KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Lawmakers of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have expressed the belief that the government would bring the budget for coming fiscal year with the goal of economic growth along with social justice.

KATHMANDU, April 6: When he took office in January, Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana had set out three main priorities for his four-year tenure; ensuring good governance, reaffirming the independence of the judiciary and restoring the judicial credibility. Despite his questionable career, Rana’s vision for the judiciary and his resoluteness to restore judicial credibility was received amid high optimism. Even his fiercest critics had given him the benefit of the doubt.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHSC) has called for complaints against the five justices that have been recommended to the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has said that peace must be addressed as a multidimensional precept including the personal or mental peace that encompasses an inner state of tranquility. Social peace is reflected in the form of social justice and development.

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts.

SARLAHI, March 18: Journalists of Sarlahi on Sunday staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office (DAO) demanding that the culprits involved in the thrashing of Som Diyali, the station manager of Radio Sarlahi, Harion, be booked soon.

ROLPA, March 3: Even though it has been more than 12 years since the decade-long Maoist conflict ended, the conflict-era victims are yet to know why their family members and relatives were abducted and killed.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Senior-most Justice at the Supreme Court Deepak Raj Joshi resigned from the post on Tuesday.

Feb 15: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

February 15, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Justice deferred for Dalits

February 6, 2019 01:00 am

Many reports have pointed out that the police hardly register the cases of crimes of caste-based discrimination and rarely carry out investigation

Justice delayed, denied

January 16, 2019 01:30 am

Why is the state so indifferent toward cases of sexual violence even as it has totally undermined rule of law, justice system, national security and good governance?

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Concluding that the Nepal government is reluctant to deliver justice on her son’s murder case, Satyagrahi Ganga Maya Adhikari has decided to knock the doors of the international community for justice.

Together for justice

January 2, 2019 01:00 am

Charter initiative may further empower perpetrators rather than victims. Dialogue can help us unite

Mechanism for justice

December 23, 2018 02:00 am

If proposed high-level political mechanism provides the space for concluding remaining tasks of peace and justice, we need to support it

The Khmer Rouge tribunals found the two most senior Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide, 40 years after the fall of Pol Pot’s communist regime.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 10: "Sorrow is not necessarily reflected just in shedding tears. My heart aches with pain every second of the day," laments Durgadevi Panta, mother of thirteen-year-old Nirmala of Bhimdatta Municipality who was raped and subsequently murdered four months ago. As it has been a long time since she has been pleading for justice for her daughter, her eyes have dried up.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Although 12 years have elapsed since the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in Nepal between the government and then CPN-Maoist, the conflict-survivors are still longing for justice.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Police on Thursday briefly detained 12 protestors who were trying to stage a demonstration in front of the official residence of President Bidya Bhandari in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, demanding justice for the rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta. All the protestors were released later in the afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Students of Pulchowk Engineering College demonstrated a protest against the government demanding justice for Nirmala Pant.

KHOTANG, Dec 4: The Naya Shakti Students Union (NSSU), the student wing of Dr Baburam-led Naya Shakti Party Nepal, has initiated a signature campaign for the justice of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl who had been brutally murdered after rape in Kanchanpur on July 27.

Dec 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 3, 2018 18:00 pm

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DHANGADHI, Nov 26: Yagyaraj Pant, the father of rape and murder victim Nirmala, was brought to Kathmandu on Sunday for treatment after he showed signs of 'mental illness' within days of starting an indefinite sit-in, demanding justice for his daughter. However, the journey to bring him to the capital was fraught with difficulties and struggles.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 25: Yagyaraj Panta, who has been staging a sit-in in Dhangadhi, demanding justice for his daughter Nirmala who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur in July, was taken to Kathmandu for treatment, Saturday.

Nepali politicians are right about one thing: Nepal’s peace process has been exemplary. Various international bodies have also acknowledged it as much.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Alleging that a conspiracy is being hatched at the behest of the ruling party to grant a general amnesty to those involved in Maoist armed insurgency-era crimes against humanity, a section of civil society leaders has said that any such move could be a great betrayal of the insurgency victims and their decade-long struggle for transitional justice.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 12: Demanding justice for their raped and murdered daughter, the parents of Nirmala Panta have started sit-in protest for 'indefinite period' in front of Kanchanpur District Administration Office (DAO) from Sunday.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Nov 11: Nirmala Panta's parents have staged a sit in protest demanding justice for their daughter.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Sankhadhar Sakhwa, founder founder of Nepal Sambat, was the campaigner of justice and equality.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Expressing disappointment over the failure of transitional justice mechanisms to provide them justice, victims of the decade-long Maoist armed insurgency have demanded a high-level mechanism with ownership by political actors and other stakeholders, to expedite the transitional justice process.

