NEPALGUNJ, June 2: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City and Khajura Rural Municipality have decided to shut community schools within the local levels keeping in view of unbearable heat.

RANJHA, May 25: Children with intellectual disabilities are compelled to study in a crammed classroom at an intellectual disability day care service center operating from Saraswati Basic School at Nepalgunj Sub Metropolitan City-9 in Banke district.

Forest fire victim dies

May 11, 2023 13:08 pm

RANJHA, May 11: Bhairab BK who was injured in a forest fire in the Malya forest at Aathbis Municipality-6 in Dailekh has died. BK, 55, died at Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj on Wednesday night, said the hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Badri Chapagain.

NEPALGUNJ, May 4: Former king Gyanendra Shah received a grand civic felicitation in Nepalgunj on Wednesday.

Three held with counterfeit notes

February 15, 2023 11:00 am

BANKE, Feb 15: Police have nabbed three persons with counterfeit notes worth Rs 500,000 in possession from Nepalgunj in Banke district on Tuesday.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 2: Enraged locals of Nepalgunj on Monday blocked the city’s roads in various sections demanding compensation to the family of a person who was killed in a road accident.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 12: The Nepalgunj-based office of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has registered more complaints related to corruption from the local levels.

NAWALPARASI, Dec 2: All four persons killed in a jeep accident at Dhaubadi of Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Sustapurba) have been identified.

Delay in ICP construction in Nepalgunj

November 27, 2022 11:47 am

BANKE, Nov 27: It has been found that 40 percent of the work of the Integrated Customs Checkpoint (ICP) under construction in Nepalgunj, which is scheduled to be completed by June 2023, is still remaining. Only 60 percent of the ICP work has been completed in 22 months since the construction work started in December 2020. The remaining 40 percent of the work should be completed within the next seven months if the construction is to be completed within the stipulated time.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 17: Two cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led group who were injured in a bomb blast are being treated under police supervision. The explosion took place at around 8:10PM on Wednesday while the cadres were allegedly making a bomb in a house near the health office in Nepalganj Sub-metropolitan City ward number 10 Bhrikutinagar.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 3: Tourism entrepreneurs of three provinces have decided to work together and introduce tour packages for promotion of tourism.

KOHALPUR, Oct 2: People going to the remote districts of Karnali have not been able to go home during the festive season due to the lack of flights.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 5: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Rajendra Lingden has clarified that his party will not form an alliance with any party. In a press conference held on Monday morning in Nepalganj, Lingden said that he can move forward only by cooperating with any party on the basis of seats if needed.

NEPALGUNJ, August 17: A case of suspicious death has been reported at the Aarambha Rehabilitation Reform Center in Nepalgunj.

Nepalgunj's hot air being studied

July 22, 2022 17:30 pm

KATHMANDU, July 22: A study on the temperature and hot air of Nepalgunj has been started. Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City office has started taking necessary steps to reduce the rising temperature and studying its effects.

BANKE, July 17: Following the increase in the price of petroleum products, the fares of public transport were increased from June 20. The fares were increased by 5.30 percent for passenger vehicles, 6.94 percent for cargo vehicles operating on mountain roads and 7.7 percent for cargo vehicles operating on Terai roads. After the price of petroleum products fell, the government reduced the fare of public transport on June 26. The transporters who implement the decision immediately when the fares are increased, don’t adjust the fares when they are decreased.

Arable land being rapidly eroded

July 15, 2022 13:30 pm

NEPALGUNJ, JULY 15: As the western main canal of the Sikta Irrigation Project blocks the natural outlet of the river, there has been rapid erosion of arable land in Banke's Dhakeri. The local Bhakta Khola has eroded four katthas of land of Dhan Bahadur Oli, six katthas of Bir Bahadur Dangi and four katthas of Lal Bahadur Khatri.

BANKE, July 14: Nepalgunj was declared a pressure horn prohibited area in November 2018. During that time, the police conducted programs ranging from public awareness to action to ban horns. However, the police gradually began to ignore the ban due to which large vehicles have started blowing their pressure horns on the main road of Nepalgunj again.

NEPALGUNJ, June 26- Nepal Police have recovered a large quantity of pulses and sugar from Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis city-1. As many as 520 sacks of sugar weighing 50 kg per sack and 51 sacks of pulses weighing 30 kg per sack were recovered from the premises of Nandani Mill in Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis-1.

NEPALGUNJ, June 24: The Nepalgunj sub-metropolis in Banke has presented a budget of over Rs 1.636 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

NEPALGUNJ, June 12: A fire broke out at the Survey Office in Nepalgunj. The fire broke out when there was a sudden power outage during the storm.

Nine injured in Nepalgunj clash

June 2, 2022 17:13 pm

NEPALGUNJ, June 2: Nine people including some policemen were injured in a clash between police and members of a monarchist group over the installation of a bust of former King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah at Dhamboji Chowk in Nepalgunj on Thursday.

