JANAKPUR, Oct 8: Yatra Parba festival, also known as Jatara Parba in Mithila region, is being celebrated on the tenth day of the Bada Dashain festival today.

Temple dance in Terai

August 29, 2019 13:11 pm

The people from Terai, work hard in their fields in day time and at night they relax and entertain themselves by dancing and singing before the idol of Lord Krishna and his constant companion Radha, his beloved. This is performed in a temple of each and every village in Terai-Madhesh.

Janakpur submerged in water

July 12, 2019 16:20 pm

DHANUSHA, July 12: Large parts of Janakpur sub metropolis in Dhanusha have been inundated following incessant rain since Wednesday night. Most of the road areas, government offices and private houses sitting on relatively low lands have been left under water.

JANAKPUR, June 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a grant of Rs 1 billion Indian currency for the development of Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City during a visit to the city in May 2018. Almost 13 months later, the grant for developing this major destination for Hindu pilgrims looks less likely to come through any time soon.

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JANAKPUR, May 25: The Janakpur High court on Thursday ordered the authorities to remand Mahant (chief priest) Baikuntha Das Vaishnav of the Ratnasagar Temple in Janakpur in police custody. He has been accused of forging documents allegedly to sell off land belonging to Janak Hajari Vidhyapith, a campus-affiliated to Nepal Sanskrit University.

JANAKPUR, April 12: Land brokers in collusion with the head priest of a temple in Janakpur have encroached upon 15 bighas (approximately 300 katthas) of Guthi land in Janakpurdham of Janakpur.

JANAKPURDHAM/KALAIYA, March 30: Five police personnel including Deputy Superintendent of Police Hem Shahi were injured in Bara on Saturday when a clash erupted between the students and police during the demonstration staged by the students in protest of leakage of the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) question papers of several subjects in Rautahat and Saptari districts.

JANAKPUR, March 24: The District Court, Dhanusha, on Sunday, started the hearings on the notorious case of a  bomb blast in Janakpur in 2012 which took five lives. The then Member of Parliament Sanjay Sah aka Takala has been in police custody for the last six years on the charge of masterminding the blast.

Child abductor nabbed

February 5, 2019 14:52 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Police have arrested Manish Kumar Gupta of Janakpur on the charge of his involvement in the kidnapping of a two- year-old baby girl. Sanigya, the daughter of Babita Shah, a doctor at Thapathali-based Maternity Hospital was abducted on January 25 and rescued same day.

Nepal gets first modern train tracks

December 15, 2018 09:00 am

JANAKPUR, Dec 15: The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation's first modern railway — and possibly more to come.

JANAKPUR, Dec 13: Chief Minister of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath arrived in Janakpur on Wednesday to take part in the Ram-Janaki Vivaha Panchami celebrations.

Yogi’s meaningful visit to Janakpur

December 13, 2018 00:30 am

Critics claim that Yogi’s visit to Janakpurdham is an attempt to gain political advantage

UP Chief Minister Yogi felicitated

December 12, 2018 15:01 pm

JANAKPURDHAM, Dec 12: The Province No 2 Government today felicitated the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state of India, Yogi Adityanath, who arrived here as part of the bridegroom’s party from Ayodhya to participate in the Sitaram Vivah Mahotsav.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Chief Minister of India’s Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath arrived in Janakpur today to participate in the Bibaha Panchami ceremony on the premises of the Janaki Temple, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Transaction worth 5 million of garland has been done in the festive season of Tihar in Janakpur.

DHANUSHA, Oct 22: A train with 53 bogies carrying blast has arrived in Janakpur for the second time on Friday. The train came from Pakhaur, Jharkhand of India carrying the blast. Blast is the pebbles used in the railway track.

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JANAKPUR, Oct 11: A freight train loaded with around 5,000 tonnes of ballast arrived in Janakpur from Jaynagar of Bihar on Wednesday.

Fuzz Factory Productions, with the support of Prince Claus Fund and the British Council, will be releasing a new episode of their music documentary, Fuzzscape, this Saturday via Youtube. The documentary is a musical collaboration of musicians Ranzen Jha, Rajan Shrestha, and Rohit Shakya. A press statement issued by Fuzz Factory Productions further states that Janakpur was chosen for this episode citing the historic and cultural significance of the region.

JANAKPUR, Sept 2: The Minister for Internal Affairs and Law for Province 2, Gyanendra Kumar Yadav protested in front of Nepal Rastra Bank's Janakpur branch office after the state owned bank declined to abide by the provincial government's decision.

Police arrest five cadres of RJPN

August 18, 2018 11:54 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Police have arrested five cadres of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal for showing black flag to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Janakpur airport. A faction led by RJPN's parliamentarian, Upendra Mahoto had lured his party leaders to boycott today's provincial meeting. Yesterday, they had informed the same through an open letter.

KATHMANDU, June 16: India has provided new air entry routes for Nepal over Biratnagar and Janakpur.

