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Press evaluation:

Call to tackle migrants’ needs through multi-sector approach (ht 03/12/2016)

Exodus to India for employment (ht 02/12/2016)

Govt told to probe fraud cases in foreign job sector (kp 25/11/2016)

Stop ‘looting’ of Malaysia-bound workers, govt told, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/11/2016)

Nepalis can seek security guard jobs abroad, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/11/2016)

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia: Migrant workers making goods for the global electronics brands claim they are trapped and exploited in Malaysia (Guardian 21/11/2016), Flagrant exploitation: Govt should continuously press for better labour rights for our migrant workers (kp 23/11/2016)

Outflow of migrant workers drops (ht 15/11/2016), Recruiting firms face a bleak future, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/11/2016)

Govt to offer vocational training to jobless youth (kp 15/11/2016)

MoI plans to generate 11,450 new jobs over next six months (ht 15/11/2016), Useful approach: The SMEs would also generate more jobs with the passage of time if more micro entrepreneurs make the most of the opportunities that would exist for them (ht 16/11/2016)

No. of Nepalis leaving for foreign jobs drops sharply, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 08/11/2016)

Outflow to Gulf, Malaysia back for housemaid jobs (kp 31/10/2016)

Employment in Malaysia, Saudi: Ending monopoly of pre-flight service firms suggested (kp 18/10/2016)

Agencies press govt to review visa-ticket rule (kp 09/10/2016)

NYC, NRNA join forces to empower youths (kp 05/10/2016), Govt to set up fund to nurture entrepreneurship among youth (ht 05/10/2016)

Skilled Nepalis abroad earn 27pc more than unskilled (kp 04/10/2016)

Govt mulls lifting work ban on Nepalis in conflict-hit countries (kp 30/09/2016)

‘Govt should protect rights of migrant workers’ (ht 28/09/2016)

Ban on security guards for conflict countries ending, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 27/09/2016)

Fighting syndicate: Recruiters urged to stop sending workers to M’sia: Nepali migrants going to Malaysia for jobs are forced to pay up to Rs 35,000 in pre-departure service, including health check-up (kp 23/09/2016)

Service fees of manpower firms not be hiked soon (ht 20/09/2016)

Foreign employment act: Workers’ welfare package on cards (kp 14/09/2016)

ILO proposes barring recruitment agencies from charging fees from workers (ht 10/09/2016)

Waiting for a rainy day: Productive use of Foreign Employment Welfare Fund will go a long way in solving problems faced by migrant workers, by Samik Adhikari (kp 06/09/2016)

Passport fee for Nepali migrant workers reduced (ht 02/09/2016)

Dahal presses for making foreign employment safe: Dahal has asked ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Labour and Employment to collaborate for safety, security of migrant workers (kp 31/08/2016)

Free-visa-free-ticket policy: Minister Gurung drops hint at revising scheme (kp 30/08/2016)

Working abroad: Contemporary mindset, by Rabindra Adhikari (ht 24/08/2016)

The long way home: Fluctuating oil prices and the political instability in the Gulf has stakeholders debating the long-term feasibility of a remittance-driven economy, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/08/2016)

The Cycle of Migration: What perpetuates it, and why it is important to break it, by Om Astha Rai (nt 19/08/2016)

The missing men: Migrants are tackling poverty in their own ways, but Nepal needs to generate capital within its own borders, by Eriko Shrestha (kp 14/08/2016)

Migrant workers’ welfare fund: Probe panel to look into alleged misuse of fund (kp 11/08/2016)

In-flight beer a rare treat for Nepali migrant workers (ht 03/08/2016)

Overseas labour migration fell 18.4 per cent in last fiscal year (ht 30/07/2016), Jobs at risk (ht 09/08/2016)

Blessing in disguise: Absorbing migrant worke s in post-disaster reconstruction can actually be a good thing (kp 28/07/2016)

Migration falls to its lowest in four years, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 25/07/2016)

18pc lost regular income source after quakes (ht 20/07/2016)

Report unveiled on labour trend abroad (kp 18/07/2016)

Far from home and hearth: Many things need to be changed to ensure the rights and dignity of labour migrants, by Bhawana Pokhrel (kp 12/07/2016), Risky business: The govt should bring in a concrete plan to address the security concerns of Nepalis working in high-risk countries, by Motikala Subba Dewan (kp 13/07/2016)

Unemployment blues: Around 70 percent Nepalis are engaged in agriculture; But since most of it is primitive, youths are not attracted, by David Kainee (rep 05/07/2016)

Minister says recruiting firms fleecing workers (kp 04/07/2016)

Foreign lives, Nepali bodies: It is a shame that Nepal has not signed any of the treaties relevant to migrant workers, by Deepak Thapa (kp 30/06/2016)

A national debate: It is unrealistic to say that Nepali youths should not go abroad to work, but some things need to change, by Abhi Subedi (kp 26/06/2016), The Nepali labour sector is going in a sad and wrong direction, interview with Ganesh Gurung (kp 27/06/2016)

Rights groups against age limit for women migrant workers: Only those women who are 24 years and above are allowed to go to Gulf countries for employment (kp 25/06/2016), NOC may be necessary for workers flying out via SLanka (kp 26/06/2016)

Kabul incident a grim reminder: At least 10,000 Nepali migrants have died on foreign soil since 2000, over 5,000 in the last five years, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/06/2016)

Officials hint at ban on working in Afghanistan, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/06/2016)

Flow of Malaysia returnees on rise (kp 18/06/2016)

Give migrants their due: The least the government could do is make migration a pleasant experience, at least while departing and arriving, by Deepak Thapa (kp 16/06/2016)

Female migrant Nepalis taking up jobs outside domestic confines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/06/2016)

What’s causing the delay in signing BLA? (ht 03/06/2016)

'Vegetable farming better than foreign employment', by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 23/05/2016)

A leap of faith: The obvious dangers of migrating to countries ravaged by war have not stopped Nepali women from seeking employment in Iraq, Syria and beyond, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/05/2016)

App for migrant workers launched (rep 19/05/2016)

Ban on women going for domestic jobs lifted: Women aged 24 and above will now be able to take up domestic jobs in the Gulf and Malaysia with help of selected recruiting firms (kp 13/05/2016), Nursing moms banned from work as domestics, by Shreejana Shrestha (ht 14/05/2016)

Staying home: The number of Nepalis going to work in Malaysia and the Gulf showed a drastic drop this year, by Sonia Awale (nt 13/05/2016)

Illegal, ill-treated: Nepali workers are unlawfully forced to become ‘illegal’ by unscrupulous employers, recruiters and the government, by Om Astha Rai (rep 13/05/2016)

Work permits to be renewed from destination countries (rep 13/05/2016)

Wasting talents: Lack of professional diversity can have adverse consequences on Nepal’s society and economy, by Marleen Heuer (kp 08/05/2016)

Number of Nepali foreign job-seekers on the decline: Govt unsure of the reason for the drop, manpower agencies blame free visa, free ticket provision, by Subodh Dahal (ht 07/05/2016)

MPCD helping rescue stranded migrant workers (ht 06/05/2016)

Karnali Employment Program fails in Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 05/05/2016)

Free-visa, free-ticket: Govt didn’t consider all formal and informal institutions active in the migration process while formulating the policy, by Himalaya Kharel, Mohammad Ayub and Bandita Sijapati (kp 02/05/2016)

Fewer Nepalis keen to take up overseas jobs: ‘Growing work opportunities at home main reason’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/05/2016)

‘Recognise work in informal sector’ (kp 01/05/2016)

Youths begin fast for job security: Article 33 of the constitution states that every citizen shall have the right to employment with provisions for unemployment benefits (kp 01/05/2016)

Employment in Korea: Applicants face tough job odds (kp 29/04/2016)

‘Tap tourism potential for job creation’ (ht 26/04/2016)

Manpower firms seek ‘moderate’ hike in service fee (ht 22/04/2016)

Migration causes labour shortage in Parsa-Bara, by Shankar Acharya (kp 19/04/2016)

Hiring through outsourcing firms: House panel: Ensure minimum wage, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/04/2016)

Govt, manpower firms still at loggerheads (ht 06/04/2016), Volte-face: Free-visa-free-ticket issue should address the costs of all the aspects of recruitment (kp 07/04/2016), Govt mulling options without nulling policy (kp 08/04/2016)

Govt U-turn feared on cost-free foreign jobs: Recruiting firms ask for 45 days’ salary from workers in processing fees, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/04/2016)

NAFEA ‘to press govt’ for recruitment fee revision: Free-visa-free-ticket is a low cost recruitment scheme introduced to end exploitation of prospective migrants (kp 03/04/2016), Manpower firms to sit for talks today: Labour ministry may decide to roll back free visa, free ticket provision, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 03/04/2016)

Changing times: Majority of jobs that our folks have been doing on foreign soil will soon be performed by robots, by Manish Pokharel and Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 03/04/2016)

Amnesty International paints a bleak picture of Nepalis in Qatar, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 01/04/2016)

Few rights, little freedom and meagre pay: Law for house workers has been amended, but Nepal is yet to ratify ILO C89 Convention, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 30/03/2016)

Recruiting agencies urged to resume stalled services (kp 30/03/2016), Manpower firms to resume operations partially from today (ht 31/03/2016), NAFEA lifts restrictions ‘partially’ (kp 01/04/2016)

