RUDRA KHADKA

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Bheri-Babai tunnel completed before deadline, within allocated budget

Published On: April 7, 2019 09:18 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, April 7: At a time when almost all major development projects are plagued by persistent delays, the story of Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project is going to be somewhat different.

Malaysian employers to bear all costs of Nepali migrant workers

Published On: September 30, 2018 09:44 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Prospective Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia might not have to bear hefty departure amount if a draft agreement between Nepal and Malaysia is to be inked. The draft agreement agrees that Malaysian employer will bear all the costs of going on employment to Malaysia, a popular destination of Nepali migrant workers.

CIAA begins quizzing Sikta officials

Published On: September 18, 2018 11:10 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has begun interrogating project chiefs, engineers and employees who worked for the Sikta Irrigation Project, a project of national pride, since its inception.

Nepal-Malaysia labor agreement reaches final stage

Published On: August 29, 2018 09:14 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The Labor Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) between Malaysia and Nepal, which has been stalled for three months, has at last reached its final stage. Although the Malaysian government had been turning down  previous attempts by Nepal to table an agreement, it surprisingly sent a draft of the agreement to Nepal two weeks ago.

Saudi Fund threatens to stop supporting Sikta if contractor not sacked

Published On: June 27, 2018 06:02 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has threatened to stop its financial support for the under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke as the contractor didn’t carry out the construction work as per the deadline.

Half of migrant workers going through individual labor approval

Published On: April 22, 2018 08:21 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, April 22: Half of the migrant workers have been found to be going abroad for foreign employment under individual labor approval, through middlemen, putting their safety and compensation at risk.

Foreign employment act to be amended says Minister Bista

Published On: March 18, 2018 05:21 PM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: Minister of Labor and Employment Gokarna Bista has said that the government is preparing to amend the foreign employment act.

Foreign employment department DG Pandey arrested

Published On: November 15, 2017 03:27 PM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested Director General of Department of Foreign Employment Bishworaj Pandey on Monday.

Nepali languishing in Saudi jail for four years

Published On: September 12, 2017 07:29 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: For the past few years, 62 years old Yam Kumari Bhusal of Nawalparasi, Madhyebindu-4, has hardly slept at nights. Seven years ago, her son had fled to Saudi Arabia in search of a job. Before leaving, he had told his mother that the days of sorrow will soon be over.

Nepali languishing in Saudi jail for four years

Published On: September 12, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: For the past few years, 62 years old Yam Kumari Bhusal of Nawalparasi, Madhyebindu-4, has hardly slept at nights. Seven years ago, her son had fled to Saudi Arabia in search of a job.

12, 108 candidates pass Korean Language Test

Published On: July 25, 2017 06:41 PM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, July 25: As many as 12,108 candidates have passed the Korean Language Test (KLT) held under Employment Permit System (EPS) for jobs in Korea for the year 2018.

Nepal elected deputy member of ILO governing body

Published On: June 14, 2017 01:45 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal has been elected in the governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), 50 years after it became member of the United Nations (UN) body.

Process of rescuing trouble-ridden Nepali workers in Gulf countries and Malaysia begins

Published On: April 16, 2017 11:27 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, April 16: Foreign Employment Promotion Board(FEPB) has started rescuing Nepali migrant workers who are serving jail terms in different Gulf countries and Malaysia with the help of law experts. The FEPB has already allocated Rs 6.3 m for facilitating the rescue process.

Nepali women ahead of men in committing suicide abroad

Published On: January 24, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: While the number of women opting for job abroad is far less as compared to men, they are simply ahead of their male counterparts while it comes to committing suicide. According to a recent report published by International Labor Organization, 24 percent of Nepali women migrant workers committed suicide in 2014/15 whereas the percentage for the male workers stands at 17.

Formation of labor bank in limbo

Published On: January 7, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: RUDRA KHADKA

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Formation of Labor Bank, which is said to utilize remittances sent by migrant workers, is becoming uncertain due to government's apathy.