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Earthquake strikes Nepal, hundreds dead, history crumbled

A powerful earthquake struck at 11.56 am today suspected to be killing hundreds and injuring thousands across the country. The quake epicentered at some 80-km northwest of Kathmandu had a depth of only 11-km, which is considered shallow in geological

Government to set up mountain tourism workers’ welfare fund

The government is planning set up a welfare fund for mountaineering tourism workers to help mountaineering and trekking workers at times of rescue and emergency. Speaking at a programme organised by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) here today marking the first

Nepal re-positions itself on global tourism map, receives best award

The world’s famous travel publisher – Lonely Planet – awarded Nepal ‘Best in Travel 2015′ award at World Travel Market 2014 (WTM 2014) today. Khumbu Region of Nepal has been awarded as one of the top 10 regions to travel

Khumbu one of the Lonely Planet’s 10 best regions to explore

Lonely Planet ranked Khumbu region – also known as the Mt Everest region – among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. The Australia-based world’s largest travel guide publisher, cautioning the would-be visitors about recent mishaps in Nepal, has

TAAN rescues 77 trekkers from Manang district

A team of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) rescued some 77 trekkers from different parts of Manang district today. “Of the total rescued trekkers, some 17 were Israelis, 29 Nepali support staff, five Indonesians, 10 Germans, five Spanish, four

Oriental Hotels announces 10 per cent bonus shares

Oriental Hotels yesterday announced 10 per cent bonus shares – including tax – to its shareholders, as it has posted profit first time in last 14 years. It registered a profit of Rs 210 million in the last fiscal year

Entrepreneurs seek direct air connectivity with Russia

Businessmen today requested Russian ambassador Sergey Vasilievich Velichkin to help resume direct fights between Kathmandu and Moscow. Lack of direct air link with Russia has restricted the two countries in increasing business activities due to low connectivity, they said, adding

Probe panel recommends action against Niroula

A probe panel formed to study financial irregularities in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has recommended action against its acting chief executive officer Subash Niroula. The panel submitting 75-page report to minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhim Prasad Acharya

Nepal’s first aircraft museum to open on September 17

Nepal’s first aircraft museum is going to open in Dhangadhi from September 17. “The museum will display 200 miniature aircraft models or designs of aircraft, including Wright brothers’ airplane of 1903 and modern aircraft,” said promoter of the museum Captain

Nepal among the places to go in 2014

The New York Times features Nepal in its list of places to go in 2014. In the updated list, of 52 places to go published today, Nepal ranks 45. New peaks open up for alpine adventurers, it wrote, adding that

National Tourism Strategy Plan in the pipeline

The government is preparing to introduce a 10-year National Tourism Strategy Plan aiming at diversifying tourism attractions and services. The plan – that is also aimed at ensuring improved quality of products and human resources – National Tourism Strategy Plan

Ministry claims air safety improvement

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation today wrote International Civil Aviation Organisation that Nepal has been working hard to improve air safety standards in recent months. A letter dispatched today also claimed that the ministry has been taking slew

Tourism entrepreneurs ask government to let trekking permit issue from Pokahara

Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara demanded the government to ease trekking permission in the popular Manaslu area. They asked the government to let the permit be issued from Pokhara, instead of from Kathmandu that has created unnecessary troubles from the entrepreneurs

Chamber seeks simplification of zero tariff facility with China

Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) today sought simplification of zero tariff facility with China. Addressing an interaction with Chinese ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai on bi-lateral economic ties between Nepal and China president of Nepal Chambers of Commerce Rajesh Kazi

Nepal plans to establish shorter air routes to India, abroad

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation today formed a technical working group to discuss on airspace issues and also create a favourable condition to open new cross-border air routes between Nepal and India. The group – led by deputy

CPN-M workers union campaigning against four trekking operators

Tourism entrepreneurs today condemned workers affiliated to Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist for requesting foreign embassies of different countries to advise their citizens against using the service of four trekking companies in Nepal. Joint Tourism Coordination Committee – a loose group of

Nepal needs to diversy tourism products

Newly appointed tourism secretary Suresh Man Shrestha today asked the tourism entrepreneurs to diversify tourism products and services to promote Nepal in international market effectively “We have huge tourism potentials,” he said, adding, “But we are failing to get desired

Chinese arrivals cross 100,00 mark

Though the visitors from southern neighbour contributes a large chunk in the total tourist arrivals to Nepal, Chinese arrivals also crossed the 100,000 mark last year. “The visitors from the northern neighbour touched an all time high of 113,173 in