Ritesh Tripathi

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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.

Nepal exports cooking oil worth Rs 12 bn

Published On: August 11, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Aug 11: Nepali entrepreneurs have exported cooking oil worth Rs 12.67 billion to India after the export of cooking oil started in the Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Dry port resumes operation after two days of shutdown

Published On: August 4, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Aug 4: Birgunj Dry Port, the only dry port of Nepal that connects Kolkata, Haldiya and Visakhapatnam ports of India through rail-line, resumed operation on Saturday after remaining shut for two days.

Police seize 60 kg marijuana from car with Indian plate number

Published On: July 30, 2019 04:27 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 30: Police have seized a car with Indian number plate with a cache of marijuana hidden inside it on Tuesday.

Loss worth millions of rupees feared as Birgunj remains waterlogged

Published On: July 14, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 14: Birgunj, the economic and business hub of the country, has been completely inundated by the flood which originated from the local Sirsiya River.

Int'l shipping firms court importers as trade volume goes up

Published On: July 8, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 8: International shipping companies have started entering Nepal promising different facilities for Nepali traders, as the number of containers entering the country has reached around 100,000 annually.

Cooking oil factory catches fire

Published On: July 6, 2019 12:41 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, July 6: A massive fire broke out at a cooking oil factory on early Saturday in Parwanipur, Birgunj.

Birgunj Mayor involved in clash with leader of his own party

Published On: June 27, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 27: A dispute between the mayor of Birgunj Metropolitan City and a local leader of Samajbadi Party Nepal turned into a nasty brawl on Wednesday.

Birgunj Mayor Sarawagi gets in a brawl with his party members

Published On: June 26, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNG, June 26:  Birgunj Mayor Bijay Kumar Sarawagi and his party members were caught in   a brawl on Wednesday.

Girls at high risk in Birgunj

Published On: June 12, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, June 12: The rise in rape, kidnapping and sexual assault, among others, in recent times shows how the safety of young girls is at risk in Birgunj Metropolis.