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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CK Raut arrested (kp 08/10/2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Priests carry idols away from temple to protect them from thieves, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 07/08/2018)

Police find out-of-contact Nur Prasad: Campaigner Ganga Maya Adhikari had asked NHRC to find her son ‘missing’ for four years since her husband Nanda Prasad’s death (kp 06/08/2018) [Murderers are runnig free with highest political protection and the brother of the victim has to hide for years"]

Rage further against rape (rep 06/08/2018)

Man held for rape attempt (kp 06/08/2018)

Students vandalise medical college (ht 06/08/2018)

Shuklafanta denies official services to Chhaupadi enforcers (kp 05/08/2018)Investigation delay raises suspicion, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/09/2018)

Man held for rape attempt in Bhimdutta (kp 05/08/2018)

Understanding sexual consent Shady business: There’s only one way to know for sure if someone has given their consent: if they tell you, by Anjam Singh (kp 05/08/2018)

Jewellery, mobile stores, co-operatives at risk of robbery, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 05/08/2018)

Women in control: Breaking menstrual taboo, by Panta (kp 04/08/2018) [related to the Chhaupadi crime]

When justice dies: Ganga Maya will win this battle for justice. And the victory will mark the process of healing the wounds of conflict era, by Anjali Subedi (rep 04/08/2018)

Gold probe team submits report: Report prepared by a task force suspects involvement of 293 people in the gold smuggling racket (kp 03/08/2018), Probe report fails to track whereabouts of 33 kg gold (ht 03/08/2018)

How does the Nepali media cover rape?, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 03/08/2018)

Court orders arrest of Province 2 State Minister, other accused in ASI’s murder, by Suresh Yadav and Madhesh Das (rep 03/08/2018) [This is not so much a problem between central and provincial governments as the general problem of the political parties holding on to criminal elements!], High Court issues letter to arrest Thaman murder accused state minister, mayor (kp 04/08/2018)

Man rapes 7-year-old girl (kp 02/08/2018)

PHC member ‘receives death threat’ (rep 02/08/2018), PHC member Niru Pal issued death threat, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/08/2018), Thapa says attack on Pal a political crime (kp 03/08/2018), Police arrest 82 suspects for threatening NCP lawmaker (kp 03/08/2018)

Janakpur High Court issues mandamus: State minister, lawmaker and mayor among 28 accused of killing police officer Thaman, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 02/08/2018)

More Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/08/2018)

No country for women: The number of reported rape cases has jumped 256 percent in the past decade (kp 01/08/2018)

Police Efficiency and Crime Control, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 01/08/2018)

Family murdered by close relatives, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 01/08/2018), Sibling, sister-in-law involved, says police (ht 01/08/2018)

NCB nabs ‘most-wanted’ drug smuggler, seizes 7,120 tablets of yaba (ht 01/08/2018)

Two Chand-led NCP cadres held for arson at crusher industry (ht 01/08/2018)

Govt moves to clamp down on helicopter rescue scam, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/07/2018), Taskforce finds organized crime in heli-rescue scam: Refuses to name guilty trekking companies,hospitals, helicopter operators (rep 31/07/2018)

Drug smuggling network from border to Kathmandu, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 31/07/2018)

Police arrest five men in kidney racket case (kp 30/07/2018)

Two APF constables held on rape charge (ht 30/07/2018)

CIEDP completes first-phase probe in 39 districts: Conflict victims ask how long they will take to complete complex tasks such as taking statements, excavation and exhumation (ht 30/07/2018)

The revolutionary and the lawyer: The Maoists grapple with demands to hold them accountable for violence of the conflict, by Aditya Adhikari (The Record 30/07/2018)

Women helpless in 'chhaugoths' out of fear of deity, by Janak KC (rep 29/07/2018)

Office bearers and employees divided over Jumla incident , by DB Budha (rep 29/07/2018)

Two girls missing since 12 days (rep 29/07/2018)

Girl, 13, raped and killed in Nimbukheda (kp 28/07/2018), Kanchanpur tense after girl’s rape, murder, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 29/07/2018), Teenager raped and killed in Kanchanpur, by Dil Bahadur Vhhatyal (rep 29/07/2018), Nirmala’s kin refuse to receive her body; demand justice, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/07/2018), Province MPs concerned about gruesome crime (kp 30/07/2018), Family coerced into cremating Nirmala:  Girl’s father Yagya Raj says he was threatened with criminal charge if protest became violent; CDO Khadka says family agreed to receive the 13-year-old’s body after authorities vowed to prosecute the guilty, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/07/2018), Nirmala’s kin not happy with probe (kp 03/08/2018)

Prasai faces slander charge: Prasai’s had suggested that Nepali female medical students in Bangladesh were sleeping with their professors to get degrees (kp 27/07/2018), MPs want Prasai punished (kp 28/07/2018), NC lawmakers seek action against Prasai (ht 30/07/2018)

11 murder accused sent to judicial custody in Rautahat (ht 28/07/2018)

One more on Interpol watch arrested (ht 28/07/2018)

Save our girls: Women in Nepal are advancing careers, breaking boundaries and fighting so many intrinsic social evils. But what do we lack so much to stop Chhaupadi?, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 26/07/2018)

16 Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 26/07/2018)

More than 150 Nepali women feared caughtin trafficking racket, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/07/2018)

84pc success in money laundering cases: Ex-chairman of Special Court Gauri Bahadur Karki says the court has been more lenient towards politically connected ‘Dons’ , by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/07/2018)

Government grants Rs10m in cash relief to Ganga Maya (kp 25/07/2018) [Money does not mean justice as long as the murderers are set free and promoted!!]

Two Frenchmen arrested over pedophilia charges, by Diya Dhakal (rep 25/07/2018)

Woman, 69, murdered for refusing sex (kp 24/07/2018)

RJPN picks absconding murder- accused as state minister (rep 24/07/2018) (related to Province 2) [???? His arrest has already been ordered by the SC!]

Minister Tamang faces public outrage (kp 23/07/2018), Sorry says minister (kp 23/07/2018), Watch your language: Law Minister Tamang’s comments about Nepali girls studying MBBS are unseemly (kp) [Tamang's statement reflects the way many Nepalese men think about women! It disqualifies him as a minister!], Minister quits over controversial remarks (kp 25/07/2018)

Thousands rally in support of Dr KC, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/07/2018) [The state must finally stop brutally beating and seriously injuring people with wooden sticks! No policeman has the right to shawl people on their heads with wooden sticks, no politician has the right to order and cover such procedure! This is a crime and the government is responsible!], Scores hurt as Tarun rally turns violent (kp 22/07/2018)

9-year-old girl raped in Kanchanpur (kp 22/07/2018)

174 women rescued from eastern transit point (ht 22/07/2018)

Criminal activities up in Lalitpur (ht 22/07/2018)

Swiss held on pedophilia charge: Eight foreigners arrested in two years (kp 21/07/2018)

Mayor slaps municipal staffer over dozer purchase row, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/07/2018)

Human trafficking through Pashupatinagar on the rise, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 21/07/2018)

Overall crime rate soaring in Kathmandu valley, say police (ht 21/07/2018)

40 injured in clash as Dr KC taken by force to Kathmandu (rep 20/07/2018) [see video], 20 doctors among injured in clashes with security forces (kp 20/07/2018), Jumla reeling from Thursday’s clash over Dr KC (kp 21/07/2018) [The culprits, including politicians, must stand trial!], Police gone wild! Why can’t our politicians understand that no regime has succeeded by beating up protestors and or even shooting at them?, by Guffadi (kp 21/07/2018)

Three men rape girl, 13, for two months in captivity, by Shiva Puri (kp 18/07/2018)

33 kg gold smuggling case: ‘Big fish’ still elusive as panel deadline expires (kp 18/07/2018), Murdered Shakya kept records of transactions (ht 19/07/2018)

Smuggling of small arms continues unabated (ht 18/07/2018)

Crimes on the rise in Udayapur: Social crimes, theft doubled; narcotic cases quadrupled in a year, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 18/07/2018)

The religious roots of Chhaupadi, by Pushpa Raj Joshi and Arun Bam (rep 17/0/72018)

Missing girl, 17, found murdered following rape: One suspect held, another on the run (kp 17/07/2018)

150 Nepali women in ‘captivity’ (kp 17/07/2018)

Man beats wife to death in Makwanpur (kp 16/07/2018)

8-year-old girl raped in Achham (kp 15/07/2018)

Rape cases on the rise, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 14/07/2018)

Leave no one behind: It is time to make the Nepali transitional justice model truly victim-centric and local, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Varsha Gyawali (kp 13/07/2018)

Relatives of women killed by Chhaupadi continue the malpractice, by Khamma Khatri (rep 13/07/2018)

Municipality office torched in Siraha (ht 12/07/2018)

Gold smuggling case: Morang court releases three suspects on bail, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 10/07/2018)

Gold smuggling probe committee likely to end investigation: An official of the committee said that the government wants the committee to end its probe without further ado as it does not want the committee to go deep into the matter and reveal senior politicians reportedly involved in the case (rep 10/07/2018) [!!!]

Police arrest gang of thieves operating as scrap collectors (ht 09/07/2018)

Krishna Prasad murder main suspect surrenders (kp 09/07/2018), Main accused in the murder of Ganga Maya’s son surrenders (rep 09/07/2018)

Girl gang-raped and murdered for refusing sex proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 08/07/2018)

Mother accuses police of neglecting daughter's murder, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/07/2018)

Victims want consultation on transitional justice law (rep 07/07/2018)

Girl arrested for 'orchestrating' friend's rape, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 07/07/2018)

Man murders five-year-old nephew (kp 03/07/2018)

Money laundering case: OAG appeals against Special Court decision; The OAG had earlier failed to appeal the exoneration of another mob boss Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange (kp 03/07/2018) [Political corruotion on highest level!!]

Interpol issues Red Notice for 83 Nepalis (ht 02/07/2018)

Dr KC starts hunger strike in Jumla (kp 01/07/2018) [Brutal police force against against peaceful civil society action!]

Indian national held with 8.2kg silver (kp 01/07/2018)

Victims reject draft amendment: NHRC chairman Sharma calls it translated draft guided by motive; There will be no punishment left after waiving 75pc sentence (ht 30/06/2018)

Police kill armed man in ‘gunfight’, locals deny it (kp 30/06/2018)

Chhaupadi continues in Surkhet, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/06/2018)

Four held for banking fraud (ht 30/06/2018)

Ganga Maya’s fast: NHRC questions Home secy, IGP (kp 29/06/2018), When our son was killed: A translated excerpt from a chapter of ‘Death of Justice' - a memoir of Gangamaya Adhikari, who is on the third week of her hunger strike at Bir Hospital, demanding her son's murderers be brought to justice (nt 29/06/2018)

Bill on TRC, CIEDP terms extension in parliament (rep 29/06/2018) [The exension of terms means little without fundamental changes in justice law and politics!], Just not justice: Proposed amendments to Nepal’s Transitional Justice Act still let perpetrators off the hook, by Om Astha Rai (nt 29/06/2018)

Police fail to nab murder suspects (ht 29/06/2018)

Mirror to our soul: The Nepali state must go beyond just consulting with elites on the draft CIEDP and TRCA bill, by Seira Tamang (kp 28/06/2018)

MPCD worried about growing incidents of cybercrime (ht 28/06/2018)

Child marriages continue unabated (ht 27/06/2018), Campaign against child marriage (ht 28/06/2018)

Change the mindset: Stop victimising rape victims, by Bijaya Laxmi (ht 27/06/2018)

Wife, lover held for husband’s murder (kp 27/06/2018)

Man beats wife to death (kp 27/06/2018)

Conflict victims reject revisions to TJ law: Draft lacks power to make TJ bodies ‘accountable’ (kp 27/06/2018)

Yet another businessman held over gold smuggling (rep 27/06/2018)

Chand followers shut Chitwan schools (kp 26/06/2018)

Torture still endemic: Though torture is prohibited, systemic torture by the state is a common practice, by Sanjeev K. Shah (kp 26/06/2018), Preventing torture: The revised criminal code is an attempt toward systematic reform to address torture-related impunity. It should be implemented, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2018)

Women head back to Chhaupadi sheds, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 25/06/2018)

Teenage girl raped in Mahottari (ht 25/06/2018)

Truck driver arrested with 213 kg hashish, 2.250 kg opium (ht 25/06/2018)

Buddha idols ‘stolen’ from Rigmagaun (kp 24/06/2018)

Conflict victims slam ‘symbolic prosecution': “Ordinary citizens convicted of murder receive 20 years of imprisonment but why did the government reduce the jail term for war criminals?”’ (rep 24/06/2018)

33 kg gold smuggling case: High-level panel continues arrests (rep 24/06/2018)

Shree Niwas released on Rs 5,000 bail (kp 23/06/2018) [???], Religious leader Sriniwas Acharya released on bail (ht 23/06/2018)

Ganga Maya again at Bir since 25 days in lone struggle for justice: Dr Govinda KC to flout govt ban at Maitighar today (rep 23/06/2018)

Three murders in Rajbiraj in less than a week, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 23/06/2018)

Black pepper smugglers arrested in Birgunj, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 23/06/2018)

Transitional Justice Act amendment draft ready: Apex court order, international practices taken into account, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/06/2018), Bill seeks to bring under transitional justice cases now in court or in UN system, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/06/2018)

Special court to look into conflict-era cases (ht 22/06/2018)

Four-fold increase in reported rape in 10 years, The lack of justice for rape, and its social stigma combine to breed impunity, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 22/06/2018)

Platform denies victims’ consent for concessions to war criminals (kp 21/06/2018)

Fourth gangster is free as Special Court acquits Giri (kp 21/06/2018)

Lahan police release Indian quacks without action, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/06/2018)

Businessman Bimal Poddar arrested (ht 21/06/2018)

Contractors yet to receive Rs 580m (ht 21/06/2018) [related to Dolakha district]

Amnesty slams inaction over Ganga Maya (kp 20/06/2018)

‘Ruling leaders responsible for delaying justice to conflict victims’ (rep 19/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women demand justice, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 19/06/2018)

Police arrest relatives for killing man (kp 17/06/2018)

Alleged rapist of 10-yr-old girl held (kp 17/06/2018)

Probe with malicious intent criminalised, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/06/2018)

Rukum conflict victims seek justice (kp 16/06/2018)

‘Women should speak against all forms of violence’ (ht 16/06/2018)

Dutchman arrested for pedophilia (rep 16/06/2018)

Gangamaya's autobiography unveiled (rep 16/06/2018)

Two ward chairmen arrested for electricity theft (rep 16/06/2018)

Two gold smugglers sent to jail kp 15/06/2018)

Woman thrashed for rejecting nephew’s ‘sexual advances’ (ht 15/06/2018)

Security agencies, Maoists buried disappeared in mass graves: CIEDP, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 14/06/2018)

Man kills son, injures wife, by Dipak Pariyar (kp 14/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women: Still far from justice, by Susan Risal (ht 14/06/2018)

Ward chairman downplays girl’s death in Chhaupadi, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 13/06/2018), Woman dies after snakebite in menstruation shed, by Khamma Chhetri (rep 13/06/2018), Bad blood continues: To banish Chhaupadi, besides having a new law, we need to change our behaviour (kp 13/06/2018) [Why do not men leave the house and stay in sheds during menstruation of female family members?], Chhaupadi still rampant in Bajura district (ht 13/06/2018)

Woman stripped half naked and thrashed in public seeks justice: Says police imposed arbitration, by Devendra Basnet (rep 13/06/2018), Insensitive state: Thrashing of woman in Dang (rep 14/06/2018)

307 burglary suspects held in 15 days (ht 13/06/2018)

Police arrest gangster Lama after gunfight, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/06/2018)

Abducted boy, 12, found murdered; five men held, by Shiva Puri (kp 12/06/2018), Police arrest 11 more in Yuvaraj murder case (kp 13/06/2018), Teacher, cop arrested for kidnapping, killing 12-yr-old, by Madan Thakur (rep 15/06/2018)

Two arrested for attempting to traffic women to Iraq using fake visa, by Amar Khadka (rep 12/06/2018)

Man gets life sentence for rape, murder (ht 12/06/2018)

33kg gold smuggling case: 3 main accused sent to DMLI for further probe, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 11/06/2018), Officials grill 3 accused over money laundering (kp 12/06/2018), Bajeko Sekuwa outlets sealed (kp 16/06/2018), Property details of 3 accused sought (kp 17/06/2018), Probe team’s tenure extended (kp 18/06/2018)

Mum, son found dead in Rautahat (kp 11/06/2018)

No suspension of MPs facing trial, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/06/2018) [Close cooperation of leading politicians and criminals and the protection of the latter continues unabated! This is a characteristic of the lawless state of Nepal!], NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya Adhikari (kp 09/06/2018) [Another case of protecting criminals!], NHRC urges PM Oli to save Ganga Maya, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2018)

Bardiya Tharus wait for justice: Lack of political will stalls investigations, by Dewan Rai (The Record 08/06/2018)

TRC assigns experts to draft reparation policy (kp 08/06/2018) [What does reparation mean as long as the criminal perpetrators are sitting in leading state positions and are being promoted time and again? The vitims have been suffering for so many years watching the offenders being awarded for their crimes!!], Justice delayed is justice denied: Delay in pursuance of transitional justice is violating victims’ ‘right to effective remedy’, by Samikshya Bhattarai and Prakash Bhattarai (kp 08/06/2018)

Hotelier arrested with 40 passports (kp 08/06/2018)

Man held in attempted rape case (kp 08/06/2018)

Match-fixing case: Special Court acquits 5 footballers (kp 08/06/2018)

‘Big fish of smuggling racket yet to be caught’ (ht 07/06/2018)

Udaypur growing into a hub for drug dealers, users: 153 arrested on charge of drug abuse in last 11 months (rep 07/06/2018)

Cops take steps to combat property crimes (ht 06/06/2018)

Police seize 12,200 kg black pepper being smuggled to India, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 06/06/2018)

Casteism denies Dalit lawmaker rental apartment in Kathmandu (kp 05/06/2018)

Dalit ward member killed, three women held (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit ward member dies after beating by paramor's children, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/06/2018)

Dispute takes regulation off House agenda: The ruling and opposition parties are at odds over whether or not to suspend a lawmaker facing judicial custody (kp 05/06/2018)

Unidentified group vandalises campus (ht 05/06/2018)

Hospital holds patient captive (ht 05/06/2018)

RJP-N to join central govt after leaders’ release, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/06/2018) [Another murderer to be released? This is not worth to make the RJPN join the government! The close cooperation of politicians and criminals goes unabated!], New laws for pardon, waiver, suspension, commutation of sentence sought (ht 03/06/2018)

Boy, 14, rapes 3-year-old kin (kp 02/06/2018)

Nepali woman sold in Iraq calls it a near-death experience, by Rohit Rai (rep 02/06/2018)

Bus tyranny still rules Valley roads, by Dilasha KC (rep 02/06/2018)

33kg gold smuggling case: SSP surrenders: court orders judicial custody, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 01/06/2018), Another suspect sent to custody, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 04/06/2018)

13 year-old disabled minor tied up for nine years (ht 01/06/2018)

Police rescue 39 girls from dance bars: Police say the girls were being forced to engage in illicit activities by their employers (kp 01/06/2018)

Investigation into war crimes gets tougher under new govt ‘Former rebels wielding new-found political influence to hinder probe’ (kp 31/05/2018) [Previous government was hardly any better!]

NHRC lists Agni Sapkota, Suryaman Dong as human rights violators (ht 31/05/2018)

Bank staff rapes 13-year-old girl (kp 31/05/2018)

Sports betting cartel busted: Ex-national team football player Anjan KC among six suspects (kp 30/05/2018)

SC seeks govt file on Dhungel pardon (kp 29/05/2018), Murder-convict Dhungel gets presidential pardon (kp 29/05/2018) [If there has ever been rule of law in Nepal, it is definitely over!]

Rapist gets 13-year term (kp 29/05/2018)

Let competitive juices flow: Whether it’s called a cartel or a syndicate, the ultimate goal is the same: price-fixing, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 29/05/2018)

‘Senior police officers, political leaders involved in gold racket’ (kp 28/05/2018), Gore accuses SSP Shyam Khatri of channeling the smuggled gold, by Binod Subedi (rep 28/05/2018), Police arrest Gore’s accomplice, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 28/05/2018)

One held for illegal kidney transplant (ht 28/05/2018)

Conflict victims demand justice, by DR Panta (kp 27/05/2018)

Increasing number of incestuous rapes raises concerns in Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/05/2018)

Police arrest one of rajpur gang rapists (kps 27/05/2018)

CIEDP completes first phase of probe in 20 district, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/05/2018)

209 organised criminals arrested in nine months (ht 26/05/2018)

Chand-led party’s activities against statute, state: Home Minster Thapa (kp 24/05/2018) [Why don't you call them what they are: Terrorist crimes against people and country?!]

Woman thrashed on witchcraft charge (ht 23/05/2018), Woman brutally thrashed by her in-laws for 'practicing witchcraft', by Madan Thakur (rep 24/05/2018)

Five-star resort dumps sewage into irrigation canal (rep 23/05/2018)

Gore reveals more names in gold smuggling case (kp 23/05/2018), Court extends suspects’ remand, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 23/05/2018), Court starts recording main accused Gore’s statement, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 24/05/2018), All that glitters isn’t gold: Gold smuggling saga should provide the opportunity to scrutinise the political class (kp 24/05/2018), Signs of new mysteries being uncovered in gold smuggling case, by Binod Subedi (rep 24/05/2018), Gore denies role in Shakya’s murder (kp 25/05/2018), Gore gang’s sordid saga: Smugglers sneak in gold worth 61 percent of Nepal’s legal imports (kp 26/05/2018), Interpol Red Notice likely to be issued for arrest of absconders (ht 26/05/2018), Alleged mastermind denies killing Shakya (ht 28/05/23018)

‘File appeal in Supreme Court against Chakre Milan acquittal’ (kp 22/05/2018)

Protest in Birgunj over ‘dowry-related death’ of woman (kp 22/05/2018), Police arrest Rinki’s father-in-law (kp 23/05/2018)

Opium cultivation thrives in Jajarkot (kp 22/05/2018)

Govt working to free Balkrishna Dhungel through presidential pardon, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/05/2018) [Turning Nepal into a justice free haven! Close cooperation oif politicians and crminals works well!!], Republic Day pardon recommended for Balkrishna Dhungel (ht 22/05/2018), ‘Rule of criminals and corrupt people will end’ (kp 22/05/2018) [By freeing and promoting convicted murderers and generally by close cooperation between leading politicians and criminals??], Don’t do it Dhungel's release (rep 22/05/2018), Plan to waive Dhungel’s jail term challenged (ht 25/05/2018), Apex court show-cause to government on Dhungel clemency bid (kp 26/05/2018), Dhungel's jailterm waiver case: PM consults NCP leaders to prepare govt response (kp 27/05/2018) [????], SC to hear Dhungel’s case today (kp 28/05/2018), Justice Hari Karki recuses himself from Dhungel waiver case (ht 28/05/2018)

CIB books 148 for Apex Development Bank scam (ht 21/05/2018)

Life on hold: Relief payments alone are not enough for the families of disappeared persons—they need to know what happened, by Luke Moffett and James Gallan (kp 21/05/2018)

Med centre, VLN operators booked for overcharging Malaysia-bound workers (kp 21/05/2018)

Six sentenced to life imprisonment for NC cadre’s murder (ht 21/05/2018)

Rautahat court jails serial killer for 52 years, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/05/2018)

Conflict victims feel further disheartened after left unity, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

Teach kids to fight back: Self-defence training is not all kung fu, it is raising awareness about possible abuse, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 20/05/2018)

Noted humanitarian charged with child rape in Nepal, stunning a village, by Kai Schultz and Rajneesh Bhandari (kp 19/05/2018)

Petroleum theft: Court convicts 17 in Bhalwari depot scam (kp 18/05/2018)

Film producer and five others arrested with fake currency (kp 17/05/2018), ‘Bank Notes recoverd from Wagle and co were fake’ (kp 21/05/2018)

NRB warns money changers against financing smuggling: There have been a growing number of gold smuggling cases in the last few years that could potentially have been financed through various channels according to the central bank (kp 17/05/2018)

PA member gets one year prison term (ht 16/05/2018)

Man sentenced to 10 years in jail for killing wife (ht 16/05/2018)

Rapists sentenced to 10 years in prison (ht 14/05/2018)

Facebook lands girl in brothel, by Keshav Rana (rep 14/05/2018)

Sporadic blasts, arson mark banda enforced by Chand’s outfit (kp 14/05/2018), IEDs go off at different places across country (ht 14/05/2018)

Woman tied in chains, locked in room for 12 years, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 12/05/2018)

Financial crime on the rise in Nepal (kp 09/05/2018)

‘Shree Niwas staged attack on himself to stoke violence’: Police arrest Delhi-bound Hindu godman at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; Police say the elaborate scheme was aimed at  rallying Hindus to launch a ‘decisive movement’ to reinstate Hindu nation, by Deo, Narayan Sah (kp 08/05/2018), Shree Niwas to be tried only for firearm offence, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 09/05/2018) [?? He must be accused for spreading hatred and social unrest!], Shriniwas sent to custody (ht 22/05/2018)

Gold smuggling accused stare at 3 more charges (kp 07/05/2018), Suspects change their statements to court, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 07/05/2018), Former DIG and suspended SP deny involvement, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 08/05/2018), All chargesheeted people involved’ (kp 10/05/2018), Extension of judicial custody sought, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 11/05/2018), SC orders release of two accused on bail (kht 19/05/2018)

MPs in judicial custody spared suspension (kp 06/05/2018)

Turning tears into happiness: Local govts need to implement plans that satisfy victims’ rights to justice, acknowledgment and reparations, by Elena Naughton (kp 06/05/2018)

Violent activities reported during CPN-called banda (kp 06/05/2018)

Vandals damage house of Thimi Mayor Shrestha (kp 06/05/2018)

Assailants beat up tender bidders: The group of assailants also misbehaved with  Deputy Mayor Pampha Basel who informed  police about the incident, by Hariram Upreti (kp 06/05/2018)

Crackdown on passport crimes: Department proposes three-year jail term and huge fines for recruiting agents who retain jobseekers’ passports (kp 04/05/2018)

Down with the death penalty: Reintroduction of the death penalty would be a regressive  step for the criminal justice system of Nepal, by Deepika Thapa Magar (kp 04/05/2018)

Woman thrashed, tortured for dowry (ht 03/05/2018)

Police arrest 'drunkard' for attempted rape, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 03/05/2018)

Police destroy poppy plants on 10 acres of land in West Rukum, by Hari Gautam (kp 03/05/2018)

Paedophilia case filed against 60-year-old Canadian national (ht 03/05/2018)

Deputy mayor frees husband detained for assaulting her, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/05/2018)

83-year-old reportedly raped in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/05/2018)

Unknown group cuts down 3,100 banana trees (kp 02/05/2018), Banana farm vandals caught (kp 04/05/2018)

Dhangadhi, safe haven for drug peddlers (ht 01/05/2018)

33-kg gold smuggling: DSP KC in net (kp 30/04/2018), Recorded conversation sheds new light in gold case, by Tapendra Karki (rep 01/05/2018), Case to be filed against 62 suspects, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 02/05/2018), Cops told to arrest SSP Khatri on sight (ht 02/05/2018), Case to be registered against 28 persons (ht 02/05/2018), Charge sheet filed against 63 suspects, by Binod Bhandari (kp 03/05/2018), Seven cops among 63 charge-sheeted, by Hari Adhikari (ht 03/05/20188), Morang court starts recording statements, by Madhav Ghimire and Ninod Bhandari (kp 04/05/2018), Judge in gold smuggling case picked through lots, by Binod Subedi (rep 04/05/2018), Police detains  constable in gold smuggling case (kp 06/05/2018)

IED explosion at Arun III office: Police suspect the hand  of the Netra Bikram  Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal in the latest attack on the project (kp 30/04/2018)

323,155 crime cases recorded digitally (ht 30/04/2018)

Women, children disappearing in Lamjung (ht 30/04/2018)

Man arrested on the charge of killing two children (ht 29/04/2018)

Rape cases continue unabated, says report (ht 26/04/2018), 131 cases of VAW including 36 rapes in a month (rep 26/04/2018), 30 per cent rape victims below 10 years of age (ht 27/04/2018)

Curbing fuel theft: NOC to implement locking system, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 26/04/2018)

Police officials dragged into investigation (ht 26/04/2018), DSP Sanjay Raut turns himself in for investigation (ht 27/04/2018)

Army to probe rape claim against Blue Helmets in South Sudan: UN had asked troops contributing country to fully probe case and, where applicable, pursue criminal prosecution (kp 25/04/2018), Nepali peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan (ht 25/04/2018), Nepal army vows to book guilty after investigation (kp 26/04/2018), Watching the watchmen: Nepal Army must come clean on  allegations concerning the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (kp 26/04/2018)

Smuggling flourishing in Bhairahawa, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 25/04/2018)

Traffic police officer throws acid on woman, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 24/04/2018)

Unhealed wounds: The Transitional Justice Act must be amended to make fair investigation possible, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 24/04/2018)

Man injured in Madhes movement feels betrayed, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/04/2018)

Police apprehend five men for attacking Mayur driver (kp 24/04/2018)

EC asks govt to ensure safety of commissioners (kp 24/04/2018)

Menstruating women, girls fear ‘invisible’ power (ht 23/04/2018)

Experience of working with abused women in India: Nazma is just a representative of numerous women across the world who have experienced domestic abuse at some point in their life, by Pratikshya Sharma (rep 23/04/2018)

