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Mortal remains of 7 Tara Air plane crash victims yet to be recognized

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KASKI — Mortal remains of seven victims of deadly Tara Air plane crash that took place in Solighoptebhir of Myagdi on Wednesday are yet to be recognized.

The Kaski District Police Office said bodies of only 16 among 23 victims have been identified so far.

Emergency workers on Thursday identified 14 of the 23 passengers and crew while two more were recognised Friday.

According to police, bodies of Captain Roshan Manandhar, Co-pilot Dikesh Nemkul, Air Hostess Roma Raut, Balkrishna Niure, Raj Kumar Tamang, Dolma Tshiring Sherpa, Rewati Prasad Baral, Kamala Thakali and her six-month-old son, Moti Bahadur KC and Kuwaiti national Ralrashed Ahamad were identified on Thursday.

Mortal remains of Dil Kumari Gauchan, Phenjong Gurung, Laxmi Hirachan, Lepsang Lama, Devi Jang Gurung, Kanchha Pariyar and Chinese national Mak Siu Ying are not recognized yet. Police said the bodies have been sent to Kathmandu for DNA tests.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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