Ritesh Tripathi

The contributor for Republica.

Nepal-bound cargo gets subsidy on duty insurance

Published On: September 19, 2019 10:08 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Sept 19: The Indian customs office at Kolkata port has given 84.33% subsidy for Nepali cargo duty insurance. The office has a provision to charge the importers duty insurance equal to the risk on revenue while importing goods via India.

Kolkata port improve services as other Indian ports court Nepali traders

Published On: September 2, 2019 09:26 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Sept 2: The Kolkata port of India is upgrading infrastructure and easing cargo clearance process to prevent Nepali traders to other Indian ports which have started targeting Nepali cargoes.

Over hundred rakes imported via Birgunj dry port in a month

Published On: August 27, 2019 03:25 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Aug 27: When the dry port came into operation at Sirsiya of Birgunj in the Fiscal Year 2004/05 only 85 rakes with full cargoes entered Nepal in a year. The import rate of bulk cargo and bag cargo was zero. After one and a half decades of its operation, over 100 rakes enter Nepal every month.

Birgunj to host film festival

Published On: August 15, 2019 06:19 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

A heart of Parsa district, Birgunj city is hosting a film festival at Aadarsha Nagar Rangashala from September 18 for three days.

Fake examinees arrested from CTEVT exam

Published On: August 12, 2019 07:52 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Aug 12: Police have arrested two fake examinees during the exam conducted by the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) at the National Medical College at Bhediyahi.

Nepal exports cooking oil worth Rs 12 bn

Published On: August 11, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Aug 11: Nepali entrepreneurs have exported cooking oil worth Rs 12.67 billion to India after the export of cooking oil started in the Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Dry port resumes operation after two days of shutdown

Published On: August 4, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Aug 4: Birgunj Dry Port, the only dry port of Nepal that connects Kolkata, Haldiya and Visakhapatnam ports of India through rail-line, resumed operation on Saturday after remaining shut for two days.

Police seize 60 kg marijuana from car with Indian plate number

Published On: July 30, 2019 04:27 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 30: Police have seized a car with Indian number plate with a cache of marijuana hidden inside it on Tuesday.

Loss worth millions of rupees feared as Birgunj remains waterlogged

Published On: July 14, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 14: Birgunj, the economic and business hub of the country, has been completely inundated by the flood which originated from the local Sirsiya River.

Int'l shipping firms court importers as trade volume goes up

Published On: July 8, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 8: International shipping companies have started entering Nepal promising different facilities for Nepali traders, as the number of containers entering the country has reached around 100,000 annually.

Cooking oil factory catches fire

Published On: July 6, 2019 12:41 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 6: A massive fire broke out at a cooking oil factory on early Saturday in Parwanipur, Birgunj.

Birgunj Mayor involved in clash with leader of his own party

Published On: June 27, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 27: A dispute between the mayor of Birgunj Metropolitan City and a local leader of Samajbadi Party Nepal turned into a nasty brawl on Wednesday.

Birgunj Mayor Sarawagi gets in a brawl with his party members

Published On: June 26, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNG, June 26:  Birgunj Mayor Bijay Kumar Sarawagi and his party members were caught in   a brawl on Wednesday.

Girls at high risk in Birgunj

Published On: June 12, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 12: The rise in rape, kidnapping and sexual assault, among others, in recent times shows how the safety of young girls is at risk in Birgunj Metropolis.

Home Ministry warns against stoppage of industrial transportation

Published On: June 11, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 11: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a minister-level notice to 22 district administration offices including those in Bara and Parsa districts, against stopping vehicles transporting raw materials for production units.

Eid celebrated in Birgunj

Published On: June 6, 2019 08:26 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 6: Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in Birgunj-2, Chhapkaiya on Wednesday morning before 9 am to attend the special prayer on the occasion of Eid.

Child kidnapped and murdered in Birgunj, three suspects arrested

Published On: May 30, 2019 08:08 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 30: An eight-year-old child from Pragatinagar in Birgunj Metropolitan City-3 who was abducted last Friday was found dead on Wednesday morning.

Revenue collection 13% lower than target

Published On: May 25, 2019 08:44 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 25: Revenue collection by Birgunj Customs Office has seen a shortfall by 13% against the target till mid-May. The office, which generates the largest volume of revenue among all customs offices of the country, mobilized only Rs 120 billion out of the targeted Rs 139 billion, according to records at the office.

Failed marriages blamed for two women’s suicides

Published On: May 14, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

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

Published On: May 7, 2019 07:58 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

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.