KATHMANDU, July 4: Apart from pledges to make available Rs 1 million in compensation for each of the families of those killed in the Kabul attack on June 20, the Nepal government has intensified its diplomatic efforts to bring additional compensation from the recruiting company and the government of Canada.
KATHMANDU, June 29: As dozens of countries have been lining up to pledge troops, equipment and technology for its peacekeeping missions, the United Nation has widened the guidelines for selecting the most professional and competent troops to serve in global hot spots.
The security guards who had come back to Nepal on leave before last week's attack, have strongly protested the government decision and demanded that they should be allowed to return to their jobs in Kabul.
KATHMANDU, June 22: Ever since the Taliban in Afghanistan announced a new offensive season after the United States considered strengthening troop levels a few months ago, Nepali security guards were worried by intelligence reports that they were ‘soft targets’, Afghanistan returnees said on Wednesday.
During their last conversation, Thapa had made a 'special request' to his wife to send photos and videos of their son. And spouse Sanjita Lama Thapa, 30, took lots of photos on Monday morning, but these could never be sent.
KATHMANDU, June 21:Despite increasing Taliban attacks and high security threats in Kabul's so-called green zone, the government in Nepal in the past ten years permitted over 8,889 Nepali migrants to work as security guards in the Afghan capital.
KATHMANDU, June 20: Since Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested 36 doctors practicing at different hospitals and clinics from 10 districts on the charge of using fake academic certificates for medical studies.
Wants to purchase arms, logistics on price-ceiling basis
KATHMANDU, June 15:The Defense Ministry is preparing to clear long pending dues of Rs 2.4 billion for arms and other military purchases from neighboring India, in an attempt to expedite a new purchase model based on a price-ceiling approach.