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Experts call for more proactive handling of new and old security threats : At a function in Kathmandu on Monday, speakers from diverse sectors discussed the interplay of regional and global powers in Nepal (kp 30/01/2024)

Centre should have a reserve force for contingencies : The police adjustment process should be handled more cautiously as police personnel work with arms and ammunition, interview with Jaya Mukunda Khanal (kp 22/01/2024)

Police ramps up use of multiple technologies in crime investigation (rn 20/01/2024)

Triggering mistrust :The police must be sensitised on the need of exercising maximum restraint during public protests (kp 18/01/2024) [They believe they have the right to beat, torture and kill people. This was the case under the royalist-absolutist panchayat system and it hasn't changed to this day!]

PM instructs completion of police adjustment process in 15 days (kh 17/01/2024) [Being a PM or a minister is so easy! You order something and everything is implemented as it should be!], After months of pressure, Dahal orders police force adjustment across provinces : Prime minister gives Home Minister Shrestha and other senior officials 15 days for the task, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/01/2024)

Eligibility for enrollment to Inspector role revised to 27 years (kh 31/12/2023)

Police HQ issues 7-day ultimatum for 21 ‘absent’ police personnel (kh 27/12/2023)

Nepal is the largest net contributor to global security architecture: Security Expert Thapa (rep 07/11/2023)

Army HQ recommends Pandey’s promotion to Lieutenant General (rep 17/10/2023)

APF mobilizes over 29,000 personal under 'festival security plan' (rep 15/10/2023)

Chiefs of all three security agencies on foreign tour as the country sees renewed security challenges, by Tapendra Karki (rep 12/10/2023)

22 policemen go out of contact, Police Headquarters instructs to report within 7 days (kh  27/09/2023)

Global arms control and Nepal : Given our hopeless situation in arms manufacturing, our best bet is on their control, by Hitesh Kumar Bhattarai (kp 14/09/2023)

Virtuous State Must For Public Security, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 02/09/2023)

The Elephant in the Room, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 20/08/2023)

Nepal Police: Controversy arises over premature transfers of AIGs amidst reform efforts, by Arun Bam (rep 17/08/2023)

Army Welfare Fund capital reaches Rs 77.61 billion (rep 10/08/2023)

Let’s discuss ways to strengthen Nepali Army : Demands for reduction, structural changes, or removal of responsibilities should be based on careful consideration rather than momentary impulses, even if they are coming from scholars, by Manoj Joshi (ae 01/08/2023)

The Nepali Army –A Strength Or Liability, by Gaurav SJB Rana (sp 21/07/2023)

Restructuring the security sector : Wagle must be thanked for touching the tail of the tiger despite the attendant risks, by CK Lal (kp 19/07/2023)

Downsizing NA is not in the national interest, by Binoj Basnyat (ae 18/07/2023), Who decides the size of Nepali Army?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 18/07/2023), Downsizing the army: Is it to loot the country?, by Bishwo Gautam (ht 23/08/2023)

Nepal Army opens 400 vacancies across multiple positions (rep 15/07/2023)

Govt not reducing number of army personnel: Defense Minister Khadka (rep 14/07/2023)

Nepalese Army does not need to procure arms: CoAS Sharma (rep 26/05/2023), Nepal Army plans to buy APCs. Chinese supplier is on US blacklist : It wants to procure 26 armoured personnel carriers from Chinese firm Norinco for use in UN peacekeeping missions, by Anil Giri (kp 27/05/2023)

Govt strengthens border security (ae 25/05/2023)

Nepalese Army to buy military equipment from China at high cost, by Tapendra Kharki (rep 25/05/2023), NA hell-bent on procuring weapons from China; CoAS Sharma still goes falsehoods (kh 26/05/2023)

NA allegedly procuring weapons worth Rs 6 billion from China without competitive bidding process, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 26/04/2023), NA makes significant strides to procure arms from China; approaches Army Welfare Fund (kh 01/05/2023), NA set to open LC to procure weapons worth Rs 6 billion from China (kh 07/05/2023)

Terrorism resurgence in South Asia: How Nepal can enhance its security, by Ravindra Bhatt (ht 19/04/2023)

In defense of Nepal Army: Let’s debate, let’s not disparage : We will be making a big mistake if we lose sight of what Nepal Army did for Nepal in the past and the potential role it can play to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the days to come, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 06/04/2023)

NA: Keep Professional Integrity Intact, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/04/2023)

For the first time, three female AIGs to work together  in Nepal Police (rep 27/03/2023)

Nepal’s Army Chief’s reaction to the size of the national defense force generates controversies : ‘Army's size is not to be dictated by self-proclaimed academics, experts and security experts associated with INGO and NGO but by the government’ (nlt 24/03/2023)

Basanta Kunwar appointed new Inspector General of Nepal Police (nlt 24/03/2023), Concerns after tainted cop’s promotion : Basanta Bahadur Kunwar, who has been promoted to AIG, is reportedly a front-runner for Nepal Police chief, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/03/2023), Basanta Kunwar is the new Nepal Police chief : Other AIGs Tek Prasad Rai, Deepak Thapa, Shyam Lal Gyawali and Kiran Bajracharya were also in the race for the top post (kp 24/03/2023)

National security doctrine must address threats due to porous border, by Kanchan Dahal (ae 20/03/2023)

Nepal Army’s questionable commitment to rule of law (rep 05/03/2023)

National security: A notion of geopolitical reality, by GP Acharya (rep 05/03/2023)

US State Department’s report on terrorism paints bleak picture of Nepal’s security system  : The report says an open border with India and insufficient security protocols at Kathmandu airport could make Nepal a transit for international terrorists. How should Nepal respond to it? (nlt 03/03/2023) [see report on Nepal]

Nepal Police's Slide toward Autocracy : Assessing the conduct, investigations, technology, and human rights defense of Nepal Police, by Kanchan Jha (rep 02/03/2023)

Military Court dismisses NA Major General Shahi (kh 02/03/2023)

NC leader Arzu Rana Deuba raises question about Nepal Army’s digital security, claims she was shown emails of Army generals in Turkey : In a public forum, the NC leader made a serious claim about information leak of the Nepal Army. Will the government investigate the case? (nlt 28/02/2023)

COAS Sharma urges NA to remain alert of unwarranted criticism (kh 27/02/2023)

DIG Ashok Singh resigns after citizenship controversy (rep 22/02/2023)

NA demands registration of vehicles returned after peacekeeping mission (kh 06/02/2023)

Armed Police Force transfers 97 SPs in midnight (rep 21/01/2023)

Nepal In Cauldron Of Security Initiatives, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 14/01/2023)

17 DIGs of Nepal Police transferred (rep 13/01/2023)

Home ministry instructs subordinate offices to withdraw unauthorized security within 48 hours (rep 27/12/2022)

Nepali Army and Indian Army holding joint exercises from Friday (kh 15/12/2022)

Amid political transition, Nepali Army trying to purchase 27 APCs from China opaquely (kh 12/12/2022)

Nepal Army to buy weapons worth two billion rupees (rep 06/11/2022) [Part of US global strategy?]

