POKHARA, Oct 26: The Kaski District chapter of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has recommended Bidhya Bhattarai, widow of the late tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari, as the party’s candidate for the upcoming by-election in Kaski Constituency-2.

POKHARA, Oct 23: Sajha Party has decided to nominate its central committee member Rajani KC in the upcoming by-elections for the vacant seat of House of Representatives from Kaski constituency-2.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nearly two months after the sudden demise of the then Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, a photo exhibition has been organized in the capital in remembrance of the late minister.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has paid a tribute to late Tourism Minister Adhikari by hailing him as an exemplary leader he ever found in the political course of his life.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bamdev Gautam on Saturday denied 'rumors' that he was considering running in a by-election for the parliamentary seat from Kaski which has fallen vacant with the sudden demise of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

March 2, 2019 18:40 pm

Week in pictures for the week Feb 24-March 2, 2019

KATHMANDU, March 2: The last rites of six of the seven deceased in Taplejung helicopter crash including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari were performed on Friday. Minister Adhikari’s last rites were performed with state honor at Ramghat of Kaski, the home district of the deceased minister.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that late tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari was innocent in wide-body aircraft procurement scam.

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KATHMANDU, March 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that late Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, wasn’t involved in the widebody aircraft scam, and Adhikari, rather had been dragged into a controversy.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Political leaders and citizens came together to pay final tribute to the body of late Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari at Exhibition Center, Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, March 1: A Nepal Army plane transported the body of late Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari to Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The mortal remains of the Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, who was killed in Wednesday's chopper crash in Taplejung, is being airlifted to his home town Pokhara on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: A public condolence ceremony scheduled for Thursday to pay final tributes to those killed in the Air Dynasty crash in Taplejung has been postponed to Friday morning after the ongoing autopsy process was prolonged.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to hold a tribute ceremony to commemorate late Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari at its central party office, Dhumbarahi on March 7.

KASKI, Feb 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Taplejung on Wednesday, will be cremated with state honours here at Ramghat on Friday.

NCP Chair Dahal meets bereaved families

February 28, 2019 12:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal has extended condolences to the bereaved family of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday.

Late Minister’s last rites in Pokhara

February 28, 2019 12:27 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari’s last rites will be performed at Kaski, Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The parliamentary party of main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has expressed grief over the demise of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari in a helicopter crash in Taplejung.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Efforts to airlift the bodies of those killed in yesterday’s helicopter crash has been affected after rainfall and snowfall at Suketar.

TAPLEJUNG, Feb 28: A helicopter crash in Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon claimed the lives of all seven people on board, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari.

Leaders, parties express condolences

February 28, 2019 07:57 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Top politicians, major political parties as well as members of the public took to various platforms on Wednesday to express their condolences over the death of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and six others in a helicopter accident at Phungling of Taplejung while his entourage was returning from Pathibhara temple on Wednesday.

Govt forms probe committee

February 28, 2019 07:54 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The government has formed a probe panel to investigate Wednesday’s helicopter crash that killed seven persons including Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari in Taplejung.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism, Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, who died aged 49 in a helicopter crash in Taplejung Wednesday, will be best remembered for breathing new life into Nepal’s stagnant civil aviation and tourism.

POKHARA, Feb 28: Residents of Kaski district remember Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari for his warm and cheerful personality. Following his untimely demise in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, locals said he will always be remembered as a much-loved leader who touched the heart of youths and the older generation alike.

It felt like a bad dream: Eyewitness

February 28, 2019 07:40 am

PANCHTHAR, Feb 28: It was around 1 pm and Sukbir Bhattarai of Mayam, Taplejung was collecting fodder for his cattle with his brother when he saw a helicopter flying overhead with a loud noise. “Our eyes were still on the chopper when we saw it hit a cliff and fall down in pieces after a blast,” said Bhattarai. “By the time it fell down, it was all smoke and fumes.”

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari heartily accepted to come to our weekly Frontline live show on January 30. He came to our office at around 6:30 pm for the 7 pm live show. The show focused on wide-body aircraft procurement scam, fake rescue claims and other aviation issues. Those who watched the program only wanted to hear the minister talk about the wide-body investigations. Minister Adhikari promised to bring out the truth of the wide-body purchase in two-three months.

Take weather forecast seriously

February 28, 2019 02:00 am

Wednesday afternoon stunned us all. The helicopter of Air Dynasty carrying seven passengers including Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari crashed near Pathibhara of Taplelung district.

PANCHTHAR, Feb 27: Seven people including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on board the Air Dynasty died when it crashed near Pathibhara of Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Five out of seven onboard confirmed dead in helicopter crash in Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari has said that all paperwork and other preliminary works for Nijgadh International Airport (NIA) will be completed within three months, and the construction will commence immediately afterwards.

Jan 7: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 7, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Jan 7 : Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari said on Monday that he was not involved in any process in the procurement of wide-body aircraft by the Nepal Airlines.

POKHARA, Dec 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has claimed that the construction of Pokhara International Airport would be completed before the stipulated date.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said the European Union-imposed ban on Nepali aircrafts in Europe sky will be lifted very soon.

POKHARA, Nov 27: Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has claimed that there has been a ploy to weaken Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). The minister’s claim comes at a time when investigation is ongoing over procurement of two wide body A330-200 series Airbus aircrafts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Attending the meeting of the parliamentary International Relation Committee on Friday, Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari assured that the corporation would provide all documents related to the purchase of Airbus A330-200 wide-body aircraft to the committee within 24 hours.

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November 4, 2018 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU,  Nov 4: Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation will not be attending the World Tourism Fair in London after his visa was cancelled due to negligence from VFS Office in Kathmandu.

Nijgadh International Airport, which could potentially become the game-changing project of Nepal, is mired in controversy. Conservationists argue the government is trying to destroy the environment in the name of development.

DANG, Sept 16: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Tarigaun airport in Dang district will come into operation before Dashain festival.

Qatar Airways extends flight

September 4, 2018 08:21 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Airways has announced the schedule of a new flight on the Kathmandu- Doha sector, effective from September 2, 2018. The flight will depart Kathmandu at 2:10AM and reach Doha at 4:45AM.