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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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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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