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Qatar-Nepal Labour pact on cards

Qatar has said that it is ready to sign long due labour pact with Nepal. According to an official source at the Labour Ministry of Qatar, negotiations with Nepal concerning domestic recruitment has ended and an agreement will be signed

Ministry refutes news by The Guardian

Ministry of Labour and Employment today refuted a news report in The Guardian newspaper about Nepali migrant workers in Qatar. The ministry said that the news published on May 24 in The Guardian does not reflect the spirit of the

ILO director-general reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

The latest major earthquake to hit Nepal comes as recovery efforts are still on-going in the central districts devastated by the earthquake that struck on April 25, according to ILO director-general Guy Ryder. “Our hearts go out to the families

Nepal requests US to hire Nepali workers

Nepal requested the US to hire Nepalis in agriculture sector. State Minister for Labour and Employment Tek Bahadur Gurung during the meeting – at his office in Singhadurbar today – asked the visiting deputy assistant secretary of the State in

Government allows Nepali women migrant to work as domestic help abroad

The government has allowed Nepali migrant workers to work as domestic help in Gulf and Malaysia. Endorsing the guidelines on domestic migrant workers today – as part of its preparations to lift travel ban on Nepali housemaids – the government

34 Nepalis held in Costa Rica

Thirty-four Nepalis have been detained in Costa Rica as they were trying to illegally entry the country, local English newspaper Tico Times reported. The Costa Rican National Police on Monday detained 27 Nepali migrant in the Paso Canoas community, along

Government extends ban on Nepali housemaids

The government has extended ban on Nepali women migrant workers in the domestic sector in Gulf countries. The move is aimed at preventing Nepali housemaids from entering Gulf countries through illegal channels. The Labour Ministry has written Nepali missions asking

Some 13,000 trafficked from Nepal in a year and half

Some 13,000 women and children were trafficked from Nepal in a year and-a-half, according to a report. National Human Rights Commission today reported that some 13,000 women and children were trafficked to other countries in the last one-and-a-half years. Likewise,

Employer flees leaving some 26 Nepalis stranded in Qatar

As an employer conned, some 26 Nepali migrant workers have been stranded in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, since five months. The manager, who was running four companies fled without paying that has left some 26 Nepali migrant workers

SAARC summit to also discuss migration

The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu is going to discuss migration, of the first time, in the regional forum. Since all the eight countries in the South Asis are facing similar problems  in migration,

Six more Nepalis arrested in Malaysia

Malaysian police today arrested some seven more suspects – six Nepalis and one Vietnamese migrant worker – involved in the arson and rioting at a factory of JCY International in Johor state of Malaysia on Wednesday. Some 40 Nepali and

New Consulate General office in Jeddah to boost Saudi ties

Nepal has opened its consulate general office in Jeddah. Nepal’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Udaya Raj Pandey inaugurated the new mission in the Mohammediya district in Jeddah yesterday in the presence of a large number of Nepali expatriate. Sudhir Bhattarai

Agitating Nepali migrant workers agree to return to work

The protesting Nepali migrant workers have agreed to return to work from Friday. They were protesting against the JCY International company based in southern industrial hub of Johor state in Malaysia. They were demanding relief package and salary payment for

Malaysian police arrest 44 Nepali workers for rioting

Malaysian police arrested some 44 Nepali migrant workers today. The police arrested the Nepali migrant workers after some 500 migrant workers started riot, set fire to an electronics factory and attacked officers, a senior security official said. The workers initially

More than a quarter of Nepali youth unemployed: ILO

The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – stood highest in in Nepal at 28.9 per cent, according to an international report. The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – was 14.2 per cent, the new report by

Nepal‚ Malaysia discuss labour issues, agree to seal labour deal

Malaysia has asked Nepal to send domestic workers. Malaysian minister for human resources Datuk Richard Riot Jaem – during the talks with state minister for labour and employment Tek Bahadur Gurung – here today has asked to send domestic workers

60 Nepalis evacuated from Libya

Though Nepal has no embassy in Libya, it is evacuating Nepalis from Libya with the help from embassy in Cairo. The Cairo embassy has been helping Nepalis to evacuate, according to the embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Kaushal Kishor Ray. Around 400

Experts urge formalisation of economy to discourage migration

Experts suggested formalisation of agriculture, trading, construction; transport and micro enterprise sectors that could help discourage outflow of Nepali youths from the country. Currently, around 1,500 youths leave the country daily in search of employment in Gulf and Malaysia due