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  • ‘Unreliable’ NT services hit customers in eastern districts

    Tehrathum, April 26: Nepal Telecom (NT) services have been disrupted in various districts of eastern region since this morning, putting customers in hard times. The disruption of landline, prepaid, postpaid and CDMA phone and ADSL internet services has affected a large score of NT customers. Services have been disconnected in Tehrathum, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Taplejung, Panchthar and Bhojpur. But this is not first time that NT customers of these districts have been disconnected with communications facility since the past few...

    First banking expo from April 28

    Kathmandu, April 25: A banking expo is being organised at local Bhrikutimandap from April 28 in collaboration with the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), Bankers Association, Development Bankers Association and Micro Finance Development Bankers Association. According to NRB deputy director Bibhu Prasad Aryal, this type of expo going to be organised for the first in country’s banking history is expected to be effective to study about the country’s banking business and imparting banking information to the public from a single...

    Organic wine business soaring

    Kathmandu, April 25: Production and sale of drinks with low alcohol contain has gradually soared in Nepali markets in the recent years. Locally available fruits and flowers are used in such products, producers said. An organic wine manufacturing industry of an international standard has been set up at Makwanpur’s Tistung Palung that lies some 50 kilometers south-west of the capital, at a cost of Rs 80 million. Pears and plums of local species are used as the raw materials...

    TIFA’s third meeting to be held tomorrow

    Kathmandu, April 19: Nepal and the United States will sit for talks in Kathmandu on Thursday for the third Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) meeting. The TIFA agreement was signed between Nepal and the US on April 15, 2011 with an objective to enhancing bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The agreement also aims to facilitate the promotion of Nepali products and services in the US markets as well as attracting American investment to Nepal. The...

    NEPSE suffers double-digit fall

    Kathmandu, April 18: Domestic share market which was on a continuous bearish run was struck by a double-digit fall today. According to Nepal Stock Exchange Limited (NEPSE), country’s sole agency authorised for selling and purchasing shares, today’s stock went down by 39.57 points thus closing at 1,612 points. The ‘sensitive index’ used in measuring the share values of big companies fell by 9.08 points. A total of 2,290,931 units of share (worth around Rs 1.51 billion) of 142 companies...

    Pokhara hotels packed with domestic tourists

    Pokhara, April 13: Hotels based in a touristic town Pokhara have been packed with domestic tourists on the eve of the Nepali New Year- 2074 BS. Hoteliers here are busy welcoming guests. According to the Western Regional Hotel Association outgoing chair and Pokhara Tourism Council vice chair Bharat Raj Parajuli, rooms in all hotels in the town have been booked for today and tomorrow as domestic tourists continue to flock to this city rich in natural beauty to celebrate...

    NAC calls bidding for auction sale of aircraft

    Kathmandu, April 11: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has announced a global tender for auction sale of its 30-year-old aircraft—Boeing B757-200 9N-ACA. The sale aims to save aviation turbine fuel required to operate the old aircraft and costs required to repair it time and again, said NAC’s Spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha. The NAC has also set the auction price at minimum USD 1.7 million. It costs approximately USD 4 million to purchase a new brand aircraft of its kind in...

    EBC abuzz with arrival of 20 mountaineering teams

    Solukhumbu, April 10: As many as 20 mountaineering expedition teams have arrived at the Everest Base Camp (EBC) looking to climb Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nhutse. Among the expedition teams 16 will scale the highest peak Mt Everest, two Mt Lhotse and two Mt Nhutse. They arrived on Sunday, according to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) Programme Official, Kapindra Rai. The SPCC keeps the record of the expedition teams that scale these mountains. The EBC serves as...

    Tourist arrival surges in Annapurna trek route

    Lamjung (Besisahar), April 9: The surge in the arrival of tourists at the Annapurna trek route has been a matter of great joy for entrepreneurs and villagers here. As per the data provided by the Timsa Check Post, Besisahar, more than 2,000 foreign tourists traveled through the Annapurna circuit in the month of March. According to Check Post employee, Mina Gurung, 2,596 foreign tourists traveled through the Annapurna trek route in the month of March alone. Gurung said 100...

    Contractors’ Association Bhaktapur denounces amendment

    Bhaktapur, April 4: The Contractors’ Association, Bhaktapur today submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the Chief District Officer, demanding a correction to the fifth amendment on the Pubic Procurement Regulation- 2007. A team led by Association Chair Niranjan Bajgai met with Bhaktapur’s CDO Drona Pokhrel and handed a memorandum. Prior to this, speaking at a press meet organised at the Association office, Chair Bajgain claimed the fifth amendment made on March 9 bypassing the voices of the...

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