Stories Tagged 'Birgunj'
The integrated check post (ICP) in Birgunj is handling 70 percent of the commerce that used to pass through the customs point since it opened four months ago.
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With Birgunj drawing headlines for political reasons as a city at the heart of the Madhesi protests and the 2015 Indian blockade, its rich literary tradition has taken a backseat, according to author Girish Giri who penned the 2016 book Birgunj: Mero Sahar ko Katha.
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Traders in Birgunj have taken out a protest rally against the metropolis decision to hike tax rates.
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Nepal imported black peppers worth more than Rs5 billion through two customs points — Integrated Check Post (ICP) and Sirsiya Dry Port — in Birgunj in the last fiscal year, a seven-fold jump as compared to the previous fiscal year’s imports. Government officials have no clue why it observed such a dramatic rise in imports as the spice has hit the top ten lists of goods imported via Birgunj.
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Effective monitoring and controls have enabled Birgunj Inland Revenue Office (IRO) achieve its annual revenue target in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, two months earlier.
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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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