RANJHA, June 20: The situation is now normal in Banke, which had become an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic during the second wave. Only 74 patients are being treated at the hospitals in the district. Tej Oli, a resource person at the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center, Banke, said that only 13 people are originally from Banke out of the 74 people who are currently being treated at the hospitals in Banke.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The mortality rate of COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at the hospitals in Banke has decreased dramatically. Earlier, the hospitals recorded about 15-17 deaths on a daily basis which dropped to zero in the past 24 hours.

Eight die of COVID-19 in Banke

May 22, 2021 15:48 pm

KATHMANDU, May 22: As many as eight patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Bheri Hospital and the Teaching Hospital in Banke died on Saturday.

NEPALGUNJ, May 19: As many as 17 people died within 13 hours from COVID-19 in Banke district. Among the list of the deceased, nine were undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital while eight were admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital.

NEPALGUNJ, May 14: As many as 14 people died of COVID-19 in Banke district in the past two days.

RAJHA, May 12: Banke district, which has now become one of the hotspots of the second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), reported 11 more deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The Banke district administration has extended the prohibitory order following the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with a new variant of the virus. The District Administration Office, Banke, issued a notice on Monday and extended the prohibitory order till May 17.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Eight more people have died of COVID-19 in Banke. The deceased were being treated at Bheri Hospital and Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital.

NEPALGUNJ, May 2: Nine people have died in the last 24 hours (till Saturday evening) in Banke due to COVID-19 infection. They died while undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital and Nepalgunj Medical College.

COVID-19 death toll in the district reaches 235

RANJHA, April 30: As many as 11 coronavirus-infected persons who were admitted to the hospitals of Banke for the treatment died in a single day on Thursday.

NEPALGUNJ, April 28: As many as 11 individuals suffering from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) died in Banke district in the past 24 hours.

NEPALGUNJ, April 27:The number of deaths due to the coronavirus infection in Banke district is increasing at a terrible rate as four more deaths were reported on Tuesday alone.

NEPALGUNJ, April 26: District Administration Office (DAO), Banke has decided to enforce a week-long lockdown in the district starting Monday midnight.

As many as 429 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours

NEPALGUNJ, April 24: As many as seven people diagnosed  with  the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) died in Banke in the past 24 hours.

NEPALGUNJ, April 20: The hospitals in Banke districts have decided to admit only serious COVID-19 patients as the hospitals in the district are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients in recent days.

NEPALGUNJ, April 20: The local administration in Banke district has decided to enforce a week-long lockdown in the district starting April 22, following a sharp rise in new cases of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Bankde district in the western part of the country has already turned into a COVID-19 hotspot as hundreds of new cases are being confirmed on a daily basis.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The Kathmandu Valley, the country’s most densely-populated place, added 435 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Sunday alone, revealed the daily COVID-19 updates released by the health ministry.

BANKE, March 25: The District Administration Office, Banke has stopped Nepali people from crossing the Nepal-India transits due to increasing Covid-19 infection in India.

New mother dies of COVID-19 in Banke

October 4, 2020 13:45 pm

BANKE, Oct 4: A new mother has died of COVID-19 in the district this morning. The 29-year-old mother from Bhimdatta Municipality-2 died at Teaching Hospital in Kohalpur, said Naresh Shrestha, corona source person at the health office, Banke.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 3: Local administration in Banke has enforced curfew in the district on Sunday after cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were found spread at community level.

NEPALGUNJ, June 17: One more woman has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease after her death in Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, May 25: Four new people in Banke have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The swab samples of two males each from Rapti Sonari and Duduwa rural municipalities in the district tested positive for this virus at lab tests conducted at Rapti Academy of Health Sciences.

NEPALGUNJ, May 23: Twenty-one COVID-19 patients of Banke district including the first infected returned home on Friday after recovering from this deadly disease. A 60-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl child were among those who were admitted to Khajura-based Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital some three weeks ago.

Tarai reports a scary picture

May 20, 2020 09:00 am

Sabina Shahi, a health worker from Dhangadi, vaccinated dozens of children below two years of age in the last three days. Nearly 140 parents came on Tuesday alone at Beli Health Center to get their children vaccinated. Some of them had recently returned from India and they did not bring vaccination records. Shahi had no choice but to vaccinate all the children indiscriminately. And she did so without wearing proper gloves, goggles or a cap.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Two more patients have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease on Friday.

