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Number of Nepali workers leaving for Malaysia increases

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KATHMANDU — The number of Nepali workers leaving for Malaysia for employment has surpassed last year’s figure.

A total of 105,001 Nepalis flew to Malaysia in first nine months of the current fiscal for foreign employment,according to the data provided by the Ministry of Labour and Transport. The figure was 60,979 when compared to same period last year.

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According to Managing Director at the Department of Foreign Employment under the Ministry, Indra Dev Pandey, the demand for Nepali workers in the labor market of Middle-East countries including Malaysia and Qatar has increased.

Qatar falls second to Malaysia in terms of flow of the Nepali migrant workers. The data showed that 81,364 Nepalis set out for Qatar alone this year.

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Attempted murder case filed against policeman throwing acid on woman

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CHITWAN — A case under attempted murder has been filed against a Sub-Inspector of Police who allegedly threw acid on a woman.

ASI Ramchandra Khaniya, posted at the Temporary Traffic Post, Tandi Sunday threw acid on Kalpana Shrestha residing in a rented room at Trichowk of Bharatpur Metropolis-4.

Her spouse Kishan Shrestha, 30, of Bharatpur Metropolis-12, a Nepalese Army, has filed a case against the 51-year-old accused, claiming that the attack was intentional and made with a desire to kill the woman.

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Deputy Superintendent of Police said the investigations in detail against the case will start from today. Kabita, 30, is undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur Hospital. She suffers injuries to her ear, eye, chest and legs.

According to Kabita, the accused had been following her for a long time. The Shrestha couple had in the past filed a complaint against him at the police as she was getting telephone calls and threats from him.

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