BIRGUNJ, July 10: Transmission line with 132 KV capacity between the Indian bordering city of Raxaul to Parwanipur of Parsa district in Nepal has yet to start even after six months of its construction and successful test transmission. Nepal Electricity Authority had declared last December that the transmission line was ready for supply of electricity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.