Plan afoot to help out kin of migrants: Families of those who die at work to get Rs500,000 in compensation, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/03/2016)

NAFEA demands abolition of free visa, free ticket system: 19-day long strike has barred around 50,000 people from flying abroad for employment (rep 26/03/2016)

MoLE to review foreign employment laws (ht 21/03/2016)

NAFEA asks agencies to uphold strike (kp 15/03/2016)

‘Better governance couldsolve migrants’ woes’ (ht 15/03/2016)

Villagers turn to micro-business giving up foreign dreams, by Bipulendra Adhikari (rep 14/03/2016)

Recruiting agencies ‘defying’ NAFEA by obtaining permits: Sources at the Department of Foreign Employment  say they have acquired 2,804 work permits since the day NAFEA went into strike on March (kp 13/03/2016)

Few jobs for visually impaired: Nepal Blind Association says out of around 100,000 visually impaired women in the country only 134 are employed, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 12/03/2016), Breaking the sound barrier: Agents of change from the deaf and hard of hearing community are forging new opportunities for themselves in a tone-deaf society, by Kripa Shrestha (kp 11/03/2016)

Drought leads to male exodus (ht 11/03/2016)

Migrant Resource Centre in operation after years (kp 10/03/2016)

Foreign job-aspirants hit by closure of manpower agencies, by Pushpa Raj Koirala (rep 10/03/2016)

Kin of migrants who died in Nepal to get compensation, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/03/2016)

NAFEA to shut up shop from today (kp 06/03/2016)

Migration and development: Migrants are individuals with rights, not ‘agents’ or ‘tools’ for economic growth or poverty reduction, by Bandita Sijapati (kp 04/03/2016)

NAFEA members submit memo to labour minister: Recruitment agencies keep licences with themselves a day after threatening to return them to government (kp 02/03/2016)

NAFEA threatens to return licences en masse: Recruitment agencies say they are ready to help the government but service charge must be increased (kp 01/03/2016)

Valley police raid manpower agencies, arrest eight suspects: Certain manpower agencies have been forcing migrant workers into unpleasant jobs (ht 25/02/2016), Manpower agencies protest against ‘uninformed raids’: Shut offices decrying what they call ‘police raj’; service seekers affected (kp 26/02/2016), Foreign employment agencies warn retaliation, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 26/02/2016)

Malaysia visa processing: Officials put through wringer over VLN Nepal (kp 23/02/2016)

Missing migrants: Lack of data to understand migration process is hurting policies governing labour migrants, by Samik Adhikari (kp 23/02/2016)

Learn to earn: More Nepali overseas workers want to acquire skills before they go abroad, by Om Astha Rai (nt 19/02/2016), Young, educated and unemployed: Youth unemployment among university graduates in Nepal is three times higher than among those without education, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (nt 19/02/2016)

Our remit: Until it is possible to create jobs for them at home, make it as easy as possible for Nepali migrant workers to earn more overseas (nt 19/02/2016)

NAFEA set to launch another round of strike (kp 12/02/2016)

Nepal to host regional conference to protect migrants’ rights (kp 08/02/2016)

Govt mulls system for accreditation of academic qualification (ht 06/02/2016)

NAFEA threatens to stop sending migrants abroad (kp 04/02/2016)

Women continue to fall prey to lure of foreign jobs, by Raju Adhikari (rep 02/02/2016)

Worker outflow shrinks by 22.49pc (ht 30/01/2016)

Flawed agency relationship: Increase in remittance has for now partly solved the issues of employment and balance of payment, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 29/01/2016)

Recruiting agencies telling twisted tale? Govt figures contradict what lobbyists say about Nepali migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/01/2016)

Show you care: More needs to be done to protect migrant workers who keep Nepal’s economy afloat (kp 12/01/2016)

Jobless southerners take to smuggling gasoline, by Abdesh Kumar Jha (kp 07/01/2016)

Unbearable Pain, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 30/12/2015)

Overseas labour migration drops 22.59 per cent (ht 23/12/2015)

Migrants in trouble: Doing away with anomalies, by Shobhakar Parajuli (kp 08/12/2015)

Free taining to benefit 10,000 migrants (kp 27/11/2015)

Unhelpful move for domestic help: Govt set to open Gulf, Malaysia for Nepali housemaids, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 08/11/2015)

Overstay threatens South Korean jobs for Nepali worker, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 07/11/2015)

Qatar is reforming labour laws, but is Nepal? Nepal first needs to reform its own laws to protect Nepali migrant workers in the Gulf, by Om Astha Rai (nt 06/11/2015), Working away from home: One in every five people in Doha is a Nepali migrant worker, by Pattabi Raman (nt 06/11/2015)

Nepali migrants: In search of better opportunities, by Shobhakar Parajuli (ht 02/11/2015)

The greener grass on the other side, by Weena Pun (kp 31/10/2015)

The long view: Nepalis are leaving the country because it does not have a favourable environment for work, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/10/2015)

More than 8,000 pass Korean language test, by Devendra Sambahamphe (kp 09/10/2015)

Earthquake-displaced get job demolishing buildings, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 06/10/2015)

Job market data paints a worrying picture: Problem of labour underutilisation high among literate, rich, urban population (ht 23/09/2015)

New constitution: 'Jobless allowance’ removed from draft (kp 17/09/2015)

FEPB plans more support for migrant workers, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 16/09/2015)

More foreigners seeking permit to work in Nepal, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 28/08/2015)

Employment in South Korea: Nepali migrants to benefit from new Korea guidelines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/08/2015)

Race to the bottom: Unemployment creation, honouring the worst (nt 14/08/2015)

Migrant departures down by 2.9pc (kp 09/08/2015)

M’sia, Gulf ready to hire workers under new rule (kp 07/08/2015)

Nepali workers top Tibetans’ wantlist, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/08/2015)

Foreign job fraud cases increase (ht 02/08/2015)

90,000 not eligible for free visa, ticket, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/07/2015), Manpower agents end strike after 31-point deal with government, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 27/07/2015), Workers flay govt-NAFEA deal (kp 28/07/2015), NAFEA divided
over new govt regulations
(kp 31/07/2015)

113,000 new jobs to be created this fiscal year (kp 27/07/2015)

Not just a ticket: Without imparting skills to migrant workers, the free visa policy will only generate unproductive remittances, by Himalaya Kharel (24/07/2015)

Out of work: Allowance to the unemployed cannot be a long term solution for joblessness (kp 24/07/2015)

Seasonal workers throng Chitwan as locals opt for foreign jobs, by Pawan Yadav and Bechu Gaud (kp 19/07/2015)

Number of migrants leaving for foreign jobs on the decline, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 19/07/2015)

Employment in Malaysia: Govt set to allow biometric system, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/07/2015)

Govt plans to enforce work permit rule: Hiring of foreign workers without legal process causing losses in millions (ht 17/07/2015)

‘Fraudulent activities widespread’ (kp 09/07/2015)

Foreign employment firms to stop sending workers: Say labor demand will be diverted to other countries, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/07/2015), Recruiting agencies start indefinite strike (kp 09/07/2015), Free visa and ticket row: Manpower agencies launch protest, demand high-level commission to study the new provision; State minister for labour and employment says government won’t give into pressure (ht 09/07/2015), Our business more important than workers: Agencies, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 09/07/2015), Govt decision to waive visa fee, airfare gets vote of confidence from workers: The provision, if strictly enforced, would benefit some 3.5 million Nepalis working in Gulf states and Malaysia, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/07/2015), Who is against zero-cost migration and why? Labour recruiters are protesting their right to keep on cheating poor Nepali migrant workers, by Om Astha Rai (nt 10/07/2015), Recruiting agencies continue strike; govt not to back down, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/07/2015), ‘Strike of recruiting agencies untenable’ (kp 16/07/2015), Govt, manpower agencies talks end inconclusively (ht 18/07/2015), Provision to be enlisted in labour pacts (kp 20/07/2015), ‘Suspend new provision until labour agreement’: Foreign employment agencies want free visa, ticket provision halted (kp 20/07/2015), Govt, manpower companies refuse to budge: Row related to free visa and ticket provision hits foreign employment sector hard (ht 23/07/2015), Recruiting firms to resume service, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 26/07/2015), Recruitment agencies’ protest labelled ‘sham’ (kp 26/07/2015)

New provision comes into effect: DoFE expects it will take two weeks to send workers under ‘free visa and ticket’ facility (ht 07/07/2015)

NAFEA’s 23rd AGM today (ht 02/07/2015)

Demand for Nepalis workers may decrease in Malaysia, by Ram Chandra Giri and Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/06/2015)

Number of workers going abroad rises gradually (ht 26/06/2015)

MoLE enforces new provision for migrants: Job-seekers eyeing seven labour destinations to be able to go at zero cost from July 6 (ht 25/06/2015), NAFEA to protest free visa, ticket provision (kp 28/06/2015), Recruiting agencies stage protests (kp 29/06/2015), House panel hails MoLE’s new provision: Says free visa and ticket rules should be implemented for countries that have signed labour agreement (ht 30/06/2015)

Reconstruction phase can offer alternative to foreign employment, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 25/06/2015)

Plight of Nepalis in Malaysia: Migrants systematically rendered 'undocumented', by Kosh Raj Rai (rep 24/06/2015)

New Agenda For Donor Conference: Making Migration Free For Nepalese, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 23/06/2015)

