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Blocked runway at Nepal airport strands thousands of people
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport remained closed for a second day Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all flights to and from foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers.

Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.

UN rights chief hails Nepal court for war crimes ruling
The UN human rights chief on Friday hailed Nepal's top court for barring war crimes commissions from offering amnesty to soldiers and former Maoist rebels in cases involving serious rights abuses. Nepal is in the process of setting up two bodies to investigate war crimes committed during a decade-long insurgency, which saw security forces and Maoist guerrillas accused of carrying out torture ...

Thousands stranded at Nepal airport
Thousands of people are left stranded after a plane skids off the runway at Nepal's only international airport, forcing its closure.

Nepal's Airport To Remain Closed Another Day
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said Friday.

Nepal flights grounded for 2nd day
Nepal's international airport remains closed to all flights for a second day after a Turkish Airlines plane ran off the runway.

Nepal's airport to remain closed till tomorrow morning
Kathmandu, Mar 6: Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least till 10 am tomorrow even as the Indian rescue mission tried to remove the Turkish jet that skidded off the surface on Wednesday morning, blocking the runway and stranding

Kathmandu-Varanasi bus service flagged-off
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) A direct bus service between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and India's Varanasi city was flagged off here on Thursday at a function attended by senior government officials from both sides. The service has been started under the Motor Vehicle Agreement between Nepal and India signed during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal for the 19th Saarc Summit ...

Kathmandu airport likely to reopen Saturday
Kathmandu, March 6 (IANS) Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport which was closed down on Wednesday due to an aircraft skidding off the runway is likely to open after 10.00 a.m. Saturday, said an official statement on Friday. Thousands of passengers have been stranded in Kathmandu since Wednesday after an Airbus A-330 aircraft belonging to Turkish Airlines skidded off the runway at Tribhuvan ...

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March 7, 2015, 1:44 AM
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Dadeldhura 27.5 14.4 1.6
Dipayal 38.7 23.5 0.0
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Okhaldhunga 24.1 13.1 1.7
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