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Upgraded radar system to make Nepal’s skies secure

Nepals air traffic control (ATC) can now monitor the countrys entire airspace and keep track of aircraft from the Himalaya to the Indian border using an advanced radar system recently built on a hilltop in Lalitpur. The Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) installed at Bhatte Danda supersedes the primary and secondary surveillance radar at Kathmandus Tribhuvan International Air...


126,326 households added to NRA list of beneficiaries

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has collected data of additional 126,326 households after holding re-survey in 14 districts worst affected by the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015. Following overwhelming complaints from the quake survivors over segregation of beneficiaries, the authority had started the re-survey of 130,000 households in the third week of August. A total of 332 enginee...


PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave, the Australian government has confirmed. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island centre since it was shut down on 31 October, citing fears for their Safety. On Thursday, the men inside the centre said that PNG police had given them a ...


Gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town Texas church

A gunman dressed in black tactical gear massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States. The lone suspect, also wearing a ballistic vest and carrying a Ruger assault rifle, fired into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and kept shooting aft...


31 dead after speeding bus plunges into Trishuli

A Kathmandu bound bus (NA 6 Kha 1467) fell into Trishuli early Sunday morning killing at least 31 people. The vehicle had hit a gabion wall at a sharp bend and fallen into the river. The death toll could rise, said police, adding that the exact number of passengers on board the bus is yet to be ascertained. Many people could be missing, said police. Seven people were injured. One of the critica...


Thamel now a 'vehicle free' zone

Thamel has finally been a walk-only zone, with authorities enforcing a no-vehicle rule in the major tourist hub of Kathmandu starting on Sunday. Long time in the making, the plan of restricting unwanted vehicles in the tourist district had received positive response from most quarters. The initiative of tourism entrepreneurs, hoteliers, civil society, local residents and traffic police is ai...


Thamel to be a 'walk only zone', no cars/bikes to be allowed from Sunday
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Thamel to be a 'walk only zone', no cars/bikes to be allowed from Sunday

Come Sunday, Thamel will become a vehicle-free area in a move that has been hailed by many who have long been calling for making the major tourist hub of the Capital a walk-only zone. The recent initiative is part of a long-term vision of declaring the area completely vehicle-free and promoting the popular tourist destination as pedestrian-only zone. The step is being taken to make tourists...


Buddha Air to operate international flights from Pokhara

Buddha Air has officially announced it will be operating international flights from Pokhara using Airbus A320 aircraft after the new airport is completed. The carrier made the announcement at a celebration marking its 20th anniversary on Wednesday. The countrys leading domestic airline also declared that two ATR planes would be inducted into its fleet next year. Birendra Bahadur Basnet, mana...


Air France engine blows mid-flight, emergency landing in Canada
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Air France engine blows mid-flight, emergency landing in Canada

An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Saturday after one of its four engines sustained serious damage over the Atlantic, the airline said. Air France Flight 66, originating at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed at Goose Bay in Labrador at 1542 GMT, the airline said, and no one was hurt in the incident. The regularly trained pilots ...


Patients bearing the consequences of Doctors' strike
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Patients bearing the consequences of Doctors' strike

Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country were deprived of health services for the fourth consecutive day on Monday due to an ongoing strike by doctors who are protesting against a government plan to introduce a new law that aims to rein in negligent medical practitioners. According to a rough estimate, around 400,000 patients visit the outpatient departments of hospitals and clinics ev...


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