KAHMANDU, March 12: Of the total 71 people including four crew members on the board the ill-fated Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft with Call Sign BS-211, 32 people were Bangladeshi nationals, 33 were Nepalis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: It was an unusual wait at the Prime Minister’s Office, Baluwatar on June 16, 2006. The then prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala was anticipating two rebel leaders. Following the second people’s revolution, a peace accord was in the offing. The then CPN-Maoist leaders, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Dr. Baburam Bhattarai were on their way to Kathmandu to discuss the peace accord. Twenty five years after living underground, it was Dahal’s first time at Baluwatar. For Bhattarai, it was his second.
KATHMANDU, April 28: Various development partners including the UN, EU and the World Bank have asked the government to continue efforts to forge political agreement to ensure participation of wide sections of people in the upcoming elections.