Bhim Chapagain

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Counting of votes resumes from Saturday night at Deumai

Published On: May 15, 2022 11:50 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 15: The counting of votes has resumed in Deumai Municipality of Ilam district since last night after the political parties reached an agreement.

Police open fire to contain the situation as Deumai polling station Ilam goes tense

Published On: May 14, 2022 01:10 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 14: A clash took place at a polling station of Deumai Municipality in Ilam after employees on poll duty were found carrying election stamps where the vote counting is currently underway. Police had to open fires as the situation got tense there.

Election is implementation of declaration to take rights of Singha Durbar to villages: Nembang

Published On: May 13, 2022 02:50 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 13: CPN (UML) Vice Chairperson Subash Chandra Nembang has said that the local level election will implement the task of shifting the 'rights of Singha Durbar to the villages' announced during the drafting of the new constitution.

NHRC suggests security bodies be aware of possible risks in bordering areas during election

Published On: May 7, 2022 04:30 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, May 7: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has warned of the dangers posed by international borders in order to hold free and fair local elections in the district. The monitoring team of the commission also suggested formulating a security strategy focusing on the international border linked with Ilam district.

A people's representative who leaves party should bow down to citizens and apologize: Nembang

Published On: March 20, 2022 06:30 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

KATHMANDU, March 20: Subash Chandra Nembang, vice-chairperson of the main opposition party CPN-UML, has remarked that the leaders who have left the party are now scared as the local level election is nearing. He seemed assured that the UML would be the first party in the upcoming election.

Innocent Durga Prasad, who spent 40 years in West Bengal jails, is yet to get compensation ordered by Indian court

Published On: February 1, 2022 01:00 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 1: Durga Prasad Timsina, 61, who was kept in Indian jails for 40 years without any guilt, has not been able to get compensation as per the order of the Kolkata High Court. Two months ago, the court ordered the West Bengal government to provide a compensation of INR 500,000 (Nepali Rupees 800,000) to Timsina within six weeks.

Indian court orders authorities to compensate Durga Prasad of Ilam who spent 40 years in West Bengal jails despite being innocent

Published On: December 9, 2021 02:45 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 9: The Kolkata High Court has ordered the authorities to compensate 61-year-old Durga Prasad Timsina of Ilam who was kept in Indian jails for 40 years though he was innocent.

8 killed, 7 missing in natural disasters in Ilam

Published On: October 20, 2021 02:50 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 20: The incessant rain for about 40 hours has caused a great loss of life and property in Ilam. As of Wednesday morning, eight people have been killed and seven others are missing in the district.

Chanda-led CPN (Maoist) leader arrested against shortly after his release

Published On: October 2, 2021 09:36 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, Oct 2: Former district in-charge of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav), Pushpa Koirala has been taken under control by the police after his release from the court. He was released on Rs 500,000 bail.

Couple injured in fire dies

Published On: September 21, 2021 01:30 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Rom Khanal, 45, and his wife Durga, 43, of Ilam Municipality-5 living in Jhapa, died last night while undergoing treatment.

No alternative to reorganizing party as Chairman Oli deviated from party line: UML leader Khanal

Published On: August 20, 2021 06:42 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, August 20: Former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal, who is also a senior CPN-UML leader, has said that there is no alternative to reorganizing the party as Chairman KP Oli has taken the party onto the path of 'rightist opportunism' and 'capitalism'.

Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport ready for operation

Published On: April 15, 2021 11:45 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 15: The Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport in the district headquarter of Ilam is ready for take-offs and landings.

PHOTOS: A Nepali mother meets her son after 40 years

Published On: March 21, 2021 07:32 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 21: Durga Prasad Timsina, originally from Mai Municipality-10 of Ilam, arrived at his home following his release from the Dum Dum Correctional Home in Kolkata, India.

Nepali man released on bail after 40 years in Indian prison

Published On: March 20, 2021 03:26 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 20: A Nepali national Dipak Jaishi a.k.a. Durga Prasad Timsina, who was languishing in a correction home in India for the past 40 years without any trials, has been released on Saturday.

Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport in Ilam to be operational from next April

Published On: December 29, 2020 11:34 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 29: The under-construction Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport will be operational from next April. As the work of blacktopping the runway is expected to complete within three months, take off and landing of small aircrafts from the airport will be possible from April, according to concerned government officials.

Tourist sites in Ilam awaiting visitors, hotel and transport entrepreneurs incur heavy loss

Published On: November 1, 2020 06:27 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 1: The pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been dear to the tourism sector more than any other sector as most tourist activities are yet to resume after the country went into the nationwide lockdown on March 24 earlier this year.

46 APF personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Ilam

Published On: August 6, 2020 04:03 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Aug 6: As many as 46 Armed Police Force (APF) personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) including 16 more diagnosed on Thursday.

Tea industry falls prey to COVID-19

Published On: April 13, 2020 09:06 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 13: The demand for Nepali organic orthodox tea has dropped to near zero due to COVID-19 pandemic.

First flush of green tea goes to waste due to lockdown

Published On: April 2, 2020 07:45 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 2: The tea industry in Ilam district is facing losses of millions of Rupees as the farmers have not been able to pick green tea from the tea gardens due to the lockdown. The lockdown came into effect as the farmers were preparing to pluck quality tea leaves. The tea leaves are outgrowing because of the delay in plucking.

Machhindra Club bags Mai Valley Gold Cup

Published On: March 8, 2020 08:01 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 8: Player-of-the-match Andres Niya’s solo strike inspired Machhindra Football Club to a 1-0 win against host team Mai Valley Football Club to secure the sixth edition of Mai Valley Gold Cup in Ilam on Saturday. The championship is Machhindra’s third trophy in the calendar year after winning the Satakshi Gold Cup and Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League earlier in the season.