10-16 February 2017 #845

Long haul

Qatar Airways has launched daily direct flights from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand. The flight lasts 17 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 14,535 km, making it the world’s longest commercial flight.

Pairing numbers

On the occasion of Valentine’s day, Ncell has introduced a new offer for customers allowing users to call one paired number at 50 paisa (excluding tax) per minute, send 100 SMS for free and get a 50% discount on selected ring back tones.

Sharing codes

Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement coming into effect from 1 March. Passengers from both the airlines can avail to more travel options between Namibia and Turkey.

Flagship model

Otto, a new mobile brand has introduced its flagship smartphone Otto Mark in Nepal. The phone comes with 6 in, 2.5 D curved HD IPS display, a 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, 13 MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. It is priced at Rs 19,996.

Cashless future

Siddharth Bank upgraded its debit, credit and prepaid cards and introduced EMV chip cards in the market. With this, the bank hopes to encourage cashless transactions and ensure efficient and secure online banking services.