MORANG, August 31:  A patient hailing from Gauriganj, Jhapa, who is undergoing treatment at Nobel hospital, Biratnagar, jumped off the second floor of the hospital on Wednesday morning.

A man died of electrocution in Jhapa

August 26, 2022 13:47 pm

JHAPA, August 26: Lal Bihari Kamat, 55, of Biratnagar Metropolitan City-1 of Morang died due to electrocution.

Oli to stay in Jhapa for three days

August 19, 2022 08:46 am

JHAPA, August 19: At a time when the ruling parties and some other political parties are working to forge an electoral alliance in the upcoming Federal and Provincial Assembly polls, the CPN-UML Chairman, KP Sharma Oli has said his party was ready to face such an alliance in the upcoming polls.

KATHMANDU, August 17: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Bishwa Prakash Sharma has announced that he will contest the election from his home district Jhapa.

Two children drowned in Kankai canal

August 12, 2022 10:18 am

JHAPA, August 12: Two children died while swimming in the Kankai canal at Shivasatakshi Municipality-9 in Jhapa district on Thursday.

Four arrested with brown sugar

August 11, 2022 16:05 pm

KATHMANDU, August 11: The police have arrested four people with the illegal drug brown sugar from three separate places in Jhapa. According to Basant Pathak, spokesperson for the District Police Office, Jhapa, an Indian citizen from Bhadrapur, one from Birtamod and two from Damak were arrested with brown sugar on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Chairman of the CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli is going to interact with the activists and voters of Jhapa Constituency 5 for three days. Oli will participate in the program of the Nepal Oppressed Ethnic Liberation Society, Birtamod on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 24: In Kachankawal Rural Municipality-5 of Jhapa, three teenage girls were found dead, hanging from the same tree on Sunday morning. Three teenage girls working in Sunkoshi Tea Garden were found hanging from the same tree.

JHAPA, July 9: A total of five persons have lost their lives in wild elephant attacks in Jhapa in the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Infections from ‘Nairobi fly’ have been found in three municipalities of Jhapa district. The victims of the infection are from Mechinagar, Arjundhara and Birtamode municipalities.

DAMAK, June 28: The swollen Chanju River in Kamal rural municipality-5 of Jhapa district has intensified the erosion around the river bank. As a result, as many as six houses in the locality are at risk of inundation.

JHAPA, June 24: A suspicious object has been found at the entrance of the house of CPN-UML Jhapa Chairman Deepak Karki at Gauradaha Municipality-3.

JHAPA, June 19: One of the major commercial hubs of Jhapa– Birtamod Municipality– has developed a five-year periodical plan. Municipality has formulated planning for the long-term development with the arrival of the newly-elected people’s representative from the local level election held earlier last month.

JHAPA, June 7: A photojournalist, Durlabh Roy Chaudhary, of Kolkata of West Bengal, India, is in Jhapa jail for the past seven months on the charge of carrying fake currency.

DAMAK, May 1: Police arrested 86 persons accused of rape in 106 incidents of rape in Jhapa in the last 10 months.

JHAPA, May 18: CPN-UML candidate Rajendra Pokharel has been elected the mayor while Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Asha Shivakoti registered her win as the deputy mayor of Kankai municipality in Jhapa.

JHAPA, March 22: Thirty-six political parties including the Mangol National Organisation have been registered at the District Election Office, Jhapa, to contest in the upcoming local level elections.

JHAPA, March 12: A weeklong mass campaign on drug consumption against elephantiasis has began in Jhapa from today.

MECHINAGAR, Feb 12: A fire broke out at Mansha Thai foods in Duhagadhi of Jhapa's Mechinagar Municipality-14 Saturday morning. The fire has not been extinguished yet.

JHAPA, Febb 4: Property worth millions of rupees was turned into ashes after a fire broke out on Thursday in a shoe factory at Mechinagar Municipality in Jhapa district.

JHAPA, Jan 31: A senior citizen of Mechinagar Municipality-13 died this morning after being attacked by a wild elephant. The deceased has been identified as Khamba Singh Karki, 75, of Jhapa, according to the District Police Office.

Wild elephant kills elderly in Jhapa

January 26, 2022 11:12 am

BANIYANI, Jan 26: An elderly died in a wild elephant attack at Damak-3, Dumse of Jhapa on Tuesday evening. Ganesh Adhikari, 62, of Damak-6, Golatar died in the wild elephant attack.

Woman worker dies in brick kiln

January 23, 2022 11:01 am

JHAPA, Jan 23: A woman worker died at Star Brick Factory in Kachankawal Rural Municipality-5 of Jhapa district.

Woman dies in LPG cylinder explosion

January 6, 2022 12:22 pm

BANIYANI, Jan 6: A woman died and 12 others were injured while dousing a fire that engulfed a house at Mechinagar Municipality-7, Peepalchowk in Jhapa on Wednesday.

Two killed in road mishap

December 16, 2021 12:45 pm

JHAPA, Dec 16: Two people were killed when a bus and a motorcycle collided head-on at Durgapur in Kankai Municipality-7 of Jhapa district on Wednesday night.

