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KATHMANDU
Partly Cloudy
Low 12oC
High 27oC
Sunrise 5:38 am
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Family breakups a price of working abroad

LB THAPA
PYUTHAN, April 15 : Falling prey to ‘fake lovers’ is a tendency on the rise among the wives of migrant workers, who faithfully sent home their hard-earned money. This is resulting in family breakdowns, with the children the worst affected, according to police. They did not, however, have any exact records.

“We can safely say that such cases are simply on the rise. However, since these cases are reported only after things get really bad or when our help is being sought, we cannot keep exact records,” said DSP Deepak Regmi, chief of police in Pyuthan district. “Such cases have become kind of common,” he added. [More]

  The Big Fat Nepali Wedding  
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Is this the bus?” I ask doubtfully, looking at the plush seats that could put any couch to shame. “Are you sure?”

“Yes, yes,” Ram tries to shove me in, and that’s when I notice the plughole for the mobile charger next to the seat. Nice. Either I haven’t been to the East for too long, or the buses have stealthily upgraded themselves when I wasn’t looking. The last time I got into a bus that took me from Dhankuta to Kathmandu, my knees knocked against the seat in front of me. Screechy music blared out from the ancient stereo, and the bus was so whiny my ears ached.

 
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