Stories By 'Binod Bhandari'
Petroleum products are being smuggled from eastern Tarai districts of Nepal to India, putting a dent in foreign exchange reserves of the country. A litre of petrol is Rs16 cheaper in Nepal than in India while diesel costs Rs22 less per litre in Nepal.
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The merger between the Nepali Congress and the Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar-led Nepal Loktantrik Forum right before the elections to federal parliament and provincial assemblies had no impact on the NC’s performance in Morang district.
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Voters living near Nepal-India border in Morang Constituency-5 want law and order in their towns and villages. They have been asking every election candidate visiting their localities and doorsteps for vote canvassing to fulfil this one singular request of theirs.
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When the country votes in the second phase of federal elections on December 7, Morang-6 will be one of the constituencies that will draw huge attention.
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Sugarcane farmers in Morang and Sunsari were forced to borrow to manage expenses this festive season as the sugar mill failed to pay them for the raw material.
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The government’s decision to impose value added tax (VAT) on the tractor imports has adversely affected farmers who are already struggling with the shortage of labourers in the agriculture sector.
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