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Introduction: Links to articles:

Human Rights Forum Nepal (HURFON) is a website presenting links to articles on Nepal's human rights issues as well as important background information. The link collection has been started in September 2016.

HURFON is a subsite of Nepal Research. Its name goes back to an organisation that had been founded in Germany in 1990 but that had to be dissolved some years later. Issues of the periodical of this earlier organisation that had been published under the name Nepal Forum have been archived on this website.


Nepal Research Archives:

Nepal related work of Human Rights Organisations:

Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC)

INSEC Online (including Human Ringhts Yearbook, etc.)

NEFAD – National Network of Families of Disappeared and Missing Nepal

Tarai Human Rights Defenders Alliance (THRD Alliance)

Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

Amnesty International (AI), Nepal website

Human Rights Watch (HRW), Nepal subsite

Nepal-Dialogforum für Frieden und Menschenrechte, Berlin

On the wrong side of history: Defending unequal citizenship rights is defending the Khas-Arya man’s status, not the state sovereignty, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 22/03/2019)

80% of accused rapists were acquaintances of the victims, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 19/03/2019)

Parties still undecided on appointment of officials at transitional justice bodies: Conflict victims concerned about further delay in justice delivery, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/03/2019) [Positions are far more important than justice for the victims!]

In annual report, US Department of State paints bleak picture of Nepal’s human rights: Officials say they have not read the report yet, by Anil Giri (kp 16/03/2019) [See US eport]

1,127 rape cases recorded in 8 months (rep 16/03/2019)

Women’s voices go unheard in local units led by male officials: Budget for women empowerment and income-generation unspent, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 16/03/2019)

Transitional Justice bodies may end up without commissioners (rep 16/03/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: Arrested police personnel bailed out (ht 15/03/2019), Durga Devi’s U-turn (ht 15/03/2019)

House issues ruling to make public probe  report on Tarai protest, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/03/2019)

Defence team questions legality of charge against police officers in Nirmala case: The case was registered after the expiry of three-month statute of limitation, defence lawyers argue, by Nayak Paudel (kp 14/03/2019)

Death of a transgender woman raises alarm among the trans community in Kathmandu: Members of the LGBTI community say the death of Junu Gurung is the  latest reminder of just how perilous living as a trans person can be in Nepal, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 12/03/2019)

Achham police launch campaign against Chhaupadi, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/03/2019)

Justice for conflict victims: If the government continues to dillydally, we should go to the international courts, by Govinda KC (kp 10/03/2019)

Rautahat works to end child marriage, by Shiva Puri (kp 10/03/2019)

He for she: Men too have a responsibility in ensuring gender equality in every field, by Prakash Banjade (kp 10/03/2019)

Read, write and bring about changes: The Dalit voice is seldom heard in the mainstream, but its time we changed that, by Subhash Nepali (kp 10/03/2019)

Debate on women’s citizenship rights rages as House takes up amendment bill: Activists say lawmakers’ reluctance to grant equal citizenship rights to women is reflective of the deep-rooted patriarchal beliefs in society, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 08/03/2019), Women are being denied equal rights in the name of national security and sovereignty: Binda Pandey (kp 08/03/2019) (interview)

Case filed against eight cops for torture, evidence destruction in Nirmala case: Six were taken in custody after they were produced before Kanchanpur court on Thursday, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 08/03/2019)

Apex court releases CK Raut on general date; probe into him continues, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/03/2019)

120 cases of violence against women recorded in a month (kp 07/03/2019)

Park rangers tortured a man to death. Then, they were rewarded: An investigation by The Kathmandu Post, in partnership with BuzzFeed News, shows that the World Wide Fund for Nature continues to ignore blatant violations of human rights inside Nepal’s conservation areas—including the death of a Tharu man in Chitwan in 2006—while continuing to reward, fund and train partners who operate with impunity, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 04/03/2019) [This is reminiscent of the attitude towards security forces and politicians who, during the Maoist uprising, were to blame for crimes!]

Bardiya police rescue two women from border, by Kamal Panthi (kp 04/03/2019)

Nepal’s Badi community finds itself in a bottomless pit of despair: Although the community is slowly weaning off the world’s oldest profession to keep their  hearths burning, they are also struggling to shrug off the history they are burdened with, by Basanta Pratap Singh and Dipesh Khatiwada (kp 03/03/2019)

Punishment to Godamchaur ‘A’ rapists good step, but too little, too late: Rights activists; They stress the need for continuous hearing to ensure speedy justice to survivors, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/03/2019)

The moment of truth: Dalits see converting to Christianity as an escape from the caste system, by Rajani Maharjan (kp 03/03/2019) [Probably this is one of the most important reasons why a number of male Tagadharis call for a return to Hindu state: They want to keep the Dalits under suppression and exclusion!]

Free the speech: The beauty of the internet is freedom. Let it be, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 03/03/2019)

Three get 10-year jail for rape, murder bid (ht 02/03/2019), Three slapped with 10 years jail in Godamchaur rape case: Victim's family still receiving threats, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 02/03/2019)

Conflict victims demand their 'say' in transitional justice process (rep 02/03/2019)

Democracy is also about tolerating dissent’ (ht 02/03/2019)

63,000 students of five mountain districts yet to get textbooks (rep 02/03/2019)

Seeking change: Women and girls should have autonomy over their bodies, by Sivananthi Thanenthiran (kp 01/03/2019), he Decides Day: Speaking out for sexual rights, by Sivananthi Thanenthiran (ht 01/03/2019)

The silent sufferers: Labor-intensive agriculture increases women’s workload in the farms and the overworked women farmers face many health issues, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 01/03/2019)

Nepali women lag behind in economic empowerment (ht 01/03/2019)

Whither Transitional Justice?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 28/02/2019), No blanket amnesty for rights violations, says Gyawali (ht 28/02/2019), No blanket amnesty for serious rights violations, Gyawali says in Geneva, by Anil Giri (kp) (kp 01/03/2019)

Scourge of dowry violence in Dhanusha: Around 690 cases of gender  violence have been registered  in the current fiscal year, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 27/02/2019)

In need of a broader solidarity: #MeeToo is an intersectional issue where gender, caste, and ethnicity all come into play, by Sangita Thebe Limbu and Kalpana Jha (kp 27/02/2019)

A horror confronted: Sexual harassment of girls in schools largely goes unreported (kp 27/02/2019)

31 street children rehabilitated (ht 27/02/2019)

Oli, Dahal initiate process of building consensus on citizenship bill, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 26/02/2019) [Women and men as well as their descendants must be treated equal in each an every respect!]

Tribhuvan University is finally talking about its sexual harassment problem: After months of criticism, an interaction programme at Nepal’s oldest university discussed sexual harassment on campus, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 26/02/2019)

19 women saved from trafficking (kp 26/02/2019)

‘ITB curtails fundamental rights of  people’ (ht 26/02/2019)

Dalits in Bajhang shut down meat shops as non-Dalits refuse to buy, by Jagat Khadka (rep 26/02/2019)

Two women raped in Saptari district (kp 25/02/2019)

Man held for raping 81-year-old woman (kp 25/02/2019)

Police constable thrashes woman (ht 25/02/2019)

A month since the revelation of abuse at Lalitpur school, probe committee has little to show: The committee has only reached out to two former students till date, by Alisha Sijapati and Marissa Taylor (kp 25/02/2019)

Girls' education still not a priority for Jumla families, by DB Budha (rep 25/02/2019)

Victims push against reappointment of transitional justice body officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/02/2019)

Concerns of Nepali women to be presented at international stage, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/02/2019), Customs trump law on issue of gender equality (kp 24/02/2019)

Menstruating women are still being banished to outdoor sheds — and it’s killing them, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 23/02/2019)

Everything you need to know about the government’s new IT bill: In an attempt to regulate the cyberspace, the K P Sharma Oli government is trying to give itself  enormous new powers to curb online content, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 23/02/2019)

Nirmala’s parents call off indefinite sit-in after 105 days, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/02/2019)

300 girls get self-defence training in Tulsipur, by Durgalal KC (kp 23/02/2019)

Big Brother looms: The government is working to introduce legislation to regulate public discourse, by Hardik Subedi and Harischandra Subedi (kp 22/02/2019)

Dalit girl raped, cops arrest  alleged rapist (ht 21/02/2019)

TU assistant dean arrested for molesting teenage girl (ht 21/02/2019)

Ward chair accused of beating local woman (kp 21/02/2019)

Getting off easy: Corrupt officials get to resign and  go scot-free, fuelling impunity (kp 21/02/2019)

Assaulting free speech: The provisions in the new bill could further curtail free speech and silence dissenters, by Taranath Dahal (kp 21/02/2019)

Rape cases up 79 pc in 2018: INSEC (rep 20/02/2019) [For intensive evaluation of human rights in 2088 see: Human Rights Yearbook 2019, by INSEC, 17 February 2019]

Heed the voice of disabled civilian war victims: Lalitpur Declaration (rep 20/02/2019)

‘We, as a society, have kept quiet on sexual harassment, abuse and violence so far’: Issues of sexual violence must be included in public discourses to ensure equality for women (kp 19/02/2019)

Nahartol girls vow to check rampant child marriage, by Pawan Yadav (kp 19/02/2019)

More reservation quotas sought for ethnic groups, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 19/02/2019) [The text of the bill provides for a reduction!]

Following threats, popular folk singer Sharma pulls video from YouTube: Rights advocates call pressure an attack on freedom of expression, by Anup Ojha and Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/02/2019), Folk singer Pashupati faces YAN music for satirical song, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/02/2019), Govt ‘muzzling critical voices under pretext of reasonable restriction’, by Pratik Rimal (rep 18/02/2019), Public uproar on social media after song removed from YouTube (rep 18/02/2019), An offer he couldn’t refuse: Self-censorship is dangerous (kp 19/02/2019), top intimidation: What the intimidation tactic has done is given those in the opposition and the angry commoner a platform to hit back at the government (ht 19/02/2019), Go with the flow, not with the gag: The Pashupati Sharma episode exemplifies new media’s potential to lead public discourse even when the government looks keen to set limits, by Mohan Guragain (kp 23/02/2019)

Youth-focussed panel discusses social media, entrepreneurship and freedom of speech, by Timothy Aryal (kp 18/02/2019)

Inaction in sexual harassment allegations against Bhattachan concerns international academics, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 18/02/2019)

Trafficking victims being brought home from Manipur (ht 18/02/2019)

After being trafficked, survivors struggle to rebuild lives, by Marissa Taylor (kp 17/02/2019)

Dalit woman thrown out of house in Salyan, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 17/02/2019)

Nepal’s peace came with a promise for justice — but it’s been painfully slow, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/02/2019), ‘Appoint TRC, CIEDP members without delay’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 16/02/2019), SC begins hearings on petitions against Agni Sapkota (rep 16/02/2019)

11-year-old girl found dead, by Ajit Tiwari and Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 16/02/2019), Demand to arrest Rasaili’s murderers (kp 17/02/2019), Police arrest rape, murder suspect, by Shyam Sundar Shashi and Santosh Singh (kp 20/02/2019), Heinous crime: Women’s rights, dignity and safety cannot be ensured as long as the community itself does not foster the “we” feeling (ht 20/02/2019)

Police constable accused of raping woman, by Devendra Basnet (rep 16/02/2019)

Nepal’s superwomen beat superstition: Women in the Far West Nepal are refusing to be banished to the cow shed during their periods, by Aruna Uprety (nt 15/02/2019)

Government proposes harsh punishment for posting ‘improper’ contents online, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 14/02/2019), Govt pushes IT bill to control social media, by Ashok Dahal (rep 14/02/2019), With a new IT bill, state draws battle lines against free speech: In attempting to regulate social media platforms, Oli administration violates the freedom of speech and opinion guaranteed under the constitution, experts say, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 16/02/2019), Information technology bill: 1.5 million rupees fine, five years jail sentence or both proposed (ht 17/02/2019)

Father held for raping daughter (kp 14/02/2019)

Combatting modern slavery: Challenges and opportunities, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ht 14/02/2019)

Nepal to defend its transitional justice process in Geneva: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali says he will tell the international community there will be no blanket amnesty in cases of serious human rights violations, by Anil Giri (kp 13/02/2019) [13 years have passed since the end of the ten-year conflict and not much has really happened! So, what process do you want to defend?], 'Bomb shattered my dreams, poverty took away my wife', by Bhadra Sharma (rep 13/02/2019) [How will you defend 13 years of inactivity in such cases, Mr Gyawali?], Conflict victims of Guranse struggle to overcome trauma, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 14/02/2019)

Ministry asks staff to not partake in programmes without consent, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/02/2013) [Fundamental rights not valid for civil servants!]

Six teenagers escape detention centre, by Krishna Prasad Dhakal (ht 13/02/2019) [72 persons living in 3 roome?!]

Scheme to ensure at least 100 days of jobs for unemployed on cards: Programme is part of a larger plan to create 100,000 jobs annually, officials say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/02/2019), Government launching Prime Minister Employment Program on Wednesday (rep 12/02/2019), Watch out (kp 14/02/2019)

Bill restricting civil servants from sharing views on social media cause for concern: Experts, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/02/2019), Bill puts rigid restrictions on govt staff, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/02/2019)

Many muzzles: Press freedom cannot be curtailed in the name of ‘regulation’ (kp 12/02/2019)

A Dalit settlement awaits land ownership for over four decades, by Govinda KC (rep 12/02/2019) [This would never have happened in a Bahun village!]

Provincial media bills will curtail press freedom, experts warn: Provincial assemblies should take into account the importance of  fourth estate in democracy and governance, observers say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/02/2019)

25 protesting doctors arrested, released, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/02/2019), 25 govt docs arrested, 3 injured in police action in Kathmandu (rep 11/02/2019)

Opportunity knocks: Nepal’s diplomacy efforts are in many avenues — the Human Rights Council is irrefutably one of them, by Antara Singh (kp 11/02/2019)

Elusive Justice, by Ajit Kumar Singh (South Asia Intelligence Review 11/02/2019)

Entertainment industry employing minors (ht 10/02/2019)

They have a home. They don’t have a country: In a tiny village in western Nepal, arcane laws and government bureaucracy have left families without citizenship and pushed them further into poverty, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 09/02/2019)

Child marriage still in practice in the Chepang community, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/02/2019)

"I knew I couldn’t stay silent anymore”: meet the women fighting sexual violence in Nepal (Amnesty International 08/02/2019)

Rape victim stigmatised, deprived of education (ht 08/02/2019)

Rape rulings in Nepal follow letter, not spirit of the law, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 08/02/2019)

Millions of students affected by Chand-led Maoist party’s strike, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/02/2019)

Rape victim pines for normal life (kp 08/02/2019)

Over 300 Nepalis trafficked through the India-Myanmar border in one month: Only two people have been tracked so far, while the whereabouts of hundreds are still unknown, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/02/2019), Myanmar emerging as a transit hub for trafficking Nepali girls (ht 09/02/2019)

House endorses amendment bill on Transitional Justice Act: Two transitional justice bodies will get one-year extension and new officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairman and member put in papers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/02/2019)

Government fails to give concrete answer on Nirmala Pant rape and murder probe: Home minister goes on defensive responding to lawmakers’ queries, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/02/2019)

Justice deferred for Dalits: Many reports have pointed out that the police hardly register the cases of crimes of caste-based discrimination and rarely carry out investigation, by Saraj Ray (rep 06/02/2019)

Two more teachers from Lalitpur Madhyamik accused of sexual abuse: A document started by the school’s alumni has over 40 testimonials from former students detailing molestation by the school’s teachers, by Alisha Sijapati and Marissa Taylor (kp 06/02/2019)

Cold winter nights add to the trauma of women banished to period huts: ‘We can’t even build a fire inside because the shed gets filled with smoke, and  then it becomes suffocating', by Basanta Pratap Singh and Menuka Dhungana (kp 05/02/2019)

Structural blindness: The foundation of modern Nepal lies in the caste system of governance, by Subhash Nepali (kp 05/02/2019)

Youth denied citizenship despite SC order (ht 05/02/2019)

Rise against the clock: Proactive research and analysis are needed to effectively address future nutritional problems, by Ramu Bishwakarma (kp 05/02/2019)

Family receives Ram Manohar Yadav’s body five months after he died in police custody: Brother says they will continue to fight for justice and won’t accept the government’s compensation pay, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/02/2019), Police seize Ram Manohar’s body on the way to funeral: Hundreds of supporters of the Free Madhes movement showed up  for the last rites despite the arrest of scores by the authorities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/02/2019)

Standing in the  way of control: Protests, a means of political  communication, cannot be stifled (kp 04/02/2019)

Nepal Police sets up separate bureau to look into human trafficking cases, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/02/2019), Women trafficking: One reason why girl trafficking has flourished in Nepal is because traffickers can operate here without much fear (ht 04/02/2019)

At least 130 Nepali girls rescued from India-Myanmar border in two days: They were en route to Southeast Asian and Gulf countries via Myanmar, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 03/02/2019)

Lawmakers visit Bajura for field study of chhaupadi (ht 03/02/2019)

TJ bodies preparing interim reports as term ends near (rep 03/02/2019)

A Madhesi died in police custody. No one knows what really happened: Five months since the death of Ram Manohar Yadav, a Free Madhes  activist, the family is still looking for answers while the police stay silent, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/02/2019)

Transitional justice is our internal affair: Govt tells diplomats, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 02/02/2019) [The victims need international support, especially when violators are sitting in government and army!]

Chhaupadi deaths fail to teach people any lesson (rep 02/02/2019)

Ministry consults conflict victims on justice process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/02/2019)

Six trafficking victims rescued from Delhi (kp 01/02/2019)

A child cries in silence: Sexual abuse widespread, by Aruna Uprety (ht 01/02/2019)

Crime and politics: Nirmala Panta’s unsolved rape and murder divides activists and prolongs the family’s grief, by Namrata Sharma (nt 01/02/2019)

Sexual  harassment on public transport unabated (ht 31/01/2019)

Minister Baskota says he cares about freedom of press. Really? Muzzling of press unabated, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 31/01/2019)

Transitional justice bodies to get term extension; officials won’t: Move aims to allay concerns of conflict victims but lacks substance, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/01/2019), TRC, CIEDP members’ tenure extended till April 13: Commissions get one year extension (ht 30/01/2019), CVCP lauds bill related to TJ laws  amendment (ht 31/01/2019)

Nepal Citizenship bill: Female lawmakers decry unequal provisions, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 30/01/2019), Nepal Citizenship Bill faces hurdles to passage in HoR, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 31/01/2019), Contentious issues of citizenship bill discussed in House committee, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 02/02/2019)

Nepal falls two places to 124 on Corruption Perception Index: The political leadership prioritised serving the interests of those who run syndicates and contractors with poor track records, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/01/2019)

Congress mum on wide-body deal: Aircraft purchase scam issue missing from minutes at Deuba’s behest, party insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/01/2019) [This proves the hypocrisy of Nepalese politicians. Civil society is much more effective if the political parties do not participate!]

Rajeev Gurung, aka Deepak Manange, sworn in as provincial lawmaker, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 29/01/2019), Crime and candidacy: Having lawbreakers as lawmakers would be the biggest irony (kp 30/01/2019)

A faction of war victims refuses to be part of any mechanism: “We want the two transitional justice commissions to continue, but their officials should be changed,” says Phanindara Luitel of Conflict Victims National Network, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/01/2019), Conflict Victims Common Platform splits (ht 28/01/2019), Government in bind as conflict victims divided: One association calls for mechanism to decide the future of transitional justice process; another objects to any new structure to deal with war-era cases, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/01/2019)

Assessing media attack: When public figures indulge in media attacks, the prospects and conditions for the media grow dimmer and dangerous by the day, by P Kharel (rep 28/01/2019)

A closed door: The process of seeking legal remedy for cases of sexual abuse should be clear (kp 28/01/2019)

Girl, 10, found dead on riverbank, by Binod Bhandari (kp 28/01/2019), Ten-year-old girl found dead, rape suspected, by Hari Adhikari (ht 28/01/2019), Police arrest two men in rape andmurder of  girl, 11, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 04/02/2019), Two held for rape, murder paraded (ht 04/02/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder mystery: NHRC finds flaws in collection of vaginal swab (ht 28/01/2019)

Law minister-led mechanism to decide future of transitional justice: Sources say the body will seek participation of  all stakeholders, including conflict victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2019), Transitional Justice & Factional Diplomacy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 27/01/2019) [An incredible statement by the Deputy Executive Editor of the government-owned daily The Rising Nepal in blind support of the machinations of the Oli government, despite all the hypocrisy of today's opposition NC, which has done similar things in the past when in power. National and international supporters of victims and civil society are accused of manipulative interference in internal Nepalese affairs. They are denied any appeal for respect for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. Peace without justice for the victims is not possible! Like all governments before, the Oli government will do nothing in support of justice without internal and external pressure!]

An exemplary prison of Dailekh (rep 26/01/2019)

Govt plans nationwide consultation on next transitional justice process (rep 26/01/2019)

48 arrested in capital for protesting against Medical Education bill (rep 26/01/2019)) [Freedom of opinion denied!]

From tika to ashes: There are layers upon layers of injustice in the rape of Dalit women, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 25/01/2019)

International community builds pressure on transitional justice: Foreign missions, UN call for broader consultation  with conflict victims and stakeholders, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/01/2019), Govt slams statement of Western countries, UN on transitional justice (rep 25/01/2019), ‘Zero draft’ starting point for talks with victims, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 25/01/2019)

Government aims to end child marriage (ht 25/01/2019)

Citizens’ Right to Health, by Mukti Rijal (rn 24/01/2019)

A school too far: Through a child rights perspective, the school merging programme goes against the right to education, by Nilima Rai (kp 24/01/2019)

Women brave cold and spend night under tents during menstruation, by Khamma Khatri (rep 24/01/2019)

Woman killed on witchcraft allegation (kp 24/01/2019)

Rapist jailed for eight years (kp 24/01/2019)

Minorities and Human Rights, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 23/01/2019)

‘Laws made thru political consensus unacceptable’ (ht 23/01/2019)

Move against parody accounts a ‘bid to stifle freedom of expression’ (rep 23/01/2019)

Dalit community practises untouchability, by Mohan Budhair (kp 22/01/2019), Caste-based discrimination rampant, by Tularam Pandey (kp 22/01/2019)

Chepang girls physically assaulted in Chitwan (kp 22/01/2019)

Mind the gap: Transitional justice is not detached from foreign policy, by Rajendra Senchurey and Binod Kumar Paudel (kp 22/01/2019)

Nepali arrested in Delhi for human trafficking (ht 22/01/2019)

Walk The Talk, Raju Prasad Chapagai (Amnesty International 21/01/2019)

Council nominates chairpersons of five commissions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/01/2019) [Once again little social inclusion: Predominantly male Bahuns who constitute only 6 per cent of the country's population! This is true even for commissions that are meant to provide better inclusion of disadvantaged sections of society! Long live male Bahunbad!]

Bajura police starts collecting data on Chhaupadi sheds (kp 21/01/2019)

Justice delayed: There is no reason why the transitional justice process should have taken thirteen years unless it is trying to protect the perpetrators (ht 21/01/2019)

Families of martyrs living in misery, awaiting death, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 21/01/2019)

Madhes movement demonstrator appeals to state for treatment, by Santosh Singh (kp 21/01/2019)

A dangerous life: Road safety is not a privilege, but the right of the people (kp 21/01/2019)

Policing the police: Reform Nepal’s interrogration practices, by Sakun Bhandari (kp 20/01/2019)

KC’s crucial Satyagraha: Given our revolutionary history, how has this simple man’s resistance been so misunderstood?, by Abhi Subedi (kp 20/01/2019)

Rise against cybercrimes: Women are more susceptible to cyber crime as perpetrator’s identity remains anonymous and he may constantly threaten and blackmail the victim by using different identities, by Dikchya Raut (rep 20/01/2019)

Four men held on rape charge, by Pratikshya Kafle (kp 19/01/2019)

14-year-old girl assaulted in Syangja (kp 19/01/2019)

Govt unlikely to hold consultations with victims, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 19/01/2019)

HRW urges Nepal to ensure transitional justice (rep 18/01/2019)

Nepal: Address Transitional Justice: Decade of Promises, but Victims Still Await Answers (Human Rights Watch 17/01/2019)

Locked up abroad: A mechanism needs to be created to protect the legal aid rights of migrant workers, by Anurag Devkota (kp 17/01/2019)

Woman thrashed on charge of practising witchcraft (ht 17/01/2019)

Rukum villages bid farewell to Maghe Sankranti with child marriage, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 17/01/2019)

Procedure issued for managing street kids (ht 17/01/2019)

17 years of denied justice: Muktinath Adhikari’s family is among thousands who have been dismissed in the Transitional Justice process, by Suman Adhikari (kp 16/01/2019)

State 2 kicks off ‘Beti Bachau-Beti Padhau’ campaign: According to the scheme, every newborn girl will be insured in the Province’s eight districts from Tuesday, by Shahiman Rai (kp 16/01/2019)

Musahar girl champions the cause of ending child marriage in community, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 15/01/2019), Changing times  (kp 15/01/2019)

Nirmala rape, murder report: NHRC to make public contents of probe, not findings, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 15/01/2019)

Third space of conversationIt should be a space for transformation for Dalits and non-Dalits, men and women, by Sanjeev Uprety (kp 13/01/2019)

SAGGC for political consensus on citizenship , by Jagdishor Panday (ht 13/01/2019)

Government issues new order of precedence: NPC vice-chair ranks higher than Supreme Court justices and chiefs of constitutional bodies (ht 13/01/2019) [??], NHRC concerned (ht 13/01/2019)

Locals pull down chhau shed in Bajura (ht 12/01/2019)

Even right activists and teachers observe criminalised Chhaupadi in western Nepal, by Basanta Pratap Singh, Menuka Dhungana and Arjun Shah (kp 11/01/2019)

Richest 10 % Nepalis over 26 times wealthier than poorest 40 % (rep 11/01/2019) [see OXFAM report], Costs of inequality: Key among the development challenges facing Nepal is the ever-widening income and wealth gap between the haves and have-nots, by Cecilia Keizer (rep 13/01/2019)

Bill requires children to allocate portion of income to elderly parents, by Ashok Dahal (rep 11/01/2019)

Nirmala's father shows his dark side: Yagyaraj beats up his ex-wife, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 11/01/2019)

Engendering change: Reluctance to accept women leadership is a culturalised behaviour (kp 10/01/2019)

The number game: The Public Service Commission has not been shying away from providing government data, by Deepak Thapa (kp 10/01/2019)

Mother and two sons die in Chhaupadi shed fire: Women are still banished to sheds though the practice has been criminalised, by Arjun Shah (kp 10/01/2019), Break the shackle: The local levels must launch a massive awareness drive to get rid of the chhaupadi system that dehumanises women in rural areas (ht 10/01/2019)

Conflict-affected families of security personnel launch indefinite sit-in (ht 10/01/2019)

Ganga Maya Adhikari seeks global attention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/01/2019), Ganga Maya meets UN resident coordinator: Says government has been unwilling and unable to deliver justice in her son’s murder case (ht 10/01/2019)

Nirmala’s mother demands DNA authenticity verification, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/01/2019)

Fate of transitional justice bodies hangs in balance: As parties vacillate, conflict victims are divided over new mechanism, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/01/2019)

Cold worsens menses woes in far-west (ht 09/01/2019)

Anti-trafficking society: Voice for the voiceless, by Shanta Dhakal (ht 09/01/2019)

Snowfall adds chill to quake survivors’ lives, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/01/2019) [Failure of government and administration to provide assistance in time!]

Man held for repeatedly raping daughter, 12, by Pratichya Kafle (kp 08/01/2019)

CIEDP probes 85 pc complaints in first phase: Preparing to record statements of alleged perpetrators for the second phase of investigation (ht 08/01/2019)

Lead anew: The creation of new organisations of historically marginalised groups can lead to transformative change, by Subhash Nepali (kp 08/01/2019)

Woman allegedly murdered for dowry by husband, in-laws, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 07/01/2019)

Pass on props, please: Using school children to fill chairs is completely wrong (kp 07/01/2019)

Saffronization of Congress: The liberals, moderates and youth leaders in Congress must safeguard their party against the communal, sectarian allure of right wing Hindutva ideology, by Chhering Yonzon (rep 07/01/2019)

Breaking the silence on #MeToo: Women’s silence in Nepal’s feeble #MeToo movement has also to do with illiteracy and socioeconomic disadvantages majority of women face, by Gyanu BK (rep 06/01/2019)

Criminal Code ‘ineffective’ to end Chhaupadi practice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/01/2019)

Minors arrested on charge of child marriage, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 05/01/2019)

Chitwan police arrest Pokhara man for throwing acid at his wife, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 04/01/2019)

A tightened muzzle: Protracted governmental strategies have led to waning press freedom in Nepal, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 04/01/2019)

Eradicating hunger: Possible in Nepal, by Kapil Joshi (ht 04/01/2019)

Chaudhary sworn in after party’s pressure, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/01/2019) [?????], Why govt let massacre-accused Resham Chaudhary take oath (rep 04/01/2019) [There cannot be enough (potential) criminals in leading political positions! The rule of law in democratic states does not allow the participation of persons who are accused of crimes!], Back to jail after oath, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/01/2019), Tikapur victims speak of grave injustice, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 04/01/2019), Road to impunity: Oath to Resham Chaudhary (rep 06/01/2019)

Trafficking prevention more challenging now (kp 03/01/2019), Human trafficking prevention a complex issue (ht 03/01/2019)

Press freedom anxiety: To demonstrate that it will work as per the spirit of the Constitution, the govt has no option but to amend some of the draconian provisions (ht 03/01/2019), Civil society and media: Give them their due, by Dutta Shree Duwadi (Khanal) (ht 03/01/2019)

Fool me once: The Conflict Victims’ Common Platform could breathe new life into our pursuit for justice, by Binod Kumar Paudel and Rajendra Sechuray (kp 03/01/2019)

Violations of press freedom up: Report (kp 02/01/2019) [see report by Freedom Forum]

Consent is key: Will Nepali society ever fully understand marital rape?, by Priya Rajbhandary (kp 02/01/2019)

Transitional Justice Act: Govt undecided on amendment, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 02/01/2019), Ganga Maya to tell her story to the world, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 02/01/2019)

Together for justice: Charter initiative may further empower perpetrators rather than victims. Dialogue can help us unite, by Om Prakash Aryal, Anita Neupane Thapalia and Ram Bhandari (rep 02/01/2019)

Campaign fails to stop child marriage, by Shamsher Bikram GC (rep 02/01/2019)

LGBTI issues not govt priority: Joint-secretary (ht 02/12/2018)

Police after a child rape suspect (kp 01/01/2019)

Torture, disappearings to be moved from military to civilian court, by Ashok Dahal (rep 01/01/2019), Bill to amend Nepal Army Act (rep 02/01/2019)

Journalism in peril: Looking forward to a safer year for journalists (kp 01/01/2018)

My disappeared father: Families who lost relatives during the Maoist conflict are still seeking truth and justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 31/12/2018), Road to justice: Nepal’s transitional justice process failed to pursue transformative agenda of CPA. It seems to be moving away from socio-economic dimensions of conflict, by Tika P. Dhakal (rep 31/12/2018), National Reconciliation Day Celebration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 31/12/2018)

#WhoKilledNirmala?: When those in power and with agency to protect the citizens and uphold societal law and order responds with hostility to an earnest call for accountability, it shows how fractured the country’s justice and law enforcement system is, by Nayak Paudel (kp 31/12/2018)

Speaking out and aloud: The #MeToo momentum in Nepal, while welcome, dissipated before it could even make a dent in Nepal’s power structures, by Alisha Sijapati (kp 31/12/2018)

Efforts on to unite two factions of rights activists and conflict victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/12/2018)

Using public transport an ordeal for disabled people, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 30/12/2018)

No end to ‘slavery’ in some Madhes communities: Oppressed people demand right to land and dignified life, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 29/12/2018)

Locals protesting demolitions clash with police in West Rukum, 10 injured (rep 29/12/2018)

Five rape cases reported daily: Low conviction rate giving rise to crime, say police (ht 28/12/2018)

12 years later, justice is a mirage: A proposal to find a way out of the transitional justice impasse splits the victims’ movement, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 28/12/2018), Justice in transition: The international community has seen transitional justice as a barrier to the peace process rather than a necessary part of it, by David Seddon (nt 28/12/2018)

‘Untouchability’ culture among Dalits weakens anti-discrimination drive, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/12/2018)

Child marriage, once rampant, sees decline in a rural community: Dipendra, the father of Suraj, says he had received a bicycle, Rs10,000 in cash, some utensils and clothes as dowry during the wedding, by Shiva Puri (kp 27/12/2018)

Menstruating women still banished to sheds in 'Chaupadi-free' Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 27/12/2018)

Nirmala murder case: 2nd suspect freed by DNA report, accuses police of torture, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 27/12/2018), Freed suspects allege torture in custody, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 28/12/2018), Police deny torturing suspects during interrogation: Pradip Rawal and Bishal Chaudhary, the latest suspects  in Nirmala murder case, cleared by DNA evidence, by Nayak Paudel (kp 28/12/2018)

Throwing caution  to the wind: The authorities’ inaction towards  air pollution is inexcusable (kp 27/12/2018)

The new trailblazers: It is important to open up non-agricultural avenues for rural women, by Khilendra Basnyat (kp 27/12/2018)

TU vice-chancellor ‘unaware’ of sexual harassment charges against professor: Retired Tribhuvan University professor teaches at private colleges and is invited to speak at prestigious forums, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 26/12/2018)

Teacher accused of beating student to death, by Upendra Yadav (rep 26/12/2018), Teacher on the run after student’s death in Kalaiya, by Laxmi Sah (kp 27/12/2018)

No remedy even as Kathmandu air crosses dangerous levels, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 25/12/2018)

Victims’ body refutes claims against charter: The leaders from the umbrella body say the blame is baseless, saying they had always stood  for the process (kp 25/12/2018), Rift grows among conflict victims: Disgruntled group forms new body (rep), Task force to address issues of injured fighters (kp) [12 years after the end of civil war and their party joined main stream and government with their leaders getting top positions and living in wealth!?], Dialogue Over Conflict, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 25/12/2018)

Quake victims still awaiting relocation to safer sites, by Himnath Devkota (rep 25/12/2018)

Boy arrested for stabbing a girl for refusing his love proposal (rep 25/12/2018)

IGP fails to shed more light on Nirmala rape, murder, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 25/12/2018), Protesters submit signatures to UN country office (ht 25/12/2018)

Chaudhary: Police tortured me to extract confession, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/12/2018), Bishal taken to Kathmandu for medical examination, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/12/2018) [Showing mental problems after severe police torture!]

