DHARAN, Aug 27: Following the lapse of the prohibition order issued by the Sunsari District Administration Office, Dharan has gracefully transitioned back to its routine daily life.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Dharan experienced an unusually quiet Saturday as the streets remained devoid of activity due to the prohibitory order issued by the District Administration Office (DAO), Sunsari. The imposition of the prohibition order by the local administration took effect from midnight on Friday, covering the entire Dharan sub-metropolitan area.

ITAHARi, Aug 26: A large number of people are making their way from Itahari to Dharan to participate in the peace and harmony rally scheduled for today.

BIRATNAGAR, August 25: Demonstrators in Kanchanbari, Biratnagar, have staged a road blockade following police obstruction to their plan to attend a peace and harmony rally scheduled to take place in Dharan.

DHARAN, Aug 26: Dharan has become deserted after the district administration office (DAO) Sunsari issued a prohibitory order.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Following suit to Kathmandu and Pokhara metropolises, Mayor Harka Sampang has banned the screening of the Indian movie 'Adipurush' in Dharan sub-metropolitan city.

DHARAN, June 13: At a time when the residents of Dharan are facing an extreme shortage of drinking water, Mayor Harka Sampang has managed to bring water from the Kokaha River from a distance of about 42 kms through a voluntary labor contribution campaign.

KATHMANDU, May 4: A team of the Armed Police Force (APF) has arrested two people with eight sacks of marijuana from Dharan, Sunsari.

DHARAN, Jan 22: An illegal house built encroaching upon public land on the bank of the Adheri River in Deurali, Dharan-5, has been demolished by a sub-metropolitan bulldozer.

DHARAN, Jan 19: A man was killed by his friend and a woman got injured in a rural area of Dharan.

DHARAN, Dec 29: The District Court, Sunsari, has ordered three accused in the Usha Rai case be sent to jail for preliminary investigation and one of the accused be released after paying a bail of Rs 100,000.

DHARAN, Dec 15:  Due to a conflict between Dharan Sub-metropolis Mayor Harka Sampang who won the mayorship as an independent candidate and ward chairmen and executive members of the sub-metropolis who were elected from various political parties, the executive meeting of Dharan has been continuously  postponed.

DHARAN, Dec 1: A group of women  encircled the Area Police Office, Dharan, and chanted slogans against the police on Friday, following the death of one Usha Rai of Dharan-13 over a month after she was beaten up by a group of women led by one Urmila Rai on October 20.

KATHMANDU, September 13: Mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City Harka Sampang has succeeded in bringing water to locals in Dharan sub-metropolis as promised during the local level election.

Dharan, August 26: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal arrived in Dharan today.

DHARAN, August 26: A son-in-law committed suicide by slitting his throat after killing his own mother-in-law in Dharan.

DHARAN, May 25: A swanky four-wheeler with registration number Ko 1 Ja 640 arranged by the Sunsari district's Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City was readied for the newly elected mayor Harkaraj Rai (Sampang) to ride while he spartanly assumed office on Tuesday.

DHARAN, May 22: Independent candidate Harka Raj Rai (Sampang) has secured his victory in the mayoral race of Dharan Sub-metropolis. There are only 3,284 votes left to count while Sampang is leading by 4,281 votes against his closest rival from the five-party alliance Kishor Rai. Even if Kishor receives all the remaining votes, Sampang will still win the elections.

DHARAN, May 18: The ongoing vote counting of various wards of Dharan Metropolitan City-20 has been postponed following a dispute that erupted after 18 ballot papers without the signature of the election officials were found. Of them, 11 ballot papers were found with votes cast to the CPN (Maoist Center)-led panel alone.

UML wins in ward 2 of Dharan

May 15, 2022 14:03 pm

DHARAN, May 14: CPN-UML has won the chairmanship of ward 2 in Dharan sub-metropolitan city.

DHARAN, April 15: A three-wheeler driver was killed and another person was seriously injured when a bus and the three-wheeler collided on the Koshi Highway at Dharan-4 on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, April 8: People took part in a solidarity sit-in-protest at Maitighar in the capital against the incompetence and corruption at BP Koirala Institute Health Sciences (BPKHIS), a major hospital in eastern Nepal.

