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Trump administration halts plans to end the temporary protected status of Nepali and Honduran immigrants

Kathmandu, March 13 -- Thousands of Temporary Protected Status holders from Nepal and Honduras got a reprieve on Tuesday after the Trump administration agreed to temporarily halt the termination of th... Read More


Women are being denied equal rights in the name of national security and sovereignty: Binda Pandey

Kathmandu, March 8 -- Lawmaker Binda Pandey, a member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has been one of the most vocal proponents of equal citizenship laws in Parliament. Pandey, who has been... Read More


Debate over Nepali women's right to pass on citizenship to children reignites as House Committee holds discussions on controversial provisions

Kathmandu, March 7 -- The debate over the Citizenship Amendment Bill has reignited after the Parliament's State Affairs and Good Governance Committee on Monday passed a controversial provision which r... Read More


Nepali immigrants are suing the Trump administration over the end of their temporary protected status

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- A group of Temporary Protected Status holders from Nepal and Honduras is suing the Trump administration for its decision to terminate TPS designation for the two countries, argui... Read More


Flouting laws, dozens of Nepalis invested in companies in tax haven island nations

Kathmandu, Jan. 16 -- Over 50 Nepalis have invested in offshore companies, exploiting secretive tax regimes and breaking Nepal's law which bars investment in foreign countries, an investigation by the... Read More


Flouting laws, dozens of Nepalis invested in companies in tax haven nations

Kathmandu, Jan. 16 -- Over 50 Nepalis have invested in offshore companies, exploiting secretive tax regimes and breaking Nepal's law which bars investment in foreign countries, an investigation by the... Read More


In cracking down on ride-sharing apps, government sides with taxi operators

Kathmandu, Jan. 15 -- On Monday, the Metropolitan Traffic Police detained five motorcyclists in Kathmandu who were associated with ride-hailing apps and impounded their motorcycles. The bikers were fi... Read More


Immigration office launches probe into Michael Kobold

Kathmandu, Jan. 12 -- The Department of Immigration has initiated an internal investigation into Michael Kobold, the German watchmaker who was found to have flouted Nepali immigration laws, Director G... Read More


Using two passports, Kobold evaded Nepali visa regulations

Nepal, Jan. 11 -- German watchmaker Michael Kobold set up dummy companies to apply for business visas and used two German passports to circumvent Nepal's tourist visa policy, an analysis of his three-... Read More


Former Kobold employees say they were harassed, not paid for their work

Nepal, Jan. 11 -- Sumitra Danuwar, Anita Chapagain and Sushmita Rai first arrived at the Kobold Watch Company's office in Kathmandu in July 2017. After growing up in a Maiti Nepal hostel, the three g... Read More