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Nepalgunj wants to be named Province 5 capital

Butwal, June 25 Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city in Banke has demanded that it is named as the provincial capital of Province 5, further warning efforts will be made to annex Banke and Bardiya districts into the Karnali Province if that is not possible. In its annual policy and programme for the next fiscal year 2020/21 during […]

Province 5 reports 13 new Covid-19 cases

Kathmandu, May 20 Lab officials in Province 5 have reported an additional 13 cases of coronavirus infection in the province on Wednesday morning. Officials of the Provincial Public Health Laboratory in Bhairahawa says 12 people of Rupandehi and one of Kapilvastu tested positive for the virus. They had recently returned home from India and subsequently […]

Province 5 officials say 1,600 Nepalis are stranded across border

Butwal, May 16 About 1,600 Nepalis have been left stranded in Indian border towns near Province 5. They have said they are waiting there in the hope of returning home. According to the Rupandehi Chief District Officer Mahadev Pantha, the 1,600 people were quarantined in different Indian camps near the borders of six different districts […]

Province 5: Assembly sends back Rs 86 million to govt for Covid-19 response

Butwal, April 15 The Provincial Assembly in Province 5 has sent back Rs 86.4 million to the provincial government, requesting to spend it on Covid-19 response. The Assembly Secretariat send back the money to the Ministry of Financial Affairs and Planning on Tuesday. The government had allocated Rs 331.77 million to the legislative for this […]

Province 5 likely to be named Lumbini with Butwal as capital

Butwal, January 14 Provincial government officials and influential leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party in Province 5 say the Provincial Assembly is likely to get its new name and permanent capital soon. They believe that the province will be named Lumbini whereas the current (temporary) capital Butwal will be picked as the permanent capital. […]

Province 5 likely to be named Lumbini

Butwal, December 16 The Province 5 Assembly is likely to endorse a proposal to rename the province as Lumbini. A committee formed by the legislative body to suggest its name and capital reached a conclusion to propose Lumbini as the province’s new name. The committee, however, failed to forge an agreement about the capital. Therefore, […]