AMLEKHGUNJ, Jan 27: The second phase works under the Nepal-India Cross-Border Petroleum Pipeline Project have been accelerated.

BARA, Jan 7: The authorities in Bara district have started the process of shutting down the power lines of crushers and sand processing centers that have been operating illegally for years without registration and renewal.

BARA, Nov 26: The Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) Nepal has emerged victorious in the election to the member of the House of Representatives ( HoR) from the Bara electoral constituency-2.

BARA, Nov 25: CPN-UML candidate Jwala Kumari Shah has been elected to the House of Representatives, the lower house of the federal parliament, from Bara electoral constituency no 3.

Fake Nepali currency racket busted in Bara

September 26, 2022 10:35 am

BARA, Sept 26: A racket involved in dealing with fake Nepali rupees was made public by the District Police Office, Bara in a press conference on Saturday.

Bara’s Tangiyabasti electrified

September 25, 2022 14:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Tangiyabasti located in Jitpursimara Sub-metropolitan City-16 of Bara has been electrified. The area had not been electrified for years because of the construction of the proposed Nijgadh International Airport. Because of this, the residents of Tangiya were forced to live in the dark.

44 diagnosed with dengue in Bara

September 22, 2022 09:45 am

KALAIYA, Sept 22: Dengue cases are alarmingly increasing in Bara district. With the rise in cases, fear is looming large among local people.

Son on the run after killing his mother

September 16, 2022 15:32 pm

Bara, Sept 16: A person has been absconding after killing his mother with a sharp object. According to Hobindra Bogati, Superintendent of Police (SP), the victim was identified as Dhanvandhi Devi from Kalaiya  Sub- metropolis-7, Rangpur. She was killed by her son Jay Kishore yadav.

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 4: A gunfight broke out between police and a group of bandits who came to rob a factory in Bara. In the middle of the night, the police clashed with a group of robbers who had come to loot Aerotech Pvt Ltd, a gas cylinder manufacturing company located at Bhaluhi, Jeetpursimara Sub-metropolitan City-23.

BARA, March 26: Bara police arrested a ward chairman of Kalaiya Sub-metropolitan on Friday. Ward Chairman of Kalaiya Sub-Metropolis Ward 14 Surendra Jaiswal has been arrested in a banking offense case, according to Bara Police.

BIRGUNJ, March 26: Bara police have arrested two persons in connection with an incident of acid attack on a woman.

KALAIYA, March 14: Rajesh Ray Yadav has been elected as President of Nepali Congress, Bara district chapter. He got elected to the post with 1,206 votes.

BARA, Feb 24: A shootout took place between marijuana smugglers and police at Simraungadh Municipality-2 on Wednesday night. A marijuana smuggler was shot dead by the police while an Indian national was arrested, according to Bara police.

BARA, Jan 25: Two people were killed and 14 others were injured when a chariot carrying a bridegroom overturned at Adarsh Kotwal-3 Batara Tol on Monday night. According to Bara Police, the incident took place when the chariot used by Shri Ram Mahara, son of Laxman Mahara Chamar of Batra, overturned.

BARA, July 2: Four women were killed after lightning struck them at Kalaiya Sub-Metropolitan City-12 and Feta Rural Municipality-1 in Bara district on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed nine more cases of COVID-19 disease on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Four people were killed in separate road accidents took place in Bara and Saptari districts.

BARA, Dec 21: Amid growing cold in the district, several local units in Bara district have closed the community schools from this week.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the authorities concerned including the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to stay  construction work on the proposed Nijgadh airport in Bara district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: On the eve of the butchering of hundreds of thousands of animals in Gadhimai Temple of Bara district beginning from Tuesday, a contempt of court case was filed against the government and the Gadhimai Temple Trust for failing to implement the apex court's order against sacrifice of animals.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Minister for culture, tourism and civil aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the government will demarcate boundaries for the construction of Nijgadh International  Airport that is proposed to be built in Bara.

Bhaitika beyond stereotype

October 24, 2019 07:53 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Film actor Najir Hussian, to go by his surname, obviously belongs to a Muslim family. But every year during the Tihar festival, Najir receives tika from Saru Rai, whom he considers his non-biological sister. The two remember celebrating Tihar together since their earliest days, or since the last 27 years to be more precise.

BARA, Sept 26: Dozens of crusher plants in the district are still in operation even after their licenses were scrapped for flouting regulations. The plants which, by rule, cannot operate near human settlements, temple, wildlife reserves, health post and schools, among other sensitive zones, have been running in the vicinity of such landmarks.

BARA, Sept 5: Second International Airport (SIA) Project Office has said that the process of distributing compensation for land and houses to be acquired for the project is at its last leg. Similarly, perimeter fencing and river training works are also nearing completion, according to the project office.

