By-election messages

May 1, 2024 07:30 am

The elections held last Saturday in Bajhang for a provincial assembly member and a federal parliamentarian in Ilam have helped to understand where the country's political winds are blowing. The results of this election have also answered the question of which party, ideology, or leader the voters favor, or how much they dislike politics.

ILAM, April 8: The voters in Ilam constituency number 2 are excited to elect their representative to the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament. The by-election is taking place on the 27th of this month.

ILAM, April 6: Six candidates have registered nominations so far for the House of Representatives (HoR) by-election in Ilam constituency 2.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has selected Lakshmi Gurung as its candidate for the by-election in the Ilam constituency 2.

ILAM, March 23: Chinese tea entrepreneurs who visited Nepal for monitoring visits have demanded more than 100,000 kg of tea from various tea industries in Ilam.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Suhang Nembang has filed his candidacy on behalf of the CPN-UML in the by-elections to be held on April 27.

Price of cardamom increases threefold

January 7, 2024 10:45 am

ILAM, Jan 7: The price of cardamom has increased by threefold this season, bringing happiness to the farmers. Cardamom is now being sold at the highest price in the past four years.

ILAM, Jan 2: Tea picking in districts like Ilam, known for tea production, has stopped with the arrival of winter, halting the production of green tea. Since mid-December (Poush), tea production has come to a halt, prompting farmers to begin pruning the tea plants. The tea production hub in winter has been completely shut down since Poush.

Cardamom production increases in Ilam

December 22, 2023 20:45 pm

ILAM, Dec 22: The production of cardamom has increased in Ilam district. According to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Ilam, cardamom production has increased despite a decrease in cardamom cultivated land.

ILAM, Dec 8: Snowfall has occurred in and around the Sandakpur area of upper Ilam.

ILAM, Nov 30: Yankila Sherpa of Ilam Municipality-9 was shocked when she received unexpected information from her ward office. She looked at her seven-year-old son's face. She said, “No, I did not believe the news that was said to have been received through the Department of Consular Services.”

ILAM, Nov 19: Two people, including a child, were killed in an accident on their way back from Kanyam in Ilam during an educational visit on Sunday evening.

FIKKAL, Sept 12: Ilam has plunged into sorrow following the untimely passing of federal parliamentarian of Ilam constituency-2, Subas Chandra Nembang.

MANGALBARE, May 5: Four persons died after being buried in a mound at Suryodaya municipality-10 in Ilam.

KATHMANDU, April 30: With the beginning of the tea picking season, foreign tea merchants have started coming to Ilam. Tea connoisseurs and tea traders from third countries come to Ilam to taste and see the quality of tea.

Prem Acharya’s final facebook status makes it clear that he was ‘forced by society and state’ to choose the path of self-immolation

ILAM, Jan 25: Funds have started pouring in from all over the world in support of the family of debt-ridden Prem Prasad Acharya, 37, of Illam, who committed self-immolation in front of the Federal Parliament building in the capital on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Subash Chandra Nemwang of CPN-UML has narrowly trailed Dambar Bahadur Khadka of Nepali Congress (NC) in Ilam Constituency No. 2. Khadka is leading Nembang by 16 votes as the vote counting continues.

Mahesh Basnet leading in IIam

November 25, 2022 12:24 pm

IIam, Nov 25: CPN-UML candidate Mahesh Basnet has maintained his lead against CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate and former Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal in Ilam-1. Basnet maintained a lead of 1,546 votes after the counting of votes that was halted on Wednesday night resumed this morning.

ILAM, Nov 24: The counting of votes of Ilam-2 has resumed after a hiatus of six hours.

ILAM, Nov 22: Top leader of CPN (Unified Socialist) and former Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal is behind the CPN-UML candidate by 776 votes.

Mourners cast their votes in IIam

November 20, 2022 16:56 pm

IIam, Nov 20: Mourners in Ilam have also cast their votes in the ongoing elections to the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly. The mourners voted in Sandakpur Rural Municipality and Ilam Municipality.

Ilam, Nov 20: In the ongoing elections to the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly, 45 percent of votes have been cast in Ilam. According to the district election office, this number of votes were cast as of 3:30PM.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: A bomb was detonated near the Shirise Mavi polling station in Soyang, Maijogmai Rural Municipality-5 in Ilam district. Police said the explosion did not affect the voting process.

IlAM, August 15:  Former prime minister and CPN (Unified Socialist) leader Jhalanath Khanal has said that he will contest the upcoming election to the House of Representatives (HoR) from Ilam Constituency 1.

KATHMANDU, July 17: It will take a long time to calculate the time and budget spent on the development of infrastructure and businesses’ capacity to promote tourism in the district of Ilam. Even after so much ‘investment’, it is ironic that the tourists who come here often complain about not having received the basic tourist facilities.

