BIRATNAGAR, Sept 26: The COVID-19 caseload surpassed 6,000 in Province 1 on Saturday.  According to the latest updates released by the Corona Information Desk of the province, a total of 6,149 new cases (4,318 males and 1,931 females) have been reported in the province as of Saturday.

MORANG, Sept 23: With a man dying of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, the COVID-19 death toll in Province 1 has reached 57.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Balika Khadka Rai, a cadre of the then CPN-UML, was arrested “for trying to forcibly enter the meeting venue of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)” at Parisdanda in the capital on Sunday.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 7: COVID-19 death toll is rising sharply in Province 1 with one more death reported in Morang district on Monday.

ITAHARI, Aug 31: According to the Corona Information Desk of Province-1 under the Office of Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, out of total infected, 2,438 are males and 873 are females. Among them, 1534 patients - 1240 males and 294 females - have been discharged after recovery.

MORANG, Aug 28: Two COVID-19 patients have died in Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS). They were 56 and 83.

MORANG, Aug 16: As many as 103 more people have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Province 1 in the past 24 hours. Those tested positive for the virus include 69 males and 34 females.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 13: Province 1 has reported the highest single-day spike as 115 more people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 6: With the highest single-day spike of 66 fresh cases on Thursday, the COVID-19 tally in Province 1 has reached 12,055.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 4: Following the footsteps of Biratnagar Metropolitan City and Belaka Municipality, three more local bodies of Province 1 have imposed lockdown orders. The measure has been taken to step the community transmission of Coronavirus.

DHARAN, July 30: One more patient has succumbed to COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Of the seven provinces in Nepal, Province 1 has been worst-affected by the pandemic of coronavirus disease. Province 1 has witnessed the highest number of coronavirus disease  (COVID-19) cases. As of Monday, 31 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the province. Of the 75 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, none is from Karnali Province.

ITAHARI, March 29: As per the federal government's decision to test COVID-19 in each state, Province  1 has started testing throat swab to find whether a person is contracted with COVID-19.

ITAHARI, March 21: The Province 1 government has decided to set up a 50-bed hospital along with 10-bed ventilator facility in partnership with Nepal Army and Armed Police Force and Nepal Police. The hospital will be established in the building of erstwhile National Trading Limited within a week. The facility is being established to address potential outburst of COVID-19.

BHADRAPUR, March 20: Province 1 Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Hikmat Karki on Thursday monitored works being carried out at far-east checkpoint Kakarbhitta to contain spread of COVID-19 infection.

ITAHARI, March 19: The Eastern Divisional Headquarters of Nepal Army has established a 420-bed quarantine center in Province 1.

BIRATNAGAR, March 18: The Province 1 government has managed to spend only about 32% of development budget over the first eight months of the current fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, March 18: In September last year, the Ministry of Social Development, Province 1 signed an agreement with Karuna Foundation, an NGO, to implement a Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP). This 1.86 billion-rupee project is looking to develop disability-inclusive communities through community-based healthcare.

ITAHARI, March 8: Commercial operation of a zip flyer adventure began in province 1 from Saturday. Chief Minister of province 1 SherdhanRai officially inaugurated the 650-meter-long pioneer zip flyer project.

ITAHARI, Feb 19: Night-time sporting tournament was a far cry in province -1 until 2018. However, on 31 March 2018, Birat Gold Cup brought down the curtain for night time sporting activity here.

ITAHARI, Feb 15: The historic Government of Province 1 was formed on 15 February 2018. Exactly after two years of its formation, Province 1 Government has unveiled its 'achievements' made during this period.

