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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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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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