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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 Issues of the periodical of this earlier organisation that had been published under the name Nepal Forum have been archived on this website.

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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)

Missing girl, 7, found murdered, by Manoj Paudel (kp 15/02/2017)

A humanitarian issue: International community should put pressure on Bhutan to uphold the refugees’ right to return home, by Tilak Niroula (kp 15/02/2017)

Chand-led Maoists step up extortion drive (rep 15/02/2017) [Party leaders who order such crimes have to be punished severely!!]

Six boys gang-rape 17-year-old girl, film video (kp 14/02/2017)

'Consultancies into human trafficking, money laundering', by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/02/2017)

Families of Kotbada victims still await justice, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 14/02/2017) [This has been cold-blooded murder committed by the army and those responsible have been well known from the very first moment!], Kin of victims lament airport massacre, by Keshav Adhikari (ht 15/02/2017)

The marginalised: Toilet and school, still a dream for Musahars, by Santosh Singh (rep 14/02/2017)

Overcrowded Birgunj jail raises safety concerns (rep 14/02/2017)

Process to activate Rs 21b NRA fund starts, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 14/02/2017)

ILO launches project to combat forced labor (rep 14/02/2017) [see ILO brochure on project], End forced labour: The government should take the predicament of the bonded labourers seriously and provide them with land and also landownership certificates which most of them lack (ht 15/02/2017)

Aftermath of liberation: The story of bonded labourers after attaining freedom is proving to be troublesome, by Narayan P. Bhattarai (kp 13/02/2017)

Chepang folk deprived of housing aid (kp 13/02/2017)

TJ bodies demand legal amendment to function (kp 13/02/2017)

Women in civil service: Women applicants ‘outwitting’ men in PSC examinations, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/02/2017)

Child-friendly governance roll-out plan formulated (ht 12/02/2017)

‘Keep TRC, CIEDP out of politics’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 12/02/2017)

Chepangs facing food crisis, by Keshav Adhikari (ht 12/02/2012)

Specialty services: Services at district hospitals ‘soon’ (kp 12/02/2017), Minister Thapa vents his anger at bureaucratic red tape, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/02/2017)

Education sector tops list of complaints filed at CIAA (ht 12/02/2017)

Transitional justice: House panel tells govt to give teeth to commissions, by Dewan Rai (kp 11/02/2017)

Teenager wins court case on citizenship in mother’s name, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/02/2017)

Teenage girl raped, murdered in Sindhuli (ht 11/02/2017)

Child marriage, teen pregnancies affecting female health, by Jagat Khadka (rep 11/02/2017)

Man held for trying to sell woman (rep 11/02/2017)

Trafficking in women, children on the rise (ht 11/02/2017)

Unsafe abortion continues unabated (ht 11/02/2017)

How the Trump gag rule threatens women’s lives in Nepal: The cut-off of American financing to providers of family planning services is a terrible blow to a country with few doctors and clinics, by Subina Shrestha (kp 11/02/2017), Back to the drawing board: Global Gag Rule can have huge repercussions on reproductive health services in Nepal (kp 17/02/2017)

LGBTIs in civil service: 651 transgender people applied for PSC exams; Officials describe it as a big step forward for the gay community, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2017)

TRC, CIEDP terms extended by one year: Rights activists point out the need to empower commissions with laws, by Dewan Rai (kp 10/02/2017), Nepal: extending transitional justice commissions without granting real powers betrays trust of victims (ICJ 10/02/2017), ICJ: Amend law for transitional justice bodies (kp 11/02/2017)

Action needed, not empty words, say conflict victims: Justice a far cry even a decade after peace deal, by Durga Lal KC (kp 10/02/2017)

NHRC offers healing balm to Basbariya Hindu-Muslim rift: In a reconciliation function held by the NHRC recently, community leaders appealed to the villagers to live in harmony and respect one another, by Manoj Paudel (kp 10/02/2017)

Transitional justice act amendment: Draft defines disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 09/02/2017), A welcome proposal: That disappearance and torture have been criminalised for the first time is good news (kp 10/02/2017)

Teenagers’ club foils child marriage (rep 10/02/2017)

A regressive step: The new Civil Code Bill will roll back the historic gains in property rights for Nepali women, by Subin Mulmni (kp 09/02/2017)