Gold smuggling probe puts ex-DIG in net (kp 23/04/2018)

Police to curb sexual harassment in public places (ht 23/04/2018)

Police rescue two Nepalis from Delhi brothel (kp 23/04/2018)

Armed group robs Rs 1.3m (kp 23/04/2018)

Smuggling of petro products rises in Sarlahi, by Aman Koirala (kp 23/04/2018)

Nightmare of rape: Along with alarming rise of cases across the country, rape has become every girl’s nightmare today, by Sakun Bhandari (rep 22/04/2018)

Intel unit to keep tabs on money laundering: Body under Money Laundering Investigation Department to probe money laundering and terror financing suspects (kp 22/04/2018)

CPN student leaders held with cache of explosives, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 22/04/2018)

Salyan: Hotbed for herb smugglers, by Biplac Maharjan (kp 22/04/2018)

Copycats beware: Cases of plagiarism have to be dealt with academic charges as well as legal penalties, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 22/04/2018)

Would-be bride kills self over dowry demand (ht 21/04/2018)

Chand-led CPN cadres running extortion drive in Panchthar (ht 21/04/2018)

Justice expert tells Nepal to make Act changes public, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 20/04/2018)

Man rapes teen daughter (kp 20/04/2018)

Dalits still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 20/04/2018)

Govt launches ‘Operation Mandala’ (ht 20/04/2018)

CPN men threaten mayor for refusing extortion demand (kp 20/04/2018)

Police arrest Deepak Manange (kp 20/04/2018), Manange sent to Dillibazar prison (kp 21/04/2018), Manange not to face money laundering trial and OAG is to blame; Attorney office fails to file petition at SC in time to appeal Special Court’s ruling to acquit Manange; Internal probe underway into ‘rare slip-up’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/04/2018)

Rautahat deploys police at gas stations to curb smuggling: Move after gas stations found colluding with smugglers, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/04/2018)

Ward chair ‘mistakenly’ imprisoned for trafficking freed (ht 20/04/2018), Ward chair freed by SC rearrested, sent to prison (ht 23/04/2018)

Migrant workers being used to smuggle gold (ht 20/04/2018)

Maoist, Youth Association leaders arrested for involvement in criminal activities, by Reksha Bhusal (rep 19/04/2018)

Police investigate rape and murder of girl, 14 (kp 18/04/2018)

Teenage girl found dead (ht 18/04/2018)

Court sends child killers to prison (kp 18/04/2018)

Blast damages Indian Embassy camp office wall in Biratnagar (kp 18/04/2018), Indian police arrest blast suspect (kp 03/05/2018)

Call to book 450 people for taking citizenship with fake documents, by Kamal Panthi (kp 18/04/2018)

Cases of oil theft on rise in eastern Nepal, by Binod Bhandari (kp 18/04/2018)

Busting smuggling racket: Combating gold smuggling is a tough job because of strong nexus among smugglers, corrupt leaders, security personnel, bureaucrats and gangsters, by Dipesh KC (rep 18/04/2018)

Act on transitional justice: CIEDP calls for early amendment; TJ body officials also urge Minister Tamang to resolve other administrative and procedural complexities (kp 17/04/2018)

Man charged with killing live-in girl friend (ht 17/04/2018)

Explosion at municipal building in Ilam (kp 16/04/2018)

Yesterday’s impunity is today’s impunity: The recently held conference on impunity has shown that South Asia stands together against human rights abuses, by Mohna Ansari (kp 16/04/2018)

Book criminals without compromise, IGP tells cops (ht 16/04/2018)

Suspect in guest house murder of woman held (ht 16/04/2018)

Complaint filed to probe ‘suspicious death’ of woman: Husband and in-laws of Sanu claim she committed suicide by consuming poison (kp 15/04/2018)

Rethinking society: Violence against women is not only a female problem, it is also an issue of men, by Milan Pandey (kp 15/04/2018)

NCP cadres vandalise crusher plant, torch vehicles (ht 15/04/2018)

Bandarmudhe victims tired of false promises. by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/04/2018)

Chand’s party men rob municipal office (kp 13/04/2018), Seven including ex-MP arrested for carrying out blasts, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 14/04/2018)

Seeking bail made easier for convicts, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/04/2018)

Tarun Dal cadre among four arrested for extortion (kp 13/04/2018)

Girl traffickers arrested (ht 13/04/2018)

Crossing point: Extra vigilance needed on both sides of Indo-Nepal border to curb human trafficking (kp 13/04/2018)

Two arrested with banned notes worth INR 4.9m (ht 13/04/2018)

Police arrest a gang of forgers (kp 12/04/2018)

Protecting the vulnerable: Heinous crimes against women are continually committed despite the existence of legal provisions, by Sajin Bikram Kunwar (kp 11/04/2018)

Revamp justice bodies rights groups suggest: The AWC has also urged the UN and other international agencies to take measures not to support and condone the process that would promote de-facto impunity in  relation to gross violations of human rights in Nepal (kp 11/04/2018), Do it right and just, by Barun Ghimire (rep 11/04/2018), UN, global groups urged to fund TJs (kp 12/04/2018), Govt to amend transitional justice act: AG; Kharel said the government was coming up with provisions on reparations, relief, public apology and memorialisation of victims (ht 12/04/2018)

Ward chair attacked, hospitalised (ht 11/04/2018), 5 held in Bharatpur blast, attack on ward chair (kp 12/05/2018)

Women increasingly opting for divorce to end abusive marriages (rep 11/04/2018)

Action against defaulting sugar mills: Police arrest manager of Eastern Sugar Mill (rep 11/04/2018)

Third ‘don’ walks free: Special Court acquits Parshuram Basnet in money-laundering case on Monday, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/04/2018)

Boy, 12, steps on  ‘electric trap’ dies, by Mohan Budhair (kp 10/04/2018)

Farmers deprived of using their own land captured by APF during conflict era, by Khamma Khatri (rep 10/04/2018)

Religious leader hurt in Biratnagar shooting (kp 09/04/2018), Campaigner for Hindu nation shot, injured, by Amar Khadka and Chuman Basnet (rep 09/04/2018), Spiritual leader Acharya discharged from hospital (ht 30/04/2018), ‘Shree Niwas staged attack on himself to stoke violence’: Police arrest Delhi-bound Hindu godman at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; Police say the elaborate scheme was aimed at  rallying Hindus to launch a ‘decisive movement’ to reinstate Hindu nation, by Deo, Narayan Sah (kp 08/05/2018)

Krishna Prasad murder case: Person filing charge sheet fails to record statement at court (ht 09/04/2018)

Canadian paedophile nabbed (kp 09/04/2018)

Menace of rape: We have no moral ground to talk about prosperity when safety and wellbeing of women and children remains a far cry, by Mira Dhakal and Luna Bhattarai (rep 07/04/2018)

Katahariya mayor gets life in prison for murder (ht 07/04/2018)

Rape culture: Our society and our law enforcement must accomodate victims, not shield perpetrators (kp 06/04/2018), Relatives, neighbors and dusk most dangerous!, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 07/04/2018)

Police bust fake job racket (ht 06/04/2018)

Activists, academia probe spate of rapes (kp 04/05/2018), Anti-rape drive in Saptari (kp 05/04/2018), Man rapes girls, aged 7 and 8, in Kanchanpur (kp 05/04/2018), Police posts in capital ill-poised for sexual violence cases: NHRC (rep 05/04/2018)

Big picture: Case of Radha Chaudhary should not be treated as a stale incident. We cannot rule out possibility of such incidents occurring in the future, by Rupashree Niraula (rep 05/04/2018)

Woman’s body found in sack; hubby held (kp 05/04/2018)

Police arrest two with red sandalwood (kp 05/04/2018), Tourist bus used to smuggle red sandalwood, clothes seized (ht 05/04/2018)

Minister’s jeep vandalised (ht 05/04/2018)

300 VAW cases registered with NWC in three months (ht 04/04/2018)

13 rape incidents in Makawanpur this fiscal (ht 04/04/2018)

Police to launch campaign against rape (ht 04/04/2018)

Child trafficking rampant in Bajura (ht 04/04/2018)

Man murders two kids, age 3 and 5 (kp 04/04/2018)

Goodwill hunting: Govt lost trust of victims due to rampant politicisation of TJ process; it must make amends via reparation (kp 04/04/2018)

Rape cases increasing at alarming rate (rep 03/04/2018)

Police and staff clash injures 12 (kp 03/04/2018)

Smuggling of black pepper to India on the rise (rep 03/04/2018)

Disproportionate assets case filed against Sah (ht 03/04/2018)

Diesel theft continues unabated: Per litre of diesel costs Rs28 more in India than  in Nepal, while petrol is expensive by Rs22 per litre, by Binod Bhandari (kp 02/04/2018)

Poaching, smuggling on rise in Chure area, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 01/04/2018)

12-yr mentally challenged girl ‘gang raped’ in Sunsari: Police arrest Abinash Sardar on charge of raping the girl on Friday following a complaint by the victim’s family (kp 01/04/2018)

Man kills wife over suspicion of extramarital affair (ht 01/04/2018)

Locals attack policemen, seven injured (ht 01/04/2018)

House nods to extend terms of TJ bodies (kp 31/03/2018)

Taxmen crack down on fake excise stickers (kp 31/03/2018)

Case against ex-minister (kp 31/03/2018)

President sad over unsolved Dasdhunga accident (kp 31/03/2018)

Patient’s attendant raped, suspect arrested: The suspect, a former NA soldier, was dismissed from service for his involvement in a rape case (ht 30/03/2018)

Child gang-raped in Sunsari yet again, by Amar Khadka (rep 30/03/2018)

Couple held over daughter’s mysterious death (ht 30/03/2018)

NA team defuses IED in Bardiya (kp 30/03/2018)

Man rapes 10-year-old girl (kp 29/03/2018)

Police seize 1.4 kilos of opium (ht 29/03/2018)

Man and woman tortured at ward office for ‘illicit relationship’, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 28/03/2018)

Police arrest man for raping girl, 10 (kp 28/03/2018)

ASI arrested for raping teenage girl (ht 28/03/2018)

Tenth grader found dead in rented room (ht 28/03/2018), Traffic police officer and two others held in student death, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/03/2018), Girl appearing for SEE in Surket raped, murdered, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 29/03/2018)

PM rules out blanket amnesty for serious rights violations (rep 28/03/2018), TRC welcomes PM’s stand on TJ: Urges the govt to make necessary amendments to Act (kp 29/03/2018), The moment of truth: PM Oli has to ensure commitment to  transitional justice in legislation (kp 29/03/2018), Walk the talk: PM’s pledge against impunity (rep 29/03/2018)

Man stabbed to death; wife and daughter held (kp 28/03/2018)

Kin of disappeared demand swift probe, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/03/2018)

Police step up crackdown on gamblers; 208 arrested in six weeks (ht 28/03/2018)

Women take out rally against growing rape cases in Saptari, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 27/03/2018)

Most wanted criminal Barud Singh arrested (ht 27/03/2018)

Chand’s party extorts Bardiya business people (kp 26/03/2018)

Three bombs explode in separate places in Morang (ht 26/03/2018)

Elected representatives look on as forest officer is attacked (kp 26/03/2018)

Don’t let bygones be bygones: Role of the Courts in bringing conflict crimes to a logical end could restore public faith in the judiciary, by Anurag Devkota (kp 26/03/2018)

Koireli becomes VAW-free village (kp 26/03/2018)

Murder convict held seven years after sentencing (ht 26/03/2018)

Waling man held on charge of raping teen (kp 25/03/2018)

Internet users warned against lottery scams (25/03/2018)

Dy mayor beats up ward member (rep 27/03/2018)

8 hurt in blast at jewellery shop, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 24/03/2018)

Police arrest two men for raping girls (kp 24/03/2018)

TRC to set up district offices: Move aimed at completing probe into more than 60,000 complaints within the remaining 11-month tenure of the commission, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/03/2018)

Land sold thrice without owner’s knowledge, by Byas Shankar Upadhyaya (ht 23/03/2018)

High-level police team to probe killing of gold smuggler, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/03/2018), Police launch investigation into murder, 33 kg gold smuggling: Suspects claim cops trying to let main perpetrators free (ht 23/03/2018)

Smuggling of goods rampant (ht 23/03/2018)

Man caught trafficking girl (kp 22/03/2018)

Five held over gang rape of 15-year-old girl: The intellectually disabled victim was held captive for days (ht 22/03/2018)

Another minor raped in Parsa, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 22/03/2018)

14 years on, wounds from Beni attack still raw, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 22/03/2018)

Burn violence, acid attacks discussed (ht 22/03/2018)

Four arrested on suspicion of murder (ht 22/03/2018)

Body seized from pyre for murder probe, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/03/2018)

Police find cremated remains of Sneha (kp 21/03/2018)

RJP-N presses for Chaudhary’s swearing-in (kp 21/03/2018) [Impunity and reward for crime accused persons?]

Durbarmarg gang-rape: Main accused in net (kp 21/03/2018)

Study reveals widespread underinvoicing in exports (kp 21/03/2018), Under-invoicing in carpet export to China costing Nepal dear, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 21/03/2018), Underinvoicing raises tax avoidance, money laundering concerns, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 21/03/2018)

Attempted murder of pregnant rape victim (kp 20/06/2018)

3 jailed for kidnap, murder of 8-year-old (kp 20/03/2018)

6 girls rescued from Nepal-India border (kp 20/03/2018)

Process begins to amend transitional justice Act: Attorney General Kharel is taking a lead in preparing the draft amendments in consultation with the Law Ministry (kp 20/03/2018)

Woman torches own children on death after dispute with husband, by Manju Upreti (rep 20/03/2018)

Two extortionists arrested (kp 20/03/2018)

BPKIHS Sunrise Bank branch robbed (ht 20/03/2018)

Ex-king evades Rs 38 million tax: Municipality official, by Yuwaraj Biwas (rep 20/03/2018)

Opposition party not weighing in (rep 20/03/2018), No power can save Resham Chaudhary from law: AIG, by Jagat Khadka (rep 20/03/2018)

TRC starts talks with victims (kp 19/03/2018)

Sexual abuse of male children overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/03/2018)

Call for men to join hands in the fight against VAW (ht 19/03/2018)

Interpol hunts for fugitive Manange (kp 19/03/2018) [CPN-UML and Election Commission will have to explain how this criminal could be made a candidate for the provincial elections!]

Three underage girls raped in Syangja: Uncle rapes 11-year-old niece (kp 18/03/2018)

CPN activists attempt to burn hospital officer, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 18/03/2018)

School principal molests student (kp 18/03/2018), Court remands Gyan Kunja principal to five-day custody: Principal Shiva Karki was arrested on Friday night after a student complained he ‘molested  her’ (kp 19/03/2018), Teacher held for attempting to rape student (ht 19/03/2018)

Hard day at the office: Workplace harassment laws in Nepal mainly focus on sexual harassment in offices: Is that enough?, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 18/03/2018)

Officials raid overseas job consultancy, four arrested for fraud (ht 18/03/2018)

NC cadres clash with cops in Banepa (ht 18/ß03/2018)

Racquet importing fake alcohol stickers busted, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/03/2018)

Girl, 17, raped inside microbus in Saptari (kp 17/03/2018)

13 key NCC bank officers held in Rs1.5 billion scam (kp 17/03/2018)

Police probe out-of-court rape settlement incident (kp 16/03/2018), Police accused of settling rape case through mediation (ht 17/03/2018)

Pressing for progress?, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 16/03/2018) [on VAW]

Woman, 23, severely beaten for refusing marriage proposal, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/03/2018), Woman attacked with hotPolice probe out-of-court rape settlement incident oil for refusing marriage proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 15/03/2018), Sunita’s family files attempted murder case against Rakesh and his friend, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 16/03/2018)

A woman on Women’s Day: No matter the ethnicity or grouping, Nepali women face strange scenarios of extreme prejudice, by Pramod Mishra (kp 15/03/2018)

Remembering Maleth: A year after Maleth tragedy political temperature has cooled down. Sworn ‘enemies’ of the past have now become ‘friends’, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 15/03/2018)

Five paraded for printing fake currency bank notes (ht 15/03/2018)

Catch the momentum: Nepal’s resounding victory at Human Rights Council reflects international community’s acknowledgment of our commitments and accomplishments in human rights, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 15/03/2018) [This article does not correctly reflect Nepal's human rights reality!]

Rape rife in Saptari localities: Even toddlers not spared, by Jeetendra Kumar Jha (rep 14/03/2018)

Enough is enough: Many people were killed in charge of practicing witchcraft. Those cases were resolved most probably with milapatra, by Shiksha Risal (rep 14/03/2018)

Police arrest four CPN activists on charges of attacking mayor, by DR Panta (kp 14/03/2018)

Govt cuts off power to stone, sand factories: The decision made to stop revenue evasion, land misuse and power theft, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 14/03/2018)

CIB arrests six persons for smuggling gold (14/03/2018)

Trader Harish Sethiya shot at again (ht 14/03/2018)

Police arrest man behind death of teen daughter, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 13/03/2018)

Two women gang-raped in 24 hours, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 13/03/2018)

Chhaupadi in Palpa: School bars menstruating girls from using toilet, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 12/03/2018)

Kapilvastu man held for ‘raping his neighbour’ (kp 11/03/2018)

Husband held for wife’s death (kp 11/03/2018)

Student unions submit memorandum to home minister (ht 11/03/2018) [related to growing violence against women and children], Students urge govt to stop crimes against women, kids: Student unions draw  Home Minister’s attention to a recent spate of crimes committed against women and children (kp 12/03/2018)

Migrants being used as gold carriers by racketeers (ht 11/03/2018)

Villagers thrash girl, 18 (kp 10/03/2018), Police launch investigation into Kailali witchcraft torture incident, by DR Panta (kp 11/03/2018), Probe into thrashing of witchcraft-accused starts (ht 11/03/2018), Lawmakers demand action against cops, local reps (ht 11/03/2018), PM directs action against those involved in alleging and abusing girl for practicing 'witchcraft' (ht 11/03/2018), Human Rights demands strong action against ‘witch’ thrashers (kp 12/03/2018), Govt vows action against perpetrators (kp 12/03/2018), SI Bista suspended, case filed against three (ht 12/03/2018), Three held for thrashing woman on witchery charge, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/03/2018), ‘Ram Bahadur used to sexually exploit girls, young women’ (kp 13/03/2018), Govt team in Kailali to inquire about witchcraft torture case after a week, by DR Panta (kp 15/03/2018), 6 made public in Kailali witchcraft torture case, by DR Panta (kp 16/03/2018), Radha felicitated in her own village, by DR Panta (kp 18/03/2018)

Schoolchildren falling prey to online sexual abuse (ht 10/03/2018)

Nine-year-old tied up at home for mental illness (ht 10/03/2018)

RJPN calls for Chaudhary’s release (rep 10/03/2018) [???], RJP-N: Drop charges against Chaudhary: The MP-elect from Kailali airlifted to Ktm for treatment, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/03/2018), Chaudhary flown to capital for treatment (ht 11/03/2018), RJPN seeks political solution to Kailali 'incident': Alerts govt about possible consequences if Chaudhari dies in prison (rep 11/03/2018) [This is not a political issue but a crime! It cannot be solved politically but only by a law court!], Resham Chaudhary admitted to Bir Hospital (ht 12/03/2018), Suspects of Tikapur carnage end hunger strike after 4-pt deal, by DR Panta (kp 13/03/2018)

Police arrest gang of scooter thieves in Kathmandu (kp 10/03/2018)

Cooperatives brought under anti-money laundering law, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/03/2018)

Four CPN cadres held for attacking elected official (kp 09/03/2018)

ICJ concerned about continuing impunity in Nepal (ht 09/03/2018)

Minor killed after rape in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/03/2018)

Rage against rape: We were never taught that we should fight back against all sexual assaults. We could never share abuses because it would be considered as our faults and we would be blamed, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 08/03/2018), Women’s Day: As much a fight as celebration: #RageAgainstRape activists march as part of a larger event organised to mark International Women’s Day, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 09/03/2018)

Attorney General starts talks to expedite justice process (kp 08/03/2018)

Huge amount of injectable drugs seized (ht 08/03/2018)

An unfinished agenda: We need to rethink the influence gender biased mythology plays on our treatment of women and girls, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 08/03/2018)

Four persons on Interpol Red Notice arrested, brought home in three months (ht 08/03/2018)

Smuggled goods seized, smugglers escape, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 07/03/2018)

Consultancy operator held for illegally sending workers abroad: Purushottam Khadka, operator of Catchy Education and Training Consultancy was arrested in Kathmandu last Friday (kp 06/03/2018)

19 years after the killing of Yadu Gautam, a Maoist leader calls it a mistake (rep 06/03/2018) [A btutal murder is not a mistake but a fundamental crime!]

Police arrest fugitive wildlife smuggler (kp 06/03/2018)

Cement factories found flouting quality standards, by Kushal Basnet (rep 06/03/2018)

Sand mines operating using fake papers, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 06/03/2018)

Kailali Prison inmates start fast unto death: 25 accused in 2015 Tikapur incident highlight their demands; Protesters demand election victory certificate for Chaudhary, by DR Panta (kp 05/03/2018)

Woman, 44, bludgeoned to death in Morang, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 05/03/2018), Woman in Morang killed after rape, by Yuvraj Biwas (rep 05/03/2018)

Wanted MP Silwal claims he did not go into hiding (kp 05/04/2018), Review of Silwal case on: AG’s office (kp 06/03/2018)

Sharma out on Rs4.5m bail (kp 05/03/2018) [He is accused of having amassed almost ten times this amount!]

Police arrest serial killer deported from Qatar (kp 05/03/2018)

Police recover body of missing man from Lahan, by Binod Bhandari (kp 04/03/2018)

No compromise: Attempt to ‘compromise’ on rape cases is an attack on dignity of women, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 04/03/2018)

Crime and punishment: Killings of individuals, who had criminal backgrounds, show a worrying trend that Nepal Police is bent on dispensing ‘justice’ by bypassing the judicial mechanisms, by Nir Lama (rep 04/03/2018)

5-year-old raped (kp 04/03/2018)

Tikapur tense after youth’s murder, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 04/03/2018)

Silwal spotted in parliament, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/03/2018) [??]

Hindu custom of Chhaupadi: Kanchanpur continues to isolate menstruating women in sheds (kp 03/03/2018)

Forgery racket running from medical store busted (ht 03/03/2018)

No country for women: Nepal’s political transition is over, but there is no closure for victims of wartime rape, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/03/2018)

Cyberbullies top risk for children (kp 02/03/2018)

2 young girls raped in Parsa, Sunsari (kp 02/03/2018)

‘Ward chair assaults woman’ (kp 02/03/2018)

Woman behind bid to murder husband (ht 02/03/2018)

Some return to crime when out of jail, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 02/03/2018)

Arrest warrant against Chand (kp 01/03/2018), Police issue Chand 70-day warrant to appear in court, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 01/03/2018) [This has been overdue for long!]

6-year-old girl raped (kp 28/02/2018)

Sleuths bust fake notes international racket, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/02/2018), Counterfeit currency in circulation: NRB suspects fake notes changed hands during elections, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 28/02/2018)

Police step up efforts to curb hashish menace, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 28/02/2018)

Tikapur carnage suspect surrenders: Kailali District Court remands MP-elect Chaudhary in judicial custody, by Arjun Shah (kp 27/02/2018), Resham Chaudhary to file application at High Court for release date (kp 28/02/2018)

Two minors raped in last two weeks (rep 27/02/2018)

Innocent man jailed for 18 days (ht 27/02/2018)

Govt told to compensate murder convict: Woman imprisoned five years in excess of her awarded term, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/02/2018)

NOC begins probe into gasoline smuggling: Fuel imported from India is sold en route before reaching Nepal as prices are higher across the border, by Binod Bhandari (kp 26/02/2018)

CIEDP chooses 3 districts for probe: Teams will reach Kanchanpur, Makwanpur and Jhapa to get details from family and to collect ante-mortem data (kp 25/02/2018)

Five women rescued (ht 25/02/2018)

Siblings missing since more than a week, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 25/02/2018)

Chhaupadi is still a norm in Achham, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 23/02/2018)

Girls from poor families prone to rape, sexual assault: Police, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 23/02/2018)

Police kill gangster Pun in Devdaha shootout, by Manish Gautam and Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 22/02/2018), Police begin hunt for Pun’s gangsters (kp 23/02/2018), Extrajudicial killing: The principle of law is that an accused is innocent until proven guilty and should get a fair chance to stand trial (ht 23/02/2018)

Police constable and journalist injured in Pokhara IED blast (kp 21/02/2018)

Chand-led Maoists hurl bomb at moving bus, dozens injured  (rep 21/02/2018)

Rape accused man on the run (kp 20/02/2018)

Why #rageagainstrape?, by Shiksha Risal (rep 20/02/2018)

No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum, by Ganesh BK (20/02/2018)

Locals terrorized after abducted son of ward chief killed, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 19/02/2018), Missing boy found dead in Kapilvastu, by Manoj Poudel (kp 20/02/2018)

Two men rape girl, 16, in Bajura: Villagers threatened to kill us if we filed a police case, said the victim’s father. They prevented us from filing a police complaint at the district headquarters, he said (kp 18/02/2018)

Electricity theft down in Lalitpur (kp 18/02/2018)

Suspicious foreigners under police surveillance (kp 18/02/2018)

4 rapes reported in different parts of country: Three victims below 13 years; Cousin rapes and murders 11-year-old girl; Saptari police arrests a 12-year-old boy after a two-year-old is raped  on Thursday (kp 17/02/2018), Man arrested for raping, killing cousin (ht 17/02/2018), Man accused of raping child escapes, police accused of collusion, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/02/2018)

Child marriage still rampant although illegal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2018)

Mentally-challenged man forced in shed since four decades, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 17/02/2018)

Waiting and waiting: Conflict victims have been demanding a fair investigation, but it is nowhere in sight, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 16/02/2018)

Girl raped, police blamed for letting of perpetrator (ht 16/02/2018)

Child rape accused bribes victim’s mum to lie in court, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/02/2018)

Cases of violence against women decreasing in Bhaktapur district (ht 15/02/2018)

Illicit network businesses thriving by selling illicit drugs, by Raju Adhikari (rep 15/02/2018)

Cases of sexual violence increasing (kp 14/02/2018)

Assailants attack Ncell towers (kp 14/02/2018)

Six-year-old found dead (ht 14/02/2018)

Single women in Rolpa facing domestic, social violence (ht 13/02/2018)

No safe zones for women; Chronic anxiety of sexual harassment in public transport narrows down socio-economic prospects of women, by Biranchi Poudyal and Samikshya Thapa (rep 13/02/2018)

118 kg illegal gold bust in six years (kp 13/02/2018)

Morang police free three men from abductors, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 13/02/2018)

Five held for abducting Indian nationals (ht 13/02/2018)

Police in Kathmandu and Itahari tried to obstruct access to justice, interview with Gita Upreti (kp 12/02/2018)

Two Nepali Army men among three held with rhino horns (ht 12/02/2018)

No one owns explosion at UKHP (ht 12/02/2018)

Four held for running hundi racket (ht 12/02/2018)

Smuggling of Indian chicken rife in Siraha, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 12/02/2018)

TJs begin new term with little hope for result, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/02/2018)

11-year-old girl raped, suspect absconding (ht 11/02/2018)

Police arrest rape accused in India (kp 11/02/2018)

Schoolchildren at high risk of online sexual abuse (ht 11/02/2018)

Interpol India hands over murder convict to Nepal (ht 10/02/2018)

Not pushed around anymore: A young school girl from a remote Nepali village dares to take a molester to court, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 09/02/2018)

Hunger for justice: Ganga Maya Adhikari refuses to give up her struggle for justice, by Makenzie Stallo (nt 09/02/2018)

Everest Hotel chair held (kp 09/02/2018)

Unsafe and insecure: Recent media disclosures of police complicity with rape perpetrators tells a lot about our society (kp 08/02/2018), Crime and clarity: The police must institutionally do away with the current iniquitous practice of finding a compromise solution over rape, by Deepak Thapa (kp 08/02/2018), ‘Grave mishandling of rape case', by Manish Gautam (kp 09/02/2018)

UML dumped me: blast victim, by Pawan Yadav (kp 08/02/2018)

Man attempts to burn wife to death, by Santosh Singh (kp 08/02/2018)

Rights groups demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim in Itahari (kp 07/02/2018)

Dharan police investigates abduction, rape of student (kp 07/02/2018)

Rights chair slams delay in war-era cases probe: Tenures of TJ mechanisms extended by another year (kp 06/02/2018)

Criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disapperaces: NHRC (rep 06/02/2018)

Govt staff killed during 10-year insurgency declared martyrs, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 06/02/2018)

Teenager rapes 3-year-old girl: Two girls gang-rapedl (kp 05/01/2017)

Birgunj capital demand enters 32nd day: Protesters burn tyres and damage vehicles, by Bhushan Yadav and Shankar Acharya (kp 05/02/2018)

Police arrest main accused in Lalu Khan shooting (kp 03/02/2018)

NHRC panel to probe Durbarmarg gang rape case (kp 01/02/2018), Victim changes her statement (kp 02/02/2018), Durbarmarg gang rape: Suspension recommended for Inspector Thakuri (kp 03/02/2018), Process on to suspend Inspector: HQ (ht 04/02/2018), Police fail to trace suspects’ whereabouts (ht 10/02/2018)

Police arrest four suspects in Bhaktapur robbery case (kp 01/02/2018)

17 sent to judicial custody for illegal medical practice (ht 01/02/2018)

Ganga Maya on another death fast (kp 31/01/2018)

Police HQ probes officers for refusing rape victim’s plaint (kp 31/01/2018), Police inspector under scannerAccused of taking bribe to let ‘gang-rapists’ off the hook (ht 31/01/2018)

The world watches: Transitional justice bodies are being criticised for delays but bulk of blame lies with parties (kp 31/01/2018)

Security guard held over murder of colleague (kp 31/01/2018)

17 held on charges of practising medicine illegally (kp 30/01/2018)

Fourteen-year-old thrashed in police custody (ht 30/01/2018)

Oli moots one-time amnesty to money launderers (ht 30/01/2018) [???], Oli for legalizing 'underground money': Repeated statements from would-be prime minister indicate incoming government's lenient  attitude, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 30/01/2018) [Politicians and criminals are a mutually supportive community!!]

