JHAPA, July 19: As many as 10 people lost their lives and 25 others were injured in elephant attacks in Koshi Province last fiscal year 2023/24.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Rainfall is likely in Koshi, Bagmati and Gandaki provinces today. This is due to the influence of local winds coupled with westerly winds, according to the weather forecasting division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

BIRATNAGAR, May 13: Koshi Chief Minister (CM) Hikmat Kumar Karki is going to seek a vote of confidence today.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Koshi Province Chief Parshuram Khapung has called the fifth and budget session of the provincial assembly.

BIRATNAGAR, May 9: UML Parliamentary Party Leader Hikmat Kumar Karki has submitted his claim to be the chief minister of Koshi Province.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has said that the weather is partly cloudy in the hilly areas and clear in the remaining parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Rain accompanied by thunder is currently occurring in several areas of Koshi and Madhesh provinces.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 9: The Koshi Provincial government and advocates calling for naming the province based on ethnic identity have reached a five-point agreement on Friday. The two sides have agreed to rename the province in accordance with the constitution.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 6: The Koshi parliamentary party has rejected the resignation of Uddhav Thapa, the leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) parliamentary party in Koshi Province.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 15: The chief minister of Koshi Province, Kedar Karki, has expanded his cabinet by inducting two ministers.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 25: Two ministers and two state ministers of Koshi Province took oath before province chief Parshuram Khapung on Monday.

CM Karki preparing to expand Koshi Cabinet

September 25, 2023 13:46 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 25: Koshi Province Chief Minister Hikmat Kumar Karki has prepared to expand the provincial cabinet. Karki has prepared to expand the cabinet by appointing four ministers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The hearing on the writ petition against the Koshi government will be held on the 3rd of September.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The writ petition filed by Hikmat Kumar Karki, a member of Koshi Provincial Assembly from the CPN-UML, against the Koshi government, has been scheduled for hearing today. The preliminary hearing on the writ petition will be conducted by the bench of Justice Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada.

BIRATNAGAR, August 21: Chief Minister of Koshi Province, Uddhav Thapa, has received the vote of confidence on Monday.

CM Thapa administered oath

August 2, 2023 18:45 pm

BIRATNAGAR, August 2: Newly appointed Chief Minister of Koshi Province, Uddhav Thapa, has been administered oath of office and secrecy amidst a ceremony on Wednesday.

RAJBIRAJ, July 14: A cargo truck veered off the road and plunged into the Koshi Barrage along the East-West Highway today.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Four youths who protested against Pancha Karna Rai aka 'PK' elected from Khotang constituency 1 who voted in favor of Koshi province have been arrested.

KATHMANDU, March 2: A public holiday has been declared today across Province 1 to commemorate the success of renaming the province as Koshi Province.

KATHMANDU, March 1:  A protest has erupted outside the state assembly of Province 1 after it was proposed to rename the province as Koshi Province.

KATHMANDU, March 1: CPN (Unified Socialist) has claimed that the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress (NC) have abandoned their previous stance and proposed ‘Koshi’ as the name of Province 1.

INARUWA, August 21: Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, spokesperson for Nepal government and Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has said that the problem of Koshi will be solved by making a long-term plan.

BIRATNAGAR, May 22: Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar has built a COVID-19 hospital, including ventilators and 62 beds to treat the COVID-19 infected patients.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: A new report from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the United National Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal has identified 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs) within the Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins of Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, and India.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 12: Even though ruling party members of the provincial assembly of Province 1  have been saying in public that an 'agreement will be reached among political parties over naming the province', the process of formally deciding a name has been in limbo for the past several months while the provincial government awaits a nod from the center.

Water flow in Koshi River rises up

July 13, 2019 12:55 pm

DHARAN, July 13: The water flow in the Saptakoshi River along the Koshi Barrage has intensified further. With the rising water level, 30 gates out of 55 have been opened.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Five rivers, Koshi, Kali Gandaki, Arun, Sunkoshi, Tamor, Saptakoshi have exceeded safety levels, according to Nepal Flood Alert issued by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM). The areas at risk include Modi Beni, Simle, Hampachuwar, Mulghat, Chatara.

