SANKHUWASABHA, April 19: Communication services have been restored in Bhotkhola, the remote northern region of Sankhuwasabha District, after a week since they were disrupted.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Nepali Army successfully defused 65 explosives recently discovered near a helipad of the district police office Sankhuwasabha Range.

KIMATHANKA (Sankhuwasabha), Jan 28: Snowfall in the highland of Sankhuwasabha district has adversely affected normal life of people.

KHANDBARI, Nov 12: As many as 1,710 people have been confirmed infected with dengue in Sankhuwasabha district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Government of Nepal and donor agencies have pledged to expedite the construction of the 1,161-megawatt Upper Arun Hydropower Project based at Bhotekhola Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Tashi Sherpa from Sankhuwasabha, who landed in the Philippines in an attempt to reach the United States illegally, has been stranded in the island for five months. Sherpa is desperately seeking help for his rescue after being expelled from his lodge after failing to pay the dues.

Sankhuwasabha, Sept 13: A hearing has started in the district court on the case relating to the death of inmates in the district prison, Sankhuwasabha.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The campus building of Himalaya Kiran Public Campus in Khandbari Municipality of Sankhuwasabha was  jointly inaugurated by Foreign Minister Narayan Prakash Saud and Ambassador of India to Nepal  Naveen Srivastava on Wednesday. The political leaders from Sankhuwasabha, social workers, officials of Nepali Government, representatives of the Campus and local communities were also present on this occasion.

KIMATHANKA (SANKHUWASABHA), Aug 31: Two persons were injured after coming under attack by a wild bear at Bhotekhola rural municipality-4 in Sankhuwasabha on Wednesday.

Sankhuwasabha, Aug 17: Involvement of some police personnel and inmates was found in the incident, said a probe committee formed to carry out investigation into the incident that occurred at District Prison, Sankhuwasabha.

Sankhuwasabha, Aug 14: Police sub inspector Laxmi Chaudhary has been apprehended over the deaths of two inmates in the prison office, Sankhuwasabha last week.

KIMATHANGKA, Aug 11: A total of 15 individuals including 10 police personnel have been apprehended for investigation into the suspicious death of two inmates in the District Prison at Khandbari in Sankhuwasabha district.

KIMATHANKA, Aug 10: The families of two inmates who died in the district prison Sankhuwasabha have refused to receive their bodies.

KIMATHANKA, June 15: Continuous rainfall for the past few days has damaged the temporary dam of the under-construction 900MW Arun III Hydropower Project based in Sankhuwasabha district.

Girl hacked to death in Khandbari

May 26, 2023 11:24 am

KIMATHANKA, May 26: A 21-year-old girl was murdered this morning at Ghimiregaun in Khandbari Municipality-1, Sankhuwasabha.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The electricity transmission line of the 900 megawatt Arun-III hydropower project under construction in Sankhuwasabha is going to be built in seven districts. The Arun-III project is going to build 597 towers for the transmission line in Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Khotang, Udayapur, Siraha, Mahottari and Dhanusha districts.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Three of the people onboard a Simrik Air helicopter which crashed in Sankhuwasabha on Friday are said to have sustained severe injuries, according to the District Administration Office, Sankhuwasabha. Rescue efforts are underway with the help of a Nepal Army helicopter, said Administrative Officer Bhogendra Shrestha.

KATHMANDU, May 5: A helicopter belonging to Simrik Air crashed in Sankhuwasabha district on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: A helicopter has crashed in Sankhuwasabha.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The government's attention has been drawn to open the Kimathanka border crossing with China in Sankhuwasabha district.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Locals of Sankhuwasabha have demanded the government to take initiative to open Kimathanka border point.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The District Court, Sankhuwasabha, has sentenced four persons to life imprisonment for the murder of six members of the same family in the district.

KIMATHANKA, June 1: Two people were buried to death in a landslide at Nundhaki of Chainpur Municipality-1 in Sankhuwasabha district Wednesday morning.

KIMATHANKA, March 10: The identities of all the 14 deceased of Sankhuwasabha bus accident have been ascertained.

KIMATHANKA, March 10: The identities of 10 people who died in a bus accident in Madi Municipality-6 of Sankhuwasabha have been revealed. The identities of 10 people killed and five injured in the bus accident have been revealed, police said.

KHANDBARI, March 10: As many as 14 people died when a passenger-ferrying bus en route to Damak, Jhapa from Okharbote Bazaar of Madi, Sankhuwasava met with an accident at Madi Municipality-6, Saatghumti at 7:30 this morning.

KATHMANDU, March 10: A passenger bus met with an accident in Sankhuwasabha on Thursday morning killing at least 10 people onboard. The ill-fated bus (Ba 4 Kha 735) left for Sunsari's Dharan met with an accident at Saatghumti, Madi Municipality-6.

