Ritesh Tripathi



Failed marriages blamed for two women’s suicides

May 14, 2019 07:49 AM

BIRGUNJ, May 14: Two young women were found hanging in the villages of Chipharmai Rural Municipality,  Parsa district in the last two days.

Two Indians wanted for evading Rs 180m in taxes at large

May 7, 2019 07:58 AM

BIRGUNJ, May 7: Two Indian citizens have reportedly evaded a total of Rs 180 million in taxes in two separate incidents here. One of the culprits is being searched for by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to recover the taxes while the other has been handed down a fine of Rs 20 million and one year jail in absentia by the District Court Parsa.

Birgunj woman gives birth to quadruplets

April 25, 2019 08:00 AM

BIRGUNJ, April 25: A twenty-year-old woman in Birgunj delivered quadruplets on Tuesday. They include three girls and a boy.

Dowry deaths rampant among terai women

April 21, 2019 03:00 AM

BIRGUNJ, April 21: Police on Friday lifted the body of Anju Devi Das, 28, of Birgunj Metropolitan City-23 from the cremation site on the banks of the Sirsiya River after they sniffed foul play in her death.

Inmates in Birgunj prison subjected to torture, extortion

April 10, 2019 04:00 AM

BIRGUNJ, April 10: Some former inmates of the Birgunj Prison have made a shocking revelation about how the torture and violence by guards inside the jail compelled one of their friends to attempt suicide.

Activists reach Bara with sanitary pads for women victims

April 9, 2019 08:35 AM

BIRGUNJ, April 9: "As we all will be talking about sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene now, those males who feel uncomfortable can leave while others please listen carefully," requested social activist Shaili Chaudhary while speaking in front of the victims of the first ever tornado in Bharwaliya of Bara on Sunday.  The deadly calamity destroyed more than 200 houses in Bharwaliya alone.

Guthi's land worth Rs 100 million illegally sold in Piparamath

April 7, 2019 09:30 AM

BIRGUNJ, April 7: In another shocking case of land grab, large chunks of land approximately worth Rs 100 million belonging to a Guthi Sansthan of Piparamath in Birgunj have been sold based on forged documents. Police have arrested three persons in connection with the case while 16 other the accused including the ward chief of Birgunj-14, Bharat Prasad Kurmi, are still at large.

Birgunj factories suffer huge losses in storm

April 3, 2019 07:59 AM

BIRGUNJ, April 3: Around a dozen factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reportedly faced losses worth millions of rupees, after a storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.

Storm leaves trail of destruction in Bara, Parsa

April 2, 2019 06:30 AM

PURAINIYA (BARA), April 2: Local authorities have confirmed at least 28 dead including 11 women and six children in the rainstorm that wrecked havoc in parts of Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday evening. The dead include 27 in Bara and one in Parsa .

A sad story of a wife killed by husband for dowry

April 1, 2019 09:37 AM

BIRGUNJ, April 1: Wrapped in a red wedding sari, Sunita Yadav’s dead body which lay on the patio of her parents’ house on Sunday looked alive and peaceful to onlookers. “Dowry took the poor woman’s life. The doctor shouldn’t have done it,” they were heard murmuring as Sunita’s 70-year-old mother looked expressionless just beside the body. The mother Sanful Devi, a resident of Harpatganj, Birgunj, believes that special death rituals are important to ensure her daughter’s place in Heaven.

Activists hit the streets demanding life imprisonment for Sunita's husband

March 31, 2019 04:00 AM

BIRGUNJ, March 31: Rights activists on Saturday took out a march from Ghantaghar of Birgunj to protest the killing of Sunita Yadav who succumbed to injuries on Friday after being brutally beaten by her doctor husband.

Doctor beats wife to death, arrested

March 30, 2019 07:43 AM

BIRGUNJ, March 30: A woman succumbed to serious injuries after her husband, a doctor specialist in treating diabetes and thyroid diseases at Narayani Hospital in Parsa districts, beat her mercilessly for not bringing in dowry as demanded.

Serial theft cases in Birgunj

March 24, 2019 05:05 AM

BIRGUNJ, March 24: Six theft cases took place on the same night in the same area in Birgunj on Saturday night. The thefts took place in an area in Birgunj-11 which is about 500 meters from the Ward Police Office.

Birgunj customs misses revenue target

March 21, 2019 08:22 AM

BIRGUNJ, March 21: Birgunj Customs Office, the main collector of customs revenue, has lagged behind in revenue collection.

Nepalis on southern borders keenly observing run-up to Indian elections

March 14, 2019 04:30 AM

BIRGUNJ, March 14: The country's southern neighbor India is holding Lok Sabha elections in seven phases from April 11 to May 19.

Slow demand for construction material leaves industrialists worried

March 12, 2019 08:21 AM

BIRGUNJ, March 12: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada last week said 42 percent growth in import of industrial materials indicates healthy economic growth. But same imports have become a matter of worry for industrialists in Birgunj.

Schools closed for 'Mahayagya'

March 5, 2019 05:53 AM

BIRGUNJ, March 4: Birgunj Metropolitan City has called for the closure of schools in and around the main city in view of the Ashwamedh Mahayaga that kicked off on Sunday. The schools will remain closed till Tuesday until the religious function concludes. According to the metropolis, the decision was taken for the safety of children amid excessive traffic congestion during the event.

Province 2 govt seeks policy advice from experts on key sectors

February 24, 2019 03:30 AM

BIRGUNJ, Feb 24: The government of Province 2 has sought advice from experts to formulate new policies and revise existing ones related to key economic sectors.

Indian transporters' protest halts Nepal-bound cargo

February 11, 2019 09:00 AM

BIRGUNJ, Feb 11: Less than a week after cargo handling agents of Kolkata port ended their protests, transport operators have launched another protest crippling movement of Nepal-bound cargoes from the port.

Local units told not to levy production, export taxes

February 4, 2019 09:53 AM

BIRGUNJ, Feb 4: Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has issued a circular to all 753 local units across the country, instructing them against levying taxes on production and exports.