Arjun Oli

The contributor for Republica.

Nepalgunj Customs Office raises revenue target despite illegal imports

Published On: January 23, 2020 10:03 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPAGUNJ, Jan 23: According to the Department of Customs, the illegal import of goods is affecting revenue collection at the Nepalgunj Customs Office. But nevertheless, the office is increasing its target of revenue collection this year. According to the officials, the target for revenue collection for Fiscal Year 2019/20 is Rs 15 billion.

Exports via Nepalgunj customs down 62%

Published On: January 19, 2020 09:46 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 19: According to the Nepalgunj Customs Office, the export of goods and products from Nepal to India has declined by 62% as of mid-January of the current fiscal year 2019/20.

Kohalpur municipality-12 ward chair found dead in India

Published On: January 15, 2020 04:46 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 15: The ward chairperson of Kohalpur municipality-12 Krishna Bahadur Khadka has been found dead in Bahraich, India.

45% work completed on eastern canal

Published On: January 15, 2020 10:07 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 15: Only 45% of work on eastern canal of Sikta Irrigation Project has been completed even though the construction deadline expired two months ago.

ICP delay creates chaos at Nepalgunj customs

Published On: January 5, 2020 12:17 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 5: With delays in construction of the Integrated Check Post (ICP), the customs checkpoint has become chaotic in Nepalgunj, the main border point of western tarai.

Government to buy 5,000 quintals more paddy in Nepalgunj

Published On: December 31, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 31:  The Bheri zonal office of Food Management and Trading Company Ltd (FMTC) has said that it would increase paddy procurement quota by 5,000 quintals this season.

Committee formed to merge Banke and Bardiya in Karnali Province

Published On: December 29, 2019 09:23 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 29: Local politicians and civil society leaders have formed a committee with a demand to integrate Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province.

Cold wave hits children hard in Banke

Published On: December 28, 2019 02:45 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 28: With mercury dipping, the children from the economically backward community have been hit hard. The children staying in various brick kilns with their parents are suffering from common cold, pneumonia and so on due to cold wave in recent days.

Probe commission hands Bageshwari temple land encroachment report to govt

Published On: December 15, 2019 08:01 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 15:  A probe commission formed to investigate the Bageshwari Temple land encroachment issue has handed over its report to the government. The commission was formed following stories in Republica and Nagarik dailies about the encroachment of 84 bighas of land which was earlier owned by the temple. The government had formed the commission three months ago, soon after the news was published.

Local admin to request govt for fair probe into Kohalpur incident

Published On: December 10, 2019 07:33 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

KOHALPUR, Dec 10: The District Administration Office (DAO), Banke, has decided to request the Ministry of Home Affairs to conduct a free and fair investigation into the recent unrest in Kohalpur.

Banke's Kohalpur continues to remain tense today also

Published On: December 9, 2019 03:30 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 9: The conflict that escalated after a truck hit a student in Kohalpur of Banke district on Sunday has not come under control yet.

Kohalpur tense after truck hits schoolgirl

Published On: December 9, 2019 08:04 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

KOHALPUR, Dec 9: At least two dozen students and locals were injured when police opened fire after clashes erupted when a truck hit a schoolgirl in Kohalpur in Banke district on Sunday morning.

Wild boars entering runway pose threat to planes

Published On: December 7, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 7: On Tuesday, when a Buddha Air's ATR-72 aircraft landed at Nepalgunj airport a wild boar came from nowhere and collided with the rear wheels of the aircraft. The boar died on the spot and the aircraft escaped a major accident.

Banke National Park builds canopy bridge to reduce wild animal road accidents

Published On: November 28, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 28: A leopard cub died in a road accident Kohalpur–Babai road section of the Banke National Park. The cub was crossing the road when it was run over by jeep cruising at high speed.

Master plan for upgrading Nepalgunj Airport approved

Published On: November 25, 2019 09:08 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 25: Preparations for upgrading Nepalgunj Airport – one of the busiest airports in western Nepal – has begun.

FMTC planning to purchase 35,000 quintals of paddy

Published On: November 24, 2019 08:02 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 24: The Food Management and Trade Company (FMTC) is preparing to purchase a total of 35,000 quintals of paddy directly from the farmers in Nepalgunj.

Chand-led outfit’s Jajarkot in-charge arrested

Published On: November 15, 2019 02:20 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 15: Police have arrested a leader of outlawed Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ from Kohalpur in the district on Thursday night at around 11:30 pm.

People hit hard by Tarun Dal general strike

Published On: November 15, 2019 01:52 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 15: Common people in Banke have been hit hard by a general strike called by Nepal Tarun Dal, a sister wing of Nepali Congress.

Vegetables prices skyrocket in Nepalgunj

Published On: October 23, 2019 12:01 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 23: The price of vegetables in Nepalgunj has increased at a whopping rate over the past week.

Armyworm destroys paddy in Banke

Published On: October 14, 2019 10:52 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 14: Paddy plants ready to be harvested by the farmers in Banke district has been destroyed by Armyworm. Farmers are worried as the pest is out of control.