth to assist her in the voting. “I don't know which way my niece gave ...
SURKHET: A total of 274 HIV positive people are taking antiretroviral drugs, out of 442 documented HIV positive people including 31 children in Surkhet district, said the District Public Health Office. As many as 34 patients are new infected taking the drugs, said information officer Basanta Man Shrestha at ...
According to Sharma, the department has completed installation of the weather radar in Surkhet with the financial assistance of the World Bank under the Building Resilience to Climate-Related Hazards Disaster Project. It is expected to be commissioned soon, he said. The remaining radars, which are ...
As per data with the district child welfare committee, around 2,000 children in Surkhet are without guardians. There is, however, no data to show how many of those children are living in streets. As the district is seen as a possible provincial capital, rights activists have stressed the need of a rehabilitation ...
PHASE Nepal, an NGO, had provided financial support to airlift her from mid-western regional hospital in Surkhet. She was rescued by a Makalu Air plane, said Regional Health Directorate Information Officer Prakash Raj Sharma. According to sources, the woman had been complaining of labour pain for ...
Surkhet regional hospital superintendent Dr Hari Sapkota said five of the injured — Durg Bahadur BK, Pampha BK, Ganga Sharma Poudel, Dhan Bahadur Budha and Deepak Pun — were today airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment. Twenty-five persons returned after treatment while the rest are still in ...
“As a large number of people were crossing the bridge, the number of persons who fell into the river could not be confirmed,” Chandra KC of Maintada- 5 said, adding, there was no space “even for a needle” in the bridge. Pilgrims of some 25 VDCs of eastern Surkhet attend the fair and the crowd of pilgrims ...
A recent seizure of explosives in Surkhet seems to have given credence to police claims. On November 11, police had seized a huge cache of explosive materials, including 60 detonators, 555 gelatins and 22 metres of fuse wire from a jeep in Surkhet. An subsequent investigation into the incident showed ...


 

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