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  • Kathmandu City launches free wifi service at heritage sites, parks

    Kathmandu, September 2 The Kathmandu Metropolitan City on Sunday launched the free wifi service at various six places including cultural heritage sites and public parks. The service was launched at Hanumandhoka Durba Square, Pashupatinath area, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bauddhanath Stupa, Balaju and Shankhapark. Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya inaugurated the project launched in partnership with WorldLink, one of the leading ISPs of Nepal. On the occasion, Mayor Shakya said the local government was planning to make the entire city free-wifi zone. He,...

    Deluxe bus service from Pokhara to Lumbini

    Kathmandu, Aug 30: A new deluxe bus service is being started on the Pokhara-Lumbini route by Jagadamba Travels from Friday. Owner of Jagadamba Travels,  Keshav Prasad Adhikari, said that two buses costing Rs. 7.5 million each are being started on the route. The service also provides meals to the passengers and has facilities akin to a business-class flight, said Adhikari. The buses have been fitted with 30 seats. The one-way ticket for a Nepali passenger has been set at...

    Japanese team to visit Kathmandu for tourism study

    KATHMANDU, Aug 30: A team from RIKKYO University from Tokyo, Japan, has visited Kathmandu for a field visit for potential tourism study. The university has shown interest in Nepal’s tourism market and in aiding in promotion of Nepali tourism in Japan. The team included Dr. Ryo Nishikawa, Assistant Professor, College of Tourism of RIKKYO University, Tokyo, Japan along with few of his student of tourism stream. The group met with CEO of Nepal tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi, and his...

    Mataya festival marked in Nepal

    Kathmandu,Aug: Nepali devotees take part in the Mataya festival at Thecho village in Lalitpur, Nepal on Aug. 28, 2018. Mataya is an unique Buddhist festival of Lalitpur, where devotees pray for the souls of departed family members and hold parades throughout the city. (Xinhua/Sulav Shrestha)

    CRJ 200 aircraft to bring for Dashain

    Kathmandu, Aug 27: Saurya Airlines is bringing in a new aircraft in time for Dashain. Having stopped operation due to financial issues for a month, the airline is planning to bring in a new aircraft on an investment of 1 billion rupees, informed Market Chief Mukesh Khanal. Khanal informed that the airline is planning to purchase a 70-seat Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft. Saurya Airlines will have 3 aircraft of the same model after the purchase. It is currently conducting...

    NAC’s second wide body aircraft makes maiden commercial flight

    Kathmandu, August 26 The second wide body plane of Nepal Airlines Corporation, ‘Makalu’, ,ade its first commercial flight to Bangkok on Friday. The airbus aircraft (A330-220) with call sign ‘9NALZ’ will fly to Bangkok thrice a week as per the old flight schedule for the time being. NAC received delivery of the aircraft on July 26. NAC Spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha said NAC has plans to operate flights to South Korea, Japan, and Saudi Arabia after completing necessary processes. NAC has...

    Royal Bengal tiger population estimated to have doubled

    Birgunj, Aug 24: The Parsa National Park Administration has estimated that the number of royal Bengal tiger has been doubled in the Park. The number of royal Bengal tiger has increased due to appropriate habitat, food, wetlands, control of poaching along with expansion of Park area. As per the census carried out in 2013, there were seven royal Bengal tigers in the Park. Chief Conservation Officer of the Park, Hari Bhakta Acharya, said that although result of the census...

    Gifting of rhinos added a new impetus in Sino-Nepal friendship: experts

    Kathmandu, Aug 21:  Gifting of two pairs of one-horned rhinoceros by Nepal to China has added a brick in the foundation of friendship between the two countries, experts said here on Sunday. Photo: National Trust for Nature Conservation Their remarks come in the wake of delivery of second pair of endangered rhino to China on Friday night. Amid a ceremony organized in the premise of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepali Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet...

    Journalist Basnet honoured

    Kathmandu, Aug 19: The Sundarharaicha Municipality in Morang Saturday honoured journalist Rosha Basnet who along with other three female journalists successfully scaled the Mount Everest in May this year. She is associated with the National News Agency (RSS) and is the permanent resident of Biratchowk of Sundarharaicha-10. On the occasion, mayor Shiba Prasad Dhakal honoured the 29-year-old journalist, terming her achievement as a matter of pride and prestige for the entire province 1. Applauding Basnet for her great audacity...

    What is Nepal doing to avert possible human resource crisis in aviation sector?

    Few days after various Nepali media reported that Neapl welcomed five new aircraft within one month and that the government was preparing to ease the licence acuisition process for airline companies to carry out international flights, an official at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal asked a crowd of around 400 high school graduates in Kathmandu, “How many of you have flied on an aircraft ever?” More than 20 participants raised their hands. Next question: “How many of you want to...

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