Friday, September 30, 2016

KLL set to Organise Open Data Challenge 2016 in Pokhara

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Kathmandu Living Labs is organizing a mega tech event 'Open Data Challenge 2016' in Pokhara. Local ideas, local problems, local solutions with open data will be the main theme of the event that is going to be held in Pokhara. The event will be a platform for innovative programmers to utilize the open data.

Prototype Development and Submission

October 7 – November 7
Participants Should produce and showcase a prototype system (e.g. mobile app, web app, maps, data visualizations) that makes use of OpenStreetMap data in Pokhara. There are no limitations on what should be or what it should look like. Here are the things to keep in mind while developing the prototype:

Keep the prototype simple, you should be able to easily iterate over and make changes to the prototype.
Make the prototype functional, you should be able to explain and demonstrate what the idea/product might eventually accomplish.
A full fledged solution is not expected within the given time frame.


  • Understanding of the problem being addressed
  • Team composition
  • Innovative use of OpenStreetMap data
  • Sustainability
  • Five teams will be selected to make the final pitch.

kathmandu Living Labs Open Data Challenge 2016

Idea Pitches from finalists

November 14
10 minutes per finalist is allotted for presentation of your prototype to the select audience. Audience members will consist of personnel, among others, from Pokhara Municipality, Red Cross Kaski, Kaski Scout, Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Western Regional Campus and the United States Department of State. The judging panel for this competition will comprise of people from Regional Environmental Officers of the U.S. Department of State from around the world.


The five finalists will have an opportunity to showcase their prototype in front of local leaders and officials of the U.S. Department of State from around the world. The finalists will also have an opportunity to have lunch and network with the participants of the Secondary Cities in Action Workshop being held in Pokhara. The winner will receive a three month mentorship under the guidance of a local organization relevant to their prototype and Kathmandu Living Labs. During these three months mentoring organizations will provide support to develop the prototype into a full fledged solution. 

A full fledged solution is not expected within the given time frame.

Ncell launches ‘Dobbar Paisa Back’ offer


The private leading telecommunication service provider, Ncell has launched "Dobbar Paisa Back" offer effective from Thursday (September 29, 2016). The Ncell prepaid users can get the double amount as the bonus while using the main balance spent every day throughout the offer period.

The offer is a part of festive offer where the Ncell prepaid customers can take part in the campaign for free by dialing 17124. Once customers join the campaign, they will get information regarding the spending target which customers need to use from their main balance to enjoy double bonus return," the statement added.

Customers will instantly receive bonus amount once they meet the daily spending target from their main balance, Ncell said.

Ncell Festival Offer 2016

“Festival time is a period when we prefer to stay closer with our family members, relatives and friends,” said Milan Sharma, corporate communications expert of Ncell. “We believe the offer will provide additional value to our customers, enabling them to exchange greetings and share happy moments of festivals.”

This offer is valid for 90 days unless withdrawn earlier.

Nepal Telecom brings festival offer

As usual following the past years, Nepal Telecom (NT) has announced attractive offer for its users targeting the Nepalese greatest festivals Dashain, Tihar and Chhat. Nepal Telecom is the top company in Nepal for providing the communication service via phone and internet.

According to NT, it will provide 100 MB data at Rs 50 and 250 MB at Rs 100 between October 1 to 15 and October 28 to November 6. The 100 MB data offer is valid for 5 days, while the 250 MB pack can be used for 10 days. Under these offers, the users can use 10 minutes of voice call and 10 SMS and 25 minutes of voice call and 25 SMS, respectively.

Nepal Telecom Logo
Nepal Telecom Logo

In addition, NT is offering 500 MB and 1,200 MB night surfing at Rs 40 and Rs 85, respectively. The data packs are valid for 7 and 15 days, respectively. Similarly, NT is offering 10 percent discount on calls made to its network by its GSM and CDMA users.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kaspersky New Version Launched

Kaspersky Antivirus

A new version of Karspersky - The Internet Securiry product was launched in Nepali Market. Sagar Technolink is the authorized distributor of Kaspersky in Nepal. The product was launched in a program called Kaspersky 2017 in Kathmandu on Monday.

