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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Thursday, July 11

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 11, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 11, 2019).

Bypassing the bidding process, Cabinet plans to award $16 million ID card project to French company

Circumventing the mandatory competitive bidding process for public tenders, the government is planning to award a $16 million contract to expand facilities for the national identity card project to French company IDEMIA.  

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Court orders government to continue pesticides test on imported farm produce

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a stay order against the government move to revoke the testing of pesticide residues on agriculture produce imported from India.

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The injured and families of martyrs wanted cash. They got buffaloes instead.

Rajeshwor Sah Kanu can barely walk. Ever since his prosthetic leg broke, he’s been having trouble moving around. But on Monday, July 8, Kanu received a lactating buffalo from the Province 2 government as compensation for the injuries he sustained during the 2007 Madhes Movement—those very injuries that had led to the loss of his right leg.

“I asked for financial assistance for medical treatment, but instead, they gave me a buffalo,” said Kanu. “What am I going to do with this buffalo?”

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Nepali women duped and sent to China for work want to return home. Nobody knows how—or when.

After finding out they were duped by the employment agency that sent them to work at a factory in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, a group of Nepali women had reached out to officials at the Nepal Embassy in Beijing asking for help. Among the 44 women, half of them want to return home.

Nearly a month later, they are still stuck in China.

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Road expansion project seeks ministry’s decision to resume work or abandon it

The Kathmandu Valley Road Expansion Project has sought a decision from the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport on whether to continue or discontinue expansion works, as a number of projects are currently being halted since the Supreme Court made it mandatory for the government to pay compensation before acquiring land from the public.

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Published: 11-07-2019 19:00

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