Justice delayed is justice denied

November 4, 2018 09:00 am

Not only in Nepal, rape is a worldwide problem. Despite lots of protests and strict laws, it is a recurring phenomenon today. Day to day we come across a number of news where many innocent girls are being raped and killed brutally. Primarily, the problem lies in our mindsets. Such heinous acts will not stop unless we don’t change our mindset and the way we look at females in society.

94 days and counting for justice

October 28, 2018 02:30 am

It has been 94 days since Nirmala Pant was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur. Since then the whole nation has been demanding that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

RIYADH, Oct 25: Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed on Wednesday that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments since the journalist’s murder sparked global condemnation.

Courts crippled by staff shortages

October 24, 2018 14:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The country’s judiciary has been grappling with severe shortage of manpower resulting in delay in justice delivery.

WASHINGTON, Oct 7: Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come.

More than two months after rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, Nepal Police has not been able to identify the culprits and arrest them. Instead, very investigation process, including the DNA tests of suspects, has come under question. Where did this process go wrong? How should such investigations be handled? Professor Dr Harihar Wasti, Chief Consultant at Forensic Medicine Department, explained various steps of forensic and post-mortem investigation process in an interview with Mahabir Paudyal and Thira L Bhusal. Edited excerpts:

ILAM, Oct 2: Renuka Chauhan of Ilam Municipality-9 stayed in Kathmandu for some months for his son’s treatment after her son was diagnosed with brain tumor last year. In the meantime, her husband Chandra Prasad Chauhan brought home a young woman stating that she is a distant relative. Enraged, Renuka filed a case of polygamy against him at the district court. The district court however did not find her husband and released him. However, recently it has surfaced her husband has fathered a child with the woman and that they were indeed in a serious relationship.

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Justice for Nirmala and Samjhana

September 25, 2018 02:00 am

It’s harrowing, horrifying, disturbing and shameful! Violence against girls and women, including rape, has shaken the core of our society. It has disgraced the country as a whole and exposed our police administration’s inefficiency to provide justice to the victims on time.

Human resource crunch hits judicial sector

September 20, 2018 13:00 pm

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 20: Chief Judge of Surkhet High Court, Hari Kumar Pokharel said the short of competent human resource in judicial sector has troubled in dispensing justice.

SURKHET, Sept 18: It has been more than a year since the Deputy Mayor Shanti Chantel of Lekbesi Municipality in Surkhet district started handling the judicial committee of the local unit.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: While pressure is mounting on the government to take action against those involved in the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta, no one is raising the issue of another woman who narrowly survived after gang rape in Lalitpur, a district adjoining the capital city, nine months ago.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: In an attempt to exert pressure on the government to book those guilty in the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur, civil society members organized a protest demonstrations across the country today.

Joshee resumes duties, assigned to cases

September 13, 2018 12:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The senior-most justice at the Supreme Court (SC), Deepak Raj Joshee has been assigned to three cases as he resumed his duties from Tuesday.

Yagya Raj Panta, father of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta who was ruthlessly murdered after rape in Kanchanpur, has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of telling lies in a bid to protect those people suspected in the case.

The way our political class, police administration and, now the court, have responded to Ganga Maya Adhikari’s struggle for justice offers little reason to be optimistic about rule of law and justice in Nepal.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Aug 31: Ongoing campaign ''Educate Daughters, Save Daughters" in the Province-2 has been formally launched.

SALYAN, Aug 31: Amrita Bohara, now 25 years old, remembers vividly the image of her father when they shared their last time together some 17 years ago. "I would bring you some chocolates upon my return," the words from her father just before he had been leaving for Salyan, the district headquarters of Salyan, still reverberate in her mind.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Aug 27: The district administration in Kanchanpur has decided to impose a curfew at Bhimdattanagar tonight.

Woman reportedly gang-raped in Inaruwa

August 27, 2018 08:27 am

INARUWA, Aug 27: A woman was gang raped near Halesi Chowk of Inaruwa Municipality-6 in the district headquarters of Sunsari on Saturday night.