BANKE, May 18: The Narainapur area in the district remained tense until Friday night after police arrested Deviwin Bishwokarma, an Indian national on the charge of involving in marijuana smuggling.

CAN embroiled in new controversy

May 17, 2019 13:25 pm

KATHMANDU, May 17: The Supreme Court issued a show-cause notice on Thursday to Independent Panel, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), Nepal Sports Council (NSC), Banke District Cricket Association (BDCA) and an accountant of suspended CAN a day after vice-president of CAN Binod Mainali filed a writ petition in the apex court against them demanding continuation of his membership.

NEPALGUNJ, April 29: The Banke District Court has sent 18 land revenue officials of Banke and Bardiya districts to judicial custody. They had been arrested on the charge of transferring the ownership of huge chunks of land belonging to the Sikta Irrigation Project to private ownership through forgery.

KATHMANDU, April 24: The Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award 2018 has been jointly awarded to journalists duo Rudra Khadka and Arjun Oli for their series of news reports on the irregularities in the Sikta Irrigation project based in Banke. The stories were published both in Nagarik and Republica dailies.

BANKE, April 23: Province 5 has advanced into the semifinals of men’s football finishing at the top of its group at the Eighth National Games in men’s football in Khajura, Banke on Monday.

BANKE, April 19: The Eighth National Games has officially kicked off at the Nepalgunj Stadium, Banke. President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the Games amid huge enthusiasm and fanfare on Thursday.

RANJHA, April 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari discussed matters relating to development works with people's representatives in Banke and Bardia districts.

RANJHA, April 18: Well-equipped sports infrastructures have been developed in Banke at the investment of Rs 480 million in view of the 8th National Games.

BANKE, April 17: Drying up of water sources has posed a threat to wildlife in the Banke National Park. The national park, however, was established some nine years ago for the expansion of the habitat of wild cat.

RANJHA, March 30: Thirty-seven people lost their lives in multiple road accidents in the past eight months in Banke. Among the dead, two are minors and nine are women.

SURKHET, March 18: Business community of Banke and Bardiya districts has proposed an integration of the districts into Karnali state. The merger would boost economic development of the state, they argued at an interaction in Birendranagar among the office bearers of Surkhet and Kohalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).

Bomb defused at Rajha, Banke

March 14, 2019 15:40 pm

BANKE, March 14: A bomb disposal squad of the Nepal Army has defused a bomb planted by an unidentified group at Rajha Chok along the Nepalgunj-Kohalpur road section in the district today, said Banke police Chief SP Arun Poudel.

BANKE, Feb 28: A few days ago, Shyam Kumari Chaudhary of Khayarbhatti in Banke district fell critically ill. Her settlement lies in the middle of a jungle, with no road connectivity. So her husband Nanda Kishor could not think of taking her to Nepalgunj for treatment. However, he made her sit on the back of his bicycle and took her to a hospital in Baghauda of India.

RANJHA, Jan 18: Three boys of Simalghari of Khajura rural municipality-6 in Banke, who had been missing since the past five years, have been rescued and reunited with their families.

Two persons held with five kgs hashish

January 14, 2019 18:30 pm

BANKE, Jan 14: Police on Monday arrested two persons for possessing five kilograms of hashish from Kohalpur in Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 15: A two-member team of Australian experts has returned home after inspecting the western main canal of under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke district.

BANKE, Nov 30: The High Court Tulsipur, Nepalgunj has ordered first of its kind order to the provincial government: ban the renewal of public vehicles that are older than 20 years and ensure development projects are environmentally friendly.

Nine hurt in clash

November 9, 2018 11:46 am

KHAJURA, Nov 9: Nine people were injured in a clash between two groups during the Deusi Bhailo programme here last night.

Banke, Oct 27: Encroachment of forest under various pretexts is increasing in Banke district in recent years.  The Division Forest Office, Banke has said that the forest land is encroached upon in the name of flood-displaced, landless squatters and displacement due to natural disaster in various places of the district.

DHANGADHI, Sept 16: The 'Atawari' festival which is celebrated by the Chaudhary-Dagaura community of the western Terai in Nepal has kicked off from today. The two-day festival symbolising mutual harmony, unity and good family relations is observed majorly in Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur districts.

BARDIYA, Sept 3: The mysterious death of Ram Manohar Yadav in a hospital while he was still under police custody has raised suspicion of foul play.

BANKE, Sept 1: The number of narcotics drug users and those involved in its trafficking is found increasing in Banke district over the last few years, police said.

BANKE, July 2: Continuous rainfall since Sunday evening has claimed four lives, including two children in the district. According to the District Police Office, two locals have died in Baija Nath Rural Municipality and each killed in Kohalpur Municipality and Duduwa Rural Municipality.

DADELDHURA, May 26: A passenger bus (Ba 4 Kha 8492) en en route to Dadeldhura from Kathmandu unexpectedly caught fire while overtaking another bus at Basgadi of Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 2: A video camera installed for tiger census at Banke National Park recently captured a poacher roaming around with a gun on his back. Fifty such cameras were installed at different locations of the park about a month ago to count the number of tigers.

