KATHMANDU, September 13: Mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City Harka Sampang has succeeded in bringing water to locals in Dharan sub-metropolis as promised during the local level election.

Dharan, August 26: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal arrived in Dharan today.

DHARAN, August 26: A son-in-law committed suicide by slitting his throat after killing his own mother-in-law in Dharan.

DHARAN, May 25: A swanky four-wheeler with registration number Ko 1 Ja 640 arranged by the Sunsari district's Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City was readied for the newly elected mayor Harkaraj Rai (Sampang) to ride while he spartanly assumed office on Tuesday.

DHARAN, May 22: Independent candidate Harka Raj Rai (Sampang) has secured his victory in the mayoral race of Dharan Sub-metropolis. There are only 3,284 votes left to count while Sampang is leading by 4,281 votes against his closest rival from the five-party alliance Kishor Rai. Even if Kishor receives all the remaining votes, Sampang will still win the elections.

DHARAN, May 18: The ongoing vote counting of various wards of Dharan Metropolitan City-20 has been postponed following a dispute that erupted after 18 ballot papers without the signature of the election officials were found. Of them, 11 ballot papers were found with votes cast to the CPN (Maoist Center)-led panel alone.

UML wins in ward 2 of Dharan

May 15, 2022 14:03 pm

DHARAN, May 14: CPN-UML has won the chairmanship of ward 2 in Dharan sub-metropolitan city.

DHARAN, April 15: A three-wheeler driver was killed and another person was seriously injured when a bus and the three-wheeler collided on the Koshi Highway at Dharan-4 on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, April 8: People took part in a solidarity sit-in-protest at Maitighar in the capital against the incompetence and corruption at BP Koirala Institute Health Sciences (BPKHIS), a major hospital in eastern Nepal.

DHARAN, March 1: The body of a woman has been found in a room of Kantipur Hotel and Guest House at Buddhachowk, Dharan-18. The woman and a man had been living in the room for two days.

DHARAN, Feb 23: It has been revealed that the body found in two plastic bags in the Anpgachhi forest area of ​​Dharan-4 last Wednesday and Thursday was of Dinesh Sigdel, 43, who was living in Biratnagar with his second wife.

DHARAN, Feb 22: A body that was found inside two bags in the forest of Apagachhi area at Dharan-4 along the Dharan-Bhedetar road section of the Koshi Highway on 16 February has been identified. The body was identified about a week after it was found.

DHARAN, Feb 17: A body was found inside two bags in the forest of Apagachhi area at Dharan-4 along the Dharan-Bhedetar road section of the Koshi Highway on Wednesday and Thursday. Police estimate that the body parts found in both the bags may belong to the same person.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: A high-level panel formed to study disputes seen at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan submitted its report to Prime Minister and BPKIHS Chancellor Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Fire breaks out in Fusre of Dharan

October 21, 2021 15:10 pm

DHARAN, Oct 21: The house of a local resident, Uttam Shrestha, caught fire at Fusre Chowk, Ward 13 of Dharan Sub-metropolis at around 10:30 today morning. “The fire was brought under control about an hour and a half after it broke out with the help of police, armed police, army, locals and fire brigade,” said DSP Narendra Kunwar of the Area Police Office, Dharan.

Two COVID-19 patients die in BPKIHS

April 27, 2021 09:49 am

DHARAN, April 27: Two COVID-19 patients died on Monday while receiving treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

A complaint of misconduct has been filed against actor Paul Shah in Dharan.

DHARAN, Jan 18: Junior residents and medical officers at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have staged protests after not getting risk-allowances despite the government announcement.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 430 million

COVID-19 related death tally at BPKIHS hits 61

DHARAN, Oct 9: Two COVID-19 patients from Sunsari breathed their last at BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS) on Friday.

DHARAN, Oct 6: A 64-year old man has died of COVID-19 at BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS) in Dharan on Tuesday.

Two more COVID-19 patients die at BPKIHS

September 21, 2020 15:55 pm

DHARAN, Sept 21: Two patients who were undergoing treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences breathed their last on Sunday and Monday, according to Dr Nidesh Sapkota, spokesperson for the hospital.

DHARAN, Sept 1: An elderly person tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after his death in Dharan.

DHARAN, Aug 30: Two COVID-19 patients have died in the course of treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

DHARAN, Aug 22: A patient who was undergoing treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday.

