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Govt bans 4 nations including Afghanistan for foreign job

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KATHMANDU — Following the Kabul bomb attack that killed 13 Nepali nationals, the government has imposed a ban on employment for Nepali workers in the four conflict-ravaged countries including Afghanistan on Thursday.

A Cabinet meeting held Thursday evening decided to postpone issuing labour permits for Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria till a further notice.

“Until the government takes another decision on the matter, Nepali workers won’t be permitted to work in the four nations,” Minister for Information and Communications Sher Dhan Rai said.

The meeting also decided to give Rs 1 million compensation to family of each victim of the Monday tragedy, according to Rai.

“The meeting has also decided to make necessary arrangements to bring back Nepali nationals from Afghanistan who want to return home in the wake of the bomb attack,” said Minister Rai.

“The government has also decided to ask the Afghanistan government to immediately investigate the attack and make the details public,” said Minister Rai.

The government has also decided to ask the Canadian government for its official statement about the attack. The Canadian government has not issued any statement so far.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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