KATHMANDU, Sept 6: A teenage girl suffered burn injuries after two youths threw acid on her while she was on the way to her school in Birgunj metropolitan city on Friday morning.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 27: When the dry port came into operation at Sirsiya of Birgunj in the Fiscal Year 2004/05 only 85 rakes with full cargoes entered Nepal in a year. The import rate of bulk cargo and bag cargo was zero. After one and a half decades of its operation, over 100 rakes enter Nepal every month.

Birgunj to host film festival

August 15, 2019 18:19 pm

A heart of Parsa district, Birgunj city is hosting a film festival at Aadarsha Nagar Rangashala from September 18 for three days.

BIRGUNJ, July 14: Birgunj, the economic and business hub of the country, has been completely inundated by the flood which originated from the local Sirsiya River.

Cooking oil factory catches fire

July 6, 2019 12:41 pm

BIRGUNJ, July 6: A massive fire broke out at a cooking oil factory on early Saturday in Parwanipur, Birgunj.

BIRGUNG, June 26:  Birgunj Mayor Bijay Kumar Sarawagi and his party members were caught in   a brawl on Wednesday.

BIRGUNJ, June 24: The underground petroleum pipeline from Motihari, India to Amlekhgunj, Nepal has completed its test. The test has been carried out after the completion of pipe laying works.

Girls at high risk in Birgunj

June 12, 2019 04:00 am

BIRGUNJ, June 12: The rise in rape, kidnapping and sexual assault, among others, in recent times shows how the safety of young girls is at risk in Birgunj Metropolis.

BIRGUNJ, May 30: An eight-year-old child from Pragatinagar in Birgunj Metropolitan City-3 who was abducted last Friday was found dead on Wednesday morning.

BIRGUNJ, May 25: Revenue collection by Birgunj Customs Office has seen a shortfall by 13% against the target till mid-May. The office, which generates the largest volume of revenue among all customs offices of the country, mobilized only Rs 120 billion out of the targeted Rs 139 billion, according to records at the office.

BIRGUNJ, May 17: Tensions have flared up along the Nepal-India border in western Thori of Birgunj, Parsa; the district in state 2, after an incident in which Nepalis being subjected to physical assault at the hands of Indians was made public.

BIRGUNJ, May 7: Two Indian citizens have reportedly evaded a total of Rs 180 million in taxes in two separate incidents here. One of the culprits is being searched for by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to recover the taxes while the other has been handed down a fine of Rs 20 million and one year jail in absentia by the District Court Parsa.

BIRGUNJ, April 25: A twenty-year-old woman in Birgunj delivered quadruplets on Tuesday. They include three girls and a boy.

BIRGUNJ, April 10: Some former inmates of the Birgunj Prison have made a shocking revelation about how the torture and violence by guards inside the jail compelled one of their friends to attempt suicide.

BIRGUNJ, April 9: "As we all will be talking about sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene now, those males who feel uncomfortable can leave while others please listen carefully," requested social activist Shaili Chaudhary while speaking in front of the victims of the first ever tornado in Bharwaliya of Bara on Sunday.  The deadly calamity destroyed more than 200 houses in Bharwaliya alone.

BIRGUNJ, April 3: Around a dozen factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reportedly faced losses worth millions of rupees, after a storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.

BIRGUNJ, March 24:  Fire fighters are battling to douse a fire at the Integrated Check Post at Birgunj. Six fire fighting trucks, four from Birgunj municipality and two from Raksaul, India is being used to douse the fire. The fire, apparently, started from a dry field and quickly spread at 1 PM.

Serial theft cases in Birgunj

March 24, 2019 05:05 am

BIRGUNJ, March 24: Six theft cases took place on the same night in the same area in Birgunj on Saturday night. The thefts took place in an area in Birgunj-11 which is about 500 meters from the Ward Police Office.

BIRGUNJ, March 21: Birgunj Customs Office, the main collector of customs revenue, has lagged behind in revenue collection.

BIRGUNJ, March 12: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada last week said 42 percent growth in import of industrial materials indicates healthy economic growth. But same imports have become a matter of worry for industrialists in Birgunj.

Schools closed for 'Mahayagya'

March 5, 2019 05:53 am

BIRGUNJ, March 4: Birgunj Metropolitan City has called for the closure of schools in and around the main city in view of the Ashwamedh Mahayaga that kicked off on Sunday. The schools will remain closed till Tuesday until the religious function concludes. According to the metropolis, the decision was taken for the safety of children amid excessive traffic congestion during the event.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed serious concern over the efforts made by the government to change the name of BP Botanical Park in Birgunj.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 24: Construction work on a bus terminal in Birgunj is still not complete 45 months after the project started.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 20: The defending champion of the first edition of the Tuborg Bishal Memorial Gold Cup football tournament, the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club, has defended its title with a 2-1 sudden-death win over Himalayan Sherpa Club in Birgunj on Saturday.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 8: As the officials of the Birgunj Metropolitan City have been staging protests by boycotting their work for the past five days, police with the help of local youths collected the garbage piled in various places on Monday.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: A new rule has come into effect from Wednesday onward requiring people to walk on foot in designated places while crossing the Nepal-India border in Brigunj. The notice was put up on Tuesday at the Birgunj Customs Office in Birgunj Municipality-16.

