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Himalaya Airlines operating daily flights to Doha

Himalaya Airlines (H9), a Nepal-China joint venture airline, has conducteddaily direct flights to Doha, Qatar, to fulfil the increasing demand of passengers to the destination. The airline will depart from Kathmandu at 2300 hours (local time), and land at 0130 hours (local time) in Doha. Similarly, the return flight will …

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Lady Gaga’s meeting with Dalai Lama angers mainland fan

US pop star Lady Gaga’s Sunday meeting with the Dalai Lama, which was streamed live on Facebook, has captured widespread attention. A large number of netizens, thought to be Chinese, made heavily critical comments on Lady Gaga’s Facebook page. Some of Lady Gaga’s fans, from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and netizens …

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China’s Tibet, Nepal to resume Lhasa-Kathmandu direct bus service

KATHMANDU, June 29 (Xinhua)– China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal have agreed to work toward resuming Lhasa-Kathmandu direct bus service after decade-long gap. During the 9th meeting of the Joint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC) between Nepal and TAR that concluded here on Tuesday, two sides signed a 16-point memorandum of …

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Airfares of domestic flights reduced

Following reduction in price of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), one-way airfares of domestic flights went down by up to Rs 384 on Monday. A meeting of Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), the umbrella organization of domestic airlines held on Sunday, decided to lower airfare by a maximum of Rs …

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Journalist Shakya bereaved of his wife

By Our Reporter Noted journalist, editor and publisher of Rajmati Newari weekly newspaper and the first president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Lalitpur Branch, Dharmaratna Shakya has been bereaved of his wife Nucshemaya Shakya. Late Shakya, 83, passed away on 19th June. People’s Review family extends heartfelt condolences to …

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How can we save Shajha Prakashan?

By Our Business Observer Just recently, the Shajha Prakashan has handed over a memorandum to the government urging rescue of the Publications from its crisis for survival. The management there has asked the government to exempt all the old debt otherwise, it has warned to dispose its assets to clear …

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Closure of Danish Embassy: Mission accomplished?

By Our Reporter Reports state that Denmark has decided to close her embassy in Kathmandu. It is said that as Denmark government has completed her development mission mission in in Nepal, she has decided to close her embassy in Kathmandu, however, some political observers remark that as Denmark has accomplished …

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NRA’ splans for quake-damaged houses

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to recommend the Council of Ministers to provide Rs 50,000 for the repair, maintenance and retrofitting of houses that were partially damaged in the earthquakes of last year. A meeting of NRA’s steering committee on Friday made a decision to carry out required …

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Food Safety Act to be improved

The government is preparing to amend the Food Safety Act and bring more types of misconducts in food trade under the Act’s purview as government officials believe introduction of the new law will help control food adulteration and other wrongdoings. Mohan Krishna Maharjan, senior food officer at the Department of …

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EU ban on Nepali airlines continues

Against the expectation of the government of Nepal, the European Commission has continued the ban it imposed on Nepali airlines from flying into the 28-nation bloc. The EC stated that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal failed to rectify air safety short-comings forcing the European Commission to continue with its …

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