Bhim Chapagain

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Nepali, Indian entrepreneurs join hands to promote tourism

Published On: September 24, 2017 07:29 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

SILIGURI (INDIA), Sept 24: Tourism entrepreneurs of Mechi zone and other stakeholders of Nepal have coordinated with tourism entrepreneurs of the Indian state of West Bengal for the promotion of tourism of both countries.

Prices of essentials shoot up in eastern region

Published On: August 26, 2017 07:27 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, August 26: The ongoing Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling of India has triggered inflation in the Nepali markets in the eastern region bordering India. The rate of everyday necessities such as rice, pulses and oil has soared up, locals informed. Indian consumers have been carrying goods from the Nepali markets. There is general strike in Darjeeling for the last 72 days.

Charm of Ropain Jatra in Ilam

Published On: August 12, 2017 12:50 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

Every year, Ropain Jatra is celebrated after the completion of rice plantation to rejuvenate from the stress and workload one faces during the plantation time. This year, it was celebrated on Thursday in Ilam.

Local bodies in a mess for lack of infrastructure

Published On: August 5, 2017 09:09 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Aug 4: Much to the delight of the people, the government recently conducted local level elections in two phases in six out of seven provinces of the country. While Province 2 is yet to witness election, people elsewhere have already got their chosen representatives. But the office bearers in Ilam are quite tensed. They are facing enough hassles both due to the lack of polices and infrastructures. This has greatly affected their performance, they lament.

Two die of swine flu in Jhapa

Published On: August 4, 2017 08:25 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, August 4: Two women have died apparently due to swine flu. According to District Health Office, Jhapa, Anita Devi Mittal, 34, of Birtamod Municipality-4 and Manisha Agrawal, 47, of Birtamod-1 died because of this decease.

Darjeeling people throng Nepali town Pashupatinagar to buy food stuffs

Published On: July 22, 2017 04:29 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 22: The market places have remained closed. However, the movement of Indian customers has not seized yet. They come all the way from Indian hill town Darjeeling to purchase goods of daily necessities at Indian border Pashupatinagar.

Indians transport everyday commodities from Nepal to Darjeeling

Published On: July 22, 2017 12:11 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 21: The market is closed, but the crowd of buyers from across the border does not seem to lessen. The shopkeepers do not find a break from selling food items -- from salt and oil to pulses and rice. These, the buyers get transported to their homes in India by private vehicles, human porters, or horse-back.

Ethnic parties in eastern hills lose election deposits in their own strongholds

Published On: July 15, 2017 01:38 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 14: Ethnicity-based fringe parties, which have their stronghold in the eastern hill districts, have lost their election deposits in their own bastion after failing to secure even 10% of the votes in the elections. Such an election result was unexpected as popularity of such parties has been on the rise in the region of late.

Hydropower project ceased at Darjeeling

Published On: July 13, 2017 07:06 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 13: The protesting groups demanding separate Gorkhaland state in West Bengal has ceased down a hydro power project of capacity 132 mega watt situated at Mongpu area.

Ilam’s dairy products thriving as gift items

Published On: July 13, 2017 12:11 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM: Everybody likes presents, and looks forward to buying locally made products to take back as souvenirs while traveling.

Ethnic parties in eastern hills lose election deposits in their own strongholds

Published On: July 13, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 12: Ethnicity-based fringe parties, which have their stronghold in the eastern hill districts, have lost their election deposits in their own bastion after failing to secure even 10% of the votes in the elections.

Death toll rises to 8 in Darjeeling

Published On: July 11, 2017 03:42 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 11: One person has succumbed to injuries in Darjeeling on Tuesday. Ashok Tamang, 36, who sustained bullet injury fired by the police on July 8, died while receiving treatment in Sikkim.

Another protester dies from police bullet in Darjeeling

Published On: July 9, 2017 12:58 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 9: Death toll in fresh violence in Darjeeling has reached four. Aasha Kumar, who had received police bullets on Saturday during the Gorkhaland Movement in Darjeeling of West Bengal in India, succumbed to injuries on Sunday morning.

Three more killed in Gorkhaland movement

Published On: July 9, 2017 08:01 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 8: Three more people supporting the Gorkhaland movement were killed in police firing in India"s West Bengal State on Friday and Saturday. Security personnel fatally shot the supporters of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) during their rally demanding a separate state of "Gorkhaland" for the Nepali-speaking communities.

Fresh violence claims three in Darjeeling

Published On: July 8, 2017 08:40 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 8: At least three people have died in fresh violence in Darjeeling on Saturday. One person died on Friday night and two more died on Saturday as the protest continues in the hilly city demanding separate Gorkhaland state.

Over 450 poll candidates lose deposit in Ilam

Published On: July 8, 2017 08:02 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 8: As many as 452 candidates have lost their deposits in the district in the local elections held on June 28.

Candidates defiant despite losing elections

Published On: July 8, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 8: Himalaya Karmacharya, Ilam district chairperson of Nepali Congress, had filed his candidacy for the second Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections of 2013 from constituency no 1 of IIam. But unfortunately he was defeated. Karmarcharya, who was the mayor of Ilam from 1987 to 1989, had also filed his candidacy for the same post in 1997 but was defeated back then.

Internal feuds cost parties their traditional strongholds

Published On: July 6, 2017 08:54 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 5: A few days before the second phase of local polls, Nepali Congress" (NC) Ilam district Secretary Khagendra Dewan claimed that his party would sweep all ten local units of the district. His prediction didn't materialize as the result was exactly the opposite of what they were expecting.

Intra-party conflicts costs parties their traditional strongholds in Eastern Hills

Published On: July 6, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 6: A few days before the second phase of local polls, Nepali Congress' (NC) Ilam district Secretary Khagendra Dewan claimed that his party would sweep all ten local units of the district. His prediction didn't materialize as the result was exactly the opposite of what they were expecting.

CPN-UML victorious in Mai municipality

Published On: July 3, 2017 07:11 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Ashad 19:  CPN-UML has won the mayoral post in Mai municipality of Illam district.