Uttarakhand: Long queues of Nepali citizens were seen at Banbasa near India-Nepal border for entering India y'day. SDM Tanakpur Himanshu said,"Issue regarding security risk has come into fore as most of Nepalis show Aadhar cards. I've raised this issue before higher authorities".
Uttarakhand: The health team at Banbasa near Indo-Nepal border conducts COVID19 testing of Nepali citizens arriving in India. Dr Ajay, COVID19 in-charge, Banbasa says, "200-250 people are being tested here every day."
Uttarakhand: Traders in towns bordering Nepal say their businesses are hit due to closure of the Nepal border in wake of COVID-19. A shopkeeper in Banbasa, Champawat, says, "We demand that the govt opens the border so that businesses can return to normalcy." (05.10.2020)
Uttarakhand: Water level of Sharda Barrage in Banbasa of Champawat dist rises due to rise in the level of Sharda river following incessant rainfall. Officials say "We're monitoring. Water can affect 2 dists of the state & 10 dists of UP. People are being informed about situation"
Uttarakhand: District Magistrates of Champawat and Kanchanpur (Nepal) held talks at Banbasa check post in Champawat today. Champawat DM SN Pandey (pic 4) says, "The meeting had no fixed agenda. Some activities were noticed at the border, it was discussed in the meeting."
Uttarakhand: Around 1500 migrants from Nepal returned to their country via Indo-Nepal border at Banbasa, Champawat. Lokeshwar Singh, SP Champawat says, "Around 1500 citizens of Nepal crossed the border today, they had come here from different parts of India". (25.05.20)
Uttarakhand: Nepali workers in Banbasa, Champawat protest against Nepal Government alleging that Nepal is not allowing them to return. Dayanand Saraswati, SDM says, "Around 500 people have gathered here, we have informed Nepal. We will work as per the instructions of DM".
Uttarakhand: A Pakistani national was detained by police in Banbasa, Champawat while she was entering India from Nepal. Police say, "She had no passport or visa, she was unable to answer our questions during interrogation. Case registered." (13.7.19)
Uttarakhand: A mortar was disposed of by a bomb disposal team in Champawat. Naresh Chand, CO Champawat says, "On 1 March a mortar was brought to Banbasa police station by a man & Army was informed. A bomb disposal team was called from Lucknow which disposed the mortar today."