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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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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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