KATHMANDU, OCT 13: Israel has made public the list of 1,175 Nepalese shortlisted for employment in the country.

LONDON, Oct 2: Vice President of the Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Dr Badri KC has said that the Middle East is the heart of the NRNA campaign.

In South Korea, unlike other countries, employers pay migrant workers equal to Korean workers. On average, per month, Nepali workers earn 1500 to 2200 USD. In 2020, at minimum, their earnings grossed 8590 Won (roughly 7.5 USD) per hour for 40 hours a week.  In 2021, the hourly minimum wage has already been increased to 8720 Won. During additional hours and holidays, workers receive even higher wages.

KATHMANDU, August 5: The bodies of 24 Nepalis who died in Malaysia during employment were brought to Nepal a week ago. The bodies had been stranded in Malaysia for some time due to the limited regular flights following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foreign Employment Board has stated that the bodies were brought after a wide body aircraft was sent for the purpose.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has decided to suspend issuing work permits to foreign job seekers with effect from Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Bheri Overseas Manpower has been found to have swindled youths out of Rs 300 million, promising them lucrative jobs abroad. The manpower has run a fraudulent business by luring more than 150 people claiming to send them to various European countries and Afghanistan.

KARNALI, Feb 18: The global pandemic of coronavirus is still highly prevalent. Some countries have taken tough lockdown measures to contain possible spread of the virus.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Although the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic is being minimized in different destination countries, the Nepali embassies there have not shown any proactive interest in verifying the demand letters which has created problems for those trying to go for foreign employment. Foreign employment has become a means of earning for the unemployed while the country is unable to create employment for its youth.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: It is not a new thing for the manpower companies to charge the youths going for foreign employment more than the prescribed fees. The government has implemented a rule that states that manpower companies are not allowed to charge more than Rs 10,000 to the workers going to the Gulf countries and Malaysia.

Home they came back in coffins

January 29, 2021 08:00 am

Why have so many people chosen to go to the foreign countries to work despite a risk of death? Why do we produce workers and not entrepreneurs?

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A total of 14,753 individuals received permission for foreign employment in the Nepali month of Paush (mid-December to mid-January). This is the largest number in a month’s time since the coronavirus hit the country.

Labor migration is not safe for innocent Nepali migrant workers. The government should ensure that every single Nepali worker in foreign land is paid decent salary and treated with dignity.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Labor permit for foreign employment will be made available online starting Friday (January 1, 2021), according to the Department of Foreign Employment.

DHANGADHI, Nov 29: A large number of people in recent days are seen queueing up at major border points of Far West Province leaving for India on a daily basis.

Nepal, Oman to sign labour agreement soon

September 28, 2020 19:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Ambassador of Nepal to Oman Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal paid a courtesy call on Labour Minister of Oman Dr  Mahad bin Saeed bin Ali Baouin at the latter's office.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kumud Khanal’s manpower business came to a screeching halt five months ago, thanks to the corona pandemic. He has no money even for daily expenses, let alone for payment for staff and other business costs. Khanal says that he is in a dire situation, and this actually reflects the scenario of the entire manpower business.

KATHMANDU, July 8: A group of Nepali workers, who were earlier selected under the Employment Permit System (EPS) system by the South Korean government, staged a demonstration at Maitighar in the capital on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Over 300 manpower companies are unlikely to have their licenses renewed as they have failed to send at least 100 Nepali migrant workers out of the country in a year as per the government’s requirement for license renewal.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The government has suspended the labor approval for foreign employment for an indefinite period bearing in mind the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Police have arrested a fraudster for allegedly swindling some 60 persons out of more than Rs 25 million by showing them false  hopes of finding attractive jobs in two countries – Kuwait and Malta.

KATHMANDU, March 7: The number of Nepali workers going abroad in search of foreign employment has sharply declined in recent weeks after the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China and its rapid spread in different parts of the world. Foreign employment officials estimate the number of outbound migrant workers has declined by 75 percent.

SURKHET, Feb 29: After the establishment of the Labour and Employment Office in Karnali Province, as many as 2,615 people have taken work permits for the second time or more.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Justice at the Supreme Court Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada stated that all the cases related to foreign employment should not be settled through reconciliation only.

Punish the fraudsters

January 6, 2020 08:19 am

It’s unfortunate that a larger number of people are cheated by agents, often associated with foreign employment agencies, in the name of foreign employment in Nepal. There is a consistent pattern. People are offered well-paying jobs in destinations such as Dubai, Japan, Korea even the United States. In return, they demand huge money, often in millions, as fee to enable their entry in those destinations.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Amrita Dhakal, 32, of Saurapana, Gorkha could have been a successful entrepreneur today if only she had not dreamt of going to Japan and earning Rs 300,000 a month. Giving in to this lofty dream, she fell victim to a fraudster and she ended up selling off her clothing store, which was bringing her a steady income.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: National Human Rights Commission has stated that Nepali youths going abroad in search of job opportunities get very little information about the nature of their jobs prior to their departure.

