Wednesday 29th March 2017

Simrik Air start Kathmandu-Bharatpur-Kathmandu flights

Chitwan, March 22: Simrik Air has started Kathmandu-Bharatpur-Kathmandu flights from today. A 9N-AGI aircraft of the Air that took off at 9:55 am from Kathmandu touched down at 10:20 am at Bharatpur airport, said Chief of Bharatpur airport Shiva Sharma Upadhyaya. With this one, the number of airlines companies operating flights on this route has reached three. The 18-seat plane carried 15 passengers while flying from Kathmandu to Bharatpur and returned with eight passengers, said Upadhyaya. The airfare set by the Airlines from Kathmandu to Bharatpur is Rs 3,500 per person, a normal fare being charged by other airlines. So far Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines have been operating three flights between Kathmandu and Bharatpur every day...
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White-rumped vultures on the rise

Chitwan, March 5: Efforts by Chitwan National Park to conserve the IUCN Red Listed critically endangered white-rumped vultures are bearing fruit with nine chicks hatched in three months alone. Earlier last year at the breeding centre in CNP, one chick was hatched only to die later while the figure was put at 2 two years ago. The CNP has been into a drive to conserve the species of vulture and increase its number. The centre has 25 male and 31 female vultures at present, said CNP assistant conservation officer Bed Bahadur Khadka. "Although 15 female vultures laid eggs this year, only nine chicks have been hatched," he said. The vultures are put into separate four cages, two for laying eggs and two for others. Earlier, chicks of this type of vultures were brought from various countries and kept at the centre, he said. It is a big achievement to have nine chicks hatched, said CNP Chief..

UML urges party cadres to join Bagmati cleaning campaign

Kathmandu, March 1: The CPN (UML) has urged the party cadres to participate in the 200th special edition of the Bagmati Cleaning Campaign to be held on coming March 11. In a press statement today, Party General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel expressed his hope that there would be the representation of party's entire organisations and the participation of cadres in the Bagmati River cleaning campaign, a sacred and social movement...

Woman killed in attack by a buffalo

Lahan, Feb 25: A woman died in an attack by a he-buffalo at Aurahi Pipra VDC of Siraha district last night. The stray animal attacked Musarni Devi Shah,65, of ward no. 1 of the VDC at her home. She succumbed to the injuries on the way to the hospital, District Police Office said. In a similar incident, Anita Chaudhary,40, of Lahan municipality-15 was injured after being attacked by a he-buffalo at the Dhodhana river bank. Chaudhary was returning home from the market when she came under attack of the animal. She is undergoing treatment at the Friends Model Hospital in Lahan, police said...

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Saudi oil pipeline leak kills contractor

RIYADH, Feb 19, (AFP) - A contractor was killed and three other workers were injured in a pipeline leak in Saudi Arabia, state-owned oil giant Aramco said Sunday. "Saudi Aramco regrets to inform the death of one contractor, and three other injuries involving one employee and two contractors," Aramco said in a statement. Aramco tweeted that the leak occurred at the Abqaiq facility, located 60 kilometres (37 miles) southwest of the company's main Dhahran compound. The two contractors have since been discharged from hospital. Saudi Arabia is looking to diversify its oil-dependent economy. The kingdom has announced budget cutbacks after its 2015 deficit snowballed to $97 billion (93 billion euros). Aramco could be listed on the stock market in 2018, with an initial sale of a five percent stake expected to form the basis for the fund holding about $2 trillion in..

Chitwan Medical College announces 20 % discount for journalists

Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Feb 15: Chitwan Medical College has announced a 20 percent discount on medical treatment for journalists. College Chair and Managing Director Dr Harishchandra Neupane made this announcement on the occasion of the 'whole body health checkup camp' organised here today on the occasion of 56th anniversary of the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS). Journalists need to show their identity to the hospital to receive this facility, according to Neupane. The camp was jointly organised by the RSS, Chitwan office and the College. Over 150 journalists underwent whole body checkups in the camp. Also speaking on the occasion, RSS central chair expressed his hope for getting such assistance from the College in the days ahead as well...

Kate shows off her VERY athletic figure in skinny jeans as she plays jumping games with the Air Cadets during a team building exercise

The Duchess of Cambridge should off her sporty side today during her visit to an RAF base today to meet local air cadets, as she joined youngsters in jumping games as part of a team building exercise. Kate, who is royal patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, arrived to meet young people at RAF Wittering near Peterborough, in a more dressed down look than usual, sporting a £760 red blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and black skinny jeans. Sensibly, Kate left her heels at home and opted for flat black boots, which came in handy as she joined the youngsters in jumping games and showcased her very athletic figure in skinny black jeans. Kate experienced a hair raising moment today as her brunette locks flew around her shoulders while she completed a jumping exercise during a team building initiative with the RAF Air..
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300 benefitted from heart and kidney check-up

Kathmandu, Feb 11: Some 300 people underwent heart and kidney check-up at the free health camp hosted at RSS premises today. The free camp was organised by RSS Employees' Association with joint support of Kathmandu chapter of Nepal Hearth Foundation and District Public Health Office, Kathmandu, on the occasion of coming 56th anniversary of the RSS. A team comprising senior cardiologist Dr Premlal Baidya, Dr Urmila Shakya, Dr Lakshyshor Pradhan Shah, Dr Jyotsana Parajuli, Dr Pragya Silwal, Dr Bharosa Sharma and Dr Apurba Shrestha carried out heart check up. Out of those who underwent heart check-up, four children have been recommended for further treatment after some problems were diagnosed in their heart. Similarly, Lab Technicians of the District Public Health Office, Kathmandu, Raj Kumar Mishra, Bholanath Poudel and Rupa Budhathoki had carried out kidney check-up of 193 people...

Gun salute marks Queen’s 65 years on British throne

Queen Elizabeth, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee on Monday as Britain commemorated 65 years since she ascended the British throne. The 90-year-old monarch, who became Britain's longest-reigning sovereign in 2015, did not publicly mark the occasion herself, but a 41-gun royal salute was fired in a central London park to honour the landmark. "Today’s Sapphire Jubilee marks yet another remarkable milestone for our remarkable queen," Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement. "It is a testament to her selfless devotion to the nation that she is not marking becoming the first monarch to reign for 65 years with any special celebration, but instead getting on with the job to which she has dedicated her life." Elizabeth became queen aged 25 on Feb. 6, 1952, following the death of her father George VI, the 40th monarch in a royal line that..

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