RANJHA, June 25: Human-wildlife conflict has continued unabated in Banke and Bardiya districts, resulting in 29 human casualties and several incidents of injuries in the past five years.

NEPALGUNJ, June 15: Despite the government spending billions of rupees on maternal safety programs, the maternal mortality rate has not decreased in Banke. According to the District Public Health Office, 14 women lost their lives in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2021/22 while 35 people each had died in the last fiscal year 2020/21 and 2019/20.

BANKE, June 3: The newly-elected people's representatives in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality in the district of Banke have prioritized their efforts to stop illegal mining from rivers and streams.

NEPALGUNJ, may 12: Around 6,200 civil servants and security personnel have been mobilized for holding the local level elections in Banke district.

BANKE, May 11: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Banke has directed the Nepalgunj Civil Aviation Office to take action against Tara Air. The local administration has ordered the authority to take action against the airline after one of its planes took off leaving the passengers ahead of the regular flight time.

RANJHA, April 29: The construction of more than 500 infrastructure development projects has been affected due to the protests launched by contractors.

NEPALGUNJ, April 25: The Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the names of the candidates for all eight local levels of Banke district for the upcoming local polls, slated for May 13. The NC has fielded Prashant Bista as the mayoral candidate for Nepalgunj sub-metropolis in the upcoming local-level election.

RANJHA, March 2: Police have arrested three people in possession of automatic weapons and a sword. They were held from Daduwa Rural Municipality in Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, March 2: A man-eating tiger at Banke's Raptipari has finally been brought under control. The tiger was taken under control in the forest of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality Ward 6 on Wednesday morning.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 21: On duty female police head constable, Kabita BC, 36, was killed when she was hit by a truck at Chauraha, Kohalpur, Banke at around 10PM on Sunday.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 20: A tiger attacked a man at Fatehpur, Banke on Sunday. This is one of the series of tiger attacks that have taken place over the past few months. Wakil Gaddi, 28, of Jagadiya village in Fatehpur of Raptisonari Rural Municipality Ward 7 was attacked by a tiger and he was able to survive the attack, according to Ward Chairperson Ram Lakhan Tharu.

Tiger kills man in Banke again

February 19, 2022 11:45 am

BANKE, Feb 19: A man was killed by a tiger early Saturday at Fattepur, Banke. The man has been identified as Dhan Bahadur Chalaune, 60 of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-6.

JUMLA, Feb 10: Lawmaker Mohan Baniya, 57, of Khatyad Rural Municipality has been accused of raping a woman from Jumla. A rape case was registered against the politician at the District Police Office in Banke. It is mentioned in the complaint that the politician had called the woman to Apsara Hotel in Nepalgunj, where she was sexually abused.

RANJHA, Jan 22: Police have started tightening the noose to control illegal activities along Nepal-India border areas in Banke district.

Banke is at high risk of coronavirus

January 13, 2022 11:49 am

RANJHA, Jan 13: The risk of coronavirus infection has gradually heightened in Banke district due to weak regulation on the movement of people across the Nepal-India open border. Though people entering via the Nepalgunj-based Jamunaha checkpoint have gone through coronavirus tests, the movement of the people through open entry points in other rural areas has been grossly unregulated.

Rajha, Jan 10: A technical team has been deployed at Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality of Banke to control tigers’ menace. The technical team from Chitwan reached Rapti Sonari on Monday evening, according to Dadilal Kandel, chief of the Division Forest Office, Banke.

Tiger kills woman yet again in Banke

January 6, 2022 16:50 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 6: Lila Bista, 54, of Rapti, Sonari Rural Municipality Ward No. 4, Persona has been killed after a tiger attacked her at around 12 noon on Thursday while she was on her way to collect grass in the forest.

Tiger attacks man yet again in Banke

December 18, 2021 14:21 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 18: A tiger attacked a man again in the Fatehpur forest of Banke. Lokmani Batala, chief of Jana Siddeshwar Multipurpose Campus, Fattepur, was attacked by a tiger on his way to Binuna in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality Ward No.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 20: The risk of COVID-19 is still not over in Banke district. Despite the decrease in the number of cases related to contagious diseases in the past few days, the situation has not changed much in the district.

Tiger kills a man in Banke

September 13, 2021 10:18 am

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 13: A tiger has attacked and eaten a man at Gabhar in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality- 1 of Banke. A 45-year-old man working at the Bheri Rapti Staff Hotel in Gabhar was eaten by a tiger of Royal Bengal breed.

NEPALGUNJ, August 22: The blacktop of the bypass road connecting Piprahawa Chowk in Ganapur of Banke to Nahar Chowk in Khajura has started to come off within a month. Although the Janaki Rural Municipality Office is supposed to pave a total of 7.2 km of the road, it built only a 2 km long section of the road last June.

NEPALGUNJ, August 13: Two more people have lost lives due to COVID-19 as hospitals are already overwhelmed with new patients in Banke.

COVID-19 intensifies in Banke again

August 8, 2021 14:30 pm

NEPALGUNJ, August 8: The situation of COVID-19 is getting worrisome in Banke again. PCR test reports conducted in various laboratories here have shown an increase in the number of cases. Despite the increase in the COVID-19 cases, the marketplaces are still crowded and bustling with people.

NEPALGUNJ, July 23: The fear of COVID-19 infection has gripped Nepalgunj following the rise of the viral infection in India. The increasing number of infections has deeply concerned the locals residing near the borders; they fear that the open border between the two countries is a major factor in transmitting the virus.

Three arrested with red panda hide

July 11, 2021 17:11 pm

BANKE, July 11: Three people were arrested from a hotel in Pushpalal Chowk in Nepalgunj Sub Metropolitan City-1 with the hide of a red panda, a protected wildlife, and items similar to bear bile.

BANKE, July 4: The government of Nepal has not taken any immediate decision to resume the operation of public vehicles, following the spread of the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Likewise, the local administration of Banke has also not allowed any movement of vehicles outside the district as well. However, according to traffic authorities, more than a 100 passenger vehicles leave Banke on a daily basis.

Nepalgunj, June 28: As many as three infected patients have succumbed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection at Bheri Hospital in Banke district.

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.