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Acting together to end gender-based violence : Crimes against women and girls have increased in Nepal, with 21,568 cases reported between July 2021 to July 2022 (kp 25/11/2022)

Two injured in IED explosion in Banke (rep 17/11/2022), Treatment of Chand-led party cadres injured in bomb blast under police supervision (rep 17/11/2022)

Bomb blasts near Prachanda’s election event venue in Bhojpur (kh 16/11/2022)

Apex court seeks reasons after petitions against Dahal rejected : The petitioners have demanded action against Chairman Dahal saying that he, speaking at a public function on January 15, 2020, had admitted to having taken responsibility for the death of 5,000 people among the around 17,000 who lost their lives during the decade-long insurgency (kp 15/11/2022)

Dowry Still Killing Dreams in Nepal’s Terai, by Sajira Shrestha (rep 13/11/2022)

Women’s share in House likely to shrink : With few women FPTP candidates, more of them may need to be elected to the upper house to meet the requirement, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/11/2022) [The continued and even increased non-inclusive policies of high-caste male politicians must be criminalised and punished as a matter of urgency!]

HPCIDBC warns of demolishing riverside slums if they do not leave within 10 days (rep 12/11/2022) [Without alternative accommodation? The poorest of the poor live here out of necessity. Now you want to destroy the last things they own?]

Parties coming up with stale agendas in fresh elections (kh), Parties regularly mention transitional justice in manifesto but progress dismal : Conflict victims say they are fed up with unfulfilled promises, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/11/2022)

Unified Socialist leader Khatiwada manhandled in Makawanpur election gathering (kp 08/11/2022)

Over 17 tons of illegal sugar seized in Surkhet, by Govinda KC (rep 05/11/2022)

Three arrested for vandalizing ATM machines in Lalitpur (kh 02/11/2022)

Inspector imprisoned for attempting to rape female policewoman (rep 02/11/2022)

A 16-year-old girl raped in Kathmandu (kh 01/11/2022)

Govt prosecutor files case against Sandeep Lamichhane at Kathmandu District Court (kh 31/10/2022), Chargesheet filed against Sandeep Lamichhane in rape case : Kathmandu district court is likely to decide whether he will be freed on bail, without bail or kept in custody (kp 01/11/2022), Rape case against Lamichhane : Ten to 12 years of imprisonment sought for suspended captain of National cricket squad (ht 01/11/2022)

One dies and four get injured in bomb blast in Kalikot (kh 29/10/2022), Two die in Kalikot Bomblast (kh 29/10/2022),
Two girls, both aged four, killed as IED goes off in Kalikot : Three other children seriously injured in the blast are undergoing treatment, by Tularam Pandey (kp 30/10/2022)

Youth arrested on charge of raping a minor girl in Bara (kh 29/10/2022)

Nepali trekkers feel inferior treatment in MBC (kh 29/10/2022)

Police recommend up to 12 years in jail for cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane : Investigators say Lamichhane ‘indeed raped the minor’, by Matrika Dahal (kp 24/10/2022)

Woman allegedly tortured in custody : The victim says officers physically abused her to extract confession, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 19/10/2022)

Dead body of abducted youth found in a guest house in Biratnagar (rep 15/10/2022)

Rescued from a hotel’s room in Kathmandu with serious burn injuries, girl dies in ‘suspicious circumstances’ (rep 12/10/2022), Two arrested in connection with death of a girl in Kathmandu : The victim was likely set on fire before being taken to hospital for treatment, police say. She died on Monday while undergoing treatment (kp 13/10/2022)

Change in sexual offence related acts stressed (ht 12/10/2022)

Three held in connection with vandalism at Chitwan Medical College (kh 11/10/2022)

One arrested on charge of raping girl (rep 11/10/2022)

In remote west, campaigners tore down chhau sheds. They have sprung up again : Despite costly campaigns, the practice of banishing women to period sheds still prevails in many districts of Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces, by Basanta Pratap Singh and Bidya Rai (kp 10/10/2022) [Another option would be to send the men to these chau sheds when the women in their family have their periods. Then they would finally be "safe".], Whack-a-mole : The practice of Chhaupadi won’t be removed with the current top-down approach (kp 12/10/2022)

Number of serious crimes fell this Dashain, police say : Police data show 21 minor incidents of crime were registered in the past two weeks in contrast to 773 in 2019 and 568 in 2018 during the festival, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/10/2022)

Ward chairman who beat up a Dalit man for entering temple lands in police custody, by Krishna Oli (rep 29/09/2022), Dalit man beaten up for entering temple : Police have detained three people, including ward chair, in connection with the incident, by Arjun Shah (kp 30/09/2022)

Drones to keep an eye on crowded places during the festivals : Police ask Valley residents not to share their travel plans on social media. Say such information could give ideas to criminals, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/09/2022)

Municipality office vandalised, damage estimated at Rs 40 million (ht 26/09/2022)

Man is jailed in a landmark caste-based discrimnation ruling : District courts rarely punished the accused in such cases. Ramechhap court was exception, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/09/2022)

Scores of rape and sexual violence cases pending in Dhanusha court, by Manika Jha (ae 22/09/2022)

One arrested on charge of raping mentally-challenged minor girl (rep 22/09/2022)

Three held in connection with murder of Bhutanese refugee (rep 22/09/2022)

Ex-MP facing life imprisonment freed on Constitution Day (ht 22/09/2022)

Minor rape victim's mother seeks security assurance after release of accused in Saptari (ht 20/09/2022)

Shoot-out at Gothatar in Kathmandu, one injured (kh 19/09/2022), Gothatar shooting victim dies (kh 19/09/2022)

One arrested for raping minor girl (kh 19/09/2022)

Minors in no position to give consent to sex : Lowering the age of consent will leave children vulnerable to child sex abuse, grooming and sexual violence, experts say, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 16/09/2022)

Teacher thrashes student for being absent (ht 14/09/2022)

Chinese distributor of Oppo mobile phones in Nepal absconds without paying rent (kh 13/09/2022)

Murderer arrested after 16 years (kh 12/09/2022)

Three idols of the same temple stolen in Bhaktapur, by Krishna Kisi (rep 12/09/2022)

31 school bus drivers booked for drink-driving in valley (ht 10/09/2022)

15-year-old girl 'gang-raped' in Kailali (rep 09/09/2022)

Evidence builds against Sandeep Lamichhane, CAN reluctant to act : A 17-year-old girl, in the presence of her guardian, filed a complaint against the national cricket team captain at Gaushala Police Circle on Tuesday accusing him of rape, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 08/09/2022), Arrest warrant issued against Nepal’s cricket team captain Lamichhane (kh 08/09/2022), I will return to Nepal at an appropriate time: Cricketer Lamichhane (kh 26/09/2022), Interpol issues diffusion notice against Nepali cricketer Sandip Lamichhane (kh 26/09/2022), Sandeep Lamichhane arrested from TIA (nlt 06/10/2022)

Actor Paul Shah sentenced to two and a half years in jail : The Nawalparasi district court also ordered Shah to pay Rs1 million to the victim as compensation, by Narayan Sharma (kp 07/09/2022)

Conclude Protracted Peace Process, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 06/09/2022)

Police arrest security guard for asking a sitting minister to wait in queue : A Chhaya Centre security guard asks Tourism Minister Shrestha, who was at the visa centre in a personal capacity, to wait for his turn, by Matrika Dahal (kp 05/09/2022) [Ministers are no better at doing private things. The security officer deserves an award and compensation!], Security Guard Gurung tells Lamichhane from police custody, “I did not misbehave with tourism minister” (rep 05/09/2022), Guard arrested for doing his duty : Asked minister to come in queue for visa biometrics (ht 05/09/2022) [The cocky arrogance of some politicians can hardly be surpassed!], Security guard who asked a minister to wait in queue freed : Home minister orders Gurung’s release after Minister Shrestha pardoned him (kp 06/09/2022) [The security guard needs no pardon from the failing minister, but justice and compensation.]

Crime-accused can contest polls but they may be barred from performing duty : Experts say flawed laws can create a situation where the electorate may not have their representative in the House, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/09/2022), Crime and politics : By legitimising criminality, political parties have turned politics into a transactional enterprise (kp 06/09/2022) [No democratic party should nominate persons as candidates or appoint them to positions such as Speaker of Parliament while they are subject to criminal proceedings. This then quickly leads to the stalling of juridical processes.]

Police, bandits exchange fire in Bara; two arrested, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 04/09/2022)

Couple found brutally murdered in Talawang, Rolpa (kh 01/09/2022)

Police starts surveillance after complaints of human trafficking (kh 01/09/2022)

Nepal’s human rights defenders, conflict victims seek UN support to correct flaws in transitional justice bill : Rights activists and conflict victims' organizations wrote to the UN Secretary General drawing the attention of the latter toward the flawed transitional justice bill (nlt 29/08/2022)

Nobel College teacher arrested on charge of sexually abusing female student (kh 29/08/2022)

TU demands security from the government (nlt 28/08/2022)

Kathmandu police arrested 88 criminals in first month of this fiscal (kh 24/08/2022)

Police, smugglers clash in Saptari; three shots fired in air (nlt 23/08/2022)

At least 35 bandh enforcers arrested from different parts of country (nlt 23/08/2022) [Every bandh is a crime against the citizens, especially when it turns into militancy!], Bandh enforcers vandalize bus at Thapagaon (kh 23/08/2022), Police arrest 17 for forcibly imposing bandh in Kathmandu (kh), 523 cases against then Maoist leaders have been cleared: Law Minister (kh 23/08/2022)

Int'l communities wish for success of Nepal's unique model of peace process (rep 20/08/2022) [The world community should know that Nepal's peace process is anything but unique. Since 2006, justice for the victims from the time of the Maoist insurgency and thus the conclusion of the peace process has been deliberately denied by the political elite!], International community expresses concern over transitional justice process : Diplomats during their meetings urge Deuba and Dahal to address victims’ grievances, as the government prepares to table the amendment bill in Parliament, by Anil Giri (kp 21/08/2022)

Victims protest planned changes to transitional justice law : During a demonstration on Monday, conflict victims and civil society members said the current bill drafted to amend the law favours the perpetrators and is unacceptable, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/08/2022)

Kathmandu school bus drivers handling steering wheels under the influence of alcohol : In the last 20 days, traffic police impounded 22 school buses as drivers were under the influence of alcohol, by Shrutika Raut (nlt 16/08/2022)

Head constable jailed to cover up SP’s misdeeds, by Tapendra Karki (rep 16/08/2022)

Eight police personnel injured in clash with locals (nlt 15/08/2022)

Twenty three years after being lost, Nil Barahi statue found in Singapore museum (nlt 14/08/2022) [The perpetrators of that time must be found and punished!]

Bajura woman living in cave for yrs rescued (ht 14/08/2022)

Man arrested for murdering wife (kh 13/08/2022)

Smugglers have a ball in Madhesh Province, by Upendra Yadav and Mithilesh Yadav (rep 12/08/2022)

Teacher beats his daughter's lover black and blue (rep 11/08/2022)

Unidentified group vandalizes garbage-laden tippers in Banchare Danda (nlt 09/08/2022), 14 vehicles carrying garbage from Kathmandu to Bancharedanda vandalized (rep 09/08/2022)

Man attempts to burn wife, mother-in-law to death : The mother sustained serious burn injuries on her back, arms and leg while her daughter sustained injuries on her chest, arms and legs, by Santosh Singh (kp 08/08/2022), Woman set on fire by spouse dies, mother-in-law under treatment (kh 15/08/2022)

Police detain single mother Niharika Rajput (rep 05/08/2022) ["Justice" or what the government and leading politicians mean by it!], Niharika Rajput arrested yet again : Rajput, a single mother from Jaleshwar Municipality 9 Mahottari, has been staging a series of hunger strikes for the past few months demanding justice for herself and her young son (nlt 05/08/2022)

Drivers of five school buses caught drink-driving with students on board : Last week also drivers of four schools were caught. Stakeholders say drivers’ wrongdoing is inexcusable. Schools promise stern action, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/08/2022)

Four members of a family killed brutally in Kavresthali (kh 01/08/2022), Four of a family found dead in Kathmandu : Man suspected of killing self after killing wife, children (ht 02/08/2022)

Man thrashed two weeks ago dies (ht 01/08/2022)

Federalized Approach to Transitional Justice Process, by Preeti Mittal (kh 31/07/2022)

Govt to provide free of cost treatment to acid attack survivors (rep 30/07/2022) [It is the government's duty to prevent acid attacks. This includes, first of all, a strict control of the sale of acid!]

Two people arrested on charge of rape in Itahari (rep 30/07/2022)

Six held for killing man to claim Rs 25 million life insurance (ht 30/07/2022)

Wife killed for stealing Rs 1,000 (rep 29/07/2022)

Kidney racket found active in Kathmandu Valley : Street children and homeless people are among those extremely vulnerable, by Arun Bam (rep 29/07/2022)

Police in an inebriated state attempts to rape a woman in custody, by Ganesh Bishu (rep 29/07/2022)

Husbands kills wife with an axe (rep 29/07/2022)

Son kills his father with an axe (rep 29/07/2022

How patriarchy promotes violence against women, by Cilla Khatry (ae 28/07/2022)

Uncertainty looms over transitional justice amid delays in tabling bill : As conflict victims, rights activists and international rights bodies cry foul at some provisions, those involved in drafting the bill say there’s a lack of political will, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/07/2022)

Chitwan sees increased number of sexual violence cases (kh 26/07/2022), Sexual violence on the rise in Chitwan (rep 26/07/2022)

Two karate coaches arrested on gang rape charge in Biratnagar (kh 26/07/2022)

Husband kills wife, dies while trying to run away, by Basanta Dhungana (rep 25/07/2022)

Three boys arrested for raping a minor (rep 25/07/2022)

Police raid Chinese national-run call center in Tinkune, Kathmandu (kh 25/07/2022)

Three teenage girls found dead hanging from tree in Jhapa : The trio had left their home on Saturday afternoon together to go for a walk, according to family sources, by Parbat Portel (kp 25/07/2022)

Over 150 youths arrested on charge of fraud in Butwal (kh 24/07/2022)

Father and son arrested for murdering daughter in law (rep 23/07/2022)

Husband stabs wife to death in Taplejung (kh 23/07/2022)

No closure after Nepal’s insurgency : Sixteen years after the conflict ended, families still struggle for transitional justice, by Mandira Sharma and Mohna Ansari (nt 22/07/2022), Impunity through immunity : The Bill to amend the transitional justice act exempts perpetrators of war crimes committed during the Maoist insurgency, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (nt 22/07/2022)

Criminalised politics, politicised institutions : Leaders need money to finance elections to secure victory for their cronies, relatives and sycophants, by Achyut Wagle (kp 19/07/2022)

480 kg of gold recovered from TIA in 7 months (rep 17/07/2022)

Five arrested for human trafficking (kh 17/07/2022), Five arrested on charge of organ trafficking of street children (nlt 17/07/2022), How two kidney racketeers lured street children of Kathmandu to sell kidneys in India : Recently, a team of police from the Anti-Human Trafficking Bureau busted an organ trafficking racket in Kathmandu, by Shrutika Raut (nlt 18/07/2022)

RSS journalist Acharya gets allegedly beaten up by NEA employees (kh 16/07/2022)

Four including a headmaster nabbed for raping a child (kh 12/07/2022)

Body of a young woman found on river bank in Rupandehi (kh 11/07/2022)

Woman found hanging in Butwal hotel room (kh 10/07/2022)

House committee agrees to increase statute of limitation for rape cases to two years (rep 08/07/2022) [There should be no limitation at all in such cases!], House panel for extending statute of limitations on rape by up to three years : Observers say that’s not enough and doesn’t match Nepal’s rights commitments made in international forums, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 09/07/2022)

Three arrested for raping girl in Sukute (kh 05/07/2022)

Mayor of local unit in Achham arrested in connection to youth’s death : A 15-year-old boy from Panchadewal Binayak Municipality had gone missing on April 30. His body was found on May 3 (kp 03/07/2022), Mangalsen tense following protest over death of local youth : Police fired 12 tear gas shells to bring the situation under control; 12 police officers injured, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 04/07/2022), 14 injured in clash between protesters and police (kh 04/07/2022)

Morang husband burns wife to death (kh 02/07/2022)

Smugglers expanding drug network via Nepal, by Arun Bam (rep 02/07/2022)

Police retrieve 14-yr-old girl’s body from funeral pyre, suspecting 'honor killing' (rep 01/07/2022)

Container with 250 sacks of opium under police control (kh 01/07/2022)

'Migration ban on women counterproductive' (ht 30/06/2022)

Most perpetrators being relatives or neighbors, challenges galore for rape survivors : Activists and stakeholders say it diminishes the survivors’ chance of justice, leaving them in perpetual trauma, by Sakshi Srivastav (nlt 29/06/2022)

DRI files a Rs 443.8 million fraud case against 27 people (kh 29/06/2022)

Torture at the hands of authorities continues with little action : The Criminal Code that came into force in 2018 has criminalised torture but the cases are seldom investigated and no perpetrators have been brought to book so far., by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/06/2022), Power sans responsibility : Rather than a sense of security, the presence of the police strikes fear in people’s hearts (kp 30/06/2022)

Ward Chairperson arrested on rape charge in Baitadi (kh 29/06/2022)

17-year-old girl raped in Dang (kh 29/06/2022)

Voluntary sex work should not be criminalised: Activists (ht 29/06/2022)

Cop beats doctor black and blue because he was ‘walking at night’ : The doctor was heading home after his duty at Arogya Foundation in Pulchowk when the police constable started to verbally and physically abuse him, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/06/2022) [The police continue to claim that it is their right to brutally beat up civilians whenever they please!]

Dozens of civil servants caught on the wrong side of the law (ht 27/06/2022)

Chhaupadi practice puts women with disabilities at higher risk : Disabled girls and women are more prone to getting sexually violated while staying away in chhau sheds, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/06/2022)

School principal misbehaved at parents-teachers meeting (rep 26/06/2022)

17 cooperatives put in blacklist on charge of banking frauds in the past 11 months (rep 26/06/2022)

Husband kills wife luring her to forest to cut grass (rep 25/06/2022)

Breaching laws, govt released Rs 9m for Jhalanath Khanal’s abroad medical treatment : The amount was released illegally as Section 30 of the ‘Public Health Service Act 2018’ states that expenses should not be provided for foreign treatment (nlt 24/06/2022)

Fugitive Ghimire arrested on banking offense (kh 22/06/2022)

VAW cases continue unabated (kh 21/06/2022)

Teachers charged of sexual abuse sent to jail (kh 21/06/2022)

Three die due to rape within six months in Chitwan (rep 20/06/2022)

Probe shows prison officials’ role in events leading to youth’s jail death : CCTV not functioning when Harijan ‘committed suicide’. Detailed probe by police sought, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/06/2022), Sublimation of the subaltern : Chasing the chimaera of emancipation through political ideologies is exhausting and meaningless, by CK Lal (kp 22/06/2022)

Mentally-ill girl gang-raped in Dang, by Devendra Basnet (rep 18/06/2022)

NAC Chairman Adhikari, who was mistreated by Tourism Minister Ale, demands security (rep 18/06/2022), No employee has been mistreated, people can check CCTV footage: Minister Ale (rep 18/06/2022)

Cases filed against Manoj Pandey seeking 18 years imprisonment (nlt 15/06/2022), Attorney’s office files case against Manoj Pandey : Faces human trafficking, child sexual abuse charges (kp 16/06/2022)

Sexual assault victim dies in Chitwan (kh 15/06/2022)

Four students of Trinity College arrested for attacking security guard with khukuri (kh 15/06/2022)

281 arrested on charges of tax fraud and foreign exchange irregularities (rep 15/06/2022)

Woman gang-raped in Bouddha, four rapists held (kh 14/06/2022)

‘Truth-seeking should be the first priority of the transitional justice process’, interview with Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Govinda Bandi (kp 14/06/2022)

Late as usual : Delayed delivery of textbooks infringes the right to education of Nepali students, by Karuna Parajuli and Timothy Fish Hodgson (kp 12/06/2022)

Woman killed after rape bid, daughter flees to safety (ht 12/06/2022)

Police personnel trained to combat TIP (kh 11/06/2022)

Ward chairman jailed on charge of murder, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 10/06/2022)

Flexible Time Limit Succur To Rape Victims, by Sangita Subedi (rn 09/06/2022)

Two arrested for allegedly burning single woman to death, by Prem Chunara (rep 08/06/2022)

Woman arrested for alleged role in murder of spouse (kh 08/06/2022)

Four Chinese carrying NRs 40 million undeclared cash arrested in Kathmandu check-point : Police investigating on money laundering case (kh 07/06/2022)

Seven-year-old girl murdered after rape (rep 07/06/2022)

Woman dies as police open fire in Bardiya, five-member committee formed to probe incident (nlt 07/06/2022), Bardiya locals continue protest following death of teenager in clash with police : An 18-year-old girl died of bullet wounds on Monday when police opened fire at protestors seeking protection from wildlife attacks (kp 07/06/2022), Bardiya residents continue protest following death of teenager in clash with police : An 18-year-old girl died of bullet wounds on Monday when police opened fire at protesters seeking protection from wildlife attacks, by Kamal Panthi (kp 08/06/2022), Why are police so quick to shoot during protests in the Tarai? Eighteen-year-old Nabina Tharu died on Monday of bullet wounds from a police shooting, just one of at least 16 who’ve died from being shot during protests in the last five years, by Bhrikuti Rai and Shristi Shakya (rec 08/06/2022) [The Nepali police have not yet learned to respect basic human rights. They beat, shoot, kill, torture whenever they want!]

Body of 6-year-old boy found at Mahottari border (rep 07/06/2022)

Minor, abducted and raped, in critical condition (rep 02/06/2022)

Killing by other means : The criminal system that takes in young, healthy humans and returns dead bodies must stop (kp 01/06/2022)

86 persons arrested on rape charges in Jhapa in last 10 months (rep 01/06/2022)

Custodial deaths continue with little being done towards investigation : Most of those dying in custody under suspicious conditions are from marginalised groups, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/05/2022)

Woman tortured by her husband dies (rep 31/05/2022)

22-year-old woman raped in Rupandehi (kh 30/05/2022)

Court extends Manoj Pandey’s custody : Kathmandu District Court on Monday granted the Metropolitan Crime Division permission to extend the custody of the rape accused by seven more days (kp 30/05/2022)

Police torture a minor who killed a man for allegedly trying to rape her , by Upendra Yadav (rep 29/05/2022)

Panel to investigate youth’s death in prison : Legal experts say the probe team must be independent. Sundar Harijan, who was behind bars instead of a real criminal, died in Rolpa jail under suspicious circumstances, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/05/2022)

Resolution motion calls for ending statute of limitations on child rape : The motion registered in the National Assembly also demands review of the statute of limitations on rape cases other than rape of children (kp 28/05/2022)

Police recover IRs 2.568 mln along with gold (kh 27/05/2022)

The state of sexual crimes in Nepal : In the past fiscal year alone, a total of 2,532 complaints of rape, 735 of attempts to rape, 36 of unnatural intercourse, and 281 complaints of child sexual abuse were filed across the country, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 26/05/2022)

Supreme Court annuls decision to commute former APF DIG Ranjan Koirala’s life sentence (nlt 26/05/2022), Top court full bench quashes decision to reduce life sentence of Ranjan Koirala : Koirala’s sentence was reduced to 8 years, 6 months. He was released on July 23, 2020, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 27/05/2022), Ranjan Koirala arrested : Arrest follows overturning of an earlier top court decision to reduce his sentence (kp 28/05/2022)

Accused Khadka arrested on charge of raping a student five years ago (rep 26/05/2022)

Petition filed at the top court seeking removal of statute of limitations on rape : Six female lawyers who registered the petition claim the time limit is in violation of constitution, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 25/05/2022)

A teenage girl was raped, and killed extrajudicially during insurgency, UN says : The girl, 16, was arrested by a squad of 20 army personnel from her house in Kavre on February 13, 2004 (kp 24/05/2022)

Kin of Dalit youths killed in Rukum (West) two years ago demonstrate at Maitighar demanding justice : Nabaraj BK, along with five of his friends, was killed on May 23, 2020, for allegedly trying to elope with a girl from the so-called ‘upper caste’ (kp 24/05/2022)

Teacher at St. Lawrence College arrested on charge of sexual harassment (24/05/2022), Teacher at St. Lawrence College arrested on charge of sexual harassment (24/05/2022), Tension erupts at St Lawrence College in Chabahil as a teacher is accused of molesting a girl student and asking her to be his sex partner, by Puja Giri (rep 24/05/2022), St Lawrence College teacher arrested for allegedly molesting a girl student (rep 24/05/2022)

Suffering in silence: Why young girls find it difficult to speak up against rape : Why do the survivors of sexual violence fail to report the case on time? What factors actually force the survivors and victims of sexual violence to suffer in silence?, by Shrutika Raut (nlt 24/05/2022)

Two cases of human trafficking and sexual abuse registered against Pandey (kh 23/05/2022), Court allows police to keep Manoj Pandey in custody for five days (rep 23/05/2022)

#MeToo in Nepal: Yet another case of sexual assault allegation comes to the surface : A victim makes public the details of how the perpetrator, her school principal, raped and blackmailed her for two years and yet nobody believed her (nlt 22/05/2022), Another minor accuses Pandey of sexually abusing her, by Arun Bam (rep 23/05/2022)

Protesters demand justice and extension of statute of limitation in cases of sexual violence (With Photos) (rep 20/05/2022), A howl for justice : Galvanized by a series of videos detailing one woman’s harrowing experiences of being raped as a minor, Nepali women and men take to the streets in protest, by Nishi Rungta (rec 20/05/2022), Stop blaming the rape survivors, speak up for justice, by Shreena Nepal (nlt 20/05/2022), Youths demonstrate demanding justice for victim, action against perpetrator (In pics) (kh 21/05/2022), Home Ministry urges for help in investigating video clip told incident related to VAW (kh 21/05/2022), Rape accused Manoj Pandey arrested (nlt 21/05/2022), Manoj Pandey, a beauty pageant organiser accused of rape, in police custody : Crime Division of Nepal Police says the alleged rapist has been arrested for an investigation, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/05/2022), Statute of limitation related to rape comes under fire, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/05/2022)

‘I was just crying and feeling helpless’: Alleged rape victim reveals horrifying series of incidents : In a series of videos made public, a girl provides details of offstage sexual abuse and violence against her and how the incident ruined her life, by Shrutika Raut (nlt 19/05/2022)

Sexual assaults on blind women go unreported : Several blind women have fallen prey to sexual assaulters in Bajhang but the families’ apathy and society’s behaviour towards sexual assault victims have kept many of them from claiming justice, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 17/05/2022)

Bomb goes off in Butwal : Leaflet of CPN-Bahumat Party found near the incident site (kh 11/05/2022)

NC cadres attacked with Khukuri in Rolpa (rep 10/05/2022)

A 49-year-old woman raped in Banke (kh 08/05/2022)

Unidentified person attacks election candidate with khukuri (kh 08/05/2022)

Arzu under fire for her remarks to stop grants where Congress loses : Analysts say her remarks reflect a lack of understanding of how the state functions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/05/2022) [This is not only offensive, it is criminal and corrupt!]

Unknown group tries to torch two vehicles in Birendranagar (rep 07/05/2022)

20-yr-old held for raping a minor girl (kh 03/05/2022)

As alliance parties threaten rebel candidates, Election Commission says that’s criminal act : The election body states that the threats violate citizens’ legal and constitutional right to take part in elections, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/04/2022) [When will the so-called top politicians finally be punished appropriately for their constant high-handed behaviour? Non-election of such persons and their protégés would be an appropriate response!]

RPP expresses concern over death threat issued against the party’s candidate (rep 30/04/2022)

Woman tortured for dowry, despite court order (ht 29/04/2022)

Dalit youth thrashed to death over dispute (ht 28/04/2022)

Keshav Sthapit’s candidacy for Kathmandu mayor sparks furore : Sthapit has been accused of sexual harassment by at least two women, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 26/04/2022) [He should not run for any political office until a court has certified his innocence!]

Nepal shuts down online gambling, crypto sites and apps (rep 26/04/2022)

Police seize seven kg of cocaine smuggled into Nepal from Africa : Zambian and Indian nationals arrested (kh 24/04/2022)

Patriarchy plagues the lives of young girls in Siraha : When one girl acts beyond the traditional norms, all other girls in the village face the consequences—their education is discontinued and they are married off, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 18/04/2022)

Girl who accused Paul Shah of rape changes her statement : She had filed complaints against the actor in February accusing him of raping her with false promise of marriage, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 18/04/2022) [??? One of them is lying and must be held accountable, both to protect raped women and to avoid false accusations.]

Makawanpur police nabs teachers accused of sexual misconduct (kh 16/04/2022)

Inebriated hubby kills wife in Morang (kh 15/04/2022)

Arjun Das murder case: Four arrested from Nepal-India border (nlt 15/04/2022)

Son kills father in cold blood (kh 15/04/2022)

Father nabbed father-daughter incest allegation (kh 13/04/2022)

Office Of Nagdhunga Tunnel Project Vandalised (rn 11/04/2022)

Man strikes wife to death, arrested (kh 11/04/2022)

Three teachers of a school accused of sexual abuse (ht 09/04/2022)

Around 500 women and children rescued from Nepalgunj border point (rep 08/04/2022)

Child murdered after abduction in Sarlahi, seven arrested (rep 07/04/2022)

Teenager found murdered on her way to school, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 06/04/2022), Kabita’s murderers unveiled (kh 07/04/2022)

Minister Manange assaults govt official (kh 06/04/2022)

Police seize two trucks carrying goods worth Rs 15 million (kh 06/04/2022)

DoMLI receives 95 complaints against money laundering in the first eight months of the current FY (rep 05/04/2022)

Action against victim of rape creates furore : Achham District Court judge in the dock. Questions raised over his competence as well as Nepal’s judicial system, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/04/2022)

Doctor found dead in front of Nobel Hospital in Biratnagar (rep 02/04/2022)

Violence against girls goes unabated : Seventy-nine rape cases reported in Morang this fiscal year; nearly two-thirds of the victims are children, by Binod Bhandari (kp 31/03/2022)

Scars of Maoist Insurgency: ‘Dear PM, first save the victims!’, by Guna Raj Luitel (rep 31/03/2022)

New-born baby’s body found on garbage pile in Kathmandu (rep 31/03/2022)

Two injured as IED goes off in Itahari (kh 29/03/2022), Two injured in explosion in Itahari (rep 29/03/2022)

Two elderly men held for raping minor girls (kh 28/03/2022)

39 cases of caste-based discrimination (ht 28/03/2022)

Abducted girl child rescued; 4 suspects held (kh 26/03/2022)

Two held for attacking a woman with acid (kh 26/03/2022)

JSP Chief Whip Pramod Sah attacked; guard’s pistol snatched away (kh 26/03/2022), Federal MP Shah seriously injured in clash over land dispute, by Madan Thakur (rep 26/03/2022)

Ward Chairman Jaiswal arrested for banking offense (rep 26/03/2022)

Commission to dig up sites in search of missing persons : Disappearance commission set to excavate possible places where victims could have been buried after being killed by either the state or rebel forces, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/03/2022)

Hubby strikes wife to death (kh 25/03/2022)

Addressing gender violence in cyberspace, by Prasansha Rimal (rec 24/03/2022)

12-year-old girl allegedly raped by her own elder brother in Bajhang (rep 23/03/2022)

Prachanda asks PM Deuba to provide subsistence allowance to the injured and disabled of armed conflict, others (kh 22/03/2022) [And what about all those people who were killed, wounded or disappeared in the course of the atrocities committed by the insurgent Maoists or the army? What about justice for the victims, regardless of which side they were on?]

