TTDB elects new body

KATHMANDU: The 10th annual general meeting of Thamel Tourism Development Board (TTDB) concluded here electing a 10-member executive committee under the chairmanship of Ganesh Pandey. Namgyal Lama is elected vice-president, while Surendra Shrestha is general secretary and Narendra Singh treasurer. Raju Shrestha, Barga Dwanda Bista, Sanjay Adhikari, Chhiring Gurung, Sonam Gurung and Ram Thapaliya are the executive members. — HNS

Paddy farmers awarded

DAMAULI: The district agriculture development office, Tanahu awarded 12 farmers in paddy cultivation, fruit gardening and cocoon producing competition. Shanta Poudel was awarded in the paddy cultivation competition and Chandra Kumar Shrestha won prize for fruit gardening. — RSS

Small industries close

Dadeldhura :Cottage and small industries in Jogbudha area of Dadeldhura district have been closed due to the Maoist insurgency. Most of such industries have been closed after the industrialists were forced to pay levy to Maoists.The number of industries registered at the district cottage and small industries office has gone down. — RSS

S Korean inflation rises

SEOUL: South Korea raised its targets on Wednesday for this year’s inflation and current account surplus to reflect stronger exports and higher consumer prices. The forecast for current account surplus was jacked up to more than $20 billion.— AFP