UML Chairman Oli in Sankhuwasabha

January 10, 2022 15:17 pm

KHANDBARI, Jan 10: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has reached Sankhuwasabha district for the inauguration ceremony of the Eighth District Convention and party entry program.

KIMATHANKA, Nov 6: Province no 1 Chief Minister Rajendra Rai has said the name of the province would be finalized soon after discussing it in the provincial assembly. Talking to journalists at Tumlingtar of Sankhuwasabha on Friday, he said the province name would be decided on the basis of identity and multi-identity through consensus after discussing it in the provincial parliament.

KIMATHANKA, Nov 1: Two Chinese nationals have been arrested with illegal drugs from Buddha Hotel at Tumlingtar in Khandbari Municipality-9 of Sankhuwasabha district.

SANKHUWASABHA, September 6: Six members of the same family were hacked to death by an unknown group last night in Madi Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha.

MORANG, Dec 28: The police and an unidentified group believed to be belonging to the underground armed outfit led by Netra Bikram Chanda ‘Biplab’ exchanged fire in Chainpur of Sankuwasaba district on Sunday afternoon.

DHANKUTA, July 12: As many as 11 people are missing in Silongchong Rural Municipality in Sankhuwasabha district since Saturday night after eight houses in the village were swept away by a massive landslide triggered by incessant rainfall.

How Nepal lost Arun III

December 19, 2019 08:08 am

Perhaps no single development issue attracted as much attention, controversy and debate in the early nineties as the Arun III Hydro Project, located on the Arun River in Sankhuwasabha district. This project was identified by a JICA reconnaissance study in the Koshi basin, and screened further on the basis of energy capacity, distance from the load centre, accessibility, and rough cost benefit analysis.

Sankhuwasabha ward office set on fire

December 12, 2019 12:21 pm

SANKHUWASABHA, Dec 12: An unidentified group of people on Wednesday night set the ward office of Madi municipality-5 in the district on fire.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The government has issued the survey license for 1,061 MW Upper Arun Hydroelectricity Project, a peaking run of river power project situated in the eastern mountainous district of Sankhuwasabha.

SANKHUWASABHA, Sept 18: At least six persons have gone missing when a jeep plunged into Arun River at Dharmadevi rural municipality of Sankhuwasabha district on Tuesday night.

KATHMANDU, August 4: The Arun III Hydropower Project based in Sankhuwasabha district has reported 22 percent in physical construction . The 900-megawatt project is being developed by the Satlaj Jal Vidyut Nigam

SANKHUWASABHA, July 14: As many as 50 houses in Makalu Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha have been facing high risk of landslide.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Delay in building infrastructure like access road and electricity supply, among others, have affected many development projects. One example is Hongshi Shivam Cement Pvt Ltd in Nawalparasi.

SANKHUWASABHA, July 25: Locals of Silonchong Rural Municipality-3 of Sankhuwasabha district have been facing threats from tigers since months. Tigers have been entering Yachamkha and Lakuwa villages of the rural municipality to prey on goats and pigs.

MAKALU, May 16: Farmers of Shankhuwasabha are getting united for the development of cardamom farming. Farmers have rolled up their sleeves by forming a 25-member cardamom farmers committee to excel in the black gold farming in Makalu rural municipality-3 of late.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Acting on a writ petition, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Election Commission (EC) and the returning officers to submit votes cast in the elections and other documents in relation to parliamentary elections in Sankhuwasabha.

UML wins polls in Sankhuwasabha

December 11, 2017 19:38 pm

SANKHUWASABHA, Dec 11: CPN-UML candidate Rajendra Prasad Gautam has been elected to the House of Representatives, defeating Nepali Congress candidate Dipak Khadka with a margin of 1,130 votes.

SANKHUWASABHA, Nov 14: A vehicle carrying candidates of leftist alliance for election publicity has been ambushed at Sabhapokhari rural municipality this morning.

DHANKUTA, Nov 7: The upcoming first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections slated for November 26 has gripped Sankhuwasabha district as well. As the day nears, the district with a total of 105,085 voters is keenly anticipating who would win the election battles and what would the future representatives have in store for them.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Deputy Prime Minister Bimilendra Nidhi has instructed the concerned government bodies to make all arrangement for preempting human loss by clearing the blocked confluence of Arun rive and Barun river with great caution.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Dipin Kumar Shrestha has been elected the President of Sankhuwasabha District Committee of the Nepali Congress through lucky draw.

DHANKUTA, Aug 28: People of Sankhuwasabha district offered a final condolence to the late folk and modern singer, Khem Raj Gurung on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 24: United World Schools-Nepal (UWS-Nepal) has completed its first round of construction of schools in the Sankhuwasabha district.