Dead bodies being airlifted to Kathmandu today

Suketar, Feb 28 : The Nepal Army (NA) is sending the dead bodies of those killed in the helicopter crash, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari to Kathmandu today. The NA’s chopper on Wednesday evening could only hook four dead bodies from the helicopter crash site to Suketar Airport. The task of collecting dead bodies remained affected and incomplete after rain and snowfall in the area.  After efforts to pick remaining dead bodies from the...

Bodies of three helicopter crash victims found

Bhadrapur, Feb 27 (RSS): The dead bodies of three people who were among those including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari on board the helicopter of Air Dynasty that crashed in Taplejung district today have been found. Assistant Chief District Officer of Taplejung district, Geeta Kumari Rai, said the helicopter crashed at a pace three hours walking distance from Phungling, the district headquarters. According to her, three burnt bodies were found at the crash site while additional...

Helicopter with Tourism Minister Adhikari on board crashes

Kathmandu, Feb 27: A helicopter of Air Dynasty with Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari on board has been found in a crashed condition. The chopper met with an accident at Daredhunga of Taplejung today. A source at the Ministry of Home Affairs said the helicopter was found burnt when security persons reached the crash site at Darebhir of Taplejung. Aang Chhiring Sherpa, Arjun Ghimire, Birendra Shrestha, Birendra Bahadur Budhathoki and Yubaraj Dahal were also on...

Helicopter with Minister Adhikari on board ‘crashes’ in Taplejung

Kathmandu, February 27 An Air Dynasty helicopter with Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari and six other passengers on board has crashed in Taplejung, a senior official says. Minister Adhikari is reported to have been flying to Chuhan Dada airstrip after visiting the Pathibhara temple. Adhikari was expected to inspect the airstrip. “We have news that the helicopter crashed somewhere between Pathibhara and Chuhan Dada. We are awaiting more information,” said Home Ministry Secretary Prem Kumar Rai. Details to follow

TIA runway to be blacktopped anew

Kathmandu, Feb 26: The government is going to carry out full repair and maintenance of the Tribhuvan International Airport runway from coming April 11. The runway of the airport that has been in operation for the past four decades with minor maintenance is going to be fully changed and blacktopped. A team comprising Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, carried out onsite visit of TIA and acquired information about the progress made for the blacktopping work. Talking to...

CIAA launches detailed probe into wide body irregularities

Kathmandu,Feb 25: Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has launched an investigation into suspected irregularities in the purchase of two wide body aircraft for the Nepal Airlines Corporation. CIAA Chief Navin Kumar Ghimire told a meeting of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of Parliament that the Commission would also look into the bribery case involving former CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak also.

Amazon Prime Air Cargo Plane Crashes With 3 Passengers

Kathmandu,Feb 24:An Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed in a bay near Anahuac, Texas on Saturday afternoon with three people on board, according to multiple media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration. The flight, which was contracted to fly cargo for Amazon Air (formerly Prime Air), went down while flying to Houston from Miami. The crash is presumed to have killed all on board. Flight 3591 lost radio contact with air traffic controllers some 30 miles to the...

Wanna go paragliding within Kathmandu valley? Then go to Godavari

Godavari, Feb 21: If you live in the Kathmandu valley and want to enjoy the adventure of paragliding, you need not travel to other districts as this facility is now available closer home in Godavari of Lalitpur.  Paragliding is operated at Chapakharka of Godavari which is 15 kilometres drive from downtown Kathmandu. From Godavari one has to drive uphill for a distance of nearly five kilometers on gravel road through forest to get to Chapakharka.  Persons wishing to paraglide...

Festival of India in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 20(RSS): A ‘Festival of India in Nepal’ began here yesterday with the objective of familiarizing the new generation of Nepal about the similarities between Nepal and India. The festival to be held from 19 February to 21 March will be organised in Kathmandu and other major cities of the country. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri jointly inaugurated the event at a function here yesterday. The festival began...

Austrian Foreign Affairs Minister arriving Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 20 : Dr Karin Kneissl, Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Republic of Austria is paying an official visit to Nepal from February 21-23 at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Austrian Foreign Minister is visiting Nepal after 30 years. The two foreign ministers will lead their respective countries at the delegation level talks scheduled to take place on February 22. Following the talks, Nepal’s Foreign Minister will host a luncheon in honour...

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