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Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health
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Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health

Globally, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)-related deaths totals to 2.7 million workers every year, according to the latest data with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Similarly, some 317 million workers suffer from work-related injuries annually. Such accidents, deaths and injuries at the workplace are roughly estimated to be around 4 per cent of the total GDP of the world. The...


Hurricane Maria: Dominica ravaged and Puerto Ricans brace themselves for the worst
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Hurricane Maria: Dominica ravaged and Puerto Ricans brace themselves for the worst

It was about midnight, as Hurricane Maria was battering the Caribbean nation of Dominica, that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit took to Facebook. Roofs everywhere, he wrote, were being torn off by the powerful storms winds. He himself had to be rescued from his official residence. We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds, he said, describing the damage as mind-boggling. ...


Trump blames bureaucracy for UN's inability to reach goals

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to U.N. headquarters, calling for truly bold reforms so it could be a greater force for world peace. Ahead of his maiden speech to the annual U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump hosted a short event to boost support for changes to the United Nations. In recent ...


Investment Bank reports 2.3 million missing
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Investment Bank reports 2.3 million missing

Nepal Investment Bank has filed a complaint before the police about Rs. 2.3 million missing from its coffers. A complaint has been received stating that the amount went missing with the involvement of the banks staff, said Chief of District Police SP Arjun Chand. Necessary investigation has thus begun at the Kailali branch of the bank. The details about who was involved or when did the cash ...


Nepali workers seeking employment in Malaysia being cheated in name of medical checkup

In the context when reports about Nepali workers aspiring overseas employment becoming the victims of fraud on multiple fronts are common in the media, a Malaysia-based company cheating the Nepali workers entering the Malaysian labour market has come to limelight. The Malaysia-based MiGRAMS Company is unethically charging US dollars 30 equivalent to Rs 3,280 per person from a Nepali foreign jo...


S Korea sees largest protests against President Park Geun-hye

Huge rallies have been held across South Korea for what is thought to be the largest protests so far demanding President Park Geun-hye steps down. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to manipulate power from behind the scenes. The president has apologised twice, but has so far resisted calls to resign. Organisers said 1.5 million were in Seoul, and another 400,000 in...


14 Nepali migrant workers stranded in UAE, without jobs

As many as 14 Nepali migrant workers have been stranded in the UAE after the company they signed contract with failed to provide them jobs. The migrant workers had come to the UAE for jobs on June 6 and August 3 through flights of the Indian Airlines. They had arrived in the UAE six months ago to work as security guards for Etisalat Facility Management Company. The victims said that th...


Australians urged to 'go home on time'
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Australians urged to 'go home on time'

Economic analysts estimate the average Australian employee works more than four-and-a-half unpaid hours every week. National Go Home On Time Day is a campaign aiming to highlight the amount of unpaid overtime worked in Australia. Analysts at the Australia Institute say its time for workers to stand up against what it calls the theft of their time. On National Go Home On Time Day, employee...


Nepal’s focus should be trade facilitation measures along Nepal-India border
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Nepal’s focus should be trade facilitation measures along Nepal-India border

Is Nepal-India relation back on an even keel after recent exchange of high level political visits? If so, what accounts for the persistent anti-Indian sentiments in Nepal? Why is India not keen on trilateral cooperation? And how will India help Nepal resolve the difficulties surrounding Indias decision to ban 500, 1000 denomination notes? These were among the other issues discussed as Subhash Ghim...


Uncertainty over fate of demonetized Indian notes fuels illegal exchange
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Uncertainty over fate of demonetized Indian notes fuels illegal exchange

When India Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew the legal tender of Indian 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes on November 8, it was meant to curb black Money and corruption, but the move itself has ironically created a new black market -- illegal exchange of those notes held in Nepal. The logic behind the Modis move was that as people exchanging them at authorized bank outlets would have to furnis...


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