Whereabouts of missing schoolboy still unknown (ht 29/01/2018)

Fugitive robber ‘Tike’ hurt in police crossfire (kp 28/01/2028)

Youths take initiative in fight against crime (ht 28/01/2018)

CIB steps up crackdown on traffickers (ht 27/01/2018), Call to end human trafficking in the guise of foreign employment (ht 27/01/2018)

TRC asks govt, parties not to meddle in war-era incidents, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2018)

Two elected representatives thrashed (ht 27/01/2018)

Cultural rights and wrongs: How many more women must die before defining how far Chhaupadi is acceptable?, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 26/01/2018), Chill adds to woes of menstruating women (ht 26/01/2018)

Body of minor girl found (ht 26/01/2018)

TRC, CIEDP ‘in dilemma’ on term extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 26/01/2018)

Dozens, including 38 blast victims, declared martyrs (ht 26/01/2018) [??]

SC decision to jail me influenced by media, activists: Dhungel (rep 26/01/2018) [????????]

Human rights watch: TRC and CIEPD have done very little to earn the victims’ families respect and goodwill (kp 25/01/2018)

Minor girls employed in entertainment industry (25/01/2018)

Family held hostage in Bhaktapur, robbed of cash and jewellery (kp 25/01/2018)

CIEDP for Rs 2m in compensation: Proposes the sum to Peace Ministry as relief for each family of the disappeared, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/01/2018)

International community calls for ‘credible’ TJ process (kp 24/01/2018)

Eight-year-old murdered in cold blood (kp 24/01/2018)

Main shooter in Gauchan murder case arrested (kp 24/01/2018), Court sends nine suspects to prison, one more nabbed (ht 24/01/2018)

CIEDP, NEFAD deliberate collaboration, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 23/01/2018)

Diffusion notice against former DIG Silwal (ht 23/01/2018)

Police fail to nab gold smuggling kingpins (ht 21/01/2018)

Nepal Police mobilises all units to arrest Manange (ht 21/01/2018) [Why not long before the elections?], Police still clueless about Manange: Ex-AIG of police blames inept leadership in law enforcement agency (kp 23/01/2018)

Jail sentence awarded to Dipak Manange remained unimplemented for five years (ht 20/01/2018)

Expired goods sold to hilly markets (rep 20/01/2018)

Dealing with sexual harassment, by Anweiti Upadhyay (rep 19/01/2018)

Transitional justice mechanism: ‘Political will to deliver justice crucial to settle conflict-era cases’; With the tenures of the two transitional justice bodies  due to expire in less than a month, the government is planning to seek a year extension through an ordinance (kp 18/01/2018)

Illegal mining puts Changu area at risk, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/01/2018)

SC sentences Manange to five years in prison (kp 17/01/2018)

Increasing demonstration challenge court's credibility in Dhanusha, by Suresh Yadav (rep 17/01/2018)

Apex court acquits four of attempt to murder charges (ht 17/01/2018)

Jeweller arrested for involvement in 33.5 kg gold smuggling (ht 17/01/2018)

Post journalist attacked by sand smugglers in Gorkha (kp 16/01/2018)

Police bust gang that duped scores with RAW job offers (kp 15/01/2015)

Sinjali nabbed after being deported by Qatar: Sinjali had supplied fire-arms used to kill Durga Tiwari, Rupandehi chair of the CPN-UML-aligned Youth Association Nepal (kp 14/012/2018)

Betrayed by delay: Many houses would have been rebuilt by now if the government had not promised reconstruction grants, by Ravi Lochan Paudyal (rep 14/01/2018)

Continuous isolation: Changing a long-held tradition requires a more comprehensive approach than legislation alone can ever provide, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 14/01/2018) [on Chhaupadi]

Chronicles of crime: Incidents of murder are on the rise in Nepal but culprits that claim the responsibility manage to stay away from police net, by Kanchan Jha (rep 14/01/2018)

Chandrapur blast victim in financial crisis (ht 14/01/2018)

Cops clueless on Khotang ‘murders’ (ht 13/01/2018)

6 convicted of leaking MBBS question paper (kp 12/01/2018)

Sumargi firms laundered Rs9b into Nepal: Govt report, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 11/01/2018), KMG statement on its coverage of Sumargi’s financial transactions (kp 17/01/2018)

Invisible thieves: Recent cyber-attacks have shown that Nepali banks need to keep up with technology, by Haribol Acharya (kp 11/01/2018)

Judge has no time for hearing Adhikari murder case, date fixed 15 times (ht 11/01/2018)

Tamang to face attempt to murder case in Nuwakot (kp 10/01/2018)

Calls for amendment to laws before extending tenure of TJ bodies: Rights activists have warned that extension of  the terms of TRC and CIEDP in status quo would  be unacceptable to them (kp 09/01/2018), One year term extension won’t do: TRC reps; Conflict victims say that inept transitional justice bodies also to blame for delay in investigation of war-era cases (kp 10/01/2018)

Woman Dies in Chhaupadi practice: Chhaupadi tradition  was criminalised by  the government  in August 2017, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 09/01/2018), Woman in Achham dies in Chhaupadi shed, by Khamma Khatri (rep 09/01/2018), Woman suffocates in ‘menstruation hut’ in Achham (ht 11/01/2018)

Child marriage rampant in Bara (ht 09/01/2018)

10 held on question leakage charge (kp 07/01/2018)

Conflict victims working on demand paper: With support from donors, Conflict Victims Common Platform is finalising the paper defining criteria and schemes for reparation by categorising victims (kp 07/01/2018)

Inebriated man beats wife to death, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/01/2018)

Trader shot dead in Rupandehi, by Amrita Anamol (kp 06/01/2018)

CIEDP draws flak for not tracking down disappeared: Sudden confirmation of kin's death angers families of conflict victims, by Arjun Oli (rep 06/01/2018), Truth on Disappeared Fleeting, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 08/01/2018)

Conflict victims want their personal details secured (kp 05/01/2018)

Woman beaten on witchcraft charge (kp 05/01/2018)

Warrant issued to arrest MP-elect Silwal, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/01/2018), Will not cooperate in biased investigation process: Silwal, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/01/2018) [??]

New ordinance to extend term of TRC, CIEDP by a year, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 04/01/2018), Ordinance for extending TJ commissions’ tenure (kp 06/01/2018), TRC investigates 285 plaints in seven months (ht 06/01/2018)

Ward secretary at large with Rs 2 million, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 04/01/2018)

People practicing child marriage to be ostracized and penalized, by Jagat Khadka (rep 03/01/2017)

Police teams deployed to curb sexual assaults (ht 03/01/2018)

Over 100 drug smugglers, users arrested in Udayapur this fiscal (ht 03/01/2018)

60 killed in East in a year: INSEC (kp 02/01/2018)

CIEDP declares 400 missing people killed ‘without probe’ (ht 02/01/2018)

Another cop held for APF HQ arson (kp 01/01/2018)

Violence against young girls on the rise in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/01/2018)

2 held for, extortion, rape attempt (kp 01/01/2018)

Female cops to frisk women crime suspects (ht 31/12/2017)

Abolishing Chhaupadi: Jumla women in period no longer deemed unclean, by DB Buda (rep 30/12/2017)

Sumargi may have formed shell company to cleanse dirty money, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 29/12/2017)

To forget or not to forget: Can new provincial governments address hardships of war victims?, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 29/12/2017)

50 firms busted for selling inferior food (kp 29/12/2017), 50 firms accused of adulteration (ht 29/12/2017)

Wife eats husband’s fingers in Dang (kp 29/12/2017)

Post-quake reconstruction: Only 11 pc private homes built so far, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/12/2017) [a crime committed by NRA, government and administration!], Relief materials rot in storehouse while quake victims battle with cold and hunger, by Bhagawati Lama (rep 28/12/2017)

Untouchability cases being settled under duress (ht 28/12/2017)

SC directs police not to harass people based on appearances (kp 28/12/2017)

Punishable but pervasive: Incidents of child marriage in Nepal are widespread yet remain woefully underreported, by Chun Bahadur Gurung (kp 28/12/2017)

Attack on election rally: 2 accused remanded in custody (kp 28/12/2017)

Smuggling of petro products rampant in eastern Nepal: A litre of petrol is  Rs16 cheaper in Nepal  than in India while  diesel costs Rs22 less per litre in Nepal, by Binod Bhandari (kp 28/12/2017)

APF head constable held over Halchowk HQ arson (kp 27/12/2017)

Quake victims lack resources to rebuild (ht 27/12/2017)

Ward chief held on trafficking charge (kp 26/12/2017)

Nepali woman returns home from Iraq incapacitated, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 26/12/2017)

Child marriage rampant in far flung areas of Bajura district (ht 26/12/2017)

Quake survivors battling with extreme cold, by Kishan Sangeet Nepali (rep 26/12/2017)

Rautahat woman thrashed for 'practicing witchcraft' (ht 25/12/2017), Long way to go: Fighting this illegal and abominable practice is not just the duty of government; NGOs also should come up and act against the social scourge (ht 26/12/2017)

Contractors, suppliers paid Rs 20 billion in bribes last year, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/12/2017)

Police shoot dead Myadi recruit for protesting pay cut, by Tularam Pandey (kp 23/12/2017), Curfew clamped in Manma, by Tularam Pandey (kp 24/12/2017), Curfew clamped in Kalikot: dozens injured including one policeman (ht 24/12/2017), Temporary police intensify protests in Kalikot, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 24/12/2017), Kalikot under curfew again after 2-hr respite, by Tularam Pandey (kp 25/12/2017), Curfew lifted in Manma (kp 26/12/2017)

People practicing or promoting Chhaupadi in Dhamile to be punished, by Jagat Khadka (rep 23/12/2017)

Buddhist ‘spiritual guru’ Tulku Lama sent to prison (ht 23/12/2017)

Maoists preparing to validate conflict-era land deals, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep 22/12/2017)

Six of armed group arrested in Bara (ht 21/12/2017)

Quake victims to spend third winter in tents, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 20/12/2017) [This is a grave crime committed by politicians, NRA and other administrators!!]

Police accused of breaking hand of a suspect, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 20/12/2017)

4 Indians flee after swindling Rs 100m from Pokhara folk, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 19/12/2017)

Police arrest alleged human trafficker: He left several women in the lurch promising them high-paying jobs in Iraq (ht 17/12/2017)

Women risking their lives in Achham in obsession for a male child, by Khamma Khatri (rep 16/12/2017)

New law to be tough on absconders (ht 16/12/2017)

Terai-Madhes unrest probe commission submits report to govt (rep 16/12/2017)

Syndicate practice: Crony capitalism, by Guna Raj Bhatta (ht 15/12/2017)

Cop-turned-politician Silwal in the dock? Apex court orders action against those involved in forging appraisal documents related to former DIG; After resigning from police force, Silwal joined the  CPN-UML and went on to win a seat in the House of Representatives (kp 15/12/2017) [The connections between politics and crime can never be close enough! This cannot be colled rule of law!], Lal commission submits report: Recommends govt declare 4 killed in Madhes movement as martyrs (kp 16/12/2017) [And the main accused culprit is elected into parliament??]

Child marriage blamed for adolescent violence (rep 15/12/2017)

Criminal activities on rise after the elections in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/12/2017)

Man on the run set to walk into Parliament: Resham Chaudhary wins election from Kailali-1; He is on our wanted list; we will arrest him: Police (kp 13/12/2017) [Question to EC and RJPN: What about artiucle 87 of the constitution??], SC refuses Chaudhary’s writ petition (kp 16/12/2017)

Outlawed Chhaupadi still in practice: The Criminal Code stipulates a three-month jail term or Rs 3,000 fine, or both, for anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom (ht 13/12/2017)

CIB to launch crackdown on gangsters (ht 13/12/2017)

Helpline for GBV plaints launched (kp 11/12/2017), Zonta marks 16 days of activism against GBV (kp 11/12/2017)

Girls fight back: Self-defence is not all about kicking and punching with fancy moves like in films, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 10/12/2017)

Forgetting something: The transition is said to have been a success, but conflict victims still wait for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 10/12/2017)

Several idols in Pashupati temple go missing, by Anita Shrestha (ht 09/12/2017)

#16 Days: Make the call: Only if the culture of shame and silence around Gender Based Violence is broken will we be able to create a safe environment, by Biska Thapa (kp 08/12/2017)

FNJ moves SC demanding release of arrested journalists (kp 06/12/2017)

TRC ignored due process while probing war-era cases: Victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/12/2017)

Leave no one behind: Nepal can be proud of its efforts to tackle gender-based violence, but a lot remains to be done, by Richard Morris and Rurik Marsden (kp 05/12/2017)

Contractor murder: ‘Mastermind’ in police net, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/12/2017)

Dahal signs deal with Bandarmude blast victims, by Shiva Puri (kp 04/12/2017) [This means that he at last admits the crime, but justice looks different!! And who will pay all this, the state or the Maoist party??], Justice eludes conflict victims, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/12/2017), Dahal's deal with Badarmude victims draws flak (rep 05/12/2017), TRC takes exception to Dahal’s deal with Madi blast victims (kp 06/12/2017)

One held with 17 kg gold from Balaju (kp 04/12/2017)

Couple murdered in cold blood in night attack, by Laxmi Sah (kp 03/12/2017)

Bank employee among three held for banking fraud (ht 03/12/2017)

Online listing of VAW cases from Dec 11 (kp 02/12/2017)

Cyber threat corners banks: Use of pirated software is quite rampant in financial  institutions in Nepal. This has prevented them from installing new patches to upgrade the software, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 01/12/2017)

Families of Maleth victims want jobs, education (ht 01/12/2017)

‘Chand-led CPN grave threat to security’ (ht 01/12/2017)

Temporary cop injured in Dang explosion dies: 1st casualty of anti-poll activities, by Durga Lal KC (kp 30/11/2017), NC candidate among seven hurt in Udaypur IED blast, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 30/11/2017), NHRC condemns rising incidents of bomb attack (kp 30/11/2017)

Transitional justive: Lack of designated law minister puts MoPR in quandary: Act amendment process stalled as commissions’ term nears end (kp 29/11/2017)

IEDs detonated targetting ballot boxes (kp 28/11/2017)

Better safe than sorry, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 27/11/2017)

Transitional justice: Probe into 500 cases completed in 2 provinces: Reports to be sent to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission head office for review before further process; Commission unable to review the investigated cases  as senior officials from the TRC headquarters  have been deputed for the elections, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/11/2017)

Violence against women continues (ht 26/11/2017)

CIB arrests two TIA officials for allegedly colluding with wildlife smugglers (ht 25/11/2017)

‘Godman’ held on sexual exploitation charges: The incident came to light only recently, after the woman revealed her ordeal to her family members who reported it to the CIB, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/11/2017)

Transitional justice: CIEDP to summon Deuba over conflict-era disappearances, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 23/11/2017)

Speakers stress effective implementation of CEDAW (kp 23/11/2017)

11 years of peace agreement: Conflict victims’ wait for justice continues, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2017), Piecemeal process: 11 years after CPA, political parties are still to internalise the essence of transitional justice (kp 23/11/2017)

Govt to file cases against anti-poll elements in court, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/11/2017)

Bomb hoax terrifies people at Supreme Court (kp 22/11/2017), Bomb hoax creates panic in apex court: Staff evacuated from premises, court business closed for the day, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/11/2017)

Eight arrested for running fake certificate racket (ht 22/11/2017)

Achham rife with cases of violence against women (kp 21/11/2017), VAW cases rampant in Achham district:  Much of the violence unreported; Five rapes reported in five months (ht 21/11/2017)

Police seize 17kg smuggled gold, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 19/11/2017)

NC, Maoist Centre leaders attacked: Blast targeted at Mahat injures six in Nuwakot (kp 18/11/2017)

Blasts targeting candidates cause for concern, say poll observers (kp 15/11/2017)

Five arrested in connection with Gauchan murder case: Killed after refusal to pay extortion money; mastermind at large: Police, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/11/2017), Gauchan murder case: Two more suspects Held (kp 18/11/2017)

Banda hits life in Rolpa (kp 14/11/2017)

Unidentified group fires at Pun’s team, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 13/11/2017)

IEDs hurled at election motorcade of Sharma (kp 11/11/2017)

Eleventh grader stabs classmate to death (kp 09/11/2017)

TRC, CIEDP stare at crisis as term sees end: Act needs to be amended to give the commissions more time to work, by Binod Ghire (kp 08/11/2017), Trauma in transition:Tenures of toothless transitional justice bodies need to be renewed; given greater independence (kp 09/11/2017)

Maina Sunuwar murder case: SC orders Kavre court to produce documents; three ex-Nepal army officials were sentenced to life in prison in April (kp 07/11/2017)

Guilty of Madi bus ambush should face legal action: Dahal (kp 05/11/2017) [Change of mind?]

Call to end impunity for crimes perpetrated against journalists (ht 04/11/2017)

Woman killed for refusing group sex proposal: Police (kp 04/11/2017)

Gandaki Medical College padlocked over new mother’s death (ht 04/11/2017)

19 govt sites breached in latest cyberattack (kp 04/11/2017)

Candidates' lists infested with criminals, goons, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/11/2017)

Justice delayed and denied: Many more cases like Dhungel’s will have to be brought to justice before some kind of normalcy returns, by Deepak Thapa (kp 02/11/2017)

Krishna Adhikari's murder: Hearing put off for December 11 (kp 02/11/2017)

Murder convict Dhungel sent to prison: Maoist leader, who was walking free despite being convicted eight years ago by apex court, will remain behind bars for 12.5 yrs, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/11/2017), Arrest of Dhungel raises hope of justice for war-era victims (kp 02/11/2017), Search for truth and justice continues in Nepal: ICJ; Says arrest of Maoist leader Dhungel highlights weaknesses, as well as promises, for conflict victims seeking accountability (kp 02/11/2017), Belated action: In 2016, the Judgment Implementation Directorate of the SC had also written to the Nepal Police to execute the verdict, but the police never responded (ht 03/11/2017)

Dalit activists demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim (kp 01/11/2017)

Murder accused girl, 16, kills self in police custody, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 30/10/2017)

New law sets five-year jail term  for marital rape (ht 30/10/2017)

Mother of two flees abusive husband, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/10/2017)

Protest over minor’s death: One dead, over 50 hurt as locals clash with police in Birtamod, by Lila Baral (kp 28/10/2017), Birtamod staggers back to normalcy after all-party meet (kp 29/10/2017)

Crime does pay: If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from watching too many films it is that participation in politics is natural progression for gangsters, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 28/10/2017)

New law criminalises acid attacks (ht 28/10/2017)

Hospital vandals beware: People who engage in violent acts must be punished according to the existing laws, by Ghanashyam Chapagain (kp 26/10/2017)

Contempt of court writ filed against police chief: Petitioner says failure to arrest murder convict Dhungel is wilful disobedience by security force (kp 25/10/2017)

Woman held for burning hubby (ht 25/10/2017)

Minor’s decapitated body found (ht 24/10/2017)

Three-yr-old girl raped, murdered (ht 23/10/2017)

NIC Asia cash stolen in cyber heist: Central bank confirms the reported cyber theft  from the SWIFT system of the bank which  took place during the Tihar vacation (kp 23/10/2017), Hackers steal from NIC Asia Bank via SWIFT, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 24/10/2017), Bank’s weakness helped criminals to hack into its system, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 24/10/2017), Digital fortress: The cyber-attack on NIC Asia Bank points to the ineptitude of banking security systems (kp 25/10/2017), Nepali banks ‘not prepared’ to ward off cyber threats (kp 25/10/2017), Possibility of insider involvement in illegal transfer of funds (ht 25/10/2017), NRB not keen on learning lessons from cyber heist: The central monetary authority has not monitored whether other banks have taken measures to avoid stumbling into the pitfall that brought troubles to NIC Asia Bank, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 26/10/2017)

Man injured in Mhepi shooting (kp 22/10/2017)

Theft case reported from various locations of Kathmandu (ht 22/10/2017)

Four foreign employment fraudsters in police net (kp 18/10/2017)

Two Nigerian hackers among four held for e-mail, facebook fraud (ht 18/10/2017)

88kg gold smuggling: Congress PR candidate arrested; Police: Those held earlier named Man Bahadur Tamang as point person, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/10/2017)

Stolen baby boy was sold to Siraha woman, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 16/10/2017), Babies as items to steal for some, throwaway for others, by Suresh Yadav (rep 16/10/2017)

Two brothers murdered over land dispute (kp 15/10/2017)

NRNA member Arrested for duping Japanese prof (kp 15/10/2017)

‘Nagarjun murder connected to gold smuggling’: Body of a man was found on Oct 2 (kp 13/10/2017)

Plus and minus: Just because the Maoists are subsumed within the UML, it doesn’t mean their war crimes will be erased, by Nilamber Acharya (nt 13/10/2017) [Please do not conceal that war crimes were committed in the same way by security forces and at least protected by the then responsible politicians from NC, CPN-UML and RPP as well as Gyanendra Shah!]

Bullion trader shot dead in Sarlahi, by Aman Koirala (kp 12/10/2017)

Business community in Morang demands security (kp 12/10/2017)

Pistol seized from Godavari house, suspect at large (ht 12/10/2017)

Army petitions SC over Kavre court verdict in Maina case, by Bhasha Sharma (rep 11/10/2017), Set it right: Nepal Army has to come clean on the Maina Sunuwar case, as it is an emblematic one (kp 12/10/2017)

Nine arrested for 'involvement' in murder and abduction, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 11/10/2017)

Builder shot dead in broad daylight in city: Police say three persons arrested with bullets, pistol, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Anup Ojha (kp 10/10/2017), FCAN President Gauchan shot dead in Kathmandu: Murder in broad daylight is a threat to business, says private sector (ht 10/10/2017), Criminals Raising Head, by Bhimsen Thapaliya (rn 11/10/2017), Builders say they feel threatened after Gauchan’s killing: Inform prime minister about threatening calls they have been receiving since the incident, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), Dark days: Yesterday’s fatal shooting in the Capital demands action against gun violence (kp 11/10/2017), No headway in identifying culprits (ht 11/10/2017), FCAN announces series of protests (ht 12/10/2017), Police release sketches of murder suspects (kp 13/10/2017), Agitating contractors end all protests (ht 14/10/2017)

Six held for abducting woman (kp 08/10/2017)

Murderers of NC leader still on the run (ht 08/10/2017)

Man held from Kirtipur for killing mother (ht 07/10/2017)

Smuggling of goods from India rampant in Kailali (ht 06/10/2017)

Govt bans essential services strike (ht 05/10/2017)

Law on cards to treat attacks on docs as non-bailable offence, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/10/2017)

Govt to crack down on illegal chemical trade: The guidelines are expect-ed to control illegal imports of such refrigerants and regulate the market for devices that use these chemicals amid a thriving illegal trade (kp 03/10/2017)

Safe Migration: Reducing Human Trafficking, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 03/10/2017)

Saw mill owner murdered in Rautahat (kp 30/09/2017), 3 murdered in 10 days in Rautahat (ht 30/09/2017), Tensed post-election scenario in Rautahat, four killed in 12 days (kp 01/10/2017)

Man shot dead in Rautahat; two suspects arrested (kp 26/09/2017), Rautahat youth shot dead (ht 26/09/2017)

Women rights activist attacked for ‘witchcraft’, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/09/2017)

Closure of OPD services in hospitals hits patients hard (ht 23/09/2017), OPD services closed in hospitals for third day, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 25/09/2017), Doctors’ strike ‘inhuman’, says NHRC (ht 25/09/2017), Pregnant women hit hard, by Anita Shrestha (ht 25/09/2017), OPD services closed on fourth day of strike (ht 26/09/2017), Patients bear brunt of docs’ strike: Hundreds of thousands of patients across country deprived of medical services as doctors refuse to budge, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/09/2017), Lives in peril: The strike goes against the provision of the Essential Service Operation Act that forbids strikes in hospitals and health centres (ht 26/09/2017), Docs up the ante as govt renews call to end strike: NMA warns of stern protest as patients suffer (kp 27/09/2017), Malpractice: Extreme demands have been made by both sides of the case in holding doctors accountable (kp 27/09/2017), OPDs closed for 5th day, thousands affected (rep 27/09/2017), Doctors call off strike after 4-pt deal with govt; hospitals reopen across country (kp 30/09/2017)

Nanda Prasad’s last rites yet to be performed (ht 23/09/2017)

28 dead goats found in trunk of Kathmandu-bound bus, by Anup Ojha (kp 22/09/2017)

Criminal Code: Chhaupadi and community, by Mukesh Adhikari (ht 21/09/2017)

Police adopt new strategy to combat theft (ht 20/09/2017)

Hotline for victims of sexual harassment (ht 16/09/2017)

Thawang chief kidnapped by cadres of Chand-led party: CPN members say they will release Ghartimagar after interrogation, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 16/09/2017), Ghartimagar released (kp 18/09/2017) [Bring the culprits behind bars if you ever want to end political impunity!!], Abduction 'experience' of Thabang Rural Municipality chief, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 19/09/2017)

Smuggling of 22 kg gold: Cops hunting for rural municipality chair (ht 13/09/2017)

CIB urges caution in wake of paedophile arrests (kp 12/09/2017), Nepal Police intensifies vigilance against potential paedophiles (ht 13/09/2017)

Lankan women saved from traffickers: New phenomenon in trend of Nepali men and women being trafficked via Colombo (kp 11/09/2017)

70 booked for sexually harassing women (kp 11/09/2017)

Fourteen-year-old dies in police custody (kp 09/09/2017)

Two Indian nationals shot at (ht 08/09/2017)

Kidnapped girl rescued in Dhading (kp 08/09/2017)

Second suspect arrested in Budhanilkantha murder case (ht 07/09/2017)

Criminalisation of Chhaupadi: Bajhang women sceptical about effective implementation of law, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/09/2017), Saving their honor: While Chhaupadi ban is indeed a major step towards women’s empowerment and emancipation in our highly patriarchal society, it also has many hitherto ignored ramifications, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 06/09/2017)

Conflict victims: The mechanical way of taking statements will neither reveal the truth nor heal the trauma, by Suman Adhikari (kp 06/09/2017)

Smuggling rife at Biratnagar customs, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 06/09/2017)

Smuggled gold worth over Rs 340m seized in biggest haul ever, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/09/2017), Police launch manhunt to nab Chinese couple (ht 06/09/2017), Gold smuggling a cause for concern: If not checked, it could foster shadow economy, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 07/09/2017), Multiple drivers used: Police (kp 08/09/2017), Police nab five traders (kp 21/09/2017)

The Wait Unto Death For Justice, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 04/09/2017)

Murder convict released at the order of Home Minister Sharma, by Upendra Yadav (rep 01/09/2017)

The disappeared: The state must deliver justice and criminalise enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 30/08/2017), Frustration mounts among war victims’ families (kp 30/08/2017), Hope fades for families of disappeared (kp 31/08/2017), ICJ calls for criminalising enforced disappearance (kp 31/08/2017)

Efforts on to minimise VAW: State Minister Hussen (ht 30/08/2017) [Minimise??????]

Largest case on hundi deals filed (kp 29/08/2017)

Women on warpath over tardy probe (ht 29/08/2017)

Kin of war victims from security forces seek ‘justice’, by Anita Shrestha (ht 29/08/2017)

Nepal Police plans to set up anti-trafficking bureau (ht 29/08/2017)

CIEDP begins detailed study of complaints (ht 27/08/2017)

Absconding human trafficker arrested (ht 27/08/2017)

Time to end impunity: Nepal should immediately ratify the ICC treaty to strengthen the national justice system, by Raj Kumar Siwakoti (kp 25/08/2017)

Turning black into white: The government needs to take a more forceful approach if money laundering is to be curbed, by Atit Babu Rijal and Manish Raj Kharel (kp 22/08/2017)

Dharan jewellers making residents insecure (ht 22/08/29017)

Police arrest main accused in 33kg gold haul (kp 22/08/2017), Alleged gold smugglingmastermind brought to Nepal (ht 22/08/2017)

Rape, murder cases up (ht 20/08/2017)

Panchthar witnesses rise in crime (ht 20/08/2017)

Relief distribution: SC orders govt not to adopt one-door policy (kp 19/08/2017), Meagre ration infuriates flood survivors, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/08/2017)

Rights defenders object to Lama’s promotion (kp 18/08/2017)

Additional 2,264 cases registered with TRC: The second deadline for insurgency victims to file their pleas ended  on August 11, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/08/2017)

Parliament passes criminal offences bill: Punishment for offenders from higher social strata will be more severe (ht 11/08/2017), Jail term till death for attempted murder, killing of president (ht 11/08/2017) [???]

