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Nepal, India reach understanding Nepali gas bullets to supply cooking gas

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU —A bilateral meeting held between the high level of officials of Nepal and India has decided that the gas bullets of Nepal would supply cooking gas (LPG) now onwards.

As per the agreement, a total of 53 gas bullets would supply cooking gas. Taking to journalist, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Matrika Yadhav said a bilateral agreement was signed to supply LPG by the Nepali gas bullets in near future.

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The meeting was attended by the high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nepal Oli Corporation (NOC) and Indian Oil Corporation.

Once the project is accomplished, the Amlekhgunj Depot of NOC could import fuel at the rate of 191 kiloliters of fuel per hour.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari





ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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