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Investigation’s underway in Accham-Chhaugoth incident: Home Minister Lamichhane (kh 24/06/2024), Home Ministry forms committee to end Chhaupadi tradition (kh 24/06/2024) [All this will be of little use as long as the state, government and parties themselves are firmly anchored in patriarchal high-caste thinking!]

Ram Bahadur Bamjan convicted in child sexual abuse case (kh 24/06/20 (kh 24/06/2024), ‘Buddha Boy’ Bomjan found guilty of child sex abuse : The hearing scheduled for July 1 will determine the punishment, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 25/06/2024)

High Court upholds District Court’s detention order on Kali Bahadur Kham-related murder case (kh 22/06/2024)

National disgrace : Every night a woman has to spend in a chhau shed should count as the death of the conscience of Nepali society (kp 21/06/2024)

Woman found dead in Sarlahi; husband and his second wife arrested (rep 19/06/2024)

Gold smuggling accused Chinese national found with Nepali citizenship (kh 17/06/2024), Chinese smugglers stored gold in Nepal after its price drop in India (kh 17/06/2024)

Lalitpur Court convicts man for sexual assault and property seizure (kh 17/06/2024)

Three arrested for brutally killing a dog and posting the video on social media (rep 17/06/2024)

Bara campus chief dies after being shot by unidentified group (rep 14/06/2024)

Chaos in Kawasoti: Police resort to aerial fire; Municipality building and Mayor’s house vandalized (kh 14/06/2024)

Cybersecurity: Threats and safety measures, by Buddhi Prasad Acharya (12/06/2024)

Nepalis at home and abroad lose billions to online scam – HyperFund (kh 12/06/2024)

Group of students sets government vehicle ablaze in Biratnagar (kh 09/06/2024)

Police seize over Rs 10 million suspected Hundi money in Sunsari (kh 02/06/2024)

Armed group robs 23 houses of Dolfu village in Mugu (kh 27/05/2024)

Eight arrested for stealing donation money from Pashupatinath Temple : Arrestees claim they were instructed by trust members (kh 21/05/2024)

Six arrested for rhino horn trafficking in Chitwan (kh 21/05/2024)

Nepalis losing millions in illicit pursuit of ‘American dream’ : They keep trying to reach their dream destination even after being repeatedly duped by unscrupulous agents, by Mahesh KC (kp 21/05/2024)

People with disabilities demand personal assistance services : NHRC has accused the police of using excessive force even as people with disabilities were protesting for their rights, by Manudhree Mahat (kp 20/05/2024)

Police nab seven murder-accused in Kathmandu (kh 19/05/2024)

372 drug peddlers arrested in past 10 months (kh 18/05/2024)

Police arrest six individuals involved in stealing gold and silver jewelry and cash in Lalitpur (rep 18/05/2024)

Kin say girl shot by former teacher after she refused to withdraw rape complaint : Incident occurred on May 3. Suspect at large. Police clueless of his whereabouts. Family struggles to pay hospital bills, which have reached Rs500,000, by Parbat Portel (kp 16/05/2024)

Two arrested in Janakpurdham for looting Rs 8 million from cooperative employees (kh 13/05/2024)

Police arrest singer Ravi Oad on charge of marital rape (rep 12/05/2024), Singer Rabi Oad released on bail of Rs 500,000 (kh 17/05/2024)

Unidentified group torches school bus in Bharatpur (rep 12/05/2024)

Three arrested on charges of human trafficking, 10 Nepalis held hostage in Kenya (rep 10/05/2024)

Two arrested for allegedly setting fire to forest in Okhaldhunga (kh 08/05/2024)

CIB raids Vienna Hotel owned by Tsering, linked to gold smuggling (rep 07/05/2024)

Poor understanding of consent fuelling adolescent dating violence : Inclusion of consent as a significant aspect of sex education would be a step forward, experts say, by Manushree Mahat (kp 07/05/2024)

Top court hands over Timilsina to police : Timilsina had reportedly provided ‘fake’ audio to a news website (kp 06/05/2024)

A grade 12 student returning from examination shot in Damak (nlt 03/05/2024)

Madhesh: LSP’s provincial assembly member Abhiram Sharma suspended (rep 03/05/2024)

Two arrested on the charge of swindling 219 people out of Rs 26.8 million on the pretext of sending them to Japan (rep 03/05/2024)

Police successfully conducts ‘Operation Laligurans’ to solve couple’s murder case in Parbat (kh 03/05/2024)

Unidentified gang loots Rs 13.4 million from Nabil Bank’s branch in Birgunj (rep 30/04/2024)

Hearing on 'murder' case against Agni Sapkota scheduled in SC after 17 years, by Bhasa Sharma (rep 29/04/2024)

Disciple rape case: High Court orders ‘Siddhababa’ to appear within 30 days (kh 28/04/2024)

Youth attempts suicide amid police torture over Facebook comments against home minister, by Tapendra Karki (rep 26/04/2024)

Former Minister Aftab Alam gets life imprisonment for Rajapur bomb incident (kh 25/04/2024), District Court Rautahat sentences four individuals including Aftab Alam to life imprisonment, by Madan Thakur (rep 26/04/2024), Aftab Alam, three others get life terms over 2008 killings : Rautahat Court convicts them of killing at least two people in Rajpur of the district on the eve of 2008 CA elections, by Shiva Puri (kp)

Dilapidated Rolpa district prison housing inmates twice its capacity : Prisoners, especially those in judicial custody, face frequent attacks from older inmates, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 20/04/2024)

Former JSP parliamentarian assaulted in Sarlahi, three arrested, by Madan Thakur (rep 15/04/2024)

Judge Giri jailed on marital rape charges (rep 15/04/2024)

'Victim blaming'- Nepali society's response to sexual violence, by Aastha Pokharel (rep 14/04/2024)

Ward Chairman ties service recipient to tree, beats him indiscriminately in Parsa's Jagarnathpur, by Bimala Gupta (rep 13/04/2024)

Man arrested for allegedly murdering grandmother in land dispute (kh 11/04/2024)

Little-known armed group detonates 'pressure cooker bomb' at Ncell tower in Sindhuli (rep 11/04/2024))

Woman accuses CPN-UML leader Mahesh Basnet of rape (rep 08/04/2024)

Young man fatally stabbed in Janakpur, two arrested (rep 08/04/2024)

Departmental action taken against police personnel involved in abusing monks (rep 08/04/2024) [No police officer has the right to treat people in this way! It may have been normal under the royal regime, e.g. also during Gyanendra's coup and Jana Andolan II!]