TJ act amerndment draft: 20-year jail for guilty of murder, disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/02/2017)

Inclusiveness in Nepal and India: There are a number of lessons that Nepal can learn from India to redress historical injustices, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 08/02/2017)

Toilets off-limits to menstruating females in Bajhang, by Jagat Khadka (rep 08/02/2017)

2 temple priests held for abusing Dalit worshipper (kp 08/02/2017)

District court permission must for accessing phone call, SMS details (rep 08/02/2017)

Girl dies after jilted lover attacks her with acid in Butwal: The boy, who had returned from Dubai a month ago, is learnt to have thrown  acid after she refused his marriage proposal, by Madhav Dhungana and Amrita Anmol (kp 07/02/2017), An heinous crime: Perpetrators of acid attacks deserve stronger punishment than what the law provides for (kp 08/02/2017)

Malnourished girl dies for want of treatment, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 07/02/2017)

Civil Code Bill draws flak from rights advocates: Rights activists say the  bill introduced to replace Muluki Ain has denied even those rights that women had enjoyed earlier (kp 06/02/2017)

Jajarkot woman found murdered: Family of 24-year-old Radhika Sunar has claimed that she was murdered by her  husband Dal Bahadur (kp 06/02/2017)

Transitional justice should also address root causes of the conflict, interview with Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 06/02/2017)

Rights groups press govt to extend TJ bodies’ mandate (kp 06/02/2017)

CIEDP lays groundwork for investigation: Panel involving forensic experts to be formed for exhuming bodies, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/02/2017)

Newborn baby goes missing from hospital ward in Birgunj: Relatives accuse doctors, nurse, administration of negligence (kp 04/02/2017)

For some women in need, Hatti Hatti has become a home away from home and a wellspring for creativity, by Abha Dhital (kp 04/02/2017)

Nepali workers abroad still unable to vote, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 04/02/2017)

Rift among TRC members comes to fore, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/02/2017) [This is because the TRC is only another playing field for the power struggles of the politicians!]

Periods of banishment: Women in western Nepal are starting to refuse to be thrown out of the house once a month, by Subeksha Poudel (nt 03/02/2017)

CIAA receiving less number of corruption complaints: New constitution curtailed rights of CIAA barring the constitutional body from investigating ‘improper conduct’ of public officials (rep 03/02/2017)

‘Free Madhes’ campaigner CK Raut arrested (kp 03/02/2017)

SC quashes contempt cases against Kantipur (kp 03/02/2017)

Bad medicine: Free medicine scheme of govt vital to improving the health of the population (kp 03/02/2017)

Ministries asked to develop disabled-friendly infrastructure (kp 03/02/2017)

Rights priorities go wrong: Extension of TJ commissions’ terms without giving them legislative muscles means little (kp 02/02/2017)

SC scraps TRC guidelines for putting complaints on hold (rep 02/02/2017), ‘TRC, CIEPD failed victims of conflict’ (ht 3/02/2017), Nepal: Key Moment for Justice; UN and Donors Need to Back Accountability for Conflict Era Crimes (HRW 03/02/2017), AI, HRW call to extend mandates of TRC, CIEDP (ht 05/02/2017)

Local level election bill: Women, Dalit, marginalized representation to increase, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/02/2017)

Woman set on fire by husband dies, by Arjun Oli (rep 02/02/2017)

Landless quake victims: Why are we deprived of state aid?, by Shankar Shrestha (ht 02/02/2017)

Rescued migrant workers seek govt support for rehabilitation (ht 01/02/2017)

93pc families get first tranche of aid (kp 01/02/2017) [But only of those registered in 14 of the 31 affected districts! This is unbelievable after almost two years!]

