Bhim Chapagain

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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.

Dr. KC shows low blood glucose level on 3rd day of fast

Published On: January 12, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 12: On the third day of his 16th fast-unto-death, Dr. Govinda KC is suffering from decreasing levels of glucose in the blood. Doctors from Ilam District Hospital had examined him after the medical education reform crusader started sweating and struggling with chest pain Friday morning.

Dr KC starts 16th fast-unto-death

Published On: January 10, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 10: Dr Govinda KC started his 16th fast-unto-death in Ilam district on Wednesday evening protesting against the passage of the National Medical Education Bill by the parliament’s Education and Health Committee in violation of an agreement reached with him.

New trekking route to Kanchanjunga Base Camp explored

Published On: December 24, 2018 11:22 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 24: A team of experts has explored a new trekking trail to Kanchanjunga Base Camp in Taplejung district from Pashupatinagar -- a marketplace near Nepal-India border in Ilam district.

Limbu language declared official language

Published On: December 1, 2018 08:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov Dec 1: Limbu language that is written in Sirijanga script has been declared official language by Mangsebung Rural Municipality - 5. Perhaps this is the first time an ethnic language has received the status of official language in the country.

Foreign buyers looking for variety in Nepali tea

Published On: November 25, 2018 10:07 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 25: Foreign consumers of Nepali tea, who used to be interested in buying any type of organic tea from Nepal, have started looking for diversity in products, according to tea entrepreneurs.

Two killed, four injured in Ilam jeep fall

Published On: November 22, 2018 07:09 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 22: Two people died and four others sustained injuries when a jeep heading to Shantidanda from Ilam Bazaar veered off and fell some 100 meters down the road at Sankhejung on Thursday.

Contractor’s negligence puts bridge in limbo

Published On: November 17, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 17: Negligence of the contractor has put Dudhang bridge of Ilam-Soyang-Nayabazar road section in limbo. Although the deadline has been extended twice, the completion of the bridge is still uncertain.

Residents not happy with substandard roads

Published On: November 14, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 14: Despite spending, what locals claim to be massive budget, on repairing and upgrading roads, they remain in a dilapidated condition in Ilam.

East Nepal’s second immigration office to be set up at Pashupatinagar

Published On: October 25, 2018 07:36 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 25: The government is working to set up an immigration office at the Pashupatinagar checkpoint in Ilam district to allow foreign tourists to enter Nepal through the checkpoint. Local entrepreneurs said the checkpoint would hugely benefit the tourism sector in eastern Nepal.

Tourism in Ilam

Published On: October 23, 2018 10:45 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 23: Visitors from across the country plan to visit Ilam to enjoy the scenic view of Kanyam’s lush landscape and tea gardens. Sunrise and sunset from the location are also equally fascinating. However, relishing to the views of the snowcapped mountain ranges is less acknowledged at llam. Nonetheless, the mystic mountain of Ilam is overshadowed by the tea gardens and agro-tourism.  The majority of visitors are apathetic to the features the further hills flaunt.

Border security emerges as a major challenge in Ilam

Published On: October 10, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 10: The Ilam units of the Armed Police Force (APF) have recognized border security as their biggest challenge.

Border security emerges as a major challenge in Ilam

Published On: October 8, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 8: The Ilam units of the Armed Police Force (APF) have recognized border security as their biggest challenge.

Justice delivery ineffective due to lack of legal awareness

Published On: October 2, 2018 08:57 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 2: Renuka Chauhan of Ilam Municipality-9 stayed in Kathmandu for some months for his son’s treatment after her son was diagnosed with brain tumor last year. In the meantime, her husband Chandra Prasad Chauhan brought home a young woman stating that she is a distant relative. Enraged, Renuka filed a case of polygamy against him at the district court. The district court however did not find her husband and released him. However, recently it has surfaced her husband has fathered a child with the woman and that they were indeed in a serious relationship.

Ban on 20-year-old vehicles deprive rural areas of transportation

Published On: September 26, 2018 10:27 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 26: There was a huge excitement among the local representatives when Sandakpur Rural Municipality purchased a brand new Bolero jeep last year.

Tea industrialists seek amendment to Labor Act

Published On: September 25, 2018 09:48 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 25: Tea industrialists of eastern Nepal have reiterated that they would not be able to implement new wage structure fixed by the government.

Civil servant dies in a bike mishap

Published On: September 23, 2018 01:44 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 23: A man has died when he met with an accident today as his motorbike was hit by a JCB, Na, 1 Ka, 3729 at Kankai municipality along the East-West highway.

Ilam a destination for religious tourism

Published On: September 22, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

Ilam sees a big influx of tourists, especially during September and October. The eastern province of Nepal -- notable for tea plantation -- is also renowned as a religious destination. In addition to embracing natural beauties the region holds, a large number of devotees also visit Ilam citing its religious values.

Tea workers launch protest demanding implementation of minimum wage

Published On: September 6, 2018 08:07 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 6: Tea workers of eastern Nepal have launched a protest against tea industries following the latter's reluctance to pay them minimum wage fixed by the government.Though the government has revised the minimum wage twice, industries are still paying farmers as per the earlier wage structure.