Illegal sale of tobacco products continues unabated (ht 11/08/2017)

New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom (kp 10/08/2017), Ending bad blood: Criminalising the practice of Chhaupadi is a milestone in Nepali women’s fight against patriarchy, by Supriya Gurung (kp 11/08/2017)

13 arrested for sexual harassment on public transport in a week (ht 10/08/2017)

Supreme Court orders government to regulate sale, distribution of acids, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/08/2017)

ICJ calls for reforms in transitional justice bodies (kp 09/08/2017) [see discussion paper by ICJ], Transitional justice bodies failing to give fair deal to victims: ICJ (ht 09/08/2017)

Drug dealer’ dies in shootout with cops (kp 08/08/2017)

Bad traffic: Women and children have become particularly vulnerable to trafficking after earthquakes, by David Kainee (rep 08/08/2017)

Parliamentary panel finds govt officials involved in human trafficking to Gulf countries, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/08/2017), MoFA failed to act, says House panel report: ‘Immigration officials colluding with traffickers, state turning a blind eye to the crime’ (kp 09/08/2017), MoFA officials involved in trafficking: House panel, by Sabin Mishra (ht 09/08/2017), Criminal alliance: A thorough investigation into the matter is required. Otherwise trafficking in Nepali housemaids would continue as usual (ht 10/08/2017)

Abductors of 5-year-old boy arrested (kp 06/08/2017)

Government forms special cell to tackle financial crime (kp 06/08/2017)

Kavre transport operators warn of blocking Sajha (kp 05/08/2017)

Unidentified gunmen attack tile shop (kp 05/08/2017)

MoF forms Anti-Money Laundering Cell (ht 04/08/2017)

Internal Need: While cross-border trafficking of Nepali women gets attention, domestic trafficking does not, by Kate Ryan (nt 04/08/2017)

Bharatpur mayoral candidate’s son held (ht 03/08/2017)

Valley recorded highest number of crimes in Bhadra last fiscal (ht 03/08/2017)

Cops make public two arrested for attempt to kill spouses in Dolakha (ht 03/08/2017)

Efforts to bring Baker to trial in Nepal under way, say police: Wildlife body parts, including skin, skulls and bones of tiger, leopard and antelope as well as archaeological items were seized from Baker’s house (ht 03/08/2017)

Sting operation to discourage sexual harassment on public transport (ht 02/08/2017)

Sub-metropolis executive officer thrashed in Janakpur (ht 02/07/2017)

Call bypass operators made public (ht 02/08/2017)

Father, brother held over ‘honour killing’ (kp 01/08/2017)

Police head constable gets life for murdering lover (kp 01/08/2017)

Female suspect held behind cop’s death (kp 31/07/2017)

Boy, 17, arrested for raping 10-year-old girl (kp 31/07/2017)

Woman allegedly tortured for giving birth to a baby girl, by Manoj Paudel (kp 30/07/2017)

Chhaupadi still prevalent in hilly districts, by Govind KC (rep 30/07/2017)

The world forgetting, by the world forgot: Transitional justice is lost in transition in sluggish world of delays and apathy, by Reena Chikanbanjar (ht 30/07/2017)

Reported cases of human trafficking doubled last fiscal (ht 28/07/2017), Countering human trafficking: Importance of coordinated effort, by Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 28/07/2017), World Day Against Trafficking In Persons, by Abgur Baba Joshi (rn 30/07/2017)

Man arrested on human trafficking charge (kp 27/07/2017)

A road to nowhere: Attitude of the state and major political parties must change to reflect concern for conflict victims’ demand for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 25/07/2017)

Superstition And Social Suppression, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 24/07/2017)

Safe house built for domestic violence victims gathering moss, by Bira Gadal (rep 24/07/2017)

Woman held for murder (ht 24/07/2017)

Couple held on charge of killing daughter (kp 23/07/2017)

All 4 members of family found dead in Banepa restaurant, by Rajkumar Parajuli (ht 23/07/2017)

Assault on couple caught on tape: 4 booked for attempted murder (kp 22/07/2017)

Missing woman found dead, naked in Khotang jungle (ht 22/07/2017)

Nepal lacks law criminalising terrorism, says US; Tribhuvan International Airport lacks baggage screening technology (ht 21/07/2017)

Man arrested for impregnating his own granddaughter, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 20/07/2017)

DSP Sharma suspended (kp 20/07/2017)

Fuel dealers’ syndicate affects supply, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 20/07/2017)

60 percent people in Karnali unaware of Chhaupadi ban: Report (kp 18/07/2017) [And govt and administration do nothing to implement it!], National disgrace: A clean or dirty shed is not the issue, the issue is women’s dignity and human rights, by Radha Paudel (kp 18/07/2017), The second sex: Menstruation - a natural, physiological cycle - should be destigmatised (kp 20/07/2017) [Why do you not call male gender the second sex? Life is given by women!], Call to enact laws against Chhaupadi practice (ht 20/07/2017)

11-year-old pregnant girl banished from village, by Akson Rai (rep 18/07/2017), Raped, pregnant and banished, 11-yr-old struggles for justice, by Bidhya Rai (kp 19/07/2017), 11-year-old rape victim rescued (kp 22/07/2017)

Squatter settlement demolished, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/07/2017)

Missing daughters: At the root of sex-selective abortion lies the culture of preferring sons,  by Anjita Parajuli (kp 16/07/2017)

Witch doctor charged with rape (kp 15/07/2017)

The murders at Ranibari: This week the 15-year-old Ranibari dual murder case ended with the two culprits sentenced to life in prison. But some questions remain far from answered, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/07/2017)

CIB arrests fugitive murder convicts after 23 years (ht 15/07/2017)

Cooperatives operator goes missing leaving depositors worried, by Madan Wagle (ht 15/07/2017)

Kidnapping incidents continue unabated (ht 14/07/2017)

Chhaupadi: A heavy burden, by Arun Bam (rep 14/07/2017)

Four trucks of ‘plastic rice’ seized (kp 13/07/2017)

Rape, divorce top cases in Dolakha (ht 13/07/2017)

Backlog of trafficking cases soaring: NHRC (ht 13/07/2017)

TRC urges PM not to discontinue district peace committees (ht 13/07/2017)

Dang abduction case: Rana Bdr found dead; 28-year-old murdered on the same night as Shrestha; His suspected involvement in the incident was unfounded, by Durgalal KC (kp 13/07/2017), Abducted contractor Gharti’s body found in Salyan forest (ht 13/07/2017)

Husband surrenders to police with wife’s decapitated head, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 12/07/2017), Banke man slits wife’s throat, beheads her, surrenders to police (ht 12/07/2017)

Three held for gang raping a woman in Birgunj (ht 12/07/2017), Woman gang-raped; three held (rep 12/07/2017)

TRC, CIEDP seek continuation of local peace panels (kp 11/07/2017)

Main accused of Shrestha’s murder still at large (kp 11/07/2017), Six arrested on charge of Shrestha’s murder, by Durga Lal KC (kp 12/07/2017)

Panel to probe kidney extraction (ht 11/07/2017)

Transitional justice: An uphill task, by Roshni Kapur (ht 10/07/2017)

Woman thrashed after her semi-nude photo posted on imo (ht 09/07/2017)

Chhau shed snakebite kills woman (kp 08/07/2017), Chhaupadi: A tradition that continues to claim women's live, by Govinda KC (rep 09/07/2017)

Nepal Earthquake and Human Trafficking: Nepal is a source country for women, men and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking, primarily across Asia and the Middle East, by Prabin Manandhar (sp 07/07/2017)

No roof over their heads, by Anish Tiwari (kp 07/07/2017), Post-quake reconstruction fails to pick up pace, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/07/2017) [This is a great failure by the state to render assistance even though funds are there!!]

More than a victim: Healing after harassment, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 07/07/2017)

Five held on different charges (ht 07/07/2017)

Families of war victims to get relief (ht 06/07/2017) [And when will those guilty be punished??]

Over 6,000 trafficked in 2015-16, says NHRC report (kp 05/07/2017) [see NHRC report], NHRC report shows rise in human trafficking post-quake; 23,000 cases of trafficking or attempt to traffic reported in FY 2105/016 (rep 05/07/2017), Modern day slavery: Trafficking is a thriving business whose constant evolution makes it tough to combat effectively (kp 07/07/2017)

Woman stabbed to death by her husband (rep 05/07/2017)

Pokhara High Court sends a rapist teacher for 9 yrs in prison (ht 04/07/2017)

Smuggling turning into ‘lucrative business’, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/07/2017)

VAW continues to plague Nepali society (kp 02/07/2017)

1,381 face action in four years for polluting Valley rivers (kp 02/07/2017)

TRC opens offices in seven provinces, members to lead, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/07/2017), Lost in reconciliation: There are widespread fears that the new TRC offices in the provinces won’t deliver much (kp 03/07/2017)

German national arrested on paedophile charges, child rescued (ht 02/07/2017)

Abducted Tulsipur trader Shrestha found dead, by Drgalal KC (kp 01/07/2017), Businessman Raj Kumar Shrestha found dead in Salyan: Four persons arrested, six at large (ht 01/07/2017)

Women make up majority of rights victims, shows study (ht 01/07/2017)

Drug-related crimes growing at an alarming rate: Police; Authorities call for concerted efforts to control trafficking and abuse; The average age of drug users, according to the five-yeardata, is 27.07 years (minimum 13 and maximum 50 years) (kp 30/06/2017)

Nepal being used as human trafficking transit: US report; Unregistered migrants are more vulnerable to forced labour and sex trafficking (ht 30/06/2017)

KMC tears down Kasthamandap rebuilding structure (kp 30/06/2017) [???]

Three injured in Bajhang clash: The Maoist Centre threatens to obstruct the vote count if the arrested party cadres are not freed immediately (kp 30/06/2017) [Crimes are not punishable if they are committed by party cadres??]

Dalit beaten for entering temple (kp 29/06/2017), Dalit thrashed for entering temple in Bode Barsain Municipality (ht 29/06/2017)

Head constable saves hundreds from fatal bomb explosion (ht 29/06/2017), Policeman risks his own life to save voters from bomb explosion, by Devendra Basnet (rep 29/06/2017)

Call for collaborative efforts to fight gender-based violence (ht 29/06/2017)

Body found in ex-major general’s house; Itahari locals turn violent (ht 28/06/2017)

Rape, murder accused arrested after five years on the run, by Prachi Aryal (kp 27/06/2017), Rape-and-murder-accused lands in police net finally (rep 27/06/2017)

Elderly woman found dead after acid ‘attack’ (ht 27/06/2017)

IED detonated at house of UML candidate (kp 27/06/2017)

7 injured in explosion during Maoist Centre’s election rally (kp 26/06/2017)

Dalit fined Rs 2,000 for touching cowshed, by Krishna Oli (rep 26/06/2017)

It’s not right: Historically the security forces in Nepal have used force, threats and torture to control the population, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2017)

Drug crimes increasing at alarming rate (ht 26/06/2017)

TRC hands over 1,000 cases each to six provinces for probe (ht 25/06/2017)

CIEDP to collect ante-mortem data from tomorrow (kp 24/06/2017)

Domestic violence, a leading cause of suicide in Kavre (ht 22/06/2017)

Code prepared for collection of DNA evidence (ht 21/06/2017)

Many wartime rape victims have no access to justice, by Anita Shrestha (ht 20/06/2017)

Girl gang-raped (ht 20/06/2017)

2 Thai Embassy staff held after 13 years in Visa fee scam (ht 20/06/2017)

34 pc women victimised by kin (ht 19/06/2017)

Post-reconciliation blues: Bardia had highest number of enforced disappearances, most of them picked up by the security forces. Their whereabouts remain unknown, by CK Lal (rep 19/06/2017)

Fugitive trafficker sent behind bars (kp 19/06/2017)

UML cadre killed in clash with NC in Bajura (ht 19/06/2017)

Honey trap gang busted, two held (ht 19/06/2017)

Tikapur incident victims receive compensation (ht 17/06/2017) [And what about punishing those guilty?], Tikapur incident-accused get hefty compensation: Resham Chaudhari receives Rs 17.4 million; Of the 46 accused in the killings, 22 including Resham are still at large, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 17/06/2017)

Blood components being 'smuggled' to India, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 16/06/2017)

Panchthar man arrested for raping teen daughter (ht 15/06/2017)

'Fake banknotes entering circulation from rural areas', by Santosh Pokharel (rep 15/06/2017)

Bajhang women to vote for those pledging to end chhaupadi (rep 15/06/2017)

EC concerned as officials detained (kp 15/06/2017)

Illegal networking business: QNet’s transactions worth in excess of Rs200 million: CIB (kp 14/06/2017)

Police, villagers clash over gang rape incident, by Rabindra Uprety (kp 13/06/2017)

RJPN cadres beat up 3 polling officers, vandalize vehicles (rep 13/06/2017)

Over 100 nabbed over illegal network business: CIB files fraud case against 14, the rest released on bail (kp 13/06/2017)

Businessman’s whereabouts still unknown (ht 12/06/2017)

Kin of poll-clash victim stage mute rally (ht 12/06/2017)

Motorcycle thefts on the rise (ht 12/06/2017)

Orientation on human trafficking issues (kp 11/06/2017)

Man, 40, stoned in drunken brawl, dies (kp 11/06/2017)

Police step up vigilance against burglaries (ht 11/06/2017)

Woman horrifically attacked by hubby: 34-year-old mother of three suffered burn injuries after her partner poured boiling oil on her head, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 09/06/2017)

Abducted boy, 7, freed from India, 3 arrested (kp 09/06/2017)

Protest over two minor girls’ death (kp 08/067/2017)

12 years on, Bandarmudhe victims await justice (kp 07/06/2017)

Three held for running illegal VoIP centre (ht 07/06/2017)

Politics of syndicates: The chief justice has made damning accusations against Dahal and Deuba (kp 05/06/2017)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Office set up in Biratnagar (ht 05/06/2017)

TRC begins probe into war-era cases from Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 05/06/2017)

Bharatpur vote counting fiasco: 90 ballot papers found torn, 70pc in shreds, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 02/06/2017)

74% women in Jumla still sent to sheds during menstruation, by DB Buda (rep 01/06/2017)

Musahars deprived of allowance for not having toilets, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/07/2017)

318 Nepalis languishing in foreign prisons (ht 01/06/2017)

Oxygen bottle theft rampant in high camps of Mt Everest (ht 01/06/2017)

Widow and kids of slain Tamang seek protection, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 31/05/2017)

Rally taken out in memory of martyr Krishna Sen (ht 28/05/2017)

TRC, CIEDP unlikely to accomplish task, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 28/05/2017)

10 IC racketeers arrested (kp 27/05/2017)

Temporary cop held for rights activist’s murder (ht 26/05/2017)

Police blamed for candidate’s death in Malkot firing (kp 25/05/2017)

Elderly couple killed for property in Dhangadi (ht 25/05/2017)

Chairman of Nepal Kumal Sangh attacked (kp 24/05/2017)

Rally to demand end to VAW in public places (kp 21/05/2017)

Who will deal with ‘disappearances’ registered as ‘death’ cases?, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 21/05/2016)

Maina murder case: Amnesty seeks review of Maj Basnet’s acquittal (kp 20/05/2017)

Man, 80, caught for four murders he committed 42 years ago (kp 19/05/2017)

Male victims of child sexual exploitation overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/05/2017)

Govt to drop charges in Kailali lynchings, other cases (rep 19/05/2017) [???], Decision on Tharuhat, Madhes movement: NHRC objects to govt move; NHRC says decision to grant amnesty to the guilty of the dreadful incidents amounts to promoting a culture of impunity (kp 20/05/2017), ‘Serious criminal cases have not been withdrawn’: The agitating Tharus and Madhesis have long been demanding that cases related to the political movements be withdrawn (kp 20/05/2017), Tikapur carnage: UML condemns govt decision to drop cases; The main opposition party terms the move a mockery of rule of law and rank disregard for human rights (kp 20/05/2017), NHRC condemns govt decision: Says culprits of criminal offences should be brought to justice (ht 20/05/2017), Tikapur carnage victims cry foul, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 20/05/2017), Dahal government under fire over decision on withdraw criminal cases, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 20/05/2017), Pardoning murder (rep 20/05/2017), Petition against move to pardon Tikapur accused (kp 22/05/2017), SC refuses to issue interim order (ht 23/05/2017)

Re-examining gender based violence, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 19/05/2017)

24 Nepali girls rescued from Delhi: The victims were rescued from a house in Uttam Bihar by the Embassy of Nepal and Crime Branch of Delhi Police, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/07/2017)

Kin of Maleth clash victims get Rs 1m each (kp 18/05/2017) [And what about punishing the guilty persons?? This is continued politics of impunity!!]

NC’s memo against killing of its cadre (ht 17/05/2017)

Malkot clash: RPP candidate succumbs to bullet injuries (kp 16/05/2017)

Family members of victim shot by APF seeking justice, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 16/05/2017)

Mother accused of selling three children in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 16/05/2017)

Election cancelled in three centres; one killed (kp 15/05/2017), APF accused of killing youth in Kavre: Protest over murder disrupts polling in Namobuddha (ht 15/05/2017), Dhading CPN-UML cadre beaten to death (ht 15/05/2017)

Blast in Lamjung (ht 15/05/2017)

Three arrested in Pariyar murder (kp 16/05/2017)

Cylinder bomb goes off in Bhaktapur (kp 13/05/2017), IEDs found outside two candidates’ homes (kp 13/05/2017)

Woman burns self; four homes destroyed (kp 12/05/2017) [?]

Imposter held for swindling women (kp 12/05/2017)

UML activist killed in clash, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 11/05/2017), ), Unidentified groups detonate explosive devices in three districts (kp 12/05/2017), Police alerted by recent acts of violence, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/05/2017)

Fine on smugglers gets steeper (kp 10/05/2017)

Cops file public offence case against 19 CPN M cadres (ht 09/05/2017)

6 Kuwait-bound women rescued, 3 traffickers held (kp 08/05/2017)

Teacher accused of molesting girl students (kp 08/05/2017)

Chand-led CPN supporters arrested with explosives (kp 08/05/0217)

IED recovered from NC candidate’s house, 5 held (kp 06/05/2017)

Human trafficking cases decline in Valley (ht 04/05/2017)

4 policemen suspended for abetting smugglers, by Laxmi Sah (kp 02/05/2017)

Valley sees rampant cases of sexual exploitation of girls, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/05/2017)

Groom involved in child married arrested (rep 01/05/2017)

Dad kills daughter, makes suicide bid, by Biplab Bhattarai (kp 30/04/2017)

Beware of beautiful dreams: Poverty, unemployment and lack of awareness are among the many factors that feed human trafficking, by Reena Chikanbanjar (ht 30/04/2017)

Woman beaten in captivity by husband, in-laws over dowry (kp 28/04/2017)

End the conflict: Political parties have been debating amnesty while making no effort to strengthen the existing justice system, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 28/04/2017)

Catch those pirates: Intellectual property infringement must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 26/04/2017)

Police patrol attacked, shotgun robbed (kp 25/04/2017)

CIB probing man on women trafficking charge (kp 25/04/2017)

Organ trafficking rife in Kavre, expanding to other districts (ht 25/04/2017)

People’s Movement victim living with paralysis (ht 24/04/2017) [To remember: Now DPM Thapa ordered the brutal procedure of police forces in April 2006!!]

No promising leads in recent shooting cases (kp 23/05/2017)

Probe into war-era cases affected as CIEDP staffers deployed for polls (ht 23/04/2017)

Organ traffickers ‘run health camps’ to lure people (kp 21/04/2017)

Police rescue abducted man; two arrested (kp 20/04/2017)

Rise in crimes involving social networking sites worries police (ht 20/04/2017)

Pokhara-based banker ‘flees with millions of rupees’, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 20/04/2017)

Arson attack on Dhobighat church (kp 19/04/2017), Christian federation demands swift action against attackers (kp 20/04/2017), Christian community demands security (ht 20/04/2017)

Circulation of fake Rs 500 notes rife in Pokhara, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 19/04/2017)

3 ex-NA officials convicted of killing Maina Sunuwar: Kavre court passes landmark verdict on a case that had been dragging on for 13 years; Sentences former soldiers in absentia to 20 years in jail for the murder of teenage girl, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 18/04/2017) [The verdict remains symbolic as long as they are not arrested and serve their sentences!!], UN welcomes court verdict on Maina Sunuwar murder: Calls ruling a significant step towards ensuring victims’ rights to justice (kp 19/04/2017), Fresh wounds: Conviction of the perpetrators of war-era cases provides hope for justice, but enforcement is key (kp 19/04/2017), Nepal: Need Effective Steps to Enforce Court Verdicts; Rule of Law Should Prevail, Not Political Protectionism (Amnesty International 20/04/2017), Maina case forwarded to High Court (kp 04/05/2017)

Caste discrimination: Where Dalits can’t buy milk, by Jagat Khadka (rep 18/04/2017)

Elderly woman attacked on ‘witchcraft’ charge (kp 18/04/2017)

Neighbours attack couple for witchcraft (ht 18/04/2017)

Vandals set ablaze NC’s Kailali office (ht 18/04/2017)

Rukum struggling to contain illegal poppy cultivation, by Hari Gautam (kp 17/04/2017)

Bus mafia controlling Nepal’s transport (kp 17/04/2017), The bus mafia controlling Nepal’s smog-choked capital (ht 17/04/2017)

Boy, 14, dies at police school; kin cry foul play , by Anup Ojha (kp 16/04/2017)

Govt delay in releasing funds puts temporary cops at their wits’ end: With no cash in hand, recruits are facing hard time managing food and lodging, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/04/2017)

The Red Line for Holi: In light of last month’s social media furore regarding harassment during Holi, the authors conducted a short poll to understand the extent and dimension of the issue. Here is what they found, by Supriya Manandhar and Nasala Chitrakar (kp 15/04/2017)

Court to govt: Arrest murder convict Bal Krishna Dhungel (kp 14/04/2017), SC orders police to arrest murder-convict Dungel within 7 days (rep 14/04/2017), Arrest Order Against Dhungel: A Blow To Prachanda, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/04/2017)

Conflict-era cases: Official’s error deprives a family of compensation, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 13/04/2017)

Local gangster shot at in Boudha: Police claim to have identified assailant, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/04/2017)

Nepal Airlines captain held with  $93,600 (kp 11/04/2017), CIB likely to take up Awale case (kp 12/04/2017), Cpt Awale freed on bail (kp 17/04/2017)

DAO employee among 3 held for Abduction (kp 11/04/2017)

Dealing with crime (ht 10/04/2017)

16,808 persons go missing in three years (ht 08/04/2017)

Cyber crimes of harassing women on rise, by Samipa Khanal (kp 07/04/2017)

Female cop files assault complaint against DSP (kp 07/04/2017)

Absconding human trafficking convict held after 18 years (ht 07/04/2017)

Even with health posts, Mugu women give birth in cowsheds (ht 07/04/2017)

Chand-led Maoists threaten aspiring candidates (ht 06/04/2017)

I/NGOs told to follow election code (kp 05/04/2017) [Those providing relief to earthquake victims before the elections shall be arrested????]

Two murder suspects held (kp 05/04/2017), 2 Chand-Maoist workers held for NC leader’s murder, by Janak KC (rep 05/04/2017)

Security in mess as some in police turn criminals, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/04/2017)

Fire the slowpokes: A new Truth and Reconciliation Commission consisting of nonpartisan experts should be formed; Nepal’s experience suggests that when perpetrators hold the key to power, truth and justice for conflict victims can be sidelined, by DB Subedi (kp 04/04/2017)

4 foreigners nabbed for stealing cash from ATMs (kp 04/04/2017)

Punish human traffickers, House panel directs govt: Committee instructs government to punish traffickers sending women to the Gulf for ‘maid’ jobs (kp 03/04/2017)

Police constable among six arrested for robbery (kp 03/04/2017)

Neighbours thrash Dalit boy for entering kitchen, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 01/04/2017)

Woman found hanging, father suspects murder, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 01/04/2017)

NC leader murdered; Khalanga shut in protest (kp 30/03/2017)

Smuggling of Nepali women: House panel says immigration officials involved; Finds nexus between DoI employees and smugglers (kp 29/03/2017)

Drug cartels tapping women to smuggle cocaine through Nepal (ht 27/03/2017)

Give justice: Parliament should also take up this issue seriously if the State remains apathetic to the CIEDP’s call (ht 27/03/2017)

Woman arrested on charge of murdering husband, by Pabitra Kumar Shah (rep 27/03/2017)

Conflict victims allowed to move SC against TRC Chairman Gurung: Apex court quashes registrar's refusal order (ht 25/03/2017)

Police clueless about gruesome murder of teenage girl (rep 25/03/2017)

Gunman shoots at teacher (kp 23/03/2017)

Two held for selling fake licences (ht 23/03/2017)

Six arrested for stealing electricity (ht 23/03/2017)

Torture victims compensated, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 22/03/2017)

Eight arrested for stealing millions (rep 22/03/2017)

Drive to control drug abuse, sale in western region (kp 21/03/2017)

Man stabbed to death, three others hurt (kp 19/03/2017)

Drug offences top crime chart in Nepal (ht 18/03/2017)

SSP Khatri released on bail, 7 others sent into custody, by Deepak Kharel (rep 18/03/2017)

‘Govt fully committed to stopping financial crime’ (kp 17/03/2017), ‘Govt mulling more stringent AML/TF rules’ (ht 17/03/2017)

UDMF activists vandalise sign boards (ht 16/03/2017), UDMF cadres tear down local unit signboards, padlock offices, by Mithilesh Yadav /rep 18/03/2017)

2 incidents of theft in Capital (kp 16/03/2017)

Woman kills brother-in-law (rep 16/03/2017)

War-victims demand TRC office bearers’ resignation (ht 16/03/2017)

SLMM activists set passenger bus on fire (kp 15/03/2017)

Additional 14,988 conflict victims verified, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/03/2017)

Murder-convict Dhungel felicitated in Okhaldhunga: Dhungel and seven others had been convicted for the murder. Six have already completed their jail terms while the seventh, Pushkar Gautam, is still in jail, by Anil Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017)

DoSM drags six firms to court over malpractice: The department filed cases based on a provision in the Black-Marketing and Social Offences Act 1975 (kp 14/03/2017)

Youths vandalise Seti Zonal Hospital (ht 14/03/2017)

Boy, chained up for 17 years, in want of medical attention, by Surendra Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017)

6-year old girl roped to wooden bed for two years, by Shankar Shrestha (kp 13/03/2017)

Man allegedly killed by co-workers (rep 13/03/2017)

Bill moots alternative punishment to prison (ht 12/03/2017)

Vehicles vandalised for defying bandh in Gaighat (kp

161 hooligans under police surveillance (ht 10/03/2017)

New bride forced out of home on charge of witchcraft (rep 09/03/2017)

Is Women's Day only for the well-offs?, by Jagat Kahdka (rep 09/03/2017)

Woman found murdered (kp 07/03/2017)

Women exploited in entertainment sector (ht 07/03/2017)

Three protesters killed in police firing in Saptari, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 07/03/2017), 3 dead as UDMF cadres clash with police, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 07/03/2017), CPN-UML’s East-West Campaign And PN Shah’s Sword, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 07/03/2017), Police killings spark protests: Morcha supporters enforce strike, shut eastern Tarai districts, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/03/2017), Govt recalls Saptari CDO, security chiefs: Decides to deploy additional 300 security personnel in the district, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/03/2017), Congress lawmakers demand judicial probe (kp 08/03/2017), Family members inconsolable after death of breadwinner, by Mikthilesh Yadav (rep 08/03/2017), NHRC concerned over obstruction: Commissioner Ansari’s vehicle vandalised (kp 10/03/2017), UDMF cadres torch bus for defying strike in Saptari (ht 10/03/2017), Death toll in Saptari incident rises (ht 10/03/2017), Probe into Maleth incident begins (kp 24/03/2017), Parliamentary team in Rajbiraj to study shooting incident (ht 24/03/2017)

HRC begins probe into teenager’s murder (ht 06/03/2017)

Shootout at Swoyambhu: Police rescue 3, arrest abductors after gunfight (kp 05/03/2017)

Chhaupadi tradition: Women’s monthly exile continues (kp 05/03/2017)

CIB submits case to govt attorney (kp 05/03/2017), Gold smuggling: Case filed against 12 suspects (kp 06/03/2017), Court records statements of accused (kp 07/03/2017)

Health staff obstruct polio vaccination in many districts, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/03/2017), 18 officials booked for disrupting polio drive (kp 06/03/2017)

Surge in opium cultivation posing threat to security (ht 05/03/2017)

OAG stresses scientific investigation of crime (kp 04/03/2017)

Rape tops list of crime against women in Nepal (ht 03/03/2017)

Bhatta asks TRC secretariat to call meeting pronto (ht 03/03/2017)

Cashing in on tragedy: The growing epidemic of hospital vandalism and attacks on health workers reflects extreme politics and erosion of the rule of law in Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/03/2017)

Teenage girl’s death sparks tension in Dharan: Locals claim that the girl was  murdered by her foster parents (kp 02/03/2017), Dharan teen’s death: Autopsy reveals she was sexually abused; 13-year-old Anusha of Punya Marga, Dharan, died while being treated for insecticide poisoning on Monday (kp 04/03/2017)

Man found dead under mysterious circumstances (kp 02/03/2017)

Daylight thefts on the rise in Valley (ht 01/03/2017)

Students break norms as FSU election nears: Padlocking, vandalism, arson, clashes common at TU campuses (kp 28/02/2017), 12 injured as students clash (rep 28/012/2017), Explosion at college in Gorkha, padlocking at another, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 28/02/2017)

Experts call for revising torture bill (rep 28/02/2017)

Fight against dirty money: 50 laws need to be amended by 2018, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 28/02/2017)

Eight suspects arrested in Tiwari murder case, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/02/2017), Manoj Pun anchored to Tiwari's murder: Police, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 27/02/2017)

16,717 drug traffickers booked in six years, shows NCB data 27/02/2017)

Police round up four on charge of fraud: Rs 2.3 million without any legal source of income was found in the accounts of one of the arrestees (kp 26/02/2017)

Smuggling of medicinal herbs goes unchecked in Salyan, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 26/02/2017)

Underage marriage bid thwarted in Sindhuli (ht 25/02/2017)

Police arrest six for robbing businessmen (kp 24/02/2017)

Pro-UDMF students torch Thakur Ram College office, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 24/02/2017)

Politics and policing: Evidence suggests a strong police-politician nexus has the potential to embolden criminal elements, by Subindra Bogati (kp 24/02/2017)

Still no clue about missing woman’s whereabouts (ht 24/02/2017)

Newborns battle to survive in sheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 23/02/2017)

Progress on transitional justice precious little: AI (kp 23/02/2017)

Police not taking VAW cases seriously: Victims, by Madan Thakur (rep 22/02/2017)

School vandalized after student's sudden death (rep 21/02/2017)

Families of the disappeared to side with CIEDP, by Dewan Rai (kp 20/02/2017)

CMBFL loan scam: Another fugitive in police net (kp 20/02/2017)

Caste-based discrimination still rife in Bajhang villages, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/02/2017)

Teacher beats up student unconcious, parents demand action (rep 18/02/2017)

Four held with Buddha statue, animal paw: Police say the racket’s link in Pokhara and other parts of the country has been established (kp 17/02/2017)

Lamki Multiple Campus chief, deputy missing; abduction suspected (kp 16/02/2017)

Excavations in Chure go unabated with backing from authorities: Locals face shortage of water, ruined farmland, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 16/02/2017)

Scholarship students say medical colleges cheating them, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 16/02/2017)

Missing girl, 7, found murdered, by Manoj Paudel (kp 15/02/2017)

Parliamentary panel defines heinous crimes: Proposes sentence till death; Ups life sentence to 25 years, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 15/02/2017) [Chhaupadi still punished mildly and only if a woman dies; else, it's still not treated as crime!!]