Lumbini Province to constitute its own police force soon (rep 18/10/2022)

Police in political quagmire: Pandering to tastes of parties while in service, becoming politician after retirement, by Arun Bam (rep 23/09/2022)

Nepali Army and US Army to conduct joint training from today (kh 16/08/2022) [This would be comparable to the joint training of the Chinese and Mexican armies close to the US border! The USA should refrain from unnecessary Chinese provocations on Nepalese territory as soon as possible!]

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

Provincial ministers pile pressure for police adjustment : They have met with leaders of the ruling coalition as well as prime minister after issuing a seven-point declaration in Janakpur earlier this month, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 20/07/2022)

Nepal Police AIG Bishwo Raj Pokharel resigns : Pokharel stepped down after the apex court upheld the decision of the government to appoint Dhiraj Pratap Singh as the IGP of Nepal Police, quashing a writ filed against the appointment (nlt 18/07/2022)

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

Nepali Army’s ‘misdemeanor’ could affect military diplomacy with the US : Experts argue CoAS Sharma aggravated the issue, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 20/06/2022), Over 1,385 Nepali security personnel receive training with US support in last five years : "Nepal and US security diplomacy is in the interest of Nepal", by Ishwar Khanal (kh 21/06/02022)

SPP debacle: Nepal Army’s request letter to the US becomes public : The letter shows that the Nepal Army, in 2015, had written to the United States Embassy in Kathmandu proposing the SPP with the American government (nlt 16/06/2022),
Int’l Relations Committee summons CoAS Sharma on SPP issue (kh 17/06/2022), Nepal will not participate in any military alliance; 10-point agreement on SPP is fake: CoAS Sharma (kh 17/06/2022), Nepal Army has not received any money, weapons or bombs through SPP: CoAS Sharma (rep 17/06/2022)

Singh becomes first non-technical female officer in Nepal Police to become AIG (rep 07/06/2022)

Nepal Army chief to visit Pentagon ahead of Deuba’s Washington trip : General Prabhu Ram Sharma’s proposed travel date is late June, which comes amid increased US political engagements in Nepal, by Anil Giri (kp 27/05/2022) [??]

NHRC calls for further investigation into newly-appointed IGP Singh for human rights violation (rep 04/05/2022)

Cabinet decides to appoint AIG Dhiraj Pratap Singh as new IGP (kh 01/05/2022), AIGs Pokhrel, Thapa prepare to move court against Singh’s promotion to IGP (kh 01/05/2022), NC leader Koirala denounces govt decision over IGP appointment (kh 01/05/2022) [Once again, decadent shadows of nepotism and extreme party politicisation of all sectors of the Nepali state?], A troubled agency called Nepal Police, thanks to Nepali politicians : Country’s key law enforcement agency faces controversies because of political parties’ vested interests, by Anil Giri (kp 03/05/2022)

Process for AIG promotion in Armed Police Force begins (kh 30/04/2022)

Poll security likely to hamper regular crime investigations (rn 30/04/2022)

Home ministry proposes lowering service period to 16 years for security personnel (rep 29/04/2022)

Pushpa Ram KC appointed IGP of APF (kh 13/04/2022)

Nepal Army announces 4,000 vacancies (kh 31/03/2022)

Nepali Army and U.S. Army hold Nepal-U.S. Land Forces Talks in Hawaii (kh 31/03/2022) [Against the background of the global competition between the USA and China, this proves anything but Nepal's neutrality!]

293,216 Apply For 100,000 Temporary Police (rn 28/03/2022)

Businessmen call for increased security in industrial areas : During the first Covid wave, government had removed Armed Police Force from industrial areas and sent them to borders, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/03/2022)

Nepal Army and US Army launch joint medevac training exercise in Kathmandu (kh 22/03/2022) [??]

Senior DIGs lodge complaint against AIG promotion : Reach PSC with complaint and plan to take it to court as well (kh 20/03/2022)

There is a need to revise national security policy: PM Deuba (rep 16/03/2022)

Vacancy For Temporary Police To Be Announced In A Week (rn 14/03/2022)

Finance Ministry nods to hiring 100,000 temporary police personnel for local election (kh 11/03/2022), Govt invites applications for 100,000 temporary police recruits for upcoming local level election (rep 16/03/2022)

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

Minor changes in international, regional security environment likely to affect Nepal: PM Deuba (rep 24/02/2022)

‘Nepal Army lost 114 first responders so far’ (kh 23/02/2022)

Nepal Army briefs team of senior govt officers about ‘Bunker to Barracks’ drive, Vision 2030 (kh 29/01/2022)

Home ministry transfers 26 SSPs of Nepal Police (rep 07/01/2022)

Central Security Committee hold discussions on security challenges (kh 06/01/2022)

National Security And Software Vulnerability, by Ravi Dhungel (rn 31/12/2021)

Ensuring Effective Border Management, by Shyam Prasad Mainali (rn 29/12/2021)

Rural Police outposts in Dolpa, Humla and Mugu shifted to the district headquarters due to heavy snowfall, by Govinda KC (rep 27/12/2021)

Capacity Enhancement Of Security Agencies, Government's Priority: PM Deuba (rn 25/11/2021)

Restructuring Nepali Army : We must make security forces more inclusive and effective to make them more attractive for peacekeeping, by Kul Chandra Gautam (kp 22/11/2021), Riposte to Army’s restructuring, right-sizing and reform rationalization, by Babu Krishna Karki (rep 23/12/2021)   [This fiery comment by a retired brigadier general could be applied to the socially also non-inclusive administration and political parties as follows: All these areas are based on voluntary participation and there is no policy or culture in them to proscribe anyone based on caste, ethnicity, creed, or gender. In other words: Non-inclusion does not exist. It is a fiction of women, Dalits, Madheshis, Muslims, Janajatis, human rights organisations and of course foreign countries!]

Police Headquarters transfers Kathmandu, Lalitpur police chiefs (kh 21/11/2021)

Nepal Army concludes Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare Training (rep 19/11/2021)

Enacting Effective Cybersecurity Policy, by Namrata Sharma (rn 17/11/2021)

2 brigadier generals and 7 colonels recommended to major generals and brigadier generals (kh 11/11/2021) [Thank God, seven male Tagadharis. The ruling elite continues to understand inclusion as the recruitment and allocation of posts exclusively from this small circle of 15 per cent of the total population!]

CoAS Sharma embarking on four-day India visit (kh 08/11/2021), In defence of military diplomacy : It is a crucial  instrument complementary to official diplomacy, by Shantosh Bhallave Pouyal (kp 09/11/2021) [In many respects a doubtful statement : dipölomacy is not the task of the army!]