Rebuilding Sindhuli houses could take more than a century, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/02/2017)

Girls enrollment & retention in school: DoE to launch project in 3 Tarai districts (kp 31/01/2017)

Free healthcare saving lives, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 31/01/2017), Narayani Hosp ‘denies’ people free medicines (kp 31/01/2017), 62 per cent health centres offer basic facilities (ht 31/01/2017)

‘Inmates living in poor conditions’ (kp 31/01/2017)

Idea of citizenship: We need to revisit the 1952 Citizenship Act in order to make Nepal a true republic, by Kalpana Jha (kp 31/01/2017)

Women deprived of maternity allowance, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 31/01/2017)

Judicial Council bids for one-tier Special Court: Conflict victims can appeal in the Supreme Court, by Dewan Rai (kp 30/01/2017)

Lack of Braille textbooks leaves visually impaired students worried, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 30/01/2017)

Children of Bhaktapur brick kiln workers deprived of education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 29/01/2017)

Refugee camps in Morang, Jhapa facing food crisis (ht 29/01/2017), Refugee students demand food, stage protest (ht 31/01/2017)

TRC commissioners at odds over seeking term extension, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 28/01/2017), TRC for extending its tenure by one year (ht 30/01/2017)

Aussie envoy launches smpartphone app Nidarr (kp 28/01/2017)

‘No cut in food supply to needy Bhutan refugees’: WFP says it has been forced to reduce the amount of food provided to less vulnerable Bhutanese refugees due to a severe lack of funding but it will continue to provide full rations to some 3,100 of the most vulnerable refugees (kp 28/01/2017)

'Right to reject' removed from election bill (rep 28/01/2017) [Further ignoring of SC rulings!!]

Nurses being paid nominal salaries by private hospitals: NNC; Montlhly pay of nurses a little more than Rs 3,000, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/01/2017)

Road widening drive adds to woes for wheelchair users, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 28/01/2017)

13 disabled-friendly buses launched: City Metro Yatayat Pvt Ltd is the first private company to introduce disabled-friendly buses in Kathmandu (kp 28/01/2017)

Unequal by law: The constitution needs to be amended so that  people of all genders can receive equal treatment, by Sanjay Sharma and Tingyi Yang (kp 27/01/2017)

All in the family: Girls are not safe even within their own homes, especially in households dislocated by the earthquake, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 27/01/2017)

Children at work, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 27/01/2017)

Nationalism Under Threat, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 27/01/2017) [Which nationalism, male Tagadhari nationalism or the one that includes all sections of society and that still has to be invented?]

From hut to putt: Story of Pratima Sherpa, Nepal’s first female golf star (ht 27/01/2017) [But the state denies her Nepali citizenship!!]

Never heard from again: Hundreds of Nepali migrant workers never return home, not even in coffins. They simply disappear, by Om Astha Rai (nt 27/01/2017), Victims help would-be victims: Having endured hardships, migrant worker returnees help others avoid suffering the same fate, by Upasana Khadka (nt 27/01/2017), High risk and no return: Nepali migrant workers borrow money, do not earn promised salaries, and if they die their indebted families are cheated of compensation, by Puru Shah (nt 27/01/2017)

Nepal ranked as third most corrupt country in SAsia, by Samipa Khanal (kp 26/01/2017)

Criminalizing of Chhaupadi proposed in new legal code: Offenders may get 3 months in jail (rep 26/01/2017)

TRC presses for firm govt commitment: Demands legal prerequisites and logistics before term extension, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/01/2017), TRC fails to decide on term extension (ht 26/01/2017)

A nation still in the making: Ethnicity and nationhood need not be mutually exclusive, but Mahendra failed to create a multi-ethnic nation, by Deepak Thapa (kp 26/01/2017)

Panel on disappearances to seek 1-year term extension, by Dewan Rai (kp 25/01/2017)

Schools turning into playground for politicians, by Raju Adhikari (rep 25/01/2017)

Myagdi folk face shortage of life-saving Medicines, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 25/01/2017)

Mentally ill struggle for life in Dipayal streets (ht 25/01/2017)

Donor driven healthcare ignoring most patients: MoH panel; 'Rights of people to get basic health care services ignored', by Arjun Poudel (ht 25/01/2017)

Civil Code Bill proposes eligibility requirements for child adoption (ht 25/01/2017)

The uncertainty of tomorrow: Children with disability need a secure future even when their parents are gone, by Samridhi Rana Thapa (kp 25/01/2017)

966 families without land titles denied housing aid, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 25/01/2017)

Violence against women: 8 Banke women set on fire in 2 and half yrs, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 24/01/2017)

Migrant workers: Nepali women ahead of men in committing suicide abroad, by Rudra Khadka (rep 24/01/2017)

