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THT and AP are back
The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post returned to newsstands Thursday after Maoists disrupted the distribution of the papers and even entered the newsroom to physically threaten reporters. The closure triggered an unprecedented solidarity from various media groups, even competitors. In a written commitment the president of the Maoist trade union said his group would "no longer disrupt the publication and distribution of newspapers while staging protests taking into account the sensitivity of the media sector".

The manufacturing sector has also been affected and industrialists said they want a similar commitment from the Maoists for non-media investors as well. The Dabur factory in Bara, already affected by bandas re-opened Wednesday after a week of forced closure by Maoists.

Meanwhile ten editors of The Himalayan Times, Annapurna Post, Kantipur, The Kathmandu Post, Samaya, Nepal, Image Channel, Nepal Samacharpatra, Himal Khabarpatrika and Nepali Times have set up a pressure group called the Editors' Alliance to defend press freedom.

Expanded
Dhaba Restaurant and Bar has expanded its premises to include more shades, and a wider parking area. The restaurant is providing a 20 percent discount on lunch till 4PM on this occasion.

WLC in Nepal
WLC College, an Indian academic institution, has now established itself in Hattisar, Kathmandu. The college offers courses in management and creative courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It also offers career options in fashion, advertising, graphic designing, and media.

Equipment dealers
Auto-electro-mech is now the authorised dealer for Terex Vectra construction equipment. The company deals with backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, compactors, and excavators. The office of Auto-electro-mech is located in Balkumari, Lalitpur.

New Products
Cracker:
Macoos is the latest brand of snack food to hit the market. Macoos Chicken Cracker is manufactured by Vikyash Food Industries under technical assistance from Japan. Vikyash Food is managed by Ramesh Kaji Tamrakar and Samyak Udas.

Feminyl: Marie Stopes services has launched a female oral contraceptive, Feminyl. Feminyl will soon be available in the Kathmandu market and shortly, all over the country. Marie Stopes Nepal has been providing quality services in the field of family planning and reproductive health for the last 13 years. MSS also produces the Jodi brand condoms.



LATEST ISSUE
638
(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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