NC protests against UML leader Adhikari’s appointment as Gandaki CM (kh 04/04/2024) [Nepalese politicians obviously do not understand that they have to abide by court decisions!], UML defies top court precedent to form government in Gandaki : Nepali Congress, the largest party in the assembly, is set to challenge the province head’s decision to appoint Khagaraj Adhikari the chief minister, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/04/2024)

Indian side vows to combat cross-border drug trafficking (kh 07/04/2024)

Robbers loot Rs 1.5 million in Siraha (kh 07/04/2024)

Analyzing Marital Rape Laws in Nepal, by Ruchi Dhital (rep 07/04/2024)

Supreme Court orders detention of suspended Judge Giri in marital rape case (kh 03/04/2024)

MC warns to take action if institutional schools fail to adopt names reflecting Nepali identity (rep) [Yes, and people whose parents have given them a non-Nepali first name must change their name within a week! What nonsense and a blatant violation of personal freedoms! But then the English names of political parties must also be changed immediately!! Even the word "Party" should not be allowed! And what about "Kathmandu Metropolitan City"?]

Fortifying Nepal's Cybersecurity: Analyzing Legislative Initiatives (rep 02/4/2024)

Maoist Center leader Kali Bahadur Kham arrested (rep 02/04/2024), Ex Maoist commander Kham arrested for 2008 murder : Kham was taken into custody from Thamel, Kathmandu (kp 03/04/2024), District Court sends Maoist leader Kham to pretrial detention (kh 05/04/2024)

After 16 years on the run, two fugitives arrested for trafficking three Nepali women to Indian brothels (rep 01/04/2024)

Nepal Police announces progress: Successfully investigates 23 major cases in a year (kh 28/03/2024)

Young girl found dead in Palpa with throat slit (kh 27/03/2024)

Five Bangladeshi nationals apprehended for visa overstay in Nepal (kh 26/03/2024)

Two killed in a “gang fight” in Lalitpur’s Dholahiti : Over a dozen arrested: Police (kh 25/03/2024), Police identify suspects in Lalitpur Holi incident, murder charges against five accused (kh 26/03/2024)

Cybercrime Threats Loom Large, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 22/03/2024)

Campaigner Durga Prasai’s bodyguards arrested with pistol inside SC premises (kh 18/03/2024), Trigger warning : Lethal weapons in Durga Prasai’s possession should make the state rethink its firearms licensing policy (kp 21/03/2024), SC orders release of Durga Prasai’s bodyguards (kh 26/03/2024)

NRB Director Acharya suspended amidst allegations of sexual abuse (kh 18/03/2024)

Police reveal suspect in Tare Bhir murder case : Love proposal rejection suspected as motive for murder (kh 17/03/2024), Shiva Shankar, suspect in nurse’s murder, found dead (kh 18/03/2024)

‘Pressure cooker bomb’ exploded at Nepal Telecom tower in Sindhuli’s Dumja Danda (rep 15/03/2024)

‘Safety Pin Campaign’ launched to control sexual harassment (kh 15/03/2024)

Cybercrime cases up by six folds in last five years (rep 10/03/2024)

Top court cautions executive against arbitrary pardons: Recommends assessing convict’s jail time, remorse and health status for presidential pardon eligibility, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/03/2024), Politics of pardon : Arbitrary pardons and commutation of jail terms are part of a long trend of criminalisation of Nepali politics (kp 11/03/2024)

Wife killed, husband found unconscious in Siraha (rep 09/03/2024)

Fugitive GB Rai arrested in cooperative fraud case (kh 07/03/2024), GB Rai has not been arrested yet; we are searching for him through INTERPOL : IGP Kunwar (rep 07/03/2024)

Teenage girl killed in Morang (kh 05/03/2024)

Balendra Shah treading authoritarian path, say rights activists : They are ‘troubled’ by City police’s use of force on Wednesday against street vendors (kp 04/03/2024)

Salin’s family demands fair probe into her ‘suspicious’ death at school hostel : Salin, 14, was found hanging in a room on February 24. Her family says the victim might have been raped and murdered, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 03/03/2024), Shalin’s post-mortem report shows no sign of rape, by Basanta Dhungana (rep 03/03/2024), Family and supporters march to TU Teaching Hospital following dispatch of Pokharel’s postmortem report without consent (In Pictures) (rep 03/03/2024), Salin Pokharel Death Case: Three suspects detained, no evidence of murder found yet (kh 08/03/2024)

Suspect arrested in connection with Gopal Dhakal’s murder (kh 03/03/2024)

Taxi driver arrested for raping young woman working in night club (rep 02/03/2024)

Can there be peace, love and harmony between the couples? Intimate partner violence has taken a toll on many families in Nepal. Here is a story of how positive interventions can change the situation (nlt 01/03/2024)

Online violence escalates due to lack of proper legislation, by Bhasa Sharma (rep 01/03/2024)

60-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl (kh 29/02/2024)

Case filed against Indreni director Krishna Kandel over alleged sexual misconduct (kh 26/02/2024)

Child missing from Paropakar Hospital found in Kandaghari Kathmandu (kh 24/02/2024), Three apprehended for baby abduction from Paropakar Hospital (kh 24/02/2024), Woman arrested in connection with the child theft case admitted to the hospital (rep 24/02/2024)

‘Gyapu’ founder files complaint against Ganesh Lama for alleged kidnapping (rep 22/02/2024)

Conflict-era rape victims’ trauma compounds : Records at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission show that among the 63,700 cases it received, 314 are related to rape or sexual violence from the insurgency, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/02/2024)

