KATHMANDU, July 18: An overwhelming majority of Nepali migrant workers in Gulf countries, Malaysia and India have expressed their desire to return home and engage in self employment in the agriculture or non-agriculture sector.
KATHMANDU, May 14: An Indian man has announced a bounty of INRs 20,000 to find the whereabouts of eight Nepali migrant workers who have ‘absconded’ from a hotel based in Chanspa, Ladakh, earlier this week.
KATHMANDU, April 16: The Amnesty International has said the authorities in Qatar rounded up and expelled dozens of Nepali migrant workers after telling them they were being taken to be tested for COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, April 15: Dozens of migrant workers including Nepalis were expelled by the Qatari authorities after telling them they were being taken to be tested for COVID-19, the Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, April 5: At least Nine Nepali migrant workers have been infected by the coronavirus in Bahrain, prompting Prime Minister KP Oli to hold telephone conversation with his Bahrain counterpart on Saturday about the safety and well-being of the Nepali migrant workers there.
KATHMANDU, April 4: Amnesty International Nepal has urged the government to ensure that basic needs of migrant workers, daily wagers, refugees and people living in poverty are ensured while implementing measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
KATHMANDU, March 31: Hundreds of Nepali migrant workers returning home from India are stranded in Dharchula on the Indian side of the Nepal-India border since the last few days after the Darchula district administration barred them from entering Nepal citing the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
KATHMANDU, March 22: Hundreds of Nepali nationals returning home from India everyday has heightened the risk of spreading coronavirus in the country. Even though Nepal so far remains officially “free” from coronavirus infection, the lack of proper screening of the masses at the border points has left little room for Nepal to remain free from the threat of the deadly virus.
Nepal is a country on the move. Politically, despite having only just emerged from decades of turmoil, Nepal’s democracy is flourishing. Financially, remittances sent home from millions of Nepali migrant workers abroad have transformed the national economy and raised the living standards of many.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Following a decision to provide work permit and re-entry work permit to Nepali migrant workers from provinces and destination countries, officials at the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security were optimistic that the move would help address one of the major problems faced by Nepali migrant workers. But, the implementation of the decision taken nearly 10 months ago is still uncertain.
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.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Sixteen Nepali migrant workers are running out of food stock in Saudi Arabia after the company they were working for stopped providing them salary. They ran into trouble after an altercation with the manager of the company, who is an Egyptian national.