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Japanese Film Fest in Kathmandu
Dang Trade, Tourism, Agro Fair from Feb 10
Qatar Airways uses RNP AR approach to fly to Nepal
Pashupati trust prepares for Shivaratri fest
Govt preparing to introduce handicraft villages in five regions
CAN Info Tech 2013 from Feb 6

Japanese Film Fest in Kathmandu

The Embassy of Japan is  organising a three-day Japanese Film Festival in Kathmandu from January 24~26.

The film festival is being organised as part of introducing and promoting Japanese culture, society and way of life etc. to the friendly people of Nepal, according to a statement issued by the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu to inform about the event.

Similarly, one-day film festival is also being organized in Pokhara on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

Screenings schedule of the film festival is as follows:

Venue: Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road

24th January (Thursday)

10:45a.m-1:00p.m. (SHODO GIRLS!!)

1:15p.m.-3:05p.m. (Hachiko)

3:20p.m.-4:10p.m. (Can you see Our Light? First Festival after the Tsunami)

25th January (Friday)

11:00a.m.-12:40p.m. (Water Boys)

1:00p.m.-2:45p.m. (Éclair)

3:00p.m.-3:30p.m. (Light up Nippon)

26th January (Saturday)

11:00a.m.-12:45p.m. (Happy Flight)

1:00p.m.-3:05p.m. (WANKO-The Story of Me, My Family and My Dog) 3:20p.m.-3:50p.m. (Setting Sail from the Ruins)

Entry passes are available at the Japan Resource Center, Embassy of Japan, Panipokhari on first come first serve basis.All the films are in Japanese language with English subtitles

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Dang Trade, Tourism, Agro Fair from Feb 10

Dang Trade and Tourism Festival and Mid-West Industrial Agro Fair 2013 is going to be held in the district with an aim of promoting local productions from February 10-19.

The event is going to be organised under the joint initiative of Dang Chapter of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, District Development Committee, Dang, and Ghorahi Municipality in Ghorahi.

Organising a press conference in capital on Tuesday, the organisers informed that some 235 stalls will feature various domestic products among others during the fair.

The organisers said they expected some 500,000 visitors with transaction of Rs. 150 million.

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Qatar Airways uses RNP AR approach to fly to Nepal

Qatar Airways uses RNP AR approach to fly to Nepal

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to operate an aircraft with a new navigational approach in Nepal.

The Doha-based airline implemented a Required Navigation Performance — Authorisation Required (RNP AR) approach into Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

According to the airline, the RNP AR approach reduces pilots’ workload considerably allowing them to take full benefit of the advanced technology as this procedure allows an aircraft to fly a specific path.

Similarly, the latest technology also has significant safety improvements and reduces the required visibility compared with current standard flying procedures, the airlines said.

Currently, Qatar Airways is operating four flights a day between Doha and Kathmandu. Nepalnews.com

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Pashupati trust prepares for Shivaratri fest

The Pashupati Area Development Trust has formed various committes to observe the Shivaratri festival.

The trust has formed a 151-member main organising committee, which is to be led by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, the trust said.

Similarly, nine other sub-committees have been formed to observe one of the biggest Hindu festivals, which falls on March 10 this year.

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Govt preparing to introduce handicraft villages in five regions

The government is preparing to establish handicraft villages in all the five development regions of the country, RSS said.

The Ministry of Industry preparing to established handicraft villages at the premises of the Kailali-based office of the Cottage and Small Industry Development Committee (CSIDC) in Far-Western Development Region and premises of Surkhet-based office of the CSIDC in Mid-western Development Region, spokesperson of the Ministry, joint secretary Yam Kumari Khatiwada said.

Similarly, feasibility study has been carried out for establishing villages in the Western Development Region, Eastern Development Region and Central Development Region, said Khatiwada.

The Ministry had decided to forward construction works for establishing handicraft villages within the current fiscal year with an objective of further promotion of handicraft industry and to ease the exhibition of handicraft goods.

The Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), the Federation of Nepalese Cottage and Small Industry (FNCSI) and Nepal Handicraft Federation are also supporting members for the establishment of such villages.

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CAN Info Tech 2013 from Feb 6

CAN Info-Tech, which has focused on hardware sales so far, is featuring software developers and ICT service providers as the major attractions this year.

Organizers of the event told Republica that the objective of the mega ICT expo will not be limited to gadgets sales. “Majority of the entrepreneurs today is turning toward service industry and ICT sector can´t be an exception,” Amrit Pant, general secretary of Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) - the organizer of the event, said.

Recalling the initial years of the Info-Tech when CAN had tough time convincing software developers to participate in the event, Pant said: “Today, software developers have realized that platform like this are important to boost their business.”

According to CAN, about 25 percent of more than 110 companies participating in the event this year will promote their services instead of products. These companies include education software developers, accounting solution providers, Internet service providers, online job portals, graphic designers, animation companies, and mobile application developers, among others.

The six-day event kicks off on February 6 at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu. It will feature a total of 219 stalls, including 40 branded stalls.

“Apart from promoting trade, we will be also focused on raising awareness of people on new innovations in the ICT sector,” Pant said, adding that many exhibitors are participating in the event with the twin objectives of boosting their sales and informing people about the new innovations in the ICT sector.

Raju Baniya, chief business officer of Midas Technologies - the title sponsor of the event, said they were showcasing recently launched animated audio-visual tutorial package called ´Midas eClass´ in the Info-Tech. “The Info-Tech is a good platform to meet with potential customers and also to let people how Nepali software can make learning more effective and interesting,” added Baniya.

Likewise, Maya Animation Academy has also announced plans to provide free quick lessons on 3D animated movies at the Info-Tech.

CAN is expecting more than 500,000 visitors in the event.
(News courtesy: The Republica)

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