Tragic Incident in Jhapa: Daughter dies, mother critically injured in self-immolation attempt (kh 17/02/2024)

Man nabbed on allegation of raping 30-year-old woman in Kanchanpur (kh 17/02/2024)

Female police constable shot dead in Ghorahi (rep 16/02/2024)

Nine arrested for holding Indian nationals hostage in Kathmandu with false promises of sending them to the US (rep 15/02/2024)

Valentine’s Day celebration turns tragic: Girl gang-raped in Siraha, suspect arrested (kh 15/02/2024)

Eight-month-old toddler slammed onto floor, dies, by Bishnu Prasad Pokharel (rn 14/02/2024)

Nepal police arrests 89 individuals on human trafficking charges in six months (kh 14/02/2024)

Kathmandu District Court official arrested on rape charges (kh 14/02/2024)

Two arrested on charge of assaulting teacher in Arghakhanchi, by Laxman Ghimire (rep 12/02/2024)

Person arrested for banking crime (kh 12/02/2024)

Birgunj Mayor Singh admits during interrogation of having two wives, by Bimala Gupta (rep 11/02/2024)

Banking fraud convict Thapa arrested after a decade (kh 11/02/2024)

As online shopping takes off, cases of fraud tick up : Fake social networking accounts are scamming customers in the absence of measures to control the anomalies, by Sarahna Khadka (kp 11/02/2024)

Woman found dead in a hotel in Kathmandu (rep 11/02/2024)

DoRI investigation reveals garment merchant Agarwal as official agent of illegal transactions in gold smuggling cases, by Tapendra Karki  (rep 10/02/2024)

Nepal Police arrests 5,364 fugitives in six months, collects Rs 1.19 billion in fines, by Arun Bam (rep 10/02/2024)

Police raid house of former DIG Joshi (rep 08/02/2024)

Immigration Officer Khadka sent to jail on human trafficking allegation (kh 07/02/2024)

Two minors involved in attacking elderly woman with sharp weapon in police custody (kh 07/02/2024)

Managing Director of Hotel Square arrested on charge of attempt of murder (rep 06/02/2024)

Police arrest 3045 drug peddlers in six months (nlt 06/02/2024)

Unidentified group targets goldsmith in Nawalparasi gunshot attack (kh 04/02/2024)

Former police officer arrested on rape charges (rep 04/02/2024)

Police constable kills his wife and son in Ghorahi (rep 04/02/2024)

Locals block postal highway demanding arrest of driver in child's fatal accident (rep 03/02/2024)

Salyan and Surkhet report highest number of rape cases among 10 Karnali districts : In most rape cases, the perpetrators of the crime are usually the victims’ family members, according to police, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 03/02/2024)

'VIPs' get admitted to the hospital to evade detention, by Tapendra Karki (rep 03/02/2024)

Man held for duping over 600 foreign job aspirants (kh 01/02/2024)

Three arrested for attempted assault on BPKIHS Acting Vice-chancellor (rep 30/01/2024)

Interpol issues Red Notice against Dhorpatan Municipality mayor Nepali : This means police of 192 member countries of Interpol will be searching for Nepali, by Prakash Baral (kp 27/01/2024)

DGAO registers case against 17 including businessman Bimal Poddar (rep 23/01/2024)

Arrest warrant issued against ANNFSU (Revolutionary) Chair Pancha Singh (kh 21/01/2024)

Man murders wife in Dang (kh 21/01/2024)

Businessman Naresh Agrawal arrested for alleged tax evasion in Kathmandu (kh 19/01/2024), Garment trader Agarwal arrested on charge of running hundi and illegal gold trading (rep 19/01/2024)

Assets of 32 companies worth 370 million rupees linked to GB Rai frozen (kh 19/01/2024)

Four arrested with Rs 23 mln unsourced money (rn 19/01/2024)

Three arrested for demanding ransom (kh 18/01/2024)

New-born baby found dead in garbage pile (rep 18/01/2024)

Boxer Gosain found dead in Bhaktapur (rep 18/01/2024)

Attempt of assault on Durga Prasain in Baglung (rep 18/01/2024) [Such anti-social and anti-democratic demagogues must be fought with powerful arguments and upright democratic action and not through crime!]

Five, including police personnel, accused of gang-raping 14-year-old girl in Mugu (kh 16/01/2024)

Dharan Mayor Harka Sampang locks Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Office at BPKIHS (kh 15/01/2024) [On the basis of which law is the mayor taking this action? Do such measures not require a court order?], Dharan Mayor writes to Health Minister regarding controversial activities at BPKIHS (kh kh 16/01/2024)

Ex-NC minister Aftab Alam’s trial resumes from today (kh 14/01/2024), Hearing on Aftab Alam case postponed (kh 14/01/2024) [It's always the same!]

One dies in assault in Dohori in Attariya (kh kh 13/01/2024)

Resham Chaudhary elected party chair. Does the law allow it? Constitutional lawyer says presidential pardon doesn’t mean Chaudhary got a clean chit on the 2015 killings (kh 13/01/2024) [Murder trials against other politicians have been delayed for many years. Can Nepal still be described as a state governed by the rule of law?]

