KATHMANDU, August 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has urged victims of loan sharking to file complaints along with evidence. This comes in the wake of the rising number of victims of such cases in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The government will provide free treatment to acid attack survivors. The Ministry of Health and Population issued a notice stating that people who are attacked with acid can get free emergency treatment services from any health institutions in the country.

SINDHULI, JUNE 30: Even amid incessant rains, earthquake victims of Sindhuli have to rush to the office of the District Project Implementation Unit to receive the housing reconstruction grants. After the government set the deadline of June 29 to submit the documents for the grant for housing construction, the quake victims have left the plantation and lined up at the office with umbrellas to collect the grant. Although the initial deadline was fixed till June 29, considering the problems of the service recipients, the office accepted documents till June 30.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the officials concerned to provide relief to the families of the three people who died due to strong winds in the Terai and the people affected by the snowfall in the high hilly and mountainous districts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: While the country is running a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, with the slogan, "Let's start at home to end violence against women", 28 women and girls have fallen victim of domestic violence.

BAITADI, Oct 26: Shivnath Rural Municipality has distributed relief to the families of those killed in the landslide. Chairman Karna Singh Saund said that cash relief has been distributed to the families of those who died in a landslide on October 19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Neeti Khadka*, an undergraduate student, had a horrible experience inside a public bus last year. She was on her way home from college, and a man in his 40s touched her from behind. Both were standing in a crowded bus, heading to Thankot from New Bus Park. He inched closer, wanting to rub his body against hers, as his hands were moving over her shoulder, trying to reach her chest. She tried to push him off but he wouldn't care. She was in tears, and did not know how to react. He started touching her sensitive parts. A woman intervened after a few minutes.

Some hope on TJ

January 8, 2020 09:28 am

At a time when the ruling party has been criticized by the victims and rights bodies for doing little to speed up resolution of transitional justice (TJ) process and the international community has been repeatedly expressing concerns regarding the perennial delay in ensuring justice to the victims of conflict-era crimes, the government has renewed the process to restart long-stalled TJ process.

Punish the fraudsters

January 6, 2020 08:19 am

It’s unfortunate that a larger number of people are cheated by agents, often associated with foreign employment agencies, in the name of foreign employment in Nepal. There is a consistent pattern. People are offered well-paying jobs in destinations such as Dubai, Japan, Korea even the United States. In return, they demand huge money, often in millions, as fee to enable their entry in those destinations.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Nepal Army has constructed 869 houses under the People Shelter Reconstruction Programme in Bara and Parsa districts.

ROLPA, Aug 30: Radio journalist Dhan Bahadur Roka, husband of Dil Kumari Roka, was abducted by the Maoists 18 years ago.

SARLAHI, Aug 22: Even six weeks after massive flooding in the district, neither the government has collected any details on the losses caused nor have the victims been provided any relief.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Settling the long-delayed conflict-era cases is becoming further complicated as international actors increase pressure on national political players while domestic stakeholders remain divided over how to conclude the transitional justice process.

Heed the victims’ call

July 21, 2019 08:56 am

Nepal’s transitional justice process is getting prolonged further while the victims of the atrocities carried out by both the state forces and rebels during the decade-long Maoist insurgency are still waiting for justice. This is a great injustice to the victims and betrayal to the national cause of finding the truths about extra-judicial killings and other atrocities that took place during the war. This is no time for complacency.

KATHMANDU, July 19: While questioning the independence of the ongoing selection process to appoint commissioners at the two transitional justice bodies, the Conflict Victims' Common Platform (CVCP) has demanded to put on hold all works of the recommendation committee immediately.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The government’s efforts for the immediate rescue of flood and landslide victims across the country and relief for the affected has failed to impress them.

JANAKPUR, July 13: The government of State 2 has announced the relief amount of Rs 300, 000 each to the family of those killed in flood and landslides in the state.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The government has decided to provide Rs one million to the family of Saroj Narayan Singh who was shot dead by the police who opened fire on the agitating crowd in the course of dispersing them.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Since the end of the decade-long armed conflict, conflict victims in heavy numbers are yet in their transitional phase of seeking justice.

SARLAHI, July 5: After four days of tussle, life has finally turned back to normalcy in Sarlahi as the family members of the child who drowned in a pit dug up near the Banke River and the youth who got killed while protesting for him signed an agreement with the local unit on Wednesday evening.

KAILALI, June 9: The Sudurpaschim State government has decided to provide Rs 150,000 each to the families of those killed in storm that occurred on Thursday night.

