Bhim Chapagain

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Two former mayors competing for the same post yet again

Published On: June 13, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 13: Twenty years after their first face off, two former mayoral candidates of Ilam Municipality are competing for the same post yet again in the second round of local elections scheduled for June 28, adding excitement among the locals.

Locals in Darjeeling protest after West Bengal includes Bengali as compulsory school text

Published On: June 12, 2017 07:52 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

DARJEELING, June 12: Nepali-speaking community in Darjeeling has been on a warpath over the West Bengal government’s decision to include Bengali language as a compulsory text in schools’ curriculum.

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha to intensify its language protests

Published On: June 11, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 11: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is known for its campaigns for creating a separate state of 'Gorkhaland' within India, has decided to intensify its language protests in various places of India's West Bengal state.

GPLF to hold meeting on Saturday, likely to intensify protest

Published On: June 10, 2017 01:31 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, June 10: Gorkha People’s Liberation Front(GPLF)  is going to hold a meeting in Darjeeling to discuss its ongoing protest programs against the decision  made by the government of West Bengal, one of the provinces in India, to make Bengali compulsory subject in school level education.

Tea farmers rue lack of organic certification lab

Published On: June 10, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 10: Tea farmers of Ilam are finding it difficult to market organic tea produced in their farm for the country lacks facilities for organic certification and accreditation of the cash crop.

15 NC cadres including Regional President resign in Ilam

Published On: June 9, 2017 06:58 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 9: Fifteen Nepali Congress (NC) supporters including President of Ilam Constituency-1 have resigned from the party over the Central Committee’s decision to select candidates for local level polls.

Human resource crunch affecting Ilam's tea business

Published On: May 30, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 30: Uday Chapagain, owner of the Gorkha Tea Estate is quite worried these days. Tea leaves in his estate are waiting to be harvested. If delayed, the quality of the tea produced from them would be affected. However, as he is not getting labors to pick those leaves he is feeling helpless.

Mother accused of selling three children in Ilam

Published On: May 16, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

IILAM, May 16: Four-year-old Swastika Rai of Mai Municipality-8 in Kalkatte, Ilam is desperate to see her mother since a long time. There has not been a single day that she hasn't spent without missing her mother. She breaks into tears every time she looks at her mother's photo.

Better yield brings joy to tea estates

Published On: May 2, 2017 08:09 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 2: Last year small scale tea farmers as well as big tea production companies were anxious over the lower tea production in Ilam and other surrounding districts famous for tea production. Thanks to favorable climate and rain on time, they are all smiles now.

Dilapidated electricity poles pose threat to Ilam folks

Published On: May 2, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, May 2: The indifference of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) toward proper maintenance of electricity poles and wires has put people in dozens of villages in Ilam district in a great risk.

Father kills daughter in Ilam

Published On: April 29, 2017 09:13 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 29: Raju Chaudhary of Ilam Municipality-7 has murdered his eight years old daughter, Birupa and attempted to murder another 3 years old daughter, Meera on Friday night.

Local-level polls should not be postponed: Civil society leaders

Published On: April 19, 2017 03:43 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 19: Political parties and civil society leaders in the district have warned that it would be unacceptable to them if the local-level election scheduled for May 14 has been postponed under any pretext.

First-ever Chauri Mahotsab kicks off in Panchthar district

Published On: April 17, 2017 11:33 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, April 17: The first-ever Chauri Mahotsab aimed at linking Chauri((a cow which is a crossbreed of yak and cow) on the verge of extinction with tourism has kicked off at Charrate located in Falelung Rural Municipality of Panchthar district.

17 political parties contesting local elections in Ilam

Published On: April 15, 2017 03:14 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 15: Political parties in Ilam district have pulled up their sleeves to fix their candidates for the local-level elections. They have reached a final stage of selecting their candidates from their respective parties.

Official’s error deprives a family of compensation

Published On: April 13, 2017 08:15 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 13: Anil Ektan was just eight-years-old when he lost his father to the insurgency 11 years ago. He was found hanging from a tree and it was claimed that he was killed by the rebel forces. However the family has not received compensation from the state so far despite their repeated claims.

Jhapa XI takes on Army in Mai Valley final today

Published On: April 8, 2017 11:42 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 7: Rumpum Jhapa XI’s team manager Gopal Rai has said that his team needs to improve its defense if the Jhapa-based outfit wants to defend the title of Mai Valley Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Tribhuvan Army Club in the summit clash on Saturday. The champion of the second edition Jhapa XI and chamion of the first edition Army will compete in the final match to be held in Ilam’s Tundikhel.

Jhapa XI takes on Army in Mai Valley final today

Published On: April 8, 2017 02:28 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 7: Rumpum Jhapa XI's team manager Gopal Rai has said that his team needs to improve its defense if the Jhapa-based outfit wants to defend the title of Mai Valley Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Tribhuvan Army Club in the summit clash on Saturday. The champion of the second edition Jhapa XI and chamion of the first edition Army will compete in the final match to be held in Ilam's Tundikhel.

Army into Mai Valley Gold Cup final

Published On: April 6, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 5: Tribhuvan Army Club has reached the final of the ongoing Mai Valley Gold Cup Football Tournament registering 2-0 victory over Nepal Police Club in the semifinal on Wednesday. One goal each from Tanka Basnet and Santosh Tamang helped Army book its place in the summit clash overcoming departmental rival Police.

Election fever grips Ilam

Published On: March 1, 2017 01:40 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Mar 1: As the date for the local election is approaching, representatives and cadres of various political parties have started visiting villages for the promotion and preparation of election.

Ilam locals eager to cast votes in local polls

Published On: February 28, 2017 08:04 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 28: Thirty-five-year-old Bijay Limbu of Chamaut never gets a chance to cast votes in local elections although he voted twice in the Constituent Assembly elections. Like many other locals, he is eagerly waiting to participate in the local elections to be held nearly after two decades.