Mechanism for justice: If proposed high-level political mechanism provides the space for concluding remaining tasks of peace and justice, we need to support it, by Rajendra Senchurey (rep 23/12/2018), Conflict-hit women demand prompt response to their plaints (ht 23/12/2018)

Kathmandu’s roads are widening, but there’s no space for pedestrians: The existing set-up of most of the Valley’s streets shows there’s little concern for pedestrians, and even where there are sidewalks, they have been poorly built and managed, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 22/12/2018)

Chhaupadi-free drive ineffective, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 22/12/2018)

Women still unable to enjoy reproductive health rights (ht 22/12/2018)

AIG’s report blames senior officers for failed  Nirmala murder probe: Report says police tried to frame Dilip Singh Bista; Probe names  18 officers for  tampering with evidence at the crime scene, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/12/2018)

Justice, interrupted: Transitional Justice will only work if those in charge are trusted, by Mohna Ansari (kp 21/12/2018), Crippled commissions: Victims’ long wait for justice, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht 21/12/2018)

Ex-UN official in Nepal to discuss transitional justice issues, by Binod Ghimire and Anil Giri (kp 21/12/2018)

Rape, murder convict of minor gets Life sentence (kp 20/12/2018), Timely verdict; While the provision of life sentence till death will act as deterrence the judicial system also needs to impart justice prudently (ht 21/12/2018)

Playing politics with justice: The proposed high-level political mechanism is believed to be yet another strategy to award immunity to perpetrators of serious crimes committed during conflict-era, by Charan Prasai (rep 19/12/2018)

Combating trafficking: There are no urban centers, in and outside Nepal, where Nepali women and girls may not have been forcibly trafficked, by Nilam Sangroula (rep 19/12/2018)

LGBTI people face discrimination (ht 19/12/2018)

TRC still clueless about Rolpa house massacre, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 18/12/2018)

Rape cases double in Dang, by Devendra Basnet (rep 18/12/2018)

Forced seasonal migration causes gender role transformations (rep 18/12/2018)

Nirmala rape, murder: Cops yet to release DNA test results of suspects held recently, by Anita Shrestha (ht 17/12/2018), Nirmala murder case: Mother files case against police for destroying proof, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 18/12/2018)

In search of judicial independence: The judicial council has not addressed the federal aspirations of the people, by Praveen Kumar Yadav and Mohan Kumar Karna (kp 17/12/2018)

Dalit settlement sold after ward chair errs (ht 17/12/2018) [????]

Nirmala rape and murder: Struggle committee announces fresh agitation (kp 16/12/2018)

Teenager found hanging inside NC leader’s house, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 16/12/2018)

Girl disowned by in-laws for being Dalit, husband out of contact since months, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 16/12/2018)

Trafficking of women to Gulf countries on the rise (ht 16/12/2018)

Civil society group protests transitional justice junket, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/12/2018), Disgruntled group calls on Swiss to stand firm on int’l standards: In the memorandum, the dissident group has appealed to the United Nations and Switzerland to stand consistently for ending impunity and fulfillment of the victims’ right to truth, justice and reparations (rep 15/12/2018)

Women still reluctant to register complaints against domestic violence (ht 15/12/2018)

Keep children away from politics: We have to let children be children and let them scale the epitome of infinite, all-encompassing, and all-embracing venues, by Babu Ram Neupane (rep 15/12/2018)

Watchdog says pollution issue complaints more than crime (kp 14/12/2018)

Photojournalist detained for taking photos outside Shital Niwas (rep 14/12/2018)

Political quick-fix won’t provide justice: As a member of the UN Human Rights Council, Nepal must uphold the charter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (rep 13/12/2018)

Police arrest two suspects in Godamchaur rape case, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 13/12/2018) [after more than one year!]

'Monopoly of capitalist big media houses' must en, says Dahal (rep 13/12/2018) [Another frontal attack on free press and freedom of opinion!!]

Army deserter turned Maoist rebel serving life term: Implicated in surrendering army weapons to rebels, by Prakash Timalsina (rep 13/12/2018) [But the one who received the arms is now officer in the army and those who commanded the rebels and their army are now sitting in leading positions of the government!]

Watch your words: Online harassment is an epidemic that needs to be addressed more seriously (kp 13/12/2018)

Relatives of new ‘suspects’ protest: Citizen Struggle forum Co-ordinator says the authorities have framed innocent people to protect the real culprits, by Mohan Budhair and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/12/2018)

Bhutan refugees rally for help to go back home: Bhutanese refugees held a rally in Beldangi Camp and appealed to global human rights bodies to help their repatriation, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 11/12/2018)

Laws are not enough: A complaint panel should be formed to deal with sexual harassment in organisations, by Dinesh Pant (kp 11/12/2018)

Mystery surrounds the death of a Bardiya teen, by Kamal Panthi (kp 11/12/2018)

Walk the talk: The global community has little faith in the government’s ability to fulfil its human rights obligations, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (kp 10/12/2018), Overall human rights situation still not satisfactory, says NHRC (ht 10/12/2018), Overall situation not satisfactory, says NHRC (ht 11/12/2018)

Call to amend citizenship provisions (ht 10/12/2018)

Reporting of VAW cases up after operation of helpline service (rep 10/12/2018)

Hail Comrade Chairman! With the mass intelligentsia ready to pounce upon his critics, Oli is confident that he can cut the media and intelligentsia down to size, by CK Lal (rep 10/12/2018)

Two minors raped in the last 72 hours, by Amrita Anmol and Birendra KC (kp 09/12/2018)

Protests continue even as police claim ‘narrowing list of suspects’, by Nayak Paudel (kp) 09/12/2018, Locals suspect police might be framing poor people again , by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 09/12/2018)

Staying home during periods becoming normal in rural Achham, by Khamma Khatri (rep 09/12/2018)

Many elderly care centres only in paper: Rights body, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/12/2018)

Women tea estate workers form union: Male workers in tea factories of Ilam and Panchthar get Rs 400 per day while women workers get only Rs 300 (kp 08/12/2018)

Transitional justice: There’s no confusion, says Law Minister Dhakal (ht 08/12/2018)

PM’s threats are unbecoming of his high office, intellectuals say: Oli takes a stab at academics and journalists who have been vocal critics of his administration, by Anil Giri (kp 07/12/2018)

Officials sleep as victims weep: A mother cries for out-of-coma son with amputed leg; An ailing father writes songs for murdered daughter, by Nayak Paudel (kp 06/12/2018)

Rape victims in Jumla settle cases fearing social stigma, by DB Budha (rep 06/12/2018)

Madam diplomat: Women should get more opportunities to show their potential in the global arena, by Illa Mainali (kp 06/12/2018)

Kidnapping cases up by 29%, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 05/12/2018)

83 pc of missing persons are women or children, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 05/12/2018), Where are missing women and children? (rep 06/12/2018)

Transitional justice bodies prepare to go as term sees end, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/12/2018), CIEDP refutes CVCP’s charge (ht 04/12/2018)

Cross-border children in citizenship logjam, by Karishma Chaudhary (kp 04/12/2018)

Madhesi Muslims ‘do not report sexual crimes by male in-laws’ (kp 02/12/2018), Muslim women facing sexual abuse by family members, fail to raise voice (ht 02/12/2018)

Injured conflict victim neglected by state: He has got no justice even after a court verdict in his favor, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 02/12/2018)

Police detain activists for pasting Nirmala posters, by Bhawani Bhatta and Nayak Paudel (kp 01/12/2018) [The Oli government as veto players with respect to rule of law, justice and human rights!!], Police disrupt peaceful protest: Arrest 12 persons for pasting posters featuring Nirmala (ht 01/12/2018), Hundreds rally for justice in Nirmala case (rep 02/12/2018), Protesters defy police warning (ht 02/12/2018), Rights activists in fresh protest demanding justice for Nirmala, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 04/12/2018)

Statute discriminates against women, say MPs (ht 01/12/2018)

Disabled people to campaign for inclusion across the country: 513,321 disabled people live in Nepal, according to 2011 census, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/12/2018), Count them in: The state must take ownership over empowering differently-abled people (kp 03/12/2018), Getting noticed: For people with disabilities, the realisation of their basic human rights is a huge challenge, by Rajesh Man KC (kp 03/12/2018)

Families displaced by 2014 Jure landslide are still without homes, by Anish Tiwari (kp 01/12/2018)

Special rapporteur: Nirmala murder is a test case for Nepal, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 30/11/2018), UN official concerned about delay in providing justice to Nirmala Panta (ht 30/11/2018), Justice delayed and denied: Quest for truth and justice in daughter’s murder has driven Nirmala’s father to insanity, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 30/11/2018)

Abducted 8-yr-old boy found murdered, man arrested, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 30/11/2018)

Local unit intercepts children being taken to capital to work in brick kilns, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 30/11/2018)

The ageing warriors: Betrayed by the state and the parties, it’s an endless wait for justice for the victims, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 29/11/2018)

3 arrested for allegedly raping a 22-year-old in Thamel, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 29/11/2018)

Nirmala's sisters fear sleeping at home in absence of mother, by Dil BahadurChhatyal and Rajendra Bhatta (rep 29/11/2018)

People still unaware of right to info (ht 29/11/2018) [And the governmaent of PM Oli does everything that they will never become aware!]

Minister orders state media to muzzle—and counter—Dr KC, Nirmala news, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2018) [Another step towards dictatorship! The people should no longer read government owned media!]

Underage marriage in Karnali puts young mothers at risk, by Jyoti Katuwal (kp 29/11/2018)

Victims’ demand alarms civil leaders, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/11/2018), Victims, HR activists seeks UN help over transitional justice (rep 28/11/2018)

6 rape cases a day in first quarter of fiscal year, by Ashok Dahal (rep 28/11/2018)

Stringent IT law to replace Electronic Transaction Act: Advocates of press freedom concerned over its effects in digital age, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/11/2018)

Dalit ward members excluded from decision-making, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 27/11/2018)

At home, women face worst form of violence (kp 27/11/2018)

Transitional Justice: Leaders attend Bangkok gathering (ht 27/11/2018)

Dr KC pads up for 16th hunger strike: Activist announces three key demands in nine-point memo, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/11/2018)

Minister instructs state-run media to avoid Nirmala-related news (rep 26/11/2018) [This proves the non-existence of press freedom in Nepal! The minister should be dismissed and face trial for this crime!]

Movement against rape: When rapes happen, it is not the abuser who is punished, rather victims are blamed, and they may even be ostracized, by Pratap Sharma (rep 26/11/2018)

Video of police manhandling Birgunj women sparks outrage, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 26/11/2018)

Peace by peace: Nepal requires a bottom-up, intentional and integrated approach to peace, by Rajendra Senchurey (kp 26/11/2018)

Proposed political mechanism may derail ongoing progress: TJ officials (rep 25/11/2018)

Yearly campaigns not helping police improve image: 1,044 complaints filed against police in three years, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 25/11/2018)

Nirmala’s father barred from flying to Capital: Yagya Raj, who has been protesting for weeks demanding justice for the rape and murder of his teenage daughter, shows signs of mental illness, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/11/2018) [????], Chand’s party stages mass assembly in Capital: Leaders accuse ruling Nepal Communist Party of harbouring murderers of Nirmala Pant and corrupt officials, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/11/2018), Nirmala’s father brought to Kathmandu, doctors say no signs of mental illness, by Nayak Paudel (kp 26/11/2018) [!!!!]

‘It’s hard to breathe’: Air pollution in Kathmandu Valley has reached such dangerous levels that it is now considered one of the most polluted cities in the world—along with its two geopolitical neighbours, Delhi and Beijing, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 24/11/2018) [Why does the extremely competent Oli government (self-definition) not show any responsibility?], Mind the road: No substantial actions have been planned to improve air quality and road safety, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 25/11/2018)

War victims demand reforms in transitional justice bodies: Seek mechanism to build consensus to take  transitional justice process to its logical end, by BBinod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2018)

Police record nine rapeS in four months in Bouddha (kp 22/11/2018)

12 years on, political leadership still dithers on transitional justice: As two commissions waste three years, leading parties have been accused of attempting to tire the victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/11/2018) [Political leaders who share responsibility for the crimes in one or other way will never be interested to provide justice!], Justice is overdue: The CPA’s 12-year history has been wrought with excuses and extensions (kp 21/11/2018), A chance to clean up: The promises we laid on paper must be fulfilled if we are to truly achieve peace, by Mohna Ansari (kp 21/11/2018), Long wait for justice: The transitional justice process needs immediate review because it is taking forever, by Suman Adhikari (kp 21/11/2018)

Woman, 73, tortured over witchcraft allegation, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 20/11/2018)

‘Foreign’ citizens may affect security: Thapa; Defending the proposal to amend Citizenship Act-2006, the home minister claims that  a large number of non-nationals have got Nepali citizenship, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/11/2018) [The problem is Nepal's definition of "national", especially the discrimination against women, ethnic and regional groups!]

Civil right activists call for proper investigation: Thousands of people, who suffered at the hands of state security forces and the Maoist insurgents have largely been deprived  of justice (kp 19/11/2018)

Nepal Police rescue 7,029 women and children from traffickers in last 5 years (kp 18/11/2018)

‘Info gag on Cabinet decisions against constitution, RTI Act’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/11/2018)

New Children’s Act draws flak from rights activists (ht 18/11/2018)

Nirmala’s unsolved case: The case has stirred the public and revealed the state’s disregard towards the law, by Udayan Regmi (kp 18/11/2018)

Nepal abstains from UN vote on Myanmar’s human rights violation: This is not the first time Nepal has abstained from voting on a UNGA resolution (rep 18/11/2018) [This reflects Nepal's own human rights standards!]

Call to end child marriage (rep 18/11/2018)

VAW, A Henious Crime, by D.M. Thapa (rn 17/11/2018)

NHRC asks govt to remove ambiguity from penal code: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma today said the new penal code contained ambiguous words that could be used to punish journalists (ht 17/11/2018)

Rough road to inter-caste marriage: Unless we dismantle caste-hierarchy and end intra-caste discrimination, we won’t be able to build a just and peaceful society, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 17/11/2018)

New law guarantees right of crime victims to justice (ht 17/11/2018)

Control pollution, NHRC tells government (ht 17/11/2018)

Swiss bankroll leaders’ Bangkok junket: Second-rung leaders from the major parties will spend six days discussing transitional justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/11/2018) [??]

‘Govt not following inclusion policy’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/11/2018)

Women craft makers face gender inequality, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/11/2018)

Citizens, not subjects: Criticising the government and expressing dissatisfaction is our right (kp 15/11/2018)

Proposal on political quick fix for transitional justice draws flak (rep 15/11/2018), Give me some truth: The government has disregarded the courts and lied with regard to transitional justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 15/11/2018)

Police rescue 35 underage girls from two dance bars in Thamel, by Anup Ojha (kp 15/11/2018)

Ward official held over witchcraft allegation, by Amrita Anmol (kp 14/11/2018)

Elusive justice: Why have we let singular narratives define victimhood?, by Varsha Gyawali (kp 14/11/2018)

Fearing backlash, Cabinet keeps key decisions to itself: In an unprecedented move and against a longstanding practice, journalists on Sunday were denied information on government decisions, by Anil Giri (kp 13/11/2018), Govt move to deny info on cabinet decisions causes widespread controversy (rep 13/11/2018), Govt’s information gag draws flak, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 13/11/2018), Not disclosing cabinet decisions a huge setback for freedom of info, by Taranath Dahal (rep 14/11/2018), Cabinet decisions must be transparent (rep 14/11/2018), Cabinet to share its decisions only once a week: Prime Minister Oli warns ministers not to divulge decisions to media, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/11/2018) [??????], PM cements information gag order, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 16/11/2018), Nepaleaks: Why is the greatest communist government on Earth afraid of its own people, media and even well-wishers?, by Guffadi (kp 17/11/2108)

Saving secularism: Our secular republic aspires to reflect the pluralistic reality of the plains, hills and mountains. This should be nurtured, by Chhering Yonzon (rep 13/11/2018)

Man arrested for raping daughter in Morang (ht 13/11/2018)

11-year-old defiled, two Indian teens held (ht 13/11/2018)

Child accompanying mother in jail deprived of education, by Ganesh BK and Lokendra Khanal (rep 13/11/2018)

Conflict victims work on demand paper to press for justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/11/2018)

Seven men gang-rape two girls in Lahan, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 12/11/2018), Woman, teenage girl gang-raped (ht 12/11/2018)

13-year-old girl found dead in Udayapur, rape suspected (ht 12/11/2018), Five held over the ‘rape and murder’ of girl, 12, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 13/11/2018)

12-yo-girl raped in Kathmandu during Tihar (ht 12/11/2018)

Kavre schools, colleges shut over student leader’s arrest: NSU leader Krishna Dhakal and journalist Kabiraj Dhakal arrested for posting PM Oli’s distorted photo on Facebook, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 12/11/2018), Student union protests for Krishna Dhakal’s release (kp 13/11/2018), NSU supporters enforce transport strike in Banepa (kp 15/11/2018)

AIG-led probe panel report yet to come (ht 12/11/2018), Kanchanpur rape and murder: Pant couple stage sit-in for justice, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/11/2018), Heed the call for justice (rep 12/11/2018), Scores of people reach Kanchanpur to support Pant couple’s sit-in, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 14/11/2018)

'Citizenship for sale': Criminals can buy Nepali citizenship while genuine people are deprived of the document, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 11/11/2018)

Three arrested on rape charge, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 11/11/2018)

Nepal imported fruits worth Rs7.58b in Q1, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/11/2018)

Women in civil services up by 8 percent: In the fiscal year 2017-18, at least 20,334 women held various positions in government offices-making it 23 per-cent of the civil service. Government records show there are 87,753 civil servants across the country, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/11/2018), Let them in: Active representation of women in bureaucracy cannot be ignored anymore (kp 08/11/2018)

Ghorahi Sub Metropolis launches campaign against child marriage (kp 08/11/2018)

Transitional body Finishes study of Complaints in 55 districts (kp 07/11/2018)

Victims urge transitional justice mechanism backed by political parties (rep 07/11/2018)

Shaman scorches woman with hot spatula, by Anil Bhandari (rep 07/11/2018)

Educate girls & women: For a prosperous community, by Pushpa Priya (ht 07/11/2018)

40 women rescued from India, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 06/11/2018)

Nepal, first S Asian country to criminalise corporal punishment of children, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/11/2018), Sparing the rod: Criminalising corporal punishment is a bold step; however, parents and society also must act to protect child rights (ht 07/11/2018)

Conflict-era torture victims seek relief (ht 06/11/2018)

A deadly decade for migrant workers: In a period the nation made Rs. 4.48 trillion in remittances, more than 6,700 lives were lost, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/11/2018)

Child marriage prevalent among Chepangs: Study, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/11/2018)

Ministry issues stern social media use policy: Directive bars comments or posts against government, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/11/2018)

NCP MPs for political rights to NRNs; Demand goes against constitutional spirit: Nembang, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/11/2018)

16-year-old girl raped in Sunsari, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 01/11/2018)

Parliamentary panel lifts media restriction slightly, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 01/11/2018)

Jumla Airport closed for locals, not for minister, by DB Budha (rep 01/11/2018)

Impunity must end: Judicial punishment is the only remedy and hope for breaking the chain of impunity, by Mohna Ansari (kp 31/10/2018)

Deconstructing #Metoonepal: Besides dismantling patriarchy, the movement is also about creating safe spaces for women, by Prakriti Yonzon (kp 29/10/2018)

Few schools imparting education in mother tongues (ht 28/10/2018)

Women's commission without commissioners for months, by Deepanjali Khadka (rep 27/10/2018)

Surveillance state and minorities: The state oppresses; but at the same time, it is expected to protect and uphold rights, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (kp 26/10/2018) [The oppressive state elite is also recruited from a minority: male Bahuns (6%) resp. male Tagadharis (14%). To describe other population groups as minorities is presumptuous!]

Transitional justice: Act amendment process snail-pacedLaw ministry plans to finalise draft before the start of winter session of Parliament, by Roshan S Nepal (rep 26/10/2018)

Nothing to lose but their chains: Western Nepal’s liberated slaves find that freedom is complicated, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 26/10/2018)

Man held on charge of attempted rape (ht 26/10/2018)

Intimate partner violence: Lack of laws and weak implementation forces young people to suffer in silence, by Jesselina Rana (kp 26/10/2018)

Elderly woman force-fed excreta over minor dispute (ht 25/10/2018), Assault on elderly: Three arrested (kp 26/10/2018)

Girl, 17, raped by three men in Rautahat, by Shiva Puri (kp 24/10/2018)

Time to act: Laws abound to end discrimination against women, but a political will to implement them is a must, by Sivananthi Thanenthiran (kp 24/10/2018)

Harmful traditional practices to blame for rise in VAW cases: Minister (ht 24/10/2018)

Ex-mayor decries ‘rape of men’s rights’ after women accuse him of sexual harassment: A former Kathmandu municipal worker and a journalist accuse Keshav Sthapit of sexually harassing them, allegations he has denied, by Itisha Giri, bhrikuti Rai and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 24/10/2018)

Boy, 12, rapes girl, 3, in Kanchanpur (kp 23/10/2018)

Another minor raped in Bhimdattanagar-2, Kanchanpur (ht 23/10/2018)

Youth arrested on charge of raping a 7 y/o girl (ht 23/10/2018)

Transitional justice: Ministry consults top leaders on law revision, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/10/2018)

Man rapes 7-year-old girl (kp 22/10/2018)

Nirmala rape and murder case: Process begins to sack suspended police officers, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/10/2018), Fire negligent police officers, NP headquarters recommends (ht 22/10/2018), Suspended police officers deny negligence in investigation: Home Ministry to analyse SP Bista and Inspector Bhatta’s clarifications, by Nayak Paudel (kp 25/10/2018), DNA samples of four persons sent for test (ht 31/10/2018)

Power, consent, and my newsroom: Let’s hope that local stories challenge the culture of complacency in our workplaces, by Subina Shrestha (kp 17/10/2018), The double standard of outrage: The very society that marches against violent rapes is also telling women to stop playing victims, by Rubeena Mahato (kp 17/10/2018)

Brahmins and Chhetris land most government jobs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/10/2018) [Bahuns with a population share of 12.2% secure 33.39% of the jobs!]

Squeezing the press: The state wants to intimidate the media, up surveillance and promote self-censorship, by Taranath Dahal (kp 15/10/2018)

Let women decide: It’s a long way for Nepali women to freely choose their partners as they want, when they want and how they want, pre-wedding or post-divorce, by Ushma Rebel (rep 14/10/2018), My struggle with widowhood: A man marries another woman just after completing 13 days of death rites of his wife but a wife, when widowed, is doomed, by Lily Thapa (rep 14/10/2018)

10-year-old girl raped, murdered in Dhanusha (kp 14/10/2018)

Sex-selective abortion continues unabated (ht 14/10/2018)

Amnesty for inclusive law-making process (kp 13/10/2018)

Fourteen-year-old girl raped in Saptari (ht 13/10/2018)

Experts emphasize sex education to minimize sexual crimes, by Biken K Dawadi (13/10/2018)

Fed up of harassment, Nepali women go online to share #MeToo stories, by Pranaya Shamsher JB Rana (kp 12/10/2018)

Teenager gang-raped (ht 12/10/2018)

Two men rape 13-year-old girl (ht 12/10/2018)

Two doctors suspended for preparing false medical report of rape victim, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 12/10/2018)

Four rapes in a week (kp 12/10/2018)

Eight Nepali women rescued from Delhi (ht 12/10/2018)

An unsolved death: The government should find out what actually happened to Ram Manohar instead of trying to cover up the incident, by Jyoti Tiwari (rep 11/10/2018)

CJ calls for media sensitivity over sub-judice matters (rep 10/10/2018) [Opening the way for suppression of press freedom?], Media Society urges government to correct ‘its anti-media’ attitude (kp 11/10/2018), Govt move to prioritise state media ‘guided by ill intention’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 11/10/2018), Attempt to kill private media: NMS (ht 11/10/2018), Malevolent move: The govt must understand any move against free media, the cornerstone of democracy, would boomerang on it (ht 12/10/2018)

Call for a singular view on war crime inquiry (kp 09/10/2018), Life without father: Growing up in time of Maoist insurgency, by Pratik Rimal (rep 09/10/2018)

PM's IT consultant 'tapping' private data on people for commercial use (rep 09/10/2018)

Parties fail to represent 33 percent women: The issue of women’s representation in the central committee surfaced after the recently unified NCP failed to assign roles to women in line with the legal requirement, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/10/2018)

A Dashain diversion: Stories of history and society from perspective of Dalits, Janjatis and Madhesis remain to be written. Until then, only way to get their version is to listen to their woes firsthand, by CK Lal (rep 08/10/2018)

Report shows lapses in police probe: Investigation committee led by Joint-secretary Mainali reports that authorities destroyed vital evidence, by AnilGiri (kp 08/10/2018), Nirmala Pant rape and murder: Action against SP Bista soon: Ministry; Activists say Mainali report fails to name the culprits; Home secretary says further probe is on to find the role of police, by Anil Giri and Arpan Shrestha (kp 09/10/2018), More questions to Nepal Police and govt (rep 09/10/2018), Rights body directs police forensic to save victim’s sample (kp 12/10/2018)

Ensuring migrant workers’ safety: Government urged to implement rights body’s recommendations (kp 08/10/2018)

CK Raut arrested (kp 08/10/2018)

Rescued street children yearn to reunite with parents (kp 06/10/2018)

Ministry asks offices to favour state media, by Anil Giri (kp 05/10/2018) [This is the opposition of press freedom!!], Treat the press equally: Discrimination between state and private media will harm democracy (kp 10/10/2018)

Don’t be cruel: The authorities need to understand that the use of torture is inhumane and illegal, by Sudeshna Thapa (kp 05/10/2018)

Together against rape: Time has come to take movement for social justice forward by bringing in political parties to stand for it, by Hima Bista (rep 04/10/2018)

Government tightens localrepresentatives’ visits abroad (kp 03/10/2018) [Local representatives barred from expressing personal views??????]

Disenfranchised citizen: Every citizen has the right to a good education, even the visually impaired, by Parbishi Mishra (kp 03/10/2018)

Man rapes 74-year-old woman (kp 03/10/2018)

Speak against sexual harassment: There is still a silence around talking about sexual harassment including eve teasing, violation of personal space, prolonged staring among others, by Nabodita Subedi (rep 01/10/2018)

Breeders of machismo culture: Violence based on gender has much to do with societal power structures, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 01/10/2018)

Woman assaulted by husband and in-laws for demanding citizenship, by Adhesh Kumar Jha (kp 01/10/2018)

Party leaders, employees harass me: Deputy Mayor (kp 01/10/2018)

Conflict victims turn to local level for reparation: Conflict victims seek the role of the powerful local governments in the reparation programme, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2018)

Clarion calls for Nirmala rape probe report: Chanting slogans against the government, they ask Home Minister Thapa to resign for ineffective investigation into the crime (kp 30/09/2018), Publish probe report, urge protestors, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/09/2018)

Police grill eight suspects in teenager’s rape (rep 30/09/2018)

More women report domestic violence: But layers of fear and prejudice deter others from speaking up, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 29/09/2018)

Experts, authorities, victim families discuss disappearances (rep 29/09/2018)

Local unit to punish reps promoting Chhaupadi, untouchability, by DB Budha (rep 29/09/2018)

Custody death of Ram Manohar Yadav: Family decries non-consented autopsy, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/09/2018)

Daughter Slaughter: More unspeakable crimes against women drown Nepal in sorrow, by Monika Deupala (nt 28/09/2018)

‘Govt working to control violence against women’ (ht 28/09/2018) [Then start by changing constitution and subordinate laws to make women independent and equal to men in each and every respect!]

Burning shame: Gender-based violence flourishes because of a misogynistic society (kp 27/09/2018)

The price of justice: With effectual and reliable investigation mechanisms in place, cases like Nirmala Pant’s would be a lot less in number, by Sakun Bhandari (kp 27/09/2018)

Government mulling over making local level permit mandatory for foreign trip, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 27/09/2018), Right to roam: Govt must bear in mind that people are citizens, not subjects and any move to restrict people’s mobility will contravene human rights (ht 28/09/2018)

Dolakha police start ‘fight back campaign’ in schools: Police in Dolakha plan to empower school girls through awareness on sexual harrassment and self defence training, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 27/09/2018)

Another woman attacked with acid and stabbed; condition critical, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel and Nabin Paudel (kp 26/09/2018), Nawalparasi acid victim regains consciousness (rep 27/09/2018)

10-year-old raped, murdered (kp 26/09/2018), Suspect in net, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 27/09/2018), 27-yr-old man held over rape and murder of child, by Bishan Chettri (rep 27/09/2018)

Girl, 13, raped (kp 26/09/2018)

Kanchanpur probe report in (kp 26/09/2018), Probe panel report kept under wraps (ht 26/09/2018), Activists call on govt to make report public (kp 26/09/2018), Make report public: Any move to cloak the report on Nirmala’s rape and murder in secrecy would mean there’s a game going on to protect the criminals (ht 26/09/2018), Thapa links police lapses to probe delay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/09/2018), Nirmala’s father was forced to put thumbprint on backdated FIR: Minister (rep 27/09/2018), FNJ condemns home ministry for keeping report under wraps (ht 27/09/2018), DNA test spares police officer, two more suspects, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 01/10/2018)

Enabling Nepalis abroad to vote: ‘Government should start preparations immediately’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 26/09/2018)

For fifth time, Supreme Court orders govt to release CPN spokesperson (ht 26/09/2018)

Damak police arrest man for raping four-year-old girl (kp 25/08/2018)

Trials and errors: Strengthening the foundation of the criminal justice system is imperative for an effective justice delivery, by Bishnuhari Marasini (kp 25/09/2018)

Man rapes 12-year-old girl in Dharan (kp 24/09/2018)

25 rapes in Province 7 after Nirmala rape, murder, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 24/09/2018)

Bara woman found dead with slit throat, by Pawan Yadav (kp 24/09/2018), Woman hacked to death in Bara (rep 24/09/2018)

What was left behind: Nirmala’s legacy should be an end to the violence and the lack of justice that has persisted since decades, by Tejshree Thapa (kp 24/09/2018)

Clerk fired for sharing Facebook post, by Suresh Yadav (rep 24/09/2018)

Four children rescued from Jogbani (rep 24/09/2018)

Rights activists meet conflict victims to devise strategy (kp 23/09/2018)

15,875 kids reported missing in nine years: Untraced rate higher; Girls more vulnerable (ht 23/09/2018), Children at risk: Awareness at the grassroots level and strong vigilance at border points is a must to minimise the number of children from missing (ht 24/09/2018)

Rape incidents continue to go unchecked: Civil society member says some perpetrators walked away scot-free on the back of power and money, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/09/2018)

Sorrows of Nepali migrant workers: Unless Nepali missions abroad are solely authorized to attest employer institutions’ demand letters migration won’t be safe and rewarding, by Surya Nath Mishra (rep 23/09/2018)

Two doctors accused of protecting child rapist: Two doctors at Janakpur Zonal Hospital allegedly took bribe to alter medical test results of rape victim (kp 22/09/2018)

16 rape incidents reported in Rautahat in past two months (ht 22/09/2018)

‘Multi-sectoral efforts needed to check GBV’ (ht 22/09/2018)

Journalism should not be controlled: Experts (rep 22/09/2018)

Pushing women away: It is very difficult for women to access information on safe migration. Many do not realize the implications of being flown via India or Nepal, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 22/09/2018)

Two girls raped in Rautahat (kp 21/09/2018), Two new rape cases reported in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 21/09/2018)

Discrimination in compensation for rape victims, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 21/09/2018)

Entertainment sector emerging as destination for trafficking girls: NHRC (ht 21/09/2018)

Acid attacks galore: How many more will have to fall victim to acid attack before sales of the deadly chemical are regulated? (ht 21/09/2018), Acid attack victim Samjhana in critical condition (ht 23/09/2018), Harmful chemicals law not enacted despite SC order, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/09/2018), Rautahat acid attack victim loses battle for life, by Chandan KumarMandal (kp 25/09/2018), Dad calls for stern action after acid attack victim dies, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 25/09/2018)

15-year-old girl raped in Baglung (kp 20/09/2018)

Women and the welfare state: The second class treatment that women feel they are getting should be eliminated, by Kartika Yadav (kp 20/09/2018)

PM Oli dismisses dissent, calls for unity in speech: Civil rights activists call Oli’s statement ‘uncalled for’ and ‘unceremonious’ because the prime minister was speaking without any evidence, by Anil Giri (kp 20/09/2018), PM spells death knell for rights protests (ht 20/09/2018) [Blatant authoritarianism!!], Govt won’t tolerate use of Nepal as guinea pig over rights: PM (rep 20/09/2018) [???],

Self defence training for teenage girls, by Nabin Paudel (kp 20/09/2018)

6-month baby critical after acid attack (kp 19/09/2018), Acid-attack baby dies, police suspect aunt, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 20/09/2018)

Police arrest three men on rape charge (kp 19/09/2018), Three arrested on charge of gang rape (ht 19/09/2018)

15-year-old girl raped in Myagdi (kp 19/09/2018)

Fighting sexual violence: Turn outrage into action, by Aarati Neupane (ht 19/09/2018)

Nepali women being trafficked in guise of marriage, says report (ht 19/09/2018), Marriage ruse: Trafficking of Nepali women in the guise of marriage brings more challenges to authorities in their fight against the horror of trafficking (ht 20/09/2018)

Transitional justice: Cash crunch cripples CIEDP, TRC functioning, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 19/09/2018)

Dang brutal for women if the charge is witchery: Mostly, illiterate women with weak financial status are accused of witchcraft, they are beaten up and even murdered, by Devendra Basnet (rep 19/09/2018)

Police gone wild: Cops are brutalising the people they have sworn to serve (kp 19/09/2018)

Citizenship bill unlikely to be passed this session: Parliament passed 15 bills related to fundamental rights on Sunday, but stateless people will not be able to enjoy the fundamental rights, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/09/2018)

Out of cash, transitional justice bodies sit idle: Five months before the end of tenure, two commissions have their whole investigations pending, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/09/2018)

Beyond the law: The rape and murder case of Nirmala Pant makes a mockery of the rule of law, by Shreya Paudel (kp 18/09/2018)

Teen girl’s life hangs by a thread after acid attack, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/09/2018), Acid attack victims being treated (ht 17/09/2018), Suitor attacked sisters with acid ‘after older girl spurned him’, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/09/2018)

Journalists’ body declares drive to protect free press: Federation of Nepali Journalists to launch a pressure campaign against restrictive laws in Civil Code and Criminal Code (kp 17/09/2018)

Parliament passes all bills on basic rights, by Tika R Pradhan (kp) [by breaking laws and rulings in an authoritarian way!], Fundamental rights-related bills passed / MPs cast doubt over implementation, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 17/09/2018), The right stuff: Passing of the bills on basic rights is a milestone, but implementation will be key (kp 18/09/2018), Fast-tracked: Fundamental rights are essential to safeguard interests of the people, so the state now must act for their full implementation (ht 18/09/2018)

Man arrested for raping two minors (kp 16/09/2018)

Nine months on, Lalitpur gang rape victim still awaiting justice, by Diya Dhakal (rep 16/09/2018)

House set to endorse laws barring uneducated people from all types of jobs after 10 yrs, by Ashok Dahal (rep 16/09/2018)

The forgotten tale of Bhutanese refugees: The elderly refugees wish to ‘die in Bhutan’, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 16/09/2018)

Monopoly of contractors: Contractors demolish tents after shopkeepers refuse to pay demanded tax (rep 16/09/2018) [Under the rule of law, nobody has the right to demolish other's property without judicial order!]

