Bhim Chapagain

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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.

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.