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  • BIMSTEC members to sign deal on electricity grid interconnection: Nepali official

    A woman passes by the welcome board placed on street just ahead of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal on Aug. 25, 2018. Member states of the BIMSTEC will sign an agreement to establish electricity grid interconnection at a summit next week in Kathmandu, a senior official at the Nepali Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. (Xinhua/Sulav Shrestha) KATHMANDU, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — Member states of the Bay of Bengal...

    Free wifi in domestic terminal

    Kathmandu, Aug 22: Tribhuvan International Airport has started offering free wifi in its domestic terminal. Airport Director General, Raj Kumar Chettri, said that the service has been provided with the aim of allowing better information access to passengers. The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, had declared a plan to offer free wifi in all the airports of the country, according to which TIA started offering the service in its domestic germinal. The Tribhuvan Airport management...

    NAC carrier exploring new destinations to bring in more tourists

    Kathmandu, Aug. 22: The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) which bought two wide-body aircraft recently is exploring new destinations in Europe, North America and South East Asia to bring in more visitors to the country. With the new destinations, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) expects to increase its business and carry 400,000 tourists on board the NAC planes to Nepal every year. The NAC’s move is expected to serve largely for the government’s announcement to mark 2020 as...

    Parliamentary committee tells govt to impose tax on Facebook ads

    Kathmandu, August 20 Development Committee in the House of Representatives has directed the government to impose tax on Facebook advertisements among other paid contents published on social media. Whereas the government is under fire from members of the public, stakeholders and lawmakers for expanding the tax range of late, the Committee today issued the directive that advertisements on Facebook, Twitter and other social media be brought under the jurisdiction of tax system as their market is expanding everyday. Ministry...

    NOC hikes ATF prices

    Kathmandu, Aug 20: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has hiked aviation turbine fuel(ATF) prices with effect from Monday. Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) has been increased by Rs 4.50 to Rs 104.5o per litre for domestic carriers and by $50 to $1125 per kilolitres for international airlines. Likewise, the NOC has increased the price of petrol by Rs.1 to Rs.111 per litre. It has increased diesel and kerosene prices by Rs 2 a litre, respectively. With the revision, diesel and kerosene will cost Rs...

    China’s MA60 aircraft obtain certification in 14 countries

    BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — China’s MA60 series turboprop passenger aircraft have obtained certification in 14 countries, their developer said Thursday. The MA60 family is playing a major role in enhancing the influence of Chinese-developed aviation products and Chinese standards, according to AVIC Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. To date, MA60 series aircraft have been certified in 14 countries, including Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Nepal, Cameroon, and South Africa. The MA60 turboprop aircraft are designed to operate regional...

    Hotline information technology fitted in the Tenzing Hillary Airport

    Kathmandu, July 29: Weather information equipment has been fitted in the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. The equipment is capable of informing the airport operators about the air velocity, direction, and temperatures of the unit area, informed airport Chief Yogendra Kunwar. “The equipment is important for air safety,” said Kunwar, “it will ease the operations of the airport.” The airport has also been fixed with a hotline information technology. The equipment will allow direct communication between Tenzing Hillary Airport...

    Kathmandu city blames load shedding end for failure to produce power from waste

       A biomethanation plant launched by Kathmandu Metropolitan City, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.   Kathmandu, July 18: Kathmanduites have been hearing about the possibility of transforming waste to wealth for years. Around two years ago, Kathmandu Metropolitan City also announced that it would produce electricity from garbage collected. Whereas many people did not easily believe the idea, the city government continued to talk about it through mass media. But the KMC now says it has dropped the project...

    Maintain decency in social media use, Kathmandu police tell public

      Kathmandu, June 27 : The Metropolitan Crime Division, the crime investigation police unit of the capital, has urged members of the public to maintain decency while using social media so that they can avoid being victims or perpetrators of cybercrime. The Division has told public not to accept friend requests sent by strangers on Facebook as “the trend of making obscene pictures by morphing pictures of social media users from their Facebook, Twitter, Viber, Imo and Instagram and...

    Sufficient electricity will be supplied to all special economic zones: Kul Man Ghising

    Kathmandu, June 17 The Nepal Electricity Authority has announced to provide sufficient electricity to all special economic zones (SEZs). NEA Executive Director Kul Man Ghising declared to provide the required amount of electricity to the government announced special zones. Speaking at a programme organised in the Capital on Sunday, Ghising also urged the concerned authorities to stop complaining about the scarcity of electricity in SEZs. “I have already made a written commitment with the Ministry of Industry on providing...

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