Kathmandu

NHRC stresses on implementing recomentations

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that its attention was drawn seriously towards the government's move of promoting and awarding those involved in human right violation. Holding a discussion with Nepal Police Chief and Joint-Secretary of the Home Ministry on Thursday, the NHRC said that its attention was drawn toward such move of the government. ....

Post Update :July 20, 2017,  
Third phase of Election Program made public

The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) has approved the election program going to be held in province number 2 on September 18 quoting RSS source. The meeting of the commission has confirmed that the election in all 127 local levels under eight districts of province number 2 will be held on September 18 from the morning 7 till th....

Post Update :July 20, 2017,  
Stress given on approval of Rome Statute to end impunity

The participants in one program organized in Kathmandu on the occasion of International Justice Day stressed that approval of Rome Statute of International Criminal Court is essential for ending impunity in the country.  The program was organized by INSEC and International Commission Of Justice (ICJ) on " Struggle for Justice: Possibilities of Legal and Institution....

Post Update :July 17, 2017,  
AWC draws its attention on Darjeeling Incident

The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) on July 16 has released a press statement and drawn its serious attention on the use of excessive power by the Indian Security Force in Darjeeling area in West Bengal, India. The committee urges Indian....

Post Update :July 16, 2017,  
Human Rights Commission Draws Attention on News Published on “Kantipur Daily”

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn the attention regarding the news on a topic “Violence due to the competition on Power Demonstration” published in Kantipur Daily on July 14. The commission through the press release on July 16 said that a high level commission was formed to investigate the incident of Maleth , Saptari on April 13 along w....

Post Update :July 16, 2017,  
A delegation fromTRC officials meets PM  2017-07-12 22:01

A delegation from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba Wednesday evening and apprised him of the need to amend the TRC Act according to RSS source. On the occasion, the delegation also brief the Prime Minister about the office activities. ....

Post Update :July 12, 2017,  
Previous Year 6,100 were victims of Trafficking: Commission

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) while publishing a report on July 4 said that in the financial year 2016/17, six thousand and one hundred women and children were victimized from trafficking and among those , 98% were women. The report said that 13,600 were at risk of trafficking and 3,900 women do not have any records and among them 98% are women according to the commission. The comm....

Post Update :July 5, 2017,  
Preliminary report on second phase of local level election handed over to the commission

A preliminary report on second phase of local level election was handed over to the Election Commission's secretary Mahesh Neupane by INSEC executive director Bijaya Raj Gautam on behalf of Citizen's campaign. While receiving the report, secretary Neupane committed to enforce the issues raised in report in future. Commissioner Surya Prasad Sharma thanked INSEC for b....

Post Update :June 28, 2017,  
(Election Update 8:30 AM) Voting continues in 35 Districts with overwhelming participation of voters

Updated at 4:30 According to Dang district representative J.N Sagar 17 years old boy was controlled by the police after he came to cast vote at Gadhawa village council-4 in the name of his brother. Meanwhile Rishi Khanal of same vi....

Post Update :June 28, 2017,  
Torn ballot papers in Supreme Court, hearing scheduled

The Supreme Court is to conduct hearing on July 7 into the case regarding the dispute over the torn ballot papers in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Ward No. 19 under the first phase of the local level elections as the required documents including the torn ballot papers have already reached the Supreme Court as per RSS source. ....

Post Update :June 27, 2017,  
Fear-free atmosphere for election: NHRC

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has s....

Post Update :June 26, 2017,  
Silent Period Begins from Mid-night

A silent period will begin  from the mid night of June 25 in context of second phase of election that will be held on June 28 in 35 districts under the province number 1,4 and 7. The Local Level Election Code of Conduct, 2017, restricts the dissemination or campaigning of any election activities after the beginning of silent per....

Post Update :June 25, 2017,  
Discussion held with Home Secretary and Chief Security Bodies

A discussion program was held in Kathmandu on June 25 by National Human Rights Organizations (NHRC) with Home Ministry and chief from securities bodies regarding the security and human rights situation for the second phase of election on June 28. Attention was drawn by the commission on the issues on first phase of local level el....

Post Update :June 25, 2017,  
Pre-review of Human Rights Year Book

A  half yearly review of Human Rights Year Book has been concluded in various districts . The incidents has been documented  for the publication of Human Rights Year Book 2018. INSEC District Representative Prakash BK of Bajhang presented 15 incidents of human right violation within the last 6 months of which, 9 incidents were ....

Post Update :June 23, 2017,  
NHRC urges to respect and protect Human Rights

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will be monitoring overall election process with Human Rights point of view on June 28. The commission said that a team led by human rights officers has been mobilized for election monitoring in 35 district under province number 1,5 and 7. The commis....

Post Update :June 22, 2017,  
Local Level Rights being Curtailed : Stakeholders

The stakeholders in a  program on “ the proposed bill  2073, for the operation of local level and governance and order regarding the service operation of local level, 2074”  held in Kathmandu have accused that the rights of local level is being curtailed unknowingly. The program was organized by INSEC and speaking at the ....

Post Update :June 20, 2017,  
Memorandum Handed over to the Prime Minister

A memorandum has been handed over to the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba by a team of Human Rights activists and intellectuals on June 18. The team met the prime minister in Singha Darbar and handed over the memorandum containing Terai-Madhes situation. The m....

Post Update :June 19, 2017,  
Candidacy nomination peaceful across country: EC

According to RSS the filing of nominations by candidates representing various political parties in the country for the second phase of local level election to be held on June 28 has been held in an enthusiastic and peaceful manner, according to the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) . The e....

Post Update :June 18, 2017,  
Respect Civil and Political Rights: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn the attention regarding the incidents of using extra force and arrest of RJP cadres who are agitating against the local level election. The commission has drawn the attention of the government on June 18 for not doing arbitrary arrest and misbehavior to those in a peaceful ral....

Post Update :June 18, 2017,  
Nomination of Candidacy concludes at Province number Seven

The nomination of candidacy at province number seven has been concluded on June 18. According to the INSEC district representative Bhupendra Sista, in all seven local levels, the nomination of candidacy has been registered exuberantly according to election office. According to INSEC District r....

Post Update :June 18, 2017,  
Rights activists condemns the incident in Parasi Janakpur and Badganga

The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has condemned the incident of excessive use of power by the security personnel in Janakpur, Parasi and bomb explosion is Kapilvastu on June 17 and 18. “ If such incident increases, there are possibility of human loss and we would like to urge security bodies to be aware and adopt patienc....

Post Update :June 18, 2017,  
Stress given on publicizing the Name of disappeared people

The speakers in one program have given stress on publicizing the name of people who were disappeared during a decade long armed conflict. Speaking at the program organized by the society of disappeared fighters by the state on June 17 in memory of disappeared fighter Bipin Bhandari and Dil Bahadur Rai, the speakers stressed that the state must publicize the name of those disappeared during the ....

Post Update :June 17, 2017,  
Five injured in police – RJP cadres clash

Nawalparasi, June 17: Five people were injured in a clash ensued between the police and cadres of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal in Nawalparasi Saturday. Among the injured, four are RJP cadres while the remaining one is Police Assistant Sub Inspector quoting RSS. The scuffle occurred whi....

Post Update :June 17, 2017,  
Attention Drawn to address Madhes Issue

In the context of scheduled local level election scheduled for June 28, CCCE has drawn the attention of the concerned stakeholders. The CCCE secretariat has released a press statement signed by duo co-chair Subodh Raj Pyakurel and Indra Prasad Aryal demanding to expedite the treatment of those injured during the Madhes agitation.....

Post Update :June 14, 2017,  
RaJaPa demonstrates torch rally protesting against election

Rastriya Janta Party (RaJaPa) has organized a torch rally protesting against the election and demanding the amendment of constitution. The cadres have demonstrated in Mahottari, Dhanusha and Sarlahi including many other district of Terai and Madhes on June 12 according to INSEC regional Office, Kathmandu. The leaders of the party....

Post Update :June 12, 2017,  
Don’t deprive candidates rights of filing candidacy and publicizing for election,” urges Dr Yadav

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has appealed to the Rastriya Janata Party (RaJaPa) and other agitating political parties not to deprive the rights of their leaders and cadres to file their candidacy and campaign for the upcoming election quoting RSS source. The second ph....

Post Update :June 12, 2017,  
Morning Rally on the occasion of World Child Labor Day

A morning rally has been organized in Kathmandu on the occasion of 16th world child labor day. The rally was led by Labor department and it was started from Tikune Kathmandu before converting into the triangle assembly in Maitighar Madala. The participants chanted slogan holding the....

Post Update :June 12, 2017,  
Federal Alliance led by RJP publicizes their program of general strike

The Federal Alliance led by Rastriya Janta Party (RJP) publicizes their schedule for the general strike on June 11. The federal alliance organizing a press conference on June 11 released a press statement and made public about their general strike program of torch rally, Lathi demonstration and other program with the objective of....

Post Update :June 11, 2017,  
Local Level Election ( First Amendment) Bill Endorsed

The Parliament on Thursday endorsed the first amendment bill of the Local Level Elections Act. A meeting of the Legislature Parliament held today passed the first amendment bill through fast track. The passing of the bill paves way for Madhes-centric parties including the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to take part in the second phase of the local polls slated for June 28. In a meetin....

Post Update :June 8, 2017,  
Conflict Victim GangaMaya Stands on her decision to intensify hunger strike

Conflict victim Ganga Maya Adhikari of Gorkha Phujel ,who is already in hunger strike demanding for the action against the murderer of her son, has announced that she will intensify her hunger strike from June 7 by not even drinking a drop of water. She repeated her stand while speaking at the program in front of Bir Hospital gat....

Post Update :June 7, 2017,  
Chairperson Shrestha Urges to provide resources to the commissions

The chairpersons of the two transitional justice mechanisms – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) – have said that the adjudication of post-conflict justice has been delayed as the related Acts of the two bodies await amendment from parliament according to RSS. ....

Post Update :June 7, 2017,  
Parajuli assumes responsibility of Acting Chief Justice

Senior-most justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has assumed the responsibility of acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from today as per RSS source. Parajuli assumed the work after Chief Justice Sushila Karki on Tuesday retired from service on the ground of age limit. Acting CJ Parajuli has started designating benches ....

Post Update :June 7, 2017,  
Local Level Election (first amendment) Bill presented

The Local Level Election (First Amendment) Bill-2074 BS was presented at today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament according to RSS. Tabling the Bill, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi stressed the need for all political parties to lay emphasis on the implementati....

Post Update :June 6, 2017,  
SC issues interim order not to implement re-polling in Bharatpur-19

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued an interim order not to implement the decision of the Election Commission to conduct re-election in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 quoting RSS source. A single bench of Justice Choldendra Shumsher JBR issued the order not to implement the Commission's....

Post Update :June 5, 2017,  
Call to end untouchability in practice

The Dalit Citizen Society has appealed to all to end the prevalence of caste-based discrimination and untouchability in practice according to RSS. Issuing a press statement today, the Society has urged all stakeholders to hold the government accountable and answerable to ensure human rights....

Post Update :June 4, 2017,  
EC called for re-polling in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 

The Election Commission has announced its decision to hold a re-election in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Ward Number 19 in Chitwan, a week after the ballot papers of this Ward under the first-phase local level election were torn in course of vote counting quoting the RSS source. The meeting....

Post Update :June 3, 2017,  
Respect the people’s Verdict: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn its attention through the press release regarding the tearing of ballot papers in Bharatpur Metropolitan city in Chitwan on May 28. "Everyone must respect the people's verdict and it must be respected by all. The process of voting and its counting must be trustworthy," the sta....

