KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has underscored the need of carrying out thorough investigation to stamp out the growing corruption in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has begun investigation on the involvement of government employees in the encroachment upon public lands. The Ministry took the initiative in the wake of the media reports relating to the Baluwatar land scam.

A published edition of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sold just under 42,000 copies last week, NPD BookScan reported Wednesday.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to the air on two TV shows that had been put on hold for a sexual misconduct investigation. The National Geographic Channel said in a statement Friday that Tyson’s “StarTalk” will return to the air in April with the 13 episodes that remain in the season.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has instructed District Administration Offices to immediately launch investigation and take action against those involved in recent bomb explosions in various districts.

JANAKPUR, Feb 21: With the arrest of twenty-two-year-old Niraj Garja Magar by Dhanusha Police on Wednesday in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, lawmakers of the province have demanded further investigation into the issue.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has formed a three-member panel to launch probe into the allegation of corruption against former CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak, on Tuesday.

Police recover 18 kilos gold buried

February 14, 2019 15:31 pm

KAILALI, Feb 14: Police have recovered 18 kilos of gold from Punarbaas Municipality- Dashrathbasti, Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The government has started an investigation against Traveller Assist, which promotes itself as a medical assistance and cost containment company, after concluding that the company was found spreading exaggerated information regarding rescue in Nepali trekking/mountaineering sector.

Two held with leopard hides

February 7, 2019 10:42 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Police arrested two persons in possession of leopard hides from Kathmandu Metropolitan City-32, Jadibuti.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Officials involved in the investigation into the 33.5 kg gold smuggling case have said that Hari Sharan Khadka, one of the main accused in the case who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) a few days ago, was the kingpin of the smuggling racket.

BARA, Feb 1: The District Police Office (DPO), Bara, has taken Jagat Narayan Raut Kurmi, a driver of the District Administration Office (DAO), into custody for investigations into a road accident on January 26 in which a Superintendent of Police (SP) was killed and a chief district officer (CDO) was critically injured.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Tourism entrepreneurs have said that investigation on the procurement of wide-body aircraft is damaging the image of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) in the international market.

Woman killed by her nephew

January 23, 2019 15:25 pm

DHADING, Jan 23: A woman of Nilkantha Municipality-14 in Dhadhing district was hacked to death on Tuesday, apparently by her nephew.

TIKAPUR, Jan 21: A man in Janaki Rural Municipality-7 of Tikapur apparently committed suicide after hacking his wife to death with an axe on Sunday. However, police are not convinced that he committed suicide and have taken five persons under custody for investigation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Nepalis are found to have stashed a total of 460.82 million Swiss francs (nearly Rs 52.07 billion at the current exchange rate) in various banks in Switzerland in 2017, according a revelation by Nepal Leaks.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Business tycoon Ajeya Raj Sumargi has been found making investment in a company in Cyprus in violation of Nepali laws that bar Nepali nationals from making investment abroad, according to the revelation of a year-long investigation by the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The Act Restricting Investment Abroad, 1964, prohibits any Nepali from making investment abroad.

Kathmandu Jan 16: A year-long investigation conducted by a Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) team in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) found that 55 Nepalis have invested in several foreign countries.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Bibeksheel Sajha Party (BSP) on Sunday filed a complaint at the Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority (CIAA) urging the anti-graft body to launch investigation into the alleged irregularities in procurement of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation.

MOSCOW, Dec 21: Russia’s media regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into the activities of British public broadcaster the BBC, a move it described as a response to pressure being put on a Russian TV channel in Britain.

LONDON, Dec 16: The controversial images surfaced on social media as Chelsea FC is being investigated by UEFA over an anti-Semitic chant which was sung by the club’s supporters.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Eleven months after 33.5 kg gold 'disappeared' mysteriously from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), officials involved in the investigation of the scam have said that the gold bars confiscated in equal quantity in India last week could be the same one.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal Police chief Sarbendra Khanal has said that he is ready to give up his uniform if any lapses are found on his part during the investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: It has already been three weeks since the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) started investigation into the controversial purchase of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). However, but it has not even formed a sub-committee yet to take it forward, which is the standard practice to deal with any serious financial matter.

Welcome initiatives by CIAA

December 10, 2018 02:00 am

Of late, Nepal’s anti-corruption watchdog, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), is taking some measures to deter grafts on vital projects and taking actions against the accused.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Demanding impartial investigation of the purchase of two wide-body airplanes, Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSP-N) staged a protest in front of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Friday morning.

