NEPALGUNJ, Sept 20: The risk of COVID-19 is still not over in Banke district. Despite the decrease in the number of cases related to contagious diseases in the past few days, the situation has not changed much in the district.
NEPALGUNJ, Sept 13: A tiger has attacked and eaten a man at Gabhar in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality- 1 of Banke. A 45-year-old man working at the Bheri Rapti Staff Hotel in Gabhar was eaten by a tiger of Royal Bengal breed.
NEPALGUNJ, August 22: The blacktop of the bypass road connecting Piprahawa Chowk in Ganapur of Banke to Nahar Chowk in Khajura has started to come off within a month. Although the Janaki Rural Municipality Office is supposed to pave a total of 7.2 km of the road, it built only a 2 km long section of the road last June.
NEPALGUNJ, August 8: The situation of COVID-19 is getting worrisome in Banke again. PCR test reports conducted in various laboratories here have shown an increase in the number of cases. Despite the increase in the COVID-19 cases, the marketplaces are still crowded and bustling with people.
NEPALGUNJ, July 23: The fear of COVID-19 infection has gripped Nepalgunj following the rise of the viral infection in India. The increasing number of infections has deeply concerned the locals residing near the borders; they fear that the open border between the two countries is a major factor in transmitting the virus.
BANKE, July 4: The government of Nepal has not taken any immediate decision to resume the operation of public vehicles, following the spread of the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Likewise, the local administration of Banke has also not allowed any movement of vehicles outside the district as well. However, according to traffic authorities, more than a 100 passenger vehicles leave Banke on a daily basis.
RANJHA, June 20: The situation is now normal in Banke, which had become an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic during the second wave. Only 74 patients are being treated at the hospitals in the district. Tej Oli, a resource person at the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center, Banke, said that only 13 people are originally from Banke out of the 74 people who are currently being treated at the hospitals in Banke.
KATHMANDU, May 30: The mortality rate of COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at the hospitals in Banke has decreased dramatically. Earlier, the hospitals recorded about 15-17 deaths on a daily basis which dropped to zero in the past 24 hours.
NEPALGUNJ, May 19: As many as 17 people died within 13 hours from COVID-19 in Banke district. Among the list of the deceased, nine were undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital while eight were admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital.
KATHMANDU, May 11: The Banke district administration has extended the prohibitory order following the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with a new variant of the virus. The District Administration Office, Banke, issued a notice on Monday and extended the prohibitory order till May 17.
NEPALGUNJ, May 2: Nine people have died in the last 24 hours (till Saturday evening) in Banke due to COVID-19 infection. They died while undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital and Nepalgunj Medical College.
KATHMANDU, April 18: The Kathmandu Valley, the country’s most densely-populated place, added 435 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Sunday alone, revealed the daily COVID-19 updates released by the health ministry.
BANKE, Oct 4: A new mother has died of COVID-19 in the district this morning. The 29-year-old mother from Bhimdatta Municipality-2 died at Teaching Hospital in Kohalpur, said Naresh Shrestha, corona source person at the health office, Banke.
NEPALGUNJ, May 25: Four new people in Banke have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The swab samples of two males each from Rapti Sonari and Duduwa rural municipalities in the district tested positive for this virus at lab tests conducted at Rapti Academy of Health Sciences.
NEPALGUNJ, May 23: Twenty-one COVID-19 patients of Banke district including the first infected returned home on Friday after recovering from this deadly disease. A 60-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl child were among those who were admitted to Khajura-based Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital some three weeks ago.
Sabina Shahi, a health worker from Dhangadi, vaccinated dozens of children below two years of age in the last three days. Nearly 140 parents came on Tuesday alone at Beli Health Center to get their children vaccinated. Some of them had recently returned from India and they did not bring vaccination records. Shahi had no choice but to vaccinate all the children indiscriminately. And she did so without wearing proper gloves, goggles or a cap.
KOHALPUR, April 24: Janakala Malla of Gamgadhi-1, Mugu had come to Nepalgunj for treatment a month ago. Before she was treated, the government announced nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus disease in the country. Consequently, she was forced to spend a month without treatment.
SURKHET, Feb 22: The National Pride Project, Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has completed 40% of the construction work. The construction project was started from 2004 to divert the water of Bheri River to Babai and provide irrigation facility to 52,000 hectares of land of Banke and Bardiya districts and also produce 48-megawatt electricity. The construction of the 12.2 kilometers long tunnel was constructed with the use of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the first time in Nepal. Under the second package of the project, the dam and powerhouse will be constructed.
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.
BANKE, Jan 27: Banke, the district in province 5, had 125 leprosy patients till last fiscal year and till the mid-December of the current fiscal year 114 patients were under medical treatment at several hospitals here.
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.
BANKE, Jan 22: Banke district is seeing the sprouting of commercial farming of medicinal herbs with the government proposing the district for commercial farming of medicinal herbs. Of 30 types of medicinal herb species prioritised by the government, 12 types are recommended for commercial farming in Banke.
BANKE, Jan 18: Potato farmers in Banke and Bardiya districts are facing losses of Rs 1 billion due to excessive winter rain. Potato production in these districts is likely to decline by 50% this season. The excessive winter rain has continued even in January which will furthermore affect the production of vegetables and winter crops in these districts.
NEPALGUNJ, Dec 28: With mercury dipping, the children from the economically backward community have been hit hard. The children staying in various brick kilns with their parents are suffering from common cold, pneumonia and so on due to cold wave in recent days.