Ritesh Tripathi

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Money Laundering Department raids National Medical College

Published On: November 19, 2019 10:23 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 19: The Department of Money Laundering Investigation raided National Medical College (NMC) in Birgunj Metropolitan City-15 on Sunday.

Birgunj customs falls 32% short of revenue target

Published On: October 31, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Oct 31: Birgunj Customs Office -- the major custom point of the country -- has failed to collect targeted revenue in the first quarter of the current Fiscal Year 2018/19.

NMC students claim college hired bouncers to counter protesters

Published On: October 26, 2019 09:02 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Oct 26: The students of National Medical College (NMC) in Birgunj have claimed that the college has hired bouncers who manhandled them for demanding the refund of the additional fees charged by the medical college.

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.