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  • Minister vows to resume Jiri airport’s operation

    Charikot, May 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, on Wednesday said he would take steps as part an effort to bring the Jiri airport back into operation. Minister Adhikari made the remark while on a visit to Jiri, a tourist hotspot on Dolakha. The Minister also inaugurated a school building constructed by a non – governmental organization in Kharidhunga of Dolakha. Minister Adhikari noted that Jiri remained ‘ a really beautiful and attractive tourist destination’...

    A committee formed to seek alternative airport near Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,May 2:The government has formed a 6-member committee to choose suitable place for the construction of an alternative airport near Kathmandu Valley. Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister  Ravindra Adhikari has formed a 6-member committee under the coordination of Engineer Kamal Kumar KC from the ministerial decision. Other members are Dhruvadas Bhochhiibhoya, director of the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority and Baburam Poudel, Deputy Directorate Suburban Upadhyay and Sitaram Bhandari and Nal Vikram Thapa in the member secretary of the Authority. Before...

    Qatar Airways Rolls Out ‘Super Wi-Fi’ High Speed Broadband On Its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 Fleet

    Qatar Airways is the first carrier from the MENA region to provide advanced high-speed Wi-Fi to its passengers across the globe DOHA, Qatar May 02:–Qatar Airways passengers can now experience ‘Super Wi-Fi’ high-speed broadband connectivity using Inmarsat’s GX Aviation technology. The broadband service is being progressively rolled out on all Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus A350 aircraft in Qatar Airways’ young fleet. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the MENA region to have invested in the technology to provide this...

    Indian PM’s visit to be religious and cultural

    Janakpurdham, May 1 : Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, today shared that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on May 9 will be ‘religious and cultural’. Home Minister Thapa revealed the visit’s status during a press conference which followed his onsite tours to Janaki temple – where Modi will be holding religious worship rituals and prayers – and the public felicitation venue at the Bahra Bigaha area. Elaborating further on the visit itinerary, Thapa shared that Indian...

    President lays foundation stone of Lumbini International Buddhist Meditation Center

    Butwal, April 30 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari laid the foundation stone of the Lumbini International Buddhist Meditation Center and Assembly Hall to be constructed in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, amidst a ceremony here today. The foundation-stone-laying-ceremony was organised amidst with rituals coinciding the Buddha Jayanti (birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha) today. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Province 5 Chief Minister Shanker Pokhrel were present on the...

    Supreme Court orders Phewa encroachment cleared

    Kathmandu,April 30:Concluding that many illegal structures have been built on the shores of Phewa Laka in Pokhara, the Supreme Court has ordered the government to remove such structures at the earliest, reports The Himalayan Times. A division bench of justices Om Prakash Mishra and Sapana Malla Pradhan handed down a verdict in response to the writ petition filed by advocate Khagendra Subedi, according to Gorkhapatra. The report says that the bench has ordered the government to implement a report prepared on...

    Lumbini to be developed as ‘international peace city

    Butwal, April 29 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed on the need to present Gautam Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini before the world as the origin of Buddhism. He said that the scholars, monks and researchers should be actively engaged to disseminate Buddhist thought, philosophy and literatures. While giving his concluding remarks at the two-day conference in Lumbini, PM Oli shared that the government was willing to develop Lumbini as the ‘international peace city’ and a place of creed...

    Nepal to scrap Kathmandu airport runway expansion contract with Chinese company

    Kathmandu, April 25 Nepalis’ dream of seeing the runway of the country’s only international airport expanded to handle more flights at the same time is likely to hit a snag as the government prepares to scrap an agreement signed with a Chinese company. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal says it will cancel the agreement signed with China Shanxi Construction Engineering Group owing to the consultant’s failure to start reconstruction works on time. The company was assigned to begin...

    KMC to build smart parking

    Kathmandu, April 25 : The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is to construct smart parking in order to systematize the traffic system in the valley. Such parking lot would be constructed in New Road in the first phase. Chief of KMC Public Private Partnership Chief Mahesh Kafle said that the smart parking lots would be created in other parts of the valley based on the effectiveness of first smart parking. According to Kafle, the smart parking would be state of...

    Religious tourism main basis of development

    Mahendranagar (Dhanusha), April 24: Chief Minister of Province-2 Lalbabu Rawat has said that religious and tourism development was first priority of the government. While inaugurating the Ramayan Fair organized by Ramayan Circuit on the occasion of Janaki Nawami today, CM Rawat argued that religious development was the foundation for prosperity of the province therefore the government was committed to materializing it. He added that Ramayan Circuit linking Janakpur with Ayodhya would be extended to other places in India as...

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