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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, Michael Kobold says: In a statement posted on social media, the German watchmaker said that the project was impossible from its inception, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 20/06/2019)

Without personal means and support from government, mother of acid attack survivor struggles to foot medical bills: Kamala Khadka can expect financial aid only after a final verdict on her daughter’s case, by Nayak Paudel (kp 17/06/2019)

Violence against girls: Let’s talk about it, by Kokila KC (ht 17/06/2019)

Police arrest 82 pickpockets in a month in the Capital, by Nayak Paudel (kp 17/06/2019)

Police arrest mastermind of human trafficking racket in the Capital: The 40-year-old was involved in smuggling Nepalis into Libya, promising them lucrative jobs in European countries, by Nayak Paudel (kp 16/06/2019)

A year on, family of a minor killed after abduction still awaiting justice, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/06/2019)

US and UK join hands to combat human trafficking in Nepal: UK injects extra Ł4.5 million to $8 million Hamro Samman project (rep 14/06/2019)

Chhaupadi affects teaching-learning (ht 13/06/2019)

Police open fire to arrest drug smuggler in Pokhara, by Sanskriti Acharya (rep 13/06/2019)

Man arrested for attempting to rape daughter in the Capital, by Nayak Paudel (kp 12/06/2019), Under-secretary held for bid to rape  teenage daughter (ht 12/06/2019)

Girls at high risk in Birgunj, by Ritesh Tripathi (ht 12/06/2019)

Former UN official  convicted of child abuse: Thirteen-year jail term to be sought for Canadian national (kp 12/06/2019)

Committee to recommend leadership for transitional justice bodies fails to nominate anyone, again: Latest excuse for the delay: busy schedule of the committee head, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/06/2019) [Real reasons: There is no interest in providing justice for the victims and the responsibilities of politicians and army leaders for the crimes are to be disguised!]

Four months after ban on its activities, Chand outfit yet to join talks: Government officials do not rule out violent actions, as security analysts say the approach to dealing with the party is faulty, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/06/2019) [For a government that does not take fundamental rights and the constitution too seriously, it is hardly possible to enter into dialogue with terrorists who claim that their murders and the destruction of private and public property are in the interests of the citizens!]

Suspect held after a man is robbed by two persons pretending to be cops, by Nayak Paudel (kp 08/06/2019)

Police arrest burglars who carried out robberies in four places in the Valley, by Nayak Paudel (kp 08/06/2019)

Eight people, including two Indian citizens, arrested on criminal charges, by Shiva Puri (kp 08/06/2019)

Top court postpones hearing on petition against 2015 ruling on transitional justice for 22nd time: Continued deferrals amid delay in amending Transitional Justice Act concern conflict victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/06/2019)

Conflict victims mount pressure on leaders to amend transitional justice Act: Law minister tells victims the process will start when top leaders reach an agreement, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/06/2019) [This is a question of justice and the rule of law! Many of the so-called leaders have been responsible for the crimes of the past! They have no right to have any say at all!], Top leaders seek ways to manage conflict-era cases: Consider revising TJ-related laws by taking victims into confidence and appointing commissioners at the earliest (rep 06/06/2019), Conflict-era sexual violence victims yet to be identified (ht 06/06/2019), Thirteen years on, victims of the Badarmude incident await compensationDespite a pledge from Pushpa Kamal Dahal during the 2017 election season,  victims of the 2006 civilian bus bombing have received nothing, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 06/06/2019)

Family feuds, depression fueling crimes: Police, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 06/06/2019)

Juvenile cases on the rise in Rupandeh:iThe district is seeing a sharp rise in delinquency cases—from 16 recorded cases in  the past year to 85 this year so far, by Amrita Anmol (kp 05/06/2019)

Leaders may face arrest abroad if TJ issues not resolved: Australia envoyVoices concern over moves concerning NHRC and press freedom, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 05/06/2019)

Say no to corporal punishment (rep 05/06/2019)

Police send reinforcements to Solukhumbu village after Chand party’s ‘suspicious activities’: Reports of an attack on a police post, which authorities later said was baseless, have prompted new security concerns, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 04/06/2019)

Violence against children unabated in Province 2, by Suresh Yadav (rep 04/06/2019)

Man sentenced to over 38 years in jail for selling wife, son (rep 04/06/2019)

Man on hunger strike seeking justice for Shahi (ht 04/06/2019)

Murderer made public (ht 04/06/2019)

District court finds man guilty in the death of transwoman: Bidesh Karki faces 10 to 15 years in prison after being convicted of involuntary culpable homicide in the killing of Junu Gurung, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 03/06/2019)

‘Smart Chhori’ preparing daughters of martyrs of conflict for a better futureA total of 189 girls from 16 districts are receiving education at Shahid Smriti Residential Secondary School, by Durgalal KC (kp 03/06/2019)

Tale of two trafficked women, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/06/2019)

Her husband set her on fire: She lived to tell her story, by Bijay Gajmer (kp 01/06/2019)

Women ostracised for activism against Chhau (ht 31/05/2019)

Shaman slays toddler in human sacrifice, by Suresh Yadav /rep 31/05/2019)

Superstition drives women out of homes—again— into Chhau sheds in Achham districtDhakari was declared a Chhaupadi- and untouchability-free village on May 17 with much fanfare. But a recent fire has led the villagers to believe that their embracing of the campaign has angered the gods, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 30/05/2019)

Abducted boy, 7, found dead in Bara: Two kidnappers injured in police firing while trying to flee the scene, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 30/05/2019)

Supreme Court tells authorities to determine the source of Sumargi’s money, which is currently frozen: Orders the authorities concerned to find whether the funds entered the country violating Money Laundering Prevention Act, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/05/2019)

Wildlife crimes decreasing, rape and drug abuse on the rise, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 29/05/2019)

Child marriage still rampant in Bajura: Even people’s representatives  are found to be marrying off  their underage children, by Sangeeta Timilsena (kp 28/05/2019)

General shutdown hits life across nation; Terror unleashed as bombs go off and vehicles get torched (ht 28/05/2019), 8 million stduents missed classes due to Chand shutdown (rep 28/05/2019)

Blasts indicative of an intelligence failure, analysts say: Security officials said they were aware of possible violence but they failed to prevent a series of blasts that killed four people, by Anil Giri (kp 28/05/2019), Thapa says those killed in explosions weren’t citizens, angering opposition: Home minister has grown extremely critical of Chand, once his ally, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/05/2019)) [You may call them criminals or even terrorists but that were most of the offenders of the Maoist insurgency, too! They all are Nepali citizens and have to be punished according to law!], Government’s dealing with Chand outfit faulty, experts say, as multiple blasts unleash terror: Tensions ran high in Ghattekulo a day after an explosion killed one in the neighbourhood, by Tika R Pradhan and Anup Ojha (kp 28/05/2019), Bomb scares and arson mark the nationwide strike enforced by Chand-led communist outfit: Co-chair of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal says  political objectives cannot be materialised by spreading terror (kp 28/05/2019) [Dahal claimed the opposite between 1995 and 2005 though he did not call it terror at that time! And he vehemently resists a punishment of the perpetrators from the time of the rebellion!]

In educated and elite circles, a different kind of ‘period huts’: Young Nepali women living in cities may not be banished to sheds, but many of them are forced to adhere to a long list of menstrual restrictions, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 28/05/2019), Meet Nepal’s ‘Pad Man’ who is challenging menstrual taboos: Not content with selling reusable sanitary pads, Gyan Maharjan visits communities and schools in Lalitpur, teaching girls, boys and teachers about menstrual hygiene, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/05/2019)

No regulation in place to control sale and distribution of acid: Steps have not been taken yet to form regulations, officials say, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/05/2019)

Conflict victims demand amendment to TJ Act (ht 27/05/2019)

Four killed, at least three injured in separate blasts in the Capital: Police suspect the involvement of Chand outfit, which has called a general strike today, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/05/2019), Multiple blasts claim four lives in valley: Police suspect hand of Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal; Three of the seven injured in critical condition, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 27/05/2019), Terror sweeps Valley: Own bombs kill 4 Chand outfit members, six injured; IEDs found in several places (rep 27/05/2019)

Darchula couple found murdered (kp 27/05/2019)

Human trafficking 'kingpin' Gurung finally deported to Nepal, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 26/05/2019)

This is how society and state continue to fail rape survivors: Many survivors have their lives uprooted, and are forced to relocate, live away from their family and friends, and start fresh  in an unfamiliar setting, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 25/05/2019)

10 months after Nirmala rape and murder, rights activists renew call for justice, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/05/2019)

Fake Indian currency worth Rs 76.7 million confiscated (ht 25/05/2019)

Teenager gang-raped in Myagdi for declining sex proposal (rep 24/05/2019)

26 persons sent to prison over murder (ht 24/05/2019)

Sarita murder case: Husband, four of his family sent to jail (ht 24/05/2019)

Say no to dowry: Don’t make it a status symbol, by Sangita Chalise (ht 24/05/2019)

Uncover the truth: Incidents of gruesome murders are on the rise following the Maoist insurgency, which has made society insensitive to crimes (ht 23/05/2019)

UN urges Nepal to change its rape law: Rights activists say they are cautiously optimistic given Nepal’s lax attitude to past pleas, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 22/05/2019), Change laws to ensure justice to rape victims: UN to Nepal (rep 22/05/2019), Amend laws for victims’ access to justice: UN (ht 22/05/2019)

Nine members of two families murdered in Miklajung, Panchthar: Murder suspect found hanging from a tree in a village 90 minutes’ walk from incident site, by Gyanu Ghimire and Madhav Ghimire (kp 22/05/2019), Police begin investigation into Panchthar carnage, by Gyanu Ghimire (kp 23/05/2019), Frightened friends, classmates remember the deceased minors: Aarubote Secondary School Headmaster Bhawendra Kumar Rai says the students are scared after the incident and have refused to come, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 24/05/2019), Evidence suggests involvement of younger son-in-law, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 24/05/2019)

Revenue investigation office seeks six-year  term for gold smuggler: Officials say the main culprit behind 7kg gold  haul could not be identified, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/05/2019)

Teachers affiliated to Far-western University not paid since 11 months, by Yogesh Rawal (22/05/2019)

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal asks government to make Lal report public: Party says it will obstruct House proceedings until the report on Tarai protest is out, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/05/2019)

Notorious robber ‘Kale’ lands in police net, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 21/05/2019)

Controversial ascetic Bomjan resurfaces in Sindhuli ashram (kp 20/05/2019)

Newborns dying in sheds in Bajura (ht 19/05/2019)

Bomb blast in the house of Rural Municipality Chair, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 19/05/2019)

Province 5 sees high number of women dying unnatural deaths: Forty-one women were killed in the province in the past 10 months. Rights activists believe violence against women to be the primary cause, by Amrita Anmol (kp 18/05/2019)

A 20-year-old woman battles for life after her husband hurled acid at her: Last fiscal year alone, four acid attacks were reported across the country, by Nayak Paudel (kp 17/05/2019) [This reflects the value of women in the extremely patriarchal state and society of Nepal!]

Elected officials demand road be opened—against court order: Supreme Court orders the Tilganga-Tamaraganga road section remain closed, as it is part of a UN heritage site and must be protected, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/05/2019) [Decisions of the SC are binding law, also for politicians!!]

Musahar families denied access to water after an intercaste marriage dispute, by Binu Timsina (kp 16/05/2019)

Men thrashed over business deal admitted to hospital (ht 16/05/2019)

Violence against women unabated in eastern Nepal, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 15/05/2019)

Birgunj Avenues Television office vandalised (ht 14/05/2019)

Police start bureaus to fight cybercrime and human trafficking, by Nayak Paudel (kp 13/05/2019)

Two suspects held for rape (ht 13/05/2019)

Brick kilns operating in human settlements: Thick smoke risks public health, agriculture, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 13/05/2019)

Women rebuilding Chhau sheds in  Chhaupadi  free areas of Bajhang: Local representatives’ awareness drive in Saipal Rural Municipality was ineffective, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 12/05/2019)

Unable to bear domestic violence, woman ‘commits suicide’ (rep 12/05/2019)

12 Indians held for  networking business (ht 12/05/2019)

Is Nepal’s #MeToo movement finally taking off? The theatre fraternity’s response to revelations of sexual harassment by several of its members has provided a template on how such behaviour could be handled, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 11/05/2019)

Couple arrested on charge of burning their 10-month-old daughter to death in Darchula, by Prem Chunara (rep 11/05/2019)

Two suicide attempts in police custody within a month raise concerns: With track-laying and test run over, service is expected to resume in 5 monthsAs issues pertaining to lack of proper surveillance surface, Nepal Police says that it will do the needful to ensure detainees’ safety, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/05/2019)

23 Nepali women rescued from Mizoram in India: Officials say human traffickers are using India-Myanmar borders to move their victims in recent times, by Parbat Portel (kp 10/05/2019)

Man set wife on fire to save illicit relations with sister-in-law: Police, by Suresh Yadav (rep 10/05/2019)

Woman accused of murdering daughter-in-law for dowry, by Binod Pariyar (rep 10/05/2019)

Mentally unsound girl tied with rope for 14 years, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 10/05/2019)

Almost a year on, Jha murder case remains a mystery: Division says apart from the Jha case, it solved various high-profile cases and arrest a number of culprits over the past year, by Nayak Paudel (kp 10/05/2019)

686 crime suspects arrested in one year (ht 10/05/2019)

Parties in negotiations to get ‘their’ people in transitional justice bodies: Victims say such political interference could jeopardise transitional justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/05/2019) [It's always the same! These failed and dishonest politicians and parties will never change! They want to prevent justice for the victims at all costs!]

Probe committee clears three Lalitpur Madhyamik teachers of sexual abuse charges: The report, instead of spelling out how it reached the decision, emphasises how events took place years ago, by Marissa Taylor (kp 08/05/2019)

Police expose family’s complicity in crime (ht 08/05/2019)

Blackout of government sites exposes cybersecurity lapses in country: But government officials downplay the incident saying it’s ‘part and parcel’ of Nepal’s evolving cybersecurity process, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 06/05/2019)

Two arrested for misbehaving with and thrashing "low-caste" principal (rep 06/05/2019)

Ex-lawmaker and her husband held for abandoning their newborn, by Nayak Paudel (kp 06/05/2019), Former lawmaker Gayatri Shah,  husband arrested: Accused of abandoning baby with Down syndrome (ht 06/05/2019), Former lawmaker Shah, husband remanded to seven-day custody (ht 07/05/2019)

APF constable arrested on charge of raping a woman, by Amar Khadka (rep 05/05/2019)

Siraha woman, 21, found dead in suspicious circumstances, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 04/05/2019)

Details of 196,771 ‘lost’ passports recorded in Interpol database (kp 04/05/2019)

Booked for marital rape (ht 04/05/2019)

Victims pressure government to amend Transitional Justice Act: Rights defenders and victims’ groups ask authorities to halt  process to appoint officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/05/2019)

15 arrested for beating a wedding guest to death, by Narahari Sapkota (ht 03/05/2019)

Fostering impunity: Proposed amendment to NHRC Act 2012 does a disservice to justice delivery (kp 02/05/2019)

‘65 pc cases of violence against women occur inside home’ (ht 02/05/2019) [see WOREC Nepal report]

Lawmaker accused of protecting murder-accused grandson (rep 02/05/2019)

Murder cases over petty issues on the rise in Province 5, by Amrita Anamol (kp 01/05/2019)

Truck 'reverses' and kills girl after accident, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 01/05/2019) [Unbelievable brutality!!]

Abducted boy, 12,  rescued from India, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 01/05/2019)

CPN district in-charge Ghalan arrested soon after his release, by Pratap Bista (kp 30/04/2019)

Woman’s body found, murder suspected (ht 30/04/2019), In-laws accused of murdering a woman for dowry, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 29/04/2019), Rally held seeking action against guilty (ht 01/05/2019)

Unknown group detonates IED, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 30/04/2019)

Woman found dead, relatives suspect murder (ht 29/04/2019), In-laws accused of murdering a woman for dowry, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 29/04/2019)

Checking terrorism: Efficient intelligence required, by Govind Prasad Thapa (ht 29/04/2019)

Huge cache of prescription drugs seized, 16 persons arrested (ht 29/04/2019)

Unidentified group plants IED at DCC gate, by Suman Malla (rep 28/04/2019)

Untouchability thriving in rural Bajura (ht 26/04/2019)

Sangita Magar: from survivor to champion: … but brave acid survivor now dreads her attacker’s release from prison, by Animesh Shrestha (nt 26/04/2019)

Conflict victims’ associations to recommend names for transitional justice bodies: But they lay stress on an amendment to the existing act before new leaderships assume offices, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/04/2019)

69 trafficked women rescued from Mizoram, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 25/04/2019)

Rape-accused held (ht 25/04/2019)

New bill deprives  provinces of right to prosecute criminals, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/04/2019)

Smuggler held with 750 grams of gold hidden in his rectum: The Bangladeshi man had come to Nepal after his friends told him  that the Tribhuvan International Airport ‘has light security checking’, by Nayak Paudel (kp 25/04/2019)

Woman’s death sparks protests in Pathari, by Binod Bhandari (kp 24/04/2019)

Rights activists picket DAO demanding justice for Nirmala, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/04/2019)

Indian and Chinese nationals arrested for conning Nepalis through a lottery scam: Nigerian national, supposed mastermind, is at large, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/04/2019)

Loktantra Day: People injured in police brutality decry government’s apathy, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 24/04/2019)

Tootle and Pathao make commute easy, but many women express safety concerns: Women say harassment has not stopped even though both ride-sharing  services say they have a system in place to discourage—and penalise—riders, by Sachitra Gurung  (kp 23/04/2019)

CPN cadre threatens to kill Kavre trader (ht 23/04/2019)

Police arrest three of six persons suspected in Ranibari house robbery incident, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/04/2019)

15-year-old boy dies in police custody; family claims torture, by Parbat Portel (kp 20/04/2019), Police form three teams to look into the death of 15-year-old boy in custody (kp 22/04/2019), Police record statement from Kiran’s family: NCP stands against its members protesting teen’s custody death, by Parbat Portel (kp 26/04/2019) [??], Rights body team probes into Kiran’s suspicious death, by Parbat Portel (kp 28/04/2019)

Police seize woman’s body from ghat (ht 20/04/2019)

Former lawmaker Yadav, RJP-N leader Mandal held for forgery, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 19/04/2019)

Strike disrupts life in Sudurpaschim (kp 19/04/2019), Blasts, hoaxes, arson mark CPN’s general strike (ht 19/04/2019) [Only criminals organise strikes against the interests of the people, destroy their properties and endanger their lives!!]

Man slapped 16-year jail sentence for incest (ht 18/04/2019)

Rape-accused  entrepreneur freed on Rs 5-lakh bail (ht 18/04/2019)

Another key accused in Nakkhu and Basundhara blasts arrested: Police say Ranbir had planted IEDs at both explosion sites, by Nayak Paudel (kp 18/04/2019)

UN pushes Nepal to amend Transitional Justice Act in a strongly worded letter: UN officials, in a 10-page letter, also reminded the Foreign Ministry  of their repeated requests for a visit by the Special Rapporteur, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/04/2019), UN concerned about sluggish transitional justice process (ht 18/04/2019), UN rapporteurs for transparency in TRC, CIEDP members appointments (rep 18/04/2019), UN letter on transitional justice process puts government in a bind: Officials say the agency has tried to portray Nepal in a way that  inaccurately shows the country has done nothing, by Anil Giri (kp 19/04/2019) [And why have you prevented justice for the victims for 13 years and instead protected and promoted perpetrators?], Justice delayed: The entire peace process will remain incomplete unless the victims get justice, reparation and fair treatment from the state (ht 19/04/2019), End impunity: Don’t make mockery of HR, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht 19/04/2019)

Oh no, not this again: Transitional justice seems to be walking blind; that’s why it keeps falling into holes, by Mohna Ansari (kp 17/04/2019)

Missing boy found decapitated (ht 16/04/2019)

12 Nepali girls rescued from Kenya club (ht 15/04/2019)

Call for competent people in transitional justice bodies: Faulty process was responsible for picking inept people in the past, rights defender says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/04/2019), TJ bodies spent Rs 460 million in four years, conflict victims still await justice: Despite spending millions of rupees in the salaries, neither of the two commissions could prosecute even a single perpetrator (rep 13/04/2019)

Father held for raping 14-year-old daughter (ht 13/04/2019)

Sarlahi growing as a transit point for drug trafficking, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 13/04/2019)

Chinese nationals caught with 3.5kg gold, by Nayak Paudel (kp 13/04/2019)

Indian held with 64kg marijuana (kp 13/04/2019)

French man held on paedophilia charges, by Janak Raj Sapkota (kp 13/04/2019)

Slow boat to justice: The government keeps dilly-dallying while frustrated conflict victims keep waiting, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp 12/04/2019), CIEDP commissioners retire without accomplishing given tasks (rep 12/04/2019)

Man held for cheating women (ht 12/04/2019)

SC scraps writ petition demanding release of CPN leader Oli (rep 11/04/2019)

Fed up with molestation, Nepali women are learning to fight back: With a growing number of individuals and organisations providing self-defence classes, young girls and women are tackling their harassment head on, by Sachitra Gurung (kp 10/04/2019)

RPP’s Lingden gets death threats (ht 10/04/2019)

How Tribhuvan University let students down after a sexual harassment case: Students at the university filed a sexual harassment complaint but instead of taking action, university officials facilitated a compromise between the five women and the teachers accused of harassing them, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 09/04/2019)

Most Chand outfit leaders, cadres out on bail: Police, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 09/04/2019)

KMC to slap fine for littering public vehicles (ht 09/04/2019)

Nepali Army defuses socket bomb (ht 09/04/2019)

Police baton charge RPP supporters (ht 09/04/2019), Police baton-charge RPP protestors in capital, detain 20 in Pokhara, by Biken K Dawadi (rep) [This police action is a crime, regardless of the anti-national policies advocated by the demonstrators!]

Process of selecting TRC, CIEDP members okayed: Conflict victims not impressed, lambast recommendation panel for ‘unilateral decision’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 08/04/2019), A new approach: Victims must be placed at the centre of the reconciliation process (kp 08/04/2019)

Online sexism: Challenges of tackling it, by Samiksha Koirala (ht 08/04/2019)

Police still clueless about four missing followers of Bomjan: We cannot question Bomjan without evidence, a police official says, by Nayak Paudel (kp 08/04/2019)

Man held with undeclared foreign currency at TIA (ht 07/04/2019), TIA’s only café in sterile zone shut after owner held with undeclared foreign currencies, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/04/2019)

Illegal drug dealing on the rise in Kavre district (ht 07/04/2019)

Airport police arrest four Indians with more than 5kg gold, by Nayak Paudel (kp 06/04/2019)

Health workers in Khotang without salaries for five months (rep 06/04/2019)

Doctors’ strike hits patients hard across country (ht 06/04/2019), Near 50,000 patients hit by doctors' strike (rep 06/04/2019)

Govt’s apathy promoting impunity: NHRC (ht 05/04/2019)

GODAN threatens to halt health services (ht 04/04/2019), Government doctors to halt out-patient care from today, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/04/2019), Doctors’ strike hits patients hard across country (ht 06/04/2019), Near 50,000 patients hit by doctors' strike (rep 06/04/2019), Government doctors steadfast on their strike against Civil Servants Adjustment Bill: Nepal Medical Association extends solidarity with the protest that has hit thousands of people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/04/2019), As government doctors go on strike, the country’s poor suffer the most: Several state-run health facilities were overwhelmed on Sunday by patients, most of whom were visiting from outside of Kathmandu, only to be refused medical care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/04/2019)) [The legitimacy of a medical strike is extremely limited. As soon as patients are seriously endangered, it becomes a crime!]