Politicians let us down: Flood victims, by Devendra Basnet (rep 23/01/2017), Flood victims form joint struggle committee, by Arjun Oli (rep 25/01/2017)

Taplejung-Sikkim quake victims never got state announced aid, by Ananda Gautam (kp 22/01/2017)

Running out of patience: Unresolved medical malpractice claims have been piling up due to lack of judges, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 22/01/2017)

Govt formulates strategy to make budget gender responsive (ht 22/01/2017)

Food security situation likely to deteriorate (ht 22/01/2017)

TJ bodies divided over extra tenure: The mandate of the TRC and the CIEDP, formed to look into conflict-era  cases, expires on Feb 10, by Dewan Rai (kp 21/01/2017)

Underage workers leaving for jobs abroad (ht 21/01/2017)

Mainstreaming disability: Existing social protection measures in Nepal are far from adequate to benefit the disabled persons, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 21/01/2017)

More than one Nepalis die in Malaysia every day, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/01/2017)

Hubby sets wife on fire after dousing her in kerosene, by Arjun Oli (rep 20/01/2017), Drunken man sets wife on fire in Banke, by Arjun Oli (rep 21/01/2017)

Reconstruction drive stops with grant nowhere in sight (ht 20/01/2017)

Failing to make the list: Many genuine earthquake survivors are missing from the list for housing grants due to frequent changes in government, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 20/01/2017)

TJ process hangs in balance: Victims worried about being left out in cold, by Dewan Rai (kp 19/01/2017)

Forgotten victims: Petty politics is slowing down the reconstruction process and hurting the earthquake survivors, by David Kainee (kp 19/01/2017), Post-quake reconstruction: 2nd tranche of aid distribution begins (kp 19/01/2017)

Times of confusion and fusion: Moderation and cultivation of multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic living is what Nepal needs at the moment, by Pramod Mishra (kp 19/01/2017)

New bill proposes open jail, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/01/2017)

Red Cross tarps for Dhading quake victims after 20 months: Victims term the relief a mockery of their plight, by Shankar Shrestha (rep 17/01/2017)

Less equal: We must aim for a socially inclusive country that ensures the welfare of a broad section instead of serving few elites, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 17/01/2017)

TRC working to set up regional office in Dipayal (rep 17/01/2017)

Essential medicines to be available in districts soon: District hospitals provide 70 items of medicines free of cost (rep 17/01/2017)

Not a single textbook printed for primary schools (rep 16/01/2017), Manage adequate textbooks for new academic session, govt told (ht 18/01/2017)

NHRC report confined to PMO: Parliament panel sees breach of statute provision, by Dewan Rai (kp 16/01/2017) [see NHRC report of 13/01/2017 in Nepali]

‘Valley traffic cops face several health threats’, by Samipa Khanal (kp 16/01/2017)

Victims won’t have to wait long for justice: TRC commissioner, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 16/01/2017) [?]

‘Nepal yet to ensure justice to war-era victims’ (kp 14/01/2017), Nepal fails to deliver justice to wartime abuses, relief to quake victims: HRW (ht 14/01/2017) [see Nepal chapter in HRW report 2017]

Post-earthquake recovery: NRA plans to address grievances by Feb 11; ‘Quake-hit left to languish in shelters as parties bicker’ (kp 14/01/2017), Quake survivors unhappy with government grant (ht 14/01/2017)

Mental patient languishing in iron cage (ht 14/01/2017)

Govt unlikely to meet water supply target (ht 14/01/2017)

Guilty of serious crimes to be booked, says TRC chief, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 13/01/2017)

Enact more women-friendly laws: Experts (kp 13/01/2017)

Nepal: Political Bickering Stalls Justice for Conflict Victims; Government Fails Earthquake Relief For Second Winter (HRW 12/01/2017)

Reconstruction Works: Moving At A Snail’s Pace, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/01/2017)

Hindu-Muslim dispute upsets harmony of Kapilvastu village, by Manoj Paudel (kp 11/01/2017)

Yearning to breathe free: Govt must demonstrate political  will to tackle alarming air pollution (kp 11/01/2017)

Long road to justice: Conflict victims have been waiting and waiting for transitional justice bodies to act, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 10/01/2017)

