Nepal PM urges Indian trade & industry to explore investment opportunities

Addressing business and industry leaders in Mumbai at an event organised by All India Association of Industries (AIAI), the visiting Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli asked Indian businesses to exploit the conducive investment atmosphere present in areas like tourism, hydropower, IT, etc. While businessmen from various countries are coming forward to come invest in Nepal, the Nepal PM said that the country is keen to have more Indian investments considering closeness of two countries and mutual progress. Exploiting the large presence of people from Bollywood including the likes…

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Nepal missing passenger jet with 23 people on board crashes in Myagdi

A small passenger plane with 23 people on board including crew members has crashed after it went missing while it was flying over the Himalayas. The Tara Twin Otter plane was carrying two children and several foreign tourists. A search operation was earlier launched for the missing aircraft while the fate of the people aboard the plane remains unknown. Senior police official Mahendra Pokhare has confirmed to the Himalayan Times that the plane went down in Myagdi district. Emergency personnel are rushing to the crash site. The airlines said the…

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Nepal safe to visit, report claims

Four months after an earthquake destroyed major heritage sites in Nepal, attractions and Everest climbing trails have been declared safe to visit, a report claims. After a period of rebuilding and uncertainty, tour companies are resuming trips to the country after an assessment of Everest concluded that there was “minimal damage” to the majority of accommodation and trails. April’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake caused major destruction to hotels, landmarks and attractions such as the city’s 61m-high Bhimsen Tower, which collapsed, and the country’s most important Hindu shrine Pashupatinat, which was also…

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