Panel to pick new leaderships of two transitional justice bodies by mid-April: Names of former Supreme Court justices under  consideration, sources say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/04/2019)

Social crimes are rising across the country, says police, by Nayak Paudel (kp 03/04/2019)

Transitional justice Act amendment, appointment of officials to go together, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/04/2019)

Complaints registered with transitional justice bodies to be sealed until new leadership assumes office: Office bearers at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons will retire on April 14, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/04/2019)

VIPs are not above the law (rep 01/04/2019) [Their self-assessment looks different!], It’s our road too: Vehicles carrying VIPs should not  get precedence over others (kp 01/04/2019)

Koshi flood victims pay tax for inundated land, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 01/04/2019)

Police arrest man for faking abduction to swindle Rs 2.3 million from his family: Authorities say cases of people faking their own abduction are on the rise, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/04/2019)

Dahal decries attempt in US to ‘vilify him as terrorist': Dahal said that he personally felt bad by the behavior shown by the Nepali community toward him (rep 01/04/2019), Reimagining leadership: Transitional justice process has not come to a meaningful end because conflict victims were not placed at the center, by Charan Prasai (rep 01/04/2019)

64 drug trafficking cases in eight months alone (kp 01/04/2019)

No more secrecy: The government must pick the people for the transitional justice bodies transparently, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/03/2019)

A police vehicle escorting ex-prime minister Chand hits scooter and then flees: Armed Police Force says investigation has been launched by calling driver, Assistant Head Constable Santosh Ghimire, to headquarters, by Nayak Paudel (kp 31/03/2019)

Sunita beaten to death over dowry, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 31/03/2019), A sad story of a wife killed by husband for dowry, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 01/04/2019), Woman allegedly beaten to death by her husband, by Madan Thakur (rep 01/04/2019), Rage against dowry death (rep 03/04/2019)

Opium farming goes unchecked, difficult to locate plantation sites, by Shiva Puri (kp 31/03/2019)

Overstaying foreigners in Pokhara booked: Immigration office in the lake city has arrested a dozen visitors, including six from Russia, for overstaying their visa this fiscal year, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 31/03/2019)

Seven people jailed in 2012 Janakpur blast (kp 29/03/2019)

Crime and forgiveness: We need to rethink reconciliation for peaceful coexistence in post-insurgency Nepal, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 29/03/2019)

Nirmala Pant rape and murder case: DSP Angur GC surrenders before court, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/03/2019)

Five individuals charged with evading revenue worth Rs 169.28 million, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/03/2019)

Women are still dying after being sent to menstruation huts, but no one is filing complaints: A new report by the National Human Rights Commision paints a grim picture of Chhaupadi and how it’s still taking women’s lives, despite being outlawed, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 23/03/2019) [see NHRC report (in Nepali)]

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: Sacked SP Bista surrenders, detained, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 20/03/2019), SP Bista released on bail, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 25/03/2019) [???]

80% of accused rapists were acquaintances of the victims, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 19/03/2019)

Parties still undecided on appointment of officials at transitional justice bodies: Conflict victims concerned about further delay in justice delivery, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/03/2019) [Positions are far more important than justice for the victims!]

Betrayed by activists: Rights activists, her husband and media have made life difficult for Durga Devi Panta, Nirmala’s mother, by Anjali Subedi (rep 19/03/2019)

Chand’s men on extortion drive in Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 18/03/2019) [Another crime against the common people!], PM terms Chand outfit a criminal gang (rep 18/03/2019), A series of events, and intel report led to government action against Chand outfit: Security agencies have orders to arrest major suspects behind violent activities carried out by the group, a high-level police source says, by Nayak Paudel (kp 18/03/2019)

In Dahal’s ‘my life under threat’ claim, many see bid for sympathy: Politicians, analysts say Dahal is exaggerating ‘sabotage’, a term his party used to mean ‘destruction of infrastructure’, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/03/2019)

Rs 4b hundi case referred to money laundering probe, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/03/2019)

1,127 rape cases recorded in 8 months (rep 16/03/2019)

Unidentified groups torch motorcycle, vandalize school bus (rep 16/03/2019)

Watchdog aims better coordination with other state agencies to increase anti-money laundering compliance, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/03/2019)

Transitional Justice bodies may end up without commissioners (rep 16/03/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: Arrested police personnel bailed out (ht 15/03/2019), Durga Devi’s U-turn (ht 15/03/2019)

House issues ruling to make public probe report on Tarai protest, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/03/2019)

Defence team questions legality of charge against police officers in Nirmala case: The case was registered after the expiry of three-month statute of limitation, defence lawyers argue, by Nayak Paudel (kp 14/03/2019)

The 33 kilo gold smuggling racket, explained: Nepal’s biggest gold smuggling racket also exposes serious security  vulnerabilities at the country’s only international airport, by Nayak Paudel (kp 14/03/2019)

Government labels Chand party a criminal group, bans its activities: The Cabinet has concluded the Communist Party of Nepal’s activities are more criminal than political, an aide to the prime minister says, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/03/2019) [How else shall we call a group that kills innocent citizens and destroys public property, independent of some probably reason able arguments?]

Achham police launch campaign against Chhaupadi, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/03/2019)

Chand party owns up to Friday’s explosion in Basundhara: Police await government’s position on how to deal with the outfit, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/03/2019)

Nepal Communist Party leader held on murder charge (kp 11/03/2019)

Justice for conflict victims: If the government continues to dillydally, we should go to the international courts, by Govinda KC (kp 10/03/2019)

Another explosion in Capital—two weeks after a deadly blast—raises security alarm: High time the government made it clear whether the Chand-led  party is a political outfit or a terror group, security experts say, by Nayak Paudel (kp 10/03/2019)

Abducted lawmaker released after four hours, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 09/03/2019)

Girl, 14, raped in Rautahat (kp 09/03/2019)

Tikapur residents fear possible unrest over court’s order to imprison 11 people: The authorities, on their part, have beefed up  security in Tikapur to control possible violence, by Ganesh Chaudhary and Arjun Shah (kp 09/03/2019)

Case filed against eight cops for torture, evidence destruction in Nirmala case: Six were taken in custody after they were produced before Kanchanpur court on Thursday, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 08/03/2019)

Apex court releases CK Raut on general date; probe into him continues, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/03/2019)

Resham Chaudhary and ten others sentenced to life for 2015 Tikapur violence: Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal objects to Kailali District Court’s order, pulls out support from the government immediately after the ruling, by Arjun Shaha (kp 07/08/2019) [Politicians obviously see criminals within their parties as immune against punishment!]

120 cases of violence against women recorded in a month (kp 07/03/2019)

Social crimes on the rise, but hard to intercept, police say: In a span of just six months, 1,150 cases of social crime have been registered in the Valley, by Nayak Paudel (kp 07/03/2019)

Park rangers tortured a man to death. Then, they were rewarded: An investigation by The Kathmandu Post, in partnership with BuzzFeed News, shows that the World Wide Fund for Nature continues to ignore blatant violations of human rights inside Nepal’s conservation areas—including the death of a Tharu man in Chitwan in 2006—while continuing to reward, fund and train partners who operate with impunity, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 04/03/2019) [This is reminiscent of the attitude towards security forces and politicians who, during the Maoist uprising, were to blame for crimes!], A new film celebrates a park official — and the torture and abuse of detainees: Manoj Pandit’s Khaag glorifies an official who was accused of killing an indigenous man in Chitwan over a decade ago, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 14/03/2019)

Bardiya police rescue two women from border, by Kamal Panthi (kp 04/03/2019)

Tokha mayor, 9 others, convicted of fraud, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/03/2019)

Two persons charged with misappropriation of Rs 36 million through Hundi, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/03/2019)

Chand outfit spokesman under probe for terror financing: Department of Money Laundering Investigation says it has started probing Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/03/2019)

Three get 10-year jail for rape, murder bid (ht 02/03/2019), Three slapped with 10 years jail in Godamchaur rape case: Victim's family still receiving threats, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 02/03/2019), Punishment to Godamchaur ‘A’ rapists good step, but too little, too late: Rights activists; They stress the need for continuous hearing to ensure speedy justice to survivors, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/03/2019)

Conflict victims demand their 'say' in transitional justice process (rep 02/03/2019)

Headmaster gets five-year jail term for sexually abusing students (kp 01/03/2019)

Whither Transitional Justice?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 28/02/2019), No blanket amnesty for rights violations, says Gyawali (ht 28/02/2019), No blanket amnesty for serious rights violations, Gyawali says in Geneva, by Anil Giri (kp 01/03/2019)

Chand party planned for a month before perpetrating attacks: Police sources: The outfit reshuffled its district committees to dodge security officials after attacks, by Nayak Paudel (kp 28/02/2019), Chand-led CPN cadre held in connection with Nakkhu blast (ht 28/02/2019)

In need of a broader solidarity: #MeeToo is an intersectional issue where gender, caste, and ethnicity all come into play, by Sangita Thebe Limbu and Kalpana Jha (kp 27/02/2019)

In his own words: How a man whisked away gold from Indian smugglers: Authorities say a man, who was arrested with 23 kilos of gold, admitted that the gold actually belongs to Indian smugglers—he stole from them, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/02/2019) [???]

Scourge of dowry violence in Dhanusha: Around 690 cases of gender  violence have been registered  in the current fiscal year, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 27/02/2019)

A horror confronted: Sexual harassment of girls in schools largely goes unreported (kp 27/02/2019)

Elderly couple murdered, set on fire (ht 27/02/2019)

Ncell blast victim’s kin wants govt to act against Chand’s CPN (ht 26/02/2019) [It would be completely incomprehensible if such action had not already been taken in the face of this terrorist crime!], In not speaking against Chand outfit, Dahal sees an opportunity to rebuild his own image: At this point, Chand’s rise plays to Dahal’s benefit, a Maoist leader says, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/02/2019)

Tribhuvan University is finally talking about its sexual harassment problem: After months of criticism, an interaction programme at Nepal’s oldest university discussed sexual harassment on campus, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 26/02/2019)

19 women saved from trafficking (kp 26/02/2019)

Two women raped in Saptari district (kp 25/02/2019)

Man held for raping 81-year-old woman (kp 25/02/2019)

Police constable thrashes woman (ht 25/02/2019)

A month since the revelation of abuse at Lalitpur school, probe committee has little to show: The committee has only reached out to two former students till date, by Alisha Sijapati and Marissa Taylor (kp 25/02/2019)

Victims push against reappointment of transitional justice body officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/02/2019)

Concerns of Nepali women to be presented at international stage, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/02/2019), Customs trump law on issue of gender equality (kp 24/02/2019)

Banks still struggling to implement court order to retrieve Sumargi’s money: It’s a month and a half since the Nepal Investment Bank was told to get the money withdrawn by  the controversial businessman back to his account, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/02/2019) [When will the judges who ordered the release of the money in December 2018 be called to account?]

Six dead bodies recovered within a week in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 24/02/2019)

Menstruating women are still being banished to outdoor sheds — and it’s killing them, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 23/02/2019)

Nirmala’s parents call off indefinite sit-in after 105 days, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/02/2019)

Three hurt in powerful blast at Nakkhu: People residing as far as 500 metres away  from explosion site could feel the reverberations, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 23/02/2019), Gurung, one of three injured in Ncell office blast, dies (ht 23/02/2019), Blast, arsons targeting Ncell prompt concerns about business climate: Police suspect Chand-led party’s involvement in attacks on mobile company; One injured in Nakkhu explosion dies; two wounded are receiving treatment, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/02/2019), Nakkhu explosion victim dies: Six arrested in Kathmandu, 16 held in other districts, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 24/02/2019), Friday's blasts a question mark on PM's claim: Police suspect hand of Netra Bikram Chand-led Maoist party in Friday's multiple blasts (rep 24/02/2019), Police in the dark about culprits behind Nakkhu blast (ht 26/02/2019)

300 girls get self-defence training in Tulsipur, by Durgalal KC (kp 23/02/2019)

Govt to act against public land encroachment: Minister (rep 23/02/2019)

3 men injured in police firing while rallying for Nirmala Pant suffer as state stops medical fund, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/02/2019)

Police seize hash and kief worth Rs 10 million; arrest two men, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/02/2019)

Where is Bomjon? Police say, “We have no idea”, by Anil Bhandari (rep 22/02/2019)

Home minister says the biggest gold smuggling racket busted: Claim comes amid no headway in 33kg gold smuggling case, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/02/2019)

Dalit girl raped, cops arrest  alleged rapist (ht 21/02/2019)

TU assistant dean arrested for molesting teenage girl (ht 21/02/2019)

Ward chair accused of beating local woman (kp 21/02/2019)

Getting off easy: Corrupt officials get to resign and  go scot-free, fuelling impunity (kp 21/02/2019)

Assaulting free speech: The provisions in the new bill could further curtail free speech and silence dissenters, by Taranath Dahal (kp 21/02/2019)

Prithvi Highway becoming a route for drug trafficking, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 21/02/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: CIB yet to decide which country to send DNA sample, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 20/02/2019)

Rape cases up 79 pc in 2018: INSEC (rep 20/02/2019) [For intensive evaluation of human rights in 2088 see: Human Rights Yearbook 2019, by INSEC, 17 February 2019]

Heed the voice of disabled civilian war victims: Lalitpur Declaration (rep 20/02/2019)

Retrieving stolen mobile phones tall order for cops (ht 20/02/2019)

‘We, as a society, have kept quiet on sexual harassment, abuse and violence so far’: Issues of sexual violence must be included in public discourses to ensure equality for women (kp 19/02/2019)

Conviction rate has gone up: OAG report (ht 19/02/2019)

Trafficking victims being brought home from Manipur (ht 18/02/2019)

Inaction in sexual harassment allegations against Bhattachan concerns international academics, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 18/02/2019), Silent students: Usually vociferous unions are  keeping mum on harassment (kp 20/02/2019)

After being trafficked, survivors struggle to rebuild lives, by Marissa Taylor (kp 17/02/2019)

Dalit woman thrown out of house in Salyan, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 17/02/2019)

Province 2 turning into a drug smuggling hub (rep 17/02/2019)

Nepal’s peace came with a promise for justice — but it’s been painfully slow, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/02/2019), ‘Appoint TRC, CIEDP members without delay’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 16/02/2019), SC begins hearings on petitions against Agni Sapkota (rep 16/02/2019)

11-year-old girl found dead, by Ajit Tiwari and Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 16/02/2019), Demand to arrest Rasaili’s murderers (kp 17/02/2019), Police arrest rape, murder suspect, by Shyam Sundar Shashi and Santosh Singh (kp 20/02/2019), Heinous crime: Women’s rights, dignity and safety cannot be ensured as long as the community itself does not foster the “we” feeling (ht 20/02/2019)

Police constable accused of raping woman, by Devendra Basnet (rep 16/02/2019)

Three men held for fake abduction, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 16/02/2019)

18kg gold seized, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/02/2019)

Misuse of CCTVs made punishable (ht 15/02/2019)I

Father held for raping daughter (kp 14/02/2019)

Criminals exploiting social media to swindle unwary people: Police (ht 14/02/2019)

Combatting modern slavery: Challenges and opportunities, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ht 14/02/2019)

Nepal to defend its transitional justice process in Geneva: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali says he will tell the international community there will be no blanket amnesty in cases of serious human rights violations, by Anil Giri (kp 13/02/2019) [13 years have passed since the end of the ten-year conflict and not much has really happened! So, what process do you want to defend?], 'Bomb shattered my dreams, poverty took away my wife', by Bhadra Sharma (rep 13/02/2019) [How will you defend 13 years of inactivity in such cases, Mr Gyawali?], Conflict victims of Guranse struggle to overcome trauma, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 14/02/2019), Ideological differences in governing party surface over ‘people’s war’, by Anil Giri (kp 14/02/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: CIB plans to send DNA sample to foreign lab (ht 13/02/2019), Wilful inaction: Whatever the outcome of the report from abroad, it will not convince the public because the Nepal Police has lost credibility (ht 14/02/2019)

Boy, 14, found dead with slit throat in Pokhara (kp 13/02/2019), Love triangle ends in murder (ht 13/02/2019)

Series of murders terrorizing locals of Sunsari: 15 murders in seven months, by Amar Khadka (rep 13/02/2019)

Police are still clueless about 33 kg gold smuggling and Sanam Shakya murder case: Officers implicated in the case on regular duty after court orders, by Nayak Paudel (kp 12/02/2019)

Rape-accused ward chair surrenders in Nawalpur (ht 12/02/2019)

Elusive Justice, by Ajit Kumar Singh (South Asia Intelligence Review 11/02/2019)

International company used lies to threaten government, private rescue agencies and hospitals in Nepal: A Post investigation shows Australia-based Traveller Assist has been using the helicopter rescue scam to market itself as the sole representative of global insurance firms, by Arpan Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 11/02/2019), Govt launches investigation into Traveller Assist (rep 11/02/2019)

25 protesting doctors arrested, released, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/02/2019), 25 govt docs arrested, 3 injured in police action in Kathmandu (rep 11/02/2019)

Fake currency seized in capital (kp 11/02/2019)

Two arrested for using migrant workers to smuggle gold (kp 10/02/2019)

Unknown group sets off three explosions at Arun-III hydropower project site, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 09/02/2019), IPPAN flays bombings in Arun III hydel project (ht 12/02/2019)

Rape rulings in Nepal follow letter, not spirit of the law, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 08/02/2019)

Millions of students affected by Chand-led Maoist party’s strike, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/02/2019)

Kin vandalise hospital after patient’s death in Chitwan (ht 09/02/2019)

Over 300 Nepalis trafficked through the India-Myanmar border in one month: Only two people have been tracked so far, while the whereabouts of hundreds are still unknown, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/02/2019), Myanmar emerging as a transit hub for trafficking Nepali girls (ht 09/02/2019)

Rape victim stigmatised, deprived of education (ht 08/02/2019)

House endorses amendment bill on Transitional Justice Act: Two transitional justice bodies will get one-year extension and new officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairman and member put in papers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/02/2019)

Government fails to give concrete answer on Nirmala Pant rape and murder probe: Home minister goes on defensive responding to lawmakers’ queries, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/02/2019)

Justice deferred for Dalits: Many reports have pointed out that the police hardly register the cases of crimes of caste-based discrimination and rarely carry out investigation, by Saraj Ray (rep 06/02/2019)

Two more teachers from Lalitpur Madhyamik accused of sexual abuse: A document started by the school’s alumni has over 40 testimonials from former students detailing molestation by the school’s teachers, by Alisha Sijapati and Marissa Taylor (kp 06/02/2019)

State entities keep financial intel body in dark: Probe agencies say flow of information will boost crackdown on money laundering, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/02/2019)

Cold winter nights add to the trauma of women banished to period huts: ‘We can’t even build a fire inside because the shed gets filled with smoke, and  then it becomes suffocating', by Basanta Pratap Singh and Menuka Dhungana (kp 05/02/2019)

Mayor, ward chairmen caught stealing electricity, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/02/2019)

Birta City Hospital vandalized after an infant's mysterious death (ht 05/02/2019)

Family receives Ram Manohar Yadav’s body five months after he died in police custody: Brother says they will continue to fight for justice and won’t accept the government’s compensation pay, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/02/2019), Police seize Ram Manohar’s body on the way to funeral: Hundreds of supporters of the Free Madhes movement showed up  for the last rites despite the arrest of scores by the authorities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/02/2019)

Nepal Police sets up separate bureau to look into human trafficking cases, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/02/2019), Women trafficking: One reason why girl trafficking has flourished in Nepal is because traffickers can operate here without much fear (ht 04/02/2019)

At least 130 Nepali girls rescued from India-Myanmar border in two days: They were en route to Southeast Asian and Gulf countries via Myanmar, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 03/02/2019)

TJ bodies preparing interim reports as term ends near (rep 03/02/2019)

Lawmakers visit Bajura for field study of chhaupadi (ht 03/02/2019)

Student wing resorts to violence; government vehicles vandalised (kp 03/02/2019), NSU cadres torch four govt vehicles, take scores in control (rep 03/02/2019)

Man chained to cowshed for 18 years (ht 03/02/2019)

Youths more vulnerable to cyber crimes (rep 03/02/2019)

Police and marijuana smugglers exchange fire, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 03/02/2019)

127 burglary suspects rounded up in one month (ht 03/02/2019)

A Madhesi died in police custody. No one knows what really happened: Five months since the death of Ram Manohar Yadav, a Free Madhes  activist, the family is still looking for answers while the police stay silent, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/02/2019)

Chhaupadi deaths fail to teach people any lesson (rep 02/02/2019)

Ministry consults conflict victims on justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/02/2019)

A child cries in silence: Sexual abuse widespread, by Aruna Uprety (ht 01/02/2019)

Six trafficking victims rescued from Delhi (kp 01/02/2019)

Crime and politics: Nirmala Panta’s unsolved rape and murder divides activists and prolongs the family’s grief, by Namrata Sharma (nt 01/02/2019)

Sexual  harassment on public transport unabated (ht 31/01/2019)

Hooch production increasing in Rautahat (ht 31/01/2019)

Transitional justice bodies to get term extension; officials won’t: Move aims to allay concerns of conflict victims but lacks substance, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/01/2019), TRC, CIEDP members’ tenure extended till April 13: Commissions get one year extension (ht 30/01/2019), CVCP lauds bill related to TJ laws  amendment (ht 31/01/2019)

Crime and candidacy: Having lawbreakers as lawmakers would be the biggest irony (kp 30/01/2019)

Raped minor struggles with cancer, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 29/01/2019)

A faction of war victims refuses to be part of any mechanism: “We want the two transitional justice commissions to continue, but their officials should be changed,” says Phanindara Luitel of Conflict Victims National Network, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/01/2019), Government in bind as conflict victims divided: One association calls for mechanism to decide the future of transitional justice process; another objects to any new structure to deal with war-era cases, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/01/2019)

A closed door: The process of seeking legal remedy for cases of sexual abuse should be clear (kp 28/01/2019)

Girl, 10, found dead on riverbank, by Binod Bhandari (kp 28/01/2019), Ten-year-old girl found dead, rape suspected, by Hari Adhikari (ht 28/01/2019), Missing 11-year-old girl found dead and naked, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 28/01/2019), Police arrest two men in rape andmurder of  girl, 11, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 04/02/2019), Two held for rape, murder paraded (ht 04/02/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: NHRC finds flaws in collection of vaginal swab (ht 28/01/2019), Durga Devi’s DNA matched with Nirmala’s sample, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 29/01/2019), Police’s extraction of male DNA shrouded in mystery (ht 29/01/2019), DNA test of home minister’s son sought (ht 29/01/2019), Media, rights activists violated our human rights: Bam sisters (ht 29/01/2019)

Himalayan Cargo owner under investigation for money laundering, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/01/2019)

Woman found dead in Rautahat (kp 27/01/2019)

Law minister-led mechanism to decide future of transitional justice: Sources say the body will seek participation of  all stakeholders, including conflict victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2019),  Transitional Justice & Factional Diplomacy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 27/01/2019) [An incredible statement by the Deputy Executive Editor of the government-owned daily The Rising Nepal in blind support of the machinations of the Oli government, despite all the hypocrisy of today's opposition NC, which has done similar things in the past when in power. National and international supporters of victims and civil society are accused of manipulative interference in internal Nepalese affairs. They are denied any appeal for respect for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. Peace without justice for the victims is not possible! Like all governments before, the Oli government will do nothing in support of justice without internal and external pressure!]