Stumbling blocks: Education and modernisation haven’t weakened ingrained socio-sexual relationships, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/01/2017)

Medicine shortage in Kalikot for past 2 years, by Tularam Pandey (kp 09/01/2017)

Ramechhap facing drug crunch (ht 09/01/2017)

Continued aftershocks: Govt has to seriously look into how it is handling post-disaster reconstruction (kp 09/01/2017)

Rautahat woman murdered mysteriously (ht 09/01/2017), Woman found dead; parents claim ‘murdered over dowry’, by Pawan Yadav (kp 10/01/2017)

Battling illiteracy: Youths launch tuition classes for community's children, by Santosh Singh (rep 09/01/2017)

NHRC role in probing conflict-era cases urged (rep 09/01/2017)

Report at your own risk: Press freedom remains a myth in daily practice despite broad legislative measures, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 08/01/2017)

Badis protest in Kailali demanding support (kp 08/01/2017)

Cops, locals work together to curb child marriage (ht 08/01/2017)

Public schools facing existential crisis, by Anita Shrestha (ht 08/01/2017)

No justice, no peace: The commissions have made reasonable progress in the transitional  justice process, despite non-cooperation from the government, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/01/2017)

Officials fined for denying information (ht 07/01/2017)

The Dalit Question: The least well-meaning Nepalis can do is acknowledge that caste discrimination has occurred structurally against the Dalits in the past, by Shreya Paudel (kp 07/01/2017)

Bajura locals demand rice, salt depots (ht 07/01/2017)

Psychiatric hospital to be built in Nakhu Jail (rep 07/01/2017)

Tired of the cold wait, quake survivors rebuild on their own (kp 06/01/2017), Quake-hit battle second winter in temporary huts, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 06/01/2017), Getting the facts straight: It’s high time the government and donors made an honest assessment of reconstruction and resettlement works in earthquake-affected areas, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 06/01/2017)

Wrongfully shot suspect turns out to be innocent: Victim's family accuses police of shooting Shahi despite knowing he was innocent, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 06/01/2017)

Literacy classes making women's life easier, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 06/01/2017)

Superstition-based violence on the rise (kp 05/01/2017)

Stop the scourge: We must come together as a society  to reject the woeful practice of dowry (kp 05/01/2017)

Heal the pain: Not one perpetrator from the conflict era has been held accountable in the past decade, by Suman Adhikari (kp 05/01/2017)

Transitional justice: Boundary dispute leaves bill to amend act in the balance, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/01/2017)

No sight of solution to thousands of landless Kavre quake victims’ problem , by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 05/01/2017)

Flood victims struggling with winter woes, by Devendra Basnet and Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 05/01/2017)

Hausalpur locals deprived of state facilities (ht 05/01/2017)

Workers get jail, flogging over Saudi unpaid wage unrest (kp 04/01/2017)

Private drugs sellers’ syndicate blocks procurement for hospital pharmacy, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/01/2017)

Media Society takes serious exception to obstruction at media houses (kp 03/01/2017)

Survey for housing grant to be complete only by February (rep 03/01/2017), Data collection of quake victims in limbo (ht 03/01/2017), Continuous snowfall, rain affect life of quake victims, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 03/01/2017)

Water tanker operators doing brisk business in quake-hit Salyantar, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 03/01/2017)

HR violators’ names will be disclosed soon, says NHRC (kp 02/01/2017)

National Vigilance Centre report: Delays, graft, bad behaviour rampant in govt offices, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/01/2017)

Earthquake victims struggle amid severe cold. by Narahari Sapkota (rep 02/01/2017) [This is denial of assistance in its gravest form!!]

Politicized schools: Political parties compete for top school posts so that they get to use school budgets as they like, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 02/01/2017)

Lessons in mourning: We need to move beyond sensationalising migrant deaths to asking harder questions, by Upasana Khadka and Aamik Adhikari (kp 02/01/2017)

MPs spending funds for unproductive purpose (kp 02/01/2017)

Quake-hit families crushing pebbles for living, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 01/01/2017)

48 rapes recorded in three months (ht 01/01/2017)

Making room: Accessibility and inclusion are a national  issue, addressing which will benefit everyone, by Simone Galimberti (kp 01/01/2017)

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