CPN-Biplav leader Manik Lama nabbed in allegation of planting explosives (kh 22/03/2022)

Rape cases continue unabated despite harsher laws (ht 21/03/2022)

School teacher arrested on sexual harassment allegation (kh 21/03/2022)

Curfew clamped in Letang after police killed in clash (kh 21/03/2022), Curfew in Letang following death of police constable in a clash, by Binod Bhandari (kp 21/03/2022), Curfew continues in Letang over police personnel’s murder (kh 22/03/2022), Curfew in Letang following death of police constable in a clash : The constable was stabbed in the neck as a mob of locals, gathered at a school in Morang where a girl student had accused a teacher of sexual harassment, clashed with police, by Binod Bhandari (kp 22/03/2022), Letang Incident: Nine arrested for investigation, curfew still in place (rep 22/03/2022), Curfew lifted in Letang after three days (kh 24/03/2022), Police constable Urmila Shrestha died of gunshot wounds, post-mortem reveals : The 26-year-old police constable was killed in a violent mob attack in Letang, Morang, on March 20 (kp 14/04/2022)

17-year-old girl raped in Tehrathum, one arrested (kh 20/03/2022)

CIB releases actress Karki on bail after recording her statement (kh 208/03/2022)

Man allegedly beats spouse to death (kh 18/03/2022)

42 tolas of gold, Rs 1.2 million robbed (kh 15/03/2022)

18-month-old toddler murdered allegedly after rape (rep 14/03/2022)

Revenue fraud lawsuit claiming over Rs 7 bln filed against Coca-Cola Nepal (kh 11/03/2022), Rs 7.43 billion tax evasion case filed against Bottlers Nepal : The Department of Revenue Investigation has accused Bottlers Nepal of evading capital gain tax while transferring its ownership (nlt 11/03/2022), Bottlers Nepal faces tax evasion case of Rs3.71 billion : Company faces charge of not paying capital gains tax when majority ownership was transferred in October 2014, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/03/2022)

Harsh toll on visit visa: Govt likely to ask citizens to hold on their travel dreams : Ironically, only rich Nepalis can travel abroad, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 08/03/2022), Visit visa for all? No, terms and conditions apply, by Anjila Shrestha (nlt 11/03/2022), MoHA asks DoI to regulate visit visa (kh 11/03/2022)

Misinformation, disinformation, false news and trial by social media : Unchecked false and fake news and videos are rife online and they can affect investigations as well as harm the victims, experts say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 07/03/2022)

Man arrested for attacking wife with acid (kh 07/03/2022)

CPN (UML) lawmaker Mohan Baniya suspended : Police had arrested Baniya from Nepalgunj Airport on February 28 after a rape charge was lodged against him. The Banke District Court remanded him into custody for investigation (kp 06/03/2022), Rape accused UML lawmaker Baniya released on bail (kh 17/03/2022)

Woman’s body found in hotel, man on the run (rep 01/03/2022)

Suspicious object found in Banepa, defused (kh 28/02/2022), Suspicious object found in front of parliament building (kh 28/02/2022), Banda keeps public vehicles off the streets; most schools, colleges remain closed (rep 28/02/2022) [Every bandh is a fundamental crime against people, especially against children. ! Nepal is not the property of autocratic politicians!]

Rape charge against an actor by a minor exposes rampant culture of grooming : Minors are often unaware of what constitutes grooming and are unable to share their experiences. Many fear stigmatisation and face threats from their abusers, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 28/02/2022), Rape accused actor Shah in remand for 12 days (kh 06/03/2022), Paul Shah’s remand extended by five days (kh 18/03/2022), Rape allegation case filed against actor Paul Shah (kh 22/03/2022)

Man sentenced to 36 years in prison for raping and killing 11-yr-old girl (rep 28/02/2022)

They Hate MCC And Destroy Public Property, by Aashish Mishra (rn 26/02/2022)

Report On Cyber Security Challenges Submitted To Home Minister (rn 26/02/2022)

Second wife arrested along with boyfriend for murdering husband (rep 23/02/2022)

Saptakoshi municipality’s office vandalized (kh 21/02/2022)

Greenline Centre CEO Amit Agrawal arrested (rep 21/02/2022)

Charges Filed At CIAA Against 5 UML Leaders (rn 17/02/2022)

Murder accused arrested after 37 years (kh 17/02/2022)

Minor impact of bandh; 18 arrested (kh 16/02/2022)

Industrialist Agrawal attacked in Biratnagar (kh 13/02/2022)

Minor arrested for rape (kh 13/02/2022)

Husband kills wife with sickle (rep 12/02/2022)

Nepal’s unpunished war crimes : On the 20th anniversary of Muktinath Adhikari’s murder by the Maoists, his daughter pleads for justice, by Sabita Adhikari (nt 11/02/2022)

Rape compalint registered against lawmaker Mohan Baniya in Banke (rep 11/02/2022)

Open prison rule : Those who have been convicted of heinous crimes by the court of law should not be sent to the open prison (ht 11/02/2022)

Alcohol use a driving cause behind domestic violence in Makawanpur : Although most victims of domestic violence choose to settle their cases out of court, more women are coming forward with complaints against their perpetrators these days, police say, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/02/2022)

Electronic Device Smuggling A New Challenge At TIA (rn 09/02/2022)

Citizens demand investigation on murder case against House Speaker, say he is not fit to remain in post : “The major political parties must immediately take action against Agni Sapkota in order to protect the values and principles of the parliamentary system." (nlt 08/02/2022) [He should never have been elected to that office until a court confirmed his innocence. What kind of constitutional state is this?]

Over two quintals of gold jewellery seized at TIA customs in the last two months : Government may tighten imports of the yellow metal further to stem forex reserve depletion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/02/2022)

Police arrests man on charge of raping teenager (rep 08/02/2022)

27-year-old woman burnt to death in Saptari : Raj Kumari Sah was set on fire by her brother-in-law while preparing a meal on Friday. She died of burn injuries on Saturday, by Abdesh Kumar Jha (kp 07/02/2022)

Sex trade flourishing in and around Nepalgunj (rep 04/02/2022)

NHRC reprimands Minister Renu Yadav for issuing threat to Raut (ht 04/02/2022)

Complaints against theft of 579 archeological objects lodged in 52 years (rep 03/02/2022)

14-year-old arrested for raping 4-year-old girl (kh 30/01/2022)

Supreme Court orders release of a man languishing in jail for no apparent crime : Uma Shankar Rayabhar’s release order comes after continuous reporting on how the poor man was framed. Legal experts say the case shows many problems in the system, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/01/2022)

Complaint lodged with Rautahat police against Minister Yadav (kh 27/01/2022)

CK Raut’s cadres attack a doctor in Janakpur (nlt 26/01/2022), Madhes Province issues order to book violent Janamat Party cadres (kh 27/01/2022)

Rapist sent to 18 years in prison (rep 26/01/2022)

Pashupati Campus student activist among four people accused of misappropriating foreign currency worth Rs 376.41 million (rep 25/01/2022)

Lichchhavi-era idol stolen from Balkumari Temple (rep 23/01/2022)

Two policemen suspended for stealing mobile gallery (kh 22/01/2022)

Minister Renu Yadav gives provocative statement; threatens to kill CK Raut (kh 20/01/2022) [If the minister has really expressed this in such a way, she is no longer sustainable for a minute and should be dismissed immediately!], Nepal’s sitting minister threatens to repeat the ‘Gaur massacre’: Here’s the story of the 2007 carnage and impunity that followed : Since 2007, victims of the carnage have been demanding justice but to no avail, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 20/01/2022)

Major Shahi relieved of his post for violating military discipline (kh 20/01/2022)

The lasting scars of war: sexual violence during the conflict : Fifteen years since the 10-year conflict ended, there is no justice and little peace for victims of rape and sexual violence, by Ameesha Rayamajhi and Deepesh Shrestha (rec 18/01/2022)

NC leader arrested for attempted rape (rep 17/01/2022)

Suspended NTB CEO Regmi found guilty in gold smuggling (kh 16/01/2022)

Three Held On Charge Of Murdering Woman, by Janarjan Khatri (rn 16/01/2022)

Five held on charge of murdering rickshaw puller (kh 14/01/2022)

He was murdered for his fight to save environment. Justice eludes his family two years on : Justice has not been served in Omprakash (Dilip) Mahato’s murder. Instead, the victim’s family faces false allegations, by Tufan Neupane (kp 10/01/2022)

Ward member, teacher arrested for settling rape case involving 77-year-old woman (rep 09/01/2022)

Agitating students vandalize Nobel Medical College as they clash with security guards (rep 09/01/2022)

Ruby Khan calls off hunger strike following agreement with government : The strike was called off after the government signed a four-point agreement, which includes launching another round of probe into the case of Nirmala Kurmi, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 05/01/2022)

Government admits sugar mills still owe Rs80 million to farmers : Himalayan Sugar Mill, Annapurna Sugar Mill, Lumbini Sugar Mill and Indira Sugar Mill have not paid sugarcane farmers for their crops, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/01/2022)

300 accused face charges in Lalita Niwas land grab scam (ht 05/01/2022), Baluwatar land scam: Arrest warrants issued against 300 individuals for document forgery : Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police must file forgery cases against them by January 21, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 06/01/2022)

Ramesh Upreti arrested for his involvement in smuggling 33 kg gold (rep 05/01/2022)

More girls becoming victims of revenge porn, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/01/2022)

Nirmala Pant rape and murder Case: Indian national arrested for investigation : DNA sent for test (kh 03/01/2022), Detained Indian national released on bail (ht 08/01/2022)

Over 9,000 crimes against women in five months (ht 02/01/2022)

Police open fire on CK Raut’s party cadres, five injured (kh 02/01/2022) [The police shot at these people just because they were demonstrating? Not even in the case of damage to property would the use of firearms have been appropriate!], At least 16 injured as Janamat Party cadres clash with security personnel in Dhanusa : Eight security personnel and eight party cadres have been injured so far. Authorities are still trying to bring the situation under control, said police (kp 02/01/2021)

Saurya Airlines employee nabbed with Rs 5 million from TIA (kh 02/01/2022), Bag containing Rs 5 million without legal source found at TIA (rep 02/012022), Saurya Airlines Chairman Pokharel claims Rs 5 million found at TIA is his money (rep 06/01/2022)

Extrajudicial killings and the wait for justice : Unlawful executions by police, especially in the Tarai, have continued despite rights organisations including the United Nations calling on Nepal to act to stop them, by Tufan Neupane (kp 01/01/2022)

Woman gang-raped in New Bus Park; eight arrested (kh 29/12/2021), New bus park gangrape case: Nine accused arrested (rep 30/12/2021)

Anti-Chhaupadi campaign in Achham losing steam : Neither the police administration nor the local units and local people are showing interest in effectively implementing the campaign, women say, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 29/12/2021)

Who is nurturing violence in Nepal’s public campuses? Acts of violence against teachers in Nepal’s public campuses continue unabated despite student unions’ assurances to control them, by Prasun Sangroula (nlt 27/12/2021)

Hubby strikes wife to death (kh 27/12/2021)

Sugarcane farmers to launch fresh protest from mid-Jan after failing to receive previous years’ dues (rep 27/12/2021) [There is obviously still no state interest in finally putting an end to the criminal practices of the sugar mills!]

Janamat party members vandalise private vehicles on East-West Highway (rep 26/12/2021), [So this is what you call "non-violent", Mr Raut?], CK Raut cadres block highway in Siraha : Vandalize trucks and other vehicles (kh 26/12/2021)

Truth Commission wraps up 29 war-era cases of atrocities, victims unhappy : Commission says it has prioritised complaints that don’t need prosecution, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/12/2021)

Authorities sit on probe report as Banke activists’ sit-in nears month : One of the accused, former Constituent Assembly member Badshah Kurmi is contesting for Banke district president of the ruling Nepali Congress, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/12/2021) [Politics and crime continue to be close and politics likes to prevent necessary legal investigations. Persons accused of crimes should not hold public office until a legal clarification has been made! This also applies, by the way, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as well!]

Chandre Kami found after a week rep 22/12/2021)

Embezzlement by employees at Hulak Bachat Bank has snatched vulnerable groups of their savings, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 22/12/2021)

Two main accused in Lalita Niwas land grab case arrested : They were on the run after a graft case was filed at the Special Court (nlt 22/12/2021)

Police arrest priests, witch doctor on charge of ill-treating woman (kh 22/12/2021)

Two arrested for killing a minor in Morang, by Chuman Basnet (rep 21/12/2021)

Not allowed to cheat in exam, student beats up teacher (rep 21/12/2021), Blackboard jungle : Educational institutions should nurture mutual respect between teachers and students (kp 23/12/2021)

Cases of sexual abuse of women go unreported in Banke : The cases of sexual abuse are weak and the accused are usually let free because the victims withdraw their complaints on their own accord or under pressure from family, police say, by Madhu Shahi (kp 20/12/2021)

Irate locals pelt stones at police office accusing police of sheltering guilty : Police fire thrice to take situation under control (kh 20/12/2021)

Food adulteration offences rise even during lockdown : As long as consumers consider food adulteration a minor problem and the government plays down its impact, such offences will keep growing, rights activists say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/12/2021)

Four years on, government keeps Lal Commission report secret : Governments have defied calls, including a court order, to make the report public, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/12/2021)

The long arm of the law : The victims have found a new ray of hope with the courts stepping in to solve insurgency-era crimes (kp 15/12/2021)

Incidents of domestic violence go unchecked in Achham : As many as 86 cases of domestic violence were reported at the District Police Office in the past 20 months, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 14/12/2021)

Three main accused of murdering journalist Dekendra sentenced to life (rep 13/12/2021)

‘Alcohol Causing 80% Of Criminal Incidents In Salyan’ (rn 13/12/2021)

Sexagenarian man held for raping minor girl (kh 10/12/2021)

For the women, by the women : On the occasion of '16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence', four women across Nepal, who have been relentlessly fighting to end gender violence, share their experiences, by Pinki Sris Rana (kp 10/12/2021)

CPN-UML cadre killed in cold blood (ht 09/12/2021)

High courts intervene after police refuse to register conflict-era disappearance complaints : The Penal Code introduced three years ago lists enforced disappearance as a criminal offence, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/12/2021)

How menstrual stigma intersects with violence against women : Confining women and young girls to small sheds for three or more days and keeping surveillance on their daily mobility is a form of violence against women, by Jyotika Rimal (nlt 08/12/2021)

Dalits living in rented homes hesitant to reveal caste during census : Enumerators say they found many families who were not keen to disclose their last names fearing eviction, by Prakriti Dahal (kp 08/12/2021)

Dhanusha attorney office says no need to probe Musahar’s custodial death : District attorney’s office claims Musahar committed suicide. Family members say he was tortured to death, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/12/2021)

Online harassment rife but largely ignored as system fails to recognise it : Nepal Police has a bureau to deal with the cases, but a lack of sensitisation among officials is leading to victimisation, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 06/12/2021)

A death foretold : Nakunni Dhobi and the 20-day march to Kathmandu: How many women have returned to private cages of violence, never to reach out again?, by Reshma Thapa (rec 06/12/2021)

12 culprits behind Baduwal’s murder publicized (rep 06/12/2021)

43 people including Ichchha Raj Tamang sued in fraud case : Tamang denies his responsibility to return money to the savers (kh 04/12/2021)

Vow against VAW : As Nepal marks 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, Ruby Khan makes an impassioned plea for justice from her sit-in near Singha Darbar, by Ruby Khan (nt 03/12/2021)

Youth gone for friend’s birthday found dead : 12 friends nabbed for investigation (kh 03/12/2021)

Naikes running Gaur Prison : Security guards and naikes are tormenting inmates at Gaur Prison (ht 03/12/2021)

What constitutes sexual harassment at the workplace? An explainer on what sexual harassment is, the legal frameworks that aim to prevent and eliminate it, and what else can be done, by Prakritee Yonzon (rec 02/12/2021)

Prostitution taking place secretly in Bhaktapur: Police (rep 02/12/2021)

Mindset Change A Must To Curb VAW, by Namrata Sharma (rn 01/12/2021)

Shuklaphanta National Park Displaced Ones Await For Justice For Nearly Two Decades, by Sher Bahadur Singh (rn 01/12/2021)

Mother beats son to death (rep 29/11/2021)

Custodial deaths probe : Independent mechanism sought, by Ram Kumar Mamat (ht 28/11/2021)

Banke activists resume sit-in in Capital alleging government dishonesty : Protesters led by Ruby Khan demand immediate arrest of ex-CA member Badshah Kurmi over a woman’s disappearance and release of probe report, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/11/2021)

Eradicate Caste-Based Crimes, by Shreya Joshi and Rakshya Singh (rn 25/11/2021)

Amnesty International Nepal calls for urgent and concerted action to prevent custodial deaths : The human rights organisation raises concerns about the increasing number of custodial deaths despite earlier calls to the Nepal government for responsibility and accountability of the lives of detainees (kp 23/11/2021) [see AI appeal in Nepali], End deaths in police custody, says Amnesty International (ht 24/11/2021)

Transitional justice bodies spar over who should look into which cases : Truth commission and disappearance commission say they have received many complaints that they cannot investigate given their nature, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/11/2021)

Government warns Nepali returnees against bringing gold bullion : Officials say migrant workers are being used as carriers by gold dealers to avoid taxes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/11/2021)

“15 years since CPA, Nepal’s pledges to TJ remain unmet” (kh 21/11/2021)

Five held with over Rs 65,000 fake currency notes in Valley (kh 18/11/2021)

Charimaya Tamang: ‘Who will wipe out the tears of trafficking survivors if I start crying myself?’ From survivor to savior: Charimaya Tamang continues to turn around the lives of trafficking survivors in Nepal, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 15/11/2021)

Parents of two deceased children stage protest by placing dead bodies in the street, by Madan Thakur (kh 15/11/2021)

Teenager raped in Lahan, accused on the run (rep 13/11/2021)

Insurance claims through counterfeit documents on the rise: IB (rep 10/11/2021)

Four arrested for Rs 190 million fraud (rep 10/11/2021)

Seven-year-old girl killed in Surkhet (kh 09/11/2021), Seven-year-old girl found dead with her throat slit (rep 09/11/2021)

Three accused of gang rape arrested (kh 09/11/2021)

Woman beaten to death by her husband (rep 07/11/2021)

Media Action Nepal calls on government to end impunity for crimes against journalists (ht 03/11/2021)

Woman beaten on charges of witchcraft, by Binod Subedi (rep 29/10/2021)

Nine persons including ward chairman arrested for gambling (kh 29/10/2021)

Misogyny in Nepal: Little acts, big consequences, by Cilla Khatry (ae 28/10/2021)

Nine persons sentenced to life for killing two cops (kh 27/10/2021)

Man bites wife and daughter to death (rep 26/10/2021)

Police arrest eight youths involved in gang-raping three young women, by Anil Bhandari (rep 25/10/2021)

What led to the violence in Motipur that left four people dead? The clash between squatters and police on October 10 was the culmination of years of back-and-forth between the two sides but also at hand are wider issues of development and displacement, by Abha Lal (rec 25/10/2021)

Protest held denouncing killing of Bharatpur’s Bhim Bahadur BK (kh 23/10/2021)

Lowest cases of cybercrime in three years (ht 23/10/2021)

Drinking water office chief mistreated by Janmat Party cadres (rep 21/10/2021)

In Mahottari, two women are abused physically on witchcraft charges, one of them murdered : In a span of two days, two women in Mahottari were accused and physically abused for ‘practicing witchcraft’. One of them was killed, the other rendered emotionally traumatized, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 20/10/2021)

In Bharatpur, a Dalit man gets brutally assaulted and killed for reportedly arguing for Dalits’ right to enter a temple : While Nepal Police say an investigation into the incident is ongoing, many locals, witnesses and rights activists have said that caste-based discrimination was what led to the incident, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 18/10/2021)

Government is ignoring Nepalgunj protesters’ demands, activists sayProtest leader Ruby Khan, who is on a hunger strike, was taken to TU Teaching Hospital after condition worsened, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/10/2021)

Seven cops injured in clash with locals in Rukum West (kh 16/10/2021)

Shooting takes place in Karsia Bazar of Rangeli in Morang (kh 11/10/2021)

Three held for hanging woman to death in bid to earn millions (ht 11810/2021)

Sunsari tense after youth ‘commits suicide’ in police custody (rep 10/10/2021)

Police open fire during clash with squatters in Motipur Industrial Area (kh 10/10/2021), Six injured as police, land encroachers clash in Motipur Industrial Area : Locals from Butwal and neighbouring areas have encroached around 200 bigha of land in the industrial area, said police (kp 10/10/2021), Curfew imposed in Motipur Industrial Area of Butwal (kh 10/10/2021), Four people killed in clash between police and squatters (kh 10/10/2021), ]Trespassers on govt land will be punished: MoHA (kh 11/10/2021) [???? But this does not justify the murder of desperate and homeless people! You are responsible for police actions!], Four deaths in Rupandehi put spotlight on Nepal’s trigger-happy cops : Law enforcement agencies tend to show discriminatory behaviour against protests and crowds in the Tarai and  by the underprivileged, rights activists say, by Shuvam Dhungana and Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/10/2021)

Garment factory office near a police post looted in broad daylight, by Chuman Basnet (rep 09/10/2021)

A long and arduous walk for justice : The 20-day journey by 14 people, including 11 women, to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj on foot reflects the labyrinthine red tape inhibiting the Nepali justice system and exposes how the state is failing its citizens, by Anup Ojha (kp 08/10/2021), Police round up protesters from NepalgunjA group of 14 people, including 11 women, had walked all the way to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj demanding justice for Nakunni Dhobi and Nirmala Kurmi (kp 09/10/2021), Politicians, who rose through protests, loathe citizens on streets : Detaining Banke justice seekers from Maitighar for agitation shows Deuba government’s double standards, observers say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/10/2021)

Body of teenager girl recovered from the cemetery on suspicion of rape and murder (rep 08/10/2021)

Sexual exploitation of minors unabated in capital, authorities mum, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 06/10/2021)

A country where victimization of vulnerable women in the name of practicing witchcraft is still rampant : In Nepal, there’s still no let up in cases of violence based on witchcraft accusations, despite the fact that the country’s law has criminalized it, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 04/10/2021)

Woman found dead in Salyan, Police nab three in murder allegation (kh 04/10/2021)

Worker murdered in Khukuri attack in Rupandehi (kh 04/10/2021)

Sixteen Nepalis have illegally invested in offshore companies in overseas tax havens : An international investigation has revealed how many Nepali business persons and companies have used tax havens to stash wealth and avoid taxes, by Krishna Acharya and Ramu Sapkota (rec 03/10/2021)

Man arrested on charge of raping elderly woman, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 02/10/2021)

Girl killed for rejecting marriage proposal (rep 28/09/2021)

Child goes missing in a drain in Kathmandu : Who is responsible?, by Smriti Dhungana (rep 24/09/2021), Watch your step : Neglected open sewers in the city should be a matter of criminal negligence (kp 24/09/2021)

Youths serving jail terms for murdering seven youths from Gorkha granted amnesty (rep 20/09/2021)

3,284 foreigners arrested in five years for committing various crimes in Nepal (rep 16/09/2021)

Two held with over Rs 3.8 mln for ‘hundi transaction’ (kh 16/09/2021)

Two held for raping a minor (kh 15/09/2021)

Journo Dixit files FIR against defamation circulated via fake ‘MCC’ document (kh 14/09/2021)

Nepali girl sold to Indian brothel returns home after seven years, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 14/09/2021)

Firing as police clash with timber smugglers in Birgunj (kh 13/09/2021)

Three arrested on gang-rape charge (kh 11/09/2021)

Two woman involved in human trafficking held in Siraha (kh 11/09/2021)

Fraud promising permanent govt job to public falls in police net (kh 10/09/2021)

Crime and turpitude : A series of murders points to lawlessness and the degeneration of society (kp 09/09/2021)

Dozens of people registered as disappeared during Maoist insurgency found alive : In the last six years, the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons has received 3,223 complaints of enforced disappearances implicating either security forces or the rebel Maoists.Commission has found 2,494 cases that fall under its jurisdiction for investigation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/09/2021)

Six members of a family killed in cold blood in Sankhuwasabha : Mutilated bodies of the victims were found scattered near the house on Monday, police say, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 07/09/2021), Police nab an accused in Sankhuwasabha massacre case (kh 11/09/2021), Sankhuwasabha carnage: Deep seated feeling of vengeance behind killing en masse (kh 13/09/2021), Police make public suspect of Sankhuwasabha mass murder : The 25-year-old man committed the crime because of personal vendetta, police said, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 13/09/2021), Police make four more arrests in Sankhuwasbha mass murder case : Six members of the same family, including two children aged 11 and three, were found murdered on September 6 at Kholagaun of Madi Municipality, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 20/09/2021)

Tackle Human Trafficking, by Aashish Mishra (rn 04/09/2021)

Rape-accused Minister Shahi levels multiple allegations against victim’s husband (rep 04/09/2021)

The systemic silencing of stories of harassment : Stories of abuse and harassment at educational institutions continue to emerge but there are few consequences for the perpetrators, by Kabita Bahing (rec 03/09/2021)

Teenage girl gang-raped in Rautahat (rep 02/09/2021)

Hearing on murder case against Speaker Sapkota deferred again (rep 01/09/2021)

Nepal becoming transit hub for drug peddlers (ht 30/08/2021)

7,390 fugitives arrested in fiscal year 2020-21, says police (kp 26/08/2021)

Six years on, Tikapur carnage victims still worried about justice (ht 24/08/2021)

Man arrested on charge of murdering his father, wife in Dhanusha : Dead bodies were found buried some 100 meters away from their house (rep 24/08/2021)

Government yet to pay Nepal Airlines for last year’s Omni chartered flights : Payment remains stalled while the carrier faces acute financial problems due to flight suspensions, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/08/2021)

Karnali Province Minister Shahi accused of rape (rep 23/08/2021), Youth activists demand dismissal of rape-accused Karnali minister within 24 hours (rep 27/08/2021)

Three arrested for collecting donations illegally (kh 21/08/2021)

People’s representative from Dalit community tied to a pole and beaten : Police nab 8 on assault allegation (kh 21/08/2021)

The Plights Of Rape Survivors And Criminal Investigation, by Govind Prasad Thapa (sp 20/08/2021)

Two arrested with fake Nepali currency notes (kh 20/08/2021)

18 years on, justice still a far cry for people killed by Nepali Army in Doramba (ht 18/08/2021)

Govt preparing to impose five-year imprisonment for selling substandard food items (rep 18/08/2021)

Protesters demand justice for Krisala Chaudhary (rep 15/08/2021), Police nab two on Krishala Chaudhary murder allegation (kh 16/08/2021)

Women still face witchcraft charges in Sunsari : Rights activists say most of the victims of such allegations are women from marginalised communities, by Sumnima Chamling (kp 14/08/2021)

Murder accused freed on general date; victim's family left distraught (ht 14/08/2021)

Nepali fraudster under Interpol’s radar nabbed from Portual, brought to Nepal (kh 14/08/2021)

A 26-year-old man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife (kh 14/08/2021)

Police nab a rapist in Sunsari (kh 13/08/2021)

SC’s division bench refuses to hear Aftab’s pleading citing conflict of interest (kh 13/08/2021)

Ward chair accused of murder freed on bail (ht 13/08/2021) [???]

Hubby strangles wife to death (kh 12/08/2021)

Rapist sentenced to 12 years in jail (kh 11/08/2021)

Madhyapaschim University VC’s vehicle vandalized (kh 11/08/2021)

Gorkha: 21 children fell victim to rape in one year (rep 10/08/2021)

11-year-old in Gorkha raped by her father and uncle (rep 09/08/2021), Two men held on charge of incest rape (kh 11/08/2021)

Grenade found and defused in Itahari (kh 08/08/2021)

Man dies in Police custody in Sindhupalchok (kh 08/08/2021)

Cases of violence against women on the rise (rep 07/08/2021)

Cops not probing properly, allege kin of murdered woman and her children (ht 06/08/2021)

What if... rapes were punishable by death? Experts ApEx spoke to say if Nepal had the provision of death for rape, it would not only be a regressive step for the judicial system and the society but it would most certainly be misused, by Cilla Khatry (ae 05/08/2021)

Firearm smuggling thriving in country, police say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 04/08/2021)

Ward chair tied a teenager to a pillar and beat him up ruthlessly : A video of the incident that took place in Jajarkot on July 30 came to light on Wednesday. A man can be seen beating a boy ruthlessly after tying him up to a pillar, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 04/08/2021)

Woman held for trafficking 25 victims (ht 04/08/2021)

Two Nepali nationals arrested on charges of trafficking women to India (kh 04/08/2021)

Instances of VAW far from declining yet, by Sabina Karki (kh 04/08/2021)

Three more persons, including victim’s father, held in connection with Sujita’s murder (kh 02/08/2021)

Police nab two on rape allegations of three girls (kh 01/08/2021)

No let up in criminal activities of foreigners, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/08/2021)

Government must up its efforts to prevent human trafficking, stakeholders sayChanging forms of human trafficking and gap in existing laws have made things worse for the victims as well as authorities working to prevent them, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/07/2021), Trafficking laws incompatible with Palermo Protocol (ht 27/07/2021)

NC ward member arrested on charge of attempted rape (rep 27/07/2021)

Government promotes police officer involved in extrajudicial killings : Sub-inspector Dipendra Chand is promoted despite the national rights body recommending action against him, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/07/2021)

Dalit woman, son thrashed in Siraha (ht 25/07/2021)

Nirmala murder case remains a mystery even after three years (re 25/07/2021)

Two arrested on charges of rape (kh 25/07/2021)

Five-month-old child murdered by cousin (kh 25/07/2021)

Women in remote Baglung village are sent to animal sheds to give birth : Many women die for want of treatment and maternity care in Dhiri since they do not go to hospitals for delivery, by Prakash Baral (kp 20/07/2021)

Two rape cases in two weeks in Rautahat (ht 18/07/2021)

Illegal activities unabated in prison (ht 18/07/2021)

Rapist arrested after seven months (kh 17/07/2021)

Transitional justice bodies get new term but conflict victims have little hope : Rights activists say the Congress and Maoist Centre have got another chance to complete the peace deal by settling insurgency-era cases, but progress remains dismal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/07/2021) [There is not much to expect. Dahal, by his own admission, was responsible for the Maoists' crimes, and Deuba was at times responsible for the actions of the state security forces. In particular, Deuba was responsible for the mobilisation of the army and the resulting escalation of the conflict!]