Govt plans nationwide consultation on next transitional justice process (rep 26/01/2019)

Maths teacher at Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidyalaya sexually abused young girls for decades; An investigation by the Post discovered a pattern of abusive behaviour by Bodha Raj ‘Basu’ Tripathee; At least seven female students, most of them in their 20s now, recounted molestation by Tripathee in the classroom, by Pranaya Shamsher JB Rana and Marissa Taylor (kp 26/01/2019), Tears and anger after Post’srevelations about a teacher’s sexual abuse of young girls: Lalitpur school suspended Basu Tripathee after a Post investigation, by Pranaya Shamsher JB Rana and Marissa Taylor (kp 28/01/2019)

Two-year-old girl kidnapped, rescued (ht 26/01/2019)

Everest fraud leads insurers to threaten a boycott: Trek operators, guides and helicopter operators had conspired to bilk millions of dollars from insurance firms by intentionally making hikers ill, by Kai Schultz (kp 26/01/2019)

From tika to ashes: There are layers upon layers of injustice in the rape of Dalit women, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 25/01/2019)

International community builds pressure on transitional justice: Foreign missions, UN call for broader consultation  with conflict victims and stakeholders, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/01/2019), Govt slams statement of Western countries, UN on transitional justice (rep 25/01/2019), ‘Zero draft’ starting point for talks with victims, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 25/01/2019)

Swindlers’ list: The promise of a ‘serious probe’ devoid of any strategy is frustratingly familiar (kp 25/01/2019)

Tribhuvan University lecturer sexually harassed female students for years: Former students advised by Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan say he touched them inappropriately and regularly made lewd remarks; Bhattachan denies wrongdoing, says he is ‘so surprised', by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 25/01/2019), Tribhuvan University VC says its hands are tied on harassment case: Krishna Bhattachan, the lecturer accused of sexually harassing his students for years, defends himself in a letter to the editor, by Tsering D Gurung Kp 29/01/2019), Bhattachan responds (kp 29/01/2019), The hollow eclipse of ‘Identity’: Some notes of reflection on #MeToo, by Sabin Ninglekhu Limbu (kp 08/02/2019)

Case filed against woman for dumping infant in Siraha (ht 25/01/2019)

Armed group leader killed in action: Doubts surface over authenticity of leader Chaudhary’s death; NCP demands investigation, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 24/01/2019)

Women brave cold and spend night under tents during menstruation, by Khamma Khatri (rep 24/01/2019)

Woman killed on witchcraft allegation (kp 24/01/2019)

Rapist jailed for eight years (kp 24/01/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: NHRC glare on flaws in police investigation (ht 24/01/2019)

Authorities clamp down on poultry smuggling, by Shiva Puri (kp 23/01/2019)

‘Laws made thru political consensus unacceptable’ (ht 23/01/2019)

Tootle evaded VAT for 19 months: Sources: Was never registered for VAT, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 23/01/2019)

Textile smugglers usingtrucks carrying cement, by Bushan Yadav (kp 23/01/2019)

Seven held with huge cache of drugs (ht 23/01/2019)

Dalit community practises untouchability, by Mohan Budhair (kp 22/01/2019), Caste-based discrimination rampant, by Tularam Pandey (kp 22/01/2019)

Chepang girls physically assaulted in Chitwan (kp 22/01/2019), Chepang girls brave physical assault, escape rape attempt (ht 22/01/2019)

Nepali arrested in Delhi for human trafficking (ht 22/01/2019)

Govt has failed to provide security to women: Ansari (ht 22/01/2019)

Four murder accused made public in Kailali district (ht 22/01/2019)

Government agencies say probe into Sumargi funds continues, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/01/2019), Central bank asks three banks to return Sumargi’s money to NIBL: The controversial businessman had withdrawn frozen funds after court order, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/01/2019), Retrieval of Sumargi’s money becomes more complicated: Experts say the central bank did not play proactive role while the court was silent on order implementation process, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/01/2019)

Bajura police starts collecting data on Chhaupadi sheds (kp 21/01/2019)

Justice delayed: There is no reason why the transitional justice process should have taken thirteen years unless it is trying to protect the perpetrators (ht 21/01/2019)

Police to launch program to control VAW in public vehicles (rep 21/01/2019)

CIB arrests British man over paedophile case: In the raid, Cole was found in apartment with three under-age boys, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/01/2019)

Policing the police: Reform Nepal’s interrogration practices, by Sakun Bhandari (kp 20/01/2019)

Rise against cybercrimes: Women are more susceptible to cyber crime as perpetrator’s identity remains anonymous and he may constantly threaten and blackmail the victim by using different identities, by Dikchya Raut (rep 20/01/2019)

Four men held on rape charge, by Pratikshya Kafle (kp 19/01/2019)

14-year-old girl assaulted in Syangja (kp 19/01/2019)

Govt unlikely to hold consultations with victims, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 19/01/2019)

Murder charge filed against ruling party leader in Dolakha, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 19/01/2019)

Dozens of Nepalis invested in tax havens overseas, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 17/01/2019), How the ultra-rich use FDI to launder their illicit cash, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/01/2019), Rs 35.8 bn parked in Swiss banks: 55 Nepalis have invested in foreign countries violating domestic laws (ht 17/01/2019), Black money: From shell companies to Nepal, via Ncell, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 17/01/2019), Washing up: Political will vital to implicate Nepalis amassing wealth in offshore accounts (kp 17/01/2019), Can Nepal bring back Rs 52 billion stashed in Swiss banks? (rep 17/01/2019), Sumargi among 55 Nepalis with investment abroad (rep 17/01/2019), 55 Nepalis invest in foreign firms (ht 17/01/2019), Dhakal and Bajgain deny report, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/01/2019), Some Nepalis investing overseas deny breaking any law (rep 18/01/2019), Money laundering watchdog to probe fund transfer (ht 18/01/2019), Mahato denies taking wealth to foreign countries, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 19/01/2019), PM’s Office directs probe into Nepalis with offshore investments: Finance minister says Non-Resident Nepali Act, Income Tax Act and Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement could be amended, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/01/2019), A web of factors hamper probe into offshore investment, money laundering: Businessmen exploiting legal loopholes while channelising illicit cash into the country, by Krishna Acharya and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/01/2019), Decoding NepaLeaks: It should be noted that mere investing in foreign lands does not constitute illicit activity in an age of globalization and liberalization, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 21/01/2019)

Woman thrashed on charge of practising witchcraft (ht 17/01/2019)

Rukum villages bid farewell to Maghe Sankranti with child marriage, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 17/01/2019)

Family of fifth missing Bomjan follower files report (kp 17/01/2019)

Justice delayed, denied: Why is the state so indifferent toward cases of sexual violence even as it has totally undermined rule of law, justice system, national security and good governance?, by Nabita Nakarmi (rep 16/01/2019)

Kidnapped boy rescued from Dhangadhi, by Arjun Shah (kp 16/01/2019)

17 years of denied justice: Muktinath Adhikari’s family is among thousands who have been dismissed in the Transitional Justice process, by Suman Adhikari (kp 16/01/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder report: NHRC to make public contents of probe, not findings, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 15/01/2019)

Criminal killed in police encounter, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 14/01/2019)

The chairperson  takes action: Local governments can play a vital role in ending social evils like Chhaupadi (kp 14/01/2019)

Report on Maleth killings yet to be submitted, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/01/2019)

Police arrest six men, including a ward chairman, with illegal gold, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 13/01/2019)

Locals pull down chhau shed in Bajura (ht 12/01/2019)

Nirmala's father shows his dark side: Yagyaraj beats up his ex-wife, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 11/01/2019)

Preventing sexual crimes: Policy level changes needed, by Biranchi Poudyal (ht 11/01/2019)

Teaching Hospital residents on strike, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/01/2019) [Not paying the doctors' salaries for 8 months is an unbelievable crime! Please stop the paymernt of all politicians and responsible administrators for the same period of time!]

Even right activists and teachers observe criminalised Chhaupadi in western Nepal, by Basanta Pratap Singh, Menuka Dhungana and Arjun Shah (kp 11/01/2019)

Tourism board to scrap deal with Michael Kobold if fire trucks don’t arrive by March: In private emails raising funds for the fire truck expedition, the German watchmaker admitted that the project was a commercial venture, not a charity as he’s been advertising to the Nepali people, by Tsering D Gurung and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 10/01/2019), Pattern of immigration fraud and employee abuse / Using two passports, Michael Kobold evaded Nepali visa regulations, by Tsering D Gurung and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 11/01/2019), Immigration office launches probe into Michael Kobold, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 12/01/2019)

Ganga Maya Adhikari seeks global attention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/01/2019)

Mother and two sons die in Chhaupadi shed fire: Women are still banished to sheds though the practice has been criminalised, by Arjun Shah (kp 10/01/2019), Break the shackle: The local levels must launch a massive awareness drive to get rid of the chhaupadi system that dehumanises women in rural areas (ht 10/01/2019)

Nirmala’s mother demands DNA authenticity verification, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/01/2019)

Conflict-affected families of security personnel launch indefinite sit-in (ht 10/01/2019)

Fate of transitional justice bodies hangs in balance: As parties vacillate, conflict victims are divided over new mechanism, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/01/2019), Snowfall adds chill to quake survivors’ lives, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/01/2019) [Failure of government and administration to provide assistance in time!]

Anti-trafficking society: Voice for the voiceless, by Shanta Dhakal (ht 09/01/2019)

Cold worsens menses woes in far-west (ht 09/01/2019)

Rectify swearing-in: Democracy is not just about elections, it is about electing righteous people who will work for the welfare of the people and the country (ht 09/01/2019)

Man held for repeatedly raping daughter, 12, by Pratichya Kafle (kp 08/01/2019)

CIEDP probes 85 pc complaints in first phase: Preparing to record statements of alleged perpetrators for the second phase of investigation (ht 08/01/2019)

House panel goes soft on ministers: Recommends action against two secretaries, acquits Home Secretary Rai, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/01/2019) [There is no rule of law as long as the crimes committed by politicians and their clientele remain unpunished!]

Man held in Canada for paedophile charges in Nepal, by Janakraj Sapkota (kp 08/01/2019), Unwanted visitors: Paedophilia has become more  pervasive over recent years (kp 09/01/2019)

Maoist from Chand’s party held on extortion charge (rep 08/01/2019)

Ten shops gutted in Dadeldhura, one arrested (ht 08/01/2019)

Woman allegedly murdered for dowry by husband, in-laws, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 07/01/2019)

Action sought against two industries releasing toxic waste into Jhanjha River (ht 07/01/2019)

Property worth millions looted at gunpoint (ht 07/01/2019)

Will Manange be administered oath?, by Bishan Chhetri (rep 06/01/2019), Provincial Assembly snubs Manange, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 07/01/2019), Gandaki PA mired in dilemma over swearing in Gurung (ht 08/01/2019)

Breaking the silence on #MeToo: Women’s silence in Nepal’s feeble #MeToo movement has also to do with illiteracy and socioeconomic disadvantages majority of women face, by Gyanu BK (rep 06/01/2019)

Criminal Code ‘ineffective’ to end Chhaupadi practice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/01/2019)

Police search Bomjan’s ashram: Say nothing suspicious found during raid; Investigation to continue, by Anish Tiwari and Nayak Paudel (kp 05/01/2019), Police suspect missing nun Sanchalal Waiba murdered, by Anish Tiwari (kp 06/01/2019), Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh refutes charges against Bomjan, by Anish Tiwari (kp 08/01/2019)

NAFEA ex-chair booked for evading taxes worth crores (ht 05/01/2019)

Bullion, real estate, casinos also come under money laundering scrutiny (rep 05/01/2019)

Chaudhary sworn in after party’s pressure, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/01/2019) [?????], Why govt let massacre-accused Resham Chaudhary take oath (rep 04/01/2019) [There cannot be enough (potential) criminals in leading political positions! The rule of law in democratic states does not allow the participation of persons who are accused of crimes!], Back to jail after oath, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/01/2019), Tikapur victims speak of grave injustice, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 04/01/2019), Road to impunity: Oath to Resham Chaudhary (rep 06/01/2019), Verdict on Tikapur carnage delayed, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 06/01/2019), Apex court refuses to release Chaudhary, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/01/2018), SC refuses to set Resham Chaudhary free (ht 08/01/2019), ‘Chaudhary won’t get salary, perks’, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 10/01/2019)

Deepak Manange’s swearing-in uncertain (ht 04/01/2019)

Chitwan police arrest Pokhara man for throwing acid at his wife, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 04/01/2019)

Police to cross-check Nirmala’s vaginal swab, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/01/2019), ‘Allow women lawmakers to investigate Nirmala Panta’s rape, murder’ (ht 04/01/2019)

Trafficking prevention more challenging now (kp 03/01/2019), Human trafficking prevention a complex issue (ht 03/01/2019)

Fool me once: The Conflict Victims’ Common Platform could breathe new life into our pursuit for justice, by Binod Kumar Paudel and Rajendra Sechuray (kp 03/01/2019)

Consent is key: Will Nepali society ever fully understand marital rape?, by Priya Rajbhandary (kp 02/01/2019)

Together for justice: Charter initiative may further empower perpetrators rather than victims. Dialogue can help us unite, by Om Prakash Aryal, Anita Neupane Thapalia and Ram Bhandari (rep 02/01/2019)

Transitional Justice Actr: Govt undecided on amendment, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 02/01/2019), Ganga Maya to tell her story to the world, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 02/01/2019)

Bomjan’s supporters press against ashram cases probe: Sangha urges politicians to spare cult leader action, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/01/2019)

Police after a child rape suspect (kp 01/01/2019)

Torture, disappearings to be moved from military to civilian court, by Ashok Dahal (rep 01/01/2019), Bill to amend Nepal Army Act (rep 02/01/2019)

My disappeared father: Families who lost relatives during the Maoist conflict are still seeking truth and justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 31/12/2018), Road to justice: Nepal’s transitional justice process failed to pursue transformative agenda of CPA. It seems to be moving away from socio-economic dimensions of conflict, by Tika P. Dhakal (rep 31/12/2018), National Reconciliation Day Celebration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 31/12/2018)

#WhoKilledNirmala?: When those in power and with agency to protect the citizens and uphold societal law and order responds with hostility to an earnest call for accountability, it shows how fractured the country’s justice and law enforcement system is, by Nayak Paudel (kp 31/12/2018)

Speaking out and aloud: The #MeToo momentum in Nepal, while welcome, dissipated before it could even make a dent in Nepal’s power structures, by Alisha Sijapati (kp 31/12/2018)

49 women rescued from rehab centre in Budhanilkantha (kp 29/12/2018)

Kin of missing appeal state to intervene, by Nayak Paudel (kp 29/12/2018)

Nirmala probe started from new hypothesis: IGP Khanal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 29/12/2018)

12 years later, justice is a mirage: A proposal to find a way out of the transitional justice impasse splits the victims’ movement, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 28/12/2018), Justice in transition: The international community has seen transitional justice as a barrier to the peace process rather than a necessary part of it, by David Seddon (nt 28/12/2018)

‘Untouchability’ culture among Dalits weakens anti-discrimination drive, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/12/2018)

Families file complaints after people go missing from Bomjan’s ashram, by Pratap Bista and Krishna Thapa (kp 28/12/2018), Controversial godman: Bomjan’s actions cannot remain  overlooked for any longer (kp 31/12/2018)

Nirmala murder case: 2nd suspect freed by DNA report, accuses police of torture, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 27/12/2018), Freed suspects allege torture in custody, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 28/12/2018), Police deny torturing suspects during interrogation: Pradip Rawal and Bishal Chaudhary, the latest suspects  in Nirmala murder case, cleared by DNA evidence, by Nayak Paudel (kp 28/12/2018)

Menstruating women still banished to sheds in 'Chaupadi-free' Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 27/12/2018)

Throwing caution  to the wind: The authorities’ inaction towards  air pollution is inexcusable (kp 27/12/2018)

TU vice-chancellor ‘unaware’ of sexual harassment charges against professor: Retired Tribhuvan University professor teaches at private colleges and is invited to speak at prestigious forums, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 26/12/2018)

Bride injured in gang’s attack, by Chandra Karki (kp 26/12/2018), Case filed against 10 men for attacking bride (kp 28/12/2018)

Teacher accused of beating student to death, by Upendra Yadav (rep 26/12/2018), Teacher on the run after student’s death in Kalaiya, by Laxmi Sah (kp 27/12/2018)

Dialogue Over Conflict, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 25/12/2018)

Boy arrested for stabbing a girl for refusing his love proposal (rep 25/12/2018)

IGP fails to shed more light on Nirmala rape, murder, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 25/12/2018), Protesters submit signatures to UN country office (ht 25/12/2018)

Mystery shrouds cop’s death: Was working as domestic help in a DIG's house, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 24/12/2018)

Mechanism for justice: If proposed high-level political mechanism provides the space for concluding remaining tasks of peace and justice, we need to support it, by Rajendra Senchurey (rep 23/12/2018), Conflict-hit women demand prompt response to their plaints (ht 23/12/2018)

Chaudhary: Police tortured me to extract confession, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/12/2018), Bishal taken to Kathmandu for medical examination, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/12/2018) [Showing mental problems after severe police torture!]

Cabbies continue to fleece passengers (ht 23/12/2018)

Chhaupadi-free drive ineffective, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 22/12/2018)

AIG’s report blames senior officers for failed  Nirmala murder probe: Report says police tried to frame Dilip Singh Bista; Probe names  18 officers for  tampering with evidence at the crime scene, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/12/2018)

Deepak Manange released after SC’s order (rep 22/12/2018) [???]

Two men caught with unsourced currencies, idol: Police say the two men were arrested after they could not provide the source for Rs 1.35 million  and 4,300 yuan they were carrying (kp 22/12/2018)

Tarai districts in the grip of inclement weather (ht 21/12/2018), Bone-chilling cold hits Dom community hard (ht 21/12/2018)

Justice, interrupted: Transitional Justice will only work if those in charge are trusted, by Mohna Ansari (kp 21/12/2018), Crippled commissions: Victims’ long wait for justice, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht 21/12/2018)

Watchmaker promising fire trucks has a series of dodgy financial dealings—and a chequered past: A month-long investigation by The Kathmandu Post shows how Michael Kobold has used a string of lies and exaggerations to raise funds for his fire truck campaign, while continuing to threaten and refusing to pay Nepali entrepreneurs, by Tsering D Gurung and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 21/12/2018)

Ex-UN official in Nepal to discuss transitional justice issues, by Binod Ghimire and Anil Giri (kp 21/12/2018)

Fake gold business on the rise in Kathmandu Valley (rep 21/12/2018)

Cops raid illegal brewing outlets, seize 79,054 litres of bootleg liquor (ht 21/12/2018)

Students vandalise far western campus (kp 20/12/2018)

Rape, murder convict of minor gets Life sentence (kp 20/12/2018), Timely verdict; While the provision of life sentence till death will act as deterrence the judicial system also needs to impart justice prudently (ht 21/12/2018)

7-year-old raped (kp 19/12/2018)

Locked up mentally ill woman rescued (ht 19/12/2018)

Combating trafficking: There are no urban centers, in and outside Nepal, where Nepali women and girls may not have been forcibly trafficked, by Nilam Sangroula (rep 19/12/2018)

Playing politics with justice: The proposed high-level political mechanism is believed to be yet another strategy to award immunity to perpetrators of serious crimes committed during conflict-era, by Charan Prasai (rep 19/12/2018)

Smugglers’ attack injures three cops: Fuel price is about Rs 20 more per litre in India than in Nepal, hence fuel smugglers have been active in the border area (kp 19/12/2018)

TRC still clueless about Rolpa house massacre, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 18/12/2018)

Rape cases double in Dang, by Devendra Basnet (rep 18/12/2018)

Woman murdered in Tokha; police arrest four suspects, by Samuel Chettri (kp 18/12/2018)

Nirmala rape, murder: Cops yet to release DNA test results of suspects held recently, by Anita Shrestha (ht 17/12/2018), Nirmala murder case: Mother files case against police for destroying proof, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 18/12/2018), Police register plaints on cover-up, coercion, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 19/12/2018), Nirmala’s mother files complaint against 8 cops for ‘destroying evidence’, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 19/12/2018), Relatives protest for release of two ‘suspects’, by Bhawan Bhatta (kp 20/12/2018), Police searching for other evidences after failed DNA test, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 20/12/2018), Chaudhary and Rawal are still major suspects: Police say DNA test results alone not the basis for investigation, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/12/2018)

Nepalis held with 33kg gold in Kolkata: Sharma and Prasad are accused by a high-level team formed to investigate into the gold smuggling racket, by Nayak Paudel (kp 16/12/2018), Officials say 33kg gold seized from 2 Nepalis in Kolkata could be that 'lost' from TIA, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 16/12/2018), Police unsure if gold seized in India is the same that went missing from Nepal, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 22/12/2018)

Teenager found hanging inside NC leader’s house, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 16/12/2018)

Trafficking of women to Gulf countries on the rise (ht 16/12/2018)

Girl disowned by in-laws for being Dalit, husband out of contact since months, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 16/12/2018)

Bus committees get more time to register as company, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/12/2018)

Ten arrested for cow slaughter (kp 16/12/2018) [?????]

Civil society group protests transitional justice junket, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/12/2018), Disgruntled group calls on Swiss to stand firm on int’l standards: In the memorandum, the dissident group has appealed to the United Nations and Switzerland to stand consistently for ending impunity and fulfillment of the victims’ right to truth, justice and reparations (rep 15/12/2018)

Women still reluctant to register complaints against domestic violence (ht 15/12/2018)

Oil theft persists despite advanced locking system, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/12/2018)

Four arrested for attacking police, vandalizing police station, by Mohan Gurung (rep 15/12/2018)

SC lets Manange appeal against conviction: Decision means appellate court verdict against him not final; He can get ourt of jail if court allows him to post bail, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/12/2018) [???]

Another key accused in 33kg gold smuggling case gets bail, by Nayak Paudel (kp 14/12/2018) [??]

Police arrest two suspects in Godamchaur rape case, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 13/12/2018) [after more than one year!]

Army deserter turned Maoist rebel serving life term: Implicated in surrendering army weapons to rebels, by Prakash Timalsina (rep 13/12/2018) [But the one who received the arms is now officer in the army and those who commanded the rebels and their army are now sitting in leading positions of the government!]

Abducted Indian boy rescued from Damak, Jhapa, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 13/12/2018)

Watch your words: Online harassment is an epidemic that needs to be addressed more seriously (kp 13/12/2018)

Mystery surrounds the death of a Bardiya teen, by Kamal Panthi (kp 11/12/2018)

Laws are not enough: A complaint panel should be formed to deal with sexual harassment in organisations, by Dinesh Pant (kp 11/12/2018)

More girls being exposed to Facebook abuse, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 11/12/2018)

Gold smugglers use Malagadhi route after police crackdown, by Balram Ghimire (kp 11/12/2018)

Suspected robber killed in police shootout, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 11/12/2018)

Twist in Nirmala murder case as new arrests don’t relate, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/12/2018), Women activists stage protest with blindfolds demanding justice for Nirmala, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 10/12/2018), Nirmala case remains unsolved: PM Oli (rep 11/12/2018), Relatives of new ‘suspects’ protest: Citizen Struggle forum Co-ordinator says the authorities have framed innocent people to protect the real culprits, by Mohan Budhair and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/12/2018)

Reporting of VAW cases up after operation of helpline service (rep 10/12/2018)

Two minors raped in the last 72 hours, by Amrita Anmol and Birendra KC (kp 09/12/2018)

Police arrest rehab centre owner for torturing inmates: Thirteen out of the 34 inmates fled  the rehabilitation centre and reported to  the police the torture they endured there (kp 08/12/2018)

Police open fire to arrest ex-con robbery-accused (rep 08/12/2018)

Two convicted of rape attempt (rep 08/12/2018)

Extortion to cost cabbies six-month licence suspension (ht 08/12/2018)

Transitional justice: There’s no confusion, says Law Minister Dhakal (ht 08/12/2018)

With new arrest, police say they will crack Nirmala murder case soon, by Nayak Paudel (kp 07/12/2018)

CK Raut remanded to judicial custody, by Shiva Puri (kp 07/12/2018)

Rape victims in Jumla settle cases fearing social stigma, by DB Budha (rep 06/12/2018)

Kidnapping cases up by 29%, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 05/12/2018)

83 pc of missing persons are women or children, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 05/12/2018), Where are missing women and children? (rep 06/12/2018)

India becoming safe haven for criminals from Nepal, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 05/12/2018)

Transitional justice bodies prepare to go as term sees end, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/12/2018), CIEDP refutes CVCP’s charge (ht 04/12/2018)

New law set to seize assets of fugitive casino owners, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/12/2018)

Rights activists in fresh protest demanding justice for Nirmala, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 04/12/2018)

Police claim Sethi is the culprit in Thapa murder case, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 04/12/2018)

Nirmala rape and murder: SP, inspector appeal for lost jobs, by Nayak Paudel (kp 03/12/2018)

Madhesi Muslims ‘do not report sexual crimes by male in-laws’ (kp 02/12/2018), Muslim women facing sexual abuse by family members, fail to raise voice (ht 02/12/2018)

Injured conflict victim neglected by state: He has got no justice even after a court verdict in his favor, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 02/12/2018)

11 murders in Sunsari in four months, by Amar Khadka (rep 02/12/2018)

Police detain activists for pasting Nirmala posters, by Bhawani Bhatta and Nayak Paudel (kp 01/12/2018) [The Oli government as veto players with respect to rule of law, justice and human rights!!], Police disrupt peaceful protest: Arrest 12 persons for pasting posters featuring Nirmala (ht 01/12/2018), Hundreds rally for justice in Nirmala case (rep 02/12/2018), Protesters defy police warning (ht 02/12/2018)

Rise in incidents of murder, abduction has NHRC worried (ht 01/12/2018)

Special rapporteur: Nirmala murder is a test case for Nepal, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 30/11/2018), UN official concerned about delay in providing justice to Nirmala Panta (ht 30/11/2018), Justice delayed and denied: Quest for truth and justice in daughter’s murder has driven Nirmala’s father to insanity, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 30/11/2018)

Abducted 8-yr-old boy found murdered, man arrested, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 30/11/2018)

The ageing warriors: Betrayed by the state and the parties, it’s an endless wait for justice for the victims, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 29/11/2018)

3 arrested for allegedly raping a 22-year-old in Thamel, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 29/11/2018)

Nirmala's sisters fear sleeping at home in absence of mother, by Dil BahadurChhatyal and Rajendra Bhatta (rep 29/11/2018)

Two girls found dead in Lukla hotel (kp 28/11/2018)

6 rape cases a day in first quarter of fiscal year, by Ashok Dahal (rep 28/11/2018)

At home, women face worst form of violence (kp 27/11/2018)

Transitional Justice: Leaders attend Bangkok gathering (ht 27/11/2018)

Those littering in KMC may face up to 3 months in jail or Rs 100,000 fine, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 27/11/2018)

Peace by peace: Nepal requires a bottom-up, intentional and integrated approach to peace, by Rajendra Senchurey (kp 26/11/2018)

Movement against rape: When rapes happen, it is not the abuser who is punished, rather victims are blamed, and they may even be ostracized, by Pratap Sharma (rep 26/11/2018)

A commitment to all women. This article was written by the male heads of the following organisations: UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, IOM, ILO, UN HABITAD, UNRCPD, FAO, WHO UNODC, UNCDF and UNESCO (kp 26/11/2018)

Video of police manhandling Birgunj women sparks outrage, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 26/11/2018)

Proposed political mechanism may derail ongoing progress: TJ officials (rep 25/11/2018)

Nirmala’s father barred from flying to Capital: Yagya Raj, who has been protesting for weeks demanding justice for the rape and murder of his teenage daughter, shows signs of mental illness, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/11/2018) [????], Nirmala’s father brought to Kathmandu, doctors say no signs of mental illness, by Nayak Paudel (kp 26/11/2018) [!!!!]

