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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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Call to revoke Citizenship Bill-2075

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BHARATPUR- Stakeholders have called upon the government to revoke the Citizenship Bill-2075 arguing that it is against the national interest. At an interaction programme organized in Chitwan on Thursday, they said that the bill brought to amend the Citizenship Act, 2063 should be postponed cautioning that it could be counterproductive.

On the occasion, Coordinator of National Awakening Council Sadhya Bahadur Bhandari said that the proposed bill serves the anti-national interests. He instead asked the government to constitute a high-powered citizenships probe commission.

“This bill is too loose than that of 2063. It should be immediately postponed and a new high-powered commission should be formed to probe the issues on citizenship,” Bhandari added.

Likewise, Chairman of Nepal Bar Association Chitwan district chapter Kamalraj Pathak, foreign affairs expert Hiranyalal Shrestha, border experts Hemanta Sedhain and Buddhi Narayan Shrestha and other speakers also shared their opinions to revoke the proposed citizenship bill and also suggested that the government should regulate the Nepal-India open border.

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