Victims of wage theft, migrant Nepalis are losing hope of recovering their moneyBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
Although Nepali workers returning home without salary, bonus and other company benefits has been common for years, the issue of wage theft came to the fore after the pandemic.
Nepali workers still unsure if they will be able to report to their jobs in KuwaitBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
Nepalis have not been able to migrate to Kuwait since March last year. Even after getting jabbed against Covid-19, Nepalis who came home on job breaks are denied entry.
What new global climate report that paints a bleak picture means for NepalBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
While poor nations should press rich countries to scale up aid, they should also try to be part of the solution, experts say.
Israel caregiver job vacancies receive huge response from Nepali youthsBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
For 1,000 caregiver jobs, more than 5,000 candidates have already applied and over 20,000 are in the application process. The application deadline expires on August 16.
Country continues to receive above-normal rain three months into monsoonBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
The amount of rain received between June 1 and August 6 is 69.9 percent of the rainfall the country gets in the whole monsoon season, meteorologists say.
Government starts accepting applications from migrant workers for QR-coded jab certificatesBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
Foreign job seekers will be issued certificates within a few days of filing an application, which can be done online or in person.
UAE allows conditional entry to NepalisBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
The decision comes as a relief to only those workers vaccinated in the UAE and possessing valid visas.
The woes of migrant workers to get vaccines and certificationBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
After waiting for weeks to get jabbed, youths planning to head for foreign countries for work have to struggle again for paperwork showing proof of vaccination.
Expensive airfare puts additional burden on Nepali migrant workersBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
Although the government has resumed regular international flights, there are not enough flights to labour destination countries hence ticket prices have skyrocketed, affecting departure plans of thousands of Nepali workers.
Kuwait-bound workers face new obstacle as jab certificates do not have QR codeBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
Nepalis who are home on job break fear losing employment as their vaccine certificates don’t have the required QR code.
For Israeli job, a Nepali worker needs to invest around Rs165,700By Chandan Kumar Mandal
A labour deal already under criticism for making workers pay has put an additional financial burden on Israel job aspirants, labour migration experts say.
Tigers see roaring success but mega projects may get in way of conservationBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
Ever-increasing physical infrastructures have already impacted the wildlife, their behaviour and movements.
Workers going to Qatar and Kuwait paying hefty amounts as zero cost policy falters, report saysBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
A study on recruitment of Nepali workers for Kuwait and Qatar urges the Nepal government to eliminate payment of fees and other costs by migrant workers to recruiting agencies and sub-agents for ensuring ‘zero cost’ foreign jobs.
Government must up its efforts to prevent human trafficking, stakeholders sayBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
Changing forms of human trafficking and gap in existing laws have made things worse for the victims as well as authorities working to prevent them.
Migrant workers to get J&J or Vero Cell vaccine based on departure dateBy Chandan Kumar Mandal
The government first decided to give them Vero Cell jabs. After concerns from stakeholders, it decided to give the single-dose Janssen, but there aren’t enough doses.