Kapilvastu man shot dead; locals protest lax security, by Manoj Paudel (kp 25/11/2018)

Body of Madhesi activist who died in police custody lingers in morgue, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/11/2018), Duhabi residents protest over Hussein’s murder (kp 23/11/2018)

Police record nine rapeS in four months in Bouddha (kp 22/11/2018)

Police arrest rape accused In Delhi, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 22/11/2018)

Duhabi tense after NEA employee shot dead, by Deo Narayan Sah and Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 22/11/2018)

12 years on, political leadership still dithers on transitional justice: As two commissions waste three years, leading parties have been accused of attempting to tire the victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/11/2018) [Political leaders who share responsibility for the crimes in one or other way will never be interested to provide justice!]

Woman, 73, tortured over witchcraft allegation, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 20/11/2018)

Part of the problem: As #MeToo gains prominence in Nepal, men must check their privilege, by Bikash Gupta (kp 20/11/2018)

Civil right activists call for proper investigation: Thousands of people, who suffered at the hands of state security forces and the Maoist insurgents have largely been deprived  of justice (kp 19/11/2018)

Nirmala’s unsolved case: The case has stirred the public and revealed the state’s disregard towards the law, by Udayan Regmi (kp 18/11/2018)

27-year-old man found murdered, by Mohan Budhair (kp 18/11/2018)

VAW, A Henious Crime, by D.M. Thapa (rn 17/11/2018)

DNA of 4 more suspects fails to match, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 17/11/2018)

Swiss bankroll leaders’ Bangkok junket: Second-rung leaders from the major parties will spend six days discussing transitional justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/11/2018) [??], Conflict victims, Army officials will join Bangkok junket, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/11/2018)

Pipe bomb terror at busy Nepalgunj thoroughfare, by Thakur Singh Thakur (kp 16/11/2018), Police arrest one man in Nepalgunj for placing bomb, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 17/11/2018)

Proposal on political quick fix for transitional justice draws flak (rep 15/11/2018), Give me some truth: The government has disregarded the courts and lied with regard to transitional justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 15/11/2018)

Agriculture and Forestry University vandalised (kp 15/11/2018), Agriculture and Forestry University in Chitwan vandalised, set ablaze (ht 15/11/2018)

Bajura becoming safe haven for poachers, herb smugglers (ht 15/11/2018)

Elusive justice: Why have we let singular narratives define victimhood?, by Varsha Gyawali (kp 14/11/2018)

Ward official held over witchcraft allegation, by Amrita Anmol (kp 14/11/2018)

Man assaults sister, nieces in Taplejung, by Ananda Gautam (kp 14/11/2018)

Theft cases double during Tihar, suicides down by 40 percent, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 14/11/2018)

Conflict victims work on demand paper to press for justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/11/2018)

Two men killed their wives in two days (ht 13/11/2018)

Man arrested for raping daughter in Morang (ht 13/11/2018)

11-year-old defiled, two Indian teens held (ht 13/11/2018)

Seven men gang-rape two girls in Lahan, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 12/11/2018), Woman, teenage girl gang-raped (ht 12/11/2018), Two gang raped in Siraha, police searching for accused (rep 13/11/2018)

13-year-old girl found dead in Udayapur, rape suspected (ht 12/11/2018), Five held over the ‘rape and murder’ of girl, 12, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 13/11/2018)

12-yo-girl raped in Kathmandu during Tihar (ht 12/11/2018)

Cyber crimes on the rise in Valley, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 12/11/2018)

Three arrested on rape charge, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 11/11/2018)

Transitional body Finishes study of Complaints in 55 districts (kp 07/11/2018), Victims urge transitional justice mechanism backed by political parties (rep 07/11/2018)

Shaman scorches woman with hot spatula, by Anil Bhandari (rep 07/11/2018)

Nepal, first S Asian country to criminalise corporal punishment of children, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/11/2018)

Gangster Samirman’s wife arrested: Accused of involvement in Gauchan’s murder (ht 05/11/2018)

16-year-old girl raped in Sunsari, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 01/11/2018)

Impunity must end: Judicial punishment is the only remedy and hope for breaking the chain of impunity, by Mohna Ansari (kp 31/10/2018), Can “sorry” lead to lasting peace? Without an admission that violence may not have been necessary, there can be no repentance or apology and, therefore, no reconciliation, by Bishal Thapa (rep 31/10/2018)

One dead, seven hurt in clash between party cadres, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 31/10/2018), Family refuses to receive body, NC warns of protest, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 01/11/2018), Men from two Sarlahi villages flee homes fearing reprisal attacks, by Tanka Chhetri (kp 05/11/2018)

Dr Shrestha jailed in illegal property case (kp 31/10/2018)

3 arrested in connection with Gauchan's murder (rep 30/10/2018)

Ward chairman among 5 in custody over man's disappearance (rep 28/10/2018)

Three months on, no headway in Nirmala rape, murder probe: Investigations remain fruitless while sacked police officers retain the chance of working at a government office again in future, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/10/2018), Not enough: Shifting narratives and sacking of two cops are the only things that have been seen in government’s ‘efforts’ to nab the culprits in Nirmala rape and murder (ht 29/10/2018), Nirmala’s parents demand punitive action against Bista and Bhatta: Say terminating Bista and Bhatta from police service alone is not enough  punishment for  what they did, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/10/2018), DNA samples of four persons sent for test (ht 31/10/2018), 100 days and still no justice, by Arpan Shrestha and Nayak Paudel (kp 02/11/2018)

Two accused of murder make  dramatic escape from custody, by Hari Adhikari (ht 27/10/2018)

Murder convict arrested after 29 years, sent to jail (ht 27/10/2018)

Intimate partner violence: Lack of laws and weak implementation forces young people to suffer in silence, by Jesselina Rana (kp 26/10/2018)

Transitional justice: Act amendment process snail-pacedLaw ministry plans to finalise draft before the start of winter session of Parliament, by Roshan S Nepal (rep 26/10/2018)

Man held on charge of attempted rape (ht 26/10/2018)

Elderly woman force-fed excreta over minor dispute (ht 25/10/2018), Assault on elderly: Three arrested (kp 26/10/2018)

‘Most wanted’ foreign employment fraud held (ht 25/10/2018)

Boy, 12, rapes girl, 3, in Kanchanpur (kp 23/10/2018)

Another minor raped in Bhimdattanagar-2, Kanchanpur (ht 23/10/2018)

Youth arrested on charge of raping a 7 y/o girl (ht 23/10/2018)

Child murder suspect held near Nepal-India border (kp 23/10/2018)

Transitional justice: Ministry consults top leaders on law revision, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/10/2018)

Man rapes 7-year-old girl (kp 22/10/2018)

Nirmala rape and murder case: Process begins to sack suspended police officers, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/10/2018), Fire negligent police officers, NP headquarters recommends (ht 22/10/2018), Suspended SP, inspector yet to furnish clarification (ht 23/10/2018)

Police bust fake currency racket (kp 22/10/2018)

Father murders two sons, commits suicide, by Laxmi Sah and Pawan Yadaw (kp 22/10/2018)

Abducted 5-year-old found dead in Bara, by Laxmi Sah and Pawan Yadaw (kp 15/10/2018)

Anti Money Laundering Efforts, by Ujwal Raj Gautam (rn 15/10/2018)

Dashain brings tears to families of disappeared migrant workers, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 15/10/2018)

Cuffs for 90 property crime suspects in five days (ht 15/10/2018)

10-year-old girl raped, murdered in Dhanusha (kp 14/10/2018)

Officers involved in Nirmala’s case under probe, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 14/10/2018)

Fourteen-year-old girl raped in Saptari (ht 13/10/2018)

Border police seize trucks loaded with illegal goods, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 13/10/2018)

Experts emphasize sex education to minimize sexual crimes, by Biken K Dawadi (13/10/2018)

Fed up of harassment, Nepali women go online to share #MeToo stories, by Pranaya Shamsher JB Rana (kp 12/10/2018)

Teenager gang-raped (ht 12/10/2018)

Two men rape 13-year-old girl (ht 12/10/2018)

Two doctors suspended for preparing false medical report of rape victim, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 12/10/2018)

Four rapes in a week (kp 12/10/2018)

Eight Nepali women rescued from Delhi (ht 12/10/2018)

Man, 21, dies in Rajbiraj gang attack (kp 12/10/2018)

Degrading Law And Order Situation, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 11/10/2018)

Groom calls off wedding after finding about bride's rape, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 11/10/2018)

Ward chairman charged with sexual misconduct (kp 10/10/2018)

Police arrest teenager for molesting girl (kp 10/10/2018)

Call for a singular view on war crime inquiry (kp 09/10/2018), Life without father: Growing up in time of Maoist insurgency, by Pratik Rimal (rep 09/10/2018)

PM's IT consultant 'tapping' private data on people for commercial use (rep 09/10/2018)

Report shows lapses in police probe: Investigation committee led by Joint-secretary Mainali reports that authorities destroyed vital evidence, by AnilGiri (kp 08/10/2018), Nirmala Pant rape and murder: Action against SP Bista soon: Ministry; Activists say Mainali report fails to name the culprits; Home secretary says further probe is on to find the role of police, by Anil Giri and Arpan Shrestha (kp 09/10/2018), Police Come Under Fire, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 10/10/2018)

CK Raut arrested (kp 08/10/2018)

Self-defence camp starts in Dhangadhi, by Arjun Shah (kp 08/10/2018)

Fugitive former Kist Bank manager Gyawali arrested, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/10/2018)

Student wings demand IGP Khanal’s dismissal: Home Minister Thapa assures releasing Mainali panel report, by Nayak Paudel (kp 05/10/2018)

Don’t be cruel: The authorities need to understand that the use of torture is inhumane and illegal, by Sudeshna Thapa (kp 05/10/2018)

Together against rape: Time has come to take movement for social justice forward by bringing in political parties to stand for it, by Hima Bista (rep 04/10/2018)

Man rapes 74-year-old woman (kp 03/10/2018)

Speak against sexual harassment: There is still a silence around talking about sexual harassment including eve teasing, violation of personal space, prolonged staring among others, by Nabodita Subedi (rep 01/10/2018)

Breeders of machismo culture: Violence based on gender has much to do with societal power structures, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 01/10/2018)

Woman assaulted by husband and in-laws for demanding citizenship, by Adhesh Kumar Jha (kp 01/10/2018)

Party leaders, employees harass me: Deputy Mayor (kp 01/10/2018)

As hackers get better of government sites, officials say full safety infeasible (kp 01/10/2018)

Conflict victims turn to local level for reparation: Conflict victims seek the role of the powerful local governments in the reparation programme, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2018)

Police grill eight suspects in teenager’s rape (rep 30/09/2018)

Publish probe report, urge protestors, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/09/2018)

More women report domestic violence: But layers of fear and prejudice deter others from speaking up, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 29/09/2018)

‘Govt working to control violence against women’ (ht 28/09/2018) [Then start by changing constitution and subordinate laws to make women independent and equal to men in each and every respect!]

Custody death of Ram Manohar Yadav: Family decries non-consented autopsy, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/09/2018)

Daughter Slaughter: More unspeakable crimes against women drown Nepal in sorrow, by Monika Deupala (nt 28/09/2018)

Missing boy, 10, found dead in forest (kp 28/09/2018)

Criminals without borders: Openness in trade has created economic growth but also spread transnational crime; Implementing a limited regulated border monitoring system without hindering our historical, geo-political, social, religious and economic ties will be the relevant approach to combat trans-national crime, by Kishor Kumar Lama (kp 28/09/2018)

Burning shame: Gender-based violence flourishes because of a misogynistic society (kp 27/09/2018)

The price of justice: With effectual and reliable investigation mechanisms in place, cases like Nirmala Pant’s would be a lot less in number, by Sakun Bhandari (kp 27/09/2018)

Dolakha police start ‘fight back campaign’ in schools: Police in Dolakha plan to empower school girls through awareness on sexual harrassment and self defence training, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 27/09/2018)

Another woman attacked with acid and stabbed; condition critical, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel and Nabin Paudel (kp 26/09/2018), Neighbor pours acid on woman, inflicts stab wounds, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 26/09/2018), Nawalparasi acid victim regains consciousness (rep 27/09/2018)

10-year-old raped, murdered (kp 26/09/2018), Suspect in net, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 27/09/2018), 27-yr-old man held over rape and murder of child, by Bishan Chettri (rep 27/09/2018)

Girl, 13, raped (kp 26/09/2018)

Kanchanpur probe report in (kp 26/09/2018), Probe panel report kept under wraps (ht 26/09/2018), Activists call on govt to make report public (kp 26/09/2018), Make report public: Any move to cloak the report on Nirmala’s rape and murder in secrecy would mean there’s a game going on to protect the criminals (ht 26/09/2018), Thapa links police lapses to probe delay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/09/2018), Nirmala’s father was forced to put thumbprint on backdated FIR: Minister (rep 27/09/2018), FNJ condemns home ministry for keeping report under wraps (ht 27/09/2018), Investigate cops who botched up probe: HURON (ht 28/09/2018), DNA test spares police officer, two more suspects, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 01/10/2018)

Embezzlement at Poverty Alleviation Fund: Director among nine officials convicted (kp 26/09/2018)

For fifth time, Supreme Court orders govt to release CPN spokesperson (ht 26/09/2018)

CIB arrests human trafficker (ht 26/09/2018)

3 Indians held in citizenship forgery case (kp 26/09/2018)

Damak police arrest man for raping four-year-old girl (kp 25/08/2018)

Trials and errors: Strengthening the foundation of the criminal justice system is imperative for an effective justice delivery, by Bishnuhari Marasini (kp 25/09/2018)

What went wrong in Nirmala probe?, by Roshan Sedhaoi (rep 25/09/2018)

Nirmala Pant rape & murder: Panel conducts polygraph test on police officers (kp 24/09/2018)

What was left behind: Nirmala’s legacy should be an end to the violence and the lack of justice that has persisted since decades, by Tejshree Thapa (kp 24/09/2018)

Man rapes 12-year-old girl in Dharan (kp 24/09/2018)

Bara woman found dead with slit throat, by Pawan Yadav (kp 24/09/2018), Woman hacked to death in Bara (rep 24/09/2018)

Four children rescued from Jogbani (rep 24/09/2018)

15,875 kids reported missing in nine years: Untraced rate higher; Girls more vulnerable (ht 23/09/2018), Children at risk: Awareness at the grassroots level and strong vigilance at border points is a must to minimise the number of children from missing (ht 24/09/2018)

Rights activists meet conflict victims to devise strategy (kp 23/09/2018)

Rape incidents continue to go unchecked: Civil society member says some perpetrators walked away scot-free on the back of power and money, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/09/2018)

Zonal hospital tense after infant’s death (kp 23/09/2018), Locals vandalise Sagarmatha zonal hospital over child’s death (ht 23/09/2018)

Ministry forms high-level team to investigate Ansari’s murder (kp 22/09/2018), Alam’s body taken to BPKIHS for autopsy, by Amar Khadka (rep 22/09/2018), Locals fear for their safety after Khursid murder: Locals say police failed to nab the gunmen even as Armed Police Force is stationed at Bhutaha and Ghuski border points, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 23/09/2018)

16 rape incidents reported in Rautahat in past two months (ht 22/09/2018)

Two doctors accused of protecting child rapist: Two doctors at Janakpur Zonal Hospital allegedly took bribe to alter medical test results of rape victim (kp 22/09/2018)

‘Multi-sectoral efforts needed to check GBV’ (ht 22/09/2018)

Two girls raped in Rautahat (kp 21/09/2018), Two new rape cases reported in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 21/09/2018)

Discrimination in compensation for rape victims, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 21/09/2018)

Entertainment sector emerging as destination for trafficking girls: NHRC (ht 21/09/2018)

Gunmen shoot dead Sunsari man on broad daylight, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 21/09/2018)

Self defence training for teenage girls, by Nabin Paudel (kp 20/09/2018)

15-year-old girl raped in Baglung (kp 20/09/2018)

Whither The Justice For Nirmala?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/09/2018)

6-month baby critical after acid attack (kp 19/09/2018), Acid-attack baby dies, police suspect aunt, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 20/09/2018)

Police arrest three men on rape charge (kp 19/09/2018), Three arrested on charge of gang rape (ht 19/09/2018)

15-year-old girl raped in Myagdi (kp 19/09/2018)

Nepali women being trafficked in guise of marriage, says report (ht 19/09/2018)

Transitional justice: Cash crunch cripples CIEDP, TRC functioning, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 19/09/2018)

Dang brutal for women if the charge is witchery: Mostly, illiterate women with weak financial status are accused of witchcraft, they are beaten up and even murdered, by Devendra Basnet (rep 19/09/2018)

Social security allowance misused in Rautahat: Money disbursed in the names of persons long dead (ht 19/09/2018)

Police gone wild: Cops are brutalising the people they have sworn to serve (kp 19/09/2018)

Eight underage girls raped in two months: Family members, acquaintances involved, by Damodar Bhandari (ht 18/09/2018)

Out of cash, transitional justice bodies sit idle: Five months before the end of tenure, two commissions have their whole investigations pending, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/09/2018)

Beyond the law: The rape and murder case of Nirmala Pant makes a mockery of the rule of law, by Shreya Paudel (kp 18/09/2018)

Teen girl’s life hangs by a thread after acid attack, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/09/2018), Acid attack victims being treated (ht 17/09/2018), Suitor attacked sisters with acid ‘after older girl spurned him’, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/09/2018), Acid attack victim Samjhana in critical condition (ht 23/09/2018), Harmful chemicals law not enacted despite SC order, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/09/2018), Rautahat acid attack victim loses battle for life, by Chandan KumarMandal (kp 25/09/2018), Dad calls for stern action after acid attack victim dies, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 25/09/2018)

Man accused of killing wife in Kailali (ht 17/09/2018)

Man arrested for raping two minors (kp 16/09/2018)

Nine months on, Lalitpur gang rape victim still awaiting justice, by Diya Dhakal (rep 16/09/2018)

Monopoly of contractors: Contractors demolish tents after shopkeepers refuse to pay demanded tax (rep 16/09/2018) [Under the rule of law, nobody has the right to demolish other's property without judicial order!]

NCB steps up search for persons using stolen passports (ht 16/09/2018)

Court Frees SSP Lohani in Gold Case (kp 15/09/2018), Court orders release of two more suspects in gold case (kp 17/09/2018)

Sirsiya Dry Port sees surge in theft cases, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 15/09/2018)

Jha’s murder continues to baffle cops (ht 15/09/2018), Probe into ex-envoy Jha’s murder hits wall (kp 17/09/2018)

The Land Grabbers, by D.M. Thapa (rn 15/09/2018)

Interpol helping Nepal Police arrest criminals hiding in foreign countries (ht 15/09/2018)

Two sisters injured in Rautahat acid attack, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/09/2018)

Groups clash in Bara after boy teases priest (kp 13/09/2018)

Cloth store owner murdered (kp 12/09/2018)

Clash erupts over arrest of rape accused (ht 12/09/2018), Lawmaker offers cash to raped girl’s mother, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/09/2018)

Eleven-year-old schoolgirl raped: She and her friend, 14, were held captive in Kirtipur for five days by a 25-yr-old man (ht 11/09/2018)

Menstruation sheds make a comeback in Dailekh: Despite NGOs' efforts, chhau culture continues to get strong, by Govinda KC (rep 11/09/2018)

Principal rents out classrooms forcing students to study under a tree, by Suresh Yadav (rep 11/09/2018)

Trafficking victims reluctant to file police complaint (rep 11/09/2018)

Catch them or else: If Nepal still cannot prosecute war crimes at home, other countries may step in, by Clive Baldwin (kp 10/09/2018)

Krishna Prasad’s murder case: Chitwan Distrct Court acquits 12 accused, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 10/09/2018), Justice denied: How the state and human rights group "cheated" Ganga Maya's quest for justice, by Anjali Subedi (rep 10/09/2018), Chitwan District Court acquits 12 defendants, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 10/09/2018)

Tarun dal head of Rolpa Municipality shot dead (rep 10/09/2018), Tarun Dal cadres shut down Rolpa over Pun’s murder (kp 11/09/2018)

Gorkha emerging as new smuggling route, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 10/09/2018)

Dashain becomes a bargaining chip: Transport entrepreneurs refuse to open advance bookings for the festival until government unfreezes their bank accounts, by Sanjeev Giri and Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/09/2018) [Not the rule of law and free market economy shall be enforced but syndicates and corruption!?]

Girl’s death sparks protest (kp 10/09/2018)

Two arrested with 10 kg gold (rep 09/09/2018), ‘Seized 10kg gold was smuggled from Tibet’, by Hariram Upreti (kp 11/09/2018)

Police re-arrest Bhujel from court (kp 08/09/2018) [Deliberate disregard for the rule of law! The government obviously thinks to have inherited absolute rights from the former king!]

