KATHMANDU, Sept 11: A meeting of the UML’s Standing Committee to discuss and decide the party’s representatives participating in the statute convention has been postponed for 3PM today.

KATHMANDU, August 25:  As soon as the CPN-UML returned to its old state, Yogesh Bhattarai assumed the responsibility of the party's spokesperson. He has formally assumed the responsibility of spokesperson starting Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, August 7: CPN-UML leader and member of House of Representatives Yogesh Bhattarai is bereaved of his mother.

KATHMANDU, July 12: CPN-UML youth leader Yogesh Bhattarai has said that he welcomes the landmark verdict of the Supreme Court to reinstate the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal faction), Yogesh Bhattarai, on Tuesday accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of treading the path of former King Gyanendra Shah.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 28: Leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Dahal-Nepal faction, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has said that leaders of his faction are still in favor of party unity.

NAC projected to make profit from 2024

December 15, 2020 10:34 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is projected to start making profit only from 2024, according to its 10-year integrated business plan.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said mosques are the symbol of religious tolerance and goodwill in the country. He said so in course of inspecting the Pancha Kashmiri Takiya Masjid at local Ghantaghar today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal has lost about 72 percent of passengers in the international sector till November compared to the corresponding period of 2019. As COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, the country’s aviation industry remained closed for about six months causing the industry to lose 65 percent of passengers in the domestic sector.

"I am giving you homework for 25 days, and I want it completed."

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that Simikot Airport in Humla would be developed as a tourist hub.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has said that a master plan will be unveiled for tourism promotion in eastern hilly districts including Taplejung.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 6: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has committed to setting up isolation centers with 100-bed capacity in Taplejung district.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 11

October 11, 2020 06:00 am

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28 : Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has directed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to reconsider the license of self-ground handling for the Himalaya Airlines.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that there is no alternative to the Nijgadh International Airport in Bara as the capacity of the only international airport in the country – the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) – is sure to get saturated in the near future.

Republica Morning Brief

September 23, 2020 06:00 am

Dr Govinda KC was brought to Kathmandu on Tuesday, and he was forcibly taken to the National Turma Center. Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, was brought to Kathmandu through a flight at 11:45 AM. Although he wanted to go to TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, the police had forcibly taken him to the National Trauma Center as soon as he landed in Kathmandu. He managed to leave the Trauma Center with the help of his aides later in the evening and was admitted to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said that the activities of senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govind KC are like “looking London, talking Tokyo”.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has requested the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Nepal’s tourism and aviation sector.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14 : Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has stressed the need for making the Buddhist philosophy universal.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Yogesh Bhattarai, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, has directed his staff to submit the progress of their performance agreement within a week.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the hotel business in the country will resume at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the employees who do not comply with their job requirements properly will be “politely removed from their positions.”

KATHMANDU, June 8: The construction of new airports will be carried out only if they meet one of three important criteria, according to Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Nepal Airlines’ RA 4171 aircraft has left for Guangzhou, China to bring necessary medical equipment at 12:31 pm on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has said the government has been working for the overall development of Lumbini. Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has directed the officials of his ministry to form an action team to study the impact of coronavirus on tourism industry and identify measures that need to be taken to address them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the world should be informed about the fact that Nepal is free from the dark shadow of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Preparations are on to celebrate Mahashivaratri in a special manner on the occasion of Visit Nepal Year 2020. Different organisations have started cleaning different places in Pashupati area at the request of the Pashupati Area Development Trust for the same

DANG, Jan 24: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has inspected Tarigaun based domestic airport on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai stressed the need to spread the message to the world that mountains of Nepal are safe and clean.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has said the time has come to stop the departure of intellectual human resource from the country. The capital flight is also a worrying concern, he stressed.

MELBOURNE, Jan 9: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai urged Nepali authorities to send at least 100,000 Australian tourists to Nepal during the Visit Year 2020.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has faced a barrage of criticism on social media for his “ill-timed” visit to Australia to promote the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, when as the country is reeling under one of the worst crisis in its history due to the massive wildfires.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Minister for culture, tourism and civil aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the government will demarcate boundaries for the construction of Nijgadh International  Airport that is proposed to be built in Bara.

LONDON, Nov 4: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the works of national pride projects have been executed faster than expected.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that most of the airports in the tarai region are ready to operate during night.

Bad road takes toll on tourism in Nagarkot

September 25, 2019 08:05 am

The 16-kilometer road was scheduled to be completed by Fiscal Year 2015/16

ILAM, Sept 25: The much-hyped Visit Nepal 2020 is just three months away but most of the roads leading to major tourist destinations are yet to be repaired. The situation is not different in Province 1, which boasts of having over two dozen tourist destinations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has drawn the attention of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to solve the problem of plane holding.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Events after Saturday evening in Nepalgunj, where Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai was shouted at by passengers onboard Buddha Air flight to Kathmandu, have suddenly escalated.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has said that it was saddened by indecent behavior of some passengers toward Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai on board an aircraft due to some delay caused by the minister’s busy schedule.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Tourism Minister Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has apologized for causing a flight delay and inconvenience to passengers on Saturday.

KAILALI, Sept 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has stressed the need for all-side support to make the Visit Nepal Year 2020 successful.

Sept 9: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

LALITPUR, Sept 9: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has termed Lalitpur as a living museum of arts and culture.

Acting deaf n dumb

September 7, 2019 01:00 am

New tourism minister has come up with list of tasks he wishes to get done before Visit Nepal Year 2020. But he has left out many aspects

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai said that the ministry has initiated the task of adding facilities in the domestic airports across the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai on Wednesday said Nijgadh International Airport would be constructed in the same location as suggested by a study relating to the project. The location for the project would not change whatsoever, he said