KATHMANDU, April 22: The Industry, Commerce, Labour and Consumer Interest Protection Committee of the Federal Parliament has submitted a four-point memorandum to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwor Pokhrel.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Third week of the lockdown, first implemented on March 24 has forced thousands of people to walk home as businesses are shut down in cities. Lockdown has hit hard the lives of daily bread earners, especially those working in construction sites and factories. Government has put in place strict measures to enforce the lockdown. Thousands of workers in the informal sector depend on daily wages. Income has dried up and they have no option but to leave for their homes. Scores of people are heading home during the night.
DHANGADI / BAITADI, April 2: As thousands of people have come home from India in recent days without their health conditions being tested and they are also not undergoing home quarantine as instructed by the government , the far western region appears to be at very high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak. At the same time, there are thousands more stranded across the border and desperate to come home.
KATHMANDU, April 2: A writ petition was filed on Wednesday demanding the apex court's order to bring Nepali citizens currently stranded in Dharchula, an Indian border town across the Mahakali River in Darchula district.
KATHMANDU, April 1: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking its directive on the government to repatriate more than 700 Nepali nationals who have been languishing at Dharchula on the Indian side of border following the lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.