Locals demand their land back from army: Land used by locals since 1938 was encroached by the army in 1972, by Puskar Bhandari (rep 08/09/2018)

12 people held in forgery case (kp 07/09/2018)

Kanchanpur rape and murder case: Rights body points at flawed investigation; NHRC Spokesperson Mohna Ansari says mishandling and possible destruction of evidences is a major oversight (kp 07/09/2018), ‘Serious dereliction of duty by police has complicated probe’ (kp 08/09/2018), IGP admits to lapses in Nirmala rape-murder probe, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 08/09/2018), Accused Bista brought back after medical tests (kp 09/09/2018), Court extends Bista’s judicial remand, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/09/2018), Probe committee member resigns, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/09/2018), 47 days on, police nowhere close to Nirmala's murderers (rep 11/09/2018), Bista, Bam sisters released: Suspect’s DNA fails to match sample taken from 13-year-old rape and murder victim, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/09/2018) [This shoiuld have been proved for long!], Opposition on warpath after panelist quits over threats (kp 12/09/2018), Mentally unstable Bista released after DNA failed to match, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/09/2018), 48 days of national shame: Where is our govt? (rep 12/09/2018), Release of 3 suspects ‘narrows case’, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 13/09/2018), KC does U-turn, returns to probe panel (kp 13/09/2018), No justice, no peace Police incompetence is turning the tragic Nirmala Panta case into a farce (kp 13/09/2018), Police take blood samples of three suspects for DNA tests, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/09/2018), Suspended SP Bista has a chequered past (kp 14/09/2018), Family mourns, and a country recoils: The rape and murder of Nirmala Pant and the failure of law enforcement to diligently investigate the perpetrators have angered and stunned Nepalisacross the country. Now the 13-year-old girl’s parents say they are starting to lose hope , by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 15/09/2018), Nationwide protests today in support of Nirmala (rep 15/09/2018), #JusticeForNirmala calls get louder: People from all walks of life join protests across the country; Police say DNA analysis will take ‘two weeks’ to complete, by Arpan Shrestha and Nayak Paudel (kp 16/09/2018), Five police officers suspended (kp 16/09/2018), Five police officers suspended (kp 16/09/2018), Mum’s not the word: The usually voluble PM’s reticence pertaining to the Nirmala Pant case is unacceptable, by Avasna Pandey (kp 16/092019), New team to scan officers for faulty investigation (kp 17/09/2018), 53 days, 6 committees, guilty still at large (rep 17/09/2018), Why did police ‘destroy’ evidence?, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 17/07/2018), Nirmala’s parents knock on PM’s door for justice, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/09/2018), Basnyat panel grills police officials (kp 18/09/2018), Investigators still ‘clueless’, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 18/09/2018), State government draws flak over inaction (kp 18/09/2018), Nirmala’s parents, rights activists ‘humiliated’ at PM’s residence (ht 18/09/2018)

347 women, children missing from Makwanpur: Report; Officials say in many cases missing women and children have been found living in foreign countries as illegal migrants, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/09/2018)

Over 200 women, children rescued in three years (kp 06/09/2018)

Toothless tigers: Conflict victims are not fully convinced by the truth and disappearance commissions, by Ram Dakal Rakesh (kp 06/09/2018)

C stresses criminal liability for serious medical negligence, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 06/09/2018)

Police clueless about 7-year-old double murder, by Kamal Panthi (kp 05/09/2018)

Unite against rape: Rather than the victims, rapists should be persecuted, ostracized and humiliated. Survivors need support both from the state and the society, by Sapana Phuyal (rep 05/09/2018)

SC orders Home Ministry to release Bishwokarma (kp 04/09/2018), Maoist leader Bishwokarma taken to Bhojpur (kp 05/09/2018), SC takes strong exception to Bishwakarma’s repeated arrests (rep 05/09/2018)

Three suspects held for rape of teenage girl, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 04/09/2018)

Free Madhes activist dies in police custody: Claims of police, victim’s side differ: Yadav’s neighbour says he died on way to hospital while officials say doctors declared him dead in Kathmandu, by Chandal Kumar Mandal and Kamal Panthi (kp 03/09/2018), Relatives of CK Raut's supporter who died in police custody suspect murder, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 03/09/2018), Custody death: Yadav’s family suspects torture, demands probe; Victim’s mother says they were only informed about his death, questioning why police had not told them earlier if he was ill, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Kamal Panthi (kp 04/09/2018)

Woman suffers burn injuries in husband’s attack, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 03/09/2018)

Activists unhappy with president’s ‘silence’ on rape cases (rep 03/09/2018)

Traffickers on Interpol watch list arrested (ht 03/09/2018)

Indian arrested with fake citizenship, DAO under scanner, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (kp 03/09/2018)

Woman murdered on witchcraft charge: Tanki killed her mother-in-law after local shamans told her that Khopi made her fall ill by practicing witchcraft, by Durgalal KC (kp 02/09/2018), Woman kills mother-in-law accusing her of witchcraft, by Devendra Basnet (rep 02/09/2018)

Another teenager raped in Kanchanpur, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 01/09/2018), One held on charge of raping 15-year-old girl (kp 02/09/2018)

Why were our kin disappeared? Killed? Conflict victims’ families, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/08/2018)

Chand-led CPN collects Rs 77 million in donations (ht 02/09/2018)

Govt discriminates in compensations for rape, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 01/09/2018)

Who Is Responsible?, by D.M. Thapa (rn 01/09/2018)

Local body sacks lady teacher for getting married to another village, by Anil Bhandari (rep 01/09/2018)

Police told to make special plan to curb violence against women (kp 31/08/2018)

Turning outrage into justice: Is it time for Nepali women to also learn jiu-jitsu like the Sufragettes?, by Sumana Shrestha (nt 31/08/2018)

Upper Dolpa monasteries losing identity with theft of idols, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 31/08/2018)

Gang extorting from freed Kamaiyas held, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 31/08/2018)

Mistaken conviction: Contrary to popular opinion, capital punishment will not help deter rape, by Parbishi Mishra (kp 31/08/2018)

Kalikot families demand whereabouts of disappeared kin, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 31/08/2018)

Over 1,700 held in Chitwan on various charges in three months, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 31/08/2018)

Long wait for loved ones—and for justice: Families of disappeared are still waiting to know the whereabouts of their loved ones, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/08/2018)

Six rogues gang rape woman, 20 (kp 29/08/2018)

Yarsa smuggling up due to lax border controls, by Krishna Prasad Gautam and Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 29/08/2018)

9-month-old baby kidnapped and murdered Aurahi (kp 28/08/2018), Infant snatched from mother’s shop recovered dead, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 28/08/2018)

Zero tolerance against GBV: Easy to commit, difficult to deliver, by Namrata Sharma (ht 28/08/2018)

Changing Social Psychology Of Crime, by Prem Khatry (rn 28/08/2018)

Teenage girl raped in Capital (kp 27/08/2018)

TRC yet to prepare reparation policy (kp 27/08/2018)

More traders smuggling in Indian poultry, by Shiva Puri (kp 27/08/2018)

Pokhara girl found dead in suspicious circumstances, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 26/08/2018), 13-year-old schoolgirl found dead in Pokhara (ht 26/08/2018)

Woman found buried in bush (kp 26/08/2018), Woman, who went missing 16 days ago, found murdered, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 26/08/2018)

Doubling compensation, punishment for untouchability proposed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 26/08/2018)

Smuggling of black pepper on the rise, by Pawan Yadav (kp 26/08/2018)

One killed, four injured in Kanchanpur clash: Locals question police role in rape-murder probe, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 25/08/2018), Kanchanpur rape and murder: One killed, 24 injured in police-locals clash, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/08/2018) [The fact is that the Nepali police have never respected life and fundamental human rights! The highest political and administrative levels must be held accountable for this!], Protesting teenager killed in police firing, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 25/08/2018), PM Oli urged to form high-level commission (kp 25/08/2018), #JusticeforNirmala: Justice delayed is justice denied (rep 26/08/2018), Unequal society: Many tend to think that our social structure will break down if women are empowered politically and infidelity will increase, by David Kainee (rep 26/08/2018), Kanchanpur in turmoil: Two suspects arrested; Indefinite curfew since Friday, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 26/08/2018), Rally demands #JusticeForNirmala (kp 26/08/2018), Sunny Khuna killed while out to collected his wages, by Pushpa Raj Joshi and Rajendra Bhatta (rep 26/08/2018), AI Nepal tells govt to refrain from using force (ht 26/08/2018), Police told to suspend SP Bista (kp 26/08/2018), Case reopens under pressure, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/08/2018), New CDO says probe should have begun right after the incident (rep 26/08/2018), Kanchanpur curfew remains: Police yet to quiz Bam sisters, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 27/08/2018), Kanchanpur District Court remands Bam sisters to judicial custody, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 28/08/2018), Accused Bista sent to Kathmandu for medical examination (kp 29/08/2018), Kanchanpur Incident Fair Probe Is The Key, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 29/08/2018), 'Investigation centered on proving innocent guilty', by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 29/08/2018), Chopping of guava tree raises eyebrows, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 30/08/2018), Court extends remand of Bam sisters by a week, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/08/2018), Nirmala's classmates write open letter to PM, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 01/09/2018), Investigation delay raises suspicion, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/09/2018)

Top leaders silent over alarming rise in rapes, murder, by Ashok Dahal (rep 25/08/2018), House endorses resolution against sexual violence, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2018), Parliament unanimously passes stricture on VAW, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 25/08/2018)

Chitwan women rally against rape incidents (kp 25/08/2018)

Former Maoist child soldier barred from leaving country: Lenin Bista says officials threatened him against raising the issue of child combatants, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2018), TIA immigration bars ex-child soldier from flying abroad (rep 25/08/2018), Stop Intimidating Citizens Government’s action against Lenin Bista is a naked display of power (kp 27/08/2018)

Incidents of theft on the rise in valley (ht 25/08/2018)

Crime and punishment: Flawed and biased investigation could send an innocent man to the gallows (kp 24/08/2018)

Atrocity beyond words: Rape is beyond sexual lust, our rapid modernisation is responsible too, by Hisila Yami (kp 24/08/2018), Justice for Sale: Money, power and patriarchy allows rapists to easily get away with their crime, by Tufan Neupane (nt 24/08/2018), The roots of rape: Misogyny, malevolent malehood and impunity perpetuate rampant rape, by Kedar Sharma (nt 24/08/2018)

IGP stresses use of CCTVs for crime control (ht 24/08/2018)

Police arrest Bishwokarma at SC premises (kp 24/08/2018), Police rearrest Bishwakarma after Supreme Court orders his release (ht 24/08/2018)

Even elected representatives have chhaugoths at home, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 23/08/2018)

Striking fuel tanker operators to face action (kp 23/08/2018)

‘Plea bargaining’ makes police investigation easier, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 23/08/2018)

Woman thrashed mercilessly in Siraha district (ht 23/08/2018)

Youth murdered in Okhaldhunga (ht 23/08/2018)

Transitional justice: Conflict victims for criminal code revision: Say it fails to address SC verdict on enforced disappearance, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 22/08/2018)

NHRC concerned about spurt in rape, murder (ht 22/08/2018)

Police arrest prime suspect in Kanchanpur rape, murder case / 7 held on rape charge, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 21/08/2018), Man who served nine years for murder held for raping, killing 13-year-old girl (ht 21/08/2018), Seven held in Chitwan for gang-raping minor girls (ht 21/08/2018), Protests escalate after police parade ‘wrong’ rape suspect, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/08/2018), Police ‘frame’ mentally ill person in rape, murder case, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushparaj Joshi (rep 22/08/2018), Clashes and demonstrations continue in Mahendranagar, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/08/2018), 8 hurt as police open fire on protesters in Kanchanpur (rep 23/08/2018), Curfew as protests turn violent: Police firing injures four protesters, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/08/2018), Lawmakers slam use of force (kp 24/08/2018), Kanchanpur rape victim's parents accuse police of negligence, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushparaj Joshi (rep 24/08/2018), Home Ministry forms high-level probe panel: Transfers CDO, police chief (kp 24/08/2018), Get the rapists: People who were demonstrating were ordinary people who empathised with the rape and murder victim (ht 24/08/2018)

Harsh action sought for rape convicts (kp 21/08/2018), MPs demand life for rape of minor, elderly or disabled: MPs demand life for rape of minor, elderly or disabled (rep 21/08/2018), Issues against gender-based violence: Resolution motion fails to make it to House discussion (kp 21/08/2018)

Anti-liquor campaign lowers cases of domestic violence in Achham villages, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 21/08/2018)

Ex-ambassador Jha found murdered; 3 suspects held (kp 21/08/2018), Ex-envoy Keshav Jha found ‘murdered’ at home, three held, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 21/08/2018), Former envoy Jha murdered, motive a mystery, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 21/08/2018), Former ambassador Keshav Raj Jha’s murder shrouded in mystery, by Prakash Rimal and Ujjwal Satyal (ht 22/08/2018), Investigation likely to take time: Police (ht 23/08/2018), Daughter files FIR (ht 23/08/2018)

Nur Prasad fails to appear at Chitwan court; appearance rescheduled for September 9 (kp 21/08/2018)

‘Urgent efforts needed to protect women and girls’ (kp 20/08/2018)

Federal units using tax money to appease party cadres, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 20/08/2018)

Banking crimes rising rapidly in Valley, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 20/08/2018)

Whereabouts of missing women still unknown (kp 19/08/2018)

Woman accused of witchcraft ostracised: Radha still remains a witch in the eyes of the villagers, though her persecutors were exposed of their lies, by Arjun Shah (kp 18/08/2018)

Jilted man murders girlfriend (kp 18/08/2018)

Crime and punishment: We will have to wait and see if our government is serious enough to implement the laws of the land. We all know that our lawmakers are the real lawbreakers, by Guffadi (kp 18/08/2018)

Bishwokarma re-arrested after court frees him (kp 18/08/2018)

Even local representatives not spared of caste-based discrimination, by Binod Pariyar (rep 18/08/2018)

Murder convict arrested after 35 years (rep 18/08/2018)

Twin girls die after being dumped into septic tank: Police search for 20-year-old mother as suspect; One of the infants was found dead while the other died on her way to the hospital, by Ananda Gautam (kp 17/08/2018), Mother of murdered twin babies in custody (kp 18/08/2018)

Doramba killing memorial: ‘Onus on govt to look after victims’ families’ (ht 17/08/2018)

Crime rates soared by 25 per cent last fiscal (ht 17/08/2018)

Misuse of state-provided housing may bring 3 yrs jail, Rs 1m fine (rep 17/08/2018)

Law Minister Dhakal tables Protection of Victims of Crime Bill in National Assembly (ht 17/08/2018)

Women workers in entertainment sector continue to be exploited: Forty-nine per cent of women employed in the entertainment sector face sexual abuse (ht 16/08/2018)

Practising untouchability during menstruation, postpartum periods criminal offense: Offenders can be jailed for up to three months (Setopati 16/08/2018)

Nationwide CPN strike ends with fake bombs and arrests, by Nayak Paudel (kp 15/08/2018) [When will the main instigators like Netra Bikram Chand finally be arrested?], NA disposes of 27 suspicious objects (rep 15/08/2018)

Harsher punishment set for sexual harassment (ht 15/08/2018)

Cops beat up Dalit man 'without reason' (rep 15/08/2018) [Cops don't have the right to beat anybody, espexcially not the downtrodden Dalits!!]

Hospital vandalised over patient’s death (kp 14/08/2018)

Province 2 state minister surrenders to court: Freed on general date after hearing, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 14/08/2018), Murder-accused Province 2 state minister released without bail, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 14/08/2018) [???], Court releases two suspects (kp 15/08/2018), Murder-convict mayor freed without bail, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 15/08/2018)

Victims of conflict-era land transactions forced to purchase the same land twice, by Devendra Basnet (rep 14/08/2018)

Rape cases on the rise in Sunsari, by Amar Khadka (rep 13/08/2018)

Where are the conflict-disappeared?, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 13/08/2018) [And in which positions are those responsible for their disappearances??]

Gold smuggling probe stalls (kp 13/08/2018) [Political denial?]

Sarlahi becoming entry point of illegal drugs into Nepal , by Tanka Chhetri (rep 13/08/2018)

Explosion outside Biratnagar mayor’s office: Tarai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha (Revolutionary) owns up to the attack, saying it wanted to send out the message that its activities were not just limited in Province 2, by Binod Bhandari (kp 13/08/2018), 3 suspects held behind Morang blast (kp 03/09/2018)

Nirmala's rape and murder: Guilty yet to be booked; More than twenty investigation teams are engaged but the outcome of the probe continues to be nil even two weeks after the incident, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 12/08/2018), Crime in Kanchanpur: Authorities must pull out all the stops to complete a fair investigation into the rape and murder of 13-year-old girl (ht 13/08/2018)

Court issues arrest warrant against Prov 2 state minister (kp 12/08/2018)

Dharan and Itahari dumping waste recklessly, by Rohit Rai (rep 12/08/2018)

US clears four Army units on human rights, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/08/2018) [This does not excuse the fact that many secutity forces who committed crimes at the time of insurgency are still running free and have been promoted time and again!]

Drug and alcohol abuse blamed for alarming rise in rape cases in Province 7 (ht 11/08/2018)

37 victims of gender-based violence compensated (ht 11/08/2018) [Compensation for the victims will have no effect in the future unless the perpetrators are severely punished!]

Conflict victims unhappy with draft amendment to law, by Bhim Chapagain and Giriraj Baskota (rep 11/08/2018)

The death of justice: n a rule of law, even mundrey dons, thulo mancheys and common citizens are all subject to the law. If you break the law, you must face the music, by Guffadi (kp 11/08/2018)

Lama sent to one year in prison for laundering money (kp 10/08/2018)

1,480 rape cases last year, 4 every day!, by Pratik Rimal (rep 09/08/2018)

Moving beyond “kill all rapists”: In a deeply hierarchical society where the most vulnerable rape victims are likely to face aggression from police officers, baying for blood diverts the attention from the real issue, by Abha Lal (rep 09/08/2018)

Over 220 firms found selling unsafe goods: 41 bottled water suppliers were found to be selling contaminated water (kp 09/08/2018)

Chand-party man Bishwokarma held (kp 09/08/2018), Police beef up vigilance against Chand-led party (rep 09/08/2018) [This has been overdue for long!], Bishwokarma’s son files habeas corpus petition: Police had arrested Bishwokarma from Dakshinkali on Aug 7 (kp 13/08/2018), Present Bishwokarma within 48 hours, apex court orders (kp 14/08/2018)

36 kidnapping cases reported in city in three years (ht 08/08/2018)

Drop community service provision in TJ bill: NHRC to govt (rep 08/08/2018), National rights body slams weak penalties for war crimes, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/08/2018)

‘Nepal is serious about fighting human trafficking’ (kp 08/08/2018)

Maoists sell off lands they captured during insurgency (rep 08/08/2018)

Angry Kanchanpur residents protest against rapes and murders of victims (kp 07/08/2018)

Police shoot dead killers of abducted boy in gun battle (kp 07/08/2018), Kidnappend boy found dead, police shoot dead two suspects (rep 07/08/2018), Kidnapping and murder in Bhaktapur (rep 07/08/2018), Questions over police encounter weaken credibility: Experts (rep 08/08/2018), Uphold rule of law: No matter how serious a case is, it is the court of law that has the ultimate power to pronounce the accused guilty (ht 08/08/2018), , NHRC begins encounter probe: ‘Kidnappers’ families claim killings are extrajudicial (kp 09/08/2018), Home Minister Thapa assures probe into encounter killings (kp 10/08/2018), Home minister flip-flops on extrajudicial killings (kp 11/08/2018)

Province govt opens probe into Maleth shooting (kp 07/08/2018)

Priests carry idols away from temple to protect them from thieves, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 07/08/2018)

Police find out-of-contact Nur Prasad: Campaigner Ganga Maya Adhikari had asked NHRC to find her son ‘missing’ for four years since her husband Nanda Prasad’s death (kp 06/08/2018) [Murderers are runnig free with highest political protection and the brother of the victim has to hide for years"]

Rage further against rape (rep 06/08/2018)

Man held for rape attempt (kp 06/08/2018)

Students vandalise medical college (ht 06/08/2018)

Shuklafanta denies official services to Chhaupadi enforcers (kp 05/08/2018)Investigation delay raises suspicion, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/09/2018)

Man held for rape attempt in Bhimdutta (kp 05/08/2018)

Understanding sexual consent Shady business: There’s only one way to know for sure if someone has given their consent: if they tell you, by Anjam Singh (kp 05/08/2018)

Jewellery, mobile stores, co-operatives at risk of robbery, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 05/08/2018)

Women in control: Breaking menstrual taboo, by Panta (kp 04/08/2018) [related to the Chhaupadi crime]

When justice dies: Ganga Maya will win this battle for justice. And the victory will mark the process of healing the wounds of conflict era, by Anjali Subedi (rep 04/08/2018)

Gold probe team submits report: Report prepared by a task force suspects involvement of 293 people in the gold smuggling racket (kp 03/08/2018), Probe report fails to track whereabouts of 33 kg gold (ht 03/08/2018)

How does the Nepali media cover rape?, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 03/08/2018)

Court orders arrest of Province 2 State Minister, other accused in ASI’s murder, by Suresh Yadav and Madhesh Das (rep 03/08/2018) [This is not so much a problem between central and provincial governments as the general problem of the political parties holding on to criminal elements!], High Court issues letter to arrest Thaman murder accused state minister, mayor (kp 04/08/2018)

Man rapes 7-year-old girl (kp 02/08/2018)

PHC member ‘receives death threat’ (rep 02/08/2018), PHC member Niru Pal issued death threat, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/08/2018), Thapa says attack on Pal a political crime (kp 03/08/2018), Police arrest 82 suspects for threatening NCP lawmaker (kp 03/08/2018)

Janakpur High Court issues mandamus: State minister, lawmaker and mayor among 28 accused of killing police officer Thaman, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 02/08/2018)

More Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/08/2018)

No country for women: The number of reported rape cases has jumped 256 percent in the past decade (kp 01/08/2018)

Police Efficiency and Crime Control, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 01/08/2018)

Family murdered by close relatives, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 01/08/2018), Sibling, sister-in-law involved, says police (ht 01/08/2018)

NCB nabs ‘most-wanted’ drug smuggler, seizes 7,120 tablets of yaba (ht 01/08/2018)

Two Chand-led NCP cadres held for arson at crusher industry (ht 01/08/2018)

Govt moves to clamp down on helicopter rescue scam, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/07/2018), Taskforce finds organized crime in heli-rescue scam: Refuses to name guilty trekking companies,hospitals, helicopter operators (rep 31/07/2018)

Drug smuggling network from border to Kathmandu, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 31/07/2018)

Police arrest five men in kidney racket case (kp 30/07/2018)

Two APF constables held on rape charge (ht 30/07/2018)

CIEDP completes first-phase probe in 39 districts: Conflict victims ask how long they will take to complete complex tasks such as taking statements, excavation and exhumation (ht 30/07/2018)

The revolutionary and the lawyer: The Maoists grapple with demands to hold them accountable for violence of the conflict, by Aditya Adhikari (The Record 30/07/2018)

Women helpless in 'chhaugoths' out of fear of deity, by Janak KC (rep 29/07/2018)

Office bearers and employees divided over Jumla incident , by DB Budha (rep 29/07/2018)

Two girls missing since 12 days (rep 29/07/2018)

Girl, 13, raped and killed in Nimbukheda (kp 28/07/2018), Kanchanpur tense after girl’s rape, murder, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 29/07/2018), Teenager raped and killed in Kanchanpur, by Dil Bahadur Vhhatyal (rep 29/07/2018), Nirmala’s kin refuse to receive her body; demand justice, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/07/2018), Province MPs concerned about gruesome crime (kp 30/07/2018), Family coerced into cremating Nirmala:  Girl’s father Yagya Raj says he was threatened with criminal charge if protest became violent; CDO Khadka says family agreed to receive the 13-year-old’s body after authorities vowed to prosecute the guilty, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/07/2018), Nirmala’s kin not happy with probe (kp 03/08/2018)

Prasai faces slander charge: Prasai’s had suggested that Nepali female medical students in Bangladesh were sleeping with their professors to get degrees (kp 27/07/2018), MPs want Prasai punished (kp 28/07/2018), NC lawmakers seek action against Prasai (ht 30/07/2018)

11 murder accused sent to judicial custody in Rautahat (ht 28/07/2018)

One more on Interpol watch arrested (ht 28/07/2018)

Save our girls: Women in Nepal are advancing careers, breaking boundaries and fighting so many intrinsic social evils. But what do we lack so much to stop Chhaupadi?, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 26/07/2018)

16 Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 26/07/2018)

More than 150 Nepali women feared caughtin trafficking racket, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/07/2018)

84pc success in money laundering cases: Ex-chairman of Special Court Gauri Bahadur Karki says the court has been more lenient towards politically connected ‘Dons’ , by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/07/2018)

Government grants Rs10m in cash relief to Ganga Maya (kp 25/07/2018) [Money does not mean justice as long as the murderers are set free and promoted!!]

