KATHMANDU, Nov 11: There has been a significant trade in gold and silver from the day of Dhanteras in Birgunj, a commercial city in Madhesh Province. According to businessmen, there have been transactions worth about Rs 110 million per day.

BARA, Sept 24: Allegations of customs evasion in the transportation of petrol from India to Nepal have surfaced, with a recent incident shedding light on the issue. A case of customs evasion was uncovered involving a tanker carrying petrol from the Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) Barauni refinery to the Nepal Oil Corporation's (NOC) Amlekhganj depot.

DRI raids several Birgunj-based firms

September 11, 2023 14:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: A team from the Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI), Kathmandu, led by the Department’s Information Officer Navraj Adhikari, conducted extensive raids on over a dozen businesses in Birgunj. These raids were conducted over the course of last Tuesday through Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The Ministry of Forests and Environment has officially designated the perimeter for the construction of a natural zoo in Birgunj.

BIRGUNJ, June 26: Birgunj Metropolitan City has taken action against half a dozen internet and cable TV service providers.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a charge sheet against Shashi Bhushan Kumar Yadav, a senior inspector working at the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology, Birgunj.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The Birgunj Metropolitan City has collected Rs 360 million in revenue in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year under 26 different headings. Birgunj is the only Metropolitan City in Madhesh Province.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal Telecom has started 5G test in Pokhara and Birgunj after Kathmandu. The government initially planned to conduct tests in four cities including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Birganj and Biratnagar. However, due to American pressure on the use of Chinese technology in 5G, Nepal Telecom has not been able to speed up the testing process.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Nepal Telecom has committed to complete the footpath work on the Birgunj bypass road section by April 10.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Office of Standards and Metrology, Birgunj, has filed a case against two industries operating in Chitwan district in the current financial year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: In the last one year, only 659 foreign tourists entered Nepal through the Birgunj customs point in Parsa. With the decrease in the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, the number of inbound tourists to Nepal is increasing.

BIRGUNJ, NOV 18: Two people have been arrested from Birgunj with fake ballot papers and Swastika stamps. The one arrested are Rajan Singh, 33, from ward-13, Birgunj Metropolis, and Amiri Raut, 23, from Kalaiya, Sub-Metropolis ward-13.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Over 1,000 brand-new big and small vehicles entering Nepal from neighboring India and third countries for sale have been stuck midway at Birgunj point. The vehicles being transported worth minimum Rs 2 million to maximum Rs 10 million each include 572 jeeps, cars and vans, 1,146 buses, trucks, tippers and mini-trucks.

BIRGUNJ, August 16: The Birgunj Metropolitan City (BMC) has decided to provide 10,000 sacks of urea fertilizers to the farmers in Parsa. Chief Administrative Officer at BMC, Laxmi Poudel, and Chief of Province Office of Agriculture Input Ltd, Chandra Prasad Chaulagain, signed a four-point agreement to this regard on Monday.

BIRGUNJ, August 15: Locals have seized six trucks loaded with chemical fertilizers from Bhutandevi-based province office store of the Agriculture Inputs Company Limited.

KATHMANDU, August 10: Birgunj Metropolitan City has blacklisted 13 community schools within the metropolis.

BIRGUNJ, August 4: Installation of a 33 kV underground power transmission line from Parsa National Park to Gadhimai via Piluwa of Bara is to gain momentum. It has long been stalled.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The Birgunj Customs Office (BCO) collected Rs 204.12 billion in customs revenue in the last fiscal year, which was just above its target of Rs 203.02 billion.

BIRGUNJ, July 2: The meeting of the Central Working Committee of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Nepal is scheduled to be held in Birgunj, Parsa from July 11 to 12.

BIRGUNJ, July 1: Police retrieved the half-burnt body of a 14-year-old girl from her funeral pyre at Chhapkaiya Tole in Parsa's Bahudarmai Municipality-7 on Wednesday night, suspecting ‘honor killing’ by her parents.

BIRGUNJ, May 24: Both mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates from the ruling alliance have won in Birgunj Metropolitan City.

BIRGUNJ, MAY 18: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP)’s mayoral candidate Rajeshman Singh and Nepali Congress (NC)’s deputy mayoral candidate Imtiaz Aalam are leading the vote-counting in Birgunj Metropolitan City.

BIRGUNJ, May 15: In Birgunj –the only metropolitan city of Madhesh Pradesh–, Rajeshman Singh, the mayoral candidate from the ruling five-party alliance, is ahead of CPN-UML candidate Bijay Kumar Sarawagi by double votes.

