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  • Altitude Air airline chopper with 7 people on board goes missing in Nepal

    Kathmandu: A domestic helicopter of Altitude Air airline with seven people on board went missing in central Nepal on Saturday, officials said. The chopper, en route from Samagaun of Gorkha district to Kathmandu, went out of contact with the air traffic control tower at 8.05 a.m, the Kathmandu Post reported.

  • Nepal’s quake-hit Krishna temple reopens after 3 yrs

    Kathmandu : Nepal’s famous Krishna temple built in Indian Sikhara style was reopened for the public on Sunday for the first time after three years. The Himalayan nation was hit by a deadly quake that left much cultural heritage in ruins. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit on April 25, 2015, and killed more than 8,700 people, levelled homes and monuments in the valley, home to the three former kingdoms of Patan, Kathmandu and

  • BIMSTEC to work for energy cooperation

    The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) summit — the fourth such annual meet — this time held in Kathmandu, has re-stamped its success in sidestepping the South Asian grouping SAARC as a forum for regional cooperation. That this seven-nation grouping does not have Pakistan as part of it and by its geographical nature has not included China is in a sense a boost for India in

  • Bimstec favours seamless connectivity, free trade zone

    Kathmandu : The Bimstec regional bloc on Friday reiterated its resolve to provide seamless transport connectivity within its seven member states and renewed its commitment to an early free trade deal. A joint declaration issued at the conclusion of the Fourth Bimstec Summit in Kathmandu stated the member states resolved “to establish seamless multi-modal transportation linkages and smooth, synchronised and simplified transit facilities”.

  • PM Modi meets Myanmar Prez, Thai premier to boost ties

    Kathmandu : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Myanmar President Win Myint and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation. The two leaders met in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on the sidelines of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit.

  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal for Bimstec Summit 

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday to participate in the two-day Fourth Bimstec Summit. “The Prime Minister landed in Kathmandu a short while ago. He will be taking part in the Bimstec Summit being held in the city,” Modi’s office tweeted around 9 a.m.

  • Nepal plane crash: Captain’s emotional breakdown caused the crash, say investigators

    Kathmandu/Dhaka: The pilot of the US-Bangla plane that crashed in Nepal in March had cried and suffered an emotional breakdown during the flight, killing 51 people, according to a report by Nepal’s investigators. The Dhaka to Kathmandu US-Bangla Airlines flight, with 67 passengers and four crew members on board, caught fire after it careened off the runway and ploughed into a football ground near the Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on March 12.

  • No Indian city in world’s top 10 ‘most liveable cities’

    New Delhi : The Austrian capital of Vienna is ranked first in the Economist Intelligence Units’ (EIU) latest Global Liveability Survey released on Tuesday which found 68 cities to have improved their rankings over the last year with declines in just nine cities.

  • All stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated

    Kathmandu : All the 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal’s mountainous regions on Saturday, the Indian embassy here said.

  • Over 1,200 stranded Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated from Nepal

    Kathmandu : Over 1,200 Indian pilgrims were moved to safety from Nepal’s mountainous Simikot region on Friday, the Indian embassy here said, as efforts continued to evacuate those stranded in Hilsa while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet amidst inclement weather.

  • 6 Indians killed in Nepal road accident

    Kathmandu: Six Indian nationals have been killed in a road accident in Nepal’s Sunsari district close to the Nepal-India border. Four more, including the driver of the jeep, were also injured in the incident late on Monday. They were returning after visiting Bhedetar hill station in Dhankuta district when the incident happened.

  • Jet Airways offers discounts on domestic, international flights

    New Delhi: Airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday announced discounts up to 25 per cent on select domestic routes and up to 30 per cent on its international flights. The offer is available on tickets booked during June 26-30 and would be applicable for travel from July 11, the airline said in a statement. “Jet Airways is offering guests discounts up to 30 per cent on their international travel using the airline’s vast network,

  • PM Narendra Modi plans three ‘surprise gifts’ for Nepal

    Kathmandu: During his two-day state visit to Nepal starting May 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce three separate “surprise gifts” for Kathmandu, Janakpur and Muktinath Temple.

  • India supreme in 8th South Asian Judo Championship

    Kathmandu : India have clinched the title of team champion in the 8th series of South Asian Judo Championship here. In the men’s team category, India defeated arch-rival Pakistan 3-2 in the finals to claim the title. Under the women’s team category, India thrashed hosts Nepal 5-0 to seal the title.

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