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  Nepal Locations Popular For Foreign Film Shoots
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    78 films, documentaries, commercials last year alone

KATHMANDU, July 30: At a time when many Nepali films are being shot in foreign lands, Nepal´s own natural beauty and rich cultural heritage have been attracting many foreign film and documentary makers to do their shooting here. Not only that, various television commercials (TVC) have also been shot in Nepal, one of which is for Volkswagen, the famous German car brand.

On May 27 this year, the TVC for Volkswagen´s New Tiguan was shot in Nepal. The 59-second commercial was shot in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. The advertisement is in Chinese.

 
  SMEs For Sustainable Economic Growth : Minister Thapa
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    KATHMANDU,July 30: Minister for Industry Karna Bahadur Thapa has emphasized the need to promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to acheive sustainable economic growth.

 Inaugurating a program titled ´Reviewing Informal Sector Enterprises in Nepal: Challenges and Way Forward´ jointly organized by International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME) and Nepal-Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday, Thapa said the government has recognized the SMEs´ role in job creation in rural and semi-urban areas.

 
  Corporate Indoor Cricket Kicks Off
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    KATHMANDU,July 30: The Qatar Airways Corporate Indoor 8´s cricket tournament kicked off at the Royal Indoor Cricket Hall in Galfutar, Kathmandu on Wednesday.

National cricketer Sharad Vesawkar and Qatar Airways country manager Ramdas Shivaram inaugurated the tournament organized by Red Cherry Sports Management and sponsored by Qatar Airways.

 
  Ncell's Festive Offer In Mid, Far-west
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    KATHMANDU,July 30: Ncell has unveiled a special offer for customers in mid and far-western development regions. Issuing a statement on Wednesday, Ncell said customers in all five zones of these regions can enjoy 50 percent discount on calls made to other Ncell numbers from the second minute.

 "Under the offer, coming into effect from July 31, our subscribers in Karnali, Rapti, Bheri, Seti and Mahakali zones would be able to talk within Ncell network at 99 paisa per minute (excluding taxes) from second minute onwards," Ncell said in the statement, adding that the offer will be valid for six weeks. All Ncell prepaid and postpaid customers in the mid and far western regions can take part in the scheme and enjoy benefits over the upcoming festive seasons, including Janai Purnima, Kushe Aunshi and Teej, among others.

 
  'PPA With India To Reduce Trade Deficit '
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    KATHMANDU, July 30: Former foreign ministers and political leaders have stressed on signing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with India to lower trade deficit with the southern neighbor.

Speaking at an interaction at Reporters Club on Wednesday, ex-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sujata Koirala projected hydropower development as a way to decrease the escalating trade deficit.

 
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