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33-kg-gold smuggling case: Hari Sharan Khadka, alleged supplier arrested from airport: Khadka will be sent to Biratnagar as a case against him is pending in Morang District Court, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/07/2020)

How Bomjan manages to hoodwink police?, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 12/07/2020)

Conflict victims lament govt’s apathy in their joint submission (ht 11/07/2020)

Police bust a gang involved in a string of jewelry shop heists in Kathmandu Valley: Two gang members are still on the run and police suspect the duo has already sold off the stolen items in India, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/07/2020)

Sudden move to prorogue Parliament undermines legislature, experts say: The budget session was ended saying it lacked business, but there are some crucial bills, including one related to citizenship, pending for approval, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/07/2020)

COVID-19 Magnifies Domestic Violence, by Suman Raj Tamrakar (rn 05/07/2020)

Exploitation risk for women migrant workers has increased during pandemic, labour migration experts and rights activists say: They have urged the government to protect vulnerable women migrant workers and ensure their wages and other legal rights, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/07/2020)

Sexual exploitation case filed against Ram Bahadur Bomjan in Sarlahi: A complaint was registered against the controversial spiritual leader earlier this year for allegedly raping a 15-year-old, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 04/07/2020)

Body of a girl found in Dhanusha’s field; rape-murder suspected, by Brij Kumar Yadav (ht 04/07/2020)

Police fire warning shots during demonstration by Dalit Struggle Committee: The protest was launched demanding justice for two Dalit youths who died in the past month; one at an isolation centre in Dhanusha and the other in Sabaila police custody, by Santosh Singh (kp 03/07/2020)

Government tells UN that it will incorporate conflict victims’ concerns but victims are not convinced: Victims have called the government’s response to the concerns of five special UN human rights rapporteurs insincere and the entire transitional justice process flawed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/07/2020)

Nepal Police devises action plan to curb crime (ht 27/06/2020)

Rupandehi District Court remands in custody three people arrested in connection with murder of Dalit teen: Prosecutors filed a charge sheet against the trio on June 21 and presented them before the court on Tuesday, by Sanju Poudel (kp 26/06/2020)

Student leaders set fire to TU VC’s chair (ht 25/06/2020)

12 trafficking victims, including three minors, rescued in past three months: The Anti-human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police says there’s a risk of traffickers targeting the people who have become financially vulnerable due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/06/2020)

Police arrest in-laws over death of Hetauda woman: Investigators, family of deceased believe she was murdered, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/06/2020)

Police raid Ram Bahadur Bomjan’s ashram in Sindhuli: Search is on for the controversial cult leader after security personnel seal the site, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 19/06/2020)

Reports suspect police negligence, political protection for murderers in Rukum killings: They doubt a strong case will be presented to prosecute the perpetrators, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/06/2020), Kin of the youths killed in Soti continues protest demanding justice: Protesters demand to scrap of the alleged ‘falsified’ postmortem report, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 17/06/2020), Dalit killings in Rukum village spark outrage over caste discrimination (ht 18/06/2020)

Janata Socialist Party youth leader charged with rape (ht 17/06/2020)

Bank fraudster Shrestha to face money laundering case at Special Court: Shrestha is accused of embezzling Rs 2.6 billion while he was serving as the executive chairman of Nepal Share Market and Finance Limited, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/06/2020)

Woman in quarantine in Kailali gang raped, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 15/06/2020)

In-custody death of a Musahar man sparks protests in Janakpur: Police say 23-year-old Shambhu Sada committed suicide, but family members suspect it was an extra-judicial killing, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 15/06/2020) [Nepal is also ripe for an anti-racism movement and a correction of its view of history, including its questionable heroes, identifications and socio-hierarchical discrimination!]

Cases filed against 34 people demanding life imprisonment for Dalit youth killings in Soti: Homicide, attempted homicide and caste-based discrimination and untouchability charges have been filed against them, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 15/06/2020), Relatives of youths killed in Soti question 'ambiguous' post-mortem reports: Protesters accuse doctors of caving under political pressure and vandalise Jajarkot hospital, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 16/06/2020)

Cross-border small arms trade posing security threat in Tarai (ht 14/06/2020)

In Saptari, a Musahar woman is accused of practising witchcraft and beaten: Despite being beaten bloody with a metal plate, Manjudevi Sada has been ordered by the village panchayat to settle with the perpetrators and not file a case, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 11/06/2020)

Two more arrested in connection to Dalit killings in Rukum (West): A relative of the Malla family accused of orchestrating the killings, and another unidentified individual have been arrested based on call data, said police, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 11/06/2020), All 20 prime accused in the killings of Dalit youths in Rukum (West) arrested: Police arrested three more people on Wednesday in connection to the incident, by Hari Gautam (kp 12/06/(2020)

Water cannons and batons at protest against government’s handling of the pandemic: Police employed force to disperse around 150 people gathered in peaceful protest outside the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/06/2020)

Digging for justice: Keep an eye on the parliamentar committee’s probe on Soti killings (kp 10/06/2020)

Nepal: End impunity for caste-based discrimination and killings (Forum-Asia 09/06/2020)

Police arrest Rautahat brick kiln ‘massacre’ suspect: Eleven people, including former lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam, have been accused of incinerating people injured in an explosion in Rautahat on the eve of the first Constituent Assembly elections, by Shiva Puri (kp 08/06/2020), Rupandehi murder update:  Five struck to death with spade (kh 09/06/2020), Five people murdered in Rupandehi farm; suspect in police custody: The murder suspect prone to erratic mood swings, said police and locals, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 10/06/2020), District Court remands main accused of Rupandehi mass murder to seven days in custody: Five people were bludgeoned to death at a cattle farm in Tilottama Municipality on Monday night, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 11/06/2020)

‘Lawmaker Satgaunwa’s remark to be probed’ (ht 08/06/2020)

A shadow pandemic: With the lockdown grabbing all attention, domestic violence against women is often overlooked, by Nilima Adhikari (kp 07/06/2020)

One of the accused of Rautahat mass killing arrested (rep 07/06/2020)

Rukum killings ‘crime against humanity’ (ae 05/06/2020)

Soti incident accused remanded in custody for ten more days: Police have arrested 18 people, including Dambar Bahadur Malla, the ward chairman of Chaurjahari Ward No. 8, over their involvement in the alleged murder (kp 05/06/2020)

Challenge To End Caste Discrimination, by Gopal Khanal (rn 04/06/2020)

“He was beaten the whole night, and his body burnt by lit cigarettes”, by Ashim Neupane (rep 04/06/2020)

Police to probe manhandling of NMC doc (ht 01/06/2020)

NHRC deploys separate team to probe Soti incident (ht01/06/2020)

Soti incident premeditated, a team of provincial assembly members concludes: Karnali state legislators call for an impartial investigation into the Dalit killings and punishment for the perpetrators, by Bhim Bahadur Singh & Hari Gautam (kp 31/05/2020)

Rights commission expresses concern over death after rape incident in Rupandehi: National Human Rights Commission says its Butwal office has started a probe into the incident (kp 30/05/2020), NHRC concerned about death of rape victim (ht 30/05/2020)

Still untouchable: Navaraj BK and his friends died because he loved an upper-caste girl. He won’t be the last, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 29/05/2020)

UN, AI demand impartial probe into Rukum incident (ht 29/05/2020), Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, calls for independent investigation (OHCR 28/05/2020), Nepal: Authorities must deliver justice for Dalit killings (AI 28/05/2020), UN condemns Dalit killings in Rukum (West) and calls for independent probe: Despite constitutional guarantees, impunity for caste-based discrimination and violence remains high in Nepal, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says (kp 29/05/2020)

Thousands of Nepalis without food or shelter await entrance at the Karnali border: Migrants arriving from India are massed at the border without basic amenities as the provincial government has sought to test them all for Covid-19 before letting them in, by Aditi Aryal (kp 27/05/2020)

As popularity of virtual meetings soar, concerns over abuse and harassment come to surface: Law enforcement officials say it is difficult to track down and punish people ‘bombing’ online meetings as they don’t leave behind evidence, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 27/05/2020)

Bodies of two Dalit men recovered from Bheri River: A Dalit man went to marry a girl from ‘upper-caste’ but her family and villagers chased them into the river, by Hari Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 25/05/2020), Serious human rights violations against Dalits reported during lockdown: Parliamentary committee orders the government to book culprits, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/05/2020), One more body recovered from the Bheri River on Monday: The third victim was among the 18 who had accompanied Nabaraj BK to Soti in Rukum (West). The deceased Nabaraj was killed in his pursuit of a girl whose family deemed him ‘untouchable’, by Bhim Bahadur Singh & Hari Gautam (kp 26/05/2020), 15 including ward chair arrested in connection with Nawaraj BK’s killing, by Dinesh Kumar Shrestha (ht26/05/2020), Caste-based discrimination ends a beautiful relationship: Even a locally-elected representative was against their relationship, by Lokendra Khanal and Ganesh Bishu (rep 26/05/2020), Government forms team to investigate the death of three youths in Rukum West: Lawmakers have demanded a parliamentary probe committee to study discriminations against Dalits throughout the country (kp 27/05/2020) [This is an extremely severe criminal case, based on Hindu fanatic thinking! Why are representatives from ministries participated? Or are you loking for ways to eliminate outdated Hindu social thinking and behaviour?], Fourth body recovered: from Bheri River: Family members and relatives of the deceased had found the body on Wednesday, by Hari Gautam (kp 28/05/2020), One more body recovered from Bheri River; death toll of Soti incident reaches five: Search is on for another missing person, police say, by Hari Gautam and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 29/05/2020), Soti incident: Sixth missing body found after 10 days: The deceased along with his 18 friends was attacked by Soti villagers while the group was accompanying Nabaraj BK to bring home his 17-year-old girlfriend as his bride, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 03/06/2020)

With people staying home, burglars target shops and empty houses: Forty-four cases of burglary have been reported in the Valley in the last two months, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/05/2020)

Police raided Mohammed Aftab Alam’s home in Rautahat on Thursday night in search of his brother: The locals, unaware of the raid, encircled the security team thinking there was a robbery, and the police had to fire warning shots a dozen times to disperse the crowd, by Shiva Puri (kp 23/05/2020)

Police hit 67-year-old with baton for stepping out to buy milk: Man sustains a broken bone in his right leg due to the severity of the blow, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 19/05/2020) [Both this police officer and the person who ordered such action must be brought to justice!]

Nepal hasn’t allowed UN rapporteurs on transitional justice to visit country: The government is afraid their visit will expose it’s failure, say victims and human rights activists, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/05/2020)

Order to shoot at fleeing patients draws flak (ht 16/05/2020)

Survivors of domestic violence are forced to “compromise” with abusive husbands, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 16/05/2020)

Unidentified group thrashes Bara journalist (ht 12/05/2020)

Five held for using street kids to steal (ht 12/05/2020)

COVID-19 And The Threat Of Cybercrime, by Kumar Abhinav (rn 11/05/2020)

For Nepali women, rampant objectification and sexualisation on the internet: One community on Reddit with more than 4,500 members has been sexualising, objectifying and humiliating women with photos taken from their social media accounts, by Aditi Aryal (kp 07/05/2020), Shedding light: It is disturbing that pages propagating rape, misogyny, paedophilia and the invasion of privacy exist (kp 08/05/2020)

NHRC member slams rumour-mongers (ht 06/05/2020)

Biplav outfit leader Bandhu Chand released after 14 months (kh 06/05/2020) [The Bandhu Chand case is a prime example of the criminal contempt of judicial decisions by the Oli government!]

Cyber risk increases along with rising trend of webinars, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 06/05/2020)

OAG submits annual report to president (ht 05/05/2020)

Two men held for running illegal remittance business: Although crime rates in the Kathmandu Valley have dropped significantly during the lockdown, police continue to receive complaints, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/05/2020)

Man arrested for raping 15-year-old girl in Dang (kh 03/05/2020)

Hospitals turn away patients with fever, by Laxmi Gautam (ht 02/05/2020)

OHCHR urges govt to amend TJ law in support of SC ruling (rep 01/05/2020) [see OHCHR Press briefing note on Nepal], Four int'l HR bodies urge govt to immediately amend TJ law in line with Supreme Court ruling (rep 01/05/2020) [see press statement by AI, HRW, ICJ and TRIAL International], International rights bodies, UN welcome Supreme Court decision on transitional justice: Government should now amend the law to comply with the verdict, they say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/05/2020)

Four children killed in a bomb blast in Rolpa: Two of the deceased children are said to be from the same family, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 01/05/2020)

Expecting mother expelled from operation theatre (ht 01/05/2020)

After police and district attorney’s refusal to take complaint, lawmaker Surendra Yadav approaches human rights commission: Commission asks Nepal Police to explain in writing why it refused to register Yadav’s case and ensure his and his family’s safety (kp 01/05/2020), District attorney office takes Yadav abduction complaint but only after a counter-complaint by the accused: Complaint by ruling party leaders accused of kidnapping lawmaker Surendra Yadav is aimed at defusing the case, lawyers say, by Tika R. Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 05/05/2020), Yadav finally gets to lodge FIR against ex-IGP, NCP MPs (ht 05/05/2020)

Three injured in a clash between APF personnel and locals in Nawalparasi: Security personnel baton-charged the crowd for disobeying lockdown, locals say, by Nabin Paudel (kp 01/05/2020)

Police arrest drug peddlers operating in the guise of importing essential goodsIn Province 1, police have so far seized over 2,800 vehicles on charge of defying the lockdown; 1,523 individuals have been in police custody for the same charge, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 01/05/2020)

In Province 5, sexual harassment and domestic abuse cases are getting more severe: A large number of sexual harassment cases in the province still go unreported, said police, by Sanju Poudel (kp 29/04/2020)

Seven rape cases reported in Kapilbastu in a month (kh 29/04/2020)

Nepalis stranded in India continue to brave Mahakali River to return home: More than 30 people tried to cross the boundary river this weekend, by Manoj Badu (kp 29/04/2020) [Responsible for the crime is Mr. Oli, who claims the right to deny Nepali citizens a safe return to their villages]

Woman thrashed to death (kh 28/04/2020)

With everyone forced indoors and online by the lockdown, cases of cybercrime are increasing: Police advise that individuals take safety measures to protect their information and identities online as criminals too have more time on their hands, by Aditi Aryal and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/04/2020)

SC rejects govt’s request to review verdict on transitional justice (rep 27/04/2020), Supreme Court thwarts attempt to retain amnesty provisions in transitional justice law: The government now has no option but to amend the law to adhere to the court’s February 2015 landmark order, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/04/2020)

SP-N alleges party lawmaker abducted (ht 24/04/2020), Nepal Police’s refusal to register Surendra Yadav abduction case raises questions about its neutrality: Many believe police are acting on order from on high to not register the case, especially since: it involves powerful political actors and a former chief of police, by Shuvam Dhungana Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/04/2020), NC, RPP and People's Socialist Party demand legal action against those involved in 'kidnapping' lawmaker Yadav (rep 28/04/2020), After police, district attorney also refuses to register complaint against alleged kidnapping of lawmaker Yadav: District attorney asked the complainants to leave an application, but didn’t file the complaint, Janata Samajbadi leaders said (kp 29/04/2020), JSP-N MP’s abduction case a hot potato: Govt attorney accused of turning deaf ear to kidnapping complaint against ex-IG, lawmakers (ht 29/04/2020), District Attorney Office registers ‘abduction’ complaint by lawmaker Yadav (kh 04/05/2020)

Former secy arrested for cyber offence (ht 24/04/2020), Freedom Forum concerned (ht 24/04/2020)

How one Pokhara resident led a smear campaign to get an American kicked out of the country: After his romantic advances were rejected, one individual used his influence with an online news portal to smear and discredit a foreigner, a month-long Post investigation has revealed, by Shuvam Dhungana and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 23/04/2020)

Mahottari sees rise in illegal mining of construction aggregate during lockdown: Two journalists were threatened for covering the story about illegal mining in the district on Thursday, by Sunita Baral (kp 23/04/2020)

Locals beat up ward office representative accusing him of nepotism in relief distribution: Relief distribution programmes in other parts of the district have also courted controversy, while some wards are yet to coordinate any efforts, by Abdesh Kumar Jha (kp 21/04/2020)

Police clueless about three bodies found during lockdown (ht 21/04/2020)

Police sub-inspector beat up health worker in Dharan: Health workers staged a protest outside the city demanding action the officer following the incident, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 17/04/2020) [The policemen's mistaken idea that they could beat other people at any time has not changed a bit since the royal panchayat era!], Police Punish 50 Morning Walkers (rn 17/04/2020) [The police have to guarantee law and order, but they have no right to order punishment.]

