Ritesh Tripathi

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Nepal-India meeting regarding dusty cargo ends inconclusive

Published On: December 27, 2017 04:15 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 27: The meeting between representatives of Nepal and India regarding the ongoing protest against pollution caused by transport of dusty cargo to Birgunj through Raxaul has ended inconclusively.

Gas bottling plant's negligence blamed for fire

Published On: December 22, 2017 07:50 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 22: Preliminary investigation has blamed negligence on the part of the Super Gas Industry for the massive fire in the Birgunj-based gas bottling plant on Wednesday in which two people were killed.

Protest against pollution in Raxaul affects Nepali cement industies

Published On: December 21, 2017 10:05 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 21: The ongoing protest against pollution in Raxaul of India is likely to affect over a dozen cement factories in Birgunj-Pathlaiya Industrial Corridor.

Two firefighters killed, two critically injured in gas factory fire

Published On: December 21, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 21: A massive fire erupted at Super Gas Industry in the outskirts of Birgunj on Wednesday, killing two firefighters who had reached the incident site early in the morning. Two others were severely injured in the incident.

Birgunj gas plant inferno brought under control after eight hrs

Published On: December 20, 2017 03:25 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: The inferno that engulfed Super Gas Industry in Birgunj metropolitan cityhas been brought under control almost after eight hours.

Two killed as fire engulfs gas plant in Birgunj (with photos)

Published On: December 20, 2017 01:01 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: Two people have been killed and three others sustained injuries after a massive fire engulfed Super Gas Industry of Buhabari in Birgunj metropolitan city. Fire fighters and police are attempting to control the inferno. After gas cylinders burst, nearby settlements have been evacuated to avoid human casualties..

Narrow road delays ICP operation

Published On: December 20, 2017 10:34 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: While arrangements are being made to initiate the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Nepal-India border in Birgunj, its operation is delayed due to lack of proper road in the Nepali side.

Traders fear congestion again at Kolkata port

Published On: December 16, 2017 10:21 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 16: Traders in Birgunj fear congestion at India’s Kolkata port again as there has been a delay in returning containers. Over a 1,000 containers are still waiting at Birgunj dry port and traders importing via third country say that this delay is likely to repeat congestion at the Kolkata port which had seen congestion for about three months from August to October.

Mobile phone imports via Birgunj jumps five times

Published On: December 12, 2017 04:03 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 12: Import of mobile phones has jumped by more than five times via the Birgunj customs point.

Birgunj traders facing huge loss on potatoes

Published On: December 6, 2017 09:40 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 5: Potatoes stored at cold stores in Birgunj have failed to find market, causing losses worth millions to farmers and traders. Potatoes brought from the hilly regions of Nepal and imported from Punjab of India dominated the market during September and October when the potatoes in cold storage facilities were supposed to hit the market.

Election agendas fail to impress Birgunj voters

Published On: December 3, 2017 08:32 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Dec 3: Candidates of the parliamentary and provincial elections spent days to form their agendas and strategies with hopes of impressing the voters. Unfortunately, their agendas have turned ineffective to attract the voters.

Birgunj-Pathlaiya road construction misses deadline

Published On: November 30, 2017 08:48 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 30: The deadline for completing six-lane road for the country’s major trade route, Birgunj-Pathlaiya, has been postponed because of several reasons.

Voters of Birgung no more impressed by election agendas

Published On: November 30, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 30:  Candidates of the parliamentary and provincial elections spent days to form their agendas and strategies with hopes of impressing the voters. Unfortunately, their agendas have turned ineffective to attract the voters.

CONCOR official inspects Birganj Dry Port

Published On: November 29, 2017 03:45 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGANJ, Nov 29: A senior official of Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) made a site visit to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) of Sirsiya, Birgunj, to study reasons delaying shipment of goods from Kolkata port of India to Nepal.

Rape suspects at large

Published On: November 9, 2017 02:51 PM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 9: Parsa police has filed a case against the son of newly elected ward chairman and two others involved in rape of 16 year girl of Sakhuwa Parsauni rural municipality.  Following the incident of Oct 29, those involved in rape had tried to silence the girl’s family through compensation.

Disgruntled groups challenge official candidates of parties

Published On: November 6, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 6: Leaders and cadres who were not officially selected as poll candidates have become threats to the political parties in Parsa district. It has become a thorny issue for the parties after several disgruntled members joined their rival parties while some have rebelled against the parties to file independent candidacy.

Additional terminal for Nepali cargo at Kolkata port

Published On: November 5, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Nov 5: Nepal has been losing a huge sum of money in delay fees for import of goods due to constant traffic in international ports. However, an additional terminal in Kolkata port has been made available for Nepal, which is expected to considerably ease the country's imports.

Revenue target met due to soaring vehicle import

Published On: November 1, 2017 07:17 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

The government has collected more revenue from the auto sector compared to the target given in the first three months. Revenue collection from auto imports has exceeded the growth target by 3 percent in the first three months in the current fiscal year.

Chhath festival being observed with gusto and fanfare

Published On: October 27, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Oct 27: This year on October 26, right after their major festivals Dashain and Tihar, Hindus in the country's tarai region and capital Kathmandu are observing the Chhath festival with much gusto and fanfare.

Congestion delays berthing of vessels carrying Nepal-bound cargo

Published On: October 25, 2017 02:07 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Oct 24: Vessels have not been able to unload Nepal-bound cargoes at the Kolkata port thanks to port congestion. Freight forwarders say vessels have to wait a minimum of a week to 10 days to get their turn for unloading cargoes.