BIRGUNJ, April 8: A team of the Armed Police Force (APF), Nepal, on Thursday nabbed three persons for possessing a gun and its cartridge. APF Superintendent Tej Prasad Pokharel said the three were held along with a long-range gun and its cartridge from Nahar Chowk area of Bindabasini Rural Municipality-3 in Parsa.

BIRGUNJ, March 18: The Armed Police Force (APF) has seized goods worth Rs 28.5 million that were smuggled into Nepal by evading tax.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 22: Parsa has recorded its first casualty in the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. An infected man has died at Narayani Hospital in Birgunj. The deceased has been identified as a 50-year-old resident of Mahagadhimai Municipality-6 of Bara, according to hospital sources.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Birgunj Customs Office (BCO) collected customs revenue worth Rs 105.90 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal year, which is 5.67 percent more than the target set for the customs office.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 3: As India recorded the cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19, officials have increased surveillance in the Birgunj border point along the Nepal-India border area.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The Birgunj Customs Office collected customs revenue worth Rs 70.12 billion in the first four months of the current fiscal year, around eight percent more than its target of Rs 65.11 billion for the period.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 10: Some members of the ruling Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) have been burning the effigies of the party’s Chairman Upendra Yadav in Birgunj for not making lawmaker Pradeep Yadav of Parsa Constituency 1 a minister.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 8: The body of a 14-year old girl has been taken under control by Parsa Police while her final rites were being performed at a graveyard at Murli Nayantol in Birgunj Metropolitan City-13.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 9: A Mobile Citizenship Support Center is being launched in Sarlahi of Province 2 on Thursday. The campaign has been started to help those who have been living in Nepal for generations but do not have citizenship certificates due to lack of information.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 9: According to the District Police Office, Parsa, two trucks (Na 3 Kha 5165 and Na 3 Kha 5525) heading to Chitwan from Birgunj that were carrying smuggled goods were taken under control from the Gandak road section of Birgunj Metropolitan City-14 at 8:30PM on Sunday and handed over to the revenue investigation office, Pathalaiya, for further action.

BIRGUNJ, April 16: Birgunj Metropolitan City has turned into a COVID-19 hotspot once again as the second wave of the viral disease hits Nepal and its neighboring country, India severely.

Third country import declines by 20 pc

December 13, 2020 11:25 am

BIRGUNJ, Dec 13: The volume of import to Nepal from third countries has declined by 20.41 percent. According to the latest data from the Kolkata Port in West Bengal, Haldia Port in Kolkata and the privately-managed port of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, lately the import of container cargo has declined.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 8: Different groups have staged demonstrations in Birgunj to express their solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

COVID-19 death tally hits 41 in Parsa

September 5, 2020 19:22 pm

Two more people succumb to COVID-19

Birgunj reports three new COVID-19 deaths

September 1, 2020 15:40 pm

BIRGUNJ, Sept 1: Three patients who were undergoing treatment at different hospitals here in Birgunj died due to COVID-19 infection.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 11: As many as 70 more individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the course of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted at Narayani Hospital, Birgunj.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 9 : The rapidly-spreading novel coronavirus has not only cost the lives of the infected people in Birgunj but the chaotic situation has fallen hard on other patients as well. We now know that like the rest of the country, Birgunj was woefully ill-prepared to deal with the pandemic. Families of the victims have decried massive delays in medical response, hassles of PCR tests and the lack of proper counseling. A case in point, Chalitra Mahato, 64, died of coronavirus-like symptoms at the gate of a hospital on Thursday. Though his report a day before had come negative for the virus, the family has questioned the authenticity of the report.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 7: Birgunj Metropolitan City witnessed 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 6: Forty-three more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Birgunj, which has turned into a hotspot of this disease in recent days.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 5: As many as, 133 new cases of coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) were detected in Birgunj Metropolitan City on Wednesday.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 2: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted at Narayani Hospital on Saturday confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19, including 14 females.

Two succumb to COVID-19 in Parsa

July 29, 2020 21:20 pm

BIRGUNJ, July 29: Two more people have died due to COVID-19 infection in Parsa district on Wednesday.

BIRGUNJ, July 28: The District Administration Office (DAO), Parsa has sealed off Jagadamba Enterprises following the confirmation of novel coronavirus infection in four employees at the industry located at Birgunj Pathlaiya Industrial Corridor in Birgunj Metropolitan City-32.

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, May 25: As many as 18 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital at 10 pm on Sunday after recovering from the disease

KATHMANDU, May 3: Ten more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Nepal on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nimbusbazar.com, an online shop by Nimbus has expanded its services in Birgunj along with an added range of products.