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Undocumented and overstaying Nepalis in Kuwait could be deprived of amnesty as Nepal is under lockdown

Kathmandu, April 18 -- Hundreds of Nepali workers are likely to be deprived of the general amnesty scheme announced by the Kuwait government to illegal expatriates. The scheme exempts illegal immigra... Read More


"We don't want to die in this desert": Nepali workers in the UAE plead to be brought home

Kathmandu, April 16 -- For a month, the empty streets and parks of Sharjah, the third-largest city in the United Arab Emirates, were home to Ramesh Budhathoki and nearly 40 other Nepalis. From mid-Fe... Read More


Qatar used coronavirus pandemic as a ruse to expel Nepali migrant workers, Amnesty International says

Nepal, April 16 -- The Qatari authorities used the global health pandemic of Covid-19 as a cover-up to expel Nepali migrant workers illegally, according to Amnesty International. The human rights adv... Read More


Farmers in Tarai turn to stubble burning as they cannot sell straws to India

Kathmandu, April 13 -- Farmers in Southern plains have resorted to stubble burning as they cannot transport and sell farm residues owing to the ongoing lockdown imposed by the government to stop the s... Read More


Tiger sighted at a record altitude of 2,500 metres in Dadeldhura forest

Kathmandu, April 13 -- A tiger has been spotted at an elevation of 2,500 metres in Mahabharat range in the first ever sighting of the big cat at such a high altitude, according to officials. The tiger... Read More


Government to compensate families of migrant workers who die of Covid-19

Nepal, April 12 -- The kind of Nepali migrant workers who die due to Covid-19 while working abroad will also receive compensation from the government, officials said. Existing government policy says ... Read More


Insurance Board revises premiums for migrant workers

Kathmandu, April 11 -- The Insurance Board has revised premiums paid by migrant workers before going to work overseas, which will provide much-needed financial respite to them. For years, tens of tho... Read More


Nepalis in Portugal live in fear of infection but are financially insulated

Kathmandu, April 10 -- It has been over three weeks since Nabaraj Pokhrel left his apartment in Lisbon. Like many other countries, Portugal has enforced a state of emergency in light of the Covid-19 p... Read More


Covid-19 pandemic dealing devastating blow to labour sector globally, ILO says

Kathmandu, April 9 -- The global health pandemic of Covid-19 is expected to wipe out 6.7 percent of work hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 - equivalent to 195 million full-time workers, acc... Read More


In Romania, hundreds of Nepalis forced to take unpaid leave, pay cuts

Kathmandu, April 8 -- Nearly 500 Nepali migrant workers in Romania have been forced to either stay at home without pay or take pay cuts as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc in Europe. Businesses tha... Read More