NCP to hoist party flag at half-mast for three days

Taplejung helicopter crash, Nepali Communist Party

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Nepal Communist Party has decided to hoist the party flag at half-mast for three days at its offices across the country to mourn the departed soul of Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday.

Minister Adhikari and his team comprising of six members, who were returning after a visit to Pathivara temple, were all killed when the chopper carrying them crashed at Dare Bhir in Taplijung district.

A secretariat meeting of the party took the decision in this regard, according to party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

According to Shrestha, the party has also decided to organize a condolence program at party headquarter in Dhumbarai on March 7.