- Loan shark victims brave inclement weather to continue protest (3rd May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/03/loan-shark-victims-brave-inclement-weather-to-continue-protest
– More than six dozen protesters, who have been spending their nights in tents, are suffering from headache, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhoea and pain in their eyes.
- Vital registrations of refugees on cards (3rd May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/03/vital-registrations-of-refugees-on-cards
– For the first time, the Department of National Identity Card and Civil Registration is considering registering the births, deaths and other vital events of the refugees living inside the country. Although the legal framework and parameters for this are being discussed, officials said both the home ministry and the department are positive about the civil registration of refugees. “Refugees living inside the country are facing problems and we are looking for a way to address them,” Navaraj Jaisi, director at the civil registration department, told the Post.
- Call for human rights-friendly national cyber policy (5th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/05/call-for-human-rights-friendly-national-cyber-policy
– Different stakeholders, including civil society organisations have largely called for open, safe, harmless, and human rights-friendly cyberspace in the country.The citizen organisations and other stakeholders have largely called for open, safe, harmless and human rights-friendly cyberspace in the country. The national security policy should explicitly define and address evolving concepts of cyber security and cybercrime through a comprehensive plan aligning it with SDG goals, the memorandum noted.
- Uterine prolapse epidemic in Bajhang worsened by poverty and lack of treatment (9th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/05/09/uterine-prolapse-epidemic-in-bajhang-worsened-by-poverty-and-lack-of-treatment
– In Thalara Rural Municipality alone, over 200 women suffer from the condition.
- Experts laud arrests, say will be watching progress (11th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/11/experts-laud-arrests-say-will-be-watching-progress
– They caution against the possibility of party honchos coming together to protect their accused colleagues.In public, political leaders can stoop to any low in criticising each other. They blame others for promoting corruption, bad governance and for the country’s worsening economy.
- Law amendment aims to drop conflict-era cases, human rights commission claims (18th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/18/law-amendment-aims-to-drop-conflict-era-cases-human-rights-commission-claims
– High possibility of the draft aiming at withdrawing cases by giving them a political colour, says Top Bahadur Magar, commission chair.
- FEDO demands to deal with caste-based discrimination (18th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/fedo-demands-to-deal-with-caste-based-discrimination
– FEDO has demanded the government establish a dedicated bench to deal with the cases of untouchability and caste-based discriminations in each court. Moreover, it has drawn the government’s attention towards a delay in constituting the ‘untouchability surveillance centre’ at each local level as announced by the government earlier.
- 984 complaints on loan sharking registered in Parsa (23rd May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/984-complaints-on-loan-sharking-registered-in-parsa
– As many as 984 applications on loan sharking have been registered at the district administration office of Parsa.
- 17 human rights activists arrested (28th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/17-human-rights-activists-arrested
– The police have arrested 17 human rights activists during a sit-in demonstration organised by the Human Rights and Peace Society in Kathmandu on the eve of the 16th Republic Day.
- New President can authenticate citizenship bill, legal experts say (7th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2023/05/07/new-president-can-authenticate-citizenship-bill-legal-experts-say
– Lawyers’ representatives have suggested that President Ramchandra Paudel can authenticate the bill to amend the Citizenship Act which former President Bidya Devi Bhandari had repeatedly refused to endorse.“As Parliament has already endorsed the bill twice, it cannot go back again,” Gopal Krishna Ghimire, chairperson of the Bar Association, told the Post. “We suggested that the President has every authority to authenticate the bill.”
- Dahal commits to getting to the root of fake refugee scam (7th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2023/05/07/dahal-commits-to-getting-to-the-root-of-fake-refugee-scam
– The prime minister hints of undue pressure to spare politicians named in fake refugee documentation.The unfolding scam over the creation of fake Bhutanese refugees has shaken the highest echelons of Nepali politics.
– On Saturday, CPN-UML chair KP Sharma Oli met Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, in his second such meeting in three days, to discuss ongoing investigation into the issue.The government hopes that when the Parliament session resumes on Sunday and lawmakers prominently raise the issue of fake refugees, investigators will get a morale boost to press ahead with their probes without any bias, a senior CPN (Maoist Centre) leader told the Post.
- Confusion persists over President’s role in Citizenship Bill (9th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2023/05/09/confusion-persists-over-president-s-role-in-citizenship-bill
– Experts say ex-President Bhandari flouted the constitution by sitting on the bill passed twice by Parliament. The first meeting of the budget session of the House of Representatives on Sunday saw lawmakers divided on the Citizenship Bill. Lawmakers from CPN-UML, the main opposition, said that the existing bill, which was rejected by the former President, cannot be endorsed now. They pressed for the registration of a fresh bill in Parliament.
- Concerns grow over Nepal’s global image after Bhutanese refugee scam (9th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2023/05/09/concerns-grow-over-nepal-s-global-image-after-bhutanese-refugee-scam
– Nepal Police are investigating the scam that apparently involves top former home ministry officials, including a former home secretary. They are also looking into the possibility of the scam going well beyond the walls of the home ministry and involving other high-profile leaders and bureaucrats.
Fake Bhutanese Refugee
- Fake Bhutanese refugee scam: Former Home Minister Khand’s PA KC arrested (10th may 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/fake-bhutanese-refugee-scam-former-home-minister-khand-s-pa-kc-arrested
– Nepal Police are investigating the scam that apparently involves top former home ministry officials, including a former home secretary. They are also looking into the possibility of the scam going well beyond the walls of the home ministry and involving other high-profile leaders and bureaucrats.
- BRRC calls for a fair probe into fake Bhutanese refugee scam (16th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/brrc-calls-for-a-fair-probe-into-fake-bhutanese-refugee-scam
– The Bhutanese Refugees Repatriation Representative Committee (BRRC) has strongly called for an independent and impartial investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee scandal. It has also demanded action against those found guilty of the scam.
The Bhutanese Refugees Repatriation Representative Committee (BRRC) has strongly called for an independent and impartial investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee scandal. It has also demanded action against those found guilty of the scam.
- Bhutanese refugee leader Teknath Rijal arrested (18th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/bhutanese-refugee-leader-teknath-rijal-arrested
– Leader Rijal was arrested from Jhapa and taken to the Kathmandu District Court for further investigation after being interrogated by the Kathmandu District Police. The court extended two more days for investigation.
- Fake Bhutanese refugee case: Chairman of Nepal Haj Committee arrested (18th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/fake-bhutanese-refugee-case-chairman-of-nepal-haj-committee-arrested
– Nepal Haj Committee Chairman Shamsher Mian has been arrested for his involvement in the case of fake Bhutanese refugees.
- Fake Bhutanese refugee scam: Cases filed against 30 individuals in district court (24th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/24/fake-bhutanese-refugee-scam-cases-against-30-individuals-filed-in-district-court
- Refugee scam-accused may face charges besides fraud, organised crime and treason (24th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/24/refugee-scam-accused-may-face-charges-besides-fraud-organised-crime-and-treason
– The attorney office indicts them on four types of crimes — treason, organised crime, fraud and forgery.
- Demand to form parliamentary special commitee for further investigation (24th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/fake-refugee-scam-demand-to-form-parliamentary-special-commitee-for-further-investigation
– Speaking at the House of Representatives meeting held on Wednesday, National Independent Party Chairman Rabi Lamichhane demanded the formation of a parliamentary special committee to investigate the case of fake Bhutanese refugees.
- Genuine Bhutanese refugees in Morang demand to seek action (24th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/genuine-bhutanese-refugees-in-morang-demand-to-seek-action
– Police have so far arrested 16 people including former ministers and a sitting government secretary on the charge of their involvement in the scam. So far, 113 victims have filed complaints with the police, noting that the scammers fleeced over Rs 270 million from them. The protesting genuine Bhutanese refugees ranted that their reunification was being dillydallied due to the fake Bhutanese refugees.
- District Attorney Office makes final preparations to lodge file on fake refugee scam (24th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/district-attorney-office-makes-final-preparations-to-lodge-file-on-fake-refugee-scam
– The District Attorney Office, Kathmandu, is making the final preparations to file the cases in the court on the fake Bhutanese refugees scam.
– An eight-member committee formed for the prosecution is preparing the charge-sheet after studying the report submitted by the Nepal Police on Monday, Chief of the District Attorney Office, Kathmandu, Achyutmani Neupane said.
- Civil society demands independent probe in fake refugee scam (25th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/24/civil-society-members-demand-independent-probe-in-fake-refugee-scam
– Former judges, bureaucrats, academicians and rights activists signed a joint letter to draw the government’s attention.
- Rayamajhi kingpin, Khand tried to return bribe: Charge sheet (25th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/25/rayamajhi-kingpin-khand-tried-to-return-bribe-charge-sheet
– The Kathmandu attorney’s office has charged 30 persons with four types of crimes in a fake Bhutanese refugee scam.
- Fake Refugee Scam: DPM Shrestha assures impartial conclusion (25th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/fake-refugee-scam-dpm-shrestha-assures-impartial-conclusion
– Receiving a memorandum by a delegation of the CPN (UML)-aligned Youth Association Nepal today, the Deputy Prime Minister said Nepali people are ashamed of the scam.
– “The scam has posed a challenge to a journey towards good governance, the precondition for prosperity,” he said, adding that he has directed the Nepal Police to carry out and conclude investigations into the scam, unaffected by possible political pressure and unwanted influence.
- No involvement of IGP in fake Bhutanese refugees scam: Nepal Police (25th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/no-involvement-of-igp-in-fake-bhutanese-refugees-scam-nepal-police
– Issuing a press release on Wednesday, Spokesperson of the Nepal Police, Kuber Kadayat, mentioned that there was no involvement of IGP Basanta Kunwar in the fake Bhutanese refugees scam.
- Police to continue refugee scam probe (26th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/26/police-to-continue-refugee-scam-probe
– Police on Thursday said their investigation into the high-profile Bhutanese refugee scam continues even after the District Attorney Office Kathmandu prosecuted 30 persons including former ministers and top officials at the District Court, Kathmandu on Wednesday. The prosecutions were based on a police investigation report the attorney’s office received on Monday.
- Police arrest one more suspect in refugee scam (27th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/27/police-arrest-one-more-suspect-in-refugee-scam
– As the Kathmandu District Court started recording statements of those accused in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam on Friday, police nabbed one more accused who was on the run. Of those accused, now 17 including former deputy prime minister Rayamajhi, former home minister Khand and suspended government secretary Tek Narayan Pandey have been booked, while 13 others are still absconding.
- Ill intention evident right from task force formation on Bhutanese refugees, watchers say (28th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/05/28/ill-intention-evident-right-from-task-force-formation-on-bhutanese-refugees-watchers-say
– A malafide intention is visible from the very beginning of the formation of a task force meant to manage Bhutanese refugees who were left behind after the third country resettlement programme ended, say officials and experts. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had closed the chapter on resettling the Bhutanese refugees in a third country in December 2016 after most of the Bhutanese refugees left for western countries.
- ‘As the case is open, top leaders may still be prosecuted’ (29th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/interviews/2023/05/28/as-the-case-is-open-top-leaders-may-still-be-prosecuted
– Former Deputy Inspector General Hemanta Malla Thakuri on different dimensions of the fake Bhutanese refugee scam and its investigation.
- Get them out of there (4th May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2023/05/03/get-them-out-of-there-1683132319
– Many children from remote Nepal—driven by poverty, social exclusion and lack of quality education—are obliged to live in foster/children’s homes scattered throughout the country. A recent report by the Post revealed that children from Karnali residing in such homes in the national capital as well as some other big cities were victims of frauds who had cajoled their families into giving them up by promising them they would get care, food and education. In many cases, the owners of foster homes didn’t even feed the children properly, let alone send them to school.
- Comprehensive sexuality education in Nepal (22nd May 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/05/21/comprehensive-sexuality-education-in-nepal
– It is a game changer in reducing child marriage, gender-based violence and teen pregnancy.Nepal is witnessing positive generational changes, with society and the economy undergoing significant transformation as the country moves to middle-income status. These changes will affect all aspects of people’s lives. They will, however, both rely on and impact younger generations more than any other part of the population of Nepal.
- End all types of VAW: DPM Shrestha (7th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/end-all-types-of-vaw-dpm-shrestha
– “The government leaves no stone unturned in delivering justice to the survivors by taking action against the culprits of VAW,” DPM and Home Minister asserted, saying such seminars gave him added motivation to put an end to the VAW.
- Rights of sexual and gender minorities still overshadowed (18th May 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/rights-of-sexual-and-gender-minorities-still-overshadowed
– At a programme organised by Mitini Nepal here on Wednesday on the occasion of International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Minister Acharya opined that the rights of sexual and gender minorities are still under shadow though their movement started two decades ago. “There is a condition where the people from the sexual and gender minorities community have to live with discriminatory behaviour. The Ministry is committed to protect and ensure rights of minorities”, he shared.
- Rights organisation demands revocation of decision to provide money to disqualified Maoist combatants (13th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/04/13/rights-organisation-demands-revocation-of-decision-to-provide-money-to-disqualified-maoist-combatants
– A team of the rights organisation, including founder-chairman Krishna Pahadi, chairman Ramkrishna Baral, adviser Govind Khanal and the organisation’s Kathmandu branch chairman Bhagwan Pudasaini, on Thursday, met with the Speaker Devraj Ghimire and drew his attention to the issues including the completion of the transitional justice process.
- Civil society activists stage ‘human rights march’ (19th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/visual-stories/2023/04/19/human-rights-march-in-the-capital
– Loan shark victims and stakeholders staged a ‘human rights march’ from Shanti Batika in Ratnapark to the federal parliament building in New Baneshwor on Wednesday.Various rights activists had also participated in Wednesday’s demonstration. The participants had displayed placards and banners calling out the government and the police. They also demanded the resignation of Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha.
- Mismatches in labour market (25th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/04/24/mismatches-in-labour-market
– A World Bank study on labour migration shows that approximately 2.69 million Nepalis work abroad, including 733,000 in India. As per the latest data released by Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank, the number of workers that left the country during the first eight months of the current fiscal year (till mid-March) is 544,230; out of which 351,761 took new approvals and 192,559 renewed their old permits to work abroad.
– According to World Bank data, 12.2 percent or 2.06 million (out of 16.93 million) Nepali people between the ages of 15-64 years are unemployed. The partially employed population is estimated to be 21 percent. The number of Nepalis migrating to third countries without a formal work approval, seasonal migrant workers going to India, and youths leaving for higher studies abroad is also significant.
– Also, the data of the Bilateral Migration Matrix largely substantiates the claim of Nepali industrialists that they are forced to rely heavily on foreign workers to keep their factories and businesses running. In 2021, for example, 487,564 foreign migrant workers came to work in Nepal. Among them were 426,941 Indians, 27,502 Bhutanese and 19,428 Chinese. They sent home $1.7 billion in remittance in the same year.
- Dalit freedom hinges on religious reform (27th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/04/26/dalit-freedom-hinges-on-religious-reform
– The incompatibility between caste rituals and anti-caste laws has caused inevitable friction in Nepali society. Despite dramatic political and legal changes in recent years, freedom eludes Nepali Dalits. Caste hatred penetrates and permeates every fibre of Nepali culture. Members of the “lower caste” or “unclean caste” that do not honour the traditional caste system are likely to be verbally abused and physically assaulted, if not killed. Over 70 percent of the Dalits rent properties in Kathmandu, Butwal, Dhangadi and other towns by faking their surnames; few landlords would accept them if their true caste identities were revealed.
- Security Council condemns Taliban ban on Afghan women working for UN (28th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/04/28/security-council-condemns-taliban-ban-on-afghan-women-working-for-un
– The Taliban says it respects women’s rights in accordance with its strict interpretation of Islamic law and that its decisions on female aid workers are an “internal issue.” The UN Security Council unanimously condemned on Thursday a Taliban administration ban on Afghan women working for the United Nations in Afghanistan and called on Taliban leaders to “swiftly reverse” a crackdown on the rights of women and girls. “We will not stand for the Taliban’s oppression of women and girls,” Deputy US Ambassador to the United Nations, Robert Wood, told the council. “These decisions are indefensible. They are not seen anywhere else in the world.”
- Saving National Human Rights Commission (30th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/04/29/saving-national-human-rights-commission
– The decision to downgrade the NHRC’s status raises questions over our commitment to human rights. As a member of the UN, Nepal is obligated under the Paris Principles to have an inclusive, independent and autonomous Human Rights Commission. The commission should inculcate pluralism, independence, and effectiveness in operation and functioning. However, in recent years, there have been disputes regarding the procedures and legality of the appointment of NHRC officials.The ordinance allowed the Constitutional Council to implement decisions based on the majority, removing unanimous consent. This allowed the council to appoint the members of the Human Rights Commission through majority voting, rendering the past quorum threshold moot.
- Oli objects to PM on fast-track passage of transitional justice bill (9th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2023/04/09/oli-objects-to-pm-on-fast-track-passage-of-transitional-justice-bill
– The main opposition CPN-UML has taken a stance against endorsing the bill to amend the transitional justice law through a fast-track process in Parliament, even as the ruling coalition wants to pass it without any further delay.Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Sher Bahadur Deuba, president of Nepali Congress, the largest parliamentary party, held talks with the leader of the opposition KP Sharma Oli at the Speaker’s office in Singha Durbar on Saturday.
- Top leaders agree to ensure transitional justice bill is just and acceptable for all (11th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/2/2023/04/11/top-leaders-agree-to-ensure-transitional-justice-bill-is-just-and-acceptable-for-all
– Top leaders of the three major political parties have agreed to ensure that the bills including transitional justice are just and acceptable for all sides. A meeting held at the Speaker’s residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday also decided to have further discussions on the issues and processes, according to the Speaker’s secretariat.The leaders also agreed to finalise the political parties’ representation and leadership of the parliamentary committees in consensus.Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, among other leaders were present at the meeting.
- Will UML help the coalition on transitional justice bill? (11th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2023/04/11/will-uml-help-the-coalition-on-transitional-justice-bill
– In the last week of January, the prime minister’s chief advisor Haribol Gajurel told the Post that Pushpa Kamal Dahal wanted to become prime minister for a third time mainly with the aim of concluding the protracted peace process.But with the prime minister opting to sail along with the Nepali Congress on board, the UML, which has always been ‘non-cooperative’ towards the Maoists and the Congress on issues of the peace process, has now opposed Dahal’s proposal to fast-track the passage of the amendment bill on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act.
- When women write about women, it is based on reality, not assumption (20th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/books/2023/04/20/when-women-write-about-women-it-is-based-on-reality-not-assumption
– Uma Subedi, author of ‘Toda’ and ‘Iti’, talks about the need for diverse and creative stories to ensure Nepali literature’s growth. Uma Sudedi is an emerging name in Nepali literature. She’s a poet, lyricist, storyteller, editor, vocalist, and fiction writer. In 2010, she published her first book—a Ghazal collection called ‘Tapkara Anjulima’. In 2011, she published a second book, a well-received poetry collection titled ‘Tirsanakachhalharu’. However, it was ‘Toda’, her fiction debut, that established her as a household name. She released her second work of fiction, ‘Iti’, in 2016 and a collection of short stories titled ‘Sayau Putali’ in 2018. Subedi is currently working on her third novel. Subedi tells the Post about her recent reads, her views on the abundance of social-realism in Nepali literature and how bringing in fresher and more creative genres can attract young readers into reading Nepali books.
- Taliban recognition not a focus of Afghanistan meeting, says UN (21st April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/04/21/taliban-recognition-not-a-focus-of-afghanistan-meeting-says-un
– Earlier this month the Taliban began enforcing a ban on Afghan women working for the United Nations after stopping most women working for humanitarian aid groups in December.A UN-convened meeting on Afghanistan next month will not focus on the possible international recognition of the Taliban administration, a UN spokesperson stressed on Thursday after comments by the deputy UN chief sparked concern and confusion. “The Doha conference on the 1st and 2nd of May is not focusing on recognition and we don’t want there to be any confusion about that,” said deputy UN spokesperson Farhan Haq. “The point of discussion … is to build a more unified consensus on the challenges at hand.”
- Code of conduct: Only for women? (24th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/life–style/2023/04/24/code-of-conduct-only-for-women
– It is important for the state to realise that restrictive borders and policing the so-called ‘dignity of Nepali women’ is not the solution to existing problems. Crossing Nepal’s border alone, either by road or air, as a Nepali woman is often, if not always, an unpleasant experience. Questions asked by border security or immigration officers are downright derogatory, reflecting the patriarchal mindset of the state vested with the power to decide a woman’s mobility. In the name of protecting Nepali women and their ‘bodies’, we often get harassed by the same forces that are meant to safeguard us.
- Karnali doctors receive training on safe abortion (24th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/karnali-province/2023/04/24/karnali-doctors-receive-training-on-safe-abortion
– The Karnali Provincial Hospital organised the training in a bid to reduce abortion-related deaths.In a bid to reduce maternal deaths due to unsafe abortion practices, the Karnali Provincial Hospital organised a training for doctors from April 9-18.According to the 2021 census of Nepal, around172 women die per 100,000 live births in the Karnali province.“The number of women and teenage girls who die due to unsafe abortions in Karnali is markedly high. Unsafe abortion practices are still prevalent in the region mostly due to a lack of awareness coupled with lack of access to well-equipped hospitals in remote areas,” said Sakuntala Sapkota, senior nursing officer of the hospital. “Illiteracy and the desire for a male child also contribute to unsafe abortion practices in Karnali.”
- Want to encourage girls to fulfil their dreams (25th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/entertainment-and-lifestyle/want-to-encourage-girls-to-fulfill-their-dreams
– Nabanita Bhattacharjee, who represented Tripura at Femina Miss India 2023, has a dream to see girls of her state achieving big in their lives. Speaking to ANI, Nabanita said, “I want to inspire and uplift women of Tripura to pursue their passion and fulfil their dreams. Nabanita Bhattacharjee, who represented Tripura at Femina Miss India 2023, has a dream to see girls of her state achieving big in their lives. Speaking to ANI, Nabanita said, “I want to inspire and uplift women of Tripura to pursue their passion and fulfil their dreams.
- Rights group condemn harassment of women (4th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/global/rights-group-condemn-harassment-of-women
– Pakistan human rights groups have condemned violence and harassment against women from minority communities in the country despite amendments in its law, which assures safety of women in workplaces and public spaces and also extends to private spaces such as homes. The rights group said that laws such as the Protection against Harassment of Women Act 2010, which assures them safety in workplaces, private spaces and public spaces, such as streets, buses, markets and parks under section 509 of PPC and also against sexual harassment do not take into consideration the rights of women from minority communities.Naveed Walter, president of HRFP said when the Christian, Hindu or other minority women are harassed, more factors like abductions, forced conversion and forced marriages have been seen.
- District court orders arrest of judge accused in marital rape (6th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-5/2023/04/05/arrest-warrant-filed-against-district-court-judge
– Judge Bhuwan Giri’s wife has also charged him with domestic violence.The Kapilvastu District Court has issued an arrest warrant against Judge Bhuwan Giri, who is now working at the Judicial Council in Kathmandu. A month ago, Giri’s wife had registered a complaint at the Kapilvastu District Police Office against the judge, accusing the latter of marital rape, following which the district court on Monday issued the arrest warrant.Giri, who was assigned to serve as district judge at the Kapilvastu District Court last June, was transferred to the Judicial Council in Kathmandu a month ago.“We registered the complaint against Giri, and an investigation is underway,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Prem Bahadur Basnet.
- Minor girl allegedly raped, murdered in Karachi (6th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/global/minor-girl-allegedly-raped-murdered-in-karachi
– A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Karachi’s Surjani Town area on Wednesday, ARY News reported. According to the police, the girl’s body was found in a manhole near the Surjani Town area. According to details, a six-year-old girl was missing from Karachi’s Surjani area on Tuesday. Her body was found in the manhole near her house a day later. The police officials declared the death as an ‘accident’ after which the girl’s body was shifted to the hospital for a medico-legal process. The police surgeon confirmed that the girl was sexually assaulted before she was killed, according to ARY News.The victim’s family demanded the immediate arrest of the rapist-cum-murderer. Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged against unidentified persons. Meanwhile, Nikkei Asia recently reported that a young woman out for an evening walk with a friend was beaten and sexually assaulted at gunpoint by two men in Fatima Jinnah Park, the largest park in the capital. The attack on February 2 sparked an uproar on social media and protests by women’s advocacy groups. A rape case in Islamabad and the killing of the alleged assailants by the police have provoked renewed scrutiny of the rights of Pakistani women and flaws in the nation’s justice system.
