KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepali businesses have laid off 22.5% of their workers as measures to contain the novel coronavirus hit tourism and other activities, a senior central bank official said on Thursday, citing a study of the economic impact of the outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed our vulnerabilities. During these difficult times, we have been threatened in many ways. One mighty question that many people have on their mind is: Who are the most resilient people? The answer is obviously farmers in rural areas. Their life is always in a prescribed format of social distancing, not by any force of law, but by their lifestyle. Unlike the households in cities and urban centers, settlements in villages are scattered.
KATHMANDU, April 28: Bibeksheel Nepali Dal has launched a new website to provide information and required assistance for Nepalis who are staring at joblessness in foreign countries due to the ongoing pandemic.
WASHINGTON, April 9: With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak.
GENEVA/WASHINGTON, March 27: Global job losses from the coronavirus crisis could far exceed the 25 million estimated just days ago, U.N. officials said on Thursday, as U.S. jobless claims surged to record levels, starkly showing the scale of the economic disaster.
KATHMANDU, May 27: In May last year, Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada announced a flagship program named Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP), promising a minimum of 100 days of employment to jobless people.
NEW DELHI, Feb 7: Hundreds of jobless young people marched Thursday through the streets of the Indian capital demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government tackle what they called a rising unemployment crisis.
SURKHET, Sept 14: At a time when the provincial government and lawmakers should be busy formulating laws and executing the programs of the budget for the implementation of federalism, the provincial ministers and lawmakers seem to be at leisure.
RAUTAHAT/SAPTARI, March 28: While the Madhes-based political parties remain at odds over participation in the upcoming local polls, Madhesi youths from various districts have expressed overwhelming interest in getting recruited as temporary police personnel for deployment as poll security.