Third-phase chartered flights schedule begins today Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The third-phase of operation of chartered flights is beginning from today to bring back those Nepalis left stranded in several countries due to COVID-19 crisis. Two domestic airlines companies: the state-owned Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and the private Himalaya Airlines and some..

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Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

By JON GAMBRELL, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):- From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday — but what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travelers remains in..

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Nepal Government mulling over operation of MRO business Monday, July 6th, 2020

By CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU:- Nepal Government is preparing for the beginning of commercial venture of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), a lucrative business in the field of civil aviation industry. The government is working for the establishment of an MRO company in the country in a bid to..

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Minister Bhattarai urges Turkish investors to invest in Nepal Thursday, June 11th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Nepal Government has urged the Turkish businesses to invest in Nepal. In a virtual meeting with the Turkish business persons on Thursday, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, called for investments by the business community of Turkey in the..

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UN agency recommends health guidelines for airlines Monday, June 1st, 2020

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP):- Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft: the International Civil Aviation Organization on Monday published a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel. The protocol was drawn up by an..

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Everest Day being observed on May 29 Friday, May 29th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) Day is being celebrated in the country on May 29. The Day is being marked in memory of the first-ever summit of the highest peak of the world by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953. It may be noted that the Nepal government had decided..

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First virus-era Chinese expedition measures Everest Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

BEIJING, (AFP):- A group of Chinese surveyors on Wednesday became the first team this year to summit Mount Everest, where they will try to pinpoint the height of the world's tallest peak using satellite technology. The state-backed expedition is the first this year to reach the top of the mountain..

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Some 5,000 foreign nationals return home during lockdown Sunday, May 10th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Though the government has closed international flights due to lockdown pointing out the risk of COVID-19, some 5,000 foreign nationals have returned home during the lockdown period. Four thousand and 874 foreign nationals have returned their respective countries till Saturday from..

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Sauraha hotels to remain closed till Dashain Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

CHITWAN:- Hotels in Sauraha, one of the major touristic destinations in Chitwan, are likely to remain closed at least till the upcoming Dashain festival. Hotels were closed with the enforcement of lockdown against the COVID-19 crisis. According to Regional Hotel Association Chair Deepak Bhattarai,..

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