#AceWorldNews Police in Nepal have made 94 arrests after students took to the streets attacking vehicles and setting fire to a parked bus as they protested a fuel price hike in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
Student unions called for the rally during a city-wide strike following a rise in petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel prices last week, which in some cases was as high as 7.6 percent.
Schools and colleges shut, while some 2,000 police officers patrolled the streets to counteract the protests.
Himal Sharma, president of the UPCN (Maoist) student union accused police of using ‘excessive force’ to subdue the demonstrations.
#AceWorldNews says that an Indian Airbus 320 jet- catches fire as it is landing liner with 170 people on as it was landing in Nepal’s capital, Katmandu, on Saturday, AP reports.
The right wheels of the plane ignited reportedly before it touched the runway, as the passengers complained of a “rubber burning-like smell.
Emergency workers quickly responded to the incident to control the fire and evacuate the passengers. No casualties were immediately reported.
The jet belongs to Indigo budget airline and was flying from New Delhi.
#AceWorldNews says `No Survivors were found in the wreckage of the missing Nepal Passenger plane that l reported on Sunday, as Missing’
Nepalese police on Monday discovered the wreckage of a plane that had gone missing one day earlier in the country’s mountainous west.
No survivors have been found, AFP said, citing an official.
The plane, carrying locals and one passenger from Denmark, lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from the town of Pokhara on Sunday afternoon. The aircraft from the state-run carrier encountered heavy rain en route from Pokhara to the town of Jumla, 353km west of Kathmandu.