Stories By 'SHANKAR ACHARYA'
It has been more than a decade since Sirsiya Dry Port in Birgunj came into operation but the only Dry Port in Nepal with railway facility is yet to operate under full capacity.
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Nearly 42,000 tonnes of fertilisers imported for use during the winter planting season have been stranded at Kolkata port in India due to traffic congestion.
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The country is likely to face acute shortage of fertilisers in the coming days due to delay in imports of the key agricultural input. This is expected to hit farmers who plant wheat and legumes during the winter.
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A Birgunj-based women rights activist was attacked over witchcraft allegation in her apartment on Sunday.
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The demand for chemical fertiliser in the district has shot up after existing stocks in the Agriculture Inputs Company (AIC) office in Birgunj was depleted.
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Shanti Karki is a sprightly old lady of 80, who has dedicated her life to social works.
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