Family mourns, and a country recoils: The rape and murder of Nirmala Pant and the failure of law enforcement to diligently investigate the perpetrators have angered and stunned Nepalisacross the country. Now the 13-year-old girl’s parents say they are starting to lose hope , by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 15/09/2018), Nationwide protests today in support of Nirmala (rep 15/09/2018), #JusticeForNirmala calls get louder: People from all walks of life join protests across the country; Police say DNA analysis will take ‘two weeks’ to complete, by Arpan Shrestha and Nayak Paudel (kp 16/09/2018), Five police officers suspended (kp 16/09/2018), Fresh protests erupt in Mahendranagar (kp 16/09/2018), Mum’s not the word: The usually voluble PM’s reticence pertaining to the Nirmala Pant case is unacceptable, by Avasna Pandey (kp 16/092019), New team to scan officers for faulty investigation (kp 17/09/2018), 53 days, 6 committees, guilty still at large (rep 17/09/2018), Whither justice? Suspension of five cops on Saturday is too little, too late, and unless it is backed by concrete actions, it will be nothing but eyewash (ht 17/09/2018), Nirmala’s parents, rights activists ‘humiliated’ at PM’s residence (ht 18/09/2018)

Students deprived of higher education due to lack of citizenship (rep 15/09/2018)

Disabled children in Nepal facing barriers to quality education: HRW (ht 15/09/2017)

‘Social awareness key to ending child marriage’ (ht 15/09/2018)

Scramble to meet deadline on fundamental right laws (rep 15/09/2018)

Bishwakarma arrested again (rep 15/09/2018), Top Court not pleased by Biswokarma’s detention (kp 15/09/2018), SC warns govt of contempt of court: Orders release of spokesperson for CPN Khadge Prasad Bishwakarma (ht 15/09/2018)

Nepal and Burma delay, dilute and deny justice: The failure of both countries to address past human rights violations impedes their ability to confront the present, by Naw Gladys Maung Maung (nt 14/09/2018)

They are citizens too: Gender equality was sacrificed in the name of preserving social and cultural values, by Bharati Silawal Giri (kp 14/09/2018)

Infected food, water increase health risks, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/09/2018)

Two sisters injured in Rautahat acid attack, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/09/2018)

Groups clash in Bara after boy teases priest (kp 13/09/2018)

Ministry forms media panel to review new code (kp 12/09/2018), Revised privacy bill limits privacy of public office bearers: Task force formed to revise laws curtailing press freedom (rep 12/09/2018), House endorses revised ‘press-friendly’ Privacy Bill (kp 16/09/2018), Deadline looming large over passage of rights bills, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/09/2018)

Clash erupts over arrest of rape accused (ht 12/09/2018), Lawmaker offers cash to raped girl’s mother, by Shiva Puri (kp 13/09/2018)

Quake victims' fourth monsoon under tent, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 12/09/2018) [The extremely competent and active politicians and administrators should be honoured!!]

Menstruation sheds make a comeback in Dailekh: Despite NGOs' efforts, chhau culture continues to get strong, by Govinda KC (rep 11/09/2018)

Principal rents out classrooms forcing students to study under a tree, by Suresh Yadav (rep 11/09/2018)

Trafficking victims reluctant to file police complaint (rep 11/09/2018)

Catch them or else: If Nepal still cannot prosecute war crimes at home, other countries may step in, by Clive Baldwin (kp 10/09/2018)

Krishna Prasad’s murder case: Chitwan Distrct Court acquits 12 accused, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 10/09/2018), Justice denied: How the state and human rights group "cheated" Ganga Maya's quest for justice, by Anjali Subedi (rep 10/09/2018), Chitwan District Court acquits 12 defendants, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 10/09/2018)

Girl’s death sparks protest (kp 10/09/2018)

‘It will take time for anti-VAW message to be included in curriculum’, interview with Binda Pandey, MP of NCP (ht 10/09/2018)

One week deadline to table rights laws: Speaker Mahara says his visit to China will not delay process (kp 07/09/2018) [??]

Kanchanpur rape and murder case: Rights body points at flawed investigation; NHRC Spokesperson Mohna Ansari says mishandling and possible destruction of evidences is a major oversight (kp 07/09/2018), ‘Serious dereliction of duty by police has complicated probe’ (kp 08/09/2018), IGP admits to lapses in Nirmala rape-murder probe, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 08/09/2018), Accused Bista brought back after medical tests (kp 09/09/2018), Court extends Bista’s judicial remand, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 10/09/2018), Probe committee member resigns, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/09/2018), My life is in danger, says probe committee member: He said in the letter that the culprits behind the rape and murder have strong backing from powerful people (rep), 47 days on, police nowhere close to Nirmala's murderers (rep 11/09/2018), Bista, Bam sisters released: Suspect’s DNA fails to match sample taken from 13-year-old rape and murder victim, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/09/2018) [This shoiuld have been proved for long!], Opposition on warpath after panelist quits over threats (kp 12/09/2018), Mentally unstable Bista released after DNA failed to match, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/09/2018), 48 days of national shame: Where is our govt? (rep 12/09/2018), KC does U-turn, returns to probe panel (kp 13/09/2018), No justice, no peace Police incompetence is turning the tragic Nirmala Panta case into a farce (kp 13/09/2018), Police take blood samples of three suspects for DNA tests, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/09/2018), Suspended SP Bista has a chequered past (kp 14/09/2018), ‘Action to follow probe report’ (kp 14/09/2018)

Over 200 women, children rescued in three years (kp 06/09/2018), Human trafficking continues unabated (ht 06/09/2018)

Toothless tigers: Conflict victims are not fully convinced by the truth and disappearance commissions, by Ram Dakal Rakesh (kp 06/09/2018)

NHRC to launch drive against VAW, rape (ht 06/09/2018)

1,500 children at risk in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 05/09/2018)

Unite against rape: Rather than the victims, rapists should be persecuted, ostracized and humiliated. Survivors need support both from the state and the society, by Sapana Phuyal (rep 05/09/2018)

Three suspects held for rape of teenage girl, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 04/09/2018)

No laws on fundamental rights ready though deadline ends Sept 19, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/09/2018)

People drinking 'undrinkable' water in eastern Nepal: Study, by Amar Khadka (rep 04/09/2018)

Families still hopeful of return of disappeared kin, by Shiva Lal Subedi (rep 04/09/2018)

SC orders Home Ministry to release Bishwokarma (kp 04/09/2018), Maoist leader Bishwokarma taken to Bhojpur (kp 05/09/2018), SC takes strong exception to Bishwakarma’s repeated arrests (rep 05/09/2018)

Nepalis abroad set to exercise voting right: Court orders facilities for citizens to vote from foreign destinations, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/09/2019), Ensure voting rights for Nepalis living abroad, SC tells government, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/09/2018), Right to vote for Nepalis living abroad (rep 04/09/2018)

Woman suffers burn injuries in husband’s attack, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 03/09/2018)

Activists unhappy with president’s ‘silence’ on rape cases (rep 03/09/2018)

Leaders pledge to amend laws limiting free press: Leaders of various political parties sympathise with the concern raised by journalists and writers over the new laws that restrict press freedom (kp 03/09/2018)

Free Madhes activist dies in police custody: Claims of police, victim’s side differ: Yadav’s neighbour says he died on way to hospital while officials say doctors declared him dead in Kathmandu, by Chandal Kumar Mandal and Kamal Panthi (kp 03/09/2018), Relatives of CK Raut's supporter who died in police custody suspect murder, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 03/09/2018), Custody death: Yadav’s family suspects torture, demands probe; Victim’s mother says they were only informed about his death, questioning why police had not told them earlier if he was ill, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Kamal Panthi (kp 04/09/2018)

Woman murdered on witchcraft charge: Tanki killed her mother-in-law after local shamans told her that Khopi made her fall ill by practicing witchcraft, by Durgalal KC (kp 02/09/2018), Woman kills mother-in-law accusing her of witchcraft, by Devendra Basnet (rep 02/09/2018)

Lawmakers demand removal of 'regressive' provisions in Privacy Bill (rep 02/09/2018), Why privacy bill should be amended: The state has no right to control people’s freedom and liberties while introducing right to privacy laws. No law should encroach on people’s right to know, by Taranath Dahal (rep 02/09/2018), Lawmakers seek to remove restrictions on scribes thru amendment proposals (ht 04/09/2018)

Why were our kin disappeared? Killed? Conflict victims’ families, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/08/2018)

Hospital services to be disrupted: Doctors to halt services except for emergency today (kp 02/09/2018), 6,000 doctors surrender licenses to NMC: Government threatens action (rep 03/09/2018), Hospital closure hits patients hard (kp 03/09/2018), Sick of new penal code, docs go on strike: Six thousand of them surrender their licences; Govt threatens action against striking doctors, by Anita Shrestha (ht 03/09/2018), NA panel seeks safeguards to protect doctors Directs law ministry to suggest body for investigating cases of medical negligence, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 03/09/2018), Doctors defer protest after deal: Agitation put off by a week after government agrees to amend some contested provisions of Criminal Code, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/09/2018)

Rise of digital dystopia: Aided by vague laws, the police can arrest anybody for expressing an opinion online, by Samik Kharel (kp 02/09/2018)

Local units asked to furnish report rights of people with disabilities (kp 02/09/2018)

Another teenager raped in Kanchanpur, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 01/09/2018), One held on charge of raping 15-year-old girl (kp 02/09/2018)

Govt discriminates in compensations for rape, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 01/09/2018)

Local body sacks lady teacher for getting married to another village, by Anil Bhandari (rep 01/09/2018)

Children, women malnourished: Micronutrients deficiency high: Report, by Nayak Paudel (kp 31/08/2018)

Call to revise bill on compulsory and free education (kp 31/08/2018)

Police told to make special plan to curb violence against women (kp 31/08/2018)

Mistaken conviction: Contrary to popular opinion, capital punishment will not help deter rape, by Parbishi Mishra (kp 31/08/2018)

Turning outrage into justice: Is it time for Nepali women to also learn jiu-jitsu like the Sufragettes?, by Sumana Shrestha (nt 31/08/2018)

Long wait for loved ones—and for justice: Families of disappeared are still waiting to know the whereabouts of their loved ones, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/08/2018), Act responsibly: TRC and CIEDP won’t be able to function as long as parties exercise control (kp 30/08/2018), Govt urged to provide info about missing persons (ht 30/08/2018), Disappeared truth: Maoist leaders have dissolved their party and sold out those who fought for them, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 30/08/2018), Kalikot families demand whereabouts of disappeared kin, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 31/08/2018)

Constitutional Body Recruitment, by Multi Rijal (rn 30/08/2018)

TRC rues lack of funds for investigating cases: Officials say they can’t pay even for internet services, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/08/2018)

Six rogues gang rape woman, 20 (kp 29/08/2018)

Health vulnerability of those barred: Widespread gender discrimination and social stigma isolate female prisoners, by Sanju Maharjan and Riya Talitha Samuel (kp 29/08/2018)

Workshop held to prepare report on women’s issues (ht 29/08/2018)

Plans to fast-track fundamental laws related bills afoot: Sixteen out of 17 laws related bills were registered in the Parliament, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 28/08/2018)

Zero tolerance against GBV: Easy to commit, difficult to deliver, by Namrata Sharma (ht 28/08/2018)

Teenage girl raped in Capital (kp 27/08/2018)

TRC yet to prepare reparation policy (kp 27/08/2018)

We are in a state of crisis: Legal experts (rep 27/08/2018)

Government told to take Bishwokarma to court: Oli administration’s indecent behaviour irks NHRC (kp 27/08/2018)

Unequal society: Many tend to think that our social structure will break down if women are empowered politically and infidelity will increase, by David Kainee (rep 26/08/2018)

77pc women stay in chhaupadi sheds during menstruation: Report (ht 26/08/2018) [related to Karnali province]

‘Revise criminal code’: Federation of Nepali Journalists issues Godawari Declaration to put pressure on Centre (kp 26/08/2018)

Doubling compensation, punishment for untouchability proposed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 26/08/2018)

Kanchanpur rape and murder: One killed, 24 injured in police-locals clash, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/08/2018) [The fact is that the Nepali police have never respected life and fundamental human rights! The highest political and administrative levels must be held accountable for this!], Protesting teenager killed in police firing, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 25/08/2018), PM Oli urged to form high-level commission (kp 25/08/2018), #JusticeforNirmala: Justice delayed is justice denied (rep 26/08/2018), Unequal society: Many tend to think that our social structure will break down if women are empowered politically and infidelity will increase, by David Kainee (rep 26/08/2018), Kanchanpur in turmoil: Two suspects arrested; Indefinite curfew since Friday, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 26/08/2018), Rally demands #JusticeForNirmala (kp 26/08/2018), Sunny Khuna killed while out to collected his wages, by Pushpa Raj Joshi and Rajendra Bhatta (rep 26/08/2018), AI Nepal tells govt to refrain from using force (ht 26/08/2018), Police told to suspend SP Bista (kp 26/08/2018), Case reopens under pressure, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/08/2018), New CDO says probe should have begun right after the incident (rep 26/08/2018), Kanchanpur District Court remands Bam sisters to judicial custody, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 28/08/2018), Kanchanpur curfew remains: Police yet to quiz Bam sisters, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 27/08/2018), Accused Bista sent to Kathmandu for medical examination (kp 29/08/2018), 'Investigation centered on proving innocent guilty', by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 29/08/2018), Police destroyed evidence in Nirmala case: Victim's uncle, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and  Pushpa Raj Joshi (kp 31/08/2018), Investigation delay raises suspicion, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/09/2018)

Top leaders silent over alarming rise in rapes, murder, by Ashok Dahal (rep 25/08/2018), House endorses resolution against sexual violence, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2018), Parliament unanimously passes stricture on VAW, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 25/08/2018)

Former Maoist child soldier barred from leaving country: Lenin Bista says officials threatened him against raising the issue of child combatants, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2018), TIA immigration bars ex-child soldier from flying abroad (rep 25/08/2018), Former Maoist child combatant Lenin Bista barred from flying to Bangkok (ht 25/08/2018), Stop Intimidating Citizens Government’s action against Lenin Bista is a naked display of power (kp 27/08/2018), We are all Lenin (rep 27/08/2018), Explain Bista travel ban, PM tells ministry (kp 28/08/2018), Bista moves court against travel ban (kp 01/09/2018), Top court questions government for foiling Bista’s travel (kp 03/09/2018)

Chitwan women rally against rape incidents (kp 25/08/2018)

165-year-old prison holds inmates three times its capacity, by Suresh Yadav (rep 25/08/2018)

Justice for Sale: Money, power and patriarchy allows rapists to easily get away with their crime, by Tufan Neupane (nt 24/08/2018), The roots of rape: Misogyny, malevolent malehood and impunity perpetuate rampant rape, by Kedar Sharma (nt 24/08/2018)

New bill seeks to guarantee employment (ht 24/08/2018), Jobless citizens to get sustenance allowance (kp 24/08/2018)

Draft law aims to protect rights of children (ht 24/08/2018)

Even elected representatives have chhaugoths at home, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 23/08/2018)

Citizenship Bill stricter than charter: Karna (ht 23/08/2018) [There must not be any different treatment between foreign wives of Nepali men and foreign husbands of Nepali women! Everything else is male delusion!]

Children of citizens by birth denied citizenship share their plight (ht 23/08/2018)

Chepangs without land deeds denied grants (kp 23/08/2018)

Laws needed for exercise of fundamental rights still in pipeline: Govt set to miss Sept 19 deadline for implementation, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/08/2018)

Man in police custody for posting bad image of PM on facebook (kp 23/08/2018) [??]

A schoolgirl writes a painful letter, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 23/08/2018)

Press Freedom Under Attack?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 22/08/2018), Government ignores free press concerns: New bill bars journalists from even gathering information on public staff, by Binod Ghimre (kp 22/08/2018), Solidarity against press freedom curbs (kp 22/08/2018), Truth to power: The main duty of a free press is to uphold the people’s right to know (kp 23/08/2018), Value differing opinions: The new code has provisions that limit free expression and criminalise media lapses, by Binod Bhattarai (kp 23/08/2018), Suppressed, by Om Astha Rai (nt 24/08/2018)

Transitional justice: Conflict victims for criminal code revision: Say it fails to address SC verdict on enforced disappearance, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 22/08/2018)

NHRC concerned about spurt in rape, murder (ht 22/08/2018)

Applications called to form constitutional bodies: The National Inclusion commission has mandate to mainstream the marginalised, poor and disabled people (kp 22/08/2018) [After three years? Wow!]

13 pc citizens have no access to drinking water, by Tika R Pradhan (22/08/2018)

Improve prison conditions: OAG (ht 22/08/2018)

Harsh action sought for rape convicts (kp 21/08/2018), MPs demand life for rape of minor, elderly or disabled: MPs demand life for rape of minor, elderly or disabled (rep 21/08/2018)

Issues against gender-based violence: Resolution motion fails to make it to House discussion (kp 21/08/2018)

Police arrest prime suspect in Kanchanpur rape, murder case / 7 held on rape charge, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 21/08/2018), Seven held in Chitwan for gang-raping minor girls (ht 21/08/2018), Protests escalate after police parade ‘wrong’ rape suspect, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/08/2018), Police ‘frame’ mentally ill person in rape, murder case, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushparaj Joshi (rep 22/08/2018), Clashes and demonstrations continue in Mahendranagar, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/08/2018), 8 hurt as police open fire on protesters in Kanchanpur (rep 23/08/2018), Curfew as protests turn violent: Police firing injures four protesters, by Chitranga Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/08/2018), Lawmakers slam use of force (kp 24/08/2018), Home Ministry forms high-level probe panel: Transfers CDO, police chief (kp 24/08/2018), Get the rapists: People who were demonstrating were ordinary people who empathised with the rape and murder victim (ht 24/08/2018)

Government to bring integrated act to regulate water supply: Water security and quality to be main focus, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/08/2018)

‘Urgent efforts needed to protect women and girls’ (kp 20/08/2018)

End inequalities: Children of Nepali women, irrespective of who she is married to, should unquestionably be entitled to citizenship by descent (ht 20/08/2018)

Cancer cases at Kanti rise, govt slashes funds: Grants allocated for Kanti Children’s Hospital cut by Rs 26.4 million, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/08/2018), Invest in Kanti, invest in our children’s health (rep 21/08/2018)

World Humanitarian Day: Protecting civilian workers, by Vallerie Julliand (ht 20/08/2018)

The promised land: Nepal must ensure that migrant workers are not exploited, here and abroad (kp 20/08/2018) [No, Nepal must provide jobs at home!]

Govt can’t disclose classified information: Oli (rep 20/08/2018) [??], Right to Information Act: Ensure implementation; Right to Information Act provides an opportunity for federal Nepal to hold all three tiers of governments accountable, by Pramod Bhattarai (rep 21/08/2018)

NHRC tells authorities to curb pollution (ht 20/08/2018)

Woman accused of witchcraft ostracised: Radha still remains a witch in the eyes of the villagers, though her persecutors were exposed of their lies, by Arjun Shah (kp 18/08/2018)

Jilted man murders girlfriend (kp 18/08/2018)

Press council grills editors (rep 18/08/2018), Nepal must amend its new criminal code to guarantee press freedom: RSF (rep 18/08/2018), ‘Anti-press provisions’ in new laws draw mixed reactions (ht 18/08/2018), Press Council's grilling of editors against jurisdiction and a misuse of authority: Freedom Forum (rep 19/08/2018)

Civil and Criminal Codes: ‘Faulty provisions will be changed’ (kp 18/08/2018) [Statement by PM Oli on the day when the 'faulty provisions' came into effect!], Criminal Code to affect emergency patients most: NMA vice-prez (rep 18/08/2018)

Even local representatives not spared of caste-based discrimination, by Binod Pariyar (rep 18/08/2018)

Nepal’s suffragette moment, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/08/2018)

Free press on edge as new laws come into force today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/08/2018), Media Society warns against anti-press rules (kp 17/08/2018), Privacy and the press: Press freedom might come under attack as the government passes new law (kp 17/08/2018)

Daura Suruwal made official attire, by Nayak Paudel (kp 17/08/2018) [Yes, please make the traditional dress of the true owners of the land, i.e. the 15 per cent male Tagadharis, the national attire again! This reflects the understanding of inclusive politics in the mind of the non-inclusive ruling communists!]

Doramba killing memorial: ‘Onus on govt to look after victims’ families’ (ht 17/08/2018)

Law Minister Dhakal tables Protection of Victims of Crime Bill in National Assembly (ht 17/08/2018)

Nurturing rescued children with nature, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 17/08/2018)

All political parties are technically illegal, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/08/2018)

Activist honoured for helping cause of landless Dalits (kp 16/08/2018)

Dalit family agrees to return home after security assurance, by Akson Rai (rep 16/08/2018)

Women workers in entertainment sector continue to be exploited: Forty-nine per cent of women employed in the entertainment sector face sexual abuse (ht 16/08/2018)

Access to drinking water enables villages to focus on sanitation, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 16/08/2018)

Medicines locked in storage while patients suffer in remote districts, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/08/2018)

Know your new laws: Muluki Civil Code and Muluki Criminal Code are going to guide and punish our behaviors and conducts from August 17. What is there in these two codes?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 15/08/2018), Harsher punishment set for sexual harassment (ht 15/08/2018), Practising untouchability during menstruation, postpartum periods criminal offense: Offenders can be jailed for up to three months (Setopati 16/08/2018)

Cops beat up Dalit man 'without reason' (rep 15/08/2018) [Cops don't have the right to beat anybody, espexcially not the downtrodden Dalits!!]

35 days remain to pass laws on fundamental rights: Cabinet sitting on 10 bills for a month, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/08/2018)

Girl, 5, raped in Jajarkot (kp 14/08/2018)

Bill to amend citizenship act: Ruling party lawmakers object tweaks to law, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/08/2018) [The male Tagadhari politicians will take care that women will never be equal to men!], ‘Citizenship bill discriminates against women’, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 15/08/2018), Women rights activists hit streets against 'discriminatory'provision in citizenship bill (rep 18/08/2018), Amendments registered to citizenship bill, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 18/08/2018)

Karnali grapples with food scarcity (kp 14/08/2018)

Victims of conflict-era land transactions forced to purchase the same land twice, by Devendra Basnet (rep 14/08/2018)

Forever hungry: Producing and distributing nutritious food should be a political priority (kp 14/08/2018)

Children are starving in Bajhang: Thousands of children at risk from malnutrition in the remote far-western district, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/08/2018)

Rape cases on the rise in Sunsari, by Amar Khadka (rep 13/08/2018)

Where are the conflict-disappeared?, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 13/08/2018) [And in which positions are those responsible for their disappearances??]

Invisible citizen: It is imperative that the state guarantee women’s entitlements as citizens (kp 13/08/2018)

Freed Haliyas claim leaders and gov officials extorted portion of their rehabilitation fund: While the situation of freed Haliyas has remained unchanged, those working for their 'welfare' have become rich overnight, by Pushkar Bahdnari (rep 12/08/2018)

Nirmala's rape and murder: Guilty yet to be booked; More than twenty investigation teams are engaged but the outcome of the probe continues to be nil even two weeks after the incident, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 12/08/2018), Crime in Kanchanpur: Authorities must pull out all the stops to complete a fair investigation into the rape and murder of 13-year-old girl (ht 13/08/2018)

Elusive road to justice: Political commitment to justice process is the only way out to looming transition of transitional justice process in Nepal, by Meena Bhatta (rep 12/08/2018)

US clears four Army units on human rights, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/08/2018) [This does not excuse the fact that many secutity forces who committed crimes at the time of insurgency are still running free and have been promoted time and again!]

Conflict victims unhappy with draft amendment to law, by Bhim Chapagain and Giriraj Baskota (rep 11/08/2018)

Drug and alcohol abuse blamed for alarming rise in rape cases in Province 7 (ht 11/08/2018)

37 victims of gender-based violence compensated (ht 11/08/2018) [Compensation for the victims will have no effect in the future unless the perpetrators are severely punished!]

The death of justice: n a rule of law, even mundrey dons, thulo mancheys and common citizens are all subject to the law. If you break the law, you must face the music, by Guffadi (kp 11/08/2018)

Child marriage scrapped after two years, by DB Budha (rep 11/08/2018)

Formulate media-friendly laws, FNJ urges government (ht 11/08/2018)

Gender, nation, and women’s honour: Women’s bodies have been instrumentalised to legitimise certain groups’ political and business interests under the pretext of nationalism, by Sangita Thebe Limbu and Kalpana Jha (kp 10/08/2018)

Women MPs seek harsher punishment for rapists (ht 10/08/2018)

Marshyangdi corridor 220 kV transmission line: Indigenous people demand their say in power project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/08/2018)

1,480 rape cases last year, 4 every day!, by Pratik Rimal (rep 09/08/2018)

Moving beyond “kill all rapists”: In a deeply hierarchical society where the most vulnerable rape victims are likely to face aggression from police officers, baying for blood diverts the attention from the real issue, by Abha Lal (rep 09/08/2018)

Nepal files for another term at UN rights body: Nepal will pitch for a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2021-23 term (kp 09/08/2018) [Nepal should first implement international human rights standards! There are still a lot of shortcomings!]

Four years on, Babai flood victims still waiting for aid, by Devendra Basnet (rep 09/08/2018)

Son worshippers: It is sad when women have to achieve recognition by having a male child (kp 09/08/2018)

Good news for NRNs, kids of citizens by birth: Govt to amend citizenship act (ht 09/08/2018)

New laws with major changes to come into effect from Aug 17, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 09/08/2018)

Over 220 firms found selling unsafe goods: 41 bottled water suppliers were found to be selling contaminated water (kp 09/08/2018)

Drop community service provision in TJ bill: NHRC to govt (rep 08/08/2018), National rights body slams weak penalties for war crimes, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/08/2018)

Newborns may get birth certificate through their mothers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/08/2018), Birth certificates in mom’s name to be a norm; Fine and jail proposed for spouses who abandon their partners citing reproductive health problems. A new bill also proposes to prohibit forceful use of contraceptives, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 08/08/2018), New bill proposes to protect a woman’s right on her body: Three months prison term and fine of Rs 50,000 for forcing a woman to use contraceptive to prevent pregnancy (kp 09/08/2018)

‘Nepal is serious about fighting human trafficking’ (kp 08/08/2018)

Dangerous development: As long as our development activities endanger lives, we cannot call it progress (kp 08/08/2018)

Maoists sell off lands they captured during insurgency (rep 08/08/2018)

Angry Kanchanpur residents protest against rapes and murders of victims (kp 07/08/2018)

Province govt opens probe into Maleth shooting (kp 07/08/2018)

Province 2 govt asked to wait until Citizenship Act amended (rep 07/08/2018)

Police shoot dead killers of abducted boy in gun battle (kp 07/08/2018), Kidnappend boy found dead, police shoot dead two suspects (rep 07/08/2018), Kidnapping and murder in Bhaktapur (rep 07/08/2018), Questions over police encounter weaken credibility: Experts (rep 08/08/2018), Uphold rule of law: No matter how serious a case is, it is the court of law that has the ultimate power to pronounce the accused guilty (ht 08/08/2018), NHRC begins encounter probe: ‘Kidnappers’ families claim killings are extrajudicial (kp 09/08/2018), TUTH violates victim’s kin’s fundamental right: Refuses to hand over autopsy report to distraught mother; Tells her to collect it from cops (ht 10/08/2018), NHRC asked to investigate ‘encounter killings’ (ht 10/08/2018), Home minister flip-flops on extrajudicial killings (kp 11/08/2018)

Police find out-of-contact Nur Prasad: Campaigner Ganga Maya Adhikari had asked NHRC to find her son ‘missing’ for four years since her husband Nanda Prasad’s death (kp 06/08/2018) [Murderers are runnig free with highest political protection and the brother of the victim has to hide for years!]

Rage further against rape (rep 06/08/2018)

My horrible experience with immigration at TIA, by Nikita Acharya (rep 06/08/2018) [Based on article 18 of the constitution, men should be treated in the same way if they are not travelling with female relatives!]

Hypocritical politicians sustain caste system: Dalits, by Jagat Khadka (rep 06/08/2018)

Man held for rape attempt (kp 06/08/2018)

Fellow citizens abroad: The government should ensure that Nepali migrant workers are adequately protected, by Mohan Kafle (kp 06/08/2018)

Living and dying: Some issues to ponder, by Hemang Dixit (ht 06/08/2018)

Right to know: Hiding information is violation of citizen’s right to information and a major stumbling block to strengthening democracy, by Pramod Bhattarai (rep 05/08/2018)

Time to reform prisons as correctional homes: Mahara (kp 05/08/2018)

Shuklafanta denies official services to Chhaupadi enforcers (kp 05/08/2018)

Man held for rape attempt in Bhimdutta (kp 05/08/2018)

Women in cilvil service: Why we lag behind; While the decision making executive positions are strictly male arena, women officers often get lost in the labyrinthine of the social and cultural gender constructs, by Smita Poudel (rep 05/08/2018)

Understanding sexual consent Shady business: There’s only one way to know for sure if someone has given their consent: if they tell you, by Anjam Singh (kp 05/08/2018)

PM expands Cabinet (kp 04/08/2018) [Now, 14 of the 23 full-fledged ministers (61 per cent) are Tagadharis, 10 of them are Bahuns. Only 16 per cent of the members of the Council of Ministers are women; the constitution requires a share of at least 33 per cent. The secular and inclusive federal state is now farther away than ever!]

When justice dies: Ganga Maya will win this battle for justice. And the victory will mark the process of healing the wounds of conflict era, by Anjali Subedi (rep 04/08/2018)

Woman sacked by school ‘for being Dalit’ seeks justice (kp 04/08/2018)

Women in control: Breaking menstrual taboo, by Panta (kp 04/08/2018) [related to the Chhaupadi crime]

How does the Nepali media cover rape?, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 03/08/2018)

Court orders arrest of Province 2 State Minister, other accused in ASI’s murder, by Suresh Yadav and Madhesh Das (rep 03/08/2018) [This is not so much a problem between central and provincial governments as the general problem of the political parties holding on to criminal elements!], High Court issues letter to arrest Thaman murder accused state minister, mayor (kp 04/08/2018)

Man rapes 7-year-old girl (kp 02/08/2018)

Credibility in question: The NHRC’s Maleth report tends to justify use of force by law enforcement agencies. It goes against human rights norms and standards, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 02/08/2018)

Shrestha quits as NCP spokesperson after dispute with PM Oli (kp 02/08/2018) [This incident illustrates Oli's contemptuous and authoritarian attitude towards human rights!], Triumph of the people: Govt has moved to amend the medical bill, but pressure needs to be kept (kp 02/08/2018)

More Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/08/2018)

PHC member ‘receives death threat’ (rep 02/08/2018), PHC member Niru Pal issued death threat, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/08/2018), Thapa says attack on Pal a political crime (kp 03/08/2018), Police arrest 82 suspects for threatening NCP lawmaker (kp 03/08/2018)

No country for women: The number of reported rape cases has jumped 256 percent in the past decade (kp 01/08/2018)

Ensuring Editorial Freedom, by Tikaram Rai (rn 01/08/2018)

Tale of hope and fear: The forceful abduction of Dr KC and the subsequent vandalization of the hospital can be taken as an assault on Satyagraha itself, by Manjit Mishra (rep 01/08/2018)

Shrinking civic space in Nepal is worrying: US envoy; Urges timely closure for transitional justice, bold action on economy (rep 01/08/2018)

Law ministry sends back draft bills to ministries (ht 31/07/2018)

Govt, brick kiln owners agree to end child labour (ht 31/07/2018)

Two APF constables held on rape charge (ht 30/07/2018)

CIEDP completes first-phase probe in 39 districts: Conflict victims ask how long they will take to complete complex tasks such as taking statements, excavation and exhumation (ht 30/07/2018)

The revolutionary and the lawyer: The Maoists grapple with demands to hold them accountable for violence of the conflict, by Aditya Adhikari (The Record 30/07/2018)

Women helpless in 'chhaugoths' out of fear of deity, by Janak KC (rep 29/07/2018)

Girl, 13, raped and killed in Nimbukheda (kp 28/07/2018), Kanchanpur tense after girl’s rape, murder, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 29/07/2018), Teenager raped and killed in Kanchanpur, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 29/07/2018), Nirmala’s kin refuse to receive her body; demand justice, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/07/2018), Province MPs concerned about gruesome crime (kp 30/07/2018), Family coerced into cremating Nirmala:  Girl’s father Yagya Raj says he was threatened with criminal charge if protest became violent; CDO Khadka says family agreed to receive the 13-year-old’s body after authorities vowed to prosecute the guilty, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/07/2018)

‘Thaha chha’ mobile app launched officially (ht 28/07/2018)

Differently abled deprived of ID cards (ht 28/07/2018)

Prasai faces slander charge: Prasai’s had suggested that Nepali female medical students in Bangladesh were sleeping with their professors to get degrees (kp 27/07/2018), NC lawmakers seek action against Prasai (ht 30/07/2018)

The privilege to choose: It’s increasingly clear that our liberal standards come with the freedom to choose our protests, by Amish Mulmi (kp 27/07/2018)

Have no fear: Laws to protect victims and witnesses are essential to ensure a fair judicial process, by Anurag Devkota (kp 27/07/2018)

Transitional justice act: ‘Draft bill doesn’t fully adhere to global practices’ (kp 27/07/2018)

15 TUTH docs held, NMA threatens to halt services (ht 27/07/2018)

Control trafficking: Concerted efforts are required at all levels to end human trafficking which is a global crime (ht 27/07/2018)

Quake displaced endure 3 years in filmsy shacks: Earthquake survivors, who are taking refuge in temporary camps, pin hopes the government will provide them Rs200,000 to purchase land plots, by Anish Tiwari (kp 27/07/2018)

Concern over shrinking civic space mounts as govt moves to stifle dissent (rep 26/07/2018)

Save our girls: Women in Nepal are advancing careers, breaking boundaries and fighting so many intrinsic social evils. But what do we lack so much to stop Chhaupadi?, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 26/07/2018)

Dhakal and Pokhrel in fray for the post of law minister (rep 26/07/2018) [Of course, two male Bahuns want to replace one of the 3 Janajati ministers! Nine of the 21 ministers are male Bahuns, although they only make up just over 6 percent of the population. Why is no Dalit woman (about 7 percent of the population) actually nominated?]

16 Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 26/07/2018)

More than 150 Nepali women feared caughtin trafficking racket, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/07/2018)

Government grants Rs10m in cash relief to Ganga Maya (kp 25/07/2018) [Money does not mean justice as long as the murderers are set free and promoted!!]

Madhes movement campaigners decry discriminatory relief, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 25/07/2018)

Repressive state: It was GP Koirala who adopted repressive steps against opponents back in the 1990s. Prime Minister Oli is doing just that at the moment, by Umesh K Bhattarai (rep 25/07/2018)

62 percent of toys sold in country are harmful to children, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/07/2018)

Damdawali residents drink contaminated water from Babai River, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 25/07/2018)

Local peace panels revived (kp 24/07/2018)

RJPN picks absconding murder- accused as state minister (rep 24/07/2018) (related to Province 2) [???? His arrest has already been ordered by the SC!], Murder accused among three leaders takes minister’s oath: Aviram Sharma, who is accused of murdering a security personnel, appointed social development minister, by Santosh Singh (kp 26/07/2018) [Nepal is apparently not a democratic republic, but a self-service shop for criminals and their protectionists from the political parties, who must therefore also be treated as criminals!]

