Ritesh Tripathi

The contributor for Republica.

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.

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.