RBB branch reopens

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) reinstated its Dhanusha branch office on Monday. The bank, during the conflict period, had shut down several branches due to security reasons. It is planning to establish a total of 150 branch offices. — HNS

Iodine month ends

KATHMANDU: The Iodine Month programme started with the aim of creating awareness about the necessity of iodine in common salt concluded here on Monday. Salt Trading Corporation Ltd has targeted to provide 90 per cent of the population iodized salt within 2010. According to recent statistics of Salt Trading Corporation Ltd, till 1998, only 55.2 per cent of the total population used to consume iodized salt but which increased to 77 per cent by 2007. Due to lack of iodine in common salt about 40 per cent of people were suffering from goitre, but the number now has decreased to 0.4 per cent. — HNS

New ringtones

KATHMANDU: Digitainment has launched Ringtones and Caller Ring Back Tones (CRBT) of the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. It has made CRBT of the movie available to both Nepal Telecom (NT) and UTL subscribers, while Ringtones are available to Nepal Telecom and Mero Mobile subscribers throughout the country. The ringtones of Slumdog Millionaire can be downloaded in all three formats — Monotone, Polytone and Truetone. — HNS