- Court asks police to produce doctor who examined girl allegedly raped by Lamichhane (10th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/04/09/court-directs-police-to-produce-doctor-who-examined-victim-in-sandeep-lamichhane-case
– Court issued the order after finding that the statement produced in the court wasn’t from the doctor who had physically examined the minor.The Kathmandu District Court, on Sunday, directed the police to produce the doctor who carried out a test on “Gaushala 26”, the minor who was allegedly raped by cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane.Thereafter, the national cricketer moved the Supreme Court requesting an order that he be allowed to travel abroad, for playing. The court on February 27 lifted Lamichhane’s travel ban. He then travelled to the United Arab Emirates to play in the ICC World Cup League 2.
- Rape-accused judge Bhuwan Giri sent to Kapilvastu for further investigation (11 April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/04/11/rape-accused-judge-bhuwan-giri-arrested-from-kathmandu
– Giri, who has been accused of marital rape by his second wife, was arrested from Kathmandu on Tuesday. Judge Bhuwan Giri, who was arrested on rape charges, has been sent to District Police Office in Kapilvastu for further investigation. Giri, who was arrested from Pabitranagar in Gongbu on Tuesday afternoon, was sent to Bhairahawa on a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport later in the evening.
- Taliban’s ban on women working criticised (29th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/global/security-council-condemns-taliban-s-ban-on-women-working
– The UN Security Council unanimously condemned the Taliban’s ban on Afghan women working for the United Nations in Afghanistan and called to “swiftly reverse” a crackdown on the rights of women and girls, reported UN News.
- Man arrested on charge of human trafficking (19th april 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-5/2023/04/19/man-arrested-on-charge-of-human-trafficking
– The 44-year-old hotel operator was taken into police custody on Monday. Police arrested a man on charges of human trafficking on Monday. Forty-four-year-old Numa Raj Bhusal, who runs the Lamahi-based B and B Hotel, was taken into police custody on Monday. The hotel operator has been accused of taking two women hostage and forcing them into prostitution.
- Nepal’s queer community watching India with interest (19th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/04/19/nepal-s-queer-community-watching-india-with-interest
– The Supreme Court of Nepal in 2007 ordered the government to recognise same-sex marriages, but there’s no law yet. Last week, the Indian government made its opposition to same-sex marriage be known by urging the country’s Supreme Court to reject petitions filed by same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Tuesday started final hearings on the issue even as the government and religious leaders have taken strong exception to same-sex unions. The hearing is taking place after 18 same-sex couples petitioned the court to allow same sex marriages in the country.
- Small percentage in Kanchanpur get booster shot (3rd April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/small-percentage-in-kanchanpur-get-booster-shot
- 76 more corona infections in Nepal (3rd April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/76-more-corona-infections-in-nepal
- Around 1 million children above five years deprived of Covid vaccine (3rd April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/23/2023/04/03/around-1-million-children-above-five-years-deprived-of-covid-vaccine
- Doctors suspect a rapid spread of Covid in communities (3rd April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/04/doctors-suspect-a-rapid-spread-of-covid-in-communities
- MoHP requests to stay alert from Coronavirus (4th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/ministry-of-health-requests-to-alert-from-corona
- Breakthrough Covid-19 wave in Nepal (4th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/04/03/breakthrough-covid-19-wave-in-nepal
- Doctors suspect a rapid spread of Covid in communities (4th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/04/doctors-suspect-a-rapid-spread-of-covid-in-communities
- Nepal confirms spread of Omicron’s XBB.1.16 sub-variant (4th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/03/nepal-confirms-spread-of-omicron-s-xbb-1-16-sub-variant
- Covid comeback (5th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2023/04/04/covid-comeback
- New variant of Coronavirus to be less deadly but more infectious (6th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/new-variant-of-coronavirus-to-be-less-deadly-but-more-infectious
- India reports 5,335 coronavirus cases (6th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/india-reports-5-335-coronavirus-cases
- People get booster shots in sudurpaschim (6th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/people-get-booster-shots-in-suburpaschim
- Vaccine fund cuts may backfire, experts warn (6th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/06/vaccine-fund-cuts-may-backfire-experts-warn
- At 6,050, Covid cases sees sharp upward spiral (7th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/at-6-050-covid-cases-sees-sharp-upward-spiral
- Boosting trust in vaccination (7th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/04/06/boosting-trust-in-vaccination
- As Covid numbers rise, so do cases of serious illness (8th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/08/as-covid-numbers-rise-so-do-cases-of-serious-illness
- Nepal sees 64 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 357 (8th April 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/08/299522/
- China health officials lash out at WHO, defend virus search (9th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/china-health-officials-lash-out-at-who-defend-virus-search
- Ministry urges all to get vaccinated in wake of increasing COVID infections (9th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/ministry-urges-all-to-get-vaccinated-in-wake-of-increasing-covid-infections
- Mock drills held in TN, Haryana to check Covid-19 preparedness (10th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/mock-drills-held-in-tn-haryana-to-check-covid-19-preparedness
- India records 5,880 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours (10th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/india-records-5-880-new-covid-19-cases-in-24-hours
- Amid Covid spike, people mask up again in Kerala (10th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/amid-covid-spike-people-mask-up-again-in-kerala
- Omicron’s XBB.1.16 confirmed in all swab samples tested (10th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/10/omicron-s-xbb-1-16-confirmed-in-all-swab-samples-tested
- Nepal sees 124 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 444 (10th Apeil 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/10/299759/
- Health Ministry appeals to all to maintain alertness (11th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/health-ministry-appeals-to-all-to-maintain-alertness
- One died from Corona (11th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/one-died-from-corona
- One succumbs to coronavirus infection (11th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/one-succumbs-to-coronavirus-infection
- How China won the battle against Covid-19 (11th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/04/10/how-china-won-the-battle-against-covid-19
- Nepal sees 106 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 469 (11th April 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/11/299893/
- Health Ministry urges to abide by public health protocol (11th April 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/11/299808/
- One more Covid-19 death reported, 121 new cases (12th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/12/one-more-covid-19-death-reported-121-new-cases
- India records over 7000 new Covid cases (12th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/india-records-over-7000-new-covid-cases
- 121 new covid cases confirmed (12th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/121-new-covid-cases-confirmed
- 1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent vaccine arrive (13th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/12/nepal-receives-1-5-million-doses-of-pfizer-biontech-s-bivalent-vaccines
- India returnees infected with COVID-19 in Sudurpaschim (14th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/india-returnees-infected-with-covid-19-in-sudurpaschim
- Government in campaign to boost vaccination rate (14th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/14/government-in-campaign-to-boost-vaccination-rate
- Pregnant woman infected with COVID-19 (15th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/pregnant-woman-infected-with-covid-19
- Nation-wide Immunization Week from April 24 (15th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nation-wide-immunization-week-from-april-24
- Corona infected woman dies in Seti Hospital (16th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/corona-infected-woman-dies-in-seti-hospital
- One person died in Chitwan due to Corona (16th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/one-person-died-in-chitwan-due-to-corona
- 99 new people infected with covid in Nepal (16th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/99-new-people-infected-with-covid-in-nepal
- Bad air, Covid make for noxious cocktail (16th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/16/bad-air-covid-make-for-noxious-cocktail
- Nepal reports 2 death, 171 new COVID cases (18th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nepal-reports-2-death-171-new-covid-cases
- Ministry recommends seven-day isolation for COVID-19 infection (19th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/ministry-recommends-seven-day-isolation-for-covid-19-infection
- 108 newly infected with COVID in Nepal (19th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/108-infected-with-coronavirus-in-nepal
- Nepal’s experience with XBB.1.16 (19th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/04/18/nepal-s-experience-with-xbb-1-16
- 107 new infected people found (20th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/107-new-infected-people-found
- 1 person died due to coronavirus infection (21st April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/1-person-died-due-to-corona-virus-infection
- Lack of containment measures fuels Covid spread in community (21st April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/21/lack-of-containment-measures-fuels-covid-spread-in-community
- Elderly person dies from coronavirus (22nd April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/elderly-person-dies-from-coronavirus
- One dies of coronavirus (22nd April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s
- 81 newly infected with COVID (23rd April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/81-newly-infected-with-covid-in-nepal
- 113 newly infected with COVID in Nepal (24th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/113-new-infected-people-in-nepal
- Govt urges all to get shots against COVID-19 (24th April 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/24/301505/
- Nepal sees 136 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, active cases 390 (25th April 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/25/301741/
- One succumbs to coronavirus (26th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/one-succumbs-to-coronavirus
- Special vaccination campaign for children (27th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/special-vaccination-campaign-for-children-in-lalitpur
- 111 newly infected, 1 dead from COVID (27th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/1-person-died-from-corona
- Corona infection increased in Kanchanpur (27th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/corona-infection-increased-in-kanchanpur
- Vaccination drive launched for children (28th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/vaccination-drive-launched-for-children
- COVID UPDATE: Nepal reports 1 death and 51 new cases (29th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/covid-update-nepal-reports-1-death-and-51-new-cases
- Japan to lift COVID-19 border controls (29th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/japan-to-lift-covid-19-border-controls
- Second Covid booster shots being given to all interested above 12 years (29th April 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/04/29/second-covid-booster-shots-being-given-to-all-interested-above-12-years COVID UPDATE: Nepal reports 60 new cases (30th April 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/covid-update-nepal-reports-60-new-cases
- There was a slim number of people getting vaccinated with a booster shot in Kanchanpur.
- Recorded infections could just be the tip of the iceberg, with active case hunts yet to start.
- The Ministry of Health and Population has requested those showing symptoms of coronavirus infection to stay in isolation.
- There has been a gradual rise in the number of breakthrough Covid-19 cases across Nepal for the first time in several months.
- Health ministry says any cold, cough and fever case could be a Covid infection unless it is proven otherwise.
- It was confirmed in 10 of 24 swab samples of the infected on which whole-genome sequencing was carried out.
- As Nepal’s earlier experiences have shown, we have little to fall back on in case things go out of hand.
- The new variant of coronavirus ‘Omicron XBB 1.16’, which has been detected for the first time in Nepal, is reported to be more infectious.
- Sudurpaschim Province has a small number of people who have been administered the booster shots.
- Money for paying lab technicians across Nepal to carry out polymerase chain reaction tests has also been slashed.
- Hesitancy is contributing to poor vaccine coverage compared to vaccine /availability.
- Seasonal influenza cases have also been rising and most symptoms of the two diseases overlap.
- The Ministry of Health and Population has urged one and all to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in view of the increasing CoronaVirus infection.
- Mock drills are being conducted today across the nation today at hospitals to evaluate Covid-19 preparedness.
- With the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, people have once again resorted to wearing face masks.
- People mask up again in Kerala.
- While infections grow, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, a vital expert panel, is no longer in existence.
- The Ministry of Health and Population has appealed to all to stay aware and alert in view of the growing cases of coronavirus infection.
- By ignoring safety protocols, people are putting the health of elderly and those without immunity at risk, doctors warn.
- Report shows that at least four percent of the children aged between 12 and 23 months have received no immunisation.
- EU member states Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Greece and Italy donated the vaccine doses through the COVAX facility.
- Deteriorating air quality in Kathmandu Valley could exacerbate severity, deaths from coronavirus infection, doctors warn.
- The Chinese government has provided hundreds of billions of anti-pandemic materials to 153 countries.
- Nepal bill says murder is not serious rights violation (10th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/10/nepal-bill-says-murder-is-not-serious-rights-violation
– The government registers the new bill at the Parliament Secretariat to amend controversial transitional justice law.The new bill, like the previous one, hasn’t listed murder as a serious human rights violation, thereby leaving it as a crime fit for amnesty. It has instead listed cruel murder or murder after torture, rape, enforced disappearances and inhumane or cruel torture as serious rights violations.
- Georgian protesters rally in Tbilisi after violent clashes with police (8th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/03/08/georgian-protesters-rally-in-tbilisi-after-violent-clashes-with-police
– Georgia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a first reading of the legislation, which requires any organisations receiving more than 20% of their funding from overseas to register as “foreign agents” or face substantial fines.
- Human Rights Watch urges Bhutan government to free ‘political prisoners’ (15th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/15/human-rights-watch-urges-bhutan-government-to-free-political-prisoners
– While the total number of political prisoners in Bhutan remains unknown, Human Rights Watch said it collected information relating to 37 current prisoners who were first detained between 1990 and 2010. Bhutanese courts have convicted and imposed long sentences on peaceful political and anti-discrimination activists and others arrested for a range of alleged national security offences.
- PM Dahal: To stand against caste discrimination and violence (21st March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/pm-dahal-to-stand-against-caste-discrimination-and-violence
– Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has urged all Nepali to stand against discrimination and caste based violence. In a message of best wishes on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Tuesday, he called for building a civilised and well-cultured society.
- Caste-based discrimination, social crime: Karnali Chief (21st March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/caste-based-discrimination-social-crime-karnali-chief
– Karnali Province Chief Tilak Pariyar has said caste-based/racial discrimination is a social and moral crime and an assault on human dignity.In a message of best wishes on the occasion of the 58th International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today, the Province Chief reminded that the Constitution and laws in Nepal have prohibited all sorts of caste-based discrimination, exclusions, deprivations and violence. He said caste-based discrimination and untouchability are not acceptable to the society.
- A global community stands up for democracy (30th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/03/29/a-global-community-stands-up-for-democracy
- Bandi rallying global support for transitional justice process, but victims unconvinced (3rd march 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/03/bandi-rallying-global-support-for-transitional-justice-process-but-victims-unconvinced
– As he pushes the agenda of legal amendments, stakeholders suspect he is complicit in Prime Minister Dahal’s bid to wrap up the process without punishing perpetrators. There is common perception among human rights activists and conflict victims that Bandi is working as Dahal’s close confidant.
- National Human Rights Commission urges government to conclude transitional justice soon (7th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/07/national-human-rights-commission-urges-government-to-conclude-transitional-justice-soon
– The commission said it is concerned as some issues are unresolved even after 16 years of a peace accord.The National Human Rights Commission has urged the government and concerned sides to conclude the transitional justice at the earliest. “The commission urges the government and all related sides to amend the act on transitional justice in accordance with the Supreme Court’s order, past recommendations by the commissions and international norms and take the issue to a conclusion soon,” reads the statement issued by Tikaram Pokharel, spokesperson for the commission.
- ‘Hasty’ push for transitional justice bill concerns human rights body (17th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/16/national-human-rights-commission-concerned-over-registration-of-transitional-justice-bill
– The commission says the bill registered without necessary amendments and discussions among stakeholders is unlikely to deliver justice to the conflict victims. The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday said it was concerned over the registration of a bill related to transitional justice in the Parliament. In a statement on Thursday, the commission said the bill registered without necessary amendments and discussions among stakeholders is unlikely to deliver justice to the conflict victims.
- Transitional justice is not revenge (18th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/18/2023/03/18/transitional-justice-is-not-revenge
– We need to know the truth about what happened during the Maoist conflict that ran from 1996 to 2006. The government has reopened the “Transitional Justice (TJ) season” by tabling a new amendment in Parliament. For some, it is Groundhog Day again, a situation where past events keep recurring. The same amendment as last year with the same shortcomings, like trying to redefine the international definition of serious crimes, and inventing a new distinction between serious and not-so-serious murders. Again, those who claim to be protecting the interests and rights of the victims claim that the time is short; we have delayed TJ for 17 years, so there is no time for meaningful consultation.
- A prolonged transitional justice process (19th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/19/a-prolonged-transitional-justice-process
– Lack of proper law is among several reasons obstructing the process, a major component of the peace accord.Like the previous one, the present bill too has met with strong criticism for various reasons including the provisions to shield the perpetrators. Lack of a proper law is among several reasons obstructing the transitional justice process, one of the major components of the peace process that brought the Maoists into mainstream politics.
- Bill on transitional justice introduced in House (19th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/bill-on-transitional-justice-introduced-in-house
– A Bill on the Commission on Enforced Disappeared and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (third amendment)-2079 BS was presented in a session of the House of Representatives Today’s.The Bill aims to replace the Act related to the twin commissions meant for dealing with transitional justice.
- Disputed bill to revise transitional justice law lands in House (20th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2023/03/20/disputed-bill-to-revise-transitional-justice-law-lands-in-house
– Plans to endorse the bill through a fast-track process, but the opposition insists on a detailed discussion. “The peace process hasn’t been completed because the transitional justice process remains incomplete.”
- Rights organisations say transitional justice amendment bill disregards domestic and international legal standards (24th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/24/rights-organisations-say-transitional-justice-amendment-bill-disregards-domestic-and-international-legal-standards
– Demand its revision after a proper consultation before House endorsement. Human Rights organisations have expressed objections to the bill presented by the government to amend Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act saying that the legislation does not fully meet the country’s domestic law or international legal obligations and will not provide justice for victims if adopted in its current form.
- The women connecting Nepal (4th March 2023) https://www.nepalitimes.com/here-now/the-women-connecting-nepal
– From Mechi to Mahakali (and rivers in between) women engineers overcome hurdles to make Nepal more accessible.Today, Giri is among 21 trainee engineers working on the Motorable Local Roads Bridge (MLRB) Program that aims to connect Nepal’s roads with bridges across the country’s mainly north-south rivers.
- Iran’s Khamenei calls girls’ poisoning ‘unforgivable’ after public anger (6th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/03/06/iran-s-khamenei-calls-girls-poisoning-unforgivable-after-public-anger
– Over 1,000 girls have suffered poisoning since November, according to officials, with some politicians blaming religious groups opposed to girls’ education. The poisonings have come at a critical time for Iran’s clerical rulers after months of protests since the death of a young woman held by police for flouting hijab rules.
- ‘Women are breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings’ (7th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/interviews/2023/03/07/women-are-breaking-barriers-and-shattering-glass-ceilings
– Shreyana Shrestha, mega campaign manager, and Kemika Acharya, head of key accounts, at Daraz Nepal on how Nepali society perceives female entrepreneurs.
- Women who beat their own path (8th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/life–style/2023/03/08/women-who-beat-their-own-path
– From women’s suffrage that began in the 18th century to the #metoo struggles of the 21st century, women have long had to fight for their rights. March 8, is International Women’s Day. From women’s suffrage that began in the 18th century to the #metoo struggles of the 21st, it is certain that women have had to fight for their rights throughout the centuries. However, despite many hardships and hurdles along the way, women in Nepal and elsewhere have come a long way. This Women’s Day, The Post celebrates four women who have contributed significantly to their profession and Nepali society.
- UN warns of aid cuts over Taliban crackdown on women’s rights (9th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/03/09/un-warns-of-aid-cuts-over-taliban-crackdown-on-women-s-rights
– The Taliban administration says it respects women’s rights in accordance with its strict interpretation of Islamic law.
- The feminine superpower (9th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/39/2023/03/09/the-feminine-superpower
– Deepak S Rana’s new work is a Nepali historical fiction that delves into the country’s enigmatic history, eclectic traditions, and unique socio-cultural fabrics. Dakini: The Himalayan Quartet’ is a compilation of Rana’s four novels, ‘The Bending Reed’, ‘The Silent Flute’, ‘Dakini: The Tears of the Tulku’ and ‘Mind Warriors’. If you are into historical fiction and enjoy reading about tantra, mysticism and magic, this spiritual espionage might be just the one for you.”My novel’s protagonist is a Dakini. The heroine is a strong woman who was briefly introduced in the first three novels. We get to see the true manifestation of her powers in this book,” says author Rana, who revealed that the book to be a mix of fact and fiction. “I call this book a ‘faction’. You will enter a realm full of allusions and references to Tibetan scriptures, folklore, and mythologies in the book. There will also be a lot of fantasy and fiction to spice up the reading,” Rana says.
- Women survivors silenced (16th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/03/15/women-survivors-silenced
– The transitional justice mechanisms cannot make the survivors of sexual violence invisible. One of the most glaring issues in the ongoing discussions on transitional justice in Nepal is the invisibilisation of the survivors of sexual violence during the Maoist insurgency. As with most conflicts, the Maoist insurgency also witnessed many cases of sexual violence, including rape and murder after rape. And invariably, women constitute a majority of the survivors.
- Don’t stay silent about harassment and overcharging in public transport (7th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/07/don-t-stay-silent-about-harassment-and-overcharging-in-public-transport
– Dial 103 to complain. In the past seven months, traffic police have fined 189 vehicle operators for misbehaviour with passengers.
- Long fight against culture of rape and impunity (9th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/08/long-fight-against-culture-of-rape-and-impunity
– Women know the battle for justice won’t be easily won but refuse to give up. They vow to speak up louder. In Nepal, as in the world over, March is celebrated as Women’s History Month wherein women are celebrated for their contributions to history, culture and society at large.ournalist Sangeeta Lama, also a human rights activist, says the display of affection for men accused of raping minors and the hysteric level of support for such men is indicative of a shift in mass opinion. “The division of opinion following the verdicts in the two cases shows an unequal split between the groups that endorse the courts’ decisions and those vehemently against them—with the scales heavily tilted towards the supporters’ camp,” said Lama. Actor Purna Bikram Shah, better known as Paul Shah, was released from Tanahun prison on February 27 after the Pokhara High Court acquitted him of child sex abuse charges. A 17-year-old singer had filed complaints in February 2022 accusing Shah of raping her in Tanahun and Nawalparasi (East) districts.The singer accused Shah of raping her with a false promise of marriage. She filed the case in Tanahun days after the controversy arose. She, however, changed her statement later. Lamichhane has been accused of raping a 17-year-old minor on August 21 last year. An investigation is underway against him under Section 219 of the Criminal Code 2074. If the crime against him stands, he will be imprisoned for 10 to 12 years. Lamichhane was released on bail on January 13 by the Patan High Court. On February 27, the Supreme Court lifted the travel ban on the national cricketer. In a hearing the same day, a division bench of justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Kumar Chudal ruled in favour of the petition filed by Lamichhane, allowing him to travel abroad.
- Women taking the lead (30th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/20/2023/03/30/women-taking-the-lead
– ‘Nirvik Nari’ featured four panel discussions, all emphasising women’s participation in various fields like health, technology, media and sports. On March 29, the third edition of ‘Nirvik Nari’ took place at Hotel Yak and Yeti in Durbarmarg, Kathmandu. The function was organised by Ncell and backed by The Kathmandu Post’s sister publication—the monthly magazine—Nari.
- The voices of children and young people must be heard (15th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/interviews/2023/03/15/the-voices-of-children-and-young-people-must-be-heard
– Dr Dereje Wordofa, president of SOS Children Village International, on the organsation’s attempts to provide child care and the need for intervention at various levels to tackle gender-based violence, child marriage, and abuse of children. In this interview with the Post’s Mimamsha Dhungel, Wordofa talks about SOS Children Village International’s attempts to provide child care, protection and advocacy and the need for intervention at various levels to tackle gender-based violence, child marriage and abuse of children.
- Evolving gender equations (7th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/03/07/rules-governing-gender-equality-are-evolving
– Women should speak up for justice notwithstanding concerns of family reputation or social pressure. Times are changing, and the rules governing gender equality are evolving. However, there are some unanswered questions: Do women in Nepal today have access to freedom as guaranteed by the constitution and the laws? To what extent is freedom restricted in relation to women’s rights? What context proves that gender equality is practised among Nepalese women society? Women in rural areas are content with two meals per day and a few sets of less expensive clothing their parents supply to hide their bodies.
