LUMBINI, Oct 25: The police have confirmed that efforts are ongoing to locate a person who went missing after a drowning incident in the Danab River on Tuesday during the idol immersion ceremony in Kothi Mai Rural Municipality of Rupandehi.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 22: At least nine inmates have escaped from a child reform center in Banke, according to police.

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 17: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a charge sheet against seven people in Rupandehi including then Chief Administrative Officer of Marchwari Rural Municipality, Laxman Aryal, on the charge of corruption.

BUTWAL, Jan 6: Land ownership certificates have been distributed to 110 landless households in Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi.

RSP’s Paudel leading in Rupandehi-2

November 22, 2022 09:21 am

RUPANDEHI, Nov 22: Ganesh Paudel of Rashtriya Swatantra Party is steadily leading in Rupandehi 2.

BUTWAL, Nov 6: Home Minister and Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand continues to lead in constituency No 3 of Rupandehi as a member of the House of Representatives. By 8.30 am this morning, Khand, the candidate of the ruling coalition, has maintained his lead with 3,419 votes as 9,140 votes have been counted so far.

BUTWAL, Nov 7: A couple was found dead in a house located in Devdaha municipality-5 Palpali tol of Rupandehi on Monday. Husband Bolindra Jolmi Magar, 36, and Hemkala Jolmi Magar, 32, were found dead inside the house.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interlocutory interim order to the Election Commission (EC) not to implement its decision to annul the candidacy of Raju Gurung in Rupandehi Constituency 2.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: CPN (Unified Socialist)'s candidate for Rupandehi-2, Raju Gurung has registered a writ petition at the Supreme Court (SC) against the decision of Election Commission (EC) to scrap his candidacy.

RUPANDEHI, August 17: Devdaha Municipality has decided to operate mobile toilets in all main markets within the municipality area. The decision was taken at the Municipal Council meeting held on Monday.

One injured in gunfire in Rupandehi

August 15, 2022 12:11 pm

RUPANDEHI, AUGUST 15: A man has been injured in a gunfire in Omsatiya of Rupandehi. The gun was fired yesterday around 11 PM in Omsatiya Rural Municipality-4 Basantapur near the Bhairahawa-Parasi bypass road.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 24: Minister for Health, Population and Family Welfare of Lumbini Province Indrajit Tharu has announced to vaccinate all citizens of the province against COVID-19 by March 14.

BUTWAL, Dec 7: High alert has been adopted at the bordering areas of Rupandehi district to stem the infection of 'Omicron', a new variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

RUPANDEHI, Nov 28: Federal Council Chair of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Nepal, Dr Baburam Bhattarai has stressed the need for steering the country toward lasting peace and transformation by maintaining national unity.

Scuffle leaves five NC members injured

November 20, 2021 13:02 pm

BUTWAL, Nov 20: A tussle between the Deuba- and Poudel-led factions at the polling station during the course of the election of Rupandehi Province Assembly 3 (1) under the 14th  General Convention of NC on Friday left five party members injured

BUTWAL, April 25: A girl staying in a dormitory of a private school in Rupandehi suddenly died on Saturday. The school was conducting exams, defying the government’s directives.

BUTWAL, Jan 23: Drinking water pipes worth hundreds of thousands of rupees have been gutted in a fire at Simanagar, Tilottama-4, Rupandehi.

Three more die of COVID-19 in Rupandehi

October 11, 2020 10:04 am

BUTWAL, Oct 11: Three more people died of COVID-19 in Rupandehi last night.

Critical patients have to die untimely even in provincial capital due to ventilator and ICU bed crunch

KATHMANDU, June 9: Police in Province 5 have formed a three-member committee to probe the brutal murders of five employees at a cow farm in Tilottama Municipality-10 in Rupandehi district on Monday night.

BUTWAL, June 9: Five people were murdered at a cow farm in Tilottama Municipality-10 in Rupandehi district on Monday night.

BUTWAL, May 1: Province 5 reported a COVID-19 case for the first time on Friday as two men tested positive for this deadly virus via the PCR method conducted at the Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Two more patients have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease on Friday.

