Factories in Bhairahawa switch to hiring women as high male employee turnover bites productivity
With Nepali men going to work overseas, Indian workers take a big share of the labour market. As women workers are more sincere, there are signs that may change in the near future.
Strained infrastructure in Bhairahawa dents trade growth
More than 700 freight trucks enter Nepal daily through Bhairahawa, making it the country's second busiest transit point.
Prices swell as economy bounces back
Industrialists cite higher cost of raw materials and freight charges for the upsurge in market prices.
Infrastructure development lagging behind trade growth in Bhairahawa
The column of trucks waiting to enter Nepal through the Sunauli border is usually 10 km long, traders say.
Bhairahawa Covid-19 hospital lacks infrastructure and human resource
The hospital had received three ventilators from provincial government but there are no staff to operate them.
Factories forced to slash output due to erratic government policy amid pandemic
Most of the plants that have been forced to cut output are those producing cement, iron and steel, brick, tile and construction materials.
Industries begin operations in Province 5 with local labour force
Local workforce is filling the vacuum created by foreign migrant workers who left for their home countries when the pandemic hit.
Stray dogs terrorise Bhairahawa locals
243 people treated at a local hospital for dog bites in the past one month.
Hundreds of Nepalis stranded at Nepal-India borders as federal government has yet to respond
Local units in the bordering areas say they can’t let the people enter the country until the centre takes a decision.
Hundreds of Nepalis quarantined in India come home via Sunauli and Krishnanagar
Authorities have coordinated with the respective local units to transport the returnees home.
Construction workers slog away at Bhairahawa airport despite lockdown
But completion is still some way off due to lack of essential equipment, said officials.
Province 5 tightens security along border as people’s movement continues
Nepali authorities say they are concerned about the free movement of people as the Kolhui Bazaar in India, which lies just across the border, reported six Covid-19 patients on Saturday.
Around 400 Nepalis stranded at Sunauli border point stage a sit-in
The Nepalis reached Sunauli border point from various parts of India three days ago and are waiting to be allowed in.
Fear and worries as Province 5 district administrations lack records of people coming from India
In the last week, thousands of people entered Nepal through various border points in Province 5. Nobody knows where they are now.
Despite the government’s move to close all border points except four, small border points open for human movement in province 5
Major border points have health desks set up to screen footfall, most health desks are ill-equipped and under-staffed.