BIRATNAGAR, Nov 27: Buddha Air is operating a transit flight from Biratnagar and Bhadrapur of Province 1 to Pokhara from January 1 on the occasion of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 23: Locals of Biratnagar have expressed anger over the 'never ending delay' in road construction. Stating that the long ongoing road construction with construction materials left around haphazardly has put their life and health at risk, they have urged the government to fix this issue without further delay. A number of roads in the town are being built and repaired.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 4: The capital expenditure of Province 1 in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (2076/2077) stood at only around four percent, according to the Office of the Financial Comptroller General (OFCG), Biratnagar.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The country’s second integrated check post (ICP) in Biratnagar is set to come into full operation from the next month, as the infrastructure in the Nepali side is at the final stage of construction, according to Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board.

BARA, Oct 17: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has started supplying diesel to sellers in Bhairahawa and Biratnagar from its Amlekhgunj depot, following the operation of the Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 10: Twelve people infected with dengue have been receiving treatment at Biratnagar-based Provincial (Koshi) Hospital, informed hospital administration.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 27: An emergency ward at Biratnagar-based Koshi Hospital in Morang has experienced an increasing flow of viral fever patients.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 11: Every year, monsoon brings not only rainfall for the Biratnagar folks but also fear of inundation as there are no flood embankments in two big rivers that swell up alarmingly after the downpour.

KATHMANDU, July 24: NIC Asia Bank Ltd has opened a new extension counter at Golchha Chowk in Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Ward 7.

BIRATNAGAR, July 11:  Koshi Zonal Hospital premises in Biratnagar have been waterlogged following rain for two days, affected movements of patients and general people visiting the hospital.

BIRATNAGAR, July 4: Until five years ago, Biratnagar was one of the cities in the country from where thousands of students would come to Kathmandu and other destinations for better quality education after getting through the secondary level.

Women's football team honoured

June 30, 2019 08:36 am

BIRATNAGAR, June 30: The Biratnagar metropolis honored the women's football team of the metropolis for winning the Deputy Mayor Women's Football Tournament.

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BIRATNAGAR, June 27: Biratnagar Metropolitan City has clinched the title of first edition of Deputy-Mayor Cup Inter-Municipality Women's Football Tournament.

BIRATNAGAR, June 23: After infecting hundreds of people in Dharan, the dengue outbreak has started spreading aggressively in other parts of eastern Tarai including Biratnagar, the capital of Province 1.

Malla appointed brand ambassador

June 20, 2019 11:02 am

KATHMANDU, June 20: Nepal national cricket team’s vice-captain Gyanendra Malla has been appointed as brand ambassador of Koshi Multiple College in Biratnagar on Wednesday.

BBA/ BIM Cricket from Monday

May 11, 2019 09:39 am

KATHMANDU, May 11: Shankar Dev Campus (SDS) is set to organize the SDS Inter-college TU BBA and BIM Cricket Tournament from Monday.

BIRATNAGAR, May 8: The provincial assembly of Province 1 on Monday endorsed the proposal of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to fix Biratnagar as the capital of the province with an understanding to set up legislative and executive offices in the greater Biratnagar area. The proposed greater Biratnagar includes Biratnagar, Itahari, and Sundarharaicha.

BIRATNAGAR, May 4: Even after intense discussions within the ruling party for the last three days, the Province 1 government could not finalize the name of the province.

BIRATNAGAR, May 1: The intra-party rift in the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s provincial committee has further widened as the provincial assembly members and cabinet members failed to fix the name and permanent capital of the Province 1 government.

BIRATNAGAR, April 11: A person was killed while another injured after a vehicle (Ba 3 Cha 7962) after a car used by former king Gyanendra Shah hit a motorcycle (Ko 15 Pa 9978) at Itahari-8 yesterday night.

BIRATNAGAR, April 11: Doctors unhappy with their adjustment, or appointment at health institutions in the provinces and local units have been protesting all over the country for the past three days as of Wednesday. Biratnagar’s Koshi Zonal Hospital, has also halted its Out Patient Department (OPD) services, which was partially open till Tuesday, in accordance with the ongoing protests by the government doctors.

BIRATNAGAR, April 6: In a bid to make government services accessible to the people living in all corners, Province 1 government is planning to fix its capital in a 40-kilometer area scattered in various districts. This area will cover certain parts of Biratnagar, Itahari, Gothgaun, Biratchowk, Dharan among others and will be called the 'Greater Birat Development Area'.

