Single Country fair

KATHMANDU: Minister of Commerce and Supplies Rajendra Mahato at the head of a team of four representatives on Sunday left to participate in the Single Country Fair of Nepal at Copenhagen, Denmark. According to a ministry statement, the five-day exhibition will have woollen carpet, readymade garment, woollen products, pashmina, gold and silver jewellery, Nepali handmade paper products and handicrafts. The exhibition will be held from October 5-9 and has a participation of 13 entrepreneurs from seven different industries of Nepal. — HNS

Satellite phone off

GORKHA: Satellite telephone service in a rural VDC of Gorkha district has halted. Locals of Chumling at Chumchet VDC-9, northern Gorkha, had been using uninterrupted satellite telephone service since more than a year. According to former VDC chairman Gopal Lama, the telephone based in the VDC has ceased to

function, depriving villagers of telephone service. Currently, locals are forced to walk for hours to make phone calls. — RSS