David Beckham lands in Nepal for a BBC documentary, and for a charity match

David Beckham in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Former England international David Beckham has arrived here in Nepal on Friday morning to play a charity match –Beckham Match for Children —  in aid of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and for the shooting of a documentary commissioned by BBC. Continue reading

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NAC’s resumes its Kathmandu-Bangalore service over a decade

Nepal Airlines

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is resuming its Kathmandu-Banglore sector service after a gap of almost a decade. The national flag carrier will be flying to Banglore with the promotional one-way fare of Rs 10,092, including taxes. Continue reading

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Two hundred Gurkha soldiers will join thousands of runners in the ‘Great North 10k’ race

Nepal Earthquake GurkhaOver two hundred Gurkha soldiers will run in aid of the relief fund set up following two devastating earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year.

The soldiers, based in Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, will take part in the Morrisons Great North 10k run on Sunday, July 5 for the Nepal Earthquake Response Fund, Continue reading

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Committee formed to put Tourism Industry “Back on Track”

PATA Nepal Tourism Industry
Tourism stakeholders have formed a joint panel of government officials and private sector to assess damage on hotels, cultural heritage sites and trekking trails made by the earthquake and initiate repair works immediately to bring the country’s tourism industry back on track at the earliest.

The Tourism Recovery Committee (TRC), which was formed on May 7, is led by Director General of Department of Tourism (DoT) Tulsi Prasad Gautam. Continue reading

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Kathmandu Valley says “No Thank You” to Plastic Bags

no-plastic-bagsKATHMANDU, APR 16 – The government has started monitoring the implementation of the ban on use of polythene bags in the Kathmandu Valley. The government had decided the ban of the polythene bags from the Nepali  New Year (April 14).

In this connection, a joint team of the Department of Environment, Nepal Police, Kathmandu Metropolis and Lalitpur Sub-Metropolis carried out a monitoring at Asan and Kalimati of Kathmandu and Krishna Mandir area of Lalitpur.
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China is expecting to connect Nepal via tunnel under the Everest by 2020

Ticket to HeavenChina is considering extending a railway line linking the country to Nepal via a tunnel under Mount Everest, according to Chinese state media.

The Qinghai-Tibet railway already links the rest of China with the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, and beyond, and an extension running as far as the international border is already being planned “at Nepal’s request”, the China Daily quoted a railway expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering as saying. Continue reading

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