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Two planes collide on Indonesian runway

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JAKARTA — Two planes collided on a runway in Indonesia’s capital on Monday, sparking a fire and forcing passengers to evacuate.

The flight operated by Batik Air, one of Asia’s largest airlines, was going to take off from Halim Perdanakusuma airport when one of its wings clipped the rear of another plane being towed off of the runway, Reuters reports.

The Batik Air Boeing 737 carrying 56 people had been cleared for takeoff when its wing struck a smaller Trans Nusa plane, which was being towed, Batik said in a statement.

Local media pictures shows the Boeing 737’s wing bursting into flames as fire trucks and ambulances responded to the scene.

All passengers were evacuated safely, the Jakarta Transportation Ministry said.  Officails said the airport would remain closed until further notice.

Indonesia has experienced two major air tragedies in recent years, including when an Air Asia flight crashed into the Java Sea with 162 passengers on board.

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President nominates NA members

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KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has nominated three persons to the post of National Assembly Members on the recommendation of the government on Tuesday.

President Bhandari has nominated former Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission (NPC) Yubaraj Khatiwada (Jhapa), CPN Maoist Centre lawmaker Ram Narayan Bidari (Makawanpur) and former NPC member Bimala Poudel Rai (Morang) to the posts as per Section B of the Article 86 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal, according to the Office of the President.

Earlier today, a meeting of Council of Ministers had recommended their names to the president after withdrawing the recommendations made by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government.

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Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed its serious reservation over the government recommendation on National Assembly (NA) members.

NC Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said that NC has protested the governmen decision on new recommendation to the NA that was made by calling back the recommendation made by Deuba-led government.

The Deuba-led government had recommended the names of Chandani Joshi, Gopal Basnet and Krishna Prasad Poudel as the NA members.

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