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31 fake EPS examinees arrested

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KATHMANDU — Police have arrested thirty one fake examinees who turned up to take Saturday’s 7th exam of the Test Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) Language Test under the Employment Permit System (EPS).

A total of 23 persons were held from Kathmandu district and eight from exam centres at Lalitpur district, according to Dilliram Bastola, EPS Korea Section Director.

The arrested will be detained and booked under the prevailing law, shared Director Bastola.

Of the total 30,202 applicants slated to sit for today’s exam, only 28,782 took the Test. Rest of the applicants are to sit for another lot of exam scheduled tomorrow at two different times- at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm, he added.

A total of 60,626 candidates have submitted the application form for this year’s Test of which 52,222 are male and 8,404 female, it was shared.

The 70-minute exam carrying 100 full marks each for reading and written test will be held in various 18 centres in the Kathmandu Valley and three in Pokhara.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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