Victim’s cry for justice met with disbelief and counteraccusations, by Sita Neupane (kh 12/01/2024)

Health workers manning Covid desks on Nepal-India border unpaid for six months : Amidst the increased workload and health risk following a resurgence of coronavirus cases, the health workers feel cheated, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/01/2024)

Four rhino horn smugglers arrested (kh 11/01/2024)

Teenage girls in Rukum East live in terror of outdated traditions : Deep-rooted customs where young girls are forcibly hauled away and abducted by men for marriage persist in several areas of the western Nepal district, by Durgalal KC (kp 10/01/2024)

Police confiscate Rs 30 million in raid on ascetic Ram Bahadur Bamjan’s Kathmandu residence (kh 10/01/2024), CIB makes Ram Bahadur Bamjan public after arrest in Kathmandu (kh 10/01/2024), Ram Bahadur Bamjan to be taken to Sarlahi for District Court proceedings (kh 10/01/2024), Bamjan’s arrest unveils irony: mockery of devotees’ sentiments, by Sara Pahari (rep 10/01/2024), Hearing against rape and murder-accused Bamjan begins in Sarlahi (kh 11/01/2024), ‘Buddha Boy’ Bomjan to face rape trial at Sarlahi district court : Before taking him to Malangawa on Wednesday, police made him public in Kathmandu along with Rs33.43 million in confiscated cash, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/01/2024), Of bogus 'babas' : Someone’s public legitimacy, however big, should not come in the way of the criminal justice system (kp 11/01/2024), Sarlahi District Court orders judicial custody for Ram Bahadur Bamjan (kh 11/01/2024), From meditation to controversy: Ram Bahadur Bamjan grapples with multiple accusations (kh 16/01/2024)

Police nab woman for fraudulent activities promising people job in Portugal (kh 10/01/2024)

Silence and shame in Ajit Mijar’s killing : Caste hatred often precipitates caste violence, and hardly any criminal is sentenced to jail , by Mitra Pariyar (kp 09/01/2024)

Specialized bureau to be established to investigate banking frauds and financial crimes (rep 07/01/2024)

Sarlahi’s Barahathwa tense as hotel owner dies in police firing (rep 05/01/2024) [Once again!]

Tootle founder Shikshit Bhatta arrested in Kathmandu (kh 05/01/2024), Kathmandu District Court issues order to release Sixit Bhatta on bail (rep 07/01/2024)

Travel agency operators apprehended for trafficking into Russian Army (kh 05/01/2024)

Who is accountable for Balkumari shooting?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 02/01/2024)

21 percent of pregnant women in Karnali are children, by Govinda KC (rep 31/12/2023)

Girl murdered in Rupandehi (rep 30/12/2023)

Youth set ablaze vehicle of Minister Prakash Jwala (nlt 29/12/2023), Protester injured in Balkumari dies (nlt 29/12/2023), Fatal clashes unfold at Balkumari : Protester succumbs to Police gunshot, many arrested (kh 29/12/2023), Another injured protestor dies, death toll in Balkumari incident reaches two (rep 29/12/2023)

Nepali women sexually abused abroad face hurdles returning home, by Sita Neupane (kh 28/12/2023)

Bara Principal murder case: Key suspect arrested, suffers gunshot wounds (kh 27/12/2023)

Aarti Sah death case: Husband arrested in Janakpur (kh 25/12/2023), Aarati Sah’s husband Motibabu arrested : The accused had been on the run since the Supreme Court ordered his arrest on December 6, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 26/12/2023)

Travel operator arrested for assisting human trafficking on 'visit visa' (rep 23/12/2023)

RSP Chairman Lamichhane struck with corn cub in Pokhara (rep 23/12/2023)

Man arrested for coercing girls into sex trade (kh 22/12/2023), Man held for luring and forcing girls into sex trade (rep 23/12/2023)

Unrest in Dhanusha as individual dies in police custody (kh 22/12/2023)

Salyan sees surge in violent crimes against family members : Despite consolidated efforts by the authorities, controlling domestic violence and violent crimes has become a challenge in the Karnali district, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 21/12/2023)

Rising cases of dollar exchange fraud: Kathmandu Valley faces wave of looting incidents : Police arrest eight individuals with connection to the case (kh 20/12/2023)

Teacher arrested on charges of sexually abusing girl student (rep 19/12/2023)

Two men arrested on charges of raping minors (rep 19/12/2023)

14-year-old girl raped in Siraha (kh 18/12/2023)

CPN (Maoist Center) leader arrested on charges of rape (kh 17/12/2023)

Massive marijuana haul at TIA: 55 kg seized in international smuggling (kh 16/12/2023)

Body of missing 6-year-old girl found in pond, suspicions of rape and murder (kh 15/12/2023)

Goods worth Rs 3.2 million imported illegally seized (kh 15/12/2023)

Former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli assaulted in Dhankuta (nlt 14/12/2023), UML chair Oli manhandled in Dhankuta : An ‘inebriated’ man tries to attack the former prime minister as he walks through a crowd of his party’s supporters (kp 15/12/2023), Violent Expression Of Frustration, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 19/12/2023)

Police bust racket of DoI and NAC staff involved in human trafficking through visit visas, by Tapendra Karki (rep 14/12/2023)

Man dies after police fire at people protesting over unpaid salaries : Municipal staff and government school teachers were protesting outside the municipal office in Simraungadh, by Laxmi Sah (kp 14/12/2023), Relatives of youth killed in police firing obstruct vehicular movement in Nijgadh (rep 16/12/2023)

Yellowing repute : The dysfunction in the detection system for contrabands like smuggled gold makes one wonder if this is done on purpose (kp 14/12/2023)

14 kg gold smuggling case: TIA’s sanitation supervisor arrested (rep 14/12/2023), Five arrests made in connection with 14 kg gold smuggling so far (kh 15/12/2023)

Chinese gangs exploit Nepali youths in 'online scamming' operations, by Sabita Khadka (rep 13/12/2023)

62 cases of violence occurred during 16 Days of Activism against VAW: INSEC (kh 12/12/2023)

Attack on Koshi Province Chief Minister as group targets vehicle (kh 12/12/2023)

Govt employee accused of domestic violence (rep 11/12/2023)

Curb Rising Gold Smuggling, by Ballav Dahal (rn 11/12/2023)

Egyptian nabbed at TIA with 6.5 kg of illegally smuggled gold (kh 10/12/2023)

Two arrested with more than 29 tolas of gold in Bardiya (kh 10/12/2023)

Police arrest three on charge of extorting Rs 10 million (rn 10/12/2023)

Despite occasional seizures, no let-up in gold smuggling : Man carrying 14 kg of the precious metal was held from Kathmandu airport on Thursday night. Government announces six-member investigation panel (kp 09/12/2023)

Police confiscate two kg of gold at Nagdhunga, three arrested (kh 08/12/2023)