Caste discrimination case : SC tells police to book ex-minister Shrestha (ht 16/07/2021)

Rs 3.9 million of social security allowance stolen (kh 15/07/2021)

Army officer convicted in death of man inside Chitwan parkSergeant Chiran Kumar Budha was arrested last September. He was released from  prison on Monday on account of completing nine-month jail term handed down by court, by Rajesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/07/2021)

31 enforced disappeared during conflict come to family contacts (kh 14/07/2021)

Sunsari police investigating over a suspicious death of a young woman : Tracker dog Laila being used for investigation (kh 12/07/2021)

Is Nepal becoming a haven for Chinese criminals? Chinese nationals involved in wildlife smuggling, hacking, and operating mini-casinos in Nepal, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 08/07/2021)

Nepali woman reportedly sold off in Cambodia (kh 08/07/2021)

No end in sight for survivors of domestic abuse : As cases of domestic violence escalate in Ramechhap, survivors remain economically and legally deprived, by Sonam Lama (rec 06/07/2021)

27 rhino poachers arrested in the current fiscal year : Many poachers who were on the run are coming forward to surrender, Chitwan park administration says, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 06/07/2021)

Abducted Sujata found dead in Chitwan jungle (kh 05/07/2021), Woman missing for 10 days found dead in forest : The body was discovered in Ghamile forest of Bhandara Piple area on Sunday evening by the local people, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 06/07/2021), Piple under curfew following protests over woman’s death in suspicious circumstances : The body of 23-year-old Sujita Bhandari, who had gone missing on June 25, was recovered in a nearby forest on Sunday, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 07/07/2021), Sujita Thakur’s body found a month after murder (kh 11/07/2021)

Two arrested for withdrawing Rs 3.4 million from ATM using expired debit card (kh 05/07/2021)

Rupa Sunar files writ petition against Minister Shrestha on caste-based discrimination allegation (kh 04/07/2021)

Man arrested for allegedly raping his own daughter, by Krishna KC (rep 03/07/2021)

Police nab husband for killing wife (kh 03/07/2021)

Woman found dead, in-laws blamed (ht 28/06/2021)

Student Unions vandalize, arson Patan Multiple Campus (kh 28/06/2021)

Health workers attacked at Dolakha Covid-19 hospital : Three assailants in police custody, search for the fourth underway, police say, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 28/06/2021)

Nepal hasn’t seen a single conviction for torture and custodial deaths in the past three years : Police cannot be trusted to conduct impartial investigation into cases where own officers are involved, says a 2020 Supreme Court ruling, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/06/2021)

Arun III Hydropower worker succumbs to beating injuries (kh 27/06/2021)

Police nab 29-yr-old Timalsina behind murder of Santoshi (kh 24/06/2021), Mystery shrouds gruesome murder of animal mimic Santoshi Subba (ht 24/06/2021)

Domestic violence against newly married women on the rise amid (ht 24/06/2021)

Robbers loot properties worth 1 million at gun point (kh 17/06/2021)

Two transitional justice commissions getting another term extension : But conflict victims say the commissions have done very little to deserve added tenure, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/06/2021)

No safe space : Women who faced sexual violence during the 10 years of the Maoist armed conflict continue to suffer, by Susan Risal (kp 16/06/2021)

No let-up in cases of violence against women and children during lockdown : On average 53 cases of violence against women and children are reported daily across the country, according to records maintained by police., by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/06/2021)

Newly-wed spouse ruthlessly battered for not bringing dowry (kh 13/06/2021)

Man arrested for attacking wife with acid (kh 13/06/2021)

PM’s Advisor claims Baidya swore to take PM’s life  : Bhattarai demands Baidya be booked by law (kh 12/06/2021), Baidya’s statement is unacceptable: NC leader Gagan Thapa (kh 12/06/2021), NC Spokesperson Sharma directs Baidya to apologize for his statement  : 'NC has no tradition to cover objectionable statements' (kh 12/06/2021), Baidya’s statement highy objectionable and criminal in nature: UML (kh 12/06/2021), NC Bagmati Province member Baidya self-criticizes, withdraws his controversial statement (rep 12/06/2021), Representatives of UML-affiliated organizations demand NC Bagmati lawmaker Vaidya’s arrest (kh 14/06/2021)

Social activist Gyanendra Shahi assaulted (kh 12/06/2021)

19-yr-old girl gang-raped in Kanchanpur (kh 11/06/2021)

Chitwan reports 37 VAW cases during COVID-19 prohibitory period (kh 11/06/2021)

Fear grips locals as human body part found in Bouddha (kh 08/06/2021)

Police warn against social media misuse (kh 07/06/2021)

Three arrested for sexually abusing Raute women (rep 06/06/2021), Three men arrested on charge of sexually assaulting two Raute girlsThe suspects took the victims to a local hotel, got them drunk and sexually assaulted them, according to police; Police made the arrests after video of  the incident  went viral on  social media, by Chandan Kathayat (kp 07/06/2021), District court orders media to remove contents regarding rape case of Raute women (rep 12/06/2021)

Fact Check: Is this elderly woman applauding the increase in old-age allowance? (kh 04/06/2021)

Who Nepal’s political parties represent anyway : None seem to be concerned about the people hit by the virus, as they deal with crises of their own, paying little attention to their electorate, by Anil Giri (kp 03/06/2021)

Youth charged with rape, hostage-taking in Sarlahi (ht 03/06/2021)

Strike ban on areas of essential goods and services expanded (ht 02/06/2021)

Burnt Doti woman to be taken to Kathmandu : An unknown group set her ablaze when she was asleep (ht 01/06/2021), Doti burn vicitm to get Rs 2 lakh for treatment (ht 03/06/2021)

Online crimes like sexual exploitation and blackmailing spike amid lockdown : Since the prohibitory orders were enforced, police have been getting about half a dozen complaints every day. In a reverse to earlier trends, it is men who are the victims, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/06/2021) [husband on the run!]

People found using ambulances, essential goods vehicles to smuggle drugs, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 31/05/2021)

Health workers at Bheri Hospital attacked by relatives of deceased patient, by Arjun Oli (rep 28/05/2021), Health ministry expresses concern over physical assault on health workers at Bheri Hospital (rep 28/05/2021), “There was no option but to jump off the window to save our lives” (rep 28/05/2021), Two cases filed against main accused in attack of health wokers in Bheri Hospital (kh 28/05/2021)

Five police officials injured after armed gang attacks police post in Dharan (kh 28/05/2021)

Police officer is caught in film assaulting civilian in Birgunj, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 28/05/2021)

Journo threatened over news (ht 28/05/2021)

Domestic violence: Lessons from Nepal’s first nationwide lockdown : Risks have increased due to restrictions on movement, confinement with perpetrators, constant surveillance, and disconnect from social support systems, by Simran Shrestha, Sagun Bhetwal and Dikshya Khadgi (ae 27/05/2021)

Devkota reveals he was intimidated to back out from NA by-election (kh 23/05/2021)

Scars of the Maoist conflict : Resetting the truth commission now is a priority if citizens are to get closure, by Anttoni James Numminem (kp 20/05/2021)

Maoist Center leader Pandey shot at in Kapilvastu (kh20/05/2021), Maoist Center leader Pandey shot at in Kapilvastu dies (kh 25/05/2021)

Youth dies in APF firing in Nawalparasi (rep 19/05/2021)

Girl found dead inside a house in Tanahun, youth arrested (kh 19/05/2021)

Teacher arrested for raping student (ht 06/05/2021)

Two held for murder attempt in Bajura (ht 06/05/2021)

As if there’s no pandemic : Oli and his clique’s seeming indifference to the raging coronavirus and unfolding tragedy is stark. Even as virus cases hit a new record of 7,137 and death toll clocks 3,325, political games continue, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 03/05/2021)

Three minors found dead inside a car in Dang (rep 02/05/2021)

More than 900 women go missing in Morang (ht 27/04/2021)

Justice eludes rape victims in six South Asian countries, including Nepal : Rape survivors and their families face pressure to withdraw complain (ht 22/04/2021)

Police bust a racket involved in producing fake PCR reports (rep 21/04/2021), 122 passengers barred from boarding flights at TIA for carrying ‘fake’ Covid-19 test reports (kh 21/04/2021), Fake negative test reports cause for concern : 172 passengers were turned away from Tribhuvan International Airport for furnishing Covid-19 negative results  from the labs that were caught issuing test reports to foreign job aspirants without testing them, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/04/2021)

Siraha woman accused of practicing witchcraft, tortured (ht 19/04/2021)

Woman raped, killed in Udayapur (ht 19/04/2021)

Siraha residents feel insecure after spate of violent crimes : Residents and bullion traders of Lahan have been protesting on the streets demanding justice for the deceased and other victims of arson and robbery for the past one week, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 16/04/2021)

How a conversation around the length of one’s hair exposed the toxic environment of a Kathmandu school: A number of former and current students at St Mary’s School say the institution reeks of  toxicity, with many suffering through years of harassment, queerphobia, and humiliation, by Ankit Khadgi and Samiksha Baral (kp 13/04/2021)

Armed robbers kill jeweller in Siraha : Assailants shot the jewellery shop owner and attacked his wife on Sunday. The man succumbed to his injuries at hospital, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 12/04/2021)

Man arrested with nearly 1 kg gold from Kathmandu airport, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/04/2021)

Nepali state, organizations remain highly vulnerable to cyber attacks, by Nishan Khariwada (ae 08/04/2021)

VAW On Rise, Seven Rape Cases Reported Daily In Nepal, by Deepa Chaudhary (rn 07/04/2021)

Nepal’s security forces used excessive force in peaceful protests : Amnesty International (kh 07/04/2021)

Four held in Thamel house robbery case, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 05/04/2021)

Judge's daughter-in-law complains of torture (ht 03/04/2021)

One dead, another severely injured in Baglung bomb explosion (rep 02/04/2021)

Regulate acid sale : The most important thing in controlling the misuse of acids is to regulate the sale and distribution of harmful chemicals (ht 31/03/2021)

Two women arrested for forcing girls into prostitution, eight rescued (rep 31/03/2021)

Families of two youths who died in a Holi fair demand investigation : A clash broke out during Holi celebratrions in Baglung on Sunday, leaving two dead and six injured, by Prakash Baral (kp 30/03/2021)

NC urges govt to probe killing of party cadres in Baglung and arrest guilty  (rep 29/03/2021)

Cases filed against nine firms for dodging nearly Rs3 billion in taxes : Four of these firms, with involvement of the same person, were found to be selling goods that they had not procured legally. The racket involves purchase of fake VAT bills (kp 27/03/2021)

Doctor arrested on charge of sexual harassment in Saptari, by Mithilesh Yadav (kp 27/03/2021)

Nepali man kills his differently-abled son in India for failing to meet his medical expenses (rep 27/03/2021)

Give business to HoR : Some of the bills are sensitive and require cautious deliberation before they are passed by the parliament (ht), Break the cycle of impunity for rape : Repeal statute of limitations,  by Laxmi Pokharel and Boram Jang (ht 26/03/2021)

17 Dalits killed after introduction of act against untouchability (ht 25/03/2021)

Marriage is no license to rape : Sexual violence by intimate partner is largely unreported due to social stigma as well as the belief that forced sexual relation by a husband without the consent of the wife doesn’t constitute violence, by Roshani Giri (rep 25/03/2021)

Missing Jha couple found buried on roadside in Mahottari (kh 25/03/202)

Girl injured after boyfriend sets her on fire by dousing her with kerosene in capital (rep 23/03/2021), Man sets girlfriend ablaze, tries to kill self (ht 24/03/2021)

Police tend to make public suspects too quickly and that’s wrong, experts sayThe practice came to light once again when four people were paraded without ascertaining what they possessed was actually uranium, a material used for making nuclear bombs, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/03/2021), Guilty until proven innocent? The practice of making suspects public too quickly is wrong (kp 23/03/2021)

Young man stoned to death at Kalanki in capital, one arrested (rep 21/03/2021)

Culprits of two homicide cases made public in Kathmandu (ht 18/03/2021)

56-year-old man lands in jail for raping granddaughter (rep 18/03/2021)

Three software developers arrested for source code theft (ht 16/03/2021)

Bomb blast at Lahan’s Land Revenue Office, three injured, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 14/03/2021), Lahan Blast: Pamphlets of Jay Krishna Goit-led Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha recovered from incident site, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 14/03/2021), Tarai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha’s leaflet found in Lahan blast, by Kamalesh Thakur (kh 14/03/2021), Eight injured, two critically, in a blast at a government office in SirahaThe explosion, for which Jaya Krishna Goit-led group has taken responsibility, shows radical forces continue to exist and they should be brought to the talks table, analysts say, by Bharat Jarghamagar and Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/03/2021) [Only a few days ago, PM Oli claimed that there was no militancy left in Nepal, except for the one he had started. That was probably a false statement!], Shun violence : Let us hope Nepal is not witnessing a resurgence of those violent activities that brought the country to a standstill (ht) 16/03/2021)

Two companies blacklisted for a year for failure to deliver chemical fertilisers last year : It  was the first time domestic firms had been awarded contracts to supply fertilisers but their failure meant that fertiliser was not available during paddy cultivation season, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/03/2021)

Police in Kapilvastu develop school curriculum to raise awareness on cybercrime : The courses have been launched in 80 schools of two local units in the district, by Manoj Paudel (kp 11/03/2021)

Itahari takes initiatives to end gender, sexual violence in community schools : The sub-metropolis has arranged for a gender focal person in each community school, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 11/03/2021)

A woman commits suicide jumping into Karnali River along with her four children, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 09/03/2021) [caused by domestic violence], Mother and her three children found dead in Karnali river; fourth missingPolice and local residents suspect that Suki Baduwal jumped into the river with her children, by Jyotee Katuwal and Klendra Sejuwal (kp)

Politicians influencing constitutional body decisions comes to light once again : As a minister implicitly admits the Election Commission was ‘pressured’, analysts say independent bodies are increasingly being brought under the control of the executive, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/03/2021)

Memories of house demolition haunt us every day, Balaju Bypass residents say : Eviction of 39 families has left deep mental scars on members of Newa community, by Anup Ojha (kp 06/03/2021) [Court decisions do not apply to Oli and his henchmen!]

Ill practices, society's attitude root causes for sexual violence (ht 06/03/2021)

Girl held captive for a week and raped in Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 01/03/2021)

Fault lines of anti-trafficking discourse in Nepal : Anti-trafficking community has failed to truly empower young girls and women and has instead added to their insecurity by holding them responsible for a situation which is out of their control, by Vaishally Shah (rep 01/03/2021)

Three cadres of Biplav outfit nabbed for extortion (kh 27/02/2021)

Huge price differential triggers cross-border fuel smuggling : Nepal and India share an 1,800-km open border with more than three dozen motorable crossing points, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/02/2021)

Police file murder case against six for killing a youth in Morang two months ago, by Binod Subedi and Chuman Basnet (rep 25/02/2021)

Addressing HR violations : Nepal Police needs to reform, by Mohna Ansari (ht 23/02/2021)

Nepal needs to amend human trafficking laws to fully enforce Palermo Protocol, experts say : Existing laws define the crime in a narrow sense and fail to protect the victims, they argue, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/02/2021)

Police arrest 374 runaway criminals in past three months, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/02/2021)

Police arrest one from Kanchanpur in Bhagarathi murder allegation (kh 16/02/2021), Police make public prime accused of Bhagarathi Bhatta's murder in Baitadi (rep 17/02/2021), Police make public a boy accused in alleged rape and murder of Baitadi teenagerThe suspect went to the same school as the victim, police say, by Tripti Shahi (kp 18/02/2021), Accused of rape and murder of Bhatta confesses to the crime (rep 19/02/2021), Bhatta’s final rites are being performed today, 17 days after her murder (rep 19/02/2021)

PM Oli faction assaults NC leader NP Saud in Baitadi (kp 16/02/2021)

NC cadres arrested for chanting vulgar slogans against PM Oli (kh 16/02/2021)

Abduction and murder case filed against 42 members of the Communist Party of Nepal, including its leader Chand : They have been charged with kidnapping and killing a teacher in Morang on December 4 (kp 16/02/2021), 42 CPN activists charged with abduction, murder of Miklajung school principal : Police have arrested party’s Morang district in-charge Dhan Bahadur BK while the remaining 41 are at large (kp 17/02/2021), Chand party leader accused in principal murder case being probed for firearms possession : Dhan Bahadur BK was sent to judicial custody for arms possession. He is due to present his statement to the court on abduction and murder of Rajendra Shrestha from Sunday, by Deo Narayan Shah (kp 18/02/2021)

Three students injured in a clash between two factions of NCP in Kathmandu (kh 16/02/2021)

Family of Baitadi victim still clueless about perpetrator’s identity : Police claim that they will make public the culprits soon, by Tripti Shahi (kp 14/02/2021), Someone familiar involved in Bhagrathi rape and murder case: Police (rep 14/02/2021)

Bardiya municipalities unite to keep memories of war victims alive : Local and provincial governments can now do their bit to  provide relief for victims of the conflict, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/02/2021)

Man arrested for raping 14-year-old girl (kh 14/02/2021)

Fear looms the fate of Nirmala Pant case might recur, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 13/02/2021)

Nepal’s ‘inferior’ women : Nepal is still a highly patriarchal society that looks upon women as second-class citizens (ae 12/02/2021), ‘Women’s March’ in Kathmandu to demand an end to violence against women and impunity : People from various walks of life are participating in the march from Basantapur to Singha Durbar gate (kp 12/02/2021), ‘Justice, justice, justice’ : Fed up with inaction, women march to demand end to impunity, by Samiksha Baral (kp 13/02/2021), Hundreds rally in capital for women’s rights (ht 13/02/2021)

Girl abducted and raped in Morang, by Chuman Basnet (rep 11/02/2021)

Standard for expanding GBV Prevention Fund developed (ht 10/02/2021)

Eliminating gender based violence : The way political leadership is working to end gender-based violence in our country is not inspiring enough. There should be greater commitment and more actions, by Mandip Lamichhane (rep 10/02/2021), Smash rape culture : Impunity is one of the reasons why sexual violence continues to thrive (kp 11/02/2021) [The Oli government and political parties care more about their sympathisers, even if they are perpetrators! They also regard women as inferior creatures, subordinate to men in every way!]

Lactating mothers, newborns in the far-west forced to stay in cowsheds after childbirth, by Prakash Singh (ht 10/02/2021)

A pall of gloom and fear hangs over Baitadi village since teenage girl found deadSchools remain closed as calls grow louder that culprit(s) should be booked. Police say, based on the post-mortem report, someone killed the 17-year-old after rape, by Tripti Shahi (kp 10/02/2021)

Three incidents of rape and attempted rape reported in five days in Gorkha (rep 09/02/2021)

Locals worried that culprits of Bhagrathi rape and murder case may escape (rep 09/02/2021)

Post-mortem report reveals Baitadi teenager was raped and murdered : There were wounds in her head, legs, mouth, hands and private parts, police say, by Tripti Shahi (kp 09/02/2021)

Four years old girl raped in school, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 08/02/2021)

Nepali girl gang raped and murdered in Bihar (rep 08/02/2021)

48-yr-old woman murdered in cold blood in Bara (kh 08/02/2021)

NHRC to monitor probe into Baitadi rape, murder (ht 08/02/2021), ‘Bhagarathi raped and choked to death’, by Bira Gadal (rep 08/02/2021), Bhagarathi rape and murder case: Vaginal swab sent to Kathmandu for lab test (rep 08/02/2021)

Baitadi father shoots daughter, torches house and flees, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 07/02/2021)

Human trafficking laws need to be amended, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/02/2021)

Teenage girl found dead in Baitadi forest : The girl’s family suspects that she was murdered and have demanded authorities to arrest the perpetrators, by Tripti Shahi (kp 06/02/2021), Bhagirathi Bhatta murder case: Six arrested for interrogation (kh 06/02/2021), Bhagirathi Murder Case: Preliminary investigation suggests rape before murder, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 07/02/2021)

Home minister announces ‘third people’s movement’, but many wonder what it means : In a bid to win Oli’s favour, Thapa warns his former comrade Dahal that if his agitation turns violent he, as home minister, will lock up the former rebel leader in the zoo, by Anil Giri (kp 06/02/2021) [Sick mind?? This statement alone is a proof!]

General strike affects life nationwide : Five trucks were vandalised in Chitwan on Thursday; vehicular movement disrupted in many other places, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 05/02/2021) [Since 1991, the cadres of the political parties do not understand what the fundamental right to strike and demonstrate entails. In any case, vandalism and coercive methods against civil society are not part of it!], As citizens bear the brunt of strikes, they ask who politicians are servingSix vehicles were vandalised in the Capital during Thursday’s general strike called by the Dahal-Nepal faction. Their fault—going about their lives to feed their families, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/02/2021), Banda for what? People are not going to tolerate it when any political group declares shutdowns and restricts their mobility (rep 05/02/2021)

Dahal-Nepal faction supporters hold protests in major cities across the country : Five trucks were vandalised in Chitwan on Thursday; vehicular movement disrupted in many other cities, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 04/02/2021), Taxi set on fire, vehicles vandalised; over 70 arrested in Kathmandu during Dahal-Nepal faction general strike : The Dahal-Nepal faction is protesting against Wednesday’s appointments and House dissolution (kp 04/02/2021) [Demonstrations and strikes against Oli's coup are necessary, but vandalism is a crime for which the organisers must be accountable!]

Dahal-Nepal faction cadres vandalize vehicle in which DPM Ishwar Pokharel was traveling to Nuwakot, by Tapendra Karki (rep 01/02/2021)

Let’s raise our voice : This is a time to unite and educate every person to speak out against gender violence, by Sachina Paudel (kp 31/01/2021)

Five arrested with Rs 3.8 million illegal money and bank checks (rep 29/01/2021)

Youth hacked to death over school committee election dispute in Bajhang : Ward chairman and three others arrested in connection with the murder, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 28/01/2021)

Campaigners decry use of force by police on peaceful civic protest against the House dissolution move : Unwarned, protesters were hit by water cannons and  beaten up as they marched towards Baluwatar. Earlier in the day, rights activists were rounded up from same area, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/01/2021), [The police action as now ordered by the Oli government is criminal and a serious violation of basic human rights. The behaviour of the police has not changed since the end of the authoritarian royal Panchayat system!]

In mocking lawyers and judiciary, Oli is making a mockery of rule of law : Legal experts say ever since he dissolved the House, the prime minister has been making attempts to justify his move and in doing so he has turned the whole situation into a farce, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/01/2021)

Indian national arrested on charge of rape in Birgunj (kh 24/01/2021)

90pc VAW cases settled thru reconciliation (ht 18/01/2021) [This cannot be called justice. It overwhelmingly proves the unequal legal position of women. VAW is a serious crime and must be dealt with and punished by public courts. In case of legal loopholes, the courts must bindingly oblige the legislator to adjust the laws immediately!]

Over 2,000 absconding convicts nabbed (ht 17/01/2021)

One dead, three injured at the hands of faith healers in Gulmi district : A 64-year-old man was fatally burned and beaten in the name of treatment, by Madhav Aryal (kp 15/01/2021)

Cops thrash man black and blue (ht 12/01/2021)

Murders on the rise in Kathmandu; three murders of same nature in a year, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 11/01/2021)

Millions worth of expired goods that were still being sold in market destroyed, 512 firms fined : Market flooded with expired products, says Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection. Consumers urged to exercise caution, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/01/2021)

Over 4,000 arrested for drug crime last fiscal (ht 10/01/2021)

Nepali investors make millions from opaque share deals, by Rudra Pangeni, Deepak Adhikari and Diarmid O'Sullivan (kp 10/01/2021)

Youths demanding justice to Nirmala Pant arrested from PM Oli’s mass assembly (kh 08/01/2021), Seven held from Oli’s event for wearing t-shirts with slogans demanding justice for Nirmala Pant : People who attended the function say they were not allowed to wear anything black, even caps or masks, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 09/01/2021) [Many authoritarian politicians are prone to such misbehaviour. Moreover, he must once again put up with the question of whether he personally is deliberately trying to prevent the crime against Nirmala Pant from being solved!]

Man on the run after murdering wife found dead (rep 07/01/2021)

Discrimination against Bajura elderly with leprosy; forced to live in cow-shed (ht 06/01/2021)

Hubby ‘hacks wife to death’ in Ilam (kh 05/01/2021)

Man arrested while trafficking woman to UAE (kh 04/01/2021)

Minister’s car flees after hitting a man, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 03/01/2020)

Nirmala Panta's Case Revisited : Apathy delays justice (rep 02/01/2021)

Protests called for release of eight people convicted in 2015 Tikapur incident : The individuals who have been jailed for life are ‘political’ prisoners, struggle committee says, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/01/2021)

With no House, amendment to transitional justice law, as per court order, remains uncertain : The government is preparing to extend the terms of the commissioners assigned to look into conflict-era cases once again. Why not bring an ordinance to amend the law as ordered by the Supreme Court in 2015 instead, victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/01/2021)

Online scammers still active in Kathmandu (ht 01/01/2021)

Violence against women on the rise in Province 2, by Kamalesh Thakur (kh 31/12/2020)

Ganga Maya staging hunger strike for last six days, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 27/12/2020)

Alleged mastermind behind honey trap case lands in police net after five months : The man allegedly lured a motorcyclist to Chobhar using a woman and robbed him of  valuables worth Rs635,000, by Anup Ojha (kp 25/12/2020)

Hubby strikes wife to death in Panchthar (kh 24/12/2020)

Inmates being mistreated in Gaur prison (ht 23/12/2020)

Man from Palpa village charged with raping sister for seven years (ht 23/12/2020)

Rapist father sentenced to life in prison (kh 23/12/2020)

Rapist sentenced to 10 years in Jail (kh 22/12/2020)

Dissolution of parliament was not my wish: PM Oli (rep 21/12/2020) [A no-confidence vote in parliament would have been a normal democratic procedure. Dissolving the parliament to prevent it is an attack on the fundamentals of democracy and both PM and President must stand trial for this crime! The long overdue resignation of the PM would have been another democratic option!]

Extrajudicial killings : Court order to form mechanism could provide justice to victims’ kin; Such crimes have so far been investigated by Nepal Police or a task force, but perpetrators are hardly ever punished as investigations are not honest, human rights activists say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/12/2020) [In a state where even those in the highest offices do not feel bound by the constitution and laws, and where supposedly binding statements constantly turn out to be lies, the close links between politics and crime prevent any justice for victims!]

Police arrest one on charge of sex extortion : The arrested allegedly demanded Rs 7 million from the victim not to disclose her nude pictures (rep 19/12/2020)

Cases Of Women Trafficking In Name Of Foreign Employment On The Rise, by Mukunda Gaure (rn 18/12/2020)

Resham Chaudhary and Laxman Tharu convicted in Tikapur incident receive life imprisonment (rep 18/12/2020), High court upholds life sentences of seven individuals in Tikapur incident : Court commuted life sentences of four persons to five years; raised three-year jail term of Laxman Tharu to life, by Mohan Shahi (kp 19/12/2020)

Supreme Court not hearing case against Speaker Sapkota (kh 18/12/2020) [A typical case of denial of justice! Without clarification of this case, Sapkota should never have been appointed Speaker of Parliament in a democratic state! However, it has only been 15 years since the crime was committed...]

Four arrested on charge of sexual abuse in Bhaktapur (rep 17/12/2020)

Old lady found abandoned in Tinkune dies (rep 17/12/2020)

Police Inspector held for performing forceful abortion (kh 17/12/2020)

Minister Gyawali yet again says amendment to transitional justice law soon : Conflict victims and experts doubt the amendment will be presented before Parliament anytime soon and it will do away with provisions of amnesty for perpetrators of rights abuse, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/12/2020)

Rape cases increasing in Banke (ht 16/12/2020)

Smuggling of wildlife parts rampant in Butwal, by Amrita Anmol (kp 16/12/2020)

Alam brother remanded in judicial custody in connection with Rautahat killingsSecurity personnel detained Mahatab Alam from Bihar in India and brought him to Rautahat last week, by Shiva Puri (14/12/2020)

The bitter story of sweet sugarcane: Farmers not paid for past seven years (rep 13/12/2020)

Case filed against a judge offering clean chit to ‘Siddha Baba’ (kh 13/12/2020)

Ordinance amends law on rape but fails to recognise rape of boy child and sexual minorities : Provision to legally recognise rape of only a woman or a girl child retained despite authorities wanting to change that provision to ‘person’. That could have had other implications, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/12/2020)

Contain Chand-led party’s activities before they get out of hand, analysts say : Observers say the more the incumbent government fails, the more it will create space for anti-democratic forces, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/12/2020), Chand cadres often visited slain teacher : Villagers say the activists of Communist Party of Nepal used to come to their homes asking for food and money, by Binod Bhandari (kp 11/12/2020)

Chand party’s killing of school principal is a grim reminder of the Maoist conflict : Analysts say the government appears to be failing in its approach to deal with the Communist Party of Nepal, which has been involved in violent activities for long, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/12/2020), Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal claims responsibility for murder of school principal : The party said it took action against Rajendra Kumar Shrestha for being an informant to police and helping them arrest its cadres, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 10/12/2020) [It is indeed brazen that the people whom the CPN wants to "liberate" through murder, extortion and destruction of public and private property are defending themselves against these crimes! There is a great deal wrong in Nepal, but Dahal and other leaders of his former Maoist party have already amply demonstrated how quickly dear targets are replaced by personal power interests!], Govt intensifies surveillance on Biplav activities following Miklajung murder (kh 10/12/2020), Let’s rage against Biplav’s barbarism (rep 10/12/2020), Nepal Police Headquarters directs its units to be aggressive against Chand outfit (rep 10/12/2020), Entrepreneurs are being threatened to either pay extortion amount or close businesses: FNCCI (rep 10/12/2020)

AI Nepal Starts Campaign Urging PM Oli To Probe Incidents Of 'Custodial Deaths' (rn 10/12/2020), AI Nepal starts campaign urging PM Oli to probe incidents of ‘custodial deaths’ (kh 10/12/2020)

“I am not angry at what happened to Nabaraj. I am scared that it will happen to me”, by Binayak Sundas (rep 09/12/2020)

Rape-convict lands in police net after 11 years (kh 09/12/2020)

Teacher shot dead by Biplav cadres in Morang (kh 08/12/2020), CPN cadres abduct, kill school principal (ht 09/12/2020), Govt intensifies surveillance on Biplav activities following Miklajung murder (kh 10/12/2020)

Ex-Minister Aftab Alam's Brother Mahatab Detained, by Krishna Tiwari (rn 07/12/2020)

One arrested on charge of human trafficking (rep 05/12/2020)

Powerful bomb blast at limestone mine of Saurya Cement, five laborers injured, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 04/12/2020)

Women commission defunct as cases of violence against women continues : Since it was elevated to a constitutional body in the new constitution, it has not had full quota of commissioners, and since 2017 it hasn’t had any office bearers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/12/2020)

Murdered by caste : We have become accomplices to crimes against humanity and brought dishonour upon ourselves (kp 01/12/2020)

Six people arrested in connection with ‘honour killing’ of 17-year-old in Rautahat : The victim was living with her parents after divorcing her husband, police say, by Shiva Puri (kp 30/11/2020), Parents mastermind daughter’s murder to ‘save family honour’ (ht 30/11/2020)

Siblings arrested for faking abduction (ht 30/11/2020)

Six including ward chairperson arrested for settling rape case in Baitadi (rep 29/11/2020)

Two women thrashed in Saptari district (ht 28/11/2020)

Father arrested on charge of raping 13-year-old daughter in Pokhara (rep 27/11/2020)

Teenager raped while out for fetching water from well : Village elders try to influence case tempting victim with 10gram gold (kh 27/11/2020)

Two suspected detonators arrested (kh 27/11/2020)

Seven including ex-lawmaker not charge-sheeted in Chaurasiya murder case (kh 27/11/2020)

Act now to address shadow pandemic of VAW, says WHO (ht 26/11/2020), End to gender-based violence sought (ht 26/11/2020)

Rapist father gets 37 years in prison (kh 26/11/2020)

14 rape cases in Gorkha in just four months; 10 girls under 16 years are among victims, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 26/11/2020)

Government strategy against VAW confined in papers, VAW cases increasing : 16-day campaign against VAW starts today, by Sabina Karki (kh 25/11/2020)

Never-ending road to justice : In the absence of  political will, the process has been derailed systematically, by Susan Risal (kp 24/11/2020)

Six-year-old girl murdered after ‘rape’ in Mahottari, enraged locals torch house of accused (rep 24/11/2020), Six-year-old missing girl found dead; rape and subsequent murder suspected : Three persons injured on Tuesday as police opened fire at demonstrators demanding action against the guilty, by Sunita Baral (kp 25/11/2020), Situation tense in Bardibas as protests against rape, murder of minor continue : Demonstrators took to streets despite prohibitory order imposed by local administration, by Sunita Baral (kp 26/11/2020)

Three injured as police open fire on locals protesting against murder of minor in Mahottari (rep 24/11/2020)

Mediators in rape cases will also face jail term, as per a new ordinance (kp 23/11/2020), Three-year jail for forcing reconciliation on rape victims (ht 23/11/2020), Combating rape culture : The latest ordinance is a positive step towards providing justice to victims of sexual violence (kp 24/11/2020), Rape is unreconcilable : The new provision in the ordinance will discourage village leaders from settling rape cases outside the court of law (ht 24/11/2020)

Murder investigation an excuse for police to harass locals, Dudawa residents say : Police have detained 18 people in connection with the murder of a 12-year-old boy, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 23/11/2020)

Decades and still no justice : Not a single victim has realised any form of justice or acknowledgement in the 14 years since the peace deal, by Suman Adhikari (kp 22/11/2020) [But the perpetrators and those responsible live in luxury and leading positions through which they know how to prevent any justice!]