SAPTARI, Aug 4: It has been more than half a century since India and Nepal signed the agreement to construct the Koshi Barrage. And experts from both countries are saying that the barrage is already old.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The first Nepal-India meeting on inland waterway connectivity concluded on Monday with an agreement to hold further discussions after making a field study of Koshi and Narayani rivers.

INARUWA, July 15: Water level in Saptakoshi river has been recorded the highest of this monsoon on Saturday. The water flow measured at 9:15 last night was 215,970 cusecs, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narayan Prasad Chimariya.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Koshi River basin on Saturday as the water level of the river reached near warning mark. Mass SMSs were sent to the locals via Ncell and NTC telecommunication networks.

ITAHARI, June 20: Two people died while seven others sustained serious injuries in a truck accident in Koshi Barrage on Wednesday.

SUNSARI, May 21: The number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve considered a famous habitat for this animal has increased.

ITAHARI, May 21: With the identification of nine additional wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), the number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has increased to 441, a slight increase compared to the last census held two years ago.

KHOTANG, May 13: Police have recovered the body of Suman Shrestha, 12, one of the three children, who was swept by the Sun Koshi River on May 5.  Shrestha’s body was retrieved four kilometers away after it was washed ashore. The three children were swept by the river as they swam while herding goats.

ITAHARI, April 6: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), which is the only natural habitat of the endangered wild buffaloes in Nepal, will begin the census of this rare species from mid-April.

PANCHTHAR, Feb 5: Construction work on Koshi Corridor, which connects eastern hilly districts with the tarai plains, is beginning soon.

ITAHARI, Dec 5: Wild elephant attacks have increased in the areas surrounding Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in recent times. In the last five days, four people living in the areas near the reserve have lost their lives to elephant attacks.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Crusador of medical education reforms, Dr Govinda KC, has urged the government to stall the process of converting the Koshi Zonal Hospital into a teaching hospital under the Purbanchal University (PU) until the formation of the Medical Education Commission.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Two non-government organizations (NGOs) of Nepal and India have proposed revising Koshi and Gandak treaties.

Deuba promises amendment, Koshi high dam

September 13, 2017 02:15 am

KATHMANDU, SEPT 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepali Congress (NC) will take the lead in amending the constitution if voted to power in the upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is paying a five-day state visit to India from August 23, with the main agenda of bringing the agreements reached between the two countries on various occasions into implementation.

DHANKUTA, August 15: Vegetables farmers and traders in hilly districts of Koshi zone are suffering loss of as much as Rs 10 million on a daily basis as they have not been able to export their vegetables after floods and landslides damaged different sections of Koshi Highway on Saturday.

SAPTARI, August 14: On Sunday, a picture of a five-year-old dead child being swept away by the Koshi River in Saptari district gained widespread attention in the social media. The child has been identified as Kamalu Sada of Tilathi-Koiladi Rural Municipality-6.

INARUWA, August 14: Sunsari and Saptari's government officials Monday inspected the Koshi Barrage and spurs.

KATHMANDU, August 14: Dev Kumar Sada (L), uncle of 8-year-old flood victim Kamal Sada, guides the boy's dead body in the Koshi River at Kulari Village in Saptari district, Nepal, on August 13

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The government has urged the Indian government to open all gates of Sapktakoshi and Laxmanpur barrages as water levels in the two major rivers crossed the mark of danger due to heavy rainfall since Friday.

DHARAN, July 23: There are potholes everywhere in a one-kilometer road stretch of Koshi Highway that runs through Dharan. It has been about a month since the Road Division office (RDO), Biratnagar has been out of contact after piling up gravels in the same road.

ITAHARI, July 5: Nepali Congress (NC) has won both the chief and deputy chief in Koshi Rural Municipality in the Sunsari district.

KATHMANDU, April 6: With the much-awaited local polls now just 38 days away, leaders of big political parties in the hilly districts of Koshi have intensified their efforts to win candidacies from their respective parties.