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Budget cut to hit pregnant women, new mums and children in Karnali : Officials say over 30 percent of children under five in Karnali Province are stunted, indicating chronic undernutrition in remote parts of the country, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/07/2024)

Karnali collects only Rs 2.86 bln domestic revenue in 6 years (rn 17/06/2024)

Karnali province allocates Rs 1.16 billion for Chief Minister's Employment Program (rep 15/06/2024)

'Bank Account for Daughters, for Secure Life' program stalled, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 29/05/2024)

Karnali not able to achieve results: CM Kandel (kh 14/05/2024)

Third Session of Karnali Province prorogued without passing any bill (rep 30/04/2024) [Thanks to anti-democratic national leaders!!]

Doctor shortage chronic in Karnali Province. Recruitment efforts utterly unsucessful : Specialist doctors are sorely lacking as only 10 out of 79 positions are occupied. More than 500 health worker positions are vacant, by Tripti Shahi and Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 27/04/2024)

Karnali CM Kandel secures vote of confidence (rep 25/04/2024)

Maoist Center’s Pariyar set to assume ministerial role in Karnali Province (kh 24/04/2024)

UML’s Kandel appointed chief minister of Karnali : Newly appointed chief minister of Lumbini Jokh Bahadur Mahara is scheduled to seek a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly on Friday, by Jyoty Katuwal and Birendra KC (kp 10/04/2024)

UML set to claim formation of Karnali Provincial government today (kh 04/04/2024)

Karnali Province calls for political parties to form new government (kh 03/04/2024)

CM Raj Kumar Sharma steps down from Karnali Province leadership (kh 03/04/2024)

Nothing organic about it : Karnali can dream of a viable organic future only if it is first ready to address local water- and land-related issues (kp 02/04/2024)

Leadership dispute delays Karnali Province Assembly meeting (kh 02/04/2024)

UML secures CM post in Karnali Province following federal-level consensus (kh 02/04/2024) [Long live the non-existent federal state thanks to the centralist attitude of the national party leaders!]

Karnali govt to develop 13 schools in 10 districts as model schools (rep 01/04/2024)

Karnali villages are emptying as water sources dry up : Of 366,370 households in the province, only 130,000 have reliable access to drinking water, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/03/2024)

‘Bank Account for Daughters, for Secure Life’ programme ineffective in Karnali : The provincial government has not deposited the promised amounts in the girls’ accounts for the past two fiscal years, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 15/03/2024) [So much for the credibility of politicians' statements!]

Karnali government for intra-province air service (kh 07/02/2024)

Karnali govt's one-year: Promise to provide employment for 10,000 youths remains unfulfilled (rep 06/01/2024)

30% families in Karnali self reliant on agricultural (rn 14/12/2023)

Karnali provincial govt implements seven-year strategic action plan (rn 11/12/2023)

Karnali has annual 19,116 metric tons food grain deficit (kh 18/10/2023)

Karnali targeting total literacy status in the current fiscal year, by Bisna Prasad Neupane (ae 17/10/2023)

Police in Karnali launch campaign against drugs : Cases of drug abuse and smuggling have seen a steady rise in Karnali Province in recent years, by Tripti Shahi (kp 15/10/2023)

Karnali govt announces plans to build model villages (rep 24/09/2023)

Birth registration pending for 26,000 children in Karnali (kh 16/09/2023) [This means denial of children's basic rights!]

Karnali province government building liquid nitrogen plant (rep 31/08/2023)

Karnali Province Assembly rules to be amended (rep 31/07/2023)

In Karnali highlands, harvesting medicinal herbs is the way of life and source of livelihood : But people worry their ancestral occupation might come to a crossroads as the new generation is attracted to city life, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 17/07/2023)

order disputes among local units in Karnali districts remain unresolved : Residents living near the disputed areas do not have good relations and medicinal herbs worth millions are unused, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 09/07/2023)

Karnali failing to curb malnutrition in children : A total of 152 infants have already died in the province so far this fiscal year, according to the Karnali Provincial Health Directorate, by Krishna Prasad Gauatm and Biplab Maharjan (kp 08/07/2023)

The Karnali’s hunger emergency : The government’s fortified flour scheme is not a long term solution to the region's chronic food insecurity, by Anita Bhetwal (nt 07/07/2023)

