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4 US reporters charged in Bahrain leaving country Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

MANAMA, (AP): A defence lawyer for four US journalists charged in Bahrain says they are heading to the airport to fly out of the country. Mohammed al-Jishi told The Associated Press that the journalists had left a police station and were on their way to the airport to fly out Tuesday..

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Nepal fixes minimum wage for migrant workers in Oman Sunday, January 24th, 2016

MUSCAT: Nepalese government has fixed minimum basic salary and food allowances for unskilled and domestic workers at OMR120 in Oman, according to a statement issued by the Nepalese Embassy in Muscat. “Those sponsors willing to recruit Nepalese workers through individual recruitment will also..

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Company Executive Blames Decade-Old Oil Leak on ‘Act of God’ Thursday, January 21st, 2016

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, BATON ROUGE, LA, (AP): A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday. Taylor Energy President William Pecue told a gathering of industry..

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Saudi Govt change in Nepal puts off hiring of house helps Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Saudi Govt efforts to reach an agreement with Nepal to recruit house helps has hit a snag following a major government change in Kathmandu. “Negotiations to reach a recruitment accord have halted and will not resume until the formation of a new government,” said an official at the..

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Up close with Nepal’s legendary comedy duo Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Usha Wagle Gautam, DOHA: Nepal’s most celebrated comedy duo, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansa Acharya — popular as Maha Jodi among the Nepalese audience — were recently in Qatar for the Nefta Film Awards 2015. They were honoured with the Kala Ratna Award at the ceremony for their..

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Nepal ends ban on housemaids working in the UAE Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Anwar Ahmad, ABU DHABI: Nepal has lifted its year-long travel ban imposed on housemaids and reduced the age women can be employed at but new rules will apply for those seeking a domestic worker from the country. The Nepalese government has reduced the age restriction from 30 to 20 but individuals..

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Zahid, Nepal minister discuss on Nepalese workers Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Nepal held discussion on Nepalese workers when the two country's leaders met today. Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi received a courtesy call from Nepal's Minister of State For Labour and Employment, Tek Bahadur Gurung at his office,..

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Dhakal elected NRNA-Thailand President Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

BANGKOK: Non-Resident Nepali Association-Thailand has elected new office bearers with election of incumbent President Khagendra Dhakal as its president for a second term. An election held on Saturday to elect new office bearers of NRNA-Thailand has elected Bhabindra Basnet, Asajita Awale, Mahendra..

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School built by Dubai Cares changes face of Nepal village Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Dubai: Dubai Cares has showcased the transformation of a remote Nepal village as an example of the impact its programmes are having in the lives of people far and wide with the support of the UAE community. The UAE-based philanthropic organisation highlighted the turnaround achieved by a..

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Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund of YBAM reaches RM250,000 Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) has reached about RM250,000. The association in a statement today said the fund raising campaign would be concluded this Friday. The statement said YBAM also appealed to the public who..

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Ease norms for workers’ recruitment, Nepal urged Monday, March 2nd, 2015

By Usha Wagle Gautam, DOHA: Qatar has urged Nepal to ease emigration procedures to make recruitment from the Himalayan country hassle-free. The message was conveyed by Qatari authorities to a six-member official delegation from Nepal, which was here to study the conditions of its workers and their..

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Nepali youth found dead in bed in Malaysia Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

URLABARI: A Nepali youth has been found dead in Malaysia, where he had been just three months back for work. Gopal Bohora, 31, a resident of Madhumalla, Morang was found dead in bed on January 30, according to family members. The younger brother of the deceased, Bhupal Bohora, said his brother had..

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NRNA-NCC celebrates 12 years in Qatar Monday, December 29th, 2014

By Usha Wagle Gautam, DOHA: The Nonresident Nepalese Association-National Co-ordination Council (NRNA-NCC) Qatar celebrated its 12th birthday and the NRN Football Cup closing ceremony at the Coral Hotel in Old Salata last weekend. The programme began at 9am and went on till 6pm, with more than 200..

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Nepal Chabad emissary jailed Sunday, September 28th, 2014

BY AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN, KATHMANDU: Due to a clerical error on his visa, Chabad emissary to Nepal Rabbi Hezki Lipschitz was mistakenly jailed in Kathmandu just prior to Rosh Hashanah Lipschitz’s wife Chani, with the help of Chabad International, got the Israeli and United States Foreign..

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