Nepal and India were agreed to amend Nepal-India Rail Service Agreement to include waterways as a mode of cargo transport to enhance connectivity between the two countries, according to media reports. The two sides reached the consensus during their third Comprehensive Review Meeting of Nepal-India Rail Services Agreement which was concluded in India on Friday. The meeting dwelt on various measures to further ease rail cargo movement, both transit and bilateral, according to Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.
The Korean Language Test under the Employment Permit System (EPS) started on Saturday. The examination will conclude on Sunday. More than 92,000 young candidates had filed up the form for the EPS-KLT examination this year. This is the highest number of applicants for the examination since 2008, according to officials. Out of the total applicants, 10,000 youths will be selected this year who will go to South Korea for job opportunities in 2020 intake.
Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is leaving for Geneva today evening to attend the Centenary Session of International Labor Organization. Oli is scheduled to address the plenary meeting of the Centenary Session of ILO on June 10. While in the UK, Prime Minister will hold official bilateral talks with his British counterpart Theresa May on June 11 at 10 Downing Street.
Amid reports that Nepalis were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from traveling to Nepal, the Indian side said that there was such policy of the Indian government while assuring that this would not happen in future. "We learned yesterday that some Nepalis were stopped at IGI Airport, Delhi from traveling to Nepal. We immediately inquired with the concerned GoI authorities and conveyed that it's unfortunate," Nepali Embassy said.
Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organization of Nepali journalists, is staging a rally today against the proposed Media Council Bill in the capital on Saturday afternoon. The FNJ will hold a demonstration forming a human chain from New Baneshwor to Babar Mahal at 3 pm today. During the demonstration, the media organizations are urging the government to make changes in the proposed Media Council Bill.
Four soldiers were killed and another four were wounded by a roadside bomb blast in a tribal area of northwestern Pakistan on Friday, in the latest attack in recent weeks in the restive North Waziristan region, officials said. Security officials said the device was planted on a road in Khar Qamar, an area where security forces had recently conducted a search operation following a previous roadside bomb attack.