JUMLA, Jan 13: The distribution of rotten rice by a Shreenagar-based government depot in Adanchuli Rural Municipality has enraged the locals. They have demanded a fair investigation into the matter and punishment for the culprits.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Lila Devkota, who died in a hit and run at Budhanilakantha on Saturday, was everything for her family. She was the emotional and financial pillar for four children and reliable support of her husband. A close relative told Republica that her eldest daughter left for Japan just six month ago in pursuit of opportunities there. And for this, Lila sold whatever jewelry she had besides incurring other arrangements. Another daughter, a Bachelor’s first year student in Kathmandu, collapsed on learning of her mother’s sudden death. She had to be hospitalized and given oxygen. “She could not take it, she collapsed,” the close relative said, cautioning not to intrude on the family’s tragic hour.

ITAHARI, Dec 3: Sunsari District Court has remanded Krishna Das Giri known as ‘Siddhababa’ in judicial custody for four days for investigation on the charge of raping a female follower.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The Department of Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection Management has started investigation on possible embezzlement of gold jewelries collected as samples by its officials during market inspection.

BARA, Nov 20: The District Police Office, Bara, has arrested two persons with Rs 3.5 million hundi money. A team of police arrested Sunil Mahato and Rajan Dube, following information that they were coming to Pacharauta Municipality-8 with Hawala (Hundi) money, said Superintendent of Police Bikash Raj Khanal of Bara Police.

Police say they are investigating a member of K-pop superstar group BTS over a traffic accident involving the band member and a taxi driver.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel on Friday said that the government could investigate the 2007 Gaur carnage and other political violence overlooked by the past governments.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Directorate of Public Relations and Information (DPRI) of the Nepal Army has launched an investigation against 27 including 4 incumbent army personnel over alleged irregularities in the process of recruiting army personnel.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 15: Lawmaker Pradip Kumar Yadav has suggested to the police to fairly investigate the acid attack on Muskan Khatun, a 15-year-old girl from Birgunj.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4:The investigation into the rape allegation against former speaker of the lower house of parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been thrown into doubt after the victim registered a written compliant with the police stating that there was no truth in media reports in this connection.

Man kills wife

September 3, 2019 12:23 pm

RUKUM WEST, Sept 3: A person killed his wife using a sharp weapon in Rukum (West) on Monday night. According to the District Police Office, Nabin Khadka, 27, of Machhimi of Musikot municipality-3 murdered his wife Kamala Budhathoki, 27.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Nepal Police on Monday arrested one more Chinese man and three Nepalis on the charge of their involvement in Saturday night’s ATM heist in Kathmandu.

SARLAHI, Sept 3: Police in Sarlahi district are probing Shyam Krishna Kalawar for alleged involvement in money laundering also. He is already under investigation for duping hundreds of impoverished locals with faked loan documents.

7 sent to custody over Surkhet cow deaths

September 2, 2019 07:45 am

SURKHET, Sept 2: Seven persons arrested by the police in connection with the deaths of dozens of cows in Surkhet have been presented before the court on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The kin of Bimala Tamang are preparing to appeal to the Supreme Court for a re-investigation of  her mysterious death. They had filed an application at the high court on August 9 after Kala Adhikari Sanjel, Sangita KC and Tirtha Kumari Shrestha , the three main suspects in the case, were released on bail on July 19.

BHARATPUR, Aug 20: Chitwan District Court has issued an order to remand journalist Rabi Lamichhane and two others in custody for five more days to conduct further investigation into the case of the death of ex-colleague journalist Shalikram Pudashaini.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The death case of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini and the arrest of journalist Rabi Lamichhane and two others in connection with the case has formally entered the parliament.

KATHMANDU, August 18: Legal practitioners, journalists and civil society people have unanimous opinions that there should be no hurdles in conducting a fair and independent investigation into the death issue of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini.

CHITWAN, Aug 18: Friends and families of journalist Salikram Pudasaini who was found hanging in Kangaru Hotel of Chitwan on 5 August demonstrated for a fair and free investigation into the case on Saturday. They raised their voice for justice in front of the District Police Office of Chitwan where fans of TV journalist Rabi Lamichhane, who is in police custody in connection with the case, had protested for his quick release.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the investigation report from the Department of Money Laundering (DoML) in relation to Rs 4 billion brought into the country in 2010 by controversial businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi from Cyprus.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has urged the National Human Rights Commission to conduct an independent and effective investigation into killing of outlawed Communist Party of Nepal leader Kumar Paudel and recommend prosecution of the perpetrators. It has also demanded that the report of the investigation into the killing be made public without further delay.

NEW DELHI, July 25: Authorities in India’s northern Uttrakhand state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions were carried out in 132 villages in one of its 13 districts, where not a single girl was born since April.

