Don’t curtail powers of NHRC

April 22, 2019 02:00 am

We wonder why K P Sharma Oli’s government is committing one after another mistake on safeguarding freedom and strengthening constitutional institutions.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Officials at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have protested against the government's push to curtail the authority of the human rights watchdog body through an amendment of the law.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplab’-led Communist Party of Nepal (CNP) to call off the nation-wide strike slated for March 30.

Nirmala case remains unsolved: PM Oli

December 11, 2018 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Contradicting the claim made on Sunday by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel that police have already identified and arrested the culprits behind Nirmala rape and murder case, Prime Minister KP Oli on Monday said that the police have not yet found the perpetrator(s).

Dec 9: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 9, 2018 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The share investors' pressure group today launched a relay hunger strike at the office of Nepal Stock Exchange in Bhadrakali, demanding reforms in the capital market.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: A study has revealed that the senior citizens are compelled to live in old age home of late though they have the right to live at their home with respect and protection.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anup Raj Sharma, has said that journalists should be allowed to write about even the personal issues of the public office bearers.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the government to keep safe the evidence on Nirmala rape and murder case. The sample of 'vaginal swab' extracted from the late Pant for the investigation at Nepal Police's forensic laboratory must be kept safe, the NHRC underscored.

NHRC urges govt to save Dr KC

July 5, 2018 16:02 pm

KATHMANDU, July 5: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to pay attention to the health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is staging a hunger strike for six days, demanding reforms in the medical sector.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government again to be sensitive to save the life of Gangamaya, who has been fast-onto-death for a month.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma have held one-on-one talks to discuss the issue of Ganga Maya Shrestha, who is on a fast-unto death.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has threatened to publicly brand government officials and agencies not implementing the commission's recommendations as 'human rights violators'.

KATHMANDU, April 5: A surprise inspection carried out by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has found that police offices in Kathmandu Valley are in a shabby state when it comes to handling cases of sexual violence.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has demanded stringent action against to those involved in the beating of Radha Chaudhari of Kailali district in the name of practicing witchcraft.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has instructed the government to intervene in the drugs market to ensure people's right to buy medicines easily and at affordable rates.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to come up with a law criminalizing conflict-era torture and enforced disappearance so as to prevent a situation of conflict-era victims seeking justice through international institutions.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Ministry of Health has downplayed the report of the National Health Research Council (NHRC), which recently said some life-saving drugs supplied by the government and the private sector were found substandard.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26:  Life-saving drugs supplied to the health facilities and to the market by both the government and the private sector have been found substandard and a danger to public health.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for amending the Foreign Employment Act criminalizing exploitation, forced labor and human trafficking.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that senior citizens, people with disability and pregnant women were deprived of their voting rights as they could not walk to the polling stations which required hours-long walk.

EC and NHRC hold discussions

November 20, 2017 17:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Office-bearers of the Election Commission (EC) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have discussed the overall preparations and situation of upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Sept. 26: The central, regional and sub-regional offices of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) shall remain open during Dashain, Tihar and Chhath holidays as well.

NHRC urges free and fair polls

September 8, 2017 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: National Human Rights Commission (NRHC) has urged all the stakeholders to help conduct the third phase of local elections in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Human trafficking has significantly increased after the earthquake of 2015, shows a recently published report of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The revelation was made after reports of trafficking or attempts to traffic roughly around 23,000 Nepalis during the fiscal year 2015/16.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) held a discussion with the high level security officials on how smooth the security situation was for the June 28 election of the local level for the second round.

KATHMANDU, June 4:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn attention on ongoing rift among pedestrians and the traffic police.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that the first phase of the local elections were held largely peacefully across all 34 districts, but there were some untoward incidents.

KATHMANDU, May 12: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has formed a high level monitoring team led by Chairman Anup Raj Sharma to make the election monitoring work more effective and credible.

KATHMANDU, April 27: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said that the constitutional body will monitor human rights situation across the country during the upcoming local level elections.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has criticized the incident of vehicular attacks carried out by the UDMF cadres while carrying out its official duties.

NHRC vehicle vandalized

March 9, 2017 14:02 pm

RAJBIRAJ, March 9: A vehicle used by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) spokesperson Mohana Ansari was vandalized in Maleth of Saptari on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended that the government take departmental action against Armed Police Force DIG Khadananda Chaudhary and SP Laxman Bahadur Singh.

KATHMANDU, March 7: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recommended the government to take departmental action against Armed Police Force DIG Khadananda Chaudhary and SP Laxman Bahadur Singh.

KATHMANDU, March 7: CPN-UML has requested the National Human Rights Commission to probe Saptari incident. Holding a press conference at party's central office on Tuesday, UML said that the Saptari incident should be probed soon.

SAPTARI, March 7: A group of  people has vandalized the vehicle belonging to Janakpur Regional Office of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Rajbiraj on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, March 5: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reminded the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) not to disrupt scheduled programs of any other political forces.

POKHARA, Feb 19: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Anup Raj Sharma has expressed grave concern over the increasing adulteration and sale of substandard daily essentials.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has requested the government to save the lives of Ram Kumar Sharma and Kalamuddin Raain, who have been staging hunger strike with a seven-point demand for the greater development of Janakpur area in Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Experts have said that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) could also play its role in ending impunity related to the conflict-era human rights violations.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Jan 7: Agitating locals of Bhujela, Kanchanpur have appealed to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to halt the operation of a crusher plant on the bank of the Mahakali River.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: With an aim to shed light on the issues of people with disabilities (PWDs) living across the country, a two-day National Human Rights Summit of Persons with Disabilities was organized in the capital on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The National Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concerns over the ongoing fast-unto-death by Bikash Tiwari, who wants overall reforms in the health sector and better management of Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Rajbiraj.

NHRC urges govt to save Dr KC

November 29, 2016 08:42 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called upon the government to find out a solution through dialogue to save life of Dr Govinda KC.

KHOTANG, Nov 10: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has begun investigation into an alleged case of witchcraft in Banjechang of Khotang district.

DHANGADHI, Sept 9: As many as 36 complaints related to the violation of human rights were registered in the regional office of the National Human Rights Commission, Dhangadhi in last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to immediately vacate the settlements at risk of landslides and floods in various parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to immediately vacate the settlements at risk of landslides and floods in various parts of the country.

Create victim friendly laws: NHRC

July 23, 2016 01:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 23: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has stressed need for creating victim friendly laws to ensure justice to those who suffered abuses during insurgency period.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday stated that the government has executed only 14.3 percent of the total number of recommendations forwarded to it, and termed this state of affairs disappointing.