Miss world Nepal 2019 Anushka Shrestha who returned homeland after attending a program in overseas, has decided to self-quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak.

South superstar Prabhas has announced that he is in self-quarantine in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Minister for Communication and Information Technology and the Government Spokesperson, Gokul Baskota has said that the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli himself will bear all the expenses during his health treatment in Singapore.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The government has initiated preparation to return Nepali laborers who have been languishing at coma in different hospitals abroad.

When studying abroad, a lot of unexpected hurdles appear so it’s always a good idea to be ready for the journey as a student.

Missing Nepal differently

March 3, 2019 01:00 am

While in an advanced American hospital, I thought of hospitals back home, villages where women are forced to give birth in cowsheds or even die due to lack of treatment

Why I haven’t returned

January 20, 2019 01:00 am

Almost 99 percent of Nepalis living abroad do not want to return. Here, if you work hard, you can enjoy the facilities that Nepal might not offer for the next 50 years

Life is all about getting up

November 14, 2018 11:22 am

Dear Sadichha, I am a 27-year-old woman currently working for one of the business houses in Kathmandu. I have been working there for the past five years now and many things have changed over the years. My boss recently proposed to me.

KATHMANDU, June 30: At a time when the government is showing the dream of prosperity to its people, the number of students aspiring for higher education in foreign countries has increased significantly.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Various stakeholders have urged the government to amend protectionist migration law and policies which restrict women from going aboard to work as housemaids. They argued that the government’s decision to ban women from going aboard to work as housemaids has escalated gender inequality and forced women to reach labor destinations illegally.

Greed for Abroad

March 17, 2018 10:13 am

The current generation is facing tough competition for getting employment opportunities which has compelled them to fly abroad in search of material prosperity and to maintain high self-esteem in society. They assume that living overseas will get them a standard lifestyle.

Souls of My City: Abroad dreams

February 19, 2018 11:24 am

Sixteen-year-old Gunjan Shrestha and 11-year-old Udita Sunar are cousins. They were waiting for their mother while she filled fuel in her bike at Bhadrakali, Kathmandu.

A one-day US Higher Education Fair organized by the US Educational Foundation in Nepal (USEF-Nepal) and US embassy in Nepal concluded on Saturday at Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Marg. The Fair saw participation of over 2,000 aspiring undergraduate and graduate students from Nepal.

JHAPA, Feb 2: Many women who went for foreign employment to escape domestic violence back home are having an even worse fate abroad. Some of them were forced to return home after being victims of greater abuse and torture while others have remained out of contact with their families for a long time.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government has permitted Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to send its senior pilot Captain Subarna Awale, who is being tried in the court on charge of foreign currency smuggling, for training in Singapore.

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Newly-appointed German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schaefer has pointed out the need to publicize Nepal's successful peace process around the world.

KATHMANDU, August 27: Around two dozen officials of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) recently visited Singapore to ‘observe and inspect’ its aircraft which is currently under maintenance there.

PARBAT, Aug 7: Nar Bahadur Paija of Baskharka, Parbat district, spent his five precious years in Malaysia and Qatar as a laborer. Unable to make enough money, he returned to the country and started orange farming. Now, he is earning more than Rs 700,000 every year. He has around 200 orange trees in his field.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has intensified the rescue of Nepali workers stranded abroad in course of foreign employment.

BIRATNAGAR, July 31: Stakeholders have opined that if the current trend of Nepali youths going for overseas employment continues for 10 more years, it will have a negative impact on the social, economic and cultural aspects of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Nepal Weightlifting Association (NWA) successfully hosted Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships featuring 241 players from 32 nations.

BEIJING, July 12: China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People's Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant's first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of the role of China's armed forces.

A recollection of living abroad

June 17, 2017 11:45 am

When I say I was raised shy, nervous, and narrow-minded, many people within my circle don’t believe me. My friends currently know me as someone who asks a lot of questions and debates over unconventional issues. I have a focused approach to life that translates to everything that I am and aspire to be. A major part of what I am today is because of my two years in the UK that introduced me to a dynamic educational environment, a multicultural community and a few moments of cultural shock.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Those leaving for foreign employment will now be required to open bank accounts before flying abroad.

I migrated to Australia in mid 2013 as a skilled professional. The skill assessment and the migration process was relatively quick and the visa grant coincided with the festive occasion of Diwali, which called for a double celebration that year (the lasting hangover reminded me that we had overdone it).  Armed with a master’s degree in engineering and 17 years of experience, I landed at Sydney airport with controlled exuberance. A good life and a bright future beckoned. However, I had quit my permanent job as an engineering executive in Indiain pursuit of an uncertain future – in a distant country in a different hemisphere. The chill of that winter morning in early July (arriving from a sweltering Delhi) reminded me of the change and the looming thunderstorm was reflective of the turmoil inside: Will I find a job?

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Millions of Nepali migrants living and working in various foreign countries are not likely to be able to  vote in  upcoming elections, as no legal arrangements and preparations are in place for them to register and participate in the polls.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: While the number of women opting for job abroad is far less as compared to men, they are simply ahead of their male counterparts while it comes to committing suicide. According to a recent report published by International Labor Organization, 24 percent of Nepali women migrant workers committed suicide in 2014/15 whereas the percentage for the male workers stands at 17.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A total of 146,870 students were issued no objection letters (NOC) starting from fiscal year 2010/11 to December 15, 2016, permitting them to go  abroad for higher studies. Besides, hundreds of students go to India each year without any LOC as this is not compulsory for study in India.

Are you wondering if abroad study is the right decision? Most of the students in Nepal prefer to go abroad after completion of high school. Some attend university aboard on financial-aid and others go abroad in loan.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Amid growing concerns over the condition of Nepali children adopted abroad, the government has asked its diplomatic missions in various countries to monitor the children's condition and report to the line ministry on a regular basis.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: While the official number of students going abroad to study medical sciences has decreased, it is learnt that dozens of them are doing so without passing the eligibility test.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 21: A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold, but her sleeping toddler is warm in her arms.

MYAGDI, Nov 24: The Nepalese in various foreign countries have provided financial assistance worth around Rs 3.7 million to help set up a revolving fund for Kailash Secondary School at Dewa in Myagdi district.

NUWAKOT, Oct 5: The Nepal Telecom (NTC) service has been disrupted in 15 VDCs in Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts for the last four days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Bir Hospital renovated its VVIP cabin spending around Rs 3 million some two years, but the VVIPs go to hospitals abroad even for general checkups and minor treatment, incurring millions in costs to the state coffers..

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 12: Superintendent of Police (SP) at the Metropolitan Police Circle Bhaktapur, Kiran Bajracharya, has stated that many Nepali ladies were being sold out abroad in the name of foreign employment.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has asked all the ministries to provide details of civil servants who went abroad for study, training or visit purpose under government quota but didn't return to the country to resume their job.

KATHMANDU, June 27: A study has shown that almost 97 percent of Nepalis aspiring foreign employments were found unaware of the nature of job they were going to do.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government has prioritised job creation at home.  Inaugurating the 23rd National Convention of the Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI) and the 20th women entrepreneurs' conference here today, PM Oli asserted that the government's policies and programmes as well as the budget were centred on creating employment opportunities within the country itself.