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Dhangadhi(Nepal): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa today said Hinduism would be revived in the country using the rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Speaking at a function organised in Dhangadhi, Deputy Prime Minister Thapa said a massive decline in cultural and religious activities was intolerable. “We will launch a campaign for the revival of Hinduism in the country,” he said.

“Although more than 90 per cent of the population follow Hinduism, their voices have not been heard properly. However, we do not want bypass any other religion. There must be mutual respect and co-existence among people from all walks of life, irrespective of religion,” he said.

Thapa expressed concern about growing imitation of foreign culture and religion in the country.

He also accused some organisations of luring innocent Nepalis to convert their religion taking unnecessary advantage of their poverty. “No one should take advantage of the innocence of Nepali people,” he argued.

This article was first published at Himalayantimes.com

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Special Drive on India-Nepal Border in Bihar to Instantly Clear Pending IGST Refunds of Exporters

The special drive to clear refunds on the spot is aimed at disposing all refund cases which are pending due to various errors

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The department's Patna unit will organize a 5-day IGST Refund Mela at all land customs stations (LCS) starting September 3. Pixabay

Central custom officials would kick off a special drive on India-Nepal border in Bihar to instantly clear pending IGST refunds of exporters.

The department’s Patna unit will organize a 5-day IGST Refund Mela at all land customs stations (LCS) starting September 3.

The special drive to clear refunds on the spot is aimed at disposing all refund cases which are pending due to various errors such as invoice details and bank particulars filed with the department.

The customs authorities have already sent more than 500 letters and emails to exporters explaining them the errors which led to withholding of their refunds and how they can get them back following a simple process.

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Central custom officials would kick off a special drive on India-Nepal border in Bihar to instantly clear pending IGST refunds of exporters. Pixabay

Commissioner of Customs, Patna, Ranjit Kumar said that government is committed to ease of doing business and the IGST refund is automatically done if the data regarding details of invoices and banks are filed correctly in the system.

He, however, said that due to errors related to invoice and bank details, some of the IGST refund claims are not sanctioned.

Besides making exporters aware about errors and need to avoid them, the Customs Department would clear the pending refunds following submission of required details in prescribed format.

The Commissioner said that he will inaugurate an IGST Refund Mela in Raxaul on Tuesday.

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Office of the Commissioner, Customs, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand would also organize IGST Refund Week for rectification of errors and updation of export accounts from September 3.

In this regard, the authorities have informed exporters, custom house brokers, shipping lines and other members of the trade. (IANS)