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.

DHARAN, Dec 2: Tilak Rai of Nepali Congress has been elected as the mayor of Dharan sub-metropolitan city in the by-polls.

DHARAN, Aug 14: Nepal national basketball team is preparing in Dharan for around 12 days for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) which starts on December 1.

DHARAN, August 7: Government's attention has been drawn towards an epidemic of dengue in Dharan of Sunsari. Speaking in a zero hour of the House of Representatives today, lawmaker Meena Subba apprised the session that each house in the town had dengue patients and two women had so far succumbed to a dengue fever which is caused a virus that spreads through mosquito bites.

KHOTANG, July 15: Family members have not been able to bring the dead body of a police constable to his hometown Halesi Tuwachung Khotang, who was killed during an exchange of fire with outlawed NCP cadres on Wednesday in Bhojpur.

DHARAN, June 26: The students and teachers of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have been staging protests against the institute, accusing it of going against the law and providing 1/3rd seats to foreign students under MD and MS quota.

BIRATNAGAR, June 23: After infecting hundreds of people in Dharan, the dengue outbreak has started spreading aggressively in other parts of eastern Tarai including Biratnagar, the capital of Province 1.

Keeping dengue at bay

June 23, 2019 01:25 am

On May 24, a 29-years old lady visited Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) for medical and laboratory tests after she was diagnosed of dengue in Dharan. STIDH’s test confirmed dengue. She had developed high fever, nausea, severe joint pain, rash, body ache but there was no history of pain behind the eyes. She said that several others in her town had showed similar symptoms. This was the first observation of beginning of dengue outbreak in Dharan.

DHARAN, June 11: Five days ago, a search and destroy campaign was launched in Dharan to bring the dengue outbreak under control. Local representatives, health workers and various organisations were actively involved in destroying the larva of the mosquitoes that transmit dengue.

DHARAN, June 9: A blood test conducted in B.P Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences (BPKIHS) on May 14 tested positive for dengue.

DHARAN, June 7: After failing to control the spread of dengue in Dharan, Nepal Provincial Health Directorate (PHD) has said the disease has become an epidemic and declared some wards of Dharan Sub-metropolitan city as crisis-hit areas.

DHARAN, June 6: Authorities have intensified their campaign against dengue fever in Dharan submetropolis from Wednesday. Special technical teams have been deployed to destroy mosquito eggs and larvae.

As the authorities are being criticized for failing to destroy the eggs and larvae of mosquitoes spreading the dengue fever in Dharan, doctors at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have identified 32 more dengue patients on Tuesday alone.

Dengue outbreak in Dharan

June 3, 2019 05:30 am

DHARAN, June 3: Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City has sought help from the provincial and federal governments to combat dengue outbreak which has infected 75 people in three weeks.

DHARAN, May 27: Every month, Shambhu Prasad Gachchhadar ,35, a staffer at the Kathari-based Jiwan Bikash Micro-Finance Ltd in Morang, used to go to Dharan-4, 5 and Yangshila area of Morang to collect deposits from individuals as well as firms.

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DHARAN, May 26: An unidentified group shot an employee of Dharan-based microfinance and robbed of around Rs 400,000 on Sunday afternoon.

BBA/ BIM Cricket from Monday

May 11, 2019 09:39 am

KATHMANDU, May 11: Shankar Dev Campus (SDS) is set to organize the SDS Inter-college TU BBA and BIM Cricket Tournament from Monday.

DHARAN, May 5: At a time when the parliament of Province 1 is struggling to fix its name and permanent capital, political and civil society leaders in Dharan started staging protests since Sunday demanding Dharan be declared the capital of the province.

DHARAN, April 15: Even though the government had already relocated the families from Surdu Watershed area which is the prime source of water supply for Dharan, it has been found that hundreds of Bighas of land in the watershed area have already been captured by various individuals.

DHARAN, April 13: Three people killed and 9 sustained injuries in a car-bus collision in Dharan on Friday night.

7 killed in two road accidents

April 9, 2019 07:46 am

DHARAN/ARGHAKHANCHI, April 9: A total of seven people died in two separate road accidents on Monday. One accident occurred in Arghakhanchi and the other in Dharan.

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Work resumes in Koshi Corridor

April 8, 2019 07:34 am

KATHMANDU, April 8: Work on Koshi Corridor Transmission Line has resumed after the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has resolved differences with the locals of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City. According to officials of the power utility, the local unit now has no objection over building transmission line on the route finalized by the NEA.

BIRATNAGAR, April 6: In a bid to make government services accessible to the people living in all corners, Province 1 government is planning to fix its capital in a 40-kilometer area scattered in various districts. This area will cover certain parts of Biratnagar, Itahari, Gothgaun, Biratchowk, Dharan among others and will be called the 'Greater Birat Development Area'.

Travelling to new places and experiencing the local culture can shift your perspective. Moreover, you can gain a sense of rejuvenation as well. And if you are the one looking for getting out from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, how about going Dharan and stay at the newly formed homestay at Bishnupaduka Homestay, Dharan.

DHARAN, March 23: Locals have accused land mafia occupying land belonging to the Sardu Watershed Area and illegal selling the land.

DHARAN, March 21: After the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday issued an interim order to the government not to sack Prof Dr Raj Kumar Rauniyar from the post of vice-chancellor of the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, he returned to work amid celebrations by his supporters.

Pun, Koju win Dharan marathon

March 12, 2019 09:45 am

KATHAMDNU, March 12: Tirtha Pun of Baglung and Kanchi Maya Koju of Bhaktapur have won the men’s and women’s categories of Aarati Strips Seventh Dharan 10K Marathon hosted by Dharan Run in Dharan on Saturday.

UDAYPUR, March 9: Blacktopping work at the The Madan Bhandari Highway, which connects Dharan, Chatara, Gaighat, Katari, Sindhuli and Hetauda, and touches all eight local units of Udaypur district, is seeing rapid progress of late.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The 7th Annual Dharan Run is being held on March 9 with an expected participation of more than 5,000 runners. The length of the run will be 10 kilometers.

DHARAN, Feb 16: Cameroon’s Dauphins Football Club has lifted the 21st Budha Subba Red Bull Gold Cup football tournament title defeating the host Dharan Football Club 3-2 in tie breaker on Saturday.

DHARAN, Feb 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the Shreeram Tarakbrahma Mahayagya function in Chataradham of Sunsari district on Saturday and said that such kind of religious events organized for the first time in the country was a matter of glory.