Migrants’ health

December 18, 2019 08:18 am

More people are on the move now than ever before. They migrate for several reasons related to work, family and study. According to International Organization for Migration, there were around 272 million international migrants in the world in 2019, which equates to 3.5 percent of the global population.

Low worker demand from Malaysia

December 4, 2019 07:54 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Malaysia has sought around 31,000 Nepali workers since Nepal lifted travel restriction on its citizens from travelling to the South East Asian country for employment around two months ago.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Despite a government decision of 2016 to provide free dialysis for those with chronic kidney disease, it has been found that patients are forced to pay a certain amount themselves to meet the cost of peritoneal dialysis.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 18: On October 8, Junu Tembe, 22, a resident of Mauwakhola Rural Municipality, Taplejung killed her newborn baby girl and buried her in the jungle.  Investigations are still in the preliminary stages but officials suspect that the baby might have been born out of an extramarital affair.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Nepal has agreed to resume the worker recruitment process in Malaysia, ending a 16-month* travel ban that prevented tens of thousands of Nepali workers from traveling to one of the most popular work destinations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal and Malaysia on Thursday agreed to resume the stalled process of labor supply from Nepal to Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has made it mandatory for outgoing Nepali workers to have a bank account.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The grant will be focused on providing the grant to individuals returning from foreign employment and educated youths.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has intensified crackdown on manpower companies amid rise in reports of noncompliance with the government’s free-visa-free-ticket policy.

KATHMANDU, July 30: People are falling prey to human trafficking and other human risks due to unsafe foreign employment. Various reports show that foreign employment has been used as a means of human trafficking.

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Climate of death

July 15, 2019 01:30 am

Nepali migrant workers who work in the open field of hot desert like climate in the Gulf are among the most affected by climate change. Climate change acts like a double-edged sword for them

SINDHULI, June 29: When Nara Bahadur Pulami, 72, of Otrekot village in Sindhuli was young, he had two daughters and four sons living with him. Five years ago, his youngest son died. Three other sons are away from home either for foreign employment or for a better life in Kathmandu. His daughters are married off and they rarely visit Pulami and his wife.

ILAM, April 1: Some returnee migrant workers in Ilam have set examples. They are not going to go back, but are instead working happily on their enterprises.

Making foreign employment systematic

February 12, 2019 02:34 am

Now Department of Foreign Employment has prohibited as many as 53 Malaysian companies from hiring Nepali workers due to their ‘dismal track record.’  Total of 67 companies—including four Qatari companies, and five companies each from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates—have been blacklisted.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: As Japan prepares to welcome a wave of new foreign workers, experts are cautioning Nepalis over unethical immigration brokers and urging their government to conclude an agreement with Japan for greater transparency in movements of migrant workers, according to a news story published in Japan Times.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A high-level task force formed to study the possibility of enrolling workers going for foreign employment in the country’s social security system has recommended to the government to include them in foreign employment provident fund and various social security schemes of the government.

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BAITADI, Jan 16: With India being the nearest and one of the most popular destinations for foreign employment for Nepalis, Patan Municipality of Baitadi has begun an initiative to provide free accident insurance for its residents who are working in the southern neighbor.

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Renewal of labour permit from province

December 29, 2018 13:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Migrant workers will now be able to renew their labor permits from the provinces itself. Until now, labor permits were being renewed from Kathmandu, the capital only.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has said that situation putting the lives of thousands of youths in jeopardy would not be allowed to continue anymore.

DHADING, Dec 10: Four years ago, while she was working as a maid in Kuwait, Tuk Maya Tamang of Sallebhanjyang village used to think that her life would never take any new course. She was not happy with her life but 'there was nothing much she could do'. She thought her life would not be better if she returned home. However, one day she returned home. After staying home for some time, she was not sure if she wanted to fly to Kuwait again. After remaining in dilemma for some time she finally decided to give a try to her skills and passion eight months ago. The 24-year-old, who loved rearing cattle, bought some goats and chicken. Thanks to her love and dedication, her poultry farm soon came to a form. The number of goats multiplied, too.

DHADING, Dec 4: Devaki Pandit of Siddhilek Rural Municipality hardly sleeps at night remembering her son who disappeared in Malaysia about a decade ago.