Rekha Bhusal

The contributor for Republica.

Vital documents, blueprints of land under risk at dilapidated building of Survey Office

Published On: April 18, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, April 18: It has been years since the officials of the District Land Survey Office of Rupandehi are adjusting in small and congested rooms occupied with old tin cupboards, damaged windows and leaking roofs.

Province 5 using rivers as dumping sites

Published On: April 6, 2019 03:05 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, April 6: On February 14, chief minister (CM) of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel, came to the streets and participated in a road cleanup program in Butwal, the temporary capital of the province. He did not only pick the garbage on the roadside but also got into the sewers. The team including the CM, high-level government officials, mayor and deputy mayor of Butwal Sub-metropolis participated in the cleanup campaign. Later, the collected waste was disposed on the banks of the Tinau River.

Provincial medical college to be established in Rupandehi

Published On: March 25, 2019 09:19 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, March 25: The government of Province 5 has decided to establish a government medical college in Rupandehi, the temporary capital of the province.

PM defends ban on Chand outfit

Published On: March 23, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, MARCH 23: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the government had decided to ban all activities of Netra Bikram Chand-led group after it continued with violent activities and incited anarchy.

350 dead, over 1,000 injured in seven months

Published On: February 20, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Feb 20: Thakur Sapkota, a returnee migrant laborer of Gulmi district's Musikot, was quite excited to start his new life as a transport entrepreneur cum driver after purchasing a brand new Bolero jeep six months ago.

Farmers forced to sell sugarcane on credit

Published On: February 11, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

Three sugar mills of Nawalpur and Parasi districts have started crushing sugarcane. However, farmers have not got payment for their canes.

Farmers worried as sugarcane dries up in fields

Published On: January 27, 2019 09:36 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Jan 27: Sugar mills in Nawalparasi district are yet to start crushing sugarcane, risking drying up of sugarcane on the field.

Govt should not overlook its weakness: Dahal

Published On: January 6, 2019 06:49 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

RUPANDEHI, Jan 6: Ruling Nepal Communist Party chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government should not overlook its weakness.

Lawmakers seeking suggestions on name and capital of Province 5

Published On: January 1, 2019 03:25 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Jan 1: A committee formed for recommending the name and permanent capital of Province 5 has announced to deploy lawmakers to various districts for collecting suggestions. This is the first initiative of the committee since its formation some five months ago.

Youth stoned to death over minor dispute

Published On: December 13, 2018 01:48 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 13: In what we call a gruesome manner, a man was stoned to death in Tilottama Municipality on Wednesday night.

Bhairahawa SEZ fails to supply electricity to factories

Published On: December 11, 2018 08:12 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 11: Although the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Authority of Bhairahawa has been promising to provide required amount of electricity to factories inside the zone, the wires connected to poles near 69 plots are without power supply. Because of this, industries inside the zone are using generators to operating their machinery.

Prez Bhandari stresses on early completion of GBIA

Published On: December 9, 2018 09:27 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 9: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has stressed on the completion of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) as soon as possible for the prosperity of Lumbini as well as for the development of tourism industry in the country.

Five-year-old girl raped in Rupandehi, six arrested

Published On: December 8, 2018 10:29 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 8: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped at Kharahani in Devdaha Municipality, police said on Saturday.

Government's lax attitude hurts tourism businesses in Province 5

Published On: December 5, 2018 10:10 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Four months ago, existing tourism offices in Bhairahawa of Rupandehi district and Nepalgunj of Banke district were dissolved and the responsibility of handling the local tourism businesses was given to the provincial government. However, the provincial government is yet to establish any entity or mechanism to facilitate tourism-based businesses.

Province 5 schedules winter session for Dec 12

Published On: December 3, 2018 07:30 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 3: The winter session of the Provincial Assembly of Province 5 is set to begin from December 12. A cabinet meeting of the Provincial Assembly held on Monday decided to request the governor of the Province 5 to this effect.

Proposal to construct provincial bus terminal in Tilottama

Published On: December 2, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Dec 2: Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi has proposed to construct provincial bus terminal in its 30 bigha of land. The proposed site is located at Tikuligadh between ward 13 and 14.

Committee to recommend name, capital of Province 5 spends 3 months doing nothing

Published On: November 13, 2018 08:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Nov 13: Three months ago, a special committee was formed to recommend the name of Province 5 and its capital, but the deadline for the job expired with the committee doing nothing.

Construction of six-lane road still incomplete, six years on

Published On: October 25, 2018 01:55 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Oct 25: Upgrading of the Butwal-Baheliya road stretch to six-lane highway has been ongoing for the last six years. Thousands of vehicles ply through the road every day. This 27-kilometer long road connects to the second biggest business border point of the country. The same road connects to Lumbini through Butwal-Bhairahawa road. However, a road of this level of importance is in a sorry state due to ‘never-ending construction’.

Local govt fails to live up to people's expectations

Published On: October 3, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Oct 3: It has been 12 years since Sabitra Bhattarai of Sukkhanagar in Butwal has been struggling for a jar of water every single day. During these years, a lot of leaders got elected as ministers and lawmakers.

Industries deprived of customs tax waiver due to legal ambiguities

Published On: September 30, 2018 03:05 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Sept 30: Industries in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Bhairahawa, are facing trouble of operation due to legal and procedural ambiguities.