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...

Nepal observes International Men’s Day for the first time

Kathmandu, November 19 Nepali youth have observed the International Men’s Day on Monday by staging a rally and a corner meeting. The organisers have said it is the first time that the Day was celebrated in Nepal. One of the participants of the rally that began in Jawalakhal was former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha. He told other participants after the rally converged into a corner meeting in Mangalbar that all men and women should be able to celebrate all...

Nearly 7,000 Nepali workers died in 10 years

Kathmandu,Nov 05: Lead stories in Naya Patrika and The Kathmandu Post report that total 6,921 Nepali people working abroad died in past 10 years. Quoting a report published by the Foreign Employment Promotion Board under the government of Nepal, Naya Patrika says total 1,178 persons sustained significant injuries whereas 18 are still in coma. Likewise, the country earned Rs 4.48 trillion remittances from them in past 10 years, according to The Kathmandu Post report.

New agreement lets Nepalis work in Malaysia at zero cost

Kathmandu, October 29 Nepal and Malaysia on Monday have signed a labour agreement, according to which the Kuala Lumpur government will let Nepali workers take up employment opportunities in Malaysia at zero cost. It means the employers will have to cover all costs involved in the recruitment process including flight tickets. The visa will be granted free of cost. Nepal’s Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista and Malaysia’s Minister for Human Resources M Kulasegaran signed the...

Malaysian employers to cover costs of Nepali migrants’ employment

Kathmandu,Sept 30: Karobar and Nagarik report that the Kuala Lumpur government has agreed that employers cover all costs involved in recruitment of Nepali migrant workers. Officials of the two countries held a meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday and agreed to resume the recruitment that has been stalled for past four months, Nagarik reports, adding, Malaysian officials will come to Kathmandu after around two weeks to sign an agreement in this regard

Pasang Sherpa awarded for contributing long time in tourism

Kathmandu, Sep 28: Tourist guide Ang Pasang Sherpa of Okhaldhunga has been awarded for contributing in tourism development for long time. Sherpa has been working in the tourism sector past 22 years. He has also helped in trekking and rock climbing sector that’s why Trekking Guide Association of Nepal and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal has honored Sherpa. State Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dhanbahadur Buda honored Sherpa in a ceremony. “Sherpa was involved in tourism sector...

Effort to revive greenery in Kathmandu

When Kathmandu hosted the fourth BIMSTEC Summit last month, empty spaces of the city turned into gardens. But the places got their original form back after a week. This, however, is not a concern for normal Kathmanduites. But, for artist Milan Rai, the withering of plants after the conclusion of such events is a matter of dismay. “When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu in May this year, I posted a live video on my Facebook from Tinkune,...

Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane featured on ESPNcricinfo’s Most Countries Played In list

Kathmandu, September 21 Nepal’s young cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has been featured on the list of cricketers who played in most countries published by international cricket website ESPNcricinfo. The website’s The Cricket Monthly says Lamichhane is among six players who have played in most countries in past one year. He has played in nine countries, according to the website. The website has described Lamichhane’s inclusion on the list as a “heartening appearance… testimony to his talent and potential.” The list has Mohammad...

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