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  • Tatopani border to reopen in May

    Kathmandu,Jan 21: Nepal-China border point of Tatopani, which has been closed since the 2015 earthquakes, will reopen on May 1. Reconstruction of the border has gathered pace. The Cabinet has already approved the Chinese government’s proposal to build two bridges — one that connects Rasuwagadi and Kerung and the other at the Tatopani border point in Sindhupalchok — with full Chinese financial and technical support. The dry port to be constructed in the area in 90 % complete.

    Shifting TIA domestic terminal to Kavre unnecessary

    Kathmandu, January 20 A subcommittee under the Labour and International Relations Committee in the House of Representatives has concluded that the plan to shift the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport to Nagidanda of Kavre is not necessary. Though the government has allocated Rs 500 million to conduct a feasibility study for executing the plan within this fiscal year. But, the subcommittee led by former prime minister and senior leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has...

    Government gives green light to train purchase, will also open a shipping office

    Kathmandu,Jan 18:Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota said that the government has authorised the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation to procure railway carriages. The green light on train procurement has come from the government amid plans to resume passenger rail service from Janakpur to Jayanagar in the upcoming months. Baskota also added that the government has decided to establish a Ship Office with 16 vacancies to materialise the plan of cross-border shipping between Nepal and India...

    TIA officials crack down on liquor

    Kathmandu,Jan 18:The customs department at TIA has started to strictly enforce the duty-free liquor policy. Customs officials are taking action against people who are bringing in more than one litre of liquor. The TIA custom office was quite flexible with those carrying duty-free items in the past. But lately, it has become strict with passengers who possess goods in excess of the quantity of volume stipulated by the rule. Senior custom officials have ordered their employees to seize all...

    India ready to give new flight routes to Nepal

    Kathmandu,Jan 17:India has once again expressed its readiness to give new flight routes to Nepal, Karobar reports in its lead story. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari held a meeting with his Indian counterpart Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in New Delhi on Wednesday, during which the two sides agreed to continue discussions based on a previous agreement, the report informs.

    Poor road condition causes decline in tourists’ influx in Sankhu

    Sankhu,Jan 15: an ancient town in north-eastern part of Kathmandu, has witnessed decline in the number of tourists visiting here due to poor road condition of the Chahabil-Sankhu road section, tourist entrepreneurs concluded.  The 11.46 km-road section which leads to various destinations such as Nagarkot, tea estate popularly known as ‘Mini Ilam’ at Bhotechaur in Sindhupalchowk, picnic spot Jarsingh Pauwa and Jhule among other tourist spots, long has been in a sorry state.  Paragliding pilot at Shankharapur, Ajay Chaulagain,...

    Plane crash in Iran kills 15, leaves 1 survivor

    AP Tehran, Jan 15 This photo provided by Mizan News Agency, shows Iranian rescue personnel and security work at the site of a Boeing 707 cargo plane crash, at Fath Airport about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. An Iranian emergency management official has told state TV that 16 people were on board a Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed west of Tehran and that there is only one known survivor. (Hasan Shirvani/Mizan...

    NAC bringing Boeing plane ‘Gandaki’ back home

    Kathmandu, January 15 The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, is bringing back its Boeing aircraft ‘Gandaki’ after its successful maintenance in Malaysia. The Corporation says it has already sent a crew to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday and the aircraft will be brought back on Tuesday. The aircraft, with the call sign ACB 757, was in Malaysia for past two months after a problem surfaced in its thermal blanket. NAC spokesperson Nawa Raj Koirala informs that the Corporation is...

    Deuba says his hands are clean in wide body irregularities

    Kathmandu, January 14 Nepali Congress President and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that he is not involved in suspected regularities in the purchase of two wide body aircraft for the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation. Recent media reports have claimed Deuba should also be responsible for the irregularities as some instalments to Airbus were paid when he was taking the charge of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation during his premiership before the...

    Kathmandu airport to operate upto 25 domestic flights every night

    Kathmandu, January 11 The Tribhuvan International Airport says it is expanding its nighttime service in domestic flights to tackle air traffic congestion. According to TIA officials, top airline companies including Buddha, Yeti and Shree will fly upto 25 aircraft from the airport between 6 pm and 9 pm everyday. Prior to this, domestic flights would stop after 6 pm. “Air traffic congestion during the day is quite high, which is why you see a lot of domestic flights being...

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