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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team





KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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