16% rise in number of foreign tourists visiting

Bhaktapur, May 14 The number of foreign tourists visiting Bhaktapur has increased in past one year by around 16 per cent, resulting in the rise in the revenue of Bhaktapur Municipality. The number of foreigners coming to heritage sites within the municipality has increased by 34,834 in 2075 BS (mid April 2018 to mid April 2019) as compared to the previous year. A total 219,029 tourists including 93,530 from SAARC countries and China, and 125,499 from other countries had...

Gautam Buddha airport contractor stops work after not getting paid

Kathmandu,May 13 : The contractor for Gautam Buddha International Airport being built in Bhairahawa has stopped work complaining that it has not been paid. The stoppage has dealt another blow to the national pride project which has been facing endless delays since construction started in 2013. An anonymous source at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the project executing agency, told the Post that the Tourism Ministry ‘intentionally’ delayed forwarding paperwork to the Finance Ministry to release payment of...

Man Jailed Over Sex Attack On A Flight

Kathmandu,May 12 : A man who admitted inflicting a “despicable” and “prolonged” sexual attack on a woman on a flight from Mumbai to Manchester has been jailed. The victim woke up to find Hardeep Singh, 36, forcing his hands into her clothes and trying to kiss her as other passengers slept, police said. The woman eventually managed to break free and tell cabin crew, and Singh was arrested when the flight landed. He was jailed for 12 months at...

NAC To Resume Osaka Flights From July 4

Kathmandu,May 10 : Nepal Airlines Corporation announces to resume its regular flight to Japanese city Osaka celebrating its 61 anniversary. NAC will resume the flight from July 4,2019. According to a press release issued by NAC, the airline will operate three fights a week in the beginning. The flight will depart at 2:30 am from Kathmandu and will reach Osaka at 11:55 AM. The plane will return to Kathmandu at 6 PM. NAC A330-200 series wide body will be...

18 injured after Bangladeshi plane skids off runway at Myanmar’s airport

YANGON, May 9 (Xinhua) — Some 18 people including five crew members were injured after a passenger plane of the Biman Bangladesh airlines skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport (YIA) on Wednesday, said the Department of Civil Aviation Myanmar. The Biman Flight No. BG-60 from Dhaka to Yangon carrying 28 passengers and six crew members skidded off the runway at around 6:50 p.m. local time (1220 GMT). “At least 16 people including a pilot with head...

Oli leaving to visit Vietnam and Cambodia

Kathmandu, May 9 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving Kathmandu on Thursday on a week long visit to Vietnam and Cambodia. Oli’s counterparts in the two Southeast Asian countries have invited PM Oli to their home countries. Accompanying the Prime Minister are his spouse Radhika Shakya, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, chief political advisor Bishnu Prasad Rimal, foreign affairs advisor Rajan Bhattarai, lawmakers, officials of the National Planning Commission and various ministries. Likewise, some nongovernment...

Bhutanese refugees US Ambassador’s Visit

Kathmandu,May 06 : As the largest recipient of Bhutanese refugees, United States has been very important in resettling the Bhutanese refugees of Nepal. The recent visit of the US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, to refugee settlements in Jhapa and Morang Districts to gain first-hand impressions about the situation of Bhutanese refugees is a matter of importance. The Ambassador was accompanied by Leah Zilversmit Pao, Deputy Regional Refugee Coordinator from the US Embassy in Kathmandu. During the trip, Berry...

10 of the best scenic rail journeys in Europe

Kathmandu,May 5 Nothing quite beats the romance of travelling on a steam train or shunting through mountains. These rides showcase Europe’s spectacular landscapes La Rhune, France Length 4.2kmAdult fare €19 return A quaintly old-fashioned rack- or cog-railway sets off from a low mountain pass inland from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to ascend the westernmost peak of the Pyrenees. All the way there are views back over the Basque coast and countryside. Although passengers board in France, on the summit they are greeted by a choice...

President Bidya Devi Bhandari expresses Nepal’s unflinching support to Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Kathmandu,May 3 : At a time when a group of people are questioning Nepal’s decision joining Belt and Road Initiative arguing that BRI as a debt trap, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed Nepal’ unflinching support to BRI. During her first state visit to China, seven agreements were signed between Nepal and China in presence of President Bhandari and President Xi. Following the bilateral talks, President Bhandari and President Xi witnessed the signing of a total of 7 bilateral...

‘Visit Lumbini 2076’ Campaign Launches

Kathmandu,May 02 : In the latest update on the Nepal Tourism Industry, the State 5 Government launched a publicity drive for Visit Lumbini Year 2076 BS on May 1, 2019. The campaign aims to draws two million tourists to Lumbini, with the slogan ‘Visit Lord Buddha’s birth place, Spread the message of peace’. In view of the campaign, the government organized a program at Hetauda and invited the people of State 5 to visit Lumbini. Visit Lumbini 2076 Publicity...

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