BUTWAL, May 19: The counting of votes in Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City has been postponed. The counting was halted after a dispute arose during the counting of votes of ward 11.

BUTWAL, May 16: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi has inaugurated commercial international flights from Monday. Jazeera Airways launched a direct Bhairahawa-Kuwait flight on Monday morning coinciding with the Buddha Jayanti.

KATHMANDU, May 12: A bomb has exploded at Milanchowk in Butwal on the eve of local elections. The bomb exploded at around 8:30 PM on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to visit Butwal on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal inaugurated two substations located at Butwal and Kapilvastu on Thursday. Bhusal inaugurated the 132-33-11 KV Motipur substation constructed in Banganga Municipality-7 of Kapilvastu as well as 220-132 KV New Butwal substation constructed in Sunwal Municipality-13 of Nawalparasi.

BUTWAL, Feb 7: As many as three people died and two were seriously injured after a car they were traveling in collided with a parked truck at Tamnagar in Butwal on early Monday.

Man killed in road accident

February 6, 2022 13:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: A man died in a road accident that took place at Butwal Sub-metropolitan-2, Tinau Bridge. The deceased has been identified as Basu Acharya, 30, of Sandhikharka Municipality-1, Arghakhanchi, according to the Lumbini Province Traffic Police Office.

BUTWAL, Oct 24: Two people have been killed and one has been injured after an ambulance and a motorcycle collided in Butwal. An ambulance (Lu 1 Jha 287) and a motorcycle (Lu 24 Pa 3987) collided on the East-West Highway at Butwal-12 Tamnagar on Saturday night. A motorcyclist and a person riding behind heading west from Butwal were killed in the incident, according to the police.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The main opposition party, CPN-UML on Sunday concluded its first statute convention with the resolve to advance the country’s campaign for transformation and prosperity by taking people’s fresh mandate.

Mother and son killed in accident

September 28, 2021 10:49 am

BUTWAL, Sept 28: A mother and her son were killed in a road accident that took place on the East-west highway at Sainamaina Municipality-5 in Rupandehi district on Tuesday morning.

Landslide destroys houses in Butwal

August 29, 2021 16:29 pm

BUTWAL, August 29: Eleven houses have been damaged as a landslide hit a settlement in Ghecha of Chure at around 6AM today.

The Hospital was supposed to receive medical oxygen provided by the government by Wednesday morning but failed to receive it until the afternoon.

BUTWAL, May 11: The number of COVID-19 infections in Butwal is increasing day by day. As many as 11 infected patients who were undergoing treatment at the COVID-19 Special Hospital in Butwal succumbed to the deadly virus in the past 24 hours.

BUTWAL, May 7: An elected representative of local government in Butwal has died of COVID-19 as he was forced to wait for hours to get admission in hospital.

BUTWAL, April 29: Three people died at the Corona Special Temporary Hospital in Butwal on Thursday. All the three died within half an hour, said the hospital's Information Officer Dr Bishnu Gautam. Two men and a woman died in the ICU of the Corona Special Treatment Hospital run by Lumbini Provincial Hospital.

BUTWAL, April 25: A girl staying in a dormitory of a private school in Rupandehi suddenly died on Saturday. The school was conducting exams, defying the government’s directives.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel, a key leader of the Oli-led faction of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), said that the party has not split and it won’t split.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13:  The Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s Oli-led faction is organizing a mass gathering in Butwal on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has announced that his faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is organizing mass gatherings in Butwal and Biratnagar.

BUTWAL, Dec 22: The country's largest private sector-run grid that is connected to a solar power project has started commercial power generation. Ridi Hydropower Development Company Limited has started commercial production after completing the work of 8.5 MW Grid connected to Butwal Solar Power Project.

BUTWAL, Dec 6: A smuggler snatched the pistol of a police officer, and fired at his friend in Butwal on Sunday, according to police.

COVID-19 death in Nawalparasi

October 14, 2020 11:57 am

BUTWAL, Oct 14: A man from western Nawalparasi died of COVID-19 in Butwal on Wednesday.

Three more die of COVID-19 in Rupandehi

October 11, 2020 10:04 am

BUTWAL, Oct 11: Three more people died of COVID-19 in Rupandehi last night.

BUTWAL, Oct 6: Chief Minister of Province 5 Shankar Pokharel has said that Rapti Valley of Dang has been discovered as the most appropriate place for the capital of Province 5 as it “rightly represents the common psychology of the people of the province.”

