Ritesh Tripathi

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Election fervor returns as RJPN mulling to register party

Published On: July 7, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 7: Election fervor has returned in the districts of Province-2 after the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has taken a decision of registering the party to vie in the upcoming local elections. The party has finally taken the decision of registering the party with the Election Commission (EC) and has hinted at gradually pressing the government to fulfill its demands. However, the party is yet to go to the EC for the registration.

Fitness Craze in Birgunj

Published On: July 4, 2017 12:50 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ: Though Birgunj had only a few fitness clubs some years back, the city now has more than a hundred such clubs and gym houses. Among them, more than two dozen are running in a well managed and professional manner.

Budget of herbal development program spent without visible results

Published On: July 3, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 3: The budget allocated by Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation for the Medicinal Herbs Development Program (MHDP) has been used up without any visible sign of progress.

Demurrage charge at Raxaul station hiked by up to six times

Published On: June 26, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 26: Raxaul Railway Station - the point through which cement companies in Birgunj-Pathaliya Corridor import raw materials like clinker, gypsum, slag and fly ash  -- has increased demurrage chare by up to six times.

Budget misuse in drinking water project in Parsa

Published On: June 25, 2017 08:50 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 24: Drinking Water and Sanitation Division in Parsa district has found misuse of budget allocated for a drinking water project.

Import of transformers via Birgunj border surges

Published On: June 11, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 11: The import of transformers in the country has drastically increased in this fiscal year in comparison to the last fiscal year. The import of transformers via Birgunj border in the first ten months of the current fiscal year has increased by 82 percent in comparison to the same period of the last fiscal year.

Tobacco imports on the rise

Published On: June 8, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 8: Import of tobacco has increased by nearly 49 percent in the current fiscal year compared to figures of Fiscal Year 2015/16.

Lack of access road delays Birgunj ICP

Published On: June 4, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 2: The plan to bring Birgunj Integrated Check Post (ICP) along Nepal-India border in Alau of Parsa has been delayed due to delay in construction of access road.

Ghanta Ghar: Identity of Birgunj

Published On: June 3, 2017 01:18 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

Ghanta Ghar, situated in the middle of Birgunj, has turned into a structure that identifies the city. The tower was established four decades ago with the help of Japanese school kids from Yogano, Japan, who raised money for the construction and sent a Japanese branded Seiko clock-face for the tower.

Birgunj mornings at roadside tea stalls

Published On: June 1, 2017 08:39 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ: Brewing and drinking tea started thousands of years ago in China. It came to Nepal only a few hundred years ago but embedded itself quickly into Nepali culture. Nepali tea grown in Illam and Jhapa has become popular in both national and international markets. Many tea bars have started opening up all across the country where people drink tea to a myriad of conversation topics. Birgunj is no different. If you go around Mahabirsthan or Adarswaisthan Mainroad during the early mornings, you can see a cluster of tea shops on footpath catering to the need of their early-rising customers. These tiny shops have become hubs for critical chitchat amongst the locals.

UML CC member Giri, ex-lawmaker Chauhan defect to FSFN

Published On: May 22, 2017 06:36 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 22: CPN-UML Central Member Prahlad Gri and former lawmaker Pradhumna  Chauhan have quit the party.

Vote counting in hills excites tarai folks

Published On: May 19, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 19: Though the people of tarai-Madhes could not take part in the first round of local elections, they are concerned for as well as excited about the poll updates from the hilly districts.

Budget crunch hits Birgunj town development

Published On: May 1, 2017 07:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 30: An ambitious town development project of Birgunj has been severely hit due to lack of budget. With the development works of the ‘Secondary Town Integrated Urban Environmental Improvement Project (STIUEIP) left midway citing budget crunch, the city is disarray and dust has blanketed roadside settlements. Locals are worried of the fast approaching monsoon.

Sankata in Bishal Memorial Gold Cup final

Published On: April 27, 2017 09:04 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 27: CMG Club Sankata has entered the final of ongoing Bishal Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament registering 3-0 victory over Nepal Police Club on Wednesday. Raj Poudel scored brace while African recruit Martins added another to help Kathmandu-based outfit book its place in the final overcoming departmental side in the semifinal clash.

Vegetable production up in Parsa

Published On: April 22, 2017 10:42 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 22: Production of summer vegetables has increased in Pars this year, compared to figures of last year.

Veg production up in Parsa

Published On: April 21, 2017 10:30 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 21: Production of summer vegetables has increased in Parsa this year, compared to figures of last year.

Import of hydropower equipment, machinery goes up

Published On: April 18, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 18: Import of hydropower equipment and machineries through Birgunj Customs Office, which had fallen drastically due to border obstructions last year, is gradually picking up.

Election fever grips trade hub Birgunj

Published On: March 29, 2017 08:35 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 29: Birgunj sub-metropolitan city of Parsa district, the center of the six-month Madhes protests last year, has now been rejuvenated with enthusiasm and excitement generated by the upcoming local polls.

Tight screening measures affect cargo clearance at Kolkata port

Published On: March 28, 2017 09:08 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 28: Cargo clearance process at the Kolkata port of India is getting delayed as port authorities are thoroughly scanning foreign cargoes coming via the port on the request of Indian intelligence agencies.

Madhesi leaders smear DCC signboard with black liquid

Published On: March 20, 2017 12:26 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 20: Madhesh-based parties have put black ink-like liquid substance over the façade of the signboard of District Coordination Committee(formerly District Development Committee) to cover the words signifying the recent restructuring of local administrative bodies on Sunday morning.