Two Frenchmen arrested over pedophilia charges, by Diya Dhakal (rep 25/07/2018)

Woman, 69, murdered for refusing sex (kp 24/07/2018)

RJPN picks absconding murder- accused as state minister (rep 24/07/2018) (related to Province 2) [???? His arrest has already been ordered by the SC!]

Minister Tamang faces public outrage (kp 23/07/2018), Sorry says minister (kp 23/07/2018), Watch your language: Law Minister Tamang’s comments about Nepali girls studying MBBS are unseemly (kp) [Tamang's statement reflects the way many Nepalese men think about women! It disqualifies him as a minister!], Minister quits over controversial remarks (kp 25/07/2018)

Thousands rally in support of Dr KC, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/07/2018) [The state must finally stop brutally beating and seriously injuring people with wooden sticks! No policeman has the right to shawl people on their heads with wooden sticks, no politician has the right to order and cover such procedure! This is a crime and the government is responsible!], Scores hurt as Tarun rally turns violent (kp 22/07/2018)

9-year-old girl raped in Kanchanpur (kp 22/07/2018)

174 women rescued from eastern transit point (ht 22/07/2018)

Criminal activities up in Lalitpur (ht 22/07/2018)

Swiss held on pedophilia charge: Eight foreigners arrested in two years (kp 21/07/2018)

Mayor slaps municipal staffer over dozer purchase row, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/07/2018)

Human trafficking through Pashupatinagar on the rise, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 21/07/2018)

Overall crime rate soaring in Kathmandu valley, say police (ht 21/07/2018)

40 injured in clash as Dr KC taken by force to Kathmandu (rep 20/07/2018) [see video], 20 doctors among injured in clashes with security forces (kp 20/07/2018), Jumla reeling from Thursday’s clash over Dr KC (kp 21/07/2018) [The culprits, including politicians, must stand trial!], Police gone wild! Why can’t our politicians understand that no regime has succeeded by beating up protestors and or even shooting at them?, by Guffadi (kp 21/07/2018)

Three men rape girl, 13, for two months in captivity, by Shiva Puri (kp 18/07/2018)

33 kg gold smuggling case: ‘Big fish’ still elusive as panel deadline expires (kp 18/07/2018), Murdered Shakya kept records of transactions (ht 19/07/2018)

Smuggling of small arms continues unabated (ht 18/07/2018)

Crimes on the rise in Udayapur: Social crimes, theft doubled; narcotic cases quadrupled in a year, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 18/07/2018)

The religious roots of Chhaupadi, by Pushpa Raj Joshi and Arun Bam (rep 17/0/72018)

Missing girl, 17, found murdered following rape: One suspect held, another on the run (kp 17/07/2018)

150 Nepali women in ‘captivity’ (kp 17/07/2018)

Man beats wife to death in Makwanpur (kp 16/07/2018)

8-year-old girl raped in Achham (kp 15/07/2018)

Rape cases on the rise, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 14/07/2018)

Leave no one behind: It is time to make the Nepali transitional justice model truly victim-centric and local, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Varsha Gyawali (kp 13/07/2018)

Relatives of women killed by Chhaupadi continue the malpractice, by Khamma Khatri (rep 13/07/2018)

Municipality office torched in Siraha (ht 12/07/2018)

Gold smuggling case: Morang court releases three suspects on bail, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 10/07/2018)

Gold smuggling probe committee likely to end investigation: An official of the committee said that the government wants the committee to end its probe without further ado as it does not want the committee to go deep into the matter and reveal senior politicians reportedly involved in the case (rep 10/07/2018) [!!!]

Police arrest gang of thieves operating as scrap collectors (ht 09/07/2018)

Krishna Prasad murder main suspect surrenders (kp 09/07/2018), Main accused in the murder of Ganga Maya’s son surrenders (rep 09/07/2018)

Girl gang-raped and murdered for refusing sex proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 08/07/2018)

Mother accuses police of neglecting daughter's murder, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/07/2018)

Victims want consultation on transitional justice law (rep 07/07/2018)

Girl arrested for 'orchestrating' friend's rape, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 07/07/2018)

Man murders five-year-old nephew (kp 03/07/2018)

Money laundering case: OAG appeals against Special Court decision; The OAG had earlier failed to appeal the exoneration of another mob boss Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange (kp 03/07/2018) [Political corruotion on highest level!!]

Interpol issues Red Notice for 83 Nepalis (ht 02/07/2018)

Dr KC starts hunger strike in Jumla (kp 01/07/2018) [Brutal police force against against peaceful civil society action!]

Indian national held with 8.2kg silver (kp 01/07/2018)

Victims reject draft amendment: NHRC chairman Sharma calls it translated draft guided by motive; There will be no punishment left after waiving 75pc sentence (ht 30/06/2018)

Police kill armed man in ‘gunfight’, locals deny it (kp 30/06/2018)

Chhaupadi continues in Surkhet, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/06/2018)

Four held for banking fraud (ht 30/06/2018)

Ganga Maya’s fast: NHRC questions Home secy, IGP (kp 29/06/2018), When our son was killed: A translated excerpt from a chapter of ‘Death of Justice' - a memoir of Gangamaya Adhikari, who is on the third week of her hunger strike at Bir Hospital, demanding her son's murderers be brought to justice (nt 29/06/2018)

Bill on TRC, CIEDP terms extension in parliament (rep 29/06/2018) [The exension of terms means little without fundamental changes in justice law and politics!], Just not justice: Proposed amendments to Nepal’s Transitional Justice Act still let perpetrators off the hook, by Om Astha Rai (nt 29/06/2018)

Police fail to nab murder suspects (ht 29/06/2018)

Mirror to our soul: The Nepali state must go beyond just consulting with elites on the draft CIEDP and TRCA bill, by Seira Tamang (kp 28/06/2018)

MPCD worried about growing incidents of cybercrime (ht 28/06/2018)

Child marriages continue unabated (ht 27/06/2018), Campaign against child marriage (ht 28/06/2018)

Change the mindset: Stop victimising rape victims, by Bijaya Laxmi (ht 27/06/2018)

Wife, lover held for husband’s murder (kp 27/06/2018)

Man beats wife to death (kp 27/06/2018)

Conflict victims reject revisions to TJ law: Draft lacks power to make TJ bodies ‘accountable’ (kp 27/06/2018)

Yet another businessman held over gold smuggling (rep 27/06/2018)

Chand followers shut Chitwan schools (kp 26/06/2018)

Torture still endemic: Though torture is prohibited, systemic torture by the state is a common practice, by Sanjeev K. Shah (kp 26/06/2018), Preventing torture: The revised criminal code is an attempt toward systematic reform to address torture-related impunity. It should be implemented, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2018)

Women head back to Chhaupadi sheds, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 25/06/2018)

Teenage girl raped in Mahottari (ht 25/06/2018)

Truck driver arrested with 213 kg hashish, 2.250 kg opium (ht 25/06/2018)

Buddha idols ‘stolen’ from Rigmagaun (kp 24/06/2018)

Conflict victims slam ‘symbolic prosecution': “Ordinary citizens convicted of murder receive 20 years of imprisonment but why did the government reduce the jail term for war criminals?”’ (rep 24/06/2018)

33 kg gold smuggling case: High-level panel continues arrests (rep 24/06/2018)

Shree Niwas released on Rs 5,000 bail (kp 23/06/2018) [???], Religious leader Sriniwas Acharya released on bail (ht 23/06/2018)

Ganga Maya again at Bir since 25 days in lone struggle for justice: Dr Govinda KC to flout govt ban at Maitighar today (rep 23/06/2018)

Three murders in Rajbiraj in less than a week, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 23/06/2018)

Black pepper smugglers arrested in Birgunj, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 23/06/2018)

Transitional Justice Act amendment draft ready: Apex court order, international practices taken into account, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/06/2018), Bill seeks to bring under transitional justice cases now in court or in UN system, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/06/2018)

Special court to look into conflict-era cases (ht 22/06/2018)

Four-fold increase in reported rape in 10 years, The lack of justice for rape, and its social stigma combine to breed impunity, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 22/06/2018)

Platform denies victims’ consent for concessions to war criminals (kp 21/06/2018)

Fourth gangster is free as Special Court acquits Giri (kp 21/06/2018)

Lahan police release Indian quacks without action, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/06/2018)

Businessman Bimal Poddar arrested (ht 21/06/2018)

Contractors yet to receive Rs 580m (ht 21/06/2018) [related to Dolakha district]

Amnesty slams inaction over Ganga Maya (kp 20/06/2018)

‘Ruling leaders responsible for delaying justice to conflict victims’ (rep 19/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women demand justice, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 19/06/2018)

Police arrest relatives for killing man (kp 17/06/2018)

Alleged rapist of 10-yr-old girl held (kp 17/06/2018)

Probe with malicious intent criminalised, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/06/2018)

Rukum conflict victims seek justice (kp 16/06/2018)

‘Women should speak against all forms of violence’ (ht 16/06/2018)

Dutchman arrested for pedophilia (rep 16/06/2018)

Gangamaya's autobiography unveiled (rep 16/06/2018)

Two ward chairmen arrested for electricity theft (rep 16/06/2018)

Two gold smugglers sent to jail kp 15/06/2018)

Woman thrashed for rejecting nephew’s ‘sexual advances’ (ht 15/06/2018)

Security agencies, Maoists buried disappeared in mass graves: CIEDP, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 14/06/2018)

Man kills son, injures wife, by Dipak Pariyar (kp 14/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women: Still far from justice, by Susan Risal (ht 14/06/2018)

Ward chairman downplays girl’s death in Chhaupadi, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 13/06/2018), Woman dies after snakebite in menstruation shed, by Khamma Chhetri (rep 13/06/2018), Bad blood continues: To banish Chhaupadi, besides having a new law, we need to change our behaviour (kp 13/06/2018) [Why do not men leave the house and stay in sheds during menstruation of female family members?], Chhaupadi still rampant in Bajura district (ht 13/06/2018)

Woman stripped half naked and thrashed in public seeks justice: Says police imposed arbitration, by Devendra Basnet (rep 13/06/2018), Insensitive state: Thrashing of woman in Dang (rep 14/06/2018)

307 burglary suspects held in 15 days (ht 13/06/2018)

Police arrest gangster Lama after gunfight, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/06/2018)

Abducted boy, 12, found murdered; five men held, by Shiva Puri (kp 12/06/2018), Police arrest 11 more in Yuvaraj murder case (kp 13/06/2018), Teacher, cop arrested for kidnapping, killing 12-yr-old, by Madan Thakur (rep 15/06/2018)

Two arrested for attempting to traffic women to Iraq using fake visa, by Amar Khadka (rep 12/06/2018)

Man gets life sentence for rape, murder (ht 12/06/2018)

33kg gold smuggling case: 3 main accused sent to DMLI for further probe, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 11/06/2018), Officials grill 3 accused over money laundering (kp 12/06/2018), Bajeko Sekuwa outlets sealed (kp 16/06/2018), Property details of 3 accused sought (kp 17/06/2018), Probe team’s tenure extended (kp 18/06/2018)

Mum, son found dead in Rautahat (kp 11/06/2018)

No suspension of MPs facing trial, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/06/2018) [Close cooperation of leading politicians and criminals and the protection of the latter continues unabated! This is a characteristic of the lawless state of Nepal!], NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya Adhikari (kp 09/06/2018) [Another case of protecting criminals!], NHRC urges PM Oli to save Ganga Maya, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2018)

Bardiya Tharus wait for justice: Lack of political will stalls investigations, by Dewan Rai (The Record 08/06/2018)

TRC assigns experts to draft reparation policy (kp 08/06/2018) [What does reparation mean as long as the criminal perpetrators are sitting in leading state positions and are being promoted time and again? The vitims have been suffering for so many years watching the offenders being awarded for their crimes!!], Justice delayed is justice denied: Delay in pursuance of transitional justice is violating victims’ ‘right to effective remedy’, by Samikshya Bhattarai and Prakash Bhattarai (kp 08/06/2018)

Hotelier arrested with 40 passports (kp 08/06/2018)

Man held in attempted rape case (kp 08/06/2018)

Match-fixing case: Special Court acquits 5 footballers (kp 08/06/2018)

‘Big fish of smuggling racket yet to be caught’ (ht 07/06/2018)

Udaypur growing into a hub for drug dealers, users: 153 arrested on charge of drug abuse in last 11 months (rep 07/06/2018)

Cops take steps to combat property crimes (ht 06/06/2018)

Police seize 12,200 kg black pepper being smuggled to India, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 06/06/2018)

Casteism denies Dalit lawmaker rental apartment in Kathmandu (kp 05/06/2018)

Dalit ward member killed, three women held (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit ward member dies after beating by paramor's children, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/06/2018)

Dispute takes regulation off House agenda: The ruling and opposition parties are at odds over whether or not to suspend a lawmaker facing judicial custody (kp 05/06/2018)

Unidentified group vandalises campus (ht 05/06/2018)

Hospital holds patient captive (ht 05/06/2018)

RJP-N to join central govt after leaders’ release, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/06/2018) [Another murderer to be released? This is not worth to make the RJPN join the government! The close cooperation of politicians and criminals goes unabated!], New laws for pardon, waiver, suspension, commutation of sentence sought (ht 03/06/2018)

Boy, 14, rapes 3-year-old kin (kp 02/06/2018)

Nepali woman sold in Iraq calls it a near-death experience, by Rohit Rai (rep 02/06/2018)

Bus tyranny still rules Valley roads, by Dilasha KC (rep 02/06/2018)

33kg gold smuggling case: SSP surrenders: court orders judicial custody, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 01/06/2018), Another suspect sent to custody, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 04/06/2018)

13 year-old disabled minor tied up for nine years (ht 01/06/2018)

Police rescue 39 girls from dance bars: Police say the girls were being forced to engage in illicit activities by their employers (kp 01/06/2018)

Investigation into war crimes gets tougher under new govt ‘Former rebels wielding new-found political influence to hinder probe’ (kp 31/05/2018) [Previous government was hardly any better!]

NHRC lists Agni Sapkota, Suryaman Dong as human rights violators (ht 31/05/2018)

Bank staff rapes 13-year-old girl (kp 31/05/2018)

Sports betting cartel busted: Ex-national team football player Anjan KC among six suspects (kp 30/05/2018)

SC seeks govt file on Dhungel pardon (kp 29/05/2018), Murder-convict Dhungel gets presidential pardon (kp 29/05/2018) [If there has ever been rule of law in Nepal, it is definitely over!]

Rapist gets 13-year term (kp 29/05/2018)

Let competitive juices flow: Whether it’s called a cartel or a syndicate, the ultimate goal is the same: price-fixing, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 29/05/2018)

‘Senior police officers, political leaders involved in gold racket’ (kp 28/05/2018), Gore accuses SSP Shyam Khatri of channeling the smuggled gold, by Binod Subedi (rep 28/05/2018), Police arrest Gore’s accomplice, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 28/05/2018)

One held for illegal kidney transplant (ht 28/05/2018)

Conflict victims demand justice, by DR Panta (kp 27/05/2018)

Increasing number of incestuous rapes raises concerns in Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/05/2018)

Police arrest one of rajpur gang rapists (kps 27/05/2018)

CIEDP completes first phase of probe in 20 district, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/05/2018)

209 organised criminals arrested in nine months (ht 26/05/2018)

Chand-led party’s activities against statute, state: Home Minster Thapa (kp 24/05/2018) [Why don't you call them what they are: Terrorist crimes against people and country?!]

Woman thrashed on witchcraft charge (ht 23/05/2018), Woman brutally thrashed by her in-laws for 'practicing witchcraft', by Madan Thakur (rep 24/05/2018)

Five-star resort dumps sewage into irrigation canal (rep 23/05/2018)

Gore reveals more names in gold smuggling case (kp 23/05/2018), Court extends suspects’ remand, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 23/05/2018), Court starts recording main accused Gore’s statement, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 24/05/2018), All that glitters isn’t gold: Gold smuggling saga should provide the opportunity to scrutinise the political class (kp 24/05/2018), Signs of new mysteries being uncovered in gold smuggling case, by Binod Subedi (rep 24/05/2018), Gore denies role in Shakya’s murder (kp 25/05/2018), Gore gang’s sordid saga: Smugglers sneak in gold worth 61 percent of Nepal’s legal imports (kp 26/05/2018), Interpol Red Notice likely to be issued for arrest of absconders (ht 26/05/2018), Alleged mastermind denies killing Shakya (ht 28/05/23018)

‘File appeal in Supreme Court against Chakre Milan acquittal’ (kp 22/05/2018)

Protest in Birgunj over ‘dowry-related death’ of woman (kp 22/05/2018), Police arrest Rinki’s father-in-law (kp 23/05/2018)

Opium cultivation thrives in Jajarkot (kp 22/05/2018)

Govt working to free Balkrishna Dhungel through presidential pardon, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/05/2018) [Turning Nepal into a justice free haven! Close cooperation oif politicians and crminals works well!!], Republic Day pardon recommended for Balkrishna Dhungel (ht 22/05/2018), ‘Rule of criminals and corrupt people will end’ (kp 22/05/2018) [By freeing and promoting convicted murderers and generally by close cooperation between leading politicians and criminals??], Don’t do it Dhungel's release (rep 22/05/2018), Plan to waive Dhungel’s jail term challenged (ht 25/05/2018), Apex court show-cause to government on Dhungel clemency bid (kp 26/05/2018), Dhungel's jailterm waiver case: PM consults NCP leaders to prepare govt response (kp 27/05/2018) [????], SC to hear Dhungel’s case today (kp 28/05/2018), Justice Hari Karki recuses himself from Dhungel waiver case (ht 28/05/2018)

CIB books 148 for Apex Development Bank scam (ht 21/05/2018)

Life on hold: Relief payments alone are not enough for the families of disappeared persons—they need to know what happened, by Luke Moffett and James Gallan (kp 21/05/2018)

Med centre, VLN operators booked for overcharging Malaysia-bound workers (kp 21/05/2018)

Six sentenced to life imprisonment for NC cadre’s murder (ht 21/05/2018)

Rautahat court jails serial killer for 52 years, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/05/2018)

Conflict victims feel further disheartened after left unity, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

Teach kids to fight back: Self-defence training is not all kung fu, it is raising awareness about possible abuse, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 20/05/2018)

Noted humanitarian charged with child rape in Nepal, stunning a village, by Kai Schultz and Rajneesh Bhandari (kp 19/05/2018)

Petroleum theft: Court convicts 17 in Bhalwari depot scam (kp 18/05/2018)

Film producer and five others arrested with fake currency (kp 17/05/2018), ‘Bank Notes recoverd from Wagle and co were fake’ (kp 21/05/2018)

NRB warns money changers against financing smuggling: There have been a growing number of gold smuggling cases in the last few years that could potentially have been financed through various channels according to the central bank (kp 17/05/2018)

PA member gets one year prison term (ht 16/05/2018)

Man sentenced to 10 years in jail for killing wife (ht 16/05/2018)

Rapists sentenced to 10 years in prison (ht 14/05/2018)

Facebook lands girl in brothel, by Keshav Rana (rep 14/05/2018)

Sporadic blasts, arson mark banda enforced by Chand’s outfit (kp 14/05/2018), IEDs go off at different places across country (ht 14/05/2018)

Woman tied in chains, locked in room for 12 years, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 12/05/2018)

Financial crime on the rise in Nepal (kp 09/05/2018)

‘Shree Niwas staged attack on himself to stoke violence’: Police arrest Delhi-bound Hindu godman at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; Police say the elaborate scheme was aimed at  rallying Hindus to launch a ‘decisive movement’ to reinstate Hindu nation, by Deo, Narayan Sah (kp 08/05/2018), Shree Niwas to be tried only for firearm offence, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 09/05/2018) [?? He must be accused for spreading hatred and social unrest!], Shriniwas sent to custody (ht 22/05/2018)

Gold smuggling accused stare at 3 more charges (kp 07/05/2018), Suspects change their statements to court, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 07/05/2018), Former DIG and suspended SP deny involvement, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 08/05/2018), All chargesheeted people involved’ (kp 10/05/2018), Extension of judicial custody sought, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 11/05/2018), SC orders release of two accused on bail (kht 19/05/2018)

MPs in judicial custody spared suspension (kp 06/05/2018)

Turning tears into happiness: Local govts need to implement plans that satisfy victims’ rights to justice, acknowledgment and reparations, by Elena Naughton (kp 06/05/2018)

Violent activities reported during CPN-called banda (kp 06/05/2018)

Vandals damage house of Thimi Mayor Shrestha (kp 06/05/2018)

Assailants beat up tender bidders: The group of assailants also misbehaved with  Deputy Mayor Pampha Basel who informed  police about the incident, by Hariram Upreti (kp 06/05/2018)

Crackdown on passport crimes: Department proposes three-year jail term and huge fines for recruiting agents who retain jobseekers’ passports (kp 04/05/2018)

Down with the death penalty: Reintroduction of the death penalty would be a regressive  step for the criminal justice system of Nepal, by Deepika Thapa Magar (kp 04/05/2018)

Woman thrashed, tortured for dowry (ht 03/05/2018)

Police arrest 'drunkard' for attempted rape, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 03/05/2018)

Police destroy poppy plants on 10 acres of land in West Rukum, by Hari Gautam (kp 03/05/2018)

Paedophilia case filed against 60-year-old Canadian national (ht 03/05/2018)

Deputy mayor frees husband detained for assaulting her, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/05/2018)

83-year-old reportedly raped in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/05/2018)

Unknown group cuts down 3,100 banana trees (kp 02/05/2018), Banana farm vandals caught (kp 04/05/2018)

Dhangadhi, safe haven for drug peddlers (ht 01/05/2018)

33-kg gold smuggling: DSP KC in net (kp 30/04/2018), Recorded conversation sheds new light in gold case, by Tapendra Karki (rep 01/05/2018), Case to be filed against 62 suspects, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 02/05/2018), Cops told to arrest SSP Khatri on sight (ht 02/05/2018), Case to be registered against 28 persons (ht 02/05/2018), Charge sheet filed against 63 suspects, by Binod Bhandari (kp 03/05/2018), Seven cops among 63 charge-sheeted, by Hari Adhikari (ht 03/05/20188), Morang court starts recording statements, by Madhav Ghimire and Ninod Bhandari (kp 04/05/2018), Judge in gold smuggling case picked through lots, by Binod Subedi (rep 04/05/2018), Police detains  constable in gold smuggling case (kp 06/05/2018)

IED explosion at Arun III office: Police suspect the hand  of the Netra Bikram  Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal in the latest attack on the project (kp 30/04/2018)

323,155 crime cases recorded digitally (ht 30/04/2018)

Women, children disappearing in Lamjung (ht 30/04/2018)

Man arrested on the charge of killing two children (ht 29/04/2018)

Rape cases continue unabated, says report (ht 26/04/2018), 131 cases of VAW including 36 rapes in a month (rep 26/04/2018), 30 per cent rape victims below 10 years of age (ht 27/04/2018)

Curbing fuel theft: NOC to implement locking system, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 26/04/2018)

Police officials dragged into investigation (ht 26/04/2018), DSP Sanjay Raut turns himself in for investigation (ht 27/04/2018)

Army to probe rape claim against Blue Helmets in South Sudan: UN had asked troops contributing country to fully probe case and, where applicable, pursue criminal prosecution (kp 25/04/2018), Nepali peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan (ht 25/04/2018), Nepal army vows to book guilty after investigation (kp 26/04/2018), Watching the watchmen: Nepal Army must come clean on  allegations concerning the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (kp 26/04/2018)

Smuggling flourishing in Bhairahawa, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 25/04/2018)

Traffic police officer throws acid on woman, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 24/04/2018)

Unhealed wounds: The Transitional Justice Act must be amended to make fair investigation possible, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 24/04/2018)

Man injured in Madhes movement feels betrayed, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/04/2018)

Police apprehend five men for attacking Mayur driver (kp 24/04/2018)

EC asks govt to ensure safety of commissioners (kp 24/04/2018)

Menstruating women, girls fear ‘invisible’ power (ht 23/04/2018)

Experience of working with abused women in India: Nazma is just a representative of numerous women across the world who have experienced domestic abuse at some point in their life, by Pratikshya Sharma (rep 23/04/2018)

Gold smuggling probe puts ex-DIG in net (kp 23/04/2018)

