Bhutanese refugee resettled from Nepal killed in US road accident

DAMAK: A Bhutanese refugee resettled in the United States of America from Nepal has recently been killed in a road accident in Tennessee. The deceased has been identified as Rudra Bahadur Rai (49). The accident had occurred when three cars including the one that Rai was driving collided at around 11:30 pm on Monday (local time), said Jitu Basnet, one of Rai’s friends living in the US. Rai had been living in a refugee camp at Beldangi in Damak before leaving for the US under the third..

Nepali origin British Prof Surya Subedi appointed Honorary Queen’s Counsel in Britain

LONDON: Nepali origin British Professor and barrister Surya P. Subedi was appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC) for his contribution to international law and to the advancement of human rights, in Britain. A press release issued by the British government on Friday stated that Subedi made "an exceptional contribution over a sustained period at the international level to develop international law and to advance human rights." University of Leeds congratulate's Professor for have been..

Nepali student in USA bags Alice Curtis Award

VIRGINIA: A Nepali student, who is currently running her Ph D programme in bio-chemistry and molecular biology from a reputed university in the USA, has been awarded with the Alice Curtis Award in recognition of her excellence in studies. Rosha Poudyal, who obtained bachelor's degree in Science majoring in Biology and Maths from the Randolph College in Virginia, USA, received the award. She is currently pursuing her Ph D in the University of Florida. The 28-year-old academic prodigy, who was..

URGE FOR ADEQUATE COMPENSATION

ONTARIO: Canadian Nepalese delegation sought the Canadian government’s role in rendering support to the families of the Nepalese killed in Kabul attack. The delegation met with Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains and sought his opinion on the matter in Mississauga , Ontario, Canada earlier this month. The delegation submitted a five point charter of demand to the Canadian Ministerfor discussion and possible assistance from the..

16 migrant works return back from Malaysia

KATHMANDU: Sixteen Nepali migrant workers, who were in a camp after serving jail term on the charge of working illegally in Malaysia, have been rescued and returned back to Nepal. A press release issued on Tuesday by Malaysia-based Nepali Embassy said they were send back to Nepal in two phases on Thursday and today with the support of Foreign Employment Promotion Board. The Nepali Embassy has so far sent back 612 migrant workers to Nepal free of cost with the support of government and..

Canadian-Nepalese Community participate in local Canadian Festival

TORONTO: Canadian-Nepalese Community living in Greater Toronto Area involved on "Carabaram Multicultural Festival – 2016. The festival was organized under the auspices of Brampton Municipality. The event was the first of its kind for the Nepalese Community. Huge participation of the Nepalis community highlights the presence of motherland Nepal. Nepalis are far ahead in Hospitality as told by Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey enjoyed the ethnic Nepali delicacies such as, Sel-Roti, Chiura, and..

Canadian Authority suspends NRNA Canada citing financial report late

TORONTO: Non resident Nepalis’ association national coordination council (NRNA) in Canada has been suspended. A failure to furnish the organization’s financial activities and organizational report to the concerned authority of the country has been cited as the reason of suspension. Industry Canada, a government body that regulates the affairs of the non-governmental organizations in Canada had issued a directive to NRN, Canada to update its activities by 18 April 2016. The current working..

Nepalese living in Japan to distribute cards extending invitation on Nepal

TOKYO: Nepalese currently living in Japan have decided to distribute about 30,000 postcards with 'Thank You Japan and Invitation to Visit Nepal' written on them at different 50 places. Such cards are to be distributed in honour of Government of Japan and Japanese who generously supported Nepal during last year's earthquake. Nepalese Embassy in Japan, Nepal Tourism Board and NRNA, Japan chapter have decided to distribute such cards on May 29 aimed at extending invitation to Japanese for Nepal..

Nepali found dead in Japan jungle, suicide suspected

JAPAN: The body of a Nepali migrant worker – who arrived in Japan seven years ago, holding a working visa – was found inside the Nagareya jungle of Chiwa, around 30 km away the capital, Tokyo. The Chiwa police on Sunday confirmed that the body was of Buddhi Bahadur Gurung (37) of Dhikur Pokhari–6 of Kaski district after a long investigation based on the deceased’s appearance and relationship certificates. The police discovered Gurung’s decomposed body on Thursday. He was missing..

New York marks quake anniversary with prayers

NEW YORK: The New York Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in collaboration with The Consulate General of Nepal in New York and The Bansal Foundation organised The Reopening of Nepal Tourism after the earthquake of 2015 on May 3 in New York, USA. As per a press release, more than 100 travel professionals marked the anniversary of Nepal’s quake with briefings by experts on Nepal designed exclusively for travel trade to spur rebuilding efforts through tourism. The event was organized for..

