Nepal takes a stand against 'imported love', and bans roses from India and China ahead of Valentine's Day

The government of Nepal has banned the import of fresh roses from countries like India and China ahead of Valentine's Day, according to a recent media report.

The Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Center under the Ministry of Agriculture, in a recent notification, directed the subordinate border offices not to issue the import permit for rose flowers, citing the risk of plant diseases.

The center banned the import of rose flowers, citing special reasons in a written direction to 15 customs offices of Nepal, India, and China borders, My Republica newspaper reported.

The notice states that roses cannot be imported from Kakadbhitta in the east to Gadda Chowki in the west and any customs points in the north.

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