Bhim Chapagain

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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.

Journalist Shrestha elected as ward chief

Published On: July 2, 2017 05:30 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, July 2: A member of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) of Ilam branch, Thakur Shrestha has been elected as the ward chief of Ilam Municipality-5.

UML registers victory in Sandakpur Rural Municipality

Published On: July 1, 2017 12:19 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM. July 1: CPN-UML candidate Udaya Rai has emerged victorious in the race for the chief of Sandakpur Rural  Municipality with 4,520 votes, compared to 2,354 votes garnered by his closest rival Nepali Congress(NC) candidate Devendra Subedi.

Ilam goes high-tech while monitoring vote count

Published On: June 29, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 29: Following the infamous vote tearing incident of Chitwan district's Bharatpur Metropolis during the first phase of local elections, Ilam district has taken up preventive measures to avoid similar incidents during its vote counting process.

Former PM Khanal casts vote in Suryodaya, Ilam

Published On: June 28, 2017 12:44 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 28 : Former Prime Minister and CPN-UML Senior Leader Jhalanath Khanal cast his vote at the Rastriya Primary School Polling Station in the Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam district.

Bomb goes off in Ilam, no human casualties reported

Published On: June 28, 2017 11:08 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 28:A bomb has gone off at a polling center set up at Adarsha Adharbhut School located in Ward-7 of Illam Municipality at a time when voting was taking place.

Age not a deterrent for elderly voters

Published On: June 28, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

IILAM, June 28: On Monday, eighty-one-year-old Radha Krishna Ghimire of IIlam Municipality-5, Barbote reached nearby Siddheswari Elementary School to get his voter's identity card. He is glad to be a part of elections taking place after such a long time.