Two arrested at Tribhuvan Int’l Airport with 14 kg of gold (kh 08/12/2023), How the 14 kg gold illegally being smuggled into Nepal was seized (kh 08/12/2023)

Woman arrested for husband's murder, son also detained, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 07/12/2023)

65 percent of sexual abuse victims are minor girls, by Ajabi Poudel (ae 05/12/2023)

Senior advocate seeks transparency in property confiscation issue (rep 05/12/2023)

Attempt to kill ward chairman by setting his house on fire (rep 04/12/2023)

Doctor beaten again: Medical Superintendent of Siddhartha Children and Women Hospital assaulted after death of postpartum mother : Medical superintendent Basyal being treated in ICU, hospital services stopped (rep 29/11/2023)

Fatal assault over cigarettes: 14 apprehended in Kailali after young man’s death (kh 29/11/2023)

Police nab fraud for making false promises of employment in Portugal (kh 26/11/2023)

Dream of going to UK shattered as unscrupulous agent deceives more than 50 people, by Sabita Khadka (rep 26/11/2023)

167 cases of domestic violence registered in four months in Chitwan (rep 26/11/2023)

80 percent of GBV includes domestic violence in Nepal: Police (kh 26/11/2023)

6 student leaders convicted for beating and injuring TU teacher Chalaune : Nepal Student Union leaders slapped two-year jail (kp 24/11/2023)

Dhankuta man kills self after murdering wife and son: Police : Neighbours attribute the deaths as the tragic outcome of frequent domestic violence that plagued the family, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 24/11/2023)

Crimes related to extra-marital affairs on the rise, by Ajabi Poudel (ae 22/11/2023)

Act To End Violence Against Women, by Namrata Sharma (rn 22/11/2023)

14 arrested following clash between locals and police in Lapsiphedi (kh 18/11/2023), Lapsephedi clashes snapshot of hassles in building power lines : At least three police personnel were injured as locals hurled stones and over a dozen people allegedly behind the attack were held, Kathmandu district administration says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/11/2023)

Newborn baby found abandoned with umbilical cord still attached (rep 17/11/2023)

No significant rise in criminal incidents during Tihar: Nepal Police (rep 16/11/2023)

Young man succumbs to stab wounds in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 13/11/2023)

Police arrest murderer after 20 years! (rep 09/11/2023)

GBV cases have decreased: Minister Alemagar (kh 08/11/2023), CARE Nepal draws attention to GBV, disease outbreak post earthquake in Jajarkot, pledges psychological counseling (rep 08/11/2023)

Prisoner pardoned by President arrested for extortion : The accused, with a lengthy criminal history, had served four and a half years in prison before being pardoned by President Paudel on Republic Day, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 02/11/2023) [What is the background for pardoning convicted criminals? Always a political one?]

Nepali woman accused of defrauding Rs 2.5 million using Guterres’s falsified signature (kh 01/11/2023)

Police take to firing to apprehend drug traffickers in Kathmandu (kh 01/11/2023)

School principal shot dead in Kalaiya : The victim succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at Vayodha Hospital in Birgunj (kp 31/10/2023), Bara Principal murder case: Police nab five accused (kh 01/11/2023)

Five arrested for stealing millions through eSewa (ht 30/10/2023)

Kathmandu Valley witnesses 103 incidents of crime during Dashain (rep 208/10/2023)

DSP Tiwari stabbed while rescuing hostage infant from deranged father in Kohalpur (kh 27/10/2023)

Wife dies after husband hits her with firewood (rep 27/10/2023)

Four members of the same family murdered in Mugu (kh 27/10/2023), Three children along with mother found dead in Mugu, by Golden Buda (rep 27/10/2023), Mugu murder: Brother-in-law and uncle arrested (kh 10/11/2023)

Woman killed in hotel, suspect arrested (rep 18/10/2023), Man pardoned by President arrested for alleged murder of woman in Rukum West (kh 19/10/2023)

Amendment to Banking Offenses and Punishment Act proposes two-year jail term for check bouncers (rep 18/10/2023)

Chhaupadi still persists in remote Achham, by Gita Kunwar (ae 17/10/2023)

Gang rape of girl in Biratnagar, 3 transport workers including a minor arrested (kh 16/10/2023)

Way too young: All girls must enjoy their full childhood, by Bashir Najeeb (ht 16/10/2023)

Police in Karnali launch campaign against drugs : Cases of drug abuse and smuggling have seen a steady rise in Karnali Province in recent years, by Tripti Shahi (kp 15/10/2023)

Two jailed for manhandling doctors (kh 14/10/2023)

Bauddha shootout: ‘Police forced open fire in self-defense’ (rep 12/10/2023)

Widow struggles to raise three sons after losing husband, by Prem Raj Simkhada (rn 09/10/2023)

Un-Regal justice : The pardon of a murder convict hints at how little our political class cares about people’s concerns (kp 06/10/2023), Supreme Court demands original documents related to decision of paroling ‘Rigal’ : Bharati Manandhar, the spouse of Chetan Manandhar, whom Rigal had murdered in Banke, is in hunger strike demanding justice (nlt 06/10/2023), Supreme Court seeks explanation for pardon granted to murder convict : President on the Constitution Day had commuted the jail terms of 670 convicts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/10/2023)

Police arrest three individuals, including Chinese in 11 kg gold smuggling case (kh 03/10/2023)

Unidentified assailants kill young man in New Road (kh 03/10/2023)

RSP leaders seek President’s attention to reconsider immunity granted to murder convict (kh 02/10/2023), President Paudel acknowledges RSP's concerns on amnesty issue (rep 02/10/2023), Parliamentary committee to call home minister for discussion on amnesty issue (rep 02/10/2023)

KMC doctors assaulted within 24 hours of govt-medical professionals agreement (rep 01/10/2023), Doctors beaten up in KMC hospital, two arrested (kh 01/10/2023)

Turmoil continues in Birendranagar following death of two children (rep 01/10/2023)

Cyber Defense for Nepal: Do we need a specialized police force or national authority in Nepal?, by Bivek Chaudhary (rep 28/09/2023)

