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More than 200 Nepalis are languishing in Malaysia jails

Kathmandu, Feb. 17 -- As many as 206 Nepalis are languishing in different jails of Malaysia, according to the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia. The data collected by the embassy up to January 9 this year s... Read More


Government still pursuing Italian firm for Melamchi

Kathmandu, Feb. 15 -- Even after terminating the contract with the Melamchi water project's main contractor a week ago, the government seems bent on bringing the Italian builder back. Water Supply Mi... Read More


PM Employment Programme draws mixed reactions

Kathmandu, Feb. 15 -- The Prime Minister Employment Programme launched on Wednesday has met with mixed reactions, with experts stressing that the outcome will largely depend on how the people receive ... Read More


Scheme to ensure at least 100 days of jobs for unemployed on cards

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- The government is rolling out a scheme that will guarantee minimum days of employment for citizens in a move that aims to deal with unemployment and discourage labour migration f... Read More


Local contractors demand payments, blame government for Melamchi mess

Kathmandu, Feb. 11 -- Local contractors associated with the Melamchi drinking water project have blamed the government for the national pride project debacle. A group of sub-contractors associated wi... Read More


Government, recruiting agencies differ on possible modality for labour migration to Japan

Kathmandu, Feb. 10 -- While the negotiations for sending Nepali workers to Japan are still at the preliminary stage, recruiting agencies have started claiming that the labour migration to Japan will h... Read More


Over 300 Nepalis trafficked via India-Myanmar border from December to January

Kathmandu, Feb. 6 -- In what could be the biggest incident of trafficking of Nepali citizens in a month, authorities in Manipur, the northeastern state of India, and activists have said that as many a... Read More


Over 300 Nepalis trafficked through the India-Myanmar border from December to January

Kathmandu, Feb. 6 -- In what could be the biggest incident of trafficking of Nepali citizens in a month, authorities in Manipur, the northeastern state of India, and activists have said that as many a... Read More


Police seize Ram Manohar Yadav's body on the way to funeral

Kathmandu, Feb. 5 -- The final rites of Ram Manohar Yadav, the Free Madhes activist who died in police custody five months ago, was performed in his home village of Kapasi in Banke district amid a ten... Read More


Melamchi contract with Italian firm ends but government is still in talks

Kathmandu, Feb. 5 -- Even though the government served a letter of termination to the Italian contractor of the Melamchi Water Supply Project on December 20, it has continued communication with Cooper... Read More