Post Update :June 1, 2017,  
CCCE committee being formed in various districts

Citizen’s Campaign for Clean Election (CCCE) has been formed in various districts in western regions in an initiation of INSEC according to the INSEC western regional office of Pokhara. According to the Gulmi District representative Top Lal Aryal, CCCE committee has been formed in Gulmi in coordination of District good governance chairperson Shyam Kumar Pandey. The c....

Post Update :June 1, 2017,  
Mayor Candidate of Lalitpur Metropolitan City files case

The mayor candidate Hari Krishna Byanjankar from CPN UML  for Lalitpur Metropolitan City has filed a case at Patan High Court saying that he was defeated in Local Level Election intentionally. The filed case states that his application during the vote counting process was not heard and he further accused of irregularities during....

Post Update :June 1, 2017,  
CCCE Committee formed in various Districts

With the objective of making the campaign success for the second phase of election by making it clean and fearless along with effective monitoring and observation, CCCE has been formed in 14 districts of the eastern region in an initiation of INSEC. According to Ilam district representative Kokila Dhakal....

Post Update :May 31, 2017,  
Serious Attention Drawn Regarding the incident of Bharatpur: Citizen’s Campaign

The Citizen’s Campaign for Clean Election secretariat (CCCE) has drawn its  attention regarding the incident of vote tearing in Bharatpur Metropolitan city on the night of May 28 affecting the overall vote-counting process. “ Police officials and eye-witnesses said that the cadres of Maoist centre have torn the ballot papers....

Post Update :May 31, 2017,  
Probe team submits report to Election Commission

The investigation team formed by the Election Commission to investigate into the ballot paper tearing incident in course of the vot....

Post Update :May 31, 2017,  
Election Commission publishes new election schedule

 The Election Commission today published a new election schedule for second round of local-level election according to RSS source. Today's meeting of the EC published the new election schedule as per government decision of holding the second round of local-level election on June 28. Earlier, the government had decided to hold the second round f e....

Post Update :May 31, 2017,  
District Monitoring Committee and CCCE Formed

The meeting held in Palpa by the active Human rights affiliated organizations has formed a District monitoring committee for local level election. According to INSEC district representative Yagya Murti Timilsina of Palpa, the committee consists of coordinator as district representative Yagay Murti Timilsena  and Trilochan Paudel....

Post Update :May 30, 2017,  
High-level election observation team leaves for Chitwan

 Kathmandu-based high-level election observation team on Tuesday left for Chitwan to launch an investigation into the incident of tearing up ballot papers with votes in Bharatpur Metropolitan City according to RSS source. Cadres of Young Communist League, youth wing of CPN (Maoist Centre) ....

Post Update :May 30, 2017,  
EC forms three-member monitoring team to investigate into Chitwan incident

The Election Commission has formed a three-member monitoring team to carry out investigation into the incident related to tearing of ballot papers by CPN (Maoist Centre) cadres in course of counting votes of ward no 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City under the first round of local-level election. ....

Post Update :May 29, 2017,  
Second-phase of local election postponed for  June 23 

The second-phase of local election which was slated for June 14 has been rescheduled for June 23, Friday according to RSS source. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar today has decided to postpone the second-phase local election for June 23 with the objective of ma....

Post Update :May 29, 2017,  
Impeachment motion against CJ Karki withdrawn

The impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki has been withdrawn according to RSS source. Proposer of the motion Min Bahadur Bishwokarma and supporter Tek Bahadur Basnet withdrew the impeachment motion and provided written information about it to Speaker Onsari Gharti. L....

Post Update :May 29, 2017,  
EC to bolster voter education for 2nd phase local election

 The Election Commission is to make the voter education for the second-phase of local election more effective and profound according to RSS source Joint Secretary of the Election Commission Nawaraj Dhakal said that learning from the first-phase election, voter education on the process and way of voting would be impart....

Post Update :May 28, 2017,  
Rally demonstrated against the election

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has staged a lathi rally in Rajbiraj on May 28 against the government announcement of second phase of election on June 14. The party has warned that they will retaliate the second phase of election. The rally started from the local Harinandeshwor Mahadev Mandir and was converted into triangle rally aft....

Post Update :May 28, 2017,  
Prez Bhandari urges political parties to form consensus government.

 President Bidya Devi Bhandari has made a call to the political parties to form a consensus government according to the RSS source. President Bhandari on Thursday made such call to elect a new prime minister after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' tendered his resignation from his post on Wednesday. The P....

Post Update :May 25, 2017,  
Commission committed for June 14 election: Chief Commissioner

Chief election commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said that the commission is committed to conduct second phase of election on June 14 in 461 local levels. While interacting with chief monitoring team and micro monitors of the first phase of election, he added that the commission is working in a full fledge to successfully conduct the second phase of election in clean....

Post Update :May 25, 2017,  
Writ against appointment of Press Council Chair

A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court today challenging the appointment of Bhawani Baral as the Chair of Press Council Nepal according to RSS source. Arguing that the appointment was a violation of Clause 6 (1) of the Press Council Act, Baikuntha Prasad Bhandari of Gokarneswar municipality-2 has filed the writ....

Post Update :May 23, 2017,  
Government decides to add 22 local level units in 12 districts

 The Government has decided to add 22 local level units in 12 districts in the plains of the country according to RSS. ....

Post Update :May 22, 2017,  
Show cause notice for withdrawing cases

 The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice in the name of the government over its decision to withdraw cases against the accused of the Tikapur, Kalali incident according to RSS. A single bench of Acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli issued the order Monday, while also sending the case to the constitutional be....

Post Update :May 22, 2017,  
2nd Phase polls: Office of Chief Election Officer to come into operation from Saturday

The Offices of the Chief Election Officers in 43 districts would come into operation from tomorrow for the second phase of local polls according to RSS. Spokesperson of the Election Commission Surya Prasad Sharma said that the offices of the chief election offices would open next day. He sa....

Post Update :May 19, 2017,  
Decision of withdrawing Case is a serious example of impunity

Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has condemned the decision of government to withdraw the cases of about five hundred people involved in a serious crime during Tharuhat/Madhes agitation.  While releasing a press statement on May 19, it has condemned the government decision. The press statement released by INSEC chairperson....

Post Update :May 19, 2017,  
Remove posters and Banners: Commission

The Election commission of Nepal has urged all the political parties  and candidates to remove all the banners, posters, wall writings and digital displays during their election campaign according to RSS. While releasing a press statement on May 18, the commission has urged all the political parties to make the environment of ci....

Post Update :May 18, 2017,  
Three teams mobilized for vote counting in KMC

 The vote counting has been expedited up after forming three counting teams as per the Election Commission's directions and public pressure in Kathmandu Metropolitan City under the first phase local poll according to RSS. The EC sources have stated that the counting has begun from differ....

Post Update :May 16, 2017,  
INSEC requests Commission to add vote counting stations

A team of election observer have requested the Election Commission to increase the numbers of vote counting places.The team has requested the commission after monitoring the counting places in Lalitpur and Kathmandu district on May 15. "The vote counting station has been found very congested and process is very slow. If the proce....

Post Update :May 15, 2017,  
115 news violate election code of conduct from April 28 to May 11

One hundred fifteen news stories from various 62 media were found breaching journalist code of conduct and election code of conduct during the period from April 28 to May 11 according to RSS source.  According to the media content oversight body, Press Council Nepal, 34 print media were found violating the election code of condu....

Post Update :May 12, 2017,  
Silent period begins from Thursday midnight

 The political parties are asked not to make publicity of their election candidates once the silent period begins. The silent period begins from Thursday night for the first round of local level election being held on May 14 according to RSS source.  Issuing a press release on Wednesday, the Election Commission, made aware the ....

Post Update :May 11, 2017,  
Political parties shows collective commitment to implement code of conduct

The major political parties have collectively committed to implementing the election code and making the election management smooth as per RSS source The main leaders of the big political parties signed on a commitment paper after attending the Election Commission's discussion on election preparations, security arrangement, code ....

Post Update :May 11, 2017,  
Civil Campaign condemns Dolakha incident

The secretariat of Civil Campaign for Clean Election(CCCE) said that its serious attention has been drawn by the incident of killing of 33 years old Kul Bahadur Tamang of Gaurishankar Village council-1 in Dolakha district by the cadres of CPN Mapoist (Centre) on the night of May 9. The press statement released by duo co-chairman ....

Post Update :May 10, 2017,  
INSEC  chairperson urges for voter’s education

INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that if the voters are aware the election will be successful for about 75 percent. He further urged observers to go for voter's education. While speaking at the program on "local level election-observation facilitation" organized by CCCE in Kathmandu on May 9, Pyakurel said that the majo....

Post Update :May 9, 2017,  
No adverts of election candidate on silent period: EC

 The Election Commission has said the media are not allowed to make publicity of any political party/candidate when the silent period begins as per RSS source. During the silent period, election campaigning is prohibited. Similarly, before the beginning of the silent period, the publicity materials of any political party around 300 meter the po....

Post Update :May 9, 2017,  
Women Candidacy 39 percent

In the first phase of local level election, there are 39 percentage of women candidacy out of 49,337 candidates according to RSS source. According to the spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma of Election Commission  there are total of 19,332 female candidates which includes posts for chairman, chief, vice-chairman, vice-chief, ward c....

Post Update :May 8, 2017,  
EC seek for clarification on motorcycle rally against code of conduct

 The Election Commission (EC) has asked joint Mayoral candidate of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal and Naya Shakti Party-Nepal at Mahalaxmi Municipality, Lalitpur, Janak Thapa, to furnish clarification within 24 hours for organising motorcycle rally against EC-enforced election code of conduct according to RSS source. ....

Post Update :May 6, 2017,  
Supreme Court issues stay order allowing CJ Karki to carry on office functions

 The Supreme Court has issued an interim order to keep the impeachment motion registered in the Legislature-Parliament against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in status quo and let her carry out her office functions from today itself  according to RSS source. A single bench of Justice Cholend....

Post Update :May 5, 2017,  
Writ petition lodged in Supreme Court against Impeachment motion

 A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court today against the impeachment proposal registered in the Legislature-Parliament against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, contending that it was against the constitution according to RSS. The writ petitioners have sought a stay order not allowing any works related to the impeachment to be c....

Post Update :May 3, 2017,  
ICJ Urges to reject Impeachment motion against Chief Justice

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has urged the government of Nepal and political parties to reject the impeachment motion against chief justice Sushila Karki according to RSS. The commission’s chief Mat....

Post Update :May 3, 2017,  
Impeachment Proposal, a painful and condemnable step in democratic and judicial history

The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has released a press statement on May 2 and condemned the incident of impeachment motion registered against CJ Sushila Karki by Major political parties. The statement said that the impeachment proposal is a painful and condemn-able step in the judicial history of Nepal.  “ The AWC condemns the step of impeachment proposal....

Post Update :May 2, 2017,  
Registration of nomination commences in Province number 3, 4 and 6

Out of 744 local levels nationwide, the registration of nomination has been commenced in 283 local levels of three provinces of 34 districts for the upcoming election on May 14 as per RSS. The election commission has given time from 10 to 5 pm today, for the registration of candidacy. Various political parties have begun to regis....

Post Update :May 2, 2017,  
Objection on Impeachment motion against CJ

The leaders of civil society have said that their attention has been drawn by the political changes in the eve of local level election. The press released by the by the leaders of civil society stated that the recent political condition has added crisis over the democratic system, judicial supremacy and national independence on t....

Post Update :May 2, 2017,  
Former Chief Justices urge to roll back impeachment motion

Former Chief Justices urge to roll back impeachment motion Former Chief Justices have urged the political parties to immediately withdraw the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki and create an environment for the judiciary to discharge its responsibilities with dignity according to the RSS source. Issuing a joint state....

