KATHMANDU, August 29: Lawmakers have demanded the guarantee of adult franchise to Nepalis residing abroad in the elections to the provincial assemblies (PA) and House of Representatives (HoR) slated for November 20.

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

A total of 111 repatriated on Monday, 39 others on Sunday night

These visually-impaired Nepalis not only watch football but they have also created images of the football stars in their minds. Visually-impaired Surya Limbu who is a diehard fan of France said Mbappe must be a bit short and fair-skinned while Messi must be fat and dark-skinned.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Nepali embassy in India has urged the Nepali nationals living in India to stay safe and adopt precautions against the new variant of COVID-19 that is taking the lives of thousands of people there daily.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: Due to the lockdown, loss of jobs and the ongoing pandemic, the saving capacity of Nepalis has decreased.

Over 50,000 Nepalis presently living in South Korea will be entitled to get the vaccines free of cost.

244 Nepalis die of COVID-19 abroad

September 20, 2020 13:05 pm

100,831 Nepalis are infected by COVID-19 globally as of Sunday morning

KATHMANDU, April 16: In a survey conducted by a team of researchers, 60% of Nepalis say they are “anxious and worried about [themself] and [their] family”. Similarly, 58% of the respondents say they “experienced sadness following the pandemic”.

KATHMANDU, April 13: So far, 14 Nepalis have died from the global pandemic of coronavirus while 665 have tested positive for the virus across the world.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5: Five Nepalis have died from coronavirus in the United States of America, it has been confirmed.

TOKYO, March 29: Ganesh Khaniya Nepalis living in Japan are living amid threats of coronavirus outbreak as it is fast spreading across the world including Japan.

SEOUL, South Korea, March 18: The number of foreign nationals infected with COVID-19 has crossed 60, according to information provided by the Korean government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nearly two million Nepalis working in the Middle East are alarmed by the prospect of war between the United States and Iran. People are huddling in tea shops and chautaris across the country to discuss the possibility of World War III and families of our migrant workers are rightly worried by the news coming out from the Middle East. Sadly, our government has done very little to assure the public of the measures it will take to provide the necessary support to Nepalis in the region in the unlikely event of an all-out war. We have yet to see a statement or public remarks from the government to assure the worried Nepalis, both at home and abroad.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Amid reports that Nepalis were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from traveling to Nepal, the Indian side said that there was such policy of the Indian government while assuring that this would not happen in future.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Nepalis travelling abroad spent a total of Rs 67.94 billion in first nine months of the current fiscal year – FY2018/19.

President, public and precedence

March 15, 2019 08:56 am

Our President recently made a trip to the United States to attend a high level UN summit and one only hopes, for the sake of the taxpayer contributions used to fund the trip, that something actually materializes out of it. However, the most intriguing aspect of her trip for us common Nepalis was not so much the flight from Nepal to the US but the short trip – well, at least for her – from Sheetal Niwas to the airport.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: An arrangement has been made for administering Japanese language test online for the first time for those Nepalis going to Japan.

Aug 21: 6 things to know by 6 PM

August 21, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Nepali Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged the Nepalis living in the UAE illegally for various reasons to take advantage of a three-month amnesty granted for all living illegally in the UAE.

LONDON, July 24: The 11th anniversary of www.nepalbritain.com-- a leading online news portal—was celebrated amidst a colourful ceremony in London on Sunday (23rd July).

UNITED STATES, July 21: A petition filed on Change.org in the United States urging the government to save life of Dr. Govinda KC and fulfill the raised demands he’s championed for has seen support of 15,000 people so far. Once 100,000 people sign the petition, the organizers aim to submit it to the United Nations, according to activist Shiva Prakash.

ACHHAM, June 28: On August 2, 2011, Min Bahadur Rawal of Sanfebagar Municipality-9 in Achham called home from India to tell his family members that he was coming home. But he never returned.

LHASA, June 22: Nepalis residing in Tibet, the autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, have urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take initiations to address problems concerning citizenship and passport they have been facing.

