Entertainment

Five Things To Know About Nepal’s Flight Safety Record

KATHMANDU: The crash-landing of a passenger plane at Kathmandu airport that killed 49 people has put Nepal’s aviation safety record in the spotlight once again. Air travel is popular in the poor Himalayan country, but its mountainous terrain, poor regulation and a lack of investment in planes and infrastructure have led to large numbers of […]

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Axiata seals Nepal’s Ncell purchase

PETALING JAYA: Axiata Group Bhd image: https://cdn.thestar.com.my/Themes/img/chart.png has marked a new milestone with its entry into Nepal’s telecommunications market after successfully completing the acquisition of Ncell Private Ltd. In a statement yesterday, the telco said that as the number one mobile operator in Nepal, Ncell has the expertise, proven track record in South Asia and […]

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26 students fall sick after drinking poisoned water at Morang school

MORANG: As many as 26 students have fallen sick after drinking water laced with poison at Shree Secondary School in Letang Municipality-9 of Morang district this morning. The school principal Khem Raj Dulal said that all 26 students, who fell ill after drinking water at the school, were immediately rushed to a primary health post […]

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Himalayan storm: Climbers’ bodies removed from Nepal mountain

The bodies of nine climbers who died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in Nepal have been retrieved. The five South Koreans and four Nepali guides were found scattered across the base camp near Mount Gurja, a 7,193m high peak (23,600ft). They were found to have suffered broken bones and […]

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Chinese company starts rebuilding Miteri Bridge in Sindhupalchok

The Tianshun Road and Bridge Company, a Chinese company, on Tuesday started the reconstruction works of the Miteri (friendship) bridge that connects Tatopani in Sindhupalchok to Khasa in Tibet. The bridge that was damaged by the 2015 earthquake has remained closed for the past three years. “We have started constructing a part of the bridge […]

International

International Buffalo Symposium 2017 to be held in Chitwan

CHITWAN: An International Buffalo Symposium 2017 is going to be held at Sauraha of Chitwan from November 15, where scientists of different countries working in the field of buffalo rearing and its commercial production are taking part. The faculty of Animal Science, Veterinary Science and Fisheries of the Agriculture and Forestry University is organising the […]

Politics

Facebook group vents anger at Nepal’s leaders

Thousands of young Nepalese have united behind a new Facebook campaign to stop paying the country’s battling politicians if they cannot produce a new constitution by the May 28 deadline. The diverse group, which includes politicians, activists and the reigning Miss Nepal, gave voice to growing public anger with the lawmakers the country voted in […]