Chand-led Maoists step up extortion drive (rep 15/02/2017) [Party leaders who order such crimes have to be punished severely!!]

Three girls rescued from Indo-Nepal border, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 15/02/2017)

Six boys gang-rape 17-year-old girl, film video (kp 14/02/2017)

Families of Kotbada victims still await justice, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 14/02/2017) [This has been cold-blooded murder committed by the army and those responsible have been well known from the very first moment!]

TU rector's vehicle set on fire (rep 14/02/2017)

'Consultancies into human trafficking, money laundering', by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/02/2017)

Murder convict extradited from Saudi 18 years after the crime (kp 13/02/2017)

‘Keep TRC, CIEDP out of politics’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 12/02/2017)

Students enforce vehicular strike (kp 11/02/2017) [Vandalism is a severe crime and must be punished accordingly! Strikes cannot be forced by crime!]

Teenage girl raped, murdered in Sindhuli (ht 11/02/2017)

Trafficking in women, children on the rise (ht 11/02/2017)

Man held for trying to sell woman (rep 11/02/2017)

Teenagers’ club foils child marriage (rep 10/02/2017)

Highway robbery: Nepal’s public transport is in the grip of cartels which will do anything to prevent competition, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 10/03/2017)

Transitional justice act amendment: Draft defines disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/02/2017)

2 temple priests held for abusing Dalit worshipper (kp 08/02/2017)

Toilets off-limits to menstruating females in Bajhang, by Jagat Khadka (rep 08/02/2017)

'Woman killed for refusing to have sex' (rep 08/02/2017)

Girl dies after jilted lover attacks her with acid in Butwal: The boy, who had returned from Dubai a month ago, is learnt to have thrown  acid after she refused his marriage proposal, by Madhav Dhungana and Amrita Anmol (kp 07/02/2017), An heinous crime: Perpetrators of acid attacks deserve stronger punishment than what the law provides for (kp 08/02/2017)

Boy, 3, found murdered; aunt held (kp 07/02/2017)

No. of cyber crime cases topped 550 this fiscal: Police; The MPCD says easy  access to technology has resulted in rise in number of such crimes (kp 07/02/2017)

SSP Khatri remanded in 4-day judicial custody (kp 07/02/2017)

Jajarkot woman found murdered: Family of 24-year-old Radhika Sunar has claimed that she was murdered by her  husband Dal Bahadur (kp 06/02/2017)

Newborn baby goes missing from hospital ward in Birgunj: Relatives accuse doctors, nurse, administration of negligence (kp 04/02/2017), Whereabouts of missing infant still unknown (kp 05/02/2017), Missing from hospital, infant found after 48 hrs: Police say a childless woman had taken away the newborn three hours after delivery, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 06/02/2017)

Cooperative in Bajura collecting millions without registration (ht 02/02/2017)

Woman set on fire by husband dies, by Arjun Oli (rep 02/02/2017)

INTERPOL Red Corner Notice against 14 Nepalis (ht 01/02/2017)

First meet on investigation concludes (kp 30/01/2017)

Sign agreements to extradite transborder criminals, govt told (ht 30/01/2017)

Nurses being paid nominal salaries by private hospitals: NNC; Montlhly pay of nurses a little more than Rs 3,000, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/01/2017)

Aussie envoy launches smpartphone app Nidarr (kp 28/01/2017)

All in the family: Girls are not safe even within their own homes, especially in households dislocated by the earthquake, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 27/01/2017)

‘Foreign fraudsters targeting ATM kiosks’ (kp 26/01/2017)

Criminalizing of Chhaupadi proposed in new legal code: Offenders may get 3 months in jail (rep 26/01/2017) [This is insufficiant against the severe suffering of the women!]

TRC presses for firm govt commitment: Demands legal prerequisites and logistics before term extension, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/01/2017)), TRC fails to decide on term extension (ht 26/01/2017)

Panel on disappearances to seek 1-year term extension, by Dewan Rai (kp 25/01/2017)

Schools turning into playground for politicians, by Raju Adhikari (rep 25/01/2017)

Violence against women: 8 Banke women set on fire in 2 and half yrs, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 24/01/2017)

12 NEA officials among 16 held for electricity theft, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/01/2017), Hunt for power pilferers on: SSP Sarbendra Khanal  says police are looking  for other owners who earned millions through meter tampering (kp 24/01/2017)

TJ bodies divided over extra tenure: The mandate of the TRC and the CIEDP, formed to look into conflict-era  cases, expires on Feb 10, by Dewan Rai (kp 21/01/2017)

Hubby sets wife on fire after dousing her in kerosene, by Arjun Oli (rep 20/01/2017), Drunken man sets wife on fire in Banke, by Arjun Oli (rep 21/01/2017)

3 among CA brawlers have become ministers: Vandals still not punished two years on; Probe committee report not published, by Ashok Dahal (rep 18/01/2017) [politics of impunity!]

Secretaries with VDC budgets out of contact, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 18/01/2017)

Police confiscate weapons and wildlife parts from forest guard's house, by Madan Thakur (rep 18/01/2017)

Woman found murdered (kp 17/01/2017)

TRC working to set up regional office in Dipayal (rep 17/01/2017)

Police seize 15kg gold, arrest jeep driver (kp 15/01/2017)

Man hacked to death in Mahottari (kp 15/01/2017)

Mental patient languishing in iron cage (ht 14/01/2017)

Probe launched into illegal land registration (ht 14/01/2017)

IC demonetization may have upped gold smuggling, by Deepak Kharel (rep 13/01/2017)

Hindu-Muslim dispute upsets harmony of Kapilvastu village, by Manoj Paudel (kp 11/01/2017)

Rampant smuggling through tia: Stakeholders blame lack of coordination among govt agencies, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/01/2017), Gold haul at Tribhuvan International Airport: Probe to be turned over to CIB: Nidhi (kp 12/01/2017)

Shahi, Budha get 1 month for smearing soot on Karki (kp 10/01/2017)

Long road to justice: Conflict victims have been waiting and waiting for transitional justice bodies to act, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 10/01/2017)

Rautahat woman murdered mysteriously (ht 09/01/2017), Woman found dead; parents claim ‘murdered over dowry’, by Pawan Yadav (kp 10/01/2017)

Victims of real estate scam demand justice (ht 08/01/2017)

Rs 11.68 bn compensation claimed from VoIP racketeers (ht 08/01/2017)

No justice, no peace: The commissions have made reasonable progress in the transitional justice process, despite non-cooperation from the government, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/01/2017)

Polygraph test conducted on 1,314 suspects so far (ht 06/01/2017)

Wrongfully shot suspect turns out to be innocent: Victim's family accuses police of shooting Shahi despite knowing he was innocent, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 06/01/2017)

Superstition-based violence on the rise (kp 05/01/2017)

Stop the scourge: We must come together as a society  to reject the woeful practice of dowry (kp 05/01/2017)

Living in constant fear: Children learn from what they see at home and outside. No wonder they believe gender inequality is normal in society, by Aleena Udas Sharma (rep 05/01/2017)

Transitional justice: Boundary dispute leaves bill to amend act in the balance, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/01/2017)

14 Chandannath idols recovered, by LP Devkota (kp 04/01/2017)

Mum and daughter dead, 2 girls hospitalised (kp 04/01/2017), Mother commits suicide after feeding poison to three daughters, by Santosh Singh (rep 04/01/2017)

Private drugs sellers’ syndicate blocks procurement for hospital pharmacy, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/01/2017)

Abduction, murder case still unsolved after 14 months (ht 03/01/2017)

Forest guard brutally killed, by Ananda Gautam (kp 02/01/2017)

Smugglers after Bajura’s rich herbs repository, by Arjun Shah (kp 01/01/2017)

48 rapes recorded in three months (ht 01/01/2016)

1 SUV torched, another vandalised in Capital (kp 31/12/2016), Kohalpur tense after attack on YAN central member, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 31/12/2016)

Settle VAW cases within 3 months: CJ, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 31/12/2016)

Smuggling of medicinal herbs to China on the rise (ht 31/12/2016)

Rasuwagadhi becoming a ‘new transit for gold smuggling’ (kp 30/12/2016)

Police probe woman’s death (kp 30/12/2016)

Two policemen hurt in firing AT Nepal-India border (kp 30/12/2016)

Poisoned greens: Farmers’ tendency to spray banned pesticides on vegetables poses grave health risks to consumers, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 28/12/2016)

Fraudulent agents tricking unwitting migrants in Delhi: Nepal Police receives 281 plaints on fraud cases from Nepalis based in  various countries between Sept 2015 and Oct 2016, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/12/2016)

Man on police most wanted list arrested: Bijay Patel is arrested by Indian police in Raxaul  before being handed over to a team from the Central Regional Police Office, Hetauda, by Laxmi Sah (kp 27/12/2016)

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 27/12/2016), ‘I was wrongfully shot by police’, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 30/12/2016)

Speech impaired minor gang-raped, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 26/12/2016)

Supreme Court asks police again to arrest Dhungel, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/12/2016), SC body again tells police to arrest murder convict Dhungel, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 27/12/2016)

Girl, 14, quits school to support mother, sister after quake: The 14-year-old says her family did not get housing aid because her uncles took away the papers after her father’s death, by Anish Tiwari (kp 25/12/2016)

Govt set to introduce bylaw to crack down on oil pilferage (ht 25/12/2016)

Black soot smeared on suspended CIAA chief’s face, two held: The Chand-led CPN-Maoist says the move was preplanned (kp 23/12/2016), Suspended CIAA chief manhandled on SC premises (kp 23/12/2016)

Nepali air passengers being levied excess tax illegally: NTB has been pocketing the sum since long (ht 23/12/2016)

Enforce laws to check VAW, say rights activists: Call for bringing guilty to book (kp 22/12/2016), Violence against women unabated (ht 22/12/2016)

Children vulnerable as rapes and murders soar, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 22/12/2016)

13 child marriages stopped in 8 mths in Baitadi (kp 22/12/2016)

‘Parties reluctant to approve Rome Statute’: Rights activists say party leaders fear they will be dragged into cases of human rights abuses (kp 21/12/2016)

Youth Association Nepal Rupandehi chief shot dead: Durga Tiwari succumbed to bullet injuries while undergoing treatment, by Amrita Anmol (kp 20/12/2016), Police arrest 3 in connection with Tiwari murder, by Amrita Anmol (kp 21/12/2016), Police play down political motive in Tiwari murder, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 21/12/2016), Tiwari cremated, Rupandehi admin to recommend for martyr’s honour (kp 22/12/2016)

Embassy alerts Nepalis on trafficking trend via Thailand: Fraudsters said to be  trapping Nepalis by  making them overstay in Thailand and sending them to other countries (kp 20/12/2016)

Chhaupadi takes away 15-year-old girl’s life in Achham, by Prakash Singh (ht 19/12/2016), 15-yr-old dies in Chhaupadi shed (rep 19/12/2016)

Domestic violence in Jhapa: Girls more susceptible to domestic violence, by Raju Adhikari (rep 19/12/2016)

Plug loopholes: A significant number of crime suspects being able to give the police the slip is another way of saying that impunity exists (ht 19/12/2016)

Police bust human trafficking racket (kp 19/12/2016)

Bajura women compelled to give birth in cowsheds (ht 18/12/2016)

9,975 crime suspects give cops the slip in two years (ht 18/12/2016)

Man held with fake notes, by Aash Gurung (kp 18/12/2016)

8-year-old boy murdered after abduction, three suspects held, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 16/12/2016), Neighbor kidnaps and murders minor, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 17/12/2016)

CID to create central criminal record system (ht 16/12/2016)

Dowry contributes significant share in earnings of ministers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/12/2016)

Student rally to protest ‘murders’ of two women (kp 15/12/2016)

UML workers injured in attack (ht 15/12/2016)

Youth arrested on charge of raping Mahottari teen (ht 14/12/2016)

Teenager raped by Baglung man in Gongabu (ht 14/12/2016)

Suspects behind robbery, murder spree captured: Police believe the terror reign of the gang in Rupandehi since 2011 has ended with the arrest of Pasawan and Bishwokarma, by Amrita Anmol (kp 14/12/2016)

Group of teenage girls foils underage marriage: According to the District Women and Children Office, about 52 percent of girls in Bajhang marry before their legal age (kp 13/12/2016)

Mystery surrounds death of a woman accused of 'practicing witchcraft', by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 12/12/2016), NHRC probes death of Dalit woman in Kavre (kp 13/12/2016), Probe Pariyar’s death, says NHRC (kp 21/12/2016), Speedy justice sought for Laxmi Pariyar’s family (ht 22/12/2016)

Months on, Special Court struggles to serve notices to ex-APF chiefs (rep 12/12/2016)

25 arrested after attack on police post in Bouddha (kp 12/12/2016), Mob vandalises Nayabasti police beat (ht 12/12/2016), Bauddha cop beat vandalized over cabbie's 'suspicious' death (rep 12/12/2016), Police arrest suspects in taxi driver’s death (ht 14/12/2016), Police finally crack taxi driver death mystery, nab five suspects (ht 15/12/2016)

Violence taking its toll on women, girls (ht 12/12/2016)

Vegetable market in Baneshwor demolished: Structures pulled down after vendors refused to vacate land as per court order, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/12/2016), Government officials demolish Baneshwor vegetable market (ht 11/12/2016)

Sexagenarian sent to jail over attempted rape charge (rep 10/12/2016)

Three arrested for stealing Rs 3.5 million (rep 10/12/2016)

The gods will be angry: In the remote mountains of western Nepal, women still deliver babies in dirty, cold and stuffy cowsheds, by Mina Sharma and Prakash Singh (nt 09/12/2016)

NIC, UN Women, Zonta Club stand against VAW (kp 08/12/2016), Violence against women: Central role of health workers, by Giulia Vallese and Jos Vandelaer (ht 08/12/2016)

Kin of deceased vandalise Chitwan Medical College: The patient had died due to eclampsia (ht 08/12/2016)

Chand Maoist men held with huge cache of ammunition (kp 08/12/2016)

Business community in Bhairahawa condemns murder bid on Neupane (kp 08/12/2016)

High Court upholds verdict in torture case (kp 07/12/2016)

Man kills woman after attempts of abortion fail (rep 07/12/2016)

Where mothers give birth in cowsheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 05/12/2016)

Scant incentive fails to impress informers of gold smuggling, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 05/12/2016)

Rs 6m robbed in cash, gold (kp 05/12/2016)

Diesel smuggling reports: Ministry intensifies checks of tankers, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/12/2016)

Government fails to amend TRC Act to facilitate transitional justice process, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/12/2016), TJ act amendment: Old definition of murder retained in proposed bill; Murder redefined as ‘all kinds of killing’ from ‘act of killing under control’, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/12/2016)

Rolpali women seeking justice (ht 04/12/2016), Rolpali women seeking justice, by Kabita Upadhyay (rep 05/12/2016)

Domestic violence on the rise in Sindhuli (ht 03/12/2016)

TRC records 295 complaints on sexual assaultRights activists say the real number could be higher: A human rights lawyer Rukmani Maharjan says many victims have not shared their stories with their partners, by Dewan Rai (kp 02/12/2016)

Violence against women: Slippery path to justice, by Wenny Kusuma and Kirti Thapa (ht 02/12/2016)

#IWalkFreely: Survey reveals young women in Nepal are exposed to greater dangers than just cat calls and wolf whistles, by Asmita Gauchan (nt 02/12/2016)

Police arrest fugitive for duping foreign job aspirants (rep 02/12/2016)

'Little progress made against Chhaupadi', by Menuka Dhungana (kp 01/12/2016), Reform begins at home: Behavioural changes are needed to remove the stigma associated with menstruation (kp 02/12/2016)

SC orders TRC to investigate all complaints: Court scraps standard guidelines for shelving complaints while the TRC regulations remain, by Dewan Rai (kp 30/11/2016)

Something amiss: Violence on women (rep 30/11/2016)

Six Nepalis arrested for transporting explosives from India, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 30/11/2016)

Violence against women continues unabated, by Santosh Singh (rep 29/11/2016), ‘1 in 7 suffered abuse in the past 12 months’ (kp 30/11/2016)

"Complaints against police helping in effective policing", by Kamal Pariyar (rep 29/11/2016)

CIEDP calls for clarity on defintion of disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 28/11/2016)

Women working in informal sector: Rights groups call for law to combat internal trafficking; Poor young girls are being forced to work in massage parlours and dance bars in city areas with fake offers of respectable jobs (kp 28/11/2016)

Tansen locals protest against police for failing to arrest murderers (rpp 28/11/2016)

Final hearing in Adhikary murder case deferred (ht 28/11/2016)

28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath, by LP Devkota (kp 28/11/2016)

A burning issue: Violence against women is detrimental not only to the victim but to the whole community (kp 25/11/2016), Women suffered more violence at home than outside last year: Worec report, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 26/11/2016), Violence against women continues unabated (ht 27/11/2016)

Police arrest two agents trying to settle rape case (rep 25/11/2016)

Govt told to probe fraud cases in foreign job sector (kp 25/11/2016)

Transporters start installing security locking system in fuel tankers: The system is expected to control possible leakage of petro products, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/11/2016)

Rape of 5-year-old girl revealed after two months: The girl’s family did not report the incident fearing stigma (kp 24/11/2016)

Corporal punishment rampant in pvt schools (ht 24/11/2016)

Chhaupadi takes its toll on women in Achham (ht 24/11/2016)

Bajhang village ends Chhaupadi, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 23/11/2016)

One injured in explosion (kp 22/11/2016)

Chhaupadi practice: Achham woman’s death concerns PM (kp 20/11/2016)

Act amendment delay stymies TRC: Term expiring in two months, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/11/2016)

Prosecution in serious rights violations, says PM, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/11/2016)

262.82 kg smuggled gold seized in three years (ht 18/11/2016)

Social stigma related to sexual violence still rampant in society (ht 17/11/2016), Women’s security is responsibility of all citizens, says DPM Nidhi (ht 17/11/2016)

More children lost, abandoned (ht 17/11/2016)

Stakeholders ignored while framing TRC Act amendment bill, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/11/2016)

Police shoot dead armed man in Rautahat, by Laxmi Sah and Pawan Yadav (kp 15/11/2016), Police, robbers exchange fire (ht 15/11/2016)

Police highhandedness becomes viral (ht 15/11/2016)

KU VC’s office vandalised (kp 15/11/2016), Ruling Maoist party's students vandalise KU VC's office, by Madhusudhan Guragai (rep 15/11/2016), ANNISU-R leader held for vandalising KU VC office (kp 17/11/2016), ‘PM attends KU convocation after his party cadre was freed’ (kp 23/11/2016) [???]

Illegal export of boulders rampant (ht 15/11/2016)

Banda affects normal life nationwide (kp 14/11/2016), 295 detained for vandalism during banda (rep 14/11/2016)

Quake victims in Laharepauwa camp brace for another winter under tents, by Nirajan Paudel (rep 14/11/2016) [Those responsible in government and administration should be punished severely!]

CIAA riding roughshod over right to privacy: Sophisticated gear used to collect private and confidential information on people not related to any investigations, by Deepak Kharel (rep 14/11/2016)

Police step up vigilance to check ATM fraud (ht 13/11/2016)

Karki ‘ran safe house’ to spy on people: Multiple sources say police complicit in CIAA chief’s shenanigans (kp 12/11/2016)

Elderly couple beaten to death for ‘witchcraft’, by Krishna Thapa (kp 11/11/2016)

Police probe suspected ‘murder-suicide’ (kp 11/11/2016)

Legal hurdle delays probe into TRC cases, by Dewan Rai (kp 10/11/2016)

Nepal Police hails ban on IRs 500, 1000 notes: Expects the move will help put an end to smuggling of fake Indian currency using Nepali territory (ht 10/11/2016)

Assaulted by hubby, woman in hospital for past 1 month (kp 09/11/2016)

Final hearing in Adhikary murder case deferred (ht 09/11/2016)

Husband who burnt wife alive refuses to divorce her, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 09/11/2016)

6 Bangladeshis held for suspicious activity (kp 09/11/2016)

Impeachment and impunity: Impeachment of CIAA chief would be an important symbolic step, but it must not be used to hide or side-step widespread systemic impunity in Nepal’s body politic, by Kul Chandra Gautam (rep 09/11/2016)

Defrauders in net, PIN change suggested (kp 08/11/2016), Romanian gang active in ATM fraud shifts focus to Nepal, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 08/11/2016), A stitch in time: Greater vigilance and stricter enforcement of  regulations are needed to curb electronic crimes (kpm 09/11/2016), Banks told to make card  transactions more secure, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/11/2016), Data of clients not compromised, say local banks: All the reported cases related to ATM fraud involved accountholders of foreign banks (ht 11/11/2016), ATM skimmers had criminal records, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 28/11/2016)

Attempts to cover up rape case riles rights activists, locals (ht 08/11/2016)

Tackling Human Trafficking, by Rupa Sharma ‘Neha’ (rn 08/11/2016)

Manipal teachers strike to press their demands: Students say classes have not taken place since August 23, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 08/11/2016), Teachers’ agitation hits students hard (ht 08/11/2016)

Decomposing body of woman found in Bhaktapur (rep 07/11/2016), Decomposed body identified to be of a girl killed by her lover (rep 09/11/2016), 19-year-old man held for girlfriend’s murder: The victim’s body was found inside a jute sack in a field in Bode recently (kp 10/11/2016)

Govt set to add 17 more shelters for trafficking victims (kp 06/11/2016)

‘Resource crunch affecting probe into conflict-era cases’ (ht 06/11/2016)

Women hesitant to report cases of sexual harassment, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 05/11/2016)

Two arrested over Itahari shootout: DSP Naresh Raj Subedi says the main suspect is on the run (kp 03/11/2016), Police capture main accused of Itahari shootout (kp 04/11/2016)

More women face domestic violence (ht 03/11/2016)

Disappearance cases: CIEDP to start exhumation of burial sites, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/10/2016)

CIEDP proceeds investigation with no clear law, by Dewan Rai (kp 27/10/2016)

More than laws needed: A number of factors prevent Nepali women from reporting marital rape, by Saloni Maheshwari (kp 25/10/2016)

Maoist Centre whip to vote for Karki’s impeachment (kp 24/10/2016), Discussion after motion is tabled tomorrow (kp 24/10/2016), Central bank releases Rs8b in Ncell profit: Permission for FY2011-12 dividend repatriation at suspended CIAA chief Karki’s behest, sources claim (kp 24/10/2016), CIAA releases frozen bank lockers sans NRB consent (kp 24/10/2016)

AHW accused of selling medicines that patients should get for free (kp 23/10/2016)

Two more held for explosions at Capital schools: Police say the duo had planted explosive devices outside two schools in Jorpati on September 20 (kp 22/10/2016)

Three arrested for fraud, trafficking: Owners of two educational consultancies are being investigated after seven of their Europe-bound clients were stranded in Russia (kp 20/10/2016)

Human trafficking up through border entry points in far-west (ht 20/10/2016)

Missing man found dead (kp 20/10/2016)
Recalled SPs told to rejoin duty, by Manish Gautam (kp 20/10/2016) [Political intervention tp prevent legal investigation!]

Kathmandu crime rate highest across nation (ht 19/10/2016)

Drug convict nabbed 20 years after crime (ht 19/10/2016)

CIEDP asks complainants to provide further information: The commission, which has received 2,893 complaints so far, has sent letters to all the petitioners across the country, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/10/2016)

Illegal mustard oil imports put local producers on brink (kp 18/10/2016)

Disappearances truth and reconciliation act: Amendment proposal stirs a fresh debate; Proposal to restore the constitutional rights of attorney general to decide whether the perpetrator is to be prosecuted as directed by the Supreme Court, by Dewan Rai (kp 17/10/2016)

Passengers complain of high transport fares during Dashain (ht 17/10/2016)

Man killed in police action was ‘involved in Kedia abduction’: Ahmad had been involved in criminal activities such as abduction and robbery, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 16/10/2016)

‘Chhaupadi-free’ village still follows repealed tradition (ht 16/10/2016)

Smuggling of goods on the rise in Rautahat (ht 16/10/2016)

18 types of reparation schemes proposed for war-era crimes, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 15/10/2016)

Vehicles fleecing passengers (ht 15/10/2016)

Woman’s murder sparks protest, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 14/10/2016)

Dalits deprived of social security allowance (ht 14/10/2016)

Woman rescued from traffickers’ clutch (ht 10/10/2016)

Husband arrested in connection with wife's suicide case (rep 09/10/2016)

80 girls, women raped in past three months, says SMN report (ht 08/10/2016)

an arrested for attempting to murder ex-wife (ht 07/10/2016)

Rupadiya border a transit point for human trafficking (ht 07/10/2016)

Crime growth lowest in decade: IGP Aryal (rep 07/10/2016)

400 women, children saved from trafficking in eight months (rep 06/10/2016)

A temple in Janakpur where women are not allowed (kp 05/10/2016)

Public vehicles overcharging passengers (ht 05/10/2016)

Dalit man from Bajhang tortured for ‘defiling temple’ (kp 04/10/2016)

Bill seeks to make parties pay for their cadre's vandalism, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/10/2016) [This has been overdue for long! Besides, the culprits have to be punished!]

Take action: Govt needs to wake up to the misery caused by the transport syndicate (kp 04/10/2016)

Legal lapses: "If there were more cases of domestic violence and sexual assault against men piling up at our offices, the court would have no choice but to work on building stronger laws", interview with advocate Sushma Gautam (rep 30/09/2016)

Govt calls taxi drivers' demands irrational: 56 protesting cabbies arrested, released, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 29/09/2016) [There is no difference between politicians and taxi drivers: Both think they have the right to break the law and cheat the people!]

Five officials transferred from CIEDP: CIEDP Chairman Lokendra Mallick says the decision has upended everything they had planned and been working on until now, by Dewan Rai (kp 29/09/2016) [?? Preventing justice in every possible way!!]

