KATHMANDU, Sept 23: South Korea is set to provide grants to establish a cyber bureau as well as reintegration of migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Government of Nepal has decided to accept a grant of 8 million US dollars (about 1 billion rupees) for the implementation of a project related to the stable reintegration of laborers who have returned from South Korea.

South Korea may conduct a public survey to help determine whether to grant exemptions to mandatory military service to members of the K-pop boyband BTS, officials said Wednesday.

SEOUL, June 6: The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that extended a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations.

SEOUL, June 5: North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, likely its largest single test, a day after South Korea and the United States ended joint military drills.

SEOUL, April 17: South Korea reported 93,001 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 16,305,752, the health authorities said Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Ambassador of South Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha at the ministry in Singha Durbar.

SEOUL, April 1: Two aircraft of South Korea's air force collided in mid-air on Friday during a training exercise, killing three pilots, with a fourth missing in the rare incident, authorities said.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Nepali migrant workers under the EPS scheme in South Korea have got their visa extended for one more year. It has benefitted 77,000 Nepali workers.

SEOUL, March 12: The Government of South Korea has decided to remove the seven-day quarantine restrictions for overseas arrivals from March 21.

SEOUL, March 8: The Korean government has imposed additional sanctions against Russia, including suspension of transactions with the Russian central bank.

SEOUL, Feb 16: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a record high amid the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus, the health authorities said Wednesday.

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.

SEOUL, Feb 2: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a new record high amid the spread of the Omicron variant, the health authorities said Wednesday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the country reported 20,270 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 884,310.

Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of South Korea's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, again voiced his skepticism on Thursday over whether to grant special favors to K-pop superstar band BTS for mandatory military service by its members.

SEOUL, Jan 25: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a new record high owing to the spread of the Omicron variant, the health authorities said Tuesday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), the country reported 8,571 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 749,979.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Government of Nepal and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a polytechnic institute for construction workforce development in Province 2.

SEOUL, Dec 13: South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy.

South Korea’s defense ministry has stressed the need for “prudence” in considering whether to allow active-duty military service exemptions for K-pop superstar group BTS, who just got their second Grammy nomination in as many years, and other top artists, citing the nation’s shrinking population and other factors.

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 19: South Korea reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic as hundreds of thousands of masked students flocked to schools on Thursday for the country’s highly competitive college entrance exam amid growing concerns about the delta-driven spread.

HONG KONG, Nov 14: South Korea move into the second half of Asia's preliminaries for next year's World Cup on Tuesday with captain Son Heung-min looking to shake off his side's scoring struggles when they take on Iraq in Doha.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The South Korean government is allowing job placement for eligible Nepali workers from November 24.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The Employment Permit System (EPS), which has remained closed for 20 months, will be reopened from the last week of November, Korean authorities said.

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.

“Have you watched ‘Squid Game’?” is as common a question in South Korea as it is in much of the rest of the world, where it has become a breakout success for Netflix as the streamer’s biggest non-English-language series. But audiences in the show’s home country are divided over its merits.

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 4: North and South Korea restored a stalled communication hotline after weeks of a hiatus in a small, fragile reconciliation step Monday, as the North pushes hard to win outside concessions with a mix of conciliatory gestures and missile tests.

KATHMANDU, August 31: The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk handed over 94 units of oxygen concentrators to Umesh Shrestha, Minister of State for Health and Population on Tuesday. Similarly, KOICA-KAAN donated three units of oxygen concentrator to Methinkot Hospital on the same day.

In South Korea, unlike other countries, employers pay migrant workers equal to Korean workers. On average, per month, Nepali workers earn 1500 to 2200 USD. In 2020, at minimum, their earnings grossed 8590 Won (roughly 7.5 USD) per hour for 40 hours a week.  In 2021, the hourly minimum wage has already been increased to 8720 Won. During additional hours and holidays, workers receive even higher wages.

KATHMANDU, August 13: Employment in South Korea, which has been suspended for nearly a year and a half, will take some time to resume. According to the Department of Foreign Employment, it will take time for the resumption of the employment due to the failure of the government to manage direct flights as per the conditions set by South Korea.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Regional chairperson of NRNA South Korea, Madan Bhujel passed away due to cardiac arrest. Bhujel had collapsed while taking rest after playing football with his colleagues on Saturday evening.

Using a toilet can pay for your coffee or buy you bananas at a university in South Korea, where human waste is being used to help power a building. Cho Jae-weon, an urban and environmental engineering professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has designed an eco-friendly toilet connected to a laboratory that uses excrement to produce biogas and manure.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The minimum wages of all domestic and foreign workers including Nepalis have been hiked in South Korea.

KATHMANDU, May 26: South Korea has pledged to immediately provide medical supplies worth Rs 23.29 million (USD 200,000) to the Government of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The South Korean government has announced to extend the visa term of all the migrant workers, including Nepalis, working in South Korea by one year.

The workers who arrive in South Korea under the EPS have a three-year contract under the E9 VISA, and can extend it by one year ten months after the end of the contract. But as per the new rule, if the passport has expired, the person does not get a visa extension.

SEOUL, March 28: The foreign workers including Nepali nationals working under the Employment Permit System (EPS) will be allowed to come to Korea for the second time as ‘committed workers’ even if they change the company that they work for.

Dressed all in purple, bent-over women held long rakes aloft as they walked in a line to a lavender field to carry out some pruning on an island in southwest South Korea.

SEOUL, Mar 12: A Nepali national died in an industrial accident in South Korea on Monday.

SEOUL, March 4: South Korea’s central bank says the country’s economy shrank for the first time in 22 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic destroyed service industry jobs and depressed consumer spending.

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

SEOUL, Jan 14: South Korea’s top court upheld on Thursday a 20-year jail sentence for former President Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and so for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The South Korean government is making preparation to provide e-9 Visa service to migrant students.

SEOUL, Jan 6: The Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) has successfully completed a technical test of the self-proclaimed world’s fastest train.

SEOUL, Dec 30: South Korean authorities scrambled to contain a cluster of coronavirus infections in a Seoul prison as inmates waved signs through barred windows pleading for help, while the U.S. military got South Korea’s nod to vaccinate South Korean troops.

SEOUL, Dec 17: South Korea reported a record number of coronavirus deaths on Thursday as the country’s biggest wave of infections since the start of the pandemic strained hospital resources and sparked panic buying in anticipation of a harsh new lockdown.

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 26: The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others.

SEOUL, Oct 25: Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics 005930.KS into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said.

SEOUL, Oct 12: South Korean officials have seized on conciliatory comments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the weekend as a sign that tension could be easing but also worry the huge number of rockets he showcased is evidence that peace may be elusive.

SEOUL, Aug 25: South Korea on Tuesday ordered most schools in Seoul and surrounding areas to close and move classes back online, the latest in a series of precautionary measures aimed at heading off a resurgence in coronavirus cases.

SEOUL, Aug 24: South Korea’s capital on Monday ordered the wearing of masks in both indoor and outdoor public places for the first time, as it battles a surge in coronavirus cases centred in the densely populated metropolitan area.