RANJHA (Banke), Nov 12: Despite a decrease in leprosy cases compared to previous years, Banke and Bardiya districts in the Lumbini Province continue to report new cases of this infectious disease, posing challenges to its eradication.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Former Member of Parliament Khemraj Bhatta 'Mayalu' passed away last night. The 76-year-old former MP was receiving treatment for cancer at Bir Hospital, Mayalu's brother Chhabilal confirmed.
BARDIYA, Nov 24: Nepali Congress's Janmajaya Timilsina secured a Province Assembly A seat from Bardiya constituency 2. He garnered 17,251 votes while his nearest rival Nagarik Unmukti Party's Pradeshi Chaudhary 12,184.
BARDIYA, Oct 11: Around 1,400 houses have been inundated due to floods in the Karnali River at Rajapur Municipality and Geruwa Rural Municipality in Bardiya district, following incessant rainfall since last week.
BARDIYA, Feb 1: Two people were killed when a tipper truck crushed them while they were warming themselves at a bonfire in a field. The incident took place when a tipper was trampled uncontrollably in the yard of Satpatiya of Badaiyatal Rural Municipality-3 at around 8PM on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is going to Bardiya on Friday to inspect the flood- and landslide-affected areas. A team including Prime Minister Deuba arrived in the Far West by helicopter to inspect the flood and landslide affected areas on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Bal Bahadur Bhandari, who left Nepal 47 years ago, returned home on Monday. Bhandari, who had gone to India from Sitapur, Bardiya at the age of eight, has finally set his foot on the Nepali soil after an interval of 47 years.
BARDIYA, July 6: An elderly man was killed in a tiger attack at Bhagraiya of Madhuban Municipality-3 in Bardiya district when he was collecting fodder and firewood inside the Samjhana Community Forest.
Due to the increasing number of daily infections, the corona wards of COVID hospitals in Bheri and Kohalpur have been sending infected patients home as the hospitals are in no state of admitting patients from other districts.
SURKHET, Feb 22: The National Pride Project, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has completed 40% of the construction work. The construction project was started from 2004 to divert the water of Bheri River to Babai and provide irrigation facility to 52,000 hectares of land of Banke and Bardiya districts and also produce 48-megawatt electricity. The construction of the 12.2 kilometers long tunnel was constructed with the use of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the first time in Nepal. Under the second package of the project, the dam and powerhouse will be constructed.
BANKE, Jan 18: Potato farmers in Banke and Bardiya districts are facing losses of Rs 1 billion due to excessive winter rain. Potato production in these districts is likely to decline by 50% this season. The excessive winter rain has continued even in January which will furthermore affect the production of vegetables and winter crops in these districts.
RAJAPUR, May 14: With the rise in the population of spotted tiger, the inflow of tourists to Bardiya National Park, has witnessed an upward trend. Bardiya is being developed as a synonymous to the tiger of late.
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.
BARDIYA, March 28: Until 19 years ago, indigenous people of Nangapur village in Bardiya district were bonded laborers known as Kamaiyas, who worked as slaves for wealthy landlords. They were eventually liberated from the vicious cycle of oppressive practice by the government and thereafter began their difficult rehabilitation in an estranged society.
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).
BARDIYA, Feb 5: Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, which was started under the government’s vision to give farmers proper access to irrigation facilities, has expedited construction of canals of late. With the recent progress in works, the project has entered the final stage to take irrigation water to farmers’ fields.
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.
KATHMANDU, Sept 5: It has been over a year since the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) started a probe into Jabdighat bridge collapse in Bardiya district. But the investigation still remains inconclusive.