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When migrants go home, they bring back money, skills and ideas that can change a country

Kathmandu,July 24 Escaping violence, war, poverty and environmental disaster, more people than ever are migrating worldwide. Some 258 million people – 3.4% of the global population – live outside their country of birth. In 1970, about 2% of the world’s 3.7 billion people lived abroad. Historically, those immigrants would have settled where they landed, raised families and joined a new society. Today, however, more migrants are returning home, whether by choice or by force. Between 1990 to 2015, nearly...

Nepal, India face deja vu over monsoon flood

Kathmandu,July 15 : Even though the monsoon has been a perennial problem in both India and Nepal, successive governments in Nepal have failed to seek a lasting solution. And, despite some initiatives from the Nepali side, the response from the Indian government has been lukewarm, multiple officials who have closely monitored the issue over the years say.

“IIFA Has Not Announced Nepal As The Country Of Hosting Its 20th Edition”

Kathmandu,July 05 : International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has not announced Nepal as the country of hosting its 20th ediction. Nepal is one amogn several destinations in the fray to host IIFA 2019. In its press release issued from Mumbai in the interest of IIFA fans, stakeholders and bidding countries, the organisation commitee said fans, media and stakeholders of IIFA are advised not to believe the rumours or statements about Nepal having been chosen as the destination for the...

Indonesia Boutique Fair commences in Kathmandu

 Kathmandu,July 05 : Indonesia Boutique Fair has commenced in the central capital. Ambassador of Indonesia to Nepal, Rina P Soemarmo and honorary consul of Indonesia to Nepal, Chandra Prasad Dhakal jointly inaugurated the fair at Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu on Thursday. The event is organized by the Embassy of Indonesia and the Office of the Honorary Consul. On the occasion, ambassador Soemarmo talked about the cordial relations between Indonesia and Nepal, saying that Indonesia is Nepal’s well-wisher and that...

Dalai Lama Apologizes For His Remarks On Female Successor

Kathmandu,July 03 : The Dalai Lama is “deeply sorry” for comments he made in a recent interview about his successor being a woman, according to a statement from his office. The Tibetan spiritual leader told the BBC last month that beauty mattered as much as brains, and that “if a female Dalai Lama comes, she should be attractive”. In a statement posted on the Dalai Lama’s website, his office said he “genuinely meant no offence” by the remark, and...

SAARC Agriculture Ministers Meeting Held In Bhutan

Kathmandu,June 28 : The Fourth Meeting of the SAARC Agriculture Ministers held in Thimphu, Bhutan on 27 June 2019, reaffirmed their commitments to further strengthen regional cooperation by promoting cooperation in Agriculture and Rural Development for enhancing food, nutrition and livelihood security of the Region. The Inaugural Session of the Meeting was attended by Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Royal Government of Bhutan as the Chief Guest. While addressing the Meeting, Foreign Minister stated that...

Nepali officials deport wrong Tibetan man

 Kathmandu,June 27 : Nepal barred an American citizen, Penpa Tsering, from entering Nepal after officials at Tribhuvan International Airport suspected him of being an agent of the exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. But Nepali officials ended up deporting the wrong man, mistaking him for the former representative of the Tibetan Administration to the United States, who shares the same name. The ‘real’ Penpa Tsering, was in Dharamsala in India at the time of the incident, occupied with an ongoing...

Over 7,000 die in the past decade

Kathmandu,June 20 : 7,304 Nepali foreign workers have died in the past decade. During that time 7,138 men and 165 women have lost their lives. Poor working conditions and lack of proper medical care has been touted as the main reason for the death of the workers.

India-Nepal Economic Partnership Summit Organizes

Kathmandu,June 19 : In order to explore the trade and investment opportunities and to participate in the economic development of both India’s Northeast Region and Nepal, PHDCCI under aegis of its India-Nepal Centre (INC) / State Development Council (SDC) and in association with the Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi, India will organize “India-Nepal Economic Partnership Summit” on 28th June at Hotel Lemon Tree, Gangtok, Sikkim. The Summit will focus on the sectors where India-Nepal co-operation can be further boosted...

1400 Nepali Workers Die In Stadium Construction

Kathmandu,June 11 : In a shocking update, as many as 1,400 Nepali workers lost their lives while constructing the 2022 FIFA World Cup football stadium in Qatar. The news was revealed by a German broadcaster WDR’s investigative show Trapped in Qatar, which showed Nepali laborers petty living conditions and work sites. A spokesperson on behalf of the Nepal Labor Ministry Narayan Regmi said that he was not aware of the telecast but admitted that many Nepali migrant laborers died in...

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