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...

Students Seek UN Support to Expose Mystery of Nirmala’s Murder

Kathmandu, December 24 A group of students from Tribhuvan University has called on the United Nations to help find the culprits behind the rape and murder of Bhimdutta Nagar teen Nirmala Pant. It has been 150 days since Pant was found murdered, but the government has not found out who orchestrated the crime, the students said as they submitted a petition to the UN office in Pulchowk. The students said they want the international community to help put the culprits...

Shrinkhala Khatiwada’s parents in China ahead of Miss World final contest

Kathmandu, December 7 Parents of Miss Nepal Shinkhala Khatiwada, who is on her quest to become the Miss World, have gone to Sanya of China to give her moral support. Birodh Khadiwada and Munu Sigdel have taken around 40 central and district leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party as well. Both are central leaders of the party. Those accompanying the couple include Hetaunda Deputy Mayor Mina Lama as well. The team reached Beijing on Thursday. Khatiwada’s father is the member...

Nepalis’ labour migration to Malaysia: Govt says visa stamping has not resumed yet

Kathmandu, November 22 Dismissing rumours that the Malaysian Embassy in Kathmandu has resumed stamping visas for people who have already received confirmation from the employers, the Nepal government says efforts are underway to execute a labour agreement the two countries signed last month. The government’s statement comes after two private companies, VLN and One Stop Centre, reportedly began collecting passports from those waiting for their flights. Earlier, the government had shut down the operation of these companies after they were...

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