RANJHA, Nov 1: The border security at the Jamunaha border in Nepalgunj has been tightened further after reports that the Afghan refugees were entering Nepal from India using this border point. Jamunaha

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 31: Nar Bahadur Oli, 42, of Baijnath Rural Municipality-6, Banke, who was on the run, was arrested by the police on Sunday morning. He was sentenced by the court in a red panda smuggling case.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 30: Two persons have been arrested from Jamunaha border in Nepalgunj along with 3.25 grams of brown sugar.

Human rights activist Rubi Khan has broken her fast after 11 days following the government’s decision to form an investigation committee to look into the death of Nankutri Dhobi of Newaji village and the missing case of Nirmala Kurmi.

Teenager killed in Nepalgunj

October 5, 2021 16:22 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 5: A teenager named Rohit Tharu, 19, of Bardiya, Rajapur, has been killed near Gayatri Temple in Dhamboji of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis-1.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 1: As many as three locals of Sonari Rural Municipality-1, who were forced to seek refuge on a tree after being surrounded by three Royal Bengal tigers, have been rescued.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 2: The lives of some local herders of Sonari Rural Municipality-1 are at great risk as they are currently being surrounded by tigers. The herders have somehow managed to climb a tree and be safe for now, according to Chanda Lama, a local.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 28: Another man has died of COVID-19 infection at Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj. A 40-year-old man from Baijnath Rural Municipality Ward No. 6 died on September 25 at 7:30 PM while undergoing treatment.

NEPALGUNJ, August 2: I witnessed families devastated by the loss of family members and have lost many friends to the virus as well. The sadness which follows after the loss of someone you know is immense. This made me start this journey to help them alleviate their pain,” Shah said.

BANKE, July 11: The resumption of businesses and public movement in Nepalgunj has gained momentum following the government's decision to loosen the prohibitory order upto some extent. However, despite that, businesses in the district have not been able to restabilize their earnings. The loss in business has left entrepreneurs finding it difficult to pay their rents.

NEPALGUNJ, May 14: As many as 14 people died of COVID-19 in Banke district in the past two days.

NEPALGUNJ, May 7: As many as 10 COVID-19 patients died from the virus in Banke in the last 24 hours. Those dying of COVID-19 in various hospitals in Banke district include eight people from Banke and one each from Bardiya and Kailali districts.

NEPALGUNJ, May 1: Nepalgunj Medical College, a hospital that has been treating patients infected by the coronavirus in the district, has announced plans to upgrade their COVID-19 ward to 300 beds.

“I wish I could take my son back home. Unfortunately, his health condition is turning from bad to worse.”

Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis decides to stop physical classes in schools and colleges from Sunday.

NEPALGUNJ, April 16: COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Nepalgunj once again. Academic institutions are seen to be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 as a number of students and teachers have already been infected with the virus.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 8: One more person died of COVID-19 in Nepalgunj on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, August 11: A newborn baby delivered by a COVID-19 patient has died at Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital. A 28-year-old woman, who is a resident of Chaurjahari Municipality in Western Rukum, was admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH), Kohalpur for delivery. She gave birth to a son at the hospital on Saturday.

NEPALGUNJ, May 23: Twenty-one COVID-19 patients of Banke district including the first infected returned home on Friday after recovering from this deadly disease. A 60-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl child were among those who were admitted to Khajura-based Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital some three weeks ago.

NEPALGUNJ, May 5: A clash between the local people and police has erupted at Tribeni Mode of Nepalgunj on Tuesday. When the police tried to disperse the crowd defying the lockdown order in the city, the clash broke out, according to eyewitnesses.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nepal has reached 82, as seven more patients from Nepalgunj, Banke were tested positive as of Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, on Monday urged the Ministry of Health and Population to increase COVID-19 testing in Nepalgunj of Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, April 24: 181 Nepalis who were kept in a temporary quarantine set up near Nepal-India border have been sent home on Friday.

NEPALGUNJ, April 3: 181 Nepali nationals who were left stranded at no man’s land along Nepal-India border have been kept in a temporary quarantine set up nearby the borderline.

NEPALGUJ, April 1: Several attempts made by the local administration to restrict the entry of Nepali nations to their homeland from India have gone in vain as hundreds of Nepalis have made it to Nepali side.