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 11 (1st March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/01/295115/
- High omega-3 index protects people from severe COVID (2nd March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/high-omega-3-index-protects-people-from-severe-covid
- Covid drugs of Indian origin destined for China seized at Kathmandu airport (2nd March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/03/02/covid-drugs-of-indian-origin-destined-for-china-seized-at-kathmandu-airport
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases eight (3rd March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/03/295337/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases seven (4th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/04/295434/
- Thousands of paediatric Covid-19 doses expire (5th march 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/03/05/thousands-of-paediatric-covid-19-doses-expire
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases six (5th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/05/295545/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases five (6th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/06/295663/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases five (7th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/07/295804/
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases four (8th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/08/295912/
- US: COVID testing rules for travellers for China (8th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/usrelax-covid-testing-rules-for-travelers-from-china
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases five (10th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/10/296173/ z
- Nepal sees seven new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 12 (11th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/11/296277/
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 15 (12th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/12/296398/
- Authorities mull campaign amid dismal uptake of Covid booster shots (13th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/03/13/authorities-mull-campaign-amid-dismal-uptake-of-covid-booster-shots
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 16 (13th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/13/296519/
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 17 (14th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/14/296637/
- Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 19 (15th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/15/296757/
- Coronavirus detected again in Sudurpaschim (16th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/coronavirus-detected-again-in-sudurpaschim
- Covid not gone (15th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2023/03/14/covid-not-gone
- As India reports uptick in Covid cases, experts in Nepal urge caution (16th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/03/16/as-india-reports-uptick-in-covid-cases-experts-in-nepal-urge-caution
- Coronavirus detected again in Sudurpaschim (16th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/16/296847/
- Nepal sees six new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 20 (17th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/17/297041/
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 19 (18th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/18/297151/
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 17 (19th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/19/297284/
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 17 (20th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/20/297406/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 17 (21st March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/21/297528/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 14 (22nd March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/22/297635/
- Seven tested positive for COVID-19 in Sudurpaschim (23rd March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/23/297682/
- Campaign to use booster dose against Corona continues (24th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/campaign-to-use-booster-dose-against-corona-continues
- 2 new coronas virus infected (24th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/2-new-coronas-virus-infected
- Nepal records three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 28 (25th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/25/297959/
- Uttarakhand reports one Covid death, 4 new cases (26th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/uttarakhand-reports-one-covid-death-4-new-cases
- 16 new Covid-19 cases recorded (26th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/03/26/16-new-covid-19-cases-recorded
- Nepal records 16 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 42 (26th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/26/298045/
- COVID-19 cases on the rise (27th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/covid-19-cases-on-the-rise
- Children die from COVID-related brain disease (27th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/children-die-from-covid-related-brain-disease
- Covid: Ministry of Health urges people to receive booster dose (27th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/27/298080/
- Nepal records 69 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours (27th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/27/298149/
- Number of active Covid cases increases lately (28th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/28/298160/
- Covid cases rise again, new virus variant suspected (29th March 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/03/29/covid-cases-rise-again-new-virus-variant-suspected
- Nepal records 24 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, active cases 78 (29th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/29/298386/
- Don’t neglect COVID-19 infection: Health Ministry (29th March 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/29/298289/
- Covid during pregnancy might increase obesity risk kids (30th March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/covid-during-pregnancy-might-increase-obesity-risk-kids
- 142 new cases of COVID recorded (31st March 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/142-new-cases-of-covid-recorded
- The drugs, which are used in the treatment of severe Covid infection, were brought from India to smuggle to China.
- As health workers refused to give shelf life-extended jabs to children aged 5 to 11, many are still deprived of shots.
- The Biden administration is preparing to relax COVID-19 testing restrictions for travellers from China as soon as Friday.
- People from priority groups and those aged above 55 will be administered the vaccine on March 22-24 in Kathmandu.
- Coronavirus Infection has been detected in Sudurpaschim Province again.
- The risk of corona virus has started to increase again in Nepal.
- The Ministry of Health and Population has asked all to receive a booster dose of the vaccine for the control and prevention of COVID-19.
- Ramping up testing, enforcing public health measures and booster shots stressed to reduce the infection’s severity.
- The Ministry of Health and Population has urged one and all not to neglect COVID-19 infection by considering it just a cough. Pregnant women make up 9% of reproductive-aged women with Covid-19, and millions of babies will be exposed to maternal infection during foetal development over the next five years.
- Iran imprisons couple shown dancing at Tehran’s Freedom Tower in viral video (1st February 2023) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-jails-couple-shown-dancing-tehran-freedom-tower-viral-video-rcna68534
A young couple who posted a video of themselves dancing romantically in the streets of Tehran have been sentenced to several years in prison, according to human rights activists and Iranian authorities.
- Police support sought for Dalit related issues (2nd February 2023) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/22210
The National Dalit Commission (NDC) has sought effective support from Nepal Police regarding Dalit-related cases.The support was sought by a delegation from the NDC led by Chairman Devraj Bishwokarma that met with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dhiraj Pratap Singh and other senior police officers at the Nepal Police Headquarters on Wednesday.
- Nepal’s social protection system reinforcing inequality: HRW (2nd February 2023) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nepal-s-social-protection-system-reinforcing-inequality-hrw/
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the newly-elected government of Nepal to prioritise coverage for all children and add coverage for millions of informal-sector workers as it considers changes to the existing system. “Governments have an obligation to protect everyone’s rights to social security and an adequate standard of living.
- How child marriages lead to risky health behaviours ? (3rd February 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/how-child-marriages-lead-to-risky-health-behaviours
Although the negative effects of child marriage have been studied in a variety of domains, evidence on the relationship between child marriage and health behaviors over the life course is limited. So the question still remains if there is a relationship between childhood marriage and adult tobacco use, one of the most prevalent dangerous health behaviours!
- Insurgency-era victims of sexual crimes still unheard (25th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/02/25/insurgency-era-victims-of-sexual-crimes-still-unheard
Ramila’s elder sister had gone underground a year earlier after joining the Maoist party at the height of the insurgency. But other members of the family didn’t have any link with the party. But the security personnel wouldn’t agree. After showering kicks and punches on all family members indiscriminately, they took Ramila along. With a blindfold and tying her hands behind her back, she was taken on a truck. An eighth grader at a local school, she was just 14 then.The security personnel started molesting her from the time she boarded the army truck. “They started touching my sensitive parts, which only increased until the journey ended,” she told the Post.
- Gaushala 26: How can the PM who honours rape-accused dare to deliver justice to survivors? (27th Februrary 2023) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/gaushala-26-lamichhane-rape-survivor.html
Gaushala 26’s life has not been easy lately. Her self-esteem ever since cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane returned to play cricket for Nepal has taken a massive hit. The press is not the victim in all this. They are just doing their job. The real victim is Gaushala 26, which is the code name given to the person who filed the case against Lamichhane. And, she feels a few recent incidents are further victimising her.
- Actor Paul Shah released from Tanahun prison (27th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/gandaki-province/2023/02/27/actor-paul-shah-released-from-tanahun-prison
Actor Purna Bikram Shah, also known as Paul Shah, was released from Tanahun prison on Monday after the Pokhara High Court acquitted him of child sex abuse charges. The district court, however, had said the rape charge against him could not be established. With this order, Shah, who is serving time in Tanahun prison, will be released.
- Court lifts foreign travel ban on cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane (28th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/02/28/court-lifts-foreign-travel-ban-on-cricketer-sandeep-lamichhane
On Monday, the Supreme Court lifted the travel ban on rape-accused national cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane. As the defendant is a star cricketer of national as well as international stature and he needs to participate in such games, the court has now revoked the previous order to bar him from such visits.The apex court also upheld the Patan High Court’s decision to release Lamichhane on bail. A division bench of judges Dhruva Raj Nanda and Ramesh Dahal on January 12 ordered the release of the suspended cricketer on bail with conditions.
- Pakistan says mosque bomber wore police uniform, breached security on motorbike (1st February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/02/02/pakistan-says-mosque-bomber-wore-police-uniform-breached-security-on-motorbike
The bombing was the deadliest in a decade to hit Peshawar, a northwestern city that has suffered decades of Islamist militant violence and is located near the restive Pashtun tribal lands bordering Afghanistan.The suicide bomber who killed more than 100 people at a mosque in a police compound in the Pakistan city of Peshawar this week wore a police uniform and entered the high security area on a motorbike, a provincial police chief said on Thursday.
- How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends? (1st February 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/how-will-life-change-once-the-covid-19-emergency-ends
- Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent Covid-19 vaccine likely to arrive this week (1st February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/02/01/pfizer-biontech-s-bivalent-covid-19-vaccine-likely-to-arrive-this-week
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 18 (1st February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/01/291535/
- Nepal sees 12 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 16 (2nd February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/02/291726/
- Health Minister Giri directs prompt management of booster doses (2nd February 2023) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/22235
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 14 (3rd February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/03/291813/
- Ensure prompt management of booster doses: Health Minister Giri (3rd February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/03/291675/
- Vaccines unavailable for Kailali children (3rd February 2023) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/vaccines-unavailable-for-kailali-children
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases eight (5th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/05/292070/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases six (6th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/06/292193/
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases four (7th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/07/292327/
- 1.5m Bivalent vaccines coming to Nepal (7th February 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/1-5m-bivalent-vaccines-coming-to-nepal
- The pandemic years (7th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/02/06/rationalising-smart-alignment-strategy-1675698836
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases five (8th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/08/292458/
- Nepal receiving booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines on Feb 13 (8th February 2023) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/22497
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases four (9th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/09/292597/
- As demand for Covid vaccines falls, AstraZeneca lines up ‘blockbuster’ products for 2023 (9th February 2023) https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/09/as-demand-for-covid-vaccines-falls-astrazeneca-lines-up-blockbuster-products-for-2023.html
- Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent Covid-19 vaccine to arrive next week (10th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/02/10/pfizer-biontech-s-bivalent-covid-19-vaccine-to-arrive-next-week
- Extracts from wild plants restrain COVID virus (11th February 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/extracts-from-two-wild-plants-restrain-covid-19-virus
- COVID-19 takes 12,020 lives in Nepal so far (11th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/11/292756/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases five (12th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/12/292953/
- 1st batch of Bivalent vaccines arrives (13th February 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/1st-batch-of-bivalent-vaccines-arrives
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases six (13th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/13/293103/
- Immunisation and vaccines related implementation research advisory committee (IVIR-AC) – February 2023 (13-17th February 2023) https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2023/02/13/default-calendar/immunization-and-vaccines-related-implementation-research-advisory-committee-(ivir-ac)—february-202
- Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases six (14th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/14/293248/
- Nepal receives 345,600 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent Covid-19 vaccine (14th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/02/13/nepal-receives-345-600-doses-of-pfizer-biontech-s-bivalent-covid-19-vaccine
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases eight (15th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/15/293388/
- Nepal receives 345,000 doses of Anti-COVID vaccine from Germany (16th February 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nepal-receives-345-000-doses-of-anti-covid-vaccine-from-germany
- Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases ten (16th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/16/293574/
- Germany handovers 1.5 million COVID vaccines through COVAX Facility to Nepal (16th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/16/293458/
- China declares ‘decisive victory’ over Covid-19 (17th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/02/17/china-declares-decisive-victory-over-covid-19
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 17 (18th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/18/293806/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 15 (19th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/19/293925/
- People over 55, other priority groups to get Covid booster shots (20th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/02/20/people-over-55-other-priority-groups-to-get-covid-booster-shots
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 12 (21st February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/21/294206/
- Is COVID-19 pandemic over? Experts suggest caution (21st February 2023) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/22999
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 12 (22nd February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/22/294373/
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 11 (23rd February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/23/294453/
- Unexplained flu-like illness: Another pandemic? (24th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/02/23/unexplained-flu-like-illness-another-pandemic
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases eight (24th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/24/294576/
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases seven (25th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/25/294681/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases seven (27th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/26/294791/
- Government doesn’t have Covid boosters for people going abroad (27th February 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/02/27/government-doesn-t-have-covid-boosters-for-people-going-abroad
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases eight (28th February 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/28/295020/
- Coronavirus origins still a mystery 3 years into pandemic (28th February 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/coronavirus-origins-still-a-mystery-3-years-into-pandemic
- Those who have not yet taken booster shots can get the jabs and the second booster shots will be administered to people of a specified age group and high-risk populations.
- Minister for Health and Population Padam Giri has directed the prompt management of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines in view of the continued threat of the disease.
- Pfizer’s new vaccine (bivalent vaccine) for Omicron, will arrive in Nepal in the week following February 13.
- Covid-19 exposed a deep divide in how people perceive pandemics, science and vaccination.
- Experts urge authorities concerned to launch an awareness drive to boost vaccine uptake.
- Nepal will be receiving the first consignment of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines on February 13.
- Demand for Covid-19 vaccines has dropped, but AstraZeneca has “blockbuster” projects in development that are set to make billions of dollars, according to its Chief Financial Officer, Aradhana Sarin.
- Extracts from wild plants restrain COVID virus.
- The first batch ofPfizer’s new vaccine, Bivalent, which is said to work in controlling Omicron, has arrived in Kathmandu.
- Germany has provided 345,000 doses of vaccine against coronavirus in the first phase under the COVAX facility to Nepal.
- In December, China abruptly ended President Xi Jinping’s signature zero-Covid policy following historic protests, unleashing the coronavirus across its 1.4 billion population.
- All health workers, pregnant women, those having compromised immunity and people suffering from chronic diseases are also listed for Pfizer’s bivalent Covid vaccine in the first phase.
- Influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infection have become common in recent years. Hundreds of youths leaving the country seek booster doses every day. Officials say Covid jabs are being given from seven health centres in Kathmandu.
- 120 journalists affected in 45 press freedom violations in a year (3rd January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/120-journalists-affected-in-45-press-freedom-violations-in-a-year
In the past year, 2022, 45 incidents of press freedom violations occurred in Nepal, where 120 journalists were directly affected, according to a report.Compared to the previous year, the number of violations has declined, but the number of affected journalists increased, which the report mentioned as a worrying trend.The Freedom Forum has categorized the press freedom violations as arrest/ detention, attack/ manhandling, obstruction/ vandalism, threat to life, and misbehaviour.As per province, Bagmati Province has the highest number of journalists affected, 44; which is followed by Madhes Province with 42. The Gandaki and Lumbini Provinces each have the number of journalists affected at 11. The last year recorded the least number of journalists affected in Province-1 as it witnessed only two incidents of violations. The Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province had the journalists affected 7 and 3 respectively, the annual report revealed.
- Short of justices, Supreme Court’s work further slows (5th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/01/05/short-of-justices-supreme-court-s-work-further-slows
High courts have a 59.33 percent case clearance rate, district courts come second at 54.56 percent, while the apex court is last at 17 percent.The output of the Supreme Court that was earlier limited owing to months-long protests against the then Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, who has since retired, hasn’t improved much due to a shortage of justices.
- Nepal has failed to ensure justice to conflict victims: Human Rights Watch (12th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/01/12/nepal-has-failed-to-ensure-justice-to-conflict-victims-human-rights-watch
The international human rights watchdog says the continuing impunity for conflict-era violations is matched by impunity for ongoing abuses by law enforcement and security forces.The government of Nepal is yet to pursue justice for conflict-era rights abuses or continuing abuses by security forces, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in an annual report.The government has not investigated cases of torture, enforced disappearance, or extrajudicial killing; has blocked conflict-related cases from proceeding in the regular courts; and has failed to credibly investigate or prosecute continuing allegations of abuse by the security forces, the international human rights watchdog said in its World Report 2023.
- Such a long wait for justice (17th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/01/18/such-a-long-wait-for-justice
Twenty-one frustrating years have passed since the family of Muktinath Adhikari, murdered by the Maoists, began to seek justice. And yet, there is no sign that justice will be served anytime soon. Adhikari, a teacher at the Panini Sanskrit High School in Lamjung, was dragged out of the classroom, taken to a hill nearby, and shot dead on January 16, 2002. The state has failed to show any sincerity and sensitivity for an effective investigation into the murder. The District Police Office, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have failed to act on the family’s requests for investigation.In the past 16 years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed, conflicting parties have reconciled and enjoyed state power. Meanwhile, thousands of civilian victims are struggling for justice. Victims continue to suffer as their economic, social and cultural rights have been violated all these years. Victims are dying for want of treatment, medicine and care. Some are suffering from mental trauma, but the government remains indifferent.
- UN warns Taliban of Afghanistan’s further isolation (22nd January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/un-warns-taliban-of-afghanistan-s-further-isolation
A United Nations (UN) delegation has warned the Taliban that Afghanistan would be further isolated if it isolates its women, Afghanistan-based news agency Khaama Press reported.The Taliban was called by UN legal experts to prioritize protecting the rights of women and girls under any circumstance. The international community was also urged to support Afghan women during these critical times. A United Nations (UN) delegation has warned the Taliban that Afghanistan would be further isolated if it isolates its women, Afghanistan-based news agency Khaama Press reported.The Taliban was called by UN legal experts to prioritize protecting the rights of women and girls under any circumstance. The international community was also urged to support Afghan women during these critical times.
- ‘It’s a murder, not suicide’ ( 26th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/01/26/it-s-a-murder-not-suicide
Prem Prasad Acharya died a difficult death. On Tuesday, he set himself on fire in front of the Parliament building at New Baneshwar, Kathmandu. Videos circulating on social media after the incident showed Acharya running to the middle of the road while Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was just leaving the Parliament with a motorcade, before he set himself on fire. Acharya was rushed to the Kirtipur-based burns hospital but it was too late. He was pronounced dead early in the morning on Wednesday. Before setting himself on fire, Acharya, 37, who hails from Ilam, had written a long note on Facebook, describing his struggle—particularly about how he failed in his goals due to the state’s failure to monitor illegal activities of big corporate houses and other assorted frauds.Acharya’s death has sparked a conversation about the duties of the Nepali state towards its citizens, especially towards those who despite their genuine efforts cannot succeed either in landing good jobs or in entrepreneurship. And about what the state should do to ensure that they would not resort to extreme steps like the one Acharya took on Tuesday. Acharya’s death reflects the abject failure of the state on multiple fronts—this has been the refrain among the public and even some prominent political leaders.
- Forest guards beat up three women for entering forest to collect grass (3rd January 2023) Forest guards beat up three women for entering forest to collect grass
The local women had entered Madhuban Forest in Kolhabi Municipality-8 in Bara on Sunday to collect grass when five forest guards assaulted them.30-year-old Harka Maya Khadka, 28-year-old Hem Kumari Shrestha and 33-year-old Sita Shrestha have accused five forest guards of manhandling them and beating them.On Monday, the victims’ families and locals protested outside the District Police Office and the District Administration Office in Kalaiya demanding action against the guards.
- Afghan women fight for education (5th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2023/01/04/afghan-women-fight-for-education
True to their ideological moorings, the Taliban on December 20 last year announced that they would ban university education for women, which until then was continuing in segregated classrooms. Long before this announcement, secondary education for girls had stopped. According to UNICEF, some 850,000 girls have been prevented from attending secondary education since the Taliban took over Kabul.While schools shut their doors, women were not allowed to join office and work, and were not expected to be seen sharing public spaces with men. It is important to look back to see how Afghan women have been fighting this obscurantist regime for their rights. In September 2021, women’s protests against Taliban government policies took place in Herat, and soon spread to other cities. Journalists were assaulted for covering this protest. The Taliban threatened them and even used violence in some cases. Subsequently, the Ministry of the Interior issued a notice banning demonstrations without prior permission.Some of these women have resorted to other ways to keep their network alive, and are organising protests using WhatsApp and Facebook. These women mostly operate from safe houses, take on false identities, and keep their plans confined to a close-knit group. They regularly delete their chats and photos, and change their numbers. But some of them have not been successful in keeping their identities secret from the Taliban. In February, two women activists disappeared, and 24 others were arrested. On May 7, the Hijab, mandating full covering of the body except the eyes, was enforced by the Taliban. Yet, Afghan women have been brave to protest, and are not prepared to abandon their demand for education.
- It’s especially important for women to read (26th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/books/2023/01/26/it-s-especially-important-for-women-to-read
Sumitra Manandhar Gurung, who has been leading women empowerment programmes for decades, talks about her reading habits and the general importance of reading.In this interview with the Post, Manandhar shares her fondness for reading and talks about how only a few people have the habit of reading.
- Man arrested on charges of trafficking four Nepali women to Kuwait
(27th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2023/01/27/man-arrested-on-charges-of-trafficking-four-nepali-women-to-kuwait
They were allegedly sold for 900 dinar for two years and were made to work without pay for 20 hours daily.Police have arrested a man allegedly involved in trafficking four Nepali women to Kuwait from Kathmandu on Monday.Police deployed by the Anti-Human Trafficking Bureau nabbed Prakash Dhimal, from Chabahil, Kathmandu, after one of the victims who was rescued by the Nepali Embassy in Kuwait filed a complaint at the bureau.
- Sandeep Lamichhane’s hearing adjourned again (5th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/capital/sandeep-lamichhane-to-be-kept-in-custody
The appeal of the former captain of the Nepali cricket team Sandeep Lamichhane in the Patan High Court has been adjourned. On appeal against the said order, the payment has been adjourned. The case was assigned to the bench of two judges Rajyalakshmi Bajracharya and Narishwar Bhandari. The payee was fixed twice before.
- Mental Health in LGBTQIA+ Youth (9th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/mental-health-in-lgbtqia-youth
Up to one in every five youngsters suffers from a mental health issue, and suicide is the second highest cause of mortality among young people aged 10 to 24 as per the data provided by the nepal police. The hazards are significantly higher for children and teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or queer ( LGBTIQA+).However, because of prejudice and other prejudices, you may have more unfavourable mental health effects. Knowing what barriers you may experience as a member of the LGBTIQA+ community, as well as how to discover and engage with LGBTIQA+-inclusive providers, will help you achieve better results.LGBTIQA+ people must deal with stigma and prejudice based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as societal prejudice against mental health conditions. Family support is especially important in influencing the likelihood of suicide. Someone who was rejected by their family after coming out to them was more than eight times more likely to attempt suicide than someone who was accepted by their family after revealing their sexual orientation.
- Can there be another COVID outbreak in Nepal? (1st January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/can-there-be-another-covid-outbreak-in-nepal
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours (1st January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nepal-sees-two-new-coronavirus-cases-in-24-hours
- Booster jabs, masking advised as new Covid wave looms (1st January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/01/01/booster-jabs-masking-advised-as-new-covid-wave-looms
- Covid-19 booster dose increases resilience of antibody response (2nd January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/study-reveals-booster-dose-of-covid-19-increases-resilience-of-antibody-response
- Nepal reports 1 new COVID-19 case (2nd January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nepal-reports-1-new-covid-19-case
- No Covid vaccines in stock, but officials urge all to get boosters (2nd January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/01/02/no-covid-vaccines-in-stock-but-officials-urge-all-to-get-boosters
- Delhi records 11 new Covid cases in last 24 hours (2nd January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/global/delhi-records-11-new-covid-cases-in-last-24-hours
- China state media plays down Covid wave severity before WHO meet (3rd January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/01/03/china-state-media-plays-down-covid-wave-severity-before-who-meet
- BF.7: A cause for concern? (3rd January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/18/2023/01/02/bf-7-a-cause-for-concern
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 20 (3rd January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/03/287585/
- China urges ‘final victory’ over Covid as global concern mounts over spread (4th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/01/04/china-urges-final-victory-over-covid-as-global-concern-mounts-over-spread
- Nepal sees seven new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 21 (4th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/04/287723/
- Nepal to receive 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines from GAVI (4th January 2023) https://english.nepalpress.com/2023/01/04/nepal-to-receive-1-5-million-doses-of-pfizer-vaccines-from-gavi/
- COVID-19 test intensified along Nepal-India borders in Sudurpaschim (5th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/covid-19-test-intensified-along-nepal-india-borders-in-sudurpashim
- Nepal to receive 1.5 million doses of Pfizer in February (5th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/05/287758/
- Along with Covid, swine flu and Hong Kong flu spreading in communities (5th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/01/05/along-with-covid-swine-flu-and-hong-kong-flu-spreading-in-communities
- Beds run out at Beijing hospital as COVID cases increase (5th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/beds-run-out-at-beijing-hospital-as-covid-cases-increase
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 22 (5th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/05/287862/
- WHO chief asks China for rapid reliable data on COVID deaths (5th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/global/who-chief-asks-china-for-rapid-reliable-data-on-covid-deaths
- Half a million Pfizer Covid shots for kids expiring this month (6th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/01/06/half-a-million-pfizer-covid-shots-for-kids-expiring-this-month
- Is China sharing enough COVID-19 information? (6th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/is-china-sharing-enough-covid-19-information
- China seeks to minimise COVID-19 risk during travel rush (6th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/travel-and-tourism/china-seeks-to-minimize-covid-19-risk-during-travel-rush
- Travel curbs rack up as Covid-hit China readies reopening (6th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/01/06/travel-curbs-rack-up-as-covid-hit-china-readies-reopening
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 21 (6th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/06/287989/
- Nepal reports first Covid-19 death in over two months (7th January 2023)https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/01/07/nepal-reports-first-covid-19-death-in-over-two-months
- Nepal records one COVID related death, three new cases in 24 hours (7th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/07/288120/
- China’s ‘great migration’ kicks-off under shadow of Covid (8th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/01/08/china-s-great-migration-kicks-off-under-shadow-of-covid
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 21 (8th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/08/288255/
- Nepal mandates Covid negative report or vaccine certificate for all international arrivals (9th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/money/2023/01/08/covid-test-report-now-mandatory-for-all-international-arrivals
- Nepal reports 5 new COVID-19 case (9th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nepal-reports-5-new-covid-19-case
- Nepal reports 4 new COVID-19 case (10th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nepal-reports-4-new-covid-19-case
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 21 (11thJanuary 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/14/289107/
- Nepal reports 4 new COVID-19 case (12th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/nepal-reports-4-new-covid-19-case-1
- Govt requests for more doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Gavi (12 January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/12/288873/
- Nepal sees nine new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 28 (13th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/13/289013/
- Nepal sees five new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 29 ( 14th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/14/289107/
- WHO appeals to China to release more COVID-19 information (15th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/who-appeals-to-china-to-release-more-covid-19-information
- Nepal sans new coronavirus case in past 24 hours, active cases 23 (15th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/15/289273/
- Nepal sees five new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 25 (16th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/16/289408/
- Nepal requests additional 1.5m Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent vaccine doses (17th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2023/01/17/nepal-requests-additional-1-5m-pfizer-biontech-s-bivalent-vaccine-doses
- Govt asks additional bivalent vaccine doses with COVAX facility (18th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/18/289623/
- Nepal sees nine new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 32 (18th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/18/289715/
- China races to make Covid drugs as Xi fears rural outbreaks (19th January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/01/19/china-races-to-make-covid-drugs-as-xi-fears-rural-outbreaks
- Nepal sees five new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 36 (19th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/19/289906/
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 26 (20th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/20/290049/
- Flu, RSV and Covid may have peaked. But the threat isn’t over. (20th January 2023) https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/flu-rsv-covid-may-peaked-threat-isnt-rcna66299
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 25 (21st January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/21/290196/
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 22 (22nd January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/22/290288/
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 21 (23rd January2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/23/290430/
- US proposes once-a-year COVID shots (24th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/us-proposes-once-a-year-covid-shots
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 14 (25th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/25/290706/
- Nepal sees six new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 18 (27th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/27/290951/
- Nepal records no new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 15 (28th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/28/291066/
- Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 18 (29th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/29/291173
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 20 (30th January 2023) https://english.khabarhub.com/2023/30/291311/
- WHO: COVID still an emergency (30th January 2023) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/covid-still-an-emergency-but-nearing-inflection-point
- US to end Covid-19 emergency declarations on May 11 (31st January 2023) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2023/01/31/us-to-end-covid-19-emergency-declarations-on-may-11
- The number of cases in China and India are rising consistently, Nepal has to gear up for possible outbreak response and prevention again.