One killed in road accident

December 11, 2021 13:45 pm

JHAPA, Dec 11: One person was killed while five others were injured in a road accident at Triveni Chowk in Bahardashi Rural Municipality-3 today morning. The deceased has been identified as Pramod Chandra Upreti, 34, of Bhagudubba in the same ward.

Motorcyclist killed in a jeep crash

December 10, 2021 10:00 am

DEUKHURI, Dec 10: A person has been killed when a Bolero jeep hit a motorcycle in Dang district.

Elephant menace in Jhapa

December 10, 2021 09:36 am

DAMAK, Dec 10: Wild elephants have panicked the people at Simle of Kamal Rural Municipality-5 in Jhapa district.

Nine cases of dengu reported in Jhapa

December 4, 2021 18:40 pm

JHAPA, Dec 4: A total of nine dengue patients have been found in two local levels in Jhapa district recently. Five cases were reported in Birtamode Municipality and four in Mechinagar Municipality, according to the record maintained at the Department of Health at Birtamode Municipality.

Two arrested with 147 grams of brown sugar

September 28, 2021 12:08 pm

JHAPA, Sept 28: Police have arrested two youths from Birtamod Municipality of Jhapa in possession of a large quantity of brown sugar and cash.

Couple injured in fire dies

September 21, 2021 13:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Rom Khanal, 45, and his wife Durga, 43, of Ilam Municipality-5 living in Jhapa, died last night while undergoing treatment.

UML Chair Oli in Jhapa

September 14, 2021 14:42 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli has reached his home district Jhapa for the first time after stepping down as the prime minister and the party split.

Unanimous leadership in 55 wards of Jhapa

September 5, 2021 08:24 am

JHAPA, Sept 5: The Nepali Congress (NC) unanimously elected the party’s leadership in 55 wards of Jhapa district in the lead up to the upcoming 14th General Convention of the Nepali Congress. Regional representatives and ward level chairpersons and other office bearers have been unanimously elected in 131 wards while conventions are underway in other wards, according to chief of the party's District Publicity Department Krishna Humagain.

JHAPA, August 17: The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC), Jhapa has decided to relax the lockdown that was put in place two weeks ago in the district.

BANIYANI, August 17: Despite the lockdown imposed several times to contain coronavirus, the number of road accidents grew by threefold in Jhapa district.

KATHMANDU, August 8: The Paramount Hospital (Nursing Home) in Siliguri, India has kept hold of a four months old baby of Mechinagar Municipality-10 after the baby's parents could not pay the hospital charges.

JHAPA, July 29: Ten local governments in the district have reported that they were at high risk of COVID-19. The local levels of Mechinagar, Haldibari, Buddhashanti, Kankai, Kamala, Damak, Gauradaha, Shivasatakshi, Arjundhara and Birtamod have resorted to restriction to contain the spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The recovery rate of patients infected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at B&C Hospital in Birtamod, Jhapa, is higher than many hospitals inside the country

SURUNGA, May 14: Prohibitory order has been extended in Jhapa for an additional week.

JHAPA, April 29: Three journalists and one Province Assembly Member from Jhapa have tested positive for coronavirus.

10 new tourist destinations in Jhapa

February 14, 2021 13:48 pm

JHAPA, Feb 14: Ten places in Jhapa have been included in the list of 200 new tourist destinations selected by the government to promote tourism.

'Green pigeon' spotted in Jhapa

November 26, 2020 14:51 pm

JHAPA, Nov 26: Bird researcher Devendra Kharel has spotted a 'green pigeon' at Mechinagar, Jhapa. Kharel informed that its common  English name is 'green imperial pigeon'.

JHAPA, Oct 16: The Armed Police Force (APF) Nepal has expanded its security presence in areas in the district adjoining the West Bengal and Bihar states of India.

JHAPA, Aug 16: Damak Municipality in Jhapa has decided to enforce a week-long lockdown starting midnight Sunday to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Elephant kills man in Jhapa

August 7, 2020 13:24 pm

JHAPA, Aug 7: A man was killed in an elephant attack here in the wee hours today. The Area Police Office, Damak has identified the deceased as Rohit Regmi,58, of Tukre of Kamal Rural Municipality-5, Jhapa.

Fire in Bhutanese refugee camp

April 30, 2020 13:44 pm

BANIYANI, April 30: Four houses have been gutted in a fire occurred in the Bhutanese refugee camp of Beldangi, Jhapa. The fire broke out from hut no 260 belonging to Tikaram Chapagian this morning, said spokesperson at District Police Office, Mahendra Kumar Shrestha.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday has confirmed yet another coronavirus case.

BANIYANI, April 26: More than 200 Nepali citizens are currently living near the bordering region of Jhapa waiting to return home. They are stationed at neighboring Indian market towns like Galgaliya, Pani Tanki, Naxarbadi and other areas, according to Nepal Red Cross Society, Jhapa president Lok Raj Dhakal.

DAMAK, April 25: The city of Damak in Jhapa district is on high alert after the first coronavirus case was confirmed here on Friday evening.

JHAPA, April 18: A huge quantity of green tea leaves has gone to waste in Jhapa due to the nationwide lockdown implemented by the government against the COVID-19 crisis. The loss is around 6 million kilos.