Ajit Tiwari

The contributor for Republica.

Overloaded carriers using decrepit bridge, four tippers seized

Published On: February 7, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: January 29, 2018 08:22 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: January 18, 2018 08:30 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: December 15, 2017 08:00 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: November 12, 2017 09:05 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: November 9, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: November 4, 2017 08:37 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: October 31, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: October 29, 2017 03:30 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: October 26, 2017 03:00 PM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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'

Published On: September 24, 2017 03:30 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: September 6, 2017 03:51 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: August 17, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: August 14, 2017 03:45 PM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: August 14, 2017 02:23 PM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: August 14, 2017 01:45 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: August 12, 2017 02:51 PM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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'

Published On: July 31, 2017 12:45 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: July 14, 2017 03:01 PM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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

Published On: July 5, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

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.