MoFA begins probe against envoy Sherpa

December 7, 2018 05:07 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has started internal investigation into the alleged involvement of Nepal's ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa in human trafficking.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The government has decided to set up the 'Prime Minister National Talent Award Fund'. The Cabinet meeting held recently decided to set up the fund to encourage the youths who make remarkable contribution to peace, good governance, innovation, scientific research, investigation and development sectors.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: CIB has resumed recording of an 18-year-old for his alleged involvement in the rape and murder of Nirmal Panta, DIG and chief of Central Investigation Bureau, Niraj Shah said. The accused's DNA report is yet to come. The 18-year old's DNA was sent for inspection on Monday.

100+ days of national pain

November 4, 2018 00:26 am

It has been 102 days since Nirmala Panta, 13-year-old girl, was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur. People across the country came out, demanding swift action against the perpetrator(s). Despite multiple investigations, Nepal Police has not been able to track down the killers. The all-powerful Oli government has been in damage-control mode from the get-go. Stories of multiple lapses in the investigation were reported, and the government fired the police officers who initially handled the case.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The Police Headquarters has formed a three-member panel to launch investigation into the killing of Nepali Congress cadre Rambilas Yadav during a violent clash between the cadres of Nepal Communist Party and Nepali Congress at Ramnagar Rural Municipality in Sarlahi on Tuesday.

ISTANBUL, Oct 19: A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city — if and after he was killed in Istanbul earlier this month. Ankara’s top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi consulate with U.S. officials.

ANKARA, Oct 17: Saudi Arabia has committed to conducting a complete investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday before departing the kingdom for Turkey.

Oct 8: The missing head of Interpol, who vanished after returning to his homeland, is under investigation in China, authorities in Beijing have confirmed.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has adopted a strategy of maintaining confidentiality in the investigation process by ending the culture of pre-investigation publicity.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 28: Both the Ministry of Irrigation and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) have formed separate probe committees to investigate into the irregularities in the multi-billion rupees Sikta Irrigation Project. It has already been a month and a half since the two committees returned to Kathmandu after conducting their investigation at the project site. But their investigations are nowhere near conclusion.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The Nepal Police has initiated an investigation against a police personnel who was seen beating a person with locals. On September 19, a video had surfaced the social media where a policeman was ruthlessly thrashing a 'vagabond' in front of Shiva Mandir in Gangabu area.

MOSCOW, Sept 19: Russia's Investigative Committee said Tuesday it had opened an investigation into the crash of the Il-20 reconnaissance plane off the Syrian coast that killed 15 military personnel.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 13: The DNA sample of suspended SP Dilli Bista has been collected for the investigation in the case of Nirmala Panta rape and murder case.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Police Head Office is going to further investigate the police officials who were involved in the investigation on Nirmala rape-murder case.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 13: Neighbors and relatives of Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered over a month ago, have demanded the arrest of the entire police team involved, accusing them of trying to cover up the truth regarding the incident. They have demanded investigations into the police team for their 'obvious efforts to protect the real culprit'.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Sept 7: The high-level probe panel formed to carry out the investigation into the killing of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur district has pledged to submit its report to the government soon.

High-level committee to be formed investigate into killing of eight-month old baby

Chopping of guava tree raises eyebrows

August 30, 2018 05:30 am

KANCHANPUR, Aug 30: The rape and murder of Nirmala Panta sparked outrage across the country while the latest twist in the story has raised quite a few eyebrows. The chopping down of a guava tree in the garden of Nirmala's friend Roshani Bam has made the locals suspicious of foul play.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Most of the traders were found opening their stalls at the market without any legal licenses when a monitoring team led under Investigation Officer Dipak Pokharel, Department of Commerce and Supply Management, visited Balkhu vegetable and fruit market today.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The investigation done by the team of Department of Supply Management and Protection of Consumers Interest (DSMPCI) has taken hold of two vegetable containers from Kalimati vegetable market.

RAKHINE, July 31: The government of Myanmar established an independent commission to investigate allegations of human rights violations in western Rakhine state following an attack on police posts in August last year, according to a press release by Myanmar president's office.

JUMLA, July23: A police team led by DIG Surendra Bikram Shah has reached Jumla to investigate the incident that occurred when Dr. Govinda KC, who was on a fast unto death at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, was taken to Kathmandu by force.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Even as the term of the high-level committee formed to probe the 33 kg gold smuggling case expires next week, there are concerns that the probe body failed in carrying out an in-depth investigation into the matter.

KATHMANDU, July 2: A Bill related to Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation (First Amendment)-2075 has been tabled in today's meeting of the House of Representation (HoR).