Nepal Today

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Kathmandu, 16 Dec.: Bodies and body parts of all 22 passengers and crew members onboard the crashed Tara Air Twin Otter aircraft were airlifted to the capital from Okhaldunga Thursday.
The aircraft’s left wing hit a 9,000 feet cliff killing all onboard, television footage showed.
18 Bhutanese were traveling under assmed Nepali names; another passenger was a US national of Asian origin.
Bhutan’s top government official received bodies of Bhutanese at TIA after flying in from his country Thursday..
His arrival indicates probably top Bhutanese were killed in the crash.
The bodies will be taken to TU Teaching Hospital for post-mortem.
The black box of the aircraft has been recovered.
The recovery will help investigators determine the cause of the crash.


Kathmandu, 16 Dec.: A meeting of 27 parties in the constituent assembly to extend the tenure of the Prachanda-led task force to narrow differences on 230 contentious issues for inclusion in a constitution was inconclusive Thursday.
Maoists age now against the extension of the term of the seven-member high-powered body even though it is headed by Chairman Prachanda.
Maoists said differences should now be sent back to the constitutional committee for resolution as the constitutional body.
NC favoured extending the task force tenure.
Chairman of the constitutional committee Nilambar Acharya said
earlier the task force hasn’t sorted fundamental issues like the
state structure and dealt only of peripheral; issues.
He doubted a constitution will be promulgated by 27May2011.


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