Rekha Bhusal

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Drug addiction surges as authorities fail to curb drug trafficking

Published On: May 29, 2024 09:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BHAIRAHAWA, May 29:  Drug addiction is on the rise as authorities fail to control drug trafficking.

Pharmacy owner arrested for mixing various narcotic drugs and selling it without doctor’s prescription in Butwal

Published On: May 10, 2024 12:05 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 10: It has been found that certain pharmacies in Butwal are selling narcotic drugs without a doctor’s prescription.

13 Indian nationals arrested for engaging in online gaming betting activities

Published On: May 7, 2024 10:10 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 7: Police have arrested 13 Indian nationals from Butwal for engaging in online gaming betting activities.

Lumbini Development Trust introduces online ticketing for tourists visiting Lumbini

Published On: March 24, 2024 01:00 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, March 24: Visitors can now book tickets online to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. The Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) has launched an online ticketing system for visitors planning a trip to Lumbini.

Nine Nobel Peace Prize laureates to visit Lumbini for the 4th International Summit of Laureates and Leaders

Published On: February 11, 2024 08:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Feb 9: The Lumbini Provincial Government has intensified preparations for organizing the 4th International Summit of Laureates and Leaders for Children, Development, and Peace, in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Road accidents in Lumbini Province: 168 dead, 725 injured in five months

Published On: January 1, 2024 07:01 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Jan 1: On December 16, two youths tragically lost their lives in a collision with a tipper at Jharbaira Chowk on the Ghorahi-Tulsipur road section in Dang. Bishal GC, 17, and Sagar KC, 18, from Jhimru Rural Municipality, Pyuthan, riding a motorcycle, were struck by a speeding tipper during the night. Police investigation revealed that the main cause of the accident was overspeeding. The tipper driver, Ishwar Budha, 26, has been apprehended by the police.

Two killed, one injured as school bus hits motorcycle

Published On: December 2, 2023 12:28 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 2: Two people were killed while one other was injured after a school bus hit a motorcycle in Rupandehi on Saturday.

UN Secretary-General Guterres arrives Lumbini (In photos)

Published On: October 31, 2023 12:49 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

LUMBINI, Oct 31: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Lumbini. After visiting Pokhara, he arrived at Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, today.

ADB to support construction of 26.5 km road in Siddharthnagar Municipality

Published On: July 8, 2023 03:00 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 8: Siddharthnagar Municipality in Rupandehi is set to receive assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the construction of a 26.5 km stretch of road.

A Local Government That the Locals Love

Published On: May 22, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

Jeevlal Poudel, from ChilawniPokhara in GulmiDarbar Rural Municipality-6, is 81 years old and walks with the help of a cane. He faces difficulty when walking uphill and downhill, and knee pain prevents him from traveling long distances. Until a few years ago, he had to go to Goudakot, a market area with a bank, to collect his old age allowance provided by the government, and he needed the assistance of a family member to accompany him. However, senior citizens like Jeevlal have been greatly relieved after the local government launched a door-to-door service campaign to address the problems faced by its citizens.

International flights stopped at Bhairahawa due to lack of 'business'

Published On: February 4, 2023 09:40 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Feb 4: For the first time in Nepal's 74-year aviation history, more than half a dozen foreign airlines wanted to fly in Gautam Buddha International Airport at Bhairahawa outside Kathmandu. During the inauguration ceremony of the airport on May 16, officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said that the international airline companies will come to Bhairahawa within a few months. It was said that airlines from 11 countries including Sri Lankan Airlines, Fly Dubai, Thai Smile, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Salam Air are interested in flying from Bhairahawa.

Land ownership certificates distributed in Tilottama

Published On: January 6, 2023 03:33 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Jan 6: Land ownership certificates have been distributed to 110 landless households in Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi.

Dilli Chaudhary unanimously elected as NC Lumbini Province PP leader

Published On: January 2, 2023 01:30 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Dilli Chaudhary has been elected as the Parliamentary Party (PP) leader of the Nepali Congress in Lumbini Province Assembly. A NC PP meeting held in Lumbini Province Assembly held on Monday unanimously elected Chaudhary as the leader of the party.

DSP Thug Bahadur KC of Butwal Police Office taken under control with 35 tolas of gold and cash

Published On: December 26, 2022 02:06 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Police have arrested Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Thug Bahadur KC of the Area Police Office, Butwal, on the charge of extorting money in a case related to gold transactions.

Increasing tourist arrival in Lumbini

Published On: December 5, 2022 01:45 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Tourist arrivals are increasing this year in Lumbini, which was deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic for the past two years. With the increase in tourist arrivals, the tourism business in the Lumbini region, which was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has started to gather pace.

RPP’s Pradhan leads by a wide margin in Nawalparasi West-2

Published On: November 23, 2022 03:31 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 23: Dhruva Bahadur Pradhan of Rastriya Prajatantra Party is leading the vote count with a wide margin of votes in Constituency-2 of Nawalparasi (West).

RPP's Bohra overtakes Balkrishna Khand in Rupandehi-3

Published On: November 22, 2022 06:03 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 22: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) leader Deepak Bohra has taken the lead in constituency-3 of Rupandehi for a seat in the House of Representatives.

NC’s leader Khand continues his lead in Rupandehi 3

Published On: November 22, 2022 09:02 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 6: Home Minister and Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand continues to lead in constituency No 3 of Rupandehi as a member of the House of Representatives. By 8.30 am this morning, Khand, the candidate of the ruling coalition, has maintained his lead with 3,419 votes as 9,140 votes have been counted so far.

We will be forced to take strict action if someone tries to deprive voters of their right to vote: Home Minister Khand

Published On: November 8, 2022 06:15 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 8: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said that no one should deprive the voters of their right to vote in the November 20 elections.

Husband and wife found dead in Rupandehi

Published On: November 7, 2022 12:11 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 7: A couple was found dead in a house located in Devdaha municipality-5 Palpali tol of Rupandehi on Monday. Husband Bolindra Jolmi Magar, 36, and Hemkala Jolmi Magar, 32, were found dead inside the house.