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  • Train derailment in Turkey kills 24

        AP Istanbul, July 9 d in the derailment of a passenger train in northwestern Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said Monday that heavy rain had caused the ground under the rails to collapse, causing Sunday’s crash. The train was heading to Istanbul from Edirne, on the border with Greece, with 362 passengers and six crew members on board. Five of its six cars derailed. Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said 318 were injured, with some 124 of...

    Turkish Airlines Lunches Wireless In-Flight Entertainment System

    Kathmandu, June 28: Turkish Airlines has launched  “Wireless In-Flight Entertainment System”. The flag carrier of Turkey has become the first user of this wireless in-flight entertainment system, that entirely developed by Turkish engineers in cooperation with Turkish Technic Inc., and Havelsan.   Passengers will be able to connect to this in-flight entertainment system, that will initially applied on the airline’s 44 narrow body aircraft, which have no seatback screen, via their personal electronic devices. Putting it into practice will increase...

    Prime Minister Oli inaugurates Nepal-China Friendly run

    Beijing,  June 21 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a six-day official visit to China, has inaugurated Nepal-China friendly run. Ministers, who are accompanying PM on his China visit, Assistant to the Chinese Minister of General Administration of Sports, Gao Zhidan, Nepali Ambassador to China and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal were present on the occasion. The championship was organised at Beijing Sport University with an objective of promotion of Nepal’s tourism. Before inauguration of the race,...

    PM Oli and Chinese President Xi meet

    Beijing , June 20 :  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a six-day official visit to China, has paid a courtesy call on Chinese President Xi Jinping today. During the meeting, both the leaders held a discussion on key issues regarding taking the relations between the governments and Communist Parties of both the countries to a new height. Delegation-level meeting has now begun following the meeting between the two top leaders. Earlier before visiting the Chinese President,...

    Predicting the World Cup winner: An engineer’s working guide

      As a civil engineer, I’m fascinated by predictions of who will win the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, seeing that we use predictions on a regular basis in engineering. For the finals, there’s a wide variety of forecasts. In addition to armchair fans’ predictions, there are those by the seasoned football experts. Then there are the predictions based on betting tips. In a completely different class are the quirky animal “predictions” that belong between inverted commas. The most famous was...

    Community Homestay Network awarded with the grant prize

    Kathmandu, June 12: The Community Homestay Network (CHN), has been selected by Booking.com – as among top 10 world startups in sustainable tourism for 2018, and has been awarded with the grant of € 225,000 from Booking Booster Program. Community Homestay Network (CHN), is a network of Community Homestays in Nepal, which connects global travelers with the real faces of Nepal to facilitate authentic Nepalese experience about Nepalese Culture and Traditions while benefiting to the Local communities all over...

    Turkish Airlines, ZTO Express and PAL Air Ltd. sigh for the global express transport business

    Kathmandu,June 12:The media briefing and signing ceremony of the joint venture between Turkish Airlines’ Turkish Cargo successfully representing Turkey all around the world, Chinese cargo giant ZTO and Hong Kong based PAL Air Ltd. took place today in Istanbul. The partnership regarded not only as a huge strategic step for Turkey prior to the opening of the Istanbul New Airport but a game changer for the global express transport business, was sealed and signed by Turkish Airlines Chairman of the...

    Etihad to launch Barcelona service in November

    Abu Dhabi,June 6: Etihad Airways announced the launch of a new service to Barcelona from November 21 this year as the travel demand to the Spanish city goes up from Abu Dhabi. In a statement on Sunday, Etihad Airways said the Abu Dhabi-Barcelona route will be initially operated five times a week before becoming a daily operation from March 31, 2019. Barcelona will be the second city to be connected by Etihad Airways in Spain after Madrid. “We are...

    International Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) Day observed

    Kathmandu, May 29 : The International Sagarmatha Day main celebrations committee awarded various people and organisations having contributions to the mountaineering sector amidst a programme here today. Nepal Mountaineering Instructor Association was awarded the ‘National Sagarmatha Prize’ carrying a purse of Rs 100,000 while the ‘Tenzing Hillary Award’ carrying a purse of Rs 500,000 each was presented to professional climber Kami Rita Sherpa who holds record for the most ascents to the world’s highest peak. The 48-year-old Sherpa guide...

    16-year-old Shivangi Pathak becomes youngest woman to scale Mount Everest

    KATHMANDU: A 16-year-old girl from Haryana has registered her name as the youngest woman to scale the world highest peak.According to Seven Summit Treks, Pathak became India’s youngest woman to climb Mt Everest from Nepal side as she along with climbing guides – Dawa Sherpa, Nima Norbu Sherpa and Furba Dorchi Sherpa scaled the mountain. Born in Hisar of Haryana in north-western India, Shivangi Pathak climbed Mount Everest exploring a message that women could overcome every obstacle to achieve...

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