KATHMANDU, Aug 29: As many as 490 Nepali migrant workers left stranded due to COVID-19 pandemic in various countries have returned home on Friday.

DUBAI, June 25: The number of novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in a month to over 400,000, as the region’s two biggest economies this week fully lifted curfews imposed to combat the infection.

KATHMANDU, June 19: The process of bringing back Nepali migrant workers’ dead bodies from abroad has started from Friday. A total of 23 dead bodies from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar were brought to Nepal on charter flights carried out as a part of the evacuation operation on the first day.

JUMLA, April 4: Seven people who had gone to Dhipu village of Tila Rural Municipality – 9 to buy fodder for their cattle two days ago returned empty-handed. The locals did not allow them to enter the village. As the novel coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc in the whole world, everyone is alarmed, according to Sarki Bahadur Bohora, a civil society leader in the village.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: Rashmi (name changed) was forced to work 16 hours a day in Saudi Arabia. She was sexually assaulted by her employers. She contacted the Nepali Embassy many times, asking the officials to rescue her. But the help never came.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: When Nepal introduced the free-visa-free-ticket policy in July 2015, workers and rights groups hailed it and hoped the internationally acclaimed scheme would bring down the costs of finding work overseas. But that couldn’t happen mainly because of the failure of the Nepali side to take worker-destination countries into confidence before unveiling the ambitious scheme.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Given the open border regime between Nepal and India that requires no visa to travel, fugitives from Nepal should find India as their preferred hiding place. However, the data maintained by Nepal Police over the past several years has shown otherwise.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed corruption cases against 25 officials of the Department of Foreign Employment on the charge of sending women to Gulf countries by forging documents upon the request of recruiting agencies.