RNAV established at Bhadrapur Airport – Night Flights now Possible

Another milestone in Nepali aviation has been achieved with the successful setting up of RNAV operations at Bhadrapur Airport, thus making night flights possible. Through RNAV, flights can be operated even under low visibility. Runway lights have also been installed. In the coming months, Janakpur Airport will be equipped with RNAV technology, in collaboration with Buddha Air, CAAN, and airport authorities of Janakpur. Once the test flight is successful, Buddha Air will be operating commercial night flights to Janakpur Airport, as well.

Ncell launches ‘Gazzabko Data Pack’, new all-time data packs ranging from 75 MB to 3 GB

Gazzabko Data Pack came into effect from February 4, 2019. Customers can buy 75 MB data, valid for 1 day, at just Rs.15 (Rs.19.15 including taxes), subscribe to a mid-range data volume of 200 MB data valid for 3 days at Rs.35 (Rs.44.69 including taxes), and 500 MB data having a validity of 7 days at Rs.75 (Rs.95.77 including taxes). Those preferring high data volumes can buy 3 GB data at just Rs.355 (Rs.453.30 including taxes), valid for 30 days. Customers can activate Gazzabko data packs by dialing *17123# and following the instructions. These data packs can also be subscribed easily from Ncell App.

Skoda MAW rolls out the new Skoda Octavia

M.A.W. Enterprises, authorized dealer of Skoda cars in Nepal, has launched the new Skoda Octavia, which is available in three trim options—Ambition, Style, and L & K, and eight different iterations based on engine options and transmission. The Octavia gets both diesel and petrol engines. The 1.8-litre TSI engine provides 180 bhp and is mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, while the smaller 1.4-litre TSI gets mated to a 6-speed manual and provides 150 bhp. The diesel is the tried and tested 2-litre motor that makes 143 bhp and gets mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The Octavia gets 8 airbags in the top spec version, while the Style and Ambition versions get 6 and 4 airbags, respectively. ABS (anti-lock brakes), EBD (electronic brake distribution), and traction control come as standards. The petrol powered base trim - 1.4 TSI MT Ambition variant starts at Rs.71,00,000, and the price goes up to Rs.102,00,000 for the top of the line 1.8 TSI L & K variant. Similarly, among the diesel models, the price for the 2.0 TDI MT Ambition starts at Rs.91,00,000 and goes up to Rs.1,11,00,000 for the top-spec 2.0 TDI AT L & K variant.

Bold, Progressive, Intelligent: Nissan Launches the New KICKS in Nepal

Pioneer Moto Corp Pvt. Ltd., authorized distributor of Nissan in Nepal, launched its much-awaited intelligent SUV, the new Nissan KICKS, on February 17, 2019. With best-in-class features, drive innovation, and comfort, the new Nissan KICKS is available at an introductory price Rs.47.99 lakhs for the entry level variant, while that of the top variant is Rs.59.99 lakhs. It comes with other exciting features, such as first-in-class 8-inch floating infotainment system supporting both Android and Apple car play, LED projector head lamp, automatic climate control, cooled and Illuminated glove box, cruise control, voice recognition, smart card for keyless entry, driver seat height adjustment, dual airbags, and ABS having EBD and BA. This breathtaking SUV will be available in three variants, XL, XV, and XV Premium for diesel engine, and two dynamic variants, XL and XV, for petrol engine. Nissan KICKS comes in seven colors, Pearl White, Blade Silver, Bronze Grey, Fire Red, Amber Orange, Deep Blue Pearl, and Night Shade.

Laxmi Bank signs MOU to support academic research in the field of agriculture and livestock

Laxmi Bank has signed an MOU with Rampur Agriculture and Forestry University Faculty of Animal Science, Veterinary Science and Fisheries (AFU). Laxmi Bank will provide grant to support academic research in the field of Boer goats to Assistant Professor Dawa Tshiring Tamang. The bank hopes to break new grounds in the way capital under corporate social responsibility is invested by supporting more research and development activities and help build thought leadership in national priority sectors. The bank is confident that enhancing activities in the country is a public good that can result in high quality research and recommendations that would ultimately benefit policy makers, enterprises, and society, in general.

Caliber Takes Over Daraz on Brand Day

Daraz, one of Nepal’s biggest online shopping destinations, unveiled its next brand on the Brand Day series with Caliber, a premium Nepali shoe brand, on February 15, 2019, offering exclusive deals on men’s sneakers, women’s trainers, ankle boots, formal shoes, the ultra-light sport series, women’s sports sneakers, and many more. With a range of top quality shoes made of the best materials, and that too at affordable rates, Caliber is proving to be a leading brand in Nepal.

Turkish Airlines introduces new The LEGO ® Movie 2 Inflight Safety Video, before moving to its monumental new home base, Istanbul Airport.

Turkish Airlines, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO ®Movie franchise with the digital debut of a new, fun, and original safety video. It stars characters from the movie, which will be in theaters worldwide beginning February 8, 2019. Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the first-ever LEGO passenger safety video. The second inflight safety video, featuring LEGO characters Emmet, Lucy, and others, will be shown on all flights starting March 1, 2019. The video also features some of Turkish Airlines’ most exciting destinations, journeying across Bali, Moscow, San Francisco, Rome, Cape Town, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, ending finally at Istanbul Airport. The colorful ensemble from The LEGO Movie franchise can also be seen off screen and in the skies, livening up a specially wrapped narrow body Airbus A321-231 livery, currently serving the European routes of the flag carrier airline.