Russia must heed Nepal's concerns

January 21, 2024 07:35 am

Foreign Minister NP Saud has requested Russia to repatriate Nepali citizens, who have joined the Russian army after the war broke out with Ukraine on February 24, 2022. During his meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin on the sideline of the NAM summit in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Friday, FM Saud said that Nepal does not have a policy of sending citizens to foreign armies except under the traditional arrangement with some countries.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Foreign Minister NP Saud has requested Russia to repatriate Nepali citizens, who have joined the army there.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to rescue the Nepali citizens who have become involved in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Nepali Embassy in Moscow, Russia, sent a letter to the Department of Consular Service on November 24, stating that three Nepali citizens serving in the Russian army had died. Although the letter was sent four days ago, the report was revealed on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: On Sunday, two additional Nepali citizens were successfully rescued from Israel as part of Operation Ajay, led by India. This initiative, which began 11 days ago, aims to rescue individuals affected by the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Election Commission has prepared a draft of procedure to register voter name-lists of Nepali citizens residing abroad and update it, 2080. And the EC has solicited suggestions on it.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: In response to growing concerns and mounting requests to repatriate Nepali citizens stranded in Israel, a delegation led by Foreign Minister NP Saud departed for Israel today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: In response to the tragic incident involving Nepali citizens in Israel, the government has launched a comprehensive initiative to facilitate the repatriation of deceased Nepali nationals and the rescue of those in distress.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: It has been confirmed that at least 10 Nepali citizens lost their lives in the recent attacks launched by the Palestinian radical group Hamas on Israel. Three individuals sustained injuries during the incident.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepali citizens outside the country for various reasons will be provided the opportunity to vote in general elections.

KATHMANDU, August 2: A group of concerned Nepali citizens has issued a statement on Wednesday expressing deep concern over the ongoing violence in Manipur and the apparent lack of accountability on the part of the Indian government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The number of Nepali citizens leaving the country to seek overseas employment is increasing despite political parties promising job opportunities during elections.

KATHMANDU, March 8: A total of 562 Nepali nationals, who resided in Ukraine, have safely reached bordering countries like Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Molvoda following the invasion on Ukraine by Russia.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Indicating the extension of the lockdown until the third week of April, Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the next two weeks could be more challenging for the country in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 2: A writ petition was filed on Wednesday demanding the apex court's order to bring Nepali citizens currently stranded in Dharchula, an Indian border town across the Mahakali River in Darchula district.

Nepalis in Korea worried

February 24, 2020 09:26 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: With COVID-19 cases sharply rising in South Korea, Nepali citizens residing in the east Asian nation are worried. At least six persons have already died from the virus in South Korea and over 600 are infected.

Bring them back

February 10, 2020 09:18 am

In an open letter to the Prime Minister published on Sunday, chief editor of Naya Patrika Krishna Jwala Devkota has written about the distress his sister, brother-in-law and their young child are facing in the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. According to him, his sister and some other Nepali citizens from China call him time and again asking for help because they believe that he could communicate their concerns to authorities in Nepal.

BEIJING, Feb 8: The government is preparing to evacuate Nepali citizens living in China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepali citizens are still deprived of the opportunity to exercise their fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution even a year after the promulgation of all necessary laws for the implementation of those rights.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The recent controls imposed by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on the foreign exchange limit for outbound Nepali citizens has caused a sharp decline in the spending they make in overseas travel and tour. According to the recent data released by the NRB, the spending that outbound Nepalis make in international travel fell by 28.1% in the first three months of the current Fiscal Year 2019/20.

61 percent Nepalis have bank accounts

October 17, 2019 09:22 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: At least 61% of Nepali citizens have bank accounts, according to a financial report recently released by Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal.

SC quashes writ challenging BIPPA

August 29, 2019 07:05 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed a writ petition that challenged the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) signed between Nepal and India on October 21, 2011 during the state visit of then Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.