KATHMANDU, April 18: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has stepped up its effort for the construction of petroleum storage plants in Bhairahawa, reviving its seven-year old controversial plan for this purpose.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The temperature has gradually started rising in various districts of the country as the winter season ends, particularly in the Terai region of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Honda's two-wheelers will be assembled in Nepal. Minoru Kato, vice-president of the main business unit of Honda Motorcycle, has inaugurated Honda's 'Assembly Plant' at Bhairahawa.

Cycle tour organized to promote homestay

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GANDAKI, Nov 19: A team from the 'Cycle City' Bhairahawa has arrived in Pokhara with the slogan of 'Community Homestay, Our Culture and Tradition'.

KATHMANDU, June 2: India has granted clearance for operation of Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the Gautam Buddha international Airport in Bhairahawa.

KATHMANDU, May 8: A Shree Airlines flight from Bhairahawa to Kathmandu has returned to Bhairahawa midway. The flight number SHA 822 with a capacity of 80 seats - S8 plane reached a distance of 20 miles from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa and made an emergency landing again at the same airport due to technical problems.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Nepal Airlines Corporation (Nepal Airlines) will operate direct flights from Bhairahawa to New Delhi in India and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The construction of the integrated check post (ICP) in Bhairahawa, which has been put on hold for the past 18 years, has started after the Nepali authorities finalized the land acquisition towards the Nepal side of the border.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: At a time when the Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport has failed to make a good business, the Himalaya Airlines has started a chartered flight for Kuala Lumpur from the newly-constructed airport.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The 132 kV double circuit transmission line from Yogikuti (Butwal) to Mainahiya, built for reliable and quality power supply, increase transmission capacity and control technical leakage in the Bhairahawa area of ​​Rupandehi, has been inaugurated.

BUTWAL, June 5: Nine people have been killed in a bus accident in Rupandehi this morning.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Jazeera Airways is set to operate regular flights from June 12 at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa. The airways will also launch the inaugural flight on May 16, the day set by the government for the inauguration.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Jazeera Airlines will be the airlines company to make the debut international flight to the newly- opened Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa.

BUTWAL, Jan 29: Entrepreneurs have been suffering due to lack of Integrated Customs Check Post (ICP) at Bhairahawa, considered as the second largest customs point in Nepal. As a result, the entrepreneurs have been forced to bear various hassles along with additional fees.

BUTWAL, July 11: Sundar Glass House in Bhairahawa was set ablaze by an accidental fire last night at 9 PM. The fire had been burning all night and was finally put out today morning at around 5. The fire was taken under control after almost eight hours with the efforts of more than 15 fire trucks.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Life during this pandemic has been too long and time too ample for many. Things have come to a sudden halt for many. For others, time falls short amidst busy and active schedules. While many have lost their jobs, some have taken time to discover their interests, and have even started working on their new ventures.

BHAIRAHAWA, June 1: All 25 COVID-19 patients who were receiving treatment at Bhim Hospital in Bhairahawa have returned home after recovery.


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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.

BHAIRAHAWA, March 13: A team of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) apprehended four civil servants of District Survey Office, Rupandehi employees with Rs. 1.7 million bribe money.

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 22: As Siddharthanangar Municipality in Rupandehi district has no concrete waste management plan, the local government has fixed the Danda River as the dumping site of Bhairahawa, hitting hard the locals living near the river.

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 18: A man selling something as simple as bhuja (puffed rice) has been earning far more than his son who has gone abroad for employment. Nandalal Kewat, 70, works day and night and earns pretty good money. The simple business which he has been doing in his own land for the past 55 years has rewarded him with both satisfaction and livelihood.

Bhim Hospital starts 24-hour lab services

February 14, 2020 07:35 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 14: A lab facility operating round the clock has been started at Bhim hospital in Bhairahawa. The expansion of this facility in the hospital that was established in 1990 BS has made it a lot easier for the locals.  Now the locals will not have to go to other places for blood, urine and stool tests.

BUTWAL, Feb 1: Three years have already passed since the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Bhairahawa has been involved in trying to complete the tender procedure for the electric sub-station. In 2016, during the second inauguration of  the SEZ, former executive director Chandrika Prasad Bhatta had committed to complete the tender procedure within six months and construct the 33 KV sub-station in a year and half.