DHARAN, March 1: The body of a woman has been found in a room of Kantipur Hotel and Guest House at Buddhachowk, Dharan-18. The woman and a man had been living in the room for two days.

DHARAN, Feb 23: It has been revealed that the body found in two plastic bags in the Anpgachhi forest area of ​​Dharan-4 last Wednesday and Thursday was of Dinesh Sigdel, 43, who was living in Biratnagar with his second wife.

DHARAN, Feb 22: A body that was found inside two bags in the forest of Apagachhi area at Dharan-4 along the Dharan-Bhedetar road section of the Koshi Highway on 16 February has been identified. The body was identified about a week after it was found.

DHARAN, Feb 17: A body was found inside two bags in the forest of Apagachhi area at Dharan-4 along the Dharan-Bhedetar road section of the Koshi Highway on Wednesday and Thursday. Police estimate that the body parts found in both the bags may belong to the same person.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: A high-level panel formed to study disputes seen at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan submitted its report to Prime Minister and BPKIHS Chancellor Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Fire breaks out in Fusre of Dharan

October 21, 2021 15:10 pm

DHARAN, Oct 21: The house of a local resident, Uttam Shrestha, caught fire at Fusre Chowk, Ward 13 of Dharan Sub-metropolis at around 10:30 today morning. “The fire was brought under control about an hour and a half after it broke out with the help of police, armed police, army, locals and fire brigade,” said DSP Narendra Kunwar of the Area Police Office, Dharan.

Two COVID-19 patients die in BPKIHS

April 27, 2021 09:49 am

DHARAN, April 27: Two COVID-19 patients died on Monday while receiving treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

A complaint of misconduct has been filed against actor Paul Shah in Dharan.

DHARAN, Jan 18: Junior residents and medical officers at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have staged protests after not getting risk-allowances despite the government announcement.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 430 million

COVID-19 related death tally at BPKIHS hits 61

DHARAN, Oct 9: Two COVID-19 patients from Sunsari breathed their last at BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS) on Friday.

DHARAN, Oct 6: A 64-year old man has died of COVID-19 at BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS) in Dharan on Tuesday.

Two more COVID-19 patients die at BPKIHS

September 21, 2020 15:55 pm

DHARAN, Sept 21: Two patients who were undergoing treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences breathed their last on Sunday and Monday, according to Dr Nidesh Sapkota, spokesperson for the hospital.

DHARAN, Sept 1: An elderly person tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after his death in Dharan.

DHARAN, Aug 30: Two COVID-19 patients have died in the course of treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

DHARAN, Aug 22: A patient who was undergoing treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday.

DHARAN, Aug 10: Twelve more people including two staff nurses at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday.

DHARAN, Aug 10: Nine individuals including four Indian Army men tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dharan on Monday.

DHARAN, Aug 5: The Dharan Sub-metropolitan City has decided to enforce a week-long lockdown starting Wednesday midnight.

DHARAN, June 2 : A total of 18 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients were discharged from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan after their recovery on Monday night.

BIRATNAGAR, April 9: One hundred and three throat swab samples have tested negative for coronavirus in State-1 as of Wednesday evening. Samples were collected from 145 people and sent for testing at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) has started laboratory tests for COVID-19 infection from today.

DHARAN, Feb 6: The 22nd edition of the Budhasubba Gold Cup is scheduled to kick off from February 22 in the eastern city of Dharan.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 6: The Province 1 government has decided to set up isolation wards in six hospitals of the region.

Dharan to host Ilam Kiwi Expo

December 11, 2019 11:39 am

DHARAN, Dec 11: A two-day 'Ilam Kiwi Expo' is being organized in Dharan on December 19-20 for market promotion of kiwi fruits grown in Ilam and improving commercial ties between Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City and Ilam Municipality of Province 1.

New Dharan mayor plans tax review

December 5, 2019 09:04 am

DHARAN, Dec 5: After assuming office on Wednesday, the new mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City Tilak Rai has decided to carry out a study to review municipal taxes as per public demand.

DHARAN, Dec 3: Dharan, considered to be a safe constituency for the CPN-UML until recently has ceased to be so if the by-election results are anything go by.