Bhim Chapagain

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Employee adjustment scheme taking toll on Ilam District Hospital

Published On: September 25, 2019 09:02 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 25: Ilam District Hospital is losing its doctors and staff to the employee adjustment process while the hospital is not certain about their replacement.

Most roads leading to tourist destinations in need of immediate repair

Published On: September 25, 2019 07:37 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 25: The much-hyped Visit Nepal 2020 is just three months away but most of the roads leading to major tourist destinations are yet to be repaired. The situation is not different in Province 1, which boasts of having over two dozen tourist destinations.

76 inmates fall sick in Ilam jail

Published On: September 21, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 21: A total of 76 prisoners at Illam jail have fallen sick since the last four days.

Green tea buds traded at Rs 1,500 a kilo

Published On: September 21, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 21: How much does green tea cost? Most people have heard Rs 20, Rs 40, Rs 80 or even Rs 300 a kilogram at the garden. But some farmers in Ilam are selling green tea buds for as high as Rs 1,500 per kilogram. Green tea usually has two leaves and a bud. Industries buy the buds for Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 per kilo. The wage for picking up the buds is Rs 500 per kilogram.

Ilam farmers hopeful of better kiwi fruit harvest

Published On: September 5, 2019 03:25 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 5: Farmers of Ilam are expecting a better harvest of kiwi fruits this year thanks to favorable weather conditions.

Entrepreneurs studying investment prospects in Province 1

Published On: September 4, 2019 08:19 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 4: Industrialists and entrepreneurs of eastern Nepal have started studying different areas in Province 1 for investment.

Pigeons dying at alarming rate in Ilam

Published On: August 28, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Aug 28: The sudden deaths of pigeons around Maisthan temple and Ilam market in the last one month have left the locals shocked.

Number of tourists up by 42.6% in Ilam

Published On: August 20, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Aug 20:  The number of tourists visiting the eastern hilly district of Ilam has increased by 42.6 percent in the last fiscal year.

Lack of customs office in India renders Pashupatinagar customs useless

Published On: August 18, 2019 07:43 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Aug 18: Pashupatinagar Customs Office of Ilam is not getting business as there is no customs office on the Indian side.

Ilam’s oldest public school turns into ‘smart school’

Published On: August 11, 2019 07:28 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Aug 11: The oldest school in Ilam district,  Adarsha Secondary School, was recently declared a ‘smart school’.  The school has a direct connection with Nepali Congress leader Kul Bahadur (KB) Gurung, former spokesperson Subhas Chandra Nemwang and former prime minister Jhalanath Khanal.

Japanese man promoting Ilam tea

Published On: July 23, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 23: Many foreign traders come to Ilam every year to take high-quality tea produced in this eastern hilly district to their country. It is natural for traders to look for profits.

India tightens Nepal’s tea exports

Published On: July 6, 2019 07:28 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 6: Indian authorities have stopped Nepal’s tea exports from Kakarbhitta border from Friday.

Tea farmers dumpgreen leaves on the road

Published On: July 4, 2019 07:25 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 4: Tea farmers of Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam threw green leaves on road on Sunday as part of their protest against factory operators.

Ilam tea plants shut operations over green leaves quality, pricing

Published On: June 28, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 28: As many as 52 tea processing plants affiliated with Suryodaya Tea Association of Ilam shut operations from Thursday, stating that they were not getting good price for their products.

Community schools struggling with English medium

Published On: June 25, 2019 08:29 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 25: Until a decade ago, it would be a taxing job to find a community school that would instruct students in English. As students were gradually switching to private schools to study in English, community schools came under pressure to respond to the demand.

Labor and employment minister promises minimum wage to tea laborers in Ilam

Published On: May 18, 2019 08:02 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 18: Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Gokarna Bista on Friday assured tea laborers of Ilam that they will be paid the minimum wage.

Tea factories agree to pay laborers minimum wage

Published On: April 17, 2019 09:19 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 17: Tea factories in Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam have expressed commitment to implement minimum pay fixed by the government for the time being. Owners of tea factories, however, have said that they will launch protest against the government if their demands are not addressed.

Skills learned abroad giving good returns at home

Published On: April 1, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 1: Some returnee migrant workers in Ilam have set examples. They are not going to go back, but are instead working happily on their enterprises.

Tea workers announce protests ahead of plucking season

Published On: March 27, 2019 07:53 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 27: Tea workers of eastern Nepal have announced to launch protest against their employers, demanding implementation of the minimum wage fixed by the government. The indefinite protest will begin from Sunday.

DPHO officials spending days under sun in lack of work

Published On: February 16, 2019 10:13 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 16: After restructuring the government in the new federal setup, a large number of government bodies based in the district headquarters were brought under the jurisdiction of the local government. However, there is still confusion over the authority of the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Ilam.