Nepal Airlines to cut off all foreign pilots

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Kathmandu: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is preparing to cut off all foreign pilots currently working on contract basis. Newly appointed NAC general manager Dim Prasad Poudel has said that the processes have taken forth to remove all foreign pilots within six months. According to him, only six foreign pilots are currently working for the remaining… Continue reading Nepal Airlines to cut off all foreign pilots

Hotels and resorts have seen increase in domestic tourists to 90 percent occupancy

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Kathmandu: After seven months, hotels and resorts in the Kathmandu Valley have seen a resurgence. Hotels and resorts, which have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, have been flooded during the Dashain Festival. The number of people wandering in the midst of Corona’s panic has been significant, which is why hotels and resorts are… Continue reading Hotels and resorts have seen increase in domestic tourists to 90 percent occupancy

Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days

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(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to make passing the LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act a top priority, hoping to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days should he win Tuesday’s election. Biden, a leading voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights… Continue reading Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before U.S. Senate panel

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WASHINGTON (Reuters): The chief executives of three large tech companies will defend a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday – a topic that has split U.S. lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.Facebook Inc’s FB.O Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter Inc’s TWTR.N Jack Dorsey… Continue reading Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before U.S. Senate panel

Boeing posts fourth straight quarterly loss as sales slump

A Boeing 737 MAX jet comes in for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020. Photo Courtesy: AFP

(Reuters): Boeing Co BA.N reported its fourth straight quarterly loss on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic and 737 MAX grounding hurt sales, while reaffirming its expectation that U.S. deliveries of the jet would resume before year-end.The U.S. planemaker also said it was sticking with the deeply reduced twin-aisle production rates announced in July, as well… Continue reading Boeing posts fourth straight quarterly loss as sales slump

Local government without communication

Kathmandu: Telephone and internet facilities have not yet reached the centers of 40 villages across the country. According to the National Federation of Village Municipalities, 40 out of 460 village municipalities across the country do not have telephone and internet facilities in their centers.According to the federation, telephone service and internet service has not reached… Continue reading Local government without communication

‘No treatment, No Tax’ campaign from Mt Everest

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Solukhumbu: The ‘No Treatment, No Tax’ campaign has been launched from Mount Everest, against the government’s decision not to provide free treatment to Corona infected. The activists have reached foot of the Mt Everest on Wednesday to protest against the government.A team of Nepal Students Union leader Dujang Sherpa, who is also a delegate to… Continue reading ‘No treatment, No Tax’ campaign from Mt Everest

Tatopani checkpoint resumes from today

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Sindhupalchowk (RSS): The major trade Tatopani checkpoint between Nepal and China has been formally re-opened on Wednesday. The Chinese side had closed the checkpoint on September 6 stating that some Nepali employees had contracted Covid-19 infection after the floods and landslides closed for three months.Lal Bahadur Khatri, chief of the Tatopani customs office, said that… Continue reading Tatopani checkpoint resumes from today

AMD Agrees to Buy Xilinx for $35 Billion in Stock

A Xilinx chip, displayed through a magnifying glass, at a trade show in China. The company has been hurt by the Trump administration’s trade restrictions on Huawei of China, a major customer. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO: Advanced Micro Devices agreed to pay $35 billion in stock for Xilinx, a deal aimed at reshaping one of the computer chip industry’s pioneers.AMD, known mainly as Intel’s longtime rival in microprocessors that power most computers, plans to use the acquisition to broaden its business into chips for markets like 5G wireless communications… Continue reading AMD Agrees to Buy Xilinx for $35 Billion in Stock