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Gopal Sharma

New Nepal map hardens position over land disputed with India

20 May 2020

KATHMANDU Nepal on Wednesday published a new political map that includes a small stretch of disputed land, toughening its stance on a decades-long row over the territory with India which rejected the move.

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

19 May 2020

NEW DELHI/KOCHI/KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus crisis - a huge challenge that risks sparking social unrest and spreading COVID-19, labour experts and researchers say.

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

19 May 2020

NEW DELHI/KOCHI/KATHMANDU, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S outh Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus crisis - a huge challenge that risks sparking social unrest and spreading COVID-19, labour experts and researchers say.

Nepali rescuers recover bodies of South Korean trekker, guide

01 May 2020

KATHMANDU Rescuers in Nepal recovered the bodies of a South Korean trekker and a local guide on Friday, an official said, the last of a group of seven who went missing in January after being struck by an avalanche in the Annapurna region.

Hit by lockdown, Nepal cuts growth forecast to lowest in four years

30 Apr 2020

KATHMANDU Nepal has cut its economic growth forecast for the fiscal year that ends in mid-July to the lowest in four years, saying on Thursday the country had taken a hit from a nationwide lockdown to control the coronavirus outbreak.

Hit by lockdown, Nepal cuts growth forecast to lowest in four years

30 Apr 2020

KATHMANDU, April 30 Nepal has cut its economic growth forecast for the fiscal year that ends in mid-July to the lowest in four years, saying on Thursday the country had taken a hit from a nationwide lockdown to control the coronavirus outbreak.

Nepal rescuers recover bodies of two missing South Korean trekkers

26 Apr 2020

KATHMANDU Rescuers on Sunday retrieved two bodies of South Korean trekkers who went missing after being hit by a massive avalanche in January on one of the most popular hiking trails in Nepal, police and army officials said.

Five years after Nepal's quake, lockdown stops reconstruction

25 Apr 2020

KATHMANDU The coronavirus epidemic has not only put Nepal's people and economy in lockdown for a month, but also stopped the slow and desperately needed reconstruction of homes and other buildings devastated by two huge earthquakes in 2015.

Nepal's top court orders rescue of migrant workers stranded abroad

17 Apr 2020

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal's top court has ordered the government to bring back vulnerable migrant workers stranded abroad in the coronavirus crisis after the country barred its own citizens from returning.

Hungry, stranded and broke: Coronavirus travel bans hit migrant workers

20 Mar 2020

KATHMANDU/DHAKA, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - D inesh Bhandari spent two days travelling by bus from his village in rural Nepal to Kathmandu to get a permit to take up the factory job he had been promised in Malaysia.

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