Post Update :May 1, 2017,  
Civil Society plays a vital role on providing people’s right: Pyakurel

INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that civil society can play an important role on providing people's right within their access and it is playing its role through "Civil Campaign for Clean Election (CCCE)". He expressed his view while speaking at the press meet on April 30 organized by CCCE in Kathmandu. ....

Post Update :April 30, 2017,  
Impeachment motion filed against CJ Karki

 An impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki has been filed at the Legislature-Parliament Secretariat today according to RSS. Nepali Congress lawmaker Min Bahadur Bishwokarma is the proposer of the impeachment motion while it was seconded by Chief Whip of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Tek Bahadur Basnet. The impeachment motion was regis....

Post Update :April 30, 2017,  
Commission will call back if fault is found: Chief Election Commissioner

Chief election commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav recommended all the observers to fulfill their role in free and fair manner in the election without being bias. Speaking at the program on "Facilitation with National Organizations on Observation and interaction" held in election office on April 29, commissioner Yadav urged to fulf....

Post Update :April 29, 2017,  
Budget in between election is against election code of conduct says EC

 The Election Commission today has drawn the attention of the government stating that bringing an annual policy, programme and budget in-between the local poll will be against the election code of conduct according to RSS. A meeting held under the chairmanship of the chief election commiss....

Post Update :April 29, 2017,  
NEOC to ex-fighters to observe local election

The Election Commission has given approval to 49 organizations to observe the local level election. Among 65 organizations applying for approval of election observation, 49 were accepted in line with the Election Observation Directive -2073 according to RSS. With this, 49,947 persons would act as observers in the local level elections slated for May 1....

Post Update :April 27, 2017,  
NGOs  roles important to make election clean and fair: Chief commissioner Yadav

The election commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said that NGOs role can be essential for conducting clean and fair election. While speaking at the interaction program with the representative in Kathmandu on April 27, Dr Yadav said that NGOs can play important role for effective voter's education in city, ward and local level.....

Post Update :April 27, 2017,  
Army Mobilization accepted for local level election

President Bidhya Devi Bhandry has given approval for the mobilization of Nepal Army during local level election according to RSS. The office of the president said that the mobilization of army is for the operation of election in a fearless environment as per the provision in constitution.  ....

Post Update :April 27, 2017,  
NHRC urges to protect and respect Human Rights

The National Human Rights Commission has decided to conduct pre-election, election and post-election monitoring regarding the context of upcoming local level election. The team led by the officers from NHRC will be deployed for the election monitoring from this week. “The team will be monitoring the issues such as right to asse....

Post Update :April 27, 2017,  
Council ministers decided to change some regions of Rukum and Nawalparasi

 The Council of Ministers today decided to make changes to some areas of existing Rukum and Nawalparasi districts according to RSS source. The cabinet that met at Singha Durbar this evening decided to include 11 then VDCs including Sisne and Uttarganga of Rukum in Province No. 5 and the remaining VDCs in Province no. 6, accordin....

Post Update :April 26, 2017,  
Anti-election Demonstration by Biplov led Maoist

The cadres of Biplov led Maoist party have organized anti-election demonstration in Shanti-Batika, Kathmandu demanding against the election and parliamentary system. Party bureau in-charge Santosh Budhamagar while addressing the program accused government of intervening the peaceful demonstration in the district. ....

Post Update :April 25, 2017,  
NHRC Draws Attention of the Government for speedy Settlement of Earthquake victims

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn the attention of the government to expedite their process on providing relief to the victims of devastating earthquake two years ago. The commission has urged government for the proper settlement of the victims as there has been apathetic situation by the government side in re....

Post Update :April 25, 2017,  
Constitution amendment proposal tabled

The Government has tabled the Constitution of Nepal (second amendment), 2073 proposal at the meeting today of the Legislature-Parliament according to RSS. Tabling the amendment bill, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajay Shanker Nayak said the amendment was introduced in ....

Post Update :April 24, 2017,  
Local polls programme endorsed

The Election Commission (EC) has endorsed the schedule for the first and second rounds of local level elections slated for coming May 14 and June 14 respectively according to RSS. At a press meet organized by EC in the capital on Monday, Chief Election Co....

Post Update :April 24, 2017,  
Madhesi Morcha stages demonstration

The United Democratic Madhesi Morcha has staged a demonstration in various districts on April 20 as a part of their agitation according to the INSEC district representatives. According to regional office of Kathmandu, the Morcha have organized Rally with batons in Morang and Dhanusha District. ....

Post Update :April 20, 2017,  
Child Rights Monitoring District Committee Formed

The child rights monitoring district committee has been formed in Kathmandu district for the upcoming local level election. The committee was formed in chairmanship of Chief District Officer (CDO) and District child welfare chairman Him Nath Dawadi on April 19. The committee consists of five members from District Child Welfare Committee, District Coordination Committee, Kathmandu metropolitan, ....

Post Update :April 19, 2017,  
Political Parties shows commitment to follow election code of conduct

The major political leaders committed not to use children during local level election and include the issue of child protection in their manifesto according to RSS. The leaders from various political parties have shown their group solidarity on not using children during their election campaign. They show their commitment while sp....

Post Update :April 19, 2017,  
There is no doubt about election-Chief election commissioner

The chief election commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said that there is no doubt about the election  as the nation is heading towards the path of the election. Speaking at the interaction program with editors of various media, the commissioner said that the process of printing ballot papers, voter's name lists and voter's ID c....

Post Update :April 18, 2017,  
Eighty Percent preparations for polls completed

 Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has urged all not to doubts about  the local-level elections as the political parties are ready to participate in the elections and the Election Commission (CE) has completed most of the preparations for the May 14 polls according to RSS. ....

Post Update :April 14, 2017,  
Supreme Court directs government to nab Bal Krishna Dhungel within seven days

The Supreme Court has directed the government to arrest Maoist leader and convict murderer Bal Krishna Dhungel with in seven days according to RSS. A single bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai handed down the verdict after hearing a contempt of court writ filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi against the CPN Maoist Centre leader....

Post Update :April 13, 2017,  
AWC Condemns controversial statement of Bal Krishna Dhungel

The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has condemned on the apathy shown by the government and police on a very controversial public statement by "absconding convict" Bal Krishna Dhungel during a program in Saipu of Ramechhap district on March 12. " It is a mockery of democracy and rule of law not to bring Dhungel in to legal b....

Post Update :April 13, 2017,  
Constitution amendment bill registered in Legislature-Parliament Secreteriat

A federal commission has been proposed in the constitution amendment bill that the government registered at the Legislature-Parliament secretariat on Tuesday according to RSS. The proposal for the federal commission has been made as per Article 287 of the Constitution. It replaces the provision in the previous bill to make change....

Post Update :April 12, 2017,  
Description of polling centre received from all district: Election Commission

The Election Commission said that the description of polling centre from all 75 districts has been received. The election commission’s spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said that on April 11, the polling centre description from Siraha and Saptari have been received. According to the commissio....

Post Update :April 12, 2017,  
House withdraws Constitution Amendment Bill

The Legislature-Parliament  has  withdrawn the second constitution amendment bill registered at the House according to RSS Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajaya Shankar Nayak put forth the proposal seeking permission for withdrawing the second constitution amendment bill. The proposal was endorsed by the House meeting today. The government is preparing to register a new....

Post Update :April 11, 2017,  
Regional Dialogue on “Regional Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia” Held in Kathmandu

The regional dialogue on "Regional Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia" has been held in Kathmandu from April 6 to 7. The program was organized by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) with the participation by its South Asian members and other key civil society expert to discuss the importance of a regional human rights mechanism for south ....

Post Update :April 8, 2017,  
Commitment needed to make fair election  – Chief Election Commissioner Yadav

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said that there would be support and commitment from all sides to conduct the upcoming local level election in a free and fair atmosphere according to RSS. Addressing the 19th anniversary of Reporters Club Nepal in the capital on Saturday, he shared that the Election Commis....

Post Update :April 8, 2017,  
Ministers allowed to attend party program on their private vehicle

Government ministers are now allowed to attend the programs organised by their respective political parties. However, they will not be allowed to do so, using government vehicles according to RSS. The meeting of the Election Commission on Wednesday decided to ease the rule that earlier limited the ministers to the district headquarters only. They can now use a private vehicle to go beyond the d....

Post Update :April 5, 2017,  
NRA to take initiative to provide relief to quake-survivors lacking landownership documents

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to take initiative to provide grant relief to the quake survivors who have no landownership certificates according to RSS. A meeting of the NRA Executive Committee held under the chairmanship of CEO Prof Dr Govinda Raj Pokharel formed a panel to sort out the problems faced by those deprived of relief for lack ....

Post Update :April 5, 2017,  
Voters Name List Approved: Commission

The Election Commission has approved voters name list for the upcoming local level elction scheduled for May 14 according to RSS. According to the Commission's spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma, 1,40,54,482 voters have beem maintained for the election. The commission has given recognition to those person who has registered its nam....

Post Update :April 2, 2017,  
Former Prime minister Bhattarai Arrested from Sit-in-Protest

The coordinator of "Naya Shakti Party" and also a former prime minister Babu Ram Bhattarai including many otheres were arrested by the police on April 2 while staging a sit-n-protest in front of Election Commission in Kantipath. The coordinator Bhattarai was arrested while staging sit-in-protest demanding the election sign. The a....

Post Update :April 2, 2017,  
Stress given to make local level election successful

The participants in a program " Local Level Election and Human Rights"  organized by INSEC regional office, Kathmandu on March 31 stressed that everyone must actively participate to make a local level election successful. Speaking at the program, INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that today's necessity is an election and youth are ready for it. He added that it is necessary that there....

Post Update :April 1, 2017,  
CPN-UML Draws EC’s Attention

The main opposition party CPN-UML has been dragging the attention of Election Commission since March 15, for the violation of code of conduct- RSS. A party's Parliamentary team led by second leader Subash Nembang informed the Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhis Prashad Yadav along with other commissioners about the violation ....

Post Update :March 29, 2017,  
Demand to take action against Petrol Bomb Attack

The FNJ has demanded to take action against the accused of petrol bomb attack targeting on photo journalist Shedhar Paudel of onlinekhabar and Keshav Thapa of The Kathmandu Post. The FNJ while releasing a press statement on March 28 drew its attention of petrol bomb attack targeting duo journalists during Free Student Union election at Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus in Exhibition road.  ....

Post Update :March 28, 2017,  
Court gives verdict on various incidents of rape

The court in various district of the country has given a verdict in cases of rape. According to INSEC district representative Deependra Adhikari of Chitwan, the district court of Chitwan has ordered to sentence 42 years old Prakash Shrestha of Bharatpur Metropolitan city-22 for 10 years after finding him guilty on molesting seven....

Post Update :March 27, 2017,  
Writ petition filed at SC Demanding Dismissal of Online Media Directive

A writ petition has been filed at Supreme Court against the Online Media Operation Directive the government issued recently according to RSS. The Directive was issued to make systematic the registration, renewal, operation and monitoring of the online media. Filing petition on Sunday, journalist Prabesh Subedi and advocates Baburam Aryal and Santosh Sigdel, demanded that the SC repeal the Dire....

Post Update :March 26, 2017,  
Election commission prepares to train 21,000  voter’s educator

The Election Commission is set to prepare total 21,000 voter educators in different eight places of the country as part of its voter education drive in view of civic polls according to RSS. Keeping in mind that it became a challenge to educate voters on the new structures of the local government and its associated framework with number of posts under inclusive provision, the EC has come up with....

Post Update :March 25, 2017,  
International Day on Right to the Truth Observed

The seventh International Day on the Right to the Truth has been observed nationwide on March 24 along with various programs. The conflict victims and rights activists in Kathmandu have staged sit-in-protest infront of the Bir Hospital gate and demanded for the right to truth. "The famalies of....

