Nepal stresses on safeguarding the rights of migrant workers
Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ishwor Pokhrel said that imparting skills to aspiring migrant workers was important. Addressing the Colombo Process meeting at Hotel Soaltee, Pokhrel said that foreign employment and remittance played an important part in the country's economy.
80% of victims of violence are women: INSEC
Cases of violence has increased in the past 10 months in the district, according to a data released by INSEC. Of the 73 victims, 80 per cent are women, according to INSEC. It adds that rape is one of the most predominant cases and between January to October, 2018, there were 39 incidents of rape.
Even though Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's aides said earlier that Oli would be attending public events from today, the prime minister skipped an event on 'Colombo Process' at Hotel Soaltee citing his hectic schedule.
Singatikhola hydel project reports 80% progress
The under-construction Singatikhola Hydro Power project based in Dolakha district has reported around 80 percent progress. As stated by project chief Manhari Sapkota, the project tunnel’s first 'breakthrough' was achieved on September 6.
Pence says South China Sea doesn't belong to any one nation
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday the South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, comments sure to rile China which claims the strategic sea route.