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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.