Bhim Chapagain

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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.

DPHO officials spending days under sun in lack of work

Published On: February 16, 2019 01:04 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 15: 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.

Lack of legal clarity hinders local bodies’ performance

Published On: February 5, 2019 10:01 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 5: People have huge expectations from the local government regarding development and even for finding solutions to a wide range of legal issues

Dr KC’s pneumonia worsens

Published On: January 16, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 16: With the pneumonia of his right lungs continuously worsening, Dr Govinda KC’s condition has deteriorated further on the seventh day of his fast-unto-death strike.

Dr KC taken to Ilam Hospital as his condition deteriorates

Published On: January 15, 2019 09:48 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 15: Caretakers on Monday morning transferred Dr Govinda KC to Ilam Hospital from the site of his latest fast-unto-death at Phulgachhi.

Better-equipped hospital prescribed for Dr KC as his condition getting critical

Published On: January 14, 2019 06:30 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 14: Senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr Govinda KC has been prescribed a better-equipped hospital after his condition deteriorated.

Medics feel the need to transfer Dr. KC to ICU soon

Published On: January 14, 2019 11:38 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 14: Amid quick deterioration of Dr. Govinda KC's health condition, doctors fear that he might soon be shifted to a hospital that provides intensive care -- a specialty the Ilam Hospital currently lacks, according to Dr. Bijendra Kumar Shah.

Dr Govinda KC admitted to hospital

Published On: January 14, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 14: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC was admitted to District Hospital in Ilam on Monday morning with complaints of breathing difficulty, doctors involved in the treatment said.

Deteriorating health of Dr KC fails to grab government attention

Published On: January 13, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 13: On the fourth day of his fast-unto-death, Dr Govinda KC struggled to sit with his back straight due to weakness.

Dr KC's health condition deteriorating ; govt still indifferent

Published On: January 12, 2019 06:54 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 12: The government has been indifferent toward Dr Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the last four days at the district headquarters, Ilam.