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Thai Air celebrates 50th anniversary in Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Thai Airways, which started its first flight to Nepal on December 4, 1968, has celebrated its 50th anniversary of operation into Nepal on Tuesday.

Thai airline is celebrating its golden jubilee throughout 2018 with various co-partners to organise promotional activities, said the carrier.

In the beginning, Thai Airways had operated only one flight a week but after October 1997, the carrier started daily flights with A300-800 aircraft and later in November 1998 it introduced B777-200 to support Nepal’s tourism campaign of Visit Nepal Year 1998, according to the airline.

The carrier said in a statement in February 1985, it became the first airlines to introduce computerised reservation system in Kathmandu and provided this facility to its leading travel agents from 1990.

Besides this, Thai has its own silk class lounge, ground handling services, royal orchid holiday packages and technical handling services, the carrier said in a statement.

It said, it has also been carrying out corporate social responsibility activities like blood donation drives, annual cataract surgery camps, cardio check up and health camps, and stationary distributions to orphanage schools.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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