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Apr 20, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 20, 2019).

Inside the ugly world of Nepali restaurants in Finland

An investigation by Helsingin Sanomat has revealed that many Nepali restaurants, favoured by Finns, routinely have cooks working shifts that can extend up to 16 hours. Workers coming to Finland have to pay for their jobs, and compensation for their work is often minimal. Over the span of five months, the Helsingin Sanomat interviewed 19 Nepalis and one Indian, 15 of whom work or have worked in Nepali restaurants. They recounted experiences from over 10 restaurants, over many years, from different parts of Finland.

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Telecom authority and central bank announce plans to regulate digital financial service providers

Telecom authority and central bank announce plans to regulate digital financial service providersIn an effort to facilitate and regulate digital payment systems and businesses in the country, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority and the Nepal Rastra Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly to introduce regulatory policies for digital financial service providers.

The agreement, signed on Friday between Governor Chiranjibi Nepal and Acting NTA Director Purushottam Khanal, is the first of its kind.

As per the agreement, a joint committee has been formed, which will now study issues affecting the digital technologies and financial payment systems in the country. Click here for more.

Nepali workers in Qatar struggle for jobs after being duped with lucrative pay and free visa promises

Scores of Nepali workers in Qatar are left in the lurch after falling into the trap of agents and recruiting agencies that promise them lucrative jobs and the prospect of changing work through a special visa scheme once landing in Qatar.

Nepalis who go to Qatar on free visa--commonly known as Aazad Visa--which the agents claim would provide them with the freedom to work with any employer in Qatar, are often stranded without any jobs in the Gulf nation. For more, click here.

Most of the sporting facilities at Nepalgunj Stadium in a shambles

A covered hall inside the Nepalgunj Stadium premises is laced with a banner reflecting the pre-event mood of the Mid Western Sports Development Committee. The local organising committee boasts through a script which, if translated into English, says: “Mission Eighth National Games.”

Nine days into the Games, the Nepalgunj Stadium is still a work in progress in terms of infrastructure readiness. Some of the sports disciplines are certain to be postponed because venues are not ready yet.

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Published: 20-04-2019 20:25

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