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Monsoon arrives in Nepal two days late

Kathmandu, June 14 -- Monsoon clouds finally entered Nepal's skies from the east on Friday, two days past the normal date, said the Meteorological Forecasting Division. The clouds have brought rain t... Read More


Making migrant workers pay for Covid-19 screening adds to their desperation

Kathmandu, June 13 -- Around 300 Nepali migrant workers landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Thursday, all of them with medical certificates on coronavirus infections. They got tested for ... Read More


Nepali migrants among unpaid workers for months at a FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar

Kathmandu, June 12 -- Dozens of migrant workers from several countries, including Nepal, working for a construction project for a FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar have remained unpaid for months, an Am... Read More


Over 300 Nepali workers return home from Kuwait

Kathmandu, June 12 -- After a wait of over two months, the first batch of Nepali migrant workers based in Kuwait arrived home on Thursday. Over 300 Nepalis were brought home on two separate flights o... Read More


No locust swarms in Nepal, but officials warn that the threat isn't over yet

Nepal, June 10 -- On Tuesday, a picture of a very large grasshopper in Sankhamul posted to social media left many wondering if the locust swarm that has devastated parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle... Read More


Over 40 days in a Kuwaiti camp with no sign of returning home

Nepal, June 8 -- When the Kuwaiti government announced a general amnesty for all undocumented workers, Khem Pariyar was relieved. Pariyar turned illegal two years ago when the company he was working f... Read More


Supreme Court asks why state shouldn't pay for repatriation of migrant workers

Nepal, June 7 -- The Supreme Court has issued a 'show-cause' notice to the government as to why the state shouldn't pay for the rescue and repatriation of destitute and unemployed citizens unable to b... Read More


As new fiscal year draws near, government's plan to plant 50million tree saplings in 2019-20 is nowhere near its target

Nepal, June 5 -- In March 2019, the government unveiled an ambitious plan of planting 50 million tree saplings in a year. The plan, made on the occasion of International Forest Day 2019, would be supp... Read More


Government underestimates number of workers awaiting repatriation, say experts

Kathmandu, June 5 -- The government's plan to repatriate citizens from Covid-19-affected countries has finally gained momentum after it finalised the protocol to manage returnees after they land in Ne... Read More


Community forest users' groups decry continuation of heavy taxes

Nepal, June 4 -- Community forest users' groups have been left dismayed as the new budget failed to ease the heavy taxes being imposed on them by all three tiers of government. They had expected that... Read More