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.

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.