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Published On: March 19, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Plane lands at Balewa Airport first time in 16 years

Tara Air’s twin otter plane successfully conducted its first test flight at Balewa Airport of Parbat after 16 years. The airline plans to start regular flights from Kathmandu from March 23. To ensure regular flights are in place, Baglung Municipality has agreed to compensate airlines in case of operational loss. 

Rolpa records over 50 per cent homebirths

Despite various government initiatives to promote birth at health facilities, more than 50% women give birth at their homes in Rolpa, largely due to lack of awareness, geographical remoteness and early marriage.  

Forest key to country's prosperity

Minister for Forests and Environment has expressed that maintaining right balance in conservation and use of forest resources was key to country’s prosperity as it had immense potentials to generate employment.

US-Bangla plane crash: 23 bodies to return Bangladesh

Bodies of 23 Bangladeshi passengers who died in the US-Bangla air crash of March 12 are being sent to Bangladesh. The plane carrying 71 passengers had crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport during landing.   

Six girls rescued from border point

Police rescued six girls from Kapilvastu district’s border point. The girls were lured by middlemen with promises of better job opportunities in third countries.

US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization

Discussions between top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials on achieving complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula have raised hopes for a potential breakthrough in the North Korean nuclear crisis.  


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