Nov 18: After a bumpy road to the World Cup marked by criticism of its human rights record, Qatar has much riding on the tournament passing off smoothly if it is to be remembered as a success and helps affirm Doha's place on the global stage, Reuters reported.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to make arrangements to make post-mortem examinations mandatory for all Nepali migrant workers dying abroad.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to lift the travel ban on domestic workers saying that such restrictive measures were making migrant women more vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.

BENGHAZI, July 3: The Latest on developments in Libya, where an airstrike on a migrant detention center in Tripoli killed at least 40 people. (all times local):

KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepal and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding on migrant workers amidst a special function in Geneva today.

Why I will return

January 23, 2019 01:00 am

Living in London, I have realized how Nepali migrants have been relegated to second class citizens. They don’t question, they don’t demand, they don’t ask

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

PARIS, Jan 3: The number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Amid growing calls for utilization of capital and resources of non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) living in various countries, some NRNs have complained that there is not a favorable environment in the home country for them to do business.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal has proposed signing government-to-government (G2G) agreement with Qatar for sending migrant workers to the Gulf state in the coming days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Qatar has removed the powers of employers to ban the vast majority of migrant workers – those covered by the country’s Labor Law - from leaving the country.

A boat carrying as many as 150 people has capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official has stated

REYNOSA, July 9: Since 2012, Mexican authorities have put 138,000 migrant children in detention centers where they must await deportation, sometimes separated from their parents. 97 percent are from Central America, mainly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and 65,000 were traveling alone.

WASHINGTON, June 30: The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

RAJBIRAJ, May 10: A Nepali migrant worker has died in Saudi Arabia. He died on Tuesday night.

Nepali Migrant Workers

KATHMANDU, May 1: Five people have been arrested on the charge of mistreating a Nepali female migrant worker in Muscat of Oman. They were arrested with the help of Nepali Embassy in Oman.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Half of the migrant workers have been found to be going abroad for foreign employment under individual labor approval, through middlemen, putting their safety and compensation at risk.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to ensure the voting rights of Nepali migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government has largely failed to protect migrant workers from unlawful and criminal conducts by dishonest recruitment agencies and agents despite the sizeable contribution of remittances in the economy, according to a recently published report of a human rights watchdog.

KHOTANG, Feb 18: Leaving behind family and friends, they had departed Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) with dreams of big fortunes. But they have returned barely alive and heavily in debt after paying huge ransoms to their kidnappers.

KOHALPUR, Feb 13: Most women infected with HIV in Banke lament that they were infected with the disease through their migrant worker husbands. These women asserted that during their short trips to home, the husbands 'gifted' the disease to them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales has made a number of recommendations including strengthening legal and policy framework, ensuring effective regulation, oversight and enforcement of the law and empowering those going abroad for employment through information and support to improve the condition of Nepali migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales has made a number of recommendations including strengthening legal and policy framework, ensuring effective regulation, oversight and enforcement of the law and empowering those going abroad for employment through information and support to improve the condition of Nepali migrant workers.

Migrant worker Bista dies in Malaysia

February 1, 2018 10:55 am

DAMAK, Feb 1: Surendra Bista aka Phanindra of Damak Municipality-2, Jhapa district has died in Malaysia.

The migrant wife

January 27, 2018 00:57 am

Why can’t we create our own meaning to happiness and follow through instead of following herd?

Only 5.65 percent of bond subscribed: NRB

Only 5.65 percent of the bond subscribed: NRB

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A Malaysian court has acquitted a Nepali migrant worker on drug trafficking charges. Bhim Bahadur Nepali of Siraha district, who worked as a security guard in Malaysia, was charged with trafficking drugs a year ago. The Malaysian laws deem drug smuggling illegal and slap a capital punishment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The Nepali government’s failure to crack down on recruitment agencies charging illegal fees for jobs abroad is leaving migrant workers trapped in a vicious cycle of debt and exploitation, says Amnesty International.

Rescued Nepali migrant from Qatar

December 4, 2017 18:21 pm

KHOTANG, Dec 4: A Nepali migrant, who had been stranded in Qatar for the past four months, has been rescued, and sent back home.

Nepali migrant dies in Saudi Arabia

November 22, 2017 10:46 am

RUKUM, Nov 22: A Nepali migrant worker died in Saudi Arabia. Mani Raj Pariyar, 29, of Aathbiskot Municipality-9 in Rukum was found dead in his bed, said the deceased's family members.

Nepali migrant worker dies in Malaysia

November 8, 2017 10:28 am

ILLAM, Nov 8: A Nepali migrant worker from Phakphokthum rural municipality-1 of Ilam district died in Malaysia on November 5. Arjun Limbu, working in a furniture shop located at Johor Bahru, Malaysia, died of a heart attack when he was sleeping in his room.  The body of Limbu has been kept in a local hospital, said Yogen Ghimire. The company has initiated preparations to send the dead body back to Nepal. RSS

KHOTANG, Oct 31: Five migrant workers who were cheated in course of foreign employment have been rescued from Qatar.

UAE, Oct 12: As many as 13 out of 22 Nepali migrant youths stranded in United Arab Emirates have returned home on Thursday.

PANCHTHAR, Oct 11: As many as 16 youths from the district who had gone abroad for foreign employment died in the last fiscal year. A woman is one among those killed. According to District Administration Office, Panchthar, 12 died in Saudi Arabia alone.

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.

ITAHARI, Aug 7: Dekraj Thapa, 29, went to Qatar three years ago for employment. Before flying he shifted his wife and child to ward 8 of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepalis going abroad for employment will now have to deposit up to Rs 2,500 in the Migrant Workers’ Welfare Fund (MWWF), depending on the duration of their work tenure, according to a revised regulation on foreign employment unveiled on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepalis going abroad for overseas employment will now have to deposit upto Rs 25,00 in the Migrant Workers' Welfare Fund depending on the duration of their work tenure.

KATHMANDU, JULY 20: Amnesty International Nepal on Wednesday launched a tarai-centric public awareness and pressure campaign on the rights of the Nepali migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Speakers at a programme here stressed for a provision wherein the Nepali migrant workers abroad could cast their ballots back home by any means.

KATHMANDU, JULY 20:Amnesty International Nepal has launched a Tarai-centric public awareness and pressure campaign on the rights of the Nepali migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has hinted the possibility of reconsideration on the provision of 'free visa and ticket' provided that political parties were agreed on it.

No matter the cause of the diplomatic-earthquake that has struck Qatar, the aftershocks can be felt all the way in Nepal. Of particular concern are the approximately twenty-thousand Nepali migrant workers currently in Qatar employed in various sectors, ranging from agriculture to industry.

KATHAMANDU, June 6: Nepali migrant workers continue to pay exorbitant fees to manpower agencies and agents to get employed in the Gulf and Malaysia due to the Nepali government's abject failure to properly enforce the low cost recruitment scheme, popularly known as free-free-ticket-policy, according to a new report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 5: A Nepali migrant worker committed suicide after posting a dismal Facebook status.  Sunil Adhikari of Gorkha district, who was working at Degu Khang Sang-based Fozang Company, killed self after leaving a suicidal note.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Kanchhimaya Tamang scaled Mt Everest to become the first women from her Tamang community to do so.

BAJHANG, May 19: A lot of Nepali migrant workers, who had left the country for jobs abroad, have returned home to caste their votes in the local elections being held after a gap of almost two decades.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Migrant workers including thousands of Nepalis continue to face serious abuse and exploitation in Qatar 2022 World Cup construction sites, Amnesty International has said.