Wood smuggling, wildlife poaching cases up (ht 17/04/2020)

Hackers gain unauthorised access to .np domain: The group also threatens to infiltrate Nepal Electricity Authority’s system, by Umesh Poudel (ht 16/04/2020)

NTA cautions against fake mobile calls: Advises against calling back 1-ring calls originating abroad (ht 16/04/2020)

VAW in lockdown: More than 104 cases in two weeks, by Sabina Karki (kh 15/04/2020)

Man in police custody for raping woman inside moving truck: Police say the driver was released after the woman vouched his innocence, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/04/2020)

Woman dies trying to protect son from police thrashing (ht 14/04/2020), Woman dies in stampede following clash between police and locals in Saptari: The incident occurred as security personnel were taking action against the locals who had gathered in the market place, by Bharat Jarghamagar and Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 14/04/2020)

Valley’s crime rate drops during lockdown: There has been no serious crime in the last 20 days, police say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 13/04/2020)

Wildfire, poaching and tree felling go unchecked in forests of Morang and Mahottari: Forest officials claim that the poachers sparked wildfires to trap the wildlife, by Binod Bhandari and Sunita Baral (kp 13/04/2020), Lockdown a boon for timber smugglers, by Laxman Ghimire (rep 13/04/2020)

Around 200 Khayar trees cut down in Tripurasundari, Dhading: Smugglers have cut down trees taking advantage of nationwide lockdown, locals say, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 12/04/2020)

Shanker Group owner Agrawal arrested for overpricing thermal guns: Medical equipment suppliers suspect foul play as many of them ordered thermal guns from China, but none of them received their cargo, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/04/2020)

Rautahat police confiscate ambulances on charge of carrying passengers during lockdown: Of the three ambulances, two are privately owned and one belongs to the Nepal Red Cross Society in Hirapur, by Shiva Puri (kp 05/04/2020)

Timber smugglers are entering Nawalparasi forest taking advantage of lockdown: As many as 65 trees were felled in the past few days in Nawalparasi (East), forest officials say, by Narayan Sharma (kp 05/04/2020)

Concerns over safety of public money, data after F1Soft's intrusion in news website (rep 03/04/2020)

Rise in GBV, sexual abuse cases feared (ht 01/04/2020)

Man accused of raping minor arrested (ht 31/03/2020)

More than 2,000 lockdown violators punished (ht 31/03/2020), [The police have no right to punish anybody! This would be a task of the judiciary! It's time for the police to under stand their limits!]

As Covid-19 fears grow, some medical personnel face eviction from their homes: Reports of medical personnel being forced to work without adequate protection have only aggravated discriminatory behaviour from landlords, say doctors, by Arjun Poudel & Aditi Aryal (kp 30/03/2020)

Construction company leaves workers high and dry at Gauda: Around 1,100 workers stranded for the past one week at various construction sites of Kaligandaki corridor road construction projects struggling to make their way home, by Narayan Sharma (kp 30/03/2020)

Serial killer Sobhraj in sentence waiver list (ht 29/03/2020)

In Butwal, juvenile delinquents are compelled to stay at a crowded correctional facility without proper means: As a result of the overcrowding, many suffer from skin-related diseases, by Amrita Anmol (kp 22/03/2020)

Neighbour confesses to rape and murder of 17-year-old girl in Ilam (ht 21/03/2020)

Government launches coordinated inspections to curb black marketeering of essential goods: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection Management carried out inspections at 161 firms and penalised 57 in the month of Falgun, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/03/2020)

Police seize one million masks (ht 19/03/2020), Confiscated face masks to be sold from Sajha Swasthya Sewa (rep 19/03/2020)

Police arrest a dozen in a span of two weeks for possessing illegal pharmaceutical drugs: According to the data provided by the bureau, the number of people arrested for drug possession has been rising in recent years, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/03/2020)

Man who slapped NCP leader Dahal held after 7 years (ht 16/03/2020) [And what about the man who claims responsibility for the killing of 5.000 people! He is still not held!]

CIEDP team in Rolpa to investigate into war-time cases (rep 16/03/2020)

Transitional justice is backsliding: To ensure better predictability, a national roadmap with parliamentary ownership could be a way out, by Tika P. Dhakal (kp 15/03/2020)

Complaints of the disappeared have themselves disappeared!, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 15/03/2020)

Police arrest black marketeers, confiscate 75,000 face masks (rep 15/03/2020)

Student leader found guilty of rape gets eight and half years in prison: Rai, a former assistant secretary at the Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus chapter of the All Nepal National Free Students Union, was accused of raping an the girl by luring her to his relatives’ place in Makalbari, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/03/2020)

Extrajudicial killings continue in Nepal, reveals report (ht 14/03/2020)

Explosion at former minister Baskota's under-constrution house (ht 12/03/2020) Police arrest a person in relation to blast at former communication minister Baskota's house: Interrogation is underway with the arrestee who is a district member of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/03/2020), Police arrest three more in connection with blast at Baskota’s house: On March 11, a group detonated a powerful IED on the premises of former Minister Gokul Prasad Baskota, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 21/03/2020)

Regulate acid sale: Apart from regulating the sale of acid, the perpetrators of acid attacks should be meted out strict punishment as a deterrent (ht 12/03/2020)

Twenty-nine-year-old woman held for throwing acid on husband’s face (ht 11/03/2020), Victim of acid attack blamed on wife runs out of money (rep 22/03/2020), Acid attack victim seeks support for treatment (ht 23/03/2020)

Drug traffickers active in Kavre district again (ht 11/03/2020)

Bizarre punishment: Teacher sent to custody (ht 11/03/2020)

The cost of extreme political traumatisation: The state and the political parties are in denial about the sexual violence that occurred during the conflict, by Susan Risal (kp 10/03/2020)

A 51-year-old woman attacked with acid in Kapilvastu district: Bedamati Devi Gupta, who was attacked by her neighbour Hari Narayan Barai following a spat, is receiving treatment at Universal College of Medical Sciences in Bhairahawa, by Manoj Paudel (kp 09/03/2020)

Chief accused of journalist Birendra Sah’s murder arrested: Sah, a print and broadcast journalist, was killed in October 2007, by Laxmi Sah (kp 09/03/2020)

Man arrested for defrauding 60 people promising jobs abroad: He used to target youngsters who didn’t know the procedures to apply to work outside Nepal, police say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/03/2020)

Justice and gender equality in the age of #MeToo: It is only a matter of time before the men hiding behind their title and power are unveiled and brought to justice, by Sakun Gajurel (kp 08/03/2020)

Caste-based domestic violence against women rife in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 08/03/2020)

Teacher forcing students to cut their hands arrested (rep 08/03/2020)

In criminal cases, police often fail to ensure privacy or security for complainants, resulting in threats and bribes: Threats and bribes can lead the complainant to ultimately change their statements in courts, weakening the case and resulting in a lack of conviction, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 06/03/2020)

Provincial Assembly member Rawal arrested on attempt to rape charge, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 05/03/2020)

Siddhababa surrenders, sent to jail, by Amar Khadka (rep 04/03/2020)

Youth arrested for throwing shoe targeting Nepal Communist Party chair Dahal: The 22-year-old youth from Jumla has been identified as a son of a former Maoist fighter, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/03/2020) [Not correct but understandable! This act is absolutely harmless compared to the killing of 5,000 people for which Dahal has claimed responsibility!], Flying objects: When dissatisfaction reaches a tipping point, people will protest (kp 03/03/2020), Panel formed to probe shoe attack on Dahal (ht 03/03/2020) [????], People are angry (rep 03/03/2020)

What you need to know about ethical hackers in Nepal: The country’s cyber security is not the strongest. And with everything going digital—from national identity cards to driving licenses—if we are not too careful, we could invite in a lot of risks, by Shashwat Pant (kp 03/03/2020)

UN concerned over Nepal’s TJ process (rep 01/03/2020)

Nepal Rastra Bank unit issues a set of guidelines on suspicious transactions, defining what constitutes a suspicious transaction: The directives come at a time when Nepal is preparing for mutual evaluation this year with Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering of its compliance with the global standards on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/03/2020)

Video of police officer baton charging a woman carrying a child outrages the public: The video once again calls attention to the police’s use of excessive force against peaceful protestors who pose no threat, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 29/02/2020), [No one has the right to beat other people, especially not with wooden sticks. Even policemen who do this are to be treated as criminals!], Police inspector mercilessly beats up woman, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/02/2020)

Two Bajura teachers absconding on facing rape allegations, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 28/02/2020)

Gyawali claims progress on transitional justice in Geneva but back home, victims are boycotting the process: Rights activists and victims call Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali’s claim that the transitional justice commissions are working independently a ‘blatant lie’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/02/2020)

Advisor to state minister arrested for abduction and rape of a teenager: Amrit Kumar Ghale, economic advisor to State Minister for Urban Development Ram Bir Manandhar abducted a teenager, held her captive for several days and raped multiple times, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/02/2020)

1,104 absconding convicts held (ht 23/02/2020)

Transitional justice could be an issue for Nepal at the upcoming Human Rights Council meet: It is likely that questions will not be too critical, but at the Universal Periodic Review in November, the government is certain to face serious queries, say activists, by Anil Giri (kp 22/02/2020)

Regulate sale of acid, rights activists and attack survivors urge government: According to a report, 16 people, 13 of them women, have been attacked with acid since 2015/2016. Yet acid is readily available for just Rs 25, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 21/02/2020)

Youth arrested for raping junior college student (ht 21/02/2020) [A 21-year-old man should no longer be called youth!]

Thirteen cases of police torture reported in 2019 (ht 21/02/2020)

Women protest demanding arrest of murder accused (ht 21/02/2020)

Badge of honor, by Guffadi (rep 2102/2020)

Replicating Nepal’s stolen gods: It is difficult to get western museums to return trafficked deities, so Nepalis are making copies of the missing statuary, by Alisha Sijapati (nt 21/02/2020)

Conflict victims warn non-cooperation to the transitional justice commission until Act is amended: Chief of disappearance enquiry commission assures ‘fair and impartial investigations’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/02/2020)

CIEDP making final-round probe into disappearance cases (rep 19/02/2020)

Shadow of impunity: Election of Agni Sapkota to the post of House Speaker looked like a state-sponsored drama orchestrated by undermining criminal accountability, by Charan Prasai (rep 19/02/2020)

Mahara’s acquittal and Tumbahangphe’s elevation to minister will have lasting effects, analysts say: While Krishna Bahadur Mahara was acquitted of attempted rape charges, Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe was appointed minister for law, both on the same day, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/02/2020) [Without clarification and disclosure of the full circumstances of the Mahara case, the decision remains unsatisfactory!], A travesty of justice: It is surprising to note that the KDC did not deem it necessary to look into other details of attempt to rape submitted by the police (ht 19/02/2020)

Ward chair arrested for digital sexual harassment (rep 18/02/2020)

Two arrested for defrauding woman of Rs 6 million: Members of the gang were found to have duped another person into depositing Rs 7 million in their account, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/02/2020)

Teacher accused of molestation, primary schoolgirls request school authorities for investigation, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 17/02/2020), Justice likely to elude children allegedly molested by their school teacher, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/02/2020), Guardians offer to get teacher booked, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 19/02/2020), School teacher accused of molesting students arrested: Police act after principal finally files FIR, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 20/02/2020)

Police arrest 57 persons involved in criminal activities (ht 17/02/2020)

16 gamblers arrested with Rs 625,000 cash in Tarkeshwor: According to official data, during the 2018/19 fiscal, police detained 2,869 people in connection with gambling—the highest in last three years, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/02/2020)

Rural municipality chair accused of coercing a Dalit woman into abortion: Jaya Bahadur Chemjong is among seven people accused of forcing a Dalit woman to abort her fetus at 21 weeks as she was in an intercaste marriage, district police say, by Ananda Gautam (kp 15/02/2020)

Although sentenced to jail, Prithvi Malla has been spending his days in the hospital: Malla, accused of killing a woman while drunk driving, has been at Chirayu Hospital for over a month on ailments that doctors say should not require a long hospitalisation, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/02/2020)

‘Negligent’ officials in Nirmala Pant case could be exonerated: Review committee endorses police move to arrest Dilip Singh Bista, by Shuvam Dgungana (kp 14/02/2020)

VAW complaints up (ht 14/02/2020)

Crossborder cybercrime and punishment: Nepali women blackmailed over private content on the social web seek justice, by Sabina Devkota (nt 14/02/2020)

Illegal crusher industry operating in Rameshwornath Community Forest in spite of ban: All crusher industries across the eight districts of Province 2 have been closed following the death of Dilip Mahato, who had been protesting against illegal mining of riverbed material in Dhanusham by Santosh Singh (kp 12/01/2020)

Former secretary Arjun Karki's wife dies while undergoing treatment for head injury: Muna Karki had a serious head injury, while the domestic help was found hanging in the dining room on Monday morning, by Swarup Acharya and Madhusudhan Bhattarai (kp 11/02/2020), Former secy’s wife killed in cold blood (ht 11/02/2020)

Nirmala murder mystery: Police get nod to probe Dilip Bista again (ht 11/02/2020)

Nepal Police records criminal complaints against its officers, but only a few are brought to justice: Police spokesperson DIG Shailesh Thapa Kshetri says most complaints turn out to be baseless, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 10/02/2020)

Drunken group attacks police station, two injured, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 09/02/2020)

Transitional justice commissions have not taken any steps to bring victims and rights activists on board: Disappearance commission is preparing its work plan without consulting with conflict victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/02/2020)

Alam to remain in judicial custody: Janakpur High Court upholds lower court decision to keep him behind bars until verdict is passed (kp 08/02/2020)

Arrest warrant issued against former DSP accused of rape (ht 07/02/2020)

Who is the controversial swami everyone can’t stop talking about? The self-proclaimed Swami Balyogeshwor has been implicated in multiple fraud cases and has disappeared ever since the charges became public, by Sailendra Adhikari and Samuel Chhetri (kp 06/02/2020)

Two persons held for fraud in Rautahat (ht 06/02/2020)

Parsa police take harsh measure to control drugs smuggling: Smugglers have been using Parsa as a transit to smuggle drugs produced in Makwanpur and Dhading to India, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/02/2020)

Cops involved in killing CPN leader to face action: Police had fired nine shots to kill Kumar Poudel on the banks of the Lakhandehi River in Lalbandi, Sarlahi, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/02/2020), Take strong action: As an institution, Nepal Police cannot escape from taking legal action against erring policemen involved in Poudel’s extra-judicial killing (ht 05/02/2020)

Minor raped in Bara (ht 04/02/2020)

Rajbiraj campus vandalised (ht 04/02/2020)

Complaints about stolen and lost mobile phones are rising, but police are hardly helpful: Police blame a cumbersome process for tracing missing phones, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/02/2020)

The endless battle of Narcotics Control Bureau to stop drug smuggling in Nepal: Since a unit under Nepal Police was upgraded as a bureau, more arrests have been made, but officials say more needs to be done, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/02/2020)

Dharan SSP booked for rape, suspended (ht 01/02/2020), Rape-accused SSP Rana surrenders (ht 03/02/2020)

54-yr-old man arrested on the charge of raping 4-yr-old girl, by Madan Thakur (rep 01/02/2020)

Youth gets life sentence for killing girlfriend (ht 01/02/2020)

CIB submits land grab probe report to MoHA (ht 01/02/2020), CIB report on Baluwatar land scam exonerates top politicians: Suggests legal action against bureaucrats, middlemen  (rep 01/02/2020)

DoTM’s server gets partially hacked: Online driving licence registration system to be offline till the issue is sorted out (ht 01/02/2020)

What is the controversy over Agni Sapkota as Speaker all about? Ever since the ruling Nepal Communist Party selected Sapkota as its candidate for Speaker of the House, rights activists and conflict victims have protested the decision, by Mohan Guragain (kp 30/01/2020)

