Stories By ' SHANKAR ACHARYA '
Two customs offices in Birgunj have lost a staggering amount of revenue due to a general strike since Tuesday.
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Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has said around 1,000 Nepal-bound cargo containers have been stuck at India’s Kolkata Port for over a week.
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The Finance Ministry’s decision to allow importers to reroute their shipments through customs points other than the troubled Birgunj-Raxaul crossing has come as a big relief to the latter.They have already started to reroute their shipments.The Birgunj Customs Office has remained shut for the past four months due to the Tarai unrest and Indian embargo.
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Sugarcane farmers are worried about the non-operation of Reliance Sugar Mill, which is the sole buyer of the raw material produced in Bara and Parsa districts.
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Indian transporters have started shipping power transformers to Nepal from the Kolkata Port since Thursday, after a halt of more than a week due to payment issues.
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Fifteen factories in the Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor have sought the Labour Office’s permission to “temporarily lay-off” workers and staffers, citing a sharp drop in production as a result of the prolonged Tarai
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