Ritesh Tripathi

The contributor for Republica.

Birgunj reports three more COVID-19 related deaths

Published On: July 31, 2020 12:19 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 31: Three persons including the chief executive officer (CEO) of Jagadamba Enterprises succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Birgunj on Thursday.

Two succumb to COVID-19 in Parsa

Published On: July 29, 2020 09:20 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 29: Two more people have died due to COVID-19 infection in Parsa district on Wednesday.

With four staff testing positive for COVID-19, Jagadamba Enterprises sealed off

Published On: July 28, 2020 08:20 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 28: The District Administration Office (DAO), Parsa has sealed off Jagadamba Enterprises following the confirmation of novel coronavirus infection in four employees at the industry located at Birgunj Pathlaiya Industrial Corridor in Birgunj Metropolitan City-32.

15 more test positive for COVID-19 in Parsa district

Published On: July 28, 2020 09:54 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 28: A test result acquired on Monday night confirmed COVID-19 in 15 more individuals in Parsa district, according to Dr Niraj Singh of Narayani COVID-19 Hospital.

Indian national dies at Narayani COVID-19 Hospital

Published On: July 26, 2020 02:55 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

Birgunj, July 26: An Indian national died while undergoing treatment at Narayani COVID-19 Hospital on Sunday morning.

17 more test positive for coronavirus including a case of fatality in Parsa district

Published On: July 23, 2020 02:15 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 23: Narayani Hospital-based COVID-19 laboratory has confirmed 17 more positive cases of COVID-19 through Polymerases Chain Reaction (PCR) tests including a case of fatality.

Two COVID-19 deaths reported in Birgunj

Published On: June 13, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 12: The throat swab samples of two individuals who died in Birgunj recently tested positive for the COVID-19 on Saturday.

43 more COVID-19 patients recover in Birgunj, no patient in Narayani Hospital

Published On: May 26, 2020 07:42 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 26: Once heavily congested with nearly 100 coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients, Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital has reported recovery of all patients admitted here.

18 more recover from COVID-19 in Birgunj, 27 in two days

Published On: May 25, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 25: As many as 18 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital at 10 pm on Sunday after recovering from the disease

Infected Indian nationals entered Nepal 'defying' lockdown

Published On: April 13, 2020 07:26 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 13: Three Indian nationals, who had entered Nepal defying the nationwide lockdown enforced by both the countries, have tested positive for coronavirus. Tests conducted at the Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) confirmed the results.

Birgunj-based industrialist Shiva Kumar Rungata's second test turns out negative for COVID-19 (with medical report)

Published On: March 22, 2020 11:49 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 22: The second medical test of Birgunj-based industrialist Shiva Kumar Rungata, who had initially tested positive for coronavirus, has turned out to be negative.

Cement, steel industries in trouble as demand stagnates

Published On: February 25, 2020 08:45 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Feb 25: Industries in the industrial corridor of Birgunj have decreased their production due to lack of adequate market for their products. According to the officials of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industries, industries have decreased 75% of their production, as number of industries has increased but the demand is less than the production capacity of these industries.

Birgunj ICP to operate in full capacity from mid-March

Published On: February 13, 2020 10:02 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Feb 13: Preparations are afoot to divert all cargoes coming from Raxaul-Birgunj route to Integrated Check Post (ICP) in Sirisiya of Parsa.

Five Indian companies in race to manage Birgunj ICD

Published On: January 30, 2020 10:20 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 30: Five companies have submitted their bid documents expressing interest to take over the management of Inland Container Depot of Birgunj.

After betel nut, black pepper, date smuggling rife in Birgunj

Published On: January 27, 2020 12:05 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 27: After betel nut, pea and black pepper, smugglers seem to have turned their attention to dried dates.

Extra charge by shipping companies cost Nepali importers Rs 1 billion annually

Published On: January 15, 2020 10:21 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 15: Shipping companies have been exploiting Nepali importers to the tune of Rs 1 billion annually since the direct transshipment procedure was implemented for third-country trade. Shipping companies have been found to charge extra under different headings apart from the basic sea freight charge.

Six-lane Birgunj-Pathlaiya road to be ready by mid-July

Published On: January 14, 2020 09:27 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 14: The six-lane Birgunj-Pathlaiya Road still remains incomplete even though it has already been one and half months since the construction deadline expired.

Finance minister willing to help local entrepreneurs

Published On: January 12, 2020 08:42 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 12: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada has claimed an improvement in the economic sector of the country. Speaking at the 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Finance Minister Khatiwada said the country's economic growth country in the current fiscal year 2019/2020 will maintain 5% to 8%. According to Khatiwada, complains from local areas are decreasing which is the sign of improvement. Khatiwada said that the media reports about the government increasing the target of collecting revenue rather than making development in economic area is not true and the government focuses on creating investment friendly revenue collection.

Tarai districts turn dark in daytime, hinting arrival of coldwave

Published On: December 14, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 14: Parts of the tarai districts including Sarlahi, Bara, Parsa and Rautahat remained 'dark' in the day time on Friday leaving people quite worried. There was a slight downpour and cold wave as well. Locally termed as 'Meghauni' (apparent darkness in the day time due to heavy clouds), people anticipate worse weather ahead.

Agitating students manhandled, protest continues

Published On: November 24, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 24: The students of the Birgunj-based National Medical College (NMC) staged protests on Saturday, after some senior students manhandled the agitating students protesting against the exorbitantly high fees charged by the college administration.