Minister Dr Rijal inspects NA’s under-construction defense university (kh 26/10/2021)

SPs of Dhanusha and Sarlahi transferred (rep 24/10/2021), Security officials feast, gamble as regulatory body keeps mum in Sarlahi (ht 24/10/2021)

Joint security patrol in Rasuwa (kh 10/10/2021)

Festival security plan enforced in Karnali (kh 09/10/2021)

Regional security after Taliban takeover : Nepal needs to be concerned about its preparedness for  preventing and countering  violent extremism, by Surendra Shah and Bam bahadur Bhandari (kp 03/10/2021)

Indo-Nepal Joint Exercise Surya Kiran XV concludes (kh 03/10/2021)

Lt General Hamal goes on leave; Saroj Pratap Rana becoming NA Chief of Staff (kh 27/09/2021)

PM Deuba directs NA to identify challenges of national security (kh 23/09/2021)

NA announces vacancies for 464 technical posts (kh 16/09/2021)

BOP construction nears completion at Mauwatar in Taplejung (kh 13/09/2021)

Experts call security agencies to be highly alert in view of regional atmosphere (kh 11/09/2021)

PM calls National Security Council meeting amid sporadic protests against MCC (rep 10/09/2021)

Govt transfers AIGs : Pal to look after Metro, Thapa Operation Department (kh 03/09/2021)

Young menace : Revival of militant youth groups is bad news for upcoming elections (ae 02/09/2021))

Prabhu Ram Sharma is new Army Chief (rep 27/08/2021)

“Australia is seeing a re-emergence of Nepal’s significance to its engagement with the Indo-Pacific”, interview with John Blaxland (kh 27/08/2021)

Cyber Intelligence for National Security, by GP Acharya (rep 13/08/2021)

NA CoAS Thapa goes on leave starting today : Lt General Sharma picked as acting CoAS (kh 09/08/2021)

Rise of the Taliban: Security risks for Nepal, by Narayan Adhikari (ht 23/07/2021)

NA’s eight divisions scrapped from today : Restructured into Eastern, Central, Western and Valley Command (kh 16/07/2021)

Monsoon also means police have to cope with the rains and this affects their work, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 29/06/2021)

Does structural change in Nepal Army lead to its professional transformation?, by Pramd Raj Sedhain (kh 22/06/2021)

CoAS Thapa transfers key army officials (kh 20/06/2021)

Army’s foray into agriculture sector sparks debate : There should be a clear distinction between what a national defence force should and should not do, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 12/06/2021)

Police recover large cache of ammunition in Rolpa (kh 23/05/2021)

Army ignores House panel’s directive, forges deal for expressway : Bypassing the directives of the House committees is an act of defying the sovereign entity, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/05/2021)

Military and the State: Domesticating the Geopolitics, by Rajendra Sharma (kh 15/05/2021)

Low pay, excessive work, poor morale leave Nepal Police with staff shortage : Police are called on to do jobs which government agencies shun—from dousing fires to clearing roads during the monsoon, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/04/2021)

Armed and unrestrained : Wrangling concessions from a pliant leadership, the army’s professionalism is compromised, by Deepak Thapa (kp 15/04/2021)

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

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

Private security companies take a hit as pandemic impacts their clients’ businesses : Hotels, banks and other financial institutions have cut down outsourced security service, according to industry insiders, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/02/2021)

Nepal’s constitutional crisis and mounting security challenges, by Abhaya Raj Joshi (kh 13/02/2021)

Significance Of Defence University, by Uttam Maharjan (kp 09/02/2021), Why Nepal needs a defense university : Formulating a vibrant defense policy to counter the security threats can be possible when we have qualified human resources in the country. The Defense University will do just that, by Hritik Yadav (rep 16/02/2021) [???]

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

Army chief inaugurates Prithvi Narayan Shah Study Center at army HQ (rep 11/01/2021) [Is the army still royal or is it now loyal to the sovereign people?]

Ill-equipped Armed Police Force personnel patrolling Hilsa border area in extreme temperatures, by Chhapal Lama (kp 12/12/2020)

15,748 Women In Security Bodies Rise To Ranks For Leadership, by Purushottam P Khatri (rn 06/12/2020)

'Vested interests of politicians demoralizing honest officers in police organization', by Shivahari Ghimire (rep 26/11/2020)

Assessing military diplomacy : Naravane’s visit has been seen as a significant event as it comes at a time when relations between India and Nepal are at low ends especially after Nepal issued a new map, by Suresh Sharma (rep 01/11/2020)

4,500 Nepal Police personnel diagnosed COVID-19 positive so far (kh 06/10/2020)

8,260 security personnel test COVID-19 positive so far (rep 04/10/2020), Over 8,000 Security Personnel Infected With COVID-19 (rn 05/10/2020)

Gandaki assembly endorses bill on provincial police force : Deputy inspector general of Nepal Police to lead the provincial police, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 02/10/2020)

2,197 NA personnel diagnosed COVID-19 positive so far (kh 26/09/2020)

Why Nepal should take its security seriously, by Narayan Adhikari (rep 07/09/2020)

Profit-making army and Nepal’s democracy, by Bishal Thapa (ae 21/08/2020)

Amid criticism for its commercial ventures, the Nepal Army now seeks to invest in projects of high returns: The national defence force’s insatiable appetite for business will weaken it professionally and result in loss of its identity as a trustworthy institution, security analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/08/2020

Developing Next Generation Border Security System, by Durga Kunwar and Ravi Dhungel (rn 18/07/2020), Use Of Technology For Bolstering Border Security, by Kumar Abhinav (rn 18/07/2020)

Host of challenges await new police chief Kshetri: Resolving long-pending hi-profile cases and mending ties with the public should be high on his agenda, experts say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/07/2020)

Shared responsibility: Community Police Partnership can help the country deal with the coronavirus crisis, by Sarbendra Khanal (kp 22/06/23020)

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

Army for Covid response raises questions if government is getting over-reliant on the defence force: Government’s failure to make it clear why and on what grounds it is mobilising the Army may mean civilian authorities are ineffective and incompetent, analysts say, b y Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/06/2020)

Nepal Army patrolling the streets raises alarm, leading many to question why the defence force was mobilised: The army says that military police were mobilised to ensure that its uniform is not misused to breach the lockdown, but analysts say it could have sought the help of the Nepal Police, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/05/2020)

Nepal Army writes to China to expedite delivery of medical equipment: It will take at least one more week for the cargo to arrive if the process is not sped up, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/05/2020) [The Nepal Army should be abolished! In case of a defence against one of the two big neighbouring countries it would be completely useless. It is hardly ever up to other important missions!]

Govt’s decision to procure weapons draws flak (kh 02/05/2020)

Nepal Police in federalism: Political interference, bureaucratic meddling, and favoritism inside the police organization have perverted leadership succession and affected organizational integrity, by Shreya Paudel and Samar SB Rana (rep 19/04/2020)

The police and federal restructuring: There is a need to use federalism as an opportunity to address longstanding security sector reform issues, by Samar SJB Rana (kp 15/04/2020)

Involving the army: It is a great idea to call in the Nepal Army, but only complementary to civilian efforts, by Bishal Dhakal (kp 12/04/2020)

More than 11,000 jobs in Nepal Police are vacant: To fill the vacancies, Nepal Police on January 19 announced a vacancy notice for 149 inspector and 584 assistant sub-inspector jobs, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/02/2020)

Nepal Army fails to spend budget for the expressway again: Calling bids for complex bridges and tunnels before the new fiscal year was not possible, Brig-Gen Pandey says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/02/2020)

After attempts to set up an all-powerful intelligence department, the government mulls a similar structure under Army: The Army’s intelligence service will overshadow the one under the prime minister, security experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/02/2020)

Thakur Gyawali appointed Nepal Police's new chief: He will remain in office until July 8, 2020, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/02/2020) [Wow, he will be in office for almost five months! Very effective!]