Woman, 69, murdered for refusing sex (kp 24/07/2018)

7 ministries finalise drafts on fundamental rights: The documents will likely be tabled at the Cabinet for approval today (kp 24/07/2018)

A democratic deficit: For transitional justice to be broadly acceptable, it needs to be consultative (kp 23/07/2018)

Is no one responsible? A recent NHRC report on the Maleth incident undermines its intensity, by Kalpana Jha (kp 23/07/2018) [see corresponding NHRC report (in Nepali)]

Minister Tamang faces public outrage (kp 23/07/2018), Sorry says minister (kp 23/07/2018), Watch your language: Law Minister Tamang’s comments about Nepali girls studying MBBS are unseemly (kp) [Tamang's statement reflects the way many Nepalese men think about women! It disqualifies him as a minister!], Minister quits over controversial remarks (kp 25/07/2018), Law minister quits over controversial comments: Minister Tamang said his opponents exaggerated the issue out of proportion even after he issued an apology on Sunday (rep 25/07/2018) [This issue cannot be exaggerated, it's typical of Nepal's male machos and completely improper for a minister!], Words have consequences (rep 25/07/2018)

9-year-old girl raped in Kanchanpur (kp 22/07/2018)

Civil society bodies want TJ commissions reshuffled (kp 22/07/2018)

Errant law enforcement officers liable to face criminal charge:  An arrestee must be produced before competent authority; Relatives must be informed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/07/2018)

Civil society takes to the street over Dr KC’s demands, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 22/07/2018), Thousands rally in support of Dr KC, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/07/2018) [The state must finally stop brutally beating and seriously injuring people with wooden sticks! No policeman has the right to shawl people on their heads with wooden sticks, no politician has the right to order and cover such procedure! This is a crime and the government is responsible!], Police brutality on Dr KC supporters leaves KAHS patients terrified, by Devendra Basnet and DB Budha (rep 22/07/2018), Dozens including 11 police injured in protests over Dr KC's demands; Three govt vehicles vandalized (rep 22/07/2018), Scores hurt as Tarun rally turns violent (kp 22/07/2018), Govt calls activist for unconditional talks: Dr KC’s representatives want National Medical Education Bill withdrawn and a government team with broader mandate(kp), Is Dr KC A True Satyagrahi?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/07/2018) [Subedi accuses KC of political motivation in support of the NC, but the author conceals the fact that KC has recently initiated 4 hunger strikes against the NC government! Deuba and his NC are hypocritical freeloaders right now!], ‘Critical’, Dr KC declines medical aid (kp 22/07/2018), More to join hunger strike (ht 22/07/2018)

Rights groups pick flaws in draft bill Draft bill on Transitional Justice falls short of international law and standards (kp 21/07/2018) [see Preliminary Comments: Draft Bill to Amend the Act on Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation, 2014], Draft bill on transitional justice fraught with serious shortcomings: Rights bodies (ht 21/07/2018)

Human trafficking through Pashupatinagar on the rise, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 21/07/2018)

Police gone wild! Why can’t our politicians understand that no regime has succeeded by beating up protestors and or even shooting at them?, by Guffadi (kp 21/07/2018)

Governance in the age of social media: The gov’t has to take people’s concerns and aspirations seriously. When there is an exchange of views, democracy thrives through debate and self-correction, by Mohan Guragain (kp 21/07/2018)

Political parties support Dr KC when in opposition, oppose when in govt, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 21/07/2018) [The outstanding example is the hypocritical former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba and his NC!!!]

Mayor slaps municipal staffer over dozer purchase row, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/07/2018)

Women MPs join hands against dowry system (ht 21/07/2018)

Risking his life to save lives, by Kunda Dixit (nt 20/07/2018)

Kleptocrats of Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur: Politicians and recruiters in Nepal and Malaysia collude to loot poor Nepali migrant workers, by Ramu Sapkota and Alyaa Alhadjri (nt 20/07/2018)

Uneven representation: Minorities have been relegated to the sidelines in the federal and state legislatures, by Amar Kant Jha (kp 20/07/2018)

Government ‘abducts’ social activist: Dr KC refuges to enter ICU, vows to continue his protest until his demands for reforms in medical education sector are met, by Binod Ghimire and LP Devkota (kp 20/07/2018), 40 injured in clash as Dr KC taken by force to Kathmandu (rep 20/07/2018) [see video],, 20 doctors among injured in clashes with security forces (kp 20/07/2018), Jumla reeling from Thursday’s clash over Dr KC (kp 21/07/2018) [The culprits, including politicians, must stand trial!], Won't take medication until demands met: Dr KC (rep 20/07/2018, PM Oli says some parties are playing with Dr KC’s life (kp 20/07/2018) [Bare mockery!], Congress urges RJP-N, Naya Shakti to join in the fight against govt, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/07/2018) [Pressure on the government is urgent, but Deuba's argumentation is also mockery, since he did not act otherwise when he was PM!], NC raises pitch against ‘autocracy’ (kp 20/07/2018), Police detain 25 students protesting against PM Oli (kp 20/07/2018)

Baskota vows state will not muzzle media freedom KMG chairman hopes state includes stakeholders’ voice in new act (kp 20/07/2018)

Ministries get a week to do up fundamental rights laws, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/07/2018)

33 families to get govt compensation (kp 19/07/2018)

Three men rape girl, 13, for two months in captivity, by Shiva Puri (kp 18/07/2018)

Law Ministry to hold final talks on basic rights today: Line ministries fail to submit drafts as deadline lapses, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/07/2018)

The religious roots of Chhaupadi, by Pushpa Raj Joshi and Arun Bam (rep 17/0/72018)

Missing girl, 17, found murdered following rape: One suspect held, another on the run (kp 17/07/2018)

Police arrest four Siraha men in gang rape case (kp 17/07/2018)

150 Nepali women in ‘captivity’ (kp 17/07/2018)

Secy-led team to hold dialogue with Dr KC: NMA ‘to bring agitating doctor to Capital if govt withdraws medical bill’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/07/2017), National medical education bill controversy: Nepali Congress obstructs House (kp 17/07/2018)

Man beats wife to death in Makwanpur (kp 16/07/2018)

House rule on MPs' suspension challenged at SC (rep 16/07/2018)

8-year-old girl raped in Achham (kp 15/07/2018)

Rape cases on the rise, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 14/07/2018)

Police detention center in Dharan is overcrowded (rep 14/07/2018)

Ganga Maya ends her fast: Postpones indefinite hunger strike on 46th day after government promised to implement agreements reached with her in the past (kp 14/07/2018), Ganga Maya ends her 45-day-long hunger strike (rep 14/07/2018), Dr KC to be brought to Capital forcibly: Minister (kp 14/07/2018), Dr KC’s supporters to foil govt plans to airlift him to capital (rep 14/07/2018), Fasting doc ‘lost consciousness’, by LP Devkota (kp 14/07/2018), Dr KC losing consciousness, by Devendra Basnet and DB Budha (rep 14/07/2018), Listen To The Doctor, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 14/07/2018), SC issues interim order against Monetary Policy (kp 14/07/2018), SC quashes govt decision to dismiss four top officials (kp 14/07/2018), Top court stay order against ban on rallies to continue (kp 14/07/2018), SC tells govt to submit decision file on protest ban in capital (rep 14/07/2018), TU doctors protest at Maitighar Mandala (kp 14/07/2018)

Leave no one behind: It is time to make the Nepali transitional justice model truly victim-centric and local, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Varsha Gyawali (kp 13/07/2018)

Relatives of women killed by Chhaupadi continue the malpractice, by Khamma Khatri (rep 13/07/2018)

Building homes on a deadline: Deadline for earthquake reconstruction makes survivors erect sheds to claim payment, by Om Astha Rai (nt 13/07/2018)

Peremptory ways: In Nepal, conflict is increasingly being managed through the hegemonic control of public discourse, by Deepak Thapa (kp 12/07/2018)

US $4.6m access to justice project starts (kp 12/07/2018)

Court jails two persons for assaulting Dalits (kp 12/07/2018)

Bridge the gap: Ensuring coordination between government and civil society needs clear and facile guidelines (kp 12/07/2018)

NCP draws flak for undermining judiciary (ht 12/07/2018)

Prelude to dictatorship: The opposition and the media do not see how the rule of law has been trampled upon, by Achyut Wagle (kp 10/07/2018)

Police arrest 25 Human Rights Activists (ht 10/07/2018), HURPES to protest against govt decisions (ht 10/07/2018), Protesting rights activists briefly detained near Singha Durbar (rep 11/07/2018)

Gold smuggling probe committee likely to end investigation: An official of the committee said that the government wants the committee to end its probe without further ado as it does not want the committee to go deep into the matter and reveal senior politicians reportedly involved in the case (rep 10/07/2018) [!!!]

Conflict victims complain of injustice in distributing compensation, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 10/07/2018)

Right to know: Hidden cabinet decisions (rep 10/07/2018), Govt hiding budget transfer details since February (rep 10/07/2018)

Monsoon starts stealing sleep of flood victims, by Arjun Oli (rep 10/07/2018)

Left in lurch: The SC has rightly observed that it is a matter of shame if human beings are exploited in the name of customs and practices (ht 09/07/2018)

Krishna Prasad murder main suspect surrenders (kp 09/07/2018), Main accused in the murder of Ganga Maya’s son surrenders (rep 09/07/2018), Ganga Maya turns down govt request to end hunger strike: Cites amnesty for murder convict Dhungel (rep 10/07/2018)

Docs seek better facility for fasting surgeon KC (kp 09/07/2018), Safe space: Public protests in support of Dr KC is an expression of a democratic society (kp 09/07/2018), NMA gives govt 72 hrs to fulfill Dr KC’s demands (rep 09/07/2018), PM: KC’s stance impractical: Directs party MPs to strongly defend the government’s stance on medical education bill (kp 10/07/2018) [Yes, KC's demands are against the personal interests of NCP leaders! But they are also against the interests of the people in remote areas!!], Oli, fasting doc may talk on phone today (kp 10/07/2018), Dr KC rejects PM's proposal for one-on-one by phone (rep 10/07/2018), Protest debated in House (kp 10/07/2018), Dr. KC In Headlines Again, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 11/07/2018), Dr KC: ‘New opposition’ for govt, ‘hero’ to locals, by Devendra Basnet, DB Budha and Pushkar Bhandari (rep 11/07/2018), Govt puts national medical bill on hold: Officials say the govt decided not to table the bill after learning that the NC would obstruct the House if it did so (kp 13/08/2018)

Prof Koirala didn’t have permission to fly: Home minister: Oppn party terms it ‘fascist terror’ by govt (rep 09/07/2018), University of British Colombia dismayed and shamed (rep 09/07/2018), Sad state of affairs: Detaining a professor to bar him from boarding a flight seems to have stemmed from the desire to pursue political vendetta (ht 10/07/2018)

HRW, ICJ call for transitional justice reform (ht 09/07/2018) [see statement]

Govt hides cabinet decisions, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 09/07/2018), PM to direct ministers, secys on implementing policies, programmes: The government plans to set up a mechanism at the PMO to execute the policies and programmes (kp 09/07/2018), ‘Two-thirds majority misused to serve vested interest’, interview with Gagan Thapa (ht 09/07/2018)

What makes news: The media gives little coverage to women’s issues regardless of their importance, by Rashmila Prajapati (kp 08/07/2018)

Girl gang-raped and murdered for refusing sex proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 08/07/2018)

Mother accuses police of neglecting daughter's murder, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/07/2018)

Victims want consultation on transitional justice law (rep 07/07/2018)

Girl arrested for 'orchestrating' friend's rape, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 07/07/2018)

Protest ban ‘unconstitutional’ (kp 04/07/2018), Writ against Maitighar protest ban (kp 06/06/2018), Top court spikes plan to ban public protests (kp 07/07/2018)

Transitional justice bill goes thru both houses: Enforced disappearances enquiry, TRC bill sent to president (ht 03/07/2018)

Top-down and centralised: The elite’s hold over land, forests and rivers continues in federal Nepal, by Shradha Ghale (kp 03/07/2018)

Money laundering case: OAG appeals against Special Court decision; The OAG had earlier failed to appeal the exoneration of another mob boss Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange (kp 03/07/2018) [Political corruotion on highest level!!]

On liberty: Govt’s decision to ban protests in prime spaces shows authoritarian tendency (kp 03/07/2018), Politics of prohibition: What is the need for the government to declare a no-go area for peaceful protests and prohibit spaces located at the heart of the city?, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 03/07/2018)

A Colombian model in the Himalayas? Any international experience on the TJ needs to be validated through wider consultation, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Eduardo González (kp 02/07/2018)

What’s the intention? Fundamental rights at stake (rep 02/07/2018), Allow dissent: Silencing public voice weakens democracy; govt must understand democracy and dissent go together (ht 02/07/2018)

Dr KC starts hunger strike in Jumla (kp 01/07/2018) [Brutal police force against against peaceful civil society action!], Dr KC starts 15th hunger strike, is briefly arrested, by DB Budha (rep 01/07/2018), Dr KC in emergency unit, by LP Devkota (kp 05/07/2018), Dr KC refuses medical aid, says ‘ready to die in Karnali’, by LP Devkota (kp 06/07/2018), Govt registers National: Medical Education Bill: Legislation does not address concerns raised by Dr Govinda KC; Congress leader Thapa says party will block the bill’s passage (kp 07/07/2018), Doctors at Bharatpur Hospital stand in solidarity with Dr KC (kp 07/07/2018), The crazy authoritarian doctor: It is possible to change a corrupt system. You don’t need to form a political party. You just need courage!, by Guffadi (kp 07/07/2018), PM sticks to his guns: Prime Minister Oli says Maitighar Mandala will remain no-protest zone; Kathmandu will have more medical colleges to stem student outflow, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/07/2018) [,,,and, especially, to fill the pockets of leading NCP politicians and their clientele!], Dr KC’s health ‘worsens’, by LP Devkota (kp 08/07/2018), A mare’s nest: The ongoing predicament in humanities and medical education calls for everyone to fight their corner more effectively, by Abhi Subedi (kp 08/07/2018)

Bibeksheel Sajha defies govt ban, stages demonstration at Maitighar (kp 01/07/2018), Bibeksheel Sajha Party cadres arrested (ht 01/07/2018), Protest ban in Valley raises fears of ‘controlled democracy’ (rep 02/07/2018), Activists question legality of protest ban in Valley (rep 02/07/2018)

Laws related to polygamy contradictory (ht 01/07/2018)

Victims reject draft amendment: NHRC chairman Sharma calls it translated draft guided by motive; There will be no punishment left after waiving 75pc sentence (ht 30/06/2018)

Chhaupadi continues in Surkhet, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/06/2018)

Child rights activists prevent early marriage, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 30/06/2018)

SC puts brake on road expansion (kp 30/06/2018)

Police kill armed man in ‘gunfight’, locals deny it (kp 30/06/2018)

Strong leaders, weak democracies: Authoritarianism does not need a separate governing system; it can function equally well in a democracy, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 29/06/2018)

Ganga Maya’s fast: NHRC questions Home secy, IGP (kp 29/06/2018), When our son was killed: A translated excerpt from a chapter of ‘Death of Justice' - a memoir of Gangamaya Adhikari, who is on the third week of her hunger strike at Bir Hospital, demanding her son's murderers be brought to justice (nt 29/06/2018), Save Ganga Maya: State apathy is cruel (rep 01/07/2018), Govt urged to save Ganga Maya (rep 02/07/2018), NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya’s life (ht 03/07/2018)

Bill on TRC, CIEDP terms extension in parliament (rep 29/06/2018) [The exension of terms means little without fundamental changes in justice law and politics!], Just not justice: Proposed amendments to Nepal’s Transitional Justice Act still let perpetrators off the hook, by Om Astha Rai (nt 29/06/2018)

Overseas ordeal: Govt aye to legal help for workers (kp 29/06/2018), Legal aid for falsely implicated migrants: Innocent migrant Nepali workers languishing in jails for offences they have not committed, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/06/2018)

Govt told to compensate owners for acquired land (ht 29/06/2018)

Locals affected by road expansion campaign file complaint at NHRC (ht 29/06/2018)

MoHA designates protest zones in valley (ht 29/06/2018), Activists vow to defy Maitighar Mandala ban: Nepali Congress and Bibeksheel Sajha Party say ban on protest rallies muzzles citizens’ freedom to express (kp 30/06/2018), Right to protest! Our greatest communist government on earth is slowly showing its true colours and if we don’t wake up now, it might be a little too late when you realise that you can no longer assemble peacefully, or protest against our thulo mancheys, by Guffadi (kp 30/06/2018)

Mirror to our soul: The Nepali state must go beyond just consulting with elites on the draft CIEDP and TRCA bill, by Seira Tamang (kp 28/06/2018)

Govt 'least interested' about Nepalis missing in India, by Khamma Khatri (rep 28/06/2018)

Jajarkot Hospital staff on strike over unpaid salaries, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 28/06/2018)

Patients hit hard due to doctors’ protest at TUTH (ht 28/06/2018)

Participation of Nepali Women in Politics, by Sarmila Bagale (rn 27/06/2018)

Change the mindset: Stop victimising rape victims, by Bijaya Laxmi (ht 27/06/2018)

Conflict victims reject revisions to TJ law: Draft lacks power to make TJ bodies ‘accountable’ (kp 27/06/2018)

Child marriages continue unabated (ht 27/06/2018), Campaign against child marriage (ht 28/06/2018)

People can question judiciary’s decisions, says Law minister (kp 27/06/2018)

SC turns down Rs460 million UNDP support, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/06/2018) [Improvement of human rights and rule of law not wanted? The suggestion to get more money through the budget instead sounds ridiculous againsts the background that this is not poassible and the budget, to a greater part, is financed by foreign money as well!], Torture still endemic: Though torture is prohibited, systemic torture by the state is a common practice, by Sanjeev K. Shah (kp 26/06/2018), Preventing torture: The revised criminal code is an attempt toward systematic reform to address torture-related impunity. It should be implemented, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2018)

Chand followers shut Chitwan schools (kp 26/06/2018)

Textbook shortage in rural Achham: A teacher says textbook shortage is a perennial problem that the government has failed to address, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 25/06/2018) [The continued inaction by the government is a grave violation of the children's fundamental rights!!]

Women head back to Chhaupadi sheds, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 25/06/2018)

Teenage girl raped in Mahottari (ht 25/06/2018)

Conflict victims slam ‘symbolic prosecution': “Ordinary citizens convicted of murder receive 20 years of imprisonment but why did the government reduce the jail term for war criminals?”’ (rep 24/06/2018)

Contradictory provisions in laws related to annulment of marriage, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/06/2018)

PM-led body sought to regulate I/NGOs: Govt yet to respond to stakeholders’ suggestion, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/06/2018), ‘Halt moves against civil bodies’ (kp 23/06/2018) [see statement by CIVICUS]

Ganga Maya again at Bir since 25 days in lone struggle for justice: Dr Govinda KC to flout govt ban at Maitighar today (rep 23/06/2018)

Four-fold increase in reported rape in 10 years, The lack of justice for rape, and its social stigma combine to breed impunity, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 22/06/2018)

Transitional Justice Act amendment draft ready: Apex court order, international practices taken into account, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/06/2018), Bill seeks to bring under transitional justice cases now in court or in UN system, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/06/2018), Draft amendment to Transitional Justice Act adheres to court’s verdict and international practices, interview with Attorney General Agni Kharel (kp 25/06/2018)

Special court to look into conflict-era cases (ht 22/06/2018)

End child marriage: Time to act now, by Lubna Baqi and Tomoo Hozumi (ht 22/06/2018), Parents blamed for increasing child marriages in Sindhuli (ht 22/06/2018)

Over 20,000 quake victims might have to spend fourth monsoon under tents, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 22/06/2018)

Nepal top South Asian nation in rule of law index (ht 22/06/2018) (see Nepal related index) [In detail, there are still many very negative ratings!]

Call for probe into corruption in Haliya rehabilitation programme, by DR Panta (kp 21/06/2018)

Platform denies victims’ consent for concessions to war criminals (kp 21/06/2018)

RTI needed for federalism to succeed (ht 21/06/2018)

Amnesty slams inaction over Ganga Maya (kp 20/06/2018)

‘Ruling leaders responsible for delaying justice to conflict victims’ (rep 19/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women demand justice, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 19/06/2018)

Bring back for better: Sentence transfer is a reformative justice tool that protects the rights of migrants, by Anurag Devkota (kp 18/06/2018)

We’ll ask questions: State watch on media (rep 17/06/2018)

Govt may miss deadline for passing fundamental rights: The constitution has set three years since the implementation of the constitution as the deadline for the implementation of 31 various fundamental rights, by Ashok Dahal (rep 16/06/2018)

Conflict victims see no end to their plight (ht 16/06/2018)

Rukum conflict victims seek justice (kp 16/06/2018)

‘Women should speak against all forms of violence’ (ht 16/06/2018)

Communist government moves to curtail civil liberties: Two new policies look set to curb dissent, by Supriya Manandhar (The Record 15/06/2018)

Woman thrashed for rejecting nephew’s ‘sexual advances’ (ht 15/06/2018)

Security agencies, Maoists buried disappeared in mass graves: CIEDP, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 14/06/2018)

Appointment of Dalit cook halts mid-day meal programme (ht 14/06/2018), Shameful act: That caste-based discrimination and untouchability still continue in the country in this day and age is but a national shame (ht 15/06/2018)

Conflict-hit women: Still far from justice, by Susan Risal (ht 14/06/2018)

Wilful amnesia: Current govt must not forget that it was I/NGOs that prodded the Nepali govt to remember its responsibilities, by Deepak Thapa (kp 14/06/2018)

FNJ, media fraternity condemn cancellation of NTV talkshow: Producer claims the show was cancelled at Minister Baskota’s behest (kp 14/06/2018), NTV shuts down program ‘after presenter grills minister’ (rep 14/06/2018)

NHRC, FNJ to form body to protect journos (ht 14/06/2018)

Ward chairman downplays girl’s death in Chhaupadi, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 13/06/2018), Woman dies after snakebite in menstruation shed, by Khamma Chhetri (rep 13/06/2018), Bad blood continues: To banish Chhaupadi, besides having a new law, we need to change our behaviour (kp 13/06/2018) [Why do not men leave the house and stay in sheds during menstruation of female family members?], Chhaupadi still rampant in Bajura district (ht 13/06/2018), Police exhume snake-bite girl’s body for postmortem, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 14/06/2018)

Woman stripped half naked and thrashed in public seeks justice: Says police imposed arbitration, by Devendra Basnet (rep 13/06/2018), Insensitive state: Thrashing of woman in Dang (rep 14/06/2018)

Govt decides to shut UN-DPA office (ht 11/06/2018), Govt decides to shut down UN's DPA office in Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/06/2018), Departure note: Closure of UN’s DPA office (rep 12/06/2018), Peace process ‘complete’, govt asks UNDPA for a drawdown, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2018) [Without justice for victims, the end of promotion of perpetrators and the rehabilitaion of former fighters the peace process will never be complete!]

Ganga Maya hunger strike: Govt and police snub rights body; NHRC Secretary Bed Bhattarai says the commission can summon the chief of the respective authorities if they do not to respond (kp 12/06/2018), NHRC urges PM Oli to save Ganga Maya, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2018), Gangamaya's autobiography unveiled (rep 16/06/2018)

Kids with guns: Maoist child soldiers are disqualified combatants and unrecognised conflict victims, by Luke Moffett and Govinda Sharma (kp 12/06/2018)

Leaders’ indifference to ex-Maoist fighter’s life of woe resented, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 12/06/2018)

Man gets life sentence for rape, murder (ht 12/06/2018)

Two arrested for attempting to traffic women to Iraq using fake visa, by Amar Khadka (rep 12/06/2018)

Govt decides to shut UN-DPA office (ht 11/06/2018), Govt decides to shut down UN's DPA office in Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/06/2018), Departure note: Closure of UN’s DPA office (rep 12/06/2018), Peace process ‘complete’, govt asks UNDPA for a drawdown, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2018) [Without justice for victims, the end of promotion of perpetrators and the rehabilitaion of former fighters the peace process will never be complete!]

The ruling Nepal Communist Party, among others, break the law to exclude women: They have three months to comply, by Shubhashree Basnyat (The Record 10/06/2018)

Malnutrition rife among children (ht 10/06/2018)

Service delivery of local units improves slightly after elections: TIN survey (rep 10/06/2018)

No suspension of MPs facing trial, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/06/2018) [Close cooperation of leading politicians and criminals and the protection of the latter continues unabated! This is a characteristic of the lawless state of Nepal!], NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya Adhikari (kp 09/06/2018) [Another case of protecting criminals!], MPs not to be suspended upon arrest (rep 09/06/2018), CVCP decries amnesty for Dhungel (ht 09/06/2018), Accused lawmakers to be suspended, says NA chair (ht 11/06/2018)

IFJ joins FNJ, NPU in condemning harassment of online journalists (ht 09/06/2018)

Bardiya Tharus wait for justice: Lack of political will stalls investigations, by Dewan Rai (The Record 08/06/2018)

TRC assigns experts to draft reparation policy (kp 08/06/2018) [What does reparation mean as long as the criminal perpetrators are sitting in leading state positions and are being promoted time and again? The vitims have been suffering for so many years watching the offenders being awarded for their crimes!!], Justice delayed is justice denied: Delay in pursuance of transitional justice is violating victims’ ‘right to effective remedy’, by Samikshya Bhattarai and Prakash Bhattarai (kp 08/06/2018), Masculine parties: Failure to ensure 33pc women representation in party committees shows ‘of men, for men and by men’ attitude of parties (ht 08/06/2018)

Move afoot to challenge poll panel’s decision to register NCP (NCP): Proportional representation of women in all organs of the state is crucial to empower women, but more worrisome is the fact that the prime minister and ruling party co-chairpersons are openly defying the legal provisions (ht 08/06/2018)

Millions of rupees meant for flood victims likely to freeze (ht 08/06/2018)

Valley folks to inhale dust for five more years, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 08/06/2018)

Quake-injured languishing under govt neglect, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 07/06/2018)

Casteism denies Dalit lawmaker rental apartment in Kathmandu (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit MP’s difficulties in renting quarters in capital (rep 05/06/2018), Beyond symbolic inclusion: Caste based discrimination is the elephant in the room that cant be ignored anymore (kp 06/06/2018)

Dalit ward member killed, three women held (kp 05/06/2018), Dalit ward member dies after beating by paramor's children, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/06/2018)

Dispute takes regulation off House agenda: The ruling and opposition parties are at odds over whether or not to suspend a lawmaker facing judicial custody (kp 05/06/2018)

Mothers, infants dying for want of birthing centres (ht 04/06/2018)

Implementation of fundamental rights: Time running out for framing laws (ht 03/06/2018)

Untold stories of women: Untold stories of rural women need to be told for change and for raising awareness that women’s rights are human rights, by Sabita Nakarmi (rep 03/06/2018)

NCP violates Party Registration Act with low representation of women (rep 03/06/2018), EC decides to register NCP, ignoring law (rep 07/06/2018) [Leading parties can do what they want! Obviously, they are above law and constitution!]

Obtaining citizenship in mother's name no more a challenge in Myagdi, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 03/06/2018)

RJP-N to join central govt after leaders’ release, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/06/2018) [Another murderer to be released? This is not worth to make the RJPN join the government! The close cooperation of politicians and criminals goes unabated!], New laws for pardon, waiver, suspension, commutation of sentence sought (ht 03/06/2018)

Boy, 14, rapes 3-year-old kin (kp 02/06/2018)

Nepali woman sold in Iraq calls it a near-death experience, by Rohit Rai (rep 02/06/2018)

Police rescue 39 girls from dance bars: Police say the girls were being forced to engage in illicit activities by their employers (kp 01/06/2018)

13 year-old disabled minor tied up for nine years (ht 01/06/2018)

Investigation into war crimes gets tougher under new govt ‘Former rebels wielding new-found political influence to hinder probe’ (kp 31/05/2018) [Previous government was hardly any better!]

NHRC lists Agni Sapkota, Suryaman Dong as human rights violators (ht 31/05/2018)

Bank staff rapes 13-year-old girl (kp 31/05/2018)

Jailbirds to get Rs 60 daily allowance: Some 19,000 inmates are living in 74 prisons across the country (ht 31/05/2018)

Get them onboard: Majority of marginalized children and children with disabilities remain excluded, by Deepak Raj Sapkota (rep 31/05/2018)

Dhungel freed despite criticism, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/05/2018), Whither rule of law? The government decision to waive Dhungel’s remaining sentence and swift action on pardon recommendation undermine the rule of law (ht 30/05/2018), President pardons Dhungel, decision condemned (rep 30/05/2018), SC refuses stay order in president’s pardon for Dhungel (rep 30/05/2018) [??]

Ganga Maya begins fresh hunger strike (ht 30/05/2018)

Children working as bus conductors rescued (ht 29/05/2018)

Keep a close tab: Communist unification has created unease among those affected by Maoist violence, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 28/05/2018)

Increasing number of incestuous rapes raises concerns in Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/05/2018)

Conflict victims demand justice, by DR Panta (kp 27/05/2018)

Police arrest one of rajpur gang rapists (kps 27/05/2018)

School students of various hill, tarai districts yet to get all textbooks (rep 27/05/2018)

CIEDP completes first phase of probe in 20 district, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/05/2018)

Schools closed as yarsa picking season begins (ht 26/05/2018)

Principal dragged to court for not enrolling Dalit student (ht 26/05/2018)

Province 2 organizes conference to discuss the prosperity of Dalits, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 26/05/2018), Dalits should launch organised protest for their rights: CM Raut (ht 27/05/2018)

Plan to waive Dhungel’s jail term challenged (ht 25/05/2018), Apex court show-cause to government on Dhungel clemency bid (kp 26/05/2018), Dhungel's jailterm waiver case: PM consults NCP leaders to prepare govt response (kp 27/05/2018) [????], SC seeks govt file on Dhungel pardon (kp 29/05/2018), Murder-convict Dhungel gets presidential pardon (kp 29/05/2018) [If there has ever been rule of law in Nepal, it is definitely over!]

Child marriage rampant in Dhankuta (ht 24/05/2018)

Officials ignoring NHRC recommendations may be tagged as rights violators (rep 24/05/2018)

Children launch campaign against child marriage, by Madhav Aryal (kp 23/05/2018)

Children sent to orphanage in Rukum living miserable life, by DB Budha (rep 23/05/2018)

Woman thrashed on witchcraft charge (ht 23/05/2018), Woman brutally thrashed by her in-laws for 'practicing witchcraft', by Madan Thakur (rep 24/05/2018)

Know thy laws: What’s in laws and bills proposed by the government? Do they help in safeguarding right to freedom of expression or do they seek to curtail those rights?, by Taranath Dahal (rep 23/05/2018)

Protest in Birgunj over ‘dowry-related death’ of woman (kp 22/05/2018), Police arrest Rinki’s father-in-law (kp 23/05/2018)

Life on hold: Relief payments alone are not enough for the families of disappeared persons—they need to know what happened, by Luke Moffett and James Gallan (kp 21/05/2018)

Govt working to free Balkrishna Dhungel through presidential pardon, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/05/2018) [Turning Nepal into a justice free haven! Close cooperation oif politicians and crminals works well!!], Republic Day pardon recommended for Balkrishna Dhungel (ht 22/05/2018), Don’t do it Dhungel's release (rep 22/05/2018)

Disproportionately disadvantaged: Entrenched gender biases make women more vulnerable to disasters and its effects, by Jyotika Rimal (kp 20/05/2018)

Conflict victims feel further disheartened after left unity, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

With reservation: Reservation in Nepal is taking a wrong turn compared to other countries which have practiced it. This should be corrected, by Pratap Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

Noted humanitarian charged with child rape in Nepal, stunning a village, by Kai Schultz and Rajneesh Bhandari (kp 19/05/2018)

Lawmakers raise Madhesis’ concern about citizenship denial in House: Say statelessness hits their studies, chances of getting jobs (ht 19/05/2018)

ICJ calls to end criminalisation of LGBTI persons (kp 18/05/2018), Call to protect rights of sexual minorities (ht 18/05/2018)

More children calling hotline 1098 for help, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/05/2018)

Man sentenced to 10 years in jail for killing wife (ht 16/05/2018)

A national shame: Even as Nepal preps to plunge into the modern age, evils like child marriage persist, by Maina Dhital (kp 15/05/2018)

Insurgency victims seek social, economic security (ht 15/05/2018)

Rapists sentenced to 10 years in prison (ht 14/05/2018)

Facebook lands girl in brothel, by Keshav Rana (rep 14/05/2018)

Calls to address unethical hiring of migrant workers (kp 13/05/2018)

Woman tied in chains, locked in room for 12 years, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 12/05/2018)

Transitional justice act amendment: Govt, AG office start consultation with victims (kp 11/05/2018), Repair the irreparable: The government has to address the victims’ needs through support mechanisms in terms of livelihood, health, education and recognition, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 11/05/2018)

Nepalis in Qatar: Migrant workers live in a system of exclusion without any protection of human rights, by Anwar Alam (kp 10/05/2018)

Doms still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 09/05/2018)

Free education to cost threefold: Rs197.84 billion is required for school sector annually, up from the current allocation of Rs71.89 billion (kp 08/05/2018)

Turning tears into happiness: Local govts need to implement plans that satisfy victims’ rights to justice, acknowledgment and reparations, by Elena Naughton (kp 06/05/2018)

Conflict victims submit advocacy paper to minister (kp 05/05/2018), Paper on reparative needs of victims unveiled (ht05/05/2018)

Down with the death penalty: Reintroduction of the death penalty would be a regressive  step for the criminal justice system of Nepal, by Deepika Thapa Magar (kp 04/05/2018)

CIEDP halts work due to ‘scarcity of funds': Truth and Reconciliation Commission too facing crisis of human and financial resources, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 04/05/2018) [There is no political will to provide justice to the victims of conflict!]

Woman thrashed, tortured for dowry (ht 03/05/2018)

Police arrest 'drunkard' for attempted rape, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 03/05/2018)

Deputy mayor frees husband detained for assaulting her, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/05/2018)

‘Violation of press freedom continues’ (ht 03/05/2018)

Resolve transitional justice issues politically, say stakeholders (ht 03/05/2018) [Justice to victims is not possible as long as offenders are protected and promoted time and again!]

