World News | Nepali Sansar | Page 1 https://www.nepalisansar.com/world/ A Site for Global Nepali Community Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:25:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.2 https://www.nepalisansar.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/fav.png World News | Nepali Sansar | Page 1 https://www.nepalisansar.com/world/ 32 32 Nepal Bars Entry for South Africans https://www.nepalisansar.com/world/nepal-bars-entry-for-south-africans/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:25:43 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33800 The Nepali government has decided to bar South African travelers from entering the Himalayan nation as

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The Nepali government has decided to bar South African travelers from entering the Himalayan nation as Omicron, a new coronavirus variant, was detected by the African country.

On Sunday, the Home Ministry issued a circular to the immigration department, Tribhuvan airport, and concerned local offices at geographical borders.

It directed them to stop South African citizens from seeping into Nepal. Phanindra Mani Pokharel issued this statement.

“A decision has been made to bar South African nationals except for diplomats, officials, and those coming for emergency tasks. It will remain in effect until the next notice,” Pokharel stated.

Phanindra Mani Pokharel

The new Omicron was first detected in South Africa, and it was also spotted in other countries. Governments across the globe have adopted similar travel bans against South Africans.

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Nepal Army Chief to be Felicitated by India https://www.nepalisansar.com/government/nepal-army-chief-to-be-felicitated-by-india/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 08:38:50 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33722 Nepal’s Army Chief, General Prabhu Ram Sharma, has set for his four-day Indian tour on Tuesday.

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Nepal’s Army Chief, General Prabhu Ram Sharma, has set for his four-day Indian tour on Tuesday. He departed from Kathmandu and shall arrive in New Delhi. 

 

During this trip, the Nepali General will be honored with an honorary general of the Indian Army. Indian President Ram Kovind would confer the title.

This has been an ongoing practice between the two countries as both of them have been conferring honorary top ranks to Chiefs of the other.

 

Nepal Army’s Lieutenant General Bal Karki gave the send-off to General Sharma at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Tribhuvan International Airport

General Sharma will be having meetings with Indian Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.

He will also confer with Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary.

 

General Sharma will return to Nepal on Friday.

 

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Around 1200 Nepalis Shortlisted for Foreign Employment in Israel https://www.nepalisansar.com/immigration/around-1200-nepalis-shortlisted-for-foreign-employment-in-israel/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 03:15:20 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33544 Among the 1,600 Nepali aspirants looking for employment in Israel, almost 1,200 have been shortlisted. According

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Among the 1,600 Nepali aspirants looking for employment in Israel, almost 1,200 have been shortlisted.

According to the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE), the Israeli Government has selected 1,175 Nepali job seekers, including 821 women and 354 men.

In January 2021, Nepal and Israel signed an ‘Implementation Protocol’ for the implementation of ‘Agreement related to temporary employment of Nepali workers in the labor market of Israel’.

As per the agreement, the Israeli Government has made public the list of 1,175 Nepalis selected for employment in their country.

Department of Foreign Employment

The shortlisted Nepali youths will get the opportunity to work as caregivers and in hospitals, nursing homes, and daycare centers.

Israel is one of the most lucrative foreign employment destinations for Nepalis. The Middle Eastern nation provides most of the jobs related to caregivers.

According to the Nepali Embassy in Tel Aviv, there are around 2,500 Nepalis working in Israel.

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World Tourism Organization Assures Incessant support for Nepal! https://www.nepalisansar.com/tourism/world-tourism-organization-assures-incessant-support-for-nepal/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:22:59 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33547 At the moment when the Nepali tourism sector is bearing the burnt due to the pandemic,

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At the moment when the Nepali tourism sector is bearing the burnt due to the pandemic, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has come to the rescue.

During an executive program on Asia Pacific Region’s Tourism Policy and Strategy held in the Maldives, the UNWTO officials have assured persistent support for Nepal’s tourism sector.

On the occasion, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) CEO Dr. Dhananjay Regmi spoke with UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili and Director of Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific Harry Hwang.

They discussed about tourism recovery and other serious issues of tourism sector in the post-pandemic era.

“The UNWTO officials are willing to support Nepal’s sustainable tourism development, natural and mountaineering tourism development and institutional capacity enhancement,” said Dr. Regmi.

“Different countries are receiving various types of support from the UNWTO. They have received direct benefit too. In this context, the meetings with them in regard to support to Nepal remained fruitful,” he added.

The UNWTO have committed to organize some tourism programs of Asia Pacific region in Nepal in 2023.

Nepal Tourism Board

During the program, Dr. Regmi also met Maldivian Foreign Minister. They discussed the issues related to tourism development and mutual cooperation between two countries.

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UK Eases Travel Rules for Nepalis https://www.nepalisansar.com/world/uk-eases-travel-rules-for-nepalis/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 01:15:06 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33473 The United Kingdom trimmed its red list by removing 47 countries and international territories. This red

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The United Kingdom trimmed its red list by removing 47 countries and international territories. This red list was in place to curb the spread of the virus.

The UK government issued a notice expressing that the restrictions on 47 countries from October 11. Thanks to this announcement, the jet setters who land from Nepal in the United Kingdom will not be forced to enter a mandatory quarantine.

The same rules apply to travelers who are fully vaccinated in 37 new countries and territories. However, they are eligible for this treatment if they don’t visit any red list territory 10 days before entering the United Kingdom.