Two arrested on the charge of rape (kh 22/11/2020)

Dalit family thrashed in Siraha; one critical (ht 22/11/2020)

Fourteen years on, victims of the decade-long armed conflict are still awaiting justice : On eve of the anniversary of the signing of the peace deal, rights bodies warn that delay  in concluding transitional justice process could be investigated by international courts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/11/2020), Failure to prosecute perpetrators promoting fresh abuses, warn rights groups (ht 21/11/2020), Rights bodies accuse Nepal of stalling justice for conflict-era crimes (rep 21/11/2020)

Action sought against Gaur massacre perpetrators (ht 20/11/2020)

Take criminal cases seriously, DAs, cops told (kp 19/11/2020)

Three-year-old baby girl murdered in Makawanpur (rep 19/11/2020), 3-year-old girl raped and murdered in Makawanpur (kh 19/11/2020), Four-year-old raped and murdered in Makwanpur, by Subash Bidari (kp 20/11/2020)

Teenage girl ‘hanged to death after gang rape’ in Kapilvastu, by Kiranman Bajracharya (rep 19/11/2020)

Man held on charge of raping 14-year-old girl in capital (rep 18/11/2020)

बलात्कारीलाई जन्मकैद : बलात्कारलाई जन्मकैदको सजाय गर्ने, जाहेरी दरखास्त दर्ता नगर्ने प्रहरीलाई कारबाही गर्ने, जाहेरी दरखास्त लिन प्रहरी पीडितको घरमा जाने, बलात्कारको घटना मिलाउनेलाई बलात्कारीलाई हुने सजायको आधा सजाय गर्ने कानुन बनाउनुपर्‍यो [Rapist is sentenced to life imprisonment : A law had to be enacted to punish the rapist with life imprisonment, to take action against the police for not registering a complaint, to go to the victim's house to file a complaint, and to punish the rapist with half the punishment for raping the rapist.], by Balram KC (ka 15/11/2020)

54 women missing since March lockdown (ht 13/11/2020), 247 missing from Bara (ht 13/11/2020)

Young Woman Shot Dead In Rautahat (rn 12/11/2020)

Former state minister, who was held on charge of gambling, released on bail (rep 11/11/2020)

Man arrested for raping 7-year-old in Kathmandu (kh 11/11/2020)

Smuggling of medicinal herbs, wildlife parts rampant via Urai border point in Bajhang : The remoteness of the area has encouraged smugglers to use the route to carry out illegal trade across the border, locals say, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 11/11/2020)

Two jailed, six others fined for distributing expired products in market : Consumer protection body takes action against representatives of Ayan Distributor and Bishnu Laxmi Enterprises for peddling expired products by relabelling their dates, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/11/2020)

Murder-convict on the run arrested after 16 years (rep 10/11/2020)

How frequent do murders take place in Nepal?, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 09/11/2020)

More fugitives getting caught across country amid the pandemic : With loss of jobs abroad, they have been returning home only for police to catch them. But this has added to the burden of overstretched prison system, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/11/2020)

Man arrested on the charge of rape (kh 07/11/2020)

राजनीतिमा अपराधीकरण, by Sri Prasad Prasain (Rajdhani 04/11/2020)

How young activists are trying to reshape the movement against sexual violence in Nepal : In a country with alarming rape statistics, where survivors of sexual violence fail to get justice, ‘Ajhai Kati Sahane’ hopes to bring about social change, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 03/11/2020)

Rape, murder attempt cases filed against police constable in Doti (ht 03/11/2020)

Rape cases up in Dashain (ht 03/11/2020)

Two held for rape (ht 03/11/2020)

Transitional justice, conflict victims and human dignity : Nepal has failed miserably as a responsible state that is willing to investigate war-era atrocities, by Madhav Joshi (kp 02/11/2020)

Indian national arrested on charge of raping 10-year-old girl in Nepal (kh 02/11/2020)

Three arrested on charge of stabbing a youth to death in Tokha (rep 01/11/2020)

Social, Financial Crimes Up During Dashain: Police (rn 30/10/2020)

Pashupatinath Temple Trust’s Bhandari to be tried under cybercrime charge (kh 30/10/2020)

Body of man killed in clash remains in Narayani Hospital : The victim had sustained serious injuries on his head and died while undergoing treatment at Birgunj based-LS Neuro Hospital on Friday morning, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 29/10/2020)

Two Persons Posed As Traditional Healers, Made Women Enter Their Shrine Naked, Abused Them Sexually For 13 Years, And Now They Are Arrested, by Bhakti Bilash Pokharel (rn 29/10/2020)

10 high-profile gamblers arrested with Rs 3 million in Nepalgunj, by Arjun Oli (rep 29/10/2020)

Shaman arrested on the charge of rape (kh 28/10/2020)

Whereabouts of police officer who went missing on Sunday still unknown, by Arjun Shah (kp 20/10/2020), Seven individuals held on charge of killing two policemenThe smugglers killed the policemen and threw their bodies into  the Mohana river on Saturday night, police say, by Arjun Shah (kp 21/10/2020)

Do Rapists Deserve Death Penalty?, by Birendra Madai (rn 20/10/2020)

Police seize 23kg gold from Birgunj apartment : The contraband was found in the apartment of an Indian national on Saturday, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 18/10/2020)

Hooliganism spreading wide; more than 250 under police vigil, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 18/10/2020)

National rights body probe finds yet another extra-judicial killing : State protection for guilty giving rise to such cases, activists say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/10/2020), Bhaktapur abduction accused killed in police custody: NHRC (ht 17/10/2020), Rights body sticks to its decision (ht 17/10/2020)

Authorities warned against settling rape case through reconciliation (ht 17/10/2020)

Rape cases continue to rise in Bara district (ht 17/10/2020)

Youths misbehave with girl, arrests sought (ht 17/10/2020)

Nepal Police urged to adopt stringent measures against heinous crimes (ht 17/10/2020)

Man held for minor’s rape, killing (ht 16/10/2020)

Nepal’s acid attack survivors find a saviour : Activist Ujjwal Bikram Thapa says he will not rest until this crime is eradicated, by Sabina Devkota (nt 16/10/2020)

Suspension of DSP GC acquitted in Nirmala Pant case lifted (kh 15/10/2020)

Online Misogynist Bullying Emerging as a Silent Pandemic in Nepal, by Deeksha Khatiwada (kh 14/10/2020)

Two-year project launched in Karnali and Province 2 to tackle gender-based violence (rep 14/10/2020)

Witchcraft violence continues unabated across Nepal (ht 12/10/2020)

Police to intensify operation to prevent sexual harassment (ht 12/10/2020)

Man arrested on girl trafficking charge (rep 11/10/2020)

Victims of crimes continue to be at the receiving end of panchayat justice : Most of them have no knowledge of legal proceedings while factors like lengthy legal process and financial burden drive them to seek justice from within the community, lawyers say, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 11/10/2020)

Lifer for rape of daughter (ht 11/10/2020)

eSewa data breached! A hacker releases nearly two dozen eSewa users’ details including passwords : Denying data breach, eSewa blames third party sites for ‘phishing scams’ (rep 09/10/2020)

43-year-old man held on charge of raping seven-year-old girl in Kathmandu (rep 08/10/2020)

Father of Bijay Mahara claims he was forced to change complaint : The father of Bijay, who died in police custody, was promised monetary compensation and martyrdom for his son if he agreed to receive his body and change his statement, by Shiva Puri (kp 08/10/2020)

Real estate agent beaten to death by clients (rep 08/10/(2020), Three arrested on charge of beating real estate agent to death (rep 13/10/2020)

Women Alliance Calls For Stern Action Against Guilty Of VAW (rn 07/10/2020)

People’s representative arrested for sexual abuse (kh 06/10/2020)

TU assistant professor attacked with iron rod (kh 06/10/2020), Two students arrested on charge of thrashing TU asst professor with iron rod (rep 12/10/2020)

Expect more rape and murder unless internal security is improved: Experts, by Anjali Subedi (rep 05/10/2020)

Women MPs lobby for harsher penalties for rape : As cases of sexual violence have continued to go up despite increased jail term, women lawmakers want rapists to be chemically castrated, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/10/2020)

Two arrested for rape, hostage-taking (ht 05/10/2020), Two arrested on charge of gang-raping teenage girl in bus in Bhaktapur (rep 05/10/2020)

Oppn lawmakers resort to vandalism as Province 5 Assembly meeting deliberates on proposal to name the province as Lumbini and make Dang its capital (rep 05/10/2020) [The destruction of public property by office bearers must be punished severely!], NCP conflict plays out in Province 5, Congress jumps into the fray : Provincial assembly members from the opposition resort to vandalism amid dispute in the ruling party over  declaring name and capital of the province, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/10/2020), An assembly of vandals : Nepali Congress must show that a well-behaved opposition is paramount to democracy (kp 07/10/2020) [These MPs have disqualified themselves as representatives of the people, now and for all future! That they personally pay for the damage done is the least they must do! Nepal must show that it is a democratic constitutional state!]

Police arrest an absconding accused of Rautahat mass murder (rep 03/10/2020), Another suspect of Rautahat brick kiln massacre held, by Shiva Puri (kp 04/10/2020), Man admits to burning alive those injured in 2008 blast (ht 05/10/2020)

Get Tough With Rapists, by Bini Dahal (rn 02/10/2020)

Exposed! The story of a controversial godwoman who exploited people for years (rep 02/10/2020)

Nepal Army soldier held on charge of assaulting Chepang youth in Chitwan National Park in July, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 01/10/2020)

Ward secretary arrested on rape charge (kh 01/10/2020)

SC allows review of verdict to acquit accused in Ram Hari murder case (kh)

One arrested on charge of kidnapping and extorting Nepali migrant worker in Malaysia (rep 30/09/2020)

Father arrested on charge of raping daughter (rep 29/09/2020)

Ex-PM Bhattarai’s tweet on death penalty for rapists triggers ripples (kh 29/09/2020)

Family refuses to accept the body of 12-year-old rape and murder victim : The accused, who is in custody, has not admitted to the crime, raising doubts about the police investigation, say family members, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/09/2020), Suspect in Bajhang girl rape, murder case confesses to crime : The suspect says he raped the 12-year-old and murdered her with a trident and hammer, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 01/10/2020)

Youths seek justice for 12-year-old girl killed after rape, by Monica Malla (rep 26/09/2020), Victim’s family does not wish to see her body before culprit is arrested, by Jagat Khadka (rep 27/09/2020), “Don’t let rapists walk free”, by Dipesh Shrestha (rep 28/09/2020)

How controversial statements by lawmakers on sensitive issues go unchecked : A debate has started on the need for lawmakers to change their traditional mindsets, rather than just amend the laws and policies, by Binu Subedi (kp 25/09/2020)

Acid attackers to face jail term of upto 20 years and fine of Rs 1 million (rep 25/09/2020), Ordinance moots 20-year jail term for acid attack (ht 26/09/2020) [And what about strict control of acid selling?]

Attempts to dismiss rape exposed, ward chair chased off (ht 23/09/2020)

Teacher in Kapilvastu arrested after four months on rape charge (rep 22/09/2020)

Cases of violence against women have gone up in Achham : Many men who have returned home from foreign jobs due to the pandemic have taken to drinking and hitting their wives and children, police say, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 21/09/2020)

Woman thrashed on charge of witchcraft in Saptari (kh 21/09/2020)

New deterrent provisions on the cards : Punishment for acid attack perpetrators seen as too less, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/09/2020)

Deceased journo Pahari’s family demands investigation (ht 20/09/2020)

Policemen who beat up civilian at Babarmahal on Thursday to be investigated (rep 18/09/2020), Three-member committee formed to probe police brutality in Kathmandu (rep 19/09/2020)

Rape victim in Saptari commits suicide after villagers stop her from filing a case with police (rep 16/09/2020), Teenage rape victim in Saptari took her own life after being forced into out-of-court settlement : The village elders had tried to hush up the matter and  threatened the victim and her mother of consequences  if they reported the incident with the police; The four men who raped the 17-year-old girl are still at large, police say, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 17/09/2020)

Two deaths in police custody within a month (ht 14/09/2020), In-custody death of a Dalit youth in Kailali sparks protests, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/09/2020)

Man may have killed wife, son, in Thimi, police investigators say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 13/09/2020)

Case filed against police for alleged custody  death of Dalit youth : Bijay Mahara’s father filed the complaint with the  Office of District Attorney on Wednesday seeking investigation into his son’s death, by Shiva Puri (kp 10/09/2020)

A teenage girl held captive and gang-raped for days after being drugged in Kanchanpur (rep 09/09/2020)

3 held in connection with 17-yr-old girl’s rape in Baitadi (kh 09/09/2020)

Despite pandemic, drugs still being moved into Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/09/2020)

Amid little progress, pandemic could become an excuse to delay justice for conflict-era victims : Five years have passed since two commissions were formed, but not a single investigation has been started, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/09/2020)

Police officials don’t accept complaints against their own colleagues, activists say : The latest of such examples is police in Garuda Municipality, Rautahat refusing to register a first information report against the death in custody of 19-year-old Bijaya Mahara, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/09/2020)

Police constable arrested for “attempt to rape” (rep 07/09/2020)

Alka Hospital staffer found dead in jungle two days after she went missing (rep 05/09/2020)

9 alleged in attacking traffic policeman to be sued in offenses against public order : District Administration Office grants remand for 7 days (kh 04/09/2020)

Woman stabbed to death in Anamnagar (kh 04/09/2020)

Two arrested on charge of gang rape (kh 04/09/2020)

Two former lawmakers  stage hunger strike over custody death of Dalit youth : The struggle committee has warned of stepping up protest if its demands are not addressed, by Shiva Puri (kp 03/09/2020)

Crime up in Rautahat, four killed in two weeks (ht 01/09/2020)

Demonstrations continue over custody death of Dalit youth : Family of Bijay Kumar has refused to accept probe committee formed by Home Ministry, by Shiva Puri(kp 01/09/2020)

Two killers: Cities and centralism; The federal government’s lack of support for the vulnerable is going to add to the death toll, by Achyut Wagle (kp 01/09/2020)

Work or perish: The state is morally bound to safeguard its citizens working in precarious conditions abroad (kp 01/09/2020)

“Forgotten and Forsaken”, by Nirajan Thapaliya (ht 30/08/2020), For the families of the hundreds of disappeared, the long wait for justice still continues : Fourteen years have passed since civil conflict ended and five years since the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons was formed, but not a single family has been told what happened to its loved one, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/08/2020) [Not even those who claim to be responsible for the death of 5.000 people are removed from all offices and taken to court!], “Forgotten and Forsaken”, by Nirajan Thapaliya (ht 30/08/2020), Various organizations call for end to continue delays in justice for Nepal's victims (rep 30/08/2020)

Perpetrators who shot dead temple priest remain at large : Police say the suspected shooters are hiding in India as protesters demand they are brought to justice, by Shiva Puri (kp 29/08/2020)

Locals protest the death of youth held on murder charge : The deceased’s family has accused police of torture while authorities claim the detainee died due to prior illness, by Shiva Puri (kp 28/08/2020), Yet another Dalit death puts spotlight on culture of torture police custody : Family members and rights activists demand investigation into the death of Bijay Mahara detained over a murder case, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/08/2020)

Police looking for man who sold a 14-year-old Nepali girl in India : She was trafficked last year but had been too traumatised to speak up about the incident, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/08/2020)

‘I’m shocked it happened to me’. Record-breaking athlete encounters discrimination : Chandra Kala Lamgade, who has represented Nepal in two South Asian Games and an Asian Championship, was allegedly attacked for standing up against caste-based discrimination, by Parbat Portel(kp 28/08/2020)

Man shot in clash over ox slaughtering dies : A clash had ensued between the locals of Kamatoli and police on Wednesday; police personnel had fired at the crowd, says eyewitness, by Parbat Portel (kp 27/08/2020)

Investigation into Chepang youth’s death in Chitwan National Park yet to conclude : The father of the deceased had filed a complaint with the district police against  Nepal Army personnel a month ago, but no one has been booked yet; Nepal Army has been accused of  fatally assaulting Raj Kumar Chepang, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 27/08/2020)

Party panel’s transitional justice proposal draws flak : The recommendations are political and go against principles of transitional justice, and Nepal’s commitments to human rights, victims and activists say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/08/2020)

Health workers say they reuse disposable masks as hospitals don’t provide enough : More health workers not involved in treating Covid-19 patients are getting infected with the coronavirus due to the lack of enough personal protective equipment, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/08/2020)

Schools once used as quarantine centres are now damaged and littered with garbage : Many schools in Karnali Province have been left to pick up after the mess left behind by quarantined villagers, by Chandan Kathayat (kp 24/08/2020)

11-year-old girl abducted and raped in Bardiya (kh 22/08/2020)

Seven persons charged with Dalit youth’s murder paraded (ht 21/08/2020)

‘Provide proper treatment to ailing pregnant woman’ (ht 21/08/2020)

The cost of the ruling party feud: This dispute is destructive because of its disconnect from the pressing issues of national interest, by Achyut Wagle (kp 18/08/2020)

How my teacher abused me, and how I got out of the depression that followed (rep 17/08/2020)

Bharatpur dumps waste in Narayani River banks despite having designated land to build a landfill site: Monsoon spells disaster for locals living in riverbank settlements with garbage washed ashore by the overflowing river, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 15/08/2020)

One arrested on charge of stabbing a youth to death (rep 15/08/2020)

Another case spotlights apathy towards rights body: Ministry of Home Affairs asks the National Human Rights commission to review its recommendations on alleged extra-judicial killing of Kumar Poudel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/08/2020) [The authoritarian Oli government continues to move forward on its path of anti-democratic and unlawful action!]

The prolonged trauma of acid attack survivors: Teenage survivors in Nepal get together to deter future attacks with stricter laws and ban on sale of acid, by Laxmi Basnet (nt 14/08/2020)

Menstrual huts: You demolish one, we’ll build another: In Surkhet district alone, around 2,000 menstruation huts were demolished. But with the end of the campaign, menstruation huts are resurfacing, by Lalit Bahadur Budha and Hiknat Bahaduur Nepali (ae 14/08/2020) [Ram, Ram, says the PM!]

Altab Ansari, alleged mastermind of 15 kg precious metal smuggling scam, arrested from Bara: Two Indian nationals are said to be the masterminds behind the smuggling racket while Ansari assisted them in Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/08/2020)

Govt decides to provide Rs 1 million each to the family of those killed in Soti incident (rep 12/08/2020) [And what about the brutal killers? When will a court finally punish them severely? The compensation payments to the victims and their families must be made by all those who committed the crime, supported it or in any way incited it!]

Rape accused APF SSP Adhikari remanded to judicial custody (ht 12/08/2020)

Mudbari Confesses Murdering Bohara For Blackmailing Her: Police, by Keshab Raj Poudel (rn 11/08/2020), Gongabu murder case: How Poudel killed Bohora (rep 11/08/2020), Woman arrested for killing a man and dismembering the body found in Gongabu: Police say the premeditated murder was an act of revenge over a relationship gone sour, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/08/2020), Woman, daughter held in Gongabu murder case (ht 12/08/2020)

Indigenous groups feel deprived of their access to land and natural resources: Indigenous rights activists blame the state for its coercive approach, the latest examples being the eviction of Chepangs in Chitwan and plans to displace the Newars from Khokana, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/08/2020)

Cut-up body found in suitcase in Gongabu: A team of officials from the Metropolitan Police Range and the Metropolitan Crime Division has been mobilised for further investigation, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 10/08/2020)

Locals, kin of deceased vandalise Narayani Hospital (ht 10/08/2020)

Young woman dies for want of treatment (ht 09/08/2020)

Dubious Gold Scam: Police the abettor of racketeers: Smuggling carried out from rented apartmen, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 09/08/2020)

Teachers vandalise campus chief’s office (ht 08/08/2020)

Catch the big fish: The trade in fake VAT bills is to Nepal's revenue sector what a tick is to a dog's ears (kp 07/08/2020)

Stadium construction continues despite the use of substandard material, by Rajan Gaunle (ae 07/08/2020)

Isolation centre vandalised over food quality (ht 07/08/2020)

Around 200 firms sell fake VAT bills worth Rs 15 billion leading to huge tax evasion: Revenue probe department: The racketeers who sold the fake VAT bills have been found to have registered firms in the name of poor and ignorant people from rural areas so that they can avoid being indicted by law enforcement agencies, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/08/2020)

0 rape cases in 4 years in Darchula (ht 06/08/2020)

Heinous Crime Of Acid Attack, by Namrata Sharma (rn 05/08/2020)

PM Oli’s IT consultant Asgar Ali’s illegal activities get government’s amnesty: Activities include 4G expansion discard to foreign currency misappropriation and Bitcoin operation. by Gajendra Basnet (kh 05/08/2020)

Security lapses uncovered in last week’s gold smuggling case: Investigations reveal two police constables let go three smugglers who were later arrested in Nawalparasi, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/08/2020), The chase for gold: The connivance of security officers in yellow metal smuggling exposes the faultlines of policing in Nepal (kp 03/08/2020)

Porous border, poor interception and changing forms continue to enable human trafficking to flourish: Trafficking of Nepali girls and women remains a big challenge for the country as traffickers use the open border–not only to traffick them to India, but also to further smuggle them into the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/07/2020)

Nirmala Pant murder case: Eight police personnel including SP Bista accused of destroying evidence acquitted (rep 30/07/2020), Eight police personnel get clean chit on Nirmala rape and murder case (kh 30/07/2020), Court acquits eight police officers charged in connection with Nirmala Pant rape-murder case: The officers were charged with meting out torture and destroying evidence, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/07/2020)

Kathmandu Police created a “fake incident site” in 14-kg yellow metal case, by Ashim Neupane (rep 30/07/2020)

No To Gender Based Violence, by Namrata Sharma (rn 29/07/2020)

Seventh grader raped and threatened to keep quiet, family fears rapist may walk away scott-free, by Anjali Subedi (rep 29/07/2020)

Regulate acid sale: The chemical has become a weapon for jilted lovers to disfigure the beloved who couldn't be theirs (kp 27/07/2020)

Sexagenarian arrested on rape charge (rep 25/07/2020)

A 22-year old woman attacked with acid in Kathmandu (rep 24/07/2020), Two arrested for throwing acid on 22-year-old woman in capital (rep 24/07/2020), Spurned, man asks staffer to throw acid on woman (ht 25/07/2020)

Murder-convict former DIG Koirala released from jail (rep 23/07/2020) [???], Attorney general questions Supreme Court verdict on Koirala case: The former DIG of the Armed Police Force convicted of murdering his wife was released Thursday following top court’s order, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/07/2020) [Doubts about the constitutional action of the judiciary!], Calls grow louder to impeach Chief Justice Rana: Verdict to commute a wife murderer’s sentence erodes people’s trust in judiciary, legal practitioners say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/07/2020), Investigating officers recall Koirala case: The former DIG would not have been connected to his wife’s murder but for one error he made, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/07/2020)

Nepal: Authorities must stop ruthless evictions of Indigenous peoples (Amnesty International 22/07/2020), Amnesty International calls for halting forced eviction of people from Chepang community in Chitwan (rep 22/07/2020), Amnesty condemns enforced eviction of indigenous Chepang families by Chitwan National Park authority: The rights organisation has called on the authorities concerned to hold the people accountable who set fire and razed down the huts of the landless families (kp 22/07/2020), Amnesty International calls for halt in eviction of Chepang peoples (kh 22/07/2020), Amnesty International Calls For Halt In Eviction Of Indigenous Peoples (Sancharkarmi 22/07/2020), Amnesty International calls for halt in eviction of indigenous peoples (Ratopati 22/07/2020), ‘Halt forced eviction of Chepang people’ (ht 22/07/2020), Distressed Chepangs of Kusum Khola bemoan loss of property and await relocation: Chitwan National Park authorities on Saturday set ablaze two huts and vandalised eight others, asking the indigenous people to vacate Kusum Khola, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 23/07/2020), Chepang organisation demands inquiry into Kusum Khola incident: Nepal Chepang Sangh has submitted a memorandum to the chief district officer of Chitwan, demanding legal action against the guilty, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 24/07/2020), Nepal Army personnel blamed for death of Chepang youth: Nepal Army has denied allegations of beating seven youths who had entered Chitwan National Park on July 16 without permission, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 25/07/2020)

Valley’s crime rate soars with the easing of lockdown restrictions: Police data show after the lockdown was relaxed on June 10 crime rate has risen by more than 80 percent, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/07/2020)

Man sustains bullet injuries in a clash between APF personnel and suspected smugglers: The injured was rushed to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences for treatment, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 19/07/2020)

Man beaten by police at quarantine facility in Surkhet has a fractured hand, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 18/07/2020)

Man accused in fatal drunk-driving case released on bail: Court said Malla could be released as he was unlikely to abscond or tamper with evidence, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/07/2020)

Pandemic has once again thrown light on plights of Nepali women migrant workers: Blanket ban on women from migrating overseas for employment has only encouraged labour trafficking and exploitation, labour migration experts and rights groups say, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 16/07/2020)

Armed Police Force Senior Superintendent of Police held on rape charge (ht 16/07/2020)

Blood on the hills: Though insufficient, the parliamentary probe committee's recommendations on the Soti killings must be implemented to provide justice to the victims (kp 16/07/2020)

Rukum (West) murder of six youths was result of caste-based discrimination, parliamentary probe says: Study finds sheer lapses on the part of the local administration, local government and police in handling the incident, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/07/2020)

21 trafficked Nepali women coming home after nine months: Group had ended up in Manipur after falling in the trap of traffickers planning to take them to the Gulf, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/07/2020), Human trafficking woes: The government must ramp up its measures to stop the illegal trafficking of Nepali women to the Gulf (kp 14/07/2020)

Absconding murder suspect held after 13 years (ht 14/07/2020)

Government attorneys’ negligence helps Dipak Manange go scot free (ht 13/07/2020) [Negligence or intention or simply political corruption?]

Three doctors, two police personnel among 12 held for illegal kidney transplantation (ht 13/07/2020), Kidney trafficking: Selling poor men’s kidney: Ward chair, doctors and police in trafficking, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 14/07/2020)

33-kg-gold smuggling case: Hari Sharan Khadka, alleged supplier arrested from airport: Khadka will be sent to Biratnagar as a case against him is pending in Morang District Court, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/07/2020)

How Bomjan manages to hoodwink police?, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 12/07/2020)

Conflict victims lament govt’s apathy in their joint submission (ht 11/07/2020)

Police bust a gang involved in a string of jewelry shop heists in Kathmandu Valley: Two gang members are still on the run and police suspect the duo has already sold off the stolen items in India, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/07/2020)

Sudden move to prorogue Parliament undermines legislature, experts say: The budget session was ended saying it lacked business, but there are some crucial bills, including one related to citizenship, pending for approval, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/07/2020)

COVID-19 Magnifies Domestic Violence, by Suman Raj Tamrakar (rn 05/07/2020)

Exploitation risk for women migrant workers has increased during pandemic, labour migration experts and rights activists say: They have urged the government to protect vulnerable women migrant workers and ensure their wages and other legal rights, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/07/2020)

Sexual exploitation case filed against Ram Bahadur Bomjan in Sarlahi: A complaint was registered against the controversial spiritual leader earlier this year for allegedly raping a 15-year-old, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 04/07/2020)

Body of a girl found in Dhanusha’s field; rape-murder suspected, by Brij Kumar Yadav (ht 04/07/2020)

Police fire warning shots during demonstration by Dalit Struggle Committee: The protest was launched demanding justice for two Dalit youths who died in the past month; one at an isolation centre in Dhanusha and the other in Sabaila police custody, by Santosh Singh (kp 03/07/2020)

Government tells UN that it will incorporate conflict victims’ concerns but victims are not convinced: Victims have called the government’s response to the concerns of five special UN human rights rapporteurs insincere and the entire transitional justice process flawed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/07/2020)

Nepal Police devises action plan to curb crime (ht 27/06/2020)

Rupandehi District Court remands in custody three people arrested in connection with murder of Dalit teen: Prosecutors filed a charge sheet against the trio on June 21 and presented them before the court on Tuesday, by Sanju Poudel (kp 26/06/2020)

Student leaders set fire to TU VC’s chair (ht 25/06/2020)

12 trafficking victims, including three minors, rescued in past three months: The Anti-human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police says there’s a risk of traffickers targeting the people who have become financially vulnerable due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/06/2020)

Police arrest in-laws over death of Hetauda woman: Investigators, family of deceased believe she was murdered, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/06/2020)

Police raid Ram Bahadur Bomjan’s ashram in Sindhuli: Search is on for the controversial cult leader after security personnel seal the site, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 19/06/2020)

Reports suspect police negligence, political protection for murderers in Rukum killings: They doubt a strong case will be presented to prosecute the perpetrators, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/06/2020), Kin of the youths killed in Soti continues protest demanding justice: Protesters demand to scrap of the alleged ‘falsified’ postmortem report, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 17/06/2020), Dalit killings in Rukum village spark outrage over caste discrimination (ht 18/06/2020)

Janata Socialist Party youth leader charged with rape (ht 17/06/2020)

Bank fraudster Shrestha to face money laundering case at Special Court: Shrestha is accused of embezzling Rs 2.6 billion while he was serving as the executive chairman of Nepal Share Market and Finance Limited, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/06/2020)

Woman in quarantine in Kailali gang raped, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 15/06/2020)

In-custody death of a Musahar man sparks protests in Janakpur: Police say 23-year-old Shambhu Sada committed suicide, but family members suspect it was an extra-judicial killing, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 15/06/2020) [Nepal is also ripe for an anti-racism movement and a correction of its view of history, including its questionable heroes, identifications and socio-hierarchical discrimination!]

Cases filed against 34 people demanding life imprisonment for Dalit youth killings in Soti: Homicide, attempted homicide and caste-based discrimination and untouchability charges have been filed against them, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 15/06/2020), Relatives of youths killed in Soti question 'ambiguous' post-mortem reports: Protesters accuse doctors of caving under political pressure and vandalise Jajarkot hospital, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 16/06/2020)

Cross-border small arms trade posing security threat in Tarai (ht 14/06/2020)

In Saptari, a Musahar woman is accused of practising witchcraft and beaten: Despite being beaten bloody with a metal plate, Manjudevi Sada has been ordered by the village panchayat to settle with the perpetrators and not file a case, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 11/06/2020)

Two more arrested in connection to Dalit killings in Rukum (West): A relative of the Malla family accused of orchestrating the killings, and another unidentified individual have been arrested based on call data, said police, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 11/06/2020), All 20 prime accused in the killings of Dalit youths in Rukum (West) arrested: Police arrested three more people on Wednesday in connection to the incident, by Hari Gautam (kp 12/06/(2020)

Water cannons and batons at protest against government’s handling of the pandemic: Police employed force to disperse around 150 people gathered in peaceful protest outside the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/06/2020)

Digging for justice: Keep an eye on the parliamentar committee’s probe on Soti killings (kp 10/06/2020)

Nepal: End impunity for caste-based discrimination and killings (Forum-Asia 09/06/2020)

Police arrest Rautahat brick kiln ‘massacre’ suspect: Eleven people, including former lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam, have been accused of incinerating people injured in an explosion in Rautahat on the eve of the first Constituent Assembly elections, by Shiva Puri (kp 08/06/2020), Rupandehi murder update:  Five struck to death with spade (kh 09/06/2020), Five people murdered in Rupandehi farm; suspect in police custody: The murder suspect prone to erratic mood swings, said police and locals, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 10/06/2020), District Court remands main accused of Rupandehi mass murder to seven days in custody: Five people were bludgeoned to death at a cattle farm in Tilottama Municipality on Monday night, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 11/06/2020)

‘Lawmaker Satgaunwa’s remark to be probed’ (ht 08/06/2020)

A shadow pandemic: With the lockdown grabbing all attention, domestic violence against women is often overlooked, by Nilima Adhikari (kp 07/06/2020)

One of the accused of Rautahat mass killing arrested (rep 07/06/2020)

Rukum killings ‘crime against humanity’ (ae 05/06/2020)

Soti incident accused remanded in custody for ten more days: Police have arrested 18 people, including Dambar Bahadur Malla, the ward chairman of Chaurjahari Ward No. 8, over their involvement in the alleged murder (kp 05/06/2020)

Challenge To End Caste Discrimination, by Gopal Khanal (rn 04/06/2020)

“He was beaten the whole night, and his body burnt by lit cigarettes”, by Ashim Neupane (rep 04/06/2020)

Police to probe manhandling of NMC doc (ht 01/06/2020)

NHRC deploys separate team to probe Soti incident (ht01/06/2020)

Soti incident premeditated, a team of provincial assembly members concludes: Karnali state legislators call for an impartial investigation into the Dalit killings and punishment for the perpetrators, by Bhim Bahadur Singh & Hari Gautam (kp 31/05/2020)

Rights commission expresses concern over death after rape incident in Rupandehi: National Human Rights Commission says its Butwal office has started a probe into the incident (kp 30/05/2020), NHRC concerned about death of rape victim (ht 30/05/2020)

Still untouchable: Navaraj BK and his friends died because he loved an upper-caste girl. He won’t be the last, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 29/05/2020)

UN, AI demand impartial probe into Rukum incident (ht 29/05/2020), Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, calls for independent investigation (OHCR 28/05/2020), Nepal: Authorities must deliver justice for Dalit killings (AI 28/05/2020), UN condemns Dalit killings in Rukum (West) and calls for independent probe: Despite constitutional guarantees, impunity for caste-based discrimination and violence remains high in Nepal, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says (kp 29/05/2020)

Thousands of Nepalis without food or shelter await entrance at the Karnali border: Migrants arriving from India are massed at the border without basic amenities as the provincial government has sought to test them all for Covid-19 before letting them in, by Aditi Aryal (kp 27/05/2020)

As popularity of virtual meetings soar, concerns over abuse and harassment come to surface: Law enforcement officials say it is difficult to track down and punish people ‘bombing’ online meetings as they don’t leave behind evidence, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 27/05/2020)

Bodies of two Dalit men recovered from Bheri River: A Dalit man went to marry a girl from ‘upper-caste’ but her family and villagers chased them into the river, by Hari Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 25/05/2020), Serious human rights violations against Dalits reported during lockdown: Parliamentary committee orders the government to book culprits, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/05/2020), One more body recovered from the Bheri River on Monday: The third victim was among the 18 who had accompanied Nabaraj BK to Soti in Rukum (West). The deceased Nabaraj was killed in his pursuit of a girl whose family deemed him ‘untouchable’, by Bhim Bahadur Singh & Hari Gautam (kp 26/05/2020), 15 including ward chair arrested in connection with Nawaraj BK’s killing, by Dinesh Kumar Shrestha (ht26/05/2020), Caste-based discrimination ends a beautiful relationship: Even a locally-elected representative was against their relationship, by Lokendra Khanal and Ganesh Bishu (rep 26/05/2020), Government forms team to investigate the death of three youths in Rukum West: Lawmakers have demanded a parliamentary probe committee to study discriminations against Dalits throughout the country (kp 27/05/2020) [This is an extremely severe criminal case, based on Hindu fanatic thinking! Why are representatives from ministries participated? Or are you loking for ways to eliminate outdated Hindu social thinking and behaviour?], Fourth body recovered: from Bheri River: Family members and relatives of the deceased had found the body on Wednesday, by Hari Gautam (kp 28/05/2020), One more body recovered from Bheri River; death toll of Soti incident reaches five: Search is on for another missing person, police say, by Hari Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 29/05/2020), Soti incident: Sixth missing body found after 10 days: The deceased along with his 18 friends was attacked by Soti villagers while the group was accompanying Nabaraj BK to bring home his 17-year-old girlfriend as his bride, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 03/06/2020)

With people staying home, burglars target shops and empty houses: Forty-four cases of burglary have been reported in the Valley in the last two months, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/05/2020)

Police raided Mohammed Aftab Alam’s home in Rautahat on Thursday night in search of his brother: The locals, unaware of the raid, encircled the security team thinking there was a robbery, and the police had to fire warning shots a dozen times to disperse the crowd, by Shiva Puri (kp 23/05/2020)

Police hit 67-year-old with baton for stepping out to buy milk: Man sustains a broken bone in his right leg due to the severity of the blow, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 19/05/2020) [Both this police officer and the person who ordered such action must be brought to justice!]

Nepal hasn’t allowed UN rapporteurs on transitional justice to visit country: The government is afraid their visit will expose it’s failure, say victims and human rights activists, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/05/2020)

Order to shoot at fleeing patients draws flak (ht 16/05/2020)

Survivors of domestic violence are forced to “compromise” with abusive husbands, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 16/05/2020)

Unidentified group thrashes Bara journalist (ht 12/05/2020)

Five held for using street kids to steal (ht 12/05/2020)

COVID-19 And The Threat Of Cybercrime, by Kumar Abhinav (rn 11/05/2020)

For Nepali women, rampant objectification and sexualisation on the internet: One community on Reddit with more than 4,500 members has been sexualising, objectifying and humiliating women with photos taken from their social media accounts, by Aditi Aryal (kp 07/05/2020), Shedding light: It is disturbing that pages propagating rape, misogyny, paedophilia and the invasion of privacy exist (kp 08/05/2020)

NHRC member slams rumour-mongers (ht 06/05/2020)

Biplav outfit leader Bandhu Chand released after 14 months (kh 06/05/2020) [The Bandhu Chand case is a prime example of the criminal contempt of judicial decisions by the Oli government!]

Cyber risk increases along with rising trend of webinars, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 06/05/2020)

OAG submits annual report to president (ht 05/05/2020)

Two men held for running illegal remittance business: Although crime rates in the Kathmandu Valley have dropped significantly during the lockdown, police continue to receive complaints, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/05/2020)

Man arrested for raping 15-year-old girl in Dang (kh 03/05/2020)

Hospitals turn away patients with fever, by Laxmi Gautam (ht 02/05/2020)

OHCHR urges govt to amend TJ law in support of SC ruling (rep 01/05/2020) [see OHCHR Press briefing note on Nepal], Four int'l HR bodies urge govt to immediately amend TJ law in line with Supreme Court ruling (rep 01/05/2020) [see press statement by AI, HRW, ICJ and TRIAL International], International rights bodies, UN welcome Supreme Court decision on transitional justice: Government should now amend the law to comply with the verdict, they say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/05/2020)

Four children killed in a bomb blast in Rolpa: Two of the deceased children are said to be from the same family, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 01/05/2020)

Expecting mother expelled from operation theatre (ht 01/05/2020)

After police and district attorney’s refusal to take complaint, lawmaker Surendra Yadav approaches human rights commission: Commission asks Nepal Police to explain in writing why it refused to register Yadav’s case and ensure his and his family’s safety (kp 01/05/2020), District attorney office takes Yadav abduction complaint but only after a counter-complaint by the accused: Complaint by ruling party leaders accused of kidnapping lawmaker Surendra Yadav is aimed at defusing the case, lawyers say, by Tika R. Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 05/05/2020), Yadav finally gets to lodge FIR against ex-IGP, NCP MPs (ht 05/05/2020)

Three injured in a clash between APF personnel and locals in Nawalparasi: Security personnel baton-charged the crowd for disobeying lockdown, locals say, by Nabin Paudel (kp 01/05/2020)

Police arrest drug peddlers operating in the guise of importing essential goodsIn Province 1, police have so far seized over 2,800 vehicles on charge of defying the lockdown; 1,523 individuals have been in police custody for the same charge, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 01/05/2020)

In Province 5, sexual harassment and domestic abuse cases are getting more severe: A large number of sexual harassment cases in the province still go unreported, said police, by Sanju Poudel (kp 29/04/2020)

Seven rape cases reported in Kapilbastu in a month (kh 29/04/2020)

Nepalis stranded in India continue to brave Mahakali River to return home: More than 30 people tried to cross the boundary river this weekend, by Manoj Badu (kp 29/04/2020) [Responsible for the crime is Mr. Oli, who claims the right to deny Nepali citizens a safe return to their villages]

Woman thrashed to death (kh 28/04/2020)

With everyone forced indoors and online by the lockdown, cases of cybercrime are increasing: Police advise that individuals take safety measures to protect their information and identities online as criminals too have more time on their hands, by Aditi Aryal and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/04/2020)

SC rejects govt’s request to review verdict on transitional justice (rep 27/04/2020), Supreme Court thwarts attempt to retain amnesty provisions in transitional justice law: The government now has no option but to amend the law to adhere to the court’s February 2015 landmark order, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/04/2020)

SP-N alleges party lawmaker abducted (ht 24/04/2020), Nepal Police’s refusal to register Surendra Yadav abduction case raises questions about its neutrality: Many believe police are acting on order from on high to not register the case, especially since: it involves powerful political actors and a former chief of police, by Shuvam Dhungana Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/04/2020), NC, RPP and People's Socialist Party demand legal action against those involved in 'kidnapping' lawmaker Yadav (rep 28/04/2020), After police, district attorney also refuses to register complaint against alleged kidnapping of lawmaker Yadav: District attorney asked the complainants to leave an application, but didn’t file the complaint, Janata Samajbadi leaders said (kp 29/04/2020), JSP-N MP’s abduction case a hot potato: Govt attorney accused of turning deaf ear to kidnapping complaint against ex-IG, lawmakers (ht 29/04/2020), District Attorney Office registers ‘abduction’ complaint by lawmaker Yadav (kh 04/05/2020)

Former secy arrested for cyber offence (ht 24/04/2020), Freedom Forum concerned (ht 24/04/2020)

How one Pokhara resident led a smear campaign to get an American kicked out of the country: After his romantic advances were rejected, one individual used his influence with an online news portal to smear and discredit a foreigner, a month-long Post investigation has revealed, by Shuvam Dhungana and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 23/04/2020)

Mahottari sees rise in illegal mining of construction aggregate during lockdown: Two journalists were threatened for covering the story about illegal mining in the district on Thursday, by Sunita Baral (kp 23/04/2020)

Locals beat up ward office representative accusing him of nepotism in relief distribution: Relief distribution programmes in other parts of the district have also courted controversy, while some wards are yet to coordinate any efforts, by Abdesh Kumar Jha (kp 21/04/2020)

Police clueless about three bodies found during lockdown (ht 21/04/2020)

Police sub-inspector beat up health worker in Dharan: Health workers staged a protest outside the city demanding action the officer following the incident, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 17/04/2020) [The policemen's mistaken idea that they could beat other people at any time has not changed a bit since the royal panchayat era!], Police Punish 50 Morning Walkers (rn 17/04/2020) [The police have to guarantee law and order, but they have no right to order punishment.]

Wood smuggling, wildlife poaching cases up (ht 17/04/2020)

Hackers gain unauthorised access to .np domain: The group also threatens to infiltrate Nepal Electricity Authority’s system, by Umesh Poudel (ht 16/04/2020)

NTA cautions against fake mobile calls: Advises against calling back 1-ring calls originating abroad (ht 16/04/2020)

VAW in lockdown: More than 104 cases in two weeks, by Sabina Karki (kh 15/04/2020)

Man in police custody for raping woman inside moving truck: Police say the driver was released after the woman vouched his innocence, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/04/2020)

Woman dies trying to protect son from police thrashing (ht 14/04/2020), Woman dies in stampede following clash between police and locals in Saptari: The incident occurred as security personnel were taking action against the locals who had gathered in the market place, by Bharat Jarghamagar and Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 14/04/2020)

Valley’s crime rate drops during lockdown: There has been no serious crime in the last 20 days, police say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 13/04/2020)

Wildfire, poaching and tree felling go unchecked in forests of Morang and Mahottari: Forest officials claim that the poachers sparked wildfires to trap the wildlife, by Binod Bhandari and Sunita Baral (kp 13/04/2020), Lockdown a boon for timber smugglers, by Laxman Ghimire (rep 13/04/2020)

Around 200 Khayar trees cut down in Tripurasundari, Dhading: Smugglers have cut down trees taking advantage of nationwide lockdown, locals say, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 12/04/2020)

Shanker Group owner Agrawal arrested for overpricing thermal guns: Medical equipment suppliers suspect foul play as many of them ordered thermal guns from China, but none of them received their cargo, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/04/2020)

Rautahat police confiscate ambulances on charge of carrying passengers during lockdown: Of the three ambulances, two are privately owned and one belongs to the Nepal Red Cross Society in Hirapur, by Shiva Puri (kp 05/04/2020)

Timber smugglers are entering Nawalparasi forest taking advantage of lockdown: As many as 65 trees were felled in the past few days in Nawalparasi (East), forest officials say, by Narayan Sharma (kp 05/04/2020)

Concerns over safety of public money, data after F1Soft's intrusion in news website (rep 03/04/2020)

Rise in GBV, sexual abuse cases feared (ht 01/04/2020)

Man accused of raping minor arrested (ht 31/03/2020)

More than 2,000 lockdown violators punished (ht 31/03/2020), [The police have no right to punish anybody! This would be a task of the judiciary! It's time for the police to under stand their limits!]

As Covid-19 fears grow, some medical personnel face eviction from their homes: Reports of medical personnel being forced to work without adequate protection have only aggravated discriminatory behaviour from landlords, say doctors, by Arjun Poudel & Aditi Aryal (kp 30/03/2020)

Construction company leaves workers high and dry at Gauda: Around 1,100 workers stranded for the past one week at various construction sites of Kaligandaki corridor road construction projects struggling to make their way home, by Narayan Sharma (kp 30/03/2020)

Serial killer Sobhraj in sentence waiver list (ht 29/03/2020)

In Butwal, juvenile delinquents are compelled to stay at a crowded correctional facility without proper means: As a result of the overcrowding, many suffer from skin-related diseases, by Amrita Anmol (kp 22/03/2020)

Neighbour confesses to rape and murder of 17-year-old girl in Ilam (ht 21/03/2020)

Government launches coordinated inspections to curb black marketeering of essential goods: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection Management carried out inspections at 161 firms and penalised 57 in the month of Falgun, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/03/2020)

Police seize one million masks (ht 19/03/2020), Confiscated face masks to be sold from Sajha Swasthya Sewa (rep 19/03/2020)

Police arrest a dozen in a span of two weeks for possessing illegal pharmaceutical drugs: According to the data provided by the bureau, the number of people arrested for drug possession has been rising in recent years, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/03/2020)

Man who slapped NCP leader Dahal held after 7 years (ht 16/03/2020) [And what about the man who claims responsibility for the killing of 5.000 people! He is still not held!]

CIEDP team in Rolpa to investigate into war-time cases (rep 16/03/2020)

Transitional justice is backsliding: To ensure better predictability, a national roadmap with parliamentary ownership could be a way out, by Tika P. Dhakal (kp 15/03/2020)

Complaints of the disappeared have themselves disappeared!, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 15/03/2020)

Police arrest black marketeers, confiscate 75,000 face masks (rep 15/03/2020)

Student leader found guilty of rape gets eight and half years in prison: Rai, a former assistant secretary at the Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus chapter of the All Nepal National Free Students Union, was accused of raping an the girl by luring her to his relatives’ place in Makalbari, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/03/2020)

Extrajudicial killings continue in Nepal, reveals report (ht 14/03/2020)

Explosion at former minister Baskota's under-constrution house (ht 12/03/2020) Police arrest a person in relation to blast at former communication minister Baskota's house: Interrogation is underway with the arrestee who is a district member of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/03/2020), Police arrest three more in connection with blast at Baskota’s house: On March 11, a group detonated a powerful IED on the premises of former Minister Gokul Prasad Baskota, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 21/03/2020)

Regulate acid sale: Apart from regulating the sale of acid, the perpetrators of acid attacks should be meted out strict punishment as a deterrent (ht 12/03/2020)

Twenty-nine-year-old woman held for throwing acid on husband’s face (ht 11/03/2020), Victim of acid attack blamed on wife runs out of money (rep 22/03/2020), Acid attack victim seeks support for treatment (ht 23/03/2020)

Drug traffickers active in Kavre district again (ht 11/03/2020)

Bizarre punishment: Teacher sent to custody (ht 11/03/2020)

The cost of extreme political traumatisation: The state and the political parties are in denial about the sexual violence that occurred during the conflict, by Susan Risal (kp 10/03/2020)

A 51-year-old woman attacked with acid in Kapilvastu district: Bedamati Devi Gupta, who was attacked by her neighbour Hari Narayan Barai following a spat, is receiving treatment at Universal College of Medical Sciences in Bhairahawa, by Manoj Paudel (kp 09/03/2020)

Chief accused of journalist Birendra Sah’s murder arrested: Sah, a print and broadcast journalist, was killed in October 2007, by Laxmi Sah (kp 09/03/2020)

Man arrested for defrauding 60 people promising jobs abroad: He used to target youngsters who didn’t know the procedures to apply to work outside Nepal, police say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/03/2020)

Justice and gender equality in the age of #MeToo: It is only a matter of time before the men hiding behind their title and power are unveiled and brought to justice, by Sakun Gajurel (kp 08/03/2020)

Caste-based domestic violence against women rife in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 08/03/2020)

Teacher forcing students to cut their hands arrested (rep 08/03/2020)

In criminal cases, police often fail to ensure privacy or security for complainants, resulting in threats and bribes: Threats and bribes can lead the complainant to ultimately change their statements in courts, weakening the case and resulting in a lack of conviction, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 06/03/2020)

Provincial Assembly member Rawal arrested on attempt to rape charge, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 05/03/2020)

Siddhababa surrenders, sent to jail, by Amar Khadka (rep 04/03/2020)

Youth arrested for throwing shoe targeting Nepal Communist Party chair Dahal: The 22-year-old youth from Jumla has been identified as a son of a former Maoist fighter, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/03/2020) [Not correct but understandable! This act is absolutely harmless compared to the killing of 5,000 people for which Dahal has claimed responsibility!], Flying objects: When dissatisfaction reaches a tipping point, people will protest (kp 03/03/2020), Panel formed to probe shoe attack on Dahal (ht 03/03/2020) [????], People are angry (rep 03/03/2020)

What you need to know about ethical hackers in Nepal: The country’s cyber security is not the strongest. And with everything going digital—from national identity cards to driving licenses—if we are not too careful, we could invite in a lot of risks, by Shashwat Pant (kp 03/03/2020)

UN concerned over Nepal’s TJ process (rep 01/03/2020)

Nepal Rastra Bank unit issues a set of guidelines on suspicious transactions, defining what constitutes a suspicious transaction: The directives come at a time when Nepal is preparing for mutual evaluation this year with Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering of its compliance with the global standards on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/03/2020)

Video of police officer baton charging a woman carrying a child outrages the public: The video once again calls attention to the police’s use of excessive force against peaceful protestors who pose no threat, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 29/02/2020), [No one has the right to beat other people, especially not with wooden sticks. Even policemen who do this are to be treated as criminals!], Police inspector mercilessly beats up woman, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/02/2020)

Two Bajura teachers absconding on facing rape allegations, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 28/02/2020)

Gyawali claims progress on transitional justice in Geneva but back home, victims are boycotting the process: Rights activists and victims call Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali’s claim that the transitional justice commissions are working independently a ‘blatant lie’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/02/2020)

Advisor to state minister arrested for abduction and rape of a teenager: Amrit Kumar Ghale, economic advisor to State Minister for Urban Development Ram Bir Manandhar abducted a teenager, held her captive for several days and raped multiple times, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/02/2020)

1,104 absconding convicts held (ht 23/02/2020)

Transitional justice could be an issue for Nepal at the upcoming Human Rights Council meet: It is likely that questions will not be too critical, but at the Universal Periodic Review in November, the government is certain to face serious queries, say activists, by Anil Giri (kp 22/02/2020)

Regulate sale of acid, rights activists and attack survivors urge government: According to a report, 16 people, 13 of them women, have been attacked with acid since 2015/2016. Yet acid is readily available for just Rs 25, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 21/02/2020)

Youth arrested for raping junior college student (ht 21/02/2020) [A 21-year-old man should no longer be called youth!]

Thirteen cases of police torture reported in 2019 (ht 21/02/2020)

Women protest demanding arrest of murder accused (ht 21/02/2020)

Badge of honor, by Guffadi (rep 2102/2020)

Replicating Nepal’s stolen gods: It is difficult to get western museums to return trafficked deities, so Nepalis are making copies of the missing statuary, by Alisha Sijapati (nt 21/02/2020)

Conflict victims warn non-cooperation to the transitional justice commission until Act is amended: Chief of disappearance enquiry commission assures ‘fair and impartial investigations’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/02/2020)

CIEDP making final-round probe into disappearance cases (rep 19/02/2020)

Shadow of impunity: Election of Agni Sapkota to the post of House Speaker looked like a state-sponsored drama orchestrated by undermining criminal accountability, by Charan Prasai (rep 19/02/2020)

Mahara’s acquittal and Tumbahangphe’s elevation to minister will have lasting effects, analysts say: While Krishna Bahadur Mahara was acquitted of attempted rape charges, Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe was appointed minister for law, both on the same day, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/02/2020) [Without clarification and disclosure of the full circumstances of the Mahara case, the decision remains unsatisfactory!], A travesty of justice: It is surprising to note that the KDC did not deem it necessary to look into other details of attempt to rape submitted by the police (ht 19/02/2020)

Ward chair arrested for digital sexual harassment (rep 18/02/2020)

Two arrested for defrauding woman of Rs 6 million: Members of the gang were found to have duped another person into depositing Rs 7 million in their account, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/02/2020)

Teacher accused of molestation, primary schoolgirls request school authorities for investigation, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 17/02/2020), Justice likely to elude children allegedly molested by their school teacher, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/02/2020), Guardians offer to get teacher booked, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 19/02/2020), School teacher accused of molesting students arrested: Police act after principal finally files FIR, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 20/02/2020)

Police arrest 57 persons involved in criminal activities (ht 17/02/2020)

16 gamblers arrested with Rs 625,000 cash in Tarkeshwor: According to official data, during the 2018/19 fiscal, police detained 2,869 people in connection with gambling—the highest in last three years, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/02/2020)

Rural municipality chair accused of coercing a Dalit woman into abortion: Jaya Bahadur Chemjong is among seven people accused of forcing a Dalit woman to abort her fetus at 21 weeks as she was in an intercaste marriage, district police say, by Ananda Gautam (kp 15/02/2020)

Although sentenced to jail, Prithvi Malla has been spending his days in the hospital: Malla, accused of killing a woman while drunk driving, has been at Chirayu Hospital for over a month on ailments that doctors say should not require a long hospitalisation, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/02/2020)

‘Negligent’ officials in Nirmala Pant case could be exonerated: Review committee endorses police move to arrest Dilip Singh Bista, by Shuvam Dgungana (kp 14/02/2020)

VAW complaints up (ht 14/02/2020)

Crossborder cybercrime and punishment: Nepali women blackmailed over private content on the social web seek justice, by Sabina Devkota (nt 14/02/2020)

Illegal crusher industry operating in Rameshwornath Community Forest in spite of ban: All crusher industries across the eight districts of Province 2 have been closed following the death of Dilip Mahato, who had been protesting against illegal mining of riverbed material in Dhanusham by Santosh Singh (kp 12/01/2020)

Former secretary Arjun Karki's wife dies while undergoing treatment for head injury: Muna Karki had a serious head injury, while the domestic help was found hanging in the dining room on Monday morning, by Swarup Acharya and Madhusudhan Bhattarai (kp 11/02/2020), Former secy’s wife killed in cold blood (ht 11/02/2020)

Nirmala murder mystery: Police get nod to probe Dilip Bista again (ht 11/02/2020)

Nepal Police records criminal complaints against its officers, but only a few are brought to justice: Police spokesperson DIG Shailesh Thapa Kshetri says most complaints turn out to be baseless, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 10/02/2020)

Drunken group attacks police station, two injured, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 09/02/2020)

Transitional justice commissions have not taken any steps to bring victims and rights activists on board: Disappearance commission is preparing its work plan without consulting with conflict victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/02/2020)

Alam to remain in judicial custody: Janakpur High Court upholds lower court decision to keep him behind bars until verdict is passed (kp 08/02/2020)

Arrest warrant issued against former DSP accused of rape (ht 07/02/2020)

Who is the controversial swami everyone can’t stop talking about? The self-proclaimed Swami Balyogeshwor has been implicated in multiple fraud cases and has disappeared ever since the charges became public, by Sailendra Adhikari and Samuel Chhetri (kp 06/02/2020)

Two persons held for fraud in Rautahat (ht 06/02/2020)

Parsa police take harsh measure to control drugs smuggling: Smugglers have been using Parsa as a transit to smuggle drugs produced in Makwanpur and Dhading to India, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/02/2020)

Cops involved in killing CPN leader to face action: Police had fired nine shots to kill Kumar Poudel on the banks of the Lakhandehi River in Lalbandi, Sarlahi, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/02/2020), Take strong action: As an institution, Nepal Police cannot escape from taking legal action against erring policemen involved in Poudel’s extra-judicial killing (ht 05/02/2020)

Minor raped in Bara (ht 04/02/2020)

Rajbiraj campus vandalised (ht 04/02/2020)

Complaints about stolen and lost mobile phones are rising, but police are hardly helpful: Police blame a cumbersome process for tracing missing phones, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/02/2020)

The endless battle of Narcotics Control Bureau to stop drug smuggling in Nepal: Since a unit under Nepal Police was upgraded as a bureau, more arrests have been made, but officials say more needs to be done, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/02/2020)

Dharan SSP booked for rape, suspended (ht 01/02/2020), Rape-accused SSP Rana surrenders (ht 03/02/2020)

54-yr-old man arrested on the charge of raping 4-yr-old girl, by Madan Thakur (rep 01/02/2020)

Youth gets life sentence for killing girlfriend (ht 01/02/2020)

CIB submits land grab probe report to MoHA (ht 01/02/2020), CIB report on Baluwatar land scam exonerates top politicians: Suggests legal action against bureaucrats, middlemen  (rep 01/02/2020)

DoTM’s server gets partially hacked: Online driving licence registration system to be offline till the issue is sorted out (ht 01/02/2020)

What is the controversy over Agni Sapkota as Speaker all about? Ever since the ruling Nepal Communist Party selected Sapkota as its candidate for Speaker of the House, rights activists and conflict victims have protested the decision, by Mohan Guragain (kp 30/01/2020)

Terror suspects arrested in India say they were using Nepal as a base but security agencies are clueless: The revelation by three suspected ISIS operatives arrested in Delhi displays an intelligence failure on the part of Nepal’s security agencies, by Shuvam Dhungana and Shashwat Pant (kp 30/01/2020)

Chand-led cadres allegedly destroyed construction equipment over donations: Contractors say excavators were torched following their refusal to donate money to the party, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/01/2020)

Victims of domestic violence prefer police to judicial committee for justice: Most of the people’s representatives in the judicial committee do not have the legal knowledge to settle disputes, by Tripti Shahi (kp 29/01/2020)

Civil servants spreading awareness against chhaupadi in Bajura (ht 29/01/2020)

Police reveal wife’s hand behind hubby’s murder in Morang (ht 29/01/2020)

Province-1 PA member, two others to face prison, by Hari Adhikari (ht 28/01/2020)

Message of impunity (rep 28/01/2020)

Police bust a gang of six alleged robbers who in a heist took away Rs5 million from a person in Kathmandu: The police managed to confiscate around Rs1.8 million from the arrested persons, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/01/2020)

Bomb set off at Arun III project site (ht 27/01/2020)

Local levels told to establish fund for GBV victims (ht 27/01/2020)

International rights bodies warn Nepal’s conflict victims could seek justice in foreign courts: Recent appointments to transitional justice commissions and nomination of a person accused of killing as Speaker undermined transitional justice, the rights orgsanisations say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/01/2020), Recent Nepal steps undermine TJ process: Int’l rights bodies (rep 26/01/2020) [see statement by ICJ, AI, HRW and TRIAL]

Rape convict arrested after being on the run for four years: As many as 1,873 rape cases were registered across the country in the fiscal year 2018/19, Nepal Police data show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/01/2020)

Awareness drive launched to end chhaupadi (ht 26/01/2020)

Petition at Supreme Court demands Agni Sapkota’s arrest: The petition, filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi, also asks that Sapkota’s nomination for Speaker of the House be dismissed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/01/2020), President’s advisor resigns over Sapkota’s nomination as House Speaker: Sushil Pyakurel, one of the petitioners in the murder case against Sapkota, resigned after being asked to withdraw the case by ruling party members, by Anil Giri (kp 25/01/2020), Writ challenging Sapkota’s candidacy for speaker filed (ht), Sapkota is clean: NCP Co-chair Dahal (ht) [Just as clean as the person that admits to be responsible for the death of 5.000 human beings? It is neither the task nor the right of any politician to decide if Sapkota is clean! This is exclusively the task of a law court!]

Govt to implement high-level commission’s report (ht 24/01/2020)

High court overrules lower court’s order to release Giri on bail (ht 24/01/2020)

Civil society vows to protest until Sapkota’s nomination for Speaker is dismissed: Agni Sapkota, who is accused of murder, is certain to become Speaker of the House as he is running unopposed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/01/2020)

FIR filed against PA member (ht 23/01/2020), Police arrest Gandaki provincial assembly member Deepak Manange: Milan Gurung, chair of Kaski chapter of All Nepal Football Association, had filed a complaint after Manange slapped him on Tuesday, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/01/2020), Mockery of rule of law: The person who got smacked by Deepak Manange does not have untainted past, but this does not give leeway to the provincial lawmaker to take the law into his own hands (ht 24/01/2020), Milan Gurung, chair of Kaski chapter of All Nepal Football Association, arrested: Gurung was arrested after a complaint of fraud and banking offences was registered against him on Thursday, police said, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 25/01/2020), PA member Manange remanded to custody (ht 25/01/2020)

Police misusing indecent behaviour clause (ht 23/01/2020)

Deadline arrives but sugar mills still owe farmers Rs800 million: Farmers have been duped by sugar mill owners in the past but this time they were betrayed by the government too, they say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/01/2020), Sugar producers deceive farmers yet again: Pay farmers only Rs 160 million despite making promises to clear over Rs 1 billion in dues by Tuesday (rep 22/01/2020)

‘How can someone responsible for murdering my husband be elected speaker?’, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 22/01/2020)

Crusher industries operating illegally (ht 22/01/2020)

Murder of transwoman shows that things remain perilous for the LGBTIQ community: Ajita Bhujel’s murder in Hetauda has the trans community concerned for their safety and security, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/01/2020), Five arrested in connection with murder of transgender woman in Hetauda: Police said that Ajita Bhujel had been murdered after a dispute over payment for sex, by Subash Bidari (kp 05/02/2020)

Cases of daylight burglary rising in Kathmandu Valley, police say: Thieves are targeting homes and apartments of working families, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/01/2020)

Conflict victims condemn parties for bulldozing decision on transitional justice appointments: After an agreement between ruling and opposition forces, recommendation committee picks 10 individuals, all with affiliation to political parties, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/01/2020) [Those who share responsibility for so many crimes will never provide justice! Dahal, Deuba, Ex-King Gyanendra and the top brass of the army had highest responsibility!]

GoAML To Check Financial Crime, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/01/2020)

Locals of Tingla vandalize vehicles, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 19/01/2020)

Dahal says he will take responsibility for insurgency deaths but his actions don’t match his words: Victims say he is delaying the justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/01/2020), How a photo has come to symbolise long wait for justice: Muktinath Adhikari, a teacher and a member of Amnesty International Nepal, was killed in Lamjung 18 years ago by the Maoists (kp 18/01/2020)

Cops take charge of body, arrest hubby (ht 17/01/2020)

Police’s intelligence continues to fail them as Chand party claims explosion: Despite the government designating the Chand party a criminal outfit, Wednesday’s explosion shows that security agencies are still unaware of their activities, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 17/01/2020)

Aided by Indian drug traffickers, farmers are increasingly turning from marijuana to opium: Once limited to Tarai districts along the border with India, the cultivation of poppy plants has now spread across the hills of Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/01/2020)

Police confiscate smuggled mobile phones worth over Rs 3.5 million: Police said no one claimed ownership of the phones that were recovered in passenger buses, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/01/2020)

Dahal ready to own up 5,000 deaths during insurgency: Says state killed 12,000 people (ht 16/01/2020) [It does not matter who is responsible for more killings! They all have to stand trial for this: Maoists, politicians, army leaders, ex-king etc.]

A fraud company swindles millions off farmers in Lamjung and Tanahun: Police in Lamjung say they have not received any formal complaint against the company representatives who have been out of contact for almost a year now, by Aash Gurung (kp 16/01/2020)

Peace minus justice: The promises made under the Comprehensive Peace Accord have been thrown to the winds, by Daman Nath Dhungana (kp 15/01/2020)

Conflict victims decry government’s consultations as a sham: The consultations were not aimed at ensuring justice but simply at showing the world that feedback was collected, victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/01/2020)

Bhat-Bhateni among firms faking VAT bills worth millions: SC (rep 14/01/2020), SC indicts Bhatbhateni for tax evasion, by Umesh Poudel (ht 16/01/2020)

Self-styled godman Shivananda Swami held (ht 14/01/2020)

Police intervene rally demanding justice for Nirmala Pant: Security personnel used force on women rights activists who were protesting in front of the Kanchanpur District Court seeking justice for Nirmala Pant, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 14/01/2020)

Attorney General seeks accurate forensic reports to deal with problems correctly (kp 13/01/2020)

Government rescues hundreds of children every year but does little for their care: Children are usually put up in transit homes before they are either handed over to other shelters or their families, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/01/2020)

Two rape cases reported in valley, suspects held (ht 12/01/2020)

Irate kin vandalise hospital (ht 12/01/2020)

Youth crushed to death by tipper for protesting illegal extraction of riverbed materials in Dhanusa: Twenty-four-year-old Dilip Kumar Mahato was struck and dragged by the tipper driver, say police, by Santosh Singh (kp 11/01/2020) [Not only the direct murderers are responsible, but also the idle and disinterested government and administration!] Police nab four of the alleged perpetrators of Dhanusha tipper attack: Dilip was killed on Friday morning while protesting the illegal mining of riverbed materials from a river beside his home at Sripur in Mithila Municipality, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 12/01/2020), Police arrest owner of crusher plant in connection with murder, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 12/01/2020), Rein in Crusher Mafias: Book the culprits of Mahato’s ‘murder’ (rep 12/01/2020), Alleged perpetrators of Dhanusha tipper attack remanded into custodyDilip was killed on Friday morning while protesting the illegal mining of riverbed materials from a river beside his home at Sripur in Mithila Municipality, by Santosh Singh (kp 13/01/2020), Dilip Mahato was attacked before being run over by a tipper truck: Police; In his statement to police, truck driver Munindra Mahato has admitted to the crime, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 14/01/2020), Dilip Mahato should have been a hero. Instead, he will be forgotten: Dilip’s murder encapsulates several of the ills that ail this tottering republic, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 24/01/2020)

Conflict victims say their hope on Pradeep Gyawali might have been misplaced: Gyawali, who had appeared sympathetic to the cause of conflict victims, is also moving ahead on transitional justice without taking victims into confidence, by Binod Gjhimire (kp 09/01/2020)

Police take steps to curb opium farming in remote areas of Makwanpur: The first time police discovered an opium plantation in the district was five years ago, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/01/2020)

Despite stringent measures, no let up in gold smuggling through Kathmandu airport: In the past one week alone, police have already arrested five people at the Tribhuvan International Airport, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 07/01/2020)

School teacher held on charge of beating and injuring student: The victim’s family lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday and urged authorities to take strong against the guilty, by Sanju Poudel (kp 07/01/2020)

Police arrest bank hacker fugitive: The gang had stolen around Rs48.5 million from the Lahan Branch of the Agriculture Development Bank and Panas Remittance, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 06/01/2020)

Transitional justice: This time around, the government must not go back on its promise (kp 06/01/2020), NHRC’s threat to withdraw its member from ex-CJ-led panel (ht 06/01/2020), Amend the TRC Act: It makes no sense in appointing members in the TRC and CIEDP without amending the TRC Act in line with the Supreme Court verdict (ht 06/01/2020)

Sudan scam guilty Shambhu Bharati out on Rs 142 million bail, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/01/2020) [??], Corruption convict Bharati released before completing jail term (rep 06/01/2020)

Law Ministry aims to get Transitional Justice Act amended from ongoing session of Parliament: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, also the law minister now, who has made commitments from various platforms including the United Nations, is taking the lead for amendments, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/01/2020)

24 ropanies of Rani Mahal’s land encroached upon: Report; The National Vigilance Centre says ownership titles have been tampered with in collusion with employees of District Land Revenue, District Survey Office and the then VDC office, by Madhab Aryal (kp 05/01/20202)

For Nepali women seeking work in the Gulf, new routes and old risks: Despite restrictions from traveling to the Gulf countries, desperate Nepali women are falling into traps of trafficking agents who are exploiting new routes to take them out of the country, by Parbat Portel (kp 04/01/2020)

'We don't follow Chhaupadi', by Dhan Bahadur Budha (kp 04/01/2020)

572 India-bound girls, women missing (ht 04/01/2020)

Nepal may be becoming a new transit point for drug smugglers: As many as 5,607 people were arrested for drug-related crimes in the first five months of the current fiscal year, data show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 04/01/2020)

After failing to establish charges, government to deport all arrested Chinese nationals: Police had arrested 122 Chinese from different parts of Kathmandu for their involvement in suspicious activities, by Anil Giri (kp 03/01/2019)

Police arrest six persons for allegedly making fake smart driving licences: Fake licences are mostly used by people who fail the licence test or those who want to go abroad, Metropolitan Traffic Police Division says, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/01/2020), After crackdown against drink driving, MaPaSe cases have decreased in Kathmandu Valley, police records show: Division office says an awareness programme for 47,000 drivers and riders focusing on the anti-drink drive, helped reduce MaPaSe cases, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/01/2020)

Nepal Police to keep record of landlords, tenants (ht 01/01/2020)

One held with gold hidden in rectum (ht 01/01/2020)

Attacked and violated: From Chhaupadi death to incidents of sexual exploitation to cases of acid attacks, there was no let-up in incidents of violence against girls and women in 2019, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 31/12/2019)

Rape accused godman freed on bail (ht 31/12/2019) [??]

Polluted air spikes respiratory illness: The govt standard for unhealthy air is way above WHO’s, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/12/2019)) [And the government is doing nothing!]

Battle against Chhaupadi in Karnali: Govt gets aggressive, but people’s blind belief too strong (rep 29/12/2019)

Man arrested on charge of rape, by Maheshwar Chamlinf Rai (rep 29/12/2019)

Food, gold adulteration rampant in Syangja, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 29/12/2019)

National conference on sexual harassment held (ht 29/12/2019)

Bike-lifting syndicate busted, 12 arrested with 40 two-wheelers (ht 28/12/2019), Police arrest two men from Changunarayan for alleged motorcycle theft: Out of 1,611 incidents of vehicle theft in the last fiscal year, only 189 were recovered, police records show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 29/12/2019)

Addressing The Issue Of Gender Violence, by Indu Pant Ghimire and Saurav Raj Pant (rn 28/12/2019)

Missing teenage girl murdered (ht 28/12/2019)

Police arrest two persons with alleged tax-evaded electronic gadgets valued at Rs 5.2 million: The police also confiscated more than Rs1.5 million in cash and cheques worth more than Rs5,73000 from the accused, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/12/2019)

Govt to designate watchdog for money laundering (ht 27/12/2019)

Rape accused godman’s file submitted to court, by Santosh Kafle (ht 27/12/2019)

Alarming Abductions, by Bini Dahal (rn 27/12/2019)

Government and police fail to abide by human rights commission’s recommendation: The commission two months ago had recommended action against police officials involved in extrajudicial killing of Kumar Paudel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/12/2019)

Breaking the chain: Human trafficking under the guise of labour migration has become one of the most severe problems faced by Nepali migrant workers in recent times, by Anurag Devkota (kp 26/12/2019)

Police rescue a girl being trafficked to India, by Tapendra Karki (rep 26/12/2019)

Chand group’s donation terror in Udayapur (ht 26/12/2019)

Govt to act tough against those who encourage Chhaupadi (ht 25/12/2019)

122 Chinese nationals arrested from different parts of the Capital: Police say the arrested, who had arrived in Nepal on a tourist visa, are being investigated for their involvement in illegal activities, including financial crimes, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/12/2019), At least 800 Chinese nationals are under watch in Kathmandu: The revelation follows the arrest of 122 Chinese nationals on Monday in a joint Nepal-China operation, by Anil Giri and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/12/2019), Arrested Chinese remanded to 5-day police custody, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 25/12/2019), Police recover only 67 passports from the arrested 122 Chinese nationals: The arrested Chinese nationals may be involved in suspicious activities, including cybercrime, police suspect, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/12/2019), The recent arrest of 122 Chinese nationals sets a dangerous precedent: How would Nepal react if the state apparatus was conducting similar mass arrests on Nepali soil on behalf of India?(kp 26/12/2019), Arrest of 122 Chinese nationals was not a ‘joint operation’, security agencies say: Although the Chinese Foreign Ministry had said that Monday’s arrests were a joint operation between China and Nepal, Nepali security agencies say they acted solely on their own, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2019), Detained 122 Chinese nationals likely to be deported (ht 30/12/2019)

Call for survivor-friendly approach to investigate human trafficking cases: Experts urge adopting Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews approach for better dealing with survivors and investigating such cases, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/12/2019)

Bangladeshis are being trafficked into Nepal, but most cases go unreported: The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu receives two to three cases of labour trafficking every month, by Eliha Shrestha (kp 24/12/2019)

Two drivers arrested for unhealthy competition on road, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 24/12/2019)

Narcotics Control Bureau arrests four foreigners for cocaine smuggling: Two Belarusians and two Bolivians arrested with 6kg of cocaine worth at least Rs150 million, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/12/2019)

Rural municipality chair rescued hours after his abduction: The Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has claimed responsibility for the incident, by Jyoti Katuwal and Tularam Pandey (kp 23/12/2019)

Police launch awareness drive in Dadeldhura community schools: Police personnel are running classes for students to instil positive thinking in them, by D.R. Pant (kp 23(12/2019)

Police arrest two persons on the charge of kidnapping three minors: The kidnapping cases have risen by 48 percent since 2014-15 to 104 in 2018-19, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/12/2019)

Police bust a gang involved in motorcycle theft in Kathmandu Valley: Auto theft incidents are on the rise, but vehicle recovery and arrest rates are dismal, data show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 21/12/2019)

Police rescue three children from clutches of kidnapper (ht 21/12/2019)

Birgunj High Court seeks suggestions from lawyers to transfer Aftab Alam’s case away from his hometown: Government attorney appealed for a transfer of the case following threats from the lawmaker who has been charged with mass murder, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/12/2019)

Patan High Court denies bail to Mahara (ht 20/12/2019)

Sexual violence case involving faculty member settled in school (ht 20/12/2019) [???? Such cases cannot be settled but must be puniushed!]]

She was returning from a temple. Then a drunk driver killed her.: On Saturday morning, a 38-year-old woman was run over by a car with four passengers who were returning after a night of heavy drinking, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/12/2019), It’s time to make our drink driving laws tougher: The killing of a 38-year-old woman has raised questions about how people get away with driving after heavy drinking, despite checkpoints (kp 19/12/2019), Families reach compensation deal in drunk driving case, but case will proceed regardless: While the family of Leela Devkota stands to receive up to Rs10 million in compensation, police say they will continue to pursue a vehicular homicide case against Prithvi Malla, by Shucvam Dhungana (kp 20/12/2019)

Dahal’s proposal to set up mechanism for transitional justice raises alarm: Conflict victims and human rights defenders say it is wrong to have a political body that influences the commissions, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/12/2019)

Drug smugglers find a new, loose route— Siddhartha Highway: Police have registered as many as 35 drug-related cases in the past three years, by Madhav Aryal (kp 18/12/2019)

Municipality threatens strike seeking release of rape accused ward chair (ht 18/12/2019)

A crisis centre provides relief to victims of violence in Janakpur: The centre was built nine years after the state said it would set up such centres in several other districts, by Shahiman Rai (kp 18/12/2019)

One year since the sexual abuse exposé: It would be a disservice to all if we forget the survivors of Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya and the victims in so many other schools, by Monika Niroula (kp 17/12/2019)

Rape cases on the rise, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 16/12/2019)

Ending the stigma of menstruation: How many girls must die before we realize that Chhaupadi in all its forms must stop? Three-month jail time or Rs 3,000 fine is not enough to stop this brutal practice, by Sakun Gajurel (rep 16/12/2019)

Police inspector among three killed in Dhanusha blast: No one has claimed responsibility for the midnight blast, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/12/2019), Three, including inspector, killed (ht 15/12/2019), Police probing Dhanusha blast (ht 16/12/2019), Upholding Order, by S. Binodkumar Singh, (SAIR 16/12/2019), Bomb terror grips Dhanusha: Following the Mahendranagar incident, people have become both wary and terrified (ht 17/12/2019)

CDOs instructed to form anti-chhaupadi mechanisms, intensify campaigns (rep 15/12/2019)

“They turned me into a living corpse”: For victims of the Maoist insurgency, no justice and no peace: Over 13 years after the peace agreement, transitional justice process has largely been held hostage to partisan interests, with both the political parties and Army playing for time, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/12/2019)

Lack of proper parking spaces in the capital gives rise to auto theft cases: Thieves sell stolen two-wheelers at prices ranging between Rs50,000 and Rs150,000, depending on the vehicle’s condition, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/12/2019)

Amend act on human trafficking: NHRC (ht 14/12/2019)

Evidence to prosecute Dr Rohit Kumar Jha for attempt to rape insufficient (ht 14/12/2019)

Families are sites of love and affection but also violence and discrimination: A new report by UN Women points to the dual role of families in Nepal, where 26 percent of women face domestic violence, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 13/12/2019)

Everything you need to know about Chhaupadi, the taboo ritual of banishing women to period huts: Legal actions and social campaigns have failed to make people in Nepal’s remote western regions understand the urgency of abolishing the deadly tradition, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 12/12/2019)

Exploitation continues unabated at Kathmandu’s dance bars and dohori restaurants: As such informal entertainment venues are not regulated by the government, there is ample room for labour exploitation and physical and sexual harassment, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 12/12/2019)

Rape incidents up in Saptari (ht 12/12/2019), Three, including ward chair, held for attempt to rape (ht 12/12/2019)

South Asian states urged to end culture of impunity (rep 12/12/2019)

Police arrest three persons for defrauding around Rs150 million through social media platforms: Peter Herman, a Nigerian national believed to be currently residing in India is the mastermind of the scams, says police, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/12/2019)

Police want to be friends with the community but they act more like foes: Time and again, police quickly resort to baton charges and physical violence to deal with protests, even when unnecessary, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/12/2019), Nagarik reporter injured in police assault, by Rajan Shah (rep 11/12/2019), Criminal case filed against police over assault on Nagarik journalist (rep 18/12/2019)

Abused and forced to flee: How unchecked superstition displaced a family in Dolakha: Belief in superstition and the abuse of human rights that comes with it is widespread in this mountainous district of about 200,000 people, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 11/12/2019)

Paedophile caught in the act with three minor girls: One of his victims escaped and brought cops to his hotel room, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 10/12/2019)

Violence against differently-abled women goes largely unreported, by Anjali Subedi (rep 10/12/2019)

Statues are being stolen from Simraungadh, but nobody is bothered: Simraungadh is the capital city of the Mithila kingdom and houses many historical palaces, which is why statues and other artefacts are frequently extracted from various places, by Laxmi Sah (kp 10/12/2019)

Time to think out of the box: If we had tackled this problem from women’s health perspectives rather than cultural taboos, perhaps the woman who died in Chhaupadi shed would be among us today, by Mukesh  Adhikari (rep 09/12/2019) [Chhaupadi is an archaic and perverse tradition that has its origin in the morbid delusion of superiority of a deeply patriarchal way of thinking. This crime against women must be eradicated if women's health is to be protected.]

Department of Foreign Employment seeks support of other government agencies for overseas job frauds: The department seeks collaboration with Nepal Police and Department of Immigration for controlling malpractices in foreign employment sector., by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/12/2019)

Police arrest Chinese national in possession of banned drug: The contraband is valued at more than Rs5 million in the international market, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/12/2019)

Crime rate rose by 40 percent in five years: Data: 6,233 murder cases, 5,155 suicide cases and 3,999 women and children related cases were registered last fiscal year, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/12/2019)

Doctor arrested for ‘raping’ woman, by Madan Thakur (rep 08/12/2019)

Rape accused AHW held (ht 08/12/2019)

‘Collective effort needed to curb rape’ (ht 06/12/2019)

Suspended DSP served arrest warrant over alleged criminal link: On May 3, Nepal Police had suspended Dhungel, who was then in charge of Chandranigahapur Area Police Office in Rautahat, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 05/12/2019)

Victims of domestic violence must make the decision to take back control of their lives: The national mission to end domestic violence must be taken to every family, school, workplace, courtroom, cabinet and police station, by Madhuri Rana Singh (kp 05/12/2019)

Police arrest two persons for alleged online fraud: Police recover more than Rs800,000 from the bank account of alleged fraudsters, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 04/12/2019)

Menstruation huts become death traps: 17 die in sheds in ten years, by Prakash Singh (ht 04/12/2019) [If men cannot stay in the house together with menstruating women, then men must leave the house and stay in sheds!!], Banishing women to “period huts” is a national shame: Young girls and women losing their precious lives to a deadly superstition is distressing (kp 05/12/2019)) [It's not only a shame, it's a grave crime!], For greater activism: The local school is a good place for intervention, where an appropriate curriculum could help create awareness among the students (ht 05/12/2019) [related to chhaupadi crime], Police arrest brother-in-law of Parbati Budha who died in a menstruation hut in Achham: This is the first arrest since the country criminalised Chhaupadi in August 2017, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/12/2019)

Transitional justice: Truth is its foundation; Transitional justice is a challenge by which we test ourselves, our vision of the future and the kind of society we want to build out of the rubble of the decade of conflict, by Mohna Ansari (ht 04/12/2019)

Priceless idols stolen from Padukasthan Temple of Dailekh, by Govinda KC (kp 04/12/2019)

Banished from home, Achham woman dies in menstrual hut, by Prakash Singh (ht 03/12/2019)

Despite protests from animal rights activists, tens of thousands of animals are being slaughtered in Gadhimai: In line with the Supreme Court’s order to work towards eliminating animal sacrifice, the temple has decided to stop sacrificing pigeons, by Laxmi Sah (kp 03/12/2019), Ritual sacrifice at Gadhimai shrine begins, photos barred (ht 04/12/2019) [This brutal and completely senseless slaughter of innocent creatures must never be called a "ritual sacrifice". It is simply barbaric!], Contempt of court case against govt, Gadhimai Trust for animal sacrifice (rep 04/12/2019)

High-profile culprits skip police custody on medical grounds (ht 03/12/2019)

CVCP calls for parliamentary panel’s meeting, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 02/12/2019)

Man arrested for 'raping' distant granddaughter (rep 02/12/2019) [What is a 'distant' granddaughter? And why is 'raped written with quotation marks?]

Most traffickers are relatives of victims, officials say: Police in the past four fiscal years have rescued 2,333 trafficked persons, statistics show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/12/2019)

International concern: Delay in transitional justice process (rep 01/12/2019)

Rape-accused godman admits himself to hospital fearing arrest: Sunsari police say he will be arrested once discharged, by Santosh Kafle (ht 30/11/2019), Rape-accused Siddhababa in ICU (ht 02/12/2019), Rape accused 'godman' taken from ICU of nursing home to court for remand (ht 03/12/2019), Siddhababa’s remand extended by seven days (ht 07/12/2019), Giri to be in judicial custody for 7 more days, by Amar Khadka (rep 07/12/2019), Siddhababa’s remand extended by three days (ht 14/12/2019)

Hi-tech forgery racket busted, 3 arrested (ht 30/11/2019)

Two Chinese nationals held with eight kilo gold (ht 30/11/2019)

Conflict victims demand government to dissolve the recommendation and start afresh selection process: They claim the government is inviting international intervention by politicising the transitional justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/11/2019), TJ appointments process hits snags (rep 30/11/2019)

Fake doctors are conning villagers in Banke: People with basic medical training are running clinics in rural areas and putting people’s lives in danger, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 29/11/2019)

IED detonated outside ruling party candidate’s office in Mahottari: The explosion has caused minor damages to the building while there were no human casualties, by Santosh Singh (kp 29/11/2019)

Butwal Sub-metropolis implements programme to end incidents of sexual abuse in schools: Under the programme, every school is supposed to assign a focal person for resolving complaints filed by students, by Amrita Anmol (kp 28/11/2019)

In Achham, domestic abuse is driving women to depression: Every week, the Bayalpata Hospital, which has a dedicated mental health bureau, sees over a hundred women suffering from depression, doctors say, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/11/2019)

Police arrest six men for withdrawing Rs1.9 million from a bank account by forging signature: Suspects caught with Rs 1.8 million, copies of citizenship cards, signature specimens and cheque books, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/11/2019)

Rights groups’ statement shows the world is watching Nepal’s transitional justice process, experts say: The statement from four prominent human rights organisations is stronger than ones issued in the past, indicating the international community may be gradually losing faith in Nepal’s system, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/11/2019) [see joint statement by ICJ, AI, HRW and TRIAL], International rights watchdogs concerned about justice for victims (ht 27/11/2019), NHRC decision too little, too late: Conflict victims, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 27/11/2019)

NCP student wing cadres thrash college chief: ANNFSU targets Tri-Chandra College principal for hiking fees (ht 26/11/2019), Deplorable conduct: The unruly conduct of the student unions has its genesis in the upbringing by the parties that use them for disruptive activities (ht 27/11/2019)

Detainee’s death in police custody suspicious (ht 26/11/2019)

Couple ostracised for practising witchcraft (ht 26/11/2019)

Officials stress need for ending all forms of violence against women, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 26/11/2019)

Police yet to identify culprit in hit-and-run that claimed doctor’s life (ht 25/11/2019)

The transitional justice process has failed to envision the pains of women who were sexually abused during the insurgency: As the state has excluded rape in the interim relief process and in transitional justice, many victims still await closure, by Chandra Bhadra (kp 24/11/2019), Panel moves to recommend TJ officials amid widespread criticism (rep 24/11/2019)

Our songs from the forest: Finding freedom from menstrual taboos in the lap of nature, by Uma Bista (kp 23/11/2019)

The fight for fighting crime: Inside the Nepal Police’s investigation unit: The country’s crime investigation body has come a long way, but challenges persist, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/11/2019)

Surveillance heightened in driving test centres to catch imposter candidates: Police arrested six persons for taking driving tests on behalf of others in the past four months, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/11/2019)

High court seeks details on Mahara case (rep 23/11/2019)

Smugglers using Kimathanka border point in Sankhuwasabha to move gold into the country: Arrests of three people, including a gold carrier, has made it clear that smugglers are using the border point to bring the precious yellow metal from Tibet, say police, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 22/11/2019)

Govt to take care of four rape victims (ht 22/11/2019)

Dahal for appointing new faces to TRC (ht 22/11/2019) [The leader of one of the outstanding human rights violating forces at the time of the conflict must not have any say in the composition and work of the two commissions!]

