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Published On: October 23, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

28 women trafficked from Nepal rescued from Uttar Pradesh

Twenty-eight women from Nepal, who were allegedly being trafficked on the pretext of jobs in gulf countries, were rescued from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Indian media reported. Acting on a tip-off, police rescued the Nepali women during raids in two flats in Sarjan Vihar society of Nyay Khand II in Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh, the Press Trust of India reported.

Sajha Yatayat introduces pollution-free electric bus service

Sajha Yatayat has introduced the electric buses in the Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday. Amid a function, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli launched the first electric bus in Lalitpur Tuesday morning. This is the first time the electric bus has come into operation on the roads of the Kathmandu Valley. 

Industry Minister Yadav meets WTO Director General in Geneva

Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav has held a meeting with Director General (DG) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday at the latter’s office.  A number of trade-related issues ranging from challenges of multilateral trading system, state of play in trade negotiations at the WTO, and the issues and concerns of LDC in general and Nepal, in particular, were discussed during the meeting, according to a press statement issued by Nepal's Permanent Mission to United Nations in Geneva.

FNJ sends protest memo to Saudi Arabian govt, condemning Khashoggi's murder

Condemning the murder of Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, journalist, writer and former editor of the Saudi Arabian newspaper Al Watan, the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on Tuesday sent a letter of protest to the Saudi Arabian government via the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kathmandu.

Curfew at Krishnanagar completely lifted

A curfew order that had been intermittently imposed at Krishnanagar since 5:00 pm Sunday has been completely lifted, the District Administration Office, Kapilvastu said. The curfew was enforced in this border town following a dispute and clash between two sides over the issue of the route for carrying the statue of the goddess Durga Bhawani for immersing it in river. 

World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge has cost about $20bn (£15.3bn) and seen several delays.



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