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.
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.
RAJAPUR, May 14: With the rise in the population of spotted tiger, the inflow of tourists to Bardiya National Park, has witnessed an upward trend. Bardiya is being developed as a synonymous to the tiger of late.
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.
BARDIYA, March 28: Until 19 years ago, indigenous people of Nangapur village in Bardiya district were bonded laborers known as Kamaiyas, who worked as slaves for wealthy landlords. They were eventually liberated from the vicious cycle of oppressive practice by the government and thereafter began their difficult rehabilitation in an estranged society.
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).
BARDIYA, Feb 5: Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, which was started under the government’s vision to give farmers proper access to irrigation facilities, has expedited construction of canals of late. With the recent progress in works, the project has entered the final stage to take irrigation water to farmers’ fields.
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.
KATHMANDU, Sept 5: It has been over a year since the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) started a probe into Jabdighat bridge collapse in Bardiya district. But the investigation still remains inconclusive.
KATHMANDU, March 19: The students of Purna Hira Secondary School at Bansgadhi Municipality-8 in Bardia district have to endure up to 44 degree Celsius during summer as they study under corrugated zinc sheet roofs due to the lack of proper buildings. Of the total 522 students at the school, 65 percent are from the Tharu community.
BARDIYA, Dec 13: The Nepali Congress (NC) has secured the highest votes towards the proportional representation system in the recently held elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.
BARDIYA, Nov 13: In the last few years the country has gone through rapid and dramatic political developments. On the other hand, economic and infrastructural development has almost been limited to lip service. Nevertheless, political parties and leaders are not shying away from making tall promises to people during their poll campaigns. As always some of them have been simply heightening assurances to voters as it its considered a normal practice to woo voters.
TIKAPUR, July 23: The Karnali River is likely to change its course and enter human settlements in Bardiya district. The possibility came to the fore after an embankment in the eastern part of Sattighat bridge, which connects Tikapur of Kailali with Rajapur of Bardiya, eroded.
TIKAPUR, July 23: Karnali River is likely to change its course and enter human settlements in Bardiya district. The possibility came to fore after an embankment in the eastern part of the Sattighat Bridge, which connects Tikapur of Kailali with Rajapur of Bardiya, submerged in.
BARDIYA, June 3:Locals in Bardia have stressed prioritizing the construction of embankment along rivers, road connectivity to the highways and infrastructural development for making Bardiya a 'prosperous city'.
As a student of forestry, I had to conduct research for my practical assignment which led me to Bardia for the field work study. This journey helped me gain an important insight into the conservation of our valuable natural resources.
GULARIYA (Bardiya), Jan 31: A total of 120 new patients of leprosy have been found in the district, the District Public Health Office (DPHO) said. The revelation was made during a campaign to eliminate leprosy in the past eight days alone (the campaign started on January 23).
MANAU, Jan 5: It has been a week since Khagendra Gautam, a local of Manau, has been obliged to take shelter at schools and in the house of his relatives due to the terror spread by rampaging elephants. He believes the school building could be safer than his mud-built house but still he has not been able to get a proper sleep because of the fear that his house might get attacked by burglars in his absence.
BARDIYA, June 22: Bardiya National Park where five rhinos had been transferred from Chitwan National Park three months ago has been blessed with a new baby rhino. While celebration is underway in the National Park, the officials are concerned over proper care and food for the new born and its mother. According to them, taking care of a nursing rhino and baby is a sensitive matter and arrangement of 'favorite' rhino fodder has been done for the special members.