Post Update :March 24, 2017,  
Two bills certified by President

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday certified two bills- Bill on Determination of Constituency -2073 and Bill on Determination of the Number of Rural Municipalities and Municipalities 2073 according to RSS . President Bhandari certified the two bills in line with the constitution. The m....

Post Update :March 24, 2017,  
” Bill regarding Political Party” issued with 3 percent threshold

  The meeting held under the Legislature-Parliament  at Singha Durbar on March 22 has determined the threshold for the political parties on the basis of majority of the parliamentarians batting for the same according to RSS. The threshold, whi....

Post Update :March 22, 2017,  
Clash Between RPP Cadres and Police, leaders and cadres injured

The leaders and cadres of RPP were injured during the clash with the police on March 20. The cadres were protesting against the decision of constitutional body to remove "constitutional monarchy" and " Hindu State"from the party statute. Police had fired few cells of tear gas and charged baton to control the mob. Police had inter....

Post Update :March 20, 2017,  
INSEC condemns on padlocking HURADEC Office

Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has condemned through a press release on March 20 regarding the padlocking of Human Rights Awareness and Development Centre (HURADEC) office in Dolakha on March 19 by the cadres of Young Communist League (YCL). The ....

Post Update :March 20, 2017,  
Madhesi Morcha Cadres Padlocked local level bodies

The cadres of Madhesi morcha have warned that they will disrupt the work in local level until their demands are not addressed. According to INSEC district representative Durga Pariyar of Siraha, the cadres have pad locked the municipality and village council on March 18 saying that no election is possible before addressing their ....

Post Update :March 18, 2017,  
Urged to protect and respect Human Rights of general consumers

The National Human Rights Commission said that it has been conducting awareness and making responsible to the concerned authority by monitoring and investigating for the protection of consumer's human rights. While releasing a press statement on March 15 signed by the commission's secretary Bed Prasad Bhattarai, it has urged all ....

Post Update :March 15, 2017,  
Parliamentarian affiliated to Madhesi Morcha rejects Meeting

The parliamentarians affiliated to United Democratic Madhesi Morcha, who have been demanding for the amendment of the constitution, have boycott the legislative meeting on March 14. Parliamentarian Laxman Lal Karna of Sadhbhabana Party accused government of lingering to issue the bill on constitution amendment and depriving Madhe....

Post Update :March 14, 2017,  
Govt receives report on special, protected, autonomous zones of state restructuring

The Local Level Restructuring Commission on Monday submitted its report to the government on special, protected and autonomous zones of the village municipal council and municipality according to RSS. Chair of the Commission, Balananda Poudel, handed over the report to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa in presence of Prime Minister Pushpa K....

Post Update :March 13, 2017,  
Strike Called Against Kanchanpur Incident Affected Regular Life

The regular life is affected due to Strike called by Nepal Communist Party on March 11 accusing that Govinda Gautam, 25 of Punarbas Municipality-8, Kanchanpur, died because of the bullet fired by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) near the border at Ananda Bazaar in Kanchanpur district. ....

Post Update :March 12, 2017,  
Sajha Bus Arsoned in Balaju

Sajha bus at Balaju was set on fire during the protest called off by Nepal Communist party, informed RSS. The unidentified gang set the passenger bus (Ba 4 Kha 7348) on fire by dousing it with kerosene when the driver, conductor and security guard went for lunch according to Acting Chief Ex....

Post Update :March 11, 2017,  
Madhesi Morcha Boycotts Parliamentarian Meeting

Leaders of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) were not present on the legislative parliamentarian meeting announced on March 11. Parliament member Ashok Rai of Federal Socialist Forum demanded to take action against those involved in the Saptari incident accusing of using unnece....

Post Update :March 11, 2017,  
Strike Called by UDMF Affected Regular Life

According to INSEC regional office, Biratnagar, the regular life of eastern region is affected by the strike called by United Democratic Madhesi Front on March 10. According to INSEC Morang district representative, Indira Bhattarai, Biratnagar market and Rangeli is affected m....

Post Update :March 10, 2017,  
VDC and Municipality Structure Dissolved, 744 Local Levels to be Maintained

The government determined the number of local level informing about the dissolution of existing structure of the Village Development Committees and municipalities enforcing it from March 10, 2017. Deputy Prime Minister and Local Development Minister Kamal Thapa at a press conference organized....

Post Update :March 10, 2017,  
Commission Urges not to Interrupt its Free Monitoring

The National Human Rights Commission has expressed its concern and condemned over the continued interruption by Terai-Madhes agitators on its monitoring. The incident of vehicle with number plate (Ba 7 Cha 7473) being arsoned on December 3, 2015 in Sarlahi, SUV (Ba 7 Cha 7497) and vehicle (Ba....

Post Update :March 9, 2017,  
Council of Ministries decides to provide One million rupees in compensation

The Government has decided to provide a compensation of Rs. One million to the family of deceased who died in the clash that took place between Madhesi Front cadres and police Saptari on March 6. The government also decided to bear all the cost of treatment of those injured in the Saptari inc....

Post Update :March 8, 2017,  
Alleged witchcraft expelled from house within 2 weeks of Marriage

Upama Bhandari of Gorkarneswor Municipality-16, Arubari reached to police for being expelled from house within two weeks of marriage alleging witchcraft- informed RSS. Bhandari who got married on February 23 was expelled from home accused of practicing witchcraft and bringing less dowry. She w....

Post Update :March 8, 2017,  
Strike enforced by (UDMF) affected life of the people

Regular life of the people in Saptari along with few other districts has been adversely affected due to the strike called byUnited Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) on March 7. The strike is enforced to protest against the death of 3 UDMF cadres who were killed in police firing on March 6 when the alliance of the Madhes-based parties attempted to disrupt the Mechi ....

Post Update :March 7, 2017,  
INSEC urged to be cautious

The death of Sajjan Meheta, 23, of Maleth-2, Pitambar Mandal, 50, of Jolhari Maleth-4 and Ananda Shah, 34, of Praswani VDC currently residing in Rajbiraj -9 killed in police firing at a clash with cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front(UDMF) on March 6 has saddened the INSEC. The press release published by the INSEC Chairperso....

Post Update :March 7, 2017,  
Election Commission urges to follow code of conduct

The Election Commission (EC) has urged the Prime Minister to get prior approval from the Election Commission while using private helicopter in course of political activities. A meeting of the EC held on March 5 decided to issue directives to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers for the provision not to get involved in election publicity campaig....

Post Update :March 6, 2017,  
NHRC urges not to obstruct the peaceful Mechi- Mahakali Campaign of UML.

National Human Rights Commission has urged the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) along with other political parties to stop the disrespectful behavior to political cadres since the activities contrary to human rights was found while they were engaged in peaceful political campaign and also urged to not to announce the program that will obstruct the pre-declared....

Post Update :March 5, 2017,  
AWC’s appeal to respect democratic freedom

Accountability Watch Committee to Madhesi Democratic Front has expressed its disagreement to undemocratic practice for creating barrier in peaceful activities of the political parties and alerted that they will not allow to tarnish the image of democratic freedom appealing to respect it. Chairman of the Committee, Chran Prasai on March 5 signed the appeal where Mad....

Post Update :March 5, 2017,  
Polio vaccination program yet to resume in four districts

According to RSS, the 'special polio vaccination program, was not operated in four districts because of the obstruction created by health workers on March 3 and 4.  The other districts where the program was conducted also could not go smoothly, said Children’s health Division. The Health workers locked the health institutions ....

Post Update :March 4, 2017,  
Polio vaccination program did not start in four districts

According to RSS, the 'special polio vaccination program, was not operated in four districts because of the obstruction created by health workers on March 3 and 4.  The other districts where the program was conducted also could not go smoothly, said Children’s health Division. The Health workers locked the health institutions ....

Post Update :March 3, 2017,  
Clashes and Vandalism in Free Student’s Union (FSU) election

There has been incidents in various places regarding the issue of free student's union election on March 1. INSEC district representatives have informed that there were incidents of vandalism and arson attack among various students unions. According to Dhading distrcit representative Sita Ram Adhikari, there has been clash between Akhil revolutionary, Nepal Student's Association and ANNFSU in B....

Post Update :March 1, 2017,  
PM Appeals to participate in election without fear

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged one and all to actively participate in the forthcoming local elections taking place after a gap of 19 years. In an address to the nation on Tuesday, PM Dahal said the election is the essence of democracy and the announcement of local elections has created atmosphere for election. "So, involve in election without any fear,....

Post Update :February 28, 2017,  
Government to extend Term of Taskforce

The government has decided to extend the term of the task force formed to suggest the government on the report of the Local Level Restructuring Commission after analyzing the complaints on the LLRC's report. Government has formed such task force under the convenorship of Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Hitraj Pandey during a meeting held between....

Post Update :February 28, 2017,  
Various Political Parties Registered Constitution Amendment Proposal

Parliamentarians of various political parties have presented 15 amendment proposal over constitution amendment bill presented by the government few days ago. The parliamentarian secretariat had given a time limit till February 26 for the registration of amendment proposal. The parties presenting the amendment proposal includes parliamentarians from present government and other opposition politi....

Post Update :February 26, 2017,  
Torch Rally Against the announcement of Election date

United Democratic Madhesi Front has organized a torch rally in various district of terai region in the evening of February 21 against the government announcement of election date. According to INSEC district representative Manohar Kumar Pokhrel of Saptari, the front has demonstrated torch rally in major places of Rajbiraj. ....

Post Update :February 22, 2017,  
General Assembely of Human Rights Coordination Committee held

The general assembly of Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Coordination Committee (HRTMCC) has been held in Kathmandu on February 22. Speaking at the program, chairperson Krishna Subedi  said that  the centre's importance will rise if its activities could be unified with coordination committee. He added that because of the centre's hypothesis, 295 human rights organizations are centred in one pla....

Post Update :February 22, 2017,  
Local Level Election to be held on May 14

The government has announced to conduct all local level elections in one phase on May 14. The meeting held on the evening of February 19 by the ministry cabinet has fixed the date of election. The Nepal government’s spokesman and information and communication minister Surendra Kumar Karki sa....

Post Update :February 20, 2017,  
Tenure extended for both commissions formed under transitional justice mechanism

The government has extended the tenure of both TRC and CIEDP for one year, The commissions were formed for the settlement of conflict related justice by investigation along with the reparation and compensation for the victims through these two transitional justice commissions. The meeting held on February 10 by the cabinet ministry has decided to extend its period for one more year. The comm....

Post Update :February 9, 2017,  
Stakeholders accused commissions of being inactive

The stakeholders accused commissions that were formed with the objective to investigate conflict era incidents of human rights violation and atrocities being inactive. They accused TRC and CIEDP of not being able to work as per mandate. While speaking at the presses meet organized by conflict victim’s common Chautari and Accoun....

Post Update :February 2, 2017,  
Demonstration demanding justice to Gangamaya

The rights activists have demonstrated infront of Prime Minister’s quarter on February 2 demanding the delivery of justice to Ganga Maya of Gorkha Phujel-7. The activists while addressing the demonstration demanded to the government to deliver justice to the Ganga Maya as soon as possible as she is suffering from various infect....

Post Update :February 2, 2017,  
KC and Bhandari’s name approved as SC Justice

The meeting of legislative parliamentarian hearing committee held on January 30 has approved the name of Tej Bahadur KC and Purushwottam Bhandari in a post for Supreme Court justice. The meeting of justice council held on January 2 had sent the names of KC and Bhandari to Parliament secretariat for the recommendation. There is a....

