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 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.
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.
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,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, 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 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, 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.
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.