Women's shelter demolition: Women’s rights defenders draw PM Dahal’s attention (kp 29/09/2016)

Police intercept 21 children from Nepal-India border in Baitadi, by Bira Gadal (rep 29/09/2016)

MPs spar over withdrawing Tikapur carnage cases (kp 29/09/2016), House witnesses heated exchange on case withdrawals (ht 29/09/2016)

19 killed in Dhading bus accident: Vehicle lacked road permit; Most victims quake survivors returning home with house rebuilding cash, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 28/09/2016), Bus operators told to pay for treatment of injured (kp 29/09/2016), Tragic accident: We see that the provision of safer journeys is not followed by the transport operators who seem to care only about earning handsome profits (ht 29/09/2016)

46 per cent victims of sexual violence minors, report says (ht 28/09/2016)

Transitional justice: Writ against criteria for dropping complaints, by Dewan Rai (kp 28/09/2016)

‘Witch’ accused tortured, fears filing complaint: A single mother from Dada Gaun in Salyan is tied to a post and tortured for hours on witchcraft charge by her relatives, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 27/09/2016)

Conflict victims concerned about TRC Act bill amendment (ht 27/09/2016)

Seeking justice: Without a credible transitional justice roadmap, path will be open for specific and personally targeted prosecution, by Hari Phuyal (kp 26/09/2016), Ensure justice: Past instances have proved that some of the cases not related to political agitation were withdrawn under political pressure (ht 26/09/2016)

Child rape rate alarming: Report (kp 26/09/2016)

Ministry working to amend Act: The Act which came into effect in 2007 does not acknowledge trafficking can take place inside the country (kp 26/09/2016)

Hearing on Krishna Prasad Adhikari’s murder starts, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/09/2016), Chitwan Dist Court completes hearing, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 28/09/2016)

Sandalwood, herbs smuggling up in Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 25/09/2016)

Torture in detention in Dipayal: Army offers mea culpa for barring NHRC from probe; Says not letting investigating officials enter NA barracks a mistake, by Dewan Rai (kp 23/09/2016)

Blasts outside schools cause panic: No injuries, minor damage; Police arrest 2 persons, identify them as Maoist Communist Centre members, by Pratichya Dulal and Manish Gautam (kp 21/09/2016), Heinous act: Swift, stern and well-publicised action has to be taken against the perpetrators (kp 21/09/2016), Two behind IED explosion at schools chargesheeted (rep 22/09/2016), Schools remain open defying threat (rep 22/09/2016)

Court records Ganga Maya’s statement: It is the fifth time the court has ordered the petitioner to appear before the court to testify (kp 19/09/2016), Ganga Maya says suspects should take ploygraph test (kp 21/09/2016), Punish my son’s murderers, says Gangamaya, by Tika Ram Rimal (ht 22/09/2016)

Female feticide rampant in far-west (rep 16/09/2016)

Girl, 5, killed by boy, 9, for taunting (kp 15/09/2016)

Cases of human trafficking on the rise: Reports (kp 14/09/2016)

Woman attacked by in-law dies (ht 14/09/2016)

Herbs smuggling goes unchecked: Villagers say the smugglers are taking advantage of lax security in border areas like Limsa where the local police post is vacant from the time it was attacked during Maoist insurgency, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 14/09/2016)

Paedophilia case: American man arrested, five children rescued (kp 12/09/2016)

3 girls raped in a week (kp 12/09/2016)

Human trafficking on rise after earthquakes (ht 10/09/2016)

With banking crimes on rise, new bill takes tougher tack, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 10/09/2016)

Transitional justice: Commissions should be made strong: TRC chair, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/09/2016)

Nab the serial killers: Accidents cannot be prevented but they can and should be minimised so that five innocent people do not die every day, by Shyam KC (kp 09/09/2016)

It’s not over yet: Nepal should hold people accused of torture and other ill-treatment accountable through fair trials in its own courts, by Champa Patel (kp 09/09/2016)

Narjit Sir: A school teacher whose hand was cut off by Maoists 20 years ago has another generation of students as pupils, by Prabir Dadel (nt 09/09/2016), The tears never stop: Nutan Thapa still cannot hold back her tears when she remembers her father, by Om Astha Rai (nt)

Man arrested for trying to get his Indian son-in-law Nepali citizenship as dowry: The accused had bribed officials at Rangeli Municipality to prepare fake birth registration paper for his son-in-law, by Binod Bhandari (kp 08/09/2016)

Dad-son duo held for rape, forced abortion: Police say the father aided his rapist son abort the baby after learning that the minor girl was pregnant (kp 08/09/2016), Paying for torture: Col Lama’s acquittal only underscores how difficult closure of war-era cases can be (kp 08/09/2016)

Man hacked into pieces: Police round three suspects (kp 08/09/2016)

Nepal emerging as major hub for drug trafficking (ht 08/09/2016)

UK court acquits Lama of charges, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 07/09/2016), Col Lama’s acquittal: Setback for moment, but ‘victory in long run’, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/09/2016), Col Lama returns home: The case of Col Kumar Lama, who was acquitted this month by a UK court, is the first war-time crime tried abroad (21/09/2016) [The case is not cleared at all though the army wants to celebrate and honour him!]

Police book 118 taxis for fleecing passengers (kp 06/09/2016)

Ex-minister Gupta held (kp 06/09/2016), Police inspector, ex-minister Gupta partners in crime (kp 07/09/2016)

Call for concrete steps to combat human trafficking: A report by the National Human Rights Commission states that around 16,500 Nepalis were trafficked in the last two years (kp 04/09/2016), National Anti-Trafficking Day: Sex Trafficking Under Our Nose, by Sunil Sainju (rn 04/09/2016), Fight against human trafficking: Calls louder for SAARC convention revision (kp 05/09/2016), Chief Justice for stern law against human trafficking: Ranju Jha, chairperson of parliament committee for women and children, calls for collaboration from all sides to fight trafficking (kp 06/09/2016), The human trail: Improving economic conditions in the country is key to curbing trafficking (kp 06/09/2016)

Police bureau spreading net to nab smugglers, by Pragati Shahi (kp 03/09/2016)

Killer roads: Traffic Police attribute 90 percent of all road accidents in Nepal to transport syndicates, by David Kainee (rep 03/09/2016)

Hiding hidden wounds: After facing years of abuse in Indian brothels, rescued young women have to then struggle to fight stigma back home in Nepal, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/09/2016)

Epicentre of trafficking: Long before the earthquake hit last year, the districts around Kathmandu were already hotbeds of trafficking, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/09/2016)

Women trafficking continues unabated (rep 31/08/2016), A tell-tale story of a Nepali woman trafficked to Oman, by Rohit Rai (rep 31/08/2016)

Revenge plot backfires as police arrest three for misleading report, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 31/08/2016)

24 dowry cases in six months: WOREC (ht 30/08/2016)

‘28pc women suffer VAW by intimate partner in lifetime’ (kp 28/08/2016)

Woman raped at knifepoint (kp 28/08/2016)

Probe terrifies kin of Nepali Army personnel, by Tekebdra Deuba (ht 28/08/2016)

Public bus operators fleecing passengers (ht 28/08/2016)

Illicit, spurious liquor flowing freely in Valley (kp 28/08/2016)

6-year-old abducted girl raped, murdered (kp 26/08/2016)

Face-to-face: Driver meetHome Ministry for strict
implementation of lawHome Ministry for strict
implementation of laws Maoist activists who set fire to his taxi and destroyed his livelihood
, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 26/08/2016)

Highways of death: Transport syndicates guarded by greedy politicians and corrupt bureaucrats kill six Nepalis on the road every day, by Santa Gaha Magar (nt 26/08/2016), Cartelling of carnage: The bloodbath on Nepal’s highways is a direct result of Kathmandu’s syndicated politics (nt 26/08/2016), This syndicated state, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 26/08/2016)

Motorbike thefts increase slightly (ht 26/08/2016)

Probe Dalit youth’s murder: PM (kp 25/08/2016)

Travellers at the mercy of bus syndicate on Tansen-Butwal route: Vehicles not affiliated to Western Nepal Bus Operators Committee are not allowed to pick up passengers on the road, by Madhav Aryal (kp 25/08/2016)

18 Susta villagers face murder charge, by Narayan Sharma (kp 25/08/2016)

Family, neighbors 'torture' woman for 16 years, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 24/08/2016)

Ramdulari Rana murder case: Panel tells Home Ministry to probe (kp 23/08/2016)

Syndicates rule roost in Pokhara, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 22/08/2016)

Pregnant woman beaten, thrown out of house: Victim’s husband and father-in-law arrested for questioning (kp 22/08/2016)

Laser emitters target NAC aircraft at TIA, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 22/08/2016)

Stolen artefacts recovered (kp 22/06/2016)

5pc of 2,846 plaints ineligible for second phase of inquest: The commission will probe only those incidents that are directly linked with the armed conflict between 1996 and 2006, by Dewan Rai (kp 22/08/2016)

Authorities urged to check smuggling of female Nepali workers (kp 21/08/2016)

Motorcycle thefts on the rise in Saptari (ht 21/08/2016)

Syndicate continues to flourish unabated: Worn-out vehicles carry passengers thrice their seating capacities (kp 20/08/2016)

Govt ‘selling’ rice meant for quake victims, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 20/08/2016)

Mockery of martyrdom: Most of those who have been declared martyrs after 2007 are actually the victims of police brutality and angry mobs, by David Kainee (rep 18/08/2016)

Ministry intensifies market monitoring, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/08/2015)

Not enough reporting about cybercrime in BFIs: Police (kp 17/08/2016)

Dahal for swift crackdown on black marketing, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/08/2016)

Four murdered in separate incidents (kp 15/08/2016)

Philippine woman rescued from abusive husband (kp 14/08/2016)

Amendment to transitional justice act: Proposed bill sets new definition of murder; Stakeholders say it specifies crimes of certain nature as pardonable, by Dewan Rai (kp 13/08/2016)

Human trafficking cases on the rise in Doti (ht 13/08/2016)

Overall crime rate remains unchanged (ht 13/08/2016)

13-year-old girl raped in Rautahat (ht 12/08/2016)

Uproar over bid to free criminals: Leaders in Parsa demand exoneration of persons involved in serious crimes during Madhes protest (kp 11/08/2016)

Female feticide: Unpardonable crime, by Ajay Shankar Jha and Roshan Kumar Jha (ht 11/08/2016)

Bound pregnant woman rescued in Bajura (ht 11/08/2016)

Woman assaulted over ‘dowry’ (kp 10/08/2016)

Abducted 5-year-old from Bihar rescued in Morang (kp 09/08/2016)

Trafficking charge: Police seek original documents from Spanish embassy, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/08/2016)

Theft on the rise in Dhangadi in recent days (ht 09/08/2016)

Reports of rape rise by 6.3 per cent in Valley (ht 08/08/2016)

Police raid four shops for selling counterfeit goods, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/08/2016)

Money laundering risk: ‘Nepal second most vulnerable in SAsia’ (kp 06/08/2016)

Human trafficking cases increase by seven per cent (ht 05/08/2016)

Sanghai, others sent to 7-day custody (kp 03/08/2016)

Five trafficked Nepalis rescued from Micronesia (ht 03/08/2016)

Quake-hit girls falling into trafficking trap: According to Maiti Nepal, trafficking in the earthquake-affected districts has increased after the earthquakes (kp 02/08/2016)

UK court acquits Col Lama on one count of torture: Trial continues with hearing on second count postponed until Sept (kp 02/08/2016), ‘A watershed moment for Nepal’s transitional justice’: Rights defenders say the trial in a British court proves that universal jurisdiction does get attracted, by Dewan Rai (kp 03/09/2016)

Police seize contraband drugs worth Rs1.32b: A member of Sanghai Group among five persons held, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/08/2016), Business family involved in drug smuggling: NCB (ht 01/08/2016), Pharmaceutical companies under scanner: Given a dramatic surge in import of chemicals used to produce Amphetamine, a contraband, many firms thought to be misusing it (kp 02/08/2016)

‘In camera’ hearing brings relief to victims, witnesses, by Shiva Puri (kp 01/08/2016)

Tikapur revisited: Those who masterminded the attack that led to the henious killings of eight unarmed policemen are walking free with political protection, by David Kainee (rep 01/08/2016)

794 persons held in Makawanpur (ht 01/08/2016)

Man hacked to death in Dharan (kp 31/07/2016)

Two women rescued (kp 29/07/2016)

Theft, robbery cases on steady rise (ht 29/07/2016)

20 traffic police facing bribery charges undergo polygraph test, by Kamal Pariyar (kp 27/07/2016)

Woman attacked on ‘witchcraft’ charge (kp 26/07/2016)

Shutdown affects public (kp 26/07/2016), Bandh cripples life nationwide (ht 26/07/2016) [Every bandh is a fundamental crime! Its organisers should be punished severely!]

UK court ruling on Col Lama due next week, by Dewan Rai (kp 25/07/2016)

Woman held for helping her nephew cover up teen’s rape (kp 24/07/2016)

NHRC reminds govt to prosecute Godar massacre: The state security force killed five Dhanusha youths on suspicion of helping the insurgency in 2003, by Dewan Rai (kp 24/07/2016)

Five held for force-feeding faeces to woman (kp 22/07/2016)

Rape victim claims police let off one of her assaulters: Says the man has been coercing her to take money and not press charge (kp 21/07/2016)

AI report shows police torturing detainees: Report claims police arrested villagers arbitrarily, tortured  and coerced them into  signing confessions (kp 20/07/2016) [see AI report: Nepal - Torture and Coerced Confessions], Bhatta demands answer from TRC chair (ht 20/07/2016), Nepal Police dismisses AI report as false, biased (kp 28/07/2016)

3 die in separate attacks (kp 20/07/2016)

Complaint registration ends: TRC has over 52k cases to decide in 7 months (kp 18/07/2016)

Abducted Bhaktapur girl rescued (kp 17/07/2016)

3 arrested in Rajbiraj for raping 15-yr-old girl (kp 15/07/2016)

Govt employees beat up client (kp 15/07/2016)

Punish cops involved in misleading the case: House panel; The committee says police personnel investigating the murder of Ramdulari Rana have been accused of distorting evidence and protecting the perpetrators (kp 13/07/2016), Woman seeks justice in capital for slain daughter-in-law, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 13/07/2016)

Woman rescued from forest after two months: The 72-year-old was left in a cave by her son and daughter-in-law, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 13/07/2016)

5 arrested in separate rape incidents, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 12/07/2016)

FNJ condemns threat against journalist Koirala: Japan-based Nepali Anoj Shakya threatens journalist Ashwini Koirala over a news published in Saptahik weekly (kp 11/07/2016)

Nepal ranked 11th in skewed child sex ratio (ht 10/07/2016)

Col extradition may be affected: Experts say criminalising torture and setting up a competent court equivalent to the UK court to continue Col Lama’s trial are fundamental bases on which the extradition process can be negotiated, by Dewan Rai (kp 10/07/2016)

Stigma-free life is what we want: Survivors (kp 10/07/2016)

Fugitive VDC secretary held with Rs 2.4 million (kp 10/07/2016)

Another Maoist MP under scanner, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/07/2016)

Janakpur appellate court orders probe into Tarai protest death: Rambibek Yadav was allegedly gunned down by security personnel during a protest in Jaleshwor, Mahottari (kp), Oli proposes fresh deal on power sharing, urges NC to join govt (kp 08/07/2016)

Probe sought into MPs’ alleged role in forgery, human trafficking (kp 07/07/2016)

Wife, daughter convicted in ex-lawmaker’s murder (kp 07/07/2016)

Prez pardons jail time for shooter (kp 06/07/2016) [?? Is this the Nepali idea of justice?]

Chand Maoists on extortion drive (ht 06/07/2016)

Unidentified group torches excavator at road project site (kp 06/07/2016)

Still in the Middle Ages: Torture has yet to be criminalised and it is seen as a legitimate method of investigation, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 05/07/2016)

Licence to kill? Use of licensed arms to commit crime rife: In majority of arrests, criminals using ‘legally acquired weapons’, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/07/2016)

Gangster Manange, henchman arrested (kp 02/07/2016)

Nepal fares well in trafficking report (kp 02/07/2016)

‘Quake-hit people at higher risk of trafficking’: Traffickers using media and mobile technology to exploit the victims (ht 02/07/2016)

Arrested doctors’ cases handed over to govt attorneys: Preparations underway to file charge-sheet against 36 doctors at district courts, including 12 in Kathmandu (kp 01/07/2016)

45,000 cases registered at TRC so far (kp 01/07/2016)

7 men sentenced in absentia in 2014 gang rape case (kp 30/06/2016)

Sikta irrigation canal crumbles during trial run, by Arjun Oli (rep 29/06/2016), 'Use of substandard materials led to collapse of canal', by Arjun Oli (rep 30/06/2016), Trial and failure: Big infrastructure should be prevented from becoming a Damocles sword (kp 01/07/2016), Quality of work questioned, by Janak Nepal and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 04/07/2016)

Man gets three years in jail for committing marital rape (kp 28/06/2016)

A horrible business Trafficking has become a low-profit, high-risk enterprise, but traffickers are not aware of this, by Jonathan Hudlow (kp 28/06/2016)

Transitional justice: At least 15 plaints registered against Col Kumar Lama, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 28/06/2016)

CIB launches fresh manhunt to nab criminals on the run: Arrests six murder convicts n Some committed crime 20 years ago (kp 26/06/2016)

Fatal attraction: Traffickers are luring girls with foreign job offers after the old tricks stopped working, by Durga Gautam (kp 26/06/2016)

14 children ‘trafficked’ from Dhankuta rescued in Capital, by Pragati Shahi (kp 25/06/2016)

‘Arrest fear’ cited for cancelled tour: Maoist Centre chief Dahal cancels Australia trip at the last moment, by Dewan Rai (kp 24/06/2016) [Obviously, he feels guilty!]

Six held for raping girl, 19 (kp 23/06/2016)

Critics question CIEDP approach, by Dewan Rai (kp 23/06/2016)

Sexual violence victims wary of case, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 22/06/2016), Victim wrongs: Secrecy shrouding sexual assault cases has prevented understanding of 10-year conflict (kp 23/06/2016)

Serial killer nabbed after 20 years on the run (kp 21/06/2016)

‘Punish perpetrators of sexual violence’ (ht 20/06/2016)

Woman forced out of house by in-laws ‘over dowry’ (ht 19/06/2016)

Flesh trade flourishing along highways (ht 19/06/2016)

Injured Yarsha pickers rescued (kp 18/06/2016)

APF men accused behind gang rape of mute woman, by Manoj Poudel (kp 16/06/2016), NHRC probes into gang-rape (kp 17/06/2016), Punish them: The security agencies must take rape cases seriously, more so when accused are within (kp 17/06/2016), Rape victim has nightmares: Activists wary of attempts to weaken the case (kp 19/06/2016), Deaf-mute rape victim responding to treatment: Lawmakers vow to bring Armed Police Force personnel involved in the ‘barbaric act’ to justice, by Kokila KC (ht 22/06/2016), Rape of speech-impaired woman: House committee orders thorough investigation (kp 09/07/2016), Security chiefs assure action against culprits (ht 09/07/2016) [And why has nothing happened even after almost three weeks?]

73 children, women rescued from Birgunj in 3 months: Most of the victims are from quake-affected districts: Police, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 15/06/2016)

Too scared to talk: Conflict victims face a number challenges and receive threats when giving testimony, by Suman Adhikari (kp 14/06/2016), Procedural ambiguity halts TRC probe, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 14/06/2016)

Chand Maoists torch 10 Ncell base towers: Telecom company says about 250k customers hit (kp 12/06/2016), 7 Chand Maoist cadres held on arson charge (kp 14/06/2016)

Woman shot dead (kp 12/06/2016), 20-year-old woman shot dead in suspected love rage in Doti (ht 12/06/2016)

Violent cases across country: Taxi torched at Tinkune n Two Sajha buses vandalised n 99 persons rounded up in total (kp 10/06/2016)

Depositors at receiving end as co-op operators flee with cash, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 10/06/2016)

Decade-long civil war: Victims against amnesty for sex abusers (kp 09/06/2016)

Road to nowhere: The violent attack on an INGO office this week is based on a now-defunct ideology (kp 09/06/2016)

Taplejung businessman found dead (kp 09/06/2016)

Krishna Prasad's murder: Ganga Maya says her fast won’t stop, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/06/2016)

‘Terrorism financing through Nepal overstated’: The NRB official said the magnitude of risk is not like as mentioned in the report since it has not given any concrete evidence, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/06/2016)

Initiate the investigation: The state should probe the killings that took place during the Tarai unrest, all of them, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 07/06/2016)

Importers evading tax by submitting bogus bills: Importers have been submitting fake handwritten bills showing lower prices and payingmuch less customs duty (kp 07/06/2016)

Registered cases outnumber Peace Ministry’s count: TRC chair says he won’t disappoint conflict victims, by Dewan Rai (kp 06/06/2016)

6 held over women trafficking in two weeks (rep 06/06/2016)

Govt pushing for pre-emptive amnesty for war crime accused: The government seems to be pushing for general amnesty even before facts are established and due process is met, by Dewan Rai (kp 03/06/2016)

Periodic blues, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 03/06/2016)

Chand's Maoist party sets fire to excavator, by Arjun Oli (rep 03/06/2016)

TIA emerging as major drug transit hub (ht 03/06/2016)

Victims’ plaints at CIEDP top 1,500, by Dewan Rai (kp 02/06/2016), 96 complaints in Tanahun (kp 02/06/2016)

Talk therapy: Gender-based violence in Nepal is deeply rooted in social norms, values and cultural practices, by Binita Shrestha (rep 01/06/2016)

UML, Maoists for narrowing down list of offences of serious nature; Crimes to come down from nine to four: rape, torture,
disappearance and cold-blooded murder
, by Dewan Rai (kp 31/05/2016)

Number of complaints of disappearances exceed official data, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 31/05/2016)

Vehicles fleecing passengers in rural Udayapur (ht 31/05/2016)

Boy frees himself from abductors: Kuse Kumar Mahato of Dhungrekhola VDC in Sarlahi gives the slip to his abductors (kp 30/05/2016)

Tanker driver beaten to death (ht 30/05/2016)

Footballer Bimal Gharti Magar’s sister found dead, by Narayan Sharma (kp 27/05/2016), Football striker Bimal Gharti’s sister found dead Police suspect murder, arrest her boyfriend, by Shreeram Sigdel (ht 27/05/2016), ‘Hanging cause of teen’s death’: Doctors say investigators should ascertain if it was suicide or murder, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/05/2016), Relatives rule out suicide: Boyfriend's overbearing nature had Manisha under stress, say friends, by Kalpana Bhattarai (rep 28/05/2016), Manisha's death becomes more mysterious after polygraph test of her boyfriend, by Kalpana Bhattarai (rep 02/06/2016), Case against Chaudhari ‘for Ghartimagar murder’ (kp 21/06/2016)

Four rape cases registered within a month, by Narahari Sapkopta (rep 27/05/2016) [related to Gorkha district]

More than 100 complaints filed in Kavre district (ht 27/05/2016)

Birgunj businessman abducted (kp 27/05/2016), Traders terrified after Kedia’s abduction: Kidnappers took advantage of the open border and lax security situation, says a representative of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry, by Bhusan Yadav and Laxmi Sah (kp 28/05/2016), Businessmen picket police premises, demand prompt rescue, by Upendra Yadav (rep 28/05/2016), Abducted Kedia rescued from Bihar: A suspected Indian national held, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 30/05/2016), Cops suspended over Kedia’s abduction (ht 04/06/2016), 12 arrested for Kedia’s abduction (kp 08/06/2016), Kedia abduction accused paraded (ht 09/06/2016)

17 girls, women murdered in a month, says report (ht 26/05/2016)

3 foreigners, 1 Nepali caught with 2 kg cocaine (kp 26/05/2016)

2 rape victims disowned by families (kp 25/05/2016)

Lifting ban on IRs 1,000 abd 500 spawns fake notes in market, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 25/05/2016)

Daughter-in-law goes missing after dowry dissatisfaction, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 24/05/2016)

Communities add to misery of rape victims: Communities get involved in pressuring rape victims and their families to settle the cases at village level, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 23/05/2016)

Documenting torture: In the current institutional practices of documentation, the poor and the marginalized can't even report their human right violation, by Jeevan R. Sharma (rep 23/05/2016)

Nepal Police’s forensic lab to be upgraded (ht 21/05/2016)

Badarmudhe incident unnecessarily publicized: TRC member, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 21/05/2016) [??]

Teenager girl being trafficked to Pakistan rescued (ht 20/05/2016)

Woman robbed by biker who offered her lift (ht 20/05/2016)

Police arrest 4 for transferring subsidized diesel, by Ritesh Tripathi (ht 20/05/2016)

Victims’ response spurs on CIEDP, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/05/2016)

Ex-Maoist MP assaulted (kp 18/05/2016)

Travel warning: The way Pushpa Kamal Dahal exploded at the possibility of prosecution suggests that neither will justice be done nor will it seen to be done, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 17/05/2016)

Arun Singhaniya murder: One of accused admits to killing; Tells court suspended lawmaker Sanjay Kumar Sah was also involved, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 17/05/2016)

Four cases of theft reported in Kathmandu Valley (ht 17/05/2016)

Dashdhunga mystery still haunts the country (rep 17/05/2016)

Woman burnt alive in Kanchanpur (kp 16/05/2016)

Criminal cases decline in western development region (ht 16/05/2016)

Poacher kills self in police custody (kp 15/05/2016)

Three houses looted in Siraha (kp 15/05/2016)

MPCD cracks down on hundi operators (ht 14/05/2016)

Tracing the missing: In spite of strict laws against child trafficking, the scourge remains rife (kp 13/05/2016)

Victims outraged at 9-point deal (kp 12/05/2016), Two ex-Army chiefs accused of war crimes, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 12/05/2016)

Two statues of medieval period stolen (kp 12/05/2016), Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur (ht 12/05/2016)

Two held with pangolin scales (kp 11/05/2016)

Police parade juveniles with garland of shoes, by Nagendra Upadhyay (ht 11/05/2016) [The public parading of persons accused of crimes, as it is normal with Nepali police, is a grave violation of fundamental human rights!!]

Panama papers: 19 Nepalis listed in database of shell companies released by ICIJ (kp 10/05/2016), Authorities to probe into names in Panama Papers: Say first task is finding out who these people are, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/05/2016) [??], Nepalis linked to Panama leak preferred British Virgin Islands (ht 11/05/2016), 7 Nepalis named in new Panama Papers revelations (rep 11/05/2015), ‘All my investments are legal’ (kp 12/05/2016)

Two migrant workers rescued from TIA: Foreign employment agency offices raided (kp 10/05/2016), Minister joins raids aimed at thwarting women trafficking, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 10/05/2016), Human trafficking: Police suspect travel cos’ involvement (kp 11/05/2016)

Mother, daughter rescued from hotel in Khotang (ht 09/05/2016), Four arrested for assault, sexual abuse in Khotang (ht 11/05/2016)

Missing boy found dead (kp 09/05/2016)

Smuggling of river products up (ht 09/05/2016)

CEDAW: Govt ‘blocks’ civil society’s report (kp 08/05/2016)

‘Maoist-UML accord violates SC ruling, CPA: Conflict victims, rights defenders seek annulment, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/05/2016), CVCP concerned about nine-point deal: Says there can be no amnesty for heinous crimes (ht 07/05/2016)

Hindu Morcha Nepal on ‘extortion drive’ (ht 07/05/2016)

Transitional justice: Surveillance making conflict victims wary, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 06/05/2016) [?!]

Baptism by fire: While the government has tried to tackle domestic violence, burn violence in particular has never even been on their agenda, let alone their list of priorities, by Cilla Khatry (rep 06/05/2016)

Nepal urged to act speedily on Tarai abuses (kp 06/05/2016)

VDC secy, tech asst ‘on the run’: Bindulal Chaudhary and Dhirendra Yadav are out of contact for the last 10 days with Rs 2.2 million (kp 05/05/2016), VDC secy decamps with Rs 2.2 million in social security funds, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 05/05/2016)

Still trapped: Around 16,500 Nepalis, mostly women and children, have been trafficked from Nepal in the last two years alone, by David Kainee (kp 05/05/2016)

Dailies prioritising VAW news (ht 03/05/2016)

ANNISU-R declares closure of Valley schools (ht 03/05/2016)

Man killed on witchcraft charge, by Krishna Thapa (kp 02/05/2016)

Dadeldhura DPO tightens security (ht 02/05/2016)

‘Recognise work in informal sector’ (kp 01/05/2016)

Man in drunken stupor sets fire to wife, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 30/04/2016), Woman allegedly set ablaze by husband died after four days, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 03/05/2016)

Kusawaha gets 10 yrs for killing fellow UML leader, by Laxmi Sah (kp 28/04/2016), Khatun misbehaves with Bara district judge (ht 28/04/2016)

Panchthar, Ilam girls vulnerable to human trafficking (ht 28/04/2016)

Missing teen’s body brought home after months of absence (ht 28/04/2016)

Fake engineering degree racket busted, five held: The fake engineer episode comes on the heels of recent arrests of doctors possessing fake academic degrees (kp 28/04/2016), After quacks, it’s bogus engineers’ turn now (ht 28/04/2016), Five more bogus engineers held (kp 29/04/2016), More engineers caught with fake degrees (kp 30/04/2016)

Four family members found murdered (kp 28/04/2016), Police arrest Salyan family murder suspect (kp 29/04/2016)

They are sufferers too: Women victims of sexual violence during the Maoist conflict must get due priority, by Neetu Pokharel and Som Niroula (kp 27/04/2016)

Women victimized by polygamy hesitate to go to court, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 27/04/2016)

Convicted, prosecuted Maoists form protest group (rep 27/04/2016)

Human trafficking through Birgunj up (ht 27/04/2016)

Om Hospital vandalised (kp 27/04/2016)

Khara conflict victims demand justice (ht 26/04/2016) [The NA will demand their names and addresses immediately!?]

Elderly accuse VDC secy of misuing social security funds, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/04/2016)

Naya shakti member held for running lottery scam (kp 25/05/2016)

NA seeks details of complainants: Transitional justice commissions turn down request, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/04/2016) [Unbelievable demand by the army!!], File complaints without fear, TRC member tells conflict victims (ht 24/04/2016) [??]

‘131 VAW cases recorded in a month’ (ht 23/04/2016)

Police step up crackdown on unscrupulous taxi drivers (ht 22/04/2016)

Young girls facing harassment unaware of legal remedy, by Isha Pandey (rep 22/04/2016)

Golden 1,000 days public awareness campaign launched (ht 22/04/2016)

Man held for ‘rape, murder’ of 8-year-old, by Madhav Aryal (kp 20/04/2016)

Army took her little girl away, claims one mother in Baglung, by Prakash Baral (kp 19/04/2016)

Far too common: Reports from human rights organisations suggest that Nepali police and armed forces regularly practice torture, by Jeevan Raj Sharma (rep 19/04/2016)

CEDAW convention: Civil society to send alternate report (kp 19/04/2016)

Over 31,000 families rebuild on their own: One year since disaster, survivors are frustrated at slow govt response, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/04/2016) [Now, NRA and government have a new job: Controll of NGOs and private persons who try to help the victims!! The inaction of the state fulfils the criminal offence of failure to render assistance!!]

