KATHMANDU, July 30: The government will provide free treatment to acid attack survivors. The Ministry of Health and Population issued a notice stating that people who are attacked with acid can get free emergency treatment services from any health institutions in the country.

BIRGUNJ, March 26: Bara police have arrested two persons in connection with an incident of acid attack on a woman.

BHAKTAPUR, March 7: Shyam Gubhaju, who attacked his wife with acid, has been arrested. Gubhaju, 65, of Dadhikot Chitrapur in Suryabinayak Municipality-4 of Bhaktapur attacked his wife with acid and also physically assaulted her.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Social activist Ujjwal Bikram Thapa has said that populist social movements and campaigns will leave no impact on society.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday authenticated two ordinances at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

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​The government has introduced a much-awaited ordinance in an apparent bid to punish acid attackers and discourage such incidents

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: As per a new ordinance introduced by the government, the sale and distribution of acid has been made tougher. A Cabinet meeting held on Thursday passed the ordinance amending the Criminal Offenses and Criminal Procedure Act related to acid attack. One of the provisions of the ordinance states that shops selling and distributing acid will have to get a license after receiving permission from the district administration. The license must also be renewed annually.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The government has introduced a much-awaited ordinance in an apparent bid to punish acid attackers and discourage such incidents.

KATHMANDU, July 24: An Indian national arrested on the charge of throwing acid on a 22-year-old woman in Bafal said that he didn’t know there was acid in the bottle. “I was asked to throw the liquid in the bottle on the girl. I thought it was liquor as it was a liquor bottle. I had no clue that the bottle had acid in it,” Munna Mohammad, an Indian national, told during police interrogation.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Police have arrested two persons for throwing acid on a 22-year-old woman at Sitapaila in Kathmandu on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A 22-year-old woman was attacked with acid by an unidentified person at Sitapaila in Kathmandu on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Rajaram Thapa lies helpless in the emergency ward of the Teaching Hospital while his mother, who is herself ailing, tries to console him. Hardly able to speak or look around, the 26-year-old who was attacked with acid 13 days ago,  reportedly by his wife, knows that his family cannot afford to pay for his treatment. Over Rs 300,000 has already been spent so far and doctors said a few more costly surgeries are still needed. According to the victim’s elder brother Subhuraj Thapa, there is no money for further treatment.

MAKAWANPUR, Nov 3: Acid attack was not heard of in Nepal before it happened to a beautiful girl from Hetauda on one fateful day. It was six years ago. Bindabasini Kansakar, who used to be considered a very beautiful and brilliant girl in the locality, was thrown acid on her face by an acquaintance. She was 20 then and studying in grade 12 in a nearby college. Her dreams were big and confidence high.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Brought to Kirtipur Hospital after suffering an acid attack a month and a half ago, Muskan Khatun, 14, is under the care of doctors and nurses full time. She is given painkillers and other medication to keep her calm. But she screams out intermittently in sheer agony. At other times also there is pain written all over her face. She is gradually losing weight and looks frail.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 15: Lawmaker Pradip Kumar Yadav has suggested to the police to fairly investigate the acid attack on Muskan Khatun, a 15-year-old girl from Birgunj.

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's video on social media is receiving much attention as he sent a message for 14-year old Muskan Khatun of Birgunj, who is undergoing treatment after an acid attack, at Kirtipur Hospital.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Acid attack survivor Muskan Khatun had endured months of harassment from her perpetrators before she was attacked with acid last Friday, family members said. Khatun was on her way to her school when three local youths splashed acid on her at Ganeshman Chowk in Birgunj. Police said Khatun had rejected ‘love proposal’ from of one of the attackers before she became their target.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government over the recent incidents of acid attacks on girls.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: A teenage girl suffered burn injuries after two youths threw acid on her while she was on the way to her school in Birgunj metropolitan city on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 18: On February 22, 2015, Sangita Magar was attacked with acid by an acquaintance at Basantapur Durbar Square when she was studying at a tuition center.a

KATHMANDU, May 16: A man has attacked his wife with acid in Kalopul on Wednesday evening.

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NEW DELHI, March 19: New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has said that acid attack is an "uncivilized and heartless crime" which does not deserve any clemency, Indian media reported.

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CHITWAN, Jan 3: A man from Pokhara Metropolitan City has attacked his wife with acid in Bharatpur, Chitwan on Wednesday.

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ITAHARI, Oct 24: It was around 7:45 pm on Monday when a group of villagers in Sonapur of Sunsari informed a police team on patrol about an injured boy nearby.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Madhav Nepal, senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former prime minister, expressed serious dissatisfaction in parliament Thursday with the government’s performance.

CHITWAN, Sept 27: Doctors involved in the treatment of Basanti Pariyar, who was critically injured in an acid attack on Monday, said that her condition is improving.

CHITWAN, Sept 26: A woman in Kawasoti Municipality-16 of Nawalparasi district sustained critical injuries after her neighbor poured acid on her and attacked her with a knife on Monday evening.

CHITWAN, Sept 25: Although a survivor of acid attack in Chitwan, underwent successful surgery at Bharatpur Hospital, she is still in critical condition.

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 25: The province 2 government has expressed its sadness over the death of Samjhana Das of Chandranigapur of Rautahat who was severely injured in an acid attack on September 11. The government has also announced additional compensation to the bereaved family.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Following the death of one of the acid attack victims of Rautahat on Sunday, the family members of the victims have demanded strong action against the perpetrator.  They have also expressed dissatisfaction toward the lack of support from the government.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Samjhana Das, 18, one of the two sisters who was undergoing treatment after an acid attack, has died on Sunday night in Kirtipur Hospital at 11:40 PM after infections spread to other parts of the body, Dr. Surendra Basnet said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Two sisters from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat., victimized by the acid attack are in mayhem in Kirtipur hospital due to lack of money for treatment.