BIZ BRIEFS

John Players’ offer :

KATHMANDU: John Players, the leading premium men’s branded apparel from Surya Nepal has announced a special ‘Dashain Tihar Festive Offer’ to reward its loyal consumers. Every purchase of John Players items worth Rs 1,000 and above, entitles the consumer to a lucky draw coupon. The lucky draw at the end of the period has a grand prize of ‘A Home Maker (a complete make up for your home which includes a television, a refrigerator, a washing machine, a microwave oven, a vacuum cleaner and a music system)’. Other bumper prizes include colour televisions, washing machines, refrigerators and 50 other consolation prizes. This offer is valid from 21st September to 24th October 2006. — HNS

Revoking oil licence :

MOSCOW: Russia would have legal grounds to retract the licence issued to French oil giant Total to develop the Kharyaga field in northern Russia, an official warned. “We believe that the legal basis exists for revoking the licence to Kharyaga due to the company not fulfilling the conditions of the project,” Nikolai Gudkov, a spokesman for the natural resources ministry, told AFP. The Kharyaga field currently produces around 20,000 barrels per day and has been the object of bitter dispute for years, with the Russian government. — AFP