Basanta Dhungana

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Nepal exports tea worth Rs 3.9 billion in FY 2022/23

Published On: February 12, 2024 09:30 AM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Feb 12: The history of tea cultivation in Nepal is 160 years old. It was initiated by Gajraj Singh Thapa of Ilam, who began cultivating tea by planting tea bushes in 1920. Since then, Nepali tea has become a prominent export commodity for the country.

Bagmati reports 1,530 deaths in road accidents in four and half years

Published On: January 19, 2024 10:30 AM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Jan 18: A 30-year-old youth died when a Bolero jeep and a scooter collided in Khairahani, East Chitwan on Thursday. Thus, the number of deaths in road accidents is high. In the last four and a half years, 1,530 people have lost their lives in 5,213 vehicle accidents in Bagmati Province. In the last six months, 128 people have died in road accidents, according to Bagmati Province Traffic Police Office Ramnagar.

Vehicular traffic on Narayanghat-Mugling road section to resume today and tomorrow

Published On: January 14, 2024 11:50 AM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Jan 14: The vehicular traffic on the Narayanghat-Mugling road section is said to resume today and tomorrow.

Two dead bodies found in sack identified after 1.5 months

Published On: January 8, 2024 01:30 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Jan 8: The identity of two dead bodies which were found tied in a sack under the culvert of the East West Highway at Milan Chowk, Bharatpur Metropolitan City-12, has been revealed. About 46 days after the incident, both the deceased and the parties involved in the murder were identified.

RSP starts march from Chitwan to Butwal to exert pressure on govt for speedy Chitwan-Butwal road construction

Published On: December 25, 2023 02:15 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Dec 25: Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) commenced a march from Narayanghat in Chitwan to Butwal in Rupandehi on Monday, aiming to exert pressure on the government for the swift construction of the road.

‘Not the tenants but house owners should pay House Rental Tax’

Published On: December 10, 2023 03:00 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Dec 10:  Generally, the house rental tax is to be paid by the house owner. However, landlords in Bharatpur let tenants pay the house rental tax.

Delay in 'Metro Plaza' construction sparks contract termination preparations

Published On: December 5, 2023 01:00 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Dec 5: The construction of 'Metro Plaza,' a collaborative project with the private sector in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, has not commenced even two years after the contract was awarded. The foundation stone, laid by the current Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on August 25, 2021, remains untouched.

Eight arrested for killing rhinos in CNP

Published On: November 30, 2023 09:45 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Nov 30:  A total of eight individuals have been arrested for killing two rhinos inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP) recently. The CNP held a press conference and released the names of those individuals today.

Two cadres of RSP under police custody for defaming Bharatpur Mayor Dahal

Published On: November 22, 2023 02:40 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Nov 22: Two activists of the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) have been arrested on the charge of defaming Bharatpur Metropolitan City Mayor Renu Dahal through social media.

Marigold and globe amaranth exported to Hong Kong for the first time

Published On: November 10, 2023 06:30 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Farmers of Chitwan have exported marigold and globe amaranth flowers to Hong Kong for Tihar, the great festival of Nepalis. Three brothers of Padampur, Kalika Municipality-2, sent 1,300 garlands and two quintals of flowers to Hong Kong on Thursday.

Preparation for black-topping road inside Chitwan National Park

Published On: September 3, 2023 03:45 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Sep 3: Efforts to pave the road within Chitwan National Park (CNP) under the Bharatpur-Madi postal highway project are set to resume after being halted for five years following a Supreme Court order. Shubraj Neupane, director of the Postal Highway Project, disclosed that the work on the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is about to recommence, with the Ministry of Forest granting permission for the road's blacktopping.

Two-way traffic resumes on Mugling-Narayanghat road section

Published On: August 22, 2023 01:42 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Aug 22: The Mugling-Narayanghat road section, which was blocked by landslides, has come into full operation after 17 hours. The landslide that occurred near Namsi bridge located in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6 around 8:00PM on Monday night had blocked the road . The debris was cleared and the traffic was resumed from around 1:00PM on Tuesday.

Mobile apps provide significant assistance to Chitwan farmers

Published On: August 20, 2023 08:15 AM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Aug 20: Julie Mahato, a farmer residing in Kalika Municipality Ward No. 5, has embraced modern farming practices that align with the seasons. When challenges arose with her cultivated crops, Mahato found herself facing difficulties seeking consultations. However, this is no longer the case as she has transitioned to seeking advice through mobile applications from the comfort of her home.

18 people injured in multi-vehicle collision in Chitwan

Published On: August 16, 2023 02:40 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Aug 16: At least 18 people were injured in a terrible road accident in Tikauli forest located in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-9 of Chitwan on Wednesday.

Alternative being sought to Narayanghat-Mugling road

Published On: August 1, 2023 02:45 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, Aug 1: Amit Poudel, a bus driver responsible for transporting passengers from Butwal on Sunday, found himself in a rush to reach Kathmandu. Departing from Pulchok at 3:30 in the afternoon, he couldn't help but worry about the possibility of the Narayanghat-Mugling road being closed.

Narayanghat-Mugling road section completely blocked from 9AM

Published On: July 30, 2023 11:55 AM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, July 30: The Narayanghat-Mugling road section has been completely blocked since 9AM today due to landslides. The District Police Office, Chitwan, has said that the road has been blocked due to a landslide in Kalikhola located in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6.

Alleged poacher claims YouTube videos inspired him to kill rhinos

Published On: July 6, 2023 07:31 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, July 6: Three people have been arrested for electrocuting two rhinos. The two rhinos were killed by electrocution on the banks of the Narayani River in Sitapur, Madhyabindu Municipality-2, Nawalpur on January 20. The three people who were arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on May 26 on the charge of killing the rhinos were made public by the Chitwan National Park Office, Kasara, on Wednesday.

Nepal likely to face risk of food crisis this year

Published On: June 1, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, June 1: Experts have warned that the risk of food crisis will increase in Nepal this year. They claim that agricultural production will decrease due to less than average rainfall predicted this year.

Truck transporting LPG cylinders crashes, killing man on scooter

Published On: May 21, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN May 21: A man on a scooter died after colliding with a truck transporting LPG cylinders.

'Eight-page suicide note' found along with Kandel’s dead body

Published On: May 4, 2023 07:45 AM NPT By: Basanta Dhungana

CHITWAN, May 4: A 'suicide note' has been found along with the dead body of poultry businessman Shankar Kandel, who was found hanging in Chitwan on Tuesday. Kandel, a resident of Bharatpur-3 Belchok, was found dead at his office on Tuesday evening.