OKHALDHUNGA, Sept 17: A ward chairperson has come under fire for taking a solar set to his home from a health post in Sunkoshi rural municipality in the district.

My story of abuse

August 16, 2019 07:31 am

When I was in high school and college whenever I read or heard stories of abuse and domestic violence I used to blame the woman for having stayed in such a relationship and for allowing things to escalate to such a point. I believed no one could lay a finger on you unless you give that person the power to do so. I was young. And I was naïve.

NEW YORK, Aug 11: Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him.

CHITWAN, May 29: In the past, the number of people serving jail terms for wildlife crimes was comparatively more than those committing social crimes.

OHIO, May 18: Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.

GUJRANWALA, May 8: Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.

RATNANAGR, Jan 13 (RSS): A school’s head teacher has been arrested on the charge of sexually abusing a student.

Michael Jackson’s estate on Thursday condemned on Thursday an upcoming documentary about alleged child sexual abuse by the late singer as another “outrageous and pathetic attempt” to cash in on his fame.

Violence against women in a month: 170

September 28, 2018 12:54 pm

KATHMANDU,  Sept 28: A total of 170 cases of violence against women occurred in the country in a month.

BEIJING, Sept 28: The Rohingya issue should not be complicated, expanded or “internationalized”, China’s top diplomat said, as the United Nations prepares to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar.

Children have always been vulnerable to risks, abuse, violence and many more. Psychologists have always been suggesting that parents should not fight in front of their children. Parental fights have a lot of negative effects on child psychology. They possess a lot of threat to the young minds which has just started taking shape.

CHILE, July 24: Last month, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of five Chilean bishops amid accusations of abuse and related cover-ups. Chile is now investigating 158 members of the country's embattled Catholic Church — both clergymen and lay people — for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children and adults, prosecutors said on Monday.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4: In a stunning fall from grace, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court on Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations of extensive corruption and misappropriation at a state fund he founded.

NEWCASTLE, July 3: The highest ranking Catholic official to ever be convicted of concealing sexual crimes against children has been sentenced to 12 months in Australia for covering up abuse by a pedophile priest.

WASHINGTON DC, June 28: Joel Davis, who helped found Youth to End Sexual Violence and was chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) expressed solidarity against drug abusers and smuggling on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

SURKHET, June 26: Drug abuse is gradually emerging as a formidable problem in Surkhet, the capital of Karnali Province.

KATHMANDU, June 20: A week-long campaign against drug abuse has been launched today on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on June 26 every year.

NEW YORK, May 8: The Latest on allegations of physical abuse against New York’s attorney general (all times local):

NEW YORK, May 8: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office has taken on a high-profile role in the fight against sexual misconduct, was physically violent with four women he was romantically involved with, according to their accounts which were published on Monday in The New Yorker .

UNITED NATIONS, March 8: The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been “untouchable” is an important moment — but it’s just “a tip of an iceberg.”

Don’t abuse in name of festivals

March 3, 2018 09:40 am

Holi, a festival of colors, was celebrated on Thursday in various parts of Nepal’s hilly region, including in Kathmandu, and in tarai region on Friday. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and exchanging the happiness among people. Holi calls for hopes of joys, meet and greet with loved ones, forgiving and forgetting, also repairing broken relationships.

LALITPUR, Feb 19: The human rights organization Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has accused the government of failing to curb killings and rights violations by non-state actors.  Among a total of 255 killings in 2017, the state was responsible for the killing of 11 individuals whereas non-state killings numbered 214, with 30 killings still unaccounted for, according to  Human Rights Year Book-2018 published by the rights organization.

LALITPUR, Feb 20: The human rights organization Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has accused the government of failing to curb killings and rights violations by non-state actors.

Abuse of innocence

January 28, 2018 01:00 am

Study after study has linked child abuse with depression, mood disorders, feelings of isolation and stigma and poor self-esteem among others.

JAN 27: The remaining directors of the U.S. gymnastics governing body are resigning in the wake of this week’s sentencing of the former national team doctor for molesting female athletes, USA Gymnastics said on Friday, complying with a demand by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

CHILE, Jan 16: Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasingly present.

POKHARA, Jan 6: With the initiative of District Police Office, Kaski and Community Police Service Center, Baidam, a march was organized against drug abuse on Saturday.

Infographics: Sexual abuse facts

November 27, 2017 00:05 am

Sexual abuse facts

UDAYAPUR, Aug 21: In the last seven days, District Police Office (DPO), Udayapur has arrested three dozen youths on the charge of drug abuse. Of late, the number of drug users and peddlers has been growing in the district, according to the DPO.

NEW YORK, July 6: Lady Gaga has rallied to support Ed Sheeran after the English songwriter revealed he is avoiding Twitter due to abusive comments – some from Gaga's "Little Monster" fan base.

Whoever has ventured into the wilderness of the Himalayas must have heard the constant jingling of bells throughout their journey. Besides the towering peaks, misty weather and steep terrain, the first thing everyone notices during a trek to the Everest Base Camp is the sound of the bells hanging around the necks of mules and yaks that they come across throughout the way.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The number of people being arrested for possessing and smuggling of banned drugs is increasing day by day in Nepal.

Teacher held for sexual abuse

April 5, 2017 16:45 pm

GAUSHALA, April 5: Police has arrested a teacher on the charge of sexually abusing a girl student in the name of giving her tuition classes at Gaushala Municipality bazar in Mahottari district.

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader, growing corporate campaign to crack down on online hate.

Barcelona face possible sanctions after their supporters chanted homophobic abuse at Cristiano Ronaldo.

LONDON, Dec 3: A former Chelsea player said he was paid 50,000 pounds ($77,500) by the Premier League club to "keep a lid" on sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of its former chief scout.

LOS ANGELES, Nov 23 : The FBI has closed its investigation into Hollywood star Brad Pitt's actions while on an international flight with his children.

Ripe for abuse

November 14, 2016 00:45 am

The logic behind the mobile citizenship camps is hard to understand. Apparently, the goal, on the eve of the three sets of elections planned for the next year and a half, is to ensure that no legitimate citizens of Nepal are deprived of their right to vote.

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9: Film star Brad Pitt has been cleared of abuse allegations in a child welfare investigation and has asked a court to grant him shared custody of his six children with his estranged wife, actress Angelina Jolie, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday.

Brad Pitt investigated for child abuse

September 22, 2016 18:25 pm

Brad Pitt is reportedly being investigated by police over an alleged incident of being “physical” with one of his children.

Handling abuse

August 27, 2016 00:25 am

Most times children are raped in one-on-one settings by a parent, family friend, babysitter or a neighbor

ATLANTA, Aug 24: Doctors who engage in sexual misconduct with patients are routinely treated as having "impairment" issues and may not be reported to law enforcement.

RAJBIRAJ, June 19: Saptari police has arrested Yasbant Singh, former general secretary of Sadbhwana Party (SP), on the charge of sexually abusing and trying to traffic a woman.