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.

PASHUPATINAGAR, Jan 5: The spread of coronavirus infection has severely impacted construction works and the agriculture sector in the districts across Province 1.

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, Aug 6: As many as 46 Armed Police Force (APF) personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) including 16 more diagnosed on Thursday.

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, Jan 23: The new fast track between Ilam and Jhapa will cut short the distance between the two places by almost half, once the road comes into operation.

ILAM, Jan 1: Five hotels in Ilam, the district headquarters, each provided accommodation to a tourist for 1 rupee a night.

ILAM, Dec 2: Suryodaya Tourism Festival is being organized in Ilam from November 30 to December 3 to promote tourism in the district.

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Ilam district of Province 1 is organizing a tourism festival to promote three destinations of the district listed in the government's 100 tourist destinations.

ILAM, Nov 2: Around 70 percent of people in Mai Municipality of Ilam living across 246.11 square kilometers of land are landless since decades, according to the data provided municipality.

Ilam turning into film shooting hub

October 19, 2019 20:03 pm

llam which is known for the scenic view of tea gardens and lush landscape is now gradually transforming into a destination for the music video and film shooting.

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.

Green tea buds traded at Rs 1,500 a kilo

September 21, 2019 08:20 am

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, Sept 5: Farmers of Ilam are expecting a better harvest of kiwi fruits this year thanks to favorable weather conditions.

Pigeons dying at alarming rate in Ilam

August 28, 2019 08:09 am

ILAM, Aug 28: The sudden deaths of pigeons around Maisthan temple and Ilam market in the last one month have left the locals shocked.

Number of tourists up by 42.6% in Ilam

August 20, 2019 02:30 am

ILAM, Aug 20:  The number of tourists visiting the eastern hilly district of Ilam has increased by 42.6 percent in the last fiscal year.

Japanese man promoting Ilam tea

July 23, 2019 02:30 am

ILAM, July 23: Many foreign traders come to Ilam every year to take high-quality tea produced in this eastern hilly district to their country. It is natural for traders to look for profits.

Two arrested with homemade guns

July 16, 2019 16:41 pm

PASHUPATINAGAR, July 16: Police have arrested two persons in possession of four homemade guns from Makaibari at Ilam Municipality-3 in Ilam district today.

ILAM, July 6: Indian authorities have stopped Nepal’s tea exports from Kakarbhitta border from Friday.

ILAM, June 28: As many as 52 tea processing plants affiliated with Suryodaya Tea Association of Ilam shut operations from Thursday, stating that they were not getting good price for their products.

ILAM, May 18: Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Gokarna Bista on Friday assured tea laborers of Ilam that they will be paid the minimum wage.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

May 4, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week April 28 – May 4.

First National ID card holder dies

April 15, 2019 12:35 pm

PHIDIM, April 15: The first national identity card holder in the country, Bhagawati Devi Bhandari of Shantipur of Phidim Municipality-4 in Panchthar district, died on Friday.

ILAM, April 3: Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has completed its merger process in Ilam district after a hiatus of unification of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) of integration at central.

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.

ILAM, Feb 5: People have huge expectations from the local government regarding development and even for finding solutions to a wide range of legal issues

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A special team of doctors visited Ilam district on Wednesday after the condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is on his 16th fast-unto-death since January 9, deteriorated even further.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: A team of four doctors from Dharan is leaving for Ilam to assess deteriorating health condition of Dr. Govinda KC.

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, Jan 12: The government has been indifferent toward Dr Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the last four days at the district headquarters, Ilam.

ILAM, Jan 9: Senior Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda KC, who has been demanding reforms in the medical sector for a long time, has launched his 16th fast-unto-death in the district on Wednesday.

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, Nov 23: Two passengers died and four others were injured when a jeep heading for Shantidanda from Ilam Bazar veered off the road and plunged some 100 meters at Sankhejung on Thursday.

ILAM, Nov 22: Two people died and four others sustained injuries when a jeep heading to Shantidanda from Ilam Bazaar veered off and fell some 100 meters down the road at Sankhejung on Thursday.

ILAM, Nov 14: Despite spending, what locals claim to be massive budget, on repairing and upgrading roads, they remain in a dilapidated condition in Ilam.

ILAM, Nov 12: Senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Jhala Nath Khanal has claimed that the party unification will be completed by the second week of December.

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.

Tourism in Ilam

October 23, 2018 10:45 am

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 8: The Ilam units of the Armed Police Force (APF) have recognized border security as their biggest challenge.