Nepal Festival in Bangkok commemorates year after tragic earthquake

BANGKOK, (ANN):  Nepali citizens look forward to Thai generosity to alleviate the fallout from the tragic earthquake that struck the country one year ago today, leaving the culturally sophisticated country with many casualties and a staggering number of people whose homes were destroyed. To promote awareness about the catastrophe, a Nepal Festival has been held at CentralWorld in Bangkok over the past four days, welcoming passers-by to authentic Nepalese shops and performances, plus a photo..

NC general Secy Koirala in New York

NEW YORK: Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala arrived here on Saturday morning on a private visit. Nepalese Public Liaison Committee US President Ananda Bista welcomed him upon his arrival. Talking to the Nepalese there, leader Koirala clarified that NC was working to resolve the current problems facing the country as the largest party in the parliament rather that changing the government. NC will come out with a concrete road map to address quake survivors problems and the..

UN lauds Nepal political process

NEW YORK: The United Nations has welcomed the recent political development in Nepal after the promulgation of new constitution and vowed to help the country in its goal to graduate to a middle income country by 2020. In a bilateral meeting with Nepal’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs Kamal Thapa on Wednesday in New York, president of 70th UN general Assembly Mogens Lekkeloft committed the pledge, said a statement issued by Permanent Mission’s office of Nepal to..

Injured Nepali Charge d’affaires in Saudi Arabia discharged from Hospital

SAUDI: Injured Nepal's Charge d'Affaires in Saudi Arabia, Ananda Prasad Sharma who was admitted to King Faisal Hospital in Saudi was discharged from the hospital Thursday evening, said second secretary at the embassy Bijay Raut. He was attacked with a knife by a Nepali migrant taking refuge at the Nepali Embassy in Riyadh at his office on Thursday. Sharma's health condition is..

Nepali migrant worker missing in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A Nepali migrant worker has been missing in Saudi Arabia for more than two years, it has been revealed. Bishnu Bahadur Rana, 35, of Mangaltar – 4 of Khotang arrived for through Overseas Manpower Company Ltd three years ago, and was working at Nesma Holding Company in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Repeated calls to phone no 0114611108 – which belongs to Nepali Embassy in Saudi Arabia – for relating information on the missing person has not been answered, said Ram Thapa, a relative..

87 Nepalese left high and dry in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A total of 87 Nepali workers in Saudi Arabia are left high and dry as they were not given work and facility as per the agreement. They, who arrived here four months ago through Kupandole-based ACE Employment Bureau Pvt. Ltd, have been without work. Victims said that the employer company threatened them after they complained of not getting facilities as per the agreement. Although the manpower company sent them to Saudi Arabia luring that they could make good income working in a..

Nepali refugee beaten, stabbed and kidnapped

Friends and family of a Nepali refugee who came to Rochester seven years ago with his wife, mother and four children say the man was beaten, put into a car and taken to the woods a mile or two from his home where he was left semi-conscious and lost on Sunday night. And they fear it is another example of attacks targeted at the refugee community. Khada Katel, 44, is in stable condition at Strong Memorial Hospital where he has been accepting visitors, but still is unable to communicate well..

DPM Mainali calls on Ban Ki-moon, thanks for support to Nepal

NEW YORK: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Chandra Prakash Mainali, held a bilateral meeting with Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, in New York on Wednesday. On the occasion, DPM Mainali thanked the Secretary General for his leadership at the global body well as for his love, regards and cooperation to Nepal and the Nepali people. Mainali also expressed his gratitude for the UN chief’s support to the political process and development in..

Nepali woman migrant rescued from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A Nepali woman migrant worker, who had been confined to her employer’s house in Saudi Arabia for the past seven years, has been rescued. Man Maya Gurung, 30, of Sundarpur in Morang, who landed in Saudi Arabia as a domestic help illegally, was rescued at an initiation of the Consulate General of Nepal in Jeddah. Gurung had gone to the country seven years ago through an agent via Indian routes. Acting consular general Rewati Raman Poudel said that Gurung was rescued from the..

US State Department lifts travel warning for Nepal

KATHMANDU: The US Department of State has cancelled its travel warning for Nepal. The travel warning, which was issued for Nepal on October 8, 2015, was formally cancelled yesterday, according to the US Embassy in Kathmandu. Considering the geological instability following the April 25 Nepal earthquake and the monsoon season, the unrest Tarai region and the country-wide fuel shortage due to the blockade at the Nepal-India border, the US Department of State had issued the negative travel..

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