BANKE, Jan 5: Binauna Health Post of Banke district is 24 kilometers far from Nepalgunj. It is visited by over 60 patients on a daily basis. However, the health post has not been able to provide medicines to its patients due to the shortage of the same.

FSFN’s Ishtiyak wins in Banke-2

December 9, 2017 21:11 pm

BANKE, Dec 9: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has secured its victory in Federal Parliament from Banke-2

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Surendra Hamal from Nepali Congress has won the Provincial Assembly election from Banke’s constituency 2 (B). Hamal defeated his opponent, Durgesh Gupta from FSFN. Hamal received 9,211 votes while Gupta received 8,432

Election fever heats up Banke

November 23, 2017 04:00 am

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 23: With the upcoming elections now just a few days away, poll fever has also caught up Banke district, which is considered as the main trade-hub of western Nepal.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 11: Stating that physical attacks on them are on the rise, local representatives in Banke have demanded security from the authority. On Friday, they met Chief District Officer Ramesh Kumar KC to draw his attention toward the matter. The local representatives who had come all the way from Raptisonari Rural Municipality said that attacks on them have become common in the district. Unknown groups threaten and warn them as well.

KOHALPUR, Nov 9: Altogether 112 candidates have registered their candidacy in Banke for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls scheduled for December 7. However, only one Dalit woman will be contesting under the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) category from the whole district.

KHAJURA, BANKE, Oct 22: Two people died and one was injured in separate incidents in Banke.

DANG, Oct 10: At least two people were killed while 12 others sustained injuries in a bus accident that occurred at Rapti Sonari  Rural Municipality on early Tuesday.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Ncell Pvt Ltd has said that it was expanding 4G/LTE service in two more cities -- Kohalpur of Banke and Birendranagar of Surkhet -- of the mid-western region of the country. Issuing a statement on Thursday, the telecom service provider said that it was launching 4G service in these cities on Friday.

NEPALGUNJ, August 21: As the recent flood swept away his books, copies, and uniform, Ramesh Dangi of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-4, Lalpur is worried about his studies. As the schools have resumed after the floods, he is wondering how he will go to his school now.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 20: As the recent flood swept away his books, copies and uniform, Ramesh Dangi of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-4, Lalpur is worried about his studies. As the schools have resumed after the floods, he is wondering how he will go to his school now. He is a grade eight student at Dhampur based community school. "The teachers have already started teaching but I don't know how I will go to the school without books, copies and uniform," he wonders.

NEPALGUNJ (Banke) Aug 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived Thursday in Banke to take stock of flood-hit areas in the Tarai districts of mid-western Nepal.

KHAJURA  (Banke), Aug 17: An epidemic of viral fever in the flood-hit areas in Banke has further affected the lives of flood survivors. Most people displaced by flooding from Raptisonari, Duduwa, Narainapur and different parts of Khajura Rural Municipality are facing various health problems like fever, diarrhoea and flu.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 12: As early as 17 years ago, floods in the Rapti and Daduwa rivers would inundate huge parts in both India and Nepal in the rainy season. In fact, India would be more affected by the monsoon floods. In, 2000, India constructed a marginal embankment at Kalkalwa which changed the whole scenario. The embankment secured India but many parts of Nepal became prone to floods.

KOHALPUR, July 29: Paddy saplings are drying up in seedbed as drought hits farms in Banke district.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The voting in the second phase of local level elections is taking place peacefully across the 35 districts in province 1, 5 and 7. The government has deployed 163,000 security personnel, including Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army.

NEPALGUNJ, June 28: A 108 years old woman cast her votes at the District Forest Office Polling Station of Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, June 13: Leaders, cadres and candidates of political parties in Banke district are busy as bees these days canvassing voters in connection with the second-phase local level election scheduled for June 28.

KOHALPUR, June 5: An unidentified gang attacked ML Sharma, the director and manager of the Jay Bageshwari Cement, last night when he was going to Nepalgunj from the factory.

KHAJURA (BANKE), April 29: A massive fire at Chitaipurwa of Holiya in Duduwa Village Council – 1, Banke has destroyed 60 houses built under thatched roof.

KOHALPUR, April 27: In the past ten months, as many as 59 houses and sheds caught fire in Banke district, shows the statistics maintained by the District Police Office (DPO).

KOHALPUR, March 18: One person, who was injured during the clash between the the cadres of the United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) and the police on March 14 in Nepalgunj, has died while undergoing treatment in ICU of Nepalgunj Medical College on Saturday.

KOHALPUR, March 6: The District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Banke, has distributed identity cards to 7,055 farmers so far.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Nepal government has decided to establish a cancer hospital in Banke on the memory of former prime minister late Sushil Koirala.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 24: The bright face of Rihana Dhapali makes one feel this girl has never known sorrow. But her beautiful smile only hides the pain gnawing in her heart. Her body still starts shaking whenever she remembers the horrendous incident that befell her one and a half years ago.