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94 per cent physical works completed at Gautam Budhha Int’l Airport

Published On: October 17, 2019 04:51 PM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 17: Gautam Buddha International Airport at Bhairahawa, which is currently under construction, has witnessed the overall completion of 82 per cent works. It counts 82 per cent of the physical set-up and 18 per cent of electromechanical works of the project.

Migrant workers delighted upon returning home for Dashain

Published On: October 5, 2019 06:07 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 4: Kul Thapa, who was spotted at Belahiya border point on Friday afternoon, was in a rush. With a heavy bag on his back and two suitcases in each hand, he was trying to strike a balance while moving ahead.

'Linge Ping' on the verge of extinction (with photos)

Published On: October 4, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 4: Linge Ping, a traditional swing built with bamboos, is one of the forms of entertainment during Dashain festival.

Agriculture remains neglected sector in ‘breadbasket’ Marchawar

Published On: September 21, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAWAHA, Sept 21: The agricultural sector does not even feature as a priority sector for Marchawar, which is often regarded as the country’s breadbasket.

Man shot dead in Rupandehi

Published On: September 16, 2019 10:01 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BUTWAL, Sept 16: Motorcycle-borne unidentified gunmen shot a person dead in Butwal of Rupandehi district on Sunday.

Fugitive father arrested after 22 years for murdering daughter

Published On: August 29, 2019 08:30 PM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 29: A person who had absconded after murdering his daughter has been arrested on Thursday after nineteen years of the incident.

Local government to bear education expenses

Published On: August 27, 2019 06:30 PM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 27: Students studying in community schools in Rohini rural municipality, Rupandehi, from now on, don’t have to drop their studies due to heavy cost on studies.

Sports and studies should go simultaneously: Paras Khadka

Published On: August 24, 2019 06:20 PM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 24: Nepali Cricket Team Captain Paras Khadka on Saturday advised youngsters to balance studies and sports to be a successful cricketer.

18 renounced citizenship in last fiscal year in Rupandehi

Published On: July 31, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRHAWA, July 31: Eighteen Nepalis in Rupandehi district renounced their citizenship in the last fiscal year 2018/19. According to the acting CDO of Rupandehi, Bharat Kumar Sharma, they gave up Nepali citizenship in order to acquire the citizenship of other countries.

Declining underground water level triggers water shortage in Tarai

Published On: July 8, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, July 8: With natural water sources drying up in many parts of Tarai, people are worried that they might have to struggle with drinking water shortages in the days ahead. Tube wells, taps, boring wells and ponds, which in the past have been reliable drinking water sources are drying up fast, they say.

Lab test still mandatory for Indian fruits, veg at Bhairahawa customs

Published On: July 7, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, July 7: While the government has revoked its decision to carry out pesticide testing for vegetables and fruits imported from India citing lack of adequate lab facilities, vegetables and fruits from Bhairahawa Customs Office are being imported only after lab test of samples.

Marchwar Land Revenue Office struggling with manpower crunch

Published On: June 25, 2019 09:08 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, June 25: The locals of Marchwar, a remote village in Rupandehi district, are compelled to struggle even for minor land-related works. It has been around four months since these people have not been able to get done any work related to land registration, release of bank collateral, obtaining records and property division, among others, at the local Land Revenue Office (LRO).

Fruits, vegetables from India stopped at customs, requiring pesticide clearance

Published On: June 24, 2019 11:01 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, June 24: Following the government’s decision that fruits and vegetables will be allowed entry into the country only after verifying that they are free of pesticides, 17 trucks carrying onion and potato from India have been stopped at Bhairahawa Customs point.

Dusty road along Bhairahawa–Taulihawa route a challenge to Visit Lumbini Year

Published On: June 8, 2019 08:19 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, June 7: Even though the provincial government has announced 2019 as Lumbini Visit Year, the painstakingly slow progress of widening and repairing the 41.1 kilometers long Bahirahawa–Taulihawa road section is likely to have adverse effect on tourism. Locals and stakeholders lament that the road which should have been completed by now is still in a pathetic condition. The road section is the main gateway to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha which is used by hundreds of internal and international tourists.

Farmers elated as govt tightens livestock imports

Published On: May 29, 2019 12:01 PM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, May 29: Local farmers have breathed a sigh of relief after the government tightened imports of livestock like goats and sheep from India.

Bad road a challenge to Visit Lumbini campaign

Published On: May 27, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, May 27: The Province 5 government launched Visit Lumbini Year 2076 last week. But a major road to reach Lumbini -- the birthplace of Buddha -- is in dire straits.

With runway blacktopped, Lumbini moves closer to opening a new int'l airport

Published On: May 23, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, May 23: Blacktopping of runway at the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport has been completed.

Police, ‘Indian arms smugglers’ exchange fire, one arrested

Published On: May 17, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, May 17: Police in Rupandehi district opened fire on a group of suspected Indian arms smugglers who had sneaked into Nepal on Thursday.

First factory in Bhairahawa SEZ starts production

Published On: May 15, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, May 15: Shakti Minerals, the first factory in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Bhairahawa, formally started operation from Tuesday.

Shortage of engineering material, delay in payments hit the project in last leg

Published On: May 14, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, May 14: The construction works of Gautam Buddha International Airport have seen yet another hurdle.