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As repatriation flights pick up, homecoming is laced with hardships for Nepali migrant workers

Kalim Miya had paid $3,450 for a driving job in the UAE, but was paid less than a third of the $400 a month he was promised

Worker-sending countries like Nepal brace for migrant crisis

Tens of millions of migrant workers, forced to return home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic after turning jobless in countries of destinations, face unemployment and poverty in their home countries, the International Labour Organisation has warned

Nepal foreign minister holds telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State

Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held a telephone conversation with United States Secretary of State, Michael R Pompeo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release

COVID-19 lockdown affects Nepali students planning to go abroad

After receiving an admission offer from McNeese State University, in the US, 19-year-old Amir Adhikari was on cloud nine

US biotech startup’s plan to sequence Sherpa DNA raises ethical issues

An American biotech company’s attempt to find a treatment for COVID-19 by studying the DNA in the blood of Nepal’s Sherpa people to see how they thrive despite low oxygen levels at high altitude has been criticised by doctors and some Sherpas themselves

Drive to end stigma, discrimination against coronavirus patients launched in Nepal

The United Nations Country Team in Nepal together with more than 30 national and international organisations today collectively launched #SpreadLove Campaign, calling for an end to stigma and discrimination against people amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country

Only 12,000 Nepalis stranded abroad to be evacuated in first phase

The government stated today that it would evacuate only around 12,000 stranded Nepalis from different countries in the first phase

Nepal Inc seeks interest rate reduction on loans

As Nepal Rastra Bank prepares to bring the Monetary Policy for fiscal year 2020-21, the business community has demanded reduction in interest rates on bank loans

Private schools in Nepal urge guardians to pay fee during lockdown

Private school operators across Nepal have asked guardians to clear student fee for the last academic year and also pay the fee for the last few months despite the fact that schools have remained closed since March 24, due to the nationwide lockdown

Parliament committee endorses Nepal citizenship bill regarding married foreign woman

The Federal Parliament‘s State Affairs Committee (SAC)  has endorsed the citizenship bill containing provision of a seven-year waiting period for a foreign woman married to a Nepali citizen to acquire naturalised citizenship

Nepalese youths take to streets against poor handling of COVID-19

Hundreds of people joined a youth-led apolitical and ‘leader-less’ protest here in the capital today once again expressing their dissatisfaction against the government’s inability to handle the COVID-19 pandemic

Nepal’s ruling party for seven-year waiting period for foreign women marrying locals

The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) today decided to make foreign women married to Nepali men eligible for naturalised citizenship on the basis of matrimonial relations only after seven years

Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 8,605

Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has reported 331 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Saturday. With this, the nationwide tally of COVID-19 stands at 8,605

Nepalis eating less due to lockdown hardships

A survey gauging the impact of COVID-19 on Nepali households has revealed that nearly a quarter of families in Nepal are eating less, and 6% said they had run out of food

23 bodies, 648 stranded Nepalis brought home

The Nepalese government has brought home 23 bodies of Nepalis that were stuck abroad since international flight to Nepal have been suspended since March 22 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity