Court Sentenced Alam for Lifetime Imprisonment, Victims gets Justice After 17 years

The District Court Rautahat sentenced Mohommad Aftab Alam of Rajpur Municipality-4, Rautahat,  Leader and Former Minister of Nepali Congress with four others to life imprisonment for the crime of killing on 25 April. Advocate Pushpa Paudel, who had been advocating against Alam, said that the verdict had finally brought justice…

April 26, 2024  
Accused of Human Trafficking Arrested

Police arrested 34-year-old Pooja Lowa, operator of Friendship Beauty and Spa at Chabahil, Kathmandu-7, originally from Jhapa Rural Municipality-1 and 43-year-old Om Kumari Pun alias Pooja Magar of Gangahiti, Kathmandu-7 on 14 April for the charge of trafficking a 16-year-old girl. A verbal complaint was filed at the Anti Human…

April 16, 2024  
RPP Activist Dangi Injured in Protest Dies During Treatment

Thakur Prasad Dangi, a 65-year-old resident of Madhuban Municipality-9, Bardiya died while undergoing treatment in Kathmandu on April 15. Dangi was injured in the protest held by the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) demanding the dismissal of republicanism and secularism in Kathmandu on April 9, 2024. He was being treated at…

April 15, 2024  
Accused arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

On April 27, Munu Gurung, 26, of the Paschim Yuna Khaja resturant in Hiletol of Tarakeshwar-11, Bardia district, was arrested by the police. Based on information that the girls, aged 17, were sexually assaulted with threats and enticements, the police arrested him from Babarmahal, Human Trafficking Investigation Bureau. The accused has been…

April 12, 2024  
Formation of a Recommendation Committee to Appoint Officials to the Transitional Justice Commission.

The government has formed a Recommendation Committee on April 12, 2024, to appoint officials to the Truth Determination and Reconciliation  Commission as well as the Investigation Commission for the individuals affected by disappearances. The meeting of the Council of Ministers held on April 12, 2024, under the chairmanship of former…

April 12, 2024  
Discussion for the preparation of the fourth cycle report of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Discussion among representatives of non-governmental organizations for the preparation of the fourth cycle report of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Nepal was conducted in Kathmandu on 10 April. During the discussion program, Mr. Bijay Raj Gautam, Executive Director of INSEC, highlighted the fruitful outcomes of the UPR review report…

April 11, 2024  
Kathmandu’s air quality ranks among the most unhealthy globally

The level of air pollution in Kathmandu has reached a critically unhealthy state, surpassing all other countries in the world. Nepal ranks first in the list of countries with extremely unhealthy air quality. According to the real-time air pollution measurement by IQAir, as of the morning of April 10, Kathmandu,…

April 10, 2024  
The by-election’s Code of Conduct enforced from 10 April (inclusive of the Code of Conduct).

For the upcoming by-elections scheduled for April 27, 2024, the Election Code of Conduct has been enforced across the districts of Ilam and Bajhang. The Election Commission has announced the implementation of independent, impartial, and fear-free environment for the upcoming by-elections in Province Assembly Election Area Number 2 for Ilam…

April 10, 2024  
Demise of INSEC Rukum East District Representative in an Accident, INSEC Expresses Heartfelt Condolence

INSEC  expressed its condolences on the demise of Bikram Pariyar, District Representative of INSEC Rukum East through a statement on 19 March. Pariyar lost his life in a bus accident on the evening of March 18 in Nisikhola Rural Municipality of Baglung. In a statement signed by Dr. Kundan Aryal,…

March 19, 2024  
Emphasis on Enhancing Access to Resources in Empowering Women

An interaction program celebrating the 114th International Women’s day with the  coordination of INSEC and the National Human Rights Commission  was held on the eve of International Women's Day in Lalitpur on 7 march.  During the program, the participants emphasized that women's access to resources should be increased to reduce the incidence of violence…

March 8, 2024