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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Consumer forum seeks strict rules for manufacture of gas cylinders

Posted by Anup Baral | January 03, 2018 :
Consumer Forum (NCF) has written to the Supply Minister Ganesh Man Pun urging strict regulation in manufacturing of cooking gas cylinders and has sought action against unscrupulous traders who are not abiding by the set standards and putting the lives of general public at risk. In a letter addressed to the minister dated today, a copy of which was obtained by The Himalayan Times, the forum has drawn the attention of the minister to the explosion of a gas cylinder at 12:30pm in Haugal Tole of Lalitpur district on May 20. Two people were killed in the incident. As the HP branded gas cylinder of Himalayan Petrochemicals Pvt Ltd — which was manufactured by APL Company — had exploded abnormally, the NCF suspected anomalies in manufacturing of the cylinder. Consequently, the forum, on May 22, had written to the Metropolitan Police Office, Kathmandu, Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) and the Department of Supply Management (DoSM) to investigate the matter and bring the guilty to the books.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.