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Valley-based 2 petrol pumps sealed for cheating customers

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KATHMANDU — Two petrol pumps in were sealed following a monitoring carried out this morning under the command of Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav.

A market monitoring team comprising Director General at the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology Bishwababu Pudasaini, minister’s personal secretary Santosh Bista and technical human resources from the Nepal Oil Corporation monitored five petrol pumps in the Kathmandu Valley and sealed two among them.

Ekantakuna-based Prashanti Oil Distributor and Chapagaun Dobato-based Mahalaxmi Oil Center were found violating the business operation standards and financially cheating customers, according to Bista.

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The Prashanti was supplying 30 ml less in the distribution of per 10 liters of petrol products while the Mahalaxmi was reducing 40 ml in the supply of per 10 liters. Minor weaknesses were reported in other three petrol pumps and they were warned to meet the standards.

The Ministry said that it would continue the market monitoring for the welfare of consumers and such works would be expanded to other areas as well in the future.

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Woman killed in Bajura house collapse

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BAJURA — A woman was killed after a house collapse in Budhiganga Municipality-1 of Bajura district on Friday night.

The house belonging to Nande Pari collapsed due to incessant rain at Makka has last night killing 45-year-old Kala Pari, according to Bajura District Police Office.

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Three other houses have also collapsed at Saudwada of the same ward due to the incessant rain. However, no human casualties have been reported, police said.

Likewise, the torrential rain have damaged several houses and posed the risk of landslides to others, informed police.

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