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Bodies of 23 Bangladeshis killed in US-Bangla plane crash to be flown back home today

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KATHMANDU — The mortal remains of 23 Bangladeshi nationals killed in the tragic US-Bangla aircraft crash are being flown back in a special flight on Monday.

The 17 bodies were identified a few days ago while the identification of six were established on Sunday. However, the identity of three people who lost their lives in the ill-fated incident is yet to be ascertained.

According to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, another US-Bangla aircraft, a Boeing 737 has landed at the TIA to take the bodies back home.

Bodies of 22 Nepalis have been identified of which twenty bodies have been handed over to their families while two bodies still await their families at the morgue.

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22 people survived the crash, of which 11 were Nepali nationals. While most of the survivors have been discharged, some are still undergoing treatment.

49 people lost their lives when a plane carrying 71 persons including four crew members crashed on March 12 at TIA the third deadliest aviation accident involving an international carrier in Nepal.

Of the total passengers  on board the ill feted plane, 33 were Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one from the Maldives.

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Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a committee to look into the issues of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market and come up with a viable solution after receiving several complaints from customers regarding the price of vegetables skyrocketing due to the prevalence of syndicate.

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav formed a seven-member committee on Tusday. Nabaraj Dhakal, the joint secretary and also spokesperson at Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), has been appointed as the chair of the committee.

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Other members of the committee are joint secretaries of the Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development and Ministry of Home Affairs, Executive Director of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Committee Tejendra Prasad Poudel, a deputy inspector general of Nepal Police and two officer-level staff of MoICS.

Earlier, vegetable traders had halted trade at the Market demanding immediate release of Bharat Khatiwada and Ujwal Dhungana, who had been arrested on Monday for creating disturbance and obstructing the vegetable market monitoring.

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