KATHMANDU, July 23: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has given permission to take Nepali workers for the World Cup football tournament starting in November later this year in Qatar.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has said that the number of workers going abroad has increased by 3.68 times in the fiscal year 2021/22.

44 Nepalis stranded in Saudi Arabia

June 23, 2022 13:05 pm

BANKE, June 23: As many as 44 Nepali workers, including four from Banke, have been stranded in Saudi Arabia. These workers had gone to Saudi Arabia to work in a company, three months ago, from Al Harman HR Company in Sinamangal, Kathmandu. However, after they reached there, they found that there was no such company. They have been stranded there since then.

KATHMANDU, March 17: A Nepali delegation led by Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha, which is currently on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has taken stock of the condition of services, salaries, perks and security given to Nepali domestic workers in the UAE.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Korean government has suspended the ongoing process to take Nepali migrant workers from Nepal as well as other other countries as the rate of transmission of the COVID-19 virus began to increase rapidly in South Korea.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The Nepali Embassy in Israel welcomed the migrant workers who reached there for work. The Nepali workers were welcomed by a joint team of the Israeli Health Ministry and Immigration Authority and the Nepali Embassy at Ben Gurion International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: A total of 99 Nepali youth workers set out for Israel in the first phase as per an agreement related to temporary employment of Nepali workers in Israel. Ninety nine Nepali workers, including 63 women and 36 men left for Israel on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Israel, which is an attractive labor destination for Nepalis, has said it is positive to create more employment opportunities for Nepali workers.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Nepali workers are finally going to South Korea, after a hiatus of 20 months. As many as 48 workers are to leave for Korea in the first phase on Wednesday after the long-halted process was resumed.

POKHARA, August 16: Many Nepali nationals working in Afghanistan are worried for their safety after Taliban insurgents take control of Kabul-- the capital city of the war-torn Afghanistan-- on Sunday. The fear of potential attacks by the Taliban has led thousands of people to leave the country in a haste.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Lack of data on accidents and hazards that the workers have been facing at their workplace has been hindering the implementation of measures to ensure occupational safety and health in Nepal, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

POKHARA, Jan 19: A chartered flight of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is leaving Kathmandu for the Macao Special Administrative Region of China on Tuesday midnight, to bring back home 147 Nepali workers who lost their jobs there due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The number of Nepali nationals infected by the Coronavirus in Bahrain has reached 245.

DOTI, April 12: Twenty two families from Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-8 of Doti district are currently stranded in Haliyal, Banglore of India due to the lockdown, imposed by both India and Nepal. Neither are they able to return home, nor do they have enough money and food left to survive in an alienated land. It has been about a month since the daily wage earners are locked inside their rooms. And it is not sure when the situation will be normal.

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Remittance inflow to the country fell 2.3 percent in the first four months of the current fiscal year 2019/20 compared to the corresponding period of the last fiscal year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepali workers staying in Malaysia without valid documents have been given two weeks to leave the country under a new amnesty program announced by the Malaysian government.

Low worker demand from Malaysia

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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 24: Breaking from a trend of continuous growth in the remittance inflow, the money transfer of Nepali workers from abroad has observed a decline in the first two months of the current Fiscal Year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Gokarna Bista has raised the issue of Nepali workers’ welfare in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), meeting his counterpart Nasser Bin Thani AI Hamali, Minister for Human Resource and Emiratization of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal and Malaysia have reached closer to an agreement to resume sending workers from Nepal after a hiatus of some 14 months.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The Nepali Embassy in Thailand has repatriated 10 Nepali youths who were lured to Thailand for the prospect of good hotel management training and attractive salaries.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The government has given impetus to the process of signing memorandum of understanding (MoU) on employment for Nepali workers with Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: As the 2022 World Cup inches closer, the Qatari authorities risk falling behind on their promise to tackle widespread labor exploitation of thousands of migrant workers, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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.