United States Signs $500 Million Compact With Nepal

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced Thursday that the United States Government has signed a $500 million compact with Nepal. Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Acting CEO Jonathan Nash was joined by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan as the compact was signed with Nepali Minister of Finance Gyanendra Bahadur Karki. The MCC is an independent…

Tourists affected as weather continues to disrupt flights in Lukla

SOLUKHUMBU: Tourists continue to be affected by disruption of flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, in Solukhumbu for the past five days due to adverse weather. Thick fog and rains have forced the airlines companies to cancel flights since last Wednesday. “Just two flights were on Sunday morning in the…

Woman hit by uptown 3 train in Manhattan, officials say

A woman was struck by a train at 72nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan Thursday, snarling commutes on several lines, the MTA said. The woman was seen by several witnesses jumping in front of a northbound 3 train around 5:22 p.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A number of subway lines…

Two women killed during shooting in Brooklyn

wo women were killed during a shooting in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, cops said. A 21-year-old woman was shot once in the head and a 29-year-old woman shot once in the back at about 9:30 p.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to police. “I heard five shots. I heard people screaming and hid in my store,” a…

Capital roads becoming unsafe for pedestrians?

Pashupati Thapa of Gaushala lost his life in a road accident Monday. A microbus knocked him down when he was crossing the road using a zebra crossing at around 9:30pm. Thapa, who was a cook at a guest house in Gaushala, died of head injuries. Last month Rabina Chaudhari, a school teacher, was killed after…