KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As the government recently decided to increase the quota of Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) and an Additional Inspector General (AIG) in the Nepal Police, former senior police officers and security stakeholders have slammed the decision, saying politicians have manipulated the security force to meet their own vested interest.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26:  Nepal Police has designated Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar as its new spokesperson.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: At least 10 people died in different road accidents across the country on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The Cyber Bureau of Nepal Police has drawn the attention of everyone using internet and social networking media to be aware of the indecent activities thriving with the misuse of technology.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16:  Nepali Police has invited applications from all qualified Nepali nationals for over 5,000 vacant positions.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Nepal Police headquarters has directed the police chiefs in the Kathmandu Valley, provinces and districts to formulate a special security plan in view of COVID-19 and the approaching festivals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Nepal Police has restricted the use of police uniform in any kind of television shows, music videos, social media platforms and stage shows without permission from the police headquarters.

Where is your rage against rape?

October 6, 2020 09:07 am

If the police does not help the victims, provide them protection and ensure that the criminals won't be able to walk away, rape victims will never be able to get justice.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: A video of Subhadra (Sarswati) Mainali blasting Nepal Police went viral on social media on Sunday. In the 30-second video, Mainali angrily complains that a female police inspector took away her weighing equipment (Taraju and Dhaak).

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The Metropolitan Police Range Office, Teku, made public Kalpana Mudbhari Poudel, the prime accused in the Gongabu murder case, on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 28: A total of 23 police personnel at the Nepal Police Headquarters have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

ITAHARI, July 21: Police on Tuesday arrested murder-accused Prem Moktan aka “Fataha Kanchha’. He was on the loose for 19 years.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Rohit Gupta, 11, went missing On October 11, 2007. The seventh grade student at Rai School in Jorpati had left home at 5PM. At around 8:30 in the evening, Basudev Gupta [Rohit's father] received a phone call from an unknown number. The unknown individual on the call informed him that Rohit had been kidnapped. The kidnappers demanded a ransom of Rs 250,000. They also threatened Basudev of killing his son if the ransom amount was not paid, and the incident was reported to the police.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Breaking all past traditions and hierarchy, Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa on Friday visited Nepal Police Headquarters in Naxal to congratulate the newly-appointed chief of Nepal Police, Shailesh Thapa Chhetri.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shailesh Thapa Chhetri has been conferred insignia.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Three new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at the Maharajgunj-based Nepal Police Hospital on Saturday, according to Nepal Police.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Police has been strictly implementing the lockdown enforced by the government to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. The security agency tightened the noose against the rule breakers after the instruction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Metropolitan Police Range (MPR), Kathmandu, has refused to register the first information report (FIR) against ruling Nepal Communist Party lawmakers Mahesh Basnet and Kisan Shrestha, and former Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Khanal for the alleged abduction of the Janata Samajbadi party lawmaker Surendra Yadav. Basnet is also a former minister.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The decision of Nepal Police to deduct a certain amount from the salaries of its staffers to contribute to the COVID-19 fund set up by the government has caused public outcry on social media.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Police briefly detained as many as 8,500 individuals for wandering outside their homes against the government order during the first week of nationwide lockdown.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Nepal Police is investigating a photo which has gone viral on social media showing a policewoman forcing a man to sit on the street carrying a cooking gas cylinder.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Police on Saturday apprehended a youth from Sipadol of Bhaktapur on the charge of spreading fake news on COVID-19 through social media.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Police on Saturday have urged one and all not to spread fake news on social media on COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Cybercrime Bureau of Nepal Police has initiated investigation on a misleading audio clip which has gone viral on social networking sites of late.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Units of the Nepal Police have done a U-turn while furnishing written replies to the Supreme Court (SC) on the murder accusation against Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota.

Cops & robbers

February 14, 2020 08:03 am

Nepal Police has a new IGP but the top cop will be in office for barely five months and then he goes home with all the perks that come with being the former head of the police force. This is what happens when our chor netas don’t want to amend the 30-year service rule for our police wallahs. If someone becomes the top cop then at least let him or her head the office for three years instead of having IGPs for a year, half a year or 18 months or two years.

