KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed to repeal the agreement to acquire a piece of land in Ramgram Area in Lumbini and lease it to a private company for 99 years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: All Nepal Bhikkhu Association is going to organize the Third International Tripitaka Chanting Ceremony in Lumbini from March 2 to 5.

Monlam worship organized in Lumbini

January 29, 2024 14:07 pm

LUMBINI, Jan 29: The Mahaguru Bhumchhok and Pranidhan Monlam Worship organized at Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, has concluded.

BUTWAL, Jan 25:  Both the candidates of the ruling coalition have secured victory as National Assembly (NA) members from Lumbini province.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The Universal Peace Sanctuary urged UN Secretary General Antonio Gutterres to recognize its role in global peace efforts.

LUMBINI, Oct 31: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Lumbini. After visiting Pokhara, he arrived at Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, today.

LUMBINI, Sept 9: The Provincial Civil Service Bill was passed by the Provincial Assembly in Lumbini on Friday, marking the Civil Service Day, 2023.

Tourist arrivals up in Lumbini

August 31, 2023 10:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 31: Tourist arrivals in Lumbini have significantly increased in the recent years. The data shows the birthplace of Gautam Buddha experienced a surge in the influx of tourists in the post-COVID-19 period.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 12: The inflow of tourists in Lumbini has surged after the Covid-19 pandemic subsided.

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 7: The construction of an Indian international Buddhist culture and heritage center has begun in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.

LUMBINI, June 30: Visiting UN Under-Secretary General for Peace Operation, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, visited the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini on Thursday.

LUMBINI, June 21: “It has been around 20 days since I have not been able to sell a single handicraft item. There is no alternative business. I am finding it hard to sustain livelihood,” said Bishnu Bahadur Basnet, who runs a handicraft business at Lumbini Bus Park. He is struggling to pay shutter rent, electricity and water bills as his business is now down.

KATHMANDU, May 5: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has said that Lumbini holds a special importance in the development of tourism as well as in enhancing Nepal's reputation abroad.

LUMBINI , April 27: Parliamentary party leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) in Lumbini Province, Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary, staked his claim to the post of chief minister of Lumbini Province today.

LUMBINI, April 27: Electric vehicles are to come into operation in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, after a long wait. These vehicles were lying idle under the open sky for more than two years due to the delay in the legal process in acquiring the operation permit and lack of the operation modality.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The deadline given by the province chief to form a new government in Lumbini is ending at 4 pm today.

LUMBINI, April 23: Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is preparing for the celebrations of the 2567th Buddha Jayanti that falls on May 5 this year. The Day also coincides with Lumbini Day.

BHAIRAHAWA, April 6: The foreign currency notes left as offerings by the visitors in Lumbini are to be exchanged now. Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Siddharthanagar and Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) have signed an agreement to exchange the foreign currency notes, which had not been exchanged since long.

DANG, April 4: Chief Minister (CM) Leela Giri was absent from the provincial assembly meeting in Lumbini Province.

LUMBINI, April 2: On the occasion of the International Sports Day, a half-marathon competition is being organized on April 6 in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

KATHMANDU, March 23: A meeting of the Provincial Parliamentary Party of the CPN (Maoist Center) is being held in Lumbini Province. After the election of the President and Vice President, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal took the vote of confidence, while the discussion of government change is going on, the Maoist Center Lumbini meeting is going to be held, according to Indrajit Tharu, who is a minister from the Maoist Center in the provincial government. The meeting will be held at 12PM in Bhairawa.

Arghakhanchi, March 8: Robbers broke into the house of Lumbini Province government minister Chetnarayan Acharya on Tuesday night .

Lumbini provincial cabinet expanded

February 20, 2023 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Lumbini provincial government has been expanded. On Sunday, Bhandari Lal Ahir was appointed the Minister for Agriculture and Land Management at the recommendation of the province's Chief Minister Leela Giri.

BUTWAL. Feb 10: Chief Minister of Lumbini Province, Leela Giri has made final preparations to expand the provincial cabinet. Preparations are being made to administer the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers by Sunday if not today.