Man arrested for abducting and raping minor in Surkhet (kh 26/09/2023)

Incidents of thefts rising as festive season approaches (rep 25/09/2023)

Woman arrested for online fraud through Fifia App (kh 22/09/2023)

Police arrest four people in Dadeldhura on gang rape charges (kh 21/09/2023)

One more arrested in connection with Hetauda doctor assault case (rep 21/09/2023)

Man arrested on charge of murdering wife over dowry : The couple was married 21 months ago and have an 11-month-old son, by Binod Bhandari (kp 20/09/2023)

Mahendra Morang Campus students torch Exam Controller's car in protest against answer-sheet exchange (rep 20/09/2023)

Four individuals connected to Tikapur incident to be released today (rep 20/09/2023)

One dead, three injured in Rupandehi clash (kh 19/09/2023)

Four people found dead in Kathmandu’s Gairigaon (kh 16/09/2023), Gairigaon murder case: One suspect arrested _ Four people found murdered in Gaurigaon, Tinkune in Kathmandu (kh 16/09/2023), One more individual arrested in connection with Gairigaun murder case (rep 17/09/2023), Police publicly identify suspect in Tinkune Gairigaon mass murder case (kh 17/09/2023), Police reveal the identity of accused in Gairigaun quadruple murder case (rep 18/09/2023), Police release Dipendra Rai, earlier arrested in connection with Tinkune murder case (rep 18/09/2023)

All 15 murder accused sent to judicial custody (ht 15/09/2023)

Youth clash leads to attack on deputy mayor's residence in Dharan (rep 14/09/2023)

Japan Embassy expresses grave concern over stone pelting incident targeting JICA Nepal Chief's vehicle, deems it a criminal offense (rep 14/09/2023)

Four arrested for assaulting doctors in Hetauda (kh 14/09/2023), Mass resignation of doctors paralyzes Hetauda hospital services (kh 15/09/2023), Four persons involved in assaulting doctors arrested (rep 15/09/2023)

Police arrest 8 people, including Dharan Deputy Mayor’s brother (kh 13/09/2023)

Chinese gang operated 7 companies for gold smuggling in Nepal: CIB (kh 13/09/2023), CIB reveals additional 302 kg gold was smuggled into Nepal prior to 60 kg gold smuggling episode (kh 13/09/2023)

Caste-based discrimination rife in Doti : Dalit rights activists say non-Dalits refuse to interact with them, extend services, rent rooms or even sell them milk, by Mohan Shahi (kp 12/09/2023)

US job promise turns nightmare for many. Nepali agent arrested : Victims say they paid between Rs2.5 million and 7.5 million to Hasta Gautam and his agents to be smuggled, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/09/2023)

Unknown group attacks police, loots weapons and ammunition in Sunsari (kh 09/09/2023)

US national with Nepali origin arrested on charge of human trafficking (rep 09/09/2023)

Estranged husband, two others, arrested after mother and son go missing in Kalikot, by Tularam Pandey (kp 09/09/2023), Mother, son missing from Kalikot found in Nepalgunjm : The woman claims a gang of three people abducted them at around 3am on Friday, by Tularam Pandey (kp 10/09/2023)

One arrested on charge of online fraud (rep 08/09/2023)

Unidentified person assaults Janaki Temple priest in Rautahat (kh 08/09/2023)

Nepal Police says it has so far issued 139 red notices : Speakers at an event held in Kathmandu to mark Interpol’s centenary highlighted the importance of its coordination, by Anup Ojha (kp 08/09/2023)

Youth attacks NC Joint General Secretary Mahendra Yadav with Khukuri at Reporters Club (rep 06/09/2023) [A 47-year-old man is definitely no longer a youth!], Congress leader injured in khukuri-attack in Kathmandu : Police have arrested the alleged assailant, Shyam Sapkota, who styled himself as a pro-royalist and anti-MCC activist, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/09/2023)

‘Sticker campaign’ promoting crime reporting in Karnali : Under the campaign, stickers with police phone numbers are pasted on houses in the province. Criminal complaints have increased markedly, say police, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 06/09/2023)

Custodial deaths go on as perpetrators are left unpunished : Advocacy Forum’s 2022 report documents 39 deaths since 2018 when the new Penal Code came into force, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/09/2023) [see 2022 report by Advocacy Forum; see INSEC study (in Nepali)]

Concerns arise over dubious networking business ‘Indian Vestige’ in Western Nepal, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 04/09/2023)

One held with homemade pistols in Bhaktapur (kh 31/08/2023)

Pipeline damage compels residents of a Salyan village to drink untreated water : Around 60 households in Namra village are drinking muddy water from the Bheri river and many people are falling ill, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 29/08/2023)

Police expected to exercise caution while arresting foreigners for visa overstay : Supreme Court recently said foreign detainees should be provided legal and language support, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/08/2023)

KMC fines grocer 150 thousand rupees for selling contaminated Coke (kh 27/08/2023)

Proposal to extend terms of two TJ bodies presented in National Assembly (rep 27/08/2023) [???]

Growing cybersecurity threats: Laws needed to tackle them, by Narayan Adhikari (ht 25/08/2023)

Man arrested for character assassination of a woman (kh 23/08/2023)

Chinese criminals involved in illicit activities acquire Nepali citizenship and passports (kh 23/08/2023)

SC orders release of foreigner detained ‘arbitrarily’ (rep 23/08/2023)

Gyanaecologist accused of selling newborn : A 26-year-old woman who gave birth to a baby at Green Cross Hospital has accused the doctor of selling her baby, by Binod Bhandari (kp 22/08/2023), Biratnagar gynaecologist accused of selling newborn for Rs500,000 : Police investigation reveals that Tapeshwar Lal Karn sold the infant to a couple through a staffer of Green Cross Hospital, by Binod Bhandari (kp 23/08/2023), Gynaecologist to be charged with organised crime, human trafficking and forced disappearance : On August 18, police detained Dr Tapeshwar Lal Karn from Green Cross Hospital in Biratnagar on charge of selling a newborn to a childless couple for Rs500,000 (kp 28/08/2023)

