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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RUPANDEHI, April 28: After being accused of discrimination for boycotting the wedding feast organized by a Dalit family of Suddodan Rural Municipality of Rupandehi, 22 non-Dalit guests have apologized to the family and agreed to participate in a joint feast.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The Mid-Western Divisional Headquarters of Nepal Army (NA), in cooperation with the Social Development Ministry of Province 5, local governments and various social organizations, organized a five-day health camp starting from Wednesday in Majgawa village of Kothimai Rural Municipality in Rupandehi district.

RUPANDEHI, April 23: A Dalit family in Rupandehi district has returned the money offered by non-Dalit guests who came to their daughter's wedding but refused to participate in the feast.

RUPANDEHI, March 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate two big projects in Rupandehi district tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Mahendranagar United has entered the second qualifier securing a one-run win against Rupandehi Challengers in the eliminator of the Dhangadhi Premier League played at Fapla Cricket Ground, Dhangadhi on Thursday.

RUPANDEHI, Feb 20: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, said the Nepali year 2075 BS would be a historic one in terms of formulation of laws.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Rupandehi Challengers has defeated Mahendranagar United by two runs at their second match of the ongoing Dhangadhi Premier League held at Fapla Cricket Ground in Dhangadhi on Monday.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 27: In each election, land ownership certificates for the people of Rudrapur village in Rupandehi district becomes a common agenda for all poll candidates. The villagers here actively participated in each election starting from 1999 to 2017 hoping of getting land ownership certificates.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed a corruption case against District Government Attorney of Rupandehi, Kosh Hari Niroula, at the Special Court on the charge of bribery.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case at the Special Court, Kathmandu against Chief of District Attorney Office, Rupandehi, Kosh Hari Niraula.

BUTWAL, Dec 5: An enraged group of locals vandalized the casino of the Tiger Palace Resort, a five-star hotel, at Kotihawa in Rupandehi at 8 pm on Saturday after the hotel management allegedly tried to fire some of its local employees without prior notice. The hotel management has filed a complaint at the District Administrative Office (DAO) to investigate into the vandalism claiming that it suffered property losses worth Rs 2 million.

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Altogether nine individuals lost their lives in  road accidents  in Rukum (West), Rupandehi, Nawalparasi(East), Bara, Chitwan and Dhading districts.

Two held on rape charge

October 11, 2018 20:15 pm

RUPANDEHI, Oct 11: Police have arrested two men on the charge of raping a 16-year-old girl in Butwal Sub Metropolis-7.

BHAIRAHAWA, Sept 25: In the past women used to initiate for divorce more than men did.  However, with the new law in practice, a number of men seeking divorce have increased suddenly. Against the average 40 to 45 divorce appeals filed per month in the past, this month the volume of such appeals reached 74 the district court of Rupandehi during the month of Bhadra. Experts ascribe the sudden surge to the newly enacted law.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 27: In an attempt to curb child marriage and change people's negative thinking toward daughters, two local units in the district of Rupandehi have introduced insurance programs for girl children.

RUPANDEHI, July 15: Nepali entrepreneurs have been increasingly interested toward investing into hotels in Rupandehi district in view of the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) at Bhairahawa.

BUTWAL, July 8 : Land and housing transaction in Rupandehi district was expected to increase this year with the designation of Butwal as temporary capital of Province 5. But such transactions have fallen this year, data of Land Revenue Office, Rupandehi, shows.