SEOUL, South Korea, July 12: South Korea said Friday it wants an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea.

MOSCOW, July 3: Fire broke out on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, and toxic fumes from the blaze killed 14 sailors aboard, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday, although it released few details about the disaster or the vessel involved.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Member of the National Assembly, Tara Devi Bhatta, has urged the government to launch an investigation into brutal attack on the cadres of Nepali Congress during a peaceful protest in Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, June 28: One person allegedly involved in the series of syringe attacks targeted at women was arrested on Thursday night from Maharjgunj, Kathmandu.

One held with illegal home-made gun

June 25, 2019 09:48 am

PANCHTHAR, June 25:The District Police Office, Panchthar held a person with illegal home-made gun. The arrestee is Kali Bahadur Tamang, a permanent resident of Faktanglung rural municipality-1 in Taplejung who is currently living in Fidim municipality-7.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has started investigation into the killing of Sarlahi district in-charge of the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN (Maoist) Kumar Paudel amid allegations that he was killed after being arrested.

Bimala case: Murder or suicide?

June 22, 2019 02:25 am

KATHMANDU, June 22: On Monday evening at around 7:32 pm, Buddhiraj Tamang's phone rang. The call went unnoticed as he was cycling on the way home from Gaurighat in the capital.

Mother kills 22-month son

May 29, 2019 12:15 pm

BHOJPUR, May 29: A mother in Bhojpur murdered her 22 months old son with a sharp weapon on Tuesday.

ACHHAM, May 25: Seven houses were destroyed in a fire on Friday evening at Balanta of Dhakari rural municipality-4 in Achham.

PANCHTHAR, May 25: The brutal murder of nine people of two families recently in Panchthar and the subsequent hanging of the suspect in a tree has left the entire Miklajung Rural Municipality in a state of shock. Even though a large number of police personnel have been deployed in and around the crime spot at Arubote area and investigation into the case is underway, the people are restless.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has opined for enhancing the technology in crime investigation process.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has underscored the need of carrying out thorough investigation to stamp out the growing corruption in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has begun investigation on the involvement of government employees in the encroachment upon public lands. The Ministry took the initiative in the wake of the media reports relating to the Baluwatar land scam.

A published edition of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sold just under 42,000 copies last week, NPD BookScan reported Wednesday.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to the air on two TV shows that had been put on hold for a sexual misconduct investigation. The National Geographic Channel said in a statement Friday that Tyson’s “StarTalk” will return to the air in April with the 13 episodes that remain in the season.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has instructed District Administration Offices to immediately launch investigation and take action against those involved in recent bomb explosions in various districts.

JANAKPUR, Feb 21: With the arrest of twenty-two-year-old Niraj Garja Magar by Dhanusha Police on Wednesday in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, lawmakers of the province have demanded further investigation into the issue.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has formed a three-member panel to launch probe into the allegation of corruption against former CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak, on Tuesday.

Police recover 18 kilos gold buried

February 14, 2019 15:31 pm

KAILALI, Feb 14: Police have recovered 18 kilos of gold from Punarbaas Municipality- Dashrathbasti, Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The government has started an investigation against Traveller Assist, which promotes itself as a medical assistance and cost containment company, after concluding that the company was found spreading exaggerated information regarding rescue in Nepali trekking/mountaineering sector.

Two held with leopard hides

February 7, 2019 10:42 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Police arrested two persons in possession of leopard hides from Kathmandu Metropolitan City-32, Jadibuti.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Officials involved in the investigation into the 33.5 kg gold smuggling case have said that Hari Sharan Khadka, one of the main accused in the case who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) a few days ago, was the kingpin of the smuggling racket.

BARA, Feb 1: The District Police Office (DPO), Bara, has taken Jagat Narayan Raut Kurmi, a driver of the District Administration Office (DAO), into custody for investigations into a road accident on January 26 in which a Superintendent of Police (SP) was killed and a chief district officer (CDO) was critically injured.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Tourism entrepreneurs have said that investigation on the procurement of wide-body aircraft is damaging the image of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) in the international market.

Woman killed by her nephew

January 23, 2019 15:25 pm

DHADING, Jan 23: A woman of Nilkantha Municipality-14 in Dhadhing district was hacked to death on Tuesday, apparently by her nephew.

TIKAPUR, Jan 21: A man in Janaki Rural Municipality-7 of Tikapur apparently committed suicide after hacking his wife to death with an axe on Sunday. However, police are not convinced that he committed suicide and have taken five persons under custody for investigation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Nepalis are found to have stashed a total of 460.82 million Swiss francs (nearly Rs 52.07 billion at the current exchange rate) in various banks in Switzerland in 2017, according a revelation by Nepal Leaks.