Chaudhary seeks help

KATHMANDU: Chairman of Chaudhary Foundation, Binod Chaudhary, has proposed that Nepal and India jointly organise a special programme to support Nepal’s rebuilding efforts. Famous Indian cine artists have pledged support for the effort, as per a press statement issue on Friday. In this regard, Chaudhary held discussions with Pahlaj Nihalani, chairman of Central Board of Film Certification, actors Shatrughan Sinha and Manmohan Shetty. India’s media has also said it would support Nepal’s reconstruction efforts, the statement adds. Addressing a seminar titled ‘Rebuild Nepal: Trade and Investment Opportunities in Nepal’ organised by the Nepali embassy, in India, in Mumbai, on Thursday, Chaudhary urged everyone to invest in Nepal.

Nabil’s CSR initiative

KATHMANDU: Nabil Bank provided financial assistance of Rs 75,000 as the final installment to Srijansil Baal Sewa Pariwar to assist in supporting food and shelter needs of the orphanage children as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). With this, the bank has provided a total of Rs 300,000 within one year, as per a press statement issued on Friday. Sashin Joshi, chief executive officer of Nabil Bank, handed over the cheque to Uma Basnet, chairperson of Srijansil Baal Sewa Pariwar, and expressed satisfaction on being part of such a noble cause. The orphanage currently looks after 18 children of three to 14 years and is providing food, shelter, clothes, education and medical services to these children. As part of its CSR, Nabil Bank is continuously committed to various social welfare programmes by supporting educational activities, sports, health, literature and arts, among others, the statement adds.

India’s industrial data

NEW DELHI: India’s annual industrial output growth slowed to 2.7 per cent in May, compared with a downwardly revised 3.36 per cent in April, government data showed on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters were expecting the output to grow 4.1 per cent, matching the annual growth initially recorded for April.