Road to recovery: Japan and Korea can jhelp by increasing their quotas for Nepali migrant workers, by Birat Anupam (rep 22/06/2015)

‘Decision to regulate labour outflow not well-thought-out plan’ (kp 17/06/2015)

Government gearing up to send workers as domestic help (ht 16/06/2015)

Govt to introduce new rules for manpower agencies: Initial cost of job-seekers to seven labour destinations to come down drastically, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 13/06/2015), Free ticket, visa for seven labor destinations, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 13/06/2015)

No approval unless migrants get free visa, ticket: Govt, by Roshan Sedai (kp 05/06/2015)

Guaranteeing Constitutional Right To Employment, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 05/06/2015)

Labour shortage hits businesses, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 05/06/2015)

Orientation for outbound workers outside Valley too: Applications sought from firms to run training schools in nine districts (ht 02/06/2015)

Labour shortage: Capital grapples with soaring costs, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/05/2015), Create jobs within: The government also needs to be clear about several aspects of its financial assistance plan for the victims (ht 28/05/2015)

Number of foreign job-seekers nearly halved, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 27/05/2015), Nepali migrant workers: Around 4,000 returning home daily after quakes (kp 28/05/2015)

Earthquake rattles foreign employment sector, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 05/05/2015)

Number of people leaving for foreign jobs up 16.66pc (ht 25/04/2015)

Outbound female domestic help: Govt set to revise restrictions on age, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/04/2015)

Law requires domestics to be produced at Nepal missions every 4 months, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 24/04/2015)

Govt preparing send workers to Malaysia free of cost, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 21/04/2015), Govt in ambitious bid
to safeguard workers: Two-pronged strategy: Improve workers’ conditions or stop sending them there
(kp 22/04/2015)

Preps to send Nepali workers to Israel: Ministry to table proposal soon (kp 19/04/2015)

Nepal’s labour black-market: Greed of a few recruiting agencies and top bureaucrats has landed many Nepalis in trouble at work destinations, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/04/2015), ‘Weak regulation fuel fraud cases’ (kp 14/04/2015)

Ministry to increase guarantee amount posted by agencies, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/04/2015)

Middle men muddy the waters, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/04/2015)

Zero cost migration, really?, by Om Astha Rai (nt 10/04/2015), Belabouring the obvious (nt 10/04/2015)

Housemaids in M'sia, gulf: Nepali missions against lifting employment ban on women, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/04/2015)

Nepal tourism generated 487k direct jobs in 2014 (kp 01/04/2015)

Domestic jobs abroad: Women continue to fall prey to traffickers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 31/03/2015)

At least two Nepalis die abroad daily, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 27/03/2015), Call to make post-mortem mandatory, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 28/03/2016)

Educated and unemployed: More women are pursuing education degrees, but it will be difficult to gainfully engage them in work, by Deepak Thapa (kp 26/03/2015)

Relief fund for stranded illegal migrants in offing (ht 24/03/2015)

Govt to establish Labour Dept branches outside Kathmandu, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/03/2015)

Govt unveils umbrella employment policy (ht 22/03/2015)

Youths call for transparent use of workers’ welfare fund (kp 19/03/2015)

Eight foreign job-seekers duped every day (ht 19/03/2015)

Agents add to Nepali migrants’ expenses, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/03/2015)

‘Janajatis more prone to foreign job fraud’ (kp 10/03/2015)

Easing the passage: Even as hundreds of Nepali men continue to take out loans for foreign employment at exorbitant interest rates, the government is yet to come up with a scheme to stop the trend, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 07/03/2015)

Unemployment: A Perennial Problem, by Krishna Prasad Acharya (rn 05/03/2015)

Recruitment firms resist regulation on transparency, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/03/2015)

Stakeholders stress on creating jobs at home: Say lack of opportunities forcing youths to fly abroad (kp 01/03/2015)

NAFEA directed to form new exec body (kp 27/02/2015)

Migrant worker welfare: Govt works to double insurance, relief pays, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/02/2015)

NAFEA members quit in protest of ‘power abuse’ (kp 15/02/2015)

All about the attitude: The Nepali government has already created workplace policies that should help women in the workplace; But unless the men who run organisations willingly implement them, working women will continue to be treated unfairly, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 14/02/2015)

Online measure to monitor pre-departure orientation (kp 13/02/2015)

Plans to establish labour bank in limbo (ht 13/02/2015)

NAFEA excom members plan to resign en masse (kp 12/02/2015)

Govt raises medical fees for migrant workers (kp 08/02/2015)

Action sought against bio-med test providers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/02/2015)

Bank transaction must for foreign job agencies, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/02/2015)

Thousands apply at PSC for govt jobs as deadline nears (ht 02/02/2015), Applicants want PSC exams decentralised, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 04/02/2015)

Flawed narrative: Poverty and lack of economic opportunities has meant that Nepal is rapidly losing its working-age population to oberseas, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 02/01/2015)

Foreign job seekers increase: Number of people looking for employment abroad up 20pc (ht 01/02/2015), Outward bound (ht)

Unfulfilled promises: Dreams shattered and neck deep in debt, families of migrant workers who die abroad struggle to get by, by Debendra Basnet (rep 28/01/2015), Scholarships for children of deceased migrant workers in offing (rep 28/01/2015)

Youths departing for foreign jobs swindled (ht 27/01/2015)

DoFE directs manpower companies to use banking channel to collect fees (ht 22/01/2015)

Malaysia enforces bio-metric system for migrant labor: Recruiting firms threaten to stop processing Malaysia-bound workers, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/01/2015), Nepali migrants to Malaysia: Biometric screening is a go (kp 22/01/2015), Malaysia confirms implementation of biometric health test: Irate manpower agencies form joint struggle committee to put pressure on government, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 24/01/2015), Foreign job firms against biometric health screening (kp 25/01/2015), CA panel instruction to halt biometric screening (kp 29/01/2015)

Foreign employment: Govt’s 7-day ultimatum to agencies, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/01/2015), DoFE asks manpower agencies to submit details by Friday: Those that fail to comply will face legal action (ht 18/01/2015)

83pc of economically inactive people literate (ht 16/01/2015)

Evaluation mechanism for labour markets in offing: Only countries securing 60 marks to be listed as eligible destinations, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 15/01/2015)

Govt preparing to lower ceiling on recruitment fees, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 15/01/2015)

Committee to identify five new labour destinations (ht 12/01/2015), Govt working to send Nepali workers to Japan, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 12/01/2015)

Employment rate in Valley highest in Bhaktapur: Latest CBS report shows 22.25 per cent of employed population are engaged in retail, wholesale trade (ht 10/01/2015)

No country for women: Despite a ban, women migrant workers come back from the Gulf in the thousands with harrowing tales of economic and physical exploitation, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/01/2015)

Why so many deaths? Without documented causes of death, there is a lot of speculation to identify the reasons for the high rates of death among Nepali migrant workers, by Buddha Basnyat (nt 09/01/2015)

46 pc people of working age group ‘economically inactive’, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 09/01/2015)

Retaining youths: Population dividend has remained just a dream in Nepal as the nation faces an acute shortage of manpower, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 07/01/2015)

More Nepalis vie for 3rd-country jobs: Charm of seasonal labour market in India gives way to more stable, better paying works (kp 07/01/2015)

Loan-ly ride: From the moment they leave home and throughout their stay abroad they cannot think of beyond paying back loan, by Ravi Lochan Paudyal (rep 03/01/2015)

Foreign employment: 262 women go missing in a year (kp 02/01/2015)

Labour sector reforms afoot: Government takes numerous initiatives to organise migration (ht 01/01/2015)

Rights of migrant workers: Broader coordination stressed to prevent labour exploitation (kp 30/12/2014)

Foreign employment fraud up 14.83 pc, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 29/12/2014)

Departure of migrant workers up 24% (rep 25/12/2014)

Manpower agencies defy govt direction (ht 24/12/2014)

Migration blues: Nepali migrant workers routinely undergo physical, mental and sexual harasssment and often work for extremely low salaries, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rep 24/12/2014)

Experts call for reducing social cost of migration (rep 22/12/2014)

Profile of recruiting agencies: Dept turns deaf ear to House panel order (kp 21/12/2014)

Migration gains: Migration has been an alternative livelihood opportunity for many Nepali households, by Moheindu Chemjong (rep 20/12/2014)

A great coming storm: Complex social conflicts loom, unless Nepal creates jobs for returning migrants from India and overseas, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 19/12/2014)

Jobs in Gulf, Malaysia: Govt to lower migrant woman age bar to 25, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/12/2014) [including reports on other rape cases]

Govt sticks to conditions for sending domestic workers, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 18/12/2014)

Female migrant domestiv workers: Govt may lift ban, on safety condition, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/12/2014)

Countries have to sign MoU to get Nepali ‘help’, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 04/12/2014)

Overworked and underpaid: Stakeholders urge government to take initiative to ensure minimum wages for workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/12/2014)

Workers without frontier, working sans safety net, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2014)

IRLC investigating manpower agencies (ht 21/11/2014)

Government plans to explore new labour destinations (ht 20/11/2014)

Cabinet nod sought for Labour Bank, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 18/11/2014)

Money to work: National policies and plans must acknowledge the relationship between migration and climate change adaptation, by Soumyadeep Banerjee and Meena Poudel (rep 15/11/2014)

