Containing the rising tide of crimes

August 3, 2023 07:30 am

The recent report released by the Nepal Police Headquarters regarding the surge in criminal activities over the past two years is deeply concerning. With over 100,000 incidents of various crimes taking place during this period, it is evident that our nation is facing a serious challenge that demands immediate attention.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The graph of crimes has been on the rise in Kathmandu year on year, available data shows.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has decided to file a case against Prithvi Bahadur Shah and his aides in connection with the organized crimes, including cooperatives frauds and forgery.

Incest rape one of major threats to girls

September 13, 2019 16:39 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: In the fiscal year 2075-76 BS (2018- 19), the National Child Rights Council (NCRC) recorded 654 cases about the violation of child rights.

PANCHTHAR, June 6: Foreign employment, family disintegration, betrayal by partners and many other social and psychological reasons have been affecting a growing number of families.

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

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the government has been successful in maintaining peace and security in the country.

Playing politics with justice

December 19, 2018 01:30 am

The proposed high-level political mechanism is believed to be yet another strategy to award immunity to perpetrators of serious crimes committed during conflict-era

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Police on Sunday arrested Maya Sherchan, 31, wife of Samirman Singh Basnet for her alleged involvement in many of the crimes that her husband has been linked with including the shooting of the then president of the Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN) Sharad Kumar Gauchan.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The crime rate in the Kathmandu Valley, according to the Metropolitan Police Office, Rani Pokhari, was downward this Dashain festival compared to the last one.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Sauraj Paudel of Sindhupalchowk has completed barefoot walk from Pokhara to Kathmandu for what he said to raise voice against rising cases of rape and sex-related crimes in the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the government is working to contain the cases of murder and violence taking place in the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has blamed free availability of alcohol and narcotic drugs for the recent rape of a minor in Kanchanpur.

The United States should investigate the United Arab Emirates’ use of detention and torture, according to Amnesty International. This is because the US supports the UAE’s military campaign in Yemen. Amnesty called on the US Congress to pressure President Donald Trump to condemn the UAE for torture and arbitrary detention.

Crimes on the rise in Udayapur

July 18, 2018 07:02 am

UDAYAPUR, JULY 18: Records maintained by the District Police Office, Udayapur show a significant rise in cases of social crimes in the district in the last three years.

CAIRO, July 12: An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes.

EUROPE, June 28: Lafarge is a French industrial company specializing in three major products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete. The court is probing a case involving the Lafarge's Jalabiya plant, which operated in northern Syria between 2013 and 2014 when the territory was controlled by the Daesh* terrorist group.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa today informed that the narcotic drug control action plan, 2075 has been recently issued to curb drug abuse-related crimes.

The US carried out war crimes in its four-month-long siege of the Syrian city of Raqqa last year, according to evidence gathered by Amnesty International and released in a report by the human rights group on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The cyber crimes in Kathmandu valley are on the rise with people's increased access to social networking sites.

BIRATNAGAR, May 2: Case against 62 people involved in smuggling of 33 kg gold and murder of Sanam Shakya will be filed at District Court, Morang. The accused will be charged on three counts of crime; kidnapping, attempt to murder and organized crime.

UN’s crimes of omission

March 20, 2018 00:30 am

In the face of conflicts that are producing widespread death and destruction, the UN and its power players have a responsibility to do everything possible to restore peace

GENEVA, March 3: Syrian government air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebel-held zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted, the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday.

NEW DELHI, Nov 24: An all-female police motorbike squad is set to take to Delhi’s streets next month, a senior police official said, as reports of violence against women rise in the Indian capital.

IRAQ, Nov 22: A shepherd heard the gunshots and the screaming. As Islamic State fighters executed at least 60 people at a remote military base in northern Iraq one day last year, he cowered in his home nearby, terrified. When it was safe to go out, he found piles of bodies; many of them he recognized as his neighbors. He buried them himself.

YANGON, Sept 26: Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

KATHMANDU, May 3: As the users of social media are increasing, awareness against the cyber crimes is also getting on its track.

BARA, Feb 7: District Police Office (DPO) of Bara, on Tuesday, has made public five arrestees who have been accused of committing crimes in Nepal and India. Among the arrestees made public include Samsul Hoda of Parshurampur-4 of the district, who was arrested from Dubai.

RAMECHHAP, Jan 24: In a formal program organized in Ramechhap district, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Pashupati Upadhyay, who had reached the district to get updates on the district's peace and security aspects, openly praised the works and achievements of a lower ranked police officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kumod Dhungel of the District Police Office (DPO), Ramechhap.

Serious crimes reported during Tihar

November 3, 2016 00:40 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 3:  Despite tight security during festivals, Rupandehi district witnessed some serious crimes over a week during Tihar. Two murder cases, an attempt to murder and a suspicious case of suicide have been lodged at Devdaha police station of the district during the period.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The government has been preparing to amend the Commission on Investigation of Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP) and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, removing crimes against humanity from the heinous crimes category.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Parliament has endorsed the bill to amend the Banking Offenses and Punishment Act 2008, outlawing ‘Dhukuti’ schemes as well as provisioning stricter punishment for banking and financial crimes.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug 30: The image of the teacher's body tied to a tree and riddled with bullets still haunts his son 14 years later. Communist militants allegedly dragged the Nepalese man from the class he was teaching and then killed him for refusing to give part of his salary to fund their bloody rebellion.

NEW DELHI, Aug 10:  A special tribunal dealing with war crimes committed during Bangladesh's independence war against Pakistan in 1971 on Wednesday sentenced a former lawmaker to death and seven others to life in prison for murder and other crimes.

With Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s resignation on Sunday, India’s role in Nepali politics is once again being debated. So is the role of CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal asked Pradeep Gyawali, CPN-UML Secretary and a close confidant of PM Oli, on what his party made of the hasty exit of Maoist party from government and India’s alleged hand in it.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Citing serious loopholes in legal provisions related to narcotics, the Ministry of Home Affairs is preparing to revise the provisions for the effective enforcement of laws, curbing smuggling and controlling substance abuse.