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Bhim Chapagain



Forest encroachment goes unabated in Ilam

July 17, 2018 01:24 AM

ILAM, July 17: The trend of encroaching upon forest land for settlement has been rampantly increasing in Ilam but the authorities concerned have turned a blind eye to this.

Farmers worried as India halts tomato exports via Kakarbhitta

July 14, 2018 07:46 AM

ILAM, July 14: A bulk of Nepal's vegetable exports via Kakarbhitta border point in eastern Nepal used to be tomatoes until the past fiscal year. However, with India stopping import of Nepali tomatoes, hundreds of farmers from Ilam district fear that their production this year will simply go waste with no one to purchase them.

Women’s beekeeping joint venture makes their dream come true

June 25, 2018 09:52 AM

JHAPA, June 25: Dhanamaya Thapa, a resident of Shivasatakshi Municipality, would always worry about her future as she has no formal education. Though peasant’s life would not attract her, she used to think that she had no options. However, her future had something else for her in store.

Green leaves production down by half

June 23, 2018 05:41 AM

ILAM, June 23: Production of green tea leaves has declined significantly in eastern hilly districts including Panchthar, Jhapa and Ilam – the capital of tea production in Nepal. Industrial and farmers have attributed the drop in tea leaves production to unfavorable climate. Drop in production has left farmers worried.

Province 1 budget criticized for being tarai-centric

June 17, 2018 06:51 AM

ILAM, June 17: Stakeholders have accused the recently unveiled budget of Province 1 of being tarai-centric and of neglecting hilly and mountainous regions in the province. The province’s budget of Rs 35.9 billion, has been accused of neglecting those areas in terms of tourism, industrial development among others.

Province 1 budget criticized for being tarai-centric

June 17, 2018 04:05 AM

ILAM, June 17: Stakeholders have accused the recently unveiled budget of Province 1 of being tarai-centric and of neglecting hilly and mountainous regions in the province. The province’s budget of Rs 35.9 billion, has been accused of neglecting those areas in terms of tourism, industrial development among others.

Security agencies, Maoists buried disappeared in mass graves: CIEDP

June 14, 2018 06:00 AM

ILAM, June 14: Families of those who were disappeared during the decade-long armed conflict in Ilam are still waiting in the hope that their missing kin would return home some day.

Tara Air successfully conducts test flight at Sukilumba airport

June 5, 2018 08:08 AM

ILAM, June 5: A test flight was successfully conducted at the newly-built Phalgunanda Sukilumba Airport in Ilam district on Monday.

Ilam locals overjoyed to see test flight in their vicinity (watch photos)

June 4, 2018 18:11 PM

ILAM, Jun 4: Locals knew no bounds of happiness when they saw an aircraft landing at Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport in the district headquarters of Ilam.

Two excavators held for illegal sand extraction

June 1, 2018 09:48 AM

ILAM, June 1: Police have taken two excavators under custody for illegal sand extraction from the Ratuwa River bank of Mangsebung rural municipality. Chief District Officer’s team seized the key and took the excavators under custody.

HOMESTAY ALLURING TOURISTS

May 31, 2018 09:35 AM

Homestay projects in several villages in Ilam have gradually started coming into the radar of travelers. These family-run lodges are especially known for providing an organic feel of the rural Ilam settings to their guests. At present home stays in Antu, Mai pokhari, Balangau, and Jamauna villages are seeing a large number of visitors.

Tea entrepreneurs continue facing obstruction at Panityanki border

May 29, 2018 09:30 AM

ILAM, May 29: The obstruction in export Nepali tea has continued at the border, leading to severe inconvenience to tea farmers and entrepreneurs. They are still unable to export their products from the eastern border at Panityanki, Jhapa forcing them to use alternative border points that incur more expenses.

Man kills wife with khukuri

May 25, 2018 08:47 AM

ILAM, May 25:  Madan limbu, 38, of Maijogamai rural municipality-5 has killed his wife. Limbu launched a khukuri attack on his wife Bimala Limbu, 26, over a family dispute, said Police source.

Indian customs officials obstruct Nepali tea exports: Industrialists

May 9, 2018 10:00 AM

ILAM, May 9: Indian customs officials have obstructed export of readymade tea to India, according to industrialists.

Ilam farmers not getting right price for green leaves: Study

May 8, 2018 08:45 AM

ILAM, May 8:Cost of production of green tea leaves in Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam is Rs 37.31 per kilogram, a recent study conducted by Nepal Tea and Coffee Development Board shows. The board had conducted the study together with Suryodaya Municipality following complaints from farmers that return from tea farming is minimal compared to high investment.

Police arrest 'drunkard' for attempted rape

May 3, 2018 04:30 AM

ILAM, May 3: Police have arrested Sudip Gurung, 23, in an attempted rape case of an elderly woman of Ilam. He is in custody for further investigation.

83-year-old reportedly raped in Ilam

May 2, 2018 03:30 AM

ILAM, May 2: In an extremely shocking case, an octogenarian lady has been reportedly raped and injured in Katahare village of Ilam.

Three Star Club lifts Mai Valley Gold Cup title

May 1, 2018 08:40 AM

ILAM, May 1: Ruslan Three Star Club has lifted the fourth International Invitational Tuborg Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament with a slender 1-0 win over Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club in the final on Monday.

Both Manang, Three Star confident of winning Mai Valley Gold Cup

April 30, 2018 08:45 AM

ILAM, April 30: Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club and Ruslan Three Star Club are going head-to-head in the final of the ongoing fourth International Invitational Tuborg Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament on Monday. Both the teams will be going into the match with full preparations to lift the title of the biggest prize money of the eastern hilly region.

Three Star, Manang Marshyangdi to vie for Mai Valley title

April 29, 2018 08:43 AM

ILAM, April 29: Ruslan Three Star Club has advanced into the final of the ongoing fourth International Invitational Tuborg Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament with a 2-0 win over the departmental team Armed Police Force in the second semifinal match on Saturday.