Maldives says China is building projects at inflated prices

Maldives’ new finance minister said on Monday that China is executing infrastructure projects at vastly higher prices than originally proposed but the island nation cannot get out of its commitments now. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration, which took office this month, is reviewing contracts awarded by his predecessor Abdulla Yameen. Most went to Chinese firms
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With an aim to employ migrant workers who return from foreign jobs with skills, experience and occupational training, the government is preparing a financial package for them. Such workers can get soft loans of up to Rs1 million as the government works on the scheme aimed at utilising their skills. The Foreign Employment Promotion Board,
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RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI Photo courtesy: Stem Foundation Nepal KATHMANDU: Nepal is preparing to contest in the International Robotics Competition known as the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) to be held in Hungary next year. It is the second time Nepal is participating in the competition through STEM Foundation Nepal. World Robot Olympiad Nepal is an authorised event
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are confirming their long rumored marriage. On Instagram, at least. The 24-year-old Canadian singer posted a picture on Instagram earlier this week of him holding hands with the 21-year-old model with the caption: “My wife is awesome.” Baldwin followed up by changing her Instagram username to “Hailey Bieber.” The young
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As many as 2,636 Nepalis have booked a flight to Mars which is a part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s InSight mission. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is slated to be launched on May 5, 2018. InSight is a 728-day mission, which is expected to
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Sri Lanka’s deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United States and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of democracy in the island. The move to hold back project financing, along with the EU’s warning it could withdraw duty-free concessions for
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WASHINGTON, Nov 2, 2018 (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally. Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border
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Hilary Duff is celebrating the birth of her daughter. The 31-year-old actress and singer and her boyfriend, Matthew Koma, announced the news Monday on Instagram. Banks Violet Bair was born on Oct. 25. Duff wrote “this little bit has fully stolen our hearts!” Duff has a son from her previous marriage to former professional hockey
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 Russia blamed bureaucracy rather than censorship for a decision to halt the release of a Hollywood movie that tells the fictional story of US troops rescuing a Russian president from a Kremlin coup. The thriller “Hunter Killer” was due to hit screens in Russia on Nov 1, but the release was pulled, prompting allegations from
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RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will pay an official visit to the State of Qatar from 29 October to 01 November at the invitation of the Amir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. The President will have a meeting with the Amir of the State of Qatar
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