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  • First virus-era Chinese expedition measures Everest
    May 27 2020 | 10:23 pm

    First virus-era Chinese expedition measures Everest

    Beijing: A group of Chinese surveyors on Wednesday became the first team this year to summit Mount Everest, where they will try to pinpoint the height of the world’s tallest peak using satellite technology. The state-backed expedition is the first this year to reach the top of the mountain after China and Nepal in March […]

  • Two NASA astronauts complete nearly 7-hour spacewalk
    Oct 14 2019 | 05:39 pm

    Two NASA astronauts complete nearly 7-hour spacewalk

    Washington: Two U.S. astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, the second in a series of five spacewalks in October to replace batteries on the far end of the station’s port truss.

  • China Eastern seeks payout from Boeing over 737 MAX
    May 22 2019 | 11:31 am

    China Eastern seeks payout from Boeing over 737 MAX

    Beijing: China Eastern Airlines has filed a claim seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX aircraft following two deadly crashes, an airline spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The state-run Xinhua news agency had reported the compensation claim earlier on Wednesday, but did not provide any financial or other details.

  • Nepal launches its first ever satellite into space
    Apr 18 2019 | 04:37 pm

    Nepal launches its first ever satellite into space

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s first ever satellite was launched into space on Thursday morning, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli confirmed here.

  • Partial closure of Nepal’s sole int’l airport impacts spring expeditions
    Apr 02 2019 | 03:24 pm

    Partial closure of Nepal’s sole int’l airport impacts spring expeditions

    Kathmandu: Following the beginning of rehabilitation works at Nepal’s sole international airport, direct flights to Lukla — gateway to world’s highest peak Mt Everest — have been halted from Monday, authorities confirmed.

  • Boeing planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash
    Mar 12 2019 | 11:25 am

    Boeing planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

    Paris: Safety doubts over Boeing’s best-selling 737 MAX 8 drove several carriers to ground the aircraft Monday after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. Investigators recovered the black-box flight recorders from the Nairobi-bound jet that went down early Sunday near Addis Ababa, the carrier Ethiopia Airlines said.

  • Ethiopia Air crash: UN mourns deaths of its staff members that included one Nepali
    Mar 12 2019 | 11:18 am

    Ethiopia Air crash: UN mourns deaths of its staff members that included one Nepali

    New York: The UN General Assembly and the Security Council on Monday separately observed a minute of silence for the UN staff members who lost their lives in Sunday’s air crash in Ethiopia.

  • All 157 people on board crashed Ethiopian plane confirmed dead
    Mar 10 2019 | 04:11 pm

    All 157 people on board crashed Ethiopian plane confirmed dead

    Addis Ababa: All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) flight that crashed earlier Sunday are confirmed dead, Ethiopian state television reported. 

  • Romanian killed in paragliding accident
    Mar 03 2019 | 02:06 pm

    Romanian killed in paragliding accident

    Kathmandu: A Romanian citizen died after a glider met with an accident in Nepal’s tourism hub Pokhara on Sunday afternoon, local authorities said here.

  • Nepal mourns victims of heli crash that killed tourism minister
    Feb 28 2019 | 04:12 pm

    Nepal mourns victims of heli crash that killed tourism minister

    Kathmandu: Nepali government and people have been mourning the victims of Wednesday helicopter crash, which raised concerns over the country’s civil aviation security and the safety of passengers.

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