Terror suspects arrested in India say they were using Nepal as a base but security agencies are clueless: The revelation by three suspected ISIS operatives arrested in Delhi displays an intelligence failure on the part of Nepal’s security agencies, by Shuvam Dhungana and Shashwat Pant (kp 30/01/2020)

Chand-led cadres allegedly destroyed construction equipment over donations: Contractors say excavators were torched following their refusal to donate money to the party, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/01/2020)

Victims of domestic violence prefer police to judicial committee for justice: Most of the people’s representatives in the judicial committee do not have the legal knowledge to settle disputes, by Tripti Shahi (kp 29/01/2020)

Civil servants spreading awareness against chhaupadi in Bajura (ht 29/01/2020)

Police reveal wife’s hand behind hubby’s murder in Morang (ht 29/01/2020)

Province-1 PA member, two others to face prison, by Hari Adhikari (ht 28/01/2020)

Message of impunity (rep 28/01/2020)

Police bust a gang of six alleged robbers who in a heist took away Rs5 million from a person in Kathmandu: The police managed to confiscate around Rs1.8 million from the arrested persons, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/01/2020)

Bomb set off at Arun III project site (ht 27/01/2020)

Local levels told to establish fund for GBV victims (ht 27/01/2020)

International rights bodies warn Nepal’s conflict victims could seek justice in foreign courts: Recent appointments to transitional justice commissions and nomination of a person accused of killing as Speaker undermined transitional justice, the rights orgsanisations say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/01/2020), Recent Nepal steps undermine TJ process: Int’l rights bodies (rep 26/01/2020) [see statement by ICJ, AI, HRW and TRIAL]

Rape convict arrested after being on the run for four years: As many as 1,873 rape cases were registered across the country in the fiscal year 2018/19, Nepal Police data show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/01/2020)

Awareness drive launched to end chhaupadi (ht 26/01/2020)

Petition at Supreme Court demands Agni Sapkota’s arrest: The petition, filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi, also asks that Sapkota’s nomination for Speaker of the House be dismissed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/01/2020), President’s advisor resigns over Sapkota’s nomination as House Speaker: Sushil Pyakurel, one of the petitioners in the murder case against Sapkota, resigned after being asked to withdraw the case by ruling party members, by Anil Giri (kp 25/01/2020), Writ challenging Sapkota’s candidacy for speaker filed (ht), Sapkota is clean: NCP Co-chair Dahal (ht) [Just as clean as the person that admits to be responsible for the death of 5.000 human beings? It is neither the task nor the right of any politician to decide if Sapkota is clean! This is exclusively the task of a law court!]

Govt to implement high-level commission’s report (ht 24/01/2020)

High court overrules lower court’s order to release Giri on bail (ht 24/01/2020)

Civil society vows to protest until Sapkota’s nomination for Speaker is dismissed: Agni Sapkota, who is accused of murder, is certain to become Speaker of the House as he is running unopposed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/01/2020)

FIR filed against PA member (ht 23/01/2020), Police arrest Gandaki provincial assembly member Deepak Manange: Milan Gurung, chair of Kaski chapter of All Nepal Football Association, had filed a complaint after Manange slapped him on Tuesday, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/01/2020), Mockery of rule of law: The person who got smacked by Deepak Manange does not have untainted past, but this does not give leeway to the provincial lawmaker to take the law into his own hands (ht 24/01/2020), Milan Gurung, chair of Kaski chapter of All Nepal Football Association, arrested: Gurung was arrested after a complaint of fraud and banking offences was registered against him on Thursday, police said, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 25/01/2020), PA member Manange remanded to custody (ht 25/01/2020)

Police misusing indecent behaviour clause (ht 23/01/2020)

Deadline arrives but sugar mills still owe farmers Rs800 million: Farmers have been duped by sugar mill owners in the past but this time they were betrayed by the government too, they say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/01/2020), Sugar producers deceive farmers yet again: Pay farmers only Rs 160 million despite making promises to clear over Rs 1 billion in dues by Tuesday (rep 22/01/2020)

‘How can someone responsible for murdering my husband be elected speaker?’, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 22/01/2020)

Crusher industries operating illegally (ht 22/01/2020)

Murder of transwoman shows that things remain perilous for the LGBTIQ community: Ajita Bhujel’s murder in Hetauda has the trans community concerned for their safety and security, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/01/2020), Five arrested in connection with murder of transgender woman in Hetauda: Police said that Ajita Bhujel had been murdered after a dispute over payment for sex, by Subash Bidari (kp 05/02/2020)

Cases of daylight burglary rising in Kathmandu Valley, police say: Thieves are targeting homes and apartments of working families, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/01/2020)

Conflict victims condemn parties for bulldozing decision on transitional justice appointments: After an agreement between ruling and opposition forces, recommendation committee picks 10 individuals, all with affiliation to political parties, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/01/2020) [Those who share responsibility for so many crimes will never provide justice! Dahal, Deuba, Ex-King Gyanendra and the top brass of the army had highest responsibility!]

GoAML To Check Financial Crime, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/01/2020)

Locals of Tingla vandalize vehicles, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 19/01/2020)

Dahal says he will take responsibility for insurgency deaths but his actions don’t match his words: Victims say he is delaying the justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/01/2020), How a photo has come to symbolise long wait for justice: Muktinath Adhikari, a teacher and a member of Amnesty International Nepal, was killed in Lamjung 18 years ago by the Maoists (kp 18/01/2020)

Cops take charge of body, arrest hubby (ht 17/01/2020)

Police’s intelligence continues to fail them as Chand party claims explosion: Despite the government designating the Chand party a criminal outfit, Wednesday’s explosion shows that security agencies are still unaware of their activities, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 17/01/2020)

Aided by Indian drug traffickers, farmers are increasingly turning from marijuana to opium: Once limited to Tarai districts along the border with India, the cultivation of poppy plants has now spread across the hills of Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/01/2020)

Police confiscate smuggled mobile phones worth over Rs 3.5 million: Police said no one claimed ownership of the phones that were recovered in passenger buses, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/01/2020)

Dahal ready to own up 5,000 deaths during insurgency: Says state killed 12,000 people (ht 16/01/2020) [It does not matter who is responsible for more killings! They all have to stand trial for this: Maoists, politicians, army leaders, ex-king etc.]

A fraud company swindles millions off farmers in Lamjung and Tanahun: Police in Lamjung say they have not received any formal complaint against the company representatives who have been out of contact for almost a year now, by Aash Gurung (kp 16/01/2020)

Peace minus justice: The promises made under the Comprehensive Peace Accord have been thrown to the winds, by Daman Nath Dhungana (kp 15/01/2020)

Conflict victims decry government’s consultations as a sham: The consultations were not aimed at ensuring justice but simply at showing the world that feedback was collected, victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/01/2020)

Bhat-Bhateni among firms faking VAT bills worth millions: SC (rep 14/01/2020), SC indicts Bhatbhateni for tax evasion, by Umesh Poudel (ht 16/01/2020)

Self-styled godman Shivananda Swami held (ht 14/01/2020)

Police intervene rally demanding justice for Nirmala Pant: Security personnel used force on women rights activists who were protesting in front of the Kanchanpur District Court seeking justice for Nirmala Pant, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 14/01/2020)

Attorney General seeks accurate forensic reports to deal with problems correctly (kp 13/01/2020)

Government rescues hundreds of children every year but does little for their care: Children are usually put up in transit homes before they are either handed over to other shelters or their families, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/01/2020)

Two rape cases reported in valley, suspects held (ht 12/01/2020)

Irate kin vandalise hospital (ht 12/01/2020)

Youth crushed to death by tipper for protesting illegal extraction of riverbed materials in Dhanusa: Twenty-four-year-old Dilip Kumar Mahato was struck and dragged by the tipper driver, say police, by Santosh Singh (kp 11/01/2020) [Not only the direct murderers are responsible, but also the idle and disinterested government and administration!] Police nab four of the alleged perpetrators of Dhanusha tipper attack: Dilip was killed on Friday morning while protesting the illegal mining of riverbed materials from a river beside his home at Sripur in Mithila Municipality, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 12/01/2020), Police arrest owner of crusher plant in connection with murder, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 12/01/2020), Rein in Crusher Mafias: Book the culprits of Mahato’s ‘murder’ (rep 12/01/2020), Alleged perpetrators of Dhanusha tipper attack remanded into custodyDilip was killed on Friday morning while protesting the illegal mining of riverbed materials from a river beside his home at Sripur in Mithila Municipality, by Santosh Singh (kp 13/01/2020), Dilip Mahato was attacked before being run over by a tipper truck: Police; In his statement to police, truck driver Munindra Mahato has admitted to the crime, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 14/01/2020), Dilip Mahato should have been a hero. Instead, he will be forgotten: Dilip’s murder encapsulates several of the ills that ail this tottering republic, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 24/01/2020)

Conflict victims say their hope on Pradeep Gyawali might have been misplaced: Gyawali, who had appeared sympathetic to the cause of conflict victims, is also moving ahead on transitional justice without taking victims into confidence, by Binod Gjhimire (kp 09/01/2020)

Police take steps to curb opium farming in remote areas of Makwanpur: The first time police discovered an opium plantation in the district was five years ago, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/01/2020)

Despite stringent measures, no let up in gold smuggling through Kathmandu airport: In the past one week alone, police have already arrested five people at the Tribhuvan International Airport, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 07/01/2020)

School teacher held on charge of beating and injuring student: The victim’s family lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday and urged authorities to take strong against the guilty, by Sanju Poudel (kp 07/01/2020)

Police arrest bank hacker fugitive: The gang had stolen around Rs48.5 million from the Lahan Branch of the Agriculture Development Bank and Panas Remittance, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 06/01/2020)

Transitional justice: This time around, the government must not go back on its promise (kp 06/01/2020), NHRC’s threat to withdraw its member from ex-CJ-led panel (ht 06/01/2020), Amend the TRC Act: It makes no sense in appointing members in the TRC and CIEDP without amending the TRC Act in line with the Supreme Court verdict (ht 06/01/2020)

Sudan scam guilty Shambhu Bharati out on Rs 142 million bail, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/01/2020) [??], Corruption convict Bharati released before completing jail term (rep 06/01/2020)

Law Ministry aims to get Transitional Justice Act amended from ongoing session of Parliament: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, also the law minister now, who has made commitments from various platforms including the United Nations, is taking the lead for amendments, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/01/2020)

24 ropanies of Rani Mahal’s land encroached upon: Report; The National Vigilance Centre says ownership titles have been tampered with in collusion with employees of District Land Revenue, District Survey Office and the then VDC office, by Madhab Aryal (kp 05/01/20202)

For Nepali women seeking work in the Gulf, new routes and old risks: Despite restrictions from traveling to the Gulf countries, desperate Nepali women are falling into traps of trafficking agents who are exploiting new routes to take them out of the country, by Parbat Portel (kp 04/01/2020)

'We don't follow Chhaupadi', by Dhan Bahadur Budha (kp 04/01/2020)

572 India-bound girls, women missing (ht 04/01/2020)

Nepal may be becoming a new transit point for drug smugglers: As many as 5,607 people were arrested for drug-related crimes in the first five months of the current fiscal year, data show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 04/01/2020)

After failing to establish charges, government to deport all arrested Chinese nationals: Police had arrested 122 Chinese from different parts of Kathmandu for their involvement in suspicious activities, by Anil Giri (kp 03/01/2019)

Police arrest six persons for allegedly making fake smart driving licences: Fake licences are mostly used by people who fail the licence test or those who want to go abroad, Metropolitan Traffic Police Division says, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/01/2020), After crackdown against drink driving, MaPaSe cases have decreased in Kathmandu Valley, police records show: Division office says an awareness programme for 47,000 drivers and riders focusing on the anti-drink drive, helped reduce MaPaSe cases, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/01/2020)

Nepal Police to keep record of landlords, tenants (ht 01/01/2020)

One held with gold hidden in rectum (ht 01/01/2020)

Attacked and violated: From Chhaupadi death to incidents of sexual exploitation to cases of acid attacks, there was no let-up in incidents of violence against girls and women in 2019, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 31/12/2019)

Rape accused godman freed on bail (ht 31/12/2019) [??]

Polluted air spikes respiratory illness: The govt standard for unhealthy air is way above WHO’s, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/12/2019)) [And the government is doing nothing!]

Battle against Chhaupadi in Karnali: Govt gets aggressive, but people’s blind belief too strong (rep 29/12/2019)

Man arrested on charge of rape, by Maheshwar Chamlinf Rai (rep 29/12/2019)

Food, gold adulteration rampant in Syangja, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 29/12/2019)

National conference on sexual harassment held (ht 29/12/2019)

Bike-lifting syndicate busted, 12 arrested with 40 two-wheelers (ht 28/12/2019), Police arrest two men from Changunarayan for alleged motorcycle theft: Out of 1,611 incidents of vehicle theft in the last fiscal year, only 189 were recovered, police records show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 29/12/2019)

Addressing The Issue Of Gender Violence, by Indu Pant Ghimire and Saurav Raj Pant (rn 28/12/2019)

Missing teenage girl murdered (ht 28/12/2019)

Police arrest two persons with alleged tax-evaded electronic gadgets valued at Rs 5.2 million: The police also confiscated more than Rs1.5 million in cash and cheques worth more than Rs5,73000 from the accused, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/12/2019)

Govt to designate watchdog for money laundering (ht 27/12/2019)

Rape accused godman’s file submitted to court, by Santosh Kafle (ht 27/12/2019)

Alarming Abductions, by Bini Dahal (rn 27/12/2019)

Government and police fail to abide by human rights commission’s recommendation: The commission two months ago had recommended action against police officials involved in extrajudicial killing of Kumar Paudel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/12/2019)

Breaking the chain: Human trafficking under the guise of labour migration has become one of the most severe problems faced by Nepali migrant workers in recent times, by Anurag Devkota (kp 26/12/2019)

Police rescue a girl being trafficked to India, by Tapendra Karki (rep 26/12/2019)

Chand group’s donation terror in Udayapur (ht 26/12/2019)

Govt to act tough against those who encourage Chhaupadi (ht 25/12/2019)

122 Chinese nationals arrested from different parts of the Capital: Police say the arrested, who had arrived in Nepal on a tourist visa, are being investigated for their involvement in illegal activities, including financial crimes, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/12/2019), At least 800 Chinese nationals are under watch in Kathmandu: The revelation follows the arrest of 122 Chinese nationals on Monday in a joint Nepal-China operation, by Anil Giri and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/12/2019), Arrested Chinese remanded to 5-day police custody, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 25/12/2019), Police recover only 67 passports from the arrested 122 Chinese nationals: The arrested Chinese nationals may be involved in suspicious activities, including cybercrime, police suspect, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/12/2019), The recent arrest of 122 Chinese nationals sets a dangerous precedent: How would Nepal react if the state apparatus was conducting similar mass arrests on Nepali soil on behalf of India?(kp 26/12/2019), Arrest of 122 Chinese nationals was not a ‘joint operation’, security agencies say: Although the Chinese Foreign Ministry had said that Monday’s arrests were a joint operation between China and Nepal, Nepali security agencies say they acted solely on their own, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2019), Detained 122 Chinese nationals likely to be deported (ht 30/12/2019)

Call for survivor-friendly approach to investigate human trafficking cases: Experts urge adopting Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews approach for better dealing with survivors and investigating such cases, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/12/2019)

Bangladeshis are being trafficked into Nepal, but most cases go unreported: The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu receives two to three cases of labour trafficking every month, by Eliha Shrestha (kp 24/12/2019)

Two drivers arrested for unhealthy competition on road, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 24/12/2019)

Narcotics Control Bureau arrests four foreigners for cocaine smuggling: Two Belarusians and two Bolivians arrested with 6kg of cocaine worth at least Rs150 million, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/12/2019)

Rural municipality chair rescued hours after his abduction: The Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has claimed responsibility for the incident, by Jyoti Katuwal and Tularam Pandey (kp 23/12/2019)

Police launch awareness drive in Dadeldhura community schools: Police personnel are running classes for students to instil positive thinking in them, by D.R. Pant (kp 23(12/2019)

Police arrest two persons on the charge of kidnapping three minors: The kidnapping cases have risen by 48 percent since 2014-15 to 104 in 2018-19, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/12/2019)

Police bust a gang involved in motorcycle theft in Kathmandu Valley: Auto theft incidents are on the rise, but vehicle recovery and arrest rates are dismal, data show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 21/12/2019)

Police rescue three children from clutches of kidnapper (ht 21/12/2019)

Birgunj High Court seeks suggestions from lawyers to transfer Aftab Alam’s case away from his hometown: Government attorney appealed for a transfer of the case following threats from the lawmaker who has been charged with mass murder, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/12/2019)

Patan High Court denies bail to Mahara (ht 20/12/2019)

Sexual violence case involving faculty member settled in school (ht 20/12/2019) [???? Such cases cannot be settled but must be puniushed!]]

