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2008-10-13 09:00:31

Nepali gov't air crash probe panel starts field work KATHMANDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The probe commission formed by Nepali government to investigate into the causes of the air crash in eastern Nepali has begun its field work, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Sunday. "We spent three hours at the site," the report quoted Nagendra Ghimire, joint secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and member-secretary of the five member commission. "This site visit is part...

2008-10-10 09:00:37

Nepali president expresses grief for died in Lukla airport accident KATHMANDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav has expressed his grief on the demise of persons who lost their lives in the accident that was met by the twin-otter of Yeti Airlines at Lukla airport of Solukhumbu Wednesday morning. According to the National News Agency RSS Thursday's report, the president has extended heartfelt condolences to aggrieved family members and expressed best wishes for early...

2008-10-09 09:00:33

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Oct. 8 HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced on Wednesday that it is to adjust the methodology for determining the base rate starting from Thursday, which will amount to a base rate cut by 100 basis points. "As a result, there will be a cut in the Base Rate, effective tomorrow, from 3.5 percent to 2.5 percent," said Joseph Yam, Chief Executive of Monetary Authority. (Hongkong-Base rate) ---- JAKARTA -- Indonesian...

2008-10-09 03:00:27

Nepalese authorities say the 18 people killed in the crash of a Yeti Airlines twin-engine Otter plane included 12 German nationals and two Australians. The plane, with 19 aboard, went down Wednesday after hitting a cliff and catching fire while approaching the Lukla airport near Mount Everest, CNN had reported earlier. Nepalnews.com quoted officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, from where the plane had taken off, that only the pilot, Surendra Kunwar, survived. He...

2008-10-08 09:00:31

Urgent: 15 die as Nepali plane catches fire KATHMANDU, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A Nepali Yeti Airlines domestic plane on Wednesday morning caught fire while landing at Lukla airport in the east, and 15 foreigners died, local media reported. (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-08 03:00:17

Text of report by privately-owned Nepalnews.com website on 8 October A Yeti Airlines Twin Otter has crashed on final approach at the Tenzing-Hillary airport, Lukla, killing at least 18 people, mostly foreign nationals, Wednesday morning [8 October]. According to officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport and the airline company, only one crew member, the pilot - Suraj Kuwar, survived the tragic accident and has been flown to Kathmandu for medical treatment. The Twin Otter that...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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