Arjun Oli

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Sikta Irrigation Project starts releasing water through its western and eastern canals to irrigate paddy fields

Published On: July 1, 2020 10:30 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, July 1:One of the national pride projects, Sikta Irrigation Project, has started releasing water to the fields from its western and eastern canals. The eastern canal is currently under construction.

Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital sealed off

Published On: June 9, 2020 12:17 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ: The Kohalpur-based Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital has been sealed off after a patient tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Banke road accident: Death toll climbs to 12, four critically injured (UPDATE)

Published On: June 1, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, June 1: The number of passengers who died in a road accident in Banke has climbed to 12 as one injured passenger died while undergoing treatment at the Nepalgunj-based Bheri Hospital.

11 killed, 22 injured in road accident in Bank

Published On: June 1, 2020 09:15 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

KATHMANDU, June 1: At least 11 people have died and scores others are injured in a road accident that took place on Sunday night in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-2 in Banke district.

Four more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Banke, total cases in the district rise to 146

Published On: May 25, 2020 09:44 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, May 25: Four new people in Banke have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The swab samples of two males each from Rapti Sonari and Duduwa rural municipalities in the district tested positive for this virus at lab tests conducted at Rapti Academy of Health Sciences.

21 COVID-19 patients in Nepalgunj discharged after recovery

Published On: May 22, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

KATHMANDU, May 22: As many as 21 COVID-19 patients including the first case reported in Nepalgunj, Banke, have been discharged from hospital after recovery on Friday.

Locals, police clash at Nepalgunj’s Tribeni Mode

Published On: May 5, 2020 01:52 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, May 5: A clash between the local people and police has erupted at Tribeni Mode of Nepalgunj on Tuesday. When the police tried to disperse the crowd defying the lockdown order in the city, the clash broke out, according to eyewitnesses.

Nepalgunj COVID-19 patient had returned from India two months ago, says hasn’t moved out of the city during this period

Published On: May 1, 2020 10:15 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, May 1: Of the two COVID-19 cases reported in Province 5 on Friday, one is from Nepalgunj of Banke.

181 people from Nepalgunj’s quarantine sent home after 21 days

Published On: April 24, 2020 08:20 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, April 24: 181 Nepalis who were kept in a temporary quarantine set up near Nepal-India border have been sent home on Friday.

Ignoring coronavirus, people are braving long journey back home

Published On: April 24, 2020 06:45 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

KOHALPUR, April 24: Janakala Malla of Gamgadhi-1, Mugu had come to Nepalgunj for treatment a month ago. Before she was treated, the government announced nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus disease in the country. Consequently, she was forced to spend a month without treatment.

Stranded Nepalis at Rupaidiha under quarantine in Nepalgunj (with photos)

Published On: April 3, 2020 11:35 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, April 3: 181 Nepali nationals who were left stranded at no man’s land along Nepal-India border have been kept in a temporary quarantine set up nearby the borderline.

Nepalis sneak into Nepal from India defying lockdown; say they’d rather die in their homeland (with photos)

Published On: April 2, 2020 03:56 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUJ, April 1: Several attempts made by the local administration to restrict the entry of Nepali nations to their homeland from India have gone in vain as hundreds of Nepalis have made it to Nepali side.

With border shut, Nepalis stranded on Indian side

Published On: March 25, 2020 09:08 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, March 25: As the government has locked down the country amid threat of a possible COVID-19 outbreak, Nepali nationals returning from India are stranded in Rupaidiha – a border region between Nepal and India.

COVID-19: Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha border point between Nepal and India closed for one week

Published On: March 22, 2020 07:10 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, March 22: In an attempt to prevent the outbreak of novel coronavirus, Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha border point between Nepal and India has been sealed for one week.

JEMC's printing press in Nepalgunj gathering dust for years

Published On: March 1, 2020 08:48 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Mar 1: Though a printing press of Janak Education Material Center (JEMC) was established at Khajura of Nepalgunj some 15 years ago, the government-owned publication house has failed to supply text books to several districts of Province 5, Karnali and Sudur Paschim.

NC leader Koirala seeks PM’s resignation over security printing press procurement deal

Published On: February 22, 2020 03:50 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 22: Leader of main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that the present government doesn’t have moral grounds to stay in power.

Policy instability takes its toll on herb exporters

Published On: January 30, 2020 10:00 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 30: Rajesh Jain established Bahubali Herbal Essence & Extract Pvt Ltd at Parbatpur of Nepalgunj some 22 years ago. While opening his firm, Jain had plans to collect and process medicinal herbs, and export them to foreign countries. But Jain's business venture has not been able to work as expected due to frequent changes in government rules and regulations which have impacted his export-based industry.

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.