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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.

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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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Visitors can enjoy paragliding and other activities in Nuwakot Festival

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NUWAKOT — Visitors can enjoy paragliding, rafting, helicopter excursion and elephant safari among a host of activities in course of the Fifth Nuwakot Mahotsav that is taking place here from February 28 to March 10.

The mahotsav or festival will also feature the traditional bull fighting. The paragliding will be organised from the historic Seven-storied Palace premises while the river rafting will take place in the Trishuli River.

Likewise, the helicopter excursion would be organised to the major spots in the district including a mountain flight from Mt Ganesh to Gosainkunda.

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The Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising the festival with the objective of promoting the local culture, tradition and tourism. The Mahotsav will be held in Bidur, Nuwakot.

All preparations except for some managerial matters for the festival have been completed, said Tara Bahadur Karki, president of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry at a news conference here on Thursday.

Karki said that there would be 275 stalls including the stalls showcasing the local agricultural and handicraft products.

Also on sale would be the famous Kaanchi badam (groundnut) from Trishuli, the rice grains from Shikharbesi, the trout fish and strawberry from Kakani and the ground apple from Kispang.

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