Police to curb sexual harassment in public places (ht 23/04/2018)

Police rescue two Nepalis from Delhi brothel (kp 23/04/2018)

Armed group robs Rs 1.3m (kp 23/04/2018)

Smuggling of petro products rises in Sarlahi, by Aman Koirala (kp 23/04/2018)

Nightmare of rape: Along with alarming rise of cases across the country, rape has become every girl’s nightmare today, by Sakun Bhandari (rep 22/04/2018)

Intel unit to keep tabs on money laundering: Body under Money Laundering Investigation Department to probe money laundering and terror financing suspects (kp 22/04/2018)

CPN student leaders held with cache of explosives, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 22/04/2018)

Salyan: Hotbed for herb smugglers, by Biplac Maharjan (kp 22/04/2018)

Copycats beware: Cases of plagiarism have to be dealt with academic charges as well as legal penalties, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 22/04/2018)

Would-be bride kills self over dowry demand (ht 21/04/2018)

Chand-led CPN cadres running extortion drive in Panchthar (ht 21/04/2018)

Justice expert tells Nepal to make Act changes public, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 20/04/2018)

Man rapes teen daughter (kp 20/04/2018)

Dalits still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 20/04/2018)

Govt launches ‘Operation Mandala’ (ht 20/04/2018)

CPN men threaten mayor for refusing extortion demand (kp 20/04/2018)

Police arrest Deepak Manange (kp 20/04/2018), Manange sent to Dillibazar prison (kp 21/04/2018), Manange not to face money laundering trial and OAG is to blame; Attorney office fails to file petition at SC in time to appeal Special Court’s ruling to acquit Manange; Internal probe underway into ‘rare slip-up’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/04/2018)

Rautahat deploys police at gas stations to curb smuggling: Move after gas stations found colluding with smugglers, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/04/2018)

Ward chair ‘mistakenly’ imprisoned for trafficking freed (ht 20/04/2018), Ward chair freed by SC rearrested, sent to prison (ht 23/04/2018)

Migrant workers being used to smuggle gold (ht 20/04/2018)

Maoist, Youth Association leaders arrested for involvement in criminal activities, by Reksha Bhusal (rep 19/04/2018)

Police investigate rape and murder of girl, 14 (kp 18/04/2018)

Teenage girl found dead (ht 18/04/2018)

Court sends child killers to prison (kp 18/04/2018)

Blast damages Indian Embassy camp office wall in Biratnagar (kp 18/04/2018), Indian police arrest blast suspect (kp 03/05/2018)

Call to book 450 people for taking citizenship with fake documents, by Kamal Panthi (kp 18/04/2018)

Cases of oil theft on rise in eastern Nepal, by Binod Bhandari (kp 18/04/2018)

Busting smuggling racket: Combating gold smuggling is a tough job because of strong nexus among smugglers, corrupt leaders, security personnel, bureaucrats and gangsters, by Dipesh KC (rep 18/04/2018)

Act on transitional justice: CIEDP calls for early amendment; TJ body officials also urge Minister Tamang to resolve other administrative and procedural complexities (kp 17/04/2018)

Man charged with killing live-in girl friend (ht 17/04/2018)

Explosion at municipal building in Ilam (kp 16/04/2018)

Yesterday’s impunity is today’s impunity: The recently held conference on impunity has shown that South Asia stands together against human rights abuses, by Mohna Ansari (kp 16/04/2018)

Book criminals without compromise, IGP tells cops (ht 16/04/2018)

Suspect in guest house murder of woman held (ht 16/04/2018)

Complaint filed to probe ‘suspicious death’ of woman: Husband and in-laws of Sanu claim she committed suicide by consuming poison (kp 15/04/2018)

Rethinking society: Violence against women is not only a female problem, it is also an issue of men, by Milan Pandey (kp 15/04/2018)

NCP cadres vandalise crusher plant, torch vehicles (ht 15/04/2018)

Bandarmudhe victims tired of false promises. by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/04/2018)

Chand’s party men rob municipal office (kp 13/04/2018), Seven including ex-MP arrested for carrying out blasts, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 14/04/2018)

Seeking bail made easier for convicts, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/04/2018)

Tarun Dal cadre among four arrested for extortion (kp 13/04/2018)

Girl traffickers arrested (ht 13/04/2018)

Crossing point: Extra vigilance needed on both sides of Indo-Nepal border to curb human trafficking (kp 13/04/2018)

Two arrested with banned notes worth INR 4.9m (ht 13/04/2018)

Police arrest a gang of forgers (kp 12/04/2018)

Protecting the vulnerable: Heinous crimes against women are continually committed despite the existence of legal provisions, by Sajin Bikram Kunwar (kp 11/04/2018)

Revamp justice bodies rights groups suggest: The AWC has also urged the UN and other international agencies to take measures not to support and condone the process that would promote de-facto impunity in  relation to gross violations of human rights in Nepal (kp 11/04/2018), Do it right and just, by Barun Ghimire (rep 11/04/2018), UN, global groups urged to fund TJs (kp 12/04/2018), Govt to amend transitional justice act: AG; Kharel said the government was coming up with provisions on reparations, relief, public apology and memorialisation of victims (ht 12/04/2018)

Ward chair attacked, hospitalised (ht 11/04/2018), 5 held in Bharatpur blast, attack on ward chair (kp 12/05/2018)

Women increasingly opting for divorce to end abusive marriages (rep 11/04/2018)

Action against defaulting sugar mills: Police arrest manager of Eastern Sugar Mill (rep 11/04/2018)

Third ‘don’ walks free: Special Court acquits Parshuram Basnet in money-laundering case on Monday, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/04/2018)

Boy, 12, steps on  ‘electric trap’ dies, by Mohan Budhair (kp 10/04/2018)

Farmers deprived of using their own land captured by APF during conflict era, by Khamma Khatri (rep 10/04/2018)

Religious leader hurt in Biratnagar shooting (kp 09/04/2018), Campaigner for Hindu nation shot, injured, by Amar Khadka and Chuman Basnet (rep 09/04/2018), Spiritual leader Acharya discharged from hospital (ht 30/04/2018), ‘Shree Niwas staged attack on himself to stoke violence’: Police arrest Delhi-bound Hindu godman at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; Police say the elaborate scheme was aimed at  rallying Hindus to launch a ‘decisive movement’ to reinstate Hindu nation, by Deo, Narayan Sah (kp 08/05/2018)

Krishna Prasad murder case: Person filing charge sheet fails to record statement at court (ht 09/04/2018)

Canadian paedophile nabbed (kp 09/04/2018)

Menace of rape: We have no moral ground to talk about prosperity when safety and wellbeing of women and children remains a far cry, by Mira Dhakal and Luna Bhattarai (rep 07/04/2018)

Katahariya mayor gets life in prison for murder (ht 07/04/2018)

Rape culture: Our society and our law enforcement must accomodate victims, not shield perpetrators (kp 06/04/2018), Relatives, neighbors and dusk most dangerous!, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 07/04/2018)

Police bust fake job racket (ht 06/04/2018)

Activists, academia probe spate of rapes (kp 04/05/2018), Anti-rape drive in Saptari (kp 05/04/2018), Man rapes girls, aged 7 and 8, in Kanchanpur (kp 05/04/2018), Police posts in capital ill-poised for sexual violence cases: NHRC (rep 05/04/2018)

Big picture: Case of Radha Chaudhary should not be treated as a stale incident. We cannot rule out possibility of such incidents occurring in the future, by Rupashree Niraula (rep 05/04/2018)

Woman’s body found in sack; hubby held (kp 05/04/2018)

Police arrest two with red sandalwood (kp 05/04/2018), Tourist bus used to smuggle red sandalwood, clothes seized (ht 05/04/2018)

Minister’s jeep vandalised (ht 05/04/2018)

300 VAW cases registered with NWC in three months (ht 04/04/2018)

13 rape incidents in Makawanpur this fiscal (ht 04/04/2018)

Police to launch campaign against rape (ht 04/04/2018)

Child trafficking rampant in Bajura (ht 04/04/2018)

Man murders two kids, age 3 and 5 (kp 04/04/2018)

Goodwill hunting: Govt lost trust of victims due to rampant politicisation of TJ process; it must make amends via reparation (kp 04/04/2018)

Rape cases increasing at alarming rate (rep 03/04/2018)

Police and staff clash injures 12 (kp 03/04/2018)

Smuggling of black pepper to India on the rise (rep 03/04/2018)

Disproportionate assets case filed against Sah (ht 03/04/2018)

Diesel theft continues unabated: Per litre of diesel costs Rs28 more in India than  in Nepal, while petrol is expensive by Rs22 per litre, by Binod Bhandari (kp 02/04/2018)

Poaching, smuggling on rise in Chure area, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 01/04/2018)

12-yr mentally challenged girl ‘gang raped’ in Sunsari: Police arrest Abinash Sardar on charge of raping the girl on Friday following a complaint by the victim’s family (kp 01/04/2018)

Man kills wife over suspicion of extramarital affair (ht 01/04/2018)

Locals attack policemen, seven injured (ht 01/04/2018)

House nods to extend terms of TJ bodies (kp 31/03/2018)

Taxmen crack down on fake excise stickers (kp 31/03/2018)

Case against ex-minister (kp 31/03/2018)

President sad over unsolved Dasdhunga accident (kp 31/03/2018)

Patient’s attendant raped, suspect arrested: The suspect, a former NA soldier, was dismissed from service for his involvement in a rape case (ht 30/03/2018)

Child gang-raped in Sunsari yet again, by Amar Khadka (rep 30/03/2018)

Couple held over daughter’s mysterious death (ht 30/03/2018)

NA team defuses IED in Bardiya (kp 30/03/2018)

Man rapes 10-year-old girl (kp 29/03/2018)

Police seize 1.4 kilos of opium (ht 29/03/2018)

Man and woman tortured at ward office for ‘illicit relationship’, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 28/03/2018)

Police arrest man for raping girl, 10 (kp 28/03/2018)

ASI arrested for raping teenage girl (ht 28/03/2018)

Tenth grader found dead in rented room (ht 28/03/2018), Traffic police officer and two others held in student death, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/03/2018), Girl appearing for SEE in Surket raped, murdered, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 29/03/2018)

PM rules out blanket amnesty for serious rights violations (rep 28/03/2018), TRC welcomes PM’s stand on TJ: Urges the govt to make necessary amendments to Act (kp 29/03/2018), The moment of truth: PM Oli has to ensure commitment to  transitional justice in legislation (kp 29/03/2018), Walk the talk: PM’s pledge against impunity (rep 29/03/2018)

Man stabbed to death; wife and daughter held (kp 28/03/2018)

Kin of disappeared demand swift probe, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/03/2018)

Police step up crackdown on gamblers; 208 arrested in six weeks (ht 28/03/2018)

Women take out rally against growing rape cases in Saptari, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 27/03/2018)

Most wanted criminal Barud Singh arrested (ht 27/03/2018)

Chand’s party extorts Bardiya business people (kp 26/03/2018)

Three bombs explode in separate places in Morang (ht 26/03/2018)

Elected representatives look on as forest officer is attacked (kp 26/03/2018)

Don’t let bygones be bygones: Role of the Courts in bringing conflict crimes to a logical end could restore public faith in the judiciary, by Anurag Devkota (kp 26/03/2018)

Koireli becomes VAW-free village (kp 26/03/2018)

Murder convict held seven years after sentencing (ht 26/03/2018)

Waling man held on charge of raping teen (kp 25/03/2018)

Internet users warned against lottery scams (25/03/2018)

Dy mayor beats up ward member (rep 27/03/2018)

8 hurt in blast at jewellery shop, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 24/03/2018)

Police arrest two men for raping girls (kp 24/03/2018)

TRC to set up district offices: Move aimed at completing probe into more than 60,000 complaints within the remaining 11-month tenure of the commission, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/03/2018)

Land sold thrice without owner’s knowledge, by Byas Shankar Upadhyaya (ht 23/03/2018)

High-level police team to probe killing of gold smuggler, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/03/2018), Police launch investigation into murder, 33 kg gold smuggling: Suspects claim cops trying to let main perpetrators free (ht 23/03/2018)

Smuggling of goods rampant (ht 23/03/2018)

Man caught trafficking girl (kp 22/03/2018)

Five held over gang rape of 15-year-old girl: The intellectually disabled victim was held captive for days (ht 22/03/2018)

Another minor raped in Parsa, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 22/03/2018)

14 years on, wounds from Beni attack still raw, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 22/03/2018)

Burn violence, acid attacks discussed (ht 22/03/2018)

Four arrested on suspicion of murder (ht 22/03/2018)

Body seized from pyre for murder probe, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/03/2018)

Police find cremated remains of Sneha (kp 21/03/2018)

RJP-N presses for Chaudhary’s swearing-in (kp 21/03/2018) [Impunity and reward for crime accused persons?]

Durbarmarg gang-rape: Main accused in net (kp 21/03/2018)

Study reveals widespread underinvoicing in exports (kp 21/03/2018), Under-invoicing in carpet export to China costing Nepal dear, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 21/03/2018), Underinvoicing raises tax avoidance, money laundering concerns, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 21/03/2018)

Attempted murder of pregnant rape victim (kp 20/06/2018)

3 jailed for kidnap, murder of 8-year-old (kp 20/03/2018)

6 girls rescued from Nepal-India border (kp 20/03/2018)

Process begins to amend transitional justice Act: Attorney General Kharel is taking a lead in preparing the draft amendments in consultation with the Law Ministry (kp 20/03/2018)

Woman torches own children on death after dispute with husband, by Manju Upreti (rep 20/03/2018)

Two extortionists arrested (kp 20/03/2018)

BPKIHS Sunrise Bank branch robbed (ht 20/03/2018)

Ex-king evades Rs 38 million tax: Municipality official, by Yuwaraj Biwas (rep 20/03/2018)

Opposition party not weighing in (rep 20/03/2018), No power can save Resham Chaudhary from law: AIG, by Jagat Khadka (rep 20/03/2018)

TRC starts talks with victims (kp 19/03/2018)

Sexual abuse of male children overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/03/2018)

Call for men to join hands in the fight against VAW (ht 19/03/2018)

Interpol hunts for fugitive Manange (kp 19/03/2018) [CPN-UML and Election Commission will have to explain how this criminal could be made a candidate for the provincial elections!]

Three underage girls raped in Syangja: Uncle rapes 11-year-old niece (kp 18/03/2018)

CPN activists attempt to burn hospital officer, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 18/03/2018)

School principal molests student (kp 18/03/2018), Court remands Gyan Kunja principal to five-day custody: Principal Shiva Karki was arrested on Friday night after a student complained he ‘molested  her’ (kp 19/03/2018), Teacher held for attempting to rape student (ht 19/03/2018)

Hard day at the office: Workplace harassment laws in Nepal mainly focus on sexual harassment in offices: Is that enough?, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 18/03/2018)

Officials raid overseas job consultancy, four arrested for fraud (ht 18/03/2018)

NC cadres clash with cops in Banepa (ht 18/ß03/2018)

Racquet importing fake alcohol stickers busted, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/03/2018)

Girl, 17, raped inside microbus in Saptari (kp 17/03/2018)

13 key NCC bank officers held in Rs1.5 billion scam (kp 17/03/2018)

Police probe out-of-court rape settlement incident (kp 16/03/2018), Police accused of settling rape case through mediation (ht 17/03/2018)

Pressing for progress?, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 16/03/2018) [on VAW]

Woman, 23, severely beaten for refusing marriage proposal, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/03/2018), Woman attacked with hotPolice probe out-of-court rape settlement incident oil for refusing marriage proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 15/03/2018), Sunita’s family files attempted murder case against Rakesh and his friend, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 16/03/2018)

A woman on Women’s Day: No matter the ethnicity or grouping, Nepali women face strange scenarios of extreme prejudice, by Pramod Mishra (kp 15/03/2018)

Remembering Maleth: A year after Maleth tragedy political temperature has cooled down. Sworn ‘enemies’ of the past have now become ‘friends’, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 15/03/2018)

Five paraded for printing fake currency bank notes (ht 15/03/2018)

Catch the momentum: Nepal’s resounding victory at Human Rights Council reflects international community’s acknowledgment of our commitments and accomplishments in human rights, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 15/03/2018) [This article does not correctly reflect Nepal's human rights reality!]

Rape rife in Saptari localities: Even toddlers not spared, by Jeetendra Kumar Jha (rep 14/03/2018)

Enough is enough: Many people were killed in charge of practicing witchcraft. Those cases were resolved most probably with milapatra, by Shiksha Risal (rep 14/03/2018)

Police arrest four CPN activists on charges of attacking mayor, by DR Panta (kp 14/03/2018)

Govt cuts off power to stone, sand factories: The decision made to stop revenue evasion, land misuse and power theft, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/03/2018)

CIB arrests six persons for smuggling gold (14/03/2018)

Trader Harish Sethiya shot at again (ht 14/03/2018)

Police arrest man behind death of teen daughter, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 13/03/2018)

Two women gang-raped in 24 hours, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 13/03/2018)

Chhaupadi in Palpa: School bars menstruating girls from using toilet, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 12/03/2018)

Kapilvastu man held for ‘raping his neighbour’ (kp 11/03/2018)

Husband held for wife’s death (kp 11/03/2018)

Student unions submit memorandum to home minister (ht 11/03/2018) [related to growing violence against women and children], Students urge govt to stop crimes against women, kids: Student unions draw  Home Minister’s attention to a recent spate of crimes committed against women and children (kp 12/03/2018)

Migrants being used as gold carriers by racketeers (ht 11/03/2018)

Villagers thrash girl, 18 (kp 10/03/2018), Police launch investigation into Kailali witchcraft torture incident, by DR Panta (kp 11/03/2018), Probe into thrashing of witchcraft-accused starts (ht 11/03/2018), Lawmakers demand action against cops, local reps (ht 11/03/2018), PM directs action against those involved in alleging and abusing girl for practicing 'witchcraft' (ht 11/03/2018), Human Rights demands strong action against ‘witch’ thrashers (kp 12/03/2018), Govt vows action against perpetrators (kp 12/03/2018), SI Bista suspended, case filed against three (ht 12/03/2018), Three held for thrashing woman on witchery charge, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/03/2018), ‘Ram Bahadur used to sexually exploit girls, young women’ (kp 13/03/2018), Govt team in Kailali to inquire about witchcraft torture case after a week, by DR Panta (kp 15/03/2018), 6 made public in Kailali witchcraft torture case, by DR Panta (kp 16/03/2018), Radha felicitated in her own village, by DR Panta (kp 18/03/2018)

Schoolchildren falling prey to online sexual abuse (ht 10/03/2018)

Nine-year-old tied up at home for mental illness (ht 10/03/2018)

RJPN calls for Chaudhary’s release (rep 10/03/2018) [???], RJP-N: Drop charges against Chaudhary: The MP-elect from Kailali airlifted to Ktm for treatment, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/03/2018), Chaudhary flown to capital for treatment (ht 11/03/2018), RJPN seeks political solution to Kailali 'incident': Alerts govt about possible consequences if Chaudhari dies in prison (rep 11/03/2018) [This is not a political issue but a crime! It cannot be solved politically but only by a law court!], Resham Chaudhary admitted to Bir Hospital (ht 12/03/2018), Suspects of Tikapur carnage end hunger strike after 4-pt deal, by DR Panta (kp 13/03/2018)

Police arrest gang of scooter thieves in Kathmandu (kp 10/03/2018)

Cooperatives brought under anti-money laundering law, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/03/2018)

Four CPN cadres held for attacking elected official (kp 09/03/2018)

ICJ concerned about continuing impunity in Nepal (ht 09/03/2018)

Minor killed after rape in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/03/2018)

Rage against rape: We were never taught that we should fight back against all sexual assaults. We could never share abuses because it would be considered as our faults and we would be blamed, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 08/03/2018), Women’s Day: As much a fight as celebration: #RageAgainstRape activists march as part of a larger event organised to mark International Women’s Day, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 09/03/2018)

Attorney General starts talks to expedite justice process (kp 08/03/2018)

Huge amount of injectable drugs seized (ht 08/03/2018)

An unfinished agenda: We need to rethink the influence gender biased mythology plays on our treatment of women and girls, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 08/03/2018)

Four persons on Interpol Red Notice arrested, brought home in three months (ht 08/03/2018)

Smuggled goods seized, smugglers escape, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 07/03/2018)

Consultancy operator held for illegally sending workers abroad: Purushottam Khadka, operator of Catchy Education and Training Consultancy was arrested in Kathmandu last Friday (kp 06/03/2018)

19 years after the killing of Yadu Gautam, a Maoist leader calls it a mistake (rep 06/03/2018) [A btutal murder is not a mistake but a fundamental crime!]

Police arrest fugitive wildlife smuggler (kp 06/03/2018)

Cement factories found flouting quality standards, by Kushal Basnet (rep 06/03/2018)

Sand mines operating using fake papers, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 06/03/2018)

Kailali Prison inmates start fast unto death: 25 accused in 2015 Tikapur incident highlight their demands; Protesters demand election victory certificate for Chaudhary, by DR Panta (kp 05/03/2018)

Woman, 44, bludgeoned to death in Morang, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 05/03/2018), Woman in Morang killed after rape, by Yuvraj Biwas (rep 05/03/2018)

Wanted MP Silwal claims he did not go into hiding (kp 05/04/2018), Review of Silwal case on: AG’s office (kp 06/03/2018)

Sharma out on Rs4.5m bail (kp 05/03/2018) [He is accused of having amassed almost ten times this amount!]

Police arrest serial killer deported from Qatar (kp 05/03/2018)

Police recover body of missing man from Lahan, by Binod Bhandari (kp 04/03/2018)

No compromise: Attempt to ‘compromise’ on rape cases is an attack on dignity of women, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 04/03/2018)

Crime and punishment: Killings of individuals, who had criminal backgrounds, show a worrying trend that Nepal Police is bent on dispensing ‘justice’ by bypassing the judicial mechanisms, by Nir Lama (rep 04/03/2018)

5-year-old raped (kp 04/03/2018)

Tikapur tense after youth’s murder, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 04/03/2018)

Silwal spotted in parliament, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/03/2018) [??]

Hindu custom of Chhaupadi: Kanchanpur continues to isolate menstruating women in sheds (kp 03/03/2018)

Forgery racket running from medical store busted (ht 03/03/2018)

No country for women: Nepal’s political transition is over, but there is no closure for victims of wartime rape, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/03/2018)

Cyberbullies top risk for children (kp 02/03/2018)

2 young girls raped in Parsa, Sunsari (kp 02/03/2018)

‘Ward chair assaults woman’ (kp 02/03/2018)

Woman behind bid to murder husband (ht 02/03/2018)

Some return to crime when out of jail, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 02/03/2018)

Arrest warrant against Chand (kp 01/03/2018), Police issue Chand 70-day warrant to appear in court, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 01/03/2018) [This has been overdue for long!]

