NIC declares winners

KATHMANDU: NIC Bank Ltd has announced the winners of its two schemes - NIC Life Savings and NIC Sikshya Kosh accounts. Shailendra Shah, Gopi Krishna Chokhani, Ashok Kumar Jain, Ishwori Bayalkoti, Jyanu Mishra, Mana Kumari Dhakal and Menuka Devi Kharel each received 7.5-gm gold coins under NIC Life Savings account, while Sakina Gurung, Smiti Agrawal, Sushmita Agrawal, Roshan Tajpuria and Ishowar Gurung each bagged scholarship of Rs 1000 per month for a year under NIC Sikshya Kosh scheme, states a press release. — HNS

NATO shows concern

KATHMANDU: Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO) has expressed concern over the Maoists decision to launch a series of protest programmes from September. The announcement of mass assemblies, people’s action and political strikes will send negative message to the international tourist markets. This will lead to either cancellation or deferment of trips planned by tourists during the peak-tourism season that begins from mid-September, states a NATO press release. — HNS

Brij cement gets NS

KATHMANDU: Brij Cement is awarded Nepal Standard (NS) certification from the Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology. The company claims the certification is a result of their hard work and success. — HNS

NAWA orientation

LEKHNATH: Nepal Agriculture Workers Association (NAWA) under the Nepal Democratic Trade Union Federation organised ‘Trade Union Education and Role of Trade Union in Constituent Assembly’. — RSS