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Tibet’s tourism makes progress

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — The tourism industry in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has reached a new height. During the Spring Festival holiday this year, about 310,000 tourists visited the region, an annual increase of 7.9 percent. Tourism revenue rose 9.3 percent year on year to 259 million yuan …

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Road to reach last two towns in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — A road will finally reach the last two towns in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region this year, according to a regional official. “All towns in the region will have highway access in 2017,” said SonamChosphel, an official with Tibet Transport Department. “Gyalasa and Gandeng in …

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28th national industrial exhibition from Feb 23

The 28th edition of the National Industrial Exhibition is scheduled to kick off at Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall on February 23. The six-day expo being organised by the Cottage and Small Industries Development Committee (CSIDC) will be showcasing local products from across the country. There will be 300 stalls displaying homemade …

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NT lunches 4G service for prepaid users

Nepal Telecom (NT) on Saturday launched 4G (fourth generation) service for its prepaid customers in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The service was introduced in a pilot phase. The announcement was made during an event organised to commemorate NT’s 13th anniversary. NT customers can now subscribe to 4G service by dialling *444#. …

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Everest Bank re-launches “Saugat Bachat Khata”

Everest Bank said it has recently re-launched its unique product “Saugat Bachat Khata” with highly appealing interest rate. The scheme is a hybrid product which integrates the features of both saving and fixed deposit with sweep in & sweep out facility. This product gives the optimum flexibility in terms of …

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Citizens Bank organizes financial literacy programme

By Our Reporter Citizens Bank International Ltd, in collaboration with Louis Berger, supported by DFID, organised financial literacy programme for two days in the earthquake affected areas in Nuwakot 4 VDC – Laharepouwa, Kabilash, Thansingh and Budhasingh. The programme was organised aiming youths, students, females, marginalized community, family depended on …

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STC proposes to raise price of salt

The Salt Trading Corporation (STC) has proposed to the government for increasing the price of salt. STC has proposed for a price rise citing that the corporation is bearing a loss of Rs 350 million annually on its sale of salt. According to the STC, it is bearing the huge …

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Bob Marley lost tapes restored after 40 years

A cache of lost Bob Marley recordings has been discovered after lying for more than 40 years in a damp London hotel basement. The 13 reel-to-reel, analogue master tapes were discovered in cardboard box files in a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, north-west London, the modest lodgings where Bob Marley …

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‘La La Land’ continues dance to Oscars with DGA win

‘La La Land’ has captured another major Hollywood trophy as Damien Chazelle took home the top honour at the 69th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. Chazelle, who helmed the dazzling LA-set musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was named best feature film director at the star-studded ceremony, which …

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Himalaya Airlines links Malaysia

By Our Reporter Himalaya Airlines is all set to extend its wings to Kula Lumpur —the Malaysian capital from tomorrow. The Nepal-China joint venture airline will be flying five days weekly to Kula Lumpur. According to Himalaya Airlines, a round-trip ticket on the flight from Kathmandu (Flight H9 890) starts …

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