MRP delay costing migrant workers lucrative jobs, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 13/11/2014)

Regulating manpower agencies: Recruitment fees through banking channel only: Panel (kp 10/11/2014), Recruitment fees to manpower firms only through banks soon, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 10/11/2014), Labour Ministry told to profile manpower firms, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/11/2014)

Call for labour pact in job destinations: Nepal pressed to allow female domestic helps, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/11/2014)

Challenges Before Labor Migration, by Jacqueline Groth (sp 07/11/2014), Labour Migration: There is no guarantee that they will find work. In many cases, they find themselves largely deprived of basic rights, by Jacqueline Groth (sp 21/11/2014)

Malaysia and Gulf nations hiring more Nepalis: Number of outbound workers rise by 33 per cent to 129,410 (ht 04/11/2014)

Not easy: I have seen unemployed Nepoalis spending nights in poarks and under bridges and begging in the streets of Europe and the US, by Neelam Adhikari (rep 01/11/2014)

Overseas employment: Finding new frontiers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 31/10/2014)

Jobs in little-known countries luring Nepalis, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 29/10/2014)

Foreign jobs: Vocation training goes a long way, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/10/2014), No solution in prohibition: Instead of restricting women workers from visiting the Middle East, the government should be focusing on their safety and job security, by Nirmala Adhikari (kp 28/10/2014), Overcoming shortcomings in migrant labour industry, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 28/10/2014)

Hire lawyers in labour receiving nations, govt told (kp 23/10/2014)

Nepali women still going to Iraq despite govt ban: Four turned back from TIA, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 23/10/2014)

Stories of pain: Many Nepali workers are forced to work like slaves; They are not paid for months, their salaries retained and passports confiscated, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 22/10/2014)

Over half of migrant workers from Tarai: However, hill districts account for the majority of the women leaving Nepal for foreign employment, government report shows, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/10/2014)

More women join labour force as men go abroad, by Binod Bhandari (kp 15/10/2014)

Foreign job seekers in the lurcH: General education consultancy swindles Rs 5 million, by Chandi Raj Dahal (ht 19/09/2014)

Foreign employment: Govt to double pay for dead, injured, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/09/2014)

A daily living, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/09/2014)

No bar to work in war-torn countries: Around 3,000 youths have left for war-hit nations of Asia and Africa in past six months; Nearly 2,000 permits issued for Afghanistan, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 08/09/2014)

Suicide rate among Nepali migrants up: 94 workers took their own lives in last fiscal, compared to 81 the year before, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 04/09/2014)

Govt to enforce old decision: MoLE prepares to impose complete ban on Nepali women leaving for Gulf countries to work as domestic helpers (ht 02/09/2014)

Creating jobs at home: Experts advise government and policymakers to stop being deluded with fleeting success of remittance and provide employment opportunities for its youth inside the country, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/09/2014), Doing it right: Government should provide job-specific training to workers and take responsibility of their security (kp 02/09/2014), Government plans to make labour importing countries more responsible, interview with Tek Bahadur Gurung (kp 02/09/2014)

Assuming fake identity: Women aspiring for work abroad are forced to accept forged passport by employment agents - thanks to flawed labor law, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/09/2014)

Frequent changes of chief affecting DoFE services, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/08/2014)

Look Before You Leap, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (kp 27/08/2014)

Govt should consult us before signing deal with Malaysia: NAFEA (rep 27/08/2014)

Every six tourists create one job in Nepal: Study, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/08/2014)

No country for young: Promises of employment alone will not suffice to keep Nepalis from leaving (kp 15/08/2014)

Korean language test: EPS receives over 19,000 applications on day one, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/08/2014), Korean jobs aspirants face cops’ wrath, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 14/08/2014), Applications swamp EPS: Number of applications estimated to cross 55,000 this year, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/08/2014), More than 40,000 apply for EPS jobs (ht 15/08/2014)

Foreign work permits from Soalteemode (kp 13/08/2014)

Jan limit for work permit on old PPs, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/08/2014)

Run for employment campaign organised (ht 10/08/2014)

The final straw: Centralized medical test systrem adds financial burden to aspiring migrant workers, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 10/08/2014)

Tarai regions top charts in worker migration (ht 08/08/2014)

Govt denies FEPB funds for Nepalis stuck in Libya, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 07/08/2014)

Curbing fraud recruitment firms: Signing contract before govt official to be mandatory, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/08/2014)

Number of Nepali migrant workers up 16pc (ht 31/07/2014)

80k jobs to be created in small businesses, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/07/2014)

Govt prepares to lift Gulf ban for female workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/07/2014), More harm than good: Ban on women migrating to the Gulf for domestic work must definitely be lifted (kp 29/07/2014)

A neglected lot: Even as remittance becomes the mainstay of economy, migrant workers struggle for justice back home, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 20/07/2014)

Blood, sweat and tears: ‘The vulnerability of Nepali migrant workers to exploitation abroad is heightened by routine misconduct within Nepal’, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 18/07/2014)

55 recruitment cos banned to send workers to Qatar, by Hom Karki (kp 17/07/2014)

Manufacturing jobs increase 14.8pc in 6 years, says CBS (kp 09/07/2014)

Remittance management: Labour bank to reduce forced migration, by Weena Pun (kp 07/07/2014), Mapping migrants: Nepal must capitalise on the skills andresources of its professional diaspora (kp 08/07/2014)

Manufacturing units’ reliance on foreign workers grows (ht 28/06/2014)

Youths glad at Qatar airport job openings sans middlemen, by Shreejana Shrestha (/rep 28/06/2014)

When seeking redress, migrants prefer violence: Trust in justice system is very low, by Weena Pun (kp 25/06/2014)

Nepali workers’ departure surpasses annual records (ht 24/06/2014)

Nepali migrant workers’ woes: A fresh approach is needed, by Vikash Raj Satyal (kp 17/06/2014)

NSU demands jobs, loan for one lakh youths (ht 16/06/2014)

Chasing mirage: The number of migrant workers is increasinf; This poses serious challenges for the country, by Shristi Kafle (rep 14/06/2014)

Migrant workers lack access to justice: Report (ht 12/06/2014), Lax law to blame for migrant woes: Report (kp 13/06/2014)

'Rratify UN convention on migrant worker rights': DoFE not enforcing contractual rights, oblicagtions (rep 11/06/2014)

Foreign employment fraud on rise (ht 01/06/2014)

Lack of opportunities: Rising jobless youth, by Lekker de Jong (ht 30/05/2014), Call to retain foreign-bound workers (kp 31/05/2014)

From Katari to Qatar:Beset by political troubles, the Nepali state, both directly and indirectly, has forced its citizens to migrate, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 30/05/2014)

Who benefits from jobs generated by foreign investment?, by Rudra Pangeni /rep 16/05/2014)

72 workers die each month in foreign employment (nn 16/05/2014)

Foreign Employment: Is It Sustainable?, by Krishna Prasad Acharya (rn 13/05/2014)

Most migrants die due to cardiac arrest (ht 13/05/2014)

Around half a million migrant workers leave Nepal annually: Govt (nn 12/05/2014)

Foreign migrants lack training: Orientation centres found ‘selling’certificates to workers, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 08/05/2014)

Women migrant workers flying to Gulf via India to skirt age limit rule, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 04/05/2014)

Youths still under unemployment spell: ILO report (kp 30/04/2014), Govt has to play role of facilitator for Nepali youth: ILO (ht 30/04/2014)

Agencies providing orientation to migrant workers required to furnish details online, by Sreejana Shrestha (rep 23/04/2014)

Foreign jobs dept plans database of migrant workers: Bid to discourage fake certificates (kp 21/04/2014)

2 migrant workers dying abroad per day, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 20/04/2014), Nepali migrant workers dying at higher rate, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 22/04/2014)

The long wait to bid final farewell: Families of deceased Nepali migrant workers wait for months, even years, to receive bodies of loved ones, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/04/2014)

Hard choice: Women workers abroad (rep 17/04/2014)

Plight of undocumented Nepali migrants, by Subarna Poudel (ht 16/04/2014)

Work begins for all-in-one foreign employment services, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/04/2014)

Nepal to ink labor accord with three countries soon (rep 13/04/2014)

Half dozen candidates eye top NAFEA post: NAFEA, the umbrella organisation of recruitment companies, is holding the election on April 26 (kp 06/04/2014)

DoFE shifting to a bigger, better location (ht 03/04/2014)

After SLC, students go to India for job (kp 03/04/2014)

Misuse of migrant workers’ welfare fund goes rampant, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/03/2014)

Agents visit villages to send youths abroad, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 27/03/2014)

Gov penalizes 44 manpower companies, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 26/03/2014)

Board to get chief in ‘two weeks’ (kp 25/03/2014)

Govt’s work permit plan for foreigners ineffective, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/03/2014)

Udayapur youth turn to self-employment, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/03/2014)

Cases filed at DoFE against manpower agencies up 32pc (ht 20/03/2014)

Youth fund plans to raise loan limit to Rs 500k (kp 20/03/2014)

Fund piles up, govt lacks plans for migrants’ care, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/03/2014), Two years on, Board without executive (kp 19/03/2014)

Majority of foreign job migrants from Dhanusha district (ht 18/03/2014)

No work permit without MRP from May 15, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/03/2014)

Bid to control high death rate of Nepali workers abroad (ht 16/03/2014$)

