Arjun Oli

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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.

Home-bound Nepalis facing hassles at Nepal-India border

Published On: September 29, 2019 08:25 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 29: Bakhat Bahadur BK and his wife, spotted near the Indo-Nepal border in Nepalgunj on Saturday afternoon, were all smiles. The couple was coming home from Himachal Pradesh of India for celebrating Dashain with their family members at home. “It feels so good to return home. We planned the return for many months. Now that we are on our way, we are really feeling great,” said Bakhat, a local of Chanute village of Surkhet.

FIR lodged against 10 NCP cadres

Published On: September 15, 2019 08:24 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 15: Nepali Congress (NC), Banke district chapter, has filed an FIR against 10 ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) cadres after the district president of the main opposition party was thrashed while attending a public function in the district.

Police open fire in Kohalpur to nab robbery-accused

Published On: September 2, 2019 04:42 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 2: A team of Area Police Office, Kohalpur have opened fire in Nepalgunj to take control of defendant of a robbery case.

Fire breaks out at Banke District Police Office

Published On: August 26, 2019 02:29 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 26: Massive fire broke out at District Police Office, Banke on Sunday morning at around 2:15 am due to electric short-circuit leaving some important documents.

Forest encroachment in the name of flood victims

Published On: August 25, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 25: Until a decade ago, forests around the Rapti River were dense. People would go to the forest area to collect fodder and grass. These days, the woods have been replaced by human settlements in Fattepur, Binauna, Kachanpur, Kusum, Holiya, Betahani and Matehiya, among other places, according to the Forest Division Office of Banke.

Service seekers troop to collect PPAN, over 40,000 receive cards

Published On: August 24, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 24: Over 40,000 people have collected Personal Permanent Account Number (PPAN) cards so far from Inland Revenue Office, Nepalgunj.

84 bigha of Bageshwari Temple land transferred to individuals

Published On: August 20, 2019 07:11 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 20: It has come to light that 84 bigha (56.89 hectares) of land belonging to Bageshwari Temple of Nepalgunj, which is a famous and sacred Hindu temple, has been transferred to the names of individuals.

Indian cattle stray into Nepalgunj politics

Published On: August 17, 2019 07:37 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 17: With a federal minister evincing interest in the management of stray cattle in Nepalgunj city and allocating a budget for the purpose and the local government facing criticism from animal rights groups for failing to manage these strays, the issue has come to figure in city politics.

'India's stray cattle causing nuisance in Nepalgunj'

Published On: August 15, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 15: Stray cattle have become a significant source of worry for the locals of Nepalgunj these days.

Women protest demanding early marriage

Published On: August 8, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 8: Women from Madhesi and the Muslim communities have protested in Nepalgunj on Thursday demanding to marry off their daughters at the age of 16.

Locals living on banks of Rapti prone to floods every year

Published On: August 8, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 8: With every drop of rainfall, Tara Devi Nepali of Fattepur, Dhallaiya holds her breath as if any disaster might occur in the area anytime.

Dependency on India for vegetables continues amid insufficient local production

Published On: July 30, 2019 04:45 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, July 30: Bhandu Rai has been selling vegetables at Rani Talau vegetable market of Nepalgunj for years now.

Problems galore in export of medicinal herbs to India

Published On: July 29, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, July 29: Exporters of medicinal herbs in Nepalgunj are facing problem because of 'impractical' rules imposed by the government agencies of Nepal and the mandatory transit permit provision brought by the Uttar Pradesh government of India.

Sikta, Postal Highway projects in Banke fail to spend budget

Published On: July 23, 2019 07:28 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, July 23: The Sikta Irrigation Project, one of the national pride projects, couldn’t spend even one fourth of the allocated budget for the fiscal year 2075/76 BS.