24 children rescued from India

October 21, 2020 15:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: At least 24 Nepali children who were stranded in Ghaziabad of India have been rescued and brought back home.

BHADRAPUR, Jan 31: Two women being taken to India for alleged human trafficking were rescued from the Kakarbhitta point along the Nepal-India border. It is learnt that they had been promised good jobs in India before being convinced to cross the border which could not be possible due to timely police intervention.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has stated that Nepali girls and women are vulnerable to human traffickers.

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Two Nepali women rescued from India

November 25, 2019 13:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Two Nepali women have been rescued from being forced into prostitution in New Delhi, the capital of India.

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Police have arrested five persons including Chief Executive Officer of Lalitpur-based Nidan Hospital Bipendra Pradhan for their alleged involvement in a racket related to kidney transplants.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Mahesh Raj Dahal as the Nepali ambassador to Australia. According to a press statement issued by the Office of President on Tuesday, President Bhandari appointed Dahal to the post in accordance with Article 282 of the Constitution of Nepal.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Friday said that the government has been making legal and institutional efforts to curb various forms of human trafficking.

MANILA, Sept 5: An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila’s airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday.

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Human trafficking racket busted

August 27, 2019 14:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Police have arrested six persons on the charge of trafficking Nepali youths promising attractive jobs in Australia.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens has appealed all to organise various programs for a week marking the 13th national day against human trafficking and transportation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: There was a fall in the cases of human trafficking last fiscal year as compared to the previous fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 30: People are falling prey to human trafficking and other human risks due to unsafe foreign employment. Various reports show that foreign employment has been used as a means of human trafficking.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is being observed today by organizing various programs.

Tip cases settled by courts in Nepal

KATHMANDU, July 20: Anu Tamang, a resident of then Mahakali Village Development Committee in Nuwakot district, has been rescued from Kuwait. She had been left stranded in Kuwait by people traffickers.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Female children are more vulnerable than male children to going missing, according to the Children Search Coordination Center (CSCC) unit of Nepal Police. The CSCC says a total of 3,204 children - 2,226 females and 978 males - have been reported missing till mid-June of the current fiscal year. Of these children, only 440 male children and 1,012 female children who had gone missing under various circumstances could be rescued, says Inspector Mohan Bikram Dahal at the CSCC .

Aim for elimination

June 24, 2019 02:00 am

First, let’s give the credit where it is due. The government of Nepal has been working to curb trafficking of women and children.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Although it has been making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking, Nepal has failed to meet the minimum standards for its elimination, according to the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released by the US Department of State on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Police have arrested two members of a notorious gang accused of trafficking as many as 15 Nepalis via various routes to Libya and Italy where they were held captive by armed groups.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Minister for Labor Employment and Social Security Gokarna Raj Bista has vowed to end all forms of child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and modern slavery in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Amid concerns from various quarters that there was duplication in the work of donor agencies, the USA and the UK have joined hands to combat human trafficking in Nepal.

BANGKOK, June 13: Thai police said on Thursday there is enough evidence to press human trafficking charges against the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims that was shipwrecked this week on a southern Thai island.

DAILEKH, June 4: Tek Raj Puri, 29, a resident of Bhairawi Municipality-4, has been sentenced to 38 years in jail after he was convicted of selling his wife and son in Bangaluru, India.

KATHMANDU, May 26: After a series of failed attempts to yet again lure Thai police into releasing him, alleged notorious human trafficking racket operator Prashu Ram Gurung was finally deported back to Nepal on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Nepal Police has brought back most wanted criminal Parshuram Gurung , to Nepal.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The 179 people who were rescued from the towns in Indo-Myanmar border of Manipur have returned home through Kakadbhitta, Maiti Nepal said.

She had wanted to travel to Kuwait to find employment as a domestic worker. “Everyone used to go for work there and earn lots of money and send money to their families,” said the 33-year-old from Nepal’s Surkhet district. Her husband’s income as a marginal farmer was not enough to run the household and pay for the education of their four children, and there were few employment opportunities in Nepal for a school-dropout like her.

Envoy Sherpa resigns

February 2, 2019 09:28 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Nepali Ambassador to Australia, Lucky Sherpa resigned from the post on Friday following a controversy after accusations of her involvement in human trafficking.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Dec 13: Children were among the 200 people who were rescued by Maiti Nepal in 2018 from Gadda Chauki and Dodhara Chandani bailey bridge of Kanchanpur district. Of the 200 people rescued and reunited with their families, 95 were children (24 boys and 71 girls). The remaining 105 are women.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepali ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa, who was instructed to furnish clarification on her alleged involvement in human trafficking, reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal’s ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa is facing an allegation of involvement in human trafficking, and the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded a government probe.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Police on Friday arrested the owner of an education consultancy on the charge of human trafficking. Police said she used to lure students willing to pursue their higher studies in Canada but she either sold them or left them stranded in India. The company has been operating for a year but its is not registered at the Ministry of Education.

One nabbed for human trafficking

October 25, 2018 12:43 pm

PALPA, Oct 25: A woman has been arrested from Tansen municipality- in the case of human trafficking.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Tham Maya Thapa, today expressed worries about human trafficking becoming as a medium of earning money.