Nirmal Ghimire

The contributor for Republica.

Indian Ponzi scheme traps innocent poor in Nepali village

Published On: October 1, 2019 07:16 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Oct 1: After his grandfather’s skin ailment was cured with medicines provided by an Indian networking firm, Avash Chaudhari of Govindapur village, Bardiya became a fan of the company and its products. The 18-year-old believes that the firm, Oriens Networking Company, has cures for all types of disease, including cancer. “My grandfather had been suffering since long back, but their medicine, which cost us Rs 4,000, cured him of his disease,” he said.

Embankment worth millions of rupees crumbles, Rajapur area at flood risk

Published On: August 13, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Aug 13: In view of the risk of flooding in the settlements around, the government built a 12-kilometer long embankment along the Karnali River in Bardiaya two years ago.

DoI’s reluctance affects Bheri-Babai diversion project

Published On: August 12, 2019 09:07 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Aug 12: Work of Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has been affected as its proposal to test the project’s tunnel and provide irrigation facility to farmers by putting in place pumping and lifting technology gathers dust at the Department of Irrigation.

Policeman injured in fire incident

Published On: July 9, 2019 12:09 PM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, July 9: A policeman was injured when he was getting engaged to control a massive fire that broke out at Geruwa rural Municipality ward office in Bardiya on Tuesday.

Seven injured in Bardiya road mishap

Published On: June 23, 2019 11:18 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, June 23: Seven persons sustained injuries when a passenger bus met with an accident along in Bardiya on Sunday morning.

Motorbike collision claims three in Bardiya

Published On: March 31, 2019 10:54 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, March 31: Three persons were killed when two motorbikes collided head-on on Sunday morning.

Canal construction gaining momentum in Bheri Babai

Published On: February 5, 2019 09:40 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Feb 5: Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, which was started under the government’s vision to give farmers proper access to irrigation facilities, has expedited construction of canals of late. With the recent progress in works, the project has entered the final stage to take irrigation water to farmers’ fields.

Blacktopping of Gulariya-Belawa road section begins

Published On: December 2, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Dec 2: Blacktopping of a 10-kilometer-long road section from Gulariya to Belawa in Sanoshree of Bardiya district has started. The section is part of the east-west Hulaki Road.

Two Indians held for gang rape

Published On: November 13, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Nov 13: It had been about a month since Sabitra (name changed) of Badhaiyatal Rural Municipality had started taking her goats to a field 500 meters away from her house for grazing. That field lies 500 meters north toward Nepal from the no man's land.

Relatives of CK Raut's supporter who died in police custody suspect murder

Published On: September 3, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Sept 3: The mysterious death of Ram Manohar Yadav in a hospital while he was still under police custody has raised suspicion of foul play.

Locals in border areas terrified by Indian Police

Published On: September 2, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Sept 2: Last Sunday, Gopal Chand of Rajapur-6 in Bardiya district sustained injuries after being shot at by Indian security personnel.

Raft with Bardiya Nat’l Park security guards on-board capsizes in Karnali river

Published On: August 18, 2018 02:31 PM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Aug 18: An inflatable raft with Bardiya National Park security guards on-board has capsized in the Karnali River on Saturday.

Three decades on, Babai Irrigation Project still incomplete

Published On: August 4, 2018 11:12 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Aug 4: At a time when the failure of an ambitious national pride project – Sikta Irrigation Project – has been drawing the headlines, another important project, Bheri-Babai Irrigation Project, shares a similar fate. Even after three decades, it has shown no real progress except for some works on tunnel construction.

12 gold dealers held from Bardiya (with names)

Published On: July 1, 2018 08:33 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, July 1:  Police have arrested  twelve  gold dealers from different areas of the district for mixing gold with other substances.

Babai embankment construction gathers pace

Published On: June 6, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, June 6: With the objective of timely prevention of erosion and inundation by the Babai River, construction works of its embankment is gathering pace much to the delight of the locals.

Woman unconscious for five days after being beaten by husband

Published On: May 27, 2018 08:34 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, May 27: A woman has been lying unconscious at a hospital in Kohalpur since five days after being beaten black and blue by her husband.

Forest fires at BNP at big risk of going out of control

Published On: April 20, 2018 06:41 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, April 20: Forest fires in Bardiya National Park (BNP) have already spread along the forests of the East West Highway. Due to strong winds, there is a risk of the fires going out of control.

Land compensation dispute mars Babai Irrigation Project

Published On: April 11, 2018 03:02 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, April 26: Irregularities in valuation of land to be acquired for the Babai Irrigation Project have surfaced.

Extreme negligence by contractors in construction of Postal Highway

Published On: February 14, 2018 03:10 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Feb 13: With a budget of Rs 790 million, the construction of a 57-kilometer long stretch of the Postal Highway in the district has been expected to provide strong infrastructural backbone for the country. However, the construction has been marred with severe negligence on the part of the contractors of the project.

Irregularity rife in Hulaki Rajmarg construction

Published On: January 14, 2018 10:06 AM NPT By: Nirmal Ghimire

BARDIYA, Jan 14: Irregularities have been found, including use of low-standard material, in the construction of the 18-kilometer section of Hulak Rajmarg, connecting Madhuvan Municipality Ward 8 of Bardiya to Murtiha along Nepal-India border.