19 petrol pumps face action

August 16, 2019 20:50 pm

RAUTAHAT, Aug 16: The Regional Office of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) at Rautahat has taken action against 19 petrol pumps in Bara, Parsa and Rauthat for cheating customers.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Civil Bank has opened its new branch in Ganjabhawanipur of Mahagadhimai Municipality in Bara district. The branch was inaugurated by Upendra Prasad Yadav, mayor of the municipality.

BARA, June 5: Altogether 541 tornado victims in Bara are in trouble ahead of the monsoon after the government halted construction of their houses as promised earlier saying their houses were partially damaged.

BARA, June 5: Students of Nepal Rastriya Prathamik Vidyalaya of Pheta Rural Municipality have been forced to study under the open sky after their school building collapsed due to a tornado which struck the area two months ago.

Almost two months after the windstorm of March 31st that hit Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal, leaving many dead, injured, displaced and homeless.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Almost two months after a tornado struck the heart of the central Tarai in Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal on March 31, leaving many dead, injured, displaced and homeless, reconstruction is picking up pace.

BARA, May 28: Three model houses have been built by the Nepal Army at different locations in Bara to guide the army's construction team for the rehabilitation of hundreds of the recent tornado victims.

BARA, May 12: After laying the foundation stone on May 4, the Nepal Army has started demarcating the land holdings for building the houses of the tornado victims in Bara and Parsa districts.

BARA, May 4: There were 13 ministers to lay “foundation stones” to rebuild houses of the families that were affected by Nepal’s first tornado last month.

BARA, April 15: Construction of the Postal Highway, which connects 20 districts of the Tarai belt, has failed to gain much momentum due to delays in land acquisition. The two-lane road has suffered delay at many blocks including Manmat – Kalaiya – Matiarwa. According to concerned officials, locals are not cooperating in the land acquisition process.

Bara, April 12: “All our happiness has been shattered just like our house blown away by the storm,” moaned Rabindra Ram of Bhalwaliya, Bara district

BARA, April 12: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs. After crying over their loss for days, the victims have now started repairing their houses by clearing up the debris.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The tornado, which hit two Tarai districts on March 31, caused Rs 508 million worth of crop and livestock loss, according to preliminary government assessment.

BARA, April 10: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs.

BARA, April 10: On Tuesday, Ram Kumari Devi Mandal, 42, of Rampurwa along with her six little children were found sharing their makeshift tent with their buffalo and six goats. As they cannot keep their cattle outside due to the torrential rainfall, the victims of the-ever recorded tornado in Nepal are obliged to sleep with their cattle.

The deadly rainstorm that hit the poor settlements in Bara and Parsa districts on March 31 left 28 people dead, displaced hundreds and destroyed large number of houses. Right after deaths and devastation were reported, actors—from common citizens to political party leaders to chief ministers to prime minister—sprang into action to reach out and help the survivors in every possible way.

Villagers in Bara still terrified

April 8, 2019 06:05 am

BARA, April 8: Krishna Sah, 35, of Kalaiya Sub-metropolitan city lost his home to the first ever tornado recorded in Nepal that struck the central part of the southern plains of the nation on March 31. Since then, he has been reduced to spending his nights in the meager segment of the shed originally built for his livestock. With him, his livestock and the relief materials he has received from various agencies cover a majority of the shed.

BARA, April 8: Ijhar Miya of Puranaiya village laments his inability to build a strong house like that of his neighbor. He says that he was destitute in the past and is still so. “I was never capable of building a strong house. As such my neighbor’s home resisted the storm, mine did not,” he said.

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KATHMANDU, April 7: The Red Cross Society of China has provided USD 50,000 to those affected by the recent storm in Bara and Parsa districts.


April 6, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week March 31-April 6.

KATHMANDU, April 6:  Bara and Parsa districts were hit by a tornado, the first recorded wind-induced disaster of the country, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Earlier, had reported that the disaster was “probably the first wind storm” disaster on of the country. Earlier, the DHM had classified the wind as a gale at 30 knots.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Provincial governments, parliamentarians, political leaders, aid agencies and civil societies have provided Rs. 40 million altogether for the victims of a wind storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

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On March 31, 2019, Bara and Parsa were hit by the country’s first wind storm killing 28 and injuring more than 700 people. Pheta rural municipality of Bara was worst hit by the wind storm. Since then, both the federal and the local government have pledged support to treat the injured and rebuild homes.

BUTWAL, April 5: The Province 5 government has decided to provide Rs 10 million to the families of those killed in massive storm that struck several villages in Bara and Parsa districts earlier this week.