ILAM, Sept 28: The beautiful hills of Ilam and thrilling bicycle ride there. What could be more thrilling than this, claims well known cyclist Pushkar Shah. On Monday the 37th world tourism day was marked by bicyclists across the globe through countless formal and informal programs. The same day, a group led by Shah was paddling their cycles hard in the muddy fields of eastern hills. Though incessant rainfall in the past few days had left the cycling trek muddy and slippery, it could not stop the group from going ahead of their plans to ride bicycle in green hills to mark the tourism day.
ILAM, Aug 31: The demand for cheese, which was in downturn since last year's earthquake, has once again surged in Ilam. Cheese entrepreneurs who were upset by declining demand in the market are now facing hardship in catering to the demands.
ILAM, Aug 24: Top Bahadur Basnet of Soyang village tells something incredible. This year, he is seriously expecting Rs one million in return from the harvest of a special type of a type of Habanero Chili popularly known in Nepal as Akbare Khursani.
Ilam, Aug 15: After receiving complaints from victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, both the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEPD) are clueless how to move the cases forward.
ILAM, Aug 4: International demand for tea produced in Ilam district was hit hard when a test in Germany few months ago revealed that it contained a harmful chemical called 'anthraquinone', or simply 'acque'. After a period of drop in its demand, of late demand for Ilam tea has shown significant improvement in recent days, especially in Europe and the USA.
DARJEELING, JULY 14: Chowrasta Chowk in Darjeeling echoed with Bhanubhakta Acharya's poetry and Nepal's national anthem throughout Tuesday. Most of the men present there were in daura-suruwal, the traditional Nepali outfit, and the women wore chaubandi cholo.
ILAM, June 7: Thirteen inmates in Jhapa district prison recently fell unconscious due to scorching heat. They regained consciousness only after prison staffs and other inmate sprinkled water and fanned them with paper. These are common problem for the prison’s staff and its inmates during hot days.
ILAM, July 5: Gone are the days when only Brahmins could read Sanskrit, only Janajatis could pursue Buddhist education and those from Kirant communities could go through the holy book of Kirant. Unlike in the past, anyone regardless of caste, creed, religion, sex and community can now read those holy books in order to gain knowledge. Toribari, situated at Barbote VDC ward number one in Ilam district, illustrates the paradigm shift.
ILAM, June 20: Millions of tourists visit Darjeeling every year. Ilam is not far away from Darjeeling, nor is it any less beautiful, according to visitors. However, lack of immigration department in the border keeps them from making the pristine location their next destination, locals feel.