Except India: The lack of representation and self-definition for Nepali workers in India needs to be rectified, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 16/03/2014)

Duped and grounded in Delhi in bid to fly abroad: India becoming an alternative route for Nepali foreign job aspirants, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 14/03/2014)

Stop it: Absence of effective policies and programs contributes the most to the great exodus, by Som Bhandari (rep 13/03/2014)

Govt misused migrant workers’ fund, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/03/2014)

Permits for new manpower agencies only after 2 years (kp 13/03/2014)

Illegally run manpower agencies shut (kp 09/03/2014)

42 agencies face action, 8 licences scrapped, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/03/2014)

Progress on ‘De Pogo’ (ht 04/03/2014)

Make details of policy buyers online: DoFE, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 03/03/2014)

DoFE padlocks five manpower offices in eastern region (ht 28/02/2014)

Migration as metaphor: Power relations are inherent in any experience of migration, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 26/02/2014)

DoFE set to launch ‘Mobile’ campaign (ht 24/02/2014)

DoFE scraps license of 8 manpower agencies (rep 20/02/2014)

On the move: Nepal, as a traditional labour exporter, should work harder to protect migrant rights, by Gopal Krishna Siwakoti (kp 19/02/2014)

DoFE gears for major overhaul (ht 18/02/2014)

DoFE to open Malaysia Section at Babarmahal in near future (ht 15/02/2014)

Ensuring safe migration: Government planning to bring various procedural reforms to help overseas labourers (kp 13/02/2014), Call for concerted efforts to stop female labour exploitation (kp 13/02/2014)

Nepal lumbered in ‘jobless growth’ from 2000 to 2012 (ht 13/02/2014), 550k Nepali youths enter job market every year: UNCTAD (rep 13/02/2014), Very critical (ht 14/02/2014), More jobs for youth needed: UNCTAD (kp 15/02/2014)

Job creation critical for durable economic progress in Nepal: Report (nn 12/02/2014)

62 miss flight due to negligence of labor desk, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 11/02/2014)

Over 80 officials, hiring agents face charge: Probe sees role of immigration officers, duty officers at airport desk and manpower agency owners in fraud, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/02/2014)

Migrant workers: A story of opportunities and challenges, by Nitya Pandey (rep 07/02/2014)

People falling prey to ‘unauthorised’ individual manpower agents (ht 04/02/2014)

Specific services for foreign jobs in a week, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/02/2014)

DoFE staff accused of issuing permits illegally (kp 30/01/2014)

Lack of separate pact: Domestic help: The plight continues, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/01/2014)

Fraudulent counselling firms for migrant workers penalised, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/01/2014)

Addressing the youth bulge: What Nepal can do, by Raj Kumar Baral (ht 22/01/2014)

Most cases filed at DoFE not genuine (ht 22/01/2014)

For some electric crematorium means job loss, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 21/01/2014)

The way forward: Nepal experiences labor force deficit while worrying levels of unemployment have created anguish and desperation among the youths and policymakers, by Avinash Gupta and Hari Sharma (rep 21/01/2014)

Most migrants under 25 years (ht 20/01/2014)

Job security in the Gulf: A confident democracy should have the resourcefulness to speak to the Gulf countries, to try raise job security and income levels of Nepali migrant workers, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 17/01/2014)

Song of development: We should not necessarily discourage labor migration, but employment creationat home is more important, by Laxmi Oli (rep 15/01/2014)

Guideline to regulate hiring of foreigners: Makes it mandatory for non-Nepalis to get work permit within a month (kp 14/01/2014), 50 firms penalised for hiring foreigners sans work permit, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 19/01/2014), 53 organizations face action for illegally hiring foreigners, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/01/2014)

Govt issues work permit guidelines, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 13/01/2014)

Costs of leaving home: More and more migrant workers are returning home in coffins, leaving their families with exorbitant loans to pay off, by Dorje Gurung (kp 05/01/2014)

Govt stops Malaysia work permits (kp 02/01/2014), Govt to discuss medical system: Meeting will weigh pros and cons of Malaysian biometric test (ht 06/01/2014)

Rs 8000 pay enough to keep women migrant workers at home: UN study, by Anjali Subedi (rep 02/01/2014)

Raising the bar (kp 01/01/2014)

Increasing number of women heading to Gulf for employment (ht 30/12/2013)

Out of the circle: After being jailed in Qatar for something he hadn't done, Dorje Gurung found his eyes opened to the plight of Nepali migrant workers ..., by Sunaina Sherchan (kp 28/12/2013)

Parties commit to improving service for migrants (ht 27/12/2013)

Getting jobs in Malaysia to cost more: Visa-processing charge likely to see a 10-fold increase, by Subarna Poudel (ht 20/12/2013)

ILO, EU project to promote effective governance of labour migration from South Asia (nn 20/12/2013), ILO launches project to aid foreign job aspirants (ht 21/12/2013)

At what cost? Migrants’ deaths shroud economic benefits, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/12/2013)

Work to decentralise foreign jobs services begins (kp 18/12/2013)

Fraudulent foreign job cases on a decline (ht 16/12/2013)

Cabinet grants DoFE permission to open another office in Valley (ht 14/12/2013)

Seasonal workers’exodus begins, by Parbat Portel (kp 12/12/2013)

Dreams on broken wings: The treatment doled out to migrant labourers from Nepal in countries like Qatar—at the hands of both the Nepali government and overseas employers—is appalling, by Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 07/12/2013)

Migrant workers sent back from airport: Recruitment agencies to seek legal remedy (kp 06/12/2013)

Foreign job firms financially exploiting troubled workers (kp 05/12/2013)

Aspiring migrant workers in a fix: 7,000 stranded as govt fails to issue permits, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/12/2013), UAE-bound workers
stopped at airport
, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/12/2013), In the waiting line: Govt must manage personnel to better serve migrant workers (kp 03/12/2013), Immigration dept simplifies exit process for migrants (ht 03/12/2013)

Foreign job seekers unhappy with service (ht 02/12/2013)

Nepalis in Malaysia sent home Rs 62.9b in 2012 (kp 14/11/2013)

Reforms a far cry, work approval gets easier (kp 10/11/2013)

DoFE to bring orientation centres under surveillance (kp 07/11/2013)

Heed The Plight Of Nepali Migrant Workers, by Rebanta Bahadur K. C. (rn 01/11/2013)

Homeward bound: Thousands of illegal migrants expelled from Saudi Arabia and Malaysia will be coming home to unemployment, by Prakriti Thami (kp 30/10/2013)

The big picture: As many as 56% of our households are receiving remittance, while population living below poverty line has been reduced to under 25%, by Mahendra Subedi (rep 29/10/2013)

Govt halts work approval issuance: contracts not meeting min wage, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/10/2013)

MoFA mulls hiring local staff: ‘Move aimed to address workers’woes in Gulf and Malaysia’ (ht 24/10/2013)

Home truth: Recruitment agencies in Nepal abuse migrant workers' rights, and the government is failing to protect workers, by Rameshwar Nepal (rep 23/10/2013)

Govt prepares final draft of employment policy (ht 22/10/2013)

Govt lacks data on returning migrant workers (kp 20/10/2013)

Begin at home: What the Guardian reported has been an integral part of the Nepali migratory experience for the past two decades, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/10/2013)

Stranded due to paperwork errors: Migrant workers take illegal routes (kp 18/10/2013)

Action time: Migrant workers, by Hira Bahadur Gharti Magar (rep 17/10/2013)

Manpower association splits following prolonged dispute (kp 09/10/2013)

Seeing poor job prospect at home, workers head to the Gulf (kp 06/10/2013)

Sharing the blame: More than the destination countries, Nepali employment agencies and middlemen are responsible for the plight of migrants in the Gulf, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 06/10/2013)

Migrants at receiving end as minor paper errors create major hassles, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/10/2013)

Malaysia is worse: They were stranded at the immigration office in Kuala Lumpur; Some had been holed in there for one month, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 05/10/2013)

Paid in blood: In order to press for the rights of its migrant workers in the Gulf, Nepal will need to build and nourish regional alliances, by Christian Wolff (kp 02/10/2013)

Work approval requirements to be relaxed: Govt plans to scrap verification of work contracts by Nepali missions, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/10/2013)

All together now: Nepal must develop a collective bargaining position to demand migrant labour rights (kp 30/09/2013)

Educated, unemployed and mobile: Data seems to suggest that the more learned Nepalis are, the higher their chances of being unemployed, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 29/09/2013)

NAFEA launches motion to impeach chairman, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 26/09/2013), Qatar World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead', by Robert Booth (The Guardian 26/09/2013), In light: ‘Modern-day slavery’ in Qatar (kp 27/09/2013)

Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves', by Pete Pattisson (The Guardian 26/09/2013)

Foreign Employment Dept back in service as stir ends Two agitating factions strike agreement (kp 23/09/2013)

Foreign employment: Getting the most out of it, by Binod Prasad Gupta (ht 23/09/2013)

Inevitable return: Economic opportunities are necessary for labour migrants returning home (kp 18/09/2013)

Migrant workers caught in middle of NAFEA dispute, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/09/2013)

Employment for youth: Proper training is the need, by Babu Ram Neupane (ht 17/09/2013)

The Mental Barrier: Foreign workers, by Bishal Thapa (rep 17/09/2013)