- The Health Ministry expects a surge in coronavirus cases somewhere between January-end and second week of February.
- The Health Ministry projects a new surge in Covid cases from January-end.
- The World Health Organization on Friday urged China’s health officials to regularly share specific and real-time information on the Covid situation.
- Amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in China, the possible introduction of the BF.7 variant has created fear in Nepal.
- Nepal decided to request the Gavi for fresh supplies of vaccines bearing in mind increasing risk of COVID-19 infection.
- Around 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in stock are set to expire this month while thousands of children above 5 years are yet to be jabbed.
- Passengers arriving in Nepal from the international sector should mandatorily present the Covid-19 vaccine certificate or Covid-19 PCR negative report.
- The Ministry of Health has requested for an additional 1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent vaccine with the COVAX facility.
- It’s impossible to predict what happens next, infectious disease doctors say. Young children, in particular, are still at risk for respiratory viruses.
- The coronavirus remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization chief.
- The misery of migrant workers (4th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/12/02/the-misery-of-migrant-workers
Our workers are needlessly losing lives in Qatar due to dehumanising working conditions. While the world enjoys the World Cup this winter, scores of migrant workers who lost their lives in Qatar in the past 10 years are coming to light. Many of those deaths remain uninvestigated as they are simply marked as “deaths due to natural causes.”Many who survived the unfavourable working/living conditions and exploitation have suffered long-term health problems or have returned home with no safety nets. Others still working in Qatar remain silent due to the fear of retribution from their employers or worse, losing their livelihoods. Unemployment and inflation are rampant in their home countries, and migrant workers have no choice but to continue working in Qatar.
- Landless squatters stage protest against govt move (6th December 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/landless-squatters-stage-protest-against-govt-move
Scores of people living in the squatter settlement along the banks of Bagmati River in Thapathali today joined a protest march against the government’s recent crackdown.Different organisations such as Samyukta Rastriya Sukumbasi Morcha and Mahila Ekata Samaj joined their cause and shouted slogans against the government and urged it to protect the rights of a landless citizens.The protesters in the peaceful march displayed placards that read, ‘secure the right to housing’, ‘ensure human rights’, ‘open doors for talks’, ‘how long shall we live in fear?’, ‘stop spreading fear of being landless’ and ‘land rights now’, among others.
- Vice President’s concern about the ongoing human rights violations (8th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/vice-president-s-concern-about-the-ongoing-human-rights-violations
- Human Rights Day: Are we doing enough? (9th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/12/08/human-rights-day-are-we-doing-enough
In Nepal, we are proud to partner with the government and civil society in protecting and upholding human rights. Nepal’s Constitution contains many protections for human rights, and while perhaps not yet fully realised, the Government of Nepal is an inspiring example in the region of its continued efforts to strengthen and protect the rights of its people.We are happy to say that USAID’s development work with the Government of Nepal and local partners has led to greater access to healthcare and education, stronger democratic processes and social inclusion, and more opportunities for economic development.
- Combating violence against women in politics (13th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/12/12/combating-violence-against-women-in-politics
Violence against women (VAW)—a form of severe human rights violation—has remained pervasive around the world, leaving women and girls in distress and affecting their potential.Unequal power relations result in domination, which is also a manifestation of VAW. This is perceptible around us, be it on the streets or in Parliament. When women engage in politics as voters, activists, and lawmakers, they face a threat and subjugation, primarily because of their gender. Women politicians, though, have been defying norms that otherwise expect them to remain passive. But violence has often been used to reinforce political structure(s) favouring patriarchy and to suppress women politicians from voicing their opinions freely and independently.
Gender Based Violence
- Call to eliminate gender-based violence (2nd December 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/call-to-eliminate-gender-based-violence
The United Nations in Nepal and International Development Partners marked 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan Office together with the Ministry of Social Development of Sudurpaschim Province and representatives from embassies, development partners, civil society, and women’s movement.
In the course of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the local level in Dadeldhura district is organising various events aimed at raising awareness on women empowerment to eliminate VAW.In ward no 3, women were imparted training on women rights, human rights and fundamental rights. Rally and interaction programmes are being organised.
Speaking at an interaction organized on the occasion of the 16-day campaign against violence against women (VAW) jointly by the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens, and the Forum for Women,Law and Development (FWLD), she said that as enforcement of laws and efforts by the government have not been able to stop GBV, social awakening was required.
Pointing out the need to change the nature of programs being implemented to prevent VAW, Minister Regmi said the political parties should also get actively involved in running awareness campaigns against VAW.
- 16 Day of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (3rd December 2022) https://www.unicef.org/nepal/press-releases/16-day-activism-against-gender-based-violence
- GBV prevention fund established in only 115 local levels (4th December 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/gbv-prevention-fund-established-in-only-115-local-level
Among the 753 local levels across the country only 115 municipalities have established the gender-based violence prevention fund.This was shared at a policy dialogue organised on the occasion of the 16-day campaign against Violence Against Women in the capital city today. The event was hosted jointly by Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Forum of Women, Law and Development and UN Women.
- Minister Uma Regmi pledges to do needful to control GBV (8th December 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/minister-uma-regmi-pledges-to-do-needful-to-control-gbv
Minister of Women, Children, and Senior Citizens Uma Regmi said her ministry was committed to doing everything to control gender-based violence.Speaking at a programme on the problems of gender-based violence organised by Koshish Nepal, a national mental health organisation and Forum for Women, Law and Development here today, Minister Regmi said patriarchy was at the root of gender-based violence and even educated men were responsible for committing gender-based violence against their spouses and daughters. ” I have only a few weeks to serve as minister, but I am committed to implementing the suggestions of stakeholders,” she added.
- Social awareness needed to control GBV (10th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/social-awareness-needed-to-control-gbv
Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Uma Regmi, has argued that Nepali society would not be free from violence against women unless the mentality of individual, family and community is changed. Social awareness is essential to wipe out the gender based violence (GBV) prevalent in the society.
- Authorities pledge to end sexual harassment, GBV at workplace (12th December 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/authorities-pledge-to-end-sexual-harassment-gbv-at-workplace
Chief District Officer of Kathmandu Ghanashyam Bhusal Adhikari vowed to hold discussions on sexual and gender-based violence at the workplace among the chiefs of public offices.Similarly, National Women Commission’s Chairperson Kamala Kumari Parajuli said that orientation programme on sexual and gender-based violence was not implemented by all agencies. Parajuli shared that the Commission was finding it inconvenient to monitor GBV related complaints since many of the complaints were sent by the same office repeatedly without disclosing names.According to her, it was becoming difficult to deal with sexual and GBV cases since many of them would go unreported and such cases lacked proper documentation. She urged devising a mechanism in all offices, private or public, to monitor both complainant and complaints
- Armed conflict remnants still affecting children in Karnali (4th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/armed-conflict-remnants-still-affecting-children-in-karnali
A report has pointed out that children remain vulnerable due to the impact of the 2006 armed conflict in Karnali province. A report published by the Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC), Karnali Province following an on-site study of the bomb blast that took place in Ranawada village of Tilagufa Municipality-10, Kalikot on October 29 says that as a result of the 10-year-long armed conflict that ended in 2006, people are still affected.
- Kalikot’s step to reduce child marriage (6th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/kalikot-s-step-to-reduce-child-marriage
District coordinator of collective campaign against child marriage in Kalikot, Khadananda Adhikari, viewed the announcement would help minimize child marriage to some extent. “Child marriage is still prevalent in many places. The campaign against child marriage is essential throughout the district,” he underscored.
- The abortion assault (7th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/12/07/sexual-violence-increased-during-covid-unfpa-says
Nigerian military ran secret mass abortion programme in war against Boko Haram.ince at least 2013, the Nigerian military has conducted a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, ending at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, a Reuters investigation has found. Many had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants. Resisters were beaten, held at gunpoint or drugged into compliance, witnesses say.
- NDHS shows improvement in maternal and child health (10th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/ndhs-shows-improvement-in-maternal-and-child-health
- The influence of fathers on their children (13th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/life–style/2022/12/13/the-influence-of-fathers-on-their-children
Dads play a vital role in shaping their children, which is why it matters how they behave with their little ones.A good father would provide love and acceptance to their child and, in turn, accept the love that their child gives them. A good father would genuinely care for their child and realise that their own actions matter as they are being looked up to. They are the first teachers, after all.
- Early marriage traps disadvantaged girls in poverty cycle (15th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/12/15/early-marriage-traps-disadvantaged-girls-in-poverty-cycle
Binita, who is 18, is a single mother to a three-year-old boy. She was married at the age of 14 and gave birth a year later. Two years later, she separated from her husband.After she got married when she was in the sixth grade, she gave up her studies. Neither her parents nor her in-laws encouraged her to continue school. In fact, her in-laws asked the couple to find their own accommodation as the couple did not have any income and were considered a burden to the household.
- Child marriage in Nepal today is more voluntary than forced. What are its implications?(19th December 2022) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/early-marriage-child-marriage-nepal.html
- Most women journalists face online violence: Study (1st December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/12/01/most-women-journalists-face-online-violence-study
Facebook Messenger is the most commonly used platform for online abuse, according to the report prepared by Media Advocacy Group.An overwhelming majority of women journalists in Nepal have faced online violence, a new study shows.The research conducted among 281 women journalists by the Media Advocacy Group (MAG) has revealed that 88.6 percent faced online violence in their lifetime. Of them, 53 percent faced violence by people from their own profession.
- Sexual violence increased during Covid, UNFPA says (7th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/12/07/sexual-violence-increased-during-covid-unfpa-says
The United Nations Population Fund with the support of the European Union had implemented the two-year project in various cities and municipalities across Nepal.There has been an increase in sexual violence during the time of Covid, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said revealing the outcome of the One Door Crisis Management Center project.“10,499 victims of sexual violence in the areas where the project was implemented received facilities such as counselling, shelter facilities, and justice initiatives,” the statement read. “92 percent of them were women and girls.”
- 2 arrested on rape charges in Morang (19th December 2022) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/rape-accused-arrested-morang.html
Nepal Police arrested two men on the charge of raping two girls who were returning home from school in Sundarharaicha municipality in Morang. Nepal Police said it arrested Sachin Timsina, 20, and Pratap Tamang, 21.The girls who went to school on December 16 returned home only the next day. When the relatives inquired, they revealed that they had been raped.The police arrested Timsina and Tamang on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl’s parents on Sunday evening.
- Doctor accused of domestic violence and demanding dowry arrested (15th December2022) https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-2/2022/12/15/doctor-accused-of-domestic-violence-and-demanding-dowry-arrested
Neha Chaudhary has accused Pankaj Chaudhary, her husband of nine months, of physical and mental abuse for not bringing enough dowry.She accused Pankaj of beating her repeatedly and forcing her maternal family to cough up a huge amount of money as dowry. She claimed that her husband tortured her accusing her of not bringing enough dowries.Pankaj and Neha married nine months ago after being in a relationship for about two years. A month ago, Neha took to social media to claim that she had been a victim of domestic violence. She posted some photos of her injuries online.
- 3 tiers of govt to stop human trafficking (27th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/capital/3-tiers-of-govt-collaborate-to-stop-human-trafficking
Mayor of Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Nagesh Koirala, has talked about the need of coordination among all the three tiers of the government for prevention and control of human trafficking.He also stressed on the need of coordination among the organisations working in the women and children’s sector.Officiating Chief District Officer of Morang, Sharad Pokharel said prevention and control of human trafficking has become challenging due to the open border. Coordinator of Maiti Nepal, Morang, Binod Pokharel, presented a report about the situation of January to December 2022. During the period, 136 people were saved from being trafficked, he shared. Coordinator Pokharel added that out of 47 people, who were lost during the period, only 11 were found. A person was rescued and a case was filed against a person for his/her connection to human trafficking during the period. A total of 105 cases of domestic violence were recorded, he mentioned.
- Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions set for passage (8th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/global/bill-protecting-same-sex-interracial-unions-set-for-passage
US President Joe Biden backs the bill and said he will “promptly and proudly” sign it into law.That ruling included a concurring opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas that suggested same-sex marriage should also be reconsidered.
- Biden signs gay marriage law (14th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/global/biden-signs-gay-marriage-law
A celebratory crowd of thousands bundled up on a chilly Tuesday afternoon to watch President Joe Biden sign gay marriage legislation into law, a joyful ceremony that was tempered by the backdrop of an ongoing conservative backlash over gender issues. And the White House played a recording of Biden’s television interview from a decade ago, when he caused a political furor by unexpectedly disclosing his support for gay marriage.Lawmakers from both parties attended Tuesday’s ceremony, reflecting the growing acceptance of same-sex unions, once among the country’s most contentious issues.
- Nepal sees five new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (1st December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/01/283308/
- China softens tone on Covid severity after protests (1st December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/01/china-softens-tone-on-covid-severity-after-protests
- Nepal sees six new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (2nd December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/02/283462/
- Covid virus can survive for days on some groceries (2nd December 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/19510
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (3rd December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/03/283557/
- Drop in COVID alertness could create deadly new variant – WHO (3rd December 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/19559
- Beijing, Shenzhen loosen more Covid curbs as China fine-tunes policy (3rd December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/03/beijing-shenzhen-loosen-more-covid-curbs-as-china-fine-tunes-policy
- Nepal sees six new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (4th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/04/283660/
- China reports 2 new COVID deaths (4th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/china-reports-2-new-covid-deaths
- Four million doses of China-donated vaccines may never be used (4th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/04/four-million-doses-of-china-donated-vaccines-may-never-be-used
- What happened to 4m COVID vaccines in Nepal? (5th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/what-happened-to-4m-covid-vaccines-in-nepal
- China gives no sign when ‘zero COVID’ ends (5th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/china-gives-no-sign-when-zero-covid-ends
- New Zealand launches inquiry into its coronavirus response (5th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/new-zealand-launches-inquiry-into-its-coronavirus-response
- Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (5th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/05/283837/
- COVID-19 case shrinking in Nepal, country sees one new case in 24 hours (6th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/06/283966/
- Nine new cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours (7th December 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/19735
- Emerging from the Covid pandemic, again (7th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/07/emerging-from-the-covid-pandemic-again
- ‘Daylight is here’: China travel searches surge as public cheers Covid easing (7th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/07/daylight-is-here-china-travel-searches-surge-as-public-cheers-covid-easing
- As China starts dismantling ‘zero-Covid’ controls, fears of virus grow (8th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/08/as-china-starts-dismantling-zero-covid-controls-fears-of-virus-grow
- Campaign to achieve 100% vaccination against COVID-19 (9th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/campaign-to-achieve-100-vaccination-against-covid-19
- Nepal sees five new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (9th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/09/284374/
- How a viral toxin may exacerbate severe COVID-19 (10th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/how-a-viral-toxin-may-exacerbate-severe-covid-19
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases confine to 41 (10th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/10/284499/
- China cracks down on drug price gouging amid fears of Covid spike (10th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/10/china-cracks-down-on-drug-price-gouging-amid-fears-of-covid-spike
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases confine to 30 (11th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/11/284611/
- Status of Nepal’s Covid cases (11th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/11/sunday-explainer-status-of-nepal-s-covid-cases
- China’s healthcare system put to the test as Covid curbs fade (11th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/11/china-s-healthcare-system-put-to-the-test-as-covid-curbs-fade
- Nepal sees seven new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases confine to 30 (12th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/12/284768/
- Thousands of 12-23 month olds deprived of vaccines (12th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/12/thousands-of-12-23-month-olds-deprived-of-vaccines
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases confine to 17 (13th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/13/284871/
- Jabs for children (14th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2022/12/13/jabs-for-children
- China’s zero-Covid drama (14th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/12/13/what-china-s-zero-covid-drama-foreshadows
- China reports COVID-19 case number reduce (14th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/china-reports-covid-19-case-number-reduce
- 500,000,000 COVID vaccines still left (14th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/500-000-000-covid-vaccines-still-left
- Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 15 (15th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/15/284991/
- China pushes vaccines as retreat from ‘zero-Covid’ turns messy (15th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/15/china-pushes-vaccines-as-retreat-from-zero-covid-turns-messy
- No new coronavirus cases recorded in past 24 hours, active cases 14 (16th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/16/285223/
- No import of vaccine against COVID-19 with decreasing cases (17th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/no-import-of-vaccine-against-covid-19-with-decreasing-cases
- Nepal sees one new coronavirus case in 24 hours, active cases 14 (17th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/17/285339/
- New Covid model predicts over 1 million deaths in China through 2023 (17th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/17/new-covid-model-predicts-over-1-million-deaths-in-china-through-2023
- In Covid-hit Beijing, funeral homes and crematoriums are busy (17th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/17/in-covid-hit-beijing-funeral-homes-and-crematoriums-are-busy
- No new coronavirus cases recorded in past 24 hours, active cases 14 (18th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/18/285473/
- Nepal records no Covid-19 cases for the first time in 31 months (18th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/18/nepal-records-no-covid-19-cases-for-the-first-time-in-31-months
- China officially reports first Covid deaths in weeks as virus wave swells (19th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/19/china-officially-reports-first-covid-deaths-in-weeks-as-virus-wave-swells
- Corona Confirmed In 7 More People Across The Country (19th December 2022) https://thenepalipost.com/details/28172
- Health experts say risk of COVID-19 is yet to be over (19th December 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/20259
- Covid-19: No longer a pandemic? (20th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/12/19/covid-19-no-longer-a-pandemic
- Corona Confirmed In 6 More Across The Country (20th December 2022) https://thenepalipost.com/details/28222
- China races to install hospital beds as Covid surge sparks concern abroad (20th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/20/china-races-to-install-hospital-beds-as-covid-surge-sparks-concern-abroad
- As Covid surges in Japan and Korea, calls grow for close surveillance (21st December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/21/as-covid-surges-in-japan-and-korea-calls-grow-for-close-surveillance
- China limits COVID deaths in official count (21st December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health
- India on lookout for new Covid variants as cases in other countries climb (21st December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/21/india-on-lookout-for-new-covid-variants-as-cases-in-other-countries-climb
- India steps up Covid surveillance after China surge (21st December 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/20356
- India on lookout for new Covid variants as cases in other countries climb (21st December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/21/india-on-lookout-for-new-covid-variants-as-cases-in-other-countries-climb
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 18 (22nd December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/22/285740/
- Shanghai hospital warns of ‘tragic battle’ as Covid spreads (22nd December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/22/shanghai-hospital-warns-of-tragic-battle-as-covid-spreads
- WHO concerned about China’s COVID cases (22nd December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/who-concerned-about-china-s-covid-cases
- Nepal sees three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 14 (23rd December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/23/286122/
- No new variant of coronavirus in Nepal: Health Ministry (23rd December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/23/285992/
- 17 different Omicron sub-variants circulating in Nepal (23rd December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/22/seventeen-different-omicron-sub-variants-circulating-in-nepal
- India to conduct Covid response mock drill (23rd December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/govt-to-conduct-across-country-covid-response-mock-drill
- No new coronavirus cases recorded in past 24 hours, active cases 12 (24th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/24/286223/
- Health Ministry requests people to adhere to health safety protocols (24th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/12/24/health-ministry-requests-people-to-adhere-to-health-safety-protocols
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 11 (25th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/25/286380/
- Health Ministry urges people to get booster shots against COVID-19 (25th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/25/286335/
- MoHP urges people to wear masks in public places (25th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/25/286249/
- Home Ministry asks public to remain conscious on risk of COVID-19 (25th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/25/286234/
- People urged to take booster shots as risk of new Covid surge grows (25th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/25/people-urged-to-take-booster-shots-as-risk-of-new-covid-surge-grows
- Unprepared (26th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2022/12/25/unprepared
- China’s COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant (26th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/china-s-covid-19-surge-raises-odds-of-new-coronavirus-mutant
- China to vaccinate elderly, many still reluctant (27th December 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/china-races-to-vaccinate-elderly-but-many-are-reluctant
- China to scrap Covid quarantine rule for inbound travellers (27th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/12/27/china-to-scrap-covid-quarantine-rule-for-inbound-travellers
- Nepal sees eight new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 16 (27th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/27/286671/
- Nepal grants emergency use approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent vaccine (28th December 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/12/28/nepal-grants-emergency-use-approval-to-pfizer-biontech-s-bivalent-vaccine
- Nepal sees two new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 13 (28th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/28/286808/
- Birgunj Metropolis ensures high vigilance at border to prevent coronavirus transmission (30th December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/30/287075/
- Nepal sees five new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, active cases 30 (31st December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/31/287217/
- Govt writes to GAVI for booster dose (31st December 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/31/287119/
- So far, 76.5 percent of the total population in Nepal has received two doses of Covid vaccine and around 27.5 percent has taken booster shots.
- According to a study, children whose mothers test positive for COVID-19 have lower severe symptoms than their parents, if they become infected with the virus at all.
- Not everyone receives the same amount of protection from vaccination.
- Pfizer’s updated covid 19 boosters, significantly revved up adults’ virus-fighting antibodies.
- Residence clash with Chinese authorities over Covid rules.
- A large number of vaccines against COVID-19 have got stuck in the store due to the lack of eagerness on the part of the people to get vaccinated for the third time.
- Covid 19 causes long term physical and mental problems.
- Repeat Covid is riskier than the first infection.
- When the election atmosphere is gaining momentum at home, health professionals are worried about the public health issue bearing in mind the risk of infectious diseases, majorly COVID-19.
- It might be a matter of serious concern for patients of diabetes who have also suffered from COVID-19. The infection may result in long-term health issues, which includes a higher risk for heart diseases.
- China on Sunday announced its first new death from COVID-19.
- COVAX to supply 1.5 million Covid bivalent doses to Nepal shortly
- Health Ministry officials say the vaccine doses will be used as first and second booster shots.
Human Rights Violence
Chhath’s essence is equality but Dalits still left out
For Dalits in Bara, the four-day festival was a stark reminder of the discrimination they have been subjected to for decades.While the Chhath songs call for equality and impartiality, the lived experiences of those from the Dalit communities are wholly different. Caste-based discrimination is rife in Nepal—from the mountains to the Terai—and never is the bias more visible than during religious festivals.
