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.
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.
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.
BIRGUNJ, Feb 24: Student unions affiliated to the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and opposed to elections of the Free Students Union scheduled for March 1, have set fire to the office of assistant chief of Thakur Ram Multiple College in Birgunj on Thursday.
BIRGUNJ, Feb 14: The 134 days of protest by the Madhes-based parties about one and a half years ago had not only affected business and enterprise but also left parcels and important paperwork entering Nepal from India and other countries stuck on the other side of the border.
BIRGUNJ, Feb 8: A tiger which had strayed into a village in Parsa on Tuesday morning was shot dead by the security personnel late in the afternoon following a four-hour battle to control the beast. The tiger injured 10 people, including some policemen, despite being hit by a bullet. It succumbed to the injuries later.