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Nepal and Jordan sign labour agreement

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KATHMANDU — Nepal and Jordan have signed a labour agreement on Wednesday.

Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullah Mansoor and his Jordanian counterpart Ali Ghezawi signed the agreement at the Labour Ministry of Jordan.

With this, Nepali workers in Jordan will have strong legal rights as well as a new destination for the Nepali workers has also been opened.

The agreement includes working hour, insurance, rights and supply process among others.

Nepal had long been preparing to sign the labour agreement with Jordan where demand of Nepali women in garment sector is high. Currently, around 5,000 Nepalis are working in Jordan.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari





RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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