Yak and reindeer herders meet on top of the world

Kathmandu,May 10:Yak herders from Bhutan, Nepal, and the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China met with reindeer herders from Norway and Russia and found surprising commonalities in the challenges they face, especially climate change. Changlin Xu (Yak herder from the Tibetan Autonomous Region meets his first reindeer Imagine that you’ve never left your home village, that you speak only your native language, and that you suddenly find yourself traveling over 8,300 kilometres across the globe. For Yuden...

Chinese tourists to Ireland expected to more than double by 2025

BEIJING, May 9 :  The number of Chinese tourists visiting Ireland could reach 175,000 in 2025, more than double that in 2017, according to Tourism Ireland. About 70,000 Chinese visitors went to Ireland last year, up about 15 percent year on year, according to Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland. “China is one of Ireland’s fastest growing tourism source markets, and the growth rate is likely to double in the near future,” he added. Gibbons made the remarks...

Air France shares in tailspin after CEO quits

PARIS, May 8 (AFP) – Air France shares went into a tailspin on the Paris stock exchange on Monday after the resignation of the strike-hit company’s CEO. Air France-KLM boss Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his resignation Friday after staff at the carrier’s French operations rejected a pay deal aimed at ending months of walkouts.Janaillac, who had been in the post for under two years and staked his future at the company on staff accepting the deal, deplored their decision as...

Tour bus collision kills 9 in south Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 6 (Xinhua) — At least nine people were killed early Saturday in Brazil’s southern Parana state following a head-on collision between a tour bus and a car, highway police said. The accident occurred around dawn when the car reportedly tried to pass a vehicle at a point in the road where passing was prohibited, and collided into the oncoming bus. According to the authorities, the bus was carrying 30 patients who were returning to the...

CNP Captures Four Baby Rhinos To Gift To China

Kathmandu,May 4:The Chitwan National Park has completed capturing four baby rhinos to gift to the Southern neighbours. Prime Minister KP Sharma government in 2016 had decided to gift two pairs of baby rhinos to China, reports Republica. A male and a female baby rhino will be sent in the first phase and the remaining will be sent in the second phase, the report says.

Dutt biopic titled ‘Sanju’, Ranbir spitting image of controversial Bollywood star

Mumbai, May 3:The first look and teaser of Sanjay Dutt’s much-awaited biopic is finally out and the Rajkumar Hirani-directed movie, featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, is titled “Sanju”. The first poster of the film was launched earlier today featuring Ranbir in the five iconic looks of Dutt from different phases of his life, starting from “Rocky” and going on to the time he was released from Yerwada Central Jail in 2016, after serving a five-year sentence in...

Qatar Airways Rolls Out ‘Super Wi-Fi’ High Speed Broadband On Its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 Fleet

Qatar Airways is the first carrier from the MENA region to provide advanced high-speed Wi-Fi to its passengers across the globe DOHA, Qatar May 02:–Qatar Airways passengers can now experience ‘Super Wi-Fi’ high-speed broadband connectivity using Inmarsat’s GX Aviation technology. The broadband service is being progressively rolled out on all Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus A350 aircraft in Qatar Airways’ young fleet. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the MENA region to have invested in the technology to provide this...

Buddhist conference ends with 10-point declaration

Rupandehi, April 29 (RSS): The International Buddhist Conference concluded with a 10-point Lumbini declaration here Sunday. The declaration includes among others to the call to make Lumbini a major Buddhist circuit of Asia. The conference has focused to develop Lumbini as a centre of human creed and peace. The declaration has stressed on promoting Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar of India and other sites of importance in Sri- Lanka, Myanmar, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh The declaration has also focused on...

Thai Airlines gets permit to fly from Bangkok to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, April 15:A low-cost carrier from Thailand, Thai Lion, will start its operations in Nepal from May 16, says the government. After Thai Airlines, it will be the second carrier from Bangkok and will operate from the Don Mueang International Airport. Thai Lion has received a permission to operate seven flights every week; however, slot times are yet to be fixed by the Tribhuvan International Airport, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. With this, three...

Boeing sells new airplanes to Indonesian airline

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 — U.S. leading aerospace manufacturer Boeing Company (Boeing) announced Tuesday it had completed a deal on selling 50 of its new 737 MAX 10 airplanes to an Indonesian low-cost airline. Boeing said the latest deal with the Indonesian Lion Air Group, the country’s largest privately run airline and the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia, is the largest incremental order to date of the MAX 10 variant worth about 6.24 billion U.S. dollars. “This...

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