She was returning from a temple. Then a drunk driver killed her.: On Saturday morning, a 38-year-old woman was run over by a car with four passengers who were returning after a night of heavy drinking, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/12/2019), It’s time to make our drink driving laws tougher: The killing of a 38-year-old woman has raised questions about how people get away with driving after heavy drinking, despite checkpoints (kp 19/12/2019), Families reach compensation deal in drunk driving case, but case will proceed regardless: While the family of Leela Devkota stands to receive up to Rs10 million in compensation, police say they will continue to pursue a vehicular homicide case against Prithvi Malla, by Shucvam Dhungana (kp 20/12/2019)

Dahal’s proposal to set up mechanism for transitional justice raises alarm: Conflict victims and human rights defenders say it is wrong to have a political body that influences the commissions, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/12/2019)

Drug smugglers find a new, loose route— Siddhartha Highway: Police have registered as many as 35 drug-related cases in the past three years, by Madhav Aryal (kp 18/12/2019)

Municipality threatens strike seeking release of rape accused ward chair (ht 18/12/2019)

A crisis centre provides relief to victims of violence in Janakpur: The centre was built nine years after the state said it would set up such centres in several other districts, by Shahiman Rai (kp 18/12/2019)

One year since the sexual abuse exposé: It would be a disservice to all if we forget the survivors of Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya and the victims in so many other schools, by Monika Niroula (kp 17/12/2019)

Rape cases on the rise, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 16/12/2019)

Ending the stigma of menstruation: How many girls must die before we realize that Chhaupadi in all its forms must stop? Three-month jail time or Rs 3,000 fine is not enough to stop this brutal practice, by Sakun Gajurel (rep 16/12/2019)

Police inspector among three killed in Dhanusha blast: No one has claimed responsibility for the midnight blast, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/12/2019), Three, including inspector, killed (ht 15/12/2019), Police probing Dhanusha blast (ht 16/12/2019), Upholding Order, by S. Binodkumar Singh, (SAIR 16/12/2019), Bomb terror grips Dhanusha: Following the Mahendranagar incident, people have become both wary and terrified (ht 17/12/2019)

CDOs instructed to form anti-chhaupadi mechanisms, intensify campaigns (rep 15/12/2019)

“They turned me into a living corpse”: For victims of the Maoist insurgency, no justice and no peace: Over 13 years after the peace agreement, transitional justice process has largely been held hostage to partisan interests, with both the political parties and Army playing for time, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/12/2019)

Lack of proper parking spaces in the capital gives rise to auto theft cases: Thieves sell stolen two-wheelers at prices ranging between Rs50,000 and Rs150,000, depending on the vehicle’s condition, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/12/2019)

Amend act on human trafficking: NHRC (ht 14/12/2019)

Evidence to prosecute Dr Rohit Kumar Jha for attempt to rape insufficient (ht 14/12/2019)

Families are sites of love and affection but also violence and discrimination: A new report by UN Women points to the dual role of families in Nepal, where 26 percent of women face domestic violence, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 13/12/2019)

Everything you need to know about Chhaupadi, the taboo ritual of banishing women to period huts: Legal actions and social campaigns have failed to make people in Nepal’s remote western regions understand the urgency of abolishing the deadly tradition, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 12/12/2019)

Exploitation continues unabated at Kathmandu’s dance bars and dohori restaurants: As such informal entertainment venues are not regulated by the government, there is ample room for labour exploitation and physical and sexual harassment, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 12/12/2019)

Rape incidents up in Saptari (ht 12/12/2019), Three, including ward chair, held for attempt to rape (ht 12/12/2019)

South Asian states urged to end culture of impunity (rep 12/12/2019)

Police arrest three persons for defrauding around Rs150 million through social media platforms: Peter Herman, a Nigerian national believed to be currently residing in India is the mastermind of the scams, says police, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/12/2019)

Police want to be friends with the community but they act more like foes: Time and again, police quickly resort to baton charges and physical violence to deal with protests, even when unnecessary, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/12/2019), Nagarik reporter injured in police assault, by Rajan Shah (rep 11/12/2019), Criminal case filed against police over assault on Nagarik journalist (rep 18/12/2019)

Abused and forced to flee: How unchecked superstition displaced a family in Dolakha: Belief in superstition and the abuse of human rights that comes with it is widespread in this mountainous district of about 200,000 people, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 11/12/2019)

Paedophile caught in the act with three minor girls: One of his victims escaped and brought cops to his hotel room, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 10/12/2019)

Violence against differently-abled women goes largely unreported, by Anjali Subedi (rep 10/12/2019)

Statues are being stolen from Simraungadh, but nobody is bothered: Simraungadh is the capital city of the Mithila kingdom and houses many historical palaces, which is why statues and other artefacts are frequently extracted from various places, by Laxmi Sah (kp 10/12/2019)

Time to think out of the box: If we had tackled this problem from women’s health perspectives rather than cultural taboos, perhaps the woman who died in Chhaupadi shed would be among us today, by Mukesh  Adhikari (rep 09/12/2019) [Chhaupadi is an archaic and perverse tradition that has its origin in the morbid delusion of superiority of a deeply patriarchal way of thinking. This crime against women must be eradicated if women's health is to be protected.]

Department of Foreign Employment seeks support of other government agencies for overseas job frauds: The department seeks collaboration with Nepal Police and Department of Immigration for controlling malpractices in foreign employment sector., by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/12/2019)

Police arrest Chinese national in possession of banned drug: The contraband is valued at more than Rs5 million in the international market, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/12/2019)

Crime rate rose by 40 percent in five years: Data: 6,233 murder cases, 5,155 suicide cases and 3,999 women and children related cases were registered last fiscal year, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/12/2019)

Doctor arrested for ‘raping’ woman, by Madan Thakur (rep 08/12/2019)

Rape accused AHW held (ht 08/12/2019)

‘Collective effort needed to curb rape’ (ht 06/12/2019)

Suspended DSP served arrest warrant over alleged criminal link: On May 3, Nepal Police had suspended Dhungel, who was then in charge of Chandranigahapur Area Police Office in Rautahat, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 05/12/2019)

Victims of domestic violence must make the decision to take back control of their lives: The national mission to end domestic violence must be taken to every family, school, workplace, courtroom, cabinet and police station, by Madhuri Rana Singh (kp 05/12/2019)

Police arrest two persons for alleged online fraud: Police recover more than Rs800,000 from the bank account of alleged fraudsters, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 04/12/2019)

Menstruation huts become death traps: 17 die in sheds in ten years, by Prakash Singh (ht 04/12/2019) [If men cannot stay in the house together with menstruating women, then men must leave the house and stay in sheds!!], Banishing women to “period huts” is a national shame: Young girls and women losing their precious lives to a deadly superstition is distressing (kp 05/12/2019)) [It's not only a shame, it's a grave crime!], For greater activism: The local school is a good place for intervention, where an appropriate curriculum could help create awareness among the students (ht 05/12/2019) [related to chhaupadi crime], Police arrest brother-in-law of Parbati Budha who died in a menstruation hut in Achham: This is the first arrest since the country criminalised Chhaupadi in August 2017, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/12/2019)

Transitional justice: Truth is its foundation; Transitional justice is a challenge by which we test ourselves, our vision of the future and the kind of society we want to build out of the rubble of the decade of conflict, by Mohna Ansari (ht 04/12/2019)

Priceless idols stolen from Padukasthan Temple of Dailekh, by Govinda KC (kp 04/12/2019)

Banished from home, Achham woman dies in menstrual hut, by Prakash Singh (ht 03/12/2019)

Despite protests from animal rights activists, tens of thousands of animals are being slaughtered in Gadhimai: In line with the Supreme Court’s order to work towards eliminating animal sacrifice, the temple has decided to stop sacrificing pigeons, by Laxmi Sah (kp 03/12/2019), Ritual sacrifice at Gadhimai shrine begins, photos barred (ht 04/12/2019) [This brutal and completely senseless slaughter of innocent creatures must never be called a "ritual sacrifice". It is simply barbaric!], Contempt of court case against govt, Gadhimai Trust for animal sacrifice (rep 04/12/2019)

High-profile culprits skip police custody on medical grounds (ht 03/12/2019)

CVCP calls for parliamentary panel’s meeting, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 02/12/2019)

Man arrested for 'raping' distant granddaughter (rep 02/12/2019) [What is a 'distant' granddaughter? And why is 'raped written with quotation marks?]

Most traffickers are relatives of victims, officials say: Police in the past four fiscal years have rescued 2,333 trafficked persons, statistics show, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/12/2019)

International concern: Delay in transitional justice process (rep 01/12/2019)

Rape-accused godman admits himself to hospital fearing arrest: Sunsari police say he will be arrested once discharged, by Santosh Kafle (ht 30/11/2019), Rape-accused Siddhababa in ICU (ht 02/12/2019), Rape accused 'godman' taken from ICU of nursing home to court for remand (ht 03/12/2019), Siddhababa’s remand extended by seven days (ht 07/12/2019), Giri to be in judicial custody for 7 more days, by Amar Khadka (rep 07/12/2019), Siddhababa’s remand extended by three days (ht 14/12/2019)

Hi-tech forgery racket busted, 3 arrested (ht 30/11/2019)

Two Chinese nationals held with eight kilo gold (ht 30/11/2019)

Conflict victims demand government to dissolve the recommendation and start afresh selection process: They claim the government is inviting international intervention by politicising the transitional justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/11/2019), TJ appointments process hits snags (rep 30/11/2019)

Fake doctors are conning villagers in Banke: People with basic medical training are running clinics in rural areas and putting people’s lives in danger, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 29/11/2019)

IED detonated outside ruling party candidate’s office in Mahottari: The explosion has caused minor damages to the building while there were no human casualties, by Santosh Singh (kp 29/11/2019)

Butwal Sub-metropolis implements programme to end incidents of sexual abuse in schools: Under the programme, every school is supposed to assign a focal person for resolving complaints filed by students, by Amrita Anmol (kp 28/11/2019)

In Achham, domestic abuse is driving women to depression: Every week, the Bayalpata Hospital, which has a dedicated mental health bureau, sees over a hundred women suffering from depression, doctors say, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/11/2019)

Police arrest six men for withdrawing Rs1.9 million from a bank account by forging signature: Suspects caught with Rs 1.8 million, copies of citizenship cards, signature specimens and cheque books, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/11/2019)

Rights groups’ statement shows the world is watching Nepal’s transitional justice process, experts say: The statement from four prominent human rights organisations is stronger than ones issued in the past, indicating the international community may be gradually losing faith in Nepal’s system, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/11/2019) [see joint statement by ICJ, AI, HRW and TRIAL], International rights watchdogs concerned about justice for victims (ht 27/11/2019), NHRC decision too little, too late: Conflict victims, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 27/11/2019)

NCP student wing cadres thrash college chief: ANNFSU targets Tri-Chandra College principal for hiking fees (ht 26/11/2019), Deplorable conduct: The unruly conduct of the student unions has its genesis in the upbringing by the parties that use them for disruptive activities (ht 27/11/2019)

Detainee’s death in police custody suspicious (ht 26/11/2019)

Couple ostracised for practising witchcraft (ht 26/11/2019)

Officials stress need for ending all forms of violence against women, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 26/11/2019)

Police yet to identify culprit in hit-and-run that claimed doctor’s life (ht 25/11/2019)

The transitional justice process has failed to envision the pains of women who were sexually abused during the insurgency: As the state has excluded rape in the interim relief process and in transitional justice, many victims still await closure, by Chandra Bhadra (kp 24/11/2019), Panel moves to recommend TJ officials amid widespread criticism (rep 24/11/2019)

Our songs from the forest: Finding freedom from menstrual taboos in the lap of nature, by Uma Bista (kp 23/11/2019)

The fight for fighting crime: Inside the Nepal Police’s investigation unit: The country’s crime investigation body has come a long way, but challenges persist, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/11/2019)

Surveillance heightened in driving test centres to catch imposter candidates: Police arrested six persons for taking driving tests on behalf of others in the past four months, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/11/2019)

High court seeks details on Mahara case (rep 23/11/2019)

Smugglers using Kimathanka border point in Sankhuwasabha to move gold into the country: Arrests of three people, including a gold carrier, has made it clear that smugglers are using the border point to bring the precious yellow metal from Tibet, say police, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 22/11/2019)

Govt to take care of four rape victims (ht 22/11/2019)

Dahal for appointing new faces to TRC (ht 22/11/2019) [The leader of one of the outstanding human rights violating forces at the time of the conflict must not have any say in the composition and work of the two commissions!]

Mahara challenges Kathmandu court’s remand order in Patan High Court: Former House Speaker was remanded in judicial custody earlier this month in an attempted rape case, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/11/2019)

Justice still eludes conflict victims: NHRC (ht 21/11/2019), Peace and injustice: Thirteen years of Comprehensive Peace Accord (rep 21/11/2019), Waiting for justice: Thirteen years after signing of CPA, justice eludes the conflict victims, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (rep 21/11/2019), Conflict victims decry apathy of government and parties towards transitional justice: Thirteen years after the peace deal, victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency continue to wait for justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2019)

Unidentified group kills man in Sunsari district (ht 21/11/2019)

Alleging political intervention, applicants for transitional justice commissions are withdrawing their names: Since the recommendation committee has become a rubber stamp for the political parties, no independent decision is forthcoming, rights activists and victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/11/2019), Stakeholders prepare for consultations on TJ bill (rep 20/11/2019)

Seven trafficking victims, including four minor girls rescued (ht 20/11/2019)

Fuel-laden tanker goes missing (ht 20/11/2019)

Supreme Court sentences ‘Pooja Bohara’ rape accused to 11 yrs, six months in jail, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 19/11/2019)

After deal between parties, selection panel publishes list of probable candidates for transitional justice bodies: Conflict victims object to political interference, saying they won’t accept the officials selected without following the due process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/11/2019), Victims decry selection of candidates for TJ bodies, by Rohan S. Nepal (ht 19/11/2019)

Five murder accused arrested (ht 19/11/2019)

Police arrest man for fatally stabbing his friend in the Capital: Forty-six-year old Manish Kunwar Khadgi was detained in connection to the death of Arun Chitrakar of Kathmandu Ward No. 19, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/11/2019)

Police arrest Indian man suspected of running Hundi from Capital: The arrestee has been identified as Satyanarayan Prasad, 57, of Betiya District, India, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/11/2019)

Panel proposes Bhatta for TRC head, Mallick for CIEDP chief (ht 18/11/2019)

Eight arrested for hostage-taking (ht 17/11/2019)

956 gambling dens dismantled across country in three years (ht 17/11/2019)

In Rajapur, police consistently fail to investigate cases involving marginalised communities: Police have refused to look into a number of recent cases involving Tharus and Dalits, despite their families alleging foul play, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 16/11/2019)

Under the guise of humanitarian aid, high-profile paedophiles are abusing Nepali children: Loose laws, illiteracy and poverty, along with an unsuspicious welcome of foreigners, have turned Nepal into a haven for Western paedophiles, by Janakraj Sapkota (kp 16/11/2019)

Revenue Investigation Department files cases on multi-billion rupee tax evasion scam: More than 900 firms are under investigation for purchasing fake VAT bills, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/11/2019)

Govt auctioning Oriental’s assets to compensate duped victims, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 16/11/2019)

Parties close to consensus on chairperson for Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Both ruling and opposition parties are positive about appointing Ganesh Datta Bhatta, associate professor at Nepal Law Campus, ruling party leaders say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/11/2019)

