BANKE, Dec 8: “There is no loss in the occupation of agriculture. It may not give you big money, but there is no loss," is what Lal Bahadur Khatri, a farmer based in Khajura in Banke, thinks.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 15: Police have arrested a leader of outlawed Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ from Kohalpur in the district on Thursday night at around 11:30 pm.

Two die in road accident

November 9, 2019 17:37 pm

BANKE, Nov 9: Two persons died in a road accident occurred at Phattepur of Rapti Sonari rural municipality in the district last night.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 23: The outbreak of armyworms that started two weeks ago has damaged crops spread over 17 hectares of land in Banke.

Armyworm destroys paddy in Banke

October 14, 2019 10:52 am

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 14: Paddy plants ready to be harvested by the farmers in Banke district has been destroyed by Armyworm. Farmers are worried as the pest is out of control.

Three gamblers arrested in Banke

October 10, 2019 07:14 am

BANKE, Oct 10: Police have arrested three gamblers with Rs 98 thousand from Kohalpur-11.

Nepali youth awarded in Delhi

September 30, 2019 10:13 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: A Nepali youth Mohd Irfan of Banke district was honored with the prestigious 'National Youth Icon Award 2019' amid a special ceremony held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on Friday.

FIR lodged against 10 NCP cadres

September 15, 2019 08:24 am

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 15: Nepali Congress (NC), Banke district chapter, has filed an FIR against 10 ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) cadres after the district president of the main opposition party was thrashed while attending a public function in the district.

NC deplores attack on its cadres in Banke

September 13, 2019 16:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The main opposition Nepali Congress has condemned the incident of an attack on its cadres during the public awareness campaign in Banke on Thursday.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 25: Until a decade ago, forests around the Rapti River were dense. People would go to the forest area to collect fodder and grass. These days, the woods have been replaced by human settlements in Fattepur, Binauna, Kachanpur, Kusum, Holiya, Betahani and Matehiya, among other places, according to the Forest Division Office of Banke.

BANKE, Aug 15: The Gyanodaya Community Library and Resource Centre Kohalpur has operated ward-level mobile library programme for advancing reading culture.

BANKE, August 7: Local governments of Banke district have seen the installation of censors for disaster risk reduction. The censor-enabled early warning system has been placed at Kohalpur and Baijanath of Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, June 24: Over a hundred houses were inundated while a dozen houses were completely damaged in the bordering villages of Narainapur Rural Municipality of Banke district on Sunday as a causeway being built by India along the Nepal-India border obstructed the natural flow of rainwaters.

BANKE, June 18: Investment in small and cottage industries is being encouraged in Banke district. More cottage industries are booming in the district as of late and the investment is also growing.

NEPALGUNJ, June 14: A fire caused by a lightning strike reduced the entire village of Chhotki Chauferi in Banke into ashes on Wednesday morning.

BANKE, May 21: The police have arrested seven people in possession of illegal drugs from Banke district.

BANKE, May 20: The number of women and children going illegally to India and the Gulf countries for work through the Nepal-India border in Banke district has been increasing every year.

BANKE, May 18: The Narainapur area in the district remained tense until Friday night after police arrested Deviwin Bishwokarma, an Indian national on the charge of involving in marijuana smuggling.

CAN embroiled in new controversy

May 17, 2019 13:25 pm

KATHMANDU, May 17: The Supreme Court issued a show-cause notice on Thursday to Independent Panel, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), Nepal Sports Council (NSC), Banke District Cricket Association (BDCA) and an accountant of suspended CAN a day after vice-president of CAN Binod Mainali filed a writ petition in the apex court against them demanding continuation of his membership.

NEPALGUNJ, April 29: The Banke District Court has sent 18 land revenue officials of Banke and Bardiya districts to judicial custody. They had been arrested on the charge of transferring the ownership of huge chunks of land belonging to the Sikta Irrigation Project to private ownership through forgery.

KATHMANDU, April 24: The Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award 2018 has been jointly awarded to journalists duo Rudra Khadka and Arjun Oli for their series of news reports on the irregularities in the Sikta Irrigation project based in Banke. The stories were published both in Nagarik and Republica dailies.

BANKE, April 23: Province 5 has advanced into the semifinals of men’s football finishing at the top of its group at the Eighth National Games in men’s football in Khajura, Banke on Monday.

BANKE, April 19: The Eighth National Games has officially kicked off at the Nepalgunj Stadium, Banke. President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the Games amid huge enthusiasm and fanfare on Thursday.

RANJHA, April 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari discussed matters relating to development works with people's representatives in Banke and Bardia districts.

RANJHA, April 18: Well-equipped sports infrastructures have been developed in Banke at the investment of Rs 480 million in view of the 8th National Games.

BANKE, April 17: Drying up of water sources has posed a threat to wildlife in the Banke National Park. The national park, however, was established some nine years ago for the expansion of the habitat of wild cat.

