RANJHA (BANKE), Jan 1: The historical Hajarat Baba Kammar Shah festival, celebrated by both Muslims and Hindus together, has commenced at Kamdi of Duduwa Rural Municipality-5 in Banke district.

JANAKI (BANKE), Dec 1: Two pedestrians died in separate road accidents in Banke and Kailali districts on Thursday night.

BANKE, Nov 17: Banke police shot at and arrested one person who attacked and seriously injured a local by using a sharp weapon.

RANJHA (Banke), Nov 12: Despite a decrease in leprosy cases compared to previous years, Banke and Bardiya districts in the Lumbini Province continue to report new cases of this infectious disease, posing challenges to its eradication.

BANKE, Oct 25: In preparation for the Durga idol immersion processions set to take place on the day following Bada Dashain, the District Administration Office Banke has implemented a temporary ban on alcohol sales, distribution, and consumption in the area.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 5: The curfew imposed in the Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan area for the past three days has seen some relaxation.

Curfew clamped in Nepalgunj

October 3, 2023 13:26 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 3: The District Administration Office, Banke, has imposed a curfew in Nepalgunj after a clash between the two parties.

BANKE, Sept 9: Tragedy struck in Banke as a passenger bus collided with a stationary truck, resulting in the loss of seven lives. The devastating incident occurred on Friday night when the bus with registration number Na 7 Kha 2321, en route from Dang to Bardiya, collided with a parked truck near Raptisonari Rural Municipality-8, Shamshergunj.

Two drowned to death in Banke

August 27, 2023 09:40 am

BANKE, Aug 27: Two persons died after being drowned in two separate rivulets.

Banke, Aug 16: The Sonari Rural Municipality in Banke has reported a shortage of medicines for treating viral conjunctivitis at a time when the cases have surged within the locality.

JANAKI, July 6: Police held four suspected persons with the skin and bones of a spotted tiger in Kohalpur of Banke.

KHAJURA, July 1: Land Ownership certificates are being distributed to those residing at 'village block' of Narainapur Rural Municipality in Banke district.

BANKE, June 7: Nepalgunj, one of the major cities in Banke of Province 5, is enduring scorching heat for the past few days.  The rising temperature has already started taking its toll on children who have been largely suffering from seasonal flu, viral fever and other related illnesses.

BANKE May 21: A complaint was made to the district police office about the murder of a young woman by a man over a rejected love proposal.

NEPALGUNJ, May 18: Children, who were missed out on different life-saving vaccinations within Nepalgunj municipality in Banke, are now being administered the vaccines.

KATHMANDU, April 22: One person has died due to the Covid-19 infection in Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj.

NEPALGUNJ, April 20: Police arrested two persons with illegal gold ornaments weighing around five kilograms from a hotel at New Road on Wednesday night.

10 houses gutted by fire in Banke

April 20, 2023 12:15 pm

KHAJURA, April 20:  Ten houses have been burnt down in separate incidents of fire in Banke district. Properties worth around Rs 2.5 million were destroyed in the incidents, said the police.

A man dies in hit-and-run case

March 13, 2023 18:35 pm

BARDIYA, March 13:  One person died in an accident on the East West Highway in Bardiya district in a hit-and-run case last night.

BANKE, Feb 24: A fire broke out in Ambe Steel Industry located in Janki Rural Municipality-5 in Banke at around 6:30 am on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Minister for Health and Population Padam Giri has assured that measles spread in Banke district will be brought under control soon.

Upshot in measles cases in Banke

January 20, 2023 15:26 pm

RANJHA, Jan 20: The cases of measles are on the rise in Banke, the Terai district in Lumbini Province. According to the District Health Office, Banke’s focal person Naresh Shrestha, so far 209 measles patients have been reported from across the district.

Banke at high risk of earthquake: Study

December 23, 2022 17:00 pm

BANKE, Dec 23: Banke district is at high risk of earthquakes, according to a study conducted by the UK-based Durham University.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 5: Afsarul Khan, 23, a resident of Fattepur (Piprahawa) village in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-7 of Banke, was allegedly killed by her in-laws, according to the family members of her maternal home.

Vote counting begins in Banke

November 21, 2022 14:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The counting of votes has begun in Banke Constituency No. 2.

