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  Restaurant Uses Aircraft Body To Attract Customers
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    POKHARA, April 19 : The Namaste Air Nandoj Restaurant of Pokhara has adopted a unique way of attracting customers. In a bid to attract customers, the restaurant has placed body of an aircraft where food is served.

“I had always been thinking of running a business with a unique concept,” Rishi Timilsina, one of the board members of the hotel told Republica, adding “Such concepts are only common in foreign countries but now we have introduced the concept in Nepal.” According to Timilsina, the new concept aims to give the customers a unique experience.

 
  WB Assures Increased Investment In Nepal
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 19 : Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat said on Saturday that development partners are ready to increase assistance to Nepal to help the country graduate as a developed nation by 2022.

Speaking to media persons upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Saturday after a two-week long visit to USA and Mexico for participation in a World Banks´ program, Mahat informed that the World Bank has expressed commitment to increase financial assistance to Nepal.

 
  Industrial Expo Sees Huge Footfall
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    KATHMANDU, April 19 : Customers preferring domestic products over the international brands are thronging the ongoing Industrial Goods and Trade Exhibition at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall.

Organized by Cottage and Small Industries Development Board (CSIDB), the exhibition aims to market and promote domestic products in both, domestic and international markets.

 
  Govt Declares Casinos Illegal
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 18 The government has declared all casinos operating in the country illegal and asked them to shut operations by Sunday. The decision brings an end to the gaming business that began in the country 47 years ago.

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) took the decision as the operators of casinos did not show interest to clear outstanding dues and royalty despite the government extending deadline by four times. The government had given nine months to casinos to clear their dues.

 
  Rupee Weakens, Gold Price Down
       REPUBLICA  
 
    Weekly Market Commentary (April 13-18)

KATHMANDU, April 18
: Nepali rupee weakened against US dollar this week as the Indian currency, with which rupee is pegged, shed values against the greenback. Nepali rupee weakened by 18 paisa over the week.

Gold price decreased by Rs 340 per 10 grams this week due to drop in the price of yellow metal in international market.

 
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