Bhim Chapagain

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Suryodaya Municipality organizing tourism festival

Published On: December 2, 2019 12:04 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 2: Suryodaya Tourism Festival is being organized in Ilam from November 30 to December 3 to promote tourism in the district.

India, Nepal encroach no-man’s land in Ilam

Published On: December 1, 2019 08:47 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, Dec 1: Both India and Nepal have been found encroaching the no-man’s land in Illam. The Indian side has constructed a government building in between the border, while the Nepali side has built residential houses and other infrastructure in the ‘dasgaja’ area.

Our economy will thrive in next three years: Suryodaya Municipality mayor

Published On: November 25, 2019 09:29 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 25: Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam is one the biggest towns in the eastern hilly region. The municipality with 56,691 populations is also known as one of the best tourist destinations in the region. It boasts of thrilling locations like Antudanda, Kanyam, Pashupatinagar and Fikkal. Republica recently caught up with its mayor, Rana Bahadur Rai and discussed its march towards prosperity and development.

Indian SSB preventing tourists from visiting Sandakpur

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

ILAM, Nov 18: The Indian border security personnel have stopped tourists from visiting a viewpoint, which is at an altitude of 3,636 meters in Sandukpur in Ilam district.

70 percent population in Mai Municipality landless

Published On: November 2, 2019 09:01 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 2: Around 70 percent of people in Mai Municipality of Ilam living across 246.11 square kilometers of land are landless since decades, according to the data provided municipality.

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.