Kantipur fails to print Friday supplements due to newsprint shortage
KATHMANDU, JUN 25 - Kantipur Publications was compelled to halt the publications of its Friday weekly supplements due to a shortage of newsprint that has been held at Kolkata port in India.
The weekly supplements of Kantipur daily ‘Hello Sukrabar’ and The Kathmandu Post’s “Corporate” were not printed on Friday.
According to Kantipur Publications, it has been facing shortage of newsprint as 1,000 metric ton of newsprint has been blocked by Indian authorities in Kolkata port for the last 29 days.
The publications was compelled to limit the weekly supplementary editions of the major two national dallies to its online news site ‘ekantipur.com’. The publications has requested the readers to consider the difficulty due to the shortage and has beg pardon for the inconvenience.
This is the first time Kantipur Publications has come across such obstructions in its history of eighteen years of publishing.
India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has been holding up the newsprint shipment imported from Canada and South Korea at the Kolkata port for the past 29 days, which is likely to bring the printing of the major two national dailies--The Kathmandu Post and Kantipur to a halt.
Kantipur Publications has come across such newsprint hold-up situation for the first time in its history of eighteen years of publishing.
Posted on: 2010-06-25 12:18