KATHMANDU, April 6: Four Pakistani nationals who brought Sri Lankan citizens to Nepal and held them hostage under false promises of foreign employment have been apprehended by the police.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Four Bangladeshi citizens, who were taken hostage in Nepal in the pretext of taking them to Canada, Italy and other countries for foreign employment, have been rescued.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Nine individuals, including eight Indian nationals and one Nepali national, have been arrested by the Kathmandu Police Range on charges of holding Indian nationals hostage. They falsely promised to facilitate their journey to the US.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Police have rescued at least seven Indian nationals who were held hostage by bringing them to Kathmandu under the pretext of sending them to the US.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Article 39 (5) of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 stipulates that no child shall be subjected to child marriage, illegal transportation, abduction/kidnapping, or taken hostage.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Israel Defense Force (IDF) has released a video showing Nepali nationals held hostage by Hamas. The video is from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepal has joined the group of nations in condemning Saturday’s terrorist attack in Israel that left several dead and hundreds others including at least nine Nepali nationals injured. Reports said that a few other Nepali nationals working in Israel have been held hostage by the Hamas group that unleashed the attack on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Tashi Sherpa from Sankhuwasabha, who landed in the Philippines in an attempt to reach the United States illegally, has been stranded in the island for five months. Sherpa is desperately seeking help for his rescue after being expelled from his lodge after failing to pay the dues.

JHAPA, Aug 20: Kamala Murmu, 30, a resident of Arjundhara Municipality-6, has been held hostage by an unknown gang in Iraq, her mother said while making an appeal for her rescue.

KATHMANDU June 8: When it comes to foreign employment, cases of Nepalis cheating fellow Nepalis are growing day by day. Foreign employment is a compulsion for many Nepali youths. Many people take advantage of this compulsion to exploit them.

KATHMANDU, May 13: With the help of a saree, a five-and-a-half meter long dress worn by women in Nepal and India, a 48-year-old woman from Chitwan, who has been held hostage in Oman for about two months, has managed to escape from the third floor of a building where she was kept hostage.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: On Friday, 12 people, including three from Gorkha, returned back to Nepal from Malaysia after being held hostage 20 days in one of the main labour destination countries. The Nepali hostages were freed at the initiative of the Government of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: As many as 19 Nepali citizens who were being held hostage in Malaysia have been successfully rescued. Six of them will be returning home on Tuesday.

GORKHA, Jan 9: Nineteen Nepalis, including five Gorkhali people, have been held hostage in Malaysia for eight days. The youths who arrived in Malaysia on September 8 to work in the supplier company from Sanepa's search requirement manpower are stranded.

LVIV, Ukraine, March 16: Russian troops seized a hospital in Mariupol and took about 500 people hostage during another assault on the southern port city late Tuesday, regional leader Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Two persons have been arrested for abducting girls, holding them hostage for nine days and raping in the Rukum East. Two persons have been arrested for abducting two 14-year-old and 15-year-old girls from Bhume Rural Municipality of the district and taking them hostage, police said.

GORKHA, Mar 1: A 14-year-old girl was held captive for a week and raped in Gorkha district.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 7: A woman from Nepal’s Jhapa district who has been held hostage in Saudi Arabia for the past 15 years has pleaded with the government to rescue her.

KABUL, Aug. 20: Afghan officials say the Taliban have taken more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in an ambush in the country’s north.

ROME, April 17:  Police in Greece have arrested three Pakistani nationals for holding hostage 16 migrants including a Nepali national without authorization to be in the country and demanding money for their release.

Two men armed with knives took several people hostage in a church in a town in France's northern Normandy region on Tuesday, a police source said.

Pet cat takes us couple hostage

June 27, 2016 14:48 pm

WASHINGTON, June 27: In a bizarre case, an American couple called police claiming they have been taken hostage by their pet cat.