BANKE, Sept 9: Tragedy struck in Banke as a passenger bus collided with a stationary truck, resulting in the loss of seven lives. The devastating incident occurred on Friday night when the bus with registration number Na 7 Kha 2321, en route from Dang to Bardiya, collided with a parked truck near Raptisonari Rural Municipality-8, Shamshergunj.
BANKE, June 7: Nepalgunj, one of the major cities in Banke of Province 5, is enduring scorching heat for the past few days. The rising temperature has already started taking its toll on children who have been largely suffering from seasonal flu, viral fever and other related illnesses.
RANJHA, Jan 20: The cases of measles are on the rise in Banke, the Terai district in Lumbini Province. According to the District Health Office, Banke’s focal person Naresh Shrestha, so far 209 measles patients have been reported from across the district.
NEPALGUNJ, Dec 5: Afsarul Khan, 23, a resident of Fattepur (Piprahawa) village in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-7 of Banke, was allegedly killed by her in-laws, according to the family members of her maternal home.
KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Voters along the Nepal-India border areas in Banke district have demanded candidates for the elections to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly take initiations for a reliable security system in these settlements.
BANKE, Sept 23: The construction of road networks in and around Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City is taking place at a good pace. This has contributed to building other development infrastructures. Recently, 116 kilometers of road in the city was blacktopped and the development infrastructures in the rural areas too have made significant progress.
KATHMANDU, August 20: An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale occurred early today at 1:28 a.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was around Hattisar in Banke district, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center (NEMRC).
BANKE, JULY 13: The rate of malnutrition in Lumbini Province has increased this year, compared to last year. The rate of malnutrition which was 2.8 percent in 2077/78 increased by 0.6 percent in 2078/79.
NEPALGUNJ, July 10: Even in Banke, skin problems caused by the insect called 'Nairobi Fly' have started appearing in people. In the last few days in the Terai districts including Banke, the insects, also known as Kenyan insects, have been found to cause skin sores due to the acidic substances released by them.
BANKE, July 6: This year, paddy plantation has been delayed in Banke district. The plantation was delayed due to the incessant rain. According to Sagar Dhakal, Chief of Agricultural Knowledge Center, Banke, only about five percent of paddy has been transplanted till June end.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.