Bhim Chapagain

The contributor for Republica.

Manpower crunch a major problem even after nine months of local govts

Published On: April 7, 2018 03:48 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 6: Even nine months after the formation of the local governments, lack of manpower has still been an unsolved problem. This has not only delayed the development projects at the local level but also deprived the people of government services. It has been a real challenge for the available staffers to do multi-tasking to manage everything.

Chinese ambassador praises Ilam tea

Published On: April 3, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 3: Nepali organic tea is popular in many countries across the world. Within Nepal, some consider tea produced in Ilam as the best.

People returning to their hometowns in Ilam

Published On: March 27, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 27: There was a time when people used to migrate to the district headquarters permanently or temporarily in search of better opportunities. However, the same people have started moving back to their home-villages, thanks to the new federal restructuring of the state.

Entrepreneurs in Nepal, India seek joint cooperation for tourism promotion

Published On: March 25, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

SIKKIM, March 25: Entrepreneurs in the eastern part of Nepal and the neighboring Indian State of Sikkim have expedited consultation for possible cooperation in tourism promotion.

Reaching Sandakpur through Nepal by road

Published On: March 24, 2018 02:22 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 24: Rich in biodiversity and natural beauty and situated at the hight of 3,636 meter, Sandakpur in Ilam district is a popular tourist destination. Every year thousands of do   mestic and international tourists visit this place in order to get the view of beautiful mountain ranges.

'Population of Ilam declining'

Published On: March 20, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 20: As the world struggles to cope with poverty, starvation, illiteracy, urbanization as a result of rapid and unmanaged population growth, Ilam Municipality has decided to encourage its residents to give birth to more children.

Ban on old vehicles hits eastern hill districts

Published On: March 16, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 16: Two years ago, Ganesh Gurung of Mabu village in Ilam district purchased a second-hand Land Rover for Rs 800,000. He operated the vehicle as public transport on the Majhuwa-Ilam road section. So far, he said he has managed to earn Rs 300,000 from the vehicle.

Gender equality still a distant dream

Published On: March 8, 2018 03:04 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, March 8: Bishnu Dahal, 73, has been actively advocating gender equality for two and half decades. Her informal leadership in this field spans double the time. However, she feels, gender gap is still very wide in the society.

Father-son missing since 7 years

Published On: February 28, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 28: Since the last seven years, fifty-four-year-old Toran Kumari Chapagain of Deumai Municipality has been constantly searching for her missing husband and son.

Representatives head toward villages to hear public grievances

Published On: February 26, 2018 05:15 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 26: Dismayed with the care-free attitude of their elected representatives after the polls, locals often blame the representatives for using them only as stepping stones to fulfill their vested interests.

Ginger worth millions rot in farms as India closes market

Published On: January 26, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 26: Bishnu Bohora, a ginger trader in Panchthar district, gets phone calls from farmers almost on a daily basis. “Our ginger is  rotting on the farm. When can you come and take delivery?”  they ask.

India blocks Nepali ginger

Published On: January 23, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 23: The 'friendly' neighbor in the south has once again imposed an obstruction on Nepal's export of agricultural produce into their country, this time blocking entry of trucks carrying Nepali ginger.

Indian customs officials obstruct export of Nepali organic tea

Published On: January 14, 2018 09:51 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 14: After a series of obstruction on the export of cardamom and ginger, Indian customs office at Panitanki is now obstructing the export of Nepal’s organic tea.

Hydropower projects gear up works in Ilam

Published On: January 7, 2018 08:35 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 7: Hydropower projects in Ilam have geared up construction works in recent years, whereas the existing ones have been continuously adding up electricity to the national power grid.

Few people opt for health insurance in Ilam

Published On: January 6, 2018 03:34 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 5: A few years back, the government initiated the Social Security Program from Ilam to educate people about the importance of health insurance. But still the number of people having health insurances is disappointingly low. Only nine percent people in the district have life insurance.

A reflection of village culture

Published On: December 26, 2017 09:26 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, Dec 26: Jubiliant Elite Academy, with the initiation of its students, organized a cultural exhibition at the school premises on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit featured household materials that were used in the villages in ancient times.

Ilam’s ‘orange capital’ becoming history

Published On: December 26, 2017 08:42 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 26: Salakpur in Rong Rural Municipality Ward 6 of Ilam district was considered to be hub for orange farming. But not even one decade after the village started farming oranges, 90 percent of the orange trees have dried out.

High invalid votes scoff at EC’s voter education

Published On: December 12, 2017 03:43 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 12: Like in the previous elections, there were scores of invalid votes during the recently concluded parliamentary and provincial elections.

Left alliance grabs victory in Ilam

Published On: December 11, 2017 01:18 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 10: Candidates of the left alliance comprising CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have emerged victorious over their opponents with huge margin of votes in Ilam. Despite claiming several victories in the past elections, Nepali Congress (NC)'s influential leaders have failed to repeat the feat this time.

Jhala Nath Khanal wins in Ilam-1

Published On: December 10, 2017 04:41 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 10: CPN-UML candidate for Ilam-1 and former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has won in the constituency.