No chopper for women

July 27, 2019 00:25 am

As we all know, it would be difficult for women, or even men for that matter, to manage without a chopper in the kitchen. But even if this piece is not about the kitchen thing, I will get back to it later. As for the term, Americans found it logical to call helicopter a “chopper” as its rotor made “chop, chop” like sound more so because of long blades and slow rotation.

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Dodging death: The sole survivor's account

September 14, 2018 09:58 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The phone rang. The receiver was greeted with a frantic message from the other end. “Call your sister Dolma immediately! Looks like something really bad has happened.”It was around 9 am last Saturday.

DHADING/ NUWAKOT, Sept 9: Six people died while one was injured after an Altitude Air helicopter crashed into the dense forest of Mailungpakha in Meghan Rural Municipality-1, Basurgchet of Nuwakot district on Saturday morning.

JUMLA, Aug 14: An Indian national has been beheaded by the rear blade of a helicopter in Humla on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Dr Govinda KC has been airlifted to Kathmandu. The chopper belonging to Nepal Army carrying Dr KC landed at Tudikhel ground.

SURKHET, Jan 22: On the day of the oath-taking ceremony, Provincial Assembly members of Province 6 were still in the capital instead of being in their own province from where they got elected to serve the people.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested helicopter companies not to operate any commercial flights in the Annapurna Conservation Area without taking permission from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

NEW DELHI, Oct 6: Five Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel were killed and one critically injured as an Indian Air Force chopper crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh Friday morning.

RASUWA, July 24: All the parts of the helicopter of Manang Air that met with an accident at the helipad in Gosaikunda have been taken to Kathmandu.

RASUWA, June 10: Manang Air's helicopter en route to Gosaikunda from Kathmandu has crash – landed incurring minor damages and sparing human casualties.

RASUWA, May 2: Election official, Santosh Giri, who was found hanging from a noose made up of a shawl, has been brought to Kathmandu on a helicopter for treatment.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Nepal government has decided to exempt various governmental and non-governmental organizations from paying the air fare arrears amounting to around Rs 32 million at the request of the Defense Ministry.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: A Nepal Army helicopter with President Bidya Devi Bhandari on board has made an emergency landing near Arjun khola, Bhaluwang, in Dang district Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Although the government had decided last July to purchase three helicopters--one medium and two light--for disaster response and rescue operations, the purchase of medium-size twin-engine helicopters has been put off as the price ceiling exceeded an earlier deal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: A helicopter of Shree Airlines met with an accident at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Saturday morning.

Mountain Air chopper makes forced landing

September 25, 2016 13:03 pm

KATHMANDU, SEPT 25: A Mountain Air chopper heading towards Kathmandu from Lukla was compelled to make a forced landing due to a technical problem.

NUWAKOT, Aug 11: A helicopter of Mountain Air with four passengers on board made an emergency landing at Mahadev Phant of the district following a glitch in its engine.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The government on Tuesday formed a four-member committee to investigate the Fishtail Air chopper crash that claimed the lives of seven persons including the pilot.

GORKHA, Aug 9: Nineteen-year-old nursing mother Preeti Gurung, who lost her life during Monday’s chopper crash in Nuwakot, was receiving treatment at Sirdibas health post in Gorkha since the last three days.

NUWAKOT, Aug 8: A helicopter belonging to Fishtail Air crashed at Betini, Belkot VDC-8 of Nuwakot district on Monday, killing all seven on board, including the pilot and a new-born baby.

KATH MANDU, July 12: Indian officials have been pressing Nepal to pay Rs 1.27 billion for an army helicopter which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gifted the Himalayan nation two years ago.

KATHMANDU, June27: Money collected under the cordination of Nepali community living in Chicago, United States of America (USA) for the families of Nepal Army who died in American helicopter crash while searching and rescueing earthquake victims, has been handed over to Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri.