Bill to end exploitation must bite

Editorial Two Michael Woodhouse –  The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in Parliament on April 30, 2015. I have been concerned about reports of migrant exploitation and am confident this new legislation will make a big difference in protecting some of our most vulnerable workers. The fundamental…

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Tragedy shakes the heart of Nepalese

Rajendra Prasad Nailwal –  The devastating earthquake in Nepal, which has so far claimed over 7000 lives, injured and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless has serious implications for the adjoining sub-Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand has also been experiencing big jolts all along the past 100years, among the worst of which occurred in 1934, 1950, 1991 and 1998.…

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Taiwan rushes aid to Katahmandu

Three emergency assistance teams from the Republic of China (Taiwan) reached Nepal on April 28 and 29 and launched immediately earthquake relief assessment and aid operations.ROC Representative to India Tien Chung-kwang, who is coordinating Taiwan’s relief efforts in Kathmandu, conferred with a 15-member team from the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation including four doctors, which also arrived on April…

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