BIRGUNJ, July 19: Even at the end of June, about 30,000 hectares of fields were still empty in Parsa where 80 percent of the planting should have been complete by now. About 17.5 thousand hectares of fields that had been planted with pump sets have cracks. Even though the fields that are left to be planted have been dug up and cleared, the planting has not begun yet. On the other hand, the seeds in the bed are about to dry up and perish. This year, many fields in Parsa have not witnessed planting even in the middle of the planting season.
BIRGUNJ, July 17: A group set fire to the Thakur Ram Multipurpose Campus in Adarsh Nagar, Birgunj on Saturday. Protesting against the shifting of the examination center, some students of the campus set fire to the campus on Friday.
BIRGUNJ, July 1: Police retrieved the half-burnt body of a 14-year-old girl from her funeral pyre at Chhapkaiya Tole in Parsa's Bahudarmai Municipality-7 on Wednesday night, suspecting ‘honor killing’ by her parents.
KATHMANDU, June 27: More than Rs 234.93 billion has been collected as revenue from the two customs offices in Birgunj in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year. The amount has been raised through the Birgunj Customs Office (BCO), the country's largest commercial port, and the Dryport Customs Office, which is connected to the international waterway transit network through the Indian Railways.
BIRGUNJ, May 15: In Birgunj –the only metropolitan city of Madhesh Pradesh–, Rajeshman Singh, the mayoral candidate from the ruling five-party alliance, is ahead of CPN-UML candidate Bijay Kumar Sarawagi by double votes.
BIRGUNJ, Feb 12: CPN (United Socialist) Chairperson Madhav Kumar Nepal has neither supported nor opposed the MCC. He has instead suggested postponing the parliamentary ratification of the MCC deal until the next election.
BIRGUNJ, Sept 9: A Mobile Citizenship Support Center is being launched in Sarlahi of Province 2 on Thursday. The campaign has been started to help those who have been living in Nepal for generations but do not have citizenship certificates due to lack of information.
BIRGUNJ, August 6: The export of refined edible oil from Birgunj, the main trade gateway of the country, increased by nearly 350 percent in the fiscal year 2020/21 as compared to the previous year. According to the Birgunj Customs Office, soybean and sunflower oil worth Rs 38 billion was exported through this point in 2020/21.
PURVI CHAMPARAN, Feb 12: A high-level investigation has been launched into the murder of a 13-year-old Nepali girl in Kundawa Chainpur Bazar of East Champaran, an Indian district bordering Nepal. A special investigation team formed by the East Champaran District Police Office, under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent of Police Shivendra Kumar Anubhavi, on Thursday conducted a special investigation into the area where the incident took place.
BIRGUNJ, Dec 13: The volume of import to Nepal from third countries has declined by 20.41 percent. According to the latest data from the Kolkata Port in West Bengal, Haldia Port in Kolkata and the privately-managed port of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, lately the import of container cargo has declined.
BIRGUNJ, Aug 11: As many as 70 more individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the course of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted at Narayani Hospital, Birgunj.