Province 5 to expand the capacity of healthcare facilities given the growing number of coronavirus cases
Three districts in the province—Banke, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu—will collectively set up 3,000 bed-strong quarantine facilities for those who have and may return from India.
Lockdown measures gradually loosen up in Province 5 with no Covid-19 positive case detected so far
Even though the province has zero cases so far, the risk is still high, given many districts in the province share borders with India.
Family of suspected Covid-19 patient who died in quarantine takes body after 11 days
Following a meeting with family members, the Social Development Ministry agreed to provide the deceased’s wife with a job and fund the education of their two sons up to grade 12.
Province 5 ready to tackle contingent food shortages, officials say
Local units work together with residents to curb people’s movement in a bid to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
Districts across the country report mixed results on the first day of national lockdown
While in a majority of districts, the situation remained normal with public complying with the order, in others the police had to make arrests, confiscate vehicles and even resort to imposing a curfew.
Province 5 assembly members debate over the province’s name and capital
The decision to designate the province’s capital and name would be passed through the two-thirds majority of the assembly.
Province 5 pride projects left in limbo
The capital expenditure is just seven percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.
Underground water table drops due to deforestation
Rupandehi and Lumbini facing drinking water shortages as wells run dry.
Lumbini area affected by the pollutants and chemicals emitted by large-scale industries operated on the other side of the border
The pollution from 40 industries being operated on the Nepali area, in addition to the pollution making its way in from India, is causing irreversible damage to the population living in the area
Retail prices in Province 5 rise steeply after release of budget
Consumers said market prices shot up by over 20 percent in a week, pushing up their food expenses.
Gulmi diarrhoea: Coliform found in drinking water; authorities claim disease under control
Coliform bacteria have been found in drinking water used by locals at Musikot Municipality-4, in Gulmi district, where, last week, around 150 people were taken ill, some seriously.
Province 5 CM expands Cabinet
Province 5 Chief Minister (CM) Shankar Pokharel expanded the Cabinet by appointing three more ministers on Monday. Three-member government, including CM Pokharel, was formed a month ago.
Police kill gangster Pun in Devdaha shootout
Gangster Manoj Pun was killed in a police encounter in Devdaha Municipality of Rupandehi district on Wednesday morning.
90 percent of employees yet to report to work in Province 5
Ninety percent of the employees assigned to the provincial ministries and government offices in Butwal, the temporary headquarters of Province 5, have not reported to work.
Keen contest on cards in Gulmi-1
Nepali Congress central member Chandra Bhandari and CPN-UML Secretary Pradeep Gyawali are filing their candidacy from Gulmi-1 for the upcoming federal elections.