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Archive for January, 2008

Nepal’s 1st Low-cost Airlines Begins Operation

admin January 23rd, 2008

Yeti Airlines International crew welcoming passangers on the Inaugural flight to Kuala LampurInaugural flight KTM to KL
Yeti Airlines International, a joint venture between Yeti Airlines and Air Arabia, began international flights from Wednesday (23 Jan 2008), with its inaugural flight taking off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this morning.

The airline, which is also known as, is scheduled to operate three flights a week to Kuala Lumpur and thrice-weekly flights to Sharjah, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It is the first Nepali low-cost carrier and the first to have foreign investment scheduled.

Speaking at a function held to inaugurate its flights, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prithivi Subba Gurung said its operation will help to provide easy connections to Nepali working abroad and several more tourists to visit Nepal.

Lila Mani Poudel, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, asked the airline to provide better services to the Nepali workers with good and respectful treatment.

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admin January 21st, 2008

Our heartfelt condolence on the expiry of our founder member Mr. Jagdish Prasad Shrestha’s mother Mrs. Gauri Devi Shrestha.

We are deeply depressed at the sad news and pray to God for giving courage and strength to the family to bear her loss.

May God grant peace to the departed soul.

Maghe Sankranti

admin January 15th, 2008

Maghe Sangranti, Ghiu-Chaku SankrantiMaghe Sankranti - January 15, 2008
Maghe Sankranti is the beginning of the holy month of Magh, usually the mid of January. It brings an end to the ill-omened month of Poush (mid-december) when all religious ceremonies are forbidden. Even if it is considered the coldest day of the year, it marks the coming of warmer weather and better days of health and fortune.

This day is said to be the most significant day for holy bathing despite the weather. This ritual usually takes place at the union of sacred rivers and streams. Sankhamole, on the banks of the holy Bagmati river, below Patan, is thought to be amongst the most sacred sites for this purpose, though there has been a decline in the fulfillment of this ritual in the recent years due to water pollution in the river. But people still go in the wee hours of dawn just to sprinkle themselves with the water. They pay homage to various deities specially the temple of Red Machindranath and Agima Ta.

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Dikesh Weds Sanjila (more pics)

admin January 10th, 2008

Dikesh weds Sanjila

More pictures from Dikesh & Sanjila’s wedding….

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Singaporean students build library in Kaski, Nepal

admin January 2nd, 2008

While university students in the capital city spend their time sunning themselves on campus rooftops, a group of students from the Singapore Management University have constructed a library worth Rs 500,000 and renovated the school building of Harisiddi Primary School at Armala VDC of Kaski district.

During their 17-day stay in the village, the students also distributed 42 improved hearths to the villagers on the initiative of Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Last year too, students from the same university had constructed a library for Janata Primary School at Ward No 2 of the same VDC.

Room to Read, a non-governmental organization working in the education sector, has announced to provide 1,000 books to the newly established library.