Fire in Bhutanese refugee camp

April 30, 2020 13:44 pm

BANIYANI, April 30: Four houses have been gutted in a fire occurred in the Bhutanese refugee camp of Beldangi, Jhapa. The fire broke out from hut no 260 belonging to Tikaram Chapagian this morning, said spokesperson at District Police Office, Mahendra Kumar Shrestha.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday has confirmed yet another coronavirus case.

BANIYANI, April 26: More than 200 Nepali citizens are currently living near the bordering region of Jhapa waiting to return home. They are stationed at neighboring Indian market towns like Galgaliya, Pani Tanki, Naxarbadi and other areas, according to Nepal Red Cross Society, Jhapa president Lok Raj Dhakal.

DAMAK, April 25: The city of Damak in Jhapa district is on high alert after the first coronavirus case was confirmed here on Friday evening.

JHAPA, April 18: A huge quantity of green tea leaves has gone to waste in Jhapa due to the nationwide lockdown implemented by the government against the COVID-19 crisis. The loss is around 6 million kilos.

KATHMANDU, March 16: A patient who was brought to Kathmandu from Jhapa on suspicion of COVID-19 infection has tested negative, the Grande International Hospital has confirmed.

BHADRAPUR, March 15: Jhapa has one suspected case of coronavirus, and the suspect has been sent to Kathamandu for further medical checkup and confirmation.

BHADRAPUR, March 15: Tourist areas in Jhapa, the district in Province 1, are exuding dismal look these days. It has been over 15 days that religious and historic sites in the district such as Kichakbadha, Krishna Thumki, Arjundhara Jaleshwordham, Shibasatakshidham, Domukha, Jamunkhadhi, Bansbari, and Kalika wetland site have seen no arrival of internal and foreign tourists as the coronavirus ( COVID-19) poses a global health threat.

BHANDRAPUR, Feb 21: Police have arrested eight people along with a principal of a community school from Gauradaha municipality in Jhapa district.

BHADRAPUR, Feb 6: The District Monitoring Committee has drawn a conclusion that most of the crusher industries are being illegally operated in Jhapa. In keeping with the conclusion, efforts are also being initiated to immediately shut such industries.

ILAM, Jan 23: The new fast track between Ilam and Jhapa will cut short the distance between the two places by almost half, once the road comes into operation.

Street children rescued

January 5, 2020 12:18 pm

DAMAK, Jan 5: Fifteen street children were rescued from Damak of Jhapa district on Saturday. The children were rescued under the campaign of the State government to make State no.1 free of street children.

DAMAK, Nov 9: Police on Tuesday morning impounded four trucks with 50 bulls which were being taken to Jhapa from Morang. A joint team of Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force had arrested the drivers and taken the trucks under control at 4 am. According to the security forces, the bulls were being taken to India.

DAMAK, Nov 3: A shift from regular electricity to solar power has come as a relief for residents of Gauradaha in Jhapa district. Locals who had to pay a minimum of Rs 130 per month on electricity bills now have to pay Rs 105 only, thanks to the installation of a solar-powered water pump in their locality. Of the paid amount, Rs 5 will be used for the payment of the community water tap.

DAMAK, Nov 3: An electric wire fence, which was set up without permission from the local administration to prevent elephants from entering human settlements, claimed the lives of two individuals in Buddha Shanti Rural Munipality-4 of Jhapa on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masamichi Saigo, on Friday handed over agricultural facilities at two Bhutanese camps and their neighboring communities in Jhapa.

DAMAK, Sept 18: Dengue virus which entered Nepal for the first time in 2004 through an infected foreigner has now affected more than 5,000 people across the country.

Damak on a bridge-building spree

September 16, 2019 10:23 am

DAMAK, Sept 16: As many as half a dozen bridges are being built to connect Damak to other districts as well as other parts of Jhapa district.

JHAPA, Sept 14: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said people's faith and trust on the Communist movement is further deepening and a Communist government will lead the country for the next 50 years.

DAMAK, Sept 14: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli has been able to invite Chinese government’s investments in some mega projects for his home district Jhapa.

JHAPA, Aug 31: A woman was killed and at least 18 were injured in a road accident on Saturday after a bus hit a scooter at Jamunkhadi of Kankai municipality-1 in Jhapa.

Three cloth banks in Jhapa

August 23, 2019 19:45 pm

BHADRAPUR, Aug 23: Three 'cloth banks' have been set up in Jhapa district with an objective of providing clothes free of cost to the families of poor financial background.

JHAPA, August 12: The  Jhapa Police have arrested 17 cadres of the banned group led by Netra Bikram Chand from various areas of the district.

JHAPA, Aug 9: The number of men seeking the help of a court to end their married life has increased in Jhapa with the Nepal Civil Code- 2074 BS coming into force from August 17, 2018.

202 houses inundated in Jhapa

July 13, 2019 15:27 pm

BANIYANI, July 13: Various settlements in Jhapa district have been inundated with the floods caused by the torrential rain occurred for three days.

