Plane crash shines light on safety issues again

The crash of Tara Air Flight 193 on Wednesday has again spotlighted Nepal’s poor air safety record. The Canadian-made Twin Otter aircraft slammed into the Himalayan foothills on a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom killing all 23 aboard. In 2013, Nepali airlines had been put in the bad books of the International Civil Aviation Organization

Bank lending surges by Rs40b as embargo ends

Lending by commercial banks has surged after the trade embargo by India was lifted, swelling by Rs40 billion in the last one and a half months. India withdrew the embargo in the first week of February. According to the Nepal Bankers’ Association, total loans extended by commercial banks amounted to Rs50 billion during the period

Tara Air plane with 23 people on board ‘crashes in Rupse of Myagdi’

A Tara Twin-Otter plane with 23 people, including three crew members and two children, on board, reportedly crashed in Myagdi district in western Nepal on Wednesday morning. SSP Mahendra Pokharel of Pokhara-based Gandaki Zonal Police Office said that the suspected crash site lies in Rupse Chhahari of Dana VDC in Myagdi district. The small aircraft

NEA overusing water of Kulekhani reservoir

The water level at the Kulekhani reservoir has dropped sharply after the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) drew more water than usual to crank up power generation and ensure that load-shedding didn’t go over 13 hours daily. The reservoir at the 92 MW hydropower project has shrunk by 9 metres, the steepest fall in three-four years,

Chitwan expos aim to boost tourism, economy

January, Trade fairs and expositions, which had been halted after the April 25 earthquake and subsequent Tarai unrest and Indian embargo, are back in Chitwan. Various organisations have taken initiatives to organise such events to boost tourism and economic activity. Two such events have already taken place, while three more are in the pipeline. Regional

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