Hit by delayed first flush, tea growers worried about later harvests
The first flush, the most lucrative of four harvests, had almost halved because of the winter drought. But farmers are hopeful that prices will be high this year too like last year.
Durga Prasad Timsina reunites with his mother after four decades
The 60-year-old, who had been held in Indian prison without proper trial for the last 40 years, meets his 85-year-old mother and relatives at his ancestral home in Ilam.
Novel project seeks to promote Nepali tea in the world market
The scheme will use the traceability system to track the product along the entire supply chain, officials say.
Kiwi farmers in eastern Nepal told not to harvest fruits until they are fully ripened
Local authorities have decided to keep a close watch as premature picking may harm demand in the future.
Tea farmers and entrepreneurs sceptical about trademark implementation
Stakeholders highlight the system of getting organic tea certified, which costs more than Rs 500,000, as a major obstacle to widespread adoption of the new brand.
Nepal's orthodox tea gets its own trademark
The trademark includes the words 'Nepal Tea Quality from the Himalaya'.
Lockdown-hit tea farmers complain about low prices for green leaves
The tea factories have fixed the price at Rs20 to Rs30 per kg for this year.
Paragliding yet to go commercial in Ilam despite several successful tests
Lack of investors, skilled manpower and legal hurdles are behind Ilam’s failure to hold a commercial flight, stakeholders say.
Ranjana Suruchi: From a tea estate to the national football team
From humble beginnings in Fikkal, Suruchi went on to represent Nepali football on numerous occasions.
Welcome to the jewel of the east
Illustrious Ilam rolls out its green carpet for visitors.
Tea factories close down in protest over work procedure
Tea producers say they cannot purchase tea at the price fixed by the municipality
‘One ward, one model school programme’ starts in Ilam
Mangsebung Rural Municipality in Ilam has started the “One ward one model school programme” in the rural municipality with an aim to promote quality education in community schools.
Unsafe abortion puts women’s lives at risk in Ilam
Although 21 health facilities including the district hospital in Ilam have been providing safe abortion services free of cost, many women are still risking their lives opting for unsafe abortion procedures in Ilam Municipality.
A cup full of woes for tea estate workers
Kishore Khati spent his whole life as a tea estate worker. He was just 14 when he started working at Giri Bandhu Tea Estate in Buttabari, Jhapa.
Himalayan Sherpa stun Three Star
Himalayan Sherpa Club stunned defending champions Three Star Club 3-1 rallying from a goal down to enter the semi-finals of the fifth Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament here on Wednesday.