Paedophilia case filed against 60-year-old Canadian national (ht 03/05/2018)

83-year-old reportedly raped in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 02/05/2018)

Child marriage cancelled in Solukhumbu village, by Radha Dhungana (rep 01/05/2018)

Students swarm uplands to pick Yarsagumba, by Bishnu Devkota (rep 01/05/2018)

Let a girl live: Why does our society only teach girls how to behave, where to go, what to do and what to wear? Why cannot we teach the boys to protect independence of girls?, by Jyoti Sharma (rep 29/04/2018)

Conflict victims prepare paper on reparation (kp 28/04/2018), Parties resisted amending TJ laws, says AI (ht 28/04/2018)

Nepal’s Multilingual Heritage, by Prem Prasad Paudel (rn 28/04/2018)

Homes away from home: Female domestic workers in Lebanon cannot visit families back in Nepal because of a travel ban that prevents them from returning to well-paying jobs, by Upasana Khadka (nt 27/04/2018)

Rape cases continue unabated, says report (ht 26/04/2018), 131 cases of VAW including 36 rapes in a month (rep 26/04/2018), 30 per cent rape victims below 10 years of age (ht 27/04/2018)

Victims suffer as rebuilding work drags: Two former NRA chiefs slam slow progress; Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli urges international donors to fulfill their pledges, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/04/2018), Displaced families still live in temporary huts, by Madhav Aryal (kp 26/04/2018), One-third of classrooms rebuilt in three years (kp 26/04/2018)

‘War, disaster worsen women’s condition’ (kp 26/04/2018)

Change of course: Unchallenged notions, attitudes, and ideologies of caste, clan, family and status have to re-examined, by Pramod Mishra (kp 26/04/2018)

#whomademyclothes: It’s Fashion Revolution week and the world, including Nepal, is asking who made their clothes to raise awareness about ethical fashion and sustainability (kp 26/04/2018)

Haliya kids left to fend for themselves (ht 25/04/2018)

Traffic police officer throws acid on woman, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 24/04/2018)

Unhealed wounds: The Transitional Justice Act must be amended to make fair investigation possible, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 24/04/2018)

Menstruating women, girls fear ‘invisible’ power (ht 23/04/2018)

Police rescue two Nepalis from Delhi brothel (kp 23/04/2018)

Police to curb sexual harassment in public places (ht 23/04/2018)

Sluggish rebuilding hits thousands of students: Govt yet to raise half the funds necessary to rebuild over 5,500 schools, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/04/2018), Quake-hit schools still await reconstruction (ht 23/04/2018)

Quake victims complain reconstruction too slow, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 23/04/2018)

Quest for identity: Nepal has only one decade of reservation policy but voices of resistance has started to be heard, mainly from dominant community, by Nishnu Think (rep 22/04/2018)

Casteised economy: State failed to support traditional leather makers even as leather industry booned, by Subhash Nepali (kp 22/04/2018)

Nightmare of rape: Along with alarming rise of cases across the country, rape has become every girl’s nightmare today, by Sakun Bhandari (rep 22/04/2018)

‘5.4 million people stateless in Nepal’ (ht 22/04/2018), ‘Over 5 million people without citizenship’: Laws governing citizenship discriminated by gender among factors contributing to statelessness (kp 26/04/2018)

Rights abuses continue unabated: NHRC (ht 22/04/2018)

New govt needs to prioritise rights: HRW (ht 21/04/2018) [see HRW statement and open letter to PM KP Oli]

Construction of quake victims' houses limited to foundations (rep 21/04/2018)

‘Remove Gulf job age limit for women’ (kp 20/04/2018), Stakeholders want laws barring women from working abroad as housemaids amended (rep 20/04/2018)

Man rapes teen daughter (kp 20/04/2018)

Dalits still treated as ‘untouchables’ (ht 20/04/2018)

Justice expert tells Nepal to make Act changes public, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 20/04/2018)

No charade, please: Our leaders rather than taking guardianship of a few children should focus on implementing effective measures to improve school enrolment (ht 20/04/2018)

Exclusion story: In Nepal, nobody wants to take responsibility for the injustice perpetrated in the name of caste and gender in the past, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 19/04/2018)

50 percent children out of school in Province 2’, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 19/04/2018)

For poverty-stricken Rolpa kids work is better than play, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 19/04/2018)

Police investigate rape and murder of girl, 14 (kp 18/04/2018)

Teenage girl found dead (ht 18/04/2018)

UN-Women elects Nepal as board member (kp 18/04/2018)

Over 5,000 children out of school in Kapilvastu, by Manoj Paudel (kp 18/04/2018)

Act on transitional justice: CIEDP calls for early amendment; TJ body officials also urge Minister Tamang to resolve other administrative and procedural complexities (kp 17/04/2018)

Yesterday’s impunity is today’s impunity: The recently held conference on impunity has shown that South Asia stands together against human rights abuses, by Mohna Ansari (kp 16/04/2018)

That is so unfair: Women fought shoulder to shoulder with men for freedom, and then they got left behind, by Asmita Verma (kp 15/04/2018)

Rethinking society: Violence against women is not only a female problem, it is also an issue of men, by Milan Pandey (kp 15/04/2018)

Complaint filed to probe ‘suspicious death’ of woman: Husband and in-laws of Sanu claim she committed suicide by consuming poison (kp 15/04/2018)

Children scavenging on scrap to pay for their education, by Amar Khadka (rep 15/04/2018)

Children of brick kiln workers deprived of education (ht 15/04/2018)

Bandarmudhe victims tired of false promises. by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/04/2018)

Water shortage in Musahar settlement, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/04/2018)

Drive against child labour in Morang brick plants: Around 600,000 children work in 1,294 brick plants across the country (ht 14/04/2018)

Crossing point: Extra vigilance needed on both sides of Indo-Nepal border to curb human trafficking (kp 13/04/2018)

Early marriage leading to rise in teenage pregnancy in Ramechhap (ht 12/04/2018)

Revamp justice bodies rights groups suggest: The AWC has also urged the UN and other international agencies to take measures not to support and condone the process that would promote de-facto impunity in  relation to gross violations of human rights in Nepal (kp 11/04/2018), Do it right and just, by Barun Ghimire (rep 11/04/2018), UN, global groups urged to fund TJs (kp 12/04/2018), Govt to amend transitional justice act: AG, Kharel said the government was coming up with provisions on reparations, relief, public apology and memorialisation of victims (ht 12/04/2018)

Protecting the vulnerable: Heinous crimes against women are continually committed despite the existence of legal provisions, by Sajin Bikram Kunwar (kp 11/04/2018)

Women increasingly opting for divorce to end abusive marriages (rep 11/04/2018)

Maiti Nepal rescues 5 Nepali girls from Indian brothel, by Arjun Oli (rep 11/04/2018)

Those trying to foment sectarian violence won’t be spared, says home minister (ht 11/04/2018) [Forces that fight for a return to the Hindu state are very responsible for sectarian demands in the multiethnic, multicultural, multireligious and multilingual state of Nepal!]

Farmers deprived of using their own land captured by APF during conflict era, by Khamma Khatri (rep 10/04/2018)

Victims of Tikapur incident press govt to release report (kp 08/04/2018)

Helping people on the move: Nepali government should pay attention to the fact  that Nepal is now a hub for asylum seekers, by Sapana Phuyal (kp 08/04/2018)

Girls miss schools during menstruation (kp 07/04/2018), Girls skipping school during menstruation (ht 07/04/2018)

Menace of rape: We have no moral ground to talk about prosperity when safety and wellbeing of women and children remains a far cry, by Mira Dhakal and Luna Bhattarai (rep 07/04/2018)

Rape culture: Our society and our law enforcement must accomodate victims, not shield perpetrators (kp 06/04/2018), Relatives, neighbors and dusk most dangerous!, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 07/04/2018)

The struggle for Transitional Justice, by Hari Phuyal (nt 06/04/2018), Forgotten people of the People’s War, by Bhim Kumar Banskota (nt 06/04/2018)

Activists, academia probe spate of rapes (kp 05/04/2018), Anti-rape drive in Saptari (kp 05/04/2018), Man rapes girls, aged 7 and 8, in Kanchanpur (kp 05/04/2018)

Police posts in capital ill-poised for sexual violence cases: NHRC (rep 05/04/2018)

Big picture: Case of Radha Chaudhary should not be treated as a stale incident. We cannot rule out possibility of such incidents occurring in the future, by Rupashree Niraula (rep 05/04/2018)

Woman’s body found in sack; hubby held (kp 05/04/2018)

Iron will: Ruling parties have the power to send out a message of zero tolerance against gender- and caste-based discrimination, by Deepak Thapa (kp 05/04/2018)

300 VAW cases registered with NWC in three months (ht 04/04/2018)

13 rape incidents in Makawanpur this fiscal (ht 04/04/2018)

Police to launch campaign against rape (ht 04/04/2018)

Women demolishing Chhaupadi sheds in Achham, by Khamma Khatri (rep 04/04/2018)

Child trafficking rampant in Bajura (ht 04/04/2018)

Divide and defame: The EU report treats Khas Arya as the source of all problems. It has tried to create rift and division in closely integrated Nepali society, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 04/04/2018) [An extremely facts distorting and misleading article in strong defence of continued dominance of male Tagadharis!], Pride and prejudice: Need of the hour is to make our nationalism people-centric and broad-based so that all of us can take its ownership, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 04/04/2018) [!!]

TRC: Consultations on for reparation: Though the families of victims killed and disappeared  during the decade-long insurgency have received cash support of Rs1 million, no other measure has been offered (kp 03/04/2018), Goodwill hunting: Govt lost trust of victims due to rampant politicisation of TJ process; it must make amends via reparation (kp 04/04/2018)

Rape cases increasing at alarming rate (rep 03/04/2018)

More than 3,000 still living in vulnerable zone (kp 02/04/2018), Quake-ravaged school buildings yet to be reconstructed (kp 02/04/2018)

Paradox of nationalism: Those who advocate populist nationalism in every opportunity may be a more severe threat to our nation, by Barun Ghimire (kp 02/04/2018)

12-yr mentally challenged girl ‘gang raped’ in Sunsari: Police arrest Abinash Sardar on charge of raping the girl on Friday following a complaint by the victim’s family (kp 01/04/2018)

House nods to extend terms of TJ bodies (kp 31/03/2018), HoR endorses TRC, CIEDP ordinance: Replacement bill to incorporate Supreme Court verdict: AG (ht 31/03/2018)

Patient’s attendant raped, suspect arrested: The suspect, a former NA soldier, was dismissed from service for his involvement in a rape case (ht 30/03/2018)

Child gang-raped in Sunsari yet again, by Amar Khadka (rep 30/03/2018)

Couple held over daughter’s mysterious death (ht 30/03/2018)

Children in Bajura, Humla deprived of vaccination (ht 30/03/2018)

Man rapes 10-year-old girl (kp 29/03/2018)

Locals stage protest against road expansion: Six injured as protesters clash with cops; Vehicles vandalised (ht 29/03/2018), Hear them out: The state must pay heed to locals and conservationists and exercise restraint while dealing with peaceful protest (ht 30/03/2018), Crackdown on anti-road expansion protesters (nt 30/03/2018)

Police arrest man for raping girl, 10 (kp 28/03/2018)

ASI arrested for raping teenage girl (ht 28/03/2018)

Tenth grader found dead in rented room (ht 28/03/2018), Traffic police officer and two others held in student death, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/03/2018)

Man and woman tortured at ward office for ‘illicit relationship’, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 28/03/2018)

PM rules out blanket amnesty for serious rights violations (rep 28/03/2018), TRC welcomes PM’s stand on TJ: Urges the govt to make necessary amendments to Act (kp 29/03/2018), The moment of truth: PM Oli has to ensure commitment to  transitional justice in legislation (kp 29/03/2018), Walk the talk: PM’s pledge against impunity (rep 29/03/2018)

Kin of disappeared demand swift probe, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/03/2018)

Women take out rally against growing rape cases in Saptari, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 27/03/2018)

The right to know: The probe panel’s report on the Madhes violence in 2015 and 2016 must be released, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 27/03/2018)

Inmates to be ensured right to procreate, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/03/2018)

Don’t let bygones be bygones: Role of the Courts in bringing conflict crimes to a logical end could restore public faith in the judiciary, by Anurag Devkota (kp 26/03/2018)

Waling man held on charge of raping teen (kp 25/03/2018)

We shall overcome: Dalits still face discrimination due to state-protected ideology and undeclared exclusion in politics and profession, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 25/03/2018)

Police arrest two men for raping girls (kp 24/03/2018)

TRC to set up district offices: Move aimed at completing probe into more than 60,000 complaints within the remaining 11-month tenure of the commission, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/03/2018)

Times change, mindsets don’t: For how many more years will the people need to wait to see an inclusive Nepal?, by Raj Pariyar (kp 23/03/2018)

SC orders govt to ensure migrants’ right to vote, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/03/2018)

Man caught trafficking girl (kp 22/03/2018)

Another minor raped in Parsa, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 22/03/2018)

Five held over gang rape of 15-year-old girl: The intellectually disabled victim was held captive for days (ht 22/03/2018)

Burn violence, acid attacks discussed (ht 22/03/2018)

Body seized from pyre for murder probe, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/03/2018)

Police find cremated remains of Sneha (kp 21/03/2018)

RJP-N presses for Chaudhary’s swearing-in (kp 21/03/2018) [Impunity and reward for crime accused persons?]

Durbarmarg gang-rape: Main accused in net (kp 21/03/2018)

Children left to fend for themselves break stones, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 21/03/2018)

Government to improve prison conditions (ht 21/03/2018)

EU mission urges EC to maintain transparency (kp 21/03/2018), [see official eu report], Mission against Khas-Aryas’ proportional representation (kp 21/03/2018), EU-EOM report undermines successful holding of election: Government (rep 21/03/2018), Govt rejects EU report on elections: Foreign Ministry says the report not only undermines the recent polls, but also goes against the scope and norms of international election observation (kp 22/03/2018), Stop comments challenging constitution: Govt tells EU (rep 22/03/2018), Uncalled-for report: The Eu election observation mission has gone beyond its mandate to comment on political issues that have already been settled (ht 23/03/2018), EU report totally unacceptable: EC (rep 23/03/2018), Hail to the chiefs, by Om Astha Rai (nt 23/03/2018), Baburam’s U-turn, by Om Astha Rai (nt 23/03/2018), EU mission sticks to advice for EC (kp 24/03/2018), EUEOM claims it fully abided by ToR, MoU (ht 24/03/2018), European Union’s Divisive Mission, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 25/03/2018) [Criticising the EU and favouring the non-inclusive politics of Nepal's male Tagadhari politicians! The EU critics is necessary and justified as long as these politicians continue their non-inclusive practice of selecting candidates for the FPTP system!], PM criticises EU poll mission for its report (kp), Long-term returns: Govt is rightly keen to maintain state’s autonomy but must guard against majoritarian overreach (kp 16/03/2018) [Hopefully, the PM and others of the over-represented male Tagadhari leaders have time and are able to read this excellent editorial!], Lest we ignore: Provisions of positive discrimination are meant to benefit under-represented groups and its very purpose is defeated if an already dominant ethnicity is brought under its ambit, by CK Lal (rep 26/03/2018)

Process begins to amend transitional justice Act: Attorney General Kharel is taking a lead in preparing the draft amendments  in consultation with the Law Ministry (kp 20/03/2018)

An unresolved agenda: Current lawmakers have the opportunity to end the discrimination faced by women on citizenship rights, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 20/03/2018)

Attempted murder of pregnant rape victim (kp 20/06/2018)

3 jailed for kidnap, murder of 8-year-old (kp 20/03/2018)

6 girls rescued from Nepal-India border (kp 20/03/2018)

522 students of Bardiya school study under hot tin roof, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/03/2018)

Freed Haliya women silently suffer from disease and loans, by Krishna Oli (rep 20/03/2018)

TRC starts talks with victims (kp 19/03/2018)

Sexual abuse of male children overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/03/2018)

Call for men to join hands in the fight against VAW (ht 19/03/2018)

School principal molests student (kp 18/03/2018), Court remands Gyan Kunja principal to five-day custody: Principal Shiva Karki was arrested on Friday night after a student complained he ‘molested  her’ (kp 19/03/2018), Teacher held for attempting to rape student (ht 19/03/2018)

Three underage girls raped in Syangja: Uncle rapes 11-year-old niece (kp 18/03/2018)

Hard day at the office: Workplace harassment laws in Nepal mainly focus on sexual harassment in offices: Is that enough?, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (kp 18/03/2018)

Girl, 17, raped inside microbus in Saptari (kp 17/03/2018)

Young couple divorced after two days of marriage: Efforts to curb child marriage becoming effective in Rukum, by Ganesh BK (rep 17/03/2018)

Police probe out-of-court rape settlement incident (kp 16/03/2018), Police accused of settling rape case through mediation (ht 17/03/2018)

Pressing for progress?, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 16/03/2018) [on VAW]

Woman, 23, severely beaten for refusing marriage proposal, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/03/2018), Woman attacked with hot oil for refusing marriage proposal, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 15/03/2018), Sunita’s family files attempted murder case against Rakesh and his friend, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 16/03/2018)

A woman on Women’s Day: No matter the ethnicity or grouping, Nepali women face strange scenarios of extreme prejudice, by Pramod Mishra (kp 15/03/2018)

VAW and Women’s Empowerment, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/03/2018)

Domestic labour issues (ht 15/03/2018)

Remembering Maleth: A year after Maleth tragedy political temperature has cooled down. Sworn ‘enemies’ of the past have now become ‘friends’, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 15/03/2018)

Apathy and anger: Shockingly, Chand Maoists are resorting to violence to settle disputes at the local level (kp 15/03/2018)

Rape rife in Saptari localities: Even toddlers not spared, by Jeetendra Kumar Jha (rep 14/03/2018)

Enough is enough: Many people were killed in charge of practicing witchcraft. Those cases were resolved most probably with milapatra, by Shiksha Risal (rep 14/03/2018)

Police arrest man behind death of teen daughter , by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 13/03/2018)

Two women gang-raped in 24 hours, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 13/03/2018)

Gender equality: New Opportunities, by Pratik Chhetri and Neha Malla (ht 13/03/2018)

Chhaupadi in Palpa: School bars menstruating girls from using toilet, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 12/03/2018)

SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp 11/03/2018), CM Rai flays attempts to muzzle the media (kp 11/03/2018), SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp 11/03/2018), Hearing on Kantipur case begins (kp 12/03/2018), FNJ threatens protests (kp 12/03/2018)

Kapilvastu man held for ‘raping his neighbour’ (kp 11/03/2018)

Husband held for wife’s death (kp 11/03/2018)

Student unions submit memorandum to home minister (ht 11/03/2018) [related to growing violence against women and children], Students urge govt to stop crimes against women, kids: Student unions draw  Home Minister’s attention to a recent spate of crimes committed against women and children (kp 12/03/2018)

In pursuit of understanding: Many rural women do not think that International Women’s Day is relevant to them, by Prativa Subedi and Juliette Josse (kp 11/03/2018), A long way to go: There are many women whose sufferings remain hidden, by Sulochana Nepal (kp 11/03/2018)

Air pollution causes annual death toll of 35,000 (ht 11/03/2018)

Villagers thrash girl, 18 (kp 10/03/2018), Police launch investigation into Kailali witchcraft torture incident, by DR Panta (kp 11/03/2018), Probe into thrashing of witchcraft-accused starts (ht 11/03/2018), Lawmakers demand action against cops, local reps (ht 11/03/2018), PM directs action against those involved in alleging and abusing girl for practicing 'witchcraft' (ht 11/03/2018), Human Rights demands strong action against ‘witch’ thrashers (kp 12/03/2018), Govt vows action against perpetrators (kp 12/03/2018), SI Bista suspended, case filed against three (ht 12/03/2018), Three held for thrashing woman on witchery charge, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/03/2018), ‘Ram Bahadur used to sexually exploit girls, young women’ (kp 13/03/2018), Govt team in Kailali to inquire about witchcraft torture case after a week, by DR Panta (kp 15/03/2018), 6 made public in Kailali witchcraft torture case, by DR Panta (kp 16/03/2018)

What have we done? We talk a lot about Chhaupadi practice of western Nepal but have we done enough to change people’s perception on ‘menstrual stigma’?, by Ishwar Rauniyar (10/03/2018)

Schoolchildren falling prey to online sexual abuse (ht 10/03/2018)

Nine-year-old tied up at home for mental illness (ht 10/03/2018)

Choosing grace: The strict customs that women have helped impose on other women have been too perplexing for the younger generations, by Anusha Thapa (rep 10/03/2018)

How long must they wait? Despite progress on political inclusion, women are still weighed down by a culture of silence (kp 09/03/2018)

ICJ concerned about continuing impunity in Nepal (ht 09/03/2018)

Women to make Thalara Rural Municipality free of inequity, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 09/03/2018)

End the stigma: Women migrants, like their male counterparts, send remittance, and eventually bring new skills back home. Don’t they deserve respect?, by Roni Pradhan, Dhaubhadel (kp 09/03/2018)

Minor killed after rape in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 08/03/2018)

Rage against rape: We were never taught that we should fight back against all sexual assaults. We could never share abuses because it would be considered as our faults and we would be blamed, by Sweta Gyanu Baniya (rep 08/03/2018), Women’s Day: As much a fight as celebration: #RageAgainstRape activists march as part of a larger event organised to mark International Women’s Day, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 09/03/2018)

Need for paradigm shift: Nepal constitutionally guarantees 33 percent seats in parliament for women. If we truly want equality, why can’t we aim for 50 percent representation?, by Sakun Gajurel (rep 08/03/2018)

SC justices split over CJ Parajuli’s judicial conduct (kp 08/03/2018), Writing news does not amount to contempt of court: FNJ; Says all state bodies should respect freedom of press (kp 08/03/2018), Contempt case against chief justice: Petitioner argues CJ Parajuli committed contempt of court by issuing death threats (kp 09/03/2018)

Attorney General starts talks to expedite justice process (kp 08/03/2018)

An unfinished agenda: We need to rethink the influence gender biased mythology plays on our treatment of women and girls, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 08/03/2018)

Female patients of kidney diseases deprived of proper care and treatment: Pregnant women with high blood pressure are at high risk of kidney diseases (ht 08/03/2018)

Time is now #PressforProgress, by Elisabeth von Capeller, Veronica Cody, Vallerie Julliand, Mashfee Shams and Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 08/03/2018), Gender equality still a distant dream, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 08/03/2018)

Contempt case against Kantipur sent to full bench: Hearing from Kantipur Publications members over (kp 07/03/2018), Barring of media gets ire (kp 07/03/2018)

Citizenship a far cry for most Madhesi daughters-in-law (rep 06/03/2018)

19 years after the killing of Yadu Gautam, a Maoist leader calls it a mistake (rep 06/03/2018) [A btutal murder is not a mistake but a fundamental crime!]

Woman, 44, bludgeoned to death in Morang, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 05/03/2018), Woman in Morang killed after rape, by Yuvraj Biwas (rep 05/03/2018)

Child marriage, polygamy taking toll on women’s life, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 05/03/2018)

SZOP And School Shutdown, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 05/03/2018) [It's high time that the state initiates severe steps against this small terrorist group led by Netra Bikram Chand!], ANNFSU-R bandh shuts educational institutions, by Ruby Rauniyar (rep 05/03/2018)

Balance of power: Judiciary, instead of fighting against media, is advised to focus on checks and balances (kp 05/03/2018), If govt institutions are broken and press silenced, we are going down a dark path, interview with Krishna Pahadi (kp 05/03/2018)

5-year-old raped (kp 04/03/2018)

No compromise: Attempt to ‘compromise’ on rape cases is an attack on dignity of women, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 04/03/2018)

Hindu custom of Chhaupadi: Kanchanpur continues to isolate menstruating women in sheds (kp 03/03/2018)

Triple burden of women: Conflicting gender norms, by Anusha Ban (ht 02/03/2018)

No country for women: Nepal’s political transition is over, but there is no closure for victims of wartime rape, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/03/2018)

Cyberbullies top risk for children (kp 02/03/2018)

2 young girls raped in Parsa, Sunsari (kp 02/03/2018)

‘Ward chair assaults woman’ (kp 02/03/2018)

OAG begins preparations for revising transitional justice act, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 02/03/2018)

Women's group prevents child marriage in Bajura district (ht 01/03/2018)

Barriers to benefiting from energy sector highlighted (kp 01/03/2018), Challenges to energy access highlighted (ht 01/03/2018), Women, excluded groups face barriers to energy: ADB report (rep 01/02/2018), Break barriers: It is important that Nepal adopts supportive policies and institutional frameworks to address gender and social exclusion issues in the energy sector (ht 02/03/2018)

Nepal ‘committed’ to human rights (kp 28/02/2018) [What about conflict victims and their families, women, Dalits, labour migrants, earthquake affected families, pollution affected persons, healthcare, etc.?], Quake victims get into debt constructing their homes, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 28/02/2018), Nepal committed to protecting, promoting human rights: Bairagi (ht 28/02/2018), Top court calls for Sunuwar case paper (kp 28/02/2018)

6-year-old girl raped (kp 28/02/2018)

Loopholes in laws deprive migrant workers of timely justice (ht 27/02/2018)

Two minors raped in last two weeks (rep 27/02/2018)

Need to pay for free drugs for 90 more days: No stocks of many  drugs in all districts; Most district facilities running without essential drugs like Paracetamol and ORS, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (ht 27/02/2018)

CJ Parajuli orders media probe: Legal experts ‘slam attack on free press’ n NHRC says it’s against right of fair trial ensured by global HR law (kp 26/02/2018), Attempts to censor media draw flak (kp 27/02/2018), NMS urges SC to rectify its decision (kp 27/02/2018), NMS opposes SC order against Kantipur daily (ht 27/02/2018), Apex court’s decision draws serious concern of FNJ (ht 27/02/2018), US stresses unbiased judiciary (kp 27/02/2018), Supreme offence: CJ Parajuli should stop hearing cases, as he is not cleared from a serious probe (kp 27/02/2018), CJ Parajuli's order: Attempt to ‘muzzle media’ draws flak (kp 28/02/2018), Concerns over censorship order: Chief Justice Parajuli’s attempt to muzzle press draws widespread criticism from different sides (kp 28/02/2018), Journalist bodies condemn CJ order: Federation of Nepali Journalists says contempt of court case against Kantipur daily ‘unconstitutional’;Gag order clearly constitutes a misuse of the judicial apparatus for personal ends: Paris-based RSF (kp 01/03/2018) [see RSF statement], Contempt case has no merit: Experts (kp 02/03/2018)

Court defers verdict on Adhikari murder again, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 26/02/2018), Court summons petitioner in Adhikari murder case (ht 26/02/2018)

Forgetting about rights: Foreign employment governance has to be redefined under new federal structure to safeguard the rights of migrant workers, by Himalaya Kjharel and Jeevan Baniya (kp 26/02/2018)

Rusting of resistance: Madhesh has lost another round to the PEON, but struggle for dignity, equality, autonomy and identity is invariably a long one, by CK Lal (rep 26/02/2018)

CIEDP chooses 3 districts for probe: Teams will reach Kanchanpur, Makwanpur and Jhapa to get details from family and to collect ante-mortem data (kp 25/02/2018)

Child marriage taking toll on rural women's life, by Jagat Khadka (rep 24/02/2018)

Impunity remains entrenched in Nepal: Amnesty International (kp 23/02/2018) [see AI Annual Report 2017/18 on Nepal], Govt failed to protect migrant workers’ rights: AI report (ht 23/02/2018), Amnesty faults Nepal over migrant workers' rights, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 23/02/2018), Discrimination rife in Nepali society: AI (ht 25/02/2018)

Chhaupadi is still a norm in Achham, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 23/02/2018)

Girls from poor families prone to rape, sexual assault: Police, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 23/02/2018)

Scribes call for guarantee of minimum wage: Journalists urge the FNJ office bearers to work towards ensuring the rights and facilities that are ensured by the ILO (kp 22/02/2018)

Elderly persons in care homes do not get state benefits, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/02/2018)

Indian wives of Madhes: Biased citizenship laws have been created to promote ethnic homogeneity in Nepal, by Kalpana Jha (kp 22/02/2018)

Inclusion in education: Ensure equal opportunity, by Sudarshan Neupane (ht 22/02/2018)

Dr KC refuses hearing; vows to fight ‘corrupt chief justice’, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/02/2018) [The freedom of opinion has to be respected, especially by the judiciary!], Advocate files Contempt case Over Kantipur news Report (kp 21/02/2018)

An opportunity for a fresh start: As Nepal begins its tenure in UN Human Rights Council, it is important for it to protect citizens’ right to religious freedom, by David Anderson (kp 21/02/2018)

Mr Mayor, do something: Bidya Sundar Shakya is wasting precious time. If you have occupied highly important position but do not feel obliged to deliver, it’s a crime, by Anjali Subedi (rep 21/02/2018)

Informal Sector Service Centre releases Yearbook 2018 (ht 20/02/2018) [see report], Govt failed to curb rights abuse by non-state actors: INSEC (rep 20/02/2018)

Making room for women: Women can be empowered through creation of equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making, by Sapana Phuyal (kp 20/02/2018)

Why #rageagainstrape?, by Shiksha Risal (rep 20/02/2018)

No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum, by Ganesh BK (20/02/2018)

An unequal constitution: For all the years of debates and discussions on constitutional issues, we could not do justice to Nepali women, by Mohna Ansari (kp 19/02/2018)

Two men rape girl, 16, in Bajura: Villagers threatened to kill us if we filed a police case, said the victim’s father. They prevented us from filing a police complaint at the district headquarters, he said (kp 18/02/2018)

4 rapes reported in different parts of country: Three victims below 13 years; Cousin rapes and murders 11-year-old girl; Saptari police arrests a 12-year-old boy after a two-year-old is raped  on Thursday (kp 17/02/2018), Man arrested for raping, killing cousin (ht 17/02/2018), Man accused of raping child escapes, police accused of collusion, by Madan Thakur (rep 17/02/2018)

Child marriage still rampant although illegal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2018)

Mentally-challenged man forced in shed since four decades, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 17/02/2018)

Waiting and waiting: Conflict victims have been demanding a fair investigation,  but it is nowhere in sight, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 16/02/2018), Maoists stay out citing ‘ideological differences’; Maoist leaders: UML backtracked on deal to discuss Maoism under pressure from power centres, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/02/2018) [Maoist leaders want that their crimes are treated as justified political acts!!]

Girl raped, police blamed for letting of perpetrator (ht 16/02/2018)

On air to deter child marriage: How radio is helping prevent Nepali girls from being married young, by Shipra Jha (nt 16/02/2018)

Teenage pregnancy rife in Makwanpur, by Pratap Bista (kp 15/02/2018)

There is no excuse: The government has been making a mockery of justice by disregarding court orders, by Balram Prasad Raut (kp 15/02/2018)

Grant citizenship through mother’s nationality: NHRC (ht 15/02/2018)

Child rape accused bribes victim’s mum to lie in court, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/02/2018)

Transitional justice delay draws flak (kp 14/02/2018) [see joint statement by ICJ, HRW and AI], ‘TRC, CIEDP short of international standards’ (ht 14/02/2018), Mere extension of TRC, CIEDP terms inadequate: Rights groups (rep 14/02/2018), ‘CIEDP’s success dependent on govt’s willpower’ (ht 15/02/2018)

Cases of sexual violence increasing (kp 14/02/2018)

Transitional Justice: CIEDP opens window for conflict victims (ht 13/02/2018)

Single women in Rolpa facing domestic, social violence (ht 13/02/2018)

No safe zones for women; Chronic anxiety of sexual harassment in public transport narrows down socio-economic prospects of women, by Biranchi Poudyal and Samikshya Thapa (rep 13/02/2018)

Police in Kathmandu and Itahari tried to obstruct access to justice, interview with Gita Upreti (kp 12/02/2018)

TJs begin new term with little hope for result, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/02/2018)

Quest for citizenship hits District Office hurdle, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/02/2018)

11-year-old girl raped, suspect absconding (ht 11/02/2018)

Police arrest rape accused in India (kp 11/02/2018)

Women and men: Greater efforts should be made towards gender sensitisation to create a better society, by Bina Jha (kp 11/02/2018)

Schoolchildren at high risk of online sexual abuse (ht 11/02/2018)

Students padlock school after Dalit woman cooks their lunch, by Govinda KC (rep 10/02/2018)

HIV infected women struggle to survive, by Khamma Khatri (rep 10/02/2018)

Not pushed around anymore: A young school girl from a remote Nepali village dares to take a molester to court, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 09/02/2018)

You should wait, baby: Child marriage is a continuing problem that has been exacerbated by low access to education and social media usage, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 09/02/2018)

‘Grave mishandling of rape case', by Manish Gautam (kp 09/02/2018)

Hunger for justice: Ganga Maya Adhikari refuses to give up her struggle for justice, by Makenzie Stallo (nt 09/02/2018)

Unsafe and insecure: Recent media disclosures of police complicity with rape perpetrators tells a lot about our society (kp 08/02/2018), Crime and clarity: The police must institutionally do away with the current iniquitous practice of finding a compromise solution over rape, by Deepak Thapa (kp 08/02/2018)

UML dumped me: blast victim, by Pawan Yadav (kp 08/02/2018)

Man attempts to burn wife to death, by Santosh Singh (kp 08/02/2018)

Rights groups demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim in Itahari (kp 07/02/2018)

Dharan police investigates abduction, rape of student (kp 07/02/2018)

Rights chair slams delay in war-era cases probe: Tenures of TJ mechanisms extended by another year (kp 06/02/2018), TRC, CIEDP term extended (ht 06/02/2018), ‘Failure to deliver justice will jeopardise peace process’ (ht 06/02/2018), Criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disapperaces: NHRC (rep 06/02/2018)

Food for all: Making law ensuring right to food is not enough. The three tiers of government should first come up with a land use policy (ht 06/02/2018)

Nepal must ‘do more’ to protect workers’ rights (kp 06/02/2018), Protection gaps exist in legislation: UN special rapporteur (ht 06/02/2018)

Elusive government grants: Earthquake survivors face endless hassles and  paperwork as they rebuild their homes, by Jagat Basnet (kp 06/02/2018)

Teenager rapes 3-year-old girl: Two girls gang-rapedl (kp 05/01/2017)

Dealing with refugees: Nepal needs to institutionalise refugee matters by creating a legislative framework, by Shubhash Wostey (kp 05/02/2018)

Transport sector to be child labour-free (kp 02/02/2018)

TRC preparing year-long plan to extend its term: TRC says it will write to  the ministry, explaining their difficulties, including lack of proper law, inade-quate human resources (kp 02/02/2018)

The long path to recovery: The government urgently needs contingency credit for humanitarian or livelihood support when disaster occurs, by Nara Hari Dhakal, Nav Raj Simkhada and Mayumi Ozaki (kp 02/02/2018)

NHRC panel to probe Durbarmarg gang rape case (kp 01/02/2018), Victim changes her statement (kp 02/02/2018)

CIEDP seeks one-year extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 01/02/2018), CIEDP seeks one-year term extension (rep 01/02/2018)

25 percent children malnourished in Banke village: District Public Health Office says malnourishment is widespread among children in Holiya Village, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 01/02/2018)

Police HQ probes officers for refusing rape victim’s plaint (kp 31/01/2018), Police inspector under scannerAccused of taking bribe to let ‘gang-rapists’ off the hook (ht 31/01/2018)

Ganga Maya on another death fast (kp 31/01/2018)

TJ bodies place demands before extending term: Tenures of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons expire on February 7 (kp 30/01/2018), The world watches: Transitional justice bodies are being criticised for delays but bulk of blame lies with parties (kp 31/01/2018)

Fourteen-year-old thrashed in police custody (ht 30/01/2018)

Psycho-social centre to open at Nakhkhu jail (kp 30/01/2018)

A different lens: How virtual experience of swapped gender roles can change social understanding, by Renaud Meyer and Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp 28/01/2018)

Commissions for marginalized face lack of budget, personnel, by Chandni Hamal (rep 28/01/2018)

Abuse of innocence: Study after study has linked child abuse with depression, mood disorders, feelings of isolation and stigma and poor self-esteem among others, by Supriya Joshi (rep 28/01/2018)

TRC asks govt, parties not to meddle in war-era incidents, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2018)

Call to end human trafficking in the guise of foreign employment (ht 27/01/2018)

Budget for children’s welfare inadequate (ht 27/01/2018)

Sorry tale of young Chepang moms who have babies every year, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 27/01/2018)

Cultural rights and wrongs: How many more women must die before defining how far Chhaupadi is acceptable?, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 26/01/2018), Chill adds to woes of menstruating women (ht 26/01/2018)

TRC, CIEDP ‘in dilemma’ on term extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 26/01/2018)

Snow adds to quake victims’ woes (ht 26/01/2018)

Just a minute, Your Honour: Are Dr Govinda KC’s statements an attack against the chief justice or the judiciary?, by Prakritee Yonzon (kp 25/01/2018)

Only few schools imparting education in mother tongue (ht 25/01/2018)

Minor girls employed in entertainment industry (25/01/2018)

CIEDP for Rs 2m in compensation: Proposes the sum to Peace Ministry as relief for each family of the disappeared, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/01/2018)

International community calls for ‘credible’ TJ process (kp 24/01/2018), People’s reps should listen to conflict victims: German envoy (ht 24/01/2018), Human rights watch: TRC and CIEPD have done very little to earn the victims’ families respect and goodwill (kp 25/01/2018)

‘Media should focus on peace building and transitional justice' (ht 24/01/2018)

Quake victims could miss second tranche of grant due to PM's busy schedule (rep 24/01/2018)

CIEDP, NEFAD deliberate collaboration, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 23/01/2018)

Chepang children still deprived of quality education, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 23/01/2018)

Children’s future at risk due to lack of school infrastructure in Bara (ht 23/01/2018)

CJ urges press to refrain from commenting on sub-judice cases (rep 22/01/2018) [???]