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

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 28: A campaign has been launched to completely control tobacco-related products in Province 1.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 20: Chief Minister of Province 1 Sher Dhan Rai on Sunday expanded his cabinet by inducting four new state ministers.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 19: Chief Minister of Province 1 Sher Dhan Rai expanded his cabinet on Sunday by inducting four new state ministers.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 12: Even though ruling party members of the provincial assembly of Province 1  have been saying in public that an 'agreement will be reached among political parties over naming the province', the process of formally deciding a name has been in limbo for the past several months while the provincial government awaits a nod from the center.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Faced with multiple complications including potential backlash from local people, most of the federal provinces are turning their temporary capitals into permanent ones, and the rest are also likely to follow suit.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 2: The government of Province 1 has started preparations to establish an international standard research center in the province. It has already started to form laws to establish a regional research center.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 30: The government of Province 1 is mulling over a policy of providing subsidy to farmers based on their production.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 27: Buddha Air is operating a transit flight from Biratnagar and Bhadrapur of Province 1 to Pokhara from January 1 on the occasion of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Ilam district of Province 1 is organizing a tourism festival to promote three destinations of the district listed in the government's 100 tourist destinations.

DHANKUTA, Nov 13: The Province 1 government is preparing to construct a teaching hospital in Dhankuta.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 4: The capital expenditure of Province 1 in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (2076/2077) stood at only around four percent, according to the Office of the Financial Comptroller General (OFCG), Biratnagar.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: An agreement to complete the construction of Duhabi-Katari 33 KV transmission line within 45 days has been signed.

PANCHTHAR, Sept 9: American fall armyworm has become a nuisance for farmers in the hilly areas of Province 1, of late. The pest which was earlier found in Okhaldhunga in the mid-hills has been spreading widely because of lack of mechanism for its control.

ILAM, Sept 4: Industrialists and entrepreneurs of eastern Nepal have started studying different areas in Province 1 for investment.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 27: Province 1 assembly meeting on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill relating to the formation and operation of Province level public service commission-2076.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Kaveli Corridor Transmission line and other transmission lines in Province 1 have been affected by the monsoon floods. However, electricity interrupted in the areas due to floods will be resumed from tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The incessant rain during the last couple of days has caused agricultural losses in Province 1 amounting to around Rs 815.47 million, according to a preliminary report prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development.

PANCHTHAR, KHOTANG, July 10: People in the hill districts of Province 1 are compelled to go to expensive hospitals in the tarai for most of their medical needs as local facilities provide only basic medication.

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.

BIRATNAGAR, June 18: Private sector of Province 1 has expressed doubts about implementation of policies and programs introduced through the budget for the province for the upcoming fiscal year – FY2019/20.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Skipper Puspa Thapa delivered career-best six-wicket-haul to help Province 1 register biggest win on runs margin against Karnali Province during the ongoing Prime Minister One-Day Cup Cricket Tournament held at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Friday.

BIRATNAGAR, May 4: Even after intense discussions within the ruling party for the last three days, the Province 1 government could not finalize the name of the province.

BIRATNAGAR, May 2: The rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s (NCP) Province 1 provincial committee  has further widened, with  the provincial assembly members and cabinet members failing to agree on the name of the province and its permanent capital.

BIRATNAGAR, April 6: In a bid to make government services accessible to the people living in all corners, Province 1 government is planning to fix its capital in a 40-kilometer area scattered in various districts. This area will cover certain parts of Biratnagar, Itahari, Gothgaun, Biratchowk, Dharan among others and will be called the 'Greater Birat Development Area'.

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.

PANCHTHAR, March 3: Home to over 30 species of rhododendrons decorating its landscapes, the hills in the eastern districts look mesmerizing these days. The colorful flowers have been attracting not only nature lovers but also religious enthusiasts and researchers. Similarly, the herbal benefits of the flowers have grabbed the attention of the Ayurvedic industries.

FNCCI signs MoU with Province 1 govt

February 13, 2019 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the provincial government of Province 1 and the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) in Biratnagar on Tuesday.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 3: Neglecting public health and environmental degradation, most cities of Province 1 have been disposing their waste out in the open. Despite being aware about the piles of garbage on the streets, alongside roads, rivers and other places, the local governments have shown no concern to solve the waste management problem which can possibly trigger an epidemic.