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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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, 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.