KOHALPUR, April 24: Janakala Malla of Gamgadhi-1, Mugu had come to Nepalgunj for treatment a month ago. Before she was treated, the government announced nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus disease in the country. Consequently, she was forced to spend a month without treatment.

SURKHET, Feb 22: The National Pride Project, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has completed 40% of the construction work. The construction project was started from 2004 to divert the water of Bheri River to Babai and provide irrigation facility to 52,000 hectares of land of Banke and Bardiya districts and also produce 48-megawatt electricity. The construction of the 12.2 kilometers long tunnel was constructed with the use of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the first time in Nepal. Under the second package of the project, the dam and powerhouse will be constructed.

SURKHET, Feb 19: Chairperson of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that no discussion was held to merge Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province for the time being.

BANKE, Feb 3: A 'health desk' has been brought into operation at Jamunaha, the transit point at the Nepal-India border in Banke district, to prevent the entry of corona virus infection.

BANKE, Jan 31: The rate of drugs abuse and smuggling dropped by 13 percent this year compared to the previous year.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 31: Unexpected frequent winter rain has affected vegetable farming in Banke district. According to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre Banke's crops protection officer Sakil Ahamad, several varieties of vegetable crops such as potato, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage and chilly farming were damaged by winter rains.

BANKE, Jan 27: Banke, the district in province 5, had 125 leprosy patients till last fiscal year and till the mid-December of the current fiscal year 114 patients were under medical treatment at several hospitals here.

BANKE, Jan 23: The Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has become neat and clean these days with the coming into operation of a landfill site. The main city of the mid-western region has now changed its face.

BANKE, Jan 22: Banke district is seeing the sprouting of commercial farming of medicinal herbs with the government proposing the district for commercial farming of medicinal herbs. Of 30 types of medicinal herb species prioritised by the government, 12 types are recommended for commercial farming in Banke.

BANKE, Jan 18: Potato farmers in Banke and Bardiya districts are facing losses of Rs 1 billion due to excessive winter rain. Potato production in these districts is likely to decline by 50% this season. The excessive winter rain has continued even in January which will furthermore affect the production of vegetables and winter crops in these districts.

Five of same family hurt in lightning

January 3, 2020 13:58 pm

BANKE, Jan 3: Five members of the same family were injured after lightning struck their home early this morning.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 29: Local politicians and civil society leaders have formed a committee with a demand to integrate Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province.

Cold wave hits children hard in Banke

December 28, 2019 14:45 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 28: With mercury dipping, the children from the economically backward community have been hit hard. The children staying in various brick kilns with their parents are suffering from common cold, pneumonia and so on due to cold wave in recent days.

BANKE, Dec 8: “There is no loss in the occupation of agriculture. It may not give you big money, but there is no loss," is what Lal Bahadur Khatri, a farmer based in Khajura in Banke, thinks.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 15: Police have arrested a leader of outlawed Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ from Kohalpur in the district on Thursday night at around 11:30 pm.

Two die in road accident

November 9, 2019 17:37 pm

BANKE, Nov 9: Two persons died in a road accident occurred at Phattepur of Rapti Sonari rural municipality in the district last night.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 23: The outbreak of armyworms that started two weeks ago has damaged crops spread over 17 hectares of land in Banke.

Armyworm destroys paddy in Banke

October 14, 2019 10:52 am

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 14: Paddy plants ready to be harvested by the farmers in Banke district has been destroyed by Armyworm. Farmers are worried as the pest is out of control.

Three gamblers arrested in Banke

October 10, 2019 07:14 am

BANKE, Oct 10: Police have arrested three gamblers with Rs 98 thousand from Kohalpur-11.

Nepali youth awarded in Delhi

September 30, 2019 10:13 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: A Nepali youth Mohd Irfan of Banke district was honored with the prestigious 'National Youth Icon Award 2019' amid a special ceremony held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on Friday.

FIR lodged against 10 NCP cadres

September 15, 2019 08:24 am

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 15: Nepali Congress (NC), Banke district chapter, has filed an FIR against 10 ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) cadres after the district president of the main opposition party was thrashed while attending a public function in the district.

NC deplores attack on its cadres in Banke

September 13, 2019 16:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The main opposition Nepali Congress has condemned the incident of an attack on its cadres during the public awareness campaign in Banke on Thursday.