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.
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.
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 These days, the woods have been replaced by human settlements in Fattepur, Binauna, Kachanpur, Kusum, Holiya, Betahani and Matehiya, among other places, according to the Forest Division Office of Banke.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, 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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.