BARA, Nov 22: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control Division Office (DFTQCDO) along with Birgunj police has sealed four fuel stations of Kalaiya Sub-Metropolitan City for deceiving customers.

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.

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Millions gutted by fire in Birgunj

September 17, 2018 11:29 am

BIRGUNJ, Sept 17: A fire at Malaku Soap and Chemical Industries at Birgunj-Patlaiya Industrial Corridor was brought into control after around two and half hours.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 6: Pepper imports through Birgunj Customs Office jumped more than six folds in Fiscal Year 2017/18 ending in mid-July.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 5: Though the country has adopted a policy of using mass transit, the import of small vehicles is seen to be growing unabated.The import figure of the three-wheeler, locally known as tempo, via Birgunj jumped by 74 percent to 8,682 units in the Fiscal Year 2017/18, compared to the previous year. The total cost of these vehicles was Rs 1.28 billion. In the previous year, 4,989 units were imported.

BIRGUNJ, July 30:  Business community of Birgunj took to the streets on Sunday to protest hike in different tax rates by Birgunj Metropolitan City.

BIRGUNJ, July 22: Trade through Integrated Check Post (ICP) of Birgunj is gradually gaining momentum. Around 300 truck-loads of goods enter Nepal via the new customs infrastructure inaugurated jointly by Prime Ministers of Nepal and India on April 7, 2018.

BIRGUNJ, July 18: Birgunj Customs Office, the largest customs point of the country, mobilized Rs 161 billion in revenue under different headings in Fiscal Year 2017/18. The revenue figure also includes revenue collected by Dry Port Customs Office.

BIRGUNJ, July 2: The first rainfall at Birgunj has flooded main city area and other parts of the districts, including Ranighat, Tripur, Panityanki, Nagwa, Bhisuwa, Ramgadawa, Birta, Chapkaiya and Adarshanagar.

BIRGUNJ, June 21: The Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Birgunj whose operation kick-started after being formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has not been as effective as expected for Nepal. Importers claim that the transportation of goods through the ICP has been inefficient and costlier than before.

BIRGUNJ, May 24: With the quake reconstruction picking up pace in quake-ravaged Nepal of late, production of construction materials within the country too has increased to meet the market demand.

BIRGUNJ, May 6: After the ups and downs and uncertainties that lasted for a decade, there are indications that the Birgunj Industrial Corridor has finally started to flourish. Within the past two years, several industries have been established in this corridor with an investment of billions of rupees.

BIRGUNJ, April 10: Construction of a second six-lane road, connecting Parbanipur with Gandak Chowk, has started in Birgunj.

KATHMANDU April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the Birgunj Integrated Check Post (ICP) and laid the foundation stone for the construction of a petroleum pipeline on Amlekhgunj-Motihari petroleum pipeline project through video conference from Hyderabad House, New Delhi.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The Birgunj Integrated Check Post (ICP) will be formally inaugurated on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 6: US Embassy in Kathmandu has invited hip-hop musician Mahogany Jones to Nepal for public concerts. Her band will be performing live concerts for the public free of cost in Jawalakhel and Birgunj next week.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Agni Group has established a Pre-delivery and Inspection Center and Spare Parts Trading Center.

BIRGUNJ, March 8: International Women’s Day is being celebrated by organizing various programs in Birgunj on Thursday.

Import via Birgunj dry port increases

February 3, 2018 09:23 am

BIRGUNJ, Feb 3: Imports through Birgunj dry port is seen to be on the rise in recent months. The dry port based in Sirsiya, Birgunj, is the major port for importing goods from third countries.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 27: Along with increase in import of vehicles set to hit the road as public vehicles, the import of small vehicles such as three-wheeler auto-rickshaws has also increased. The first half of the Fiscal Year 2017/18 saw import of more than 5,000 auto-rickshaws, which is nearly twice the volume of import compared to FY2016/17.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was lodged at the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, requesting a court order to government authorities to protect Nepal's border at Birgunj from neighboring India.

BIRGUNJ, Jan18: As the government has declared Janakpur as the temporary capital of state 2 on Wednesday, people in Birgunj are protesting against the decision of the government.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 28: A high-level committee of the government has visited the site where a massive fire broke out at Super Gas Industry in Birgunj Sub-metropolis-18 of Parsa district last week, killing two firefighters.