BANKE, June 2: The town of Nepalgunj has been tense since Thursday morning after the police forcibly removed a bust of the Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. The bust was installed by a monarchist group at Birendra Chowk or Dhamboji, Nepalgunj to mark the 21st anniversary of the royal palace massacre.

JAJARKOT, May 26: The air travel to Humla has been inconvenient to the general public due to distribution of ticket tickets based on access to power corridors. The public has to suffer  a lot to get flight tickets and these tickets are also becoming extremely costly.

NEPALGUNJ, May 20: Prashant Bista of the Nepali Congress (NC) and Kamaruddin Rai of the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) have been elected the mayor and deputy mayor of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City.

NEPALGUNJ, May 19: A dispute has arisen in Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis ward 18 after additional ballot papers were found in a ballot box. After the counting of votes in the ward was completed, nine extra ballot papers were found.

NEPALGUNJ, May 3: Police have nabbed a person with around one kilogramme of gold from Khajura of Banke.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Brothers from the same family have registered their nominations for the post of ward chairperson in Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City and Kohalpur Municipality.

Three killed in car-hit in Nepalgunj

April 11, 2022 12:07 pm

RANJHA, April 11: A car (Province 3-01-23 Cha 8481) knocked down three pedestrians near BP Chowk in Nepalgunj last night.

BANKE, April 6: A Buddha Air aircraft that flew from Dhangadhi for Kathmandu has made an emergency landing in Nepalgunj.

KATHMANDU, March 11: A three-day Western Travel Mart has been started in Nepalgunj, Banke from Thursday under the original project of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan Municipality.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 25: The Nepal-India Jamunaha border point in Nepalgunj is being closed for 60 hours from this evening.

BANKE, Feb 4: As night falls, some young women line up at the main entrance of the water park in Nepalgunj. They spend time waiting for customers out in the cold until midnight.

RANJHA, Jan 15: The Aircraft Museum at Besalpur in Nepalgunj, Banke district has formally come into operation from today.

RANJHA, Nov 1: The border security at the Jamunaha border in Nepalgunj has been tightened further after reports that the Afghan refugees were entering Nepal from India using this border point. Jamunaha

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 31: Nar Bahadur Oli, 42, of Baijnath Rural Municipality-6, Banke, who was on the run, was arrested by the police on Sunday morning. He was sentenced by the court in a red panda smuggling case.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 30: Two persons have been arrested from Jamunaha border in Nepalgunj along with 3.25 grams of brown sugar.

Human rights activist Rubi Khan has broken her fast after 11 days following the government’s decision to form an investigation committee to look into the death of Nankutri Dhobi of Newaji village and the missing case of Nirmala Kurmi.

Teenager killed in Nepalgunj

October 5, 2021 16:22 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 5: A teenager named Rohit Tharu, 19, of Bardiya, Rajapur, has been killed near Gayatri Temple in Dhamboji of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis-1.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 1: As many as three locals of Sonari Rural Municipality-1, who were forced to seek refuge on a tree after being surrounded by three Royal Bengal tigers, have been rescued.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 2: The lives of some local herders of Sonari Rural Municipality-1 are at great risk as they are currently being surrounded by tigers. The herders have somehow managed to climb a tree and be safe for now, according to Chanda Lama, a local.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 28: Another man has died of COVID-19 infection at Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj. A 40-year-old man from Baijnath Rural Municipality Ward No. 6 died on September 25 at 7:30 PM while undergoing treatment.

NEPALGUNJ, August 2: I witnessed families devastated by the loss of family members and have lost many friends to the virus as well. The sadness which follows after the loss of someone you know is immense. This made me start this journey to help them alleviate their pain,” Shah said.

BANKE, July 11: The resumption of businesses and public movement in Nepalgunj has gained momentum following the government's decision to loosen the prohibitory order upto some extent. However, despite that, businesses in the district have not been able to restabilize their earnings. The loss in business has left entrepreneurs finding it difficult to pay their rents.

NEPALGUNJ, May 14: As many as 14 people died of COVID-19 in Banke district in the past two days.

NEPALGUNJ, May 7: As many as 10 COVID-19 patients died from the virus in Banke in the last 24 hours. Those dying of COVID-19 in various hospitals in Banke district include eight people from Banke and one each from Bardiya and Kailali districts.

NEPALGUNJ, May 1: Nepalgunj Medical College, a hospital that has been treating patients infected by the coronavirus in the district, has announced plans to upgrade their COVID-19 ward to 300 beds.

“I wish I could take my son back home. Unfortunately, his health condition is turning from bad to worse.”

Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis decides to stop physical classes in schools and colleges from Sunday.

NEPALGUNJ, April 16: COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Nepalgunj once again. Academic institutions are seen to be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 as a number of students and teachers have already been infected with the virus.