Carlsberg concept

KATHMANDU: The year 2009 marks the 100 year aniversary of a scientific breakthrough at the Carlsberg laboratory in Copenhagen providing quality and safe products to consumers -- the pH scale. Professor Jens O Duus, head of the Carlsberg laboratory, said, "S P L Sorenson was capable of systematically creating a whole new concept by the exact defination of the pH scale, enabling us to produce a high quality product". The 100th aniversary of the pH breakthrough will be marked at Carlsberg and at the international congress "The Centenary" at the Italian Chemical Society in September 2009. —HNS

Revenue drive

MYAGDI: More than Rs 24 million revenue has been collected by different government offices in 11 months of the current fiscal year in Myagdi district. District Auditor General's Office said the revenue was collected by 22 government offices till end of the Jestha month. During the period, the District Administration Office collected the highest amount of revenue with more than 14 million rupees and District Prison Department collected Rs 300 only. — RSS

CFC gas dump

PANI TANKI: Around 19 tonnes of chloro-floro carbon (CFC) gas is lying useless in a godown of Biratnagar customs for the past nine years. Kathmandu-based Heritage Company was importing the gas when the government banned it following a Supreme Court order saying that CFC is a major cause of depletion of ozone layer. The stock in the godown is polluting the surroundings. Trans Nepal, is the company which runs the godown on lease basis. — RSS