The abuse Qatar employed while completing World Cup projects will be etched in public memory.Qatar, a country long flagged for its mistreatment of migrant workers, is again in the spotlight for emptying apartment blocks housing thousands of foreign labourers, most likely to make space for football fans coming for the World Cup.Had the international community been serious about making Qatar accountable for its atrocious treatment of migrant workers, they could have done a lot more to build pressure on Doha.
Disable people facing challenges in Nepal
People with disabilities in Nepal are facing numerous challenges in their day to day lives as enough attention is not given towards catering their special needs. People with disabilities lag behind in education and employment, while they also face discrimination due to their condition putting them at a higher risk of violence and abuse.A recent study, ‘Disability Inclusive Development in Nepal: Situational Analysis’ published in the year 2020, shows that disability is significantly linked with poverty. It has been seen that households of people with disabilities are poorer and suffer from many economic challenges.The study also showed the COVID 19 pandemic impacted people with disabilities significantly as they faced many barriers in protecting themselves from the impacts of COVID -19. Food insecurity and income reduction were the major problems faced by disable people in the pandemic.
A recent study revealed that these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults.Obesity and chronic pain are physical conditions that are affected, but post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, substance misuse, and depression show the most correlation with physical conditions.Our well-being and health later in life are significantly influenced by the social situations in which we are raised.
Sandeep Lamichane (Rape Case)
The office of public prosecutor has registered a case against suspended Captain of the Nepali National Cricket Team, Sandeep Lamichhane, at the District Court, Kathmandu on Sunday.Lamichhane, who has been in police custody since he was arrested following a FIR filed against him, has been denying the charge of raping the teenager girl. He had given statement that he is innocent and did not rape the girl. He was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport on October 6 on the charge and remains in judicial custody since then.
A single bench of judge Madhav Prasad Ghimire at the Kathmandu District Court recorded statements of both the parties on Tuesday.“Lawyers from both sides recorded their statements. The court is likely to decide whether to free him on bail, without bail or to keep him in custody,” said Achyut Neupane, chief of the district attorney’s office, in Kathmandu.
The debate on the case against cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane, who is accused of raping a 17-year-old minor, has ended. Today, the lawyers of the district attorney‘s office argued in court. According to the court officials, the order will be issued shortly after the counterargument is over.
Nepali women packing a punch
Nepal occupies a respectable 16th position among the 133 countries regarding the proportion of elected seats held by women. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they distinguished themselves with their excellent handling of the crisis compared to the federal and provincial governments. The constitution has ensured that the local units include women, Dalits and backward classes and communities. It says there must be at least one woman representative and one Dalit woman representative in each ward.
- Bodies of Bajura election violence victims yet to be collected by families (22nd November2022) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/bajura-election-violence-victims.html
Bodies of two persons killed during the election violence in the Bajura district of Sudurpaschim on Sunday have not been collected by their families yet.The deceased were identified as Sanjeev Aidi and Chetan Aidi of Triveni-7. They were killed when security personnel opened fire after tension at a polling station.Three persons including police constable Krishna Kunwar were injured in the clash that occurred at the polling station. The injured are locals Parshuram Padhyaya and Khadak Aidi.
Gender Based Violence
The activism is an annual international campaign that begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs through December 10 marking International Human Rights Day.Also speaking at the event, Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Sunita Dangol, asserted that violence of any kind was a social crime and said that it was imperative to take the campaign to the ward level to minimize gender-based violence. Necessity of life skills training for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) has been emphasised so as to support their livelihood.Different organisations including ABC Nepal and other individuals under the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence held discussions to explore ways for making the target group self-reliant.The organisation has launched gender-based violence prevention and response project in Biratnagar, Okhaldhunga and Udaipur and 23 people are receiving service from it.ABC Nepal Shelter Chief Srijana Bhandari briefed about activities carried out under the project.
Human Rights Violence
Gender and Inclusive Policy
- The Policy aims to contribute towards strengthening democracy by making all phases and procedures of elections gender-friendly and inclusive.The Commission would be active in protection, development, empowerment of the women of all castes, region, communities and those socially and economically backward and to ensure opportunities and access for them to minimise the gender-based violence during election period.
Why are today’s girls so anxious and depressed?
- Girls are growing with a rising number of external pressures, making their transition into teen and adulthood far more psychologically disturbing than it used to be. Research shows sharp spikes in depression and anxiety among girls in recent years, at rates notably higher than boys.
What is it about this moment in time that makes life so much more emotionally challenging for teenage girls?
- There is so much focus on performance and competition. Our children are missing that important part of childhood, those in-between years, ages 7 to 13, when they should be doing things like hanging out with their friends and lying in the grass to chat about whatever. We’ve replaced that with a fast-moving culture and have also added social media.And then we have to layer upon that the stark reality that girls routinely face added threats like sexual harassment, rape and violence against women by virtue of being female.
Still, the solution to this problem isn’t something parents can or should handle on their own, right?
- There are so many different ways to bring in the wider community. Too many parents think they are alone in dealing with this, but we are not alone, and we shouldn’t be thinking this is all on us. Talk therapy can help; there is very good evidence.When they feel safe, the stress machinery in their brains is less likely to get engaged, and they have a better chance of getting through their teen years without depression or anxiety.
Child Grant should be expanded
- As political leaders begin their campaign for the upcoming elections, they should recognise that voters are still waiting for a government that will deliver its commitments to provide a similar benefit to Nepal’s children. An expanded child benefit is even more urgently needed after the Covid-19 pandemic reversed achievements in reducing child poverty.
Sandeep Lamichane (Rape Case)
- Police have arrested suspended Nepal national cricket team skipper Sandeep Lamichhane accused of raping a minor girl from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday. Lamichhane was detained upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport from Qatar Airways this morning. Earlier today, the cricketer had taken to one of his social media pages to announce his return and his subsequent ‘submission’ before the authorities. As in previous times, he maintained that he is not guilty. He returned to Nepal almost a month after an arrest warrant was issued against him. Though he expressed his desire to turn himself in, police apprehended him upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Due to the opening of the court from today after Dashain holiday, Lamichhane is going to be taken to the court for an extension. Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane’s lawyer has claimed that the girl who accused Lamichhane of raping her is not a minor. She said to the journalist, “It seems that she has two birth certificates. It seems that she is trying to trap Sandeep in a deliberate manner. We will submit the proof that she made her birth certificate by changing her birthdate. Sandeep is innocent.
Transforming Mental Health in Nepal
- We need to focus on preventive, positive, and community mental health to address mental health conditions.Each year, October 10 is marked as World Mental Health Day. Just like the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to have conversations on mental health and contribution to the cause of mental health. Mental health is not the elephant in the room. It is a herd. It’s in each of our rooms, workplace. Hence, let’s say yes to
- Mental health curriculum and outcome
- Tele-health and access to health
- Insurance support
- NGO, INGO sector at the mental and primary health care level
- Clinical expertise and clinical support at all levels, from preventive, and secondary to rehabilitation
Transitional justice bodies get terms extension without chairs and members
- Though the commissions have got the extension of their terms, they will continue to remain defunct in the lack of the office bearers.The conflict victims and human rights defenders had been objecting to the appointment process of the leadership in both the commissions saying it was politically appointed.Seven years since their formation, the two transitional justice commissions haven’t been able to make any concrete headway in providing justice to the victims.The truth commission has received 63,792 complaints since its formation in February 2015 while the disappearance commission has received 3,223 complaints of enforced disappearances at the hands of state security forces and the Maoists.After a preliminary investigation, the commission has identified 2,484 cases as genuine.
Young Nepalis are leaving the country for foreign employment in record numbers.
- Nepal goes to the polls on November 20 to choose the members of the House of Representatives and the seven provincial assemblies. Voting is a fundamental duty, and all Nepalis have an equal opportunity to make their voices heard in a democracy. But for Nepali, his foreign job is more important than hiking to the voting booth to drop a piece of paper in the ballot box.Young Nepalis are leaving the country for foreign employment in record numbers, government statistics show. The push factors are strong.Nearly 46,700 individuals received labour permits during the period mid-September to October 10. Government officials say that the figure may rise as the country’s economy is not showing signs of improvement.Nepalis are travelling abroad en masse due to limited job opportunities at home caused by prolonged political instability. According to Subedi, there is no prospect of earning a decent income in Nepal. “Inflation is high, there are few employment opportunities, and the salaries are extremely low. The cost of living is high,” said Subedi. “To fulfil all your family needs, you need to go abroad. Who cares about elections? All that matters for us is our job.”
Women violence during election
- Inter-generation Women Forum has drawn the attention of the government and the Election Commission towards possible incidences of violence against women, including the domestic violence, during the elections period.The concern of the Forum is that the pre-voting activities of political parties are generally not women-friendly and cases of women violence are highly likely during the victory celebrations and post-election feasts and gatherings.
Women tortured in custody
- The victim says officers physically abused her to extract confession.A 33-year-old woman, who was detained for investigation into a murder case, was allegedly tortured in police custody in Siraha district.Jabachhi has said the security personnel tortured her severely in custody, forcing her to confess the involvement of herself and her family in the incident.Incidents of torture and death in custody are frequently reported in Nepal, especially in the Terai. The incidents, however, are rarely investigated and the rate of conviction is dismal.
- President Bhandari tested positive for Covid-19.
- Long Covid at 12 months persists at 18 months.
- Europe is likely to enter another Covid wave.
- Covid cases are decreasing compared to before.
- President Bhandari was discharged from the hospital.
- Covid 19 is still a global health emergency.
- It finds that pregnancy-related deaths have spiked nearly 80% since 2018, with COVID-19 being a factor.
- Doctors warn infections could rise precipitously in the coming days as temperatures dip.
- The new sub-variant of Omicron, XBB, confirmed in Nepal.
- The sudden emergence and rapid spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) omicron variant has raised questions about its animal reservoir.
- White House to encourage COVID booster flu shots this fall.
- Covid death cases keep falling nearly every year.
- Shape of the coronavirus affects its transmission.
- Corona infection has been confirmed in 105 more people in the last 24 hours in Kathmandu Valley.
- 9 vaccines are approved for use in Nepal.
- COVID-19 Updates
- COVID-19 vaccination data
- Covid infection may increase incidence of heart attacks.
- Mugu is declared as the fully vaccinated district.
- 60 immunocompromised health workers to get second booster shots.
- Vaccines lower long term covid 19 effects.
Key Points of Transitional Justice
- Bill Amendment on Transitional Justice Law
According to the victims and right activists the current bill provides a loophole to define all murders as non cruel and grant amnesty for all murders. 19 lawmakers have 17 amendments to the bill to amend the Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act 2014, which was tabled in the House of Representatives on August 23. Conflict victims say the bill has not listed war crimes and crimes against humanity under serious human rights violations.
Government has drafted a bill to amend relevant law. The government has prepared a bill with a provision to calculate its life. Officials at the Law Ministry say the bill was prepared to address the lack of legal clarity over the tenure of the House of Representatives. The bill also says the tenure of the previous lower house will be deemed to have automatically ended from the day the newly elected House holds its first meeting.
- Bill to Amend the TRC and CIEDP
Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Govinda Prasad Sharma (Koirala) has said that there should be no delay in passing the Bill designed to amend the Commission for the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act. Speaking at the meeting of the Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee of the Federal Parliament on Saturday, Minister Koirala mentioned that the victims have suffered a lot and said that it would be appropriate to pass it through the Parliament immediately to deliver them justice. He said, “There were many effects when we delayed this issue. The victims suffered a lot. In fact, we are not able to compensate for them. Now, in the case of human rights violation, as long as the victims want, as long as the victims have consent, they can go to reconciliation. Therefore, the government and all the parties should be in one place. I have not known that all political parties have different ideologies on this. So we need to solve this issue as soon as possible.”
Key Points of Human Trafficking
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that human trafficking is a disgrace to the civilized society and a crime against humanity thatb also affects the image of the country in an international level. Prime Minister Deuba said that the government was committed to fulfilling the commitments made by the country at the national and international forum in the fight against human trafficking and transportation. He also rmphasized that all three levels of government, from the center to the provincial and local levels, need to work in coordination with each other to make the campaign against human trafficking effective. He said that the government is committed to amending existing laws and formulating new laws related to human trafficking to make them more effective in view of the changing nature of the crime.
Key Points of Child Rights
Myagdi, a hill district in west Nepal, underage marriage, marriage before the age of 20, according to law is a common practice, especially in the districts of rural belts. Although the governmental and non-governmental agencies have spent thousands of rupees to prevent illegal marriage, this method still has not worked. According to the district health authority, nearly 20 percent of pregnancies reported over the last years were underage.
- Budhiganga declared as child marriage free zone
Budhiganga Municipality-4 of Bajura has declared itself a child marriage free zone. Various governmental and non-governmental organisations working in the field of child rights in the district had been conducting public awareness programmes in the village to prevent child marriage.
A case of child abuse is registered in Jumla. The child mother has registered the case in Jumla Police for child abuse in the treatment of a six years old boy. The boy had abdominal pain and despite repeated requests for treatment of their son to Doctor Shah, he did not agree. Jumla has objceted through a press release saying that Dr.Shah’s discriminatory behaviour in medical treatment of child Shah. It is regrettable that Dr.Shah committed such an offence in a sensitive place like the emergency room of the hospital, which encourages child violence.
Key Points of Sexual Assault
- Rape Case (Sandeep Lamichahne)
Sandeep Lamichahne, Nepal Cricket Captain, faces a rape charge from a minor. According to the complaint, Lamichahne took the girl to different places in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur on 21st August. It is mentioned that the girl was repeatedly raped by Lamichane that same night. She claimed that Lamichahne raped her in room number 305 of a hotel located on Kathmandu-9.Police thoroughly investigating on alleged rape case against Sandeep Lamichhane and is seeking permission to issue arrest warrent against Lamichane. The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is involved in discussion after a rape complaint was filed against the captain of the national team, Sandeep Lamichane. He is currently leading the national team and a CAN meeting will be held regarding whether to keep him on the team or suspend him.
The Nawalpur District Court has acquitted actor Paul Shah of a rape charge but convicted him of child sexual abuse. Accordingly, the court sent him to jail for 2.5 years and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 1 million to the survivor. In addition, he has to pay a fine of Rs 25,000. Paul Shah was accused of repeatedly raping a minor, who is also an aspiring singer, in different districts of the country. The alleged survivor’s father had filed separate complaints in Tanahun and Nawalpur districts. Meanwhile, Shah is also facing a similar charge in the Tanahun district and the verdict is pending.
After being released from jail Shivraj Shrestha has appeared before court. According to Niharika’s demand, the court ordered DNA test of both of them as per NIharika, Shrestha raped her and the child was born. According to Shrestha, they were in love and had consensual sex at the same time. Dhanusha district court has already acquitted Shrestha in the crime of coercion.
- Women found dead in half naked state in Dhanusha
A woman was found dead in a half-naked state at Yadukuha of Sahidnagar Municipality-3, Dhanusha on Tuesday.The body of a 26-year-old Babityadevi Das was found near a bamboo bush in the village this morning, police said. Babitadevi was the wife of a local Arun Das.According to police, the woman had gone to watch a cultural program held in the village on Monday night.
Locals of the village suspect she was murdered after rape.DSP and Police Spokesperson Pradip Bahadur Chettri of Dhanusha said that police are further investigating the case.
Right of LGBTQI+
- Violence against LGBTQI+ people continues (15th September 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-2/2022/09/15/violence-against-lgbtqi-people-continues
- Violence Against LGBTQl+
Safety of sexual minorities in question after two members of the queer community were beaten up on suspicions of stealing babies in Siraha on Saturday.Members of the LGBTIQ+ community, 43-year-old Munni and 47-year-old Chanda, residents of Kalyanpur Municipality in Siraha and Hansapur Municipality of Dhanusha respectively, say the locals of Laxmipur Chowk in Bishnupur Rural Municipality-5, Siraha physically abused the two on suspicions of stealing a newborn.For queer community members, violence against the LGBTIQ+ community remains a distressing reality.
Key Points of Transitional Justice
The diplomats expressed concerns over some of the provisions and urged both Deuba and Dahal that some qualifiers and more explanations are needed for cases of serious human rights violations.The amended bill has provisions that the transitional justice commissions will make recommendations to the Attorney General’s Office to start prosecution of cases of serious human rights violations.Criminal cases from the decade-long insurgency that are sub judice at the district and high courts will be transferred to the Special Court.
- Transitional Justice Amendment Bill
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has furnished a 12-point suggestion to the government on the bill relating to transitional justice. And the suggestion on TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and CIEDP (Commission for investigation of Enforced Disappeared Person) was made public on Sunday. Conflict victims and rights activists have expressed concerns about some of the provisions and demanded a review. According to Prem Suwal “ Disappeared Persons Investigation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Third Amendment) Bill,2019 has not come to give justice to the victims. Advocates have objected, saying attempts have been made to bring the bill related to transitional justice giving additional pain to conflict victims rather than providing justice and it will not provide justice to victims so that the bill should not be passed by the parliment.
During the demonstration, conflict victims and civil society members said that the current bill drafted to amend the law favours the perpetrators and is unacceptable.civil society members joined the protesting conflict victims, who have been holding a series of demonstrations demanding that the government and the political parties should not endorse the bill without a revision.
Key Points of Human Rights
Nepali rights activists took to the streets of Kathmandu against the execution of Phyo Zeya Thaw, Kyaw Min Yu (Ko Jimmy), Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw by the Burmese military junta. The four democracy activists including a former lawmaker Thaw were accused of committing ‘terror acts’ and were sentenced to death in a closed-door trial in a move much criticised by rights activists, and organisations internationally including from the United Nations Security Council.In Nepal, National Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice (Human Rights Alliance) has strongly condemned the Burma Junta Military Government’s brutal torture of freedom fighters and their fight to restore liberties, and democracy.
The High Court, Janakpur, has ordered a DNA test of the child of Niharika Rajput from Jaleswar in Mahottari and also of Shiva Raj Shrestha. This case was tracked after Niharika tried committing suicide infront of President Office in Kathmandu.
Rights of LGBTQI+
Key Points of Rights of LGBTQI+
LGBTQI+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex persons. During the visit of Jessica Sterns, the US special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ Stern not only met the government officials but also attended the pride parade organised by the Blue Diamond Society. According to Jessica Stern, Nepal is ahead of many countries in the world because it explicitly recognises gender and sexual minorities in the constitution.But in Nepal, as in every country in the planet including in the US, there is always a discrepancy between the promise of the law and its implementation. Also Stern, heard people say that things are changing in Nepal, and that they feel hopeful for the future and the change for LGBTQI+ community is coming. Stern came here in part to learn how the US government can support LGBTIQ+ people in Nepal to make sure that they can live their best lives. Unfortunately, she heard from them that there is a long way to go. Us government is always interested in supporting the LGBTIQ+ community here and the Nepali people in general.
Key Points of Women’s Rights
Women face real threats to their safety in public spaces from current or former partners. One in six months women (17%) compared to one in 15 men (7%) have been stalked since the age of 15. And 75% of them were stalked by someone they knew. Women are participating in running in record numbers in Australia. As with many sport and recreational activities, they commonly use public spaces for running. However, several barriers hinder women’s ability to run safely. Ultimately, a collective onus of responsibility is needed to encourage women’s safe participation in running.
According to crime data against women for the fiscal year 2077/78 in Nepal, rape attemps in Provience 1 are 167, Madhes 115, Bagmati 88, Gandaki 56, Lumbini 134, Karnali 46, and Sudarpaschim 89. This leads to a question if women are really safe in Nepal. Also any women around the world has faced sexual harresment or are raped bt someone (whether a stranger or someone they have known and trusted for awhile) they feel like it is their fault of something like that happens to them. Not only are they affected physically but mentally as well.
- Transitional Justice in Nepal.
- Protest to amend the Transitional Justice bill.
- Nepal has strong laws for LGBTQI+ groups but there is a gap in implementation.
- Victims and civil society members said the current bill drafted to amend the law favours the perpetrators and is unacceptable.
- Bill to amend law fails to take cognisance of the use of children in insurgency, right activists say.
- Conflict victims and right activists have expressed concerns about some of the provisions and demanded a review.
- Bill will not give justice to victims.
- Are Women really safe in Nepal?
- Niharika son’s and Shivraj DNA test to be conducted.
- Demand to correct Transitional Justice Bill.
- To ensure necessary changes in the bill to amend the transitional justice act.
- Conflict victims and right activists write to the UN Secy General, alerating him of multiple flaws in the transitional justice amendment bill.
- Conflict victims, right activists seek intervention.
Sinovac syringes being used to administer Pfizer doses to children (1st August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/01/sinovac-syringes-being-used-to-administer-pfizer-doses-to-children
‘Living with Covid’: Where the pandemic could go next (1st August 2022)
895 new cases, active cases near 5,000 (1st August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14791
17 hospitals designated for COVID-19 patients across country (1st August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14790
Around six lakh of COVID-19 vaccines wasted (1st August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14788
Half of COVID patients in Sudurpaschim are India returnees (2nd August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14853
Of 16 deaths from COVID in last fortnight, 12 were unvaccinated (2nd August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14841
Nepal achieves vaccination target ( 3rd August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14900
EDITORIAL: Stop being careless (4th August 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/editorial-stop-being-careless
Nepal recorded 760 news cases in past 24 hours (4th August 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nepal-recorded-760-news-cases-in-past-24-hours/
Amid Covid surge, officials project a peak by August-end urging all to be cautious (4th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/04/amid-covid-surge-officials-project-a-peak-by-august-end-urging-all-to-be-cautious
Nepal shows sign of fourth wave of infection (4th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/nepal-shows-sign-of-fourth-wave-of-infection
Rupandehi lacks testing kits amid ‘alarming’ rise in cases (5th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/05/rupandehi-lacks-testing-kits-amid-alarming-rise-in-cases
‘Increasing coronavirus cases signal fourth wave’ (5th August 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/increasing-coronavirus-cases-signal-fourth-wave
178 thousands people fully vaccinated in Baitadi (6th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/178-thousands-people-fully-vaccinated-in-baitadi
COVID-19 fund established in Baitadi (7th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15051
More than 1 million people vaccinated in Karnali Province (8th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/more-than-1-million-people-vaccinated-in-karnali-province
Indian tourists infected with coronavirus barred from entering Nepal (9th August 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/indian-tourists-infected-with-coronavirus-barred-from-entering-nepal/
Humla records coronavirus cases in eight months (9th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/humla-records-coronavirus-cases-in-eight-months
Schools shut due to increasing COVID in Bhojpur (10th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/bhojpur-schools-shut-following-increasing-covid-19
75 percent of those succumbed to COVID are unvaccinated-MoHP (10th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/75-percent-of-those-succumbed-to-covid-are-unvaccinated-mohp
If you haven’t, go get a booster shot against Covid. Here’s why and how to get it in Nepal (10th August 2022) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/covid-booster-shot-nepal-why-how.html
COVID-19 on upward trend in Karnali Province (11th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/covid-19-on-upward-trend-in-karnali-province
Health Ministry asks COVAX to resume supply of Pfizer doses (12th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/12/health-ministry-asks-covax-to-resume-supply-of-pfizer-doses
Viral fever spikes amid rising COVID cases (12th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15255
Second phase vaccination for children aged 5-12 from Aug 21(13th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15310
Government mulls second booster shots for elderly and comorbid people (13th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/13/government-mulls-second-booster-shots-for-elderly-and-comorbid-people
BA.5 subvariant responsible for most of new Covid infections (14th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/14/ba-5-subvariant-responsible-for-most-of-new-covid-infections
COVID-19 in Nepal (15th August 2022) https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-3/coronavirus-nepal
Children in Baitadi schools to be inoculated with Pfizer vaccines (17th August 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/children-in-baitadi-schools-to-be-inoculated-with-pfizer-vaccines/
Nepal to wait for world health body’s expert recommendation to start second boosters ( 17th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/17/nepal-to-wait-for-world-health-body-s-expert-recommendation-to-start-second-boosters
Cases of viral fever go up in Khotang, infected health workers compelled to render services (17th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15489
US health agency puts Nepal on its ‘high risk’ list (18th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/08/18/us-health-agency-puts-nepal-on-its-high-risk-list
COVID cases rising in far-west (18th August 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/covid-cases-rising-in-far-west
“I would recommend undergoing tests for Covid even if you have symptoms of seasonal flu” (18th August 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/18/268072/
The challenging journey to reach Nepal’s communities with vaccines (19th August 2022) https://www.unicef.org/nepal/stories/challenging-journey-reach-nepals-communities-vaccines
Over 38,000 children to be vaccinated against COVID in Tanahun (20th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15634
Isolation center established due to growing COVID cases ( 20th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/isolation-center-established-due-to-growing-covid-cases
Covid vaccination: Second phase for children aged 5-11 begins (21st August 2022) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/covid-vaccination-2nd-phase-children.html
Amid rising COVID cases, people still continue avoiding precautions (21 st August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15638
Vaccination for children aged 5-12 kicks off (22nd August 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/vaccination-for-children-aged-5-12-kicks-off
Pfizer: Updated COVID vaccine booster (23rd August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/pfizer-updated-covid-vaccine-booster
Pfizer COVID shots 73% effective in children (24th August 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/pfizer-covid-shots-73-effective-in-children
Sarlahi children begin receiving Pfizer vaccine (24th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15787
444 new cases, three deaths in 24 hours (25th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15851
Health officials urge parents to get children vaccinated against COVID-19, claim Pfizer is not effective (26th August 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/15888
Pandemics and misinformation (28th August 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/08/28/pandemics-and-misinformation
9 Vaccines Approved for Use in Nepal (29th August 2022) https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/country/nepal/
Nepal braces for a fourth wave (29th August 2022) https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/nepal-braces-fourth-wave
As Covid abates, Nepal sees dengue outbreak (30th August 2022) https://www.nepalitimes.com/banner/as-covid-abates-nepal-sees-dengue-outbreak/
Nepal sees 257 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (30th August 2022) https://english.khabarhub.com/2022/30/270226/
कोरोना उपचारका लागि १७ अस्पताल, कुन कुनमा पाइन्छ सेवा ? (१६ साउन २०७९) https://www.annapurnapost.com/news/17-hospitals-for-corona-treatment-in-which-one-is-the-service-available-209724
एमाले बरिष्ठ उपाध्यक्ष पोखरेललाई कोरोना संक्रमण, निमोनियाको समेत लक्षण (१६ श्रावण २०७९) https://janatatimes.com/archives/148030
तपाईंलाई कोरोना संक्रमण भयो ? यी १७ सरकारी अस्पतालमा पाइन्छ निःशुल्क उपचार (१६ श्रावण २०७९) https://janatatimes.com/archives/148015
कोरोना संक्रमण बढ्दो, नेपालमा आज मात्रै थपिए ९१५ संक्रमित (१८ श्रावण २०७९) https://janatatimes.com/archives/148361
२४ घण्टामा ९ सय १५ जनामा कोरोना सङ्क्रमण ( १८ श्रावण २०७९) https://janatatimes.com/archives/148351
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अछाममा एकजनामा कोरोना संक्रमण पुष्टि (२२ साउन २०७९) https://www.annapurnapost.com/news/corona-infection-confirmed-in-one-person-in-achham-210168
बालबालिकालाई विद्यालयमै ‘फाइजर भ्याक्सिन’ (१ भदौ २०७९) https://gorkhapatraonline.com/news/22277
५० प्रतिशत कोरोना सङ्क्रमितमा लक्षण देखिँदैन (१ भदौ २०७९) https://gorkhapatraonline.com/news/22336
बुस्टर डोज नलगाउनेलाई वडाको सेवासुबिधामा रोक ( १ भदौ २०७९) https://gorkhapatraonline.com/news/22261
- Covid cases are increasing day by day.