‘Conflict victims yet to get justice’ (ht 19/01/2018)

Transitional justice mechanism: ‘Political will to deliver justice crucial to settle conflict-era cases’; With the tenures of the two transitional justice bodies  due to expire in less than a month, the government is planning to seek a year extension through an ordinance (kp 18/01/2018)

‘Sahi Ho!’ campaign launched (ht 18/01/2018)

Calling for press freedom: Nepal is still a long way from complete press freedom, and all stakeholders need to speak against violations, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 17/01/2018)

Increasing demonstration challenge court's credibility in Dhanusha, by Suresh Yadav (rep 17/01/2018)

Empowering schools: There needs to be more debate in terms of private intervention in public education among stakeholders including the donors, by Niranjan Narsingh Khatri (rep 17/01/2018)

KMG statement on its coverage of Sumargi’s financial transactions (kp 17/01/2018)

Post journalist attacked by  sand smugglers in Gorkha (kp 16/01/2018), Journo attack: Case against assailants (kp 17/01/2018)

Quake victims slam delays in receiving housing grants, by Narahari Sapkota (ht 16/01/2018). Over 80 percent quake victims miss deadline for second tranche of housing grant (rep 16/01/2018), Second grant tranche: 385,657 beneficiaries miss deadline, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 16/01/2018) [We are still talking about only 14 of 31 affected districts!!], 50,000 quake-hit families yet to start rebuilding in Kavre; Only 14,223 houses built in Dhading, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 17/01/2018), No second tranche of housing grant for earthquake victims: National Reconstruction Authority to build houses for helpless and elderly persons in Kavre (ht 17/01/2018), Tardy pace: The pace of rebuilding individual houses is so slow that NRA, it seems, will never be able to accomplish its mission (ht 17/01/2018)

Circle of death: Cold waves are systemic annual occurrences, and the govt hasn’t done enough to alleviate the hazard (kp 16/01/2018)

SC: Act swiftly to check air pollution (kp 15/01/2018)

Kin of missing Kamlaris urge govt to find their whereabouts, by Kamal Panthi (kp 15/01/2018)

Govt forwards ordinance for authentication: Victims say another extension of transitional justice bodies’ tenure without amending laws unacceptable (kp 14/01/2018)

Continuous isolation: Changing a long-held tradition requires a more comprehensive approach than legislation alone can ever provide, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp 14/01/2018) [on Chhaupadi]

Chandrapur blast victim in financial crisis (ht 14/01/2018)

Betrayed by delay: Many houses would have been rebuilt by now if the government had not promised reconstruction grants, by Ravi Lochan Paudyal (rep 14/01/2018)

16 killed in Chhintang named martyrs after 39 years (kp 13/01/2018)

Jailbirds prone to mental health problems (ht 13/01/2018)

Founder of modern Nepal: Prithvi Narayan hailed as the unifier (kp 12/01/2018) [For most parts of the country, it was usurpation, not integration! Most population groups are still not equal! Current Nepal deserves her existence as an independent state to Prithvi Narayan, though we must be aware that he did not do it for the country but fort himself!]. Dhading’s Kumal community yet to receive housing rebuilding aid, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 12/01/2018)

Judge has no time for hearing Adhikari murder case, date fixed 15 times (ht 11/01/2018)

TRC members should quit if they can’t do their job: Conflict victims (ht 10/01/2018), Deliver or quit: Conflict victims’ ultimatum to CIEDP officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/01/2018), Realm of rights: The primary responsibility for improving transitional justice lies with govt and parties (kp 11/01/2018), Three wasted years: Transitional justice bodies became non-functional because they were more interested to appease political players than deliver justice to the victims, by Charan Prasai (rep 11/01/2018)

Rehabilitation of street children in Surkhet district easier said than done (ht 10/01/2018)

FNJ flays police interference in media: Press Council acting chair says that as per Article 19 of the constitution, police cannot ask journalists to reveal their sources (kp 09/01/2018)

Woman Dies in Chhaupadi practice: Chhaupadi tradition  was criminalised by  the government  in August 2017, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 09/01/2018), Woman in Achham dies in Chhaupadi shed, by Khamma Khatri (rep 09/01/2018)

Child marriage rampant in Bara (ht 09/01/2018)

Quake victims’ children suffer from pneumonia (ht 09/01/2018)

Calls for amendment to laws before extending tenure of TJ bodies: Rights activists have warned that extension of  the terms of TRC and CIEDP in status quo would  be unacceptable to them (kp 09/01/2018), One year term extension won’t do: TRC reps; Conflict victims say that inept transitional justice bodies also to blame for delay in investigation of war-era cases (kp 10/01/2018)

Supreme Court reinstates Dr Sharma as IoM dean (ht 08/01/2018), SC ruling on IoM dean splits legal experts (kp 08/01/2018), Fasting doc held in contempt case: Detained at Singha Durbar Police Circle; Due to be presented to the Supreme Court today for statement, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/01/2018), Dr KC arrested after SC summons on contempt charge (rep 09/01/2018), Dr Govinda KC arrested for contempt of court, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 09/01/2018), Dr KC: Criticism of controversial  judgments not contempt of court: Public outrage against the Supreme Court’s decision to arrest Dr KC has been overwhelming with around 100 advocates signing to plead in his defence in court, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/01/2018) [see reply by Dr KC to the SC as published in the Kathmandu Post (10/01/2018)], Dr KC makes 11 allegations against CJ Parajuli (rep 10/01/2018), Contemptible actions: Supreme Court acted harshly in ordering arrest of Dr KC who was only exercising right to protest (kp 10/01/2018), Leaders express their solidarity (kp 10/01/2018), Leaders support Dr KC while major parties keep mum (rep 10/01/2018), Thousands stage protest against Dr KC’s arrest (ht 10/01/2018), Hundreds gather at Maitighar in a show of solidarity with Dr KC (kp 10/01/2018), Social networking sites flooded with messages of support (ht 10/01/2018), SC orders probe into CJ Parajuli’s papers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/01/2018)

Chepang village reeling under food shortage: People surviving on a diet of stinging nettle, wild roots and tubers (kp 08/01/2018)

Early marriage contributing to school dropout, by Madhav Aryal (kp 08/01/2018)

Sumargi files defamation case against Kantipur Publications (kp 08/01/2018), Sumargi firms laundered Rs9b into Nepal: Govt report, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 11/01/2018), NMS demands Sumargi to show proof: Nepal Media Society has  said in a statement  that Sumargi could be  manoeuvring to  intimidate the press (kp 11/01/2018)

Saptari chill toll reaches 15, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/01/2018), Cold wave claims 24 lives in Tarai (ht 08/01/2018), NHRC concerned about cold snap (ht 08/01/2018), Out in the cold: Measures like distributing warm clothes, blankets and firewood after cold snaps start claiming lives and taking a toll on people are but cold comfort (ht 08/01/2018)

Conflict victims working on demand paper: With support from donors, Conflict Victims Common Platform is finalising the paper defining criteria and schemes for reparation by categorising victims (kp 07/01/2018)

146 children suffering from malnutrition in Rukum: DHO, by Hari Gautam (kp 07/01/2018)

Dolakha children with physical disability in dire need of helping hand, by Gokarna Prasad Bhandari (ht 07/01/2018)

Tenure extension of transitional justice mechanisms unjustifiable: Victims (ht 07/01/2018)

Legal provisions on needs of elderly not adequate : Report (ht 07/01/2018)

Inebriated man beats wife to death, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/01/2018)

CIEDP draws flak for not tracking down disappeared: Sudden confirmation of kin's death angers families of conflict victims, by Arjun Oli (rep 06/01/2018), Truth on Disappeared Fleeting, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 08/01/2018)

Conflict victims want their personal details secured (kp 05/01/2018)

Woman beaten on witchcraft charge (kp 05/01/2018)

Enabling the disabled, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 05/01/2018)

3 dead of suspected hypothermia in a week (kp 05/01/2018), Cold shouldered: The vulnerable have to be protected from cold, as respite from winter is yet far-off (kp 05/01/2018)

Scaling up nutrition: All sectors need to jump in to address gaps that hamper the provision of proper nutrition to Nepali children, by Jhabindra Bhandari (kp 04/01/2018)

New ordinance to extend term of TRC, CIEDP by a year, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 04/01/2018), Ordinance for extending TJ commissions’ tenure (kp 06/01/2018), TRC investigates 285 plaints in seven months (ht 06/01/2018)

Danger zones for journalists, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (rep 04/01/2018)

Right to information: A tool to strengthen democracy, by Krishna Hari Baskota (ht 03/01/2018)

People practicing child marriage to be ostracized and penalized, by Jagat Khadka (rep 03/01/2018)

Classes at quake-damaged schools still under tents, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 03/01/2018)

Govt silent on institutionalized corruption: TI Nepal (rep 03/01/2018)

CIEDP declares 400 missing people killed ‘without probe’ (ht 02/01/2018)

Nepal yet to ratify third optional protocol to CRC, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/01/2018)

60 killed in East in a year: INSEC (kp 02/01/2018)

Human rights violation on the rise in western region (rep 02/01/2018)

Shortage of drinking water hits Jumla prison: Inmates suffering from water-borne diseases, by DB Buda (rep 02/01/2018)

2 held for, extortion, rape attempt (kp 01/01/2018)

Violence against young girls on the rise in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 01/01/2018)

Shedding veils to shed tradition: Women in Siraha’s Jahadi settlement find their voice as they defy the practice of wearing ‘Ghumto’, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 01/01/2018)

Villagers deprived of state facilities (ht 01/01/2018)

Bara factory poses serious health risks for locals (ht 01/01/2018)

Rajbiraj-13 residents without drinking water, electricity (ht 01/01/2018)

Cases of human rights violation up (ht 31/12/2017)

Abolishing Chhaupadi: Jumla women in period no longer deemed unclean, by DB Buda (rep 30/12/2017)

‘Women’s issues must be addressed separately’ (ht 29/12/2017)

To forget or not to forget: Can new provincial governments address hardships of war victims?, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 29/12/2017)

SC directs police not to harass people based on appearances (kp 28/12/2017)

Untouchability cases being settled under duress (ht 28/12/2017)

NHRC paints bleak picture of prison conditions: Many of the prisons damaged in the 2015 earthquake have yet to be reconstructed (ht 28/12/2017)

Dom families in Saptari have no land to build latrines (ht 28/12/2017)

Relief materials rot in storehouse while quake victims battle with cold and hunger, by Bhagawati Lama (rep 28/12/2017)

Punishable but pervasive: Incidents of child marriage in Nepal are widespread yet remain woefully underreported, by Chun Bahadur Gurung (kp 28/12/2017)

Quake victims lack resources to rebuild (ht 27/12/2017), Post-quake reconstruction: Only 11 pc private homes built so far, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/12/2017) [a crime committed by NRA, government and adminstration!]

36 pc children below 5 stunted in Nepal; Anemia prevalence in increasesd 5 percent, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/12/2017)

Nepali woman returns home from Iraq incapacitated, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 26/12/2017)

Child marriage rampant in far flung areas of Bajura district (ht 26/12/2017)

Some drugs supplied by govt, pvt sector are substandard: NHRC, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 26/12/2017), Health Ministry downplays NHRC drugs report, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/12/2017)

Quake survivors battling with extreme cold, by Kishan Sangeet Nepali (rep 26/12/2017)

Breaking barrier: Placing persons with disabilities under guardianship is a violation of human rights, it is unfair and unnecessary, by Dev Datta Joshi (rep 26/12/2017)

News portals asked to reveal news sources in Silwal case (kp 25/12/2017), MPR asks online media to reveal source (ht 25/12/2017), Online portals move HC against police order (rep 27/12/2017)

Rautahat woman thrashed for 'practicing witchcraft' (ht 25/12/2017), Long way to go: Fighting this illegal and abominable practice is not just the duty of government; NGOs also should come up and act against the social scourge (ht 26/12/2017

Students practicing early marriage to be deprived of various facilities in schools, by Krishna Oli (rep 25/12/2017)

The need for a watchdog: The media needs to get its priorities right and report news that matters to the public, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 24/12/2017)

Male chambers: Only six of 165 candidates picked for House of Representatives under FPTP are women, which comes to a paltry 3.63 percent, by Meena Bhatta (rep 24/12/2017)

NHRC says human rights situation bleak, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 24/12/2017)

Police shoot dead Myadi recruit for protesting pay cut, by Tularam Pandey (kp 23/12/2017), Curfew clamped in Manma, by Tularam Pandey (kp 24/12/2017)

Lack of ID cards delays Haliyas' rehabilitation, by Pushkar Bhandari (rep 23/12/2017)

People practicing or promoting Chhaupadi in Dhamile to be punished, by Jagat Khadka (rep 23/12/2017)

Protect rights of LGBTI people, ICJ tells govt (ht 22/12/2017)

Children of single, divorced parents face difficulty acquiring citizenship (ht 22/12/2017)

Women migrant workers continue to face abuse (ht 22/12/2017)

Dalit presence in Parliament still seen as tokenism, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/12/2017), Protect political rights of Dalits: NHRC chair (ht 23/12/2017)

29 out of 100 people poor: Govt uses Multidimensional Poverty Index to measure national poverty for the first time, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/12/2017)

CIEDP urges government to extend its term by three years, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 21/12/2017)

Quake victims to spend third winter in tents, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 20/12/2017) [This is a grave crime committed by politicians, NRA and other administrators!!], In despair, quake victims living on flood-prone riverbank, by Shiva Hari Ghimire (rep 21/12/2017)

More people benefiting from free health service (ht 20/12/2017)

‘Government media not inclusive’ (ht 20/12/2017)

Nepal govt failed to curb illegal recruitment fees, says Amnesty Int’l (kp 19/12/2017) [see AI press release], Lost without recourse: Govt has failed to enforce laws that would discourage exploitation of migrant workers (kp 20/12/2017), Value of life: Why are Nepali migrants, who were proven to be medically fit before departure, dying in large numbers abroad?, by Roni Pradhan (kp 20/12/2017)

Protecting workers without borders: Nepal should benefit from migration, but not at the cost of the rights and wellbeing of migrants, by Paul I. Norton (kp 17/12/2017)

Police arrest alleged human trafficker: He left several women in the lurch promising them high-paying jobs in Iraq (ht 17/12/2017)

MoH proposes free treatment for people injured in road accidents (ht 17/12/2017)

Caste discrimination hampering development in Tarai, says Yadav (ht 17/12/2017)

HIV-infected children in Baitadi deprived of education, health care (ht 16/12/2017)

Women risking their lives in Achham in obsession for a male child, by Khamma Khatri (rep 16/12/2017)

Child marriage blamed for adolescent violence (rep 15/12/2017)

No. of directly elected female candidates slumps further: Only six secure seats in House of Representatives under FPTP category in these elections (kp 14/12/2017), Investing in inclusion: Constitutionally guaranteed proportional  representation won’t guarantee qualitative change (kp 15/12/2017) [The parties' women discriminating way of nominating candidates for elections is a fundamental crime and a grave violation of the constitution!!], Need to aim higherWomen’s representation in public life has risen, but we shouldn’t become complacent, by Kabi Adhikari (kp 15/12/2017)

Man on the run set to walk into Parliament: Resham Chaudhary wins election from Kailali-1; He is on our wanted list; we will arrest him: Police (kp 13/12/2017) [Question to EC and RJPN: What about artiucle 87 of the constitution??]

Don’t forget the children: Leaders have promised magnificent things, but said little about ending malnutrition, by PC Wasti (kp 13/12/2017)

Outlawed Chhaupadi still in practice: The Criminal Code stipulates a three-month jail term or Rs 3,000 fine, or both, for anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom (ht 13/12/2017)

Counselling For Transformation, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 12/12/2017)

9th Human Rights National Magna Meet ends with 50-point declaration (ht 12/12/2017)

Helpline for GBV plaints launched (kp 11/12/2017), Zonta marks 16 days of activism against GBV (kp 11/12/2017)

Prez stresses upliftment of marginalised communities (kp 10/12/2017) [For example, by not participating them in politics?], The politics of human rights: Govt must enact laws for protecting and promoting human rights if Constitution is to be implemented, by Mohna Ansari (kp 10/12/2017), Forgetting something: The transition is said to have been a success, but conflict victims still wait for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 10/12/2017)

NHRC concerned over country’s poor human rights track record (kp 09/12/2017), Rights situation not satisfactory: NHRC (ht 09/12/2017), AHRC urges govt to improve human rights situation (ht 09/12/2017)

#16 Days: Make the call: Only if the culture of shame and silence around Gender Based Violence is broken will we be able to create a safe environment, by Biska Thapa (kp 08/12/2017)

FNJ moves SC demanding release of arrested journalists (kp 06/12/2017)

Equality before the law: Govt must examine all areas of law to ensure persons with disabilities have unbiased right of legal capacity, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 06/12/2017)

TRC ignored due process while probing war-era cases: Victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/12/2017)

Leave no one behind: Nepal can be proud of its efforts to tackle gender-based violence, but a lot remains to be done, by Richard Morris and Rurik Marsden (kp 05/12/2017)

Nepal yet to ratify third optional protocol to CRC (ht 05/12/2017)

A lot has healed but scars remain: Two years after a deadly violence in the Tharu heartland, the political landscape has changed dramatically; The raw energy and anger that fuelled the Tharu protests across the mid- and far-western Tarai in 2015 has lessened substantially, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 04/12/2017)

Dahal signs deal with Bandarmude blast victims, by Shiva Puri (kp 04/12/2017) [This means that he at last admits the crime, but justice looks different!! Abd who will pay all this, the state or the Maoist party??], Justice eludes conflict victims, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 04/12/2017), Dahal's deal with Badarmude victims draws flak (rep 05/12/2017), TRC takes exception to Dahal’s deal with Madi blast victims (kp 06/12/2017)

Visually impaired students deprived of joy of reading (ht 03/12/2017)

Online listing of VAW cases from Dec 11 (kp 02/12/2017)

Girls face barriers in accessing education, health, safety: Report (kp 01/12/2017), Report highlights barriers Nepali girls face in accessing education: The report provides data of education, child marriage and VAW (ht 02/12/2017)

Families of Maleth victims want jobs, education (ht 01/12/2017)

Temporary cop injured in Dang explosion dies: 1st casualty of anti-poll activities, by Durga Lal KC (kp 30/11/2017), NC candidate among seven hurt in Udaypur IED blast, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 30/11/2017), NHRC condemns rising incidents of bomb attack (kp 30/11/2017)

Transitional justive: Lack of designated law minister puts MoPR in quandary: Act amendment process stalled as commissions’ term nears end (kp 29/11/2017)

Stuck in limbo: Government should advocate to international groups on behalf of its exploited out-migrants (kp 29/11/2017)

Transitional justice: Probe into 500 cases completed in 2 provinces: Reports to be sent to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission head office for review before further process; Commission unable to review the investigated cases  as senior officials from the TRC headquarters  have been deputed for the elections, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/11/2017)

Violence against women continues (ht 26/11/2017)

Reconstruction work snail-paced (ht 26/11/2017)

Space of absence: Women and other marginalised gender groups cannot  afford to ignore inaccessibility to fundamental rights, by Archana Thapa (kp 24/11/2017)

Transitional justice: CIEDP to summon Deuba over conflict-era disappearances, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 23/11/2017)

Speakers stress effective implementation of CEDAW (kp 23/11/2017)

11 years of peace agreement: Conflict victims’ wait for justice continues, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2017), Piecemeal process: 11 years after CPA, political parties are still to internalise the essence of transitional justice (kp 23/11/2017)

SC calls parties, EC to discuss 33 pc women candidates, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/11/2017) [Why only 4 days ahead of the first election day?]

Achham rife with cases of violence against women (kp 21/11/2017), VAW cases rampant in Achham district:  Much of the violence unreported; Five rapes reported in five months (ht 21/11/2017)

Despite higher population size women voters are less than men (kp 19/11/2017)

Blind people call for secret voting rights (kp 16/11/2017)

Slaving away: Govt has proven toothless, instead of taking strong position to protect migrant workers (kp 10/11/2017)

TRC, CIEDP stare at crisis as term sees end: Act needs to be amended to give the commissions more time to work, by Binod Ghire (kp 08/11/2017), Trauma in transition:Tenures of toothless transitional justice bodies need to be renewed; given greater independence (kp 09/11/2017)

Gender discriminatory practices not on parties’ vote agenda, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/11/2017)

Maina Sunuwar murder case: SC orders Kavre court to produce documents; three ex-Nepal army officials were sentenced to life in prison in April (kp 07/11/2017)

No women candidates in Province 6 for FPTP vote, by Janak Nepal (kp 05/11/2017)

Election authority yet to start voter education drive: Vote three weeks away; Fear for high invalid votes (kp 05/11/2017)

Health insurance made mandatory for all (ht 05/11/2017)

Guilty of Madi bus ambush should face legal action: Dahal (kp 05/11/2017) [Change of mind?]

Challenges faced by female journalists discussed (ht 05/11/2017)

Woman killed for refusing group sex proposal: Police (kp 04/11/2017)

Call to end impunity for crimes perpetrated against journalists (ht 04/11/2017)

Politicians in proportion: Women must be allowed to contest direct elections so as to develop leadership skills (kp 03/11/2017) [Its is their right! Men have nothing to allow!], Major political parties fail to field enough number of women candidates: NC has fielded seven, UML six and CPN-MC three women candidates for phase ll of parliamentary FPTP polls (ht 03/11/2017)

Justice delayed and denied: Many more cases like Dhungel’s will have to be brought to justice before some kind of normalcy returns, by Deepak Thapa (kp 02/11/2017)

Electoral competency: Women are still underrepresented in Nepali politics and the PR system has not made it any better, by Sanjaya Mahato (kp 02/11/2017)

Krishna Adhikari's murder: Hearing put off for December 11 (kp 02/11/2017)

Murder convict Dhungel sent to prison: Maoist leader, who was walking free despite being convicted eight years ago by apex court, will remain behind bars for 12.5 yrs, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/11/2017), Arrest of Dhungel raises hope of justice for war-era victims (kp 02/11/2017), Search for truth and justice continues in Nepal: ICJ; Says arrest of Maoist leader Dhungel highlights weaknesses, as well as promises, for conflict victims seeking accountability (kp 02/11/2017), Half a milestone: Maoist leader Dhungel’s arrest for war-era murder should now be followed by broader prosecution (kp 02/11/2017), Belated action: In 2016, the Judgment Implementation Directorate of the SC had also written to the Nepal Police to execute the verdict, but the police never responded (ht 03/11/2017)

Dalit activists demand justice for 14-year-old rape victim (kp 01/11/2017)

Mother of two flees abusive husband, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/10/2017)

New law sets five-year jail term  for marital rape (ht 30/10/2017)

Foreign secretary attends UNSC debate (ht 29/10/2017) [The secretary's statement at the UNSC contradicts relities in Nepal!]

Dalit leaders demand fair distribution of tickets in second phase elections (ht 28/10/2017)

‘Ensure women participation as per statute' (kp 28/10/2017)

50pc disabled people deprived of ID cards (ht 28/10/2018) [related to Nawalparasi district]

Dangerous alliance: State security forces and political parties have allied to subvert the truth behind human rights abuses, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 27/10/2017)

Women leaders demand more media coverage to promote female leadership (ht 27/10/2017)

Caught in the middle by middlemen: Migrant workers learn to face exploitation and abuse from recruiters at home and abroad, by Upasana Khadka (nt 27/10/2017)

International conference on peace next month (kp 27/10/2017)

The right bills: Cabinet has rightly sent two crucial bills of huge public importance for Presidential approval (kp 26/10/2017)

Hospital vandals beware: People who engage in violent acts must be punished according to the existing laws, by Ghanashyam Chapagain (kp 26/10/2017)

Govt’s scheme for quake victims falls flat: Over 80 per cent acquirers of new taxi permits have transferred ownership of their cabs, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 26/10/2017)

Contempt of court writ filed against police chief: Petitioner says failure to arrest murder convict Dhungel is wilful disobedience by security force (kp 25/10/2017)

Parties leave out women, Dalits in candidate selection, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/10/2017) [Not even 5 per cent female candidates!!], Fair share of tickets a far cry for women: Three major parties field only nine women for Nov 26 polls, by Arjun Poudel (ht 24/10/2017), Two alliances field just 8 women under FPTP in first phase polls: Poll alliances, reluctance of women aspirants, cited for low female numbers, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/10/2017), Gender imbalance: The major political parties  have given importance to male candidates for reasons, or rationale, beyond anybody’s comprehension (ht 24/10/2017)

Photo expo on Nepalis sans citizenship (ht 24/10/2017)

Quake victims struggle to receive grants, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 24/10/2017)

Elderly elated to get allowance at home: Although the government had introduced the allowance for the welfare of senior citizens, they had to struggle a lot for the little amoount, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 24/10/2017)

If parties allow human rights problems to fester, new issues will crop up, interview with Mohna Ansari (kp 23/10/2017)

Three-yr-old girl raped, murdered (ht 23/10/2017)

Do more: member of the UNHRC gives an immense opportunity to share experiences of the unique and successful peace process (ht 18/10/2017), Well within our rights: Now a member of the UNHRC, Nepal has to fully commit to upholding human rights (kp 19/10/2017)

Nepal elected to UN Human rights Council (kp 17/10/2017), Nepal elected UNHRC member (ht 17/10/2017)

Child labour rampant in far-west (ht 17/10/2017)

Stolen baby boy was sold to Siraha woman, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 16/10/2017), Babies as items to steal for some, throwaway for others, by Suresh Yadav (rep 16/10/2017)

HPE Bill’s fate hangs in the balance: Chances of its endorsement today, the last day of Parliament, slim, as it is not on the agenda, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/10/2017), Lawmakers cheated people: Dr KC (kp 14/10/2017), AHRC urges government to address striking Dr Govinda KC’s demands (ht 14/10/2017)

Free press for development: Government should remove obstacles that prevent people from exercising their right to information, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 13/10/2017)

Nepal falls short on ‘right to sight’ goal (ht 13/10/2017)

Plus and minus: Just because the Maoists are subsumed within the UML, it doesn’t mean their war crimes will be erased, by Nilamber Acharya (nt 13/10/2017) [Please do not conceal that war crimes were committed in the same way by security forces and at least protected by the then responsible politicians from NC, CPN-UML and RPP as well as Gyanendra Shah!]

Discussion held on migration health policy (kp 12/10/2017)

Army petitions SC over Kavre court verdict in Maina case, by Bhasha Sharma (rep 11/10/2017), Set it right: Nepal Army has to come clean on the Maina Sunuwar case, as it is an emblematic one (kp 12/10/2017)

House nod to landmark bill to ensure universal health care, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/10/2017), House passes Health Insurance Bill (rep 11/10/2017)

Children of refugee parents get birth registration certificates, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 11/10/2017)

Demanding our rights: Only through provision of basic services can the cycle of poverty be broken and the marginalised given a voice, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/10/2017)

Retired ‘living goddess’ starts school (kp 10/10/2017)

MoGA warns civil servants against contesting polls (ht 10/10/2017) [To prevent members of special vocational groups from candidating in elections is a grave violation of equal fundamental rights!]

Compensation for flood-affected only after PDNA (ht 10/10/2017) [??]

Ten years on, displaced families still struggling for permanent shelter, by Amar Khadka (rep 07/10/2017)

Being a girl: Although I see smile on the faces of parents after the birth of their first child, a girl, their disappointment is hard to conceal, by Usha Pokharel (rep 07/10/2017)

My body, sacred or profane? To remove the idea of impurity associated with women's body during menstruation, it is crucial to change how people view the monthly cycle, by Pabitra Gurung (rep 07/10/2017)

Quake survivors in Dolakha struggle to repay loans, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 06/10/2017)

Flood victims shut Gulariya ward offices (kp 06/10/2017)

Freed Kamlaris turning into career women after liberation, by Kamal Panthi (kp 04/10/2017)

Safe Migration: Reducing Human Trafficking, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 03/10/2017)

Out in the cold: Govt has to step up reconstruction efforts in coordination with local bodies and survivors (kp 03/10/2017), Only 6.6pc of quake-damaged houses rebuilt till date (ht 03/10/2017)

Sons, daughters to have equal rights in parental property: Will system dropped from final bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (kp 26/09/2017), Sweeping reforms: The Will System which was passed at the Legislation Committee was dropped when the Bills were discussed in the full House of Parliament (ht 27/09/2017)

‘Human rights situation not satisfactory’ (ht 26/09/2017)

Three years on, state of flood victims no better (ht 26/09/2017)

Drinking water supply cut off for nearly three months in Saptari (ht 26/09/2017)

Living as refugees: Statelessness of Bhutanese Lhotsampas and Myanmar’s Rohingya has been a cause of human suffering and needs global attention, by Suresh Sharma (kp 26/09/2017)

Women rights activist attacked for ‘witchcraft’, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/09/2017)

Closure of OPD services in hospitals hits patients hard (ht 23/09/2017), OPD services closed in hospitals for third day, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 25/09/2017), Doctors’ strike ‘inhuman’, says NHRC (ht 25/09/2017), Pregnant women hit hard, by Anita Shrestha (ht 25/09/2017), OPD services closed on fourth day of strike (ht 26/09/2017), Patients bear brunt of docs’ strike: Hundreds of thousands of patients across country deprived of medical services as doctors refuse to budge, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/09/2017), Lives in peril: The strike goes against the provision of the Essential Service Operation Act that forbids strikes in hospitals and health centres (ht 26/09/2017), Docs up the ante as govt renews call to end strike: NMA warns of stern protest as patients suffer (kp 27/09/2017), Malpractice: Extreme demands have been made by both sides of the case in holding doctors accountable (kp 27/09/2017), OPDs closed for 5th day, thousands affected (rep 27/09/2017), Doctors call off strike after 4-pt deal with govt; hospitals reopen across country (kp 30/09/2017)

Flood recovery plan set to exclude tenant farmers: While the government announced a Rs 1.25 billion agricultural recovery package, this aid is unlikely to reach farmers because they lack formal documentation certifying tenancy, by Petert Gill and Bhola Paswan (kp 23/09/2017)

Rights right here at home: While it pushes for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, experts say the Nepal Government should also be strengthening human rights at home, by Marty Logan (nt 22/09/2017)

The dead, and the dying: Nanda Prasad Adhikari is dead, but his family’s quest for justice for his murdered son is not, by Om Astha Rai (nt 22/09/2017), Nanda Prasad’s last rites yet to be performed (ht 23/09/2017)

Criminal Code: Chhaupadi and community, by Mukesh Adhikari (ht 21/09/2017)

Nepali migrants harassed at Indian border town' (kp 21/09/2017), More Nepalis being extorted in Indian border areas, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 25/09/2017)

School girls build toilet on their own, by Jagat Khadka (rep 19/09/2017)

Increase in missing children cases baffles cops (ht 18/09/2017)

Elderly underfed, neglected at Pashupati old age home, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 18/09/2017)

Nepal invites three UN Rapporteurs as it makes a bid for HR Council member (rep 18/09/2017)

SWC probing NGOs for forceful religious conversion, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 17/09/2017)

Thawang chief kidnapped by cadres of Chand-led party: CPN members say they will release Ghartimagar after interrogation, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 16/09/2017), Ghartimagar released (kp 18/09/2017) [Bring the culprits behind bars if you ever want to end political impunity!!]

From terror to tolerance: Efforts promoting interfaith harmony should be sustained, even as basic human rights should be upheld, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 15/09/2017)

Laws to protect child rights in the offing: Minister Koirala (ht 15/09/2017)

ECDC necessary in every locality: Minister Koirala (kp 14/09/2017)

Uncertain future awaits street kids: Most of them addicted to drugs, beg to make a living, by Anita Shrestha (ht 14/09/2017)

Children used in PM’s election assembly: EC (ht 14/09/2017)

Musahars ask for citizenship with candidates seeking votes, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 14/09/2017)

CIB urges caution in wake of paedophile arrests (kp 12/09/2017), Nepal Police intensifies vigilance against potential paedophiles (ht 13/09/2017)

UN special rapporteurs invited for inspection visit (kp 11/09/2017)

Lankan women saved from traffickers: New phenomenon in trend of Nepali men and women being trafficked via Colombo (kp 11/09/2017)

70 booked for sexually harassing women (kp 11/09/2017)

People with disabilities: Access to justice, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 11/09/2017)

Dalit women come forward to assume leadership (kp 10/09/2017)

Over 2,000 children went missing in 2016/2017, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 10/09/2017)

Flood-displaced locals in Sarlahi await support from government (ht 10/09/2017) [Another case of denial of assistance!!!]

Madhesi panel bill endorsed: Tharu, Muslim commission bills stuck for lack of quorum, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/09/2017), Crucial bills stuck in House for lack of quorum, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/09/2017)

Fourteen-year-old dies in police custody (kp 09/09/2017)

Government urged to guarantee social security of journalists (ht 09/09/2017)

Crusher plants causing noise pollution: Locals, by Suman Malla (rep 09/09/2017)

Family of drowned girls yet to get promised relief, by Madan Thakur (rep 09/09/2017)

SAsia’s religious leaders to work for children’s rights (kp 08/09/2017), Regional platform launched to promote children’s rights (ht 08/09/2017)

Building lives beyond the streets, by Swasti Gautam (rep 08/09/2017)

People, Politics, and Placentas: Despite dramatic improvements in maternal survival, many Nepali mothers are still dying needlessly at childbirth, by Bikash Gauchan (nt 08/09/2017)

Snail-paced Reconstruction Work, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 07/09/2017)

Criminalisation of Chhaupadi: Bajhang women sceptical about effective implementation of law, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/09/2017), Saving their honor: While Chhaupadi ban is indeed a major step towards women’s empowerment and emancipation in our highly patriarchal society, it also has many hitherto ignored ramifications, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 06/09/2017), Chhaupadi tradition: Uneducated belief, by Usha Maharjan Wall (ht 08/09/2017) [And why is it practised by people who pretend to be educated as well, especially in Western and Far Western Nepal?]

IFJ urges Nepal to discourage false lawsuits aimed at silencing media (rep 06/09/2017)

Lack of funds, disease outbreaks compound flood victims’ misery’ (kp 06/09/2017), Landslide survivors say aid has not reached them yet: Landslide-displaced families from the indigenous Chepang communities in Santhali, Sarling and Shyamrang villages of Chitwan are living like destitutes, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 06/09/2017)

Conflict victims: The mechanical way of taking statements will neither reveal the truth nor heal the trauma, by Suman Adhikari (kp 06/09/2017)

Three weeks on, flood victims still await relief (ht 05/09/2017) [!!!!], Local units fleecing flood victims (ht 05/09/2017)

The Wait Unto Death For Justice, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 04/09/2017)

Securing the insecure: A holistic approach to disaster management calls for attention to social elements which are often overlooked, by Avasna Pandey (rep 03/09/2017)

A flood of grievances: A reporter’s diary from a week-long field visit to the flood-hit Tarai, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/09/2017), 19 students die, 1 million still unable to go to school in flood-hit districts, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/09/2017)

A decade on, victims of insurgency still living with scars, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/09/2017)

Without a trace: Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms have fallen sorely short of international standards (kp 01/09/2017), Murder convict released at the order of Home Minister Sharma, by Upendra Yadav (rep 01/09/2017)

Government yet to send relief to flood-affected Morgaun in Parsa: Hunger and diseases have started to stalk the village. Children, elderly, pregnant women and new mothers  have been greatly affected, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/09/2017)

Right to vote: Ensure accessible polling booths so that persons with disabilities are not disenfranchised, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 01/09/2017)

NOC chief sues Nagarik for defamation, seeks Rs 800m damages (rep 01/09/2017)

ICJ calls for criminalising enforced disappearance (kp 31/08/2017), ICJ tells nations to criminalise enforced disappearance (ht 31/08/2017)

Hunger and diseases further victimize flood victims, by Kalendra Sejuwal and Arjun Oli (rep 31/08/2017)

Blind people face difficulty opening bank accounts, by Bina Thapa (kp 30/08/2017)

The disappeared: The state must deliver justice and criminalise enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 30/08/2017), Frustration mounts among war victims’ families (kp 30/08/2017), Hope fades for families of disappeared (kp 31/08/2017)

Efforts on to minimise VAW: State Minister Hussen (ht 30/08/2017) [Minimise??????]