Indian national arrested for kidnapping children : The arrested individual had kidnapped two children–aged 9 months and two years–from Devtaal Rural Municipality along the Nepal-India border and was taking them to the Indian side on a sack, by Laxmi Sah (kp 21/08/2023)

1,275 cases registered at Kathmandu police in a month (kh 19/08/2023)

Two inmates tortured to death: Probe report, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/08/2023)

Illegal abortions continue killing women : Nepal legalised abortion in 2002. Every year about 100,000 women undergo the procedure at government-authorised clinics, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/08/2023)

Five Bangladeshis, two Nepalis arrested for kidnapping, extortion : Police have rescued four Bangladeshis who were held hostage in a guest house in Kathmandu (nlt 13/08/2023)

Govt looks to enforce new laws related to banking offense and punishment : Police reports filing 7,101 cases of banking fraud in FY 2022/23, which was almost double of the number in FY 2021/22 (rep 10/08/2023)

Deal with kin of Gaur victims puts coalition at risk : 27 Maoists died in a clash with cadres of Upendra Yadav’s Madheshi Janadhikar Forum in March 2007 in Rautahat, by Anil Giri (kp 10/08/2023)

'Nexus between foreign employment, trafficking' (ht 09/08/2023)

Two arrested on charge of their involvement in online sexual abuse (rep 09/08/2023)

Nepalis are increasingly being duped by fake offers of iPhones : Cyber bureau says victims should file cases of fraud at the Crime Investigation Bureau, by Anup Ojha (kp 08/08/2023)

131 foreign nationals arrested in Nepal in one year: Chinese nationals top list with 42 arrests (kh 06/08/2023)

Congress top leaders against prosecution in ‘non-cruel’ murder : Party takes a stance against demands of conflict victims that there must be no amnesty for serious rights violations, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/08/2023) [Sher Bahadur Deuba and his NC are strictly against justice for victims! Every murder is cruel, both for those directly involved as well as for their families and friends! Human rights defenders are stunned!]

Five arrested for intimidating people in Kathmandu (kh 03/08/2023)

Bara villagers attack police to free a poaching suspect : Tangiya Basti, a squatter settlement located inside national forest in Bara, poses a significant challenge to wildlife conservation, officials say, by Aakash Chaudhary (kp 02/08/2023)

Husband guns down his wife in Byas (kh 02/08/2023)

Uptick in incidents of crime in the country in past two years: Nepal Police (kh 02/08/2023)

Land dispute leads to abduction, murder of woman (ht 01/08/2023)

Human trafficking : The desperation seen among women in going abroad puts them at risk of being trafficked (ht 01/08/2023)

State of impunity wrecking our university system : There is a criminal gang that benefits by extorting the university. They work for the mafia in education, interview with Prem Chalaune, assistant professor at the Department of Sociology of Tribhuvan University (kp 31/07/2023) [Once again political parties have their fingers in the pie and cover up crime!]

Unauthorised translation and piracy of foreign books thrive in Nepal : The phenomenon has not just hurt creativity but also caused losses to authorised translators and publishers. There is law but implementation remains lax, by Upendra Raj Pandey (kp 31/07/2023)

The Golden Triangle, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 28/07/2023)

Director of Mid-hill Highway arrested on rape charge (rep 28/07/2023)

Caste-based discrimination persists despite being outlawed in Nepali society : Dalit activists say lax legal provisions pose a significant challenge to swift justice delivery for cases of discrimination, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 28/07/2023)

One youth killed in Saptari, another injured (kh 28/07/2023)

One arrested over NBM looting, search for others intensified (kh 27/07/2023)

Kathmandu reports steady rise in crimes (rep 25/07/2023)

Chinese gangs engage in lucrative smuggling operations in Nepal, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 25/07/2023)

A university professor was brutally attacked by student union members. Political parties made all-out efforts to deny him justice, by Abhyudaya Upreti (nlt 23/07/2023) [Nepal's politicians stand for the perpetuation of the unjust state!]

Woman shot dead at Nepal-India border (kh 23/07/2023)

Unidentified group sets seven houses on fire in Jumla, by Golden Buda (rep 22/07/2023)

Combating money laundering in Nepal, by Anil Karki (rep 21/07/2023)

Gold worth more than one billion rupees recovered from TIA (kh 19/07/2023)

Failing on money laundering : For the last 15 years, Nepal has faced the constant risk of slipping into the FTAF’s grey or black list, by Achyut Wagle (kp 18/07/2023)

Minor gang-raped in Saptari (rep 18/07/2023)

Impunity by law: Government bent on amending law to withdraw criminal cases against political parties and groups : This is not the first time the government has tried to ram a faulty legal provision to withdraw criminal cases against political parties, groups, leaders and cadres (nlt 17/07/2023)

Cases filed against 15 individuals for unlawful operation of pharmacies (kh 17/07/2023)

Former Agriculture Minister of Lumbini Province Yadav arrested for banking offense (kh 17/07/2023)

Pregnant woman murdered in Bardiya for refusing abortion, suspect arrested, by Ganesh Bisu and Nirmal Ghimire (rep 16/07/2023)

A troubling nexus between crime and politics, by Devendra J. Subedi (rep 15/07/2023)

As looting cases rise, people warned to be alert during walks, temple visits : Last week, police made public eight cases of serial robbery of gold chains when people were on their morning walk, by Anup Ojha (kp 14/07/2023)

Police forms probe committee on Siraha police constable abuse case (kh 12/07/2023) [This should no longer be a matter for the police, but for the public prosecutor's office and an independent court!], Investigation launched after controversial video of torturing police constable goes viral in social media, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 13/07/2023)

Police hunt for two youths over brutal attack on a cyclist : A 19-year-old has been arrested on charge of attempted murder for an unprovoked attack on 27-year-old Sah, by Binod Bhandari (kp 12/07/2023)

Man slapped with 33 yrs prison sentence for raping daughter (kh 11/07/2023)

