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Help returning workers reintegrate socio-economically, labour migration analysts tell government

Kathmandu, July 10 -- As thousands of Nepali workers are returning from foreign labour destinations, stakeholders have stressed the need for comprehensive reintegration schemes from the government tar... Read More


Weather comes to farmers' rescue as locust swarms disappear inside Nepal

Kathmandu, July 7 -- Nepali authorities monitoring the movement of desert locust swarms in the sub-continent are heaving a sigh of relief after the pests, which have left a trail of destruction in Afr... Read More


Government warns of action against those who come out of home without wearing masks and those not maintaining physical distance

Kathmandu, July 6 -- The government has decided to take strict action against people who are found to be not following health protocols such as wearing masks or maintaining physical distance, which ar... Read More


After Covid-19 and locust invasion, country braces for monsoon mayhem

Kathmandu, July 6 -- Two weeks ago, a landslide triggered by heavy rain swept away four vehicles at Sammobari along the Tansen-Ridi road section in Palpa. At least three people died in the disaster. O... Read More


Exploitation risk for women migrant workers has increased during pandemic, labour migration experts and rights activists say

Kathmandu, July 5 -- At a time when tens of thousands of Nepali migrant workers are bearing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in various labour destination countries, it is the women workers who ar... Read More


Jobless and without pay, migrant workers are returning home. But they have no recourse for compensation

Kathmandu, July 4 -- In January, when Kalim Miya migrated to Sharjah, the third-largest city in the United Arab of Emirates, he paid nearly 35 times more than the price ceiling set by the government t... Read More


Government starts issuing labour permits to migrant workers on job break and with renewed contracts

Kathmandu, July 3 -- After over three months of hiatus, the government has finally resumed issuance of labour permits to the migrant workers who could not go on foreign employment in the wake of the C... Read More


Eight million locusts have entered Nepal, consuming hundreds of hectares of crops

Kathmandu, July 2 -- Lal Bahadur Kewat of Lohraula in Buddhabhumi Municipality, Kapilvastu was busy transplanting paddy on Monday when his neighbour informed him that a swarm of locusts had descended ... Read More


Guidelines ready for repatriation of migrant workers who cannot pay for their flights

Kathmandu, July 1 -- The government has finalised the guidelines for repatriating the Nepali migrant workers stranded overseas amid Covid-19 pandemic. Two weeks earlier, the Supreme Court had issued ... Read More


No reports of significant damage caused by locusts in Nepal, but threat of bigger invasion looms

Kathmandu, June 29 -- Although swarms of locusts entered Nepal on Saturday, there haven't been reports of the pest ravaging crops in the country. But Nepal is not out of the woods yet as bigger swarm... Read More