BUSINESS BRIEFS: Thakuri named Fiat's brand ambassador
KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Batas Brothers Motors has appointed television personality Suraj Singh Thakuri as the brand ambassador for Fiat cars in Nepal. Thakuri will now be representing Fiat brand in Nepal, the company said in a statement on Monday.
Recently, Batas Brothers Motors has introduced new range of Linea and Punto with upgraded features and award winning multi-jet engine in the Nepali market, added the statement.
Bajaj opens showroom in Bhairahawa
KATHMANDU: HH Bajaj -- the sole authorized distributor of Bajaj bikes in Nepal -- has launched its modern and fully facilitated showroom in Siddharthanagar, Bhairahawa to provide its customers with high quality sales, service and spares facility. According to a press statement, Bajh Automobiles, the authorized dealer of Bajaj motorcycles in Siddharthanagar, has opened the showroom.
Bajh Automobiles will shortly start overall sales and distribution of Bajaj bikes in Bhairahawa. “We are consistently upgrading our sales, service and spares facility across the country to provide high quality service to all our customers throughout the country. For this purpose we have opened our new fully facilitated showroom here in Bhairahawa,” Shekhar Golchha, executive director of HH Bajaj, said in the statement.
Arihant Holidays hosts charity lunch
KATHMANDU: Arihant Holidays, a sister concern of Arihant Group, on Monday hosted a charity lunch program to the residents Old Age Home in Pashupatinath on the eve of Teej festival. “The elderly at the old age home were given a hearty meal on the occasion, and Arihant´s managers and staff spent some time with the elderly, giving them company,” the company said, issuing a press release. The company had organized the program as a part of its corporate social responsibility entitled ´We Care´. Girish Jain, managing director of Arihant Group, said Arihant Holidays not only believes in creating a perfect holiday but also understands its social responsibilities. He committed similar programs in the future as well. Arihant Holidays.com has been providing a complete solution to any travel necessities. It offers good deals in Holiday Packages & Tours, Domestic & International Air Tickets, Railway & Bus Tickets, Hotel Bookings, Car Rentals and Mobile Recharge.
Withdraw MRP decision: CNI
KATHMANDU: Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) has condemned the government´s decision of fixing Maximum Retail Price (MRP´s) of 15 food items, saying that it is against the spirit of free market economy and urged the government to revoke the decision. Issuing a press statement, CNI on Monday requested the government to withdraw the decision as it is a move that indicates a roll back of market economic policy. “Fixing of MRP cannot control the artificial price rise unless the supply of the goods is smooth in the market and cartel of goods by traders and syndicate by transporters is controlled,” said the statement. CNI has requested the government to let the producers fix the price and to work for better production and supply of goods, said the statement.
Samsung opens Smartphone Cafe in New Road
KATHMANDU: Samsung Mobile has started the operation of its second Smartphone Café in Newroad. Deepak Malahotra, chairman of International Marketing Services- the authorized dealer of Samsung Mobile, inaugurated the new showroom. The new showroom features different range of smartphones and their accessories. The company plans to operate 50 smartphone cafes in the near future. The showroom features smartphone priced between Rs 12,000 and Rs 69,000. International Market Services is giving way surprise gifts to customers to celebrate the opening of new smartphone cafe, according to the statement.
ICC-Nepal seeks govt support in int´l trade
KATHMANDU: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)-Nepal has urged the government to help boost Nepal´s international trade through trade facilitation by removing existing bearers. A delegation led by ICC-Nepal president Rajesh Kaji Shrestha met Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudel on Monday to seek government support to enhance Nepal´s access to international market, a statement issued by ICC-Nepal said. On the occasion, Shrestha informed Poudel about the role of Paris-based ICC as an arbitrator in settling trade disputes and formulating policies to facilitate global trade. ICC, which has a network of country chapters in 148 countries, is working closely with World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank and UN agencies in facilitating international trade. On the occasion, Poudel hailed the role of ICC in arbitrating international trade disputes and stressed the need to increase the role of ICC to support for arbitration facility in Nepal.
Ideal Model wins 5th final of ´Real School of Nepal´
KATHMANDU: Ideal Model Higher Secondary School has become the winner of the 5th finals of ´Real School of Nepal´ held in the central development region. ´Real School of Nepal´ is a national level competition launched on August 2, where schools from all over Nepal are competing. The competition was held in eastern, western, and central regions. According to a press statement, Ekta Mishra, Pratima Gurung, Rujen Amatya, Hirona Neupane, Anushka Shrestha and Pujan Ale were the participant from the winning school. "There were 21 participant schools and the participating students participated in competitions held in different categories confidently and enthusiastically," the statement said.
NEC marks 13th anniversary
KATHMANDU: Nepal Engineering Council (NEC) on Monday organized in interaction program in the capital to mark its 13th anniversary. Inaugurating the event, Minister for Science and Technology Keshav Man Shakya said it was unfortunate that huge number of IT professionals were leaving for greener pastures abroad despite increasing job opportunities in Nepal. Chandika Prasad Bhatta, executive member of NEC, stressed the need to improve quality of education for better results.