6-year-old girl raped (kp 28/02/2018)

Sleuths bust fake notes international racket, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/02/2018), Counterfeit currency in circulation: NRB suspects fake notes changed hands during elections, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 28/02/2018)

Police step up efforts to curb hashish menace, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 28/02/2018)

Tikapur carnage suspect surrenders: Kailali District Court remands MP-elect Chaudhary in judicial custody, by Arjun Shah (kp 27/02/2018), Resham Chaudhary to file application at High Court for release date (kp 28/02/2018)

Two minors raped in last two weeks (rep 27/02/2018)

Innocent man jailed for 18 days (ht 27/02/2018)

Govt told to compensate murder convict: Woman imprisoned five years in excess of her awarded term, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/02/2018)

NOC begins probe into gasoline smuggling: Fuel imported from India is sold en route before reaching Nepal as prices are higher across the border, by Binod Bhandari (kp 26/02/2018)

CIEDP chooses 3 districts for probe: Teams will reach Kanchanpur, Makwanpur and Jhapa to get details from family and to collect ante-mortem data (kp 25/02/2018)

Five women rescued (ht 25/02/2018)

Siblings missing since more than a week, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 25/02/2018)

Chhaupadi is still a norm in Achham, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 23/02/2018)

Girls from poor families prone to rape, sexual assault: Police, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 23/02/2018)

Police kill gangster Pun in Devdaha shootout, by Manish Gautam and Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 22/02/2018), Police begin hunt for Pun’s gangsters (kp 23/02/2018), Extrajudicial killing: The principle of law is that an accused is innocent until proven guilty and should get a fair chance to stand trial (ht 23/02/2018)

Police constable and journalist injured in Pokhara IED blast (kp 21/02/2018)

Chand-led Maoists hurl bomb at moving bus, dozens injured  (rep 21/02/2018)

Rape accused man on the run (kp 20/02/2018)

Why #rageagainstrape?, by Shiksha Risal (rep 20/02/2018)

No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum, by Ganesh BK (20/02/2018)

Locals terrorized after abducted son of ward chief killed, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 19/02/2018), Missing boy found dead in Kapilvastu, by Manoj Poudel (kp 20/02/2018)

Two men rape girl, 16, in Bajura: Villagers threatened to kill us if we filed a police case, said the victim’s father. They prevented us from filing a police complaint at the district headquarters, he said (kp 18/02/2018)

Electricity theft down in Lalitpur (kp 18/02/2018)

Suspicious foreigners under police surveillance (kp 18/02/2018)

4 rapes reported in different parts of country: Three victims below 13 years; Cousin rapes and murders 11-year-old girl; Saptari police arrests a 12-year-old boy after a two-year-old is raped  on Thursday (kp 17/02/2018), Man arrested for raping, killing cousin (ht 17/02/2018), Man accused of raping child escapes, police accused of collusion, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/02/2018)

Child marriage still rampant although illegal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2018)

Mentally-challenged man forced in shed since four decades, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 17/02/2018)

Waiting and waiting: Conflict victims have been demanding a fair investigation, but it is nowhere in sight, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 16/02/2018)

Girl raped, police blamed for letting of perpetrator (ht 16/02/2018)

Child rape accused bribes victim’s mum to lie in court, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/02/2018)

Cases of violence against women decreasing in Bhaktapur district (ht 15/02/2018)

Illicit network businesses thriving by selling illicit drugs, by Raju Adhikari (rep 15/02/2018)

Cases of sexual violence increasing (kp 14/02/2018)

Assailants attack Ncell towers (kp 14/02/2018)

Six-year-old found dead (ht 14/02/2018)

Single women in Rolpa facing domestic, social violence (ht 13/02/2018)

No safe zones for women; Chronic anxiety of sexual harassment in public transport narrows down socio-economic prospects of women, by Biranchi Poudyal and Samikshya Thapa (rep 13/02/2018)

118 kg illegal gold bust in six years (kp 13/02/2018)

Morang police free three men from abductors, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 13/02/2018)

Five held for abducting Indian nationals (ht 13/02/2018)

Police in Kathmandu and Itahari tried to obstruct access to justice, interview with Gita Upreti (kp 12/02/2018)

Two Nepali Army men among three held with rhino horns (ht 12/02/2018)

No one owns explosion at UKHP (ht 12/02/2018)

Four held for running hundi racket (ht 12/02/2018)

Smuggling of Indian chicken rife in Siraha, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 12/02/2018)

TJs begin new term with little hope for result, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/02/2018)

11-year-old girl raped, suspect absconding (ht 11/02/2018)

Police arrest rape accused in India (kp 11/02/2018)

Schoolchildren at high risk of online sexual abuse (ht 11/02/2018)

Interpol India hands over murder convict to Nepal (ht 10/02/2018)

Not pushed around anymore: A young school girl from a remote Nepali village dares to take a molester to court, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 09/02/2018)

Hunger for justice: Ganga Maya Adhikari refuses to give up her struggle for justice, by Makenzie Stallo (nt 09/02/2018)

Everest Hotel chair held (kp 09/02/2018)

Unsafe and insecure: Recent media disclosures of police complicity with rape perpetrators tells a lot about our society (kp 08/02/2018), Crime and clarity: The police must institutionally do away with the current iniquitous practice of finding a compromise solution over rape, by Deepak Thapa (kp 08/02/2018), ‘Grave mishandling of rape case', by Manish Gautam (kp 09/02/2018)

UML dumped me: blast victim, by Pawan Yadav (kp 08/02/2018)

Man attempts to burn wife to death, by Santosh Singh (kp 08/02/2018)

Rights groups demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim in Itahari (kp 07/02/2018)

Dharan police investigates abduction, rape of student (kp 07/02/2018)

Rights chair slams delay in war-era cases probe: Tenures of TJ mechanisms extended by another year (kp 06/02/2018)

Criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disapperaces: NHRC (rep 06/02/2018)

Govt staff killed during 10-year insurgency declared martyrs, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 06/02/2018)

Teenager rapes 3-year-old girl: Two girls gang-rapedl (kp 05/01/2017)

Birgunj capital demand enters 32nd day: Protesters burn tyres and damage vehicles, by Bhushan Yadav and Shankar Acharya (kp 05/02/2018)

Police arrest main accused in Lalu Khan shooting (kp 03/02/2018)

NHRC panel to probe Durbarmarg gang rape case (kp 01/02/2018), Victim changes her statement (kp 02/02/2018), Durbarmarg gang rape: Suspension recommended for Inspector Thakuri (kp 03/02/2018), Process on to suspend Inspector: HQ (ht 04/02/2018), Police fail to trace suspects’ whereabouts (ht 10/02/2018)

Police arrest four suspects in Bhaktapur robbery case (kp 01/02/2018)

17 sent to judicial custody for illegal medical practice (ht 01/02/2018)

Ganga Maya on another death fast (kp 31/01/2018)

Police HQ probes officers for refusing rape victim’s plaint (kp 31/01/2018), Police inspector under scannerAccused of taking bribe to let ‘gang-rapists’ off the hook (ht 31/01/2018)

The world watches: Transitional justice bodies are being criticised for delays but bulk of blame lies with parties (kp 31/01/2018)

Security guard held over murder of colleague (kp 31/01/2018)

17 held on charges of practising medicine illegally (kp 30/01/2018)

Fourteen-year-old thrashed in police custody (ht 30/01/2018)

Oli moots one-time amnesty to money launderers (ht 30/01/2018) [???], Oli for legalizing 'underground money': Repeated statements from would-be prime minister indicate incoming government's lenient  attitude, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 30/01/2018) [Politicians and criminals are a mutually supportive community!!]

Whereabouts of missing schoolboy still unknown (ht 29/01/2018)

Fugitive robber ‘Tike’ hurt in police crossfire (kp 28/01/2028)

Youths take initiative in fight against crime (ht 28/01/2018)

CIB steps up crackdown on traffickers (ht 27/01/2018), Call to end human trafficking in the guise of foreign employment (ht 27/01/2018)

TRC asks govt, parties not to meddle in war-era incidents, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2018)

Two elected representatives thrashed (ht 27/01/2018)

Cultural rights and wrongs: How many more women must die before defining how far Chhaupadi is acceptable?, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 26/01/2018), Chill adds to woes of menstruating women (ht 26/01/2018)

Body of minor girl found (ht 26/01/2018)

TRC, CIEDP ‘in dilemma’ on term extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 26/01/2018)

Dozens, including 38 blast victims, declared martyrs (ht 26/01/2018) [??]

SC decision to jail me influenced by media, activists: Dhungel (rep 26/01/2018) [????????]

Human rights watch: TRC and CIEPD have done very little to earn the victims’ families respect and goodwill (kp 25/01/2018)

Minor girls employed in entertainment industry (25/01/2018)

Family held hostage in Bhaktapur, robbed of cash and jewellery (kp 25/01/2018)

CIEDP for Rs 2m in compensation: Proposes the sum to Peace Ministry as relief for each family of the disappeared, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/01/2018)

International community calls for ‘credible’ TJ process (kp 24/01/2018)

Eight-year-old murdered in cold blood (kp 24/01/2018)

Main shooter in Gauchan murder case arrested (kp 24/01/2018), Court sends nine suspects to prison, one more nabbed (ht 24/01/2018)

CIEDP, NEFAD deliberate collaboration, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 23/01/2018)

Diffusion notice against former DIG Silwal (ht 23/01/2018)

Police fail to nab gold smuggling kingpins (ht 21/01/2018)

Nepal Police mobilises all units to arrest Manange (ht 21/01/2018) [Why not long before the elections?], Police still clueless about Manange: Ex-AIG of police blames inept leadership in law enforcement agency (kp 23/01/2018)

Jail sentence awarded to Dipak Manange remained unimplemented for five years (ht 20/01/2018)

Expired goods sold to hilly markets (rep 20/01/2018)

Dealing with sexual harassment, by Anweiti Upadhyay (rep 19/01/2018)

Transitional justice mechanism: ‘Political will to deliver justice crucial to settle conflict-era cases’; With the tenures of the two transitional justice bodies  due to expire in less than a month, the government is planning to seek a year extension through an ordinance (kp 18/01/2018)

Illegal mining puts Changu area at risk, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/01/2018)

SC sentences Manange to five years in prison (kp 17/01/2018)

Increasing demonstration challenge court's credibility in Dhanusha, by Suresh Yadav (rep 17/01/2018)

Apex court acquits four of attempt to murder charges (ht 17/01/2018)

Jeweller arrested for involvement in 33.5 kg gold smuggling (ht 17/01/2018)

Post journalist attacked by sand smugglers in Gorkha (kp 16/01/2018)

Police bust gang that duped scores with RAW job offers (kp 15/01/2015)

Sinjali nabbed after being deported by Qatar: Sinjali had supplied fire-arms used to kill Durga Tiwari, Rupandehi chair of the CPN-UML-aligned Youth Association Nepal (kp 14/012/2018)

Betrayed by delay: Many houses would have been rebuilt by now if the government had not promised reconstruction grants, by Ravi Lochan Paudyal (rep 14/01/2018)

Continuous isolation: Changing a long-held tradition requires a more comprehensive approach than legislation alone can ever provide, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 14/01/2018) [on Chhaupadi]

Chronicles of crime: Incidents of murder are on the rise in Nepal but culprits that claim the responsibility manage to stay away from police net, by Kanchan Jha (rep 14/01/2018)

Chandrapur blast victim in financial crisis (ht 14/01/2018) clueless on Khotang ‘murders’ (ht 13/01/2018)

6 convicted of leaking MBBS question paper (kp 12/01/2018)

Sumargi firms laundered Rs9b into Nepal: Govt report, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 11/01/2018), KMG statement on its coverage of Sumargi’s financial transactions (kp 17/01/2018)

Invisible thieves: Recent cyber-attacks have shown that Nepali banks need to keep up with technology, by Haribol Acharya (kp 11/01/2018)

Judge has no time for hearing Adhikari murder case, date fixed 15 times (ht 11/01/2018)

Tamang to face attempt to murder case in Nuwakot (kp 10/01/2018)

Calls for amendment to laws before extending tenure of TJ bodies: Rights activists have warned that extension of  the terms of TRC and CIEDP in status quo would  be unacceptable to them (kp 09/01/2018), One year term extension won’t do: TRC reps; Conflict victims say that inept transitional justice bodies also to blame for delay in investigation of war-era cases (kp 10/01/2018)

Woman Dies in Chhaupadi practice: Chhaupadi tradition  was criminalised by  the government  in August 2017, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 09/01/2018), Woman in Achham dies in Chhaupadi shed, by Khamma Khatri (rep 09/01/2018), Woman suffocates in ‘menstruation hut’ in Achham (ht 11/01/2018)

Child marriage rampant in Bara (ht 09/01/2018)

10 held on question leakage charge (kp 07/01/2018)

Conflict victims working on demand paper: With support from donors, Conflict Victims Common Platform is finalising the paper defining criteria and schemes for reparation by categorising victims (kp 07/01/2018)

Inebriated man beats wife to death, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/01/2018)

Trader shot dead in Rupandehi, by Amrita Anamol (kp 06/01/2018)

CIEDP draws flak for not tracking down disappeared: Sudden confirmation of kin's death angers families of conflict victims, by Arjun Oli (rep 06/01/2018), Truth on Disappeared Fleeting, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 08/01/2018)

Conflict victims want their personal details secured (kp 05/01/2018)

Woman beaten on witchcraft charge (kp 05/01/2018)

Warrant issued to arrest MP-elect Silwal, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/01/2018), Will not cooperate in biased investigation process: Silwal, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/01/2018) [??]

New ordinance to extend term of TRC, CIEDP by a year, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 04/01/2018), Ordinance for extending TJ commissions’ tenure (kp 06/01/2018), TRC investigates 285 plaints in seven months (ht 06/01/2018)

Ward secretary at large with Rs 2 million, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 04/01/2018)

People practicing child marriage to be ostracized and penalized, by Jagat Khadka (rep 03/01/2017)

Police teams deployed to curb sexual assaults (ht 03/01/2018)

Over 100 drug smugglers, users arrested in Udayapur this fiscal (ht 03/01/2018)

60 killed in East in a year: INSEC (kp 02/01/2018)

CIEDP declares 400 missing people killed ‘without probe’ (ht 02/01/2018)

Another cop held for APF HQ arson (kp 01/01/2018)

Violence against young girls on the rise in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/01/2018)

2 held for, extortion, rape attempt (kp 01/01/2018)

Female cops to frisk women crime suspects (ht 31/12/2017)

Abolishing Chhaupadi: Jumla women in period no longer deemed unclean, by DB Buda (rep 30/12/2017)

Sumargi may have formed shell company to cleanse dirty money, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 29/12/2017)

To forget or not to forget: Can new provincial governments address hardships of war victims?, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 29/12/2017)

50 firms busted for selling inferior food (kp 29/12/2017), 50 firms accused of adulteration (ht 29/12/2017)

Wife eats husband’s fingers in Dang (kp 29/12/2017)

Post-quake reconstruction: Only 11 pc private homes built so far, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/12/2017) [a crime committed by NRA, government and administration!], Relief materials rot in storehouse while quake victims battle with cold and hunger, by Bhagawati Lama (rep 28/12/2017)

Untouchability cases being settled under duress (ht 28/12/2017)

SC directs police not to harass people based on appearances (kp 28/12/2017)

Punishable but pervasive: Incidents of child marriage in Nepal are widespread yet remain woefully underreported, by Chun Bahadur Gurung (kp 28/12/2017)

Attack on election rally: 2 accused remanded in custody (kp 28/12/2017)

Smuggling of petro products rampant in eastern Nepal: A litre of petrol is  Rs16 cheaper in Nepal  than in India while  diesel costs Rs22 less per litre in Nepal, by Binod Bhandari (kp 28/12/2017)

APF head constable held over Halchowk HQ arson (kp 27/12/2017)

Quake victims lack resources to rebuild (ht 27/12/2017)

Ward chief held on trafficking charge (kp 26/12/2017)

Nepali woman returns home from Iraq incapacitated, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 26/12/2017)

Child marriage rampant in far flung areas of Bajura district (ht 26/12/2017)

Quake survivors battling with extreme cold, by Kishan Sangeet Nepali (rep 26/12/2017)

Rautahat woman thrashed for 'practicing witchcraft' (ht 25/12/2017), Long way to go: Fighting this illegal and abominable practice is not just the duty of government; NGOs also should come up and act against the social scourge (ht 26/12/2017)

Contractors, suppliers paid Rs 20 billion in bribes last year, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/12/2017)

Police shoot dead Myadi recruit for protesting pay cut, by Tularam Pandey (kp 23/12/2017), Curfew clamped in Manma, by Tularam Pandey (kp 24/12/2017), Curfew clamped in Kalikot: dozens injured including one policeman (ht 24/12/2017), Temporary police intensify protests in Kalikot, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 24/12/2017), Kalikot under curfew again after 2-hr respite, by Tularam Pandey (kp 25/12/2017), Curfew lifted in Manma (kp 26/12/2017)

People practicing or promoting Chhaupadi in Dhamile to be punished, by Jagat Khadka (rep 23/12/2017)

Buddhist ‘spiritual guru’ Tulku Lama sent to prison (ht 23/12/2017)

Maoists preparing to validate conflict-era land deals, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep 22/12/2017)

Six of armed group arrested in Bara (ht 21/12/2017)

Quake victims to spend third winter in tents, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 20/12/2017) [This is a grave crime committed by politicians, NRA and other administrators!!]

Police accused of breaking hand of a suspect, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 20/12/2017)

4 Indians flee after swindling Rs 100m from Pokhara folk, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 19/12/2017)

Police arrest alleged human trafficker: He left several women in the lurch promising them high-paying jobs in Iraq (ht 17/12/2017)

Women risking their lives in Achham in obsession for a male child, by Khamma Khatri (rep 16/12/2017)

New law to be tough on absconders (ht 16/12/2017)

Terai-Madhes unrest probe commission submits report to govt (rep 16/12/2017)

Syndicate practice: Crony capitalism, by Guna Raj Bhatta (ht 15/12/2017)

Cop-turned-politician Silwal in the dock? Apex court orders action against those involved in forging appraisal documents related to former DIG; After resigning from police force, Silwal joined the  CPN-UML and went on to win a seat in the House of Representatives (kp 15/12/2017) [The connections between politics and crime can never be close enough! This cannot be colled rule of law!], Lal commission submits report: Recommends govt declare 4 killed in Madhes movement as martyrs (kp 16/12/2017) [And the main accused culprit is elected into parliament??]

Child marriage blamed for adolescent violence (rep 15/12/2017)

Criminal activities on rise after the elections in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/12/2017)

Man on the run set to walk into Parliament: Resham Chaudhary wins election from Kailali-1; He is on our wanted list; we will arrest him: Police (kp 13/12/2017) [Question to EC and RJPN: What about artiucle 87 of the constitution??], SC refuses Chaudhary’s writ petition (kp 16/12/2017)

Outlawed Chhaupadi still in practice: The Criminal Code stipulates a three-month jail term or Rs 3,000 fine, or both, for anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom (ht 13/12/2017)

CIB to launch crackdown on gangsters (ht 13/12/2017)

Helpline for GBV plaints launched (kp 11/12/2017), Zonta marks 16 days of activism against GBV (kp 11/12/2017)

Girls fight back: Self-defence is not all about kicking and punching with fancy moves like in films, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 10/12/2017)

Forgetting something: The transition is said to have been a success, but conflict victims still wait for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 10/12/2017)

Several idols in Pashupati temple go missing, by Anita Shrestha (ht 09/12/2017)

#16 Days: Make the call: Only if the culture of shame and silence around Gender Based Violence is broken will we be able to create a safe environment, by Biska Thapa (kp 08/12/2017)

FNJ moves SC demanding release of arrested journalists (kp 06/12/2017)

TRC ignored due process while probing war-era cases: Victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/12/2017)

Leave no one behind: Nepal can be proud of its efforts to tackle gender-based violence, but a lot remains to be done, by Richard Morris and Rurik Marsden (kp 05/12/2017)

Contractor murder: ‘Mastermind’ in police net, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/12/2017)

Dahal signs deal with Bandarmude blast victims, by Shiva Puri (kp 04/12/2017) [This means that he at last admits the crime, but justice looks different!! And who will pay all this, the state or the Maoist party??], Justice eludes conflict victims, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/12/2017), Dahal's deal with Badarmude victims draws flak (rep 05/12/2017), TRC takes exception to Dahal’s deal with Madi blast victims (kp 06/12/2017)

One held with 17 kg gold from Balaju (kp 04/12/2017)

Couple murdered in cold blood in night attack, by Laxmi Sah (kp 03/12/2017)

Bank employee among three held for banking fraud (ht 03/12/2017)

Online listing of VAW cases from Dec 11 (kp 02/12/2017)

Cyber threat corners banks: Use of pirated software is quite rampant in financial  institutions in Nepal. This has prevented them from installing new patches to upgrade the software, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 01/12/2017)

Families of Maleth victims want jobs, education (ht 01/12/2017)

‘Chand-led CPN grave threat to security’ (ht 01/12/2017)

Temporary cop injured in Dang explosion dies: 1st casualty of anti-poll activities, by Durga Lal KC (kp 30/11/2017), NC candidate among seven hurt in Udaypur IED blast, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 30/11/2017), NHRC condemns rising incidents of bomb attack (kp 30/11/2017)

Transitional justive: Lack of designated law minister puts MoPR in quandary: Act amendment process stalled as commissions’ term nears end (kp 29/11/2017)

IEDs detonated targetting ballot boxes (kp 28/11/2017)

Better safe than sorry, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 27/11/2017)

Transitional justice: Probe into 500 cases completed in 2 provinces: Reports to be sent to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission head office for review before further process; Commission unable to review the investigated cases  as senior officials from the TRC headquarters  have been deputed for the elections, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/11/2017)

Violence against women continues (ht 26/11/2017)

CIB arrests two TIA officials for allegedly colluding with wildlife smugglers (ht 25/11/2017)

‘Godman’ held on sexual exploitation charges: The incident came to light only recently, after the woman revealed her ordeal to her family members who reported it to the CIB, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/11/2017)

Transitional justice: CIEDP to summon Deuba over conflict-era disappearances, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 23/11/2017)

Speakers stress effective implementation of CEDAW (kp 23/11/2017)

11 years of peace agreement: Conflict victims’ wait for justice continues, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2017), Piecemeal process: 11 years after CPA, political parties are still to internalise the essence of transitional justice (kp 23/11/2017)

Govt to file cases against anti-poll elements in court, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/11/2017)

Bomb hoax terrifies people at Supreme Court (kp 22/11/2017), Bomb hoax creates panic in apex court: Staff evacuated from premises, court business closed for the day, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/11/2017)

Eight arrested for running fake certificate racket (ht 22/11/2017)

Achham rife with cases of violence against women (kp 21/11/2017), VAW cases rampant in Achham district:  Much of the violence unreported; Five rapes reported in five months (ht 21/11/2017)

Police seize 17kg smuggled gold, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 19/11/2017)

NC, Maoist Centre leaders attacked: Blast targeted at Mahat injures six in Nuwakot (kp 18/11/2017)

Blasts targeting candidates cause for concern, say poll observers (kp 15/11/2017)

Five arrested in connection with Gauchan murder case: Killed after refusal to pay extortion money; mastermind at large: Police, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/11/2017), Gauchan murder case: Two more suspects Held (kp 18/11/2017)

Banda hits life in Rolpa (kp 14/11/2017)

Unidentified group fires at Pun’s team, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 13/11/2017)

IEDs hurled at election motorcade of Sharma (kp 11/11/2017)

Eleventh grader stabs classmate to death (kp 09/11/2017)

TRC, CIEDP stare at crisis as term sees end: Act needs to be amended to give the commissions more time to work, by Binod Ghire (kp 08/11/2017), Trauma in transition:Tenures of toothless transitional justice bodies need to be renewed; given greater independence (kp 09/11/2017)

Maina Sunuwar murder case: SC orders Kavre court to produce documents; three ex-Nepal army officials were sentenced to life in prison in April (kp 07/11/2017)

Guilty of Madi bus ambush should face legal action: Dahal (kp 05/11/2017) [Change of mind?]

Call to end impunity for crimes perpetrated against journalists (ht 04/11/2017)

Woman killed for refusing group sex proposal: Police (kp 04/11/2017)

Gandaki Medical College padlocked over new mother’s death (ht 04/11/2017)

19 govt sites breached in latest cyberattack (kp 04/11/2017)

Candidates' lists infested with criminals, goons, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/11/2017)

Justice delayed and denied: Many more cases like Dhungel’s will have to be brought to justice before some kind of normalcy returns, by Deepak Thapa (kp 02/11/2017)

Krishna Adhikari's murder: Hearing put off for December 11 (kp 02/11/2017)

Murder convict Dhungel sent to prison: Maoist leader, who was walking free despite being convicted eight years ago by apex court, will remain behind bars for 12.5 yrs, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/11/2017), Arrest of Dhungel raises hope of justice for war-era victims (kp 02/11/2017), Search for truth and justice continues in Nepal: ICJ; Says arrest of Maoist leader Dhungel highlights weaknesses, as well as promises, for conflict victims seeking accountability (kp 02/11/2017), Belated action: In 2016, the Judgment Implementation Directorate of the SC had also written to the Nepal Police to execute the verdict, but the police never responded (ht 03/11/2017)

Dalit activists demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim (kp 01/11/2017)

Murder accused girl, 16, kills self in police custody, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 30/10/2017)

New law sets five-year jail term  for marital rape (ht 30/10/2017)

Mother of two flees abusive husband, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/10/2017)