Attention drawn to demands of workers associated with tourism sector

Kathmandu, March 22: Workers associated with tourism sector have drawn attention of the bodies concerned, saying the companies have not provided service and facilities as per the agreement. Organizing a news conference here on Thursday, UniTravel, an organisation of tourism workers, demanded implementation of the past agreement made regarding service and facilities of tourism workers. It also put forth nine-point demand and added that it would be compelled to launch agitation if they were not addressed. The organisation also...

Japanese Ambassador Inaugurates a Children’s Home

Kathmandu,March 19:Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masamichi Saigo inaugurated a care home in Samundra Devi Khola, Nuwakot District for children in vulnerable conditions, such as unaccompanied street-living and being in extremely poor families. The Project for the Construction of a Children’s Home in Nuwakot District is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan. The total grant for the project is USD 81,729 (approximately Rs. 8.9 million). At the care home,...

Nepal, Japan conclude worker recruitment negotiation; agreement within March

Kathmandu, March 13 After spending months in rounds of meetings at different levels, officials of Nepal and Japan have finally agreed on terms and conditions of a memorandum of cooperation regarding the recruitment of Nepali migrant workers in Japan. Officials say the two countries will sign the agreement within March and the implementation will begin the next month. An official of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security informs that the Ministry is forwarding the draft of the...

Number of students leaving Nepal rises

Kathmandu,Feb 07: The number of students leaving Nepal for higher studies has increased two times. In the past four years, over 250,000 students have left Nepal to study abroad. The students have left Nepal to go 71 counties, out of which the most chosen destination is Australia which is closely followed by India and Japan.

Nepal, UAE likely to renew 2007 pact on labour migration

UAE, February 1 Nepal and the United Arab Emirates are likely to renew a 2007 memorandum of understanding on labour migration of Nepali workers into the Gulf country soon. During a meeting between labour officials of the two countries held in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and Friday, the UAE government expressed its readiness to address most of the concerns raised by Nepal regarding facilities and safety of the workers. Nepal’s acting ambassador to the UAE, Sagar Prasad Phunyal, says the Nepali...

Minister urges China to provide more quota for Nepali students

Kathmandu, January 31 Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal has urged the Government of the People’s Republic of China to increase the quota for Nepali agriculture students in Chinese universities. The minister, who met Chinese Ambassador Hou Yanqi earlier in the day, said that more Nepali students could benefit from opportunities in China in the days to come. Minister Khanal expressed confidence that increasing the number of Nepali students would help slash the number of youngsters going...

Police Arrested British Citizen Allegedly Involve In pedophilia

Kathmandu,Jan 21:Police arrested British Citizen fifty years old Ian Robert Cole on the charges of pedophilia. According to a daily news bulletin of central news desk of Nepal Police headquarter, British citizen lured children giving them false promises. Police arrested Cole along with his two Nepali assistant following a report lodged by some of victims. Police also rescued three Nepali children from his apartment in Rabi Bhawan. Police said that further investigation is going on.

Police ‘rescue’ 16 youth missing from Phulchoki forest

Kathmandu, January 13 Police in Lalitpur district say they have ‘rescued’ 16 persons who  were missing from Phulchoki forest of the district since Saturday evening. The youth, including 12 boys and four girls, had gone to the forest for recreation yesterday. As they did not return home till the evening, the families had informed police about their disappearance. Following the report, police had launched a search operation yesterday itself. SP Shekhar Khanal of Lalitpur Metropolitan Police Range says they...

Police raid controversial ascetic Bomjan’s ashram in Sindhupalchok

Kathmandu, January 4 Following complaints of sexual abuse and forced disappearance of his followers, Nepal Police has raided controversial religious leader Ram Bahadur Bomjon’s ashram in Sindhupalchok district. A team comprising personnel of the District Police Office and the Central Investigation Bureau raided his ashram in Badegaun on Friday morning. “We don’t want to release more details, but we have raided his ashram,” said a police official. The District Court had given the police a permission to search the...

Warm clothes distributed to 200 needy students

Damauli,Jan 03– Vyas municipality-1 of Tanahu district has distributed warm clothes to 200 students of three community schools run in the ward.  The ward office distributed sweaters and caps to diligent students from the economically poor families. The clothes were given to such students at Nirmal Secondary School, Jaldevi Secondary School and Janasebika Basic School.  Ward Chairperson Khar Singh Darai said that the warm clothes were distributed to 100 students of Nirmal Secondary School, 80 of Jaldevi Secondary School...

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