Law to protect victims, witnesses need of hour: ‘Vulnerable should be relocated and their privacy protected’ (ht 14/11/2019), Protect victims: Although relocation of the vulnerable with changed identity has been suggested, is this feasible in a small country like ours? (ht 15/11/2019)

Police arrest 50-year-old woman for alleged human trafficking: The then minor victim was trafficked to India in 2012 and thrown into prostitution, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 14/11/2019), Woman held for selling her niece to brothel in India (ht 15/11/2019)

Durbar Marg rape case accused sent to prison: Main accused sentenced to five years and two months in jail (ht 14/11/2019)

49 gamblers nabbed from valley in a day (ht 14/11/2019)

Five accused in Nidan Hospital kidney scam sent to judicial custody (ht 13/11/2019)

Families of air crash victims say they are being pressured to withdraw their case: 22 Nepalis were killed when US-Bangla flight BS 211 from Dhaka crashed while landing at Kathmandu airport, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/11/2019)

Two witnesses in Alam trial change their statements: Government prosecutors demand protection for witnesses and their close relatives, by Shiva Puri (kp 12/11/2019), Defendants present arguments (ht 12/11/2019), No blast had occurred in 2008: Alam's lawyers, by Madan Thakur (rep 12/11/2019), A witness in Alam trial says he was abducted and forced to change statement: Gauri Shankar Ram Chamar, who was injured in the 2008 Rautahat blast, is currently under police protection, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/11/2019), Protect the victims, eyewitnesses (rep 13/11/2019), Victim’s family tempted to change statement (ht 14/11/2019), Aftab Alam remanded in judicial custody after his formal trial ended on Friday: Rauthat District Court had begun a formal trial on Alam’s case on November 7, by Shiva Puri (kp 16/11/2019), As reputed lawyers flock to Alam’s defense, many question their moral judgment: Mohammad Aftab Alam, who is in custody on charge of a mass murder, is being represented by nearly three dozen lawyers, some of whom once held the position of attorney general, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/11/2019), District judge and attorney dealing with Alam’s case left district: Alam was remanded in judicial custody after his formal trial came to an end on Friday, by Shiva Puri (kp 17/11/2019)

Cop takes Sudan scam convict Bharati to hotel on pretext of health check-up (ht 11/11/2019)

High-profile gamblers in hospitals 'to avoid police custody' (rep 11/11/2019)

14-year-old girl found dead in suspicious circumstances: Family members claim the victim was abducted, raped and subsequently murdered, by Kamal Panthi (kp 10/11/2019)

Recommendation committee fails to pick candidates leaving TJ bodies in the lurch (ht 09/11/2019)

Department of Money Laundering Investigation notifies District Police for investigation into Alam’s properties: Alam will be arrested again even if the court releases him on general date, according to the letter sent by the department, by Shiva Puri (kp 09/11/2019)

Woman accused of witchcraft, tortured (ht 08/11/2019)

Tarai farmers face crop failure due to fake paddy seeds: The Garima variety of seeds sold to farmers in Kailali and Kanchanpur produced only empty grains, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 08/11/2019)

Six Chinese hackers sent to judicial custody, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 08/11/2019)

Police rescue 14-year-old boy (ht 07/11/2019)

Minister Rawal yet to appear before court (ht 07/11/2019)

Nepal Police appears unwilling to take action against officials involved in extrajudicial killing: The human rights commission had asked that criminal charges be filed against officers implicated in the killing but police say they have yet to receive any official communication in that regard, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/11/2019)

Police submit report on kidney scam at Nidan Hospital (ht 06/11/2019)

Man dunking wife’s face in hot curry shocks even folks used to VAW, by Anjali Subedi (rep 05/11/2019)

The District Attorney’s Office files charge sheet against Alam, seeking life imprisonment: Alam was presented at the court on Monday amid tight security, while his supporters had gathered outside the court, shouting for his release, by Shiva Puri (kp 05/11/2019), Charge-sheet filed against Alam: Ten absconding persons named as co-accused, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 05/11/2019), Life imprisonment sought for Alam and ten others, by Madan Thakur (rep) 05/11/2019, Alam’s statement being recorded in Rautahat (ht 06/11/2019)

Nationwide campaign launched to end violence against women: Flagged off from Province 1, the drive will be run throughout the year for long-term effectiveness, by Binu Timsina (kp 05/11/2019)

Krishna Bahadur Mahara remanded in custody over attempted rape allegations: The former House Speaker will have to stay in custody until the court passes the final decision, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/11/2019), Former speaker in judicial custody for attempt to rape, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 05/11/2019), Ex-speaker Mahara off to jail until final verdict: He is the first politician of his stature to land in jail on a criminal charge in Nepal’s recent history (rep 05/11/2019)

High-profile individuals, when arrested, tend to suddenly need hospitalisation: Often, lawyers and doctors are complicit in employing legal loopholes to help the accused avoid time in jail while in police custody, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/11/2019)

Court urged to send Mahara to judicial Custody (ht 04/11/2019)

Money laundering probe against 25 gamblers (ht 04/11/2019)

Panel to probe code of conduct violation charge against Shahi (ht 04/11/2019)

Nepal yet again fails to report to the UN on status of judicial action on the killings of journalists: We are waiting for updates from the Home Ministry, Communication Ministry says (kp 03/11/2019)

Army major among nine detained for alleged gambling: Police detained 473 gamblers in the last two weeks across the country, more than Rs31 million seized, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/11/2019), NA’s Major Shahi sent to police custody (ht 04/11/2019)

Three persons found murdered in Gulmi forest: Investigating officers suspect the victims were from the same family and were murdered by smashing their heads, by Ghanhyam Gautam (kp 03/11/2019)

Assailant of Hetauda acid attack arrested after more than six years: The perpetrator had thrown acid on a 19-year-old girl for rebuffing his romantic advances, by Subash Bidari (kp 02/11/2019)

Filing complaints with the police is filled with hassles: Nepal Police’s behaviour with people seeking help from the authorities has frequently come under the scanner, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/11/2019)

Ministry starts process to amend bill on transitional justice law: Law and Justice Ministry will gather suggestions from the concerned parties to finalise the amendment bill, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/11/2019)

Investigation report in Alam’s case submitted to attorney’s office (ht 02/11/2019)

Chargesheet filed against Mahara for rape attempt: District attorney office has sought five to seven-and-a-half years jail term for the former House Speaker, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/11/2019), Attempt to rape case filed against Mahara: His trial hearing has been scheduled for today (ht 01/11/2019), Rape attempt case filed against Mahara: Prosecution seeks up to 7 years 6 months jail (rep 01/11/2019), Mahara, in court statement, denies ever entering the woman’s apartment: The former Speaker of the House finally gave his statement on Friday after he was formally charged with attempted rape, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/11/2019) [Mysteriously, he did not remember this before?]

Man dies after police fire on a group defying curfew in Krishnanagar: Local administration imposed indefinite curfew after a clash between Hindu and Muslim communities over the route of idol procession, by Manoj Paudel (kp 01/11/2019), A 10-point agreement signed between the agitating parties and local administration in Kapilvastu: The situation remained peaceful throughout Friday; administration yet to lift curfew, by Manoj Paudel (kp 02/11/2019), Curfew continues at Krishnanagar (ht 02/11/2019)

“I thought I would die”: Despite laws on domestic violence, archaic and insensitive treatment by police and the justice system force women in Nepal to remain trapped in cycles of abuse, even when they muster the courage to report them; In the majority of domestic violence cases, police push for reconciliation, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 01/11/2019)

Police file two more cases against Aftab Alam: Police have filed ‘attempted murder’ and ‘holding, transporting explosive materials’ cases against Alam, by Shiva Puri (kp 01/11/2019)

VTEN's arrest is only a symbol of a larger malaise: ‘Moral order’ is such an amorphous idea that anything undesirable to the authorities can be slotted into it, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 01/11/2019)

Owner and manager of a leather factory in Parsa Bara arrested over Sirsiya stream pollution: Industrial waste from the Parsa-Bara Industrial Corridor has become a major contributor to the pollution of Sirsiya stream, say authorities, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/11/2019)

Squatters, who received plots to build houses, are deprived of land titles: Around 500 landless squatters had received space to build in Salyan district, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 01/11/2019)

Student leader from ruling party arraigned on rape charge: Indra Hang Rai of All Nepal National Free Students Union is accused of assaulting an 18-year-old girl, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 31/10/2019), Three youth leaders of NCP, Nepali Congress arrested on rape charges (ht 31/10/2019)

Politics has become a haven for crime and corruption: Political parties have not only protected the criminality of their cadres, but they also have provided shelter to notorious criminals, by Achyut Wagle (kp 31/10/2019)

Interpol decides to enhance exchange of police data (ht 31/10/2019)

Police arrest 25 and seize over Rs 26 million in illegal gambling bust: Acting on a tip-off, police raided a house in Maharajgunj for operating an illegal gambling den, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/10/2019), 59 gamblers nabbed in a day from valley (ht 31/10/2019)

Even with a murder conviction, lawmakers might still be able to hold on to their seats: Lawmakers are suspended when they are convicted but they do not lose their seats unless their crime involves ‘moral turpitude’, but no one is certain what that means, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/10/2019)

‘Enough evidence to corroborate accusation against Mahara’: Office of the Attorney General will decide whether or not to file charge sheet against Mahara (ht 26/10/2019)

Police arrest four suspected Chand party members for burning PM Oli’s effigy: The four persons have been held on charges of disturbing public peace, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/10/2019) [??]

Even as lawmakers are accused of heinous crimes, Parliament remains without disciplinary committee: The Speaker, who is responsible for forming such committees, himself remains in judicial custody after being accused of rape, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/10/2019)

American Interpol deports rape, murder convict Gautam to Nepal (ht 24/10/2019), For the first time, a Nepali has been deported from the US to serve his sentence: Acting on a red corner notice issued by Interpol, Lila Raj Gautam, who was convicted of rape and murder, was repatriated to Nepal, by Shuvam Dhungana (27/10/2019)

Foreigners report high number of theft and fraud cases with tourist police: 1,252 cases were reported in the past two fiscal years, but none concerned serious crime, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/10/2019)

Despite increased security, the crime rate increased by 36 percent this Dashain: Due to increased awareness, people have started reporting crimes like cyberbullying, banking offences and social crimes, police say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/10/2019)

The crimes Alam has been accused of are grave, but his party has little to say: Nepali Congress leaders continue to insist that an individual’s crimes do not reflect on the party, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/10/2019) [The cover of criminals in their ranks has system in many Nepali parties!], Alam refuses to undergo polygraph test: Police on Tuesday attempted to carry out the test after the Nepali Congress lawmaker denied his involvement in the murder while recording his statement, by Shiva Puri (kp 23/10/2019), Alam’s remand extended yet again (ht 26/10/2019)

Excavator operator and three others detained for investigation in Baitadi: Eight villagers have been injured, one seriously, when an excavator struck villagers protesting road construction, by Tripti Shahi (kp 23/10/2019), Nepal needs development, but not by coercion: Reimagining Nepal and developing it warrants a broad outlook that listens to its people and shows regard for their displeasure (kp 23/10/2019), Seven injured as digger driver smites protesters with excavator bucket in Baitadi, by Baburam Shrestha (ht 23/10/2019), Excavator driver charged with attempt-to-murder (ht 23/10/2019), Three more to be sued for excavator attack (ht 26/10/2019)

Event organisers misuse names and photos of prominent people to promote Nepali shows in foreign countries: Anuradha Koirala and Kul Man Ghising have been featured in promotional posters for an award show in South Korea without their knowledge, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/10/2019)

Killing of Chand party cadre Kumar Paudel was extrajudicial, human rights commission says: The National Human Rights Commission has concluded that Paudel was killed after he was arrested and has recommended criminal charges against three police officers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/10/2019), Police killed CPN leader Paudel in cold blood: NHRC (ht 22/10/2019), NHRC rejects police encounter claim in Paudel death, calls for suspending 3 (rep 22/10/2019), Begin thorough probe: The government should start a thorough investigation, and there must be no attempt by the state to influence the outcome (ht 23/10/2019)

Govt, parties ‘have put TJ on backburner’, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 22/10/2019), Big 2 parties agree to revise controversial TJ law (rep 22/10/2019)

Unearthing of the grisly mass murder in Alam case has Nepalis pointing fingers at a failed system: The onus to strengthen the system lies on politicians and the people in power, but analysts say recent incidents show how they have used the system in service of their own interests, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/10/2019)

Attempt to rape FIR against Mahara: Shahi’s retraction ‘can backfire’; Will have no effect on outcome of the case: Lawyers (ht 22/10/2019)

Man held for running sex racket (ht 22/10/2019)

Three arrested with machine used for printing fake currency notes (ht 22/10/2019)

CEO, promoters involved in banking fraud: Police, by Devendra Basnet (rep 22/10/2019)

Four of a family held on murder charge (ht 22/10/2019)

‘Discontinuing chhaupadi isn't just about destroying period huts; it's about ending the stigma of menstruation.’ Former Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada discusses her one-night stay at a chhau goth in Babala, Achham, to experience the ancient practice of the outlawed Chhaupadi, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 21/10/2019)

Mahara remanded to custody for five more daysLawmaker Parbat Gurung freed without bail (rep), Mahara’s custody extended till October 23 (ht 21/10/2019), Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Aalam remanded in custody for five more days: Alam was arrested on October 13 in connection with an explosion and the subsequent murder of at least 23 persons in Rautahat 12 years ago, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/10/2019), District court frees lawmaker Gurung on general date (ht 21/10/2019) [??], No blast occurred, state is plotting against me: Alam, by Madan Thakur (rep 21/10/2019)

Protest grips Chitwan Medical college over patient's death: Police fire 40 rounds of teargas and detain 12 people for vandalism, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 21/10/2019), Medical Association issues 24-hour ultimatum (ht 22 /10/209)

Lahan police seize smuggled goods worth over a million, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/10/2019)

ASI arrested on rape charge in Dharan (ht 20/10/2019)

Inter-caste marriage leaves girl in a lurch (ht 20/10/2019)

Mahara’s three days in judicial custody already over, but police are yet to file a chargesheet: The former House Speaker, who is facing rape charges, has been in hospital and refused to record his statement, citing health condition, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/10/2019), Former speaker Mahara undergoes coronary angiogram at Norvic, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 20/10/2019)

Rautahat blast injured start coming in police contact after Alam’s arrest, by Madan Thakur (rep 20/10/2019)

More foreigners in criminal activities (ht 20/10/2019)

A private hospital’s negligence has an infant on the verge of death: A string of errors and oversights by doctors at Grande International Hospital has destroyed a 15-month-old child beyond repair, his parents allege, by Swarup Acharya (kp 19/10/2019)

A discrimination case riles up Dalit activists in Morang district: A Dalit rights group has demanded the authorities launch a fair investigation, by Binu Timsina (kp 19/10/2019)

Supreme Court directs information commission to respond to writ regarding Lal Commission report: The report includes findings from investigations into deadly violence in 2015 that killed nearly 50 people, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/10/2019), NIC gets three months to decide on Lal panel report (ht 18/10/2019)

The rise and fall of Comrade Mahara, by Sewa Bhattarai and Sanghamitra Subba (nt 18/10/2019)

Police in Banke arrest a sub-inspector over an attempt to rape charge: The official was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by a woman police trainee earlier this week, by Madhu Shahi (kp 18/10/2019)

Nepali citizens detained during Xi Jinping’s visit for Tibetan signage on clothes and accessories: All citizens have a right to political opinion and the right to criticise and protest Nepal’s foreign policy, irrespective of the country’s formal position, say rights activists, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 18/10/2019)

Crime and punishment: The legal actions taken by the police against politicians can help bring an end to criminalisation of politics (ht 18/10/2019)

Bid to combat human trafficking gets a boost (ht 18/10/2019)

Police arrest five including Nidan Hospital officials and a government section officer over kidney scam: A patient had filed a complaint saying he was lured into selling his kidney but was later cheated, as the hospital created a fake donor, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/10/2019)

Parties continue to look the other way while their leaders get arrested for crimes: Three lawmakers were arrested in the past two weeks and none has been censured or suspended by their parties, by , by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/10/2019) [This has to do with the fact that politicians and parties consider themselves to be above the law, just as the monarchy did before!]

