Nepali restaurateurs fined in Finland Owners – accused to trafficking and exploiting fellow Nepali workers

Nepali restaurants in Finland have become so popular in the past 20 years that in many places they have started replacing Indian diners in Helsinki and other cities. It now looks like there was a dark side to this success: four Nepalis restauranteurs in Finland have been found guilty of human trafficking, discrimination and tax… Continue reading Nepali restaurateurs fined in Finland Owners – accused to trafficking and exploiting fellow Nepali workers

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Citigroup Reveals Female Employees Earn 29% Less Than Men Do

Citigroup reveals that female employees earn 29% less than men do. For its U.S. workforce, people of color earn 7% less than their white colleagues Bank is first in U.S. to publish ‘unadjusted’ gender pay gap  ‘We should obviously be at 100 percent parity,’ bank says Citigroup Inc. offered an uncharacteristically blunt assessment of the… Continue reading Citigroup Reveals Female Employees Earn 29% Less Than Men Do

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Flouting laws, dozens of Nepalis invested in companies in tax haven nations

Over 50 Nepalis have invested in offshore companies, exploiting secretive tax regimes and breaking Nepal’s law which bars investment in foreign countries, an investigation by the Centre for Investigative Journalism has found. The report ‘Nepal Leaks 2019: Illegal Wealth Watch,’ based on an analysis of over 3,000 financial and court documents and interviews with over… Continue reading Flouting laws, dozens of Nepalis invested in companies in tax haven nations

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New York City will offer free eyeglasses to all kindergarteners and first graders

All New York City kindergarteners and first graders will receive prescription eyeglasses if they need them starting next school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce Thursday during his annual State of the City address. The program already exists in 224 so-called “community schools” across the city, which get additional social services designed… Continue reading New York City will offer free eyeglasses to all kindergarteners and first graders

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How the matrix of remittances is changing for Indians

India continued to remain the top receiver of remittances in 2017, getting funds of $69 billion, according to the World Bank. The previous two years had registered a dampening of outbound remittance flows from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries due to policies discouraging the recruitment of foreign workers… …Here is a break up of… Continue reading How the matrix of remittances is changing for Indians

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Japan Needs to Change its Attitude to Foreigners

Facing an acute labor shortage, the country needs immigrants, and plenty of them. Even as politicians in the U.S. and Europe rage about foreigners supposedly swamping their shores, one of the world’s most insular countries — Japan — is on the verge of passing what might be its most sweeping immigration reform to date. Welcome… Continue reading Japan Needs to Change its Attitude to Foreigners

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Shree Swasthani Brata Katha श्री स्वस्थानी ब्रत कथ

Shree Swasthani Brata Katha श्री स्वस्थानी ब्रत कथ Shree Swasthani Brata Katha is a very popular ritual observed in Nepal in the Poush/Magh month (January – February) during winter. Goddess Sri Swasthani, known to grant wishes of her devotees, is worshipped from Poush Shukla Purnima to Magh Shukla Purnima. Yama Bramha Varunendra Rudra यम ब्रह्मा… Continue reading Shree Swasthani Brata Katha श्री स्वस्थानी ब्रत कथ

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New Clinical Trial Aims To Detect Cancer With A Quick Breathalyzer Test

Nowadays ‘liquid biopsies,’ the notion of detecting cancer using only a blood test to detect minute amounts of circulating tumor are fairly well-known. But what if not even a blood test was needed to detect cancer, merely a few lungfuls of air? A new clinical trial in the U.K. is aiming to find out whether… Continue reading New Clinical Trial Aims To Detect Cancer With A Quick Breathalyzer Test

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