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11 Nepalis stranded in Oman sent back home

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KATHMANDU — Eleven Nepali migrant workers who were stranded in course of foreign employment have been rescued and brought to Nepal with the coordination of the Nepali Embassy in Oman.

The Embassy stated in a press release that these Nepali migrant workers were sent back after completing the legal process of Oman. These workers were not given facilities as mentioned in their contract, the Embassy stated.

The Embassy said 20 Nepali workers who had reached Oman as scaffolding workers at the Sohar-based Muwaradbadi Hiwi Modern Trade (ASTD) Company were in trouble due to this. Out of the 20 workers, 11 had approached the Embassy seeking help.

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A team from the embassy had found the workers at a place called Barka, some 165 kilometres from the company where the workers were said to be employed, during an on-site monitoring some days back.

The embassy itself sent the workers back home after repeated contacts and discussions with the sides concerned failed to find a solution.

The embassy has also written to the office concerned in Oman, recommending legal action against the company. Embassy also said that it is making efforts for repatriating the remaining workers as well after addressing their problem.

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Attempted murder case filed against policeman throwing acid on woman

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CHITWAN — A case under attempted murder has been filed against a Sub-Inspector of Police who allegedly threw acid on a woman.

ASI Ramchandra Khaniya, posted at the Temporary Traffic Post, Tandi Sunday threw acid on Kalpana Shrestha residing in a rented room at Trichowk of Bharatpur Metropolis-4.

Her spouse Kishan Shrestha, 30, of Bharatpur Metropolis-12, a Nepalese Army, has filed a case against the 51-year-old accused, claiming that the attack was intentional and made with a desire to kill the woman.

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Deputy Superintendent of Police said the investigations in detail against the case will start from today. Kabita, 30, is undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur Hospital. She suffers injuries to her ear, eye, chest and legs.

According to Kabita, the accused had been following her for a long time. The Shrestha couple had in the past filed a complaint against him at the police as she was getting telephone calls and threats from him.

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