Mahara challenges Kathmandu court’s remand order in Patan High Court: Former House Speaker was remanded in judicial custody earlier this month in an attempted rape case, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/11/2019)

Justice still eludes conflict victims: NHRC (ht 21/11/2019), Peace and injustice: Thirteen years of Comprehensive Peace Accord (rep 21/11/2019), Waiting for justice: Thirteen years after signing of CPA, justice eludes the conflict victims, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (rep 21/11/2019), Conflict victims decry apathy of government and parties towards transitional justice: Thirteen years after the peace deal, victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency continue to wait for justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2019)

Unidentified group kills man in Sunsari district (ht 21/11/2019)

Alleging political intervention, applicants for transitional justice commissions are withdrawing their names: Since the recommendation committee has become a rubber stamp for the political parties, no independent decision is forthcoming, rights activists and victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/11/2019), Stakeholders prepare for consultations on TJ bill (rep 20/11/2019)

Seven trafficking victims, including four minor girls rescued (ht 20/11/2019)

Fuel-laden tanker goes missing (ht 20/11/2019)

Supreme Court sentences ‘Pooja Bohara’ rape accused to 11 yrs, six months in jail, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 19/11/2019)

After deal between parties, selection panel publishes list of probable candidates for transitional justice bodies: Conflict victims object to political interference, saying they won’t accept the officials selected without following the due process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/11/2019), Victims decry selection of candidates for TJ bodies, by Rohan S. Nepal (ht 19/11/2019)

Five murder accused arrested (ht 19/11/2019)

Police arrest man for fatally stabbing his friend in the Capital: Forty-six-year old Manish Kunwar Khadgi was detained in connection to the death of Arun Chitrakar of Kathmandu Ward No. 19, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/11/2019)

Police arrest Indian man suspected of running Hundi from Capital: The arrestee has been identified as Satyanarayan Prasad, 57, of Betiya District, India, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/11/2019)

Panel proposes Bhatta for TRC head, Mallick for CIEDP chief (ht 18/11/2019)

Eight arrested for hostage-taking (ht 17/11/2019)

956 gambling dens dismantled across country in three years (ht 17/11/2019)

In Rajapur, police consistently fail to investigate cases involving marginalised communities: Police have refused to look into a number of recent cases involving Tharus and Dalits, despite their families alleging foul play, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/11/2019)

Under the guise of humanitarian aid, high-profile paedophiles are abusing Nepali children: Loose laws, illiteracy and poverty, along with an unsuspicious welcome of foreigners, have turned Nepal into a haven for Western paedophiles, by Janakraj Sapkota (kp 16/11/2019)

Revenue Investigation Department files cases on multi-billion rupee tax evasion scam: More than 900 firms are under investigation for purchasing fake VAT bills, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/11/2019)

Govt auctioning Oriental’s assets to compensate duped victims, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 16/11/2019)

Parties close to consensus on chairperson for Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Both ruling and opposition parties are positive about appointing Ganesh Datta Bhatta, associate professor at Nepal Law Campus, ruling party leaders say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/11/2019)

Law to protect victims, witnesses need of hour: ‘Vulnerable should be relocated and their privacy protected’ (ht 14/11/2019), Protect victims: Although relocation of the vulnerable with changed identity has been suggested, is this feasible in a small country like ours? (ht 15/11/2019)

Police arrest 50-year-old woman for alleged human trafficking: The then minor victim was trafficked to India in 2012 and thrown into prostitution, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/11/2019), Woman held for selling her niece to brothel in India (ht 15/11/2019)

Durbar Marg rape case accused sent to prison: Main accused sentenced to five years and two months in jail (ht 14/11/2019)

49 gamblers nabbed from valley in a day (ht 14/11/2019)

Five accused in Nidan Hospital kidney scam sent to judicial custody (ht 13/11/2019)

Families of air crash victims say they are being pressured to withdraw their case: 22 Nepalis were killed when US-Bangla flight BS 211 from Dhaka crashed while landing at Kathmandu airport, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/11/2019)

Two witnesses in Alam trial change their statements: Government prosecutors demand protection for witnesses and their close relatives, by Shiva Puri (kp 12/11/2019), Defendants present arguments (ht 12/11/2019), No blast had occurred in 2008: Alam's lawyers, by Madan Thakur (rep 12/11/2019), A witness in Alam trial says he was abducted and forced to change statement: Gauri Shankar Ram Chamar, who was injured in the 2008 Rautahat blast, is currently under police protection, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/11/2019), Protect the victims, eyewitnesses (rep 13/11/2019), Victim’s family tempted to change statement (ht 14/11/2019), Aftab Alam remanded in judicial custody after his formal trial ended on Friday: Rauthat District Court had begun a formal trial on Alam’s case on November 7, by Shiva Puri (kp 16/11/2019), As reputed lawyers flock to Alam’s defense, many question their moral judgment: Mohammad Aftab Alam, who is in custody on charge of a mass murder, is being represented by nearly three dozen lawyers, some of whom once held the position of attorney general, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/11/2019), District judge and attorney dealing with Alam’s case left district: Alam was remanded in judicial custody after his formal trial came to an end on Friday, by Shiva Puri (kp 17/11/2019)

Cop takes Sudan scam convict Bharati to hotel on pretext of health check-up (ht 11/11/2019)

High-profile gamblers in hospitals 'to avoid police custody' (rep 11/11/2019)

14-year-old girl found dead in suspicious circumstances: Family members claim the victim was abducted, raped and subsequently murdered, by Kamal Panthi (kp 10/11/2019)

Recommendation committee fails to pick candidates leaving TJ bodies in the lurch (ht 09/11/2019)

Department of Money Laundering Investigation notifies District Police for investigation into Alam’s properties: Alam will be arrested again even if the court releases him on general date, according to the letter sent by the department, by Shiva Puri (kp 09/11/2019)

Woman accused of witchcraft, tortured (ht 08/11/2019)

Tarai farmers face crop failure due to fake paddy seeds: The Garima variety of seeds sold to farmers in Kailali and Kanchanpur produced only empty grains, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 08/11/2019)

Six Chinese hackers sent to judicial custody, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 08/11/2019)

Police rescue 14-year-old boy (ht 07/11/2019)

Minister Rawal yet to appear before court (ht 07/11/2019)

Nepal Police appears unwilling to take action against officials involved in extrajudicial killing: The human rights commission had asked that criminal charges be filed against officers implicated in the killing but police say they have yet to receive any official communication in that regard, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/11/2019)

Police submit report on kidney scam at Nidan Hospital (ht 06/11/2019)

Man dunking wife’s face in hot curry shocks even folks used to VAW, by Anjali Subedi (rep 05/11/2019)

The District Attorney’s Office files charge sheet against Alam, seeking life imprisonment: Alam was presented at the court on Monday amid tight security, while his supporters had gathered outside the court, shouting for his release, by Shiva Puri (kp 05/11/2019), Charge-sheet filed against Alam: Ten absconding persons named as co-accused, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 05/11/2019), Life imprisonment sought for Alam and ten others, by Madan Thakur (rep) 05/11/2019, Alam’s statement being recorded in Rautahat (ht 06/11/2019)

Nationwide campaign launched to end violence against women: Flagged off from Province 1, the drive will be run throughout the year for long-term effectiveness, by Binu Timsina (kp 05/11/2019)

Krishna Bahadur Mahara remanded in custody over attempted rape allegations: The former House Speaker will have to stay in custody until the court passes the final decision, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/11/2019), Former speaker in judicial custody for attempt to rape, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 05/11/2019), Ex-speaker Mahara off to jail until final verdict: He is the first politician of his stature to land in jail on a criminal charge in Nepal’s recent history (rep 05/11/2019)

High-profile individuals, when arrested, tend to suddenly need hospitalisation: Often, lawyers and doctors are complicit in employing legal loopholes to help the accused avoid time in jail while in police custody, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/11/2019)

Court urged to send Mahara to judicial Custody (ht 04/11/2019)

Money laundering probe against 25 gamblers (ht 04/11/2019)

Panel to probe code of conduct violation charge against Shahi (ht 04/11/2019)

Nepal yet again fails to report to the UN on status of judicial action on the killings of journalists: We are waiting for updates from the Home Ministry, Communication Ministry says (kp 03/11/2019)

Army major among nine detained for alleged gambling: Police detained 473 gamblers in the last two weeks across the country, more than Rs31 million seized, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/11/2019), NA’s Major Shahi sent to police custody (ht 04/11/2019)

Three persons found murdered in Gulmi forest: Investigating officers suspect the victims were from the same family and were murdered by smashing their heads, by Ghanhyam Gautam (kp 03/11/2019)

Assailant of Hetauda acid attack arrested after more than six years: The perpetrator had thrown acid on a 19-year-old girl for rebuffing his romantic advances, by Subash Bidari (kp 02/11/2019)

Filing complaints with the police is filled with hassles: Nepal Police’s behaviour with people seeking help from the authorities has frequently come under the scanner, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/11/2019)

Ministry starts process to amend bill on transitional justice law: Law and Justice Ministry will gather suggestions from the concerned parties to finalise the amendment bill, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/11/2019)

Investigation report in Alam’s case submitted to attorney’s office (ht 02/11/2019)

Chargesheet filed against Mahara for rape attempt: District attorney office has sought five to seven-and-a-half years jail term for the former House Speaker, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/11/2019), Attempt to rape case filed against Mahara: His trial hearing has been scheduled for today (ht 01/11/2019), Rape attempt case filed against Mahara: Prosecution seeks up to 7 years 6 months jail (rep 01/11/2019), Mahara, in court statement, denies ever entering the woman’s apartment: The former Speaker of the House finally gave his statement on Friday after he was formally charged with attempted rape, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/11/2019) [Mysteriously, he did not remember this before?]

Man dies after police fire on a group defying curfew in Krishnanagar: Local administration imposed indefinite curfew after a clash between Hindu and Muslim communities over the route of idol procession, by Manoj Paudel (kp 01/11/2019), A 10-point agreement signed between the agitating parties and local administration in Kapilvastu: The situation remained peaceful throughout Friday; administration yet to lift curfew, by Manoj Paudel (kp 02/11/2019), Curfew continues at Krishnanagar (ht 02/11/2019)

“I thought I would die”: Despite laws on domestic violence, archaic and insensitive treatment by police and the justice system force women in Nepal to remain trapped in cycles of abuse, even when they muster the courage to report them; In the majority of domestic violence cases, police push for reconciliation, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 01/11/2019)

Police file two more cases against Aftab Alam: Police have filed ‘attempted murder’ and ‘holding, transporting explosive materials’ cases against Alam, by Shiva Puri (kp 01/11/2019)

VTEN's arrest is only a symbol of a larger malaise: ‘Moral order’ is such an amorphous idea that anything undesirable to the authorities can be slotted into it, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 01/11/2019)

Owner and manager of a leather factory in Parsa Bara arrested over Sirsiya stream pollution: Industrial waste from the Parsa-Bara Industrial Corridor has become a major contributor to the pollution of Sirsiya stream, say authorities, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/11/2019)

Squatters, who received plots to build houses, are deprived of land titles: Around 500 landless squatters had received space to build in Salyan district, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 01/11/2019)

Student leader from ruling party arraigned on rape charge: Indra Hang Rai of All Nepal National Free Students Union is accused of assaulting an 18-year-old girl, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 31/10/2019), Three youth leaders of NCP, Nepali Congress arrested on rape charges (ht 31/10/2019)

Politics has become a haven for crime and corruption: Political parties have not only protected the criminality of their cadres, but they also have provided shelter to notorious criminals, by Achyut Wagle (kp 31/10/2019)

Interpol decides to enhance exchange of police data (ht 31/10/2019)

Police arrest 25 and seize over Rs 26 million in illegal gambling bust: Acting on a tip-off, police raided a house in Maharajgunj for operating an illegal gambling den, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/10/2019), 59 gamblers nabbed in a day from valley (ht 31/10/2019)

Even with a murder conviction, lawmakers might still be able to hold on to their seats: Lawmakers are suspended when they are convicted but they do not lose their seats unless their crime involves ‘moral turpitude’, but no one is certain what that means, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/10/2019)

‘Enough evidence to corroborate accusation against Mahara’: Office of the Attorney General will decide whether or not to file charge sheet against Mahara (ht 26/10/2019)

Police arrest four suspected Chand party members for burning PM Oli’s effigy: The four persons have been held on charges of disturbing public peace, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/10/2019) [??]

Even as lawmakers are accused of heinous crimes, Parliament remains without disciplinary committee: The Speaker, who is responsible for forming such committees, himself remains in judicial custody after being accused of rape, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/10/2019)

American Interpol deports rape, murder convict Gautam to Nepal (ht 24/10/2019), For the first time, a Nepali has been deported from the US to serve his sentence: Acting on a red corner notice issued by Interpol, Lila Raj Gautam, who was convicted of rape and murder, was repatriated to Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (27/10/2019)

Foreigners report high number of theft and fraud cases with tourist police: 1,252 cases were reported in the past two fiscal years, but none concerned serious crime, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/10/2019)

Despite increased security, the crime rate increased by 36 percent this Dashain: Due to increased awareness, people have started reporting crimes like cyberbullying, banking offences and social crimes, police say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/10/2019)

The crimes Alam has been accused of are grave, but his party has little to say: Nepali Congress leaders continue to insist that an individual’s crimes do not reflect on the party, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/10/2019) [The cover of criminals in their ranks has system in many Nepali parties!], Alam refuses to undergo polygraph test: Police on Tuesday attempted to carry out the test after the Nepali Congress lawmaker denied his involvement in the murder while recording his statement, by Shiva Puri (kp 23/10/2019), Alam’s remand extended yet again (ht 26/10/2019)

Excavator operator and three others detained for investigation in Baitadi: Eight villagers have been injured, one seriously, when an excavator struck villagers protesting road construction, by Tripti Shahi (kp 23/10/2019), Nepal needs development, but not by coercion: Reimagining Nepal and developing it warrants a broad outlook that listens to its people and shows regard for their displeasure (kp 23/10/2019), Seven injured as digger driver smites protesters with excavator bucket in Baitadi, by Baburam Shrestha (ht 23/10/2019), Excavator driver charged with attempt-to-murder (ht 23/10/2019), Three more to be sued for excavator attack (ht 26/10/2019)

Event organisers misuse names and photos of prominent people to promote Nepali shows in foreign countries: Anuradha Koirala and Kul Man Ghising have been featured in promotional posters for an award show in South Korea without their knowledge, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/10/2019)

Killing of Chand party cadre Kumar Paudel was extrajudicial, human rights commission says: The National Human Rights Commission has concluded that Paudel was killed after he was arrested and has recommended criminal charges against three police officers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/10/2019), Police killed CPN leader Paudel in cold blood: NHRC (ht 22/10/2019), NHRC rejects police encounter claim in Paudel death, calls for suspending 3 (rep 22/10/2019), Begin thorough probe: The government should start a thorough investigation, and there must be no attempt by the state to influence the outcome (ht 23/10/2019)

Govt, parties ‘have put TJ on backburner’, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 22/10/2019), Big 2 parties agree to revise controversial TJ law (rep 22/10/2019)

Unearthing of the grisly mass murder in Alam case has Nepalis pointing fingers at a failed system: The onus to strengthen the system lies on politicians and the people in power, but analysts say recent incidents show how they have used the system in service of their own interests, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/10/2019)

Attempt to rape FIR against Mahara: Shahi’s retraction ‘can backfire’; Will have no effect on outcome of the case: Lawyers (ht 22/10/2019)

Man held for running sex racket (ht 22/10/2019)

Three arrested with machine used for printing fake currency notes (ht 22/10/2019)

CEO, promoters involved in banking fraud: Police, by Devendra Basnet (rep 22/10/2019)

Four of a family held on murder charge (ht 22/10/2019)

‘Discontinuing chhaupadi isn't just about destroying period huts; it's about ending the stigma of menstruation.’ Former Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada discusses her one-night stay at a chhau goth in Babala, Achham, to experience the ancient practice of the outlawed Chhaupadi, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 21/10/2019)

Mahara remanded to custody for five more daysLawmaker Parbat Gurung freed without bail (rep), Mahara’s custody extended till October 23 (ht 21/10/2019), Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Aalam remanded in custody for five more days: Alam was arrested on October 13 in connection with an explosion and the subsequent murder of at least 23 persons in Rautahat 12 years ago, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/10/2019), District court frees lawmaker Gurung on general date (ht 21/10/2019) [??], No blast occurred, state is plotting against me: Alam, by Madan Thakur (rep 21/10/2019)

Protest grips Chitwan Medical college over patient's death: Police fire 40 rounds of teargas and detain 12 people for vandalism, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 21/10/2019), Medical Association issues 24-hour ultimatum (ht 22 /10/209)

Lahan police seize smuggled goods worth over a million, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/10/2019)

ASI arrested on rape charge in Dharan (ht 20/10/2019)

Inter-caste marriage leaves girl in a lurch (ht 20/10/2019)

Mahara’s three days in judicial custody already over, but police are yet to file a chargesheet: The former House Speaker, who is facing rape charges, has been in hospital and refused to record his statement, citing health condition, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/10/2019), Former speaker Mahara undergoes coronary angiogram at Norvic, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 20/10/2019)

Rautahat blast injured start coming in police contact after Alam’s arrest, by Madan Thakur (rep 20/10/2019)

More foreigners in criminal activities (ht 20/10/2019)

A private hospital’s negligence has an infant on the verge of death: A string of errors and oversights by doctors at Grande International Hospital has destroyed a 15-month-old child beyond repair, his parents allege, by Swarup Acharya (kp 19/10/2019)

A discrimination case riles up Dalit activists in Morang district: A Dalit rights group has demanded the authorities launch a fair investigation, by Binu Timsina (kp 19/10/2019)

Supreme Court directs information commission to respond to writ regarding Lal Commission report: The report includes findings from investigations into deadly violence in 2015 that killed nearly 50 people, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/10/2019), NIC gets three months to decide on Lal panel report (ht 18/10/2019)

The rise and fall of Comrade Mahara, by Sewa Bhattarai and Sanghamitra Subba (nt 18/10/2019)

Police in Banke arrest a sub-inspector over an attempt to rape charge: The official was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by a woman police trainee earlier this week, by Madhu Shahi (kp 18/10/2019)

Nepali citizens detained during Xi Jinping’s visit for Tibetan signage on clothes and accessories: All citizens have a right to political opinion and the right to criticise and protest Nepal’s foreign policy, irrespective of the country’s formal position, say rights activists, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 18/10/2019)

Crime and punishment: The legal actions taken by the police against politicians can help bring an end to criminalisation of politics (ht 18/10/2019)

Bid to combat human trafficking gets a boost (ht 18/10/2019)

Police arrest five including Nidan Hospital officials and a government section officer over kidney scam: A patient had filed a complaint saying he was lured into selling his kidney but was later cheated, as the hospital created a fake donor, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/10/2019)

Parties continue to look the other way while their leaders get arrested for crimes: Three lawmakers were arrested in the past two weeks and none has been censured or suspended by their parties, by , by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/10/2019) [This has to do with the fact that politicians and parties consider themselves to be above the law, just as the monarchy did before!]

Lawmaker Parvat Gurung served summons for murder bid (ht 17/10/2019), Arrest warrant issued against NCP lawmaker, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 17/10/2019)

Cases of polygamy unchecked in several districts of Province 5: Lack of stringent laws and loopholes in existing legal provisions create an encouraging environment for polygamy, by Amrita Anmol (kp 17/10/2019)

Hospitals are implanting hormonal birth control on mentally impaired women: Rights activists say that such implants are a violation of women’s rights and legal provisions and do not address the core problem of violence against women, by Arjun Poudel (kpn 17/10/2019)

Teacher thrashes student (ht 16/10/2019)

Mahara to remain in police custody for three more days: Police will soon conduct DNA tests on Mahara and things collected from the complainant’s apartment, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/10/2019), Fighting crime and gaining public trust: The government can show its sincerity by conducting a fair probe into Mahara's case, by Udayan Regmi (kp 16/10/2019)

Suspended Congress MP Alam remanded in custody for seven days: Police have linked Alam with the explosion and the deaths, as well as accused him of murdering the injured survivors by burning them alive in a brick kiln, by Shiva Puri (kp 16/10/2019)

Lawmaker Yadav demands fair investigation into acid attack, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 15/10/2019)

Health Ministry to monitor hospitals to curb sex-selective abortions: Newborn data of the Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital shows a wide gap between the number of boys and girls, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/10/2019)

Despite rape and murder charges, Mahara and Alam remain ‘honourable’ lawmakers: The new House Regulations have removed a previous clause that automatically suspended any lawmakers charged with crimes, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/10/2019) [There are a lot more honourable criminals among Nepal's politicians!], Crime and impunity: Arrest of Mohammand Aftab Alam (rep 15/10/2019), Members charged with a crime should be removed forthwith: The criminalisation of politics is a threat to the basic structure of the constitution, but the current regulation allows lawbreakers to continue as lawmakers (kp 16/10/2019)

Rastriya Janata Party lawmaker vandalises counter at Janakpur airport: The lawmaker said that he was furious at the condition of the airport, and the irresponsibility and indifference of Budhha Air’s officials to passengers’ queries, by Santosh Singh (kp 15/10/2019), Airline operators warn of suspending all Janakpur flights (rep 15/10/2019) [When are politicians severely punished for such crimes so that they finally realise that they are not above the law?], Lawmaker Pramod Sah arrested for vandalism: ‘Booked without invoking any Civil Aviation Act section’ (ht 16/10/2019) [It seems the time has come for godlike politicians to finally become normal mortals!], Lawmaker Sah remanded to custody (ht 17/10/2019), Lawmaker Sah freed on general date (ht 19/10/2019)

Irate youths vandalise hospital in Rajbiraj (ht 15/10/2019)

Police to record Mahara’s statement from hospital bed (rep 14/10/2019), Make Example, Not Exception, by P. Kharel (rn 14/10/2019), Mahara to be presented in court (ht 15/10/2019)

Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam arrested in relation to 2008 Rautahat blast: The politician faces charges of burning those injured in the explosion alive in a brick kiln, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/10/2019), Ex-Minister Alam arrested in connection with 2008 ‘murders’, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/10/2019), Police arrest NC leader Alam (ht 14/10/2019), Explainer: The brick kiln murders Alam is accused of, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 14/10/2019), Nepali Congress cadres stage protest against Aftab Alam’s arrest: The agitating cadres of the main opposition burnt tyres and obstructed roads at different places, by Shiba Puri (kp 15/10/2019), Alam arrest revives writ petitioner's hopes of justice, by Madan Thakur (rep)

In Achham, postpartum mothers continue to face ostracism: While the district has introduced several safe motherhood programmes, they have largely been ineffective, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 14/10/2019)

Mahara to face trial following his treatment: Likely to remain in hospital for an extended period (ht 13/10/2019)

Parties agree on transitional justice officials but recommendation committee disagrees: Political consensus may be necessary but the committee's independence should not be undermined, taskforce members say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/10/2019)

With a complaint formally registered against Mahara, all eyes are now on the police and the government: As the country prepares for Dashain holidays, there are fears about the investigation’s progress and about the complainant’s safety, by Bhrikuti Rai, Anil Giri and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/10/2019), Preparation on to take Mahara into police custody as investigation escalates (ht 06/10/2019), Police arrest Krishna Bahadur Mahara over rape allegations: Police took Mahara into custody after the Kathmandu District Court earlier on Sunday issued an arrest warrant against him following a formal complaint by the accuser on Friday (kp 07/10/2019), Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who was arrested earlier this week over rape allegations, admitted to Norvic Hospital: Police arrested Mahara on Sunday evening from his residence in Baluwatar following a court order, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 11/10/2019)

Journalists’ group demands action against those issuing threats to journalist Shiwakoti: The Federation of Nepali Journalists says threatening journalists for doing their job is against press freedom (kp 05/10/2019)

National Human Rights Commission seeks progress report from police on Mahara rape charges: Though police say the woman's conflicting statements have made it difficult for them to pursue the case, criminal lawyers say the investigating agency can take the investigation forward as she had already called police on the night of the incident (kp 05/10/2019)

Impunity in sex crime: UN, Australia, EU nations concerned (ht 05/10/2019)

Girl found murdered after rape (rep 04/10/2019)

Prioritise Transitional Justice, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 04/10/2019)

Rights-protecting bodies are supposed to keep the executive in check: The National Women Commission not having a chairperson since 2017 is a sign of institutional erosion (kp 04/10/2019), Weekly meet cancelled to duck Mahara issue? (ht 04/10/2019), Rights groups seek probe into rape case (ht 04/10/2019), Journo who broke ‘rape news’ gets threats, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/10/2019), Journalist pleads for his safety (rep 04/10/2019), Police stop Mahara probe as woman files complaint saying no truth in media reports (rep 04/10/2019) [No one will resign from office immediately if the accusations against him are completely false!], Politicians’ silence on the Mahara case speaks volumes about their beliefs: Analysts say politicians pay lip service to women’s rights but don’t speak out about cases involving one of their own, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/10/2019), Dashain holidays could delay investigation into Mahara rape charges: Though police say investigation is underway, they refuse to share the progress, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 05/10/2019), Govt, parties mum on slur against Mahara: Women MPs from ruling, oppn parties also silent on the issue (ht 05/10/2019)

Failure to ensure justice in Mahara case could cost Nepal dearly in the international arena: As Nepal is party to many international human rights conventions, it is required to ensure justice for victims of gender-based violence, or face international censure, by Anil Giri (kp 04/10/2019)

The Mahara case once again exposes the Nepal Police’s shortcomings: Repeated failings in high-profile cases are slowly eroding the public’s trust in the capacity of Nepal Police to conduct impartial investigations, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 04/10/2019)

Woman accused of critically injuring stepdaughter, arrested, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 04/10/2019)

Police step up highway security to prevent untoward incidents during festival season: The armed looters intensify their activities during major festivals like Dashain, Tihar and Chhath, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 04/10/2019)

How a Dalit woman fell victim to caste-discrimination in Pokhara, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 03/10/2019)

Ignorance and poverty driving parents in Humla to send their children to children’s homes in Capital: 40 children were rescued from several children’s homes in Kathmandu and handed over to their families in Humla in the past three months, by Chhapal Lama (kp 03/10/2019)

One held on rape charge (ht 02/10/2019)

Online violence against women in Nepal on the rise: Nearly 70 percent of the 353 cases filed at the cybercrime bureau in the last two months were online abuse directed towards women, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/10/2019)

Women victims of conflict era in Rupandehi demand identity card: Since the government has not addressed many of the issues faced by conflict victims, many widows say they are facing an uncertain future, by Amrita Anmol (kp 0/10/2019)

Parliament Sectt staffer accuses Mahara of rape (ht 01/10/2019), Speaker Mahara accused of sexually harassing female employee (rep 01/10/2019), Speaker Mahara offers 'temporary resignation' following accusation of rape (ht 01/10/2019), PM advises Speaker Mahara to step down from his post, by Tapendra Karki (rep), House Speaker Mahara resigns amid sexual harassment accusations, by Tapendra Karki (rep 01/10/2019), Why the rape charges against Speaker is a litmus test for police, the ruling party and government: Although Krishna Bahadur Mahara has tendered his resignation, the government and ruling party have yet to take a concrete position while the police still haven’t pursued a criminal case, by Anil Giri (kp 02/10/2019), A scandal that could mean curtains for Mahara’s long political career: Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who has risen through the ranks over the decades, was embroiled in controversies in the past too, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/10/2019), Speaker Mahara resigns following rape allegations: The incident cannot be allowed to become yet another unsolved case (kp 02/10/2019), A constitutional body that could’ve played a significant role in the case against Mahara has been scuttled: Without a chairperson for four years, the National Women Commission, mandated to deal with cases of gender-based violence, cannot even issue a statement, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/10/2019), Investigation against Mahara should go on, opine lawyers (ht 03/10/2019), Mahara’s fate rests on our probe: Police (ht 03/10/2019), Victim needs emotional support, counselling, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 03/10/2019), All eyes on PM: The PM should unequivocally ask the police to launch an inquiry even if Shahi does not file an FIR against Mahara and refuses to undergo medical tests (ht 03/10/2019)

Stop attacks: The ruling party must keep its cadres under control, and the police should take action against those involved in physically intimidating the NC leader and others (ht 0/10/2019)

Governments have no right to dictate what the citizenry can think: The current government is notorious for its attempts to muzzle the free press (kp 30/09/2019)

Bid to attack Minendra Rijal of NC: Main opposition party blames NCP cadres for the incident (ht 30/09/2019), The government and the ruling party must dial down on the authoritarian behaviour: The Oli-administration would do well to remember that the people democratically elected it to uphold the rule of law (kp 01/10/2019)

Authorities rescue children from different childcare homes in poor conditions: The majority of the rescued children are from Karnali zone, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/09/2019)

Anti-corruption campaigner Gyanendra Shahi attacked in Chitwan: Shahi was one among the passengers who criticised Minister of Tourism Yogesh Bhattarai for causing a delay to a Kathmandu-bound Buddha Air flight in Nepalgunj earlier this month, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 29/09/2019), Attack on government critic signals drive to crush dissent: The brutal beating of Gyanendra Shahi is a symptom of the ruling party’s intolerance for any kind of criticism, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 30/09/2019), Attack on Shahi a severe blow to freedom of expression’ (ht 30/09/2019), Contemptible act: The ruling party cannot use its cadres to intimidate the people criticising the government for its failure to deliver goods and services (ht 30/09/2019), Protest staged expressing solidarity with Gyanendra Shahi (ht 01/10/2019)

Government plans to impose severe penalty against companies that fail to develop anti-money laundering mechanism: Ahead of Nepal’s compliance evaluation next year, the government moves forward to strengthen enforcement mechanism, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/09/2019)

Dahal owns up to insurgency-era mistakes and pledges to deliver transitional justice: The major parties—Nepali Congress and Nepal Communist Party—are on the same page when it comes to an early conclusion to the drawn-out transitional justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/09/2019)

Married as children, women in Bajhang are abused, abandoned and killing themselves: The majority of marriages in the district are still between underage children, which often leads to polygamy and gender-based violence, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/09/2019)

Hackers steal over Rs 47 million from Agriculture Development Bank in the biggest heist yet: Police have arrested 12 people in connection with the robbery, which is the second bank hacking attack in less than a month, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/09/2019)

Call to form local and provincial bodies to fight human trafficking: Once limited to some districts, human trafficking has now become a nationwide menace, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/09/2019)

In Bardiya, even elected Dalit representatives face caste-based bigotry: Untouchability and caste discrimination may have taken a backseat in public places and platforms, but it is still prevalent on an individual level, say Dalits, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/09/2019)

Government forms new team to re-examine Nirmala’s DNA sample (ht 25/09/2019)

Child labour still prevalent in Pokhara: Nearly 400 children were employed as workers in Pokhara in the last fiscal year 2018/19, data shows, by Bina Thapa (kp 25/09/2019)

Rampant rise in ‘illegal’ collection of parking fees (ht 25/09/2019)

Police are failing rape victims, new human rights commission report says: Nepal’s criminal justice system continues to make access to justice complicated and challenging for victims of rape, according to the report, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 24/09/2019), More than 1,300 rape cases filed in seven months: NHRC report (ht 24/09/2019)

CPN running extortion racket in Bajura (ht 24/09/2019)

Dahal hints at withdrawing ‘fake’ cases related to Tikapur incident: Tharu activists have long argued that the Tikapur violence was a spontaneous political event and should be treated as such, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/09/2019) [??]

Less than a year later, Nepal’s men of #MeToo are back to work: When women came forward to share stories of sexual harassment, there was hope that powerful men were finally going to be held accountable. But today, it’s business as usual, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 21/09/2019)

Man accused of abusing step-daughter released on bail of three lakh rupees (ht 20/09/2019)

Body of a 56-year-old woman found in Kapan, police suspect murder: The body of 56-year-old Kamala KC, who hailed from Badganga Rural Municipality in Kapilvastu district, was found by her neighbours, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/09/2019)

Action taken against over 2,000 erring cops (ht 19/09/2019)

More than two dozen assault cases registered with Rupandehi police in the last two years: Traders and tourism entrepreneurs fear the increase in criminal activities in the district is working against the district’s ambition to expand commercially, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 18/09/2019)

Indian girls trafficked for sex trade rescued, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/09/2019)

Government ready to amend transitional justice Act as per international standard: Law minister: Conflict victims say they are ready to support the process if Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal fulfils his commitments, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/09/2019)

Bus conductor held from Suvakamana Chowk for raping 11-year-old girl, by Ujjwal Satyal (kp 17/09/2019)

Violence against children on the rise, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 16/09/2019)

TRC used as tool to exact revenge: Dahal (ht 16/09/2019) [The unbelievable statement of a person who obviously used the Maoist uprising for his own personal political and economic rise and who is not interested in the fate of his former fighters nor in that of the victims of the uprising and their families!]

Rupandehi villager shot dead in broad daylight (ht 16/09/2019)

Police data suggests rise in abduction cases over the years: Around 104 cases of kidnapping were reported last fiscal year alone, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/09/2019)

Police open fire to arrest crime suspect (ht 14/09/2019)

New penal code fails minor rape victims: Lawyers, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/09/2019)

Committee formed to select transitional justice officials decides to step up efforts: Government is preparing to start consultations with victims to amend the transitional justice act, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/09/2019)

Students say colleges cutting their hair to discipline them is equivalent to harassment: ‘We cut hair at Rs50, while other shops charge around Rs100 to Rs200. It is actually more profitable to students,’ one college principal said, defending his institution’s practice, by Arjun Bhattarai (kp 13/09/2019)

NCP cadres attack NC members during awareness campaign (rep 13/09/2019), Nepali Congress stages rally to protest attack on Banke president (ht 14/09/2019)

Home Minister’s brother, along with eight others, face charges of extortion: The Central Investigation Bureau on Sunday detained Naresh Thapa and his accomplices for their alleged involvement in threatening several contractors, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 13/09/2019), Gangster Basnet ran an extortion racket from prison using home minister’s brother
Police shoot at and capture another suspect linked with the racket
, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 13/09/2019), Home minister’s brother released on bail: Five others sent to jail, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 19/09/2019)

Man held for murdering his beloved in cold blood (ht 13/09/2019)

Citizenship debate has reached another low, rights activists say: New provisions in the citizenship amendment bill could further limit equal citizenship rights for women, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 12/09/2019)

To forgive or not to forgive: Failure of the government to adhere to the Supreme Court verdict in relation to amnesty could further agonize the victims, setting the ground for vengeance and violence, by Deepak Joshi Pokhrel and Rajendra Senchurey (rep 12/09/2019)

16 medical students arrested during demonstration in Chitwan released (ht 12/09/2019), Netra Bikram Chand's son arrested (rep 12/09/2019)

Despite reservations, parties have their way on transitional justice appointments: Conflict victims say they won’t accept the new teams chosen at the behest of political parties, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/09/2019) [This is the safest way to secured injustice!]

Recruiting agencies ‘using migrant workers to siphon off US dollar abroad’: Country's foreign exchange reserve depleted by Rs64 billion in the last fiscal year compared to the preceding year, according to the central bank, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/09/2019) [But it is also true that nobody can go abroad with $500 in cash! Everybody knows this. The Nepali citizen Khadka Prasad Sharma Oli recently went to Singapur twice for expensive health treatment. Has he been checked and arrested at TIA? All citizens are equal before the law!]