BIRATNAGAR, March 18: Minister for Social Development of the State-1 Jeevan Ghimire has said direct air service from Biratnagar to Dhaka was essential to attract Bangladeshi tourists to the region.

Linguist Pokharel passes away

February 24, 2019 10:21 am

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 24:Senior litterateur and linguist Prof Bal Krishna Pokharel passed away this morning. He was 85.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 11: It had not even been a month since a tipper crushed eleven-year-old Laxmi Dhakal of Sundar Haraicha to death, and another youth of Biratnagar died the same death on Sunday.

BanaskhandiMahadev temple is located at Devakota chowk, Biratnagar-8, to eastern side of Koshi Zonal Hospital.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: An 11-year-old girl who had gone to watch television at a neighbor’s home on Saturday night was found dead near a river in Biratnagar the next day.

Locals here believe that the temple is related to the king Birat of Mahabharat since the place is very close to the remains of Bhediyari, the believed capital of Matchya kingdom ruled by king Birat. Professor Dr Som Prasad Khatiwada says that inside the cremation area are the remains of Rani Math related to the Malini, the beloved of King Salahesh, a folk legend.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 18:  The Inland Revenue Office, Biratnagar, has collected Rs 3.18 billion in revenue in the first six months of the current fiscal year. According to the office, Rs 2.46 billion was collected during the review period in the last fiscal year.

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BIRATNAGAR, Dec 31: Chief Minister of Province-1 Sherdhan Rai has opined for acquiring 250 bighas land to develop the Biratnagar airport into the regional international airport.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 27: Two persons kept under judicial custody at the Area Police Office, Rani, in connection with a murder investigation, escaped by breaking the ventilation window of the cell on Thursday.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has inaugurated his long-overdue dream project of supplying natural gas through the network of pipe lines in Biratnagar Metropolitan City on Tuesday.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 14: Twenty six school children, some of them as young as four, have fallen ill after drinking water that was mixed with poison in their school, Shree Secondary School of Letang-9, Jate.

KATHMANDU, July 24: As announced earlier in May, India has decided to wind up “unauthorized” camp office in Biratnagar with effect from August 1. This comes after years-long refusal of Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to comply with repeated diplomatic correspondence from Nepali authorities to shut down the office.

MORANG, July 9: An international conference of orthopaedic surgeons is taking place in Biratnagar on February 14 and 15, 2019.

MORANG, July 9 : An international conference of orthopaedic surgeons is taking place in Biratnagar on February 14 and 15, 2019.

BIRATNAGAR, June 18: British ambassador to Nepal, Richard Morris has said he would make efforts to make Biratnagar Metropolitan City a sister city of Britain.

KATHMANDU, June 16: India has provided new air entry routes for Nepal over Biratnagar and Janakpur.

BIRATNAGAR, June 16: Islamic religious people have celebrated Eid al-fitr festival in Biratnagar with excitement since this morning.

BIRATNAGAR, May 29: A week has passed since the Indian government announced to shut down the Indian embassy’s camp office in Biratnagar but it has made no efforts to do so. Officials at the camp office said they have yet to be officially informed about the closure decision by their government.

KATHMANDU, May 23: After years-long refusal to comply with  repeated diplomatic correspondence from Nepali authorities, the Indian government has finally decided to shut its “unauthorized” camp office in Biratnagar.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister and Chair of Communist Party of Nepal KP Sharma Oli expressed that the Indian field office at Biratnagar would be removed ‘very soon’.

BIRATNAGAR, May 2: Container train service was used for the first time to bring Nepal's third-country consignments for eastern Nepal from Kolkata port of India.

BIRATNAGAR, April 29: Although locals have long been demanding regular air service between hilly districts of Province 1 and provincial capital Biratnagar, not decision has been taken in this direction so far.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Biratnagar Customs Office became the largest export gateway of the country in the first eight months of FY 2017/18, a recent trade data published by the Department of Customs shows.

KAILALI, April 8: CYC Attariya entered into playoff defeating Biratnagar Kings with 6 wickets in the second match of the day in the Second Dhangadhi Premiere League (DPL) on Sunday.

KAILALI, April 8: Biratnagar Kings has set 56 run targets to CYC Attariya in the second match of the day in the Dhangadhi Premiere League (DPL) on Sunday.

DHANGADI, April 8: Following the wet outfield due to the continuous rain since Saturday evening, the match between CYC Attariya and Biratnagar Kings under the Dhangadhi Premiere League (DPL) has been shortened to six over game.