Arjun Oli

The contributor for Republica.

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.

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.