Man kills self after murdering wife in Ilam (kh 07/07/2023)

Night clubs and dance bars in Kathmandu becoming crime hubs, by Tapendra Karkdi (rep 07/07/2023)

NA defuses grenade bomb found in Kailali (kh 07/07/2023)

Poaching, smuggling go unchecked in Dhorpatan due to security lapse : Taking advantage of the poor security situation, poachers and smugglers hunt animals and birds illegally and smuggle timber as well as medicinal herbs, by Prakash Baral (kp 06/07/2023)

One arrested for raping a minor in Lalitpur : Arrest warrant issued against LOD owners as well (kh 06/07/2023), LOD owner Raju Singh Suwal arrested from Baluwatar (kh 06/07/2023), Another owner of LOD, Shrestha, arrested (rn 07/07/2023)

3 injured, one critically, as gunshots fired in Mahottari after motorcycle collides with dog, by Surendra Yadav (rep 06/07/2023)

How Prithvi Shah scams US $4 million from US citizens with false FDI promises : Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government suspended governor instead of investigating Shah’s scam, by Pramodh Raj Sedhain (kh 05/07/2023)

Dalit’s house torched for eloping with ‘upper-caste’ girl in Jumla : Police have arrested the girl’s brother on charges of criminal arson and caste-based discrimination, by DB Budha (kp 04/07/2023)

'Time-bound programme needed to abolish dowry', by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/07/2023), Woman and daughter found dead in Rautahat (ht 02/07/2023)

Lawyer arrested for thrashing Lalitpur District Court female employee (kh 29/06/2023)

Top court orders relief for conflict-era victims of torture and sexual violence : 17 years since Peace Accord, torture victims lack adequate means to seek justice and hold perpetrators to account, by Binod Ghimire (kh 28/06/2023) [The next step should be to punish all those who have been deliberately preventing justice for the victims by hook or by crook for 17 years!]

Rise in flesh trade in Karnali Province due to poverty, by Lalit Bista (rep 25/06/2023)

12, including 5 foreigners, arrested for alleged illegal drug trade worth Rs 23.3 million (rep 23/06/2023)

Emerging cybersecurity concerns: Make security consolidationa priority, by Kumar Pudashine (ht 22/06/2023)

Kin demand justice as woman’s death raises suspicion : Father of 22-year-old Aarati Sah accuses her husband’s family of killing her over dowry issues. Her husband and father-in-law are in police custody, by Santosh Singh (kp 21/06/2023)

Man arrested for allegedly killing spouse (kh 21/06/2023)

Police arrest 225 people involved in drug smuggling in 11 months in Kanchanpur (rep 21/06/2023)

Eight including actor Marichman Shrestha arrested on charge of promoting online betting platforms (rep 15/06/2023)

Nepal Medical College temporarily suspends OPD service : The hospital administration stated that all services, except for emergencies, will remain closed until action is taken against those involved in the act of vandalism (nlt 14/06/2023)

Police arrest five individuals involved in illegal online gambling and cryptocurrency trading , by Narayan Adhikari (nlt 14/06/2023)

Two women allegedly killed for dowry in Sarlahi (rn 11/06/2023)

Man arrested for repeatedly raping a minor (rep 10/06/2023)

Nepal not doing enough to tackle online child abuse : According to police cyber bureau, 110 cases of sexual abuse against children were reported in the past 11 months, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/06/2023)

Experts decry new budget’s ‘wrong approach’ to tackling cyber crimes : It plans to scrap National Information Technology Centre, which keeps government data, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/06/2023)

Hackers cause Nepali travels companies to incur a huge loss (rep 05/06/2023)

Dalit lives must matter, by Shristi Karki (nt 02/06/2023)

Comparing Maina Sunwar and Resham Chaudhary cases : Both are cases of criminal political violence, but the security forces are perpetrators in one and victims in the other, by Aastha Dahal (nt 02/06/2023) [Politically motivated murder must not be excused, whether it is committed by security forces or by revolutionaries, even if their cause is justified.]

Pardon to Resham Chaudhary comes under question : On Monday, the President pardoned 19 prisoners, including Resham Chaudhary, the convicted mastermind of 2015 Tikapur incident, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 01/06/2023)

Resham Chaudhary, the convict of Tikapur carnage, walks free : Chaudhary, who was convicted by district court, high court and supreme court and given life sentence, was given pardon on Sunday by President Ram Chandra Paudel (nlt 29/05/2023) [The families of the victims will be delighted in view of this principle of justice! Is this now a pattern for not punishing the crimes of the time of the insurgency?], President pardons Tikapur killings convict Resham Chaudhary : Rights activists decry the decision while Tharu campaigners hail the freedom from life imprisonment as justice for the community, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/05/2023)

Bus driver deceives adolescent, offers safety, and takes her to guest house, where she was raped
The driver had manipulated her into remaining on the bus for two hours, claiming it was unsafe for her to leave late at night. He then took her to a hotel, where he raped her
(nlt 26/05/2023)

Girl hacked to death in Khandbari (rep 26/05/2023)

Govt starts preparations to grant clemency to Resham Chaudhary (kh 25/05/2023) [Article 276 of the Constitution opens the door to the arbitrariness of the political elite. Will we soon see something similar with regard to the accused in the current corruption scandal? Article 276 sets convicts free, but does not change their guilt. If Chaudhary is indeed innocent, this must be determined by a court. Then he would be entitled to adequate compensation for the injustice he has suffered! Now the procedure once again smacks of the manipulation of political power.], President’s Office sends back proposal to pardon Resham Chaudhary to Home Ministry (kh 26/05/2023), Government urges President to authenticate Citizenship Bill (kh 26/05/2023) [Why isn't a law passed that excludes politicians from any punishment for all time to come? Then the current corruption scandal would not have to be pursued any further as well. Politicians could go about their dirty business in complete openness and the cumbersome annulment of court rulings by the executive would be superfluous!]

Senior citizen shot dead in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 25/05/2023)

1,700 complaints lodged against loan sharks in Mahottari (ae 24/05/2023)