ILAM, May 15: The counting of votes has resumed in Deumai Municipality of Ilam district since last night after the political parties reached an agreement.

ILAM, May 14: CPN-UML has made a victorious start in Ilam. The UML panel has won in Ward 4 of Mangsebung Municipality of Ilam.

ILAM, May 14: A clash took place at a polling station of Deumai Municipality in Ilam after employees on poll duty were found carrying election stamps where the vote counting is currently underway. Police had to open fires as the situation got tense there.

ILAM, May 13: CPN (UML) Vice Chairperson Subash Chandra Nembang has said that the local level election will implement the task of shifting the 'rights of Singha Durbar to the villages' announced during the drafting of the new constitution.

ILAM, May 13: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN (Unified Socialist), Jhalanath Khanal  has said that the second local level elections would play an important role in institutionalizing democracy and republic He said that the country would move forward on the journey of socialism while protecting democracy and republic through this election.

ILLAM, May 7: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has warned of the dangers posed by international borders in order to hold free and fair local elections in the district. The monitoring team of the commission also suggested formulating a security strategy focusing on the international border linked with Ilam district.

MANGALBARE, April 9: A tusker killed a man in Chulachuli Rural Municipality of Ilam today. The deceased has been identified as Ram Bahadur Thukung Rai, 39, of Chulachuli-3, Samriddhi Tole.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The production by hydropower projects in Ilam and Panchthar districts has declined by more than half. The production has decreased by more than half as the water level in the rivers in the district has receded in winter.

Two killed in jeep accident

January 27, 2022 12:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Two people were killed in a pickup jeep accident in Ilam Thursday morning. The pickup jeep (1-01-001 Cha 7916) coming from Jhapa to Ilam fell about 500 meters down the road after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

ILAM, Jan 9: Mahesh Basnet has been elected the Chairman of CPN-UML Ilam District Committee. Basnet defeated another contender Dr Devi Chhetri Dulal. A total of 767 votes were cast in the election held on Sunday.

ILAM, Dec 4: CPN-UML leader Mahesh Basnet has been elected as the district chairman of the party in Ilam. A secretariat meeting of the party on Saturday decided to hand over the responsibility of district leadership to Basnet, who also held the post of district’s secretary.

ILAM, Nov 22: The Transport Management Service Office, Ilam is set to issue driving licenses since its establishment some seven years ago.

Man bites wife and daughter to death

October 26, 2021 15:18 pm

ILAM, Oct 26: A man from Deumai Municipality of Ilam has killed his own wife and daughter last night after fatally biting them both.

ILAM,Oct 1:  An unexpected encounter between armed forest guards and smugglers saw shots being fired in air at the Gaide Community Forest along the border of Ilam and Jhapa. When a team of forest guards from the Chulachuli Forest Subdivision saw some smugglers floating the Sakhuwa timber in a river in the forest, they fired shots in the air.

ILAM, Sept 6: As many as 56 people’s representatives elected under the CPN-UML in Ilam have signed their support for the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led CPN (Unified Socialist) on Monday.

ILAM, August 21: The split in the main opposition CPN-UML has led the party’s lawmakers and members to side with the faction they support. However, the lawmakers and members who were critics of the party’s chairperson KP Sharma Oli are now holding discussions after senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal took initiatives to register a new party. It is still not clear who they will support.

Ilam, July 30: An electrical short circuit caused a huge fire on Thursday night at the Raktakali Tea Industry in Suryodaya Municipality-8 of Ilam.

ILAM, July 13: Police have claimed that they have arrested the clurpit behid the murder of an office assistant employed at the Biratnagar High Court. The detainee has been identified to be 34-year-old Yuvraj Baniya, who is himself an assistant sub inspector of police.

ILAM, July 9: A husband and his wife succumbed to the coronavirus disease on the same day in Mangsebung Rural Municipality-5 in Ilam. The deceased have been identified as 79-year-old Tek Bahadur Lawati and his 73-year-old wife Lakshi Hangma Lawati.

ILAM, May 25: The local residents of Ilam district have been active in the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease following the second wave of the pandemic. While some are actively helping the patients free of cost, others are providing government hospitals with medical supplies and equipment.

Ilam is home to various ethnic groups like Limbu, Rai, Lepcha, Gurung, Magar, Newa, Khas, Arya etc. Cultural variety can be seen in Ilam in festivities with mind blowing music and colorful costumes.

ILAM, April 15: The Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport in the district headquarter of Ilam is ready for take-offs and landings.

ILAM, March 21: Durga Prasad Timsina, originally from Mai Municipality-10 of Ilam, arrived at his home following his release from the Dum Dum Correctional Home in Kolkata, India.

ILAM, March 2: Police arrested four people from the district headquarters of Ilam along with the illegal drug. On the basis of information that drugs are being used, a police team arrested four persons along with brown sugar from Ilam Municipality-7, Phulgachhi on Monday.