Dinesh Adhikari and Bikash Dongol from Kathmandu won 32" Samsung LCD TVs in this week's Pepsi Football Mania lucky draw. The grand prize is a Hero Honda Karizma ZMR, which will be announced at the end of the promotion on 11 July. There are two Samsung 32" LCD TVs to be won every week in addition to Nokia mobile phones, Timex wrist watches, T-shirts, key rings and posters. Banking friends
Ashoke SJB Rana, CEO of Himalayan Bank Ltd (HBL) and Kinga Tshering, CEO of Bank of Bhutan Limited (BOBL) signed a Service Agreement to provide professional, technical, gateway and consultancy services to BOBL. HBL also opened its 30th branch in Dhangadi. Inaugurating the branch, bank director Bijay Bahadur Shrestha expressed his happiness at being able to serve the inhabitants of Dhangadi and the surrounding areas in the far west of the country. CG phones
CG Electronics introduced two new models of CG Mobiles - C763 (CDMA) and D990 (CDMA + GSM) to the Nepali market. C763 is a full touch screen mobile with all the features of a smart phone. D990 is a dual SIM slot phone with a QWERTY keypad, with expandable memory up to 4GB.
Spa therapy courses
Tranquility Beauty Academy has launched a six-month diploma in Spa Therapy, specifically aimed at victims of domestic violence, conflict-affected people, single women and people from Dalit and marginalised communities. The academy will also offer job placements after the successful completion of the course.
Holy Mero City
Royal Orchid Developers Pvt. Ltd. held a ceremony at Hattiban to mark the foundations of Mero City Apartments on 14 June 2010. Mero City buyers also signed contracts on the occasion.
Laxmi Bank ties up with China
Laxmi Bank has formally established a correspondent banking relationship with Bank of China, the largest commercial bank in China. This will facilitate trade and payments between customers of both banks. Local business representatives of Chinese companies seeking to do business in Nepal will also benefit from this arrangement.
Laxmi Bank has also announced phase II of its mobile banking services. It was the first bank to pioneer e-banking in Nepal through the introduction of Mobile Money. Now Laxmi Bank customers who have subscribed to Mobile Money will be able to access their accounts for cash withdrawals from more than 400 Mobile Money agents located across the country.