Stories By 'SANGAM PRASAIN'
The Environment Ministry has approved the environmental and social impact assessment of the planned $1.21 billion Nijgadh International Airport project in Bara paving the way for the construction of the much-delayed air hub. The Forest Ministry allowed the Tourism Ministry to conduct the study in February 2017.
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Officials and climbers continue to argue whether or not an iconic chunk of Everest got dislodged during the 2015 earthquake. While the government maintains that Hillary Step-a rocky outcrop jutting out of the slopes of Everest just below the summit-remains intact, mountaineers who have been there say that it has fallen off.
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The opening hours of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) are now 6 am to 3 am the next day. Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated the new 21-hour schedule on Monday that is expected to reduce congestion at the country’s sole international aerial gateway to some extent.
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Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) will remain open 21 hours a day from Monday as it extends its opening hours by 2 hours 30 minutes due to a sharp growth in air passenger traffic, airport authorities said.
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The hilltop of Nagidanda in Kavrepalanchok district is the best site among the three spots studied to build a domestic airport close to the Kathmandu Valley, the report of the government technical study group said.
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High-altitude guide Kami Rita Sherpa, 48, stepped on the top of Everest for the 22nd time on Wednesday, consolidating his record as the most prolific Everester.Sherpa has climbed the tallest peak on earth more times than any other person. He reached the summit at 8:30 am, Tourism Ministry official Gyanendra Shrestha said from Everest base camp.
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Two pilots died when a Makalu Air cargo plane crashed in the remote mountainous region of Humla on Wednesday morning.Captain duo Kiran Bhattarai and Aditya Nath Nepali died in the Cessna 208 Grand Caravan crash, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) said. The deceased Aditya Nath is the son of Captain Phizo Nath, the executive chairman of the airline company.
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