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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.

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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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Tiger kills translocated Arna in CNP

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CHITWAN — A tiger has killed one of the Arnas (wild water buffaloes) — which recently trans-located from Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve (KTWR) — in Padampur region of the Chitwan National Park (CNP), on Tuesday.

A monitoring team at the CNP found that an adult female Arna was killed in its enclosure after an attack by the tiger yesterday, as per CNP Chief Protection Officer Ramchandra Kandel.

Pathak said, the preliminary investigation shows that the tiger had entered the enclosure through the point which was repaired in the aftermath of the destruction caused by the monsoon floods. He added that the big cat had used the same opening to get out of the enclosure.

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A team headed to the spot for postmortem, found the half-devoured carcass of the water buffalo at the distance of 60 metres into a bush. The team also traced tiger in the vicinity which was later chased away.

A herd of 12 water buffaloes were translocated to the CNP from the KTWR. Two female buffalos had died in the aftermath of flood disaster on September 2 and 10. Now, there are only nine buffaloes left in the CNP.

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