Post Update :January 30, 2017,  
Three names recommended in election commission

The meeting held by constitution council on January 27 has recommended names of three people in vacant post for the commissioner. The recommended names are Narendra Dahal, Ishwori Prasad Paudel and Sudir Kumar Shah. Among the recommended names Dahal and Paudel are former secretaries. The recom....

Post Update :January 27, 2017,  
Legal base for election determined, Two Bills passed

The legal base for all three levels (local level, province and centre) of election until January 20 next year has been determined according to RSS. The bills on Voters name list and election commission bill was passed by the meeting of legislative parliament held on January 25 giving the legal base for election.  ....

Post Update :January 25, 2017,  
Legislation Committee passes bills on voters’ list and election commission

The Legislature-Parliament State Affairs Committee has passed bills relating to voters' list, and the Bill relating to the election commission's duty and responsibilities-2073 according to RSS. The bill relating to voters' list has made it mandatory the voters' ID card bearing image to cast vote any election- the federal, provincial and local, said Committee member Dr Gangadhar Tuladhar. Simila....

Post Update :January 23, 2017,  
   Writ petition filed demanding clean environment

The Environmental Development and Conservation Law Forum has filed a writ petition at Supreme Court demanding the rights to life in a salubrious environment as guaranteed by the constitution according to Rss. Forum Chairman advocate Padam Bahadur Shrestha filed the petition reasoning that the government and the stakeholders ignored the conservation of clean environment for healthy living.  Cha....

Post Update :January 23, 2017,  
Govt. lawyers boycott hearings in protest of judge appointments

Government lawyers boycotted hearings at Supreme Court and other courts across the country on Sunday to protest what they claim the discrimination and biasness in the appointment of 80 judges in High Court recently according to RSS. Government lawyers and four trade unions including authorised Trade Union of Civil Service Emp....

Post Update :January 22, 2017,  
Local Level Election Bill, 2016 Endorsed

The second meeting held by legislative parliament on January 9 has passed the proposal of “Local Level Election Bill, 2016” with majority. Prior to this, the bill could not be presented due to the lack of number. The meeting has passed the bill after the meeting was postponed for half an hour. Vice-prime minister and Home Min....

Post Update :January 9, 2017,  
Apex Court Disqualifies Karki as CIAA Chief

The apex court has disqualified Lok Man SIngh Karki as a CIAA chief on January 8. The court said that his appointment was unconstitutional. The dual bench of justice Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada and Anil Kumar Sinha on January 8 have said that his appointment was unconstitutional. Advocate Om Praka....

Post Update :January 8, 2017,  
 Nepal Human Rights Year Book -2017 preparation, annual editing assembly commences

A regional level annual editing assembly and preparation of Human Rights year book-2017 has commenced in all five regions of the nation. The annual editing assembly has commenced in Biratnagar of eastern region, Dhulikhel of mid-region, Pokhara of Western region, Nepalgunj of mid-western region and Dhangadhi of far-western region from January 8, ....

Post Update :January 8, 2017,  
Over crowded Prison leads difficulties in Management

  The INSEC district representatives have informed that there has been difficulties in management part inside the prison due to the over crowd of inmates and detainees. According to INSEC Doti representative Dirgha Khatri, the district prison of Doti is getting more worst leading difficulty for the inmates. Jailer Yagya Raj Pathak said that due to the old building inmates are having var....

Post Update :January 7, 2017,  
SC allows constitution amendment motion to advance

The Supreme Court (SC) in its landmark decision has issued order reasoning no need to stay the constitution amendment motion registered at the Legislature-Parliament according to RSS. A divisional bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justice Iswor Prasad Khatiwada issued the order ruling out the need of interim order to put on hold the constitution amendment bill registered at the parliamen....

Post Update :January 2, 2017,  
Debate on Constitution Amendment Bill Begins

The debate on the writ application lodged  to stop constitution amendment bill registered in Legislative parliament has begun according to RSS. The debate has begun on dual bench of chief justice Sushila Karki and justice Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada of Supreme court .  Advocates Shambhu Thapa, D....

Post Update :January 1, 2017,  
Nepali Media In 2016: Peaceful but impunity remains

A study showed that in 2016,  Nepali media was in peaceful envirnoment however the impunity remained in crime against press freedom. The annual report made public by the freedom Forum on December 31 has shown that there has been a decrease in an incident of violation of press freedom this year as compared to the last. In 2015, t....

Post Update :December 31, 2016,  
Collection of recommendations begins at local level

The collection of recommendations on the draft for the formation of commission to protect, promote and empower the community's rights as per Nepal constitution has begun at local level according to RSS. The social justice and human rights committee under the legislature parliament has started the campaign on the discussion session and collection of recommendations of draft on Inclusive commissi....

Post Update :December 30, 2016,  
Report on Federalism enforcement and Administration Re: Structure presented to P.M  

The federalism enforcement and Administration Restructuring Coordination Committee has presented its report on the expansion of the single and concurrent list of competencies of the federalism, province and local level to the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday. The report was handed over by the Committee’s Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi based on the l....

Post Update :December 28, 2016,  
Formal closure of Two years long Project

The project led and operated by INSEC in coordination with Nepal disability society and Dalit Service Federation to strengthen HRDs and Civil Society for the promotion of ESC rights has been formally ended. The project started from January 2015. Speaking at the program organized in lalitpur, INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that the campaign will continue even after the ending of the ....

Post Update :December 27, 2016,  
SC begins hearing on petition challenging qualification of suspended chief of CIAA

The Supreme Court has begun hearing on the petition challenging qualifications of suspended Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki on Thursday according to RSS. A full bench of SC comprising Justices Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhat....

Post Update :December 23, 2016,  
Child soldiers in conflict era, A serious human rights violation

Concerned stakeholders said, the use of child soldiers during the armed conflict is a gross human rights violation. Speaking at an interaction program "Use of child soldiers, conflict justice and social  economic integration: international practice" organized by Discharged people’s Liberat....

Post Update :December 22, 2016,  
Commission Monitors the tragic Incident of Laxmi Pariyar

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has monitored the tragic death of Laxmi Pariyar of Sanobangthali, Kavre. The preliminary monitoring report has found that the victim Pariyar was used foul language in involvement of four locals on November 20. She was then beaten alleging of witch, fed with human excrete with degraded behavior by tying her in a pole says ....

Post Update :December 20, 2016,  
House body seeks suggestions on bill relating to National Dalit Commission

The house body has started taking recommendations from the concerned stakeholders and expert over the bill regarding the National Dalit Commission. The legislature Parliament, Social justice and Human Rights Committee has begun to take recommendations from December 20 by organizing discussion program according to RSS.....

Post Update :December 20, 2016,  
Yearly Pre-review Held

The INSEC district representatives have sent the news of incident collected on Human Rights Violation and atrocities for yearly pre-review of Human Rights Year Book-2017. According to INSEC district representative Rabindra Pandey of Pyuthan, a yearly preview of Human Rights Year Book has been held in the....

Post Update :December 20, 2016,  
Investigation Committee formed to probe Tiwari’s murder

An investigation committee has been formed to probe the incident of murder of CPN UML affiliated Youth Association district chairperson Durga Prasad Tiwari. The four member high level investigation committee with the chairmanship of AIG Bigyan Raj Sharma has been formed to present the fact report to Home Ministry within 15 days. ....

Post Update :December 20, 2016,  
Stress Given On continuous Campaign For the Approval of Rome Statute

The participants in a program organized jointly by INSEC and Jury Nepal on December 19 in Lalitpur stressed that it is important to continue campaign to get approval on International Criminal Court Rome Statute. Speaking at the program, Parliamentarian and senior advocate Radheshyam Adhikari said that the political party which has belief in violence can only be against the approval of Rome Stat....

Post Update :December 19, 2016,  
Agreement Signed Between Qatar and Nepal

An agreement paper has been signed between NHRC and Qatar National Human Rights Commission on December 18 to implement planning regarding the rights of migrant workers protection according to RSS. On the occasion of International Migrant day on 18th December, a paper was signed by NHRC chairman Anup Raj Sharma and Comm....

Post Update :December 18, 2016,  
Yearly Pre-review of Year Book Held

According to INSEC Jumla District Representative Man Datta Rawal, yearly pre-review of Human Rights Year Book-2017 has been held on December 18 in the district headquarters of Khalanga. A discussion was held with stakeholders on the incidents collected in a year related to human rights violations and atrocities. INSEC District representative Rawal had informed abo....

Post Update :December 18, 2016,  
Normal life affected by the general strike since two days

The normal life of the people has been affected by the general strike called on by joint revolutionary committee since two days in various district nationwide against the government's proposal of amending the constitution. According to INSEC district representative JN Sagar of Dang, from the morning the transportation and industries of the district have been affected by the strike. Most of the ....

Post Update :December 17, 2016,  
Demonstration  Continues against the constitution Amendment proposal

In Arghakhanchi, all major political parties have shown their commitment to continue their protest till the end against the government's proposal on amending constitution and dividing province number 5. According to INSEC district representative Narayan Bhushal of Arghakhanchi, a big assembly was organiz....

Post Update :December 15, 2016,  
Pre-Review of Human Rights Year Book Held

A pre-review of Human Rights Year book in Sarlahi and Sindhupalchok District under mid-region has been held with the review of human rights violation incidents with in the year. According to the Sarlahi District Representative Santosh Kumar Shah, incidents on human rights violation with in the year have ....

Post Update :December 14, 2016,  
Commission urges to ensure “Right to Health” of all citizens

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has organized a meeting at the commission with the secretary of Health ministry, directors of Health services department and other officials urging to ensure the right to health of the citizens. The commission has organized a discussion program in presence of the officials on the proble....

Post Update :December 14, 2016,  
Local Police Post under Attack, Three Motorcycles Blazed

The local demonstrators in Nayabasti have hurled stones at Metropolitan Police Office on December 11 and blazed three motorcycles in front of the office. After the attack few rounds of bullets were fired by the police to control the mob and 25 people were controlled according RSS quoting SP Pradumna Karki of Metropolitan Police C....

Post Update :December 12, 2016,  
INSEC Urges to develop Effective Legal Mechanism to control Violence

Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has urged government to develop an effective legal mechanism to control the increasing incidents of gender violence. INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel while releasing a press statement on December 11 has urged government by publicizing the data of violence along with the conclusion of 16 days campaign against gender violence. Within these 16 days th....

Post Update :December 11, 2016,  
68th International Human Rights Day being observed Nationwide

According to INSEC Mid-regional Office, 68th international Human Rights day has been observed nationwide by organizing various awareness related program. According to INSEC Dhading District Representative Sita Ram Adhikari, an interaction program regarding the human rights situation of the distri....

Post Update :December 10, 2016,  
President Stresses on Human Rights Protection

  President Bidya Devi Bhandari stressed on implementation on fundamental rights of constitution  and Human Rights Protection and Promotion are for the prosperity of the country. While addressing on the occasion of Human Rights Day she said that implementation of these provision for the prosperity of the nation is the stat....

Post Update :December 10, 2016,  
Protests against the amendment of constitution continues, cordon off the government building

The revolutionary Committee has cordoned off the government offices on December 8 against the government's proposal on amendment of constitution with the division of five number province. According to INSEC District Representative Narayan Bhusal of Arghakhanchi, the joint revolutionary committee has organized a h....

Post Update :December 8, 2016,  
Save life of Tiwari : INSEC

Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has demanded the government to save life of Bikash Tiwari, chairperson of Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Gajendrabadi) who has been staging indefinite hunger-strike since 16 days demanding the reformation of Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Rajbiraj. INSEC while releasing a press statement on December 8 stated " We support the demand raised by ....