- Vaccination target has been achieved in Nepal.
- Nepal shows the 4th wave of infections.
- People are getting fully vaccinated in Baitadi and Karnali.
- Lack of testing kits in Rupandehi.
- Hospitals are designed for covid 19 across the country.
- Out of 16 covid deaths, 12 were unvaccinated.
- Half of covid patients in Sudurpaschim are India returnees.
- It is time to follow safety protocol due to corona.
- Coronavirus cases are recorded in Humla after eight months.
- Complementary treatment for coronavirus is provided in 17 different government hospitals.
- Coronavirus can be found in frozen meat and fish for 30 days.
- The vice president of CPN UML Ishwor Pokhrel has tested corona positive.
- Children in Baitadi schools to be vaccinated with Pfizer.
- Nepal is on the high risk list for covid.
- Citizens who haven’t had booster shots won’t be able to get ward facilities.
- Covid cases are rising in different regions in Nepal.
- People are continuing to avoid coronavirus precautions.
- Second phase of vaccinations begins of childrens aged group from 5-11.
- Isolation centre has been established due to rise in covid cases.
- Covid vaccination campaign for 5-12 kicks off and it covers Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Khotang,Okhaldhunga, Panchthar, Sankhwuasabha, Solukhumbu, Taplejung, Terathum and so on.
- Vaccines approved for use in Nepal.
Over 2.2 million paediatric doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrive from COVAX ( 2nd July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/03/over-2-2-million-paediatric-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-arrive-from-covax
Covid resurgence and cholera outbreak pose ‘increasing challenge’ to public health ( 4th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/04/covid-resurgence-and-cholera-outbreak-pose-increasing-challenge-to-public-health
Nepal reports 90 new Covid-19 cases ( 5th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/05/nepal-reports-90-new-covid-19-cases
Nepal reports 113 new Covid-19 cases ( 6th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/06/nepal-reports-113-new-covid-19-cases
Rising new cases could be an indication of a new coronavirus surge ( 7th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/07/rising-new-cases-could-be-an-indication-of-a-new-coronavirus-surge
Coronavirus explainer: Here’s everything you should know about COVID reinfections ( 7th July 2022)
Nepal reports 98 new Covid-19 cases ( 8th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/08/nepal-reports-98-new-covid-19-cases
With no active vaccination campaign, over 1 million doses of Covid vaccines going to waste (8th July 2022)
Citing low booster uptake, Nepal may not seek immediate supply of Pfizer doses ( 11th July 2022)
Nepal reports 121 new Covid-19 cases ( 10th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/10/nepal-reports-121-new-covid-19-cases
Nepal reports 168 new Covid-19 cases ( 11th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/11/nepal-reports-168-new-covid-19-cases
Government failure to estimate actual population size hits Covid vaccination programme (12th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/12/government-failure-to-estimate-actual-population-size-hits-covid-vaccination-programme
Nepal records 177 COVID cases in 24 hrs (12th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/nepal-records-177-covid-cases-in-24-hrs
Adults with blood cancer respond to booster dose ( 11th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/adults-with-blood-cancer-respond-to-booster-dose
People seen flouting COVID safety protocols ( 12th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/gallery/people-seen-flouting-covid-safety-protocols
New coronavirus sub variants BA.5 and BA.2.75 cause alarm (13th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/13/new-coronavirus-subvariants-ba-5-and-ba-2-75-cause-alarm
What is the Covid BA.5 variant and why is it reinfecting so many people? (14th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/07/14/what-is-the-covid-ba-5-variant-and-why-is-it-reinfecting-so-many-people
Pandemic behind ‘largest backslide in childhood vaccination in a generation’: UN ( 15th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/07/15/pandemic-behind-largest-backslide-in-childhood-vaccination-in-a-generation-un
Corona spreads in Morang Prison, one dies, 18 hospitalized (15th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/corona-spreads-in-morang-prison-one-dies-18-hospitalized
25 million kids missed routine vaccinations because of COVID (15th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/25-million-kids-missed-routine-vaccinations-because-of-covid
Nepal on the brink of another Covid wave as infections rise ( 16th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/16/nepal-on-the-brink-of-another-covid-wave-as-infections-rise
Nepal records first Covid-19 death in 73 days ( 17th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/17/nepal-records-first-covid-19-death-in-73-days
Why COVID-19 booster shots are essential? (17th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/why-covid-19-booster-shots-are-essential
Second dose of COVID-19 shots to be administered to kids between 5 to 12 years in 27 districts (18th July 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/second-dose-of-covid-19-shots-to-be-administered-to-kids-between-5-to-12-years-in-27-districts
COVID-19 cases spreading in Gulmi ( 18th July 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14092
Latest COVID surge leading to another health emergency in Nepal (18th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/latest-covid-surge-leading-to-another-health-emergency-in-nepal
Nawalparasi local administration urges people to compulsorily wear facemasks ( 18th July 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14087
Covid vaccination for 5-11 year olds affected by syringe shortage (19th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/19/covid-vaccination-for-5-11-year-olds-affected-by-syringe-shortage
Create public awareness against COVID-19′ (19th July 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14123
Covid Nepal: New variants’ infection is on the rise. It’s time to follow protocols again (19th July 2022) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/new-variants-covid-rise-2022-july.html
This is why COVID-19 graph is rising in Nepal ( 19th July 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/this-is-why-covid-19-graph-is-rising-in-nepal/
Novel coronavirus manipulates cells to replicate ( 19th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/novel-coronavirus-manipulates-cells-to-replicate
Corona positivity rate over 10% after five months (19th July 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14144
As coronavirus infections rise suddenly, authorities step up booster vaccination (20th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/20/as-coronavirus-infections-rise-suddenly-authorities-step-up-booster-vaccination
Pandemic effects on periods ( 20th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/07/19/pandemic-effects-on-periods
Pandemic effects on periods (20th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/07/19/pandemic-effects-on-periods
High blood pressure may double risk of severe COVID (21st July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/health/high-blood-pressure-may-double-risk-of-severe-covid
MoHP urges people not to drop guard as COVID cases spike (23rd July 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/mohp-urges-people-not-to-drop-guard-as-covid-cases-spike
Corona virus seen in people, returning from India (24th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/nation/corona-virus-seen-in-people-returning-from-india
Nepal records 568 COVID-19 cases on Monday (25th July 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-records-568-covid-19-cases-on-monday
Booster jabs for 12–17-year-olds being rolled out from today (25th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/25/booster-jabs-for-12-17-year-olds-being-rolled-out-from-today
Govt urged to issue ‘white paper’ on COVID-19 (25th July 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/govt-urged-to-issue-white-paper-on-covid-19
Why does Nepal waste vaccines? (25th July 2022) https://www.nepalnews.com/s/issues/why-does-nepal-waste-vaccines
For some people, Covid-19 causes long-term effects, taking both physical and mental toll (27th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/27/for-some-people-covid-19-causes-long-term-effects-taking-both-physical-and-mental-toll
Coronavirus infection increasing in Sudurpaschim Province (27th July 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/coronavirus-infection-increasing-in-sudurpaschim-province
Complacency puts vulnerable population at higher risk of Covid infection (28th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/07/28/complacency-puts-vulnerable-population-at-higher-risk-of-covid-infection
Newly developed vaccine patch can fight variants more effectively: Researchers (28th July 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/14592
Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells (29th July 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/07/29/reinfection-severe-outcome-more-common-with-ba-5-variant-virus-spike-protein-toxic-to-heart-cells
एकै दिन थप १७७ जनामा कोरोना संक्रमण पुष्टि (२०७९ असार २८ गते) https://www.onlinekhabar.com/2022/07/1156493
बढ्दै कोरोना संक्रमण, एकैदिन थपिए ५३ संक्रमित (१९ असार २०७९) https://janatatimes.com/archives/14238
नेपालमा आज थपिए ४० जना कोरोना संक्रमित ( २० असार २०७९) https://janatatimes.com/archives/142592
खोपको सर्वसुलभ पहुँचका लागि अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय समुदायलाई नेपालको अनुरोध (असार २३ २०७९) https://www.setopati.com/politics/276154
ललितपुर महानगरका प्रमुख महर्जनलाई कोरोना सङ्क्रमण (२४ असार २०७९) https://janatatimes.com/archives/143321
सीमा क्षेत्रमा बढ्दै कोरोना संक्रमण (२४ असार २०७९) https://nagariknews.nagariknetwork.com/health/877711-1657272176.html
काभ्रेमा पाँचजनामा कोरोना सङ्क्रमण (२७ असार २०७९) https://nagariknews.nagariknetwork.com/health/880071-1657517269.html
डोटी जिल्ला पूर्णखोप सुनिश्चितता तथा दिगोपना घोषणा ( २७ असार २०७९ ) https://www.annapurnapost.com/news/doti-district-full-vaccination-assurance-and-sustainability-declaration-208198
बाँकेमा पुनः तीन जनामा कोरोना सङ्क्रमण (१७ असार २०७९) https://nagariknews.nagariknetwork.com/health/870871-1656666828.html
बुटवल कोभिड विरुद्धको पूर्ण खोप सुनिश्चित उपमहानगर घोषण (१७ असार २०७९) https://nepalkhabar.com/lumbini/136783-2022-7-11-20-52-7
- Another covid wave hits Nepal.
- Covid cases are increasing day by day.
- A million doses of covid vaccine are going to waste because of no active vaccination campaign.
- Corona spreads in different districts of Nepal.
- Nepal records first covid death after May.
- Shortage of covid vaccination of second dose for 5-11 years old children in Kathmandu and other districts.
- Covid safety protocols should be implemented.
- Public awareness against covid should be done.
- The rise of covid in borders.
- Coronavirus sub variants BA.5 and BA.2.75 cause alarm.
- Government to issue white paper on covid-19.
- Face Masks should be compulsory.
- Booster jab from age 12-11 is being rolled out.
- The importance of covid 19 shots.
Another COVID wave in Nepal? (June 7 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/another-covid-wave-in-nepal/
Nepal reports 15 new Covid-19 cases (June 12 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/13/nepal-reports-15-new-covid-19-cases-1655118605
Nepal reports seven new Covid-19 cases (June 14 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/14/nepal-reports-seven-new-covid-19-cases-1655208806
COVID-19 in Nepal ( June 12 2022) https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-1/coronavirus-nepal
Pfizer doses for children arriving next week, to be rolled out on June 23
(June 13 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/13/pfizer-doses-for-children-arriving-next-week-to-be-rolled-out-on-june-23
Nepal reports 28 new Covid-19 cases (June 21 2022)https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/14/nepal-reports-seven-new-covid-19-cases-165520s8806
Vaccine against COVID-19 to be provided to children aged 5 to 11 years from June 23 (June 20 2022)
Two lakh children to get vaccine from tomorrow ( June 22 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/12898
First phase of vaccination for 5–11-year-olds begins (June 24 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/23/first-phase-of-vaccination-drive-against-covid-19-for-children-aged-between-five-and-11-starts
Nepal reports 43 new Covid-19 cases ( June 24 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/24/nepal-reports-43-new-covid-19-cases
COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say (June2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/13009
Nepal reports 27 new Covid-19 cases ( June 25 2022)
Nepal reports 29 new Covid-19 cases (June 26 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/26/nepal-reports-29-new-covid-19-cases
Nepal reports 41 new Covid-19 cases (June 27 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/27/nepal-reports-41-new-covid-19-cases
Covid cases rise more than two-fold in last two weeks ( June 27 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/06/27/covid-cases-rise-more-than-two-fold-in-last-two-weeks
36 new cases, 20 recoveries in 24 hours ( June 27 2022) https://risingnepaldaily.com/news/13159
फेरि बढ्न सक्छ कोरोना (२४ जेष्ठ २०७९)
भारतबाट फर्किएकामा देखिन थाल्यो कोरोना सङ्क्रमण (२१ जेष्ठ २०७९) https://nagariknews.nagariknetwork.com/health/844531-1654338125.html
कोरोना संक्रमितलाई फोक्सोमा रगत जम्ने समस्याः अध्ययन (१९ जेष्ठ २०७९) https://nagariknews.nagariknetwork.com/international/842571-1654162615.html
कोरोना बिमा भुक्तानी दिन अदालतको आदेश (१६ जेष्ठ २०७९) https://nagariknews.nagariknetwork.com/economy/840041-1653916174.html
कोरोनापछि ब्युँतिएको पर्यटन (२९ जेठ २०७९) https://annapurnapost.com/news/koronaapchi-byuntieko-pryttn-206144
कोरोना बिमाको रकम भुक्तानी गर्न आदेश ( १७ जेठ २०७९) https://annapurnapost.com/news/corona-49-205334
थप ३४ जनामा कोरोना संक्रमण, १५ डिस्चार्ज (०३ असार २०७९ ) https://annapurnapost.com/news/another-34-corona-infections-15-discharges-206548
पछिल्लो २४ घन्टामा १२ जना कोरोना संक्रमित थपिए (३१ जेठ २०७९) https://annapurnapost.com/news/pchillo-24-ghnttaamaa-12-jnaa-koronaa-snkrmit-thpie-206315
थप २९ जनामा कोरोना संक्रमण पुष्टि ( १२ असार २०७९) https://annapurnapost.com/news/corona-infection-confirmed-1-207149
- Covid cases are increasing in Nepal.
- CDC will no longer require air passenger travelling from foriegn country to United States to show a negative Covid 19 viral test.
- Pfizer dose for children is arriving on June 23.
- 12 people were tested covid positive in the last 24 hours.
- Covid vaccine to be provided to children aged 5-11 from June 23.
- Studies say that corona positive people are most likely to have blood clots in their lungs.
- Tourism sector in our country is recovering from Covid 19.
- Court orders for the payment of corona insurance.
- Pfizer dose has arrived and the first phase of vaccination for 5-11 years old begins.
- Covid has increased more than two fold in the last two weeks.
Over 3 million Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses to be rolled out after local elections (9th May 2022)
Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5 (13th May 2022)
National COVID-19 EPI Dashboard (22nd May 2022)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Updates, COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update for Children Ages 5 – 11 (27th May 2022)
Health Ministry preparing to roll out Covid jabs for children aged 5–11 years (28th May 2022)
Nepal records 14 COVID-19 cases on Friday (29 April 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-records-14-covid-19-cases-on-friday-14248
Nepal logs 21 new Covid-19 cases (25 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/04/25/nepal-logs-21-new-covid-19-cases-1650888864
Ministry set to launch nationwide Covid-19 booster campaign (20 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/04/20/ministry-set-to-launch-nationwide-covid-19-booster-campaign
Ministry of Health urges all to follow health safety protocols (21 April 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/health/ministry-of-health-urges-all-to-follow-health-safety-protocols
New Covid surge in India a cause for concern in Nepal (19 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/04/19/new-covid-surge-in-india-a-cause-for-concern-in-nepal
Omicron-specific Sinopharm, Sinovac Covid vaccine candidates cleared for clinical trial (18 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/04/18/omicron-specific-sinopharm-sinovac-covid-vaccine-candidates-cleared-for-clinical-trial
COVID vaccine availability increased in last one year (16 April 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/covid-vaccine-availability-increased-in-last-one-year
As local elections draw closer, Covid vaccination rate declines further (14 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/04/14/as-local-elections-draw-closer-covid-vaccination-rate-declines-further
Poorer nations shun AstraZeneca Covid vaccine: Document (14 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/04/14/poorer-nations-shun-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine-document
Managerial efficiency in question as thousands of Covid-19 vaccine doses are set to expire (11 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/04/11/managerial-efficiency-in-question-as-thousands-of-covid-19-vaccine-doses-are-set-to-expire
Booster dose to be given within three months of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 April 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/booster-dose-to-be-given-within-three-months-of-vaccination-against-covid-19/
Those who received second Covid jab three months ago to get booster shot (2 April 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/04/02/those-who-received-second-covid-jab-three-months-ago-to-get-booster-shot
कोरोनाविरुद्धको पूर्ण खोप लगाएको ३ महिनाभित्र बुस्टर डोज लगाउन मिल्ने (22 April 2022) https://www.annapurnapost.com/news/corona-41-201469
अनुदानमा आउन लागेको एक करोड खोप किन अस्वीकार गर्यो सरकारले ? (17 April 2022)
निर्वाचन आयोगको जोड सम्पूर्ण नेपाली नागरिकलाई पूर्ण खोप (12 April 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-04-12-61953
पूर्ण खोप लगाएको ३ महिनामै अब बुस्टर डोज (3 April 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-04-03-61350
लक्षित जनसङ्ख्याको १८ प्रतिशतले मात्र पूर्ण खोप पाउन बाँकी (1 April 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-04-01-61164
- Increasing COVID cases in India a cause of concern for Nepal
- The Ministry of Health has warned people to continue taking precautions and safety measures
- Government has launched campaign for booster dose distribution all over the country
- Most of the targeted groups have received second dose of COVID vaccine
- Despite elections COVID vaccine rate is not improved
Nepal receives over 556,640 doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine (29 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/29/nepal-receives-over-556-640-doses-of-sinovac-coronavac-covid-19-vaccine
As uptake of Covid-19 vaccines drops, Pfizer doses to be supplied on demand (27 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/27/as-uptake-of-covid-19-vaccines-drops-pfizer-doses-to-be-supplied-on-demand
As Nepal’s own Covid vaccination deadline nears, several local units have stopped providing jabs (25 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/25/as-nepal-s-own-covid-vaccination-deadline-nears-several-local-units-have-stopped-providing-jabs
Rich countries getting new COVID vaccine before poorer ones (24 March 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/world/rich-countries-getting-new-covid-vaccine-before-poorer-ones
5-11-year-olds likely to get jabs from COVAX (23 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/23/5-11-year-olds-likely-to-get-jabs-from-covax
Unequal vaccine distribution (23 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2022/03/23/unequal-vaccine-distribution
93 percent of target group vaccinated against COVID-19 (20 March 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/93-percent-of-target-group-vaccinated-against-covid-19
Another COVID wave looms, govt dithering on jabs (19 March 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/another-covid-wave-looms-govt-dithering-on-jabs
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine greatly reduces risk of Omicron infection among children: CDC (12 March 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-greatly-reduces-risk-of-omicron-infection-among-children-cdc/
Government asks all 753 local units to speed up Covid vaccination (11 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/11/government-asks-all-753-local-units-to-speed-up-covid-vaccination
Nepal’s booster shot pace dismal, despite drive starting weeks before WHO advisory (10 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/10/nepal-s-booster-shot-pace-dismal-despite-drive-starting-weeks-before-who-advisory
Death toll surpasses 6 million for pandemic now in 3rd year (8 march 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/death-toll-surpasses-6-million-for-pandemic-now-in-3rd-year/
Death toll nears 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year (7 March 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/covid-19/death-toll-nears-6-million-as-pandemic-enters-its-3rd-year
Covid-19 vaccination to all unlikely before local elections (7 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/07/covid-19-vaccination-to-all-unlikely-before-local-elections
COVAX to supply 1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on March 25 (7 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/07/covax-to-supply-1-5-million-doses-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-on-march-25
Nepal buying jabs for kids despite sub-par results (4 March 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/03/04/nepal-buying-jabs-for-kids-despite-sub-par-results
‘All citizens should be vaccinated against COVID -19 by local level elections’ (3 March 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/all-citizens-should-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19-by-local-level-elections
Nepal ranked fourth in South-East Asia in vaccination drive (2 March 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nepal-ranked-fourth-in-south-east-asia-in-vaccination-drive/
All citizens should be vaccinated against COVID-19 before elections: National Assembly Chair Timilisina (2 March 2022) https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/all-citizens-should-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19-before-elections-national-assembly-chair-timilisina/
घट्न थाले खोप लगाउने (27 March 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-03-27-60778
९३.१ प्रतिशतले लगाए कोराना भाइरसविरुद्धको खोप (24 March 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-03-24-60599
खोप लगाउने धेरै भएकाले कोभिड भइहाले निको हुने सम्भावना बढी (20 March 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-03-20-60287
नेपालमा तीन करोड ९२ लाख मात्र खोप लगाइयो (19 March 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-03-19-60218
कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप सहजै उपलब्ध (11 March 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/province/2022-03-11-59632
८८ लाख कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप अझै आवश्यक (1 March 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-03-01-58945
निर्वाचन तयारीका लागि २६ बुँदे निर्देशन: आयोगले खोज्यो पूर्ण खोपको सुनिश्चितता (1 March 2022) https://beta.gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2022-03-01-58928
- The Election Commission asking for full vaccination of all voters before the local elections
- COVID vaccination for all not projected to be achieved before the local elections
- Nepal ranked fourth in South East Asia vaccination drive
- Nepal’s booster dose shot dismal despite an early start
- Unequal vaccine distribution throughout different regions of Nepal
Nepal asks Int’l community to make vaccines accessible to all (27 Feb 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-asks-intl-community-to-make-vaccines-accessible-to-all
Government signs non-disclosure deal to buy 8.4 million Pfizer doses for 5-11 year olds (26 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/27/health-ministry-signs-non-disclosure-agreement-to-purchase-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-children-between-five-and-11-years
Covid booster uptake remains low (24 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/24/covid-booster-uptake-remains-low
COVAX to provide Nepal 9.2 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (22 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/23/nepal-to-receive-9-2-million-doses-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-from-covax
Lalitpur metropolis administering Covid-19 vaccine booster dose from today (21 Feb 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/lalitpur-metropolis-administering-covid-19-vaccine-booster-dose-from-today
Phase III trials of Chinese mRNA Covid vaccine in Nepal cancelled (21 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/21/phase-iii-trials-of-chinese-mrna-covid-vaccine-in-nepal-cancelled
Short AstraZeneca shelf life complicates Covid vaccine rollout to world’s poorest (16 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/02/16/short-astrazeneca-shelf-life-complicates-covid-vaccine-rollout-to-world-s-poorest
Ministry says it rejected millions of COVAX-offered Covid shots with short shelf life (16 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/16/ministry-says-it-rejected-millions-of-covax-offered-covid-shots-with-short-shelf-life
Vaccine mishandling led to wastage of over 50,000 doses: Report (16 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/16/vaccine-mishandling-led-to-wastage-of-over-50-000-doses-report
Musahar people lag behind in vaccination (14 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-2/2022/02/14/musahar-people-lag-behind-in-vaccination
Over 69,000 vaccinated against COVID-19 in Jumla (13 Feb 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/over-69000-vaccinated-against-covid-19-in-jumla
People reluctant to visit vaccination centres in Rukum Purba (7 Feb 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/people-reluctant-to-visit-vaccination-centres-in-rukum-purba
Vaccination drive halted in some districts since November (6 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/06/vaccination-drive-halted-in-some-districts-since-november
Over 1.6 million vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sudurpaschim (4 Feb 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/over-16-million-vaccinated-against-covid-19-in-sudurpaschim
Half of Nepal’s population is fully vaccinated (3 Feb 2022) https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/02/03/half-of-nepal-s-population-is-fully-vaccinated
कोरोनाविरुद्धको पूर्ण खोपयुक्त पालिका बनाउने अभियानमा चाँगुनारायण https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2022-02-22-58352
२४ घण्टामा आठ लाख ७३ हजार भन्दा बढीले लगाए कोरोना भाइरस विरुद्धको खोप https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-02-21-58334
बागमती प्रदेशमा ९६ प्रतिशतले कोरोना सङ्क्रमणविरुद्ध खोप लगाए https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-02-21-58287