BHAIRAHAWA, April 27: Laborers have been expelled from industry in Rupandehi citing the coronavirus infection fears.

Infant dies in road accident

February 23, 2020 11:49 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: A one-year-old girl died in a road accident at Siyari Rural Municipality-2 in Rupandehi district on Friday.

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.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 30: Four members of the same family from the Indian state of Bihar died of suffocation inside a house in Rupandehi in the wee hours of Thursday.

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 19: The farmers in the Marchwar area, which lies in the south of Rupandehi, are slowly adopting modern technology to boost their income.

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 18: The work of Rohini Irrigation Project, which is under construction at Rohini River lying between Devdaha Municipality-2 and Tilottama Municipality- 10 in Rupandehi district, is not picking up the expected pace.

Agriculture grant misused in Province 5

November 17, 2019 08:16 am

RUPANDEHI, Nov 17: Adhikari Vegetable Farm of Suddhodhan Rural Municipality-3 of Rupandehi had got a grant of Rs 400,000 from the government for commercial vegetable farming. The Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative had provided the grant, on condition that the farmer would contribute equal amount, for vegetable farming.

RUPANDEHI, Nov 10: Rupandehi, Kapilbastu and Nawalparasi have given top priority to construction of concrete bridges. The three districts have already completed five such bridges while 51 are under construction. According to the office of the road division, Butwal, the bridges have been designed to widen the road network in the villages and towns. Among the three districts, most of the bridges are being built in Rupandehi. The development has quite elated the locals, who are highly suspicious about timely completion of other projects.

BUTWAL, Nov 4: Truck entrepreneurs of Province 5 have made it clear that they won't allow the government to add value-added tax (VAT) on freight transport cost.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 20: Like other places of the country, the southern district of Rupandehi used to be dependent on India for marigold flowers during festivals and celebrations, until few years ago. But with the expansion of flower farms in the district in the recent years, flower import from India has decreased. Even for the upcoming Tihar festival, when flowers are needed in large quantities, the district seems to be self-dependent.


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Man shot dead in Rupandehi

September 16, 2019 10:01 am

BUTWAL, Sept 16: Motorcycle-borne unidentified gunmen shot a person dead in Butwal of Rupandehi district on Sunday.

BUTWAL, Aug 16: Rupandehi District Court has, through an order, prevented Tiger Palace Resort from selling its shares.

BHAIRHAWA, July 31: Eighteen Nepalis in Rupandehi district renounced their citizenship in the last fiscal year 2018/19. According to the acting CDO of Rupandehi, Bharat Kumar Sharma, they gave up Nepali citizenship in order to acquire the citizenship of other countries.

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KATHMANDU, July 29: Statistics prepared by the State 5 Police Office show a high incidence of drug abuse in Province 5 in the past three fiscal years.

RUPANDEHI, July 25: The death toll from a landslide at Satyabati rural municipality of Gulmi district has reached 13.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The All Nepal Vikshu Federation has protested the demolition of Buddha statues at Tilottam of Rupandehi.

KATHMANDU, July 19: There has been widespread condemnation after five concrete statues of Buddha were vandalized on Wednesday night in Tilottama municipality-6 in Rupandehi district.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The main opposition, Nepali Congress, has called for bringing to book those people who broke Buddha's statutes installed in the middle of Siddartha Highway

RUPANDEHI, July 17: Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi has been declared plastic bag-free zone.

RUPANDEHI, July 12: Training on parliamentary reporting has begun today in Rupandehi district.

BUTWAL, July 6: The District Court, Rupandehi, has issued an interim order against Tiger Palace, a five-star hotel in the district, over public land encroachment.

BHAIRAHAWA, June 25: The locals of Marchwar, a remote village in Rupandehi district, are compelled to struggle even for minor land-related works. It has been around four months since these people have not been able to get done any work related to land registration, release of bank collateral, obtaining records and property division, among others, at the local Land Revenue Office (LRO).

Two girls gang-raped

June 24, 2019 12:45 pm

RUPANDEHI, June 24: Two gangs of at least eight people have raped two girls at Gaidahawa rural municipality of Rupandehi district, said the police.


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