Three held with 11-kg hashish

February 7, 2020 12:40 pm

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Feb 7: Nepal Police have busted three people with three kilograms of contraband hashish from Bhimdutta municipality-3, Bhashi of Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police submitted an investigation report on the Lalita Niwas land scam to the government on Friday, recommending action against bureaucrats and middlemen but exonerating the political leadership, said a highly-placed source.

NIJGADH, Jan 5: Supervision and monitoring of bordering areas encroached by India in Bara district has been carried out. A team comprising representatives from Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and District Administration Office carried out the supervision and monitoring of bordering areas and no man's land in the district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: After many years of trial and error, Nepal Police has finally figured out a way to make community police functional. The Community-Police Partnership (CPP), launched by the law enforcement agency over a year ago, has reached out to thousands of local committees in making crime control a shared responsibility.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said that 122 Chinese nationals staying illegally in Nepal were arrested during a joint operation carried out by Nepali and Chinese Police.

KATHMANDU, DEC 23:  A 20-year-old college student has died this morning after being hit by a passenger bus at Sukedhara in the capital.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A criminal case has been filed against police personnel involved in manhandling and beating up journalists during the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) in Kathmandu.

Nepal Police, exercise restraint

December 11, 2019 10:21 am

Nepal Police is usually the first security organ to be mobilized to maintain law and order.  They are the ones who successfully control crowd, who reach the accident, flood and landslide sites first to rescue victims.

DAMAK, Nov 9: Police on Tuesday morning impounded four trucks with 50 bulls which were being taken to Jhapa from Morang. A joint team of Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force had arrested the drivers and taken the trucks under control at 4 am. According to the security forces, the bulls were being taken to India.

Three held with firearms in capital

November 7, 2019 20:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Nepal Police on Thursday arrested three persons with pistol and bullets from Chovar of Dakshinkali municipality.

Limitations of liberty

November 3, 2019 01:00 am

“Hami Yestai Ta Ho Ni Bro.” When this “rap” music video first came out, I was immediately dissuaded to see it. I have never been an avid fan of the genre and particularly not of the artist, “Vten”. But when I did finally see it, after the chatter it caused on social media—I did not enjoy it, but this wasn’t new. Most of the “rap music” Nepali “rappers” produce repulse everyone. I did not, however, see a case to arrest him, on any charges that I, at the time, knew of.

What went wrong?

October 27, 2019 01:00 am

Everything might look honky dory from outside, but several challenges stare Nepali politics at the moment, some of them with roots in happenings of a decade back. The first is Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on November, 2016 between the government and warring Maoist. It was probably the first agreement of its kind in the world in which the agreement was signed more with the partners in peace than between the parties in conflict. Parties in conflict at the time were royal palace and Maoists. Agreement should have been between the two. Instead, agreement was signed between the Maoist and the parties which together were in anti-monarchy movement. Nowhere else are agreements signed between the partners in peace. This makes the peace accord fundamentally flawed.

Former IGP Hem Bahadur Singh no more

October 25, 2019 16:36 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Nepal Police has expressed grief on the demise of Former Inspector General of Police Hem Bahadur Singh.

DANG, Oct 17: Police have arrested 21 leaders including six central committee members of the outlawed Nepal Communist Party from Rajpur rural municipality during their politburo meeting in Dang on Wednesday night.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The Anti-Human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police on Wednesday arrested six persons including a doctor on the charge of illegally transplanting kidney at Nidan Hospital in Lalitpur.

DOLAKHA, Oct 16: Police have issued an arrest warrant against lawmaker Parbat Gurung on the charge of assaulting Birdhwaj Khadka, a local resident of Dolakha, during the local body elections held in 2017.

Mahara’s remand to be extended

October 15, 2019 10:03 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 15:  Nepal Police is due to present disgraced former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara to the Kathmandu District Court demanding extension of his remand until completion of the investigation process.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Nepal Police has decided to record the statement of the disgraced former speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, on Tuesday from Norvic Hospital, where he has been admitted since last week for treatment.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Police have arrested more than a dozen people over their plans to stage protest against President Bidya Devi Bhandari during her visit to Basantapur Durbar Square to attend Indra Jatra festival today afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal said that Nepal Police is capable enough to prevent Nepal from being the playground for the foreigners to commit criminal activities.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: French Embassy in Nepal organized a four-day training program for officers of the Nepal Police at the National Police Academy, Maharajgunj in Kathmandu.