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