DANG, Feb 8: Voting for the by-election of a member of the National Assembly has started in Lumbini. Voting has started from 10 am at the staff meeting centre in Ghorahi, Dang.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Lumbini Chief Minister Leela Giri is scheduled to take the oath of office and secrecy today. Province Chief Amik Sherchan will administer the oath to him at 1PM.

LSP supports Giri in his Lumbini CM bid

January 11, 2023 14:45 pm

DANG, Jan 11: Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) has extended its support to UML’s Leela Giri who has staked his claim to the post of chief minister of Lumbini Province.

DANG, Jan 11: CPN-UML's Leela Giri has staked his claim to the chief ministership of Lumbini Province.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Dilli Chaudhary has been elected as the Parliamentary Party (PP) leader of the Nepali Congress in Lumbini Province Assembly. A NC PP meeting held in Lumbini Province Assembly held on Monday unanimously elected Chaudhary as the leader of the party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The members of Lumbini Province Assembly have taken oath.

DANG, Dec 6: The Office of the Chief Minister of Lumbini Province has been shifted to Bhalubang, the capital of the province. Earlier, the office was located in Butwal, the temporary capital of Lumbini.

Increasing tourist arrival in Lumbini

December 5, 2022 13:45 pm

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Tourist arrivals are increasing this year in Lumbini, which was deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic for the past two years. With the increase in tourist arrivals, the tourism business in the Lumbini region, which was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has started to gather pace.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Office-bearers and most leaders of Lumbini Provincial Committee of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Lumbini Province, have resigned en masse.

RUPANDEHI, Sept 29: Electric vehicles that were waiting for a green signal for operation for the past three years here have come into operation from today. The Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) took an initiative to run the vehicles for a trial for at least 15 days.

Three girls drown in Lumbini

July 13, 2022 15:00 pm

BUTWAL, July 13: Three girls drowned in Lumbini on the same day. The deceased have been identified as Muskan Khatun, 5, from piprahwa, Lumbini Cultural Municipality-5, Rupandehi; and Jayanam Inariya, 3, from the same place, according to Inspector Deepak Kunwar from the District Police Office, Rupandehi.

Malnutrition on the rise in Lumbini

July 13, 2022 14:50 pm

BANKE, JULY 13: The rate of malnutrition in Lumbini Province has increased this year, compared to last year. The rate of malnutrition which was 2.8 percent in 2077/78 increased by 0.6 percent in 2078/79.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his visit to Nepal is spiritual rather than 'political'.

KATHMNADU, May 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini

KATHMANDU, May 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Lumbini on Monday. He is scheduled to attend a special function organized to mark the Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, cabinet ministers and senior government officials have reached Lumbini.

LUMBINI, May 15: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving here tomorrow, leading an 11-member delegation in the course of his official visit to Nepal. He will be arriving here at the invitation of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal and India have jointly announced the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini on May 16.

Akin to so many bird species that dwell in the farmlands of Lumbini, Sarus Cranes also rely on the surrounding wetlands and farmlands for survival. Unfortunately, their survival remains at stake owing to food scarcity resulting from loss of wetlands, increasing pollution and hazardous linear infrastructures.

LUMBINI, Dec 25: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said that amazing achievements have been made in the health sector due to development of science and technology.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd (AEROTHAI) has been granted permission to conduct the calibration flight at the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Lumbini Province.

BAGLUNG, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said Lumbini is the site of global attraction and its development should be the priority of the Nepal Government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to visit Lumbini today. “She is scheduled to visit Bajrayan Vihar, worship at Mayadevi and get information about the Lumbini Master Plan,” said Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta, vice-chairman of the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT).

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Tourism entrepreneurs in Lumbini have decided to resume their businesses by announcing various offers for tourists. The move is aimed at reviving the tourism sector which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Lumbini Hotels Association, hotels in the region have announced various discounts on their accommodation and food services to attract domestic tourists.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The Chief Minister of Lumbini Province Kul Prasad KC has won a vote of confidence.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Drigha Narayan Pandey, a candidate of the Nepali Congress (NC), has been elected as the member of the National Assembly (NA from Lumbini Province.