Now TRC starts registering cases: 125 complaints received in the first day, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/04/2016)

Hearing begins on Krishna Prasad murder case, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 18/04/2016), Chitwan court completes recording statements (kp 20/04/2016)

Youths demand safe city for women (ht 17/04/2016)

Man accused of niece’s murder held after 20 years (ht 17/04/2016)

Three girls raped in a week in Dharan (kp 16/04/2016)

Cops get five years in jail for raping teens (ht 16/04/2016)

Police alerted to changing modus operandi of criminals (ht 16/04/2016)

CIEDP takes plaints amid questions about process: 15 registered on the first day as rights defenders call for law criminalising disappearances, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 15/04/2016), Victims can now file complaints to CIEDP, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 15/04/2016)

Girl’s complaint stops wedding (ht 15/04/2016)

Hit-and-run driver nabbed after 15 hrs (kp 15/04/2016)

Police in hunt for Nepali ringleader of int’l drug racket: Nepal used as hub to push drugs to several countries, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/04/2016), Police uncover Nepali involvement in 'ice' smuggling, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 15/04/2016)

Bhojpur man arrested for killing wife (kp 13/04/2016)

Man arrested for thrashing wife (ht 13/04/2016) [The families who married this girl at the age of four have also to be punished severely!!]

Child marriage cases high in Jumla village, by LP Devkota (kp 13/04/2016)

Youth thrashed by police admitted at ICU, by Arjun Oli (rep 13/04/2016)

Man injured in robbers’ attack (kp 13/04/2016)

Many destitute children trafficked to India: CIB; Central Child Welfare Board says 237 children have gone missing in the wake of last April’s earthquake (kp 12/04/2016)

Government agencies to coordinate actions against dirty money (kp 12/04/2016)

Police beat up journo (kp 11/04/2016)

Maoist, Madhesi civil servants' trade union officials resort to vandalism (rep 11/04/2016)

Rs7.94 b in 22 yrs committed for investment by British Virgin Islands: NRB and DoI point to each other for investment records, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 09/04/2016), There’s a dirty nexus between businessmen and politicians, interview with Mahan Prasad Adhikari (kp 11/04/2016)

Six arrested with Indian bills worth over IRs 10m: Police say many terrorist groups have been found using counterfeit currency as a means to fund their illegal activities, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/04/2016)

Double taxation hits Ramechhap folks (ht 08/04/2016)

Court tells police to file case in Ganesh murder by 4 months: Second murder case against Bal Krishna Dhungel , by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 08/04/2016)

Teenager leaves home to escape ‘forced marriage’, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 07/04/2016)

Public transport is living hell for young women, by Isha Pandey (rep 07/04/2016)

Alleged gangster nabbed with two guns, 158 bullets and drugs (ht 07/04/2016)

‘High time Nepal opened own probe’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/04/2016), Panama papers finger seven Nepalis, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 05/04/2016), Panama Papers leak sets off alarm bells in Nepal: Govt agencies to step up surveillance; To probe whether Nepalis hold offshore accounts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/04/2016)

Court hearing for murder-accused UML leader begins, by Suresh Yadav (rep 05/04/2016), Report on kid-selling racket shocks govt: Sun reveals Nepali children being sold to UK families (ht 05/04/2016), UK paper exposes slave trade in post Nepal-quake children: Indian dealer demands NRs 800,000 per child (ht 05/04/2016)

Quake survivor children ‘being sold’ in Britain (kp 05/04/2016)

Regmi’s murder accused held, two others absconding (ht 05/04/2016)

1995 Italian tourist murder case: US dweller fugitive in net, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/04/2016)

Mules fox cops with varied methods, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/04/2016)

Minor rape accused held after 5 weeks (kp 02/04/2016)

Six Nepalis jailed in India for child trafficking (ht 02/04/2016)

Alternative politburo member of UML presented in court (ht 01/04/2016)

Singhaniya murder suspect arrested: Chandradeep Yadav is said to be the mastermind behind 2010 murder of media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 31/03/2016), Sah linked to Singhaniya murder, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 06/04/2016), Suspended MP among four brought to Janakpur for probe (ht 06/04/2016), Suspended lawmaker Sah masterminded the murder: Police, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 07/04/2016), Sah on hunger strike, alleges 'wrongful implication', by Suresh Yadav (rep 09/04/2016), Murder case filed against suspended lawmaker Sah at Dhanusha court, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 11/04/2016)

Involvement of youths in serious crimes on rise in Khotang, by Daman Rai (rep 31/03/2016)

Two bodies of infants found: Police suspect the newborns could have been abandoned after they were born of an illicit relationship, or born out of wedlock or rape (kp 30/03/2016)

Conflict victims want firm commitment from TJ bodies: They also warn of withdrawing support to Truth and Reconciliation Commission unless it will make the process victim-centric (kp 30/03/2016)

Two women held with liquid cocaine worth over Rs 50m (kp 29/03/2016)

Man beats mother to death in Dang (kp 27/03/2016)

Victims initiate unofficial truth-telling activities_ The victims as well as international bodies have voiceed doubts over the credibility of the transitional justice mechanisms (rep 26/03/2016), TRC says it will collaborate with victims’ platform: The TRC expedites its effort to reach out to the victims to make transitional justice credible and successful, by Dewan Rai (kp 28/03/2016)

Criminals thriving behind wall of internet, social networks (ht 26/03/2016), Users warned over rise in crimes involving social networking sites (ht 26/03/2016)

Three arrested for gang rape, murder of 20-yr-old (ht 25/03/2016), Press code violated (ht 25/03/2016)

Venisha murder suspects nabbed: She was found dead in Nagarkot on February 26 (kp 25/03/2016), Girl killed for 'refusing sex', by Kamal Pariyar (rep 25/03/2016)

Two, including an NC leader’s murder accused, arrested (ht 25/03/2016)

Police initiates campaign against vehicle harassment (kp 25/03/2016)

MPCD campaign against trafficking gets int’l support (ht 24/03/2016)

Teenager who hacked 200 websites held (ht 24/03/2016)

Boy foils middleman's plan to send mom abroad, gets thrashed, by Rohit Rai (rep 23/03/2016)

Police detain 328 persons and 1661 vehicles for Holi holliganism (rep 23/03/2016)

One year after: The TRC and the CIEDP have not laid the groundwork for ensuring truth and justice, by Suman Adhikari (kp 22/03/2016), TRC to receive complaints from April 17: War-era crimes probe to start June 15 (rep 22/03/2016)

Rampant smuggling of betel nuts: Mechi Customs Office intensifies monitoring, by Parbat Portel (kp 21/03/2016)

Agents cheating migrant workers with tourist visas, by Devendra Basnet (rep 21/03/2016)

Rape case filed 11 days after incident: Rapist had threatened victim’s family not to file FIR (ht 20/03/2016)

Morcha insists govt drop charges against its leaders, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/03/2016) [??]

Man beats father, uncle to death: Mom, aunt hurt in attack of reportedly mentally-ill person, by Aash Gurung (kp 20/03/2016)

CIEDP to start taking plaints from mid-April: Case registration through Local Peace Committees; The regulations have been
finalised, but an Act to criminalise acts of disappearance is yet tos be brought
(kp 19/03/2016)

Woman murders daughter in cold blood (kp 18/03/2016)

Succour for victims of trafficking: Listening to those who’re hard of hearing; New law has been brought to ensure facts don’t get lost in translation in courts, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 17/03/2016)

Dalits in Saptari deprived of social security allowance (ht 17/03/2016)

2 held for minor’s abduction: According to police, there is no evidence of rape or molestation (kp 17/03/2016), Police rescue abducted girl, arrest kidnappers (ht 17/03/2016)

Panchthar trader found murdered (kp 17/03/2016), Missing trader found dead (ht 17/03/2016)

SC quashes 2 petitions related to war-era cases: Paves way to arrest Maoist cadres accused of murder; the move allows district court to proceed with its arrest warrant, probe and prosecution as per criminal justice process, by Dewan Rai (kp 16/03/2016)

The black money: Nepal was ranked as having the 64th largest underground economy of 162 countries and the second largest in South Asia after Sri Lanka, by Nirmal Kumar Raut (rep 16/03/2016)

Tricksters misusing CIB name (kp 16/03/2016)

Mahanagar bus vandalised, by Anup Ojha (kp 15/03/2016)

TRC talks   of oversight mechanism: The TRC discusses with conflict victims on setting up an oversight body to avoid possible interference from power centres (kp 14/03/2016)

MP Lama caught for bullets in bank locker (kp 14/03/2016), UCPN-M lawmaker Lharkyal Lama arrested: 14 bullets found from his Nepal Investment Bank locker, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/03/2015), MP Lharkyal Lama held after 14 bullets found in bank locker: Lama says he was framed, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 14/03/2016), Suspended MP Lharkyal Lama’s house raided (kp 15/03/2016), Lama denies polygraph test (kp 16/03/2016), Old cases against Lama to be reopened (ht 17/03/2016), Lharkyal Lama’s remand extended for three days (ht 19/03/2016), Lharkyal Lama freed on bail, re-arrested on fraud charge: Accused of duping youths of Rs 21.9 million (ht 22/03/2016), Former MP Lama released on Rs 3m bail (kp 24/03/2016)

Infant body found on riverbank sent to TUTH (kp 13/03/2016)

CPN Maoist men held for arson (kp 13/03/2016)

Probe into Tarai violence: UN; Expresses concern over Nepal’s piecemeal progress in transition to peace, by Dewan Rai (kp 12/03/2016)

Woman attacked with acid in Dang: 32-yr-old was tending grocery store (kp 12/03/2016), Police still clueless about perpetrator behind Thursday’s acid attack, by Devendra Basnet (rep 12/03/2016), Two held on acid attack charge (kp 14/03/2016)

Man kills co-tenant for molesting his wife (ht 11/03/2016)

Lahan hospital selling unwanted newborn to childless women, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 10/03/2016)

Man ‘thrown into’ furnace, by Bechu Gaud (kp 06/03/2016)

Teacher held for caning students (kp 06/03/2016)

DAO raids DJPL, Lomus Pharma: Arrests senior officials, seals distribution units, by Manish Gautam and Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/03/2016), Drug makers warn of shutting factories if arrestees not released (kp 06/03/2016), Police release pharma officials: The arrestees have been released on condition  that they will present  themselves to the police  when demanded (kp 07/03/2016), Unethical demand: Demanding that they should be released unconditionally suggests that the business community does not want the rule of law to prevail when it comes to any of their members (ht 07/03/2016)

Online violence against women: Nepal lacks adequate laws to deal with increasing violence and harassment of women in cyberspace, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 04/03/2016), Trapped in the Net: The parallel universe of social media is inhospitable terrain for women, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 04/02/2016)

Charge sheets filed against 12 fake docs: The Central Investigation Bureau seeks three-year jail terms, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/03/2016), District Court takes statements from 3: Statements from nine other doctors to be  recorded before the court delivers verdict today (kp 04/03/2016)

Singhaniya murder case: 6 years on, suspects still at large, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 03/03/2016)

2 more trafficking arrests (kp 02/03/2016)

Nepal rejects UN suggestions on TJ-related cases: Govt tells UN Human  Rights Council it is yet to be prepared to enact  conventions ratified earlier, by Dewan Rai (kp 01/03/2016)

108 VAW cases reported in one month (ht 01/03/2016)

Hotelier found murdered (kp 01/03/2016)

Maoist victim living with a bullet lodged in head, by Durgalal Kc (kp 01/03/2016)

Child workers flee carpet factory due to poor condition, sexual harassment (kp 29/02/2016)

Lalitpur brick kiln found using child labor, by Deepak Kharel (rep 29/02/2016)

Opium farming goes unchecked in Bara, by Laxmi Sah (kp 29/02/2016)

Women freed from traffickers’ clutches, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 28/02/2016)

Policing the police: The police must obey the law while enforcing the law, by Dipendra Adhikari (kp 28/02/2016)

Bajhang police arrest fake doctor, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 28/02/2016)

‘Illicit trade in arms leading to growth in crime’, by Prakash Acharya (ht 28/02/2016)

A collective crusade: There can be no justice for recent atrocities so long as past atrocities remain shrouded in a cloud of impunity, by Bidushi Dhungel (nt 26/02/2016)

Woman held for masterminding father’s murder, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/02/2016), Woman arrested for plotting father’s murder: Admits she hired hitmen after he refused to give her money to open a beauty parlour (ht 25/02/2016)

‘New forms of violence emerging in society’ (ht 25/02/2016)

Transitional justice delayed: NHRC continues to seek action in war-era cases, by Dewan Rai (kp 25/02/2016)

Boy hurt in teacher’s beating (ht 25/02/2016)

Valley police raid manpower agencies, arrest eight suspects: Certain manpower agencies have been forcing migrant workers into unpleasant jobs (ht 25/02/2016), Manpower agencies protest against ‘uninformed raids’: Shut offices decrying what they call ‘police raj’; service seekers affected (kp 26/02/2016)

Rice meant for relief rotting in food corporation godown (ht 24/02/2016)

Police probing witchcraft-related attack: A 23-year-old woman is assaulted and made to eat human faeces by her husband and in-laws, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 23/02/2016)

Police free district court judge accused of sexual assault, by Mukesh Kumar Das (rep 23/02/2016), 2 district judges in dock over ‘sexual misconduct’: SC summons the duo - JC conducting investigation, by Bhadra Sharma and Rabindra Upreti (kp 24/02/2016), SC suspends two judges accused of sexual assault, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 24/02/2016), Sexual offence-charged judges fail to show up (kp 25/02/2016)

Absconding multi-billion dollar fraudster in police net (rep 23/02/2016)

Daylight thefts keep police on their toes (ht 22/02/2016)

Action sought against institutions issuing fake health certificate to migrant workers (ht 22/02/2016)

Computer crime: As Nepal moves towards a digital democracy, there is a need to develop a safer cyberspace, by Mahesh Singh Kathayat, Manish Pokharel and Bimalpratap Shah (kp 21/02/2016), Cyber crime incidents on rise (ht 21/02/2016)

Robbers kill man (kp 20/02/2016)

Maina Sunar's memorial: ‘Transitional justice faces threat’, by Dewan Rai (kp 18/02/2016), Krishna Prasad murder: Ganga Maya’s condition ‘critical’ (kp 18/02/2016)

Fake earthquake victims disrupt data collection, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 18/02/2016)

Minor raped on school premises, suspect arrested (ht 17/02/2016)

India rescued more than 160 trafficked Nepalis after earthquake (ht 17/02/2016)

Syndicate supporters vandalize buses in Pokhara, by Keshavsharan Lamichhane (rep 17/02/2016)

Two involved in murder of 16-year-old remanded to custody, seven sent to rehab (ht 16/02/2016)

4 killed in 7 years for witchcraft, by Pratap Bista (kp 15/02/2016)

Two held with foreign currencies worth Rs 7.7m (kp 15/02/2016)

Birtamod bus park turning into crime hub, by Govinda Chandra Chhetri (ht 14/02/2016)

Daytime burglaries up in Valley: Police (kp 13/02/2016)

Cong cadre shot dead (kp 13/02/2016)

Teacher accused of thrashing student with pipe, by Arjun Oli (rep 13/02/2016)

Police arrest two persons threatening to kidnap schoolchildren for ransom (ht 13/02/2016)

Sitting on hands awaiting financial leg-up: TRC and CIEDP have received only token budget from government; Conflict victims voice frustration at slow pace of work, by Dewan Rai (kp 12/02/2016)

3 persons arrested for murder (kp 12/02/2016)

86-year-old man burnt alive over witchcraft charge: Police say the accused, Krishna Bahadur Tamang, splashed petrol on Hasta Bahadur Tamang before setting him on fire, by Pratap Bista (kp 11/02/2016)

Kidnapped boy found murdered (kp 11/02/2016)

Girl jailed for fabricating rape case (ht 11/02/2016)

VAW spikes women’s suicide (ht 10/02/2016)

Neha Pun murder accused made public (kp 09/02/2016), Neha murdered after gang-rape, police hiding truth: Pun Society (ht 11/02/2016)

Measures taken against human trafficking (ht 09/02/2016)

One year on, transitional justice bodies yet to sharpen their focus, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/02/2016), Support us in time or lose control of Maoist war-era cases: TRC; Transitional justice bodies alert govt, political leaders against transitional cases coming under international action, by Kamal Pariyar (rep) 08/02/2016, TRC urges govt to solve war-era cases, by Prakash Acharya (ht 08/02/2016), Govt employees reluctant to join truth commissions: Govt had sanctioned 100 positions for the TRC and 70 for the CIEDP, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/02/2016)

12 doctors held for doing just what the doctor didn’t order: Arrested from different districts for possessing fake school certificates, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/02/2016), Fake degrees: Rajbiraj doctor rounded up; Dr Manoj Kumar Sah, who was held on fake degree charge, returns to work after the police found his qualification to be genuine, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/02/2016)

NC district leader shot dead, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 07/02/2016), NC regional representative murdered: Underground outfit by the name of Janatatrik Tiger Janashakti Party claims responsibility for the shooting (ht 07/02/2016), Killers of Congress leader still at large (ht 08/02/2016)

Couple admits to making up rape claim to settle scores with neighbours (ht 07/02/2016)

Women demand action against Shah’s killers (ht 06/02/2016)

Apex court tells govt to formulate laws to protect rape victims (ht 05/02/2016), Ruling for law to protect rape survivors hailed (kp 06/02/2016)

Protest against murders (ht 05/02/2016)

A lost opportunity: Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms have failed to involve victims in their activities, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 03/02/2016)

CIEDP bill will criminalise disappearances, by Dewan Rai (kp 02/02/2016)

Woman gang raped, suspects at large: Police say unidentified gang of about six tied the woman’s husband and children and took her away in the middle of the night (kp 02/02/2016), Woman raped in Rautahat (ht 02/02/2016)

12 girls, women raped in a month, says Report (ht 02/02/2016)

Teachers out of contact after police thrashing (ht 02/02/2016)

Five persons held on abduction charge, by Pratap Bista (kp 02/02/2016)

Bill on increasing quantum of punishment for murder in House, by Prakash Acharya (ht 01/02/2016)

10 hurt as SLMM cadres and police clash in Janakpur: The clash erupted after the SLMM supporters started hurling Molotov cocktail targeting the house of a Nepali Congress lawmaker, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 01/02/2016), SLMM cadres attack NC leaders’ homes, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 02/02/2016)

Taken from Nepal: Holistic legislation is needed to deal with the rising incidence of human trafficking, by Saloni Maheshwari (kp 31/01/2016)

Fugitive arrested from TIA (ht 31/01/2016)

Looters murder local youth: Robbers attack three locals, kill one (kp 31/01/2016)

Drug trafficker held in Parsa (kp 31/01/2016)

CIEDP demands war-era dossiers: Around 77 percent of 1,400 disappeared cases were committed by the state and 10 percent by the rebel Maoists, by Dewan Rai (kp 30/01/2016) [!!], Three-decade long wait for disappeared son (ht 30/01/2016)

Cops attacked during NC ward committee convention (ht 30/01/2016)

Assaults against women in camps ‘on the rise’, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 29/01/2016)

Govt not cooperating with TRC: Spokesperson; Bhatta warns of internationalising cases of rights violations if there was no environment for commission to perform its duties, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 29/01/2016)

Man convicted on six counts nabbed after 14 years (ht 29/01/2016)

Teen with disability rescued from barn (ht 28/01/2016)

Eight held for child abduction, murder (kp 27/01/2016)

Humla women giving birth in cowsheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 27/01/2016)

TRC, CIEDP remain idle for lack of regulations: Transitional justice bodies rendered defunct as Maoists oppose some provisions, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 27/01/2016)

Court reopens Maina murder case: She was tortured to death by NA officials during the Maoist insurgency (ht 26/02/2016)

106 VAW cases recorded in a month (ht 26/01/2016)

Spurt in rape cases alarms Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 26/01/2016)

Woman hired hitman to murder her husband (ht 26/01/2016)

Kin of Doramba massacre victims hopeful of justice, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 25/01/2016)

MRPs forged for migrant workers under illegal status, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 25/01/2016)

‘Conflict victims feel justice denied’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 23/01/2016)

Threat bars victim of rape from court visit, by Kamal Panthi (kp 22/01/2016)

‘Woman abused by employer in Lebanon’, by Parbat Portel (kp 22/01/2016)

Woman kills stepsons (kp 22/01/2016)

6 arrested for running fake currency racket (kp 22/01/2016)

Girl gang-raped, murdered, by Janak KC (rep 21/01/2016)

NAMS official among 4 held for hatching false alibi: Member Secretary of NAMS and 3 Bir Hospital officials are arrested for falsifying evidence to protect a rape convict, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/01/2016), Bir Hospital staffers held for forging medical documents: They had produced fake evidences to secure the release of a man serving term in Central Jail for attempted rape (ht 21/01/2016), Bir officials remanded to custody for forging papers over rape case (rep 21/01/2016)

Toddler branded with heated rod to avert black magic, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 21/01/2015), Witch doctor held for singing child (ht 22/01/2016), Toddler who was branded with spatula hospitalized, by Giriraj Basjota (rep 22/01/2016), Shaman charged with attempt to murder (ht 23/01/2016)

Man held for trying to burn wife alive (kp 21/01/2016)

Govt agencies found involved in smuggling of fuel: NHRC, by Dewan Rai (kp 21/01/2016)

Kids’ murder scares locals (kp 20/01/2016)

Crime flourishing in Madhes: Six including 2 abducted children murdered, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 20/01/2016)

Bogus Avatari Lama absconds with millions (ht 20/01/2016)

Tanahun police probes 12 murder-accused (ht 20/01/2016)

KSL Report rejects influence of traditional common law principles (19/01/2016)

Girl raped in Panchthar (ht 19/01/2016)

Rights defenders seek revision to transitional justice Acts (kp 18/01/2016)

Human trafficking charges pressed against sex trade operators (rep 18/01/2016)

Cops ‘trying to extort’ businessman arrested (ht 18/01/2016)

Police step up patrolling amid rampant smuggling, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 18/01/2016)

INTERPOL issues Red Corner Notice against banking fraudster Karki, by Kamal Pariyar (kp 18/01/2016)

Human trafficking via Delhi-Colombo route rife, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 17/01/2016)

Child abducted in Mahottari (ht 17/01/2016)

Acid attack victims struggle on their long road to recovery: The only help Bindabasini has received to date is a computer training course and Rs 35,000 provided by Burn Violence Survivors-Nepal, an NGO, by Pratichya Dulal and Garima Chauladain (kp 16/01/2016)

SC quashes govt’s decision to withdraw criminal cases against 227 individuals, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/01/2016)

Court: reopen Maina Sunar murder case (kp 14/01/2016), Kavre District Court reopens Maina Sunar murder case, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 14/01/2016)

Six held for domestic violence (ht 14/01/2016)

Constituency budget allegedly distributed among lawmakers' favorites, by Jagat Khadja (rep 14/01/2016) [This had to be expected!!]

Four money changers booked in Jhapa: Charging exorbitant fees, by Parbat Portel (kp 13/01/2016)

Serious warning: It seems that the real conflict victims have not come forward to both the commissions due to their distrust of the commissions formed under a political compromise (ht 13/01/2016)

‘Loan shark’ singer faces music: Rekha Shah arrested for lending money for what’s called ‘meter interest’, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/01/2016)

Promise of peace: It is important to understand that transitional justice and traditional justice systems are two different things, by Yogendra P. Paneru (kp 12/01/2016)

TRC plans to set up its own local offices: Sceptical about plaints recorded by peace committees, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/01/2016) [??]

The Gods are still leaving: Despite their theft finding national and international limelight, antiques from Nepal remain vulnerable as ever, by Sewa Bhattarai (kp 09/01/2016)

Apex court denies clemency to murder convict Dhungel: Issues mandamus order to send Maoist leader to prison for life, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/01/2016), No clue for staff supply at NRA (kp), UCPN-M urges SC to reverse order (ht 22/01/2016) [Long live impunity and glorification of murderers!!]

Jobless southerners take to smuggling gasoline, by Abdesh Kumar Jha (kp 07/01/2016)

Police officer shot dead (kp 05/01/2016)

TRC team meets conflict victims in Rukum: Locals demand probe into killings and torture by State and Maoist rebels (ht 02/01/2016)

Govt, political parties not cooperating, says CIEDP (kp 01/01/2016)

Over 400 girls missing in India: The Nepalgunj office of Maiti Nepal says most of the girls were under 18, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 01/01/2016)

Police rescue 3 girls after 19 days in 'captivity': Two women arrested on kidnapping charges (rep 01/01/2016)

Madhes sees sudden spike in crimes, by Santosh Singh (rep 01/01/2015)

13 girls, women raped in a month: Report (ht 31/12/2015)

CDO warns journalists (ht 31/12/2015)

UML district leader killed, by Aman Koirala (kp 30/12/2015), CPN-UML leader Yadav killed (ht 30/12/2015)

Morcha wants murder suspect released: Amar Yadav is in police custody on suspicion of his role in the murder of Dinesh Kushawaha two months ago (kp 30/12/2015)

Woman gets 20-yr jail for human trafficking charge (kp 30/12/2015)

Relief items vanish from warehouse, by Sudip Kaini (kp 30/12/2015)

Woman raped, murdered (kp 29/12/2015)

Human trafficking: ‘Jurisdiction overlap hinders prosecution’ (kp 29/12/2015)

Fuel adulteration at pumps: DoCSM moving slowly despite irregularities (kp 29/12/2015)

Kantipur van torched (kp 28/12/2015)

Mining co’s machines set on fire, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 28/12/2015)

Crossing borders: Nepalis being trafficked all around the world should alert the government (kp 25/12/2015)

Jail term for acid attacker: Punishment not enough: Victim, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 24/12/2015), Acid attacker sentenced to 10 years in jail (ht 24/12/2015)

NOC drivers among 15 held for selling fuel from tankers, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 23/12/2015)

More boys than girls victims of ‘non-touching’ sexual abuse (kp 22/12/2015), Send Paudel to judicial custody: SC (ht 22/12/2015)

Police posts, govt offices in Rautahat, Sarlahi vandalised, by Shiva Puri and Aman Koirala (kp 22/12/2015), Students attack police posts, offices torched (ht 22/12/2015)

Krishna Prasad murder case: SC revokes appeals court bail for accused (kp 22/12/2015)

Schoolboy killed in police firing; curfew imposed in Gaur (ht), Protester killed in police firing in Gaur: Indefinite curfew clamped in the Rautahat district headquarters, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/12/2015)

Police draw blank in idol theft case, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/12/2015)

Bus found torched under mysterious circumstances (ht 21/12/2015)

7 suspected robbers arrested (kp 21/12/2015)

Mother, daughter found murdered, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/12/2015)

Male security personnel accused of sexual assault, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 20/12/2015)

Motorcyclist set on fire in Birgunj, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 19/12/2015)

Unrest, embargo prove bonanza for smugglers (kp 19/12/2015)

Krishna Prasad murder case: NHRC to govt: Bring culprits to justice (kp 18/12/2015)

Dish Home’s Bhaisepati transmission unit torched, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/12/2015)

Four kidnappers sentenced to jail, by Manish Gautam and Binod Ghimire (kp 16/12/2015)

When danger lurks close to one’s home: Relatives and friends involved in most trafficking cases, by Praticgya Dulal (kp 15/12/2015)

Two bodies found (kp 14/12/2015)

Chand party owns up Arun III arson (kp 14/12/2015)

Six women rescued from traffickers at TIA, 2 held (kp 11/12/2015)

18-year-old Surkhet woman gang-raped (kp11/12/2015)

Man held for carjacking (kp 11/12/2015)

Many VAW cases go ‘unreported’, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 10/12/2015)

Birgunj hospital vandalised (kp 08/12/2015)

Man kills 4 children, bodies found buried (kp 30/11/2015)

Statute of limitations on rape extended to 180 days (kp 30/11/2015)

Two teenage girls found dead, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 29/11/2015)

Court of inquiry instituted (kp 28/11/2015)

Govt broadens definition of rape (kp 28/11/2015)

A horrible business: Nepal needs accurate data and urgent action to ensure that human trafficking does not continue to persist at disturbing rates, by Sarah Ivy Hurtes (kp 27/11/2015)

Man ferrying fuel set on fire in Morang, by Pradip Manyangbo and Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 27/11/2015)

26,000 litres of smuggled fuel seized, by Madhav Dhungana and Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/11/2015)

Bomb hurled at radio station (kp 27/11/2015)

Over half of rape survivors are minors: Study, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 26/11/2015), Looming shadows: Data on the increase in sexual assaults of children is alarming (kp 27/11/2015)

Journos killed, disappeared: FNJ urges TRC to look into cases (kp 26/11/2015)

Pumps found dispensing less fuel to motorists (ht 25/11/2015)

WHO calls for ending violence against women and girls (ht 25/11/2015)

Tarai protests continue: Protesters, cops injured in Sunsari clash: Ambulance vandalised, by Bedraj Paudel and Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 22/11/2015)

