UTL slashes tariff

KATHMANDU: UTL, the first private sector telecom company, has slashed the local tariff for hand held phones from one rupee to 80 paisa per minute for all local calls made within the UTL network. The new tariff is effective from Baisakh 1 (April 13), states a press release. UTL claims to have been providing phones at very low cost under different schemes introduced for different segments of the society including students, women and drivers and for special occasions. The pre-paid connection is currently available along with the handset for Rs 2,499 with a free talktime of Rs 500. — HNS

Nepal at GITF

KATHMANDU: NTB along with Saathi Travel and Tours, Nepal Dream, My Nepal, Asian Holidays, C+K Travel and China Southern Airlines participated in the three-day long Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) on April 4-6, states a press release. Over 5,000 people visited Nepal stall at GITF — one of the most important tourism fairs in Asia-Pacific with more than 600 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions. The travel platform offered an opportunity to introduce latest Nepal tourism products to the Chinese market, states the release. — HNS

Nokia’s challenge

KATHMANDU: Espoo, Finland – Nokia today launched the worldwide Mobile Games Innovation Challenge, a unique global competition with Euro70,000 in prizes, designed to encourage development of innovative game concepts with the power to positively disrupt global mobile gaming industry and to help propel it with handheld devices into a new and exciting future, states a press release. The first competition of its kind to encourage unique concepts from developers of all backgrounds and all levels, the Mobile Games Innovation Challenge seeks the best in groundbreaking ideas and game concepts from the brightest and most creative minds in mobile gaming today. — HNS

Cathay Pacific’s help

KATHMANDU: Cathay Pacific has announced that it has been able to provide seats for more than 2,000 stranded Oasis passengers through the operation of two special flights to London and by finding space also on its regular services to and from London and Vancouver. More than 1,700 Oasis passengers were able to get to London, Vancouver and other European destinations on either our scheduled services or the additional flights, states a press release. It also used its scheduled services to bring some 200 stranded Oasis passengers back to Hong Kong from the UK and another 100 from Vancouver at the special fare. — HNS