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Bodies of Kabul victims handed over to families

Gorkha Post

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KATHMANDU — Bodies of each of the 12 Nepalis killed in Monday’s terrorist attack in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul were airlifted to Kathmandu on Wednesday and handed them over to their families.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa were present at Tribhuvan International Airport when Nepal Airlines Corporation’s chartered Airbus landed with the bodies from Afghanistan this afternoon.

Families of the deceased who had reached Tribhuvan International Airport to receive the bodies broke down in tears as the pink-and-white coffins, tagged with the names of the dead, were lined up.

24 Nepalis who used to guard Canadian Embassy in Kabul, along with the deceased, also returned home in the same NAC flight.

All the 24 returnees had gone to Afghanistan via the official channel and were hired by Sabre International to guard the Canadian Embassy.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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