Police launch new service to win hearts of general public (ht 24/01/2020)

Year dotted with plenty of disrepute and few redeeming moments for Nepal Police: The police-public relations, which have always been a rocky one, saw no improvement this past year, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 31/12/2019)

Nepal Police making strides in community partnership, by Anjali Subedi (rep 28/12/2019)

Police personnel are resigning in the thousands every year and it’s becoming a problem: The primary factor for resignations is that many are dissatisfied when they are passed over for promotions due to corruption, nepotism or politicisation, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/12/2019)

Ruling party members ask leadership to seek clarity on MCC compact from the US: Opposition to the programme could not only delay its ratification but also give rise to diplomatic friction between Nepal and the US, observers say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/12/2019) [Good relations with the immediate neighboring countries are much more important than being part of US security interests!], Nepal to first study strings attached to MCC before joining it: ‘The country won’t be part of any militarypact in the guise of any programme’ (ht 22/12/2019)

US hands over two Skytrucks to Nepal Army (rep 19/12/2019)

Nepal Police’s lapses were exposed in the Nirmala Pant case: The Inspector General of Nepal Police on the department’s public image and what reforms he has introduced to improve them, by Shuvam Dhungana and Anil Giri [interview with  Inspector General Sarbendra Khanal] (kp 17/12/2019)

Unsettling times: The global stability can be secured only by maximizing US-China-India trilateral cooperation, by Suresh Sharma (rep 15/12/2019)

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

Security Provisions In Constitution, by Bigyan Sharma (rn 06/12/2019)

Smile! You’re on camera: Nepal Police currently operates 1,200 CCTV cameras inside Kathmandu. They want to raise the number to 21,000, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 21/11/2019)

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

Government to develop NID as professional intelligence body (ht 14/11/2019), Intelligence department to get sweeping powers to carry out domestic and foreign counterintelligence: Under a draft amendment currently at the National Assembly, the department will be able to spy on all foreign countries, institutions or groups that are deemed detrimental to national security, by Anil Giri (kp 15/11/209)

Predicament of police: One harsh reality about the police is that they are probably never going to achieve a hundred percent success when dealing with all the different type of transgressions in the society, by Sarans Pandey (rep 13/11/2019)

Security at TIA foolproof, claims govt, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/11/2019), Matter of concern: When the customs at the TIA and along the borders are considered to be lucrative postings, you know something is amiss (ht 07/11/2019), US State Department report pokes holes in security at country’s only international airport: The report could be a catalyst for the Nepali security apparatus to dig deeper and deal with any potential threats, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/11/2019)

New bill clearly lays out functions, duties of NSC (ht 03/11/2019)

Nepal Army is investigating alleged corruption in Kathmandu-Tarai expressway: Former Major General Yogendra Khand and his team are under probe, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/10/2019)

China to provide Rs 2.5 billion in military aid to Nepal: It appears that that defence cooperation will be prioritised in this ‘strategic cooperative partnership’ between the two nations, security analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 18/10/2019), China to provide Rs 2.4 billion in military assistance to Nepal (rep 21/10/2019) [Why??]

Police unveil Dashain security plan for Valley: People are requested to inform police before leaving home for their ancestral places, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/09/2019)

Ruling party holds hours-long discussion to build a concrete position on Indo-Pacific Strategy, by Anil Giri (kp 23/09/2019)

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

Govt set to withdraw Security Council Bill, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/09/2019)

Overweight army officers lose benefits, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/08/2019)

‘Dissolve Ranger Battalion’ (ht 27/08/2019)

Army crackdown on forged credentials: Dozens including army brigadier general may face dismissal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 12/08/2019)

Nepal Army is amending laws so it can get into commercial activities: Eyeing projects with high returns, the Army wants to invest the billions it has in its welfare fund in hydropower projects, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/08/2019)

Army expedites action against soldiers who had defected to the Maoists: According to the national defence force, over 450 can face court martial, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/08/2019)

MPs for taxing industries, foreign missions for using state security (rep 29/07/2019)

More locals submit illegal weapons in Rukum: 158 weapons submitted in six months, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 15/07/2019)

Deputy inspector general likely to lead provincial police: 55,000 police personnel to be adjusted in seven provinces, while federal police to have 20,000 (ht 11/07/2019)

Nepal government clears legal hurdles to buying lethal arms from the US: The procurement process will expedite now, Nepal Army says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2019)

Indo-Pacific Strategy And Nepal, by Gopal Khanal (rn 08/06/2019)

Lawmakers condemn govt for security lapses, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 28/05/2019)

Government amends defence material supply procedure (ht 22/05/2019)

English classes to overcome language barrier at TIA (ht 05/05/2019)

Sensitivity for security: Nepal needs to understand the gravity of security threat emanating from its inability to control cyber crime, by Thaneshwor Chalise (rep 04/05/2019)

429 firearms surrendered (ht 22/04/2019), People of conflict-affected Rukum villages submit illegal arms to govt, by Lokendra Khanal (ht 22/04/2019)

Nepali Army issues gag  order to its employees, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 20/04/2019) [A generalisation could also prevent the detection of crimes by the security forces and that in turn would be a crime by itself!]

46 illegal weapons handed over to police in Dhading district, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 18/04/2019)

People showing reluctance to submit weapons to DAOs (ht 16/04/2019)

Nepal Police says special bureaus in provinces can make investigation effectiveOfficials attribute low rate of case settlement to overload of work and staff shortage faced by bureaus at the centre, by Nayak Paudel (kp 15/04/2019)

Police units in dilapidated condition in Achham (kp 06/04/2019)

Government’s intent to keep security policy secret raises concerns: The document has given too much emphasis on army, ignoring other security agencies, officials who have seen the document claim, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/03/2019)

Power to PM to deploy Army causes unease in defence force: Experts say government should abide by constitutional provisions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/03/2019), Reversal of democratic thrust: The government is de-democratising the security sector and weakening democratic oversight of the security forces, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 25/03/2019)

Bill to enable PM alone to recommend army mobilization: Security Council may recommend security at sensitive projects, heritage sites (rep 16/03/2019) [??], Government’s bid to vest power to deploy Army in prime minister draws flak: The main opposition Nepali Congress calls a special meeting to discuss the provision  in the Bill on Work, Responsibility and Rights of National Security Council, by Tilak R Pradhan (kp 17/03/2019), Congress lashes out at proposed law to further empower PM, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 18/03/2019)

Concerns grow over weapons—in good numbers—in possession of Chand outfit: Two guns seized from a Communist Party of Nepal leader in Sunsari last week belonged to former Maoist army, sources say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/03/2019)

Boost security: The coordinated bomb attacks and vandalism of Ncell towers point to the weak security situation in the country (ht 25/02/2019)

Govt to tighten security: Home minister (ht 04/02/2019) [??]

Life in the fast lane: The Nepal Army is overstepping its mandate, and the fast track has dissatisfied locals, by Ayushma Basnyat (kp 21/01/2019)

LMC get proper barracks for first time in 20 years, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/01/2019)

Proliferation, misuse of small firearms posing grave threat to security: Police (ht 10/01/2019)

Army to buy 4 choppers worth Rs 6b for VVIPs: Currently, Nepal Army has two fixed-wing planes and 12 helicopters. The army plans the number of aircraft to 31 by 2082 (rep 05/01/2019)

Major Gen Giri up for promotion to lieutenant general, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/12/2018)

Government to clear legal hurdle to US arms deal, by Binod Ghimire and Anil Giri (kp 24/12/2018) [Nepal's governments and politicians have always believed that they are above the law!]

