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Nepal govt to test, certify skills of foreign employment returnees

Kathmandu, April 15 In its bid to let foreign employment returnees get better job opportunities in the country and abroad, the government of Nepal is beginning a new programme to test skills of the migrant workers once they return home. Following the test, the government will provide them with certificates for their skills. The Foreign […]

165 missing in India from three Sudurpaschim districts

Doti, April 12 A total of 165 people among those who went to India for labour from three districts of Achham, Kanchanpur and Doti in Sudurpaschim province have gone missing. According to a study conducted by NIDS Nepal, a nongovernment organisation, the people who left homes for manual jobs in the neighbouring countries many years […]

Speaker raises concerns about Nepali workers in Qatar

Kathmandu, April 7 Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Saturday held  a meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. During the meeting held in Doha, he raised concerns about rights of thousands of Nepali workers living in the Gulf country. Speaker Mahara is currently in Doha of […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Monday, April 1, 2019

News of a storm killing 31 people in Bara and Parsa has been reported in all major newspapers with a priority. The Labour Ministry making arrangements to allow Nepali migrant workers with ‘calling visas’ to travel to Malaysia has also been featured in some newspapers. Here is a summary of important, ignored and interesting stories from […]

Nepal hopes to send workers to Malaysia again as host sends new medical checkup guideline

Kathmandu, March 24 Officials at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of Nepal say Nepali migrant workers awaiting their flights to Malaysia for employment can get onboard soon as the host government sent a new guideline clarifying new health standards required for the workers. The processing of sending workers to Malaysia, which was […]

Breeding young men for export in poor countries

Large-scale migration from the poorest countries of Europe, and parts of Asia, began immediately following the collapse of communism in 1990. State pensions and public health provisions are paltry in these countries, and domestic job opportunities scarce. That means the migration of young people has become an important part of household survival strategies as younger family […]