Post Update :December 8, 2016,  
Save life of Tiwari: Commission

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn its attention regarding the indefinite hunger strike staged by Bikash Tiwari since 15 days demanding the reformation of overall medical sector and management of Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha zonal Hospital. He has been staging a hunger strike with 26-points demand. The pre....

Post Update :December 7, 2016,  
Band Withdrawn, Agitation Continues

The agitating group in Butwal has withdrawn Band from the evening of December 6 however the agitation continues according to RSS. The groups have been protesting against the government’s proposal of constitution amendment and had called on Band since one week. CPN UML chairperson of Rupendehi district said that the structure of....

Post Update :December 6, 2016,  
Demonstration continues against the constitution amendment

The demonstration and protests continues in some districts in western region against the government’s proposal of dividing province number 5 prior to the implementation of newly promulgated constitution. According to the INSEC district representative Narayan Bhusal of Arghakhanchi, a huge assembly was organized in the district ....

Post Update :December 5, 2016,  
Demonstration continues in western Region

The fifth day of the agitation in some of the district in western region continue regarding the constitution amendment proposal registered in Parliament. According to INSEC district representative Reema BC of Rupendehi, various political parties including CPN UML, ML and Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal had demonstrated....

Post Update :December 4, 2016,  
Dr KC Ends 22 days long Hunger strike

  Dr Govinda KC who has been staging a hunger strike since 22 days has finally ended his strike on December 3, following 12 points agreement with the government. He ended his hunger strike by taking a juice from earthquake victim one and half year old child Marsang Tamang of Sindhupalchok in front of media and well-wishers.....

Post Update :December 4, 2016,  
25th International day of people with disability observed

A 25th International day of people with disability has been observed nation wide with various programs. In Kathmandu a morning rally was organized with a slogan to ensure the future of person with disability. According to INSEC mid-regional office, a rally was organized in Kathmandu in the occasion of 25th International day of pe....

Post Update :December 3, 2016,  
Commission urges not to disrupt Essential Health Services

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has released a press statement on December 2 and urged not to close necessary health services during the protest. The commission in its statement said that the attention of the commission has been drawn regarding the disruption of regular health services nationwide by government doctors....

Post Update :December 2, 2016,  
Hearing of Suspended CIAA Chief postponed

The hearing of the case lodged against suspended CIAA chief Lok Man SIngh Karki has been postponed  even though he was presented in Supreme Court. The court had postponed the hearing after the lawyer Bal Krishna Neupane on behalf of Karki was absent due to his health condition. His hearing ha....

Post Update :December 1, 2016,  
Parliament disrupted by opposition Party against  Constitution amendment proposal

The opposition parties have disrupted the parliament protesting the government's move on registering the proposal of constitution amendment. The major opposition party CPN UML including CPN ML, Nepal labor and peasant party have disrupted the legislative parliament against the proposal of constitution amendment saying that it wil....

Post Update :December 1, 2016,  
Demonstration in Kathmandu in favour of Dr Kc, Demand to save his life

A protest has been organized in Kathmandu demanding to save life of Dr KC who has been staging hunger strike since November 13 demanding the reformation of medical sector. The protesters accused government of not listening or taking initiation to address his demand yet. Health professionals from various hospitals, students, artists and social workers came out in the protest supporting Dr KC an....

Post Update :December 1, 2016,  
Protest and strike against constitution amendment affects the lives of people

The normal lives of people in Kathmandu and various district in western region have been affected due to the protest and strike regarding the registration of constitution amendment in Legislative parliament on November 29. ....

Post Update :November 30, 2016,  
Writ Lodged at Apex Court demanding to stop constitution amendment

A writ application has been lodged at Apex Court on November 30 demanding to immediately stop the bill registered at Apex court for amendment of the constitution which is unfavorable to the sentiment of the constitution of Nepal. Advocate Tikadhwoj Khadka has made Nepal Government and legislative parliament as defendant in the wr....

Post Update :November 30, 2016,  
Urged to solve problem through dialogue

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to solve the problem of Dr Govinda KC who have been staging hunger strike demanding the reformation of medical sector. The commission releasing a press statement on November 28 has urged and drawn the attention of the government to be more sensible to save life ....

Post Update :November 28, 2016,  
Dialogue team formed to conduct dialogue with Dr KC

The government has formed two member dialogue team in order to conduct dialogue with Dr Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike since 14 days at TUTH Maharajgunj demanding the reformation of medical sector. The dialogue team is formed on November 26 in coordination with education ministry's secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha....

Post Update :November 26, 2016,  
Campaign against gender violence commenced

A 16 days campaign against gender violence with a slogan of " Home is a base for peace: gender violence free society for sustainable development" has kicked off nationwide from November 25. The national women commission said that the campaign was started with the objective of awaring people as violence incidents have been increas....

Post Update :November 25, 2016,  
Stress given on joint effort to end punishment against children

  The stakeholders in a program stressed on joint effort on ending punishment and other action against children. The representatives from concerned bodies stressed against the punishment while speaking at an interaction program organized by women, children and social welfare ministry on November 22. ....

Post Update :November 22, 2016,  
Discharged PLA organized Sit-in-protest in front of Maoist Central Office

The agitating discharged people’s liberation army Nepal has organized a sit-in-protest in front of the Maoist central office in Paris Danda on November 21. They have been in agitation since November 7 with seven points demand. The chairman Lenin Bista of PLA said that the sit-in-protest is organized to draw attention of the gov....

Post Update :November 21, 2016,  
Peace agreement fails if conflict victims are denied of justice

The stakeholders in a program said that if conflict victims are denied of justice, even after 10 years of signing of CPA, the peace agreement will be in vain. They expressed their view while speaking at the press meet organized jointly by Accountability Watch Committee and Conflict Victims Chautari on November 20 at Reporters club to commemorate 10 years of CPA. Speaking at the program, INSE....

Post Update :November 20, 2016,  
Dr Kc’s Health condition deteriorates

The health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging hunger strike since November 13 demanding the reformation of medical sector, is deteriorating according to the doctors involved in his treatment. Dr KC said that he has started the hunger strike again as his previous demand was not implemented by the government. He also ....

Post Update :November 18, 2016,  
Suspended CIAA chief attend Supreme Court

The suspended CIAA chief Lok Man SIngh Karki has attended the Supreme Court. Prior to this, the court had issued an order on his name to be present in the court however he was defying the order.  He presented a written answer to the court on November 15 by attending the court. Advocate Om Prakash Aryal had lodged a case against ....

Post Update :November 15, 2016,  
Discharged Maoist Combatant protest in-front of Maoist Central Office

  Former Maoist combatant affiliated to the discharged Peoples' Liberation Army Nepal have organized a sit-in-protest infront of Maoist Central office at Paris Danda on November 15. The discharged PLA have been protesting with seven points demand since November 6. The protest is to draw attention of the Maoist center party ....

Post Update :November 15, 2016,  
Dr Govinda KC Begins Hunger Strike For the 10th time

  Dr Govinda KC has begun a hunger strike from November 13 against the appointment of Professor Dr Keshav Prasad Singh as a dean of IOM. Dr KC called for a press meet at Teaching Hospital on November 13 and begin is hunger strike for the 10th time. As per Dr KC, the appointmen....

Post Update :November 14, 2016,  
Government preparing to amend Act relating to Transitional Justice

The government is preparing to amend the act of two commissions TRC and CIEDP with a provision of giving immunity to the people involved in a grave human rights violation during an armed conflict. The government is preparing to give immunity to the crime such as bomb explosion, group killing and other serious crime against humani....

Post Update :November 14, 2016,  
Federal Coalition gives ultimatum to government to present amended proposal

The agitating federal coalition has given an ultimatum to the government to present the proposal of the constitution amendment in parliament within November 30. The coalition has given an ultimatum during a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on November 13. The ultimatum came out while government is doing a home work ....

Post Update :November 14, 2016,  
Parliamenterians stresses on passing proposal of Impeachment against Lok Man

The meeting held by legislative parliament on November 14, most of the parliamentarian stressed on passing the proposal of impeachment against the suspended  CIAA chief Lok Man SIngh Karki. UML parliamentarian Yuv Raj Gyawali said that the proposal against Lok Man was registered as per the constitution of Nepal, legislative-pa....

Post Update :November 14, 2016,  
Vehicles blazed and vandalized on charge of defying Strike (Bandh)

Many vehicles have been blazed on fire and vandalized during a strike called on by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplab) led Maoist on November 13. The party has called on a nationwide strike demanding the government to control black marketing and price hike. There has been a minimal effect of band in the capital however vehicles have been vandalized in some districts by the ....

Post Update :November 13, 2016,  
Bill on Formation of Madhesi Commission presented in Parliament

The government has presented the bill in the parliament regarding the formation of Madhesi Commission. The government has presented the bill in order to end ill practices and exploitation and to formulate policy and program for implementation in order to empower the community. The to be formed commission will recommend the govern....

Post Update :November 13, 2016,  
“Government suppressing while demanded for justice”- Discharged PLA

The Discharged People’s Liberation Army Nepal has accused government of trying to suppress a peaceful agitation by conspiracy. Speaking at the press conference in Kathmandu on November 12, Lenin Bista, chairperson of DPLA accused government of suppressing the agitation and playing a conspiracy game of arresting the combatant with false charge. He added that a serious question mark on Maois....

Post Update :November 12, 2016,  
Cases filed during Terai, Madhesi and Tharuhat agitation, taken back

The government has decided to take back 74 cases out of 208 filed during Terai, Madhesi and Tharuhat agitation as per the present legal provision through concerned bodies according to the Home Ministry. Home Ministry while releasing a press note on November 11 stated that 22 cases were given a clean chit and remaining five cases ....

Post Update :November 11, 2016,  
Sit-in-protest of Discharged ex- Maoist Combatant Continues(Photo Feature)

The discharged ex-Maoist combatants have continued their sit-in-protest in front of parliament building at New Baneshwor on November 10. They have protested a whole day in front of the building today. The discharged ex-Maoist combatant have been staging protest demanding various seven points demand since November 6. ....

Post Update :November 10, 2016,  
Concern over the increasing impunity against journalist

The stakeholders showed their concern over the increasing criminal activities especially against the journalist due to the prevailing impunity in the country. The concerned bodies have shown their concern during the program held in Kathmandu regarding “UNESCO’s analysis of security of journalists in Nepal in the point of view....

Post Update :November 9, 2016,  
Supreme Court Directs suspended CIAA Chief to Appear in Court

The Supreme Court has directed suspended CIAA chief Lok Man Singh Karki to appear before the court with a written answer for his obstruction in delivery of the court summons. Advocate Om Prakash Aryal had filed a writ petition against Karki along with Prabal Thapa, former secretary of Ministry of Law Pramod Karki and Sub-inspector Nakul Raj Gautam of Nepal police foabusing authority in influenc....

Post Update :November 8, 2016,  
Signature collected for the voting of Impeachment proposal sent to Parliament

The signatures collected urging to vote for the impeachment proposal presented at parliament against the suspended CIAA chief Lok Man Singh Karki, was sent to legislative parliament on November 8. Dhaka Ram Paudel, chairperson of Civil Society Coalition for Peace has handed over the collected signature to the assistant CDO Jhalak....

Post Update :November 8, 2016,  
Human Rights Activists Monitors the situation of Discharged Former Maoist Combatant

  The human rights activists have monitored the situation of discharged former Maoist combatant on November 9 after they were arrested by the police on the morning of November 9 from Maoist Central Office. The activists have found them in a normal situation however some of the ex-combatant claimed that the police have used ....

Post Update :November 8, 2016,  
Case Registered  against Suspended CIAA Chief at Supreme Court

The case against suspended CIAA chief Lok Man Singh Karki was lodged at Supreme Court on November 3. Advocate Om Prakash Aryal has registered the case against Karki including other three for the legal treatment. The other included Law secretary and chairperson of Agriculture Development Bank P....

