Ajit Tiwari

Overloaded carriers using decrepit bridge, four tippers seized

February 7, 2018 10:00 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 7: Transport entrepreneurs of Morang have taken four overloaded tippers under control for passing through the dilapidated Mirgunj bridge at Bathnaha of India, next to Nepal border, which is considered a lifeline for Nepali importers.

32-inch tall Malati could be Nepal’s shortest woman

January 29, 2018 08:22 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 29: Shailendra Shrestha, the chief of ward 4 of Sundarharaicha Municipality of Morang, was surprised when he first saw Malati Rishidev in his office recently. He thought that the little girl who was carrying a recommendation for citizenship in her hands was a small child. Wearing a wry smile on his face, Shrestha asked, “Who is this recommendation for?” Malati gave no reply.

Revenue collection by Biratnagar customs coming back on track

January 18, 2018 08:30 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 18: Revenue mobilization by the Biratnagar Customs Office, which was affected due to collapse of a bridge in bordering India due to August floods, is finally coming back on track.

Three UML leaders in race for Province 1 chief minister

December 15, 2017 08:00 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 15: Three central level leaders of the CPN-UML which has emerged as the single largest party in the provincial assembly polls have staked a claim to the post of chief minister of Province 1.

Plan to hike customs duty irks sugar-consuming industries

November 12, 2017 09:05 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 12: Sugar consuming industries have been disappointed by the recommendation of the Agricultural Development Ministry (MoAD) to increase import duty of sugar by 50 percent.

Left alliance to give tough challenge to Congress stronghold in Morang

November 9, 2017 04:30 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 9: Due to its rich industrial legacy, Morang district has always been considered as an important strategic place by political parties. This is why the country's major parties are leaving no stone unturned to grab victories in the district these upcoming elections.

Share controversy at Biratnagar Jute Mills: Conspiracy to finish country’s first industry

November 4, 2017 08:37 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 4: Radha Krishna Chimariya, an industrialist from Calcutta, India used to run a large jute mill at Katihar city near Nepal-India border. Haridwari Malla used to work as a manager of the mill. The area, being near the Koshi River, was good for jute farming. Malla took a go-down on lease in Biratnagar, bordering town of Nepal.

Govt shareholding in Biratnagar Jute Mills comes down to 23.9 percent

October 31, 2017 05:00 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 31: It has been revealed that two government employees were involved in opaque share ownership transfer in Biratnagar Jute Mills Limited which has made the government a minority shareholder in the state-owned jute company.

Dahal's pick of son-in-law for Morang poll causes ire

October 29, 2017 03:30 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 29: Disgruntlement has surfaced in the CPN (Maoist Center) Morang District Committee, with the recommendation of party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son-in-law as a provincial assembly candidate.

Traffic congestion on Jogbani border as Mirgunj Bridge sustains damages

October 26, 2017 15:00 PM

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 26: A traffic congestion along the diversion road near Jogbani border has increased after the vehicular movement was banned to pass through the Mirgunj Bridge.

Newborn dies, mother fighting for life due to 'hospital's negligence'

September 24, 2017 03:30 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 24: Sanju Shah of Biratnagar-14 was taken to a gynecologist after severe labor pain. As fluid was continuously flowing from her body, Renu Rathi, the gynecologist advised Sanju's family to admit her to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for proper care.

Smuggling rife at Biratnagar customs

September 6, 2017 03:51 AM

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 5: With major festivals drawing nearer, smuggling of goods through the eastern customs point of Biratnagar is on the rise.

Common cold and fever rampant among flood victims

August 17, 2017 02:00 AM

BIRATNAGAR, August 16:  Until a few days ago, locals of Ikrahi used to spend their days in the fields as farming was the major means of their livelihood. This village, which lies in ward-4 of Biratnagar Metropolitan City, got waterlogged due to excessive rainfall on Saturday and Sunday.

PM Deuba inspects flood-hit areas in eastern Tarai

August 14, 2017 15:45 PM

BIRATNAGAR, August 14: Half a dozen ministers including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have arrived at Biratnagar to take stock of flood-hit areas in the eastern Tarai region on Monday.

Deluge claims 18 in Morang district

August 14, 2017 14:23 PM

BIRATNAGAR, August 14: Deluge trigged by monsoon rains wreaked has in the Morang district, killing at least 18 people.

Flood victims get some respite as water level recedes

August 14, 2017 01:45 AM

BIRATNAGAR, August 13: Torrential rainfalls since Friday evening which triggered several floods and landslides and claimed dozens of lives in the eastern parts of the country have finally stopped, offering some respite to the victims. As there is no more heavy rain, the water level has started receding in the flooded areas.

Continuous rain cripples normal life in eastern region

August 12, 2017 14:51 PM

BIRATNAGAR, August 12: The normal life has crippled in eastern region of the country due to the incessant rain since Friday evening.

'Well-off utilize government funds meant for poor'

July 31, 2017 00:45 AM

BIRATNAGAR, July 30: Two families living in miserable condition in Morang proves that the government's assurance to provide free treatment to the poor and needy is nothing more than a slogan.

Nepal is number one friend to India: BJP leader Hussain

July 14, 2017 15:01 PM

BIRATNAGAR, July 14: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Nepal-India relation is multidimensional and claimed the relation between the two countries is unique in the world.

UML internal rifts lose it stronghold to NC

July 5, 2017 01:30 AM

BIRATNAGAR, July 5: Nepali Congress (NC) has breached the CPN-UML 'red fort' comprising Letang, Sundarharaicha and Ratuwamai Municipalities as well as Kerabari Rural Municipality in Morang, in the second phase local polls. NC has also taken the lead in Belbari and Urlabari, another UML stronghold.