Baby born with heart sticking out

In a rare case, a 22-year-old woman gave birth to a baby with his heart sticking out in Dharan on Saturday evening. The infant was born to Shruti Karki of Baniyani-4, Jhapa, at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS). Doctors had performed a surgery on her to deliver the baby. Doctors had little hope of life of the abnormal baby outside the womb. The infant is at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Karki was admitted to BPKIHS four days ago. Ultrasound examination had shown the heart sticking outside the body. Dr Shailaja Chhetri Shrestha said it is a rare case in medical science.“It happens mainly due to chromosome disorder. There are 91 such reported cases in the world,” she added. Doctors said that a complex surgery is necessary to place the heart inside. The case has been referred to Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu. The infant weighs 2.4 kg.

Clearance works on war footing at TIA

The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) that was forced to close on Wednesday after a runway incursion caused by a stranded Turkish Airlines plane is expected to reopen for commercial operations on early Friday. On Wednesday morning, the Turkish Airlines jet skidded off the runway with 224 people on board and came to rest with the left landing gear on the grassy shoulder and the right one on the runway, restricting all international flights. The International Civil Aviation Organization defines runway incursion as: “Any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft.” Amid the risk that an airplane taking off or landing will collide with the object, the airport authorities closed the airport immediately after the incident. The airport has been closed for a second consecutive day on Thursday, forcing hundreds of travelers stranded. An estimated 30,000 passengers of international flights have been stranded until Thursday. Currently, the TIA is served by 25 international airlines, most of them operating double daily flights. As the volume of passengers piles up, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan), said the airport would be opened 24 hours from Friday onwards to ease the pressure. “It is a major disaster in the 63-year history of the TIA—the country’s sole international airport with a single approach system—and we are working on war footing to restore the services,” Suman told a press conference on Thursday noon. As Nepal lacks the heavy machinery required to relocate the jet, the government had asked India for help. An Indian Air Force plane left Delhi at 11:07 am with the removal kit weighing 7.5 tonnes. The plane with 25 people, including 11 technical crew from Air India, landed from the north point (Bouddha side) at 1:07 pm. The stranded aircraft has reduced the usable length of TIA runway to only about 5,000 feet, making it impossible for any commercial aircraft to land. Around 100 people have been working since 2 pm on Thursday to tow the aircraft. “Works will continue all night.”
Foreign experts to aid probe
A team of foreign aviation experts will be assisting the government investigation team to look into the Turkish Airlines plane that crashed here on Wednesday. The government officials said that experts from France, the state of aircraft manufacturer, and Turkey, the state of operator, will be joining the four-member probe panel headed by Tourism Secretary Nagendra Ghimire. (PR)
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Kathmandu City in Nepal

Kathmandu City
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. In Kathmandu you can visit. Machchendranath Temple, Akash Bhairav Temple, Kathmandu Darbar Square, kumara Temle , Kathmandu, Ashok Vinayak, Jaishi Dewal, Tundikhel, Martyr’s Memorial, Bhadrakali Temple,Singha Darbar, Narayanhiti Darbar, Kaiser Library, Budhanilkantha, Balaju Water Gardens, Swayambhunath, the National Museum, Natural History Museum,Pashupatinath Temple, Guheswari Temple, Chabahil, Chandra Vinayak and Bauddhanath.
kathmandu city
The ancient city of patan lying 5 km southeast of Kathmandu is known as lalitpur or the city of fine arts. The city is full of hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive singhtseeing in this city . At patan you can visit patan Darbar Square patan Museum, Krishna mandir, muhabouddha, Hinranya varna Mahavihar,kumbheshwor, jagatnrayan temple Rudra varna mahavihar, the Ashokan stupas, Achheswor mahavihar temple of machchendranath and minnath the Zoo and patan Industrial Estate.
Bhaktapur ( 1,401m ) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rulers continues to be reflected at this Daebar Square pottery and waving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the Bhadgolen topi or cap. The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu and can be reached by public tansport and by trolley buses. At Bhaktapur you can visit Bhaktapur Darbar Square the National Art Gallery. Nyatapola Temple Bhairavnath temple,Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.

National carrier’s first Airbus arrives today

National carrier’s first Airbus arrives today
After a wait of almost three decades, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is scheduled to receive a brand new Airbus on Sunday in what will be the national carrier’s first addition to its international fleet in 27 years. The aircraft, an A320-200, will land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 11 am on Sunday, said NAC spokesperson Ram Hari Sharma. The plane will be flown by an Airbus pilot and an NAC pilot. A team led by Tourism Minister Deepak Chandra Amatya will also be on board the plane, and accompanying him will be NAC Chairman Shiva Sharan Neupane, Managing Director Madan Kharel and engineers from NAC and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. According to Sharma, the plane, which is flying in all the way from Hamburg, Germany, will have a transit stop in Doha. It will take off at 6.30am (Nepali time) from the Qatari Capital for Kathmandu on Sunday. To welcome the plane, the NAC has planned a brief ceremony at the TIA. When the plane lands, it should put to rest longstanding speculation about whether the deal would come through at all—as all of NAC’s past fleet-expansion plans have ended in fiasco. But if all goes well this time around, there are even more developments for the NAC to look forward to. A second jet is expected to be delivered to the corporation by April.The aircraft has 158 seats, eight in business class. The aircraft is fitted with Sharklet fuel-saving wingtip devices that deliver unbeatable economics and up to 4 percent reduction in fuel burn.On June 27, 2013, the NAC had confirmed its order for two Airbus planes by signing an aircraft purchase agreement with Airbus. That successful procurement process brings to an end a hiatus that has lasted six years. The corporation currently possesses two ageing Boeing 757s. The first of Nepal Airlines’ 757s arrived in September 1987, and the second one a year later. Since then, every effort to expand its international fleet has failed.Sharma said that the NAC has planned to put the new planes into commercial operation from February 25. The national flag carrier has plans to fly the new plane on the New Delhi, Hong Kong and Bangkok routes. Its first flight will be to New Delhi.The NAC had earlier said that it would resume the Kathmandu-Delhi flight sector from mid-March. Source bye Kathmandu post.tourism

The Royal Chitwan Natonal park

The Royal chitwan National park
The Royal chitwan national park lies in the terai region of southern Nepal and is reputed to be the best managed national park in Asia . It encompasses an area of 360 square mile of sub tropical forests comprising of grasslands sal forest and riverine forests . the dirersity of this luxury and vegetation provides the ideal habitat for the 50 different kinds of mammals and the 532 different species of birds which have made chitwan their home .
Chitwan National park


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