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Provincial minister was sacked for having 'illicit relations'

November 15, 2018 04:30 AM

DHANGADHI, Nov 15: A day after Social Development Minister of Far-western Province Dirgha Sodari was sacked, leaders close to the ruling Nepal Communist Party have said he was sacked for having 'illicit relationship' with a local woman.

Nirmala's parents start 'indefinite' sit-in protest

November 12, 2018 05:30 AM

KANCHANPUR, Nov 12: Demanding justice for their raped and murdered daughter, the parents of Nirmala Panta have started sit-in protest for 'indefinite period' in front of Kanchanpur District Administration Office (DAO) from Sunday.

Nirmala’s parents to begin ‘indefinite’ sit-in for justice today

November 11, 2018 09:00 AM

KANCHANPUR, Nov 11: With no progress apparent in the investigations, the parents of rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta are starting a sit-in protest for an indefinite period from Sunday in Mahendranagar, district headquarters of Kanchanpur.

Zero progress in Nirmala rape, murder investigation

November 2, 2018 02:05 AM

KANCHANPUR, Nov 2: Friday marks the 100th day of teenage Nirmala Pant's rape and subsequent murder. Despite the change in the leadership of Kanchanpur police, formation of multiple probe committees and protests from all quarters to create pressure for prompt delivery of justice, Nirmala's case remains an unsolved mystery with zero progress in the investigation.

Rift among Nirmala case protesters in Kanchanpur

October 30, 2018 07:24 AM

KANCHANPUR, Oct 30: Women rights activists and locals resumed their protests on Monday, demanding justice for Kanchanpur teenager Nirmala Pant who was raped and murdered over three months ago. However, the protesters are now sharply divided into two major factions.

With increase in VAW, over 1,700 females in self-defense training

October 7, 2018 09:17 AM

DHANGADI, Oct 7: With the incidence of rape and sexual assault unabated in different parts of the country, around 1,700 women have joined a week of self-defense training in Kailai district. The training is said to be the first of its kind in the far-western region.

Probe committee member KC attacked by unidentified group

September 30, 2018 18:20 PM

KAILALI, Sept 30: The member of the probe committee formed to investigate Nirmala rape and murder case, Birendra KC has been attacked by an unidentified group.

General strike imposed against declaration of Godavari as Province 7 capital

September 30, 2018 04:10 AM

DHANGADHI, Sept 30: An indefinite general strike has been imposed in Dhanghadhi since Saturday against the decision of the provincial assembly to name Province 7 as Far-western and establish its permanent capital in Godavari.

NC and RJPN lawmakers disrupt provincial meeting

September 28, 2018 12:56 PM

DHANGADHI, Sept 28: Main opposition party, Nepali Congress(NC) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers disrupted the Province-7 provincial meeting. They disrupted regarding the proposal of a new capital for Province 7.

High-level panel on Nirmala rape, murder presenting report today

September 25, 2018 07:22 AM

KANCHANPUR, Sept 25: The high-level committee formed to probe Nirmala Panta rape and murder case is set to present its report to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday.

25 rapes in Province 7 after Nirmala rape, murder

September 24, 2018 07:24 AM

DHANGADHI, Sept 24: People across the country have been protesting on a daily basis to show their solidarity with the family members of Nirmala Panta in their quest for seeking justice for the rape and murder of the thirteen-year-old teenager of Kanchapur.

Discrimination in compensation for rape victims

September 21, 2018 03:30 AM

DHANGADHI, Sept 21: The local unit, as well as the provincial and federal governments, decided to provide compensation to the family of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered around two months ago in Bhimdatta Municipality of Kanchanpur.

Nirmala's parents return home with slim hope of justice

September 19, 2018 05:30 AM

KANCHANPUR, Sept 19: Parents of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant, who was raped and murdered almost two months ago in Kanchapur district, returned home on Tuesday after meeting the prime minister, the home minister and the inspector general of police (IGP), requesting them to deliver justice.

Why did police ‘destroy’ evidence?

September 17, 2018 07:39 AM

KANCHANPUR, Sept 17: Monday marks the 53rd day of the rape and murder of Kanchanpur teenager Nirmala Panta. Yet, there has been no breakthrough in the investigation into the case and police are nowhere close to nabbing the culprit(s).

Kanchanpur worried about protests losing steam

September 15, 2018 07:40 AM

KANCHANPUR, Sept 14: Local women right activists have expressed serious concerns over the Nirmala Panta rape case after the parents of the raped and murdered teenager moved to Kathmandu instead of mounting pressure on local investigators. They have warned that this move could cause a serious backlash to the campaign aimed at holding the real rapist and murderer accountable.

Mentally unstable Bista released after DNA failed to match

September 12, 2018 05:30 AM

DHANGADHI, Sept 12: Police on Tuesday released Dilip Singh Bista, one of the accused in the rape and murder of teenager Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur, after Bista's DNA failed to match DNA samples found on the raped girl.

Police should not have opened fire at protestors: Probe Panel

September 11, 2018 06:00 AM

KANCHANPUR, Sept 11: A high-level probe committee formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on August 23 to investigate into the rape and murder of a teenager, Nirmala Panta, in Kanchanpur has concluded that police had unnecessarily opened fire at the protestors in Bhimdutta Municipality on August 23 and 24.

Dilip Bista's family accuse police of torture

September 5, 2018 06:00 AM

KANCHANPUR, Sept 5: Family members of Dilip Singh Bista, the alleged perpetrator of Nirmala Panta's rape and murder have accused the police of giving extreme torture to Bista.

Govt discriminates in compensations for rape

September 1, 2018 07:30 AM

DHANGADHI, Sep 1: A month after the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta of Bhimdutta Municipality of Kanchanpur, the federal government has provided Rs 1 million as compensation to the victim’s family. The government also provided the same amount of money to the family of a 17-year-old boy, Sunny Khuna, a passer-by who was killed in police firing after he got caught in an anti-government protest carried out in the district demanding justice for Nirmala and arrest of her rapists.

New CDO says probe should have begun right after the incident

August 26, 2018 05:30 AM

KANCHANPUR, Aug 26: The newly-appointed Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kanchanpur, Taranath Adhikari has said that the victim's family would have got justice and there would not have been human causality and other losses had the District Police Office (DPO) initiated investigation into the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta right after the incident.