A total of 332,231 people exercising their voting right in Banke district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Voters along the Nepal-India border areas in Banke district have demanded candidates for the elections to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly take initiations for a reliable security system in these settlements.

Nineteen gamblers arrested

October 13, 2022 14:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Police have arrested while gambling in Chitwan and Banke districts.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 13: Nine candidates have withdrawn their candidature for the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly elections.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 10: Most of the local units in Banke district have been inundated due to incessant rain and subsequent flooding for the past few days.

BANKE, Sept 23: The construction of road networks in and around Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City is taking place at a good pace. This has contributed to building other development infrastructures. Recently, 116 kilometers of road in the city was blacktopped and the development infrastructures in the rural areas too have made significant progress.

NEPALGUNJ, August 24: Complaints have been registered against loan sharks in the Banke District Administration Office.

Child drowned in the lake

August 20, 2022 11:43 am

NEPALGUNJ, August 20: A child has died after drowning in a pond in Janaki Rural Municipality of Banke.

Early morning earthquake rattles Banke

August 20, 2022 07:50 am

KATHMANDU, August 20: An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale occurred early today at 1:28 a.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was around Hattisar in Banke district, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center (NEMRC).

BANKE, August 16: The Armed Police Force, on Monday, seized 450 grams of Yarsagumba worth about one million rupees from the Panchapokhari area of ​​Janaki village in Banke district.

BANKE, August 7: The federal and Lumbini Province level offices in Banke district collected a total of Rs 29.65 billion plus in revenue in the fiscal year 2021/22.

NEPALGUNJ, July 29: A total of 246 women at risk of trafficking were rescued from various four bordering points and one counseling center in Banke district in the last fiscal year.

BANKE, July 29: A police personnel has sexually abused a woman, who is in the custody of the local police office, in Banke.

Malnutrition on the rise in Lumbini

July 13, 2022 14:50 pm

BANKE, JULY 13: The rate of malnutrition in Lumbini Province has increased this year, compared to last year. The rate of malnutrition which was 2.8 percent in 2077/78 increased by 0.6 percent in 2078/79.

NEPALGUNJ, July 10: Even in Banke, skin problems caused by the insect called 'Nairobi Fly' have started appearing in people. In the last few days in the Terai districts including Banke, the insects, also known as Kenyan insects, have been found to cause skin sores due to the acidic substances released by them.

BANKE, July 6: This year, paddy plantation has been delayed in Banke district. The plantation was delayed due to the incessant rain. According to Sagar Dhakal, Chief of Agricultural Knowledge Center, Banke, only about five percent of paddy has been transplanted till June end.

RANJHA, June 25: Human-wildlife conflict has continued unabated in Banke and Bardiya districts, resulting in 29 human casualties and several incidents of injuries in the past five years.

NEPALGUNJ, June 15: Despite the government spending billions of rupees on maternal safety programs, the maternal mortality rate has not decreased in Banke. According to the District Public Health Office, 14 women lost their lives in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2021/22 while 35 people each had died in the last fiscal year 2020/21 and 2019/20.

BANKE, June 3: The newly-elected people's representatives in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality in the district of Banke have prioritized their efforts to stop illegal mining from rivers and streams.

NEPALGUNJ, may 12: Around 6,200 civil servants and security personnel have been mobilized for holding the local level elections in Banke district.

BANKE, May 11: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Banke has directed the Nepalgunj Civil Aviation Office to take action against Tara Air. The local administration has ordered the authority to take action against the airline after one of its planes took off leaving the passengers ahead of the regular flight time.

RANJHA, April 29: The construction of more than 500 infrastructure development projects has been affected due to the protests launched by contractors.

NEPALGUNJ, April 25: The Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the names of the candidates for all eight local levels of Banke district for the upcoming local polls, slated for May 13. The NC has fielded Prashant Bista as the mayoral candidate for Nepalgunj sub-metropolis in the upcoming local-level election.

RANJHA, March 2: Police have arrested three people in possession of automatic weapons and a sword. They were held from Daduwa Rural Municipality in Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, March 2: A man-eating tiger at Banke's Raptipari has finally been brought under control. The tiger was taken under control in the forest of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality Ward 6 on Wednesday morning.