British Minister of State for Armed Forces arriving

Kathmandu, Feb 19 : Minister of State for the Armed Forces of Britain, Mark Lancaster, is arriving here on Wednesday on a four-day visit. The State Minister is arriving here with an objective of taking stock of latest political scenario of the country as well as to further strengthen friendly relations between Nepal and UK. He is scheduled to pay courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel and...

Qatar Airways To Bring Bollywood Superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Doha For The Qatar Show

Kathmandu,Feb 19: Qatar Airways is thrilled to announce that it will fly internationally-renowned Indian actress and Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Doha to provide a glittering opening to this year’s Qatar Show 2019, which will feature some of the world’s finest gemstones, jewellery collections and watches. As the Official Airline Partner of the show, Qatar Airways will also bring a host of other international celebrities and style influencers to take part in the event, including Chinese jewellery designer...

High Level Delegation From Yunnan Province Visited Nepal

Kathmandu,Feb 14: Nepal and Yunnan Province of People’s Republic of China recently come togther to find the ways to explore possibility to enhance contact with Nepal in several areas. During their visit to Nepal, delegation from Yunan delegation, which was led by Ms. Wang Shufen, Vice-Chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress and Chairwoman of Federation of Trade Unions of Yunnan Province, also met Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi. According to the website of Embassy of...

Kitab Yatra Celebrates First Anniversary

Kathmandu,Feb 13: Kitab Yatra, an emerging online bookstore in Nepal, celebrated its first anniversary on Friday, 8 February 2019, organizing a seminar on the development of reading culture in Nepal. The event brought together established writers, journalists, corporate icons, diplomats, and budding entrepreneurs among others at a common platform to create a discussion for increasing the reading culture in Nepal. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali was the keynote speaker for the ceremony, who spoke at length on...

Nijgadh airport project: Govt spending Rs 4 billion to relocate human settlement

Birgunj, February 12 The government has begun preparations to relocate the human settlement of Tangiya in Jitpur Simara Submetropolitan City-16 of Bara district so as to begin construction works for the proposed international airport in Nijgadh. It has been estimated that Rs 4 billion would be spent to relocate 1,476 families living there. After the relocation, the airport will get sufficient space for its runway. The Airport Project Office says three places have been shortlisted as potential areas for...

Efforts to be made for air network expansion

Pokhara, Feb 11 : The Pokhara Tourism Council is to make efforts to expand air connectivity in Nepal. At a concluding function of promotional visit of North-East India held on Sunday, Council Chair Chiranjibi Pokharel suggested the Indian tourism entrepreneurs to make Nepal’s air service further effective. Keeping in mind the complaints lodged by tourism entrepreneurs from the surrounding of Nepal-India Kakadbhitta border for no direct flight connection from Chandragadhi airport to Pokhara, Pokharel said efforts would be initiated to establish...

‘Traffic communication apps’ for safe travel

Lahan, Feb 11 : In a bid to help reduce road accidents and ensure safe and comfortable travel, the Traffic Office has brought into operation the ‘Traffic Communications Apps’ in Province-2 from Sunday. The police headquarters, highway security and Traffic Directorate have brought the apps into action to inform whether the driver(s) have been changed in the long-route commuter vehicles. Hari Bahadur Pal, Province-2 Police Chief and Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police, inaugurated the apps amid a programme at the...

Beni-Jomsom road to be blacktopped

Galeswar, Feb 10 (RSS): The Beni-Jomsom section of the Kaligandaki corridor, the shortest link to join India and China by road, is going to be blacktopped. The black topping work on the road will begin from coming March, according to chief of the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road Mukunda Adhikari. Work is now taking place in four packages on the road, with 40 per cent of physical progress and the blacktopping will begin next month, he said. The Beni-Jomsom-Korala road is a project of...

Valley’s World Heritage sites at risk

Kathmandu,Feb 10: The UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Valley are at risk of losing their place in the list. The heritage sites which were affected during the 2015 earthquake are being restored without keeping in mind UNESCO’s guidelines. Due to the negligence of the National Reconstruction Authority and Department of Archaeology, all three durbar squares in the Valley along with Swyambhunath and Changunarayan temples can be taken off from the World Heritage List. The use of modern construction...

Eight airports in far-west yet to resume services

Amargadhi, Feb 8 (RSS): Some eight airports based in different districts of the Sudurpaschim Province have not come into operation since long. In lack of government efforts, the airports which have shut their services during the armed conflict period are not coming into the operation. Khem Raj Paneru, Chairperson of Dadeldhura Chamber of Commerce and Industry, shared that local people are bearing the brunt of the shutdown of the airports. Only two airports — Geta of Kailali and Kolti of Bajura —...

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