Three die in Bhairahawa road mishap

January 28, 2020 11:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 28: Three persons died on the spot while nine others sustained injuries when three trucks collided with each other at Rohini rural municipality-4 of Rupandehi district at the Bhumahi road section at 6:30 am on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government is to take program-based initiatives for resolving all types of problems seen in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

BHAIRAHAWA, Dec 21: Despite its identity as an industrial region in the recent days, the supply of power in Bhairahawa-Butwal area is still insufficient, forcing the industries to install their own plants for power generation.

BHAIRAHAWA, Dec 7: The government established Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bhairahawa two decades ago with hopes to attract investment, increase production, and boost exports. But the investors are yet to be impressed.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 23: Hari Lodh of Marchwar Rupandehi was busy in taking selfie having the Rani Mahal on the background. Although is eager to visit the Rani Mahal in Palpa, popularly known as the Taj Mahal of Nepal, he has failed to manage time for that. Therefore, he has satisfied himself having a view of the replica of Rani Mahal in the ongoing Lumbini Tourism Promotion, Industrial, Trade and Agriculture Expo in Bhairahawa of Rupandehi.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 8: People on Friday have taken to the street at Belahiya along the Nepal-India border to raise their voice against the encroachment of Kalapani by the southern neighbor.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 3: Students of the Bhairahawa-based Universal College of Medical Sciences have started protests, demanding that the college return the additional fees it charged them.

BUTWAL, Oct 31: Is industry first? Or services and facilities first? The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bhairahawa -- the country’s first and only economic zone -- seems to be lost in this dilemma.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa is likely to be ready for trial flights by the first quarter of 2020.

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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.

Belahiya border point in a sorry state

September 24, 2019 07:35 am

BUTWAL, Sept 24: Dozens of tourists from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, India and other countries enter Nepal via the Belahiya Bahia border point in Rupandehi every day. This gateway is not only narrow and short, but also filthy and dusty.

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 24: Nepali Cricket Team Captain Paras Khadka on Saturday advised youngsters to balance studies and sports to be a successful cricketer.

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has said that the government has kept the construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport at top priority.

BUTWAL, July 30: Vehicles and petroleum worth over Rs 47 billion was imported from the Bhairahawa customs in the last Fiscal Year 2018/19.

BUTWAL, June 27: The first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Nepal in Bhairahawa has not started a process to manage electricity for the production units even after a year of establishment of factories in the zone.


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BHAIRAHAWA, May 15: Shakti Minerals, the first factory in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Bhairahawa, formally started operation from Tuesday.

Three juvenile home escapees caught

February 23, 2019 04:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 22: The District Police Office (DPO), Rupandehi, on Friday, arrested three out of the six inmates of the Bhairahawa based Juvenile Correction Home who broke out of the juvenile home at midnight on February 11.

16 youths arrested with drugs in 11 days

February 11, 2019 03:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 11: District Police Office (DPO), Rupandehi has arrested 16 people on the charge of selling and consuming drugs within the span of 11 days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Industrial enterprises established in Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Bhairahawa, are entitled to a tax rebate on import of equipment and machineries as per the SEZ Act, 2016. However, the Ministry of Finance is not providing the promised tax incentives to industrialists setting up their plants in SEZ.

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BUTWAL, Dec 11: Although the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Authority of Bhairahawa has been promising to provide required amount of electricity to factories inside the zone, the wires connected to poles near 69 plots are without power supply. Because of this, industries inside the zone are using generators to operating their machinery.

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Four months ago, existing tourism offices in Bhairahawa of Rupandehi district and Nepalgunj of Banke district were dissolved and the responsibility of handling the local tourism businesses was given to the provincial government. However, the provincial government is yet to establish any entity or mechanism to facilitate tourism-based businesses.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 18: The blacktopping in front of Bhairahawa Bus Station along the Belahiya-Butwal road section, a vital trade route of the country, has started to wear off even before the completion of the road widening project, thanks to the sub-standard work of the construction company.

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.