Lawmaker Parvat Gurung served summons for murder bid (ht 17/10/2019), Arrest warrant issued against NCP lawmaker, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 17/10/2019)

Cases of polygamy unchecked in several districts of Province 5: Lack of stringent laws and loopholes in existing legal provisions create an encouraging environment for polygamy, by Amrita Anmol (kp 17/10/2019)

Hospitals are implanting hormonal birth control on mentally impaired women: Rights activists say that such implants are a violation of women’s rights and legal provisions and do not address the core problem of violence against women, by Arjun Poudel (kpn 17/10/2019)

Teacher thrashes student (ht 16/10/2019)

Mahara to remain in police custody for three more days: Police will soon conduct DNA tests on Mahara and things collected from the complainant’s apartment, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/10/2019), Fighting crime and gaining public trust: The government can show its sincerity by conducting a fair probe into Mahara's case, by Udayan Regmi (kp 16/10/2019)

Suspended Congress MP Alam remanded in custody for seven days: Police have linked Alam with the explosion and the deaths, as well as accused him of murdering the injured survivors by burning them alive in a brick kiln, by Shiva Puri (kp 16/10/2019)

Lawmaker Yadav demands fair investigation into acid attack, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 15/10/2019)

Health Ministry to monitor hospitals to curb sex-selective abortions: Newborn data of the Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital shows a wide gap between the number of boys and girls, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/10/2019)

Despite rape and murder charges, Mahara and Alam remain ‘honourable’ lawmakers: The new House Regulations have removed a previous clause that automatically suspended any lawmakers charged with crimes, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/10/2019) [There are a lot more honourable criminals among Nepal's politicians!], Crime and impunity: Arrest of Mohammand Aftab Alam (rep 15/10/2019), Members charged with a crime should be removed forthwith: The criminalisation of politics is a threat to the basic structure of the constitution, but the current regulation allows lawbreakers to continue as lawmakers (kp 16/10/2019)

Rastriya Janata Party lawmaker vandalises counter at Janakpur airport: The lawmaker said that he was furious at the condition of the airport, and the irresponsibility and indifference of Budhha Air’s officials to passengers’ queries, by Santosh Singh (kp 15/10/2019), Airline operators warn of suspending all Janakpur flights (rep 15/10/2019) [When are politicians severely punished for such crimes so that they finally realise that they are not above the law?], Lawmaker Pramod Sah arrested for vandalism: ‘Booked without invoking any Civil Aviation Act section’ (ht 16/10/2019) [It seems the time has come for godlike politicians to finally become normal mortals!], Lawmaker Sah remanded to custody (ht 17/10/2019), Lawmaker Sah freed on general date (ht 19/10/2019)

Irate youths vandalise hospital in Rajbiraj (ht 15/10/2019)

Police to record Mahara’s statement from hospital bed (rep 14/10/2019), Make Example, Not Exception, by P. Kharel (rn 14/10/2019), Mahara to be presented in court (ht 15/10/2019)

Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam arrested in relation to 2008 Rautahat blast: The politician faces charges of burning those injured in the explosion alive in a brick kiln, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/10/2019), Ex-Minister Alam arrested in connection with 2008 ‘murders’, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/10/2019), Police arrest NC leader Alam (ht 14/10/2019), Explainer: The brick kiln murders Alam is accused of, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 14/10/2019), Nepali Congress cadres stage protest against Aftab Alam’s arrest: The agitating cadres of the main opposition burnt tyres and obstructed roads at different places, by Shiba Puri (kp 15/10/2019), Alam arrest revives writ petitioner's hopes of justice, by Madan Thakur (rep)

In Achham, postpartum mothers continue to face ostracism: While the district has introduced several safe motherhood programmes, they have largely been ineffective, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 14/10/2019)

Mahara to face trial following his treatment: Likely to remain in hospital for an extended period (ht 13/10/2019)

Parties agree on transitional justice officials but recommendation committee disagrees: Political consensus may be necessary but the committee's independence should not be undermined, taskforce members say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/10/2019)

With a complaint formally registered against Mahara, all eyes are now on the police and the government: As the country prepares for Dashain holidays, there are fears about the investigation’s progress and about the complainant’s safety, by Bhrikuti Rai, Anil Giri and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/10/2019), Preparation on to take Mahara into police custody as investigation escalates (ht 06/10/2019), Police arrest Krishna Bahadur Mahara over rape allegations: Police took Mahara into custody after the Kathmandu District Court earlier on Sunday issued an arrest warrant against him following a formal complaint by the accuser on Friday (kp 07/10/2019), Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who was arrested earlier this week over rape allegations, admitted to Norvic Hospital: Police arrested Mahara on Sunday evening from his residence in Baluwatar following a court order, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 11/10/2019)

Journalists’ group demands action against those issuing threats to journalist Shiwakoti: The Federation of Nepali Journalists says threatening journalists for doing their job is against press freedom (kp 05/10/2019)

National Human Rights Commission seeks progress report from police on Mahara rape charges: Though police say the woman's conflicting statements have made it difficult for them to pursue the case, criminal lawyers say the investigating agency can take the investigation forward as she had already called police on the night of the incident (kp 05/10/2019)

Impunity in sex crime: UN, Australia, EU nations concerned (ht 05/10/2019)

Girl found murdered after rape (rep 04/10/2019)

Prioritise Transitional Justice, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 04/10/2019)

Rights-protecting bodies are supposed to keep the executive in check: The National Women Commission not having a chairperson since 2017 is a sign of institutional erosion (kp 04/10/2019), Weekly meet cancelled to duck Mahara issue? (ht 04/10/2019), Rights groups seek probe into rape case (ht 04/10/2019), Journo who broke ‘rape news’ gets threats, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/10/2019), Journalist pleads for his safety (rep 04/10/2019), Police stop Mahara probe as woman files complaint saying no truth in media reports (rep 04/10/2019) [No one will resign from office immediately if the accusations against him are completely false!], Politicians’ silence on the Mahara case speaks volumes about their beliefs: Analysts say politicians pay lip service to women’s rights but don’t speak out about cases involving one of their own, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/10/2019), Dashain holidays could delay investigation into Mahara rape charges: Though police say investigation is underway, they refuse to share the progress, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 05/10/2019), Govt, parties mum on slur against Mahara: Women MPs from ruling, oppn parties also silent on the issue (ht 05/10/2019)

Failure to ensure justice in Mahara case could cost Nepal dearly in the international arena: As Nepal is party to many international human rights conventions, it is required to ensure justice for victims of gender-based violence, or face international censure, by Anil Giri (kp 04/10/2019)

The Mahara case once again exposes the Nepal Police’s shortcomings: Repeated failings in high-profile cases are slowly eroding the public’s trust in the capacity of Nepal Police to conduct impartial investigations, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 04/10/2019)

Woman accused of critically injuring stepdaughter, arrested, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 04/10/2019)

Police step up highway security to prevent untoward incidents during festival season: The armed looters intensify their activities during major festivals like Dashain, Tihar and Chhath, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 04/10/2019)

How a Dalit woman fell victim to caste-discrimination in Pokhara, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 03/10/2019)

Ignorance and poverty driving parents in Humla to send their children to children’s homes in Capital: 40 children were rescued from several children’s homes in Kathmandu and handed over to their families in Humla in the past three months, by Chhapal Lama (kp 03/10/2019)

One held on rape charge (ht 02/10/2019)

Online violence against women in Nepal on the rise: Nearly 70 percent of the 353 cases filed at the cybercrime bureau in the last two months were online abuse directed towards women, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/10/2019)

Women victims of conflict era in Rupandehi demand identity card: Since the government has not addressed many of the issues faced by conflict victims, many widows say they are facing an uncertain future, by Amrita Anmol (kp 0/10/2019)

Parliament Sectt staffer accuses Mahara of rape (ht 01/10/2019), Speaker Mahara accused of sexually harassing female employee (rep 01/10/2019), Speaker Mahara offers 'temporary resignation' following accusation of rape (ht 01/10/2019), PM advises Speaker Mahara to step down from his post, by Tapendra Karki (rep), House Speaker Mahara resigns amid sexual harassment accusations, by Tapendra Karki (rep 01/10/2019), Why the rape charges against Speaker is a litmus test for police, the ruling party and government: Although Krishna Bahadur Mahara has tendered his resignation, the government and ruling party have yet to take a concrete position while the police still haven’t pursued a criminal case, by Anil Giri (kp 02/10/2019), A scandal that could mean curtains for Mahara’s long political career: Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who has risen through the ranks over the decades, was embroiled in controversies in the past too, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/10/2019), Speaker Mahara resigns following rape allegations: The incident cannot be allowed to become yet another unsolved case (kp 02/10/2019), A constitutional body that could’ve played a significant role in the case against Mahara has been scuttled: Without a chairperson for four years, the National Women Commission, mandated to deal with cases of gender-based violence, cannot even issue a statement, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/10/2019), Investigation against Mahara should go on, opine lawyers (ht 03/10/2019), Mahara’s fate rests on our probe: Police (ht 03/10/2019), Victim needs emotional support, counselling, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 03/10/2019), All eyes on PM: The PM should unequivocally ask the police to launch an inquiry even if Shahi does not file an FIR against Mahara and refuses to undergo medical tests (ht 03/10/2019)

Stop attacks: The ruling party must keep its cadres under control, and the police should take action against those involved in physically intimidating the NC leader and others (ht 0/10/2019)

Governments have no right to dictate what the citizenry can think: The current government is notorious for its attempts to muzzle the free press (kp 30/09/2019)

Bid to attack Minendra Rijal of NC: Main opposition party blames NCP cadres for the incident (ht 30/09/2019), The government and the ruling party must dial down on the authoritarian behaviour: The Oli-administration would do well to remember that the people democratically elected it to uphold the rule of law (kp 01/10/2019)

Authorities rescue children from different childcare homes in poor conditions: The majority of the rescued children are from Karnali zone, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/09/2019)

Anti-corruption campaigner Gyanendra Shahi attacked in Chitwan: Shahi was one among the passengers who criticised Minister of Tourism Yogesh Bhattarai for causing a delay to a Kathmandu-bound Buddha Air flight in Nepalgunj earlier this month, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 29/09/2019), Attack on government critic signals drive to crush dissent: The brutal beating of Gyanendra Shahi is a symptom of the ruling party’s intolerance for any kind of criticism, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 30/09/2019), Attack on Shahi a severe blow to freedom of expression’ (ht 30/09/2019), Contemptible act: The ruling party cannot use its cadres to intimidate the people criticising the government for its failure to deliver goods and services (ht 30/09/2019), Protest staged expressing solidarity with Gyanendra Shahi (ht 01/10/2019)

Government plans to impose severe penalty against companies that fail to develop anti-money laundering mechanism: Ahead of Nepal’s compliance evaluation next year, the government moves forward to strengthen enforcement mechanism, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/09/2019)

Dahal owns up to insurgency-era mistakes and pledges to deliver transitional justice: The major parties—Nepali Congress and Nepal Communist Party—are on the same page when it comes to an early conclusion to the drawn-out transitional justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/09/2019)

Married as children, women in Bajhang are abused, abandoned and killing themselves: The majority of marriages in the district are still between underage children, which often leads to polygamy and gender-based violence, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/09/2019)

Hackers steal over Rs 47 million from Agriculture Development Bank in the biggest heist yet: Police have arrested 12 people in connection with the robbery, which is the second bank hacking attack in less than a month, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/09/2019)

Call to form local and provincial bodies to fight human trafficking: Once limited to some districts, human trafficking has now become a nationwide menace, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/09/2019)

In Bardiya, even elected Dalit representatives face caste-based bigotry: Untouchability and caste discrimination may have taken a backseat in public places and platforms, but it is still prevalent on an individual level, say Dalits, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/09/2019)

Government forms new team to re-examine Nirmala’s DNA sample (ht 25/09/2019)

Child labour still prevalent in Pokhara: Nearly 400 children were employed as workers in Pokhara in the last fiscal year 2018/19, data shows, by Bina Thapa (kp 25/09/2019)

Rampant rise in ‘illegal’ collection of parking fees (ht 25/09/2019)

Police are failing rape victims, new human rights commission report says: Nepal’s criminal justice system continues to make access to justice complicated and challenging for victims of rape, according to the report, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 24/09/2019), More than 1,300 rape cases filed in seven months: NHRC report (ht 24/09/2019)

CPN running extortion racket in Bajura (ht 24/09/2019)

Dahal hints at withdrawing ‘fake’ cases related to Tikapur incident: Tharu activists have long argued that the Tikapur violence was a spontaneous political event and should be treated as such, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/09/2019) [??]

Less than a year later, Nepal’s men of #MeToo are back to work: When women came forward to share stories of sexual harassment, there was hope that powerful men were finally going to be held accountable. But today, it’s business as usual, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 21/09/2019)

Man accused of abusing step-daughter released on bail of three lakh rupees (ht 20/09/2019)

Body of a 56-year-old woman found in Kapan, police suspect murder: The body of 56-year-old Kamala KC, who hailed from Badganga Rural Municipality in Kapilvastu district, was found by her neighbours, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/09/2019)

Action taken against over 2,000 erring cops (ht 19/09/2019)

More than two dozen assault cases registered with Rupandehi police in the last two years: Traders and tourism entrepreneurs fear the increase in criminal activities in the district is working against the district’s ambition to expand commercially, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 18/09/2019)

Indian girls trafficked for sex trade rescued, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/09/2019)

Government ready to amend transitional justice Act as per international standard: Law minister: Conflict victims say they are ready to support the process if Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal fulfils his commitments, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/09/2019)

Bus conductor held from Suvakamana Chowk for raping 11-year-old girl, by Ujjwal Satyal (kp 17/09/2019)

Violence against children on the rise, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 16/09/2019)

TRC used as tool to exact revenge: Dahal (ht 16/09/2019) [The unbelievable statement of a person who obviously used the Maoist uprising for his own personal political and economic rise and who is not interested in the fate of his former fighters nor in that of the victims of the uprising and their families!]

Rupandehi villager shot dead in broad daylight (ht 16/09/2019)

Police data suggests rise in abduction cases over the years: Around 104 cases of kidnapping were reported last fiscal year alone, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/09/2019)

Police open fire to arrest crime suspect (ht 14/09/2019)

New penal code fails minor rape victims: Lawyers, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/09/2019)

Committee formed to select transitional justice officials decides to step up efforts: Government is preparing to start consultations with victims to amend the transitional justice act, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/09/2019)

Students say colleges cutting their hair to discipline them is equivalent to harassment: ‘We cut hair at Rs50, while other shops charge around Rs100 to Rs200. It is actually more profitable to students,’ one college principal said, defending his institution’s practice, by Arjun Bhattarai (kp 13/09/2019)

NCP cadres attack NC members during awareness campaign (rep 13/09/2019), Nepali Congress stages rally to protest attack on Banke president (ht 14/09/2019)

Home Minister’s brother, along with eight others, face charges of extortion: The Central Investigation Bureau on Sunday detained Naresh Thapa and his accomplices for their alleged involvement in threatening several contractors, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 13/09/2019), Gangster Basnet ran an extortion racket from prison using home minister’s brother
Police shoot at and capture another suspect linked with the racket
, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 13/09/2019), Home minister’s brother released on bail: Five others sent to jail, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 19/09/2019)

Man held for murdering his beloved in cold blood (ht 13/09/2019)

Citizenship debate has reached another low, rights activists say: New provisions in the citizenship amendment bill could further limit equal citizenship rights for women, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 12/09/2019)

To forgive or not to forgive: Failure of the government to adhere to the Supreme Court verdict in relation to amnesty could further agonize the victims, setting the ground for vengeance and violence, by Deepak Joshi Pokhrel and Rajendra Senchurey (rep 12/09/2019)

16 medical students arrested during demonstration in Chitwan released (ht 12/09/2019), Netra Bikram Chand's son arrested (rep 12/09/2019)

Despite reservations, parties have their way on transitional justice appointments: Conflict victims say they won’t accept the new teams chosen at the behest of political parties, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/09/2019) [This is the safest way to secured injustice!]