हुम्लामा ७१ प्रतिशतभन्दा बढीले लगाए कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-02-13-57602
सरकारले १८ वर्ष माथिका सबैलाई कोरोना विरुद्धको खोप दिने https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-02-10-57435
सरकारी सेवा सुविधा विरलै पुग्ने बस्तीका सबैले लगाए कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप https://gorkhapatraonline.com/national/2022-02-09-57316
दैलेखमा एक लाख २० हजारले लगाए कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-02-05-56997
- Vaccine booster dose administration continued in various parts of the country but booster uptake still low
- Vaccine mishandling led to wastage of a big stock of vaccines
- Musahar people left behind in vaccination
- People reluctant to visit vaccination centers in Rukum purba
- The number of vaccinated people consistently increasing throughout the country
- The short shell life of Astrazeneca creating problems
- Vaccine wastage and improper management of distribution becoming a problem
Japan provides aid to Nepal to strengthen vaccine cold chain system https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/31/japan-provides-aid-to-nepal-to-strengthen-vaccine-cold-chain-system
Over 3.2 million take COVID-19 shots in Lumbini province (31 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/over-32-million-take-covid-19-shots-in-lumbini-province
Over 3.8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are in stock. 2.1 million doses to arrive soon https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/30/over-3-8-million-doses-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-are-in-stock-2-1-million-doses-to-arrive-soon
AstraZeneca to be administered as second dose and booster https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/29/astrazeneca-to-be-administered-as-second-dose-and-booster
Vaccination drive snags in Lumbini due to shortage of syringes, vaccines https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-5/2022/01/26/vaccination-drive-snags-in-lumbini-due-to-shortage-of-syringes-vaccines
Nepal’s Vero Cell stock not enough for second doses and boosters https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/26/nepal-s-vero-cell-stock-not-enough-for-second-doses-and-boosters
1.3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines donated by France, Italy arrive in Nepal today (26 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/13-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines-donated-by-france-italy-arrive-in-nepal-today
World Bank-financed Moderna vaccines arrive in Nepal to protect children and youth from COVID 19 (25 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/world-bank-financed-moderna-vaccines-arrive-in-nepal-to-protect-children-and-youth-from-covid-19
‘People of Lumbini to be vaccinated by March 14’ (25 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/people-of-lumbini-to-be-vaccinated-by-march-14
Over 1.6 million Moderna doses have arrived on Monday https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/24/over-1-6-million-moderna-doses-have-arrived-on-monday
Four million Moderna doses arriving on Monday and Tuesday https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/23/four-million-moderna-doses-arriving-on-monday-and-tuesday
50 per cent Madhes Pradesh population fully vaccinated against coronavirus https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/50-per-cent-madhes-pradesh-population-fully-vaccinated-against-coronavirus
Vaccine cards are a must for boosters, but many have already lost theirs https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/20/vaccine-cards-are-a-must-for-boosters-but-many-have-already-lost-theirs
Nepal not to accept vaccines with short shelf life (20 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-not-to-accept-vaccines-with-short-shelf-life
Up to 1.5 million vaccine doses missing, claims health secretary (19 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/up-to-15-million-vaccine-doses-missing-claims-health-secretary
People were called for boosters. And they were returned without one https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/17/people-were-called-for-boosters-and-they-were-returned-without-one
Nepal starts giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots (17 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/nepal-starts-giving-covid-19-vaccine-booster-shots
Booster shots to be provided to frontline workers starting Sunday https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/15/booster-shots-to-be-provided-to-frontline-workers-starting-sunday
Authorities fail to boost vaccination rate even as coronavirus cases surge https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/12/authorities-fail-to-boost-vaccination-rate-even-as-coronavirus-cases-surge
Nepal receives 1,184,000 doses of Vero Cell vaccine bought through COVAX https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/12/nepal-receives-1-184-000-doses-of-vero-cell-vaccine-bought-through-covax
Vaccination card mandatory to use public amenities from January 21 https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/10/vaccination-card-mandatory-to-use-public-amenities-from-january-21
Third dose of COVID vaccine for vulnerable postponed (5 Jan 2022) https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/third-dose-of-covid-vaccine-for-vulnerable-postponed
लुम्बिनी प्रदेशमा ३३ लाखभन्दा बढीले लगाए कोरोना खोप https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-01-31-56581
धनगढीमा घरमै कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-01-29-56446
पछिल्लो २४ घण्टामा साढे पाँच लाख बढीले लगाए कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-01-27-56318
कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप लगाउन घरदैलोमै स्वास्थ्यकर्मी https://gorkhapatraonline.com/health/2022-01-27-56316
उपल्लो डोल्पाका सर्वसाधारणले कोरोनाविरुद्धको खोप नपाउने https://gorkhapatraonline.com/province/2022-01-21-55751
- Vaccine distribution not equal throughout the country
- The number of vaccinated people increasing throughout the country
- Vaccine import is continuing in Nepal
- Booster dose administration began in Nepal
- Over a million vaccine doses missing in Nepal
- Nepal’s verocell stock not enough for booster dose for all
- Improper management causing problems for vaccine distribution in many places
Curtailing civil liberties in Nepal, one legislation at a time https://kathmandupost.com/national/2019/12/30/curtailing-civil-liberties-in-nepal-one-legislation-at-a-time
Truth Commission wraps up 29 war-era cases of atrocities, victims unhappy https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/12/25/truth-commission-wraps-up-29-war-era-cases-of-atrocities-victims-unhappy
Global alliance to wait for court decision before deciding on rights watchdog’s status https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/12/16/global-alliance-to-wait-for-court-decision-before-deciding-on-rights-watchdog-s-status
Dhanusha attorney office says no need to probe Musahar’s custodial death https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/12/08/dhanusha-attorney-office-says-no-need-to-probe-musahar-s-custodial-death
Travesty of justice in Nepal https://kathmandupost.com/opinion/2016/12/26/travesty-of-justice-in-nepal
Government failed its people during pandemic, rights organisations say https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/12/12/government-failed-its-people-during-pandemic-rights-organisations-say
Nepal must raise Rohingya crisis issue, say human rights activists https://kathmandupost.com/miscellaneous/2017/12/10/nepal-must-raise-rohingya-crisis-issue-say-human-rights-activists
High courts intervene after police refuse to register conflict-era disappearance complaints https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/12/09/high-courts-intervene-after-police-refuse-to-register-conflict-era-disappearance-complaints
Transitional justice is once again being used as a tool for political one-upmanship, conflict victims say
Govt urged to ratify UN convention on statelessness https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/govt-urged-to-ratify-un-convention-on-statelessness
Call to amend laws discriminating people with psychological disability https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/call-to-amend-laws-discriminating-people-with-psychological-disability
NHRC takes stock of situation of freed haliyas in Bajura https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nhrc-takes-stock-of-situation-of-freed-haliyas-in-bajura
NHRC laments non-cooperation of government https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nhrc-laments-non-cooperation-of-government
Human rights still a far cry for many https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/human-rights-still-a-far-cry-for-many
‘Nepal must deliver on promise of social justice’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-must-deliver-on-promise-of-social-justice
मानवअधिकार उल्लङ्घनका घटनामा कमी https://gorkhapatraonline.com/province/2021-12-30-54185
सूचनाको हक नागरिक अधिकार https://gorkhapatraonline.com/opinion/2021-12-27-53932
श्रमिकका अधिकार कागजमै सीमित https://gorkhapatraonline.com/economics/2021-12-18-53189
मानवअधिकार आयोगको वार्षिक प्रतिवेदन राष्ट्रपतिसमक्ष पेश https://gorkhapatraonline.com/politics/2021-12-09-52514
अपाङ्गता भएका व्यक्तिको अधिकारसम्बन्धी ऐन कार्यान्वयन हुन्छ : मन्त्री रेग्मी https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-12-03-52047
नागरिकलाई न्याय, साझा दायित्व https://gorkhapatraonline.com/opinion/2021-12-12-52688
‘वन नियमावली मस्यौदामा उपभोक्ता अधिकार खोसियो’ https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/12/16/16396347109684172.html
बेपत्ता पारिएका व्यक्तिका परिवारले न्याय पाउन् : यादव https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/12/26/164052006162316162.html
‘न्याय क्षेत्रमा बिचौलियाको बिगबिगी’ https://ekantipur.com/pradesh-6/2021/12/25/164039752963893425.html
‘लास पायौं, न्याय पाएनौं’ https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/12/25/164039437098769231.html
Amnesty Nepal calls for urgent, concerted action to prevent custodial deaths https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/11/23/amnesty-international-nepal-calls-for-urgent-and-concerted-action-to-prevent-custodial-deaths
Transitional justice bodies spar over who should look into which cases https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/11/23/transitional-justice-bodies-spar-over-who-should-look-into-which-cases
Conflict victims losing patience—and lives—in wait for justice https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/11/21/conflict-victims-losing-patience-and-lives-in-wait-for-justice
National Human Rights Commission demands end to impunity through justice delivery https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/11/21/national-human-rights-commission-demands-end-to-impunity-through-justice-delivery
Transitional justice has failed former child soldiers https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/11/20/transitional-justice-has-failed-former-child-soldiers
Where is peace without justice? https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/11/20/no-peace-without-justice
Human Rights Watch criticises the government’s move to undermine citizen’s rights to organize https://kathmandupost.com/national/2019/11/15/human-rights-watch-criticises-the-government-s-move-to-undermine-citizen-s-rights-to-organise
International rights groups call for an end to Nepal Supreme Court crisis https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/11/12/international-rights-groups-call-for-an-end-to-nepal-supreme-court-crisis
Call to end violence against women https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/call-to-end-violence-against-women
UN human rights expert to visit Nepal to assess poverty https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/un-human-rights-expert-to-visit-nepal-to-assess-poverty
15 years on, peace pact irrelevant for victims https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/15-years-on-peace-pact-irrelevant-for-victims
Nine lawyers hurt in police action https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nine-lawyers-hurt-in-police-action
Conflict victims condemn govt for failing to amend act https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/conflict-victims-condemn-govt-for-failing-to-amend-act
सबै प्रकारका मानवअधिकार हननका घटना बाहिर ल्याउन आग्रह https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-11-28-51622
साइबर सुरक्षा र मानव अधिकार https://gorkhapatraonline.com/opinion/2021-11-14-50495
सामाजिक सुरक्षा सामाजिक न्यायको अनिवार्य सर्त हो https://gorkhapatraonline.com/interview/2021-11-27-51540
द्वन्द्वपीडितले न्याय नपाएको गुनासाे https://gorkhapatraonline.com/national/2021-11-21-51070
न्याय खोज्दै रुकुमदेखि बागलुङ https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/11/01/163573231152173009.html
अधिकार खोसिँदा पालिकालाई झमेला https://ekantipur.com/pradesh-5/2021/11/14/163686234695173554.html
Writ filed at Supreme Court demanding order to justices to resume hearings https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/29/writ-filed-at-supreme-court-demanding-order-to-justices-to-resume-hearings
Justice seekers hit by judicial deadlock https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/27/justice-seekers-hit-by-judicial-deadlock
Dalit representatives complain of social discrimination https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/25/dalit-representatives-complain-of-social-discrimination
Despite laws in place, justice still out of reach for Dalits in Nepal https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/19/despite-laws-in-place-justice-still-out-of-reach-for-dalits-in-nepal
National Human Rights Commission’s probe finds yet another case of extrajudicial killing https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/17/national-human-rights-commission-s-probe-finds-yet-another-case-of-extrajudicial-killing
To pile pressure for action, human rights commission lists 286 violators https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/16/to-pile-pressure-for-action-human-rights-commission-lists-286-violators
A long and arduous walk for justice https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/10/08/a-long-and-arduous-walk-for-justice
The pursuit of justice https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2021/10/07/the-pursuit-of-justice
Rohingya refugees who once saw Nepal as ‘promised land’ now stare at uncertain future https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/rohingya-refugees-who-once-saw-nepal-as-promised-land-now-stare-at-uncertain-future
NHRC starts monitoring disaster-hit areas https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nhrc-starts-monitoring-disaster-hit-areas
Govt to reveal facts on death in detention centre https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/govt-to-reveal-facts-on-death-in-detention-centre
NHRC calls for impartial investigation into Motipur incident https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/nhrc-calls-for-impartial-investigation-into-motipur-incident
‘एक वर्षमा ११७ दलित मानव अधिकार हननका घटना’ https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/10/25/16351421951291458.html
उद्धार, राहत र पुन:स्थापनामा तीव्रता दिन मानव अधिकार आयोगको आग्रह https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/10/20/163472454392195036.html
संविधान संशोधन नभएसम्म मधेसको अधिकार सुनिश्चित हुँदैन अध्यक्ष ठाकुर https://gorkhapatraonline.com/national/2021-10-04-48010
न्याय माग्दै हिरासतभित्रै आमरण अनशन https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/10/12/163400164605435367.html
न्याय माग्नेलाई तितरबितर पार्दै प्रहरी https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/10/10/163383253024495455.html
न्याय खोज्दै माइतीघरमा रिले अनशनमा बसेकालाई मध्यरातमा मानव सेवा आश्रम लगियो https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/10/09/16337570852244241.html
न्याय माग्दा धरपकड https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/10/09/163374187013598846.html
न्याय खोज्दै नेपालगन्जबाट २० दिन हिँडेर काठमाडौं https://ekantipur.com/video/2021/10/07/163359925268817135.html
Women and activists see red over pink tax https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/09/25/women-and-activists-see-red-over-pink-tax
Nepal’s response to Covid-19 failed to ensure people’s right to health, report says https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/09/14/nepal-s-response-to-covid-19-failed-to-ensure-people-s-right-to-health-report-says
Eminent feminist, rights activist and writer Kamla Bhasin dies at 75 https://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/09/25/eminent-feminist-rights-activist-and-writer-kamla-bhasin-dies-at-75
NHRC urges govt not to violate citizens’ right to stage peaceful protests https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nhrc-urges-govt-not-to-violate-citizens-right-to-stage-peaceful-protests/
Nepal to wrap up evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan on September 18 https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/09/17/nepal-to-wrap-up-evacuation-of-its-citizens-from-afghanistan-on-september-18
Kathmandu mayor says garbage collection will resume today https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2021/09/01/kathmandu-mayor-says-garbage-collection-will-resume-today
Kathmandu schools are reopening next week but many parents and experts are worried https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2021/09/12/kathmandu-schools-are-reopening-next-week-but-many-parents-and-experts-are-worried
At least nine people dead in separate incidents of floods and landslides https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/09/03/at-least-nine-people-dead-in-separate-incidents-of-floods-and-landslides
Tourism industry is in trouble, but government’s response is tepid https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/09/12/tourism-industry-is-in-trouble-but-government-s-response-is-tepid
Parbat landslides kill at least 11 people, power outage throughout district https://kathmandupost.com/gandaki-province/2021/09/04/parbat-landslides-kill-at-least-11-people-power-outage-throughout-district
Three die in separate landslides in Pokhara https://kathmandupost.com/gandaki-province/2021/09/02/three-die-in-separate-landslides-in-pokhara
Body of boy lost in sewer found after 5 days https://thehimalayantimes.com/environment/body-of-boy-lost-in-sewer-found-after-5-days
Pile of trash! https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/pile-of-trash
‘राज्यका सबै निकायमा महिलाको समानुपातिक सहभागिता आवश्यक’ https://gorkhapatraonline.com/national/2021-09-30-47740
आजदेखि काठमाडौंमा मेला, महोत्सव, जुलुस गर्न रोक https://gorkhapatraonline.com/national/2021-09-30-47720
विद्युत महसुल समायोजन गर्दै आयोग, मङ्सिरबाट वृद्धि गर्ने तयारी https://gorkhapatraonline.com/economics/2021-09-30-47712
महाकाली नदीमा झोलुङ्गे पुल निर्माणकार्य अघि बढाउन माग https://gorkhapatraonline.com/province/2021-09-30-47711
कोरोना बीमाको भुक्तानी प्रक्रिया थालिने https://gorkhapatraonline.com/mainnews/2021-09-30-47698
अशक्त नागरिकको घरमै नागरिकता वितरण https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-09-30-47692
मानव बेचबिखन तथा ओसारपसार नियन्त्रणमा कैलाली प्रहरी सर्वोत्कृष्ट https://ekantipur.com/pradesh-7/2021/09/16/163176841324365953.html
राजधानीमै डेरामा जातीय विभेद : दीपा र करुणाले पाएनन् न्याय https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/09/24/163249622172817783.html
न्याय खोज्न नेपालगन्जदेखि सिंहदरबारसम्म पैदल https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/09/22/1632271700742209.html
Nepal agrees to decriminalise abortion https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-agrees-to-decriminalise-abortion
Ensure security of Afghans and other citizens: AWC https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/ensure-security-of-afghans-and-other-citizens-awc
Report about untouchability to be tabled in HoR https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/report-about-untouchability-to-be-tabled-in-hor
Govt urged to save Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan https://thehimalayantimes.com/environment/govt-urged-to-save-nepalis-stranded-in-afghanistan
Woman held for trafficking 25 victims https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/woman-held-for-trafficking-25-victims
Civil society group urges Nepal to summon emergency meeting of SAARC to discuss Afghan crisis https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/civil-society-group-urges-nepal-to-summon-emergency-meeting-of-saarc-to-discuss-afghan-crisis/
Jajarkot: Ward chair arrested for assaulting youth https://english.onlinekhabar.com/jajarkot-ward-chair-arrested-for-assaulting-youth.html
People-to-people at India-Nepal border https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/people-to-people-at-india-nepal-border/
‘Utilise amount collected as pollution control fee’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/environment/utilise-amount-collected-as-pollution-control-fee
On Afghanistan, Nepal to pursue a neutral position at present, officials say https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/08/20/on-afghanistan-nepal-to-pursue-a-neutral-position-at-present-officials-say-1629422017
‘Time is running out’: Desperation grows among Nepalis stuck in Afghanistan https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/08/25/time-is-running-out-desperation-grows-among-nepalis-stuck-in-afghanistan
18 years on, justice still a far cry for people killed by Nepali Army in Doramba https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/18-years-on-justice-still-a-far-cry-for-people-killed-by-nepali-army-in-doramba
Social media: activism or amusement? https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/08/27/the-promises-of-social-media
Government’s talk of expediting transitional justice process fails to convince conflict victims https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/08/08/government-s-talk-of-expediting-transitional-justice-process-fails-to-convince-conflict-victims
As more universities are in the pipeline experts ask if Nepal needs so many https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/08/05/as-more-universities-are-in-the-pipeline-experts-ask-if-nepal-needs-so-many
Rape cases increased by 18.19pc last fiscal https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/rape-cases-increased-by-1819pc-last-fiscal
Case filed against SSB personnel accused of involvement in Darchula incident, Indian side denies involvement https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/case-filed-against-ssb-personnel-accused-of-involvement-in-darchula-incident-indian-side-denies-involvement
Failure to probe migrant workers’ deaths leaves families in despair https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/failure-to-probe-migrant-workers-deaths-leaves-families-in-despair
The Economics of Increasing Minimum Wage https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/the-economics-of-increasing-minimum-wage/
MCC ratification uncertain as ruling alliance struggles to make a position https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/08/12/mcc-ratification-uncertain-as-ruling-alliance-struggles-to-make-a-position
जयसिंह धामी बेपत्ता छानबिन समितिले प्रतिवेदन बुझायो, कार्यान्वयन गर्न निर्देशन https://gorkhapatraonline.com/province/2021-08-31-45650
अपाङ्गमैत्री कानुनको प्रभावकारी कार्यान्वयनमा जोड https://gorkhapatraonline.com/national/2021-08-31-45644
अझै पन्छिएन कर्णाली करिडोरको पहिरो, यातायात ठप्प, यात्रुलाई सास्ती https://gorkhapatraonline.com/province/2021-08-31-45639
समान अधिकार माग्दै लन्डनमा भूतपूर्व गोर्खाले थाले आमरण अनशन https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/08/08/162838740895913419.html
Stakeholders discuss ways to complete remaining tasks of peace process https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/stakeholders-discuss-ways-to-complete-remaining-tasks-of-peace-process
Policy to deny entry to unjabbed workers is discriminatory, rights groups say https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/07/12/policy-to-deny-entry-to-unjabbed-workers-is-discriminatory-rights-groups-say
Rights commission tells global body ‘court will test legality of key appointments’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/07/30/rights-commission-tells-global-body-court-will-test-legality-of-key-appointments
Cases of missing person go up during Covid-19 pandemic, police records show https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/07/10/cases-of-missing-person-go-up-during-covid-19-pandemic-police-records-show
Transitional justice bodies get new term but conflict victims have little hope https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/07/16/transitional-justice-bodies-get-new-term-but-conflict-victims-have-little-hope
Government promotes police officer involved in extrajudicial killings https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/07/25/government-promotes-police-officer-involved-in-extrajudicial-killings
SC tells police to book ex-minister Shrestha https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/sc-tells-police-to-book-ex-minister-shrestha
Nepal’s caste struggle https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/nepals-caste-struggle/
‘A’ status of rights commission under threat due to controversial appointments https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/07/04/a-status-of-rights-commission-under-threat-due-to-controversial-appointments
Nepal must work on human rights https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/nepal-must-work-on-human-rights/
Crime Victim Protection Act issued https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/crime-victim-protection-act-issued
Two transitional justice commissions getting another term extension https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/17/two-transitional-justice-commissions-getting-another-term-extension
Hearing on House dissolution case concludes with amici curiae divided https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/07/06/hearing-on-house-dissolution-case-concludes-with-amici-curiae-divided
As internet becomes more essential, complaints of poor service increase https://kathmandupost.com/money/2021/07/06/as-internet-becomes-more-essential-complaints-of-poor-service-increases
Repatriating Nepal’s stolen artefacts https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2021/07/02/repatriating-nepal-s-stolen-artefacts
Casteism is likely to continue in Nepal, and it’s unfortunate https://english.onlinekhabar.com/casteism-is-likely-to-continue-in-nepal-and-its-unfortunate.html
Chitwan woman, reportedly abducted, found dead after 9 days https://english.onlinekhabar.com/chitwan-woman-reportedly-abducted-found-dead-after-9-days.html
म्याग्दीमा पहिरोले गुर्जा खोला थुनियो, तटीय क्षेत्रमा सतर्कता अपनाउन आग्रह https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/07/24/162713952750619407.html
नहरमा डुबेर चितवनमा दुईको मृत्यु https://ekantipur.com/pradesh-3/2021/07/21/162687705510468277.html
सुर्खेतका बाढीपीडित ७ वर्षदेखि त्रिपालमै https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/07/20/162674497445359583.html
महाकालीमा तुईन काट्ने एसएसबी विरुद्ध भारतीय प्रहरीमा उजुरी https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-07-31-43353
तनहुँ जलविद्युत आयोजनाको थप दुई सुरुङमार्ग सम्पन्न https://gorkhapatraonline.com/featured/2021-07-31-43345
सडक पहिरोमा परिणत, आवतजावतमा सास्ती https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-07-31-43334
