Rekha Bhusal

The contributor for Republica.

Lack of services at SEZ create dilemma among investors

Published On: October 31, 2019 10:31 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Oct 31: Is industry first? Or services and facilities first? The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bhairahawa -- the country’s first and only economic zone -- seems to be lost in this dilemma.

Belahiya border point in a sorry state

Published On: September 24, 2019 07:35 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Sept 24: Dozens of tourists from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, India and other countries enter Nepal via the Belahiya Bahia border point in Rupandehi every day. This gateway is not only narrow and short, but also filthy and dusty.

Province 5 govt accused of ignoring own legislature

Published On: September 18, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Sept 18: The Social Development Committee of the Provincial Assembly of Province 5, has sought details of the procurement of medicines and health equipment from the Health Directorate under the Ministry of Social Development of the province after complaints were filed accusing the Directorate officials of irregularities while purchasing the items.

Sick hospitals sans doctors

Published On: September 7, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Sept 7: Pyuthan District Hospital received the permission to have 50 beds three years ago. However, the congested and dilapidated building of the hospital does not have more than 25 beds. Though it has a quota for eight doctors, the hospital is dependent on just three doctors for long now. The absence of pediatrician, gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon and general surgeon, among the health experts of the other sectors fall hard on service seekers. The hospital does not have even an accountant which has affected the purchase of drugs and necessary equipment.

Rupandehi border becoming hub for drug smugglers

Published On: August 26, 2019 07:23 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Aug 26: Police arrested Krishna Gurung of Pokhara from Nawalpur for smuggling drugs last Friday. Gurung, a local of Lekhnath Municipality, used to smuggle drugs from Indian towns near Rupandehi border to Pokhara and other cities.

Vegetable and rice worth Rs 15 billion imported

Published On: August 22, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Aug 22: Though the government statistics have shown that every year the production of vegetables is increasing, the import of vegetables has not reduced.

Unidentified group hurls petrol bombs at NCP leader's house in Rupandehi

Published On: August 16, 2019 09:38 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

RUPANDEHI, Aug 16: An unidentified group hurled petrol bombs at the house belonging to Bhumeswor Dhakal, chief whip of Province 5 of ruling Nepal Communist Party, in Rupandehi on Friday morning.

Court stays selling shares of Tiger Palace

Published On: August 16, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Aug 16: Rupandehi District Court has, through an order, prevented Tiger Palace Resort from selling its shares.

Vehicle, petroleum worth Rs 47 billion imported via Bhairahawa

Published On: July 30, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 30: Vehicles and petroleum worth over Rs 47 billion was imported from the Bhairahawa customs in the last Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Vegetable prices increase because of middlemen

Published On: July 27, 2019 07:01 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 27: Putting the blame on floods, pesticide clearance, and the confusion related to implementation of Vehicle Consignment Tracking System (VCTS), traders in the district have raised vegetable prices exorbitantly.

NEFIN stages protest against PSC exam in Butwal

Published On: July 20, 2019 01:15 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 20: Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) has staged protest in Butwal against the exams being conducted by Public Service Commission(PSC) for different administrative positions to be filled at the local levels.

Unidentified group vandalizes five Buddha statues in Rupandehi

Published On: July 18, 2019 12:43 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 18: An unidentified group has vandalized five statues of Lord Buddha at Tilottama municipality-6 in Rupandehi district.

Court issues interim order against Tiger Palace

Published On: July 6, 2019 07:03 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 6: The District Court, Rupandehi, has issued an interim order against Tiger Palace, a five-star hotel in the district, over public land encroachment.

Minister Khanal rules out possibility of cabinet reshuffle

Published On: July 2, 2019 04:17 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 2: Minister for Agriculture Chakrapani Khanal said on Tuesday that there is no possibility of the cabinet reshuffle in the immediate future.

Bhairahawa SEZ fails, repeatedly, to call tender bid for sub-station

Published On: June 27, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 27: The first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Nepal in Bhairahawa has not started a process to manage electricity for the production units even after a year of establishment of factories in the zone.

Child abducted to exert pressure on mother for marriage

Published On: June 27, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 27: Rupandehi Police has successfully rescued a child abducted on Monday evening from a hotel on Wednesday morning.

Nawalparasi farmers at receiving end as sugar mills delay payment

Published On: June 13, 2019 09:32 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 13: Farmers of Nawalparasi are forced to sell sugarcane to mills on credit this year as well.

Sugarcane drying in fields, farmers worried

Published On: May 27, 2019 10:07 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 27: Sugarcane farmers in Nawalparasi are extremely worried, anticipating a huge loss this year as well. Had the government been able to sort out the 'bargaining game' between farmers and traders and fixed the price of sugarcane on time, this situation would not have arrived.

PM vows to revive UN committee on Lumbini

Published On: May 19, 2019 07:10 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

LUMBINI May 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed to revive an international committee formed  under the United Nations  some 49 years ago for the development  of  Lumbini,  birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, and garner international support for that purpose.

Traffic police launch campaign against over-crowded school buses in Rupandehi

Published On: May 13, 2019 08:50 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 13: These days, private schools charge their students exorbitantly high fees under various heads including bus fare. However, some schools have been found torturing their students by compelling them to travel in overcrowded vehicles despite charging a huge amount of money for transportation.