Arun Bam

The contributor for Republica.

Swayambhu incident: Police suspect ‘male ego’ linked to murders stemming from rape case

Published On: February 22, 2024 02:45 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHAMNDU, Feb 22: A man committed suicide after killing his wife, daughter and granddaughter in Swayambhu, Nagarjun Municipality-6, Kathmandu, on Wednesday. According to the police, Raju Ghimire (Kaji BK), 37, who hails from Dudh Kunda Municipality-10 of Solukhumbu and was living in Swayambhu Bhairab Tole killed his wife Ishwari Shrestha (Premkumari Shrestha), 38, eight-year-old daughter Anisha Shrestha and two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter Shivani Shrestha.

Anil Kumar Shah and Bhim Sarki guide Nepal to clean sweep victory over Canada with record-breaking centuries

Published On: February 12, 2024 04:32 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Nepal's opening batsman, Anil Kumar Shah, and the number three batsman, Bhim Sarki, showcased stellar performances by scoring centuries, setting a new partnership record, and leading Nepal to a resounding victory in the final one-day international cricket match against Canada.

Activist Iih to embark on foot journey from Lumbini to Singha Durbar from tomorrow

Published On: February 10, 2024 01:55 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Activist Iih is set to embark on a foot journey from Lumbini to Singha Durbar starting Sunday, demanding the federal government's intervention in supporting street vendors, managing the informal sector and addressing urban poverty.

Police report reveals involvement of government employees in human trafficking

Published On: January 29, 2024 10:00 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The police have recommended legal action against 22 individuals, including nine immigration officers, for their involvement in human trafficking under the guise of 'visit visas'.

Case filed against 17 people on charge of their involvement in hundi and cryptocurrency transactions worth Rs 300 billion

Published On: January 24, 2024 03:43 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A case has been registered at the Kathmandu District Court against a group of 17 people on the charge of dealing around Rs 300 billion through illegal hundi, cryptocurrency transactions and various digital platforms. Among these 17 people is the controversial businessman Bimal Poddar.

FM Saud prepares to visit Russia amid increasing death toll of Nepalis recruited in Russian Army

Published On: January 22, 2024 05:16 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The conflict in the Russia-Ukraine war has claimed the lives of Nepali citizens, particularly youths who have illegally joined the Russian army to participate in the war.

Nepali girls held hostage for sex trade in Delhi, accused couple in police net

Published On: January 2, 2024 09:15 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: A couple belonging to a gang who took Nepali girls to New Delhi, India, and exploited them in 'online sex trade' has been caught by the police.

Rising stress and suicides among Nepal Police personnel

Published On: December 10, 2023 08:13 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Statistics from the Nepal Police Headquarters reveal that 35 police personnel, including staff up to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) level, have tragically committed suicide over the past seven years.

12 arrested for illegally sending Nepalis to join Russian army

Published On: December 6, 2023 12:30 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal Police have arrested members of a group involved in the illicit operation of sending Nepalis to join the Russian army.

Prasai-led group to organize protest in Sifal today

Published On: November 25, 2023 10:30 AM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Medical entrepreneur Durga Prasai-led group has decided to withdraw from their planned protests in Tinkune and Maitighar after facing opposition from local authorities and security agencies. In response to the denial of permission for the protest in those areas, the Prasai group has agreed to relocate their demonstration to Sifal Ground in Kathmandu.

Local administration on high alert as Prasai group’s demonstration in Tinkune is expected to be tense

Published On: November 24, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: There is anticipation that the demonstration planned by medical entrepreneur Durga Prasai's group at Tinkune in the capital today may lead to tension. The ‘grand liberation movement’ initiated in the capital by the Prasai-led ‘Saving Nation, Nationality, Religion, Culture, and Citizen Rescue Campaign’ is scheduled to take place in Tinkune today.

Balkhu area tense as Prasai-led group attempts to move towards prohibited areas

Published On: November 23, 2023 02:35 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: A group led by Durga Prasai, who is said to be demonstrating in Balkhu, Kathmandu, has tried to move towards the protest-prohibited areas.

Israel-Hamas cease-fire boosts confidence in Bipin’s return

Published On: November 22, 2023 08:22 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Israel and the Palestinian armed group Hamas on Wednesday announced a four-day truce in Gaza giving some respite to the besieged Gaza residents as well as hopes of release of prisoners taken hostage by Hamas during the October 7 attack in southern Israel.

Fraudulent practices uncovered at APF petrol pump

Published On: October 19, 2023 11:45 AM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Consumers have fallen victim to fraudulent practices at a petrol pump operated by the Armed Police Force (APF), one of the nation's security agencies responsible for upholding peace and order. A recent inspection conducted by a central monitoring team on Wednesday revealed malpractice at the Halchowk fuel center, which is run by the APF at Swayambhu, Kathmandu.

Police struggle to manage 1,448 unclaimed bodies found since 2015 earthquake

Published On: October 10, 2023 07:00 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Since the 2015 earthquake, the police records have documented a total of 1,448 unclaimed bodies. Only a partial identity of some of them has been revealed. The police records show that in the partial details, some names are unclear and addresses are also indistinct.

Nepal tops global list for public holidays

Published On: October 4, 2023 04:45 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: "Even though we may not excel in positive aspects, Nepal has achieved a high position in the world in granting annual public holidays! And if we are not poor, who will be?” reads the first part of the post made by former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday.

Nepali film star Anmol KC arrested amidst controversy surrounding 'Rawayan' movie production

Published On: September 30, 2023 01:01 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Popular Nepali film actor Anmol KC has found himself in legal trouble as he was taken into custody by the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office. The arrest comes in the wake of a heated controversy surrounding the movie 'Rawayan,' which was slated for production under the Sudarshan Thapa Production Company banner.

MoHA becomes a barrier to the rescue of an injured elderly

Published On: September 27, 2023 06:15 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The life of an elderly person in Gorkha, who fell off a cliff while on his way to collect old age allowance, is at risk due to the indifference of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) in facilitating his rescue.

Theft of historically significant deity idols sparks concern in Nepal

Published On: September 25, 2023 07:15 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: In a distressing incident that has left millions of devotees in dismay, the statue of deity Akash Bhairav, located near the Central Office of the Armed Police Force, was stolen. Vandals desecrated the temple and forcibly removed the idol, even assaulting the priest. Surprisingly, the police appeared oblivious to this grave incident. Yadav Lal Kayastha representing Tha Hiti Kathmandu, is currently spearheading a campaign to recover the stolen idols. He laments the indifference of law enforcement, stating, “The idol held deep spiritual significance for countless people. Our concern extends beyond the loss of a mere statue; it encompasses the loss of faith itself.”

How American marijuana is entering India via Nepal?

Published On: September 18, 2023 07:38 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Despite the ban on the production and use of marijuana in South Asian countries such as Nepal and India, experts suggest that a significant portion of the global marijuana market is dominated by cannabis from this region and hashish derived from it. However, there have been surprising reports of marijuana produced in Western countries, such as the United States of America, Canada, and Europe, entering South Asian countries since 2076 BS. This contraband marijuana arrives in Nepal via air routes, concealed in parcels, and then reaches India through overland routes.