Flight data recorder retrieved from wreckage of Nepal plane crash

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Mar 13 : Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines passenger plane that crashed, killing at least 49 people on board, as it attempted to land at Kathmandu, a senior airport official in Nepal’s capital said on Tuesday. The airline and airport authorities have […]

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal killing at least 50

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, March 12 : A Bangladeshi airliner with 71 people on board crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, killing at least 50 people, officials said. The plane, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was on a flight from Dhaka when it hit an airport […]

Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, March 12 : A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued. The state of the other people on the flight from […]

Nepal’s new prime minister names former c.bank chief as finance minister

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Feb 26 : Nepal’s prime minister on Monday named former central banker Yubaraj Khatiwada as the Himalayan nation’s finance minister, to revive a quake-hit economy emerging from a long civil conflict. K.P. Sharma Oli, who was appointed for a second term last week, campaigned on a promise to fight corruption and […]

Moderate Nepali communist Oli to “balance China, India” as new PM

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Feb 15 : Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday appointed moderate communist K.P. Sharma Oli, who led an alliance with former Maoist rebels to a sweeping victory in recent elections, as prime minister. A presidential spokesman said Oli, who spent 14 years in jail for opposing the now-abolished monarchy in […]

Nepal’s Oli, most likely next PM, wins parliament seat

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Dec 10 : Former Nepali prime minister K.P. Oli on Sunday looked set for a return to power after winning his seat in parliament and his Communist UML party and Maoist allies on course to win a majority. Counting is still under way following an election on Thursday that capped a […]