Post Update :November 3, 2016,  
Present Report at United Nation’s Committee on Time: Commission

The National Human Rights Commission expresses its serious concern over the government's delay on presenting essential reports on periodic basis at United Nation Human Rights Committee. The press released by the commission on November 3 stated that Nepal government still need to present 17th and 22rd report against caste discrimi....

Post Update :November 3, 2016,  
UNSECO says, One Journalist is Killed in every 4.5 days

The UNSECO has released a report on November 2 saying that in every 4.5 days journalists are being killed worldwide. The report says that during the last decade, at least 827 journalists have been killed while the....

Post Update :November 3, 2016,  
Approval of Padam Baidik’s name as a member in Justice Council

Padam Baidik’s name was approved as a member of justice council on a meeting held by a special parliamentary hearing committee on November 3. Baidek’s name was approved after the hearing as per ministry cabinet’s recommendation said committee’s member Bhanubhakta Dhakal. The justice council is fulfilled after his appointm....

Post Update :November 3, 2016,  
Journo’s code of conduct prioritizes women, children and senior citizens

 The latest issuance of journalist's code of conduct-2073 has given a priority on a issues of women children and  a senior citizens. Some areas which could not be covered by Journalist code of conduct- 2060 was included in new code of conduct- 2073. According to the point-14 of new code of c....

Post Update :November 2, 2016,  
Journalists arrested while collecting news

Police have arrested Mohan Bastola, executive editor of Pahilo News. Com, from Maitighar area and sub-editor Lok Raj Jaisi of Khabar Dabali from airport area on November 2. They were on the way to collect news regarding the visit of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. Journo Bastola was released later after Ganesh Basnet, chairper....

Post Update :November 2, 2016,  
FORUM Asia Shows Its concern over Bangaladesh Foreign Donation Regulation Bill

The Asian Forum For Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  has expressed its concern over the enactment of Foreign Donation Regulation Bill (FDRB) by Bangaladesh aiming  to impose restriction on the activities and ability of foreign funded NGOs to access resources. While releasing a ....

Post Update :October 27, 2016,  
Domestic Violence victim woman receiving treatment with the initiation of INSEC

In an initiation of Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC), a 26-year-old Urmila Urao of Chiyabagan VDC-5 is receiving treatment at Kritipur Hospital in Kathmandu. She is a domestic violence victim. Based on an application received from the victim’s family at INSEC mid-regional office on October 21, the initiation for the treat....

Post Update :October 22, 2016,  
Demanded to End Lok Man Culture: INSEC

  Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has welcomed the impeachment proposal registered against CIAA chief Lok Man Singh Karki in parliament and further demanded to end such culture completely. INSEC chirperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel while releasing a press statement on October 21 has welcomed the impeachment proposal and de....

Post Update :October 21, 2016,  
Basnet Appointed as CIAA Acting Chief

The meeting held by CIAA on October 20 has decided to appoint Deep Basnyat as an acting chief of CIAA. He was appointed as an acting chief after the proposal of impeachment has been registered against Lok Man Singh Karki in Legislative Parliament. Khagendra Prasad Rijal, sub-spokesperson of the commission  said that senior actin....

Post Update :October 20, 2016,  
Parliament Forms Impeachment recomendation Committee

  The impeachment committee under legislature- Pariament  has been formed on October 19. The meeting of legislature parliament held on October 19 have passed the proposal after the CA speaker Onsari Gharti Magar presented the proposal of forming impeachment recomendation committee. The committee was formed under the Article 101 of the constitution of Nepal. According to the constitutio....

Post Update :October 19, 2016,  
Bill regarding the rights of person with disability Tabled in parliament

The meeting of legislative parliament held on October 18 has  tabled the bill ina parliament regarding the rights of a person with disability, 2072. Law, justice and Parliamentry affair minister AJaya Shanker Nayak had presented the bill for decision in parliament on behalf of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. ....

Post Update :October 18, 2016,  
Beneficiaries Complains of not getting Social Security Allowances

   The senior citizens complained of not getting security allowances even in Hindu's great festival Dashain. According to the INSEC district representative Man Datta Rawal, senior citizens at Jumal district c did not get social security allowances which has hampered their merry making and feasting celebration in a great fe....

Post Update :October 8, 2016,  
Human Rights Activists Urges Dr KC to Postpone Hunger Strike

The Human Rights Activists and members from civil society have requested Professor Dr Govinda KC to postpone his hunger strike for some time. Dr KC have been staging hunger strike from September 26 demanding reformation of medical sector and impeachment of CIAA Chief Lok Man Singh Karki. ....

Post Update :October 6, 2016,  
Dr K.C Resumes Hunger Strike Demanding Reformation in Medical Sector

Professor Dr Govinda KC has again started his hunger strike in TUTH from September 26 demanding the reformation of medical sectors. Dr KC said that he was compelled to re stage a hunger strike after his demands were neglected by the parliament. He added that there was some progress made to address his demand by the government how....

Post Update :September 28, 2016,  
Second Safer Abortion Service day Observed

  A candle light vigil was organized on September 28 to mark second international Safer Abortion Day in Kathmandu with a motto of “ Our want: wish to free women from safer abortion”. The program was organized in Maitighar mandala and representatives from various organizations had participated the candle light vigil wished for their reproductive rights and rights for safer abortion s....

Post Update :September 28, 2016,  
Director’s Committee decides to provide Rs 1 lakh to earthquake victims

  The meeting of Committee on Reconstruction Authority director on September 26 has decided to provide additional Rs 1 lakh to the family of earthquake affected area. Sushil Raj Kamal, CEO of the board said to the media that the procedure of distributing grant has been changed and the family will be provided additional Rs 1....

Post Update :September 26, 2016,  
“Why is it Difficult to catch criminals, Prime minister?”- Ganga Maya

Ganga Maya Adhikari of Phujel-7, who had been in a hunger strike at Bir Hospital while having treatment, asked Prime Minister why is it hard to catch criminals. While giving a short speech in a candle lightening program to mark a  second death anniversary of her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari on September 22, Ganga Maya expressed....

Post Update :September 22, 2016,  
Protest Against the series of bomb explosions in Kathmandu and Lalitpur

The representatives from various organizations have protested in Kathmandu on September 22 against the incident of bomb explosions and planting explosives in various schools in Kathmandu and Lalitpur District on September 20. The protestors from CJAP, NCAP, Educational Journalists Group, Child Home Network including many other organizations have staged a sit-in-protest demanding the action agai....

Post Update :September 22, 2016,  
Provide Justice To Ganga Maya: INSEC

Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) releasing a press statement on September 22 stated, it is very sad that Ganga Maya is still not getting justice even after the death of her husband Nana Prasad Adhikari two years ago in a process of hunger strike demanding for the justice.  Today is his second anniversary of death. ....

Post Update :September 22, 2016,  
Celebrating International Peace Day

With the main slogan of “ Sustainable Peace is Base For Building Nation”, 35th International Peace Day is being celebrated in various districts of the nation. According to INSEC regional office of Far-western, peace rally was organized in districts with joint coordination with Peace Committee of K....

Post Update :September 21, 2016,  
Demand to take action against Accused for Beating Journalist

Nepal Federation of Journalist Association (FNJ) has drawn its attention on intimidation and taking control of journo Sudeep Bardewa of Radio Mirmire by police on September 21 at Ekantakuna of Lalitpur while gathering information. FNJ has said that intimidating journo is the intervention press freedom and freedom of speech. ....

Post Update :September 21, 2016,  
Take Action by identifying the guilt: INSEC

Informal Sector Service Center(INSEC) has a serious drawn attention on a series of bomb explosion incidents in various schools in the capital. The press release signed by INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel on September 20 has condemned the incidents. "This act is against the norms and sentiment of Universal Declaration of Huma....

Post Update :September 20, 2016,  
Bomb Explosion In Two Schools In Kathmandu

Metropolitan Police Circle of Teku has confirmed that there was a bomb explosion in two schools in Kathmandu in the morning of September 20. SP Pradumna Karki of Metropolitan Police Circle of Teku said that cylinder bomb was exploded in Akashdeep Boarding School and Manakamana High Schools of Boudha. He confirmed that there were ....

Post Update :September 20, 2016,  
Program Organized to mark Constitution Day

Prez Calls for Constitution Implementation President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has called on all political parties to join hand together  for the implementation of newly promulgated constitution  in order to protect the democracy. She called on for the consensus among the political parties while issuing greetings on....

Post Update :September 19, 2016,  
Taking Statement from Ganga Maya, Begins

The District Court of Chitwan has begin to take Ganga Maya's statement from September 18 who has been staging hunger strike from time to time demanding the justice against the murder of their son. The District Court Shrestedar Gehendra Panta and Nayab Subba (NASU) Narayan Prasad Sedai of Chitwan have started to take her statement in Kathmandu. The process of taking ....

Post Update :September 18, 2016,  
Orientation on  base-line survey conducted

INSEC workers were given orientation to perform basic survey on seven provinces selected under the core program of INSEC which will be operated in 2016-2019 . The program which will be operated in 25 districts of seven provinces, the basic survey will be conducted in two VDCs each of selected seven districts. ....

Post Update :September 16, 2016,  
Ganga Maya Ends Hunger Strike

Ganga Maya who has been staging hunger strike in Bir Hospital since one month demanding for the justice over the murder of her younger son during conflict era has finally ended her strike. She ended her strike along with the counseling from Human Rights activists and legal entrepreneurs after the district court of Chitwan had ord....

Post Update :September 14, 2016,  
Bill Regarding Commissions sent to Parliament Secretariat

The government has sent six bills to the Parliament Secretariat regarding commission on September 13. The ministry of law, justice and the Ministry of parliamentarian provision has sent the bills regarding the provision going to be made on National Dalit Commission, National Inclusive Commission, Indigenous community Commission, Madhesi Commission, Tharu Commission ....

Post Update :September 13, 2016,  
Three Bills On Justice, Passed

The meeting held by Legislative Parliament on September 11 has passed three bills on torture. The bills presented by Law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Ajaya Shankar Nayak on Justice  Service Commission 2073, Justice Council bill 2073 and justice administrative bill 2073 were passed. ....

Post Update :September 12, 2016,  
Warned To Go For International Court, If Justice is denied in the country

"Save Ganga Maya" campaigners have said that they will go to the international criminal court if the government fails to initiate the process of taking action against Chabilal Paudel who has been convicted as a murderer of Krishna Prasad Adhikari. Ganga Maya is on fast unto-death strike since 32 days in Bir hospital, demanding th....

Post Update :September 12, 2016,  
Government’s Priority,Peace Process and Implementation of Constitution: PM Dahal

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal while addressing parliament on September 8 said that his government first priority is to resume remaining work of peace process and implementation of constitution. He announced the priority of the government while addressing the parliament for the first time after being elected as a prime ministe....

Post Update :September 8, 2016,  
Show Cause Reason Issued On Slowness In Announcement of Election Date

The Supreme Court has issued a show cause reason for slowness in announcing election date of constitution assembly and making a necessary law regarding the provincial election. A single bench of Judge Dr Anandamohan Bhattarai asked for the reason of slowness in date announcement of election wit in 15 days on September 8. ....

Post Update :September 8, 2016,  
Health Condition of Ganga Maya Worsening

The health condition of Ganga Maya, 59 of Phujel-7, who has been staging a hunger strike since August 11 in Bir Hospital, is deteriorating according to the health official involved in her treatment. The doctors involved in her treatment said that she is having a problem of chest pain, swelling of abdomen and leg paralysis. She ha....

