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Bangladeshi airline Novoair gets permit to operate Dhaka-Kathmandu direct flights

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KATHMANDU — The Dhaka based Novoair gas got a permission to operate direct flights from Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and Kathmandu. After getting the permission from Nepal government the company is planning to start services from June 2016.

The government has granted operation authorization to the company to operate flights between the capital cities. Earlier in a month, the government has granted operation authorization to another Bangladeshi carrier US-Bangla Airlines.

According to Pramod Nepal, under-secretary at the Tourism Ministry Novoair has been allocated 850 seats per week on the Kathmandu-Dhaka route.

Novoair was established in October 2001 and began international flights in December 2015. The airline is the 6th Bangladeshi carrier to get flight permit after Biman Bangladesh, GMG Airlines, United Airways, Regent Airways and US-Bangla Airlines. Nonetheless, none of them operates flights to Kathmandu aside from Biman.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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