Nepal Police gets high-tech mobile forensic van (ht 21/12/2018)

US says Nepal is part of its Indo-Pacific strategy: Experts say the move could invite friction between Beijing and Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 20/12/2018), US seeks key role for Nepal in Indo-Pacific as China ups forays, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/12/2018), Nepal won’t join US-led Indo-Pacific alliance: Gyawali (rep 23/12/2018), Gyawali refutes reports about Nepal joining US Indo-Pacific strategy, by Anil Giri (kp 24/12/2018), Nepal doesn’t have global or regional strategic ambitions: Foreign minister (rep 24/12/2018)

Govt mulling over federal police ordinance, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 14/12/2018) [Why another ordinance? There is an elected parliament that is responsible for legislation!!]

Police ramp up CCTV monitoring, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/12/2018)

Lalitpur City Police working conditions deplorable, by Anup Ojha (kp 30/11/2018)

Oli adds teeth to intelligence body: Draft law proposes that the intelligence chief report directly to the prime minister and the chief secretary on a regular basis, by Anil Giri (kp 28/11/2018)

Army’s indecision leaves key position vacant for months, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/11/2018)

Yearly campaigns not helping police improve image: 1,044 complaints filed against police in three years, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 25/11/2018)

Ministry bars Army from Thai junket, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/11/2018)

Nepal Police forms 360 committees: Community Police Partnership Programme records early success (kp 14/11/2018)

Rural Kalikot residents complain of weak security situation, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (kp 07/11/2018)

Differences over pay modality delay Army’s bid to buy US rifles, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/11/2018)

‘Special 78’ sniff out murderers for Nepal PoliceSecurity force’s Canine Operations Division honours its best ‘sleuth’ Kushal on Kukur Tihar, by Nayak Paudel (kp 07/11/2018)

Army to hang fewer portraits at barracks, by Diya Dhakal (rep 06/11/2018) [Still a bit royal?]

Understanding Kautilya to design Nepal’s security: Political change of 2006 followed by the protracted transition created a great deal of confusion in redefining national security policies, by Surya Prasad Khanal (rep 03/11/2018)

Internal clean-up top priority, says Nepal Police (rep 01/11/2018)

Community-police partnership can control crimes: IG Khanal, by Nayak Paudel (kp 29/10/2018)

CoAS seeks support to end graft in Army: Says micromanaging affairs of national defence force is unacceptable (kp 12/10/2018)

Policing in Nepal: Paradigm shift needed, by Govind Prasad Thapa (ht 29/09/2018)

Nepal Police took action against 2,265 errant personnel last fiscal (ht 20/09/2018)

5,916 personnel quit Nepal Police in four years (ht 10/09/2018)

Gen Thapa to assume charge as CoAS today, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 09/09/2018), Thapa sworn in as new Army chief (kp 10/09/2018)

No deal for BIMSTEC military drill: Gyawali; Indian proposal was ‘rejected by other members’; The House committee had summoned Minister Gyawali to inquire about the controversial exercise (kp 08/09/2018) [???], Nepal withdraws from BIMSTEC military drill, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/09/2018) [Why withdrawal if theres has been no deal before?], Nepal Army to participate in BIMSTE C drill as observer, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 10/09/2018) [??]

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)

City Police gets shelter after 25 years, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/09/2018)

Political meddling rampant in police: IGP (ht 04/09/2018)

Joint military exercise: Officials, Army defend BIMSTEC drill plans (kp 03/09/2018), Oli defends BIMSTEC joint military exercise (kp 05/09/2018), BIMSTEC war games: Nepal should dispel any unease the exercise may have aroused among neighbours, by Narendra B. Rawal (kp 05/09/2018), BIMSTEC has not agreed to any military pact: Oli (rep 05/09/2018), Joint army drill plan causes uproar: Two ministries say Army didn’t consult on BIMSTEC drill, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/09/2018), Nepal’s proposed participation divides the ruling party, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 06/09/2018), War games: In a democracy, the army cannot take decision solely at its own discretion (kp 07/09/2018)

Rite of reform: Federalisation means devolving power from the Nepal Police’s central command structure to local state units, by Govind Prasad Thapa (kp 03/09/2018)

Nepal Police expands units to all 753 local levels (rep 02/09/2018)

Army seeks law revision: Welfare forum says tweaking Army Act 2006 would fetch higher return on investment, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/08/2018)

Government to recommend Thapa as CoAS (ht 20/08/2018), Changing of the guard: The army’s main role is defending territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 22/08/2018)

Army to receive four US-granted aircraft by 2020: Nepal Army personnel are already being trained to operate Sky Trucks (kp 18/08/2018)

New chief faces daunting task rebuilding Nepal Army’s image, by Binod Ghimire (rep 10/08/2018), Nepal Army, Inc, by Rameshwar Bohara (nt 10/08/2018)

Number of APF personnel quitting job on the rise (ht 02/08/2018)

APF to establish units in all districts (ht 01/08/2018)

Purna Thapa is acting chief of Nepal Army (kp 27/07/2018)

The general’s seduction: The generals who believe that the army should be building national infrastructure should also know that honey-trap seduction is the most basic strategy in any military playbook, by Bishal Thapa (rep 24/07/2018)

Private security firms employ 100k guards, by Krishna Prasain (kp 03/07/2018)

Govt to draft laws for fed, provincial police (kp 30/06/2018), Laws to revamp Nepal Police, APF on the cards (ht 30/06/2018)

Police start community security drive (kp 17/06/2018), ‘Police in Every Neighbourhood’ campaign launched (ht 17/06/2018)

AIG posts cut in police forces (kp 11/06/2018)

Govt decides to shut UN-DPA office (ht 11/06/2018)

‘KMC City Police strength inadequate’ (ht 08/06/2018)

MoD rejects army proposal to extend terms of generals (rep 05/06/2018)

Nepal Police to have two more bureaus (ht 31/05/2018)

CIB plans to set up offices in all seven provinces (ht 24/05/2018)

Fiat on security coordination among three tiers of govt (ht 01/05/2018), Ambiguous directive: Government directive on Internal Security Management lacks clarity about the role of provincial internal affairs ministry in maintaining peace and security (ht 02/05/2018)

Delibrations on provincial security strategy start (rep 27/04/2018)

Unity for defense: All security forces and organs should function in unified command control system in case of crisis or emergency, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 19/04/2018)

Questions hover over Nepal Army’s helicopter purchase: Decisions made out of compulsion and necessity, NA defends (kp 16/04/2018)

Govt calls back all police from VIP house duties: 315 members guarding retired police officers recalled (kp 14/04/2018)

Terrorist activities biggest security challenge, says PM (ht 13/04/2018)

DIG Kharel quits via Facebook (kp 12/04/2018), DIG Kharel quits police after Khanal appointed as chief (rep 12/04/2018), The new chief in town!, by Guffadi (kp 14/04/2018)

Khanal duo appointed police chiefs (kp 11/04/2017), Govt appoints Sarbendra Khanal and Shailendra Khanal as IGPs of NP and APF (ht 11/04/2018)

Police HQ retracts 57 abused officers, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/04/2018)

A Dozen fake examinees held from Army test (kp 25/03/2018)

MoHA seeks details of police personnel (rep 25/03/2018)

