ILAM, Nov 1: The pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been dear to the tourism sector more than any other sector as most tourist activities are yet to resume after the country went into the nationwide lockdown on March 24 earlier this year.
ILAM, April 2: The tea industry in Ilam district is facing losses of millions of Rupees as the farmers have not been able to pick green tea from the tea gardens due to the lockdown. The lockdown came into effect as the farmers were preparing to pluck quality tea leaves. The tea leaves are outgrowing because of the delay in plucking.
ILAM, Nov 25: Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam is one the biggest towns in the eastern hilly region. The municipality with 56,691 populations is also known as one of the best tourist destinations in the region. It boasts of thrilling locations like Antudanda, Kanyam, Pashupatinagar and Fikkal. Republica recently caught up with its mayor, Rana Bahadur Rai and discussed its march towards prosperity and development.
ILAM, Sept 25: The much-hyped Visit Nepal 2020 is just three months away but most of the roads leading to major tourist destinations are yet to be repaired. The situation is not different in Province 1, which boasts of having over two dozen tourist destinations.
ILAM, Sept 21: How much does green tea cost? Most people have heard Rs 20, Rs 40, Rs 80 or even Rs 300 a kilogram at the garden. But some farmers in Ilam are selling green tea buds for as high as Rs 1,500 per kilogram. Green tea usually has two leaves and a bud. Industries buy the buds for Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 per kilo. The wage for picking up the buds is Rs 500 per kilogram.
ILAM, Feb 16: After restructuring the government in the new federal setup, a large number of government bodies based in the district headquarters were brought under the jurisdiction of the local government. However, there is still confusion over the authority of the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Ilam.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Several noted civil society members have urged the government and lawmakers to save Dr Govanda KC’s life and address his demands in line with the agreement signed with the government.
ILAM, Jan 14: Senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr Govinda KC has been prescribed a better-equipped hospital after his condition deteriorated.
ILAM, Nov Dec 1: Limbu language that is written in Sirijanga script has been declared official language by Mangsebung Rural Municipality - 5. Perhaps this is the first time an ethnic language has received the status of official language in the country.
ILAM, Oct 25: The government is working to set up an immigration office at the Pashupatinagar checkpoint in Ilam district to allow foreign tourists to enter Nepal through the checkpoint. Local entrepreneurs said the checkpoint would hugely benefit the tourism sector in eastern Nepal.
ILAM, Oct 23: Visitors from across the country plan to visit Ilam to enjoy the scenic view of Kanyam’s lush landscape and tea gardens. Sunrise and sunset from the location are also equally fascinating. However, relishing to the views of the snowcapped mountain ranges is less acknowledged at llam. Nonetheless, the mystic mountain of Ilam is overshadowed by the tea gardens and agro-tourism. The majority of visitors are apathetic to the features the further hills flaunt.
ILAM, Oct 2: Renuka Chauhan of Ilam Municipality-9 stayed in Kathmandu for some months for his son’s treatment after her son was diagnosed with brain tumor last year. In the meantime, her husband Chandra Prasad Chauhan brought home a young woman stating that she is a distant relative. Enraged, Renuka filed a case of polygamy against him at the district court. The district court however did not find her husband and released him. However, recently it has surfaced her husband has fathered a child with the woman and that they were indeed in a serious relationship.
ILAM, Sept. 6: Different schools in Ilam district have incorporated the contents about red panda in the course book as a part of their attempts to conserve the endangered species. The schools that are located near the habitats of red panda have commenced the classes about red panda to aware the students about the world's endangered species.
ILAM, Sept 3: Property worth Rs. 20 million was gutted in fire at Deu Mai municipality-1. According to the District Police Office, the fire, which started at 9 PM yesterday engulfed Thalu Man Shrestha's house and destroyed a collective amount of Rs. 20 million.
ILAM, Sept 2: A big fire broke out in a house in Ranke Bazaar of the district since Sunday evening. The fire is still on at the house of Thalu Man Shrestha which is located at the border with Panchthar.
KATHMANDU, Aug1: At a time when there is criticism from various quarters over the increasing burden of tax on ordinary people, Ilam Municipality in eastern part of the country has decided to impose 50 paisa per liter tax on petroleum products in the name of controlling pollution.
ILAM, May 8:Cost of production of green tea leaves in Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam is Rs 37.31 per kilogram, a recent study conducted by Nepal Tea and Coffee Development Board shows.
The board had conducted the study together with Suryodaya Municipality following complaints from farmers that return from tea farming is minimal compared to high investment.