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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...


Nepali youth dies in a fire in Melbourne home, two escape

A Nepali youth has died in a tragic fire in Camberwell, Melbournes eastern suburb. The police are yet to reveal his identity, however, it is learnt that he was on a student visa and a resident of Sitapaila, Kathmandu. About 20 firefighters were called to a house on Kingsley Street, Camberwell, just after 12:30am. Two other people managed to escape the house uninjured. Metropolitan Fire Brigad...


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...


Bhaban Bhatta elected NRNA president

Oct 17, 2017-Bhawan Bhatta has been elected as President of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) with a landslide majority. In the election held during the Eighth General Assembly of NRNA in Kathmandu, Bhatta secured 1197 votes against 584 polled by another contender Jamuna Ghale, Election Committee member Kul Prasad Panday said. Of the total 1854 voters, 1788 voters cast their ballots. ...


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...


14 years of NRNA - 'Achievements and Challenges'

Firstly, congratulations to NRNA on its establishment day and as the eighth NRNA Global Conference draws near, it signals we have come a long way. NRN was established in 2003 with a vision to do something for the country, never mind being away. As NRNA takes significant strides in helping Nepal and its citizens, there are challenges within. Feeling the need for an organization which provides world...


Universal Health Care receives a go-ahead from Parliament

Parliament on Tuesday endorsed the Health Insurance Bill, which envisions universal health coverage, in a landmark move towards ensuring health care for all. Mandatory health insurance for all Nepali nationals is a major provision of the bill which in Clause 21 states that it will consider each household as a unit and all family members must enrol themselves in the programme. The new health ...


Kulekhani 3 deadline extended for fifth time
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Kulekhani 3 deadline extended for fifth time

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the completion deadline of the Kulekhani 3 Hydropower Project for the fifth time to January 2018 as construction has been running late due to its slowpoke contractor. Last week, a meeting of the board of directors of the state-owned power utility agreed to give Sino Hydro, the Chinese contractor for the civil works, six more months to complete ...


TIA to add 13 aircraft parking bays
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TIA to add 13 aircraft parking bays

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) will have 13 new international parking bays within the next three years that are expected to ease congestion at the countrys only international air gateway. The addition will bring the number of parking bays at TIA to 22. The existing nine parking bays are severely strained due to increased flight frequency of foreign carriers. According to TIA, four ...


Dr. KC hunger strike reaches fifth day, govt indifferent
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Dr. KC hunger strike reaches fifth day, govt indifferent

Dr Govinda KC, who is on his 13th hunger strrike has been placed on oxygen support after his health showed signs of deterioration. Prof Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), has been staging hunger strike at the TUTH premises in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu to put pressure on the government to end anomalies in health education and medical sector of the ...


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