Arun Bam

The contributor for Republica.

IGP Singh lobbying to increase 30-year service limit in Nepal Police by two years

Published On: March 12, 2023 08:15 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, March 12 The Police Record Management Department (DPPR) has handed over the leave letter to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dheeraj Pratap Singh with effect from March 25. DPPR has also sent letter of retirement to Additional Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) Sahakul Bahadur Thapa, Uttam Raj Subedi and Dibesh Lohani, Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) Nala Prasad Upadhyay, Masood Alam Khan and Mohan Kumar Acharya who joined the service on March 24, 1993 along with Singh. The letters were sent to all the high-ranking police officers more than a week ahead of their due retirement date.

Century-long history of Nepali women's struggle leads to increasing participation in policy-making

Published On: March 8, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, March 8: While the world is celebrating the 113th International Women's Day, Nepal is also celebrating Women's Day on Wednesday, stressing the guarantee of women’s rights. In addition, over a century has passed since women started coming forward with an organized voice.

Major General Shahi sacked as CoAS Sharma in retaliation purge against those close to former CoAS Thapa

Published On: March 3, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepal Army (NA) has dismissed Major General Prem Shahi from the service. Although Major General Shahi was arrested on charge of his involvement in financial irregularities, the military court eventually sacked him on the charge of ‘mutiny’.

Case filed against Major General Shahi in military court

Published On: February 28, 2023 10:01 AM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Nepalese Army has registered a case in the military court against Major General Prem Shahi, who has been detained for two months over financial irregularities.

CAAN suspends NAC crew members accused of misbehaving air hostess

Published On: February 25, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: A complaint has been lodged with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) stating that a pilot working with the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) abused an air hostess. Following the complaint, the country’s aviation regulatory body has banned all active crew members from flying immediately. It is said that the incident took place seven months ago on July 28, 2022.

Tug of war of power and political influence intensifies among Nepal Police DIGs for AIG promotion

Published On: February 23, 2023 10:15 AM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: With the Ministry of Home Affairs starting the promotion process for five vacant Additional Inspector General (AIG) posts in the Nepal Police, a massive tug-of-war of power and influence has started among the competitors.

Is the Yeti Airlines plane crash just a coincidence?

Published On: January 17, 2023 01:00 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: With the crash of 'ATR-72' plane in Pokhara on Sunday, the number of air accidents of Yeti Airlines in the Nepali sky has reached 14. Just seven months ago, Yeti Group's Tara Air '9N AET TwinOtter' plane crashed.

19 incumbent ministers face defeat in HoR and provincial assembly elections this general election

Published On: November 26, 2022 10:10 AM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: In the general elections held on November 20, a total of 19 incumbent ministers have faced a humiliating defeat. The results so far shows that 19 ministers from the federal and seven provincial governments, who contested election under the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system for the members of the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies elections were defeated. Some of the ministers, who have become candidates, have yet to receive their results.

Police in political quagmire: Pandering to tastes of parties while in service, becoming politician after retirement

Published On: September 23, 2022 01:08 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Allegations of political interference in Nepal Police are overwhelming. Almost every promotion is challenged at courts. The fact that the highest level of political maneuvering takes place in transfers is an "open secret".

Former army personnel and Maoist combatants arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in Kathmandu Valley

Published On: August 17, 2022 01:55 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, August 17: On June 20, there was a robbery at Lal Bahadur Thapa's house in Shankharapur Municipality 9, Khulalata, Kathmandu. A group of armed robbers entered the house at around 1:00 AM and stole cash, gold and silver jewelry and mobile phones. Thapa told the police that they stole goods worth Rs 2,41,000.

Two of the six persons arrested on charge of kidnapping Chinese national in Kathmandu are police constables

Published On: August 5, 2022 02:15 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, August 5: Surya Bahadur Rai, 26, of Chisapani, Chisankhugadhi Rural Municipality-5 of Okhaldhunga, was walking on a road at Kapurdhara  of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-26 at 7 PM on Wednesday when he was forcibly taken under control by a group of six people who said ‘we have some work with you'. The group took him from Kapurdhara there to Khareltol of Lazimpat, Kathmandu Metropolitan City-2. Rai was an 'interpreter' of Chinese and Nepali. In a house in Khareltol, Yang Yang, a Chinese businessman, lived. Rai served as an interpreter for the Chinese businessman.

‘Suspicious’ man arrested from NAC’s Mumbai-bound flight on Wednesday is not a terrorist: Police

Published On: August 4, 2022 02:09 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, August 4: The national flag-carrier Nepal Airlines Corporations’ narrow body aircraft RA-320 was scheduled to fly to Mumbai, India on Wednesday. The crew members had already prepared for the flight as per the scheduled take-off at 1:10 PM.

Kidney racket active in Kathmandu Valley

Published On: July 29, 2022 05:11 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, July 29: Police investigations have revealed that gangs are active on the streets of the capital that lure dependents and take them to India to sell their kidneys. Spokesperson of Human Trafficking Bureau, SP Dan Bahadur Malla says, “Millions of people are dependent on the streets here. As they are destitute and homeless, there is a danger that they can easily fall into temptation.”

When will the blocked sewer under the KMC office be cleared?

Published On: July 20, 2022 12:30 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, July 20: The plan to clear a sewer under the office of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is going to move ahead. After 51 days since Balendra Shah took over as the KMC mayor, the plan to solve the problem is going to move forward.

NAC loses millions of rupees due to pilot’s refusal to fly

Published On: July 13, 2022 02:14 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, July 13: It has been revealed that the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has been constantly incurring losses as a result of the 'disobedience' of acting general manager, Dipuraj Jwarchan.  Between June 30 and July 4, the corporation suffered a loss of Rs 11.7 million.

The race to become IGP in April is already underway

Published On: July 7, 2022 01:10 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, July 7: A meeting of Nepal Police Promotion Recommendation Committee on June 22 recommended the promotion of 17 Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).

Smugglers expanding drug network via Nepal

Published On: July 2, 2022 05:30 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, July 2: A few days ago, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police arrested 10 foreigners with about 56 kilograms of heroin. This proves that drug traffickers from all over the world are smuggling it to the illegal market via Nepal.

Another minor accuses Pandey of sexually abusing her

Published On: May 23, 2022 11:33 AM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, May 23: Manoj Pandey, director of Model Globe Visas Consultancy, has been in police custody for two days. The Metropolitan Police Crime Division had arrested him from Swayambhu on Saturday evening.

Over 2kg smuggled gold recovered from TIA, five arrested

Published On: April 30, 2022 01:38 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, April 30: Five cleaning staff members of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been arrested for their involvement in the smuggling of gold. The cleaning staff were found involved in smuggling the precious yellow metal worth around Rs 20 million from TIA on Thursday.

Youth line up to apply for temporary police: Govt to pay Rs 44,000 in salary for 40 days work

Published On: March 21, 2022 01:30 PM NPT By: Arun Bam

KATHMANDU, March 21: Crowds of youth gathered in front of all 77 district police offices on Sunday. The crowds were there to apply for a 40-day temporary police service recruitment.