Smuggling of animal body parts rife in Kakadbhitta border point: Division Forest Office says smuggling has become easier because of the open border between Nepal and India, by Parbat Portel (kp 11/09/2019)

Fair or not, some say it’s time to talk about skin colour discrimination: Like racism, colourism is largely overlooked and dismissed in Nepal. Some Nepalis say society should start addressing it head on, by June Karkee (kp 10/09/2019)

Twin blasts at midnight in Jhapa (ht 10/09/2019)

Nepali women are being trafficked to China and sold as wives॥ Bride-buying is becoming increasingly prevalent in China, where men far outnumber women, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/09/2019)

Suspected Chand party cadre, Army deserter among eight arrested for a string of crimes: Cases of theft and robbery on rise in the Capital in recent years, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/09/2019)

Lawmakers demand death penalty for acid attackers, lawyers oppose (ht 09/09/2019), From public harassment to acid attack, legal loopholes emboldening assailants, by Priyanka Adhikari (rep 12/09/2019)

Mayor, deputy mayor blame each other for the death of a person killed in clash: A violent clash ensued between the supporters of Mayor Mandal and Deputy Mayor Jha over the issue of the administrative centre of the municipality, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 09/09/2019)

Discrimination against Dalits still rife, continue to be left out of decision making processes: Marginalisation of members of Dalit communities still persists even though several laws and constitution bar discrimination, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/09/2019)

Human rights body to pull out of committee formed to select transitional justice commission officials: Rights body is recalling Prakash Osti from the committee, saying it does not want to be part of the process that has been heavily politicised, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/09/2019), Panel set to publicize list of TJ bodies candidates this week (rep 09/09/2019)

Will Tribhuvan University be the first educational institution to have a sexual harassment policy in Nepal? Months after articles and news stories about continued sexual harassment in the country’s oldest and largest university, it finally has put a team to work on addressing these issues through a grievance mechanism, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 08/09/2019)

Outlawed party on extortion spree amid clampdown: Security officials said the ongoing arrests and crackdown on the party's activities have proved little to deter the party's donation drive (rep 08/09/2019)

A teenage girl was attacked with acid after her father told a man to stop pursuing her: Muskan Khatun, a ninth grader, suffered burns on her face, chest and hands, and is receiving treatment in Kathmandu, by Bhusan Yadav and Shankar Acharya (kp 07/09/2019) [The government must also be made responsible for not enacting the August 2017 order of the SC to regulate sale and distribution of acids!!], Hetauda acid attacker still at large: Six years since the incident, police are still struggling to arrest the assailant, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/09/2019), Enact law pronto: The government should enact law to regulate the sale and distribution of acids to prevent women and girls from acid attacks (ht 10/09/2019)

Kin suspect woman murdered over dowry (ht 07/09/2019)

Conflict victims may ‘snub’ TJ process over commissioner appointments (rep 07/09/2019)

Bote community in Makwanpur denied licence renewal for fishing: The Bote people fish in the local rivers and rivulets, especially in the Rapti river, which falls inside the Parsa National Park, by Pratap Bista [???? This is the economic survival basis of this small group! At the same time, members of the ruling social groups destroy the nature of the country in many places for the mere sake of profit!]

Will the new commissions go the way of the transitional justice bodies? There is no alternative to making appointments in such commissions transparent and fair, by Mohna Ansari (kp 06/09/2019)

Two more FIRs filed against ‘loan shark’ (ht 06/09/2019)

Human trafficking still a major challenge for the country: Despite legal protections and law enforcing agencies in action, Nepali girls, women and children are still vulnerable to human trafficking, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/09/2019), Over 500 women missing from Nepalgunj border (ht 05/09/2019), Clear-cut laws are needed to fight human trafficking: While the individuals concerned are doing their best to stop it, the laws defining what constitutes human trafficking remain narrow (kp 06/09/2019)

Rift surfaces in committee to select transitional justice commission officials: Committee members are at odds over the selection criteria, chairman fails to rise to the occasion, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/09/2019)

Police to solve Jha’s murder case (ht 05/09/2019), Sanu Kanchha sent to jail until final verdict (rep 12/09/2019)

One held for extortion attempt, security beefed up (ht 05/09/2019)

Agitating students vandalise TMC (ht 04/09/2019)

TJ appointment meeting cancelled at the eleventh hour (rep 04/09/2019)

Youth arrested for sexual abuse, fraud (ht 03/09/2019) [At the age of 29, the person should be called adult, not youth!]

Police probing Kalawar for money laundering also (rep 03/09/2019)

Cows from Nepalgunj being smuggled into Bihar via the East-West Highway, by Mithilesh Yadav  (rep 03/09/2019)

Millions stolen by ATM hackers exposes vulnerability of Nepali banks: Five Chinese nationals were arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of using cloned debit cards to breach the banks’ processing system and withdraw cash, by Shuvam Dhungana and Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/09/2019), Banks must invest more in digital security: The recent breaches show that not enough has been done to increase security (kp 03/09/2019), 3 Nepalis among 4 more arrested for cyber heist, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 03/09/2019), Rs 35.8m withdrawn in Saturday’s heist: NRB (ht 05/09/2019), Police still clueless about two Chinese involved in cyber heist (Uht 08/09/2019)

Where are the disappeared? (rep 01/09/2019)

Number of theft cases on the rise: Police advise caution as festival season approaches near, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/09/2019)

Guest house owner arrested for raping teenage employee: Thousands of women working in entertainment sector face exploitation (ht 01/09/2019)

Parents of murdered child question country’s justice mechanism, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 01/09/2019)

300 households displaced in Sarlahi as ‘loan shark produces fake loan documents’, b y Tapendra Karki (rep 01/09/2019)

Police rough up a Madhesi man yet again. This time, it’s on video: A viral video from Janakpur shows police pushing and pulling on a Madhesi man, prompting outrage on social media, by Samuel Chhetri (kp 31/08/2019)

State softens stance on transitional justice after pressure from victims and rights groups: National Human Rights Commission says it will recall its member from the recommendation committee if parties don’t correct their working style, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/08/2019)

Bride trafficking racket busted, four Chinese nationals among 10 arrested: The Chinese men mobilised their Nepali associates to lure unwary girls and women into fake marriages with them (ht 31/08/2019)

Former minister, four others held on charge of human trafficking (ht 31/08/2019)

On the International Day of the Disappeared, one family in Kanchanpur talks about the misery of being torn apart: According to the data available at the district administration office, 53 people have disappeared in the district over the decade-long insurgency period, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/08/2019), Victims’ woes unaddressed: CIEDP collected 3,212 complaints but couldn’t probe any, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 30/08/2019), A day for the victims, and for the future of transitional justice: This day should serve as an occasion to remember the need to continue working towards completing the transitional justice process, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 30/08/2019), Insurgency victims in Rolpa await return of missing kin, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 30/08/2019)

A teenager in Okhaldhunga killed herself after she was bullied online: The perpetrator had created a fake Facebook account in the victim’s name to defame her, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 28/08/2019)

Derailing justice: Transitional justice has taken up a lot of resources. It cannot be allowed to get derailed into an industry that supports interests of conflict spoilers, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 27/08/2019)

Cyber bureau receives 320 plaints in three months (ht 27/08/2019)

SC orders compensation for wrongfully convicted cop: Another cop confesses to stealing service revolvers for which his colleague was sentenced to four years, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/08/2019)

Female workers subjected to forced labour (ht 26/08/2019), Regulate leisure sector: A provision of decent working conditions is a prerequisite to prevent females from being sexually abused (ht 27/08/2019)

Rupandehi border becoming hub for drug smugglers, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 26/08/209)

Police file charge-sheet against Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 26/08/2019), Lamichhane, two others freed, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 27/08/2019)

Dealing with syndicates : As long as the market-related inefficiencies that actually gave rise to syndicates remain, the transportation syndicates will rise again, in one form or another, by Biswo Poudel (rep 26/08/2019)

Parties’ undue intervention could call credibility of transitional justice process into question: Conflict victims and rights activists say politicians must correct their past mistakes and appoint officials in an impartial and transparent manner, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2019)

Drugs worth millions are seized from smugglers every year: Police say smugglers are taking advantage of the porous border to bring in contrabands, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/08/2019)

Nine arrested for trying to settle rape case (ht 23/08/2019)

Transitional justice in jeopardy: Keep aside vested interests, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht 22/08/2019), Conflict victims oppose plan to amend transitional justice act based on a draft they rejected a year ago: As the political parties do not appear serious about ensuring justice, their actions will only promote impunity, conflict victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/08/2019), TJ appointments get messy as one nominee declines offer (rep 23/08/2019)

Nine minors rescued from a children’s home in Bafal, three arrested: The children were living in dismal conditions, surviving only on rice and salt, authorities say, by Shuvam Dhungana and Bhrikuti Rai (kp 22/08/2019)

Govt unable to control thriving human trafficking (ht 22/08/2019)

Bimala Tamang's kin prepare to move apex court, by Sonam Thapa (rep 21/08/2019)

Man sets wife and son ablaze, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 21/08/2019)

Parties finalising names for two transitional justice bodies this week: Nepal Communist Party will take leadership of the truth commission while Nepali Congress will get the one on disappearances, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/08/2019) [Still active leaders of both parties had political responsibility at that time and are not qualified for this task!], Costs of justice delayed: If the voices of the victims are ignored and justice process is put on hold like this, Nepal’s TJ process is surely going to attract universal jurisdiction, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (rep 20/08/2019), Former attorney general Raman Shrestha is parties’ pick for truth commission: While Shrestha himself says he will not take up the position, conflict victims too are against the parties’ decision, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/08/2019) [?????], NCP’s choice for TRC chair turns down offer (ht 22/08/2019)

Police to probe Paras’ manhandling of on-duty cop (ht 20/08/2019)

Police arrest suspected Chand party member for posession of firearms and bullets: The government in March declared the Chand-led party a criminal outfit and banned its activities, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/08/2019)

NA offers to set up Maina memorial, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 19/08/2019) [This is a blatant mockery against the background that criminals from the security forces, including in the murder case of Maina Sunuwar, are protected and promoted unchanged by the army leadership and politicians!], Do not obstruct justice (rep 20/08/2019)

FIR filed almost one year after ex-ambassador Jha’s murder (ht 19/08/2019)

Man on the lam after ‘thrashing Dalit woman’ arrested, by Ganesh Bishu and Govinda KC (rep 18/08/2019)

Case against Chhaupadi: Chhaupadi is rooted in ignorance and unfounded fears, another reason why it must be completely eradicated, by Shiva Kumar Pokharel (rep 18/08/2019)

Nine persons, including NEFIN president, injured in baton charge (ht 18/08/2019)

One arrested with two pistols, bullets (ht 18/08/2019)

Government introduces stringent strategy to combat money laundering: Provisions allow even police to investigate cases, but experts say implementation will be the key to avoiding getting blacklisted, by Krishna Acharya (kp 17/08/2019)

Murder, rape, drug trafficking accused held (ht 17/08/2019)

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking: The director of the organisation has been accused of abetting a British national in unlawfully procuring a Nepali child and assisting in obtaining fraudulent documents to claim the baby, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 16/08/2019)

Concerted efforts stressed to combat human trafficking (ht 16/08/2019)

Pudasaini death mystery:TV host Lamichhane among three arrested, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 16/08/2019), Five-day custody for Rabi Lamichhane, 2 others, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 17/08/2019), Lamichhane fans clash with police, seven policemen injured (rep 17/08/2019), Police lathi-charge Lamichhane supporters; use tear gas to control situation, by Kamal Subedi (rep 17/08/2019), Case filed against Rabi Lamichhane, two others (ht 19/08/2019)

Journalists are being arrested for their political beliefs, in eerie reminder of Panchayat days: At least two journalists are in detention on suspicion of their affiliation with the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/08/2019)

Neglected for giving birth to a baby girl: If there is something our society as a whole must fight together it is this (rep 15/08/2019)

Nirmala rape and murder case: Bhandara emerges from coma after one year, starts speaking, by Ujwal Satyal (ht 15/08/2019)

Nepal falls behind in combating human trafficking, says NHRC (ht 15/08/2019)

Two arrested for raping women (ht 15/08/2019)

Police use force on protesters (ht 14/08/2019)

Youth held for sexually abusing minor in Jhapa (ht 14/08/2019)

Probe into trader’s murder begins (ht 14/08/2019)

Geneva Conventions instrumental in reducing suffering, says Welch (ht 13/08/2019), Jail term till death proposed for grave violations, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/08/2019)

Zero VAW cases in Manang (ht 13/08/2019)

Two trafficking suspects held, woman rescued (ht 12/08/2019)

Police baton-charge SRC agitators (ht 12/08/2019)

Woman thrashed 40 days ago yet to recover from injuries, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 12/08/2019)

OAG braces up for protecting victims (ht 12/08/2019)

Elderly couple brutally murdered in Baglung (ht 12/08/2019)

Police arrest three chain snatchers from valley (ht 11/08/2019)

Dhading locals burn excavators after two youths drown (ht 11/08/2019)

Trafficking in persons: Nepal must focus on prevention efforts and victims' protection, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 09/08/2019)

Cases of domestic violence unchecked in Baitadi: Eighty-six cases of domestic violence were filed at the District Police Office in the fiscal year 2018-19, by Tripti Shahi (kp 08/08/2019)

Physical Infrastructure Ministry’s interest in Kathmandu-Tarai expressway is delaying DPR endorsement: Sources say Minister Mahaseth wants his say in the construction of the multibillion-rupee project, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/08/2019)

Calls from the police shake up human rights activists: At least three rights activists received calls from the police asking for their professional affiliation, without saying why, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/08/2019)

Nearly 1.5 million Nepali at risk of human trafficking, report says: Aspiring migrant workers, Nepali working abroad, child labour, workers in the entertainment sector and missing persons are more vulnerable human trafficking, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/08/2019), Human traffickers, in a change of tricks, are now waiting across the border: Despite decades of surveillance and awareness programmes, hundreds of women continue to be trafficked across the open Nepal-India border every year, by Madhu Shahi (kp 06/08/2019)

People’s representatives from Likhu Tamakoshi visit district administration office seeking security: They have accused Govinda Bahadur Khadka, chairman of the rural municipality, of assaulting office staff, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 05/08/2019)

AWC urges NHRC to conduct fair investigation (ht 05/08/2019), No credible basis to conclude Paudel was killed in encounter: Rights groups (rep 05/08/2019)

More rape victims seek police help (ht 04/08/2019)

Theft cases on the rise across country: More than 20 per cent of burglars turn out to be  repeat offenders (ht 04/08/2019)

Recommendation committee to consult with victims before picking transitional justice leadership: The move comes in place following concern from various international human rights bodies urging the government to take action, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/08/2019)

NHRC investigation challenges govt claim on Kumar Paudel ‘encounter’ (rep 03/08/2019)

SC overturns high court decision against Golyan, frees him on Rs 10 lakh bail: Upholds all other decisions of Biratnagar High Court and endorses lower court’s order in case of  33 defendants (ht 03/08/2019)

Social campaigner is beaten up while nabbing litterbugs in Koteshwor: Garbage throwing on roadside is rampant during the night, but authorities till date have paid no heed, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/08/2019)

Alarming rise in crimes in Province 3, by Ashok Sujan Shrestha (rep 03/08/2019)

Inmate kills Nakkhu jailmate (ht 03/08/2019)

Unidentified groups torch more than 30 Ncell towers across the country: Police suspect Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal behind the arson (kp 02/08/2019)

CPN cadres held with weapons (ht 02/08/2019)

Prachanda and the spectre of The Hague: Transitional justice should not be aimed only at hounding and punishing Prachanda for all war-era crimes. But his own party comrades may not be with him on this, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 02/08/2019)

CPN cadres torch three ward offices (ht 01/08/2019), CPN cadres seize land (ht 01/08/2019)

How I suffered violence: Women are still being character-assassinated. How many more suffering women does it take to change Nepali society’s mindset toward domestic abuse?, by Ushma Rebel (rep 01/08/2019)

Two youths abducted in Parsa (ht 01/08/2019)

TJ process prolonged as victims insist on no impunity: Political parties wrangle over appointments to commissions (rep 31/07/2019) [The perpetrator side must not be represented in the commissions, i.e. please no representatives of the political parties, the army and the former monarchy!]

No means ‘no’: Dressing in a sexually appealing way is not an invitation for sex. If a woman agrees to allow a man to pay for her food or drinks, it does not mean that she owes him sex, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 31/07/2019)

Four international rights groups criticise government inaction on transitional justice: Nepali government officials say they are working sincerely to conclude the process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/07/2019) [see common statement by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, TRIAL International and International Commission of Jurists; same statement in Nepali], ‘I’ll become global hero if dragged to The Hague’ (ht 30/07/2019) [What bullshit nonsense! Dahal is obviously trying to acquit himself of his co-responsibility for crimes from the time of the uprising!], Govt told to start fresh appointment process‘: Authorities flippant on fulfilling obligations’, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 30/07/2019), Rights bodies urge govt to halt ongoing commissioner appointment process: The process cannot be halted, says the recommendation committee (rep 30/07/2019), There are no heroes in The Hague: By throwing an open challenge to be taken to the International Criminal Court, Dahal has also trivialised the hallowed institution (kp 31/07/2019), Amend the act: The government should not be seen as trying to protect the perpetrators of rights violations during the conflict era; it is time justice is delivered to the victims (ht 31/07/2019)

Dispute over forming panel to investigate Tarai deaths obstructs House, again: Speaker Mahara feels trapped by the positions taken by the ruling and opposition MPs, his advisors says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/07/2019)

Postpartum mothers in Joshibunga carry the weight of old traditions: In many parts of Nepal, new mothers are considered “untouchable” until the eleventh day of delivery, by Tripti Shahi (kp 30/07/2019)

Two persons held for rape made public (ht 30/07/2019)

Women, children go missing from Kailali (ht 30/07/2019)

Chepang women picket Dhading District Administration Office over illegal sand mining: Illegal mine operators have been extracting sand from river and streams in collusion with representatives of rural municipality, locals say, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 30/07/2019)

House sub-committee begins discussion on the issue of unpaid electricity bills: Nepal Electricity Authority says 25 factories need to be forced to disgorge an estimated Rs10 billion, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 30/07/2019)

Hundreds of Nepalis fall victims to pyramid scheme operating out of Uttar Pradesh: Police have arrested two primary operators of the business, but five others remain at large, by Manoj Paudel (kp 30/07/2019)

Nepal Police’s central lab needs upgrading: Forensic experts: With the lapses in DNA tests surfacing after the Nirmala Pant case, experts say faults may continue unless the central lab is equipped with infrastructure and qualified staff, by Nayak Paudel (kp 30/07/2019)

Big hauls of gold are being smuggled through the northern border, authorities say: Lax border security, and poor telligence, infrastructure and investigation are encouraging gold smuggling, officials say, by Nayak Paudel (kp 28/07/2019)

Tracing Disappeared Persons, by Jaya Chor Chapagain (rn 28/07/2019)

National human rights body asks prime minister’s office—again—to report on the status of Nirmala Pant case: The rights watchdog had made 24-point recommendations in January for a fair and credible probe into the 13year-old’s rape and murder, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/07/2019)

Only porters are arrested in gold seizures on Tibet-Gorkha route, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/07/2019)

Nearly a year later, no new developments on Nepal’s biggest gold smuggling case: Most of those accused have either been released on bail or general date while those in custody are appealing for conditional release, by Nayak Paudel (kp 26/07/2019)

How government bureaucracy killed a new mother: Goma Osti needed an airlift from Nuwakot to Kathmandu after postpartum complications. But a labyrinthine bureaucracy delayed her treatment by four hours—and took her life, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/07/2019)

People are furious after Home Minister says Nirmala Pant’s rape and murder isn’t a “new phenomenon”: The remark comes just days before the one-year mark of the gruesome incident whose investigation is still incomplete, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 24/07/2019) [It is an outstanding task of the govt, especially of the home minister, to end this phenomenon once and for all. If you are incompetent to do this, Mr Thapa, then you should resign and stop such nonsense talk! This is a political issue in every respect!], Home minister’s gaffe: To Nirmala’s parents who are seeking justice, such thoughtless comments from a minister only add insult to injury (ht 25/07/2019), Walk the talk (rep 25/07/2019), YouTube videos on Nirmala Pant leave more questions than answers: The 13-year-old’s rape and murder has created a cottage industry of YouTube channels  that churn out sensational crime videos, adding more confusion than clarity, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 25/07/2019), 367 days of injustice (rep

Police reluctant to register FIR of trafficking victims, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 24/07/2019

Selective abortion rampant in Siraha, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 23/07/2019)

‘Innocent people should not be framed in Nirmala’s rape and murder case’, interview with Durga Devi, mother of murdered Nirmala Panta (ht 22/07/2019)

TRC, CIEDP nominations next month, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/07/2019) [Take your time and wait until all the victims and perpetrators have died a natural death. This is likely to happen sooner to the victims and their families due to the circumstances of their lives!]

Transitional justice without leaders as parties disagree on candidates: Transitional justice without leaders as parties disagree on candidates, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/07/2019) [And only politically nominated male Bahuns can lead these commissions?]

Conflict victims demand halt to TJ bodies appointment process (rep 19/07/2019)

Thousands of domestic violence cases are registered every year, but almost none go to court: Nepal’s law itself favours mediation over prosecution, as domestic violence is regarded to be a family affair, lawyers say, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 19/07/2019)

5 concrete Buddha statues vandalized in Rupandehi (rep 19/07/2019)

Nepal risks being blacklisted on money laundering: An international task force is not convinced Nepal has done enough to tackle financial crime, by Sharad Ojha (nt 19/07/2019)

Three convicted of human trafficking (ht 18/07/2019)

Man admits to killing his wife to marry girlfriend, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 18/07/2019)

For rape survivors, police are not always their friends: Nepal’s police force is heavily male and woefully undertrained when it comes to dealing with survivors of sexual violence, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 17/07/2019), Humiliated again: The police should help victims of sexual assault get justice, not shame them further (kp 18/07/2019)

‘Crime investigation action plan successful’ (ht 13/07/2019)

Teenager convicted of murder (ht 13/07/2019)

Nepali women take to media to expose abuse: Upset by impunity, more women share testimonies of harassment from their own pasts, by Reeti K.C. (nt 12/07/2019)

Chand cadre, police constable die in shootout, by Alisha Shrestha (kp 11/07/2019), CPN cadre, cop killed in exchange of fire (ht), Two including cop killed in incident with armed Chand cadre, by Akson Rai (rep 11/07/2019), Another Chand cadre’s killing raises questions about government’s stance—and style—against the outfit: Killings of citizens, regardless of which party they belong to, cannot be justified,  rights defenders and security experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2019)

Kin of Saroj Narayan Mahato yet to receive compensation: Ishwarpur mayor says they will release compensation after the Cabinet’s decision, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 11/07/2019)

A year-old child is paying the price of his brother’s eloping with a Dalit: It’s been eight years since Nepal was declared ‘untouchability free’, but caste-based discrimination is still practiced widely in the country, by Pramita Dhakal (kp 11/07/2019)

Thrashed student dies, teachers, principal arrested (ht 11/07/2019), Ninth grader dies after severe beating by teachers: Four teachers in police custody (rep 11/07/2019)

Actress files case against filmmaker husband (ht 11/07/2019)

Couple held for killing wife’s ex-lover (ht 11/07/2019)

Police killed a Madhesi man. Home minister blamed it on the man: Opposition obstructs House after ruling party refuses to form  a panel to look into deaths of Saroj Mahato and Kumar Paudel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/07/2019)

Teenager dies under 'mysterious circumstances' (rep 10/07/2019)

Hospital vandalised after minor’s death (kp 10/07/2019), Locals vandalize snakebite treatment center in Sarlahi after toddler dies, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 10/07/2019)

2,362 absconding convicts arrested (ht 10/07/2019)

Canadian national sentenced to nine years on paedophilia charges: Peter Dalglish, a high-profile Canadian humanitarian was convicted of victimising two young boys, by Janakraj Sapkota (kp 09/07/2019)

Tradition defies the law: Parliament has criminalised Chhaupadi, but the practice still exists due to prevalent social norms, by Labhesh Thapa (kp 09/07/2019) [This reflects the cultural mania determined by men in the patriarchal Hindu state that discriminates against women!]

TU files sexual harassment FIR against teache: rFirst time the varsity has done so, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 09/07/2019)

More than 50 persons involved in gold smuggling under anti-money laundering agency’s scanner, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/07/2019)

Woman arrested on the charge of killing her husband, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 08/07/2019)

Undue delay in Badarmude rape case (rep 08/07/2019)

Priest accused of sexually abusing schoolgirls in Janakpurdham (ht 08/07/2019)

Man arrested with gold hidden in diapersAirport scanner fails to detect the metal (kp 08/07/2019)

Varsity offices vandalised, locked (ht 08/06/2019)

Naseem Khan, a most wanted criminal by Kapilvastu police, arrested in Kathmandu, by Nayak Paudel (kp 07/07/2019)

Victim’s family accuse police of inaction (ht 07/07/2019)

Physically punishing students is ineffective, harmful, and illegal but teachers continue to do it: Many school teachers, and even parents, still believe that physically disciplining students is sometimes necessary, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/07/2019)

Man kills daughter to claim double insurance amount in Rautahat (ht 06/07/2019)

Son held for killing mother in Saptari (ht 06/07/2019)

Police arrest three fugitives after 12 years (ht 06/07/2019)

Ruling party leaders are enraged after provincial lawmaker with criminal past enters the party: Rajib Gurung, who goes by the name of Dipak Manange, has been charged with attempted murder, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/07/2019) [The party leaders knew all this when they mada him a candidate in the elections!]

Ex-police chief Thakuri surrenders two years after being convicted in Sudan Scam: Supreme Court registers his petition to review the judgment before sending him to Dillibazaar Prison, by Nayak Paudel (kp 05/07/2019)

Ward member shot in Dhading (ht 05/07/2019)

Crime and politics: Conviction of former lawmakers (rep 04/07/2019)

Three people are under investigation in hospital staff suicide case: Police are investigating if the suspects had provoked Bimala Tamang into taking her life, by Nayak Paudel (kp 03/07/2019)

People’s representatives concerned over incidents of blasts, arsons: Elected representatives have stopped going to their local offices in rural areas of Achham district, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 03/07/2019)

Court slaps second life term on former minister ‘Takla’, by Surtesh Yadav (rep 03/07/2019)

Rolpa conflict victims worried about the secrecy of their complaints, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 03/07/2019)

Anti-money laundering agency resumes probe into Sumargi’s deals: Controversial trader is said to have laundered around Rs20 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/07/2019)

Woman held for plotting mother’s murder, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 02/07/2019)

Sixty-year-old woman found murdered in her room, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/07/2019)

One killed, several  hurt as police open fire at protesters in Sarlahi: People of Ishwarpur Municipality were protesting against illegal sand mine after a 12-year-old boy died falling into a 30-feet pit, by Ajit Tiwari and Om Prakash Thakur (kp 01/07/2019), Killing of Tarai man brings age-old question to the fore: when can police fire a live bullet?The country’s law enforcement agency fails to exercise restraint during protests in Madhes, rights activists say, by Tika R. Pradhan and Om Prakash Thakur (kp 02/07/2019)  [It's not only the citizens' right to life, the question is also when will the police stop torture and beating and respect the fundamental rights of the people?],  Insurgency’s over but police continue to stop and interrogate people on streets: City residents say they regularly get accosted by police, particularly  at night, asking why they’re out until late., by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 02/07/2019) [Yes, and police must also learn to be polite! Citizens are not under orders and have a right to explanation!]

Police initiate action against its staff amid further erosion of its credibility, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 30/06/2019)

Missing children: Girls more vulnerable as human traffickers find it easy to lure them, by Sujita Pradhan (rep 29/06/2019)

Man attacking women with ‘sharp objects’ in police custody: Police have confirmed that no syringes were used in the attacks, by Arjun Poudel and Nayak Paudel (kp 29/06/2019)

Two minor girls raped in Nijgadh Municipality (ht 27/06/2019)

Man cheated of Rs 455,000 by Facebook pal (ht 27/06/2019)

Tarai communities more prone to abuse and torture in police custody, report says: Advocacy Forum says marginalised communities and women are more likely to be abused and tortured in detention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/06/2019) [See statement by Advocacy Forum - Nepal], Citizens in uniform: Differential treatment by the police towards people from the Tarai community is condemnable (kp 27/06/2019)

No justice in sight for rape, murder victim Nirmala, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 26/06/2019)

Fresh bout of political instability: Former Maoists are frightened as a fair investigation into conflict-era cases would send many among them behind bars, by Achyut Wagle (kp 25/06/2019)

Two girls gang-raped (rep 25/06/2019)

Man labelled Dalai Lama’s agent, deported to US: Immigration officials at TIA did so because a man with his name was on China’s most wanted list, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 25/06/2019) [???]

Committee failsagain to recommend TJ commissioners (rep 24/06/2019)

Rape cases increase in Karnali State (rep 24/06/2019)

House committee to question Home Ministry over killing of Chand party leader: Lawmakers are concerned over whether Kumar Paudel’s killing in Lalbandi was extrajudicial, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/06/2019), Lawmakers are unconvinced Chand party member was killed in ‘encounter’: Home minister reiterates police version but commits  to forming a probe committee, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/06/2019)

Supreme Court clears the deck for tax authority to recover unpaid taxes from Sumargi: Inland Revenue Department says Sumargi sold his stake in Nepal Satellite Telecom for Rs5.63 billion to Cyprus-based Airbell Service, but failed to pay capital gains tax, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/06/2019)

Chaudhary’s shackling shows how state treats its citizens differently, rights defenders say: District court had convicted Chaudhary, who won the 2017  elections from Kailali, of inciting the 2015 Tikapur violence, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/06/2019), Resham’s manacled leg enrages PM: Chief secy told to take action against cops who did this (ht 23/06/2019)

Growing child trafficking cases worry Kalikot parents: Eight  trafficked children were rescued from Kathmandu before they were reunited with their families on Friday, by Tularam Pandey (kp 23/06/2019)

How schools are becoming easy  target to fulfil petty party interests: The trend has increased as Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit  intensifies anti-government activities, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/06/2019)

NHRC probing CPN leader’s killing in Sarlahi (ht 22/06/2019)

Nepal fails to meet minimum standards for elimination of trafficking: US report, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/06/2019) [see report section on Nepal], Trafficking of Nepali women, girls continues  unabated, says report (ht 23/06/2019)

Steps yet to be taken to ensure justice for war-era victims of sexual violence: Two rights bodies file petitions at UN committee to build pressure on the government of Nepal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/06/2019)

Dhading’s centuries-old temple where women are still barred, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 21/06/2019

40 Gorkha-bound Chepang children rescued from Chitwan: The children were being taken to Gorkha without any documents by a man who is currently detained for investigation, by Pramita Dhakal (kp 21/06/2019)

Doctors alarmed by the assaults they are facing at the hands of family of deceased: Relatives usually allege doctors of negligence, but medical professionals say the issue needs to be dealt with more carefully, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/06/2019)

Four women attacked with sharp objects, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 20/06/2019)

Swindler in police custody (ht 20/06/2019)

Series of murders  terrify local residents (ht 20/06/2019)

Hospital staff found dead in Capital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/06/2019)

Two women gang-raped, one accused held (ht 19/06/2019)

Mayor thrashed during meeting (ht 19/06/2019)

Kobold’s deadline to bring fire trucks has expired but tourism board hasn’t decided on a legal response yet: There was no official agreement to receive fire trucks because official policy prohibits accepting second-hand vehicle as donations, officials at Disaster Management Department tell the Post, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 18/06/2019), Fire truck expedition cancelled, Mi