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Newly Discovered Kajin Sara Lake in Manang District of Nepal to Be World’s Highest Lake

According to Chame Rural Municipality Chair Lokendra Ghale, the lake was discovered about a few months ago by a team of mountaineers

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Kajin Sara, Lake, Nepal
The Himalayan Times reported that the lake is situated at a height of 5,200 metres at Singarkharka in Chame Rural Municipality of Manang. Pixabay

Newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal is all set to become the world’s highest lake replacing Tilicho lake (also in Manang), which currently holds the title.

The Himalayan Times reported that the lake is situated at a height of 5,200 metres at Singarkharka in Chame Rural Municipality of Manang.

According to Chame Rural Municipality Chair Lokendra Ghale, the lake was discovered about a few months ago by a team of mountaineers.

“As per the measurement of the lake by the team, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres, which is yet to be officially verified. It’s estimated to be 1,500 metres long and 600 metres wide,” said Ghale.

Kajin Sara, Lake, Nepal
Newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal is all set to become the world’s highest lake replacing Tilicho lake (also in Manang), which currently holds the title. Pixabay

“The lake would be the world’s highest lake if its altitude of 5000-plus metres is officially verified,” he added.

The lake called Singar locally, which is said to have formed out of the water melted from the Himalayas, can be reached after 18 hours’ trek from Manang district headquarters, Chame. It’s 24 km from Chame, said the Himalayan Times report.

Period between July and November is considered suitable to visit the lake which offers panoramic view of about a dozen peaks towards the north. The lake has Mt Manaslu to the east, Mt Damodar to the west, Mt Annapurna and Mt Lamjung to the south, and Mt Peri in the Tibet to the north.

The municipal authorities hope that the newly found lake would help promote tourism in the district once it is declared the world’s highest lake.

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Currently, Tilicho Lake, which is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres, holds the title of the world’s highest lake. The lake is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep. (IANS)

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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)