Arjun Oli

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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.

Blacktopped road damaged within a month of construction

Published On: July 15, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, July 15: The recently blacktopped road section of Nepalgunj- Khajura has started peeling off within a month of construction.

Despite spending millions on fixing its drainage system, Nepalgunj inundated by sewage

Published On: July 10, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, July 10: Several wards of the Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City have been inundated because of its dysfunctional sewerage system and heavy rainfall in the recent days.

A pharmacy found selling expired medicine to patient

Published On: July 6, 2019 07:18 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, July 6: A pharmacy in Nepalgunj has been found selling expired medicines to patients.

Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City unveils annual budget, plans to expand tax net

Published On: June 26, 2019 08:55 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, June 26: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City has unveiled a total annual budget of Rs 2.28 billion for the Fiscal Year 2019/20, with Rs 1.21 billion in current expenditure and Rs 1.04 billion in capital expenditure.

Heavy downpour inundates Nepalgunj

Published On: June 24, 2019 10:41 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, June 24: Torrential rainfall on Sunday inundated various parts of Nepalgunj Metropolitan City. The heavy downpour resulted in waterlogged streets at Gharbaritole, Dhambojhi, Surkhetroad, Belaspur, New Road, Ganeshpur, Bankegaun, Koreanpur, Bhrikutinagar, Sadarline among other places as the accumulated water could not get an outlet to flow.

Indian causeway on border inundates settlements in Banke

Published On: June 24, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, June 24: Over a hundred houses were inundated while a dozen houses were completely damaged in the bordering villages of Narainapur Rural Municipality of Banke district on Sunday as a causeway being built by India along the Nepal-India border obstructed the natural flow of rainwaters.

Indian ‘dam road’ inundated Nepali villages (with photos)

Published On: June 23, 2019 07:15 PM NPT By: Arjun Oli

BANKE, June 23: The ‘dam road’ constructed by India has blocked the water flow and inundated the most of the villages of the Narainapur Rural Municipality of the district.

Contractors evade tax for river extraction

Published On: May 22, 2019 09:40 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, May 22: A large number of contractors who have been extracting resources from various rivers in Raptisonari Rural Municipality have not paid the tax for the same to the government.

Haste makes waste at Sikta Irrigation project

Published On: May 19, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, May 19: Breaching all the rules,  then director of the Sikta Irrigation Project Ramesh Basnet hastily awarded the contract for the construction of the eastern canal . On July 24, 2017, the construction company Kumar Kalika JV signed the contract for building the 53 kilometer  canal with a budget of Rs. 3.6 billion.

18 land revenue officials sent to judicial custody, 12 still at large

Published On: April 29, 2019 07:46 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, April 29: The Banke District Court has sent 18 land revenue officials of Banke and Bardiya districts to judicial custody. They had been arrested on the charge of transferring the ownership of huge chunks of land belonging to the Sikta Irrigation Project to private ownership through forgery.

15 officials of Land Revenue Office involved in Sikta land grab

Published On: April 17, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, April 17: A recent investigation carried out by Nepal Police has revealed that land mafia were involved in transferring government land worth millions of rupees into private property in collusion with officials of the Land Revenue Office (LRO).

Massive fire guts property worth more than 'Rs 50 million'

Published On: April 13, 2019 02:25 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, April 13: Property worth Rs 50 million was gutted in a fire that broke out at Om Ply and Furniture Industry in Nepalgunj-13 on Friday.

Sikta Irrigation Project: Land illegally transferred to private individuals

Published On: April 12, 2019 07:27 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, April 12: Sikta Irrigation Project: A group of land brokers in collusion with land revenue officials are found to have illegally transferred the ownership of public land worth millions of rupees to the names of private individuals.

Wild animals damage crops leaving farmers upset

Published On: April 6, 2019 07:20 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, April 6: Churna Bahadur Bhandari, a local farmer of Sauri village in Raptisonari Rural Municipality–1, could not harvest his crops this season as wild animals damaged his wheat and paddy. He hates animals for this reason.

Woman faints after falling into Pappu Construction pit

Published On: March 31, 2019 09:11 AM NPT By: Arjun Oli

NEPALGUNJ, March 31: A woman in Nepalgunj fainted on Thursday evening after falling into a water-filled pit dug by a contractor near the Rapti River in Nepalgunj.