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Lukla Airport briefly closed after bomb hoax

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KATHMANDU — A bomb hoax has forced the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, commonly known as Lukla Airport, in Solukhumbu district in eastern Nepal to close early today.

Authorities shut the airport briefly for security check after a chit that read “Bomb Here” was found, according to police.

Fear grasped the Airport when a chit with ‘bomb inside’ was found while unloading the plane.

Police conducted a detailed inspection of the plane and its cargo after the scare but found no explosive or suspicious items. But no explosive or other suspicious material was found yet, said Inspector Pushkar Bogati at the Solukhumbu District Police Office.

The airport lies on the lap of Mt Everest, and is considered the gate way to the world’s highest mountain.

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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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