Travelers

The administration of the United Kingdom added they would recognize the proofs of vaccinations if they were the vaccines of Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen and Janssen. The vaccination certifications from those 37 countries and territories will be accepted as valid.

The passengers who are leaving from Nepal to the UK should carry along their vaccination proofs.

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Nepali Congress to Visit India https://www.nepalisansar.com/government/nepali-congress-to-visit-india/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 04:40:15 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33459 A delegation from Nepali Congress will visit India on Thursday as they have been invited by

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A delegation from Nepali Congress will visit India on Thursday as they have been invited by the Indian political outfit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP is the ruling political party at the national level.

The invitation was put forth by Vijay Chauthaiwale, who happens to be the chief of the Foreign Affairs Department.

Nepali Congress’s Deputy General Secretary Dr. Prakah Sharan Mahat and political leaders Uday Shumsher Rana and Ajay Chaurasiya are heading to India tomorrow.

Previously, Vijay Chauthaiwale visited Nepal as Nepali Congress’s Deputy General Secretary had extended an invite to him.

Vijay Chauthaiwale Visited Nepal

The Indian ruling power has been repairing its bilateral ties with Nepal in recent times. The incumbent Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Deuba, is expending efforts to fortify their relations with India.

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India to Dispatch One Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Nepal https://www.nepalisansar.com/coronavirus/india-to-dispatch-one-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines-to-nepal/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 05:41:47 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33420 The government of Nepal has secured one million doses of the Covidshield vaccines. The vaccines are

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The government of Nepal has secured one million doses of the Covidshield vaccines. The vaccines are scheduled to arrive from India before the Dashain festival.

The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that the doses would arrive from the neighboring country this week.

Previously, Nepal had secured two million doses of the same vaccine. India had shipped one million and delayed shipping the other million as the cases rose exponentially in the subcontinent. India is now sending the remaining million doses this week.

Covidshield Vaccine

Nepal had roped in the vaccines from China, India, U.S.A., and Japan to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

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Nepal’s Newly Appointed Foreign Minister Departs for UN General Assembly https://www.nepalisansar.com/government/nepals-newly-appointed-foreign-minister-departs-for-un-general-assembly/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:21:44 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33292 Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Narayan Khadka, has departed for United Nations General Assembly in

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Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Narayan Khadka, has departed for United Nations General Assembly in New York.

He will lead the Nepali delegation and attend the 76th session of the General Assembly.

The UN General Assembly had begun on September 13. The delegation departed from Tribhuvan International Airport, and they were given a send-off by the Acting Foreign Secretary Prakash Subedi and other officials from the foreign ministry.

United Nation (UN)

Narayan Khadka will be addressing the world at the UN General Assembly. The theme of his address is “Building resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of the people and revitalize the United Nations.”

The delegation also includes Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Poudyal, Joint Secretary Sewa Lamsal, and Nepal’s Permanent Representative to UN, Amrit Rai.

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Nepal Gets a New Foreign Affairs Minister https://www.nepalisansar.com/government/nepal-gets-a-new-foreign-affairs-minister/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:10:00 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33272 On Wednesday, Nepal’s latest Prime Minister, Sher Deuba, appointed Narayan Khadka as the foreign affairs minister.

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On Wednesday, Nepal’s latest Prime Minister, Sher Deuba, appointed Narayan Khadka as the foreign affairs minister. The appointment will Narayan, a Nepali Congress party candidate, enter the central cabinet led by Sher Deuba.

Sher Deuba was previously criticized by many for not lending a complete operational state to the incumbent government. The Prime Minister was previously holding the external affairs ministry since he was sworn in. The secretary of the Prime Minister informed the Presidential Office about this appointment.

The President of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari, is expected to officialize the appointment this afternoon by making Narayan undertake the oath of office and secrecy.

Sher Deuba and Narayan Khadka

The incumbent coalition government had earlier reached a consensus that the foreign affairs minister would be appointed immediately.

Prime Minister was keen on appointing the Minister immediately as the ministry was in a dilemma as to whom to send for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Sources stated that the new Minister would represent Nepal, and he will fly to the UNGA tonight itself.

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Nepal Sees Spike in Foreign Investments in FY2021/22 https://www.nepalisansar.com/business/nepal-sees-spike-in-foreign-investments-in-fy2021-22/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 08:33:20 +0000 https://www.nepalisansar.com/?p=33254 After almost two years of market collapse amid the pandemic, Nepal is witnessing a ray of

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After almost two years of market collapse amid the pandemic, Nepal is witnessing a ray of hope on the horizon.

In the first two months of the fiscal year 2021/22, Nepal has seen a sharp rise in foreign investments.

Foreign investors from six countries have registered 71 projects at the Department of Industry (DoI) during mid-July and mid-September.

Surprisingly, around 30 of the registered projects are related to tourism business, the highest of all.

The foreign investors are looking to run hotels in Nepal, proposing to invest in around 25 hotels in just two months of the current FY.

Department of Industry (DoI)

Likewise, service sector received 20 proposed projects and manufacturing industry received 15. Moreover, four of the proposed projects are related to agriculture sector and one each to energy sector and IT industry.

Of the proposed foreign direct investments, 62 companies are from China, the highest of all.

Four companies are from India, two from the US, and one each from the Netherlands, Japan, and Vietnam.

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