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Nepal proposes updating MoU on labour issue with Bahrain

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has proposed to update the existing the 2008 MoU on Labour Issue and to form the Joint Technical Committee on Labour with Bahrain.

Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Padam Sundas made this proposal in a meeting with Jameel Bin Mohamed Ali Hamaidan, the Minister for Labour and Social Development of the Kingdom of Bahrain when he paid a courtesy call on the Bahrain Minister at West Tower, Bahrain Financial Harbour in Manama on December 4.

On the occasion, the Bahrain Minister for Labour and Social Development welcomed the Ambassador to his office and highlighted on the policies and practices on labour and social development of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Minister Hamaidan noted the proposal positively and further underscored the need to revise the MoU in line with new provisions and requirements, the Embassy of Nepal in Manama stated in a press release.

Minister Hamaidan stated that Bahrain tries to be a model in the GCC to fight any kind of discriminations, and to make sure that every person is treated well. While highlighting on labour mobility and flexi provisions, the Minister informed that Bahrain is committed to safeguard the labour rights.

During the meeting, Ambassador Sundas expressed his gratitude to the Government of Bahrain for cooperation and support extended to Nepalese nationals in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Khaga Raj Pandeya and Labour Attache Mr. Jagadish Chandra Shiwakoti were also present during the meeting.

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Six including parents of groom killed in Dang road accident

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DANG- Six persons including the parents of a newlywed boy died on the spot after the two vehicles collided head on at Rihar of Lamahi Municipality-9 in Dang district at 1:45 am today.

According to police, a Scorpio Jeep (Ba 12 Cha 3122) heading to Shumshergunj of Banke district from Gitanagar in Chitwan and a bus (Na 5 Kha 4090) on its route to Kathmandu from Mahendranagar collided, killing six people on the spot and injuring two others.

The deceased have been identified as the parents of bridegroom Man Bahadur KC, 53, and Bimala, 45, of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-8 in Banke district, according to the chief of Dang District Police Office, Bel Bahadur Pandey.

Likewise, Bishwanath Adhikari, 49, Prabin KC, 5, Dipak Kumar Khadka, 31, and Dutta Bahadur Khatri, 78, also died in the incident. Jeep driver and next one have sustained injuries in the incident and are receiving medical treatment at Kohalpur Medical College, according to police.

Police shared that the newlywed bride and groom were travelling in another vehicle.

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