News Digest

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
News Digest

Jun 30, 2014-

NAC aircraft grounded after bird hit

KATHMANDU: A Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) aircraft has been grounded for a week after hitting a bird during landing at the Biratnagar Airport on Monday morning. According to NAC spokesperson Saroj Kasaju, the blades of right propeller of the Chinese-made MA-60 sustained a minor damage. “We have informed the aircraft company about the incident. It will take at least a week to repair the propeller,” he said, adding that all 51 passengers onboard are safe. The 56-seat aircraft, received from China in April, had started its commercial operation from June 25. (PR)  

RPP-N lawmaker seeks policy amendments

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) has registered an amendment notice on the policies and programmes that was presented by the government in the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday. RPP-N lawmaker Sushil Kumar Shrestha has sought amendments on the government policies and programmes, pressing for a concrete proposal to conduct the local election by mid-January next year, and formation of a high-level commission to investigate into illegally earned properties. The amendment notice also calls for setting up a mechanism to bring back the black money deposited in foreign bank accounts, ending the power shortage in the country within three years, and stopping money-induced religious conversion. (PR)  

Fugitive held after 12 years

PARSA: A murder suspect has been arrested 12 years after the crime here in the district on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a team from Area Police Office in Sugauli arrested Ramayan Raya, 56, of Paterwa Sugauli-1. Ramayan has been charged of murdering Maharaj Raya of Nichuta-7.

Two girls rescued from Sunauli

BHAIRAHAWA: An organisation working to prevent human trafficking has rescued two girls from Sunauli border. The women staff of KI Nepal, a local non-governmental organisation, had found the girls of Bhaktapur and Sindhupalchowk while trying to cross the border. Traffickers had allegedly lured the two with assurances of marriage. KI Nepal coordinator Usha Gurung said they had stopped the girls after suspecting that they had been a victim to trafficking, and were handed over to their respective families.  

Indian nationals held with drugs

NEPALGUNJ: Police arrested two Indian nationals in possession of brown sugar from Jayaspur in Banke district on Monday. According to District Police Office, Sarif Ansari, 22, and Imran Dhapali, 18, of Nanpara in India were arrested with 26 packets of brown sugar. Border Police Post in Jayaspur nabbed the duo with the drugs. (PR)

Published: 01-07-2014 09:02

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