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Development works must be balanced with environment: PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has insisted on the need of conserving environment while carrying out development activities.

Addressing a function composed by the Ministry of Population and Environment here today on the occasion of the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Oli said development works should be carried out only after completing environmental impact assessment.

“Efforts taken for environment protection are not sufficient,” he said.

“People residing in the terrestrial lands are the most affected as a result of consequences of coastal pollution and snow melting,” the Prime Minister said, adding, “Our efforts should be focused on saving the earth, the beautiful planet in the universe and its life.”

President of the Environment Committee under the Legislature-Parliament Janak Raj Chaudhary shared that his Committee had directed concerned bodies to work in relations to environment conservation and it had been monitoring the progress.

Secretary at the Ministry, Bishwonath Oli said that the issue of environment conservation should not only be restricted to a day celebration, instead should be linked up with day-to-day lifestyle of people.

Deputy Country Director of the United Nations Development Program Sophie Kemkhadze and Tribhuvan University Professior Dr Ram Prasad Chaudhary spoke about the negative impacts of climate change, emphasising working together to conserve environment.

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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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