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Short-circuit-triggered fire guts five shops in Kathmandu Sunday, June 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Inferno caused by short circuit gutted five shutters at Tokha municipality-4, Samakhusi in the Kathmandu Valley. The fire spread from a cloth shop at Samakhusichowk on Sunday had destroyed the cloth shop, three food shop and a vegetable grocery. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP)..

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CIAA files case against land surveyor and office assistant

KATHMANDU: : The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case against land surveyor at the Land Survey Office in Lagankhel, Upendra Prasad Yadav, and its office assistant Rajan Bista on the charges of asking bribe. The anti-graft body has stated in its press statement..

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Two Indians held with Rs 2 million unaccounted cash Saturday, June 15th, 2019

BANKE: Two Indians were held in possession of Rs 2 million unaccounted cash from Nepalgunj-based Indian border Jamunaha. Prakash Sapkota, Spokesperson and Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) at District Police Office, Banke informed that the border-based Area Police Office, Jamunaha arrested two..

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Two arrested for human trafficking Friday, June 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Police Anti-human trafficking Research Bureau has arrested two persons on the charge of trafficking 15 Nepalis in the name of foreign employment. Rahul Thapa,36, of Khotang and Lokman Rai,44, of Sankhuwasabha were arrested on Friday. They have been accused of charging Rs...

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American national arrested with hashish in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police have arrested an American national with five kg of hashish. The team of police deployed by the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Office arrested William Heron on Friday. He was going to the USA, boarding Nepal Airlines Corporation’s flight No RA 401 via Bangkok,..

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Jumla in-charge of Biplav-led group arrested Thursday, June 13th, 2019

JUMLA: The Jumla in-charge of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led group has been arrested here. He is Chandra Bir Tiruwa (Rabi Kiran). Police raided the house of Tiruwa located at Sinja rural municipality-2 on Wednesday night and arrested him when he was sleeping, according to Deputy Superintendent of..

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Five Indian illegal vehicles impounded in Western Nepal

DANG: Five Indian vehicles were impounded for their illegal operation in Dang. The District Traffic Police Dang seized five vehicles carrying Indian number plates for their illegal operation in transporting goods and ferrying passengers in cheaper price. According to Madan Kunwar, Chief of Traffic..

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One injured in police firing in Pokhara Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

POKHARA: An 'alleged' drug smuggler in his 30's was injured in a police firing at Pokhara today. As the police said the move was taken in defence and the injured has been admitted to the Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara. Acting on a tip-off that Govinda Thapa, known as Jonar DK, had possessed..

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Police parade rapist Sunday, June 9th, 2019

BIRATNAGAR: Police made public a man arrested on the charge of raping a 16-year-old girl amid a press conference here on Sunday. Dibya Paudhar, 25, of Biratnagar-12 has been accused of raping the girl of Biratnagar-14 on the pretext of marriage. On April 23, Paudhar lured and raped her in his..

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Nepali citizen Lokendra Chand murdered in India Saturday, June 8th, 2019

BAITADI: A Nepali citizen has been murdered in India. The deceased has been identified as Lokendra Chand, 48, of Tallosworad of Baitadi district, according to Police Inspector at the District Police Office, Baitadi, Deepak Patali. Chand was murdered at Pithauragadh district of India. Although he..

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Racial discrimination and untouchability highest in State 2 Friday, June 7th, 2019

PALPA: National Human Rights Commission member Prakash Wosti has said that the highest rate of racial discrimination and untouchability is in State no 2. This is followed by State no. 6 and State no. 7 respectively. Speaking at an interaction organised by the NHRC here on Friday, he said though..

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54 people arrested for drug smuggling in 15 days Thursday, May 30th, 2019

BANKE: Fifty-four people have been arrested on the charge of their involvement in drug snuggling in state-5 during two-week. Of them, four are women, according to Drug Bulletin published by State-5 Police Office, Dang, at Kohalpur on Thursday. A huge quantity of drug was confiscated from May..

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Man arrested for trying to bribe police official Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested a person for trying to bribe a police official. The CIAA squad took Abhishek Karki of Jhapa under control for allegedly offering money to police inspector Bhupendra Giri of Metropolitan Police Circle, Thankot..

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15 arrested for their suspicious activities Monday, May 27th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police on Monday arrested 15 people from different places across the nation for their involvement in suspicious activities. Police arrested seven persons from Kathmandu, four from Lalitpur, one each from Rukum (west) and Jhapa and two from Surkhet for their suspicious activities..

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Elderly couple attacked, wife dies in Far-west Nepal Saturday, May 25th, 2019

DARCHULA: An elderly woman died after being attacked by an unknown group last night. Draupadi Mahara,70, used to run a shop at Katai Ramladi in ward no. 3 of Mahakali municipality, Far-west Nepal. Her husband 75-year-old Birbhan Mahara was seriously injured in the incident while her grand-son..

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Absconding accused arrested after 20 years Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

SURKHET: The District Police Office, Surkhet on Thursday arrested an accussed of Surkhet on the run after 20 years. The arrested is Harkha Bahadur Darlami of Lekbesi municipality-9, Sanjhchaur, Surkhet, confirmed Pradeep Bahadur Chhetri, Spokesperson and Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) of..

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The Fragility of Democracy: Hong Kong, China and the Extradition Bill Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

It has been a history of turns and the occasional betrayal, but Hong Kong’s experiment with democracy, incubated within the Special Administrative Region, was always..