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More Nepali women workers leave for foreign employment

More Nepali women workers leave for foreign employment

KATHMANDU, July 23 (Xinhua) — The departure of Nepali women for overseas jobs more than doubled in the last fiscal year. The surge has been attributed to the increased hiring from major labor destinations and aspirants choosing legal channel to leave for foreign employment. A total of 22,655 Nepali women received permission from the Department […]

Bihar has more phones than toilets

KOLKATA, India, July 16 (Xinhua) — More than half of the population of the eastern Indian state of Bihar live below the poverty line and have no toilets but around 56 percent of families have either a mobile or landline telephone. It is a paradox that while the state has made great leaps in infrastructure […]

IMF calls on Indonesia to speed up infrastructure projects

IMF calls on Indonesia to speed up infrastructure projects

JAKARTA, July 9 (Xinhua) — The International Monetary Fund ( IMF) has called on the Indonesian government to be more serious about its commitment to developing infrastructure, local media reported on Monday. IMF Asia and Pacific department chief Sanjaya Panth said that one of the main factors hindering Indonesia from accelerating its infrastructure development was […]

Myanmar asks its people to build healthy community

YANGON, June 26 (Xinhua) — A Myanmar anti-drug official Tuesday called on the country’s people to make continuous efforts to build up a healthy community free of drug abuse. Lieutenant-General Ko Ko, chairman of Myanmar’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control and Home Minister, made the call in his message on the falling of the […]

Healthcare professional warns of traveling journalists’ risks

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) — A travel medicine expert on Tuesday warned that journalists’ frequent travel has brought an increasing threat to their health. “The risks to journalists’ well-being aren’t confined to the hazards of reporting from hostile environments, but often extend to medical issues that prove fatal and commonly involve road traffic accidents,” said […]

Chinese space and sea explorers unleash national pride

Chinese space and sea explorers unleash national pride

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) — Two groups of Chinese explorers have drawn a huge amount of public attention and unleashed national pride in the country’s online community with scientific feats stretching from the faraway heavens to the depths of the sea. One group set a new national record of 6,965 meters for a deep-sea dive […]

No plan to raise retirement age in China

BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) — The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said Wednesday that there is no immediate plan to raise the retirement age. The ministry has conducted studies on raising the retirement age and submitted proposals to central authorities, but these studies do not mean that an immediate change will take place, […]

Painless liver test introduced in Nepal

KATHMANDU, June 19 (Xinhua) — Nepal’s National Reference Laboratory has introduced a new service “fibro scan” to measure the stiffness of the liver without following any painful procedure or surgery, local media reported on Tuesday. Until now, the stiffness of liver used to be measured by conducting biopsy and histopathological examination. Liver biopsy is a […]

UNESCO official: Integrated water management is needed

PARIS, June 17 (Xinhua) — Management of water resources needs “substantial improvement and actual reform in many countries,” and an integrated management is significant for “the most valuable natural resources,” Olcay Unver from the UNESCO’s water assessment program told Xinhua. “There has been some improvement over the the past decade or so, but we would […]

Singapore researchers discover potential new drug to treat deadly cancer

SINGAPORE, June 17 (Xinhua) — Researchers in Singapore have discovered a potential new treatment that may bring some hope for cancer patients with a highly aggressive form of lymphoma, local media reported on Sunday. Even better news: The compound involved is already being tested on a different illness – to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It has […]

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