Rekha Bhusal

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Koirala family will take over NC leadership: Shashank Koirala

Published On: September 24, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Sept 24: General Secretary of Nepali Congress (NC), Shashank Koirala, has said that one of the three leaders belonging to the age-old political dynasty of Koirala family will field candidacy for the party's presidency in the upcoming general convention of the party.

Sri Lankan prez Sirisena offers prayers at Lumbini

Published On: September 1, 2018 12:51 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

LUMBINI, Sept 1:  President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena offered prayers at Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha today. The visiting president was accompanied by his Sri Lankan ministers and senior officials.

VVIP visits to Lumbini bring Buddha’s birthplace to limelight

Published On: September 1, 2018 07:58 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

LUMBINI, Sep 1: President of Mayanmar U Win Myint and first lady Dow Cho Cho visited the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini on Wednesday. After three hours of visit in the sacred place, the couple expressed joy and gratefulness for the opportunity.

Myanmar prez, wife visit Lumbini

Published On: August 30, 2018 08:22 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

LUMBINI, Aug 30: Myanmar's President Win Myint, who arrived in Nepal Tuesday to participate in the BIMSTEC summit meeting, visited Gautam Buddha's birthplace Lumbini on Wednesday. He was accompanied by his wife Cho Cho and high ranking officials.

Shortage of specialized doctors hits patients hard

Published On: August 13, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, Aug 13: Manisha Yadav of Marchwar in Bhairahawa was rushed to the District Hospital, Rupandehi on Friday for delivery after facing labor pain. However, she did not get maternity service in the hospital due to lack of specialized doctors.

3 members of a family remanded in custody for further investigation

Published On: August 6, 2018 07:59 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 6: Rupandehi District Court has sent three people involved in the alleged murder of Samiksha Thakuri to jail for further investigation.

Province 5 still struggling to resolve provincial capital, name row

Published On: August 5, 2018 04:05 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, August 5: Province 5 is still struggling to resolve the row over the provincial capital and name of the province as lawmakers from the main opposition and ruling parties remain divided over crucial issues.

Province 5 members to see hefty hike in their allowances

Published On: July 30, 2018 10:15 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 30: The members of the Province 5 assembly are all set to see hike in their pay and will get one personal assistant (PA) each as two bills to this effect tabled in the provincial assembly on April 24 were approved by the Economic, Business and Tourism Committee of the provincial assembly.

Engineer Suresh Thakur arrested with Rs 3.6 m bribe

Published On: July 28, 2018 06:42 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 28: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday arrested Suresh Thakur, chief of Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Rupandehi, with Rs 3.6 million in bribe.

Govt preparing to lift ban on land plotting

Published On: July 14, 2018 07:19 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 14: Minister for Agriculture, Land and Cooperatives Chakrapani Khanal has said that the government is making preparations to lift ban on the plotting of land in the country.

Property transactions fall in Rupandehi

Published On: July 9, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 8 : Land and housing transaction in Rupandehi district was expected to increase this year with the designation of Butwal as temporary capital of Province 5. But such transactions have fallen this year, data of Land Revenue Office, Rupandehi, shows.

Mother accuses police of neglecting daughter's murder

Published On: July 8, 2018 04:10 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, July 8: The mother of a 16 years old girl who was torched alive while asleep has accused the police of not making efforts to nab and punish the culprits involved in her daughter's murder.

Work on Gautam Buddha Int’l Airport gaining pace

Published On: June 19, 2018 02:25 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 19: The construction work of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa seems to have taken pace, overcoming various controversies and barriers. About 45 percent of construction work has been completed till now, according to officials.

Gautam Buddha Int’l Airport construction gains momentum

Published On: June 18, 2018 02:42 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 18: The construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport based in Bhairahawa has gained moment.

Province 5 set to unveil Rs 30 billion fiscal budget

Published On: June 15, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 15: The government of Province 5 is all set to introduce an annual budget of around Rs 30 billion, according to officials. Roads, irrigation, drinking water along with other development work would receive priority, informed Prakash Shrestha, vice-chairman of the Provincial Planning Commission.

1 killed, 4 injured in Butwal bus accident

Published On: June 14, 2018 02:20 PM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 24: A man died while four others sustained injuries in a bus accident that took place at Sainamaina Municipality-9 in Rupandehi district on Thursday.

Landslide at Siddhababa blocks Siddhartha highway

Published On: June 1, 2018 08:50 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, June 1: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall near Siddhababa, Palpa of the Siddhartha highway has blocked transportation from early morning hours.

Locals threaten protests over canal pollution

Published On: May 25, 2018 07:05 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 25: Outraged by the act of Tiger Palace Resort to dump sewage and garbage into a local canal, residents of the affected Bankatti and Babani villages of Bhairahawa have asked the five-star resort to abide by the past agreement not to pollute the canal. The hotel’s failure to uphold the deal will compel them to stage protests, they have warned.

Local accuse representatives of development bias

Published On: May 24, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 24: A year ago, when the government announced to conduct local elections for the first time in 20 years, Jamuna Gautam of Tilottama Municipality was extremely happy.

4 children drown in Rupandehi

Published On: May 22, 2018 06:57 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, May 22: Four minors have drowned in Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality of Rupandehi district on Monday.