Category: Nepali Diaspora

Diasporic dilemma in Australia

Jagannath Adhikari Nepali diaspora is growing by leaps and bounds in Australia. While finding a solace in improvement in their material condition of living, many of them also struggle in finding a solace in their mind. They feel neither in their origin country (Nepal) nor here (Australia). Multiple locations for them also mean not a really attached location for them.   It is not a typical problem for Nepali diaspora. In migration and acculturation studies, it is said that it takes at least three generations in a place to get lost in that place. For many Nepalese who are...

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Nepali migrant worker dies in Malaysia

24 July, Rajbiraj: A Nepali migrant worker from Saptari district has died in Malaysia on Sunday. He is 31-year-old Rameshwar Saha Halwai of Siswa Belhi -6. According to his family sources, Halwai, who worked at a company called Mulati in Malaysia, had complained of chest pain when he was heading to work after lunch. He was admitted to a local clinic at Kenang-3, but died while undergoing treatment, the Halwai family said. He had gone to Malaysia three years back. Halwai is survived by his father, mother, wife and three daughters. The Halwai family is economically poor and the...

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Nepalis working in Saudi, Egypt and UAE safe

6 July, Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara held talks with the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE to Nepal and garnered information about the status of Nepalis working in their respective countries. He stressed that the Nepali workers should be safe and secure. Similarly, he said peaceful dialogue could be means to address diplomatic problems. “Nepal is not for any kind of terrorism, but for resolving problems in a peaceful manner,” he said, suggesting, “You could also solve your problems in the similar way.” Similarly, he said there was no problem in...

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Security of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar draws concerns

30 June, Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara Friday held a meeting with Qatar’s Ambassador to Nepal and expressed his concerns on security situation of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar. In a meeting with Ambassador Ahmed Jassim Mohamed Ali al-Hamar at the Ministry Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mahara expressed Nepal Government’s grave concern over the security status of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar and those hired by Qatari companies based in other Arabian countries in the wake of diplomatic crisis in Qatar. The Minister urged Ambassador Hamar to give special priority to the safety of...

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Government updated on migrant workers in Qatar, no bad news yet: Minister

23 June, Kathmandu: Minister for Labour and Transport Farmullah Mansoor said he and his Ministry were regularly updated about the status of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar and so far no bad news was heard about them from the crisis-stricken gulf country. Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters’ Club here Friday, the Ministry expressed his confidence that the Qatar problem would end soon. Switching to domestic affairs, he said the government was busy in homework as it tended to address the voices of those dissatisfied with the constitution through amendment before the election in Province no....

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28 stranded migrant workers return home

19 June, Kathmandu: Twenty-eight migrant workers who were stranded in Malaysia were returned home at the initiative of the Nepali Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The youths were staying at a shelter home and the Embassy provided them with air tickets to return to Nepal, according to the Embassy. They were met at Penang by the Embassy officials....

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Deceased migrant worker’s kin receive compensation

24 May, Khotang: The family members of a migrant Nepali worker who died in Kuwait six years ago have finally been compensated. Bhumi Prasad Rai from Bopung area of Jantedhunga rural municipality died in course of employment on September 30, 2011. His family has now received Rs 8.766 million in compensation. The cheque provided through the Foreign Ministry was handed over to Rai’s wife, Bina, Assistant Chief District Officer, Dinesh Kumal said. “It took a long time due to problems with the documents,” he said, adding “Although late, we have addressed the need of the deceased’s family.” Earlier, the...

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One dead and one injured in Qatar

19 May, Kathmandu: A Nepali migrant worker died while another was injured in an accident that took place at an under-construction building in Qatar recently. The building was being constructed by the All Byandri Engineering Trading and Contracting Company, according to the Nepali Embassy in Doha, Qatar. The deceased worker has been identified as Chinak Mallah of Rupandehi and the injured as Ganga Ram Chaudhary of Dang. Meanwhile, the Embassy in a statement, has urged all not to trust the misleading and baseless information disseminated about the same incident in the social media and some online news portal....

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Seven Nepalis including woman with a baby repatriated from Malaysia

10 May, Kathmandu: On the initiation and efforts of the Kuala Lumpur-based Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia, seven Nepalis including a woman and her one-year-old son taking shelter in a camp there were rescued and repatriated. They were unable to return home as they could not afford travel (air) tickets. Those rescued are Sujita Kumari Singh Chauhan of Itahari-8, Sunsari and her one-year-old son Simon Kumar Singh, Sosil Kumar Sahani of Bathanaha-4, Siraha, Dipendra Bahadur Khadka of Pranamipur-6, Sarahi, Sukman Tamang of Birendranagar-8, Chitwan, Dinesh Kumar Sunuwar of Rasnalu -2, Ramechhap and Thakur Rajbanshi of Sanischare-9, Jhapa, the Embassy...

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Nepali Embassy helps migrant workers to return to Nepal

21 April, Kathmandu: The Nepali Embassy in Malaysia on Wednesday helped 18 Nepali migrants in the local Bukit Jalil Campus to return to Nepal. The Embassy issued a statement in which it has stated that the Nepali nationals were rescued and returned to Nepal. The Embassy purchased the air tickets for the Nepali migrants. The Nepali diplomatic mission has further stated that Lal Bahadur Tamang – a Nepali sentenced to death penalty in accusation of murdering Malaysian national – has been acquitted and returned to Nepal. Tamang had been working as a security guard since 2015....

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