DHANGADHI, June 9: The scorching sun was setting at last and locals in various parts of Kailali were returning home for the evening when the devastating storm on Thursday descended upon them.

CHITWAN, June 6: Although 14 years have passed since Maoist cadres bombed a public passenger bus at Badarmude of Madi in Chitwan district, the families of the victims are still waiting for justice.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Top leaders of major political parties have started consultations on how to settle Maoist conflict-era cases, as pressure mounts on them for delaying justice for conflict victims.

RASUWA, June 6: Langtang National Park (LNP) on Wednesday distributed relief to the victims of wildlife on the occasion of the World Environment Day.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The United Nations Human Rights Committee has said the government of Nepal must adapt its definition of rape and other forms of sexual violence to meet international standards.

SURKHET, April 30: Five years after being displaced by the ravaging flood of 2014, the victims of Surkhet will finally receive the first tranche of grant for the reconstruction of their houses on Tuesday. Karnali Province government is planning to distribute Rs 150,000 as the first tranche to the victims from Tuesday.

DHADING, April 25: Before the April 25 earthquake in 2015, Sun Bahadur Tamang of northern Dhading lived a happy life with his family. Though not prosperous, his family was living happily.

BARA, April 12: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs. After crying over their loss for days, the victims have now started repairing their houses by clearing up the debris.

BARA, April 10: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Chairperson of Nepal Family Party, Eknath Dhakal-led group has reached the storm-affected areas on Thursday.

BARA, April 3: After the raging storm wrecked her home on Sunday, Nur Jaha Khatun, 35, of Feta Rural Municipality-6, Purainiya remained awake for two days. She now has no house to sleep in and no food .

Conflict-hit women say no to war

April 3, 2019 02:30 am

RUKUM, April 3: Other news or development in the country may or may not draw their attention but the issue of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal does scare them.

Tragedy in Tarai

April 2, 2019 02:00 am

Reach out to the victims, alleviate the suffering

SINDHULI, Feb 20: On August 12, National Reconstruction Authority's Central Project Implementation Unit (Grant Management and Local Infrastructure), Kathmandu, publicized a notice. Quake victims were informed that they could transfer their names from the list of Retrofitting grant recipients to reconstruction beneficiaries.

KAILALI, Feb 18: An embankment being constructed by India near the Indo-Nepal border neighboring the Kairali Rural Municipality has alarmed locals of inundation in their areas during the rainy season.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Civil society members have urged the government to protect complaints and testimonies collected from victims and families of those who were killed or disappeared during the Maoist insurgency.

Three minors killed in fire in Baglung

January 8, 2019 21:53 pm

BAGLUNG, Jan 8: Three children were killed in a fire at Tara Village of Tarakhola Rural Municipality in the district Tuesday afternoon.

KALIKOT, Dec 27: Lalmani Upadhyay of Khada village in Kalikot district recently suffered a massive loss which he had not even imagined in the wildest of his dreams.

ANKARA, Dec 13: A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said.

GORKHA, NOV 18: More than 42 months have passed since the 2015 devastating earthquake, but the squatters in Gorkha district are still deprived of the housing grant provided by the government.

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.

SINDHULI, Oct 7: Against the backdrop of an increasing number of acid attacks against women and girls, victims here have lamented that the culprits are enjoying impunity because the laws are lax.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Ram Prasad Bhatta, who was injured in police firing that claimed the first casualty of Maoist insurgency in the district of Gorkha, has complained of being deprived of the government relief.

KHOTANG, Oct 3: After three years of the disaster, the government has started distributing the third and the final installment of house grant to earthquake victims in Khotang.

Municipality has started distributing housing reconstruction certificates to quake victims who have built their houses through the government grant.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: After rigorous treatment at Kritipur Hospital for 13 days, doctors have said 16-year-old Sushmita Das, one of the two victims of the acid attack at Chandrapur Municipality-6, Rautahat, is out of danger.

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 25: The province 2 government has expressed its sadness over the death of Samjhana Das of Chandranigapur of Rautahat who was severely injured in an acid attack on September 11. The government has also announced additional compensation to the bereaved family.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Following the death of one of the acid attack victims of Rautahat on Sunday, the family members of the victims have demanded strong action against the perpetrator.  They have also expressed dissatisfaction toward the lack of support from the government.

RASUWA, Sept 20: Six days after being displaced by landslide, victims of Uttargaya Rural Municipality-1 in Salletar of Rasuwa district have finally received relief from the local government.