Recruiting agencies ‘using migrant workers to siphon off US dollar abroad’: Country's foreign exchange reserve depleted by Rs64 billion in the last fiscal year compared to the preceding year, according to the central bank, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/09/2019) [But it is also true that nobody can go abroad with $500 in cash! Everybody knows this. The Nepali citizen Khadka Prasad Sharma Oli recently went to Singapur twice for expensive health treatment. Has he been checked and arrested at TIA? All citizens are equal before the law!]

Smuggling of animal body parts rife in Kakadbhitta border point: Division Forest Office says smuggling has become easier because of the open border between Nepal and India, by Parbat Portel (kp 11/09/2019)

Fair or not, some say it’s time to talk about skin colour discrimination: Like racism, colourism is largely overlooked and dismissed in Nepal. Some Nepalis say society should start addressing it head on, by June Karkee (kp 10/09/2019)

Twin blasts at midnight in Jhapa (ht 10/09/2019)

Nepali women are being trafficked to China and sold as wives॥ Bride-buying is becoming increasingly prevalent in China, where men far outnumber women, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/09/2019)

Suspected Chand party cadre, Army deserter among eight arrested for a string of crimes: Cases of theft and robbery on rise in the Capital in recent years, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/09/2019)

Lawmakers demand death penalty for acid attackers, lawyers oppose (ht 09/09/2019), From public harassment to acid attack, legal loopholes emboldening assailants, by Priyanka Adhikari (rep 12/09/2019)

Mayor, deputy mayor blame each other for the death of a person killed in clash: A violent clash ensued between the supporters of Mayor Mandal and Deputy Mayor Jha over the issue of the administrative centre of the municipality, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 09/09/2019)

Discrimination against Dalits still rife, continue to be left out of decision making processes: Marginalisation of members of Dalit communities still persists even though several laws and constitution bar discrimination, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/09/2019)

Human rights body to pull out of committee formed to select transitional justice commission officials: Rights body is recalling Prakash Osti from the committee, saying it does not want to be part of the process that has been heavily politicised, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/09/2019), Panel set to publicize list of TJ bodies candidates this week (rep 09/09/2019)

Will Tribhuvan University be the first educational institution to have a sexual harassment policy in Nepal? Months after articles and news stories about continued sexual harassment in the country’s oldest and largest university, it finally has put a team to work on addressing these issues through a grievance mechanism, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 08/09/2019)

Outlawed party on extortion spree amid clampdown: Security officials said the ongoing arrests and crackdown on the party's activities have proved little to deter the party's donation drive (rep 08/09/2019)

A teenage girl was attacked with acid after her father told a man to stop pursuing her: Muskan Khatun, a ninth grader, suffered burns on her face, chest and hands, and is receiving treatment in Kathmandu, by Bhusan Yadav and Shankar Acharya (kp 07/09/2019) [The government must also be made responsible for not enacting the August 2017 order of the SC to regulate sale and distribution of acids!!], Hetauda acid attacker still at large: Six years since the incident, police are still struggling to arrest the assailant, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/09/2019), Enact law pronto: The government should enact law to regulate the sale and distribution of acids to prevent women and girls from acid attacks (ht 10/09/2019)

Kin suspect woman murdered over dowry (ht 07/09/2019)

Conflict victims may ‘snub’ TJ process over commissioner appointments (rep 07/09/2019)

Bote community in Makwanpur denied licence renewal for fishing: The Bote people fish in the local rivers and rivulets, especially in the Rapti river, which falls inside the Parsa National Park, by Pratap Bista [???? This is the economic survival basis of this small group! At the same time, members of the ruling social groups destroy the nature of the country in many places for the mere sake of profit!]

Will the new commissions go the way of the transitional justice bodies? There is no alternative to making appointments in such commissions transparent and fair, by Mohna Ansari (kp 06/09/2019)

Two more FIRs filed against ‘loan shark’ (ht 06/09/2019)

Human trafficking still a major challenge for the country: Despite legal protections and law enforcing agencies in action, Nepali girls, women and children are still vulnerable to human trafficking, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/09/2019), Over 500 women missing from Nepalgunj border (ht 05/09/2019), Clear-cut laws are needed to fight human trafficking: While the individuals concerned are doing their best to stop it, the laws defining what constitutes human trafficking remain narrow (kp 06/09/2019)

Rift surfaces in committee to select transitional justice commission officials: Committee members are at odds over the selection criteria, chairman fails to rise to the occasion, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/09/2019)

Police to solve Jha’s murder case (ht 05/09/2019), Sanu Kanchha sent to jail until final verdict (rep 12/09/2019)

One held for extortion attempt, security beefed up (ht 05/09/2019)

Agitating students vandalise TMC (ht 04/09/2019)

TJ appointment meeting cancelled at the eleventh hour (rep 04/09/2019)

Youth arrested for sexual abuse, fraud (ht 03/09/2019) [At the age of 29, the person should be called adult, not youth!]

Police probing Kalawar for money laundering also (rep 03/09/2019)

Cows from Nepalgunj being smuggled into Bihar via the East-West Highway, by Mithilesh Yadav  (rep 03/09/2019)

Millions stolen by ATM hackers exposes vulnerability of Nepali banks: Five Chinese nationals were arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of using cloned debit cards to breach the banks’ processing system and withdraw cash, by Shuvam Dhungana and Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/09/2019), Banks must invest more in digital security: The recent breaches show that not enough has been done to increase security (kp 03/09/2019), 3 Nepalis among 4 more arrested for cyber heist, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 03/09/2019), Rs 35.8m withdrawn in Saturday’s heist: NRB (ht 05/09/2019), Police still clueless about two Chinese involved in cyber heist (Uht 08/09/2019)

Where are the disappeared? (rep 01/09/2019)

Number of theft cases on the rise: Police advise caution as festival season approaches near, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/09/2019)

Guest house owner arrested for raping teenage employee: Thousands of women working in entertainment sector face exploitation (ht 01/09/2019)

Parents of murdered child question country’s justice mechanism, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 01/09/2019)

300 households displaced in Sarlahi as ‘loan shark produces fake loan documents’, b y Tapendra Karki (rep 01/09/2019)

Police rough up a Madhesi man yet again. This time, it’s on video: A viral video from Janakpur shows police pushing and pulling on a Madhesi man, prompting outrage on social media, by Samuel Chhetri (kp 31/08/2019)

State softens stance on transitional justice after pressure from victims and rights groups: National Human Rights Commission says it will recall its member from the recommendation committee if parties don’t correct their working style, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/08/2019)

Bride trafficking racket busted, four Chinese nationals among 10 arrested: The Chinese men mobilised their Nepali associates to lure unwary girls and women into fake marriages with them (ht 31/08/2019)

Former minister, four others held on charge of human trafficking (ht 31/08/2019)

On the International Day of the Disappeared, one family in Kanchanpur talks about the misery of being torn apart: According to the data available at the district administration office, 53 people have disappeared in the district over the decade-long insurgency period, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/08/2019), Victims’ woes unaddressed: CIEDP collected 3,212 complaints but couldn’t probe any, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 30/08/2019), A day for the victims, and for the future of transitional justice: This day should serve as an occasion to remember the need to continue working towards completing the transitional justice process, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 30/08/2019), Insurgency victims in Rolpa await return of missing kin, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 30/08/2019)

A teenager in Okhaldhunga killed herself after she was bullied online: The perpetrator had created a fake Facebook account in the victim’s name to defame her, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 28/08/2019)

Derailing justice: Transitional justice has taken up a lot of resources. It cannot be allowed to get derailed into an industry that supports interests of conflict spoilers, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 27/08/2019)

Cyber bureau receives 320 plaints in three months (ht 27/08/2019)

SC orders compensation for wrongfully convicted cop: Another cop confesses to stealing service revolvers for which his colleague was sentenced to four years, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/08/2019)

Female workers subjected to forced labour (ht 26/08/2019), Regulate leisure sector: A provision of decent working conditions is a prerequisite to prevent females from being sexually abused (ht 27/08/2019)

Rupandehi border becoming hub for drug smugglers, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 26/08/209)

Police file charge-sheet against Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 26/08/2019), Lamichhane, two others freed, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 27/08/2019)

Dealing with syndicates : As long as the market-related inefficiencies that actually gave rise to syndicates remain, the transportation syndicates will rise again, in one form or another, by Biswo Poudel (rep 26/08/2019)

Parties’ undue intervention could call credibility of transitional justice process into question: Conflict victims and rights activists say politicians must correct their past mistakes and appoint officials in an impartial and transparent manner, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2019)

Drugs worth millions are seized from smugglers every year: Police say smugglers are taking advantage of the porous border to bring in contrabands, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/08/2019)

Nine arrested for trying to settle rape case (ht 23/08/2019)

Transitional justice in jeopardy: Keep aside vested interests, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht 22/08/2019), Conflict victims oppose plan to amend transitional justice act based on a draft they rejected a year ago: As the political parties do not appear serious about ensuring justice, their actions will only promote impunity, conflict victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/08/2019), TJ appointments get messy as one nominee declines offer (rep 23/08/2019)

Nine minors rescued from a children’s home in Bafal, three arrested: The children were living in dismal conditions, surviving only on rice and salt, authorities say, by Shuvam Dhungana and Bhrikuti Rai (kp 22/08/2019)

Govt unable to control thriving human trafficking (ht 22/08/2019)

Bimala Tamang's kin prepare to move apex court, by Sonam Thapa (rep 21/08/2019)

Man sets wife and son ablaze, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 21/08/2019)

Parties finalising names for two transitional justice bodies this week: Nepal Communist Party will take leadership of the truth commission while Nepali Congress will get the one on disappearances, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/08/2019) [Still active leaders of both parties had political responsibility at that time and are not qualified for this task!], Costs of justice delayed: If the voices of the victims are ignored and justice process is put on hold like this, Nepal’s TJ process is surely going to attract universal jurisdiction, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (rep 20/08/2019), Former attorney general Raman Shrestha is parties’ pick for truth commission: While Shrestha himself says he will not take up the position, conflict victims too are against the parties’ decision, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/08/2019) [?????], NCP’s choice for TRC chair turns down offer (ht 22/08/2019)

Police to probe Paras’ manhandling of on-duty cop (ht 20/08/2019)

Police arrest suspected Chand party member for posession of firearms and bullets: The government in March declared the Chand-led party a criminal outfit and banned its activities, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/08/2019)

NA offers to set up Maina memorial, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 19/08/2019) [This is a blatant mockery against the background that criminals from the security forces, including in the murder case of Maina Sunuwar, are protected and promoted unchanged by the army leadership and politicians!], Do not obstruct justice (rep 20/08/2019)

FIR filed almost one year after ex-ambassador Jha’s murder (ht 19/08/2019)

Man on the lam after ‘thrashing Dalit woman’ arrested, by Ganesh Bishu and Govinda KC (rep 18/08/2019)

Case against Chhaupadi: Chhaupadi is rooted in ignorance and unfounded fears, another reason why it must be completely eradicated, by Shiva Kumar Pokharel (rep 18/08/2019)

Nine persons, including NEFIN president, injured in baton charge (ht 18/08/2019)

One arrested with two pistols, bullets (ht 18/08/2019)

Government introduces stringent strategy to combat money laundering: Provisions allow even police to investigate cases, but experts say implementation will be the key to avoiding getting blacklisted, by Krishna Acharya (kp 17/08/2019)

Murder, rape, drug trafficking accused held (ht 17/08/2019)

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking: The director of the organisation has been accused of abetting a British national in unlawfully procuring a Nepali child and assisting in obtaining fraudulent documents to claim the baby, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 16/08/2019)

Concerted efforts stressed to combat human trafficking (ht 16/08/2019)

Pudasaini death mystery:TV host Lamichhane among three arrested, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 16/08/2019), Five-day custody for Rabi Lamichhane, 2 others, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 17/08/2019), Lamichhane fans clash with police, seven policemen injured (rep 17/08/2019), Police lathi-charge Lamichhane supporters; use tear gas to control situation, by Kamal Subedi (rep 17/08/2019), Case filed against Rabi Lamichhane, two others (ht 19/08/2019)

Journalists are being arrested for their political beliefs, in eerie reminder of Panchayat days: At least two journalists are in detention on suspicion of their affiliation with the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/08/2019)

Neglected for giving birth to a baby girl: If there is something our society as a whole must fight together it is this (rep 15/08/2019)

Nirmala rape and murder case: Bhandara emerges from coma after one year, starts speaking, by Ujwal Satyal (ht 15/08/2019)

Nepal falls behind in combating human trafficking, says NHRC (ht 15/08/2019)

Two arrested for raping women (ht 15/08/2019)

Police use force on protesters (ht 14/08/2019)

Youth held for sexually abusing minor in Jhapa (ht 14/08/2019)

Probe into trader’s murder begins (ht 14/08/2019)

Geneva Conventions instrumental in reducing suffering, says Welch (ht 13/08/2019), Jail term till death proposed for grave violations, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/08/2019)

Zero VAW cases in Manang (ht 13/08/2019)

Two trafficking suspects held, woman rescued (ht 12/08/2019)

Police baton-charge SRC agitators (ht 12/08/2019)

Woman thrashed 40 days ago yet to recover from injuries, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 12/08/2019)

OAG braces up for protecting victims (ht 12/08/2019)

Elderly couple brutally murdered in Baglung (ht 12/08/2019)

Police arrest three chain snatchers from valley (ht 11/08/2019)

Dhading locals burn excavators after two youths drown (ht 11/08/2019)

Trafficking in persons: Nepal must focus on prevention efforts and victims' protection, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 09/08/2019)

Cases of domestic violence unchecked in Baitadi: Eighty-six cases of domestic violence were filed at the District Police Office in the fiscal year 2018-19, by Tripti Shahi (kp 08/08/2019)

Physical Infrastructure Ministry’s interest in Kathmandu-Tarai expressway is delaying DPR endorsement: Sources say Minister Mahaseth wants his say in the construction of the multibillion-rupee project, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/08/2019)

Calls from the police shake up human rights activists: At least three rights activists received calls from the police asking for their professional affiliation, without saying why, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/08/2019)

Nearly 1.5 million Nepali at risk of human trafficking, report says: Aspiring migrant workers, Nepali working abroad, child labour, workers in the entertainment sector and missing persons are more vulnerable human trafficking, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/08/2019), Human traffickers, in a change of tricks, are now waiting across the border: Despite decades of surveillance and awareness programmes, hundreds of women continue to be trafficked across the open Nepal-India border every year, by Madhu Shahi (kp 06/08/2019)

People’s representatives from Likhu Tamakoshi visit district administration office seeking security: They have accused Govinda Bahadur Khadka, chairman of the rural municipality, of assaulting office staff, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 05/08/2019)

AWC urges NHRC to conduct fair investigation (ht 05/08/2019), No credible basis to conclude Paudel was killed in encounter: Rights groups (rep 05/08/2019)

More rape victims seek police help (ht 04/08/2019)

Theft cases on the rise across country: More than 20 per cent of burglars turn out to be  repeat offenders (ht 04/08/2019)

Recommendation committee to consult with victims before picking transitional justice leadership: The move comes in place following concern from various international human rights bodies urging the government to take action, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/08/2019)

NHRC investigation challenges govt claim on Kumar Paudel ‘encounter’ (rep 03/08/2019)

SC overturns high court decision against Golyan, frees him on Rs 10 lakh bail: Upholds all other decisions of Biratnagar High Court and endorses lower court’s order in case of  33 defendants (ht 03/08/2019)

Social campaigner is beaten up while nabbing litterbugs in Koteshwor: Garbage throwing on roadside is rampant during the night, but authorities till date have paid no heed, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/08/2019)

Alarming rise in crimes in Province 3, by Ashok Sujan Shrestha (rep 03/08/2019)

Inmate kills Nakkhu jailmate (ht 03/08/2019)

Unidentified groups torch more than 30 Ncell towers across the country: Police suspect Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal behind the arson (kp 02/08/2019)

CPN cadres held with weapons (ht 02/08/2019)

Prachanda and the spectre of The Hague: Transitional justice should not be aimed only at hounding and punishing Prachanda for all war-era crimes. But his own party comrades may not be with him on this, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 02/08/2019)

CPN cadres torch three ward offices (ht 01/08/2019), CPN cadres seize land (ht 01/08/2019)

How I suffered violence: Women are still being character-assassinated. How many more suffering women does it take to change Nepali society’s mindset toward domestic abuse?, by Ushma Rebel (rep 01/08/2019)

Two youths abducted in Parsa (ht 01/08/2019)

TJ process prolonged as victims insist on no impunity: Political parties wrangle over appointments to commissions (rep 31/07/2019) [The perpetrator side must not be represented in the commissions, i.e. please no representatives of the political parties, the army and the former monarchy!]