प्रहरीद्वारा हुम्लामा गाँजा नष्ट https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-07-31-43333
कर्णालीमा सय प्रतिशत रोपाइँ – भोकमरीको चपेटामा नपर्ने सङ्केत https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-07-31-43330
महोत्तरीमा बालकको शव भेटियो, बाबुआमा पक्राउ https://www.onlinekhabar.com/2021/07/991329
शिक्षकको आन्दोलनले विद्यार्थीले परीक्षा दिन पाएनन् https://www.onlinekhabar.com/2021/07/991303
‘Destruction caused by floodwaters in Melamchi bazaar’ https://kathmandupost.com/visual-stories/2021/06/16/destruction-caused-by-floodwaters-in-melamchi-bazaar
‘At least 15 feared missing in Melamchi flood’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/environment/at-least-15-feared-missing-in-melamchi-flood
‘Ten feared killed in Sindhupalchowk flood’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/ten-feared-killed-in-sindhupalchowk-flood
‘Govt urged to provide relief to underprivileged, needy people’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/govt-urged-to-provide-relief-to-underprivileged-needy-people
‘No safe space’ https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/06/15/no-safe-space
‘As destinations require vaccination, foreign employment takes another hit’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/27/as-destinations-require-vaccination-foreign-employment-takes-another-hit
‘Nepal has not seen a single conviction for torture and custodial deaths in the past three years’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/27/nepal-has-not-seen-a-single-conviction-for-torture-and-custodial-deaths-in-the-past-three-years
‘Right to bodily autonomy under threat, say activists’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/right-to-bodily-autonomy-under-threat-say-activists
‘KMC unveils Rs 18.95 bn budget for next fiscal’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/kmc-unveils-rs-1895-bn-budget-for-next-fiscal
‘A reconstituted bench to hear petitions against House dissolution’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/02/a-reconstituted-bench-to-hear-cases-against-house-dissolution
‘Scars of the Maoist conflict’ https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/05/19/scars-of-the-maoist-conflict
‘Discrimination cases got worse during pandemic, Dalit rights advocates say’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/05/discrimination-cases-got-worse-during-pandemic-dalit-rights-advocates-say
‘Ujwal Thapa, who ignited a movement of alternative politics, dies at 44’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/01/ujwal-thapa-founder-of-bibeksheel-nepali-party-passes-away-at-44
‘Three men arrested on charge of sexually assaulting two Raute girls’ https://kathmandupost.com/karnali-province/2021/06/06/three-men-arrested-on-charge-of-sexually-assaulting-two-raute-girls
‘Flood devastation in Melamchi not only because of rains’ https://kathmandupost.com/climate-environment/2021/06/17/flood-devastation-in-melamchi-not-only-because-of-rains
‘All eyes on Chief Justice Rana, as crisis deepens in the judiciary’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/07/all-eyes-on-chief-justice-rana-as-crisis-deepens-in-the-judiciary
‘Uncertainty reigns over education sector with no signs of the pandemic ending soon’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/26/uncertainty-reigns-over-education-sector-with-no-signs-of-the-pandemic-ending-soon
‘Election Commission’s selective way of decisions comes into question’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/04/election-commission-s-selective-way-of-decisions-comes-into-question
‘Judiciary in the dock as justices come into question’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/06/01/judiciary-in-the-dock-as-justices-come-into-question
‘France provides medical support to Nepal to fight against COVID-19’ https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/111765/
बाढी र पहिरोबाट मुलुकभर २७ जनाको मृत्यु,२६ वेपत्ता https://gorkhapatraonline.com/featured/2021-06-30-40860
पर्सामा बाढीले चार घर भत्कायो, दर्जनौं घर डुबानमा, हुलाकी सडकमा समेत क्षति https://gorkhapatraonline.com/open/2021-06-30-40851
छुवाछूत घटनाका दोषीलाई संरक्षण नगर्न आग्रह https://gorkhapatraonline.com/national/2021-06-30-40832
पहिरोले बिरामी बाटोमै अलपत्र https://ekantipur.com/pradesh-4/2021/06/27/162476691377519633.html
‘Human Rights Watch calls on Nepal government to act urgently to avert a looming Covid-19 crisis’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/11/human-rights-watch-calls-on-nepal-government-to-act-urgently-to-avert-a-looming-covid-19-crisis
‘National Human Rights Commission tells government that Covid-19 patients are being deprived of their right to health’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/07/national-human-rights-commission-tells-government-that-covid-19-patients-are-being-deprived-of-their-right-to-health
‘Campaigners join global call for lawful postings at Human Rights Commission’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/03/campaigners-join-global-call-for-lawful-postings-at-human-rights-commission
‘NHRC for effective health services for COVID patients’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/nhrc-for-effective-health-services-for-covid-patients
‘NHRC urges govt to handle health crisis effectively’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/nhrc-urges-govt-to-handle-health-crisis-effectively
‘Child marriage – when will it be over?’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/blogs/child-marriage-when-will-it-be-over
‘An oath of office when people are gasping for breath as well as answers’ https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2021/05/15/in-nepal-kp-sharma-oli-sworn-in-as-prime-minister-again-days-after-he-lost-house-confidence-motion
‘Youths using social media for better utilisation of resources amid COVID crisis’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/youths-using-social-media-for-better-utilisation-of-resources-amid-covid-crisis
‘Chief justice in dock for attending council meet’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/09/chief-justice-in-the-dock-for-attending-constitutional-council-meeting
‘Oli’s virus ‘situation under control’ remark meets with criticism’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/09/oli-s-virus-situation-under-control-remark-meets-with-criticism
‘Lawmakers get second dose of vaccine while citizens are still waiting for theirs’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/15/lawmakers-get-second-dose-of-vaccine-while-citizens-are-still-waiting-for-theirs
‘Political instability an excuse to delay justice, conflict victims say’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/03/22/political-instability-an-excuse-to-delay-justice-conflict-victims-say
‘Pandemic further pushes already 14-month long academic session’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/05/12/pandemic-further-pushes-already-14-month-long-academic-session
‘Data discrepancy amid virus crisis could spell disaster’ https://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/05/13/data-discrepancy-amid-a-virus-crisis-could-spell-more-disaster
कोभिड: कोरोनाभाइरस महामारीले हाम्रा सपनालाई कसरी प्रभावित गरिरहेको छ? https://www.bbc.com/nepali/news-57273268
भारतीय कामदारलाई उड्न अनुमति, नेपालीलाई छैन https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/05/19/162140302606225479.html
६६ जिल्लाका आधारभूत विद्यालयमा इन्टरनेट जडान गरिने https://gorkhapatraonline.com/education/2021-05-31-38665
मूल्य नपाउँदा खेतबारीमा नै कुहिन थाल्यो तरकारी https://gorkhapatraonline.com/economics/2021-05-31-38656
‘AI paints dismal picture of human rights in Nepal’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/ai-paints-dismal-picture-of-human-rights-in-nepal
‘UN experts concerned about independence, integrity of NHRC’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/un-experts-concerned-about-independence-integrity-of-nhrc
‘National Human Rights Commission says schoolchildren at risk of virus infections’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/04/18/national-human-rights-commission-says-schoolchildren-at-risk-of-virus-infections
‘Shocked at dog’s killing, hundreds take to streets’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/shocked-at-dogs-killing-hundreds-take-to-streets
‘Justice eludes rape victims in six South Asian countries, including Nepal’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/justice-eludes-rape-victims-in-six-south-asian-countries-including-nepal
‘Animals are killed brutally time and again, but perpetrators are hardly booked’ https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/animals-are-killed-brutally-time-and-again-but-perpetrators-are-hardly-booked/
‘How rigid provisions are hobbling Nepal’s political process’ https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2021/04/08/how-rigid-provisions-are-hobbling-nepal-s-political-process
‘NHRC urges govt to pay heed to children’s health’ https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nhrc-urges-govt-to-pay-heed-to-children-s-health/
‘Politics in the midst of a pandemic as people suffer’ https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2021/04/29/parties-play-politics-in-the-time-of-pandemic-as-public-suffers
‘Face-to-face learning has stopped but schools continuing in-person exams’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/04/22/face-to-face-learning-has-stopped-but-schools-continuing-in-person-exams
‘Oli counts success of the government while Covid-19 gradually grips the country’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/04/14/oli-counts-success-of-the-government-while-covid-19-gradually-grips-the-country
स्वास्थ्य प्रणालीले थेग्नै नसक्ने गरी संक्रमण बढ्याे : स्वास्थ्य मन्त्रालय https://gorkhapatraonline.com/featured/2021-04-30-36535
ओलीनिकटलाई महत्त्वपूर्ण समिति https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/04/09/161792919043856942.html
छुवाछूतको भाइरस ! https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2020/04/07/158622983737027166.html
आजको सन्दर्भमा सामाजिक न्याय https://rajdhanidaily.com/id/37519/
‘Nepal’s Human Rights Commission’s integrity in jeopardy, three international human rights groups say’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/03/01/nepal-s-human-rights-commission-s-integrity-in-jeopardy-three-international-human-rights-groups-say
‘Global bodies’ statements against country’s sovereignty, says NHRC’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/global-bodies-statements-against-countrys-sovereignty-says-nhrc
‘Jurisdictions of human rights protection ambiguous: NHRC’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/jurisdictions-of-human-rights-protection-ambiguous-nhrc
‘Nepal among countries that failed to provide fair treatment to prisoners during pandemic, Amnesty International says’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/03/18/nepal-among-countries-that-failed-to-provide-fair-treatment-to-prisoners-during-pandemic-amnesty-international-says
‘Break the cycle of impunity for rape: Repeal statute of limitations’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/break-the-cycle-of-impunity-for-rape-repeal-statute-of-limitations
‘Judiciary in the spotlight as political process is halted’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/03/31/judiciary-in-the-spotlight-as-political-process-is-halted
‘Democracy should promote social justice’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/blogs/democracy-should-promote-social-justice
‘Political instability an excuse to delay justice, conflict victims say’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/03/22/political-instability-an-excuse-to-delay-justice-conflict-victims-say
‘Social media is ‘dangerous’ to women journalists in Nepal’ https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/social-media-is-dangerous-to-women-journalists-in-nepal/
नेपाल मानव अधिकार तथा सान्ति समाजको कार्यक्रम सम्पन्न https://onlinenewspati.com/2021/national/17711/
सरकार अविचलित निष्ठाका साथ अघि बढ्छ : प्रधानमन्त्री ओली https://nagarikkhabar.com/2021/03/150320/
‘Nepal committed to promoting, protecting human rights, says Minister Gyawali’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nepal-committed-to-promoting-protecting-human-rights-says-minister-gyawali
‘As World Cup draws closer, Nepalis continue to die in Qatar’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/02/25/as-fifa-world-cup-2022-draws-closer-nepalis-continue-to-die-in-event-hosting-qatar-1614254672
‘New rule for under-40 women’s foreign travel draws ire as patriarchal and preposterous’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/02/10/new-rule-for-under-40-women-s-foreign-travel-draws-ire-as-patriarchal-and-preposterous
‘Nepal failed to stand up for democratic values while reacting to military coup in Myanmar, analysts say’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/02/03/nepal-failed-to-stand-up-for-democratic-values-while-reacting-to-myanmar-coup-analysts-say
‘Special provisions for security of human rights defenders’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/special-provisions-for-security-of-human-rights-defenders
‘Nepal needs to amend human trafficking laws to fully enforce Palermo Protocol, experts say’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/02/21/nepal-needs-to-amend-human-trafficking-laws-to-fully-enforce-palermo-protocol-experts-say
‘Prez Bhandari issues ordinance to extend terms of TRC, CIEDP and their commissioners’s https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/prez-bhandari-ordinance-to-extend-terms-of-trc-ciedp-and-their-commissioners/
‘Smash rape culture’ https://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2021/02/10/smash-rape-culture
‘NHRC to monitor probe into Baitadi rape, murder’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nhrc-to-monitor-probe-into-baitadi-rape-murder
‘NHRC urges govt to save Ganga Maya’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/nhrc-urges-govt-to-save-ganga-maya
‘Tenure of two transitional justice bodies to be extended but this is not enough, stakeholders say’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/02/04/government-decides-to-extend-tenure-of-two-transitional-justice-commissions-till-mid-july
‘To reclaim democracy, citizens hold Tundikhel march’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/02/20/to-reclaim-democracy-citizens-hold-tundikhel-march
‘NHRC calls for justice to social boycott survivors’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/nhrc-calls-for-justice-to-social-boycott-survivors
‘Eliminating gender based violence’ https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/eliminating-gender-based-violence/
‘Nepal Plans to Limit Women’s Travel for Work, Again’ https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/02/11/nepal-plans-limit-womens-travel-work-again
‘समावेशी विकासको औचित्य: आर्थिक स्रोतको न्यायोचित वितरण र सामाजिक एकताका लागि समावेशी विकासका अवधारणा कार्यान्वयन गर्न राज्यका निकाय क्रियाशील हुनुपर्छ’ https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2021/02/04/161240890065818197.html
‘अहिंस्रक प्रतिरोध: अहिंसात्मक बाटोमा हिँड्न झन् बढी साहस चाहिन्छ । यो साहस उसैमा हुन सक्छ, जसलाई आफू सत्यको पथमा छु भन्ने लाग्छ’ https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2021/02/04/161240906511042963.html
‘संघीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्रलाई कसैले तलमाथि पार्ने नसोचे हुन्छ : प्रधानमन्त्री ओली’ https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/02/05/161251818715162998.html
‘मानवाधिकार उल्लङ्घनका गम्भीर घटनाका दोषीलाई आममाफी हुँदैन’ https://www.nayapage.com/archives/296033
Impunity continued in Nepal in 2020, Human Rights Watch says https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/14/impunity-continued-in-nepal-in-2020-human-rights-watch-says
Govt urged to implement NHRC recommendations https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/govt-urged-to-implement-nhrc-recommendations
NHRC urges govt to ensure implementation of its past recommendations https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/nhrc-urges-govt-to-ensure-implementation-of-its-past-recommendations/
Nepal has made little progress on transitional justice, Amnesty International Nepal says https://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/26/nepal-has-made-little-progress-on-transition-justice-amnesty-international-nepal-says
‘No blanket amnesty in cases of serious rights violation’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/no-blanket-amnesty-in-cases-of-serious-rights-violation/
Visit visa misuse amounting to human trafficking leaves Nepal officials in a fix https://english.onlinekhabar.com/visit-visa-misuse-amounting-to-human-trafficking-leaves-nepal-officials-in-a-fix.html
Save Ganga Maya, ensure justice for her, says NHRC https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/save-ganga-maya-ensure-justice-for-her-says-nhrc/
Religious minorities, marginalised people more vulnerable to humanitarian crisis https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/religious-minorities-marginalised-people-more-vulnerable-to-humanitarian-crisis/
‘Pandemic hits all sectors, vulnerable groups’ http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/pandemic-hits-all-sectors-vulnerable-groups/
Suicide cases on the rise in Dhading https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/suicide-cases-on-the-rise-in-dhading/
Under Biden, hope for Nepali migrants in US https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/under-biden-hope-for-nepali-migrants-in-us/
Lawyers spell out flaws in PM’s move https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/lawyers-spell-out-flaws-in-pms-move/
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घमा नेपालको मानवअधिकार समीक्षा: सङ्क्रमणकालीन न्याय र दण्डहीनताबारे गम्भीर प्रश्न https://www.bbc.com/nepali/news-55755131
द्वन्द्वका बेला मानवअधिकार उल्लंघनका गम्भीर विषयहरुमा पूर्ण रुपमा आममाफी हुँदैन: परराष्ट्र मन्त्री ज्ञवाली https://ekantipur.com/news/2021/01/21/161123719654388365.html
मानव अधिकार सुनिश्चित गर्न नेपाल सरकार दृढ छ : परराष्ट्रमन्त्री ज्ञवाली https://pahilopost.com/content/20210121233906.html
सामान्यीकरण : बढ्दो जातीय हिंसा तथा अपराधको कारण https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2020/11/18/160567093789639786.html
भ्रष्टाचार र मानव अधिकार https://ekantipur.com/opinion/2020/01/08/157845262972676435.html
राष्ट्रिय मानव अधिकार आयोगद्वारा सरकारको ध्यानाकर्षण https://ratopati.com/story/164668/2021/1/22/human-right
‘Chhau sheds destroyed in Achham’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/chhau-sheds-destroyed-in-achham/
Government failed its people during pandemic, rights organisations say https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/12/12/government-failed-its-people-during-pandemic-rights-organisations-say
‘Rights violation rampant in Nepal, says AHRC’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/rights-violation-rampant-in-nepal-says-ahrc
‘No amnesty for human rights violations’ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/no-amnesty-for-human-rights-violations/
Country’s poor human rights situation continues: NHRC https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/countrys-poor-human-rights-situation-continues-nhrc/
Nepal’s human rights situation didn’t improve as expected, reports commission https://english.onlinekhabar.com/nepals-human-rights-situation-didnt-improve-as-expected-reports-commission.html
Human Rights National Magna Meet conclude https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/human-rights-national-magna-meet-concludes/
Call to protect rights of migrant workers, their families https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/call-to-protect-rights-of-migrant-workers-their-families/
Transitional justice is once again being used as a tool for political one-upmanship, conflict victims say https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/12/03/transitional-justice-is-once-again-being-used-as-a-tool-for-political-one-upmanship-conflict-victims-say
National Women Commission remains defunct as the cases of violence against women continues https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/12/01/national-women-commission-remains-defunct-as-the-cases-of-violence-against-women-continues
Ordinance amends law on rape but fails to recognise rape of boy child and sexual minorities https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/12/11/ordinance-amends-law-on-rape-but-fails-to-recognise-rape-of-boy-child-and-sexual-minorities
“१२ औँ मानवअधिकार राष्ट्रिय महाभेला बुधबारबाट सुरु हुने” https://www.ratopati.com/story/158078/2020/12/8/aayog-
“१२ औं मानवअधिकार राष्ट्रिय महाभेला बुधबारबाट सुरु हुने” https://www.news24nepal.tv/2020/12/08/723876
आज ७२औ विश्व मानव अधिकार दिवस https://bharoshanews.com/2020/12/3370/
Rape Cases Surge in Nepal, Activists Question Death Penalty https://thediplomat.com/2020/11/rape-cases-surge-in-nepal-activists-question-death-penalty/
Nepal stalls on war crime probes – Rights groups say failure to prosecute risks more abuses in future https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/nepal-stalls-on-war-crime-probes/
‘Fourteen years on, victims of the armed conflict are still awaiting justice’ https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/11/20/fourteen-years-on-victims-of-the-armed-conflict-are-still-awaiting-justice
Failure to prosecute perpetrators promoting fresh abuses, warn rights groups https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/failure-to-prosecute-perpetrators-promoting-fresh-abuses-warn-rights-groups/
Rights bodies accuse Nepal of stalling justice for conflict-era crimes https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/rights-bodies-accuse-nepal-of-stalling-justice-for-conflict-era-crimes/
If the human rights commission is not independent, questions can be raised on intl platforms https://english.onlinekhabar.com/if-the-human-rights-commission-is-not-independent-questions-can-be-raised-on-intl-platforms.html
Rape cases up in Dashain https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/rape-cases-up-in-dashain/
Ain’t we women: Multiple marginalisations of Dalit women in Nepal https://english.onlinekhabar.com/aint-we-women-multiple-marginalisations-of-dalit-women-in-nepal.html
शान्ति सम्झौताको संक्रमणकालीन न्यायको मर्मलाई कार्यान्वयनमा ल्याउन इन्सेकको माग https://radiohimalayan.com/archives/31669
To pile pressure for action, human rights commission lists 286 violators https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/16/to-pile-pressure-for-action-human-rights-commission-lists-286-violators
National Human Rights Commission’s probe finds yet another case of extrajudicial killing https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/17/national-human-rights-commission-s-probe-finds-yet-another-case-of-extrajudicial-killing
Amid poor human rights record, Nepal presents rosy picture in its Universal Periodic Review report https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/21/amid-poor-human-rights-record-nepal-presents-rosy-picture-in-its-universal-periodic-review-report
National Human Rights Commission calls on government not to run away from its duty to treat Covid-19 patients https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/20/national-human-rights-commission-calls-on-government-not-to-run-away-from-its-duty-to-treat-covid-19-patients
Women’s empowerment only path to justice, peace, progress: Prez Bhandari https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/womens-empowerment-only-path-to-justice-peace-progress-president-bidya-devi-bhandari/
Why Dr KC’s demands matter even more today as country battles the pandemic https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/05/why-dr-kc-s-demands-matter-even-more-today-as-country-battles-the-pandemic
‘The commission is completely under the shadow of patriarchy’ https://kathmandupost.com/interviews/2020/10/10/the-commission-is-completely-under-the-shadow-of-patriarchy
Victims of crimes continue to be at the receiving end of panchayat justice https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-2/2020/10/11/victims-of-crimes-continue-to-be-at-the-receiving-end-of-panchayat-justice
Overcrowded prisons pose challenge for keeping inmates safe https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/10/07/overcrowded-prisons-pose-challenge-for-keeping-inmates-safe
राष्ट्रसंघीय मानव अधिकार परिषद्मा नेपाल फेरि निर्वाचित https://ekantipur.com/news/2020/10/14/160264362167323880.html
राष्ट्र संघ मानव अधिकार परिषदको सदस्यमा नेपाल फेरि चुनियो, नेपाललाई १५० मत https://www.imagekhabar.com/news/183030/
राष्ट्रसङ्घीय मानव अधिकार परिषद्को सदस्य नेपाल किन अरू देशको नाम लिएर बोल्दैन? https://www.bbc.com/nepali/news-54557098
गरिबी अन्त्य र समृद्धि स्थापना गर्ने सरकारको ध्येय : प्रधानमन्त्री ओली https://www.kathmandupati.com/news/pm-oli-poverty-samredhe/137066/
नेकपा मानव अधिकारको हिमायती हो : महासचिव पौडेल https://sunrisekhabar.com/news-details/19450/mail-to
Amid no progress, pandemic could become an excuse to delay justice to the conflict-era victims https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/09/09/amid-no-progress-pandemic-could-become-an-excuse-to-delay-justice-to-the-conflict-era-victims
UN rapporteurs concerned over proposed citizenship law https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/09/26/un-rapporteurs-concerned-over-proposed-citizenship-law
Rigmarole of transitional justice in Nepal: Hopes and fears https://english.onlinekhabar.com/rigmarole-of-transitional-justice-in-nepal-hopes-and-fears.html
Government committed to ending hunger, says Prime Minister Oli https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/government-committed-to-ending-hunger-says-prime-minister-kp-sharma-oli/
Climate change existential threat to humanity: Oli https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/climate-change-existential-threat-to-humanity-oli/
Chief Justice committed to implementing constitution https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/chief-justice-cholendra-shumsher-jb-rana-committed-to-implementing-constitution/
Harsh laws are prepared but not always implemented effectively, past records show https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/09/28/harsh-laws-are-prepared-but-not-always-implemented-effectively-past-records-show
Distribution of school book on Nepal’s borders and territory halted after Cabinet decision https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/09/22/distribution-of-school-book-on-nepal-s-borders-and-territory-halted-after-cabinet-decision
In attempts to protect their colleagues, police don’t register first information reports against them https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/09/07/in-attempts-to-protect-their-colleagues-police-don-t-register-first-information-reports-against-them
बोक्सीको आरोप: ‘तराईतिर दशैँको बेला बोक्सी सक्रिय हुन्छन् भन्ने अन्धविश्वास छ’ https://www.bbc.com/nepali/news-54248663
संविधानलाई कानूनी दस्तावेज मात्र नभएर जनताको जीवन पद्धतिका रूपमा लिनुपर्छ : प्रधानन्यायाधीश https://www.kathmandupati.com/news/chief-justice-constution/133244/
मानव अधिकार परिसदमा नेपालको पु:न उम्मेद्वारी https://www.nepaljapan.com/%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%B5-%E0%A4%85%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B0-%E0%A4%AA%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%B7%E0%A4%A6%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%BE-%E0%A4%A8%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%AA%E0%A4%BE/
अतिअशक्तको सामाजिक सुरक्षा भत्ता नरोक्न आग्रह https://nagarikkhabar.com/2020/09/52861/