RANJHA, March 30: Thirty-seven people lost their lives in multiple road accidents in the past eight months in Banke. Among the dead, two are minors and nine are women.

SURKHET, March 18: Business community of Banke and Bardiya districts has proposed an integration of the districts into Karnali state. The merger would boost economic development of the state, they argued at an interaction in Birendranagar among the office bearers of Surkhet and Kohalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).

Bomb defused at Rajha, Banke

March 14, 2019 15:40 pm

BANKE, March 14: A bomb disposal squad of the Nepal Army has defused a bomb planted by an unidentified group at Rajha Chok along the Nepalgunj-Kohalpur road section in the district today, said Banke police Chief SP Arun Poudel.

BANKE, Feb 28: A few days ago, Shyam Kumari Chaudhary of Khayarbhatti in Banke district fell critically ill. Her settlement lies in the middle of a jungle, with no road connectivity. So her husband Nanda Kishor could not think of taking her to Nepalgunj for treatment. However, he made her sit on the back of his bicycle and took her to a hospital in Baghauda of India.

RANJHA, Jan 18: Three boys of Simalghari of Khajura rural municipality-6 in Banke, who had been missing since the past five years, have been rescued and reunited with their families.

Two persons held with five kgs hashish

January 14, 2019 18:30 pm

BANKE, Jan 14: Police on Monday arrested two persons for possessing five kilograms of hashish from Kohalpur in Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 15: A two-member team of Australian experts has returned home after inspecting the western main canal of under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke district.

BANKE, Nov 30: The High Court Tulsipur, Nepalgunj has ordered first of its kind order to the provincial government: ban the renewal of public vehicles that are older than 20 years and ensure development projects are environmentally friendly.

Nine hurt in clash

November 9, 2018 11:46 am

KHAJURA, Nov 9: Nine people were injured in a clash between two groups during the Deusi Bhailo programme here last night.

Banke, Oct 27: Encroachment of forest under various pretexts is increasing in Banke district in recent years.  The Division Forest Office, Banke has said that the forest land is encroached upon in the name of flood-displaced, landless squatters and displacement due to natural disaster in various places of the district.

DHANGADHI, Sept 16: The 'Atawari' festival which is celebrated by the Chaudhary-Dagaura community of the western Terai in Nepal has kicked off from today. The two-day festival symbolising mutual harmony, unity and good family relations is observed majorly in Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur districts.

BARDIYA, Sept 3: The mysterious death of Ram Manohar Yadav in a hospital while he was still under police custody has raised suspicion of foul play.

BANKE, Sept 1: The number of narcotics drug users and those involved in its trafficking is found increasing in Banke district over the last few years, police said.

BANKE, July 2: Continuous rainfall since Sunday evening has claimed four lives, including two children in the district. According to the District Police Office, two locals have died in Baija Nath Rural Municipality and each killed in Kohalpur Municipality and Duduwa Rural Municipality.

DADELDHURA, May 26: A passenger bus (Ba 4 Kha 8492) en en route to Dadeldhura from Kathmandu unexpectedly caught fire while overtaking another bus at Basgadi of Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 2: A video camera installed for tiger census at Banke National Park recently captured a poacher roaming around with a gun on his back. Fifty such cameras were installed at different locations of the park about a month ago to count the number of tigers.

BANKE, Jan 5: Binauna Health Post of Banke district is 24 kilometers far from Nepalgunj. It is visited by over 60 patients on a daily basis. However, the health post has not been able to provide medicines to its patients due to the shortage of the same.

FSFN’s Ishtiyak wins in Banke-2

December 9, 2017 21:11 pm

BANKE, Dec 9: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has secured its victory in Federal Parliament from Banke-2

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Surendra Hamal from Nepali Congress has won the Provincial Assembly election from Banke’s constituency 2 (B). Hamal defeated his opponent, Durgesh Gupta from FSFN. Hamal received 9,211 votes while Gupta received 8,432

Election fever heats up Banke

November 23, 2017 04:00 am

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 23: With the upcoming elections now just a few days away, poll fever has also caught up Banke district, which is considered as the main trade-hub of western Nepal.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 11: Stating that physical attacks on them are on the rise, local representatives in Banke have demanded security from the authority. On Friday, they met Chief District Officer Ramesh Kumar KC to draw his attention toward the matter. The local representatives who had come all the way from Raptisonari Rural Municipality said that attacks on them have become common in the district. Unknown groups threaten and warn them as well.

KOHALPUR, Nov 9: Altogether 112 candidates have registered their candidacy in Banke for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls scheduled for December 7. However, only one Dalit woman will be contesting under the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) category from the whole district.

KHAJURA, BANKE, Oct 22: Two people died and one was injured in separate incidents in Banke.

DANG, Oct 10: At least two people were killed while 12 others sustained injuries in a bus accident that occurred at Rapti Sonari  Rural Municipality on early Tuesday.