LG’s scheme

KATHMANDU: On the festive occasion of Dashain and Tihar, LG has been successfully running a festive consumer incentive scheme called Ahai LG. Under it, consumers are entitled to sure-shot instant prizes and LG Bada Bumper Prize which comprises a set of LG products. CG Electronics Pvt Ltd general manager Jaminda Mendis handed over LG

Bada Bumper Prize to Mitralal Pokharel (coupon no. 8281), purchaser of LG Refrigerator from A-One Electronics, New Baneshwor. The Bada Bumper set includes various LG goods like LG refrigerator, TV, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, microwave oven, DVD, home theatre and mobile set. — HNS

Skydivers’ feat

KATHMANDU: On Saturday morning, three members of the Explore Himalaya drop zone team made solo jumps from a height of 25,000 feet from Shyangboche in the Everest region. Tom Noonan (USA), Ian Bishop (Australia) and Jay Kishan (India) made the jumps from Tara Air’s Pilatus Porter aircraft. The event is organized by Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, Kathmandu, and the team leader and drop zone convenor is Suman Pandey, president of Explore Himalaya. Explore Himalaya is the first agency in Nepal to commercially organize the Everest Skydive in Nepal. In 2008, it organized the first-ever Everest skydiving event in partnership with UK-based adventure company High & Wild. — HNS

Flowers too dear

DHANKUTA: Flower prices skyrocketed thisTihar in Dhankuta district. Flower traders said the price has risen this Tihar due to drought during the cultivation period. Flower producer Bipin Rai said customers have to pay Rs 250 to 300 for a garland and Rs10 for single piece of marigold in Dhankuta Bazaar. People purchased plastic and rubber flowers and garlands when they could not get real flowers in the market this year. Flowers, produced in Dhankuta are supplied to various places including Dharan, Itahari and Biratnagar. — RSS

Business very bad

KANCHANPUR: With the beginning of Tihar festival, businesspersons in Mahendranagar Bazaar of Kanchanpur district are twiddling their thumbs as business has come into a standstill after Nepalis made a beeline for the Indian markets for shopping. Customers have thronged into Banbas of India after the price of commodities skyrocketed in Nepali markets, said Madhav Bhatta of Sashastraling Fancy Stores adding he is hardly making Rs 2000 worth of sales. On the other hand, Jayabir Goyal of Goyal Fancy at Banbas said he is selling clothes worth up to Rs 500,000 every day during the festival. — RSS