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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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Six including parents of groom killed in Dang road accident

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DANG- Six persons including the parents of a newlywed boy died on the spot after the two vehicles collided head on at Rihar of Lamahi Municipality-9 in Dang district at 1:45 am today.

According to police, a Scorpio Jeep (Ba 12 Cha 3122) heading to Shumshergunj of Banke district from Gitanagar in Chitwan and a bus (Na 5 Kha 4090) on its route to Kathmandu from Mahendranagar collided, killing six people on the spot and injuring two others.

The deceased have been identified as the parents of bridegroom Man Bahadur KC, 53, and Bimala, 45, of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-8 in Banke district, according to the chief of Dang District Police Office, Bel Bahadur Pandey.

Likewise, Bishwanath Adhikari, 49, Prabin KC, 5, Dipak Kumar Khadka, 31, and Dutta Bahadur Khatri, 78, also died in the incident. Jeep driver and next one have sustained injuries in the incident and are receiving medical treatment at Kohalpur Medical College, according to police.

Police shared that the newlywed bride and groom were travelling in another vehicle.

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