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Fishtail Air chopper crashes in Rasuwa

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Rasuwa — A helicopter belonging to Fishtail Air met with a minor accident while taking off from Langtang, Rasuwa for Dhunche on Thursday.

The helicopter with the call sign 9N – AJI was en route to Kyangen from Dhunche when it crashed while landing, said District Police Chief, Avadesh Bista.

The chopper was operated by a Swedish pilot and the pilot has sustained minor injuries in the mishap.

The accident happened when the chopper was returning to Dhunche after unloading relief materials.

It has been learnt that a private company had chartered the chopper to ferry construction materials to the quake-hit village. The helicopter had loaded the materials from the district headquarters Dhunche.

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Demand for legalizing same-sex marriage

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders concerned have demanded a law related to same-sex marriage in the context when the Nepal’s constitution and laws have accepted the concept of marital equality.

At an interaction program held with media about the issue of gender identity and sexual orientation by an organization named Yubalaya here Sunday, the demand came as a prompt need of the time by the people concerned.

The complaint of homosexuals was that they were deprived of marriage by choice in the absence of the legalization of same-sex marriage which according to them is the deprivation of fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Blue Diamond Society Program Officer Anuj Peter said though the constitution has promised to make special provisions for protection, empowerment or development of gender and sexual minorities, such vows are yet to be executed in practice.

Peter, who identifies himself as a homosexual, shares that he has been legally denied to marry a man of his choice.

Yubalaya Chair Sabin Singh highlighted the need of support from media and civil society to address the issue of gender identity and sexual minorities regarding same-sex marriage law.

The participants of the program put their queries about marital equality, broader sexual education and safe abortion.

As told by the Society, to date, 30 countries across the world have legalized same-sex marriage and endorsed a law towards that end and the Netherlands was the first country to legalize it in the end of 2000.

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