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 6

October 6, 2020 06:00 am

An expert panel formed by the government to gather historical evidences that support its claim that Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura currently held by Indian side originally belong to Nepal submitted its report to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Sunday.

BUTWAL, Oct 5: Lawmakers belonging to the main opposition party, Nepali Congress(NC), broke several tables and chairs as Province 5 Assembly deliberated on the proposal tabled earlier to finalize the name of the province and its permanent capital.

BUTWAL, Oct 5:The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has issued a whip to its lawmakers in Province 5 Assembly to vote in favor of the proposed province name and capital.

Security personnel in huge numbers deployed around the Province Assembly Building as the protests intensify

KATHMANDU, Oct 5:  Agitating cadres of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), have pelted stones at the vehicle of Province 5 Chief Minister Shanker Pokharel on Sunday evening. Chief Minister Pokharel is unharmed in the incident.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Rupandehi has enforced a prohibitory order in some places of Butwal amid growing protest activities in the area over the  decision of the Provincial Assembly to name Dang as the provincial capital.

The committee spent Rs 1.8 million on its India tour and Rs 11 million to pay three experts

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 3

October 3, 2020 06:00 am

Province 5 government has decided to pick Dang as its provincial capital.

BUTWAL, Oct 2:Province 5 government has decided to pick Dang as its provincial capital.

Family of deceased patients claim hospital’s rejection to admit for treatment led to his untimely demise

BUTWAL, Sept 11: A person from Nawalparasi district died of the coronavirus infection while undergoing treatment at the Butwal-based COVID-19 hospital on Friday.

Woman succumbs to COVID-19 in Butwal

September 3, 2020 10:28 am

BUTWAL, Sept 3: A woman succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Lumbini Provincial Hospital in Butwal on Wednesday night.

Critical patients have to die untimely even in provincial capital due to ventilator and ICU bed crunch

The deceased had gone through plasma therapy

COVID-19 patient dies in Butwal

August 15, 2020 12:36 pm

BUTWAL, Aug 15: A COVID-19 patient from Mayadevi-7, Kapilvastu district died while undergoing treatment at Lumbini Provincial Hospital in Butwal on Saturday.

BUTWAL, Aug 4: Chief Revenue Investigation Officer of Inland Revenue Office, Butwal, Bijay Rana was held by a team of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) while taking bribe money from a trader today.

Two die in Rupandehi accident

June 27, 2020 12:00 pm

BUTWAL, June 27: Two persons died and another sustained injuries when a pickup van collided with a parked truck in Butwal on Friday night.

BUTWAL, April 19: While the federal and local governments struggle to handle the COVID-19 crisis, individuals and communities have stepped up to help those in need.

BUTWAL, March 30: The patient who died on Sunday at Butwal based temporary hospital set up for treatment of possible coronavirus patients has tested negative for COVID-19.

BHAIRAHAWA, March 29: A patient who was undergoing treatment at Butwal based coronavirus special hospital has died on Sunday afternoon.

BUTWAL, March 18: A total of 23 smart toilets are being constructed along a six-lane road in Shankarnagar, Rupandehi. Shankarnagar Drinking Water and Consumers Cleanliness Institution is building an ultra-modern smart toilet system for the first time in Nepal. The toilets are being built on the space available between the main lane and the service lanes that were initially allocated for building a flower bed. However, considering the pedestrians' needs, the toilets are being built on both sides of the road next to the service lanes.

RSS Province level training kicks off

February 10, 2020 20:13 pm

BUTWAL, Feb 10: A three-day skill enhancement training organized by the Rastriya Samachar Samiti or RSS has kicked off here  today.

RSS Province level training kicks off

February 10, 2020 20:13 pm

BUTWAL, Feb 10: A three-day skill enhancement training organized by the Rastriya Samachar Samiti or RSS has kicked off here  today.

Traffic policemen held with bribe

February 9, 2020 12:19 pm

RUPANDEHI, Feb 9: Two traffic police officers were held by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Butwal, with bribe on Friday.

Butwal declared 'street people free' city

December 21, 2019 18:25 pm

RUPANDEHI, Dec 21: With a commitment to providing support to helpless, homeless, orphan and street-people, Butwal sub-metropolitan city has been declared a street people free city on Saturday