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  • Boeing sells new airplanes to Indonesian airline

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 — U.S. leading aerospace manufacturer Boeing Company (Boeing) announced Tuesday it had completed a deal on selling 50 of its new 737 MAX 10 airplanes to an Indonesian low-cost airline. Boeing said the latest deal with the Indonesian Lion Air Group, the country’s largest privately run airline and the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia, is the largest incremental order to date of the MAX 10 variant worth about 6.24 billion U.S. dollars. “This...

    Bollywood star Salman Khan gets five years in jail for poaching

    Kathmandu,April 05:An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail for poaching rare antelope back in 1998. The court in Jodhpur also fined him 10,000 rupees ($154; £109) for the crime. He will now be taken to jail. Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in the western state of Rajasthan while shooting a film. Four other actors who starred with him in the movie and were also charged with the offence have...

    Tunisian tourism receipts grow by 23 pct in first 3 months of 2018

    TUNIS, April 04: Tunisian tourism receipts have grown by 23 percent until the end of March this year, according to figures from the Presidency of the Tunisian Government Tuesday. Tunisian tourism receipts reached 457 million dinars (188 million U.S. dollars) compared with 371 million dinars (152.5 million U.S. dollars) during the same period of last year, according to the figures. The number of non-resident tourists visiting Tunisia has also increased by 23 percent. The number of European tourists grew...

    The disappearing wetlands of Dhaka

    Kathmandu,March 21:Shaheen Mollah recalls that, when he was a child, goods-carrying boats used to come to Karwanbazar, a wholesale market at the centre of the Dhaka city, through the Narai canal. They mostly carried vegetables and fish. He recalls these goods used to come by boat until the 1980s, till the construction of Rampura bridge. Now there is no sign of the Narai canal near Karwanbazar. The area where boats used to be anchored – going by Shaheen Mollah’s...

    Liverpool FC’s Mohamed Salah’s goal celebrations: a guide to British Muslimness

    Liverpool FC’s Egyptian-born forward is currently one of the Premier League’s most prolific goalscorers. This, his debut season with Liverpool, has seen Salah earn multiple accolades: most left-footed goals scored in a Premier League season, second-fastest player in Liverpool’s history to reach 30 goals, one of the top ten goalscorers in Europe, and 2017 African Footballer of the Year. He shows no signs of lowering his goal tally as the season goes on, with commentator and former Liverpool defender...

    Bangladeshi Aviation Minister and Foreign Minister to visit Nepal

    Kathmandu,March13: The Bangladeshi Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism A.K.M. Shahjahan Kamal and Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali are arriving to Nepal as part of a special delegation to learn the details about the US-Bangla airplane crash on Monday.   22 Bangladeshi citizens have lost their lives in the crash. The team will gather information about the dead and the injured while also discussing the possible reasons for the crash with Nepali authorities. Relatives of those in the...

    Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi to come to Nepal on Monday

    Kathmandu, March 2 Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is to come to Nepal on a two-day visit on Monday, March 5. Although the details of the visit have not been made public, a source close to Prime Minister Oli said Abbasi is coming to Kathmandu to congratulate Oli on his election as Nepal’s top executive.

    Bollywood actor Sridevi passes away

    Kathmandu,Feb 25:Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. She was 54. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay confirmed the news to indianexpress.com. Sridevi was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. They...

    Boosting river transport on Ganga and Brahmaputra has costs

    Freight transport on the Brahmaputra, at Hatsinghimari, Assam [Image: Veena Vidyadharan South Asia remains one of the least connected regions of the world, because of lack of infrastructure and deep political mistrust between countries. But in recent years a push to boost trade along the vast network of inland waterways of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (known as the BBIN sub region) has gathered strength.A new study from CUTS International – “Expanding Tradable Benefits of Trans-boundary Water: Promoting Navigational Usage of...

    Kim sends invitation to South Korean leader to visit North through sister

    AP PYEONGCHANG (South Korea), Feb 11   A rare invitation to Pyongyang for the South Korean president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerated diplomatic warming that included more handshakes, some Korean liquor over lunch and the potential shared joy of watching a “unified” Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. Nothing has been settled on any trip north by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. But the verbal message...

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