NEPALGUNJ, Mar 1: Though a printing press of Janak Education Material Center (JEMC) was established at Khajura of Nepalgunj some 15 years ago, the government-owned publication house has failed to supply text books to several districts of Province 5, Karnali and Sudur Paschim.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 31: Unexpected frequent winter rain has affected vegetable farming in Banke district. According to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre Banke's crops protection officer Sakil Ahamad, several varieties of vegetable crops such as potato, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage and chilly farming were damaged by winter rains.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 30: Rajesh Jain established Bahubali Herbal Essence & Extract Pvt Ltd at Parbatpur of Nepalgunj some 22 years ago. While opening his firm, Jain had plans to collect and process medicinal herbs, and export them to foreign countries. But Jain's business venture has not been able to work as expected due to frequent changes in government rules and regulations which have impacted his export-based industry.

BANKE, Jan 23: The Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has become neat and clean these days with the coming into operation of a landfill site. The main city of the mid-western region has now changed its face.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 5: With delays in construction of the Integrated Check Post (ICP), the customs checkpoint has become chaotic in Nepalgunj, the main border point of western tarai.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 31: Schools at the Nepalgunj sub-metropolis and Duduwa rural municipality in Banke have been closed for the next four days owing to increasing cold.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 31:  The Bheri zonal office of Food Management and Trading Company Ltd (FMTC) has said that it would increase paddy procurement quota by 5,000 quintals this season.

Where people sell grass to pay for toilet

December 13, 2019 17:01 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 13: There are 24 houses in a row at Ghasiyaran Tole of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City. The settlement has got the name as most of people have the occupation of cutting grass and selling it for livelihood which is their traditional occupation. ‘Ghas’ means grass and’ Ghasiyaran’ refers to a person who cuts, collects and sells grass.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 15: Common people in Banke have been hit hard by a general strike called by Nepal Tarun Dal, a sister wing of Nepali Congress.

Riveting Rara

November 8, 2019 08:38 am

The jingle for the TV and radio adverts for the eponymous noodle snack, frankly, is the oldest memory I have of hearing the name of the Rara lake and its associated surrounding region. My second memory of Rara is, again, the same jingle used like a football chant in a hazing ritual when a ‘gang’ in our class split and the larger group lobbed “Ar-Eh Arr-Eh Rara” incessantly at the smaller one. Why? I have no idea.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 23: The price of vegetables in Nepalgunj has increased at a whopping rate over the past week.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 3: Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city has brought seven buses into operation along various routes in the sub metropolis.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 29: Bakhat Bahadur BK and his wife, spotted near the Indo-Nepal border in Nepalgunj on Saturday afternoon, were all smiles. The couple was coming home from Himachal Pradesh of India for celebrating Dashain with their family members at home. “It feels so good to return home. We planned the return for many months. Now that we are on our way, we are really feeling great,” said Bakhat, a local of Chanute village of Surkhet.

SURKHET, Sept 7: Police held two persons from Nepalgunj as part of their investigation after 37 cows were found dead in various places of Surkhet.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 5: Nepal-India friendship bus service will be operated from Nepalgunj to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state of India.

SURKHET, Sep 5: A probe committee formed by Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City has started investigating the death of two dozen Dailekh bound cows after reportedly being pushed off cliffs along the road.

Hundred cows sent back to Nepalgunj

August 31, 2019 14:55 pm

SURKHET, Aug 31: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan city has received one hundred cows back on Friday night which were left stranded in Birendranagar.

MUGU, Aug 27: Passengers have been left in the lurch when a Twin Otter aircraft of Nepal Airlines has shut its flight service from Nepalgunj to Mugu without any prior information since May 9 this year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav said that that Bheri Zonal Hospital of Nepalgunj would be upgraded to a specialized hospital of state 5.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 15: Stray cattle have become a significant source of worry for the locals of Nepalgunj these days.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 5: Two hundred and ninety-six community schools and Madrasas (Muslim schools) in Bardiya have been incorporated in the National Early Grade Reading Program ( NEGRP).

RANJHA, August 4: The Bheri Hospital at Nepalgunj is witnessing the increasing number of kidney patients visiting hospital for dialyses services.

NEPALGUNJ, July 10: Several wards of the Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City have been inundated because of its dysfunctional sewerage system and heavy rainfall in the recent days.

NEPALGUNJ, July 6: A pharmacy in Nepalgunj has been found selling expired medicines to patients.

Heavy downpour inundates Nepalgunj

June 24, 2019 10:41 am

NEPALGUNJ, June 24: Torrential rainfall on Sunday inundated various parts of Nepalgunj Metropolitan City. The heavy downpour resulted in waterlogged streets at Gharbaritole, Dhambojhi, Surkhetroad, Belaspur, New Road, Ganeshpur, Bankegaun, Koreanpur, Bhrikutinagar, Sadarline among other places as the accumulated water could not get an outlet to flow.