Fire guts property

BARA: A fire in the house of Ganesh Bahadur KC at Simra-9 in Bara district on Sunday night destroyed property worth Rs 600,000. According to Indira KC, 10 tolas of gold, Rs 160,000 in cash and clothes were gutted. She said electrical short circuit was to blame for the fire. Of the two houses belonging to Ganesh, the fire reduced one to cinders and partially destroyed the other house. Local residents, teams of Armed Police Force and Nepal Police brought the fire under control one-and-a-half hours later. Two fire engines from Nepal Oil Corporation, Amlekhgunj and Birgunj Sub-Metropolitan City were also pressed into service.

Export banned

KANCHAPUR: Indian police have banned the export of livestock from Nepal to India stating that such an act is “illegal”. The move of Indian Seema Surakshya Bal has left Nepali businessmen, who have acquired permission from the Nepal government to export livestock, disappointed. Indian businessmen, however, have been uninterruptedly bringing in domestic animals into Nepal taking advantage of the open border. “Though I showed the Indian police the permission letter from the customs office, they did not let me export livestock to India,” said Janak Bahadur Chand, a Nepali businessman who is into exporting for the last one decade. He said Nepali authorities are mum on the issue.