RASUWA, May 26: Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for  next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of  nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets .

KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for  next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of  nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Three Nepalis recently completed a bicycle tour of 20 countries in the world with the message 'Nepal is safe after earthquake'.

Nepalis laud Korean peace deal

May 11, 2018 07:51 am

KATHMANDU, May 11: Top politicians, diplomats and social activists have lauded the recent historic peace deal signed between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea as part of efforts made to end the decades-long war between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, May 8:  More than 1000 Nepali workers opt for foreign employment, according to a new report released by the Ministry of Labor and Employment-2018.

POKHARA, May 2: Ghandruk village of Kaski district is offering special discounts to domestic tourists on the occasion of Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival and Annapurna Marathon to be held next month.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The United States has said the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPA) of Nepali nationals was taken following an assessment that overall humanitarian situation in Nepal had stabilized after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The American government‘s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is guided by a improvement in humanitarian situation after the earthquake of April 2015, according to press statement released by the US embassy in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, according to a report published by the Washington Post.

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, the Trump administration’s latest move to expel foreigners living in the United States with some form of provisional status.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has urged the Australian government to make arrangements for providing visa to Nepali students going to Australia from Nepal itself.

Howl, for Bhutanese Nepalis

March 18, 2018 01:30 am

The Bhutanese refugee suicide rate, with 21 in 100,000 according to the recent data, has broken all the records in the US

KAHMANDU, March 12: Of the total 71 people including four crew members on the board the ill-fated Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft with Call Sign BS-211, 32 people were Bangladeshi nationals, 33 were Nepalis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.

KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stated that 33 among those on board the US Bangladesh Airlines aircraft that crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport are Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Twenty-one Nepalis have been selected to attend the Australia Awards Short Course on Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 19 Feb-3 March 2018.

More Nepalis eating imported chocolate

February 8, 2018 06:50 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Tejashwi Shrestha, 7, came for grocery shopping with her parents at the Tripureshwar branch of Bhat-Bhateni Supermarket Wednesday afternoon. She briskly walked across the supermarket floor, but her feet stopped as she entered the aisle for candies and chocolates, and asked her mother to get her sweets. Among the plethora of chocolates in the store, those that the seven-year-old preferred were Kinder Joy, Gems and Dairy Milk, all imported chocolate brands.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepali students studying in US universities grew by 20 percent among international student population studying at colleges and universities in the United States. Nepali students rank 12th in the US out of 25 top countries and 13th among all.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 1: Two Nepalis died and three others were injured when a jeep heading to Lucknow of India met with an accident in Risiya of Baharaich district, Uttar Pradesh, India today.

MORANG, Jan 28: Nepalis living in Hong Kong have lent a monetary support to a public school in Urlabari-9, Morang. They donated Rs 180,000 to Sarbajanik Secondary School.

KHOTANG, Jan 13: Five Nepalis, including two from Khotang, have been stuck in Qatar after not getting salary and work as per the agreement under which they reached the country for job.

NAWALPARASI, Dec 18: Hongshi Shivam Cement Pvt Ltd, which is setting up its plant at Sardi village of Nawalparasi district, has provided employment to more than 1,000 Nepalis, directly or indirectly, thereby contributing to improving livelihood of the local people.

Brown Nepalis in white America

December 16, 2017 00:45 am

For minorities in the United States Trumpism is synonymous with white supremacy and white control.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: An estimated 75 percent of Nepal's population is exposed to unsafe levels of particulate matter air pollution.

PARBAT, Nov 30: In a gesture of benevolence, Nepali immigrants living in Hong Kong have extended helping hands to construct school buildings in Parbat. They have donated Rs 1.3 million of the same, through Parbat Pun Magar Welfare Fund, Hong Kong.

Why parties are wooing Nepalis abroad?

November 17, 2017 07:23 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 16 : They comprise nearly a third of Nepal’s population of eligible voters. But they cannot vote because they are working outside the country. However, this demographic has a potential of altering poll outcomes.