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Makalu Air aircraft crash lands in Bajura

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SURKHET — A Makalu Air aircraft which took off from Surkhet to Humla district headquarters Simikot has crash landed at Bajura’s Hilachaur.

The plane with call sign 9 N AUJ was departed from Surkhet at 6:12 am Wednesday carrying 1,170 kilogram of cargo to Simikot of Humla. However, the plane had lost contact and crashed at east-western part of Hilachaur of Bajura. The plane was scheduled to land at 6:55 am at Simikot.

Residents had informed the police after sighting smoke at the crash site, according to District Police Office, Bajura.

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There were only two pilots in the cargo plane. Captain Kiran Bhattarai was flying the plane and co-pilot Aditya Nepali. Both the pilots are safe.

The police have departed to crash site and further details are yet to come. The plane was flown by Captain Kiran Bhattarai .

Makalu Air has three aircrafts to its fleet. The crashed plane is a single-engine Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.

Based in Nepalgunj, makalu provides chartered passenger and cargo services.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

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As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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