MoHA asks DoPM to lay groundwork for allowing inmates to work outside prison (ht 30/08/2017)

Like homeless among ruins of their homes, by Pratap Bista (kp 29/08/2017), Diarrhoea, fever cases up (kp 29/08/2017)

Kin of war victims from security forces seek ‘justice’, by Anita Shrestha (ht 29/08/2017)

Documentation error depriving quake victims of grants, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 29/08/2017)

Women on warpath over tardy probe (ht 29/08/2017)

Nepal Police plans to set up anti-trafficking bureau (ht 29/08/2017)

NHRC in bid to blacklist rights violators: Culprits to be barred from travel abroad and state benefits; Individuals found guilty of human rights violations by NHRC probe will have their names made public, says Spokesperson Ansari (kp 27/08/2017)

Old beliefs die hard: The stigma surrounding menstruation should be effectively challenged, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 27/08/2017)

CIEDP begins detailed study of complaints (ht 27/08/2017)

27 months on, doctors still treating quake-hit patients under tents, by Him Nath Devkota (rep 27/08/2017) [correctly: 28 months!]

Absconding human trafficker arrested (ht 27/08/2017)

Pressure group for indigenous peoples’ rights: Inter-Party Indigenous Network represents  indigenous leaders from five parties and is support-ed by NEFIN and NFDIN (kp 26/08/2017)

Monsoon-related disasters: Govt to unveil rebuilding plan within three months (kp 26/08/2017) [??]

Just victims? Nepali women migrating out for work do also come back with higher remit and non-exploitative experiences, by Guneshwor Ojha (kp 25/08/2017)

Time to end impunity: Nepal should immediately ratify the ICC treaty to strengthen the national justice system, by Raj Kumar Siwakoti (kp 25/08/2017)

Bajura launches campaign to end child marriage (kp 23/08/2017)

Women’s issues: Laws to correct them, by Bijen Jonchhe (ht 23/08/2017), Chhaupadi in Jumla: Even health workers live in shed during menstruation, by DB Buda (rep 23/08/2017)

Interim order against IoE, TU (ht 22/08/2017) [continued discrimination on the basis of gender and citizenship!]

Aid in collaboration: Supreme Court interim order against govt’s one-door policy on flood aid is welcome (kp 21/08/2017)

Barrier to gender equality: Eliminating citizenship discrimination in Nepal is essential, by Wendy Yu (kp 20/08/2017)

Rape, murder cases up (ht 20/08/2017)

Relief distribution: SC orders govt not to adopt one-door policy (kp 19/08/2017), Stay on one-window relief delivery (ht 19/08/2017), Govt decides to accept foreign aid (kp 19/08/2017) [But only through the single government channel what is not allowed according the the SC decision!!], Lessons learnt: The government has once again adopted a one-door policy for the  distribution of relief materials, but reports from the ground  suggest this has only further complicated the process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/08/2017), Meagre ration infuriates flood survivors, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/08/2017), Govt’s languid approach leaves flood victims hungry and angry, by Pawan Yadav (kp 20/08/2017), Women, children deprived of treatment, by Santosh Singh (kp 20/08/2017)

Ending chhaupadi system: Comprehensive approach required, by Valerie Julliand, Giulia Vallese annd Wenny Kusuma (ht 18/08/2017)

Rights defenders object to Lama’s promotion (kp 18/08/2017)

Additional 2,264 cases registered with TRC: The second deadline for insurgency victims to file their pleas ended  on August 11, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/08/2017)

Not enough: Television footage of the rice distributed in some areas shows spoiled rice, and such are the allegations also as to the distribution of clothes (ht 18/08/2017)

Flood survivors feel snubbed as they wait for relief to arrive, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/08/2017), Jhapa flood victims under viral fever grip: A local health post official says the facility is running out of medicines, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 17/08/2017), Fear of diseases looms in the wake of floods: Experts call for urgent steps to supply water, sanitation and medicines: Most of the flood survivors are left with no option than to spend nights under the open sky  without basic facilities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Pawan Yadav (kp 18/08/2017)

Reconstruction fiasco: Quake survivors are living wretched lives as the government can’t get its act together, by Umesh Pokharel (kp 16/08/2017)

Rain drain: Govt should coordinate helping hands from  private donors and individuals, not create hurdles (kp 16/08/2017), Flood victims await relief, rehabilitation (ht 16/08/2017)

Flood toll soars to 91, victims await relief: Local officials call for immediate measures to prevent disease outbreaks (kp 15/08/2017)), Govt adopts 1-door policy on relief dole (kp 15/08/2017) [And in front of this single door sit politicians and administrators who do nothing, just as after the earthquakes of 2015!!]

Disastrous disaster preparedness: Diplomacy and institutional setup in disaster risk management would benefit us all, by Achyut Wagle (kp 14/08/2017), Troubled waters: As experience post 2015 earthquake showed, coordination is key in times of natural disasters (kp 14/08/2017), Flood havoc: Natural disasters like flooding and landslides are inevitable and we should be prepared for impending disasters (ht 14/08/2017)

MoWCSW to form rapid response teams in local levels (ht 12/08/2017)

Anti-child marriage campaign (kp 11/08/2017)

New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom (kp 10/08/2017), Ending bad blood: Criminalising the practice of Chhaupadi is a milestone in Nepali women’s fight against patriarchy, by Supriya Gurung (kp 11/08/2017)

13 arrested for sexual harassment on public transport in a week (ht 10/08/2017)

Supreme Court orders government to regulate sale, distribution of acids, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/08/2017)

Human distress: Govt needs to do more to protect migrant workers in the Gulf region (kp 10/08/2017)

Nepali society will rise to ensure justice, interview with Biraj Patnaik, AI Regional Director for South Asia (kp 10/08/2017)

ICJ calls for reforms in transitional justice bodies (kp 09/08/2017) [see discussion paper by ICJ]

Mercury poisoning: Govt’s ratification delay raises fears, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/08/2017)

Tired of waiting: Quake reconstruction work should be delegated to the local level for faster results, by Jeevan Baniya (kp 09/08/2017)

The Gorkha Empire: The concept of ‘unification of Nepal’ with Prithvi Narayan Shah as the hero who unified Nepal began to take root after the Shah restoration of 1951, by Binayak Sundas (rep 09/08/2017)

Ruined crops: Unless remedial measures are taken the damage caused by industrial pollution would get worse (ht 09/08/2017)

Parliamentary panel finds govt officials involved in human trafficking to Gulf countries, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/08/2017), MoFA failed to act, says House panel report: ‘Immigration officials colluding with traffickers, state turning a blind eye to the crime’ (kp 09/08/2017), MoFA officials involved in trafficking: House panel, by Sabin Mishra (ht 09/08/2017), Criminal alliance: A thorough investigation into the matter is required. Otherwise trafficking in Nepali housemaids would continue as usual (ht 10/08/2017)

4 girls drown in rain-filled pit (kp 06/08/2017), Four girls of a family die after falling into a ditch (ht 06/08/2017), 4 children drown in pits dug for road work, by Madan Thakur (rep 06/08/2017), Speaker directs govt to respond to minors’ death (kp 07/08/2017), Monsoon madness: How many innocent children must die before construction sites are made safer? (kp 07/08/2017), Rautahat’s killer ditches claim 11 lives in 3 weeks: Contractors blamed for digging ditches to extract soil to elevate surface at road construction sites, by Pawan Yadaw (kp 08/08/2017)

Gender-aware policies needed: Nepal can’t hope to graduate from its LDC status without reaching out to the poor, by Subhash Nepali (kp 06/08/2017)

Denial of citizenship top complaint at home ministry (ht 06/08/2017)

Give me a daughter, by Geeta Pandey (rep 05/08/2017)

MPs demand 55 FPTP seats for women (ht 04/08/2017)

Internal Need: While cross-border trafficking of Nepali women gets attention, domestic trafficking does not, by Kate Ryan (nt 04/08/2017)

Far too young: Child brides and grooms convince peers they are too young to get married, by Sonia Awale (nt 04/08/2017), Not just a social problem, but an economic one; Ending child marriage cannot be done through legislation alone: it needs to be tackled at many different levels, by Elizabeth Hanna Satow (nt 04/08/2017)

Budget for Kamaiya rehabilitation frozen (ht 03/08/2017)

Cops make public two arrested for attempt to kill spouses in Dolakha (ht 03/08/2017)

700 inmates crammed in Nepalgunj prison meant for 300, by Arjun Oli (rep 03/08/2017)

No safe roads in Pokhara for disabled, by Santosh Subedi (rep 03/08/2017)

Underage pregnancy, abortion in street children a health concern, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 02/08/2017)

Father, brother held over ‘honour killing’ (kp 01/08/2017)

More teeth sought for NWC (ht 01/08/2017)

Children of Nepali citizens by birth still being denied citizenship for lack of laws (ht 01/08/2017)

Remembering Ambedkar in Bangalore: Nepali Dalits lack the generations of affirmative action through reservations in politics, the civil service and other state organs, by David Gellner (kp 31/07/2017)

Lawmakers demand immediate distribution of grant to quake survivors (rep 31/07/2017)

Woman allegedly tortured for giving birth to a baby girl, by Manoh Paudel (kp 30/07/2017)

Chhaupadi still prevalent in hilly districts, by Govind KC (rep 30/07/2017)

The world forgetting, by the world forgot: Transitional justice is lost in transition in sluggish world of delays and apathy, by Reena Chikanbanjar (ht 30/07/2017)

Bill moots free education for persons with disabilities (ht 30/07/2017), ‘Pass Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill’ (ht 31/07/2017)

Reported cases of human trafficking doubled last fiscal (ht 28/07/2017), Countering human trafficking: Importance of coordinated effort, by Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 28/07/2017), World Day Against Trafficking In Persons, by Abgur Baba Joshi (rn 30/07/2017)

Man arrested on human trafficking charge (kp 27/07/2017)

Tikapur sees rise in number of people seeking citizenship certificates, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 26/07/2017)

TI urges govt to immediately address Dr KC's demands (rep 26/07/2017)

A road to nowhere: Attitude of the state and major political parties must change to reflect concern for conflict victims’ demand for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 25/07/2017)

80 pc budget spent on war victims (ht 25/07/2017)

Superstition And Social Suppression, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 24/07/2017)

Budget for freed Kamaiyas frozen (kp 24/07/2017)

Where’s the will? The constitution is largely Dalit-friendly but sadly few of its implementers, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (rep 24/07/2017)

End child marriage by 2030: Action plan delay leaves goal in doubt, by Samipa Khanal (kp 21/07/2017)

Promotion of tainted employees worries NHRC (ht 21/07/2017)

Nepal lacks law criminalising terrorism, says US; Tribhuvan International Airport lacks baggage screening technology (kht 21/07/2017)

Written by the winners: Things are improving for the Dalits, but not fast enough; we must do more to ensure an inclusive state, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (kp 20/07/2017)

Man arrested for impregnating his own granddaughter, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 20/07/2017)

DSP Sharma suspended (kp 20/07/2017)

Denying summit certificates an insult to Sherpas, says Norbu Tenzing Norgay, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 20/07/2017)

NHRC concern over girl’s death in road flood (kp 18/07/2017)

11-year-old pregnant girl banished from village, by Akson Rai (rep 18/07/2017), Raped, pregnant and banished, 11-yr-old struggles for justice, by Bidhya Rai (kp 19/07/2017), 11-year-old rape victim rescued (kp 22/07/2017)

Questions that matter: The discourse on migrant workers needs to focus on accountability and attribution, by Barun Ghim ire (kp 18/07/2017)

60 percent people in Karnali unaware of Chhaupadi ban: Report (kp 18/07/2017) [And govt and administration do nothing to implement it!], National disgrace: A clean or dirty shed is not the issue, the issue is women’s dignity and human rights, by Radha Paudel (kp 18/07/2017), The second sex: Menstruation - a natural, physiological cycle - should be destigmatised (kp 20/07/2017) [Why do you not call male gender the second sex? Life is given by women!], Call to enact laws against Chhaupadi practice (ht 20/07/2017)

Govt revises welfare schemes for migrants: Compensation to families of deceased workers doubled; Workers suffering from grave illness and severe injuries are also covered by the government’s new welfare programme (kp 18/07/2017)

SDG 12 : At every level we are responsible; Goals related to poverty alleviation, health and food security are closely connected to consumer rights, by Jyoti Baniya (kp 18/07/2017)

Many freed Kamaiyas yet to be rehabilitated, by Kamal Panthi (kp 17/07/2017)

Search for justice Grave war-era crimes become a matter of international concern in the absence of domestic ability to prosecute them, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp 17/07/2017)

Squatter settlement demolished, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/07/2017)

Missing daughters: At the root of sex-selective abortion lies the culture of preferring sons,  by Anjita Parajuli (kp 16/07/2017)

Provincial, national polls: Revised bills could affect women’s representation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/07/2017)

Complex forms of injustice: We continue to victimise others when we have the upper hand, by Prashant Sharma (kp 16/07/2017)

66 per cent water consumed in Valley contaminated: Even purified bottled water contains deadly microbes, E coli and coliform (ht 15/07/2017)

Empowerment of female journalists emphasised (ht 15/07/2017)

Physically, mentally challenged boy living in cage for a decade (ht 15/07/2017)

Ex-Kamaiyas unable to earn their own lands, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Kamal Panthi (kp 14/07/2017)

Chhaupadi: A heavy burden, by Arun Bam (rep 14/07/2017)

Human right to water: Revitalising Kathmandu’s ancient water system can address issues of water insecurity, vulnerability to disasters and loss of cultural heritage, by Olivia Molden, Nicholas Griffin and Prakash Mani Sharma (kp 14/07/2017)

Kidnapping incidents continue unabated (ht 14/07/2017)

Poverty forcing women into migration: Report (kp 13/07/2017), Exodus: Structural barriers and discrimination in local labour market drive women to work abroad (kp 14/07/2017)

Backlog of trafficking cases soaring: NHRC (ht 13/07/2017)

Monsoon drenching quake victims once again, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 13/07/2017)

Humla children sell timbers to cover education expenses, by Janak Bahadur Shahi (rep 13/07/2017)

NHRC protests govt neglect of its recommendations (kp 12/07/2017)

Husband surrenders to police with wife’s decapitated head, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 12/07/2017), Banke man slits wife’s throat, beheads her, surrenders to police (ht 12/07/2017)

Three held for gang raping a woman in Birgunj (ht 12/07/2017)

Nepal Army’s plan to run FM radio triggers debate, by Anil Giri (kp 10/07/2017), Freedom Forum condemns NA’s FM radio plan (kp 11/07/2017)

TRC, CIEDP seek continuation of local peace panels (kp 11/07/2017), TRC urges PM not to discontinue district peace committees (ht 13/07/2017)

Her future is our future: When a woman is free to make choices about her life, her children, her family and everybody else will benefit, by Giulia Vallese (kp 11/07/2017), Women empowerment: Many barriers, by Prativa Subedi (ht 12/07/2017)

‘Child domestic helps vulnerable to exploitation and sexual violence’, by Prachi Aryal (kp 10/07/2017)

Transitional justice: An uphill task, by Roshni Kapur (ht 10/07/2017)

Govt to declare 50 local units child-friendly by next fiscal (kp 09/07/2017)

Number of missing children rises after 2015 earthquakes: Study (ht 09/07/2017)

Kids face the brunt of society’s perception towards HIV/AIDS (ht 09/07/2017)

Quake victims forced to live in landslide-prone areas, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 09/07/2017)

Poor Nepali Dalits: Only special packages for poverty-reduction among Dalits will bring meaningful change in their lives, by Hira Vishwakarma (rep 09/07/2017)

Woman thrashed after her semi-nude photo posted on imo (ht 09/07/2017)

Chhau shed snakebite kills woman (kp 08/07/2017), Chhaupadi: A tradition that continues to claim women's live, by Govinda KC (rep 09/07/2017)

Curtailment of RTI unacceptable, says CIC Baskota (ht 08/07/2017)

Nepal Earthquake and Human Trafficking: Nepal is a source country for women, men and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking, primarily across Asia and the Middle East, by Prabin Manandhar (sp 07/07/2017)

No roof over their heads, by Anish Tiwari (kp 07/07/2017), Post-quake reconstruction fails to pick up pace, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/07/2017) [This is a great failure by the state to render assistance even though funds are there!!], Quake victims spending third monsoon in tents, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 07/07/2017)

More than a victim: Healing after harassment, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 07/07/2017)

After 3,800 deaths in Malaysia, Nepal seeks causes, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 07/07/2017)

Taking the lead on lead: Nepali children are exposed to alarmingly high levels of lead, which is slowing their intellectual development, by Sonia Awale (nt 07/07/2017)

22 per cent children in brick kilns out of school (ht 06/07/2017)

Over 6,000 trafficked in 2015-16, says NHRC report (kp 05/07/2017) [see NHRC report], NHRC report shows rise in human trafficking post-quake; 23,000 cases of trafficking or attempt to traffic reported in FY 2105/016 (rep 05/07/2017), ‘Entertainment sector fertile ground for traffickers’ (ht 06/07/2017), Modern day slavery: Trafficking is a thriving business whose constant evolution makes it tough to combat effectively (kp 07/07/2017)

Pokhara High Court sends a rapist teacher for 9 yrs in prison (ht 04/07/2017)

Number of teenage mothers on the rise in Tanahun, says study (ht 04/07/2017)

Call to ensure citizens’ right to information (ht 03/07/2017)

Govt plans overhaul of prisons: There are 74 prisons housing over 19,000 inmates, including 1,000 foreigners, in 72 districts (ht 03/07/2017), Prison management: There is a need of overhauling the prison management which can be achieved if the government takes up this issue seriously (ht 04/07/2017)

VAW continues to plague Nepali society (kp 02/07/2017)

Insecure scribes: Even after a decade of end of armed conflict many journalists still feel insecure and are forced to practice self-censorship, by Laxman Datt Pant (rep 02/07/2017)

Political cynicism: and stagnation: Empty narratives of peace without the practice of justice will not result in a stable future, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 02/07/2017)

TRC opens offices in seven provinces, members to lead, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/07/2017), Lost in reconciliation: There are widespread fears that the new TRC offices in the provinces won’t deliver much (kp 03/07/2017)

1,381 face action in four years for polluting Valley rivers (kp 02/07/2017)

Women make up majority of rights victims, shows study (ht 01/07/2017)

Nepal being used as human trafficking transit: US report; Unregistered migrants are more vulnerable to forced labour and sex trafficking (ht 30/06/2017)

Dalit beaten for entering temple (kp 29/06/2017), Dalit thrashed for entering temple in Bode Barsain Municipality (ht 29/06/2017)

Journalists demand security (ht 29/06/2017)

Call for collaborative efforts to fight gender-based violence (ht 29/06/2017)

Parties used 853 children during Phase I polls: CCWB (kp 28/06/2017)

Truth and Reconsiliation Commission Act: Justice not possible without amendment (ht 27/06/2017), Truth for its own sake: Commissions established expressly to uncover the truth have a sacred duty towards victims, by Aileen Thomson (kp 27/06/2017)

Quake victims to spend third monsoon under makeshift huts, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 27/06/2017)

Elderly woman found dead after acid ‘attack’ (ht 27/06/2017)

Rape, murder accused arrested after five years on the run, by Prachi Aryal (kp 27/06/2017), Rape-and-murder-accused lands in police net finally (rep 27/06/2017)

Female drug users lack family support (ht 27/06/2017)

Kusundas went ire of political parties and election commission for neglecting them, by Devendra Basnet (rep 27/06/2017)

212 missing kids ‘reunited with parents’ (kp 26/06/2017)

Dalit fined Rs 2,000 for touching cowshed, by Krishna Oli (rep 26/06/2017)

It’s not right: Historically the security forces in Nepal have used force, threats and torture to control the population, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 26/06/2017)

Minority groups flay parties for ignoring them (kp 25/06/2017)

TRC hands over 1,000 cases each to six provinces for probe (ht 25/06/2017)

Caste-based discrimination, untouchability punishable (ht 25/06/2017)

Quake victims living in constant fear of landslides, by Gokarna Prasad Bhandari (ht 25/06/2017)

Six districts in Nepal ‘highly food insecure’ (kp 25/06/2017), Report shows 48 VDCs in mountains and high hills highly food insecure, by Deepraj Sanyal (rep 25/06/2017)

CIEDP to collect ante-mortem data from tomorrow (kp 24/06/2017)

Disabled people seek equality (ht 24/06/2017)

War on words: Branding feminists as terrorists may be libellous because ‘terrorist’ is a highly politicised term, by Archana Thapa (kp 23/06/2017)

Locals drinking contaminated water in Charikot and its vicinity (ht 23/06/2017)

Cop manhandles Jajarkot couple (ht 23/06/2017)

Locals drinking contaminated water in Charikot and its vicinity (ht 23/06/2017)

Dalits of Bajura village cannot vote freely (ht 22/06/2017)

Domestic violence, a leading cause of suicide in Kavre (ht 22/06/2017)

Partnership forged to fight child marriage (ht 21/06/2017)

Call for strengthening citizens’ right to information (ht 21/06/2017)

Quiet riot brewing: The achievements of the Jana Andolan II do not benefit the youth and every day over 1,500 leave in search of better opportunities abroad, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 21/06/2017)

Many wartime rape victims have no access to justice, by Anita Shrestha (ht 20/06/2017)

Girl gang-raped (ht 20/06/2017)

Forgotten schools: Classes cannot be conducted during the rains or on particularly hot or cold days, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 20/06/2017)

Four-day school closure for polls (kp 20/06/2017) [Schools cannot be closed often enough!]

34 pc women victimised by kin (ht 19/06/2017)

Post-reconciliation blues: Bardia had highest number of enforced disappearances, most of them picked up by the security forces. Their whereabouts remain unknown, by CK Lal (rep 19/06/2017)

NHRC tells govt not to make arbitrary arrests; The rights body also urged the agitating RJP-N not to disrupt the election process (ht 19/06/2017), RJPN demands release of cadres (rep 19/06/2017)

Nepal shows solidarity with refugees (kp 19/06/2017), Standing with refugees: We are at a crossroads in Nepal, with the chance to finally achieve durable solutions for every refugee, by Kevin J. Allen (kp 20/06/2017)

UML cadre killed in clash with NC in Bajura (ht 19/06/2017)

Fugitive trafficker sent behind bars (kp 19/06/2017)

Girls lag despite outnumbering boys in exams, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/06/2017), Education of daughters: Disparity in SEE performance shows that girls still have a long way to go (kp 19/06/2017)

Police detain 2 Kanchanpur journos (kp 18/06/2017), Journalists held over news report (ht 18/06/2017)

Undocumented, domestic helps mired in low wages, exploitation, by Samipa Khanal (kp 18/06/2017)

SC orders quick compensation for victims of acid attack (ht 17/06/2017)

Tikapur incident victims receive compensation (ht 17/06/2017) [And what about punishing those guilty?], Tikapur incident-accused get hefty compensation: Resham Chaudhari receives Rs 17.4 million; Of the 46 accused in the killings, 22 including Resham are still at large, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 17/06/2017)

Modern-day domestic slaves: The practice of Kamalari was outlawed 10 years ago, but the traditional system of bonded labour still exists in other forms, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 16/06/2017)

Bajhang women to vote for those pledging to end chhaupadi (rep 15/06/2017)

Panchthar man arrested for raping teen daughter (ht 15/06/2017)

Technically included, practically left out: The number of Dalit candidates for top jobs in municipal and village councils is near zero despite commitments for inclusion in the constitution and party documents, by Bhola Paswan (The Record 13/06/2017)

Police, villagers clash over gang rape incident, by Rabindra Uprety (kp 13/06/2017)

Why child labour persists: We need to create conditions that enable families to afford education for their children, by Ayushma Basnyat (kp 13/06/2017)

Brick Kilns still a hub of child labour: Study, by Anita Shrestha (ht 13/06/2017)

Voice for equality: Nepal’s Female Labor Force Participation Rate is 80 percent. But women have a long way to go achieve gender equality, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 13/06/2017)

Kin of poll-clash victim stage mute rally (ht 12/06/2017)

Orientation on human trafficking issues (kp 11/06/2017)

End the wait: A new prime minister takes over, but there is no political will to ensure justice for conflict victims, by Meenakshi Ganguly (nt 09/06/2017)

Woman horrifically attacked by hubby: 34-year-old mother of three suffered burn injuries after her partner poured boiling oil on her head, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 09/06/2017)

Delay in amending laws affects transitional justice: Not even a single case has been investigated due to lack of laws in line with the Supreme Court orders (kp 08/06/2017)

12 years on, Bandarmudhe victims await justice (kp 07/06/2017)

Nepal failing to protect migrant workers: Amnesty International (kp 07/06/2017) [see AI report], Seize the moment: For Nepalis, there is no ‘safe migration’ without the end of debt bondage, by James Lynch (kp 07/06/2017), Unscrupulous recruiters continue to exploit migrants: AI (ht 07/06/2017), Nepal fails to stop exploitation of migrant workers: AI (rep 07/06/2017), Nepali workers falling prey to deceptive recruitment agents, shows AI report: The main form of deception workers reported was related to salaries (ht 25/06/2017)

CPN (Maoist Center) validating war-era land transactions in Rukum, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep 07/06/2017)

Install road safety signs before enforcing any rule: NHRC (ht 05/06/2017)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Office set up in Biratnagar (ht 05/06/2017)

TRC begins probe into war-era cases from Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 05/06/2017)

Compelled to leave: Despite having experienced the hardships of labor migration, why is Mina still choosing to leave?, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 05/06/2017)

‘Street children in poor health’ , by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 04/06/2017)

Conflict-era land transactions challanged at court, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 03/06/2017)

Children being used for poll campaigning (ht 03/06/2017)

NHRC seeks action against those guilty of tearing up ballots: Constitutional body writes to the Election Commission underlining the need for increased vigilance to ensure that such events do not repeat in the future (kp 02/06/2017)

Burning in the aftermath: Earthquake survivors in temporary shelters, especially children, are at risk of burn injuries, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 02/06/2017)

Badi women continue to be deprived of citizenship, by Anita Shrestha (ht 01/06/2017)

74% women in Jumla still sent to sheds during menstruation, by DB Buda (rep 01/06/2017)

Musahars deprived of allowance for not having toilets, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/07/2017)

Widow and kids of slain Tamang seek protection, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 31/05/2017)

Law placing prez, veep above litigation proposed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 31/05/2017) [Revival of royal thinking! Long live the royal republic of Nepal!]

Impeachment motion against CJ withdrawn (kp 30/05/2017)

2014 Surkhet flood: Govt allocates aid after nearly 3 years, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 30/05/2017)

Implementation of laws necessary to help end discrimination (kp 30/05/2017)

PM urges NHRC to protect rights of all (ht 28/05/2017) [This is only possible if the work of NHRC is no longer hindered by govt, parties and army!!], TRC, CIEDP unlikely to accomplish task, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 28/05/2017), Rally taken out in memory of martyr Krishna Sen (ht 28/05/2017)

Nepal's politicians, army resistant to investigating war crimes: report (Reuters 26/05/2017) [see also article in THT 27/05/2017)]

Rights all year round: NHRC needs to undertake structural reforms to make it fit for purpose in the new federal set-up; Tikapur case shows that unless there is representation of linguistic and religious minorities in the NHRC’s structures, it would be difficult for it to win the confidence of these groups, by Mohna Ansari (kp 26/05/2017)

Including the excluded: The real winners of the local elections are not political parties, but women, by Om Astha Rai (nt 26/05/2017), Federal feminine republic of Nepal (nt 26/05/2017)

What lies ahead: The way the impeachment row unfolded can only adversely impact the judiciary in the years to come, by Barun Ghimire (kp 26/05/2017)

Temporary cop held for rights activist’s murder (ht 26/05/2017)

Inclusive education: A must for disabled, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 25/05/2017)

Categorisation of ethnic nationalities as minorities: On April 24, the government published a notice on the Nepal Gazette declaring 98 communities with population below 0.5 percent as minority groups, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/05/2017)

Come, all ye faithful: Why would Dalits stand outside a closed door when the next one says welcome?, by Rajendra Senchurey (kp 23/05/2017)

SC orders citizenship through mother for Gurung sisters, by Anjali Subedi (rep 23/05/2017)

Petition against move to pardon Tikapur accused (kp 22/05/2017), SC refuses to issue interim order (ht 23/05/2017)

No attack on judiciary, govt tells UN body: The Foreign Ministry confirms that it has replied to UN Special Rapporteur through Nepal’s Permanent Mission to Geneva (kp 22/05/2017) [??!!], CJ impeachment: Govt warns UN against interfering in its exclusive jurisdiction, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/05/2017), House resumes after: 3-party agreement: NC, Maoist Centre agree to withdraw impeachment motion against CJ (kp 28/05/2017), Parties not to move impeachment motion (kp 29/05/2017)

More is needed: Prisoners should be treated as humanely as possible according to widely accepted standards (ht 22/05/2017)

Rally to demand end to VAW in public places (kp 21/05/2017)

Who will deal with ‘disappearances’ registered as ‘death’ cases?, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 21/05/2016)

Maina murder case: Amnesty seeks review of Maj Basnet’s acquittal (kp 20/05/2017)

Migrant workers continue to face appalling treatment in Qatar (rep 20/05/2017)

Male victims of child sexual exploitation overlooked, by Anita Shrestha (ht 19/05/2017)

Govt to drop charges in Kailali lynchings, other cases (rep 19/05/2017) [???], Decision on Tharuhat, Madhes movement: NHRC objects to govt move; NHRC says decision to grant amnesty to the guilty of the dreadful incidents amounts to promoting a culture of impunity (kp 20/05/2017), ‘Serious criminal cases have not been withdrawn’: The agitating Tharus and Madhesis have long been demanding that cases related to the political movements be withdrawn (kp 20/05/2017), Tikapur carnage: UML condemns govt decision to drop cases; The main opposition party terms the move a mockery of rule of law and rank disregard for human rights (kp 20/05/2017), NHRC condemns govt decision: Says culprits of criminal offences should be brought to justice (ht 20/05/2017), Tikapur carnage victims cry foul, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 20/05/2017), Dahal government under fire over decision on withdraw criminal cases, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 20/05/2017), Pardoning murder (rep 20/05/2017)

Re-examining gender based violence, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 19/05/2017)

24 Nepali girls rescued from Delhi: The victims were rescued from a house in Uttam Bihar by the Embassy of Nepal and Crime Branch of Delhi Police, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/07/2017)

Discrimination against LGBTIs should end: Human rights activists (ht 18/05/2017)

Kin of Maleth clash victims get Rs 1m each (kp 18/05/2017) [And what about punishing the guilty persons?? This is continued politics of impunity!!]

NC’s memo against killing of its cadre (ht 17/05/2017)

Over 50% children without textbooks in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 17/05/2017)

Malkot clash: RPP candidate succumbs to bullet injuries (kp 16/05/2017)

What about health? High-flown election manifestos are silent about basic things like ending malnutrition, by Jeeban Ghimire (kp 16/05/2017)

SDG 3 : good health and well-being; Ensure healthy lives, promote well-being: We all have a right to good health care, but we must alsorecognise our individual responsibility to protect our health , by Manisha Koirala (kp 16/05/2017)

Mother accused of selling three children in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 16/05/2017)

Election cancelled in three centres; one killed (kp 15/05/2017), APF accused of killing youth in Kavre: Protest over murder disrupts polling in Namobuddha (ht 15/05/2017), Dhading CPN-UML cadre beaten to death (ht 15/05/2017)

Happy family, happy world: Children and the elderly first, this is the message of International Day of Families, by Angur Baba Joshi (kp 14/05/2017)

Not quite half the sky: Intricacies that limit women’s participation in politics must be brought to the fore, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 14/05/2017)

Technically included, practically left out: The number of Dalit candidates for top jobs in municipal and village councils is near zero despite commitments for inclusion in the constitution and party documents, by Bhola Paswan (The Record 13/05/2017)

Raute demand voting rights, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 13/05/2017)

Parties found using children in campaigns, by Anish Tiwari (kp 12/05/2017), Rights group concerned over use of schools, kids (kp 12/05/2017)

End this injustice: The government should ask the host countries to scrap the Kafala law which gives undue leverage to the employers (kp 12/05/2017)

Three disable-friendly polling centers in Nuwakot and Rasuwa, by Bhagwati Lama (rep 12/05/2017) [All polling centres should have such provisions!]