Post Update :September 7, 2016,  
Demand to Settle Conflict Related Incident “with Justice” within the Country

The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has demanded to address the conflict related incident as per the international principle of transitional justice with in the country in a justiciable way. The committee releasing a ....

Post Update :September 7, 2016,  
British Court Acquits Colonel Lama

The British Court has acquitted colonel Lama who was facing conflict related charges during Maoist insurgency according to various media. Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi quoting Nepalese Embassy in London said that the British court denied processing his case further on September 6 due to the lack of enough evidences. ....

Post Update :September 7, 2016,  
Demanded to Investigate the Incident of Inmate’s Death in Prison

The Discharged People’s Liberation Army(PLA) Nepal has demanded to investigate the death of its central secretary Sanjaya Jargha Magar (Kranti) inside Dilli Bazar prison due to the negligence of the prison. The press released by Discharged People Liberation Army’s chairperson Lenin Bista ....

Post Update :September 6, 2016,  
Case Lodged Against Rape Accused

A case against Rabin Neupane, 19 of Nuwakot Kumari-6, currently living at Kalanki, Kathmandu Metropolitan-14 has been lodged by Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati on charge of raping a 16-year-old girl. Inspector Dimesh Lamichhane of Kathmandu Metropolitan circle Kalimati said that the case against hin was lodged on September 6....

Post Update :September 6, 2016,  
National Day Against Human Trafficking Observed

A morning rally has been organized in Kathmandu on September 5 on the occasion of National day against Human Trafficking. The rally began from  Bhrikutimandap with a motto of " One goal, one theme, Human Trafficking Our Concern" which ended at Kamaladi with a main program. ....

Post Update :September 5, 2016,  
Constitution Amendment Draft Committee Formed

The federal alliance meeting along with Joint Democratic Madhesi Forum in coordination of Sadbhavana Party’s sub- chairperson Laxman Lal Karna has formed 11 member Constitution amendment draft committee. The committee was formed in a meeting held on September 4 at party office in Tinkune. The committee comprises of vice chairma....

Post Update :September 5, 2016,  
Program Organized On the Occasion against Human Trafficking Day

  Various programs have been organized in districts nationwide on September 5 on the occasion of 10th national day against Human Trafficking. According to INSEC District Representative Komal Niranjan Bhatt of Kanchanpur, a rally program was jointly organized in the district by various organizations and rights activists, whi....

Post Update :September 5, 2016,  
Appeal Made To Improve Torture Control Bill

The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) and Democratic Freedom and Human Rights Organization has drawn its attention over the publication of news on bill regarding  torture and inhumane behaviour which is pending from a long time  and in a process of issue as an Act. Both organizations hav....

Post Update :September 2, 2016,  
Demand to Amend Proposed Bill on Torture in Parliament

The Accountability Watch Committee and Democratic Freedom and Human Rights Organization have demanded to correct the proposed bill on torture in parliament. The demand was made during an interaction program on “Concerns of stakeholders on proposed bill against torture” held in Kathmandu on September 1. Pitting his view during....

Post Update :September 1, 2016,  
Give Us Secured Shelter, Do not Need Grant: Earthquake Victims

Earthquake victims demanded the government to provide them secured shelter despite of grant amount as they are living in a pathetic situation. The victims demanded for secured shelter while speaking at the public hearing program organized in a coordination of INSEC with Human Rights Network K....

Post Update :August 31, 2016,  
Stakeholders Emphasises on claiming Demand Being Responsible

The participants of a program organised by INSEC in lalitpur on August 30, regarding experience sharing on its project on education, health and food rights to make responsible bodies accountable, stressed on claiming demand being responsible. Speaking at the program, INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that knowledge and s....

Post Update :August 30, 2016,  
Demand to Approve The International Convention For the Protection Of All Person From Enforced Disappearance

A memorandum from various districts of the country has been handed over to the Prime Minister through Chief District Officers to approve the international convention protection of people from enforced disappearance people from districts on the occasion of the International Day on protection of enforced disappearance on August 30. ....

Post Update :August 30, 2016,  
Human Rights Committee Directs Government to Amend Transitional Justice Act

The Social Justice and  Human Rights Committee under the legislature parliament has ordered the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to amend Act 2071 under CIED and TRC. The meeting of committee held on August 24 decided to direct ministry to proceed the work of both committees in an effective way by amending the ....

Post Update :August 25, 2016,  
SC Orders Not to Implement government’s decision to Distribute Rs 200,000 to Disqualified Combatant

The Supreme Court has ordered not to implement the government’s decision to distribute Rs 200,000 to disqualified combatant. A single bench of Justice Gopal Parajuli issued the order on August 24 until other hearing. The order will be valid until August 31 to hear arguments from both sides on whether or not to continue the inte....

Post Update :August 25, 2016,  
Investigation Committee Formed in Coordination of Former Judge

Nepal Government has formed an investigation committee in coordination with former judge Girish Chandralal Das to investigate agitation addressing the demand raised by the agitating federal coalition. The meeting of cabinet ministers held on August 18 has formed seven member committee in chairmanship of former judge Das in order ....

Post Update :August 19, 2016,  
Sit-in-Protest in front of Bir Hospital Demanding to Save Ganga Maya’s Life

The Human Rights activists have staged a sit-in-protest in front of Bir Hospital on August 16 demanding to save life of Ganga maya Adhikari who has been in an indefinite hunger strike demanding for justice. The protestors have demanded the government to immidiately bring those involved in killing of her Son Krishna Prasad Adhikar....

Post Update :August 17, 2016,  
Government Decides to Provide Rs 5,00,000 To The Families of Conflict Victims

The government has decided to provide Rs 5,00,000 to the victim’s family of those killed and enforcedly disappeared during armed conflict according to Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal. Prime Minister Dahal  while meeting with the representatives of Martyr and disappeared people  said that the fund will be provided as per the ....

Post Update :August 17, 2016,  
Writ Lodged At SC Demanding Not to Provide Fund to Disqualified Combatant

A writ has been registered at Supreme Court on August 16 against the government decision to provide Rs 200,000 each to disqualified Maoist combatant stating that the decision not being lawful. The writ was lodged by conflict victim Gyanendra Raj Raran of Puranagaun-5, Ramechhap along with 129 people. Prime Minister and cabinet mi....

Post Update :August 16, 2016,  
Nationwide Study Affected By General Strike

Two days general education strike enforced by Netra Bikram Chand led CPN-Maoist on August 15 has affected nationwide study of students in a first day. The study was affected after schools were forcefully closed against the norms of international Child Rights treaties and basic rights of Nepal’s constitution. ....

Post Update :August 15, 2016,  
Amnesty Cannot Be Given to a Serious Crime: Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has drawn the attention of Prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal stating that Human Rights violations in a serious nature of crime cannot be given amnesty. The commission’s officials met prime minister on August 15 and said that human rights violation in serious nature of crime such as murder....

Post Update :August 15, 2016,  
Human Rights Activists Warns For Saving Life of GangaMaya

The Human Rights activists have warned government to save life of Gangamaya,59 of Phujel-7 Gorkha who has been staging an indefinite hunger strike since five days. Human Rights activists Subodh Raj Pyakurel, Charan Prasain, Kapil Shrestha, Babu Ram Giri, Indra Prasad Aryal, Suman Adhikari, Ashik Ram Karki, Om Prakash Aryal includ....

Post Update :August 15, 2016,  
Sit-In-Protest In Baluwatar Demanding to save Gangamaya’s Life

Human Rights activists have organised a sit-in-protest in front of Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar on August 4 demanding to save a life of Ganga Maya Adhikari of Phujel-7 who has been staging an indefinite hunger strike demanding for justice. The program was organised by “save Ganga Maya campaign”. Police have intervened and arrested at least 11 human ....

Post Update :August 14, 2016,  
Ganga Maya on Hunger Strike For Sixth Time in Row

Ganga Maya Adhikari of Gorkha Phujel-7 has again sit for an indefinite hunger strike for the sixth time in a row on August 11. She is on strike demanding the action against the guilt involved in murder of her 16-year-old son Krishna Prasad Adhikari during armed conflict. She has given a five days ultimatum to bring down the guilt....

Post Update :August 11, 2016,  
Indian Rights Activist Ends 16-Year Long Hunger Strike

Indian rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has ended her 16-year long hunger strike on August 9. A various international media has said that Sharmila who began her hunger strike to protest against a draconian security law- the Armed Forces Special Power Act has finally ended up her strike. The 44-year-old Sharmila who is a reside....

Post Update :August 9, 2016,  
Difficulty in Managing Prisoners and Detainees

Most of the prisons of the district are facing difficulties in managing prisoners and detainees due to the over capacity of the prison according to the respective prison administration of the districts. The district prison of Kaski has a capacity to accommodate only 60 prisoners however there are more than 600 prisoners and detai....

Post Update :August 9, 2016,  
Government’s Intention to Re Provide Relief

The Ministry cabinet on August 5 has decided to present 1 million each to the victims’ families of those who were killed during Madhes agitation. However most of the families and injured have already been distributed millions during KP Oli led government according to the Home Ministry. As p....

Post Update :August 7, 2016,  
Newly Appointed Prime Minister Assumes the Post

Newly appointed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has assumed his post as a prime mister after administering oath by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on August 4.   In the oath taking ceremony, vice- president Nanda Bahadur Pun, acting Prime Minister K.P Sharma OLI, Chief Justice Shusila Karki, CA spokesperson Onsari GM and many other distinguished guests were presented.   CA m....

Post Update :August 6, 2016,  
Dr KC sits for indefinite-Hunger Strike for the eighth time demanding a reform in Medical Education

Professor Dr Givinda KC of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has started an indefinite hunger strike for the eighth time from July 10 demanding a reform in medical sector. He announced a hunger strike from Ganesh Man ENT within TUTH premises building stating that government failed to abide by the agreement reac....

Post Update :July 11, 2016,  
Sushila Karki’s Name Endorsed as chief Justice

A meeting of Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee has endorsed Chief Justice nominee Sushila Karki for the post. The post was vacant for sometime. Before her name was endorsed, Karki furnished reply against queries from CA members in a meeting held in Singhadarbar on July 10. Along with the endorsement, the way has been paved to fill the post for chief justice. The endorsement....

Post Update :July 11, 2016,  
Chief justice and Chief Election Commissioner Assumes Office

Chief justice Sushila Karki and Election Commissioner DrAyodhi Prasad Yadav have assumed their offices after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered oath to CJ Karki and Karki administered oath to election commissioner Yadav in one program organised in presidential building on July 11. Chief justice Karki was appointed by the President as per sub-clause(2) of clause 129 of Nepal's constitut....

Post Update :July 11, 2016,  
Dr Yadav’s Name Passed Unanimously for Chief Election Commissioner

The special parliamentarian hearing committee has unanimously passed the name of Dr. Ayodhi Prasad Sharma for the post of election commissioner. The committee's meeting held on July 8 has recommended his name for the post. Along with the recommendation, the way to appoint chief election commissioner has been paved. There is a constitutional provision of appointing chief election commissioner....

Post Update :July 8, 2016,  
Inequality Remains among Nepali Children: UNICEF Report

The report recently published by UNICEF shows that Nepalese children are still living in inequality. It was published in report 'the state of world children'. The report states that Nepal has improved in human development index however there are still inequality between rich and poor and also among those living in cities and villages. As per report, 90 percent of the people living in urban area....

Post Update :July 5, 2016,  
Bill on Rights of People with Disability presented in Parliament

A bill on rights of people with disability made for the rights protection and promotion of disabled people has been presented in parliament on July 4.   The bill was presented by deputy prime minister and women, children and social welfare minister C.P Mainali at the meeting of legislature parliament on July 4 according to the press released by Sudarshan Subedi, chairperson of National ....

Post Update :July 5, 2016,  






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