Protests turn violent in Tarai districts: Truck carrying drugs torched in Birgunj, dozens of vehicles vandalised, by Bhusan Yadav and Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 21/11/2015), UDMF agitation turns violent: Medicine laden truck torched; Ambulance carrying sick child vandalised (ht 21/11/2015), UDMF cadres vandalize ambulance, torch drugs truck, by Binod Subedi, Ritesh Tripathi and Madan Thakur (rep 21/11/2015), Brutal blockade takes toll on thirteen-year-old heart patient, by Arjun Poudel (rep 21/11/2015)

Sale of adulterated fuel rampant: Vehicle entrepreneurs, passengers at the receiving end (ht 19/11/2015)

Chhaupadi practice still continues in Dailekh villages: Arjun Shahi of Rakam in the district says VDC offices banned the superstitious practice without proper preparations, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 18/11/2015)

School headmaster shot at (kp 17/11/2015)

Eleven-year-old raped after playing bhaili (ht 16/11/2015)

Unrest in Madhes boon to smugglers, by Upendra Yadav (rep 16/11/2015)

Amnesty for war crimes: Govt’s disregard for court order upsets victims of conflict (kp 16/11/2015)

SLMM cadres torch UML district party office in Parsa (kp 14/11/2015), UML Parsa party office vandalised, torched (ht 15/11/2015)

Agitating UDMF cadres torch truck in Birgunj (ht 13/11/2015)

Two women found dead in Mahottari, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 13/11/2015)

Women in entertainment sector rue police brutality, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 12/11/2015)

Govt limits TRC posts to 100 against 144 proposed (kp 11/11/2015)

Kin demand arrest of Dev’s ‘killers’ (ht 09/11/2015)

Armed group extorting cardamom traders, by Ananda Gautam (kp 08/11/2015)

UDMF cadres set motorbike on fire, by Santosh Singh (rep 07/11/2015)

Woman hospitalised with serious head trauma inflicted by husband (kp 06/11/2015)

Criminal activities drop across country: Police (ht 06/11/2015)

Public vehicles fleecing passengers (ht 02/11/2015)

Kathmandu tenants suffer humiliation from landlords amid fuel crisis, by Anjali Subedi (rep 02/11/2015)

Man arrested with fake currency notes, printer, by Aman Koirala (kp 01/11/2015)

Former minister Kandel survives bid on life, by Narayan Sharma (kp 31/10/2015)

Two held for rape cases (kp 29/10/2015)

12 held for black marketing petrol: Over 2,100 litres of petrol confiscated (ht 29/10/2015), Black-marketing of fuel on the rise, by Mahesh Kumar Das (kp 29/10/2015)

‘SLMM cadres beat a man to death’, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 28/10/2015), Tarai protestors set man ablaze for carrying petrol, by Amar Khadka (rep 28/10/2015)

Illegal fishing goes unchecked in Makwanpur, by Pratap Bista (kp 27/10/2015)

Seized engines reported due to adulterated fuel, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 27/10/2015)

Transporters fleece Dashain travellers, by Madhav Aryal, Aman Koirala and Agandhar Tiwari (kp 26/10/2015)

Protesters vandalise dozens of vehicles in Saptari (rep 26/10/2015)

2 held on murder charge in Tanahun, by Madan Wagle (ht 25/10/2015)

UCPN-Maoist cadre injured in Dhading khukuri attack (ht 25/10/2015)

Tarkeshwor women unsafe in public spaces, shows safety audit: Women Safety Audit conducted at Tarkeshwor in Kathmandu shows women felt unsafe in open ground, health post, temples, bus station and schools, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 19/10/2015), Women Safety Walk held at Dharmasthali (ht 19/10/2015)

Govt to provide counselling to CAPs: The project aims to provide support services to the needy, by Kokila KC (ht 19/10/2015)

Police unveil strategy to combat organised crimes (ht 19/10/2015)

Morcha protesters vandalise industry, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 18/10/2015)

Raid on armed outfit’s ‘shelter’: Police seize six weapons, explosives from the hideout in Taplejung forest, by Ananda Gautam (kp 18/10/2015)

Nepal: Investigate Deaths During Terai Protests: Hold Perpetrators to Account (Human Rights Watch 16/10/2015), Tarai protest killings: HRW urges govt to book culprits; The rights body has pointed out use of arbitrary force and extrajudicial killings by police against protesters (kp 17/10/2015)

Skipper Thapa among five held, by Adarsh Dhakal (kp 15/10/2015), Match-fix footballers hit with treason charge (kp 16/10/2015), Fix this now: Players accused of throwing away football matches should be dealt with severely (kp 16/10/2015), Police to book tainted footballers for treason (ht)

Smuggling of precious stones on the rise in Jajarkot villages, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 15/10/2015)

Criminal cases up after police post relocation, by Rabindra Uprety (kp 14/10/2015)

Gendercide: Nepal needs serious advocacy against sex-selective abortion to put an end to it, by Geha Nath Khanal (kp 13/10/2015)

Vehicles booked for cheating passengers (ht 12/10/2015)

Study: Many women feel unsafe at home (kp 12/10/2015), The lurking fear Much needs to be done in the Tarai to make women feel safe in their houses (kp 14/10/2015)

Armed group robs three passengers buses in Salyan, by Devendra Basnet (kp 10/10/2015)

Administration turns blind eye to gasoline smuggling, by Rajendra Nath and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 08/10/2015)

Drug smugglers held with press ID, by Bhusan Yadav (ht 08/10/2015)

Two arrested for trying to sacrifice a woman (kp 07/10/2015)

CJ calls for efforts to fight human trafficking (ht 07/10/2015)

Nepal tourism board scam: NTB director released on bail (kp 07/10/2015)

Man murders wife, uncle, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp ß5/10/2015)

Woman murdered for refusing marriage (kp 04/10/2015)

New law to protect women branded ‘witches’ in offing (ht 03/10/2015)

Smuggling of small arms continues unabated in Valley (ht 03/10/2015)

Girl displaced for protesting against forced marriage: Thirteen-year-old Jamuna Rai of Tamilcha-1 in Udayapur says she has kicked out of her village for refusing to accept marriage with a 52-year-old man, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 02/10/2015)

Man gets 44 years for selling wife (ht 02/10/2015)

Six unidentified bodies found (kp 02/10/2015)

Mobile app to counter violence against women (kp 29/09/2015)

Women not safe anywhere: WOREC (ht 28/09/2015)

Smuggling of gold into Valley continues unabated (ht 28/09/2015)

Girlfriends involved in murder of amorous youth, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 27/09/2015)

Human trafficking spreading far and wide: Police (ht 26/09/2015)

Police rescue seven women being trafficked to Iraq via India (ht 24/09/2015)

Gender-related violence up in Makawanpur (ht 24/09/2015)

Three held on church explosion charge, by Parbat Portel (kp 23/09/2015)

Three vehicles including ambulance vandalised in Taplejung (kp 23/09/2015)

District court’s verdict upheld: The District Court had decided to slap two-year jail term for the murderers of journalist Dekendra Thapa, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 18/09/2015) [This shows how little worth a journalist's life has in the opinion of politicians and judiciary!], SC upholds Sanjay Sah’s conviction (ht 18/09/2015)

Police crack down on thefts in capital (ht 18/09/2015)

Rape incidents on rise, by Amrita Anamol (kp 17/09/2015)

4-yr-old among four killed in Rupandehi police firing (kp 16/09/2015)

Tikapur protest deaths: Murder case likely against 22 people, by Mohan Budhair (kp 16/09/2015)

Smuggling rife in Kailali after Tikapur incident: Armed Police Force from border areas has been mobilised to inner towns of Kailali district after the deadly Tikapur riot, by Mohan Budhair (kp 15/09/2015)

Web of lies: The govt still needs to be more vigilant about human trafficking (kp 15/09/2015)

Jewellery shops booked for quality violations (kp 15/09/2015)

Bomb hurled at THT scribe’s house (ht 14/09/2015)

Lalpatta fast becoming transit point for drug smugglers (ht 14/09/2015)

Captors held, 3 hostages freed, by Lila Baral (kp 13/09/2015)

Tarai protest: 14-yr-old among five killed in police firing (kp 12/09/2015), Six killed in police firing in Janakpur, Jaleshwor, by Brij Kumar Yadav (ht 12/09/2015), APF ASI lynched in Mahottari (ht 12/09/2015)

The Human Business: Human trafficking is a serious issue that is largely going unchecked, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 11/09/2015)

4 dead, scores hurt as police, protesters clash (kp 10/09/2015), Four killed in police firing in Mahottari, Saptari, by Brij Kumar Yadav and Byas Shankar Upadhyaya (ht 10/09/2015), Protestors try to burn police personnel alive in Biratnagar (kp 10/09/2015), ‘Excessive’ use of force concerns rights groups (kp 10/09/2015)

Police arrest two on charge of committing property crimes (ht 10/09/2015)

Saudi diplomat accused of raping, locking up Nepali women in India (ht 10/09/2015), Women allegedly ‘raped’ by Saudi diplomat return home: CIB launches investigation to nab their traffickers (ht 11/09/2015), Rights activists demand Saudi embassy to punish diplomat (kp 12/09/2015), ‘Diplomatic immunity shouldn’t trump justice’ (kp 14/09/2015), CIB probes Saudi diplomat rape case: The victims claim they were raped first by their employer, who police believe has a first secretary rank in the embassy, then by up to six men at once, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/09/2015), Victim’s daughter-in-law arrested, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/09/2015), Alleged traffickers of Gurgaon rape victims held (ht 17/09/2015)

Man beaten, force-fed human excreta on witchcraft allegation, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 09/09/2015)

Tharu leader killed by his son (kp 09/09/2015)

Clamour for probe into teenager’s murder; victim’s kin seek justice (ht 09/09/2015), Relatives demand action against Tanahun teenager’s murderer(s) (ht 11/09/2015), Ale’s kin force shutdown in Damauli (ht 12/09/2015), One dies, two injured in protest over Ale’s death (ht 13/09/2015), Two dead as demo continues into sixth day (ht 14/09/2015), Inspector suspended, 17 others booked for mischief (ht 16/09/2015)

NC party office torched in Janakpur: Protestors torch 2 police beats in Jaleshwar, by Suresh Yadav and Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 08/09/2015)

Police nab two for banking fraud (kp 07/09/2015)

Missing American woman ‘murdered’ (kp 06/09/2015), American’s murderer confesses (ht 09/09/2015)

Robbers target trucks stranded along border, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 06/09/2015)

Love triangle ends in shocking murder, suspect nabbed (ht 05/09/2015)

UDMF cadres set fire to land office, jeep (ht 04/09/2015)

Man brutally thrashes wife: The woman claims to have been regularly beaten up by family members, twice being hospitalised in past, by Lawadev Dhungana (kp 03/09/2015)

Red Cross ambulance vandalised (ht 03/09/2015)

Counterfeit currency racket busted in capital: One arrested, fake Nepali banknotes worth Rs 135,000 seized (ht 03/09/2015)

Longer jail term sought for ex-minister Gupta (ht 02/09/2015)

CIEDP asks govt to criminalise enforced disapperances (kp 01/09/2015)

Nepali Congress, UML tie their CA members’ hands: Prohibit them from registering individual amendment proposals (ht 01/09/2015) [Unbelievable procedure! According to the interim constitution, the CA members first of all have to represent the interests of their social groups and not those of their party leaders!!], NC, UML discourage lone charter amendment bids, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/09/2015) [Long live the highly undemocratic state of Nepal!!]

New Delhi traffickers: CIB to file ‘one more case’, Police want to provide max compensation to victims and ensure culprits face maximum punishment (kp 31/08/2015)

UDMF cadres vandalise offices in Janakpur during demos (ht 31/08/2015)

Man’s head shaved for stealing Rudraksha bead, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 30/08/2015)

Tarun Dal town Chair among seven injured in attack (ht 30/08/2015)

VAW cases up substantially (ht 29/08/2015), Domestic violence tops VAW charts: As per the report, 58 percent of the total alleged perpetrators are husbands and another 15 percent of abuse comes from other family members (kp 30/08/2015)

All wrong: Human traffickers have been good at persuading poor parents in quake-hit districts to part with their children, by Giri Bahadur Gurung (rep 29/08/2015)

Three buses torched (ht 29/08/2015)

Keeping it in the family: Approximately 4 in 5 of all rapes are committed by someone the victim knows, and 98 per cent never go to jail, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 28/08/2015), Behind closed doors: Only 20 per cent of rape involving family members get reported, by Namrata Sharma and Aruna Upreti (nt 28/08/2015)

Teenage girl found dead at Gaushala guesthouse: Murder-accused nabbed within two hours of the incident (ht 28/08/2015)

Nine held for banking fraud: They embezzled more than Rs 330 million from Agricultural Development Bank (ht 28/08/2015)

Seven being probed for killing cop in Kailali (ht 28/08/2015)

New opium epicenter: Farmers in western Nepal are lured to grow opium by Indian middlemen, by Damodar Bhandari (nt 28/08/2015)

Five more held for Tikapur killings, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 27/08/2015)

Con man in police net (ht 27/08/2015)

Thief injured while trying to flee (ht 27/08/2015)

Everyday aggression: Govt must introduce stringent measures in the Domestic Violence Act (kp 26/08/2015)

Chand-led Maoists unleash donation drive in Khotang (ht 26/08/2015)

Don Rigaj presents self at court (ht 25/08/2015)

Traffickers of 27 Nepali Women arrested (ht 24/08/2015)

Shaman in custody for rape (ht 24/08/2015)

I shot Justice Bam to land party vice-chair, ministership: Magar, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 24/08/2015)

Domestiv violence: Provisions too weak to protect victims, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 23/08/2015)

Head teacher held for sexual harassment (ht 23/08/2015)

Villagers thrash an entire Dalit family (ht 23/08/2015)

Vehicles booked for overcharging pilgrims (kp 23/08/2015)

Govt in dilemma over Col Lama’s defence, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 22/08/2015)

Kathmandu sees rise in polygamy cases (ht 22/08/2015)

Goon killed in ‘encounter’, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/08/2015) [including "Ghainte’s political nexus" to NC], Ghainte’s death: Observers, locals contest police claims (kp 22/08/2015), Ghainte opened fire at cops: HM (ht 22/08/2015)

Kin admits to killing five of family (ht 21/08/2015)

Human traffickers ‘active’ in earthquake-hit villages, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 21/08/2015)

Annapurna Post office vandalised (ht 21/08/2015)

Banking fraud convict nabbed, jailed (ht 20/08/2015)

Crackdown on edu consultancies: Police raid 22 firms, detain owners, by Manish Gautam and Binod Ghimire (kp 19/08/2015), Owners of edu consultancies sent to custody, Manish Gautam and Binod Ghimire (kp 20/08/2015), 23 educational consultancy owners arrested in raid (ht 20/08/2015), 11 more illegally operated education consultancies booked (ht 22/08/2015)

Protester dies in Saptari firing; 7 hurt in Taulihawa, by Jitendra Khadka and Manoj Poudel (kp 19/08/2015), Protester killed in police firing, by Byashshankar Upadhyay (ht 19/08/2015), Protests continue, man dies in Saptari firing, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 19/08/2015), Saptari death sparks stir, by Jitendra Khadka (kp 20/08/2015), Protesters shot at cops in Saptari, says Gautam (ht 20/08/2015) [??]

1047 bandas in 5 yrs as wide criticism falls on deaf ears, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 19/08/2015)

Murder suspect held (ht 19/08/2015)

Two held for manhandling APF men (kp 19/08/2015)

Fake victims start returning relief amount, by Tika Prasad Bhatta and Nagendra Adhikari (kp 18/08/2015)

Locals, APF clash in Nawalparasi (kp 18/08/2015)

Trafficking survivor reunites with family: Sagar’s father had washed his hands of his 3 young sons after losing his wife in the April 25 earthquake (kp 17/08/2015)

Murder accused CPN-UML leader sent to prison (ht 17/08/2015)

Bajhang teen escapes rape attempt inside ambulance, by Mohan Shahi (kp 16/08/2015)

Congress local leader murdered in Pokhara (kp 15/08/2015), Nepali Congress Kaski leader murdered, by Bharat Koirala (kp 15/08/2015), NC leader Ramji cremated, action pledged (ht 16/08/2015), NC leader held on charge of murdering fellow party worker, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 16/08/2015)

Dalit couple unable to complete puja at Swargadwari, by Devendra Basnet(rep 15/08/2015)

Government’s bid to prevent ‘bride’trafficking (ht 15/08/2015)

Man murders wife over relief funds (kp 14/08/2015)

Rapist caught in the act (ht 14/08/2015)

8 fuel pumps sealed for short measures (kp 13/08/2015)

CPN Maoist cadres thrash DoFE chief (kp 13/08/2015)

Makawanpur Campus vandalised, torched (ht 13/08/2015)

Doctor faces action for sex-selective abortion (kp 12/08/2015), Doctor ousted for three months: Nepal Medical Council has suspended gynaecologist Dr Nutan Sharma for determining sex of foetus (ht 13/08/2015), Interim order allows Dr Sharma to practice (kp)

Civil and Criminal Codes to rid Jari (kp 12/08/2015)

3 ex-MPs convicted for PP misuse (kp 12/08/2015)

Protest in Surkhet turns violent, 2 killed, by Motilal Poudel (kp 11/08/2015), Incident occured while protecting lives, properties: Home Ministry (kp 11/08/2015), 15 hurt in Surkhet police firing (ht 12/08/2015), NHRC begins probe into Surkhet violence (ht 14/08/2015), Kin of deceased refuse to accept bodies in Surkhet (ht 16/08/2015), Kin of dead take bodies (ht 18/08/2015)

Two arrested for abducting 8-yr-old boy (kp 11/08/2015)

200 fake quake victims booked (ht 11/08/2015)

Soldier arrested for killing wife, dumping daughter (ht 10/08/2015)

Body found in forest, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 09/08/2015)

Nepali women trafficked to Syria, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 08/08/2015)

Elderly held on rape charge (ht 08/08/2015)

Eight-year jail term mooted for acid attackers: New bill proposes to fine perpetrators up to Rs 3 Lakh (ht 08/08/2015)

72-year-old convict nabbed for raping maid (ht 07/08/2015)

Police help Dom family gain access to village well, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 06/08/2015), Dalits barred from well: Ministry seeks clarification from Siraha authorities (kp 08/08/2015), Rights groups clamour for legal remedy to Dom family, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 08/08/2015)

Kin of girl found hanging say she was murdered (ht 06/08/2015)

Cyber crime threatens Kathmandu (ht 06/08/2015)

Woman with speech impairment gang raped, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 05/08/2015)

Raped minor dies in Bir Hospital: Activists seek justice for victim, punishment for perpetrator (ht 05/08/2015), 14-year-old raped, force-fed toilet cleaning solution, dies: Perpetrators use political pressure to make victim’s family drop charges, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 06/08/2015)

Transitional justice act: ‘Amendment must’ for effective TRC, CIEDP (kp 05/08/2015)

Protests for equal rights: House asks govt to clarify police action (kp 05/08/2015)

Call for awareness drive to combat superstition (kp 05/08/2015)

A step forward: Implementation of Witchcraft Act is crucial to assure vulnerable women (kp 04/08/2015)

Nepali girl's China dream turns into nightmare: Rescue efforts a tough task in lack of identity, address details, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 04/08/2015)

Three women killed in 20 days (ht 04/08/2015)

Former CA member held for public offence (ht 04/08/2015)

27 Nepali women to return home after their release, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 03/08/2015), CIB to investigate Delhi trafficking (kp 04/08/2015), 27 rescued Nepali women return home (ht 05/08/2015), Victims hindering investigation: CIB (kp 07/08/2015)

Police step up security measures to combat crime (ht 03/08/2015)

Woman arrested for banking fraud: She was on the run since May 2014; Fined Rs 22m (ht 03/08/2015)

TRC will not look into the cases sub-judice at the court, interview with Surya Kiran Gurung (kp 03/07/2015)

Three people murdered in separate incidents (kp 03/08/2015)

Rape victim in critical condition: Eight cases in Rautahat in 4 months, by Shiva Puri (kp 02/08/2015), 10-year-old girl raped in Rautahat (ht 02/08/2015)

Foreign job fraud cases increase (ht 02/08/2015)

Unity honchos in net after 5 yrs on the run: Held from Himanchal Pradesh, India, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/08/2015), Unity Life International MD, director nabbed (ht 01/08/2015), Chhetri brothers were hatching another big plot, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/08/2015), Chhetri brothers sent to Nakhu Jail (kp 03/08/2015)

Foreign employment fraudster arrested (ht 01/08/2015)

Dept stores found selling expired food (kp 01/08/2015)

Criminal cases up in Tanahun (ht 01/08/2015)

Investigate police beating of 14-yr-old in Janakpur: NHRC; Dinesh Sah, who suffered serious head injury, is undergoing treatment in a Biratnagar-based hospital (kp 30/07/2015) [The brutal beating of people with wooden sticks by police is a fundamental crime in general!!]

Legal omission: The draft constitution should include a provision against untouchability practised during menstruation, by Chandra Bhadra (kp 30/07/2015)

Record shows most city crime occurs from 6pm to midnight (ht 30/07/2015)

‘Little progress in fighting trafficking’ (kp 29/07/2015), Nepal needs to up efforts to fight trafficking (ht 29/07/2015)

2 police held on theft case (kp 29/07/2015)

Crime cases up in Janakpur (ht 29/07/2015)

15 girls, women raped in a month, says SAS (ht 28/07/2015)

Women thrashed on the charge of witchcraft (ht 28/07/2015)

Awareness drive against Chhaupadi (ht 28/07/2015)

Domestic violence up (ht 28/07/2015)

Fertiliser contractors short-changing farmers (ht 28/07/2015)

Ex-FNCCI chief Pandey among 21 pardoned by president, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/07/2015) [??], Lawmakers criticise
Pandey’s amnesty
(kp 02/08/2015),
Executive overreach: Government has shown height of irresponsibility by granting pardon to corruption convict, sending the message that well-connected criminals can go scot free, by Roshan Kumar Jha (rep 04/08/2015)

Woman found murdered: Man arrested for cannibalism, by Durgalal KC (kp 27/07/2015)

VAW cases up in private spaces: WOREC (ht 27/07/2015)

21 Dubai-bound Nepali women held in India, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 27/07/2015)

15 booked for arson, vandalism: Police initiate legal action against leaders, cadres of CPN Maoist (ht 27/07/2015)

Irregularities found in weighing loads on trucks, by Keshav Adhikari (ht 27/07/2015)

Husband, in-laws beat woman to death ‘for not making chapatis’ (ht 26/07/2015)

Boy murdered in suspected child sacrifice, by Devendra Baduwal and Bechu Gaud (kp 26/07/2015), 10-year-old boy murdered in the name of sacrifice: Police arrest five; All admit to killing the minor, by Shreeram Sigdel (kp 26/07/2015), 11 remanded in custody, by Bechu Gaud (kp 27/07/2015), Child sacrifice traumatises locals, by Bechu Gaud (kp 27/07/2015), ‘Book Those involved in boy sacrifice’ (kp 03/08/2015), Villagers demand harsh punishment, by Bechu Gaud (kp 04/08/2015)

VAW cases being settled at village level in far-west a cause for concern Stakeholders say perpetrators must be brought to book, paying money to victims to silence them is against law, by Prakash Singh (ht 26/07/2015)

Man held for uploading video of sex with girlfriend on Internet (ht 26/07/2015)

Saudi govt prepares to deport Magar: Envoy, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/07/2015)

Tricked and trafficked: Human traffickers are now ferrying Nepalis to more places around the globe. Both the
profiles of their usual victims and the way they are going about their business has changed
, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/07/2015)

Banda affects life; enforcers commit arson, vandalism (kp 25/07/2015), “They burned my taxi while I was inside” (kp 25/07/2015)

Book guilty of Godar incident: NHRC (kp 25/07/2015), NHRC wants action against indicted officials (ht 25/07/2015)

Undercover cops nab two with 7.3 kg opium: Largest drug seizure so far in the Kathmandu Valley (ht 25/07/2015)

Women-only hearing for rape victims on the cards: Panel led by Commissioner Manchala Jha has prepared victim-friendly procedure for recording statements (kp 24/07/2015)

Trafficking bid foiled (ht 24/07/2015)

NP to make crime investigation more effective (ht 24/07/2015)

AHRC condemns use of undue force by police (kp 23/07/2015)

ANNFSU (R) torches school bus (kp 23/07/2015), CPN M torches school vehicle (ht 23/07/2015), Modern Indian School
bus arsonists nabbed
(kp 29/07/2015)

Man caught on rape charge (kp 20/07/2015)

Woman held for murdering newborn (ht 20/07/2015)

20-yr-old Man arrested for murdering wife (kp 19/07/2015)

Villagers turn against mother, daughter for filing rape case, by Nirajan Poudel (rep 18/07/2015)

Cocaine through Kathmandu: The TIA has turned into a transit hub of choice for cocaine traffickers, who funnel their cargo from here to cities in the US and Europe, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/07/2015)

161 held in oneweek as part of  MPCD’s drive (ht 18/07/2015)

Crimes ‘drop’ in Capital (kp 17/07/2015), Rape, attempted murder cases up: Overall crime rate fell by 17.87 per cent in Kathmandu (ht 18/07/2015)

106 women and children missing in Parbat, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 17/07/2015)

Swami held, disciples stage protests, by Bhusan Yadav, Bechu Gaud and Pragati Shahi (kp 16/07/2015), CNP officials release Swami Krishna (kp 23/07/2015)

Rotten relief rice ‘on sale’ at Dolakha store, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 16/07/2015)

Cases of daylight robbery on rise (ht 16/07/2015)

‘Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts’ (ht 16/07/2015)

Man killed 7 months after his daughters’ murder (ht 15/07/2015)

Sub-engineer caught in bribe scandal (kp 14/07/2015)

Cops hard put tackling cyber crime (ht 13/07/2015)

Subsidised rice ‘sold’ midway: Locals say foodstuff being ferried to Humla from Gamgadhi was sold to hotels in Bam and Chankheli in Mugu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 12/07/2015)

Man held at TIA with hashish in stomach: The contraband in capsules weighs around one kilogram (ht 12/07/2015)

Kavre DAO orders police to arrest bogus quake victims, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 12/07/2015), DAO begins action against bogus victims (kp 13/07/2015)

Serial fraud offender in police net (ht 12/07/2015)

Digitising crime fighting: The Nepal Police have been increasingly turning to digital technology to help improve the services they provide, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/07/2015)

APF under scrutiny for thrashing locals (ht 11/07/2015)

Mum kills self, daughter; 2 poisoned kids critical (kp 10/07/2015)

Mother caught while dumping her newborn: Four-day-old baby boy rescued alive, sent to hospital; Woman in custody, gives conflicting statements to police (ht 10/07/2015)

Superstition taking its toll on women (ht 10/07/2015)

Police to strengthen drive to curb crime in public vehicles (ht 10/07/2015)

Woman jailed for life for child sacrifice (kp 09/07/2015)

Youth arrested on cyber crime charges (ht 09/07/2015)

‘Jail escapee’, who was arrested on Saturday, was never in jail! Had walked free by ‘convincing’ someone else to go to Sindhupalchowk Prison in his place (kp 09/07/2015)

Chand-led Maoists on donation drive (ht 09/07/2015)

Woman expelled from her house (kp 08/07/2015)

Three held on fraud charge, by Shiva Puri (kp 08/07/2015)

Man murders mother’s lover (kp 07/07/2015)

Family murders mentally ill woman (ht 07/07/2015)

Male teacher bags maternity allowance (ht 07/07/2015)

Gaighat girl raped, murdered (ht 06/07/2015)

Nepalis being sent to Afghanistan illegally, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 05/07/2015)

Neighbours beat woman for ‘practising witchcraft’ (ht 05/07/2015)

‘Strengthen criminal justice system’ (ht 04/07/2015)

Rapist grandfather sent to prison (ht 04/07/2015)

Man held for faking own abduction to avoid paying loan (ht 04/07/2015)

Adhikari murder Case in apex court (kp 03/07/2015)

Rejected pulses found in Chitwan godown, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 03/07/2015)

Minister Parajuli finds his job on line over unseemly act (kp 02/07/2015), Minister in hot water for paddy field antics: His ‘indecent’ behaviour draws flak in Parliament (ht 02/07/2015), Under-fire Agriculture Minister Parajuli quits (kp 03/07/2015), Woman says minister was not misbehaving (kp 03/07/2015), Paddy field antics cost minister Parajuli job (ht 03/07/2015), Action sought against Parajuli (ht 03/07/2015)

Save our daughters: To add to the grief of losing loved ones, young women have to go through the trauma od sexual mistreatment, by Sudeshna Thapa (rep 02/07/2015)

Journalist arrested for ‘no reason’ (kp 02/07/2015)

DAO to curb relief anomalies: To monitor whether genuine victims are benefiting (ht 02/07/2015), Irregularity in ID card distribution: Ward secretary accused of giving fake cards to Congress loyalists (ht 02/07/2015)

Black market in zinc sheets spreads amid high demand (kp 02/07/2015)

Youth arrested for Rs 1.2 million fraud (ht 02/07/2015)

Extortion, robbery plot foiled; four in police net ( 01/07/2015)

Ex-DSP Chand sent to judicial custody (kp 29/06/2015), Former DSP Chand presented at court: To be tried for aiding killers of media entrepreneur Jamim Shah, who was murdered in February 2010 (ht 29/06/2015)

Human trafficking in Pokhara on the rise, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 29/06/2015)

Police on high alert against human trafficking (ht 29/06/2015)

12 suspects arrested in Lalitpur for involvement in crime (ht 29/06/2015)

Thieves made public (ht 29/06/2015)

Police start drive against human trafficking, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 28/06/2015)