Bhim Chapagain

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Official’s error deprives a family of compensation

Published On: April 13, 2017 08:15 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 13: Anil Ektan was just eight-years-old when he lost his father to the insurgency 11 years ago. He was found hanging from a tree and it was claimed that he was killed by the rebel forces. However the family has not received compensation from the state so far despite their repeated claims.

Jhapa XI takes on Army in Mai Valley final today

Published On: April 8, 2017 11:42 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 7: Rumpum Jhapa XI’s team manager Gopal Rai has said that his team needs to improve its defense if the Jhapa-based outfit wants to defend the title of Mai Valley Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Tribhuvan Army Club in the summit clash on Saturday. The champion of the second edition Jhapa XI and chamion of the first edition Army will compete in the final match to be held in Ilam’s Tundikhel.

Jhapa XI takes on Army in Mai Valley final today

Published On: April 8, 2017 02:28 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 7: Rumpum Jhapa XI's team manager Gopal Rai has said that his team needs to improve its defense if the Jhapa-based outfit wants to defend the title of Mai Valley Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Tribhuvan Army Club in the summit clash on Saturday. The champion of the second edition Jhapa XI and chamion of the first edition Army will compete in the final match to be held in Ilam's Tundikhel.

Army into Mai Valley Gold Cup final

Published On: April 6, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, April 5: Tribhuvan Army Club has reached the final of the ongoing Mai Valley Gold Cup Football Tournament registering 2-0 victory over Nepal Police Club in the semifinal on Wednesday. One goal each from Tanka Basnet and Santosh Tamang helped Army book its place in the summit clash overcoming departmental rival Police.

Election fever grips Ilam

Published On: March 1, 2017 01:40 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Mar 1: As the date for the local election is approaching, representatives and cadres of various political parties have started visiting villages for the promotion and preparation of election.

Ilam locals eager to cast votes in local polls

Published On: February 28, 2017 08:04 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 28: Thirty-five-year-old Bijay Limbu of Chamaut never gets a chance to cast votes in local elections although he voted twice in the Constituent Assembly elections. Like many other locals, he is eagerly waiting to participate in the local elections to be held nearly after two decades.

Ilam District Hospital sick of shortage of docs

Published On: February 18, 2017 02:42 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Feb 18: In the hope of getting better health services than in their villages, dozens of people from the remote areas throng the district hospital in Ilam everyday. However, neither are they supplied with adequate free medicines nor do they get to meet the doctors when needed.

Ilam roads in dire need of repairs

Published On: December 27, 2016 08:31 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Dec 27: Ilam’s poor road has been affecting the tourism industry along with the resident. Locals are worried that if not repaired immediately, transport could be affected in the rainy season.

Govt clueless about missing border pillars

Published On: November 9, 2016 08:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Nov 8: Government officials are clueless about the missing border pillars in Ilam district.

Maipokhari luring more tourists

Published On: November 8, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

MAIPOKHARI, Nov 8: Maipokhari, a town in Ilam district in eastern Nepal, has attracted an unprecedented number of tourists this year as compared to previous years, according to the locals.

India constructing monastery encroaching upon no man's land

Published On: October 27, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 27: Nepal's southern neighbor India, which has already built dozens of illegal structures in the Dasgaja area (no man's land) along the eastern border, has now started building a monastery encroaching upon the no man's land near Pashupatinagar-4 of Ilam district.

Ilam hotels overbooked

Published On: October 26, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 26: With overwhelming turnover of visitors in this main tourist season, hotel entrepreneurs in tourist-hub Ilam district are having difficulties accommodating unprecedented influx of guests.

Tourists flood Ilam

Published On: October 22, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

KANYAM, Oct 22: Ilam's beauty is breathtaking even on an average day. And it grows by manifold when rain drenches the green hills of the district and dense fog starts to glide down the vast stretch of tea estates and opens them to blue sky. This is exactly the reason why Ilam is flooded with tourists these days.

Waste management problem in Ilam

Published On: October 20, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 20: Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam has been adversely affected by garbage piled up in the city. The problem emerged as the contractor failed to complete the landfill site construction on time.

6 among 7 bodies retrieved from Mai River boat capsize identified (update)

Published On: October 15, 2016 08:37 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 15: The identities of the four victims among those killed in the Mai River boat capsize have been established.

2 killed, 1 injured after being  crushed by tree

Published On: October 12, 2016 01:26 PM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 12: Two people were killed after being crushed by a tree at Mahamai VDC in the district.

6 including LDO injured in Ilam road mishap

Published On: October 6, 2016 11:56 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Oct 6: Six people including Local Development Officer (LDO) sustained injuries in a road accident at Sakhejung VDC-6 in Ilam along the Mechi Highway on Thursday morning.

Traversing Ilam hills on bicycles

Published On: September 28, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

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.

An old public college in Ilam excels

Published On: September 15, 2016 08:01 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Sept 14: In many cases, old government schools have been forced to shut down after being unable to sustain due to direct competition with newly established private schools.

Demand for cheese surges

Published On: September 1, 2016 07:57 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

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.