Ritesh Tripathi

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Local units told not to levy production, export taxes

Published On: February 4, 2019 09:53 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Feb 4: Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has issued a circular to all 753 local units across the country, instructing them against levying taxes on production and exports.

Birgunj chamber mulls legal remedy

Published On: February 3, 2019 09:44 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRJUNG, Feb 3: Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industries has claimed that the industries along Parsa-Bara industrial corridor have been facing the burden of 'illegal taxes'.

CM Cleanup Campaign kicks off in Province 2

Published On: January 29, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 29: Province 2 kicked off the Chief Minister (CM) Cleanup Campaign during an official event held in Birgunj on Monday.

Construction of Birgunj bus terminal drags on

Published On: January 24, 2019 11:34 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 24: Construction work on a bus terminal in Birgunj is still not complete 45 months after the project started.

Urea in short supply in wheat planting season

Published On: January 22, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 22: Wheat is the second major crop of Nepal after paddy. However, farmers of Parsa are not getting chemical fertilizers needed by the crop.

Army retains Bishal Gold Cup after sudden-death win

Published On: January 20, 2019 11:01 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 20: The defending champion of the first edition of the Tuborg Bishal Memorial Gold Cup football tournament, the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club, has defended its title with a 2-1 sudden-death win over Himalayan Sherpa Club in Birgunj on Saturday.

Khawas treble seals commanding Army win

Published On: January 15, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 15: A hat-trick from captain Bharat Khawas propelled departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club to a 3-0 win over Jana Jagriti Simara Club in the ongoing second Tuborg Bishal Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament in Birgunj on Monday.

Police collect waste as municipal officials boycott work

Published On: January 8, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 8: As the officials of the Birgunj Metropolitan City have been staging protests by boycotting their work for the past five days, police with the help of local youths collected the garbage piled in various places on Monday.

Woman allegedly murdered for dowry by husband, in-laws

Published On: January 7, 2019 11:27 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 7: After a lavish wedding last year, Madhuri Barnawal of Birgunj went to her husband's home in Nepalgunj, hoping for a beautiful new conjugal journey. But, 26 years old Madhuri's parents, who had blessed their daughter with all the happiness in the world, were shattered when they heard the news of her sudden demise last Tuesday.

CJ nominee Rana 'privatized' Chhapkaiya pond

Published On: January 1, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Jan 1: The residents of Chhapkaiya village have expressed worries over the possibility of Supreme Court Justice Cholendra Shamsher JBR being appointed as the chief justice.

NC student leader injured in a clash over nomination row

Published On: December 26, 2018 07:51 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 26:  A student leader was injured in a clash between the two groups affiliated to Nepal Students Union (NSU), the sister organization of Nepali Congress party in the district on Wednesday.

New law forces people to cross Birgunj border on foot

Published On: December 20, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: A new rule has come into effect from Wednesday onward requiring people to walk on foot in designated places while crossing the Nepal-India border in Brigunj. The notice was put up on Tuesday at the Birgunj Customs Office in Birgunj Municipality-16.

Smugglers attack police in Parsa

Published On: December 19, 2018 10:13 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 19: Smugglers allegedly from India on Monday thrashed three security personnel including the in-charge of Padepur police post in Jagarnathpur Rural Municipality-1 of Parsa.

Birgunj to install 6 CCTV cameras on border

Published On: November 17, 2018 04:20 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 17: The movement of people and vehicles at Birgunj, one of the major checkpoints along Nepal-India border is to be monitored by six CCTV cameras.

‘Illegal’ private transformers troubling pedestrians

Published On: September 30, 2018 07:41 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRJUNG, Sept 30: Random installation of private transformers on the roadsides of Birgunj is troubling pedestrians and vehicles, as several bank, hotels, industries and business organizations have installed transformers on roadside footpaths. Nepal Electric Authority (NEA) is supplying electricity on such illegally installed transformers.

No felling of trees before DPR: Chief Minister Raut

Published On: September 29, 2018 01:05 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Sept 29: Province 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut has stated that he will not allow the felling of trees before the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the country's second international airport being built in Bara is prepared.

Millions gutted by fire in Birgunj

Published On: September 17, 2018 11:29 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Sept 17: A fire at Malaku Soap and Chemical Industries at Birgunj-Patlaiya Industrial Corridor was brought into control after around two and half hours.