Ritesh Tripathi

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Revenue collection 13% lower than target

Published On: May 25, 2019 08:44 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 25: Revenue collection by Birgunj Customs Office has seen a shortfall by 13% against the target till mid-May. The office, which generates the largest volume of revenue among all customs offices of the country, mobilized only Rs 120 billion out of the targeted Rs 139 billion, according to records at the office.

Failed marriages blamed for two women’s suicides

Published On: May 14, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 14: Two young women were found hanging in the villages of Chipharmai Rural Municipality,  Parsa district in the last two days.

Two Indians wanted for evading Rs 180m in taxes at large

Published On: May 7, 2019 07:58 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, May 7: Two Indian citizens have reportedly evaded a total of Rs 180 million in taxes in two separate incidents here. One of the culprits is being searched for by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to recover the taxes while the other has been handed down a fine of Rs 20 million and one year jail in absentia by the District Court Parsa.

Birgunj woman gives birth to quadruplets

Published On: April 25, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 25: A twenty-year-old woman in Birgunj delivered quadruplets on Tuesday. They include three girls and a boy.

Dowry deaths rampant among terai women

Published On: April 21, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 21: Police on Friday lifted the body of Anju Devi Das, 28, of Birgunj Metropolitan City-23 from the cremation site on the banks of the Sirsiya River after they sniffed foul play in her death.

Inmates in Birgunj prison subjected to torture, extortion

Published On: April 10, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 10: Some former inmates of the Birgunj Prison have made a shocking revelation about how the torture and violence by guards inside the jail compelled one of their friends to attempt suicide.

Activists reach Bara with sanitary pads for women victims

Published On: April 9, 2019 08:35 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 9: "As we all will be talking about sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene now, those males who feel uncomfortable can leave while others please listen carefully," requested social activist Shaili Chaudhary while speaking in front of the victims of the first ever tornado in Bharwaliya of Bara on Sunday.  The deadly calamity destroyed more than 200 houses in Bharwaliya alone.

Guthi's land worth Rs 100 million illegally sold in Piparamath

Published On: April 7, 2019 09:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 7: In another shocking case of land grab, large chunks of land approximately worth Rs 100 million belonging to a Guthi Sansthan of Piparamath in Birgunj have been sold based on forged documents. Police have arrested three persons in connection with the case while 16 other the accused including the ward chief of Birgunj-14, Bharat Prasad Kurmi, are still at large.

Birgunj factories suffer huge losses in storm

Published On: April 3, 2019 07:59 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 3: Around a dozen factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reportedly faced losses worth millions of rupees, after a storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.

Storm leaves trail of destruction in Bara, Parsa

Published On: April 2, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

PURAINIYA (BARA), April 2: Local authorities have confirmed at least 28 dead including 11 women and six children in the rainstorm that wrecked havoc in parts of Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday evening. The dead include 27 in Bara and one in Parsa .

A sad story of a wife killed by husband for dowry

Published On: April 1, 2019 09:37 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, April 1: Wrapped in a red wedding sari, Sunita Yadav’s dead body which lay on the patio of her parents’ house on Sunday looked alive and peaceful to onlookers. “Dowry took the poor woman’s life. The doctor shouldn’t have done it,” they were heard murmuring as Sunita’s 70-year-old mother looked expressionless just beside the body. The mother Sanful Devi, a resident of Harpatganj, Birgunj, believes that special death rituals are important to ensure her daughter’s place in Heaven.

Activists hit the streets demanding life imprisonment for Sunita's husband

Published On: March 31, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 31: Rights activists on Saturday took out a march from Ghantaghar of Birgunj to protest the killing of Sunita Yadav who succumbed to injuries on Friday after being brutally beaten by her doctor husband.

Doctor beats wife to death, arrested

Published On: March 30, 2019 07:43 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 30: A woman succumbed to serious injuries after her husband, a doctor specialist in treating diabetes and thyroid diseases at Narayani Hospital in Parsa districts, beat her mercilessly for not bringing in dowry as demanded.

Serial theft cases in Birgunj

Published On: March 24, 2019 05:05 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 24: Six theft cases took place on the same night in the same area in Birgunj on Saturday night. The thefts took place in an area in Birgunj-11 which is about 500 meters from the Ward Police Office.

Birgunj customs misses revenue target

Published On: March 21, 2019 08:22 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 21: Birgunj Customs Office, the main collector of customs revenue, has lagged behind in revenue collection.

Nepalis on southern borders keenly observing run-up to Indian elections

Published On: March 14, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 14: The country's southern neighbor India is holding Lok Sabha elections in seven phases from April 11 to May 19.

Slow demand for construction material leaves industrialists worried

Published On: March 12, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 12: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada last week said 42 percent growth in import of industrial materials indicates healthy economic growth. But same imports have become a matter of worry for industrialists in Birgunj.

Schools closed for 'Mahayagya'

Published On: March 5, 2019 05:53 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, March 4: Birgunj Metropolitan City has called for the closure of schools in and around the main city in view of the Ashwamedh Mahayaga that kicked off on Sunday. The schools will remain closed till Tuesday until the religious function concludes. According to the metropolis, the decision was taken for the safety of children amid excessive traffic congestion during the event.

Province 2 govt seeks policy advice from experts on key sectors

Published On: February 24, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Feb 24: The government of Province 2 has sought advice from experts to formulate new policies and revise existing ones related to key economic sectors.

Indian transporters' protest halts Nepal-bound cargo

Published On: February 11, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Feb 11: Less than a week after cargo handling agents of Kolkata port ended their protests, transport operators have launched another protest crippling movement of Nepal-bound cargoes from the port.