DHARAN, Aug 10: Twelve more people including two staff nurses at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday.

DHARAN, Aug 10: Nine individuals including four Indian Army men tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dharan on Monday.

DHARAN, Aug 5: The Dharan Sub-metropolitan City has decided to enforce a week-long lockdown starting Wednesday midnight.

DHARAN, June 2 : A total of 18 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients were discharged from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan after their recovery on Monday night.

BIRATNAGAR, April 9: One hundred and three throat swab samples have tested negative for coronavirus in State-1 as of Wednesday evening. Samples were collected from 145 people and sent for testing at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) has started laboratory tests for COVID-19 infection from today.

DHARAN, Feb 6: The 22nd edition of the Budhasubba Gold Cup is scheduled to kick off from February 22 in the eastern city of Dharan.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 6: The Province 1 government has decided to set up isolation wards in six hospitals of the region.

Dharan to host Ilam Kiwi Expo

December 11, 2019 11:39 am

DHARAN, Dec 11: A two-day 'Ilam Kiwi Expo' is being organized in Dharan on December 19-20 for market promotion of kiwi fruits grown in Ilam and improving commercial ties between Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City and Ilam Municipality of Province 1.

New Dharan mayor plans tax review

December 5, 2019 09:04 am

DHARAN, Dec 5: After assuming office on Wednesday, the new mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City Tilak Rai has decided to carry out a study to review municipal taxes as per public demand.

DHARAN, Dec 3: Dharan, considered to be a safe constituency for the CPN-UML until recently has ceased to be so if the by-election results are anything go by.

DHARAN, Dec 2: Tilak Rai of Nepali Congress has been elected as the mayor of Dharan sub-metropolitan city in the by-polls.

DHARAN, Aug 14: Nepal national basketball team is preparing in Dharan for around 12 days for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) which starts on December 1.

DHARAN, August 7: Government's attention has been drawn towards an epidemic of dengue in Dharan of Sunsari. Speaking in a zero hour of the House of Representatives today, lawmaker Meena Subba apprised the session that each house in the town had dengue patients and two women had so far succumbed to a dengue fever which is caused a virus that spreads through mosquito bites.

KHOTANG, July 15: Family members have not been able to bring the dead body of a police constable to his hometown Halesi Tuwachung Khotang, who was killed during an exchange of fire with outlawed NCP cadres on Wednesday in Bhojpur.

DHARAN, June 26: The students and teachers of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have been staging protests against the institute, accusing it of going against the law and providing 1/3rd seats to foreign students under MD and MS quota.

BIRATNAGAR, June 23: After infecting hundreds of people in Dharan, the dengue outbreak has started spreading aggressively in other parts of eastern Tarai including Biratnagar, the capital of Province 1.

Keeping dengue at bay

June 23, 2019 01:25 am

On May 24, a 29-years old lady visited Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) for medical and laboratory tests after she was diagnosed of dengue in Dharan. STIDH’s test confirmed dengue. She had developed high fever, nausea, severe joint pain, rash, body ache but there was no history of pain behind the eyes. She said that several others in her town had showed similar symptoms. This was the first observation of beginning of dengue outbreak in Dharan.

DHARAN, June 11: Five days ago, a search and destroy campaign was launched in Dharan to bring the dengue outbreak under control. Local representatives, health workers and various organisations were actively involved in destroying the larva of the mosquitoes that transmit dengue.

DHARAN, June 9: A blood test conducted in B.P Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences (BPKIHS) on May 14 tested positive for dengue.

DHARAN, June 7: After failing to control the spread of dengue in Dharan, Nepal Provincial Health Directorate (PHD) has said the disease has become an epidemic and declared some wards of Dharan Sub-metropolitan city as crisis-hit areas.

DHARAN, June 6: Authorities have intensified their campaign against dengue fever in Dharan submetropolis from Wednesday. Special technical teams have been deployed to destroy mosquito eggs and larvae.

As the authorities are being criticized for failing to destroy the eggs and larvae of mosquitoes spreading the dengue fever in Dharan, doctors at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have identified 32 more dengue patients on Tuesday alone.

Dengue outbreak in Dharan

June 3, 2019 05:30 am

DHARAN, June 3: Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City has sought help from the provincial and federal governments to combat dengue outbreak which has infected 75 people in three weeks.