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Action taken against 18 industries producing substandard goods

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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.

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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.

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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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