Indian Army ‘dream’ lures youths in hordes to Pokhara, by Shiva Sharma (kp 13/09/2013)

Report says Valley’s informal labour market flooded with Indian workers Half of the workforce hails from the southern neighbour, by Rupak D. Sharma(ht 12/09/2013)

NAFEA faction announce DoFE lockout from Wednesday (kp 11/09/2013)

Ministry aims for transparency in new guidelines for manpower agencies (kp 10/09/2013)

Migrant Woes: Several manpower operators admitted that in many cases they themselves issue fake medical certificates for pre-visa purpose, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 07/09/2013)

DoFE plans to outsource work (ht 06/09/2013)

17 deputed to manage emptied Foreign Employment Department (kp 04/09/2013)

Labour migration up 40 per cent: Almost 23.5pc left for Qatar in the first month of this fiscal, by Pallav Bhusal (ht 03/09/2013)

Many young returnees here to explore: But most of them leave again for greener pastures as opportunities are few and far between, by Weena Pun (kp 01/09/2013)

Photo contest on migration challenges (ht 31/08/2013)

NAFEA warns to padlock DoFE for poor service, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/08/2013)

Not helping: BFIs and unemployment, by Hari Sharma (rep 21/08/2013)

The flip side: Foreign employment, by Narayan Dev Pant (rep 20/08/2013)

Caught in the middle: As immigrants risk enormous time and money to invest in a country not their own, how can we introduce incentives that will safeguard their welfare?, by Chin Cabrido (kp 18/08/2013)

Nepalis working abroad: 726 died last year, govt report says; Number sees an alarming 80 percent rise as compared to the previous year, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/08/2013)

Wasted talent: Youth Unemployment, by Suresh Mukhiya (rep 15/08/2013)

Orientation programme not faring well, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/08/2013), Proper counselling need of the hour, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/08/2013)

No ‘demarcation’ between foreign employment, human trafficking, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/08/2013)

Youth run highlights unemployment (ht 11/08/2013)

Govt plans to generate 50k jobs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/08/2013)

Over 1,600 workers leaving daily: 616,497 Nepalis joined foreign jobs during last fiscal year (ht 25/07/2013)

Malaysia displaces Qatar as top destination for Nepali workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/07/2013)

Online ‘job shop’ for migrant workers ‘soon’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/07/2013)

Foreign Employment Bond 2075 unable to meet expectations (ht 18/07/2013)

Youth creating jobs, cultivating talents in the country, by Ansubha Manandhar (ht 18/07/2013)

50,000 to be self-employed this year under YSEF plan, by Weena Pun (ht 17/07/2013)

Trilateral contract to ease woes of migrant workers (kp 15/07/2013)

Going against the flow: The phenomenon of switching jobs, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 05/07/2013)

Nowhere people: Govt must accept its culpability in pushing its citizens to migrate and its negligence in safeguarding their rights and welfare, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/07/2013)

Trade unions, civil society plan to forge alliance for workers’ rights (ht 01/07/2013)

At risk, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/06/2013)

Families seek return of stranded migrants (ht 25/06/2013)

Worker migration touches half-million mark (ht 24/06/2013)

Female migrants face double whammy: Cheated by agents, women face punishment upon return on forgery charges, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/06/2013)

Foreign Employment - The Only Alternative For Now, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rn 18/06/2013)

Arrests blow lid off shadowy side of foreign employment, by Roshan Sedhai and Ankit Adhikari (kp 16/06/2013)

Govt’s YSEP set to miss 50k job target (kp 14/06/2013)

NAFEA internal row deepens (kp 10/06/2013)

Guidelines to regulate foreign jobs sector (kp 02/06/2013)

The trend of going abroad and the void it leaves behind, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 31/05/2013)

One-fifth migrants leave for foreign jobs sans orientation, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 27/05/2013)

Rampant fraud hits migrants, by Dikshya Singh (ht 27/05/2013)

Creating opportunity for the youth: Empowerment through employment, by Pravat Jung Gurung (rep 26/05/2013)

Outsourcing fraud rampant, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 25/05/2013)

Around 20,000 Nepali migrant workers stranded, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/05/2013)

Worker migration down by 6.79 per cent (ht 23/05/2013), Nepalis towards overseas jobs up by 14 pc (nn 23/05/2013) [???], Individual foreign job contracts decrease: Have come down by 90.31 per cent since December 2011 (ht 24/05/2013)

MoLE delay hinders reforms in foreign employment sector, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/05/2013)

Bid to create jobs for youths (kp 22/05/2013)

About 577 deaths reported in last nine months (ht 20/05/2013)

Employment Fund targetspeople living in poverty (ht 17/05/2013)

Dynamics of discrimination: Foreign labour migration provides a new avenue for the exploitation of Dalits, by Arjun Nawal Bishwakarma and Sanjay Sharma (kp 15/05/2013)

'114 agents responsible for 90 pc illegal departure of Nepali woman to Saudi Arabia' (nn 15/05/2013)

Jhapa tops in worker migration chart (ht 13/05/2013)

Work permit rules become stricter (kp 13/05/2013)

Activists seek reforms for safe migration (ht 12/05/2013)

Job shop concept being mulled to increase employment (kp 09/05/2013)

Joint efforts must to secure migrant rights (ht 06/05/2013)

`Social ills impel women migration' (ht 03/05/2013)

Information on foreign jobs low in villages (ht 02/05/2013)

Experts seek safety, health policy for workers (ht 30/04/2013)

Workers face high occupational risks (ht 28/04/2013)

Strong rescue mechanism sought for migrant workers (ht 27/04/2013)

Civil society to raise workers’ issue (ht 26/04/2013)

Migration to boom in coming months (ht 26/04/2013)

Department records 1,654 outsourcing fraud cases (ht 25/04/2013)

Workers’ migration increases by 4.76pc (ht 23/04/2013), Nepalis to foreign jobs increase by 33 pc (nn 23/04/2013)

Butwal reeling under acute shortage of skilled manpower, by Amrita Anmol (kp 21/04/2013)

Govt sets minimum wage for migrants going to Bahrain, Oman (ht 19/04/2013)

Department of Labour to issue work permit to foreigners (ht 18/04/2013)

Govt ‘apathy’ for plight of workers in Gulf, M’asia (kp 15/04/2013)

Govt provides foreign job information in villages: Department must help control fraud and trafficking: Experts (ht 11/04/2013)

Neglected priority: Youth employment, by Murari Sharma and Netra Khadka (rep 07/04/2013)

52pc of recruitment fraud cases solved (ht 04/04/2013)

‘Women migration to Gulf is human trafficking’, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 30/03/2013)

Tourism ‘accounted for 3.6pc’ of Nepal’s total employment, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/03/2013)

Greener pastures: To understand the scale of labour flight, we need to realise that people don’t like risk, by Dhiraj Shjarma Nyaupane (kp 27/03/2013)

Migrant worker departures up 35pc (kp 27/03/2013)

Gulf-bound migrants to be paid more (ht 26/03/2013)

UN body urges South Asia, Gulf to cooperate on women migration (ht 24/03/2013)

First eight months of FY sees 35 pc more Nepali head abroad for jobs (nn 24/03/2013)

Worker migration increases (ht 22/03/2013)

Big firms employ less than 300,000 people (ht 21/03/2013)

Migration to war-torn countries for greener pastures on the rise, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/03/2013)

Migrant workers: Orientation not on par with standard (kp 19/03/2013)

EPS plans to hire Nepalis in construction sector (ht 17/03/2013)

Not adding up: Educated and unemployed people complain about lack of job opportunities while industires claim a dearth of skilled human resources, by Manjushree Adhikari (ht 17/03/2013)

Foreign employment: 6 months after notice, govt yet to punish fake agents, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/03/2013)

Reluctant employers put social security panel in a fix (kp 10/03/2013)

Quality jobs must for prosperity, states report (ht 09/03/2013), Jobs with high development payoffs spur prosperity: WB (nn 09/03/2013)

Govt team to study workers’ state in Iraq, Afghanistan, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 08/03/2013)

Dept suspends orientation centres (ht 08/03/2013)

Govt approves housemaid training manual (ht 07/03/2013)

Govt provides relief to kin of 2,081 migrants (ht 04/03/2013)

Govt opens Rep of Congo for migrant workers: The latest addition takes the number of govt permitted countries for overseas jobs to 109 (kp 03/03/2013), Govt opens Republic of Congo for migrants (ht 03/03/2013)

Opportunities and challenges: Women in workforce, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 03/03/2013)

Human trafficking in foreign employment garb, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 26/02/2013), ‘Setting legal channel can improve affairs’, interview with Ganesh Gurung (kp 26/02/2013), End modern day slavery!, by Renu Rajbhandari (kp 26/02/2013)

Overseas agencies cast doubt on govt SOP commitment (kp 20/02/2013)

Outflow of migrant workers increases (ht 20/02/2013), Nepalis to overseas job up by 14 pc (nn 20/02/2013)

NAFEA announces protest against govt’s ‘unilateral’ decisions (kp 18/02/2013)

Project provides jobs to 50,000 (kp 07/02/2013)

Foreign employment department prepares to offer online services, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 07/02/2013)

Outsourcers decry migrant workers’ salary hike: Move has decreased labour outflow as recruiters started exploring other low cost markets (ht 05/02/2013)

