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  • Over 300 containers stuck halfway as landslide blocks road near Nepal-China border

    A truck preparing to enter into China at Nepal’s boarder to Tibet in Rasuwagadhi. Kathmandu, September 13 Hundreds of containers carrying freight to Nepal have been stuck halfway as a landslide blocked the road connecting Rasuwagadhi border point between Nepal and China and Kathmandu. Acting Chief of the Rasuwa District Police Office, the landslide at Khopangbhir of the district blocked the way for hundreds of vehicles laden with garments, shoes, food items, electric appliances among others. Meanwhile, dozens of...

    Turkish Airlines and IOM sign up to promote the “MigApp”

    Kathmandu, Sep 12: The promotion of safe, orderly and regular migration is at the heart of the long-term partnership agreement signed between The UN Migration Agency (IOM) and Turkish Airlines, one of the largest carriers in the world. Signed by IOM Director General William Swing, and Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı, the cooperation will focus initially on the Organization’s Migration Application (MigApp), which leverages the widespread use of telecommunications technology to provide practical information about services available to...

    Nepal’s national flag carrier seeks Japan’s approval to operate direct flights

    Kathmandu, September 12 Nepal’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, says it is sending a delegation to Japan to seek approval from the Tokyo government to operate direct flights between the two countries. The Corporation has recently brought two wide body aircraft and wants to deploy them for international flights. In the first phase, three destinations have been selected: Narita of Japan, Incheon of South Korea and Riyadh of Saudi Arabia. For the want of approval from preferred destinations,...

    International airlines to add more flight for Nepal

    Kathmandu, Sep 12 : International airlines companies have been adding to the numbers of their flights to Nepal one after another after the government announced to celebrate the year 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year. The latest airline to add to its flights is the Salam Air of Oman. The Thailine Air of Thailand had started its flights to Nepal less than two weeks back. Presently 32 various airlines companies have been operating their flights to Kathmandu.The Salam Air started...

    Multiple landslides obstruct Narayangadh-Muglin road

    Chitwan, September 11 Landslides at various points of Narayangadh-Muglin road in Chitwan district has obstructed the road connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara to the East-West Highway since last night. Police have suggested that motorists and passengers use alternative routes as it will take some more hours to clear the landslide debris. Chief of the District Traffic Police Office Bed Prasad Gautam says a section of hill has fallen down in Charkilo, therefore resuming the traffic immediately is very difficult. In...

    Salam Air starts Muscat-Kathmandu flights

    Kathmandu, September 11 A low-cost carrier from Oman, Salam Air, has started its flights to Nepal after the government gave it a permission to fly. The first Muscat-Kathmandu flight landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu this morning. The IME Group will be the company’s General Sales Agent in Kathmandu. Total four flights will be conducted every week. Speaking at a press conference held at the airport on the occasion, Chairman of IME Group, Chandra Prasad Dhakal said...

    100-year-old Cleveland Orchestra to launch China tour

    Andre Gremillet, Executive Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, speaks during an interview with Xinhua at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, on Aug. 20, 2018. Founded in 1918, the Cleveland Orchestra has grown into one of the world’s finest, as music critics in mainstream media, such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, have declared. After concluding the 2017-18 centennial season of concerts, the Orchestra will embark on a tour to China in 2019...

    Taksar airport closed for over a month

    Bhojpur, Sept 10: Taksar Airport, the only one airport in Bhojpur, the district in Province 1, has not witnessed the flight for over the past one month. Under this situation, hospital patients referred to the outside district, those in need of air travel to reach the central capital for emergency purposes, aged and physically weak people have been affected most.  According to Bhojpur District Hospital’s doctor Shibaji Rijal, the hospital normally refers 12 patients on average to other areas...

    Three-member team to probe Altitude Air helicopter crash

    Kathmandu, September 10 The government of Nepal on Sunday formed a three-member committee to investigate into the crash of a helicopter belonging to Altitude Air in Meghang of Nuwakot district. Six persons including the crew members had died in the accident on Saturday. One of the passengers, however, had survived. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has formed the team consisting  its Joint Secretary Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane as coordinator and Simrik Airlines’ senior captain Siddhartha Jung Gurung...

    Eight aviation accidents in eight months

    Wreckage of an Altitude Air helicopter that crashed in Nuwakot district, on Saturday, September 8, 2018. kathmandu,Sept 09: Six persons died while one woman survived when a helicopter crashed in Meghang Rural Municipality of Nuwakot district, according to newspaper reports. Meanwhile, Naya Patrika informs that Nepal recorded eight aviation accidents in past eight months since January 2018. Whereas January, February, July and August witnessed no accident, there were three accidents in June and two in September. Total 59 persons were killed...

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