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  • A committee formed to seek alternative airport near Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,May 2:The government has formed a 6-member committee to choose suitable place for the construction of an alternative airport near Kathmandu Valley. Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister  Ravindra Adhikari has formed a 6-member committee under the coordination of Engineer Kamal Kumar KC from the ministerial decision. Other members are Dhruvadas Bhochhiibhoya, director of the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority and Baburam Poudel, Deputy Directorate Suburban Upadhyay and Sitaram Bhandari and Nal Vikram Thapa in the member secretary of the Authority. Before...

    Rs 1.59 billion collected from phone users for Dharahara reconstruction

    Kathmandu,April 30:All phone users across the country have paid more than Rs 1.59 billion as ‘additional telecommunication service charge’ to rebuild Dharahara, a historic tower that collapsed during the 2015 earthquake, though actual reconstruction process is yet to begin, reports Republica in its three-column story today. Officials of the National Reconstruction Authority, the government body formed to supervise the entire rebuilding drive, has stated that it knows nothing about the collection of fund, the report says, adding the government immediately after...

    Lumbini to be developed as ‘international peace city

    Butwal, April 29 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed on the need to present Gautam Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini before the world as the origin of Buddhism. He said that the scholars, monks and researchers should be actively engaged to disseminate Buddhist thought, philosophy and literatures. While giving his concluding remarks at the two-day conference in Lumbini, PM Oli shared that the government was willing to develop Lumbini as the ‘international peace city’ and a place of creed...

    Candidates register for ECAN’s election

    Kathmandu, April 19 (RSS): Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN) is all geared up to go to the ballot for new leadership in just a few days for which candidacies were filed on Wednesday. ECAN Chairman Prakash Pandey said the panels led by Bishnu Hari Pandey and Saroj Basnet have registered to vie for new leadership. He added that a total of 37 individuals have filed candidacies for 18 posts. Meanwhile, Krishna KC has filed a separate individual candidacy...

    Chinese Aircrafts handed to NAC

      Kathmandu, April 17 : Two 17-seat Y12e aircrafts have been handed over to Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) amid a function here Tuesday. The aircrafts were brought on subsidized loan from the government of China. The handover programme organized at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) was attended by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviations Rabindra Adhikari and Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong. Six aircrafts including these two were brought to Nepal 45 days back. The NAC...

    Week-long campaign to conserve heritage sites launched

    Kathmandu, April 15 (RSS): A week-long campaign has been launched in a bid to develop historical and cultural heritage sites between Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu as a heritage circuit and a tourist destination. The campaign was launched on occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites that falls on coming Wednesday this year. Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Under this drive, heritage locations between Hanumandhoka and Bhurungkhel were tidied up. In between the two world heritage places...

    A double amputee Chinese climber on the way to summit the Mt.Everest

    Kathmandu, April 10:  Xia Boyu, a double amputee climber from China, has arrived in Nepal to make another attempt to climb Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) this spring. Along with the 69-year-old Xia, other six Chinese climbers will also climb the world’s tallest mountain, according to Imagine Trek and Expedition Private Limited, a Nepali company which is organizing expedition of the Chinese team. This is the fifth attempt from Xia to climb the Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) after losing two legs...

    Trekking route for people with disabilities comes into operation

    Kathmandu,April 1: A trekking route developed, targeting the people with disabilities at Annapurna Rural Municipality- 1 in Kaski has come into operation. The route developed with the financial assistance of Nepal Tourism Board and people’s voluntary labour stretches to 1.3 kilometers. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, inaugurated it amidst a programme here Saturday. People with disabilities have different types of talents and will power and activeness would help them explore such potentialities. On the occasion,...

    Domestic and foreign tourists clean up Sauraha

    Ratnanagar, March 28 : Local conservationists were joined by domestic as well as foreign tourists to clean up the protected zone in and around Sauraha of Ratnanagar, Chitwan. Solid waste in the Dhungrekhola area, which falls under the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, was cleaned up on Tuesday. Tourists from various districts in Nepal as well from Germany, England, France and the US join the noble act. Stating that waste management was essential to maintain the nature and...

    TIA adding four parking ways within 1.5 years

    Kathmandu, March 27: Tribhuvan International Airport will be adding four new parking ways capable of holding large aircraft within the next 1.5 years. The construction work for the parking ways have is also gathering momentum. The lack of parking space in the only international airport of the country has been causing serious problem of airplanes holding on air for long periods of time. Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Sanjiv Gautam, said that the parking problem...

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