DAMAK, July 6: Police has arrested five persons from Kankai bridge on the charge of planting a pressure cooker bomb.

One dies of dengue in Jhapa

June 30, 2019 17:56 pm

DAMAK, June 30: A 14-year-old boy died of dengue in Jhapa on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Rijan Rai.

BHADRAPUR, June 21: The number of youths mobilized from 14 local levels for various activities under the Prime Minister Employment Programme has reached 2,753 in the district this year.

PANCHTHAR, June 2: Police have arrested Padma Tamang, the mastermind of murdering a 15-years old teenage girl, from Damak, Jhapa.  A special team of the police arrested Tamang while working in a hotel in Damak.

TAPLEJUNG, May 1: A seventeen-year-old boy in Taplejung has been detained by a hospital after he was unable to pay the expenses of his treatment.

JHAPA, April 26: Two persons died in separate incidents in Jhapa in the past 24 hours. Umesh Hingmang, 40, of Nagi-6, Panchthar and currently living at Kankai municipality-1 was severely injured after a government vehicle hit his bicycle at Durgapur of Kankai-1 along the East-West Highway.

JHAPA, April 20: A night knockout football tournament is commencing at the Bhadrapur municipality-based Mechi Stadium in Jhapa from today.

PM leaving for Jhapa-Morang today

March 31, 2019 10:22 am

KATHMANDU, March 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leading for Jhapa and Morang today, to attend various programs to be held in the two districts.

URLABARI, March 23: Two people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident occurred this morning at Kanepokhari rural municipality-7 in Morang along the East-West Highway.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Five young entrepreneurs, age ranging from 18 to 24 years old, have started developing a cricket training center in Damak of Jhapa.

BHADRAPUR, March 15: The District Monitoring Committee Jhapa has said that encroachment on the district-based rivers is taking place in connivance among local representatives.

BHADRAPUR, March 15: The District Monitoring Committee Jhapa has said that encroachment on the district-based rivers is taking place in connivance among local representatives.

Army clinches Jhapa Gold Cup title

March 12, 2019 09:57 am

DAMAK, March 12: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club has clinched its third Jhapa Gold cup title defeating home team Jhapa XI in the final match played at Doma Lal Rajbanshi Stadium in Birtamode on Monday.

DAMAK, March 9: Home team Jhapa XI has inched closer to the championship defeating Three Star Club in a semifinal match to seal a spot in the final of the ongoing Jhapa Gold Cup in Damak, Jhapa on Friday. This is Jhapa’s fourth straight final in as many years of tournament. However, they are yet to win one.

DAMAK, March 8: Menuka Kafle, the chairperson of Kamal Rural Municipality of Jhapa district, is the only woman chief in entire Province 1. It has now been one-and-a-half years since she has been serving in the capacity of the chairperson of a rural municipality.

DAMAK, March 7: Three Star Club has advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing Magmag fourth Jhapa Gold Cup football tournament defeating the departmental team Nepal Police Club 3-0 in the tie-breaker in Jhapa on Wednesday.

DAMAK, March 4: Departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) has advanced into the quarterfinals of the ongoing fourth Magmag Jhapa Gold Cup football tournament with a 1-0 win over Morang XI Football Club in Jhapa on Sunday.

DAMAK, March 3: Host Jhapa XI has advanced into the quarterfinals of the ongoing fourth Magmag Jhapa Gold Cup with a 2-0 win over Pokhara’s Sahara Club in Jhapa on Saturday.

JHAPA, Feb 4: In an apparent move to consolidate his voter base, Prime Minister KP Oli has launched seven big projects worth billions of rupees in his constituency, Jhapa-5.

BHADRAPUR, Jan 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived in his home district, Jhapa, today. Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the Child Festival at Damak to be organised from today.

DAMAK, Jan 20: Dissatisfied with the rate of compensation fixed by the local authorities, most locals have refused the compensation being provided for the land acquired for the Chinese-funded Nepal China Friendly Industrial Park in Damak, Jhapa district.

NCP leader Bhandari goes missing

December 20, 2018 12:08 pm

JHAPA, Dec 20: A leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has gone missing from Jhapa district since Wednesday morning. Police have initiated a search for NCP leader Dipak Bhandari after he went out of contact from his residence in Mechinagar-10.

DAMAK, Dec 15: Of late, there has been a marked rise in murder, kidnapping and robbery among other crimes along the Nepal-India border in Jhapa district. Taking advantage of the open border, criminals find it convenient to cross over to India after committing crime in Nepal.

DAMAK, Dec 10: An electrocardiogram (ECG) machine at a health post of Gauradaha Municipality in Jhapa is left unused in the absence of technicians to operate it. This machine was provided by the municipality for examining heart patients.

DAMAK, Dec 7: The land acquisition process of the much-hyped Damak Clean Industrial Estate to be constructed with the financial assistance of the Chinese government in Jhapa has kicked off. The industrial estate has already started the process to distribute compensation for 411 bighas (one bigha is equal to o.4 acre) of land.