KATHMANDU- Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology has taken action against 18 industries producing substandard goods.
Industries facing the action include Ghirahi Cement Pvt Ltd Dang, Narayani Micro-pipe Industry Pvt Ltd Bara, Nawa Nepal Plastic Industry, Narayani Cement Industry Pvt Ltd Bara, Mega Cement Pvt Ltd Jhapa, Laxmi Steels Pvt Ltd Nawalparasi, Kathmandu Steels Pvt Ltd Nawalparasi and Ganapati Vanaspati Pvt Ltd Bara.
Also facing action of the Bureau are International Cement Pvt Ltd Birgunj, Gorakhkali Cement Industries Pvt Ltd Jhapa, Annapurna Cement Pvt Ltd Morang, Golden Battery Pvt Ltd Morang, Sugam Manufacture Kathmandu, MJP Cement Pvt Ltd Kapilbastu, Ganapati Cement Pvt Ltd Kapilbastu, Hongsi Cement Industry Nawalparasi, Arghakhanchi Cement Industry Rupandehi and Shubha Shree Jagadamba Cement Industry Bara.
Director General of the Department Bishwa Bandhu Pudasaini said action has been taken against these industries which manufactured products without meeting the standard and the quality.
The license of most of the industries facing action has been suspended and the sale and distribution of manufactured goods stopped.
The Bureau has written to the industries facing action to produce quality products, failing which their licenses would be annulled.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.