Bhim Chapagain

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General strike continues in Darjeeling

Published On: June 25, 2017 07:53 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 24: Life in Darjeeling has been thrown out of gear after the continuation of prolonged general strike since about more than a week.

Election campaign intensified in Mechi Hill, still too early to predict result

Published On: June 22, 2017 06:10 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 22: With local polls just around the corner, political parties in Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung districts have intensified election campaigns with a view to wooing votes.

None of forces on earth capable of putting off local polls: Khanal

Published On: June 19, 2017 12:54 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 19: Former Prime Minister of Nepal Jhal Nath Khanal has asserted that none of the forces on the earth is capable of forcing parties to put off  the local polls slated for June 28.

Thousands participate in funeral procession

Published On: June 19, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 19: Thousands of locals in Darjeeling on Sunday took out huge processions to observe “Black Day” to protest against the killing of three Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists in army action.

Two former mayors competing for the same post yet again

Published On: June 14, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 13: Twenty years after their first face off, two former mayoral candidates of Ilam Municipality are competing for the same post yet again in the second round of local elections scheduled for June 28, adding excitement among the locals.

Darjeeling locals on warpath after Bengali is made a compulsory subject

Published On: June 13, 2017 09:20 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

DARJEELING, June 12: The Nepali-speaking community in Darjeeling has been on the warpath over the West Bengal government's decision to include the Bengali language as a compulsory text in the school curriculum.

Two former mayors competing for the same post yet again

Published On: June 13, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 13: Twenty years after their first face off, two former mayoral candidates of Ilam Municipality are competing for the same post yet again in the second round of local elections scheduled for June 28, adding excitement among the locals.

Locals in Darjeeling protest after West Bengal includes Bengali as compulsory school text

Published On: June 12, 2017 07:52 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

DARJEELING, June 12: Nepali-speaking community in Darjeeling has been on a warpath over the West Bengal government’s decision to include Bengali language as a compulsory text in schools’ curriculum.

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha to intensify its language protests

Published On: June 11, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 11: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is known for its campaigns for creating a separate state of 'Gorkhaland' within India, has decided to intensify its language protests in various places of India's West Bengal state.

GPLF to hold meeting on Saturday, likely to intensify protest

Published On: June 10, 2017 01:31 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, June 10: Gorkha People’s Liberation Front(GPLF)  is going to hold a meeting in Darjeeling to discuss its ongoing protest programs against the decision  made by the government of West Bengal, one of the provinces in India, to make Bengali compulsory subject in school level education.

Tea farmers rue lack of organic certification lab

Published On: June 10, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 10: Tea farmers of Ilam are finding it difficult to market organic tea produced in their farm for the country lacks facilities for organic certification and accreditation of the cash crop.

15 NC cadres including Regional President resign in Ilam

Published On: June 9, 2017 06:58 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, June 9: Fifteen Nepali Congress (NC) supporters including President of Ilam Constituency-1 have resigned from the party over the Central Committee’s decision to select candidates for local level polls.

Human resource crunch affecting Ilam's tea business

Published On: May 30, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 30: Uday Chapagain, owner of the Gorkha Tea Estate is quite worried these days. Tea leaves in his estate are waiting to be harvested. If delayed, the quality of the tea produced from them would be affected. However, as he is not getting labors to pick those leaves he is feeling helpless.

Mother accused of selling three children in Ilam

Published On: May 16, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

IILAM, May 16: Four-year-old Swastika Rai of Mai Municipality-8 in Kalkatte, Ilam is desperate to see her mother since a long time. There has not been a single day that she hasn't spent without missing her mother. She breaks into tears every time she looks at her mother's photo.

Better yield brings joy to tea estates

Published On: May 2, 2017 08:09 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, May 2: Last year small scale tea farmers as well as big tea production companies were anxious over the lower tea production in Ilam and other surrounding districts famous for tea production. Thanks to favorable climate and rain on time, they are all smiles now.

Dilapidated electricity poles pose threat to Ilam folks

Published On: May 2, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, May 2: The indifference of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) toward proper maintenance of electricity poles and wires has put people in dozens of villages in Ilam district in a great risk.

Father kills daughter in Ilam

Published On: April 29, 2017 09:13 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 29: Raju Chaudhary of Ilam Municipality-7 has murdered his eight years old daughter, Birupa and attempted to murder another 3 years old daughter, Meera on Friday night.

Local-level polls should not be postponed: Civil society leaders

Published On: April 19, 2017 03:43 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 19: Political parties and civil society leaders in the district have warned that it would be unacceptable to them if the local-level election scheduled for May 14 has been postponed under any pretext.

First-ever Chauri Mahotsab kicks off in Panchthar district

Published On: April 17, 2017 11:33 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILLAM, April 17: The first-ever Chauri Mahotsab aimed at linking Chauri((a cow which is a crossbreed of yak and cow) on the verge of extinction with tourism has kicked off at Charrate located in Falelung Rural Municipality of Panchthar district.

17 political parties contesting local elections in Ilam

Published On: April 15, 2017 03:14 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 15: Political parties in Ilam district have pulled up their sleeves to fix their candidates for the local-level elections. They have reached a final stage of selecting their candidates from their respective parties.