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Siromani Dhungana

Siromani is associated with Republica daily as coordinator of its Social Bureau. He is responsible for commissioning, coordinating, reporting and writing stories on various issues like migration, human rights, health, education, and other social issues. He has been working as a journalist for 10 years. Twitter: @ siromanid
siromanid@myrepublica.com

Against poverty

Published On: October 17, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

Successive governments have been less and less accountable and more and more extractive, hampering poverty reduction.

Govt lifts ban on security guards for Afghanistan

Published On: October 17, 2016 09:00 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Ending nearly a five-month long ban on the employment of Nepali migrant workers in Afghanistan, the government, on Sunday, has decided to allow security guards to work there.

Mortality among migrant workers same as for other Nepalis: ILO report

Published On: September 20, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The death rate among migrant workers is similar to that of the Nepali population for the same age group, according to a recent research report.

Labor migration to Korea highest in nine years

Published On: September 15, 2016 01:50 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Nepali migrant workers heading to South Korea totaled nearly 6,626 in the first eight months of this year, with most of them selected to work in the agricultural and industrial sectors, according to data maintained by EPS Korea Section under the Department of Foreign Employment.

Situation getting worse for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Published On: September 12, 2016 02:10 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment.

Road accidents mainly a man-made crisis

Published On: August 27, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Road accidents are primarily a man-made crisis, with human error especially drivers' negligence accounting for over 80 percent of accidents, according to spokesperson for Nepal Police, DIG Madhav Prasad Joshi.

Syndicates in public transport enjoy party protection: Baniya

Published On: August 18, 2016 07:03 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government, the political parties, bureaucrats and the private sector often point at each other for failing to control anti-competition practices prevalent in the public transport sector.

Road accidents a 'neglected epidemic'

Published On: August 16, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: In yet another dreadful day for road fatalities, at least 36 people lost their lives in two separate road accidents in Kavre and Baitadi districts, Monday.

Despite Saudi slump, Nepalis keep flocking to Gulf kingdom

Published On: August 13, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: At a time when thousands of migrant workers have been laid off and stranded in Saudi Arabia, the number of Nepali migrant workers leaving for the Saudi has not declined.

79 trafficked Nepali workers rescued from B'desh, S Lanka

Published On: August 9, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: At least 79 migrant workers were rescued by Nepali authorities over the past few weeks, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Experts recommend fewer ministers

Published On: August 4, 2016 01:50 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Successive governments have been forming jumbo cabinets snubbing recommendations from various administration reform committees formed at different points of time.

Are our highways deathtraps?

Published On: August 1, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The alarming increase in the frequency of accidents on the highways in recent years shows just how unsafe our roads are.

'Lack of elected representatives erodes accountability in local development'

Published On: July 23, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, JULY 23: A huge share of public spending is simply misallocated among scattered projects that have long stopped delivering results.

Up to 15 pc social security funds misused

Published On: July 12, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, July 12: Absence of effective monitoring and accountability has resulted in the misuse of millions under social security schemes.

Depression rife among returnee women migrants: Study

Published On: July 7, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, July 7: A recent research report shows high rates of depression among women migrants who have returned to Nepal.

Turf war between SWC, NRA hits reconstruction work

Published On: July 1, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, July 1: Disputes over jurisdiction between Social Welfare Council and National Reconstruction Authority on approval of reconstruction works to be done by the International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) have resulted in confusion among the INGOs involved in reconstruction works.

Nepal in the vanguard of social progress in S Asia: Think tank

Published On: June 29, 2016 07:32 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, June 28: In a new global ranking of social achievements, the 2016 Social Progress Index (SPI), Nepal ranks second among six South Asian countries and 95th among 133 countries assessed worldwide.

Nepali women trafficked via Andaman and Nicobar also

Published On: June 24, 2016 01:45 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

REPUBLICA, June 24: Human traffickers have been using the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal as a new route for trafficking Nepali women abroad.

12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide bomb attack

Published On: June 21, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

KATHMANDU, June, 21: At least 12 Nepalis and two others were killed and five were injured in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday.

One South Asia

Published On: June 18, 2016 08:01 AM NPT By: Siromani Dhungana

Intra-regional trade is five percent of total trade in SAARC region. The comparable figure for ASEAN is 25 percent.