MOHAMMAD HABIB

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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.

The holy month of Ramadan begins

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

BHAIRAHAWA, May 8: The holy month of Ramadan has begun Tuesday after viewing the crescent moon on Monday evening.

Siyari Rural Municipality implements mandatory tiffin rule for primary school students

Published On: April 28, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, April 28: At a time when schools across the country are trying several means to attract students, Siyari Rural Municipality has grabbed attention due to one of its recent decision. The rural municipality has made it mandatory for community school students to carry healthy food to school in their tiffin box. If students up to the fifth standard are found reaching school without tiffin, they are likely to be deprived of government facilities. This applies to all community schools.

27 youth entrepreneurs set up notebook factory investing Rs 150 million

Published On: April 16, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, April 16: Twenty-seven youth entrepreneurs have teamed up to establish a notebook factory at Parasahawa in Tilottama Municipality-17, Rupandehi, with an investment of Rs 150 million.

Capacity of Gautam Buddha Int'l Airport being expanded

Published On: April 4, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, April 4: The capacity of Gautam Buddha International Airport, a national pride project that is currently under construction, is being expanded even before the completion of construction.

PM praises progress in Gautam Buddha airport

Published On: March 23, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, March 23: Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday inspected the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa.

Three juvenile home escapees caught

Published On: February 23, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 22: The District Police Office (DPO), Rupandehi, on Friday, arrested three out of the six inmates of the Bhairahawa based Juvenile Correction Home who broke out of the juvenile home at midnight on February 11.

16 youths arrested with drugs in 11 days

Published On: February 11, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 11: District Police Office (DPO), Rupandehi has arrested 16 people on the charge of selling and consuming drugs within the span of 11 days.

Test flights at Gautam Buddha Int'l Airport on June 28: Official

Published On: February 7, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 7: If everything goes as planned, the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) is likely to operate from June 28 this year.

Administration at a loss as sand smuggling continues

Published On: January 16, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAWA, Jan 16: District administration has been unable to check sand extraction from Rohini River in Rupendahi district, even as sand smugglers have been extracting sand from the river at Mainahawa of Rohini Rural Municipality - 2, and transporting the loaded tractors to Nepali and Indian markets.

Young couple wraps up their wedding in just Rs 4000 and in 17 minutes

Published On: January 8, 2019 07:55 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 8: Spending excessively on weddings has been a major problem in the country.  While some spend out of choice, most do it because of compulsion. However, Suraj Yadav, 23, a second year student of Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) has set an example by wrapping up his wedding ceremony by spending only Rs 4,000. He is a resident of Ramgram Municipality-10 of Nawalparasi district.

Belahiya-Butwal road starts cracking even before completion of project

Published On: November 18, 2018 09:38 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 18: The blacktopping in front of Bhairahawa Bus Station along the Belahiya-Butwal road section, a vital trade route of the country, has started to wear off even before the completion of the road widening project, thanks to the sub-standard work of the construction company.

Tourism minister assures GBIA runway will be ready in 6 months

Published On: October 31, 2018 09:25 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said the runway of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) will get ready within six months.

Indian border markets chock-a-block with Nepali Dashain shoppers

Published On: October 11, 2018 07:50 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 11: Once again, the Indian markets are jam-packed with Nepalis. Because of the Dashain festival, people from the border areas and even remote towns and villages of Nepal are making trips to their nearest Indian market across the border. 'Low price and better quality' pulls them to the 'other's land'.