Stories Tagged 'Birgunj'
Friends and relatives of Rinki Patel, who was found dead of an apparent suicide at her home on Sunday, staged a demonstration outside Parsa District Police Office in Birgunj on Monday, claiming that she was murdered over a dowry-related dispute by her husband and the in-laws.
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The government is planning to make it mandatory for empty cargo vehicles returning to India via Birgunj to use the newly built integrated check post (ICP) in Birgunj. The Birgunj Customs Office made the decision in a bid to operate the country’s only ICP at a higher capacity.
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In a bid to end the deeply-rooted dowry practice in the region, Muslim religious leaders in Birgunj have announced that they will not conduct any wedding where bridegroom and bride receive or provide dowry.
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The country’s only integrated check post (ICP) in Birgunj, which formally started functioning earlier this month, has not been able to operate in full capacity due to delay in widening of a road that links it to the dry port in Sirsiya.
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The government has started distributing compensation for land that is being acquired to widen the 1.1-km road connecting the integrated check post (ICP) and Sirsiya Dry Port in Birgunj.
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Protesters indulged in stray incidents of arson and vandalised a few vehicles, including a van with Indian registration, for defying their strike call on Sunday in Birgunj.
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