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  • 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....

    Boosting river transport on Ganga and Brahmaputra has costs

    Freight transport on the Brahmaputra, at Hatsinghimari, Assam [Image: Veena Vidyadharan South Asia remains one of the least connected regions of the world, because of lack of infrastructure and deep political mistrust between countries. But in recent years a push to boost trade along the vast network of inland waterways of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (known as the BBIN sub region) has gathered strength.A new study from CUTS International – “Expanding Tradable Benefits of Trans-boundary Water: Promoting Navigational Usage of...

    International archaeologists taken on on-site visit around Kapilvastu

    Kapilvastu, Feb 13 (RSS): International archaeologists were taken on a study and observation tour of the Buddhist heritage sites in Kapilvasti and surrounding areas. The joint team of experts were shown around the archaeological sites at local Sagarhawa, Aaraurakot and Lumbini today. On the occasion, the team members were briefed about the archaeological and historical importance of the area. The observation tour was jointly organised by the Department of Archaeology, the Durham University of the UK and the Lumbini...

    Maunata Lama to represent Nepal in Miss Eco International beauty pageant

    Kathmandu, Feb 2: Maunata Lama will represent Nepal in the Miss Eco International 2018 beauty pageant taking place on 10-28 April in Egypt. Chief Executive Officer of Green Art Media, Prabin Lacoul, said in a programme organised here on Thursday that Lama would vie for the title with the participants from 80 countries in the beauty contest. Green Art Media is the authorised agency for Miss Eco in Nepal. At the programme, Ronali Amatya, last year’s winner of Miss...

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