KATHMANDU — A Japanese delegation led by Nashida Kazuya, the Director General of the Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday.
The Japanese officials were on a two-day official visit to Nepal to participate in the Nepal-Japan political consultation mechanism.
During the meeting the visitors discussed diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan, Japan’s support to Nepal’s developmental works and the post-earthquake reconstruction work, among other issues, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office.
The Japanese Ambassador to Japan, Masashi Ogawa, had accompanied the Japanese delegation.
The Japanese officials have also called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa.Follow @gorkhapost
Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai
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.Follow @gorkhapost