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Nepali migrant workers:

400,000

Nepalis leaving for Qatar/day:

353

Total Nepali workers who went to Qatar last year:

129,039

Total remittance from Qatar last year: Rs

169 billion

Qatar's portion of total remittance:

17%

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BIZ BRIEFS

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Akanshya Shah


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KATHMANDU

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GETAWAY


SAHINA SHRESTHA

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HAPPENINGS

MUST SEE

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SHREEJANA SHRESTHA

CHILD SERVANT

On International Domestic Workers' Day, 16 June, a Nepali Times video tells the story of Sharmila Tharu, who was forced to become a domestic worker at age five, and 15 years later is still a household helper. The practice of Kamalari was abolished in 2006, but this form of modern-day bonded slavery persists in Nepali society.

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