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Sugar stored in customs after quantitative restriction

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BANKE- A total of 144,000 kilograms of sugar brought from India some four months ago targeting the major festivals is yet to obtain the customs clearance document from the Nepalgunj Customs Office.

The sugar has been stored in the customs office following the government to impose a quantitative restriction on sugar imports, it is said.

The government on September 16 decided to impose a quantitative restriction on sugar imports. However, the sugar worth Rs 6.7 million in value was brought from India targeting the people from far west and mid-west region.

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Customs Officer at the Nepalgunj Customs Office Paramananda Joshi said that the quantity of sugar that arrived just two days after the government decision has been stored in the Nepalgunj Customs.

Despite information to the higher authorities about the sugar at the customs point, no directive is received so far, Joshi said.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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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.

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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.

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