Rekha Bhusal

The contributor for Republica.

Two die in Rupandehi accident

Published On: June 27, 2020 12:00 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 27: Two persons died and another sustained injuries when a pickup van collided with a parked truck in Butwal on Friday night.

Rural municipality chair dies in an accident

Published On: June 14, 2020 02:14 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 14: The chairman of Pratappur Rural Municipality died in an accident at Bardaghat, Nawalparasi on Sunday.

Five workers of cow farm murdered in Rupandehi

Published On: June 9, 2020 10:56 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 9: Five people were murdered at a cow farm in Tilottama Municipality-10 in Rupandehi district on Monday night.

Nepal reports third COVID-19 death; Gulmi patient dies today

Published On: May 21, 2020 10:18 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 21: Nepal has reported the third death due to COVID-19.  A 41-year-old male patient from Madane Rural Municipality-6, Purkot, Gulmi died on Thursday morning at 7:10 am, according to Dr Umashankar Prasad Chaudhary, chief at the Health Service Division at the Ministry of Social Development of Province 5.

Rupandehi COVID-19 patient sneaked into Nepal  from India on April 17

Published On: May 1, 2020 08:10 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 1: Province 5 reported a COVID-19 case for the first time on Friday as two men tested positive for this deadly virus via the PCR method conducted at the Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory.

Butwal patient tested negative for COVID-19

Published On: March 30, 2020 04:40 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, March 30: The patient who died on Sunday at Butwal based temporary hospital set up for treatment of possible coronavirus patients has tested negative for COVID-19.

Smart toilets being built in Rupandehi

Published On: March 18, 2020 08:47 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, March 18: A total of 23 smart toilets are being constructed along a six-lane road in Shankarnagar, Rupandehi. Shankarnagar Drinking Water and Consumers Cleanliness Institution is building an ultra-modern smart toilet system for the first time in Nepal. The toilets are being built on the space available between the main lane and the service lanes that were initially allocated for building a flower bed. However, considering the pedestrians' needs, the toilets are being built on both sides of the road next to the service lanes.

Nawalparasi sugarcane farmers still await payments worth Rs 190 million

Published On: March 7, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

NAWALPARASI, March 7: Sugarcane farmers of Nawalparasi are still waiting for their payments worth Rs 190 million from two sugar mills in the region. The government and sugar industrialists had signed an agreement to pay all the remaining payment to sugarcane farmers within January 21.

Province 5 govt cancels investment summit, all fairs to prevent spread of coronavirus outbreak

Published On: March 2, 2020 05:28 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

KATHMANDU, March 2: Province 5 government on Monday decided to cancel the planned investment summit and all the fairs within the province to prevent the spread of viral outbreak of coronavirus.

Entrepreneurs of Rupandehi warn of protests

Published On: February 29, 2020 11:34 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Feb 29: Entrepreneurs of Rupandehi have warned of protest after the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) issued a 35-day notice to submit the dues stating that the entrepreneurs of the Butwal-Bhairahawa industrial corridor were supplied electricity through the trunk line.

Bhairahawa SEZ lacks key infrastructure

Published On: February 9, 2020 10:51 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Feb 9: The first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of the country in Bhairahawa has completed 18 years but it still lacks required infrastructure. It has been six years since the Bhairahawa SEZ started its operation but one-door service is yet to be implemented. It has also failed to attract domestic and international investors as expected.

Investors still await construction of electrical sub-station at Bhairahawa SEZ

Published On: February 1, 2020 12:58 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Feb 1: Three years have already passed since the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Bhairahawa has been involved in trying to complete the tender procedure for the electric sub-station. In 2016, during the second inauguration of  the SEZ, former executive director Chandrika Prasad Bhatta had committed to complete the tender procedure within six months and construct the 33 KV sub-station in a year and half.

Sugar mills fail to pay sugarcane farmers

Published On: January 25, 2020 01:14 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

NAWALPARASI, Jan 25: Sugarcane farmers in the country were ecstatic when the sugar mills agreed, after the government's pressure, to clear all pending dues to the farmers within January 21.  But the sugar mill owners have yet to clear the dues and the farmers are worried that they will be tricked again.

Justice still eludes conflict victims a decade after peace accord

Published On: January 16, 2020 09:17 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTUWAL, Jan 16: Rabina Chaudhary of Rajapur of Bardiya district was married off when she was just 16. It was in 2001. The next year, her husband, Krim Kumar Chaudhary went missing. He was reportedly taken away by the police. Krim Kumar was 20 then. Eighteen years down the line, Rabina is clueless about the whereabouts of her husband.

Victory Marathon organized at Butwal; Rimal and Koju clinch title (with photos)

Published On: January 11, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Jan 11: Nepal Army Mid-Western Division Headquarters, Butwal has organized Victory Marathon and Unity Run Competition on the occasion of National Unity Day on Saturday.

Province 5 to start VNY campaign from Bardiya

Published On: December 17, 2019 09:50 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 17: Province 5 government has chosen Bardiya to base its promotional campaign for Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020. The provincial Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment has dec

Mills, government owe Nawalparasi sugarcane farmers Rs 520 million

Published On: December 5, 2019 12:14 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Anita Chaudhary of Pratappur Rural Municipality in Nawalparasi has been planting sugarcane on one bigha of land hoping that the cash crop will help bail her family out of poverty. But the crop has further aggravated the situation.

Locals of Susta using boats to cross Narayani River since ages due to lack of bridge

Published On: November 24, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTUWAL, Nov 24: The settlement of Susta in Nawalparasi shares border with India. On the western side, there is the Narayani River that serves as the borderline between the two countries. The locals have long demanded a bridge over the river, but to no avail. And the lack of bridge has made their life miserable.

Construction of ICP in Bhairahawa still in limbo

Published On: November 9, 2019 10:04 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 9: The construction of integrated check post (ICP) has not started in Bhairahawa even though it has been over 12 years since an agreement was signed between Nepal and India in this regard.

Truckers’ syndicate against mandatory VAT

Published On: November 4, 2019 07:57 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 4: Truck entrepreneurs of Province 5 have made it clear that they won't allow the government to add value-added tax (VAT) on freight transport cost.