Japanese food outlet opens at Kupandol

Kathmandu, April 08 : An authorised Japanese food outlet has opened at Kupandol, Lalitpur. Provincial Assembly member Narottam Baidya and Japanese religious leader Manju Satya jointly inaugurated the project amid a programme today. Satya himself and Nepal-based Otafuku Company, an authorised outlet for Japanese food have a joint investment in the project. Speaking on the occasion, Balaram Shrestha, Nepal’s honourary Counsel General to Tokyo, Japan, expressed hope that the outlet named Otafuku Centre would help attract Japanese investment to...

Etihad launches eco residence for cabin crew

Kathmandu,April 04: Etihad Airways has officially opened its Etihad Eco Residence cabin crew accommodation in the Masdar city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Issuing a statement on Monday, the airline company said that the complex comprises of 500 apartments in 11 buildings at the pioneering Masdar City. The project recently won ‘Sustainable Design of the Year’ at the 2017 Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) MENA Green Awards, and ‘Sustainable Construction Project of the Year’ at the Big Projects...

Qatar Airways introduces flights to Thessaloniki, Greece from today

Kathmandu, March 27: Qatar Airways has started direct flights to Thessaloniki, Greece from Tuesday, March 27. The flagship airline of Qatar will be conducting four weekly flights to Thessaloniki, Greece from its hub Hamad International Airport in Doha. CEO of Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker said, “Greece has always been one of our most in-demand destinations, and as such, we are delighted to offer our passengers a direct service to Thessaloniki, our second destination in Greece.” The flights...

Carlos Soria on his 13th 8000ers

Kathmandu,March 27:At an age of 79, renowned Spanish climber Carlos Soria along with his climbing partners Luis Mifuel Lopez and Luis Carcavilla Urqui(Spain). Today has returned to Nepal for an attempt of Mt. Dhaulagiri 1 considered as 7th Highest Peak in the world. This will be his 9th attempt to the summit of Dhaulagiri 1 situated at an altitude of 8,167m. During his last attempt in 2017 autumn on Dhaulagiri 1 via NE Ridge Soria and his team including Luis...

TripAdvisor releases best destinations in Asia, Kathmandu in 6th place

Kathmandu, March 25: The travel website TripAdvisor has released its list of 25 best travel destinations in Asia, putting Kathmandu in sixth place. The list has given the top travel destination of Asia to Bali, Indonesia. The top five destinations besides Bali include Phuket, Thailand; Hanoi, Thailand; Siem Riep, Cambodia; and Tokyo, Japan. TripAdvisor is a top travel website used widely by travelers across the globe. Being placed in sixth place, Kathmandu can expect increase in tourist numbers. TripAdvisor...

US Bangla crash: Pilot’s wife is on life support

Kathmandu, March 19 The wife of the pilot killed in the US Bangla Airlines flight BS211 crash at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal last week, is on life support at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, a local media report says. According to the Daily Star Captain Abid Sultan’s wife, Afsana Khanam suffered a stroke at around 4:00am local time on Sunday. The Daily Star quoting Dr Uzzwal Kumar Mallick, head of department (ICU and...

US Bangla air crash: Airliner cancels flights to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, March 15 US-Bangla Airlines says it will no longer fly from Dhaka to Kathmandu. The announcement comes days after an aircraft of the airliner with 71 passengers and crew members crashed inside the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, killing at least 51. “Our flight operations between Dhaka and Kathmandu have been shut from today due to a shortage of aircraft,” Kamrul Islam, general manager (public relations) of the US-Bangla Airlines, told The Daily Star. The management says that there aren’t...

US Bangla Airlines crash lands in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, March 12 A US Bangla Airlines plane has crash-landed in Kathmandu. According to witnesses at the scene, the pilot seemed to have lost control of the plane as it landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Seventy-one people, including four crew members, were on board the plane. The plane is learnt to have barged into an open field adjacent to the runway. The plane (S2-AGU) had taken off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm. It...

‘Heart of Eurasia-Orenburg region of Russia’

Kathmandu, March 5 : An exhibition cum fair titled ‘Heart of Eurasia-Orenburg Region of Russia’ began here today with the objective of consolidating cultural relations between Nepal and Russia. Some 40 photographs of bridges, birds and nature of Europe and Asia, as well as various products including Pashmina are on display at the exhibition being held at the Russian Culture Centre in Kamalpokhari. It has been jointly organised by the Centre and Nepal Russian Art Club. The exhibition will...

ICC Global Development head: Letting Nepal play despite suspension proved right

Kathmandu, February 27 A high official of the International Cricket Council says letting Nepal play international matches despite the ban they face from the international cricket governing body has now proved to be a right decision thanks to the Rhinos’ encouraging performance in international matches. As Nepal are in Zimbabwe to compete in the World Cup Qualifiers, ICC Global Development head Will Glenwright says managerial challenges faced by the national cricket board should not affect performance of the players....

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