DHADING, Aug 21: Rajendra Pyakurel of Galchhi Rural Municipality-4 dreamed of earning a lot of money and get rid of poverty forever. To materialize this dream, he planned to go abroad and working hard. He thought hard work would certainly pay off. Leaving his small family behind, Pyakurel left his home for Malaysia in 2014. It cost him Rs 400,000, which he had arranged with a great difficulty. No sooner had he landed in the country than he realized that his agents had fooled him. Nothing was as per the agreement. Instead of the promised job, he got to work at a godown. Last year, he returned home.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The government is mulling over providing social security benefits for Nepali workers going abroad. As the government is moving toward implementing contribution-based pension system for government employees, Nepalis in foreign employment are also likely to be enrolled in social security schemes, including retirement saving plans, according to government officials.