JANAKPUR, June 5: A year ago, Janakpur was declared temporary capital of Province 2 amid protest against the decision. Residents of Birgunj protested against the decision while pitching their own city for getting the status. Though the protests have not completely simmered, Janakpur is struggling to get a makeover. Despite having rich cultural and historical heritages, the city continues to be plagued with dilapidated roads, garbage mismanagement and messy market areas, among others.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Nepal Students Union (NSU) has orgainzed a protest program on Tuesday to protest the remark made by Kirti Azad, the lawmaker from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

KATHMANDU, May 14: The ruling CPN-UML has taken strong exception to the remark by an Indian parliamentarian who last week said that Janakpur should be made part of India and urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the historical town from Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Agni Moto Inc, the authorized distributor of Mahindra two-wheelers in Nepal, has opened a new showroom in Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath Yogi welcomed the bus that left Janakpur yesterday at Ayodhya.

JANAKPUR, May 11: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday jointly flagged off a passenger bus service between Janakpur and Indian city of Ayodhya, which lies in Uttar Pradesh state. The distance between the two cities is 493 kilometers.

JANAKPUR, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his two-day official visit to Nepal from holy city of Janakpur on Friday morning stating that the visit is aimed at mending ties with Nepal through the revival of a strong cultural and religious ties that subsists between the two countries.

JANAKPUR, May 11: In a joint press meet, PM KP Sharma Oli and visiting Indian PM Narendra Modi launched the Ramayan Pilgrim Circuit from the temple's premises.

PM Modi arrives in Janakpur

May 11, 2018 10:53 am

KATHMANDU, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Janakpur today for a two-day official visit to Nepal.

JANAKPUR, May 11: As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to arrive at Janakpur for his third visit to the country, crowds have started to arrive at Barabigha and Janaki Temple.

JANAKPUR, May 11: Locals in the holy city of Janakpur await the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday as the provincial and local governments in coordination with the federal government have given the whole place  a total facelift to  welcome the visiting dignitaries.

JANAKPURDHAM, May 8: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyawali has said that all necessary preparations to welcome and extend a civic reception to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Janakpur have been completed.

KATHMANDU, May 7: A high level team led by Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali will be travelling to Janakpur today to assess situation and evaluate preparations for welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. PM Modi will embark on his third visit to Nepal on May 11 from Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is flying to Janakpur on Monday to get first hand information about the preprations to welcome visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Janakpur calling

May 7, 2018 00:30 am

Modi’s visit might become epochal in bolstering socio-economic and cultural ties between Nepal and India

JANAKPUR, May 2: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to arrive directly in Janakpur and then reach Muktinath before flying on to Kathmandu during his upcoming Nepal visit.

JANAKPURDHAM, May 1: Indian Prime Minister will directly arrive in Janakpur when he enters Nepal on May 11 on a religious visit.  The Indian Prime Minister will board an Indian Air Force airplane from New Delhi to reach Patna Airport from where he along with other delegates and his security will fly to Janakpur on three choppers.

JANAKPURDHAM, May 1: Security has been beefed up and preparations intensified as the date for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Janakpur is just round the corner. Modi is scheduled to visit the Ram Janaki Temple in Kanakpur on May 11.

JANAKPURDHAM, May 1: Security has been beefed up and preparations intensified as the date for Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur is just around the corner. Modi is scheduled to visit the Ram Janaki Temple in Kanakpur on May 11.

JANAKPURDHAM, April 30:  It is yet to be confirmed whether Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi will visit Janakpur on May 11 or not but preparations have already begun for his security and other necessities.

JANAKPUR, March 4: Followers of the Hindu religion, who constitute a majority in Janakpur, celebrated one of their biggest festivals 'Holi' in the district on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has instructed the government to intervene in the drugs market to ensure people's right to buy medicines easily and at affordable rates.

JANAKPUR, Jan 29: Residents of Janakpur have been in a jubilant mood after the government declared it as the temporary capital of Province 2 in the new federal setup. Despite the declaration, they seem to be less open about developing necessary infrastructures needed for the capital.

Tata Motors opens new outlet in Janakpur

December 27, 2017 01:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Tata Motors has opened its new vehicle showroom at Janakpur in partnership with Girija Automobiles Enterprises.

JANAKPUR, Dec 1: Voters of Dhanusha-3 are in a dilemma - who to choose between Bimalendra Nidhi and Rajendra Mahato - as they believe that both leaders have equal contribution to and strength for raising the issue of political rights to the Madhesi people in the national parliament.

Dashain Bazaar in Janakpur

September 27, 2017 08:37 am

JANAKPUR, Sept 27: Every year during Dashain, Gopal Dharmasala, Janapur becomes vibrant with numerous vendors and customers that gather for the reasonable Dashain Bazaar.

RJP-Nepal holds Janakpur Sub-metropolis

September 24, 2017 13:25 pm

JANAKPUR, September 24: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal has won the mayoral post of Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City with more than ten thousand vote margin.