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  • CAAN confirms death of both crew members in Makalu air crash

    Kathmandu, may 16:  The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Office in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) confirmed that a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Air which had been missing since this morning crashed in Humla, leaving all two crew members dead. They have been identified as Captain Kiran Bhattarai and Aaditya Nepali. The single engine aircraft with the call sign 9N-AJU C208B (Cessana) was found crashed at Kharpunath Rural Municipality some 7.7 Nautical miles from Simikot Airport in Humla....

    The aircraft of Makalu Air is still missing, ATC says – The information found in Bajaura is incorrect

    Kathmandu, May 16: The flight of Makalu Air has not yet been found to be missing from Surkhet to Simkot. Earlier, the news came to the airport in Bajaur. However, this information was found wrong, Rajkumar  Saghei, General Manager of Tribhuvan Airport said. The aircraft of Macau Air, which took cargo accessories at 6:00 am, was unchanged on Wednesday morning. There are only 2 members of the crew. Even though the aircraft should reach Simkot at 7: 55, it is not in touch...

    Olive plants planted in Tripurasundari Temple

    Tripurakot, Dolpa, May 16: Olive plants were planted at the premises of Tripurasundari Bhagawati Temple in Dolpa district for the protection of vanishing botanical species. Chief administrative officer of Tripurasundari Municipality Bhim Bahadur Dharala and people’s representatives planted the olive plants for the protection of olive plants and promote greenery in the temple area. A total of 100 olive plants were planted as part of olive plants conservation and promotion campaign. The Tripurasundari Municipality officials said that 1,500 olive...

    One-horned Rhino found dead

    Ratnanagar, Chitwan, May 15 : A Rhino was found dead today at the Dhungre river in Sauraha, under the east sector of the Chitwan National Park. The Rhino is believed to have died of old age. The Rhino was around 35 years old, according to information officer of the Park, Nurendra Aryal. The Rhino had its horns and hoofs intact and it was buried after following due process today itself. So far, 24 Rhinos have died of natural causes...

    Nepal to host Himalayan Travel Mart to promote tourism industry

    1 Google +0  0  0  0 Kathmandu, May 15:  The second edition of Himalayan Travel Mart, an international travel trade show, will be held in Kathmandu next month to promote Nepal as an international gateway for tourism, the government announced here on Monday. The three-day event to be hosted by Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation from June 1-3 will be organized under Nepal Tourism Board and other tourism related institutions. The travel mart is being organized under the theme “Sustainable...

    NRA to reconstruct Dharahara on its own

    Kathmandu, May 14 : The National Reconstruction Authority is to reconstruct the Dharahara by itself. The Dharahara was completely damaged in the April 25, 2015 earthquake. The reconstruction of the historical and iconic structure of the capital is expected to cost around Rs. 4 billion, according to NRA joint secretary Rajuman Manandhar. The NRA is working to complete the work in two years. Earlier, the government had initiated a campaign to build the Dharahara with domestic funds, and has...

    40 climbers conquer Mt Everest in a single day

    Kathmandu, May 14: A total of 40 climbers have scaled Mt Everest or Sagarmatha on Monday. Liaison Officer of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Gyanendra Shrestha told RSS from Mt Everest Base Camp that 40 climbers including foreigners climbed Mt Everest on the second day of this expedition season. “As per the information received by us, 40 climbers have confirmed to have reached atop Mt Everest. Some more climbers are learned to have reached the peak but...

    The Hanumandhoka Darbar Square reconstruction starts finally

    Kathmandu, May 14 The reconstruction works of the historic Kasthamandap in the Hanumandhoka Darbar Square have started from Monday. The monument was destroyed three years ago in the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. Meanwhile, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari reached the site on Monday morning to perform a Kshama Puja’ (forgiveness ritual) to mark the beginning of reconstruction works. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has taken up the responsibility to reconstruct the heritage site. A committee has been...

    As price comes down, risk goes up for Everest ‘trophy hunters’

    Kathmandu, May 14: Everest is the ultimate mountaineering “trophy”, but the rising number of inexperienced climbers attempting to tackle the summit are running huge risks to reach the top of the world. An Indian airline pilot, a builder from Ohio and a former online media sales executive are all waiting at base camp for a chance to scale the 8,848 meter (29,030 foot) mountain this climbing season. They haul themselves up the same ropes to the top and face...

    Khaptad welcomes cultural, poetic personalities

    Kathmandu, May 13 : The International Cultural and Religious Walkathon is being held in Triveni of Khaptad National Park, one of the key tourism destinations in Province No. 7. The first of its kind cultural and poetic conference in Khaptad has added excitement to the people of the area, the locals said. The journey that started from Surmadevi Temple in Chainpur on Saturday is expected to further publicise the tourism and religious glory of Khaptad area. A team of...

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