NEPALGUNJ, Jan 31: Unexpected frequent winter rain has affected vegetable farming in Banke district. According to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre Banke's crops protection officer Sakil Ahamad, several varieties of vegetable crops such as potato, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage and chilly farming were damaged by winter rains.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 30: Rajesh Jain established Bahubali Herbal Essence & Extract Pvt Ltd at Parbatpur of Nepalgunj some 22 years ago. While opening his firm, Jain had plans to collect and process medicinal herbs, and export them to foreign countries. But Jain's business venture has not been able to work as expected due to frequent changes in government rules and regulations which have impacted his export-based industry.

BANKE, Jan 23: The Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has become neat and clean these days with the coming into operation of a landfill site. The main city of the mid-western region has now changed its face.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 5: With delays in construction of the Integrated Check Post (ICP), the customs checkpoint has become chaotic in Nepalgunj, the main border point of western tarai.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 31: Schools at the Nepalgunj sub-metropolis and Duduwa rural municipality in Banke have been closed for the next four days owing to increasing cold.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 31:  The Bheri zonal office of Food Management and Trading Company Ltd (FMTC) has said that it would increase paddy procurement quota by 5,000 quintals this season.

Where people sell grass to pay for toilet

December 13, 2019 17:01 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 13: There are 24 houses in a row at Ghasiyaran Tole of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City. The settlement has got the name as most of people have the occupation of cutting grass and selling it for livelihood which is their traditional occupation. ‘Ghas’ means grass and’ Ghasiyaran’ refers to a person who cuts, collects and sells grass.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 15: Common people in Banke have been hit hard by a general strike called by Nepal Tarun Dal, a sister wing of Nepali Congress.

Riveting Rara

November 8, 2019 08:38 am

The jingle for the TV and radio adverts for the eponymous noodle snack, frankly, is the oldest memory I have of hearing the name of the Rara lake and its associated surrounding region. My second memory of Rara is, again, the same jingle used like a football chant in a hazing ritual when a ‘gang’ in our class split and the larger group lobbed “Ar-Eh Arr-Eh Rara” incessantly at the smaller one. Why? I have no idea.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 23: The price of vegetables in Nepalgunj has increased at a whopping rate over the past week.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 3: Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city has brought seven buses into operation along various routes in the sub metropolis.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 29: Bakhat Bahadur BK and his wife, spotted near the Indo-Nepal border in Nepalgunj on Saturday afternoon, were all smiles. The couple was coming home from Himachal Pradesh of India for celebrating Dashain with their family members at home. “It feels so good to return home. We planned the return for many months. Now that we are on our way, we are really feeling great,” said Bakhat, a local of Chanute village of Surkhet.

SURKHET, Sept 7: Police held two persons from Nepalgunj as part of their investigation after 37 cows were found dead in various places of Surkhet.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 5: Nepal-India friendship bus service will be operated from Nepalgunj to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state of India.

SURKHET, Sep 5: A probe committee formed by Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has started investigating the death of two dozen Dailekh bound cows after reportedly being pushed off cliffs along the road.

Hundred cows sent back to Nepalgunj

August 31, 2019 14:55 pm

SURKHET, Aug 31: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan city has received one hundred cows back on Friday night which were left stranded in Birendranagar.

MUGU, Aug 27: Passengers have been left in the lurch when a Twin Otter aircraft of Nepal Airlines has shut its flight service from Nepalgunj to Mugu without any prior information since May 9 this year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav said that that Bheri Zonal Hospital of Nepalgunj would be upgraded to a specialized hospital of state 5.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 15: Stray cattle have become a significant source of worry for the locals of Nepalgunj these days.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 5: Two hundred and ninety-six community schools and Madrasas (Muslim schools) in Bardiya have been incorporated in the National Early Grade Reading Program ( NEGRP).

RANJHA, August 4: The Bheri Hospital at Nepalgunj is witnessing the increasing number of kidney patients visiting hospital for dialyses services.

NEPALGUNJ, July 10: Several wards of the Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City have been inundated because of its dysfunctional sewerage system and heavy rainfall in the recent days.

NEPALGUNJ, July 6: A pharmacy in Nepalgunj has been found selling expired medicines to patients.

Heavy downpour inundates Nepalgunj

June 24, 2019 10:41 am

NEPALGUNJ, June 24: Torrential rainfall on Sunday inundated various parts of Nepalgunj Metropolitan City. The heavy downpour resulted in waterlogged streets at Gharbaritole, Dhambojhi, Surkhetroad, Belaspur, New Road, Ganeshpur, Bankegaun, Koreanpur, Bhrikutinagar, Sadarline among other places as the accumulated water could not get an outlet to flow.