Security concern: PM should appoint an independent National Security Advisor capable of supporting security elements, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 25/03/2018)

Surkhet district in need of 200 additional cops (ht 23/03/2018)

Enhancing national security: In Nepal whose politics and national security is weakened more by internal factors, the country must frame security policy by involving experts, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 21/03/2018)

Govt mulling post of national security adviser (ht 04/03/2018), Govt mulls appointing national security advisor: Govt working to handle sensitive foreign policy and security matters  by one office in liaison with prime minister (kp 09/03/2018)

DAO declares six areas in KMC prohibited zones (ht 21/02/2018)

Pokhrel is city police chief as head office transfers Dhanuk, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/02/2018)

Govt devising laws to revamp security agencies, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 02/01/2018)

Additional postings needed in Nepal Police (ht 28/12/2017)

Thapa likely to be appointed Nepali Army chief, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 04/11/2017)

Chitwan police understaffed (ht 16/10/2017)

Interpol to install biometric security devices in 4 locations: The devices will verify the travel documents against the Interpol database to keep track of movements of persons listed on the red corner notice, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 14/10/2017)

KMC bolsters city police force (kp 13/10/2017)

APF to remain under central govt (kp 09/10/2017)

Nepal Police plans to set up cyber bureau (ht 06/10/2017)

Setup under federalism still unclear, but police seek 22,000 more personnel: Move will inflate police body and benefit officers with early promotion, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/09/2017)

Special security arrangement for KTM Valley (kp 19/09/2017)

Overkill: Excessive security personnel in Tarai during Province 2 polls could do more harm than good (kp 14/09/2017)

Temporary cops threaten protest (ht 29/08/2017)

25 SSPs reshuffled, Dhanuk MPR chief (ht 22/08/2017)

Army to get 12 more aircraft, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/08/2017)

Rights defenders object to Lama’s promotion (kp 18/08/2017)

Army investment: The national army should remain thoroughly professional, apolitical and stay away from any business interests (ht 08/08/2017)

Govt promotes 11 DIGs to the post of AI (kp 04/08/2017) [Wow, even one of them is a Janajati! Very inclusive!]

Federating Nepal Police structure discussed (ht 25/07/2017)

3 senior officials file plaints at PSC (kp 24/07/2017)

DSP Sharma suspended (kp 20/07/2017)

11 DIGs recommended for promotion as AIGs: The promotion committee has also recommended 15 senior superintendents of police for promotion to the post of DIG (kp 16/07/2017), Nepal Police completes promotion process (ht 19/07/2017), MoHA moots adding two more AIG posts (kp 21/07/2017)

Three VVIPS have 675 security personnel, spend 18.7 million per month: 285 security personnel for president alone cost Rs 8.2 million a month, 305 personnel for prime minister cost 7.8 million, by KP Dhungana (rep 14/07/2017)

Home Ministry to enact reform plan: Roadmap outlines plan to create new positions in Nepal Police while senior officials need to do courses to win promotions (kp 12/07/2017)

Minister all praise for brave head constable (ht 12/07/2017)

11 AIG positions approved (kp 11/07/2017), Approving 11 AIG posts a move made in haste? Officials say decision taken without waiting for the Federal Police Bill, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/07/2017)

Nepal Army’s plan to run FM radio triggers debate, by Anil Giri (kp 10/07/2017)

Govt at a loss over Myadi deployment (kp 02/07/2017)

Armed Police Force gets training academy building (ht 01/07/2017)

Cops to be promoted upon retirement (ht 30/06/2017)

Home minister unveils reform scheme: The 84-point document says state will use force if highways are blocked in any form of protest (kp 28/06/2017)

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)

Army selling its grounded helicopters: Nepal Army opens bidding setting the minimum price, including spare parts, at Rs 1.55 billion, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/06/2017)

Protecting unity NA’s key responsibility: CoAS (ht 24/06/2017) [What about unity in diversity as well as inclusion? Nepal is not a unitarian state!]

MoHA begins process to promote police personnel (ht 23/06/2017), Govt to streamline police promotions: Sharma (rep 28/0672017)

Security situation worsening in Mahottari, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 20/06/2017)

Digital signature introduced in Nepal Police (ht 16/06/2017)

Police in a federal model: Politicians have spent much time discussing the federal system; now they must focus on the structure of a federalised police force, by Subindra Bogati and Julia Strasheim (kp 13/06/2017)

Traditional roles: The public feels that the Army was not involved when strategic decisions were made, by Suresh Sharma (kp 13/06/2017)

National security: Nepal needs to identify ways to counter domestic and regional challenges and threats, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 09/06/2017)

NA mobilised to ensure security ahead of polls (ht 03/06/2017)

Myadi recruits in Surkhet protest pay cut (kp 02/06/2017)

Myadi recruits up in arms against police (kp 29/05/2017)

IGP Aryal directs cops to adapt to change (ht 25/05/2017)

CoAS Chhetri holds meetings with senior US Army officials (rep 22/05/2017)

Moving with the times: Nepal’s security forces should be expanded and diversified to meet new challenges, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 19/05/2017)

Govt decides to restructure Army: Forms team led by Gachhadar to increase number of local federal units; Tharu people whose properties were torched following the Tikapur incident in Kailali in 2015 to get compensation, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/05/2017)

Nerve centre: With over 100,000 security personnel being deployed for the local level elections, the election security cell will serve as the hub, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/05/2017)

Security beefed up for local level elections (ht 04/05/2017)

NA divisional HQs in all 7 provinces: Khand (kp 27/04/2017)

IG appointment row: DIG Silwal detained at police HQ, freed (kp 25/04/2017), Supreme Court orders Nepal Police not to probe DIG Silwal (kp 26/04/2017), Silwal forged performance report, forensic report says (kp 29/04/2017), DIG Silwal submitted doctored document to SC: Forensic report, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 29/04/2017)

Security chiefs say measures in place for local elections (kp 19/04/2017)

NP fails to arrange dress for temporary police (kp 18/04/2017)

NA command, staff course begins (kp 18/04/2017)

IG Prakash Aryal instructs officials to work diligently (kp 12/04/2017)

Prakash Aryal picked as new Nepal Police chief (kp 11/04/2017)

Modernise the military: The country has undergone fundamental changes, and the Army should keep in step, by Binod Basnyat (kp 11/04/2017)

Army ready to fight any crisis the country faces: Gen Chhetri (kp 09/04/2017)

Security in mess as some in police turn criminals, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/04/2017)

NSCS told to monitor implementation of national security policy (ht 03/04/2017)

Female turnout disappoints EC: Women job aspirants account for only 14pc of total 179,486 applicants, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/04/2017)

Over 45k sign up for temp cops in 4 days (kp 29/03/2017)

Officials discuss security issues on Monday in view of Morcha protests: Point to challenges in holding elections in eastern Tarai districts (kp 28/03/2017), Security Council recommends Army deployment for May polls: The decision should be endorsed by Parliament within a month of the deployment (kp 28/03/2017)

Finance Ministry releases Rs3.4b for election security (kp 27/03/2017)

Additional security sought in tarai districts for upcoming polls, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 27/03/2017)

Over 34,000 licensed firearms possessed by public (rep 25/03/2017)

