Nepali Sansar is back to you with some exciting news updates for the latest week.
As every week, the week from May 11-17 also had interesting news items related to Nepal. Let’s take a look into a few of them:
Road accidents in Nepal have claimed at a total of 11,005 lives in the last five years. While 19,887 suffered severe injuries. While the total number of accidents reported during the period stand at 48,981, according to the Nepal Police Headquarters. The statistics show a gradual rise in accidents with every passing year. “Poorly designed roads are responsible for most of the accidents,” says former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Nepal Police Keshav Adhikari.
Despite sincere efforts, Nepal is not able to make its move in the ongoing Wheelchair Asia Cup T0 Cricket 2019. In the ongoing tournament being held at the Tribhuvan University grounds, the Himalayan nation has so far lost two matches, standing at the bottom of the score table. In a match held at the end of the week on May 17, 2019, Nepal lost it out to Bangladesh for the loss of 8 wickets. So far, India is at the 4th position, while Pakistan and Bangladesh are at 2nd and 3rd positions, leaving no place for Nepal.
In a move tightening security in its immigration process, Indian Government made it mandatory for Nepalis to furnish their details if they are traveling to foreign nations via India. As a process, they will have to show No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Nepali Embassy in New Delhi. For that, the applications should mention their reason of travel, along with visa of that specific country, a copy of passport and past travel history to any nation other than India. And, those intended for employment should furnish the employment permit they get from the Nepali Ministry of Labor.
In view of Indian general elections 2019 that are currently underway, Indo-Nepal border area at West Nawalparasi has been shut for three days from the midnight of May 17, 2019 until May 19, 2019. The border checkpoint at West Nawaparasi will be shut for three days in view of Lok Sabha elections in Maharajgunj district of Uttar Pradesh, informed District Police Office, Nawalparasi. Besides, border points at Thuthibari, Guthiprasauni, Bishnupura and Bhujahawa will also remain closed from today until May 19, 2019.
Taking into account the misfunctioning of recruitment agencies, Nepal Government has blacklisted many manpower recruitment companies booked for irregularities. Surprisingly, many of the blacklisted companies hail from Malaysia. Saudi Arab, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Malaysia are among the major destinations for Nepali labor. 79 percent of the fraud companies hailed from Malaysia, while 21 were from Gulf nations.
Around 16 Nepali girls, trafficked to African nations in the name of employment, have been rescued from Kenya and Malawi this week. Out of these, 12 are rescued from Kenya and 4 from Malawi. With the help of Interpol officers, the rescued girls were brought back home safely. This is not the first time that such incidents were reported. Earlier, a lot of Nepali girls have been rescued from Uganda and Kenya.
Saray Khumalo, an African national, has set a new record as the first black African climber to summit Mount Everest. Khumalo of South Africa reached atop the world’s highest mountain on May 16, 2019. “With her birth in Zambia, Rwandan bloodline and now a South African, this sister of Africa has achieved her goal of becoming the first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest,” read an official statement. Khumalo had summited Mt Kilimanjaro in 2012.
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