Kaspersky is the most sellable antivirus product in Nepal and the company says, "these anti-viruses will protect Android, Mac and Windows users against malware, dangerous online sites, online tracking and money theft".

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Altaf Halde, managing director of South Asia Kaspersky Lab, said the new product is more powerful and that it has been enhanced further to ensure users privacy and security.

The new product can be purchased from the company's retail store and through online portals,,, and

Price of the new anti-virus starts from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5000.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Google celebrates 18th birthday with a Doodle

Google Doodle on 18th Birthday 2016
Google Doodle on 18th Birthday 2016

The internet giant, google is celebrating its 18th birthday on 27th September 2016 with an animated Doodle shown over the search page. In 1998, the company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on September 27. Now the company has passed its successful 17th year and entering to 18th year. Since 2002, Google is celebrating its birthday with a Doodle every year. The first Doodle was published for the Burning Man festival in 1998, before the company was technically founded.

It shows Google’s “G” blowing up a balloon to spell out the rest of its name. But blowing it up too much, and being carried off into the sky. But there is a confusion about the official birthday date. In 2004, Google celebrated its 6th birthday Doodle on september 7 and in the year before that, it was september 8.

Happy Birthday Google From Saroj Bhattarai (Sarosebht).

Google Founders on the early age
Google Founders on the early age

Monday, September 19, 2016

DV 2018, Apply via Android Mobile

EDV 2018 Mobile Application

Since October 1st, the DV program for 2018 will be opened all over the world. Filling up the form for electronic diversity visa is almost free but in Nepal, most of the agencies charge for filling up DV from from NRs.100 to NRs.500. If you are wondering how to fill up the edv form for 2018, a android mobile application - DV 2018 will guide your fill up the form for EDV easily.

Hari Lamichhane, student of Software Engineering at GCES has developed this android app. Every year hundreds of thousands people fill up the form for EDV with the cost of NRs.100 to NRs.500. But with this application downloaded in your android mobile will guide you in every steps for filling up the EDV form.

Some of the contains of this app are

  • Qualification Requirements: education, work-experience, self-sufficiency.
  • Form Guide: explanation of each field in the EDV form
  • Photo Guide: explanation about the requirements of the photo.
  • Photo Template: a template for taking photo
  • Photo Sample: few samples of photos
  • Useful links: some useful links are included in each place
  • Useful tips

Like Edv 2018 Facebook Page for more Updates

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Viber offers free calls to any numbers in 52 countries

Viber Call Offer for Nepal

Viber, the most popular instant messaging and VoIP app for various mobile operating systems like ios, Android and Windows has announced a grand offer to its more than 40 lakh Nepalese users to make national or international call for free to any landline or viber out mobile in 52 countries today. The scheme will be ended on September 19 and the viber users with a registered Nepali phone number can call for free between 8pm to 10pm daily. Viber, which has over 754 million users worldwide, brought this offer exclusively to Nepal as it is a key market in South Asia. Viber users can make call to these countries: Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus,  Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,   Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand,  Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam (excluding special, premium service and non-geographic numbers and subject to Fair Usage Principles outlined below), during the time of this offer, between the dates September 6, 2016 to September 19, 2016 during the hours 20:00 NPT @22:00 NPT (“Offer Period”).

“Viber has a very strong presence in Nepal. Since a large part of Nepal’s population stay outside for work or education, the Free Viber Out offer will give people an opportunity to connect freely  without worrying about call charges ,” said Anubhav Nayyar , Regional Head , South Asia for Viber.

Viber has also launched Nepali language stickers that are gaining popularity lately. The company informed that it will provide added value to Nepali users by offering more unique services and facilities in near future.
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