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  • Four hour delay of NAC flight frustrates passengers

    Kathmandu,Dec 10:According to a snippet in Nepal Samacharpatra, a Doha-Kathmandu flight of Nepla’s national flag carrier airline got delayed by four hours on Sunday as the aircraft’s crew missed bringing a document while taking off the Kathmandu Airport. The aircraft was scheduled to land in Kathmandu at 9:40 am, but it landed at 1:43 pm only, according to the report.

    Chinese team in Kathmandu to finalise cross-border railway DPR modality

    Kathmandu, December 10 A high level Chinese team is in Nepal to discuss further the possibility of constructing a cross-border railway line. The third meeting of a joint mechanism comprising top transport officials of both the countries is scheduled to begin in Kathmandu on Monday. Sources say the meeting will finalise the modality of the detailed project report of the railway. It has already been three months since a Chinese team published the report of preliminary feasibility study. No...

    Koteshwor-Kalanki section of Ring Road Improvement Project completed in Nepal

    Kathmandu,Dec 09:Vehicles run on newly expanded section of Ring Road in Kalanki, Kathmandu, Nepal on Dec. 7, 2018. The Koteshwor-Kalanki section of Ring Road Improvement Project has been completed. The project is carried out by Shanghai Construction Group Co.Ltd of China. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

    Service or visa misuse: A story of foreigners’ involvement in animal care in Nepal and subsequent threats

    Kathmandu,Dec 09:During her morning stroll in Sauraha of Chitwan around one week back, Lena Quenard found an injured elephant. The elephant had a problem in one of its feet and Quenard decided to take care of it. Quenard, also the founder of Association Moey, an organisation working for captive Asian elephants, says she had initiated the treatment with an intention of providing the female elephant respite from pain. But, desperate efforts to take care of the animal has led this ...

    NAC owns two Airbus planes: Minister Adhikari

    Kathmandu, Dec 07: Nepal Airlines Cooperation (NAC) owns the two Airbus A330 planes it is operating. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has urged everyone to not ambiguity.  In the meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) parliament on Wednesday he claimed that the wide-body airplanes arrived with full ownership after completing all the processes.  “It is clear that the planes that cames to Hi Fly X from Airbus have come to NAC,” he rehased. “Our...

    HSoN formally inaugurated

    Kathmandu, Dec 06: The Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSoN)  was formally inaugurated in Kathmandu in Tuesday. The society was established in October with an aim to provide standardized, reliable and accident free aviation service. Captain Rameshwor Thapa of Simrik Air, the elected President of HSoN, said that the organization will help the government build helipads at all the local levels if the government wishes to do so by providing technical assistance. Captain Thapa said, “Helicopters have been an important mode...

    Govt wants to sell NAC shares

    Kathmandu,Dec 06: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari concentrated on the idea of bringing in a strategic partner for the national flag carrier while speaking in a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament yesterday, according to the reports in The Himalayan Times and Republica. With the introduction of the strategic partner, the government is planning to divest a certain amount of shares to other companies, the report informs.

    Wide body irregularities: Lawmakers demand govt probe issue, sack NAC MD

    Kathmandu, December 5 Members of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament have demanded that the government immediately launch an investigation into the suspected irregularities in the purchase of two wide body aircraft for the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation. Criticising Minister for Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari for his failure to take action, they also demanded that the Corporation’s Managing Director Sugar Ratna Kansakar resign. If he fails to quit, the government should sack him, according to the parliamentarians....

    EU to lift its ban on Nepali aircraft soon-Minister Adhikari

    Kathmandu, Dec 05 : Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said the European Union-imposed ban on Nepali aircrafts in Europe sky will be lifted very soon. Inaugurating the Helicopters’ Society of Nepal on Tuesday, Minister Adhikari expressed this confidence based on recent discussions with EU officials. He questioned the EU for the rationale behind keeping Nepal in black list when the International Civil Aviation Union (ICAU) has removed Nepal from the list after its serious...

    Ilam to host 12-day tourism festival from December 20

    Kathmandu, December 4 A tourism festival is being organised from December 20 through 31 in Ilam with the objective of overall promotion of tourism in Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung districts in Province 1. The Mechi Area Tourism Festival is being organised with the goal of promoting the four districts as tourism destinations and improving the livelihood of the locals, the organiser Ilam Tourism Promotion Concerned Committee stated. Total 150 business stalls will be kept, showcasing the agricultural products,...

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