Govt urged to appoint IG without any delay: Former IGs of Nepal Police and security experts warn the leadership void could affect the chain of command of the law enforcement agency (kp 23/03/2017)

Poll security in 8 tarai districts a big challenge (rep 23/03/2017)

NSC nod to deploy army for elections (ht 23/03/2017)

SC quashes govt decision to promote Chand as IG: Raps it on the knuckles for failing to pay heed to merit, seniority during appointment; Paves way for DIG Nawaraj Silwal, the top contender, to become the Nepal Police chief, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/03/2017)

Human versus national security: National security marginalises the rationale for all other critical, human-centric securities; this needs to change, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 22/03/2017)

Two-week long multi-national military exercise begins from today, by Deepak Kharel (rep 20/03/2017)

No temp cops in sensitive districts: Govt (kp 18/03/2017)

Home ministry seeks security threat reports from districts (rep 17/03/2017)

Nat’l security training for officials, soldiers: 10-day session held at Army’s Command and Staff College in Shivapuri (kp 11/03/2017)

1,000 cops to be deployed in Kathmandu Valley on Holi (ht 10/03/2017)

Withdraw guns from public: Home Ministry: Process begins to hold licensed weapons until local elections are over, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/03/2017), EC seeks operational plan from security agencies (kp 07/03/2017), DAO asks licence holders to submit arms until polls (ht 17/03/2017)

Nepal Police hands promotion to 282 personnel, transfers 749 (ht 02/03/2017)

To confront ‘cessionist’ moves: COAS (kp 24/02/2017) [The army chief should not give political statements! Besides, RPP policy is the most cesessionist danger as it divides society by returning to the non-inclusive royal system!]

Soldier to shoulder: The Nepal Army is a close partner in the development efforts of the Nepali people, by Suresh Sharma (kp 24/02/2017)

Govt transfers top cops ahead of polls (rep 23/02/2017)

Rebuilding police posts starts in Gorkha (rep 21/02/2017)

Road projects: Govt told to allot budget for army (kp 20/02/2017)

Nidhi instructs security chiefs not to make compromises (kp 15/02/2017)

SSP Khanal new police spokesman (kp 15/02/2017)

IG appointment gets bogged down in dispute (kp 13/02/2017), Govt to furnish clarification in 15 days: Petitioner argues that Chand ranked third  in seniority among the candidates for the top Nepal Police job (kp 13/02/2017), Supreme Court stays IGP pick, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 13/02/2017), SC issues second interim order (kp), AIG Pokhrel is head of Nepal Police pro tem (kp 14/02/2017), Hearing on IGP appointment postponed (kp 20/02/2017)

The new chiefs: Nepal Police is not going to change overnight: Yes, they have changed the colour of their dress from khaki to blue  but the attitude, policing and brutality  continue to remain the same, by Guffadi (kp 11/02/2017)

NA building at Tundikhel attracts public criticism, by Anupm Ojha (kp 10/02/2017)

Who’ll be next police chief ? Cong President Deuba wants Chand, Home Minister Nidhi pushes for Silwal (kp 09/02/2017), Cabinet fails to pick police chief, by Anil Giri and Manish Gautam (kp 10/02/2017)

Mitigating risks of a military approach: The Nepal-China joint military exercise probably serves  Chinese interests, but does it do the same for Nepal?, by Bhoj Raj Poudel and Rupak Sapkota (kp 31/01/2017)

Land hurdle cleared for setting up Army barracks in Korala: Nepal Aarmy Spokesperson Tara Bahadur Karki says construction works will begin shortly, by Binod Tripathi (kp 28/01/2017)

39 SSPs reshuffled (kp 27/01/2017)

Interpol Asia Conference kicks off in Kathmandu (kp 19/01/2017), INTERPOL meet stresses regional cooperation to combat crime (ht 19/01/2017), Interpol meet concludes with a vow to unite against terrorism (kp 21/01/2017)

Minister Nidhi applauds APF role in border security (kp 03/01/2017)

First Nepal-China Joint Military Drill, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 02/01/2017), Just another drill: The non- threatening joint exercise with China will send a message that Nepal Army knows what is best for it and that no single power can easily influence it, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 09/01/2017)

Army plan to buy medium size twin-engine chopper put off, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 22/12/2016)

Nepal Army: All eyes on profits: The security body entrusted with protecting the nation is overstepping its constitutional mandate, increasingly turning into a profit-making enterprise, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 19/12/2016)

3 SSPs, 14 DSPs to be promoted (kp 18/12/2016)

Many Police units still operating from tents (ht 05/12/2016)

"Complaints against police helping in effective policing", by Kamal Pariyar (rep 29/11/2016)

Busting police myths: Around 67 percent people do not trust the police and 78 percent believe the police do not understand their issues, by Ayush Joshi (rep 23/11/2016)

Govt to deploy police as per federal setup (ht 19/11/2016)

Four AIGs assigned roles 7 months after their promotion: Home Ministery on Tuesday instructed  the Nepal Police headquarters to assign roles to the officials (kp 18/11/2016)

Aryal dismisses reports of his possible removal: Reports earlier suggested possible removal of  Aryal before his retirement date by introducing a  new regulation (kp 17/11/2016)

Metro Police ‘toothless’ since over a decade (rep 17/11/2016)

Ministry’s laxity delays NA barracks construction in Korala, by Binod Tripathi (kp 13/11/2016)

Security forces okayed to operate tank trucks, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/11/2016)

Police, APF chiefs in USA for IACP meet: The conference will discuss challenges faced by police organisations world over and ways to tackle them (kp 15/10/2016)

Police story: Initially used to serve the rulers, our policing systems are still militaristic in their approach, by Devendra Jung Subedi (rep 06/10/2016)

Army’s missing weapons found (kp 24/09/2016) [??]

NHRC looking at Nepali Army abuse allegations (ht 09/09/2016)

Strong army, strong Nepal, by Madan Shahi (rep 06/09/2016)

NA plans to invest in hydel sector (kp 17/08/2016)

DAO declares prohibited zones (ht 13/08/2016)

Over 1,400 cops face action in 2015/16 (ht 31/07/2016)

Security forces on high alert after IS threat, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 26/07/2016), Nepal alerted against ‘threat’ to Koshi Barrage: Officials in Kathmandu and Sunsari have confirmed that they had received intelligence sharing from the Indian side (kp 27/07/2016)

No compromise on national security: PM Oli (kp 15/07/2016)

A Wake Up Call For Nepal?, by Narayan Upadhaya (rn 06/07/2016)

The new face of terror: Risks to Nepal, by Chiran Jung Thapa (ht 27/06/2016), Threat of terrorism: A report says Nepal lacks sophisticated measures to prevent possible terrorist activit, by Surya Nath Upadhyay (kp 03/07/2016)

Police restructuring proposal could create conflict: Experts, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/06/2016), Officials express strong concerns over provisions (kp 16/06/2016)

Namche police post in sorry state, by Kumbharaj Rai (kp 25/05/2016)

Thoughts on security: Nepal needs a strategy to ensure the survival of the state as an independent physical entity, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 20/05/2016)

Army faces questions over actors’ reception (kp 16/05/2016), NA told to explain officers’ presence in TIA to ‘welcome stars’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/05/2016), Army defends security for Bollywood celebrities (kp 17/05/2016)