No means ‘no’: Dressing in a sexually appealing way is not an invitation for sex. If a woman agrees to allow a man to pay for her food or drinks, it does not mean that she owes him sex, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 31/07/2019)

Four international rights groups criticise government inaction on transitional justice: Nepali government officials say they are working sincerely to conclude the process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/07/2019) [see common statement by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, TRIAL International and International Commission of Jurists; same statement in Nepali], ‘I’ll become global hero if dragged to The Hague’ (ht 30/07/2019) [What bullshit nonsense! Dahal is obviously trying to acquit himself of his co-responsibility for crimes from the time of the uprising!], Govt told to start fresh appointment process‘: Authorities flippant on fulfilling obligations’, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 30/07/2019), Rights bodies urge govt to halt ongoing commissioner appointment process: The process cannot be halted, says the recommendation committee (rep 30/07/2019), There are no heroes in The Hague: By throwing an open challenge to be taken to the International Criminal Court, Dahal has also trivialised the hallowed institution (kp 31/07/2019), Amend the act: The government should not be seen as trying to protect the perpetrators of rights violations during the conflict era; it is time justice is delivered to the victims (ht 31/07/2019)

Dispute over forming panel to investigate Tarai deaths obstructs House, again: Speaker Mahara feels trapped by the positions taken by the ruling and opposition MPs, his advisors says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/07/2019)

Postpartum mothers in Joshibunga carry the weight of old traditions: In many parts of Nepal, new mothers are considered “untouchable” until the eleventh day of delivery, by Tripti Shahi (kp 30/07/2019)

Two persons held for rape made public (ht 30/07/2019)

Women, children go missing from Kailali (ht 30/07/2019)

Chepang women picket Dhading District Administration Office over illegal sand mining: Illegal mine operators have been extracting sand from river and streams in collusion with representatives of rural municipality, locals say, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 30/07/2019)

House sub-committee begins discussion on the issue of unpaid electricity bills: Nepal Electricity Authority says 25 factories need to be forced to disgorge an estimated Rs10 billion, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 30/07/2019)

Hundreds of Nepalis fall victims to pyramid scheme operating out of Uttar Pradesh: Police have arrested two primary operators of the business, but five others remain at large, by Manoj Paudel (kp 30/07/2019)

Nepal Police’s central lab needs upgrading: Forensic experts: With the lapses in DNA tests surfacing after the Nirmala Pant case, experts say faults may continue unless the central lab is equipped with infrastructure and qualified staff, by Nayak Paudel (kp 30/07/2019)

Big hauls of gold are being smuggled through the northern border, authorities say: Lax border security, and poor telligence, infrastructure and investigation are encouraging gold smuggling, officials say, by Nayak Paudel (kp 28/07/2019)

Tracing Disappeared Persons, by Jaya Chor Chapagain (rn 28/07/2019)

National human rights body asks prime minister’s office—again—to report on the status of Nirmala Pant case: The rights watchdog had made 24-point recommendations in January for a fair and credible probe into the 13year-old’s rape and murder, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/07/2019)

Only porters are arrested in gold seizures on Tibet-Gorkha route, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/07/2019)

Nearly a year later, no new developments on Nepal’s biggest gold smuggling case: Most of those accused have either been released on bail or general date while those in custody are appealing for conditional release, by Nayak Paudel (kp 26/07/2019)

How government bureaucracy killed a new mother: Goma Osti needed an airlift from Nuwakot to Kathmandu after postpartum complications. But a labyrinthine bureaucracy delayed her treatment by four hours—and took her life, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/07/2019)

People are furious after Home Minister says Nirmala Pant’s rape and murder isn’t a “new phenomenon”: The remark comes just days before the one-year mark of the gruesome incident whose investigation is still incomplete, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 24/07/2019) [It is an outstanding task of the govt, especially of the home minister, to end this phenomenon once and for all. If you are incompetent to do this, Mr Thapa, then you should resign and stop such nonsense talk! This is a political issue in every respect!], Home minister’s gaffe: To Nirmala’s parents who are seeking justice, such thoughtless comments from a minister only add insult to injury (ht 25/07/2019), Walk the talk (rep 25/07/2019), YouTube videos on Nirmala Pant leave more questions than answers: The 13-year-old’s rape and murder has created a cottage industry of YouTube channels  that churn out sensational crime videos, adding more confusion than clarity, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 25/07/2019), 367 days of injustice (rep

Police reluctant to register FIR of trafficking victims, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 24/07/2019

Selective abortion rampant in Siraha, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 23/07/2019)

‘Innocent people should not be framed in Nirmala’s rape and murder case’, interview with Durga Devi, mother of murdered Nirmala Panta (ht 22/07/2019)

TRC, CIEDP nominations next month, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/07/2019) [Take your time and wait until all the victims and perpetrators have died a natural death. This is likely to happen sooner to the victims and their families due to the circumstances of their lives!]

Transitional justice without leaders as parties disagree on candidates: Transitional justice without leaders as parties disagree on candidates, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/07/2019) [And only politically nominated male Bahuns can lead these commissions?]

Conflict victims demand halt to TJ bodies appointment process (rep 19/07/2019)

Thousands of domestic violence cases are registered every year, but almost none go to court: Nepal’s law itself favours mediation over prosecution, as domestic violence is regarded to be a family affair, lawyers say, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 19/07/2019)

5 concrete Buddha statues vandalized in Rupandehi (rep 19/07/2019)

Nepal risks being blacklisted on money laundering: An international task force is not convinced Nepal has done enough to tackle financial crime, by Sharad Ojha (nt 19/07/2019)

Three convicted of human trafficking (ht 18/07/2019)

Man admits to killing his wife to marry girlfriend, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 18/07/2019)

For rape survivors, police are not always their friends: Nepal’s police force is heavily male and woefully undertrained when it comes to dealing with survivors of sexual violence, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 17/07/2019), Humiliated again: The police should help victims of sexual assault get justice, not shame them further (kp 18/07/2019)

‘Crime investigation action plan successful’ (ht 13/07/2019)

Teenager convicted of murder (ht 13/07/2019)

Nepali women take to media to expose abuse: Upset by impunity, more women share testimonies of harassment from their own pasts, by Reeti K.C. (nt 12/07/2019)

Chand cadre, police constable die in shootout, by Alisha Shrestha (kp 11/07/2019), CPN cadre, cop killed in exchange of fire (ht), Two including cop killed in incident with armed Chand cadre, by Akson Rai (rep 11/07/2019), Another Chand cadre’s killing raises questions about government’s stance—and style—against the outfit: Killings of citizens, regardless of which party they belong to, cannot be justified,  rights defenders and security experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2019)

Kin of Saroj Narayan Mahato yet to receive compensation: Ishwarpur mayor says they will release compensation after the Cabinet’s decision, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 11/07/2019)

A year-old child is paying the price of his brother’s eloping with a Dalit: It’s been eight years since Nepal was declared ‘untouchability free’, but caste-based discrimination is still practiced widely in the country, by Pramita Dhakal (kp 11/07/2019)

Thrashed student dies, teachers, principal arrested (ht 11/07/2019), Ninth grader dies after severe beating by teachers: Four teachers in police custody (rep 11/07/2019)

Actress files case against filmmaker husband (ht 11/07/2019)

Couple held for killing wife’s ex-lover (ht 11/07/2019)

Police killed a Madhesi man. Home minister blamed it on the man: Opposition obstructs House after ruling party refuses to form  a panel to look into deaths of Saroj Mahato and Kumar Paudel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/07/2019)

Teenager dies under 'mysterious circumstances' (rep 10/07/2019)

Hospital vandalised after minor’s death (kp 10/07/2019), Locals vandalize snakebite treatment center in Sarlahi after toddler dies, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 10/07/2019)

2,362 absconding convicts arrested (ht 10/07/2019)

Canadian national sentenced to nine years on paedophilia charges: Peter Dalglish, a high-profile Canadian humanitarian was convicted of victimising two young boys, by Janakraj Sapkota (kp 09/07/2019)

Tradition defies the law: Parliament has criminalised Chhaupadi, but the practice still exists due to prevalent social norms, by Labhesh Thapa (kp 09/07/2019) [This reflects the cultural mania determined by men in the patriarchal Hindu state that discriminates against women!]

TU files sexual harassment FIR against teache: rFirst time the varsity has done so, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 09/07/2019)

More than 50 persons involved in gold smuggling under anti-money laundering agency’s scanner, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/07/2019)

Woman arrested on the charge of killing her husband, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 08/07/2019)

Undue delay in Badarmude rape case (rep 08/07/2019)

Priest accused of sexually abusing schoolgirls in Janakpurdham (ht 08/07/2019)

Man arrested with gold hidden in diapersAirport scanner fails to detect the metal (kp 08/07/2019)

Varsity offices vandalised, locked (ht 08/06/2019)

Naseem Khan, a most wanted criminal by Kapilvastu police, arrested in Kathmandu, by Nayak Paudel (kp 07/07/2019)

Victim’s family accuse police of inaction (ht 07/07/2019)

Physically punishing students is ineffective, harmful, and illegal but teachers continue to do it: Many school teachers, and even parents, still believe that physically disciplining students is sometimes necessary, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/07/2019)

Man kills daughter to claim double insurance amount in Rautahat (ht 06/07/2019)

Son held for killing mother in Saptari (ht 06/07/2019)

Police arrest three fugitives after 12 years (ht 06/07/2019)

Ruling party leaders are enraged after provincial lawmaker with criminal past enters the party: Rajib Gurung, who goes by the name of Dipak Manange, has been charged with attempted murder, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/07/2019) [The party leaders knew all this when they mada him a candidate in the elections!]

Ex-police chief Thakuri surrenders two years after being convicted in Sudan Scam: Supreme Court registers his petition to review the judgment before sending him to Dillibazaar Prison, by Nayak Paudel (kp 05/07/2019)

Ward member shot in Dhading (ht 05/07/2019)

Crime and politics: Conviction of former lawmakers (rep 04/07/2019)

Three people are under investigation in hospital staff suicide case: Police are investigating if the suspects had provoked Bimala Tamang into taking her life, by Nayak Paudel (kp 03/07/2019)

People’s representatives concerned over incidents of blasts, arsons: Elected representatives have stopped going to their local offices in rural areas of Achham district, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 03/07/2019)

Court slaps second life term on former minister ‘Takla’, by Surtesh Yadav (rep 03/07/2019)

Rolpa conflict victims worried about the secrecy of their complaints, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 03/07/2019)

Anti-money laundering agency resumes probe into Sumargi’s deals: Controversial trader is said to have laundered around Rs20 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/07/2019)

Woman held for plotting mother’s murder, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 02/07/2019)

Sixty-year-old woman found murdered in her room, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/07/2019)

One killed, several  hurt as police open fire at protesters in Sarlahi: People of Ishwarpur Municipality were protesting against illegal sand mine after a 12-year-old boy died falling into a 30-feet pit, by Ajit Tiwari and Om Prakash Thakur (kp 01/07/2019), Killing of Tarai man brings age-old question to the fore: when can police fire a live bullet?The country’s law enforcement agency fails to exercise restraint during protests in Madhes, rights activists say, by Tika R. Pradhan and Om Prakash Thakur (kp 02/07/2019)  [It's not only the citizens' right to life, the question is also when will the police stop torture and beating and respect the fundamental rights of the people?],  Insurgency’s over but police continue to stop and interrogate people on streets: City residents say they regularly get accosted by police, particularly  at night, asking why they’re out until late., by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 02/07/2019) [Yes, and police must also learn to be polite! Citizens are not under orders and have a right to explanation!]

Police initiate action against its staff amid further erosion of its credibility, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 30/06/2019)

Missing children: Girls more vulnerable as human traffickers find it easy to lure them, by Sujita Pradhan (rep 29/06/2019)

Man attacking women with ‘sharp objects’ in police custody: Police have confirmed that no syringes were used in the attacks, by Arjun Poudel and Nayak Paudel (kp 29/06/2019)

Two minor girls raped in Nijgadh Municipality (ht 27/06/2019)

Man cheated of Rs 455,000 by Facebook pal (ht 27/06/2019)

Tarai communities more prone to abuse and torture in police custody, report says: Advocacy Forum says marginalised communities and women are more likely to be abused and tortured in detention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/06/2019) [See statement by Advocacy Forum - Nepal], Citizens in uniform: Differential treatment by the police towards people from the Tarai community is condemnable (kp 27/06/2019)

No justice in sight for rape, murder victim Nirmala, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 26/06/2019)

Fresh bout of political instability: Former Maoists are frightened as a fair investigation into conflict-era cases would send many among them behind bars, by Achyut Wagle (kp 25/06/2019)

Two girls gang-raped (rep 25/06/2019)

Man labelled Dalai Lama’s agent, deported to US: Immigration officials at TIA did so because a man with his name was on China’s most wanted list, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 25/06/2019) [???]

Committee failsagain to recommend TJ commissioners (rep 24/06/2019)

Rape cases increase in Karnali State (rep 24/06/2019)

House committee to question Home Ministry over killing of Chand party leader: Lawmakers are concerned over whether Kumar Paudel’s killing in Lalbandi was extrajudicial, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/06/2019), Lawmakers are unconvinced Chand party member was killed in ‘encounter’: Home minister reiterates police version but commits  to forming a probe committee, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/06/2019)

Supreme Court clears the deck for tax authority to recover unpaid taxes from Sumargi: Inland Revenue Department says Sumargi sold his stake in Nepal Satellite Telecom for Rs5.63 billion to Cyprus-based Airbell Service, but failed to pay capital gains tax, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/06/2019)

Chaudhary’s shackling shows how state treats its citizens differently, rights defenders say: District court had convicted Chaudhary, who won the 2017  elections from Kailali, of inciting the 2015 Tikapur violence, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/06/2019), Resham’s manacled leg enrages PM: Chief secy told to take action against cops who did this (ht 23/06/2019)

Growing child trafficking cases worry Kalikot parents: Eight  trafficked children were rescued from Kathmandu before they were reunited with their families on Friday, by Tularam Pandey (kp 23/06/2019)

How schools are becoming easy  target to fulfil petty party interests: The trend has increased as Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit  intensifies anti-government activities, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/06/2019)

NHRC probing CPN leader’s killing in Sarlahi (ht 22/06/2019)

Nepal fails to meet minimum standards for elimination of trafficking: US report, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/06/2019) [see report section on Nepal], Trafficking of Nepali women, girls continues  unabated, says report (ht 23/06/2019)

Steps yet to be taken to ensure justice for war-era victims of sexual violence: Two rights bodies file petitions at UN committee to build pressure on the government of Nepal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/06/2019)

Dhading’s centuries-old temple where women are still barred, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 21/06/2019

40 Gorkha-bound Chepang children rescued from Chitwan: The children were being taken to Gorkha without any documents by a man who is currently detained for investigation, by Pramita Dhakal (kp 21/06/2019)

Doctors alarmed by the assaults they are facing at the hands of family of deceased: Relatives usually allege doctors of negligence, but medical professionals say the issue needs to be dealt with more carefully, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/06/2019)

Four women attacked with sharp objects, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 20/06/2019)

Swindler in police custody (ht 20/06/2019)

Series of murders  terrify local residents (ht 20/06/2019)

Hospital staff found dead in Capital, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/06/2019)

Two women gang-raped, one accused held (ht 19/06/2019)

Mayor thrashed during meeting (ht 19/06/2019)

Kobold’s deadline to bring fire trucks has expired but tourism board hasn’t decided on a legal response yet: There was no official agreement to receive fire trucks because official policy prohibits accepting second-hand vehicle as donations, officials at Disaster Management Department tell the Post, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 18/06/2019), Fire truck expedition cancelled, 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)