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New forest bill addresses community forest user groups' concerns: House panel

Kathmandu, Aug. 18 -- The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources has said that most of the concerns raised by community forest user groups and their promoters have b... Read More


A Nepali worker's death in Doha leaves others shocked and scared

Kathmandu, Aug. 16 -- A Nepali worker died and five others were injured in what looks like a premeditated attack on Nepali workers in Doha, Qatar, one of the most popular labour destinations for Nepal... Read More


Nepal should reconsider water consumption patterns and protect its resources, new study warns

Kathmandu, Aug. 15 -- Water scarcity is not a new problem for Sushil Shrestha and his family. Every year, he scrambles to meet water needs for his family of five. Two months back, frustrated with regu... Read More


As opportunities for Nepali workers dry up in popular labour destinations, migration numbers dwindle

Kathmandu, Aug. 14 -- Limited job opportunities, political turmoil and economic conflicts in Gulf countries and Malaysia have resulted in a decline in the number of Nepalis leaving for these countries... Read More


Elephants are still dying at an alarming rate in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- Even as the world marked World Elephant Day on Monday, pledging to protect the endangered species, Nepal continues to lose its elephant population at a rate faster than any other... Read More


Elephants are dying at an alarming rate in Nepal

Nepal, Aug. 12 -- Even as the world marked World Elephant Day on Monday, pledging to protect the endangered species, Nepal continues to lose its elephant population at a rate faster than any other cou... Read More


Nepalis join hundreds of foreign construction workers in Qatar to protest against exploitation

Kathmandu, Aug. 11 -- Kishor from Paanchthar went to work in Qatar nearly six months ago. To get a job in the Gulf nation, he had submitted Rs160,000 to a recruitment agency in Kathmandu to pay a supp... Read More


Conservationists warn against commercialisation of protected areas

Nepal, Aug. 9 -- Environmentalists and conservationists have slammed the government's plan to introduce commercial activities inside the protected areas, including Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, sa... Read More


Nepal explores labour market in Europe for Nepali immigrant workers

Kathmandu, Aug. 8 -- As part of its plan to expand labour destination countries for Nepali workers to European countries, the government has intensified efforts to discuss the prospects of sending Nep... Read More


Nearly 1.5 million Nepali at risk of human trafficking while 35,000 trafficked last year: NHRC report

Kathmandu, Aug. 6 -- Nearly 1.5 million Nepalis are at risk of various forms of human trafficking, says a new report by the country's human rights commission. According to the report, released by the... Read More