HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: NIC foundation — a charitable organisation established by NIC Bank — has provided financial support worth Rs 50,000 to Kamaladi Ganesthan for the restoration of the historical pond at the temple. The pond is undergoing renovation work done by Shree Kamaladi Ganesh Jamami Guthi, it said. The support was handed over by chief executive of NIC Bank Sashin Joshi to chairman of pond renovation sub-committee Rabin Maharjan.
Little Italy in Nepal
KATHMANDU: Little Italy is hailed as one of India’s most popular and respected fine-dining restaurants, offering a wide selection of authentic vegetarian Italian cuisine, fine wines, premium cocktails and beers.
While establishing a pan India presence in 15 major cities, Little Italy has entered the overseas market in Dubai and Nepal. Little Italy has received several awards from various institutes and the Italian government. The restaurant located at 3rd Floor, Capitol, Durbar Marg boasts of a new flavour and an endless menu. The 120 seater fine-dining beautiful ambience immediately welcomes the visitors, it said. A pleasant, well-informed, polite staff is the first experience of the place.
YAF calls for ideas
KATHMANDU: Youth Action Fund (YAF) launched ‘Call for Ideas’ to support ideas that have a social impact through funding and training to identify and support youth-driven initiatives. It will accept grant applications from individuals between 15 and 29 years of age who are currently residing in the country. Ideas should seek to make a positive impact in a community and can focus on a variety of social issues, it said, adding that projects can last anywhere from one week to three months and some of the projects might receive funds in addition to extensive training.
City Centre fetes MD
KATHMANDU: City Centre board members on Monday honoured MD of the mall Rajendra Arya for his active role in fighting fire on August 22. The fire was brought under control after all the traders and customers were evacuated from the City Centre within 15 minutes. No human casualties took place and all the parked vehicles, including 115 four wheelers and 540 motorbikes were unharmed. The fire had destroyed only the cable system and control panel board of the generators. Six fire brigades
and around 250 security personnel from Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepali Army were involved in the fire-fighting.
Etihad’s new tie-up
KATHMANDU: Etihad Airways — the national airline of the United Arab Emirates — has signed a codeshare agreement with China Eastern
Airlines. The new agreement is Etihad Airways 37th codeshare. The agreement follows the exchange of a comprehensive memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai-based Chinese carrier in March.