Bhim Chapagain

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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.

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.