Karnali failing to protect historical artefacts at temples, monasteries : Out of the 51 archaeologically important artefacts stolen from various districts in a decade, 25 have been recovered, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 27/05/2023)

arnali MPs call for priority to Karnali development (kh 30/04/2023)

Karnali: Number of ministries reaches eight (rep 19/04/2023), Karnali Province govt gets full shape, 3 NC ministers took oath of office and secrecy (ae 20/04/2023)

Poor internet services in Karnali adding to people’s hardships : Unreliable connection has affected government services, small businesses and students’ performance. It has also kept residents outside the digital ecosystem, by Krishna Prasad Gautam and Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 13/04/2023)

Karnali to get more budget to utilize its immense potentials (kh 11/04/2023)

NC will join Karnali Province Govt soon: DPM Khadka (rep 08/04/2023) [And this is decided from the central party level? A strange form of federalism!]

Karnali Chief Minister Sharma wins trust vote : Sharma received 38 votes in the 40-member provincial assembly (kp 31/03/2023)

Karnali provincial government constructing 1,000 access roads (kh 15/03/2023)

RPP withdraws support to Karnali provincial government (kh 02/03/2023)

Federal project left in limbo in Karnali districts : The federal government in fiscal year 2019-20 had announced plans to build one hospital each in all local units of Karnali but the project has fallen flat, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 28/02/2023) [One of the many failures of the then Oli government, which continued under his successors Deuba and Dahal!]

The number of ministers remain same even as provincial govt reduces the number of ministries (rep 26/01/2023)

Karnali government allocates sufficient for upliftment of Dalit community (kh 20/01/2023)

Karnali elects Nepal’s first woman provincial Speaker : UML’s Nanda Gurung has been elected Karnali province Speaker, defeating Congress’ Khadak Pokharel on Sunday, by Tripti Shahi (kp 16/01/2023)

UML and Maoists agree to take turns to appoint chief minister in Karnali Province (rep 11/01/2023), CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate Sharma appointed as CM of Karnali Province (rep 11/01/2023)

In Karnali, Birendranagar is overstaffed while most other local units are short of hands : The municipality has 335 staff for 64 sanctioned posts, by Tripti Shahi (kp 09/01/2023)

Karnali State Assembly holding its first meeting today (kh 02/01/2023)

Karnali Province: Maoists and UML stake claim to lead govt, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 27/12/2022)

Karnali students affected by lack of disabled-friendly infrastructure : Girl students with disabilities miss five days of classes during menstruation for a lack of proper infrastructure in several of the region’s schools, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 20/12/2022)

Karnali: The candidates who couldn’t get even 100 votes, by Govinda KC (rep 30/11/2022)

Women representation nil under FPTP in Karnali province : Single candidate to represent Dalits (kh 28/11/2022)

Province Government distributes relief to flood victims in Jumla (kh 15/10/2022)

Karnali residents have no grains ahead of festivals : Rice shortage is a perennial problem in the far-flung districts and government help is too little too late, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 17/09/2022)

Karnali: Maoist recalls two ministers from cabinet (rep 26/08/2022), Shah, Kami recommended for ministers in Karmali province govt (rep 27/08/2022)

Questions of inclusivity arise over Sunday’s Karnali Cabinet reshuffle : There are eight members in the Cabinet—all men from the Khas-Arya community, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 15/08/2022) [Nepal urgently needs a rejection option in the electoral law if this oppressive male Tagadhari dominance is to end!]

Karnali – Humla : From Prosperity to Inferiority. Was Karnali always like this - poor, deprived, and backward? The answer is ‘No’. The Karnali Kingdom was prosperous and cultured until the 18th century from the 9th century, by Nabraj Lama (rep 19/07/2022) [In other words, the decline began with the integration of this region into the Hindu state of the Shah monarchy!]

Discussion on provincial agriculture development strategy (kh 21/06/2022)

Karnali province policy and program focuses on health, education and infrastructure (kh 07/06/2022)

Legally unmarried, socially married : In Karnali, early marriages, driven by a host of factors, are rampant, which have multiple consequences, especially on girls, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 02/04/2022)

Weak Financial Access In Karnali: NRB (rn 27/03/2022)

CM Shahi and EU ambassadors hold meeting (kh 24/03/2022)

Karnali industrial estate plan in limbo : Federal government’s plan has failed to take off, as the project site remains undecided even after five years, by Lalit Bahadur Budha (ae 17/02/2022)

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