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Saurya Airlines aircraft grounded after bird strike

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BIRATNAGAR — A Saurya Airlines jet has been grounded at Biratnagar airport after a bird strike on Monday.

The Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft bound for Biratnagar has suffered a damage in its two blades of its left engine after a bird strike shortly after take-off from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at around 8:45 am.

Pilot Abhishek Rai called for an emergency landing at Biratnagar airport after the jet began vibrating midway into the flight.

The aircraft with 52 people onboard including four crew members, however, landed safely at Biratnagar Airport.

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Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Spokesperson Pratab Babu Tiwari, however, said that the pilot did not inform Kathmandu tower about the strike adding a dead bird was later found on the runway after the plane took off.

A Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul was delayed by one and half hours due to increased activity of birds at TIA, according to the airport sources.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education





KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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