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  • Nepali Embassy in Malaysia appoints lawyer to assist migrant workers

      Kathmandu, May 30: Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia appointed a new lawyer to provide legal assistance to Nepali migrant workers there. The post had been vacant for the past two months after the contract of previous company expired. According to the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia, Kuala Lampur-based Law Chambers of Kharen Jit & Associate was appointed the legal expert after calling for tender some two months ago. The Embassy stated that the objective behind the appointment was to...

    Managing trash in Everest region is tall order

    Kathmandu, May 30:  Managing the trash has become a tall order in the Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) region. The volume of waste has significantly climbed at Camp 2 and Camp 3, above the Base Camp on Mt Everest as the mountaineering expedition teams have failed to abide by the rules. It is found that even climbers who went on mountaineering expedition to Mt Everest in this spring climbing season have not followed the rules and regulation. Both Nepali and foreign mountaineers...

    Annapurna Base Camp – Ghandruk marathon on June 3

    Kathmamndu, May 30:  A high altitude marathon is being held from the Annapurna Base Camp to Ghandruk here on June 3. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Route is popular as one of the 10 amazing and best trekking routes in the world. There will be the participation of total 58 people including the national athletes in the event to be held on the occasion of the ‘Annapurna Day’ celebrations including the national-level event under the Annapurna Century Tourism Festival. According...

    Everest climbing over, more than 400 atop, Rs 361 million revenue

    Kathmandu,May 27: The government has raised the royalty of Rs 361 million from those climbing the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest this season. The climbing season gaining pace from this mid May lasted till now. In this short period of Spring, more than 400 people climbed the Mt Everest. Compared to the last year, the human loss is less this time. The Tourism Department had given permission for climbing 28 peaks this year. Most of the royalty was generated...

    Sanfebagar Airport witnesses successful test flight

    Kathmandu, May 25: A test flight was successfully conducted at Sanfebagar Airport in Accham that was closed for the past 13 years. A 19-seater aircraft of the Summit Air today completed its test flight at the airport. Its infrastructure development works including blacktopping of the runway had been completed recently. The Summit Air took off from Simikot of Humla at 10:30 am today safely landed in the airport. According to pilot AD Sherpa, the crew members encountered with no...

    30th Annual Rafting Festival 2018 in Trishuli on May 26

    Kathmandu, May 25 : The 30th Annual Rafting Festival 2018 is to be organised in the Trishuli River from Bandare to Phisling on May 26. Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is organising the event around the slogan of ‘Let Us Protect Our Rivers for Tourism and Environment’. NARA held a press conference here thursday to give information about the 30th Annual Rafting Festival. NARA general secretary Shiva Adhikari said the Festival is organised with the objective of promotion,...

    Everest’s Hillary Step now a ‘slope’: Climbers

    Kathmandu, May 24 : Mount Everest’s Hillary Step — a rocky outcrop just below the summit — is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the mountain. The condition of the rock face named after Everest’s first summiteer Edmund Hillary has been the subject of intense speculation since climbers last year declared it had gone. Others disagreed saying fresh snowfall had caused the confusion. Mountaineers returning from the summit this month have unanimously said that what was...

    Private sector will operate Gautam Buddha Airport: Minister Adhikari

    Kathmandu, May 24 :  Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, has said that the private sector would bring the Gautam Buddha International Airport into operation after the completion of its construction task. Talking to media persons after carrying out monitoring of the under construction airport, Minister Adhikari said, “It cannot be made competitive if the airport was not handed over to private sector for operation of the airport.” He further said that he has already...

    Shree Airlines CRJ-200 conducts successful test flight at Rajbiraj airport

    Kathmandu, May 24: Shree Airlines’ 50-seater CRJ-200 successfully conducted its test flight to the newly renovated Rajbiraj airport. The test flight was conducted with the participation of Safety Department’s captain DR Niroula and pilots Prajwol Adhikari and Rajesh Shrestha. Ramekbal Mahato, project chief of Rajbiraj Airport  said a successful test flight from Shree has now paved the way to operate the airport regularly. The airfield which is 1,500 meters long and 30 meters wide has been constructed at the cost...

    Mount Everest records 5 deaths of climbers, Sherpa guides this spring season

    Kathmandu, May 23 : At least five climbers and high-altitude Sherpa guides have lost their lives in the world’s highest peak Mount Everest this spring season, authorities confirmed. With the onset of expedition after eight rope-fixing team opened the climbing route on May 13 this year, two foreign climbers and three Sherpa guides have lost their lives. “This week, the Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki died in Camp II while the Macedonian climber Gjeorgi Petkov lost his life above Camp...

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