Aspiring migrant workers falling into medical fraudsters’ trap, by Roshan Sedhai and Manish Gautam (kp 01/02/2013)

Outsourcers take responsible steps at last (ht 31/01/2013)

DoFE employees tormenting aspiring migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/01/2013)

Outsourcing sector records rising passport forgery cases (ht 29/01/2013)

Worker migration booms in first six months (ht 27/01/2013), Migrant worker departures up 1.49pc (kp 28/01/2013)

Costly deal: Does remittance money justify the price we pay for migration, by Guneshwor Ojha (ht 27/01/2013), Remittance and poverty reduction: Complete dependence on migration as a remedy for poverty is not sustainable, by Shreeya Neupane (ht 27/01/2013)

Death in the Gulf: Rather than taking initiatives to address migrant-labour problems, the state mechanism has been encouraging malpractices, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/01/2013)

The moneymakers: Govt needs to negotiate with host countries to ensure workers’ rights (kp 22/01/2013)

Board leadership void stalls migrant welfare, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/01/2013)

Govt to raise salary of Qatar bound workers (ht 17/01/2013)

Govt training to employ 45,000 youths (kp 16/01/2013)

Saudi Arabia hostile for housemaids (ht 16/01/2013)

Nepal turning into 'country of the old' (nn 16/01/2013)

Women opting for jobs in Gulf won't have to pay service charges (nn 15/01/2013)

Insufficient information hits migrants (ht 13/01/2013)

Human trafficking on rise in garb of foreign jobs: Illegal networks doing business with the annual turnover of Rs 40 billion (ht 12/01/2013), Board warns women migrants not to use Indian route (ht 12/01/2013)

‘Managing informal sector a challenge’: Activists urge government to ratify ILO Convention177 (ht 12/01/2013)

834 Nepalis died working abroad in 2012 (nn 12/01/2013)

Migrant workers' wage hike: Govt yet to address real needs: Stakeholders, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/01/2013)

Outsourcers to establish welfare fund (ht 11/01/2013)

South Korea to hire 46,000 EPS workers (ht 10/01/2013)

Challenges before South Asian migrant workers: Encourage formal process, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 09/01/2013)

Govt mulls lifting Iraq, Afghanistan work ban, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/01/2013)

Govt to form new office for individual migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/12/2012)

340 women returned from border in a year, by Parbat Portel (kp 30/12/2012)

Going underground: Govt should work to ensure migrant rights rather than control movement (kp 28/12/2012), Living off remittances: Exporting migrant labour is not a permanent solution so jobs must be created at home, by Rishi Adhikari (kp 28/12/2012)

TIA helpdesk itself waits for help: Migrant workers struggling to fill out departure forms, by Samik Kharel (kp 24/12/2012)

Worker migration booms (ht 23/12/2012)

Overhaul migration: Piecemeal solutions are not going to  resolve the problems with migration (kp 20/12/2012)

Fraud by outsourcers still a challenge to safe migration (ht 20/12/2012)

Returnee migrants seek financial support (ht 20/12/2012)

Not all Nepali migrant workers have all the luck, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/12/2012)

Migration imperative: Labourers are consistently deceived by recruitment agencies as the government sits idle, by Norma Kang Muico (kp 18/12/2012)

Reap the dividend: Nepal needs to prepare itself to reap the benefits of a falling dependency ratio, by Dhiraj Sharma Nyaupane (kp 17/12/2012)

Ministries zeroing in on 86 agents, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/12/2012)

Worker migration at half a million in 11 months: About 500,111 Nepali migrants took up foreign jobs in the review period (ht 15/12/2012)

Social security scheme: Govt urged to protect all labourers (kp 14/12/2012)

Women on the move: Female migrant workers are helping to improve the living standard of their families, by Renu Rajbhandari and Namita Nepal (kp 13/12/2012)

DoFE arrests illegal agents (ht 12/12/2012)

Mind the gap: As Nepal's population pyramid experiences a youth bulge, many young adults will simply have no jobs when they enter the labour market, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 07/12/2012)

1st job fair for disabled sew new opportunties, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 06/12/2012)

Nepali workers in Malaysia to receive pay raise in Jan, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 06/12/2012)

Outflow of migrant workers on the rise (ht 02/12/2012)

Three caught for forging documents (ht 01/12/2012)

‘Recruitment agencies must prioritise protection of migrants’ (ht 01/12/2012)

Int’l conference on migrant workers begins today (kp 27/11/2012), Clarion call to safeguard migrant workers’ rights (kp 27/11/2012), Kathmandu Resolution on migrant workers (kp 28/11/2012), Rights and prejudice: Conference on protecting the rights of migrant workers failed to deliver (kp 30/11/2012)

One-fourth migrants rejoin foreign jobs (ht 27/11/2012)

Girl power(less)? Gender bias at work, by Sumesh Shiwakoty (rep 27/11/2012)

Maid in Arabia: The age ban on women migrants is not only hurting women but also Nepal’s GDP, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2012)

Consultation on streamlining labour migration concludes (ht 25/11/2012)

Worker migration drops in festive season: Malaysia displaces Qatar to become top worker hiring destination (ht 23/11/2012)

High level consultation on streamlining labour migration concludes (nn 23/11/2012)

Lift the ban: The restriction on women seeking foreign employment is not working (kp 21/11/2012)

S Arabia to reduce foreign workers: The move will hit Nepali migrant workers hard as it is the third most preferred destination (ht 20/11/2012)

South Korea wants 6,000 Nepalis in EPS roster to re-register (nn 20/11/2012)

Women’s migration booms despite age bar: About 6,184 Nepali women migrants joined foreign jobs in first three months of current fiscal (ht 19/11/2012)

Lost generation: Youth and unemployment, by Murari Sharma (rep 18/11/2012)

Report from the field: Jobless youths are wandering around looking for work while farms suffer from labour shortage, by Ramesh Deshar (kp 14/11/2012)

NAFEA urges govt to introduce standard operating procedure, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/11/2012)

Fraud in outsourcing sector increases (ht 13/11/2012)

Stemming the tide: Curbing labor migration, by Stuti Basnyet (rep 11/11/2012)

Migrant departures via 3rd countries worry govt, firms, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/11/2012)

Govt vows fair play as 59 companies eye licences (kp 07/11/2012)

The chill wind of overseas employment, by Karishma Wasti (kp 06/11/2012)

Whither state ownership?, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 06/11/2012)

Performance based incentive in foreign employment soon (ht 06/11/2012)

Drive to legalise: Scheme to provide documents to migrant workers will help assert rights (kp 06/10/2012)

Govt to ink labour pacts with six countries, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/11/2012)

Number of Nepalis flying overseas for jobs down by 10 pc (nn 05/11/2012)

Govt fixes wage for UAE bound workers (ht 05/11/2012)

Unfair levy gets poor migrant workers poorer, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/11/2012)

Migrant worker departures up 19pc in Q1 (kp 02/11/2012), Workers migration witnesses a boom: About 49,198 workers joined foreign jobs in mid-October (ht 02/11/2012)

Legalisation scheme needs to be liberal: Illegal migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/11/2012)

Migrants spending about Rs 59.93 billion for jobs: Processing costs 16 pc of income, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 31/10/2012), Shocking fees (ht 01/11/2012)

Agency agreement to be implemented: The agency agreement would reduce chances of fraud besides preventing women workers from being put in danger, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/10/2012)

Foreign Employment Company: ‘Transparency must before registering new companies’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/10/2012)

Millions swindled from Nepali youth, by Mahesh Acharya (kp 22/10/2012)

Work permit to workers going Afghanistan for second time (kp 20/10/2012)

EIC to offer online job registration (ht 19/10/2012)

‘Social security must for migrant workers’ (ht 19/10/2012)

Task force presents report on foreign employment (ht 11/10/2012)

‘Outsourcers need to be responsible towards workers’ (ht 11/10/2012)

Country facing serious outflow of human resources: Experts attribute brain drain to unemployment, lower wages, inflation and changing lifestyle, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/10/2012)

Standard Operating Procedure to cut red tape for migrant workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/10/2012)

obs are a cornerstone of development: WB; Government’s failure in generating enough employment forcing people to flock to Gulf, Malaysia (ht 02/10/2012)

MoLE scraps licences of 265 manpower cos, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/09/2012)

"Ministry To Contain Foreign Job Fraud", interview with Som Lal Subedi (sp 28/09/2012)

‘Online system’ planned to bridge communication gap (kp 22/09/2012)

Outsourcers oppose reform plan (ht 22/09/2012)

Worker migration sees a drop Malaysia becomes top hiring destination (ht 20/09/2012)

Create job opportunities, engineers plead with govt (kp 18/09/2012)

Grief is for the rich: Hundreds of Nepalis are migrating abroad every day in search of work, but poor and uneducated, they remain painfully unaware of the harsh conditions that foreign lands can present, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/09/2012)

Worries as more migrant workers leaving via India, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/09/2012)

Migrant workers denied gratuity and leave pay (kp 10/09/2012)

Migrant injuries, fatalities bring home Rs 200m in compensation, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 08/09/2012)

Immigration dept halts ‘visit visa’ travel to Gulf (kp 05/09/2012)

More foreign job seekers falling victim to TIA nexus, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/09/2012)

Nepali copy of contract papers for outbound workers a must (kp 01/09/2012)

Exploitation, meagre wages add to migrant workers’ woes Disparity between wage and departure costs major factor, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/08/2012)