Country gets new National Security Policy, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 13/05/2016), Filling a vacuum: After 26 years of democracy, Nepal looks set to have a comprehensive national security strategy, by Narendra Rawal (kp 15/05/2016)

Armed Police Force releases its progress report (ht 11/05/2016)

Subtle art: Our security agencies continue to carry out their duties under the organizational structures and mandates they had during the conflict, by Shobhakar Budhathoki (rep 11/05/2016)

Small arms posing threat to security (ht 01/05/2016)

Rai promoted to APF chief (kp 27/04/2016)

Rethinking security: Our security policy should be redefined in line with the concept of human security and federal democratic system, by Geja Sharma Wagle (rep 25/04/2016)

Moving into residential quarter nearly a year after, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 21/04/2016)

Four DIGs promoted (kp 09/04/2016), Rank insignia conferred on four AIGPs: Move follows April 8 Cabinet decision (kp 20/04/2016)

35,264 apply for 5,444 posts of constable (ht 25/03/2016)

10-day advanced national security training concludes (ht 22/03/2016)

Security concerns should be addressed politically: Army chief (kp 07/03/2016)

Force for good: Does Nepal need an army of 97,000 when economic development is the state priority?, by Shrijan Bahadur Malla (rep 07/03/2016)

Policing the police: The police must obey the law while enforcing the law, by Dipendra Adhikari (kp 28/02/2016)

Police hard put running mess, thanks to fund crunch (ht 24/02/2016)

NA seeks new options as UN scales down peacekeeping missions, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 17/02/2016)

17 SPs transferred (kp 15/02/2016)

Copping on: A blanket ban cannot be the answer to isolated incidents that call for a very different approach, by Deepak Thapa (kp 11/02/2016)

Home ministry reshuffles 22 DIGPs (ht 06/02/2016)

Cops in Kabadi Bazaar complain of pay discrimination (ht 31/01/2016)

Metro police starts maintaining biometric ADR (ht 24/01/2016)

Dilapidated office buildings pose threat to police personnel’s lives (ht 24/01/2016)

Prank calls keep control room busy (ht 24/01/2016)

New prohibited areas declared in capital (ht 20/01/2016)

Policing the police: A better-educated police force does not necessarily translate into a more community-friendly one, by Deepak Thapa (kp 14/01/2016)

Federalising the Nepal Police: A way out, by Madhukar SJB Rana (ht 11/01/2016)

Female officers man police station in Makwanpur: The station with nine officers is headed by ASI Dil Kumari Kafle, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/01/2016)

House committee raises security issue with bidder selection: Parliamentary Accounts Committee forms panel to see if there are irregularities in holding only one firm eligible (kp 05/01/2016)

Testing times for security forces: The natural disaster provided an opportunity for the security forces to prove themselves during the time of need, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 31/12/2015)

Nepali Army gets bomb disposal robot (ht 23/12/2015)

New APF chief takes charge (kp 21/12/2015) [Not to forget, he supported the roal putch a decade ago!!]

APF chief Onta faces suspension (kp 18/12/2015), Govt suspends APF chief, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/12/2015)

PM Oli all praise for APF (ht 11/11/2015)

Police’s new theory to curb crime; special security plan for festivals: Kathmandu police chief SSP Bikram Singh says Broken Window Theory Policing will be implemented along with the Police Service with Smile campaign (kp 19/10/2015)

Home Ministry unsure of riot control gears procurement: Govt plans to provide materials worth Rs650 million to the Nepal Police and the rest for the Armed Police Force' (kp 06/10/2015)

Smuggling of small arms continues unabated in Valley (ht 03/10/2015)

Armed Police Force sets up staff college (ht 03/10/2015)

Army to guard vital installations (kp 15/09/2015)

Tough challenges ahead for new NA chief Chhetri, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 10/09/2015), Prez appoints Gen Rajendra Chhetri as new army chief (ht 11/09/2015)

Govt to procure anti-riot equipment worth billion rupees for police, APF, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 09/09/2015)

KMC to step up police force, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 20/08/2015)

NP proposes rechristening of APF (ht 10/08/2015)

Chhetri is acting chief of Army (kp 08/08/2015), CoAS Rana leaves 3-year career to mixed response, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/08/2015), Cabinet recommends Lt Gen Chhetri as new CoAS (ht 14/08/2015)

APF urges leaders to upgrade its status, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/08/2015)

432 police booked for dereliction of duty (kp 03/08/2015)

Police mobilised for 1,177 circumstantial incidents of last fiscal in the Capital (ht 02/08/2015)

112 cops to face departmental action (ht 01/08/2015)

Nepal Police hotline requests free SMS service for public (kp 29/07/2015)

Nepal Police calls for clear authority of security agencies, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/07/2015)

MoFALD: Submit details on disaster mgmt (kp 29/07/2015)

IGP: Police promotions based on performance (kp 27/07/2015)

Police oppose provision of separate force, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/07/2015)

NP starts Automated Fingerprint Identification System (ht 11/07/2015)

‘Hamro Police’ mobile application launched (kp 06/07/2015)

Police-APF jurisdiction row escalates (kp 06/07/2015)

HM Gautam lashes out at NP for ‘not-up-to-the-mark performance’ (ht 04/07/2015)

Don’t grant APF power to arrest, House panel tells Home Minister (kp 27/06/2015), SAC tells authorities not to let APF exercise power that’s solely with NP (ht 27/06/2015)

Nepali Army launches new helicopters (ht 23/06/2015), Despite two new choppers, NA air service still short of aircraft (rep 23/06/2015)

AHRC objects to plan to grant policing duty to APF (ht 18/06/2015)

Nepal Army says it can purchase arms through embassy, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 18/06/2015)

After conflict, quake leaves many police buildings destroyed (kp 03/06/2015)

Govt proposal to amend APF rules opposed (ht 31/05/2015)

Counterterrorism meet kicks off in capital (ht 16/04/2015)

APF gets govt approval to start Staff College (ht 13/04/2015)

NP struggling to relocate Metropolitan Police Range (ht 27/03/2015)

Small arms still big threat to security (ht 25/03/2015)

10 NP, APF officials complete 400-hr basic polygraph training (ht 21/03/2015)

Reforming Security Sector: An Antidote To Corruption, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 14/03/2015)

National security dynamics: Core questions should be settled, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ht 13/03/2015)

Maj Gen Rajendra Chhetri promoted: To replace CoAS Gen Rana once he retires in September, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/02/2015), Chhetri to be next CoAS: Cabinet promotes him to lieutenant general on Tuesday, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/02/2015), CoAS Rana confers insignia on Chhetri (kp 01/03/2015)

Minister quizzes UN rep over ‘security alarm’ (kp 25/02/2015)

Responsibility of 14 DIGs reshuffled (ht 31/01/2015)

38 truant copsset to face Nepal Police music (ht 25/01/2015)

Newly promoted DIGs, SSPs conferred insignia (kp 19/01/2015)

Coming of age: Narendra Modi suddenly got off his bullet-proof vehicle, causing a panic at police command center; Lack of real time visuals was a problem, by Rajib Subba (rep 17/01/2015)

SSPs recommended for promotion (ht 08/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

Country Reports on Terrorism 2021: Nepal, by US Department of State, February 2023

Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Nepal Police

Nepal Army

Armed Police Force (APF)

Metropolitan Traffic Police (in Nepali)



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