BANKE, June 13: Construction of the under-construction dry port in Nepalgunj has taken a slow pace, thanks to apathy of Indian side.

BANKE, June 8: Minister for Urban Development Mohamad Ishtiyak Rai has said preparations are on to plant 10 thousand trees in Nepalgunj to alleviate the sweltering heat in the area. The minister announced this plan while addressing a program here today.

BANKE, June 4: The hype generated by the eighth national games held in Nepalgunj has not died down even a month after the event. The week-long games organized by the National Sports Council (NSC) ended up gifting several physical infrastructures for the development of sports in Province 5. But on the flip side some wrongdoing by the organizing committee has also come to light.

NEPALGUNJ, June 1: There are 1,197 drug abusers in Nepalgunj sub-metropolis. This was revealed in a preliminary survey carried out by seven organizations working against drug abuse in the district.

NEPALGUNJ, May 24: Thunderstorm from light to moderate accompanied with gusty winds and lightning has been forecast at some places of eastern and central regions and at a few places of the western region today due to the impact of western low pressure system.

BANKE, May 10: A heat wave has affected life in some western Tarai districts including the city of Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj recorded highest maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius so far on Thursday, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Nepalgunj.

NEPALGUNJ, May 9: The Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has forwarded construction task by prioritizing significant projects of development with an objective of developing Nepalgunj as the best model city.

PARSA, April 29: The laying of underground petroleum pipeline from Motihari, India to Amlekhgunj, Nepalgunj is taking place in a high pace.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club defeated Province 5 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the football final of the Eighth National Games in a semifinal match played at Nepalgunj Stadium in Nepalgunj on Tuesday.

Soaltee Westend Premier was formally inaugurated on Tuesday by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.

NEPALGUNJ, March 19: The official schedules for forthcoming 8th National Games are still undecided despite the inauguration of media center and release of official ‘jingle’ at Nepalgunj sports stadium on Monday. The major sports event of the country has already been postponed twice.

19 women rescued from trafficking

February 25, 2019 16:31 pm

RANJHA, Feb 25: Nineteen Nepali women who were being taken towards India probably for trafficking were rescued from the Nepalgunj border.

DOLPA, Feb 21: Susmita Shrestha of Tripurasundari Municipality-1, of Dolpa was on cloud nine after hearing that she will one day be able to catch a vehicle from her doorstep. It was her dream to travel to Nepalgunj by taking a vehicle from her own locality.

DOLPA, Feb 21: Susmita Shrestha of Tripurasundari Municipality-1, of Dolpa was on cloud nine after hearing that she will one day be able to catch a vehicle from her doorstep.

Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital

February 19, 2019 05:00 am

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 19: Considered to be a promising development in the field of cancer treatment, the Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital (SKPCH) was established in Khajura of Banke last year. To enable the hospital to provide quality services, it was provided with millions-worth infrastructures and equipment.

BANKE, Nov 15: The morning flights to and from Ranjha Airport, Nepalgunj could not take place today due to poor visibility following the fog in the region.

RANJHA, Nov 12: Locals have initiated efforts for the expansion of Nepalgunj-based Ranjha Airport as a regional international airport.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Altogether nine individuals lost their lives in  road accidents  in Rukum (West), Rupandehi, Nawalparasi(East), Bara, Chitwan and Dhading districts.

BANKE, Nov 9 : Abdul Wahid Mansuri ‘Chunna’ is a Muslim. Although a Muslim, he enjoys every festival celebrated by the Hindus. A native of Nepalgunj, Chunna has been putting on tika during the Dashain and Tihar, the biggest and second biggest festivals respectively of the Hindus, since the last 20 years.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct. 25: Mayor of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City Dr Dhabal Shumsher Rana has provided his salary and allowances to a social organization for a social cause.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The government is revising the design of integrated check posts (ICPs) at Nepalgunj and Bhairahawa, realizing the need for sufficient spaces at the customs point to accommodate large volume of goods.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Soaltee Westend Premier of Nepalgunj has received 'Best Debut Green Hotel' during the 14th Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Travel Awards held in India last week.

Soaltee Westend Premier based in Nepalgunj has received an award called ‘Best Debut Green Hotel’  during the 14th Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Travel Awards held in India recently.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 7: At least six people lost their lives while 17 others sustained injuries when a microbus collided head-on with a truck near Muguwa River of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-2 in Banke district on Saturday morning.

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HUMLA, Oct. 5: The private airlines companies that used to operate their flights to Humla from Nepalgunj and Surkhet airports now have shifted their attention to the eastern belt of the country seeking more profits during the festive season.