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All paragliders rescued

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KASKI — All the nine paragliders who met with an accident in the Lake City have been rescued alive Tuesday afternoon. Seven paragliders fell into the Fewa Lake in Pokhara, one paraglider fell in Armala while another another in Majheripatan after they lost control due to strong wind.

They were rescued by the police on Tuesday, as per SP Ghanshyam Aryal of the District Police Office, Kaski.

The paragliders, all of them foreigners, fell into the Lake after they lost control due to strong wind, Krishna Bhandari, Coordinator of the competition informed.

The paragliders, who flew the height of 1400 meters from Sarangkot, were supposed to land at Khapaudi on the banks of Phewa Lake.

Over 150 pilots from 26 countries including Nepal are competing in the Paragliding Pre-World Cup that is being held at Pokhara.


Correction : Earlier it was reported that 6 paragliders have fallen in Fewa lake where as actual number of paragliders should be 9, hence, it is corrected here.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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