KATHMANDU, May 31: Jainudin Ansari, a tailor from Birgunj, was living a normal life, then terror struck. All 18 members of his family, including his four-and-half-month old grandchild, were tested positive for coronavirus. Following this, they were taken to Narayani Sub Regional Hospital, Birgunj, where the isolation wards were already packed.
BIRGUNJ, Feb 25: Industries in the industrial corridor of Birgunj have decreased their production due to lack of adequate market for their products. According to the officials of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industries, industries have decreased 75% of their production, as number of industries has increased but the demand is less than the production capacity of these industries.
BIRGUNJ, Jan 6: Locals of Sirsiya, Birgunj Metropolitan City-25, have started a 12-hour movement, calling for managing them a settlement with the required infrastructures. The entry of containers and vehicles from the Integrated Check Point (ICP) has been affected due to this movement.
BIRGUNJ, Oct 26: The students of National Medical College (NMC) in Birgunj have claimed that the college has hired bouncers who manhandled them for demanding the refund of the additional fees charged by the medical college.
BIRGUNJ, Aug 27: When the dry port came into operation at Sirsiya of Birgunj in the Fiscal Year 2004/05 only 85 rakes with full cargoes entered Nepal in a year. The import rate of bulk cargo and bag cargo was zero. After one and a half decades of its operation, over 100 rakes enter Nepal every month.
BIRGUNJ, May 25: Revenue collection by Birgunj Customs Office has seen a shortfall by 13% against the target till mid-May. The office, which generates the largest volume of revenue among all customs offices of the country, mobilized only Rs 120 billion out of the targeted Rs 139 billion, according to records at the office.
BIRGUNJ, May 17: Tensions have flared up along the Nepal-India border in western Thori of Birgunj, Parsa; the district in state 2, after an incident in which Nepalis being subjected to physical assault at the hands of Indians was made public.
BIRGUNJ, May 7: Two Indian citizens have reportedly evaded a total of Rs 180 million in taxes in two separate incidents here. One of the culprits is being searched for by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to recover the taxes while the other has been handed down a fine of Rs 20 million and one year jail in absentia by the District Court Parsa.
BIRGUNJ, April 10: Some former inmates of the Birgunj Prison have made a shocking revelation about how the torture and violence by guards inside the jail compelled one of their friends to attempt suicide.
BIRGUNJ, April 9: "As we all will be talking about sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene now, those males who feel uncomfortable can leave while others please listen carefully," requested social activist Shaili Chaudhary while speaking in front of the victims of the first ever tornado in Bharwaliya of Bara on Sunday. The deadly calamity destroyed more than 200 houses in Bharwaliya alone.
BIRGUNJ, April 3: Around a dozen factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reportedly faced losses worth millions of rupees, after a storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.
BIRGUNJ, March 24: Fire fighters are battling to douse a fire at the Integrated Check Post at Birgunj. Six fire fighting trucks, four from Birgunj municipality and two from Raksaul, India is being used to douse the fire. The fire, apparently, started from a dry field and quickly spread at 1 PM.
BIRGUNJ, March 24: Six theft cases took place on the same night in the same area in Birgunj on Saturday night. The thefts took place in an area in Birgunj-11 which is about 500 meters from the Ward Police Office.
BIRGUNJ, March 12: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada last week said 42 percent growth in import of industrial materials indicates healthy economic growth. But same imports have become a matter of worry for industrialists in Birgunj.
BIRGUNJ, March 4: Birgunj Metropolitan City has called for the closure of schools in and around the main city in view of the Ashwamedh Mahayaga that kicked off on Sunday. The schools will remain closed till Tuesday until the religious function concludes. According to the metropolis, the decision was taken for the safety of children amid excessive traffic congestion during the event.
BIRGUNJ, Jan 20: The defending champion of the first edition of the Tuborg Bishal Memorial Gold Cup football tournament, the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club, has defended its title with a 2-1 sudden-death win over Himalayan Sherpa Club in Birgunj on Saturday.
BIRGUNJ, Jan 8: As the officials of the Birgunj Metropolitan City have been staging protests by boycotting their work for the past five days, police with the help of local youths collected the garbage piled in various places on Monday.
BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: A new rule has come into effect from Wednesday onward requiring people to walk on foot in designated places while crossing the Nepal-India border in Brigunj. The notice was put up on Tuesday at the Birgunj Customs Office in Birgunj Municipality-16.
BARA, Nov 22: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control Division Office (DFTQCDO) along with Birgunj police has sealed four fuel stations of Kalaiya Sub-Metropolitan City for deceiving customers.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The government is revising the design of integrated check posts (ICPs) at Nepalgunj and Bhairahawa, realizing the need for sufficient spaces at the customs point to accommodate large volume of goods.
BIRGUNJ, Aug 5: Though the country has adopted a policy of using mass transit, the import of small vehicles is seen to be growing unabated.The import figure of the three-wheeler, locally known as tempo, via Birgunj jumped by 74 percent to 8,682 units in the Fiscal Year 2017/18, compared to the previous year. The total cost of these vehicles was Rs 1.28 billion. In the previous year, 4,989 units were imported.
BIRGUNJ, July 22: Trade through Integrated Check Post (ICP) of Birgunj is gradually gaining momentum.
Around 300 truck-loads of goods enter Nepal via the new customs infrastructure inaugurated jointly by Prime Ministers of Nepal and India on April 7, 2018.
BIRGUNJ, July 18: Birgunj Customs Office, the largest customs point of the country, mobilized Rs 161 billion in revenue under different headings in Fiscal Year 2017/18. The revenue figure also includes revenue collected by Dry Port Customs Office.
BIRGUNJ, July 2: The first rainfall at Birgunj has flooded main city area and other parts of the districts, including Ranighat, Tripur, Panityanki, Nagwa, Bhisuwa, Ramgadawa, Birta, Chapkaiya and Adarshanagar.
BIRGUNJ, June 21: The Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Birgunj whose operation kick-started after being formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has not been as effective as expected for Nepal. Importers claim that the transportation of goods through the ICP has been inefficient and costlier than before.
BIRGUNJ, May 6: After the ups and downs and uncertainties that lasted for a decade, there are indications that the Birgunj Industrial Corridor has finally started to flourish. Within the past two years, several industries have been established in this corridor with an investment of billions of rupees.