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Domestic airfare slashed

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KATHMANDU — Private domestic airlines operators have slashed domestic airfare with effect from Monday.

The Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) on Sunday decided to slash the fuel surcharge after Nepal Oil Corporation’s decision to reduce air tribune fuel (ATF) cost.

The airfare has gone down by a minimum of Rs 150 to the maximum of Rs 375. “We decided to reduce airfare after Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) reduced the price of air turbine fuel (ATF),” AOAN Spokesperson Ghanshyam Acharya said.

NOC reduced ATF price by Rs 10 per liter effective from last Friday. The new airfare will be implemented from Monday.

NOC decreased aviation fuel price to domestic airlines by Rs 10 to Rs 99 per liter effective from Friday night.

Now, the fare from Kathmandu to Simara per passenger is Rs 2,650 and for Dhangadhi is Rs 10,605. The current fare for Simara from Kathmandu is Rs 2,765 and for Dhangadhi is Rs 10,990.

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Bouddha registers nine rape cases in four months

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KATHMANDU— A total of nine cases of rape were registered in four months at Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha.
The rape cases were registered from mid-July to mid-November 2018.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha, Narendra Chand shared that the police registered cases against 15 people on the charge of their involvement in rape cases.

An eight-year-old girl to a 67-year-old woman, among others, have filed cases against rape.

Police had arrested and filed case against seven persons on the charge of raping a 12-year girl in a room on the premises of Cricket Ground in Mulpani on November 7.

However, an accused is still at large. The arrested are Bikhasu Tharu, 28, Naresh Kushma, 21, Rajkumar Tharu, 22, Rabin Itani, 21, Rajesh Tharu, 16, Hari Kumal, 19, and Dilliram Tharu, 34.

Likewise, police had arrested Rakesh Shrestha, 40, of Kathmandu Gokarneswor Municipality-6 for raping 8 and 9 years girls on July 26.

According to the data provided by Bouddha police, Hari Timilsina, 49, of Shankharapur Municipality was arrested for raping a 15-year girl and a case was filed against him.

Similarly, a case was registered against Dal Bahadur Shahi, 47, of Shankharapur Municipality on charge of raping a 63-year-old woman.

35-year old Shanbhu Giri of Silugadhi of India was held for raping an 11-year old girl from Kavre.

Among other arrested on the rape charge are Dawa Tamang, 24 of Solukhumbu Dudhkunda Municiplaity-6, Rajan Mandal, 22, of Biratnagar, Madan Pariyar, 39, of Jhapa Gauradaha and Kabi Shrestha, 31, of Dolakha Bhimeswor Municiplaity-8.

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