Contracts in Nepali must for migrants: New provision to be implemented at TIA from Friday (ht 30/08/2012)

Nepal to take part in ‘Green Jobs’ (ht 29/08/2012)

Foreign employment: Govt cracks down on ‘unholy nexus’ at TIA (kp 25/08/2012)

Tighter controls over overseas jobs on cards, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/08/2012)

45k migrant workers depart in first month (kp 24/08/2012), Foreign job-seekers decrease: Women migrants’ number plunge (ht 24/08/2012)

Managing migrants: To stop unscrupulous manpower companies, Nepal should form new body to handle all migration-related activity, by Rishi Adhikari (kp 19/08/2012)

Agents help women get foreign jobs: Outsourcers reluctant to take responsibility of housemaids (ht 18/08/2012)

Failure to utilise welfare funds adds to migrant workers’ woes, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/08/2012)

Govt devising measures to curb anomalies in foreign employment, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/08/2012)

Let women work in Gulf, HRW tells govt (kp 15/08/2012), Ban on young women migrants concerns HRW (ht 15/08/2012), Rights curtailed: A blanket ban on women to work in the Gulf is not a solution to their exploitation (kp 16/08/2012)

Call to create jobs at home for growth (ht 14/08/2012)

Dept fails to identify new job markets (ht 10/08/2012)

Age bar set for women going to Gulf for work (ht 09/08/2012), ‘Age limit only for domestic workers’: Provision in offing to bar sending of female foreign job seekers through personal contacts (kp 10/08/2012), Age bar on migrant maids draws rights flak (ht 10/08/2012)

Higher commission pushes up service charge for Malaysia-bound workers, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 07/08/2012)

Jhapa tops worker migration list, shows data (ht 06/08/2012)

Youth self employment programme in all 75 districts (nn 05/08/2012)

One third migrant deaths caused by misreporting (kp 04/08/2012)

Malaysia-bound migrant workers ‘paying high fees’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/08/2012)

Migrant labour: Leaving behind economic lethargy?, by Ajita Singh (ht 02/08/2012)

Promises to keep: Plight of women migrants (rep 01/08/2012)

Job seekers let their mouse do the walking, by Chandiraj Dahal (kp 26/07/2012)

Worker migration doubles in last five years (ht 23/07/2012)

Foreign employment: New passport stickers helping curb forgery, by Mahesh Acharya (kp 19/07/2012)

Qatar is top hirer of Nepali migrant workers (kp 18/07/2012)

Of nepalis, afghan dreams & the ban in place, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/07/2012)

Nearly 4,00,000 Nepali youths abroad looking for better employment opportunities (nn 17/07/2012)

Govt registers 54,442 jobless youths, by Yadav Joshi (ht 16/07/2012)

Tackling joblessness, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rep 16/07/2012)

Outsourcing agencies swindle Rs 1bn (ht 13/07/2012)

Focus on industrial climate: Agree on better employer-labour relations in the country (ht 12/07/2012)

Amendment to Labour Act sought (kp 10/07/2012)

Govt plans to expand scope of Employment Information Centres (kp 07/07/2012)

Govt exploring potentialdomestic job sectors (ht 07/07/2012)

Chinese ventures generate more employment (ht 07/07/2012)

Govt fails to generate jobs for rural poor Progress in decent work for women migrants, controlling fraud, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 03/07/2012)

Diplomacy for migrant worker, by Surya Nath Mishra (kp 01/07/2012)

Vocational training triples earnings: Survey (rep 30/06/2012)

Demand for workers strong in Gulf: Study (kp 29/06/2012)

Understanding unemployment: Labor market reforms, by Shaleen Khanal (rep 27/06/2012)

About half a million leave this fiscal (kp 24/06/2012), Worker migration sets new record (ht 25/06/2012), Number of Nepalis going for overseas job increases by 13 pc (nn 25/06/2012)

Employment fund creates 44,000 jobs in four years (ht 24/06/2012)

Nepali workers suffer due to cultural gaps: Outsourcing agents to blame for workers’ woes in Gulf (ht 24/06/2012)

Toll-free service for migrant workers: Expected to be crucial in addressing their grievances (ht 22/06/2012)

Saved by the booth, by Manisha Neupane (kp 16/06/2012)

Govt gearing up to sign labour pacts with four more countries (kp 15/06/2012)

Overseas jobs beckon four lakhs in 10 months of this fiscal, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 12/06/2012)

Number of outbound workers up (kp 21/05/2012)

Jobs galore for far west workers as workforce scarcity hits east, by Amar Khadka (rep 18/05/22)

Work on it: Employment Guarantee Act, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 16/05/2012)

S Arabia topples Qatar as top hiring destination (ht 16/05/2012)

Changes at DoFE relieve foreign job seekers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/05/2012)

Govt to fix minimum pay for migrant workers (kp 11/05/2012)

FEPB provides relief to affected families (ht 10/05/2012)

Kathmandu generates highest jobs, WB report shows (ht 09/05/2012)

Labour shortage hits small businesses (ht 27/04/2012)

Educated, but unskilled: New Nepal needs to have a consciously skill-centric focus on creating and sustaining jobs, by Ashutosh Twari (nt 27/04/2012)

Youth leaders unite to generate employment (ht 26/04/2012)

Undermanned DoFE gets 27 more staffers (kp 25/04/2012)

Migrant workers’ departure rises 18.27pc, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/04/2012)

DoFE developing software to guard gullible workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/04/2012)

Promoting The Merit System, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/04/2012)

New job portal launched (kp 18/04/2012)

Migrant workers pay more for joining jobs in Israel (ht 16/04/2012)

Bhattarai govt injecting energy into foreign employment sector, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 10/04/2012)

Migration bleeding country, say experts (ht 10/04/2012)

Job creation biggest challenge for country: FNCCI (rep 07/04/2012)

Tourism created 3.3 percent of all jobs in Nepal in 2011, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/04/20112)

Treat them with respect, by Shyam K.C. (rn 03/04/2012)

Labor shortage hits tea estates, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/04/2012)

Fraudsters taking migrant workers for a ride as DoFE undermanned, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/03/2012)

Govt registers 36,896 jobless in three yearsPrime Minister’s initiative fails to attract unemployed youth (ht 24/03/2012)

Womanpower: Migration should be a choice, not a compulsion, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 23/03/2012)

AI launches drive to highlight migrant workers’ plight (kp 22/03/2012)

Agents cheating foreign job seekers: Govt to register returning migrant workers (ht 22/03/2012)

Nepalis now looking beyond Mid-east and Malaysia (kp 22/03/2012)

Young and restless, by Pragya Koirala (rep 17/03/2012)

Handful of takers for low-paying jobs in Gulf, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 17/03/2012)

Migrant workers demand Rs 686m damages (kp 05/03/2012), Risky business: Migration needs better regulation and security (kp 06/03/2012)

Govt brings foreign job policy Safe migration, productive use of remittance in focus (ht 03/03/2012)

Government plans grading of manpower companies, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/02/2012)

Bill to guarantee jobs on cards, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 24/02/2012)

Re-registration of migrantworkers declines (ht 24/02/2012)

Government succour for migrant workers soon, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/02/2012)

Foreign job market shrinks (ht 21/02/2012)

Migrant worker fund lies unused: Only urgent costs met; Plan fails to take off, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/02/2012)

Govt working on foreign employment policy, by Purna Chandra Bhattarai (kp 08/02/2012)

Manpower firms droppingout of JITCO scheme (kp 02/02/2012)

Evolution Of Foreign Jobs, by Bhimsen Thapaliya (rn 01/02/2012)

About half a million Nepalis join foreign jobsMocking govt’s plan to create equal number of employment, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 31/01/2012)

Repeat migrant workers account for half of worker departures (kp 27/01/2012)

Workers migration grow by 13.63pc (ht 26/01/2012)

Govt mulls job guarantee for poor, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 20/01/2012)

UK pledges 230,000 direct jobs within 4 years (rep 20/01/2012)

NAFEA warns to not send workers to Saudi Arabia (rep 12/01/2012)

1,357 migrant workers ‘died’ in 3-and-a-half yrs: Survey finds a significant number of deaths could have been avoided, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/01/2012)

Foreign employment insurance raised up to Rs 685k (kp 11/01/2012)

Labour Reform Package likely to be delayed (kp 10/01/2012)

Migrant workers’ trafficking up: Cross border agents fuel illegal outflow: Envoy (ht 09/01/2012)

Foreign workers’ monitoring underway; results zilch (kp 07/01/2012)

Nepali migrants exposed to heat of Arab uprising (kp 06/01/2012)

Youth self-employment fund faces two-pronged problem (rep 05/01/2012), BFIs that misused YSESF funds to face action (rep 07/01/2012)

Labor Information Centers (rep 05/01/2012)

2.5 million Nepali youths abroad in search of jobs (nn 04/01/2012)

New career opportunities emerge in banking, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/01/2012)

Directive to launch employment-matchmaking program ready (rep 03/01/2011)

Worker departures down 23 percent (kp 02/01/2012)

Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM)

Ministry of Labour and Transport Management (MoLTM)

Jobs First, a website offering employment opportunities

Rojgari, a job portal

Growth job online, a job portal

Amnesty International. The dark side of migration: Spotlight on Qatar's construction sector ahead of the world cup, London: AI, 18 November 2013

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