4.4 million school textbooks yet to be printed (rep 12/05/2017)

UML activist killed in clash, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 11/05/2017)

NHRC concerned about travel arrangement for elderly, differently abled, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/05/2017)

Locals living on city fringes ‘unaware’ of voting process (kp 10/05/2017)

Over 25,000 children in Kailali out of school (ht 10/05/2017)

Fund for rehabilitation of Haliyas (ht 10/05/2017)

Earthquake victims cynical about polls, by Rajkumar Parajuli (ht 10/05/2017)), Poll candidates snub displaced flood victims: Displaced voters seek written commitment from candidates for resettlement, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 10/05/2017)

Dalit women candidates face discrimination, by Janak Nepal, Tularam Pandey and LP Devkota (kp 09/05/2017)

Freed from bondage, ready to vote: Seventeen years after emancipation, many ex-kamaiyas prepare to vote in local elections for the first time, by Peter Gill (The Record 08/05/2017)

6 Kuwait-bound women rescued, 3 traffickers held (kp 08/05/2017)

Teacher accused of molesting girl students (kp 08/05/2017)

I am the state: It is a matter of surprise that there are some people who think they own the country, by Achyut Wagle (kp 08/05/2017), Impeachment motion has exposed vulnerability of constitutional provision, interview with Bipin Adhikari (kp 08/05/2017), Irreparable damage: The impeachment motion seems politically motivated and aimed at barring the CJ from carrying out her duty, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp 09/05/2017), Baseless impeachment motion: Let this not be the day we remain silent about things that matter, by Prakriti Yonzon (kp 09/05/2017)

Supreme Court stays impeachment motion, reinstates CJ Karki, by Keshav P. Koirala (ht 05/05/2017) [!!!], CJ Karki resumes her duties following stay order (rep 05/05/2017), SC stays impeachment motion against Karki: Terms NC-Maoist move unconstitutional, reinstates her as chief justice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/06/2017), Ruling coalition objects to apex court ruling Says order violates lawmakers’ ‘special rights’ (kp 06/05/2017) [Nepal's so-called political leaders are not the owners of the country! They must learn that the decisions of the SC are binding law that has not to be objected by the executive! The procedure of NC and CPN-MC is a coup d'état!], CJ  impeachment motion (kp 06/05/2017)

Travesty Of Judicial Independence, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 05/05/2017), Lady Justice (nt 05/05/2017), Unimpeachable evidence: The coalition doesn’t want to impeach Sushila Karki, just suspend her so she can’t hear high-profile corruption cases, by Binita Dahal (nt 05/05/2017), Exit, the crusader: Sushila Karki is forced out of the Supreme Court, not in disgrace but in a blaze of glory, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 05/05/2017), Chief justice impeachment motion: Differences result in House meet deferral; Gachhadar’s NLF, which backs govt, sides with UML against move (kp 05/05/2017, NBA seeks silence on chief justice impeachment issue (kp 05/05/2017), Impeachment or revenge? Elected legislative representatives must use their power properly and for the good of the people, by Shyam KC (kp 05/05/2017), Nine oppn parties demand withdrawal of impeachment motion (rep 05/05/2017)

Female politicians displeased with sexism in nomination process (kp 05/05/2017)

SC seeks govt clarification over voting rights of Nepali migrant workers (rep 05/05/2017)

Third gender barred from contesting poll, by Anjali Subedi (rep 05/05/2017)

‘Nepali media still under threat, remains unsecure’: Impunity for crimes against journalists a big concern, says a newly launched IFJ report (kp 04/05/2017) [see IFJ report, Nepal on pp. 72-77], 70 cases of press freedom violation in a year: FNJ (rep 04/05/2017)

Playing with our future: Perhaps it is because public schools have been disproportionately affected by the quakes that the authorities’ response has been so slow, by Deepak Thapa (kp 04/05/2017)

Contempt of court case against Kantipur daily (kp 04/05/2017)

Health post still functioning under tents (ht 03/05/2017)

Valley sees rampant cases of sexual exploitation of girls, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/05/2017)

Many Nepali women deprived of reproductive rights (ht 02/05/2017)

Female leaders forced to accept candidacy for second position (ht 02/05/2017)

Voting centre location excludes disabled, pregnant women (ht 02/05/2017)

Dolakha quake victims weathering storm, snow in temporary shelters (ht 02/05/2017)

Quake survivors still in temporary shelters, by Anish Tiwari (kp 01/05/2017)

Separate and unequal: Reconstruction has failed the mostdisadvantaged, landless sections of people (kp 01/05/2017)

Groom involved in child married arrested (rep 01/05/2017)

10-month-old Kalikot girl dies of malnutrition, by Tularam Pandey (kp 30/04/2017)

Beware of beautiful dreams: Poverty, unemployment and lack of awareness are among the many factors that feed human trafficking, by Reena Chikanbanjar (ht 30/04/2017)

Woman beaten in captivity by husband, in-laws over dowry (kp 28/04/2017)

Better than before? Women’s empowerment requires concrete policies and their robust implementation (kp 28/04/2017)

End the conflict: Political parties have been debating amnesty while making no effort to strengthen the existing justice system, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 28/04/2017)

Nepal: Two years on, the government continues to fail marginalised earthquake survivors (Amnesty International 25/04/2017) [see full reports "What I want is the government to help" and "Building Inequality"], NRA responds to AI report (rep 28/04/2017)

Reconstruction moves at snail’s pace: NRA blames lack of trained workers, funding shortfall (kp 25/04/2017), International community urges for speedy reconstruction (kp 25/04/2017), Unfinished task: Two years have passed since the great earthquake, yet a lot needs to be done (kp 25/04/2017), Delayed grants irk development partners (ht 25/04/2017)

Rebuilding moves at snail’s pace in Dolakha (ht 25/04/2017), Dhading victims left in the lurch (ht 25/04/2017)

President’s Women Empowerment Programme starts in 26 districts: It aims to provide skill development training to Dalit, indigenous and marginalised women, by Samipa Khanal (kp 24/04/2017)

Two years on, disability continues to stalk 2015 earthquake survivors (ht 24/04/2017)

People’s Movement victim living with paralysis (ht 24/04/2017) [To remember: Now DPM Thapa ordered the brutal procedure of police forces in April 2006!!]

Brick kilns invading villages in Dhading (ht 24/04/2017)

Arun displaced urge government for relief, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 23/04/2017)

A social syndrome: Gendered norms on childcare have resulted in the construction of guilt in women, by Anjam Singh (kp 23/04/2017)

Probe into war-era cases affected as CIEDP staffers deployed for polls (ht 23/04/2017)

Right to Education, by Pawan Timilsina (ht 23/04/2017)

Govt to build houses for disadvantaged communities (ht 23/04/2017)

44 Nepalis prisoned in India; families barred from visiting, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 21/04/2017)

Organ traffickers ‘run health camps’ to lure people (kp 21/04/2017)

Disastrous discrimination: Dalits left behind as Nepal slowly recovers from the earthquake two years ago, by Patrick Barron (nt 21/04/2017)

Comprehensive recovery: Initiatives to address quake survivors’ social vulnerability must be scaled up (kp 21/04/2017)

Sindhupalchowk quake victims left in the lurch (ht 21/04/2017)

Women’s voices enrich public life: Building strong gender equal communities requires every individual citizen to stand firmly in the political landscape, by Valerie Julliand, Alaina B. Teplitz, Mashfee Binte Shams, Rensje Teerink, W. Swarnalatha Pereira and Ingrid Dahl-Madsen (kp 21/04/2017)

568 children rescued from Valley streets: According to a recent report, there are over 5,000 street kids all over Nepal (ht 20/04/2017)

Political parties warned against using kids in any election-related activity (ht 20/04/2017)

Arson attack on Dhobighat church (kp 19/04/2017), Christian federation demands swift action against attackers (kp 20/04/2017), Christian community demands security (ht 20/04/2017)

Badi kids out of school in Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/04/2017)

Water sources dry up after illegal stone mining, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 19/04/2017)

Rautes to be granted citizenship (ht 19/04/2017)

Heavy storm blows away 125 temporary shelters in Dolakha (ht 19/04/2017)

Child marriages result in disenchanted couples, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 19/04/2017)

3 ex-NA officials convicted of killing Maina Sunuwar: Kavre court passes landmark verdict on a case that had been dragging on for 13 years; Sentences former soldiers in absentia to 20 years in jail for the murder of teenage girl, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 18/04/2017) [The verdict remains symbolic as long as they are not arrested and serve their sentences!!], UN welcomes court verdict on Maina Sunuwar murder: Calls ruling a significant step towards ensuring victims’ rights to justice (kp 19/04/2017), Fresh wounds: Conviction of the perpetrators of war-era cases provides hope for justice, but enforcement is key (kp 19/04/2017), Nepal: Need Effective Steps to Enforce Court Verdicts; Rule of Law Should Prevail, Not Political Protectionism (Amnesty International 20/04/2017), Maina case forwarded to High Court (kp 04/05/2017)

Caste discrimination: Where Dalits can’t buy milk, by Jagat Khadka (rep 18/04/2017)

Elderly woman attacked on ‘witchcraft’ charge (kp 18/04/2017)

Neighbours attack couple for witchcraft (ht 18/04/2017)

Law bars issuing poll symbols to parties outside House, says Yadav, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/04/2017)

Dolakha prison overcrowded (ht 17/04/2017)

Inclusion and equality: Mind shift; Just as donors have pooled their strengths to establish Governance Facility, a similar Facility can be built to support NGOs committed to fight exclusion, by Simone Galimberti (rep 17/04/2017)

Boy, 14, dies at police school; kin cry foul play, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/04/2017)

Conflict victims' cases: Preliminary probe in six months: TRC, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 16/04/2017)

Govt delay in releasing funds puts temporary cops at their wits’ end: With no cash in hand, recruits are facing hard time managing food and lodging, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/04/2017)

Court to govt: Arrest murder convict Bal Krishna Dhungel (kp 14/04/2017), SC orders police to arrest murder-convict Dungel within 7 days (rep 14/04/2017), Arrest Order Against Dhungel: A Blow To Prachanda, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/04/2017), Mohan Baidya flays Supreme Court order to jail Bal Krishna Dhungel (ht 16/04/2017)

The pariah problem: PM Dahal’s suggestion that discrimination against Dalits will end with federalism is too simplistic (kp 14/04/2017)

Need for black feminism: Madhesi women face double discrimination: one, as Madhesis and, two, as women, by Kalpana Jha (kp 14/04/2017)

Three Nepalis rescued from China (kp 13/04/2017)

Conflict-era cases: Official’s error deprives a family of compensation, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 13/04/2017)

Tens of thousands of quake survivors at risk again: A third of homes poorly built, says NRA CEO Pokharel (ht 12 /04/2017) [How shall they built houses in a safe way if govt and NRA deny them the aid provided by international donors??]

Nepal should not send labour to Qatar under Kafala law: Bundestag Vice President (ht 12/04/2017), Migrant workers exploited en route to Arab Gulf (ht 12/04/2017)

Social security allowance not distributed since the past six months, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 11/04/2017)

Saptari firing: House panel moots action against security personnel guilty of indiscriminate killing, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/04/2017)

Need for regional rights body stressed (ht 10/04/2017)

‘Judiciary should be overseen by legislature’ (kp 09/04/2017) [NC General Secretary demands removal of separation of powers!!!]

In a first, govt tables NHRC report in House, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/04/2017)

16,808 persons go missing in three years (ht 08/04/2017)

Human rights situation in Karnali region fragile, says NHRC team (ht 08/04/2017)

Govt moves to address Musahars’ woes: Long deprived of drinking water, the community now gets tube-well, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 08/04/2017)

HR defenders call for regional mechanism (rep 08/04/2017)

Cyber crimes of harassing women on rise, by Samipa Khanal (kp 07/04/2017)

Female cop files assault complaint against DSP (kp 07/04/2017)

Even with health posts, Mugu women give birth in cowsheds (ht 07/04/2017)

NRA to provide aid to quake-hit lacking land ownership docs (kp 06/04/2017)

Nuwakot DAO denies 3 siblings citizenships in mother’s name (kp 06/04/2017)

Kids sans birth certificate deprived of education (ht 06/04/2017)

A Dalit caste’s struggle for toilet, by Madan Thakur (rep 06/04/2017)

Australian envoy on women and girls stresses building back better (kp 06/04/2017)

Govt set to launch health insurance (ht 06/04/2017)

Prez tells flood victims they will be compensated (kp 06/04/2017)

I/NGOs told to follow election code (kp 05/04/2017) [Those providing relief to earthquake victims before the elections shall be arrested????], I/NGOs asked to halt work until elections, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 08/04/2017) [Yes, earthquake victims don't need help!?]

Donors concerned about education in new local set-up: Ministry comes up with action plan (kp 05/04/2017)

Education for disabled: Our curriculum is still not disable-friendly and hence not accessible to children with visual and hearing impairments, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 05/04/2017)

Trump policy to affect family planning programs in Nepal, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 05/04/2017)

SC stays probe into multi-billion rupee drug scam (rep 05/04/2017) [???]

Fire the slowpokes: A new Truth and Reconciliation Commission consisting of nonpartisan experts should be formed; Nepal’s experience suggests that when perpetrators hold the key to power, truth and justice for conflict victims can be sidelined, by DB Subedi (kp 04/04/2017)

Poisonous legacy: The media gave extensive coverage to CIAA accusations against government officials but were miserly in covering their acquittal, by Jayash Paudel (rep 04/04/2017)

Worker health and safety: Major obstacles remain, by Sunil Kumar Joshi (ht 04/04/2017)

Most women unaware of reservations, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/04/2017)

Unsafe abortions menacingly high, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/04/2017)

Punish human traffickers, House panel directs govt: Committee instructs government to punish traffickers sending women to the Gulf for ‘maid’ jobs (kp 03/04/2017)

‘Citizens should be made aware of their rights and duties’ (ht 03/04/2017)

Child marriage rife in Haanku: 73 cases recorded in the Jumla village in the last fiscal year (kp 02/04/2017)

TRC, a hostage to chairperson’s prolonged absence, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/04/2017)

Neighbours thrash Dalit boy for entering kitchen, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 01/04/2017)

Woman found hanging, father suspects murder, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 01/04/2017)

The never ending miseries of Musahars, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/04/2017)

Road to Inclusion: Progress in inducting women into public service may be small, but in light of the country’s dismal history of inclusivity, it is a much welcome change, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2017)

Whither compensation: Govt’s inconsistent and ad-hoc policies letting down conflict victims, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/03/2017)

Disaster preparedness: Govt gives a leg up to Valley’s health facilities (kp 31/03/2017)

BRB issues 48-hr ultimatum to PM: Demands participation in local polls (kp 31/03/2017), NSN to protest at EC, election offices (ht 02/04/2017), BRB caught from EC, released (kp 03/04/2017), Police detain Bhattarai among dozens from demo outside EC (ht 03/04/2017)

Shelved hydro projects: Nepal’s large-scale hydropower projects impact locals in the project areas in multiple and complex ways, by Sanju Koirala (kp 31/03/2017)

SC orders govt to ensure safe housing to people (ht 31/03/2017)

Elderly denied social security allowance (ht 31/03/2017)

ICJ urges Nepal to revise Criminal Code Bill draft: Seeks accountability for grave rights violations (kp 30/03/2017), ICJ seeks revision of Nepal’s Criminal Code Bill (ht 30/03/2017)

2nd batch of aid reaches only 103 families in Kavre (kp 30/03/2017)

Udayapur youths miffed at not being able to vote: They are not in the voters' list as DEO stopped registering names (ht 30/03/2017) [???]

Madhes protests cost Saptari 11 lives in 19 months: Residents, leaders and activist call for peaceful protests, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 30/03/2017)

Attention engineers: New buildings are coming up all over, but most are not accessible to disabled people, by Simone Galimberti (kp 30/03/2017)

Nepalis among migrant workers blocked from leaving Qatar (ht 30/03/2017)

Smuggling of Nepali women: House panel says immigration officials involved; Finds nexus between DoI employees and smugglers (kp 29/03/2017)

Victims tossed into bureaucratic minefield (ht 28/03/2017), Thousands of quake victims left in a lurch (ht 28/03/2017)

Reconstruction drive sluggish in Sindhuli (ht 28/03/2017)

Give justice: Parliament should also take up this issue seriously if the State remains apathetic to the CIEDP’s call (ht 27/03/2017)

Martyr families question the outcome of their loss, by Suresh Yadav (rep 27/03/2017)

No safety rules yet against pollution near schools, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/03/2017)

Writ petition filed at SC against Online Media Directive (rep 27/03/2017)

CIEDP handicapped as legally there’s very little it can do: Government yet to enact law criminalising enforced disappearance andtorture (ht 26/03/2017)

Bill moots open prison for inmates with good conduct (ht 26/03/2017)

Conflict victims allowed to move SC against TRC Chairman Gurung: Apex court quashes registrar's refusal order (ht 25/03/2017)

Prisoners deprived of human rights: NHRC (ht 25/03/2017)

CK Raut remanded to custody for 10 more days (ht 25/03/2017)

Police clueless about gruesome murder of teenage girl (rep 25/03/2017)

CCWB reunites 200 street kids with families, by Samipa Khanal (kp 25/03/2017)

NRA website gives wrong information about rebuilt houses (ht 25/03/2017)

UN sets Nov deadline for Qatar to end abuse of migrants: Warns of investigation if new labour reforms not implemented; Qatar is home to around half a million Nepalis, and the Arab state hired 129,038 workers from Nepal in 2015-16 to become the second largest recipient of Nepali migrants after Saudi Arabia in the region (kp 24/03/2017)

Trapped in transition: Economic and political instability in the Tarai is pushing children south of the border to a life of abuse, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 24/03/2017)

Students in Hardeni miss classes to fetch drinking water (ht 24/03/2017)

Lack of forms deprives victims 2nd batch of aid, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 23/03/2017)

NRA Act inadequate for reconstruction task: CEO Pokharel; "If the NRA remained with the same powers and guidelines as now, I don't see any future for it" (rep 23/03/2017)

Govt told to launch reconstruction fund within a month (ht 23/03/2017)

Bajhang Locals forced to drink dirty river water, by Jagat Khadka (rep 23/03/2017)

TRC holds meet in absence of chair (ht 23/03/2017)

Probe begins into Tharuhat, Madhes protests (ht 23/03/2017), Probe into Maleth incident begins (kp 24/03/2017)

Nepal graduates to medium human development grouping (kp 23/03/2017) [?; see indicators]

Flood threats up due to unlawful mining: One can notice both the river banks being covered with large number of excavators and tippers, as well as large potholes, by Anish Tiwari (kp 23/03/2017)

Torture victims compensated, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 22/03/2017) [But not punishing the criminals!?]

Dalit children crush stones to buy books, by Janak KC (rep 22/03/2017)

Human versus national security: National security marginalises the rationale for all other critical, human-centric securities; this needs to change, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 22/03/2017)

Deliberation on inclusion commission bill begins (ht 22/03/2017)

Gender equality: The Nordic Model, by Kjell Tormod Pettersen (rep 22/03/2017)

Lack of classrooms affecting children’s education: Students of various grades taught under the same tattered tarpaulin, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 22/03/2017)

Untouchability: Still entrenched; The state should apologize for its historically inhumane treatment of the Dalit community, by David Kainee (rep 21/03/2017)

Amendment needed to secure women’s rights: Activists (ht 21/03/2017)

Stakeholders bat for accelerated efforts to end gender imbalance (ht 21/03/2017)

Saarc CCI urged to vote SAWDF as representative (kp 21/03/2017), Women’s job opportunities: Mutual learning; The rate of female labor force participation in South Asia varies from 16 percent in Afghanistan to 80 percent in Nepal, by Charity Troyer Moore and Vestal McIntyre (rep 21/03/2017)

Saudi amnesty for undocumented workers: Around 40,000 Nepalis may benefit (rep 21/03/2017)

Election hampers printing of school textbooks, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 21/03/2017)

Reconstruction delayed further as few quake victims turn up for 2nd tranche, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 20/03/2017)

Cause of death contested (kp 19/03/2017)

RPP registers amendment proposal demanding Hindu state (ht 19/03/2017)

Treatment of Kanchanpur injured affected (kp 19/03/2017)

Our first nations: There are compelling evidence to suggest that even before the Aryan and Mongoloid groups of people stumbled upon this place, it was occupied by Austroasiatic groups of people, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 18/03/2017)

Students unlikely to get textbooks on time: One third of JSSK machines to print ballot papers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/03/2017)

Thought for food: Despite dramatic progress in nutrition, half of Nepal’s child deaths are still due to hunger, by Marty Logan (nt 17/03/2017), The face of hunger: A debt-ridden Dalit couple is on the verge of losing their daughter to malnutrition, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/03/2017)

Khadka addresses UN’s CSW session (kp 17/03/2017) [??]

NRA starts distributing 3rd tranche of housing aid (kp 16/03/2017)

Booklet on women entitlements published: The booklet contains information related to economic benefits provided and initiatives taken by various agencies for women (kp 16/03/2017)

Justice, compensation elude family of man killed by SSB seven years ago, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Ghimire (kp 16/03/2017)

War-victims demand TRC office bearers’ resignation (ht 16/03/2017)

Excavation casts dry spell in Chure, by Raju Adhikari (rep 16/03/2017)

Additional 14,988 conflict victims verified, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/03/2017), Additional 3,830 conflict victims verified: Number now totals 139,711, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 16/03/2017)

Transitional justice: Doing it right, by Geja Sharma Wagle (rep 15/03/2017)

Minors injured in Jajarkot accident seek parents (ht 15/03/2017)

Murder-convict Dhungel felicitated in Okhaldhunga: Dhungel and seven others had been convicted for the murder. Six have already completed their jail terms while the seventh, Pushkar Gautam, is still in jail, by Anil Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017)

Reconstruction still delayed in Dhading, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 14/03/2017)

In the service of power: Governmental editorial directives on rising above ideological divides, instead of edifying journalists, end up irritating them, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 14/03/2017)

Street children vulnerable to addiction, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 14/03/2017)

Boy, chained up for 17 years, in want of medical attention, by Surendra Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017), Teenager chained for 17 years returns home after treatment (ht 28/03/2017)

6-year old girl roped to wooden bed for two years, by Shankar Shrestha (kp 13/03/2017)

Non-life insurers still to settle 25 percent of quake-related claims (rep 13/03/2017)

Reconstruction impasse: A stable and effective leadership is essential in the NRA to overcome obstacles, by Narayan Marasini (kp 12/03/2017). Cold snap adds to misery of quake-displaced (kp 12/03/2017)

Malnutrition afflicts girls more than boys, by Prakash Singh (ht 12/03/2017)

Consumer protection act: Govt aims to force traders to buy back or replace faulty goods (kp 11/03/2017), Know your rights: Consumers can claim compensation for damages caused by bad products or services, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/03/2017), Are we getting what we deserve?, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/03/2017), Lax market monitoring laws causing chaos: The new constitution has enshrined access to quality products as one of the rights of consumers (kp 16/03/2017)

Gender Equality In Nepal, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 11/03/2017)

Saptari and beyond: Immediate and long term perspective on the tragic Saptari incident, by Shreya Paudel (kp 11/03/2017)

Madhes protest victims mostly commoners, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 11/03/2017)

Up to the task: More struggle is necessary to get Nepali  women into real decision-making positions, by Bidushi Dhungel (kp 10/03/2017)

Stateless daughters: Every Nepali mother must be allowed to get Nepali citizenship as easily as a man, without if’s and but’s, by Deepti Gurung (nt 10/03/2017)

Kanchanpur local dies in India’s SSB firing, by DR Panta (kp 10/03/2017), Nepali man dies in SSB gunfire, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 10/03/2017), Govt sends diplomatic note to India over SSB firing: Indian national security adviser calls PM Dahal; Gautam declared martyr, by Anil Giri (kp 11/03/2017) [Please stop overusing this term: He was a victim of Indian atrocity, not a martyr!], MEA: enquiry initiated (kp 11/03/2017), Kanchanpur culvert was built as per bilateral agreement, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 11/03/2017)

Up to the task: More struggle is necessary to get Nepali  women into real decision-making positions, by Bidushi Dhungel (kp 10/03/2017)

Amnesty calls for prompt probe into police killings (kp 09/03/2017) [see statement by AI], Panel to probe into Saptari killings (kp 09/03/2017), UML rejects PM’s call to postpone poll rally (kp 09/03/2017), Morcha serves 7-day ultimatum to govt: Warns of withdrawing support if demands not met (kp 09/03/2017), Banda affects life in Tarai districts (kp 09/03/2017), CEC Yadav’s house vandalised (kp 09/03/2017), Protests against Maleth shooting on 2nd day of bandh also (rep 09/03/2017), NHRC concerned over obstruction: Commissioner Ansari’s vehicle vandalised (kp 10/03/2017), UDMF cadres torch bus for defying strike in Saptari (ht 10/03/2017), Death toll in Saptari incident rises (ht 10/03/2017), A lose-lose situation (nt 10/03/2017), The middle path, by Dipendra Jha (nt 10/03/2017)

Is Women's Day only for the well-offs?, by Jagat Kahdka (rep 09/03/2017)

Prolonged stalemate: It is perhaps time to turn to an approach where all major parties agree to work with a common mediator, by Deepak Thapa (kp 09/03/2017)

The day Ban Ki-moon cried: Have we done enough to support the earthquake victims in Nepal?, by Surendra Bahadur Sijapati (kp 09/03/2017)

Air too dangerous to breathe: Kathmandu residents breathed extremely polluted air in Magh, by Ajaya Shrestha (rep 09/03/2017)

Water supply, sanitation coverage remains stagnant (ht 09/03/2017)

New bride forced out of home on charge of witchcraft (rep 09/03/2017)

GloAct against human trafficking launched (kp 08/03/2017)

15pc quake victims yet to receive first tranche of govt aid (ht 08/03/2017) [In 14 of the 31 affected districts; people in the other districts have got nothcing at all after almost two years and, to a greater part still live in shelters!!]

13 years on, society yet to accept Maoist leader who married a Dalit girl, by Ram Hari Gajurel (rep 08/03/2017)

Quality education for girls and women with disabilities stressed (kp 08/03/2017)

Quake-displaced demand safe place for resettlement, by Sudip Kaini (kp 08/03/2017)

Report and Reality: Melamchi environment plan only on paper, Lack of proper implementation a threat to public health (rep 08/03/2017)

Women continue to face discrimination at home, workplace (ht 08/03/2017)

Is women empowerment just women employment? If this day is to celebrate your and my achievements, then it does not need to be marked in the calendar, by Sambridhi Gyawali (rep 08/03/2017), Bold action now: In Nepal, while women work as much as men, the gender wage gap is still in the bottom half of the world ranking, by Valerie Julliand (rep 08/03/2017), Exemplary Muslim sisters empowering women, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 08/03/2017), Working on gender: We saw no representation of Himalayan women in history or literature, nor in the research and development sectors, by Chhaya Vani Namchu and Menaka Hamal (rep 08/03/2017), Championing their cause: We need to be more proactive in identifying true champions of women's economic empowerment in Nepal and build a strong coalition, by Gail Marzetti and Pukar Malla (rep 08/03/2017), Women’s role critical for social advancement: Prez (kp 09/03/2017), #beboldforchange: Things are far from ideal for Nepali women, but the fight for equal rights continues (kp 09/03/2017), Empowering women: The most urgent task that lies ahead is to make sure that women are treated equally in all spheres of life (ht 09/03/2017)

Family members inconsolable after death of breadwinner, by Mikthilesh Yadav (rep 08/03/2017)

NHRC blames security lapse for Tikapur incident: Seeks departmental action against senior APF officers (ht 08/03/2017)

Three protesters killed in police firing in Saptari, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 07/03/2017), 3 dead as UDMF cadres clash with police, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 07/03/2017), Experts in Madhes urge all to exercise restraint, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 07/03/2017), SLMM flays incident, calls on all for peace (kp 07/03/2017), UML puts campaign on hold for 3 days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/03/2017), Police killings spark protests: Morcha supporters enforce strike, shut eastern Tarai districts, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/03/2017), Leaders' provocative speeches laid the ground for Tikapur killings: NHRC; Recommends action against APF DIG Chaudhary, SP Singh over security lapses (rep 08/03/2017), Govt recalls Saptari CDO, security chiefs: Decides to deploy additional 300 security personnel in the district, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/03/2017), Congress lawmakers demand judicial probe (kp 08/03/2017), Saptari incident concerns UN, US (kp 08/03/2017)

From safe motherhood to safe womanhood: Nepali women deserve to be recognised as complete human beings and equal citizens, not just as mothers, by Poonam Thapa (kp 07/03/2017)

On the home front: Listen to the unheard voices of the suffering wives of migrant workers left behind, by Roni Pradhan (kp 07/03/2017)

The purse strings: Women have little control over household finance despite being important earners, by Ashika Sharma (kp 07/03/2017)

Women exploited in entertainment sector (ht 07/03/2017)

The ideal transition: There are major obstacles that need to be overcome to avoid prolonging the process, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 07/03/2017)

66 water projects incomplete for want of budget, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 07/03/2017)

How Nepali Women Are Forced To ‘Sell’ Their Skin To Make Rich Indians Beautiful, by Soma Basu (Youth ki Awaaz 06/03/2017)

Health staff obstruct polio vaccination in many districts, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/03/2017), 18 officials booked for disrupting polio drive (kp 06/03/2017), Polio immunizations resume after suspension of 18 staff: MoH keeps eye on 50 agitating staffers for possible suspension (rep 07/03/2017)

HRC begins probe into teenager’s murder (ht 06/03/2017)

Chhaupadi tradition: Women’s monthly exile continues (kp 05/03/2017)

Devoid of aid, Badi women continue sex trade (ht 05/03/2017)

‘Torture high in Tarai district’: According to a study  carried out by the THRD Alliance, 23.76 percent of the 766 detainees  interviewed in 19 districts reported torture (kp 05/03/2017) [see THRDA press release]

Salleri locals forced to drink unsafe water (kp 05/03/2017)

Nepal 2016 Human Rights Report, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (03/03/2017)

Nepal courts vulnerable to threats, bribery, says US report (ht 05/03/2017)

Rape tops list of crime against women in Nepal (ht 03/03/2017)

Bhatta asks TRC secretariat to call meeting pronto (ht 03/03/2017)

South Asia lawmakers meet to discuss child welfare (ht 03/03/2017), SAsian MPs meet to discuss children’s rights (kp 04/03/2017)

Leave no one behind: Absorbing women into the labour market by reinforcing traditional gender roles is not empowering, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 03/03/2017)

Cashing in on tragedy: The growing epidemic of hospital vandalism and attacks on health workers reflects extreme politics and erosion of the rule of law in Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/03/2017)

Teenage girl’s death sparks tension in Dharan: Locals claim that the girl was  murdered by her foster parents (kp 02/03/2017), Dharan teen’s death: Autopsy reveals she was sexually abused; 13-year-old Anusha of Punya Marga, Dharan, died while being treated for insecticide poisoning on Monday (kp 04/03/2017)

Calls to make infrastructure in Valley wheelchair-friendly (kp 02/03/2017)

Child migration on the rise (ht 02/03/2017)

Kids in Chepang village spend time playing in lack of school, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 02/03/2017)

Victims’ critical engagement: The number of people willing to engage with the commissions shows the need and desire for justice and reconciliation, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 01/03/2017), Absence of TRC Chair affects works (ht 01/03/2017) [???]

KUKL refuses to respond to RTI petition (rep 02/03/2017)

Badagaun fire victims left in lurch, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 01/03/2017)

Nepal announces UNHRC candidature for 2018-20 term: This is the first time Nepal has presented  its candidature to the council (kp) [First, respect human rights at home! See collection of links on HR issues!], Mahat, UN top official discuss Nepal HR issues (kp 03/03/2017)

Bhutan should take back unsettled refugees (kp 01/03/2017)

PM pledges to raise Dalit issues at UN (kp 28/02/2017)

Dhading reconstruction moving at a snail’s pace, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 28/02/2017)

Lack of fund slows over 100 projects (kp 28/02/2017)

Landslide victims say government failed to bring pledged relief, by Ananda Gautam (kp 28/02/2017)

Illegal and unsafe abortions put women’s lives at risk (ht 28/02/2017)

Experts call for revising torture bill (rep 28/02/2017)

Printing ballot papers to affect textbooks availability: Only 50 percent school textbooks printed to date, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/02/2017)

NRA proposes land grant for quake-hit squatters: Beneficiaries will have to leave original settlements and buy pieces of land in safer areas to rebuild. by Manish Gautam (kp 27/02/2017), NRA plans Rs 100,000 relocation grants to households at risk, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 27/02/2017)

All our daughters: Where are Nepali women in the metaphor of coffins, bakasko bimba, which pervades pathologies of remittance reporting?, by CK Lal (rep 27/02/2017)

No school after marriage: Need to earn a living forces the bride and groom out of school, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/02/2017)

Rabies patients untreated as crisis worsens (ht 27/02/2017)

Conference on Dalit concerns starts in Capital (kp 26/02/2017)

Nepali migrant workers stuck in Saudi Arabia: Are struggling to obtain ‘return permit’ from recruiters (kp 26/02/2017)

Nepal to run for Human Rights Council seat (kp 26/02/2017) [Despite her bad HR records??], Mahat leaving for UN human rights meet in Geneva: To push for Nepal's membership in UNHCR (ht 26/02/2017)

Underage marriage bid thwarted in Sindhuli (ht 25/02/2017)

Shuklaphanta displaced block highway in protest, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/02/2017)

The real truth about the Truth Commission: Nepal’s transitional justice process was delayed, now it is doomed, by Om Astha Rai (nt 24/02/2017), Trust and the TRC, by Charan Prasai (nt 24/02/2017), Justice delayed, justice denied (nt 24/02/2017)

Newborns battle to survive in sheds, by Prakash Singh (ht 23/02/2017)

Progress on transitional justice precious little: AI (kp 23/02/2017)

Kotbada killings still haunt families, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 23/02/2017)

Decades of apathy results in landlessness (ht 23/02/2017)

Central bank policy to hit credit expansion to deprived sector (ht 23/02/2017)

Remote Chitwan settlements left without school after earthquake, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 23/02/2017)

Nepal 206/17, report by Amnesty International (22 February 2017)

Police not taking VAW cases seriously: Victims, by Madan Thakur (rep 22/02/2017)

Female inmates victims of ‘misbehaviour’ (ht 22/02/2017)

Racing against the clock: Nepal’s truth commissions need renewed focus and strong relationships to make the most of the extra year, by Aileen Thomson (kp 21/02/2017)

Red Tika challenge takes internet by storm, by Anita Shrestha (ht 21/02/2017)

Injury prevention: National priority issue, by Bhaskar Raj Pant, Abha Shrestha and Dan Schwarz (ht 21/02/2017)

Families of the disappeared to side with CIEDP, by Dewan Rai (kp 20/02/2017)

Reconstruction of 4,067 quake-damaged schools yet to begin, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/02/2017)

Musahars submit memo to PM, by Santosh Singh (rep 20/02/2017), Musahars lament lack of land ownership certificate, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 21/02/2017)

House panel endorses sentencing bill (ht 20/02/2017), Polygamy to incur up to five years in jail, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/02/2017)

Social crime: Air pollution in capital (rep 20/02/2017)

Caste-based discrimination still rife in Bajhang villages, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/02/2017)

Visually impaired struggle to open bank account, by Rameshchandra Adhikari (kp 19/02/2017)

Move over, men: Women should be included in decision-making roles in the management of forests, by Basundhara Bhattarai (kp 19/02/2017)

Powerful Nepali women’s challenges: They have come to stand face-to-face with history in an unprecedented way, by Abhi Subedi (kp 19/02/2017)

Bill proposes grounds for void marriage (ht 18/02/2017)

Teacher beats up student unconcious, parents demand action (rep 18/02/2017)

Innocent victims: Kids growing up in jail as parents serve terms, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 18/02/2017)

Rootless: By birth a woman belongs to her father’s clan, and then she gets given to her husband’s. We forget who our mothers and grandmothers are. Their blood does not flow in our lineage, by Pooja Pant (ht 18/02/2017)

Questioning the Questions: Caste struggle against structural minds: Let’s challenge the system by re-imagining, redefining, re-narrating and retelling our story, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 18/02/2017)

Feminism in the margins, a Madhesi perspective: Madhesi women are not a topic of discussion, nor is their contribution acknowledged in the national discourse, by Rita Sah (kp 18/02/2017)

Representation of women: The Nepali media sector, in general, suffers from patriarchy, by Sumina Rai Karki (kp 18/02/2017)

The scourge of stereotype: Even though their workplace is female dominated, the fact is that the most popular gynecologist in our country is a male, by Arpana Neopane (kp 18/02/2017)

Nepal still remains mostly an unfree economy: Heritage Foundation, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 18/02/2017)

Post-quake reconstruction: Education of thousands of students in jeopardy; MoE at wit’s end as govt scrambles to generate fund to rebuild schools, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/02/2017)

Girl, 16, raped by two men posing as police (kp 17/02/2017)

Nepali boatwomen row against tide of discrimination (kp 17/02/2017)

Transitional justice process: Will comply with int’l laws: PM (kp 17/02/2017) [??], UN Nepal chief urges int'l standards for transitional justice bodies (rep 17/02/2017), Bhatta urges Gurung to call TRC meeting without delay (ht 17/02/2017)

'Traffic police suffer most from air pollution', by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2017)

CIEDP opens new plaint registration window: Plans to launch formal investigation process after a month; War victims ‘cautiously optimistic’ the tasks will be completed; The CIEDP is also providing the already registered individuals the chance to record information and details to their complaints, by Dewan Rai (kp 16/02/2017), TRC, CIEDP to accept complaints again, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 16/02/2017)

For whom hope is all that’s left, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/02/2017)

‘Laws needed to safeguard child rights’ (ht 16/02/2017)

Excavations in Chure go unabated with backing from authorities: Locals face shortage of water, ruined farmland, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 16/02/2017)

High Court judge to lead transitional justice court: Two members will be appointed from among the legal professionals quali-fied to become the High Court judge, by Dewan Rai (kp 15/02/2017)

Maina Sunar murder: A case of justice denied (ht 15/02/2017), NA protecting officials in Maina’s case: Lawyers (kp 17/02/2017)

Parliamentary panel defines heinous crimes: Proposes sentence till death; Ups life sentence to 25 years, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 15/02/2017) [Chhaupadi still punished mildly and only if a woman dies; else, it's still not seen as crime!!]

Transitional Justice: Conflict victims want no more delays or excuses; TRC and CIEDP officials advised to utilise the extended one-year tenure as their original  two-year terms expired last week (kp 15/02/2017)