Security plans for local electionsBy Purushottam Khatri
The government is all set to deploy 165,000 security forces except the temporary policemen for the upcoming local body elections slated for May 13. With the addition of 100,000 temporary policemen, the number will be more than 265,000, which will be deployed accordingly in all 753 local bodies.
Girls aged 11 to 16 more prone to rape, sexual assaults: ReportBy Purushottam Khatri
Law prohibits consensual sex with girls up to the age of 18 in Nepal. After the arrest of artist Paul Shah, there is a heated debate over this provision of the law. The Criminal (Code) Act-2017 criminalises Shah’s act. Shah is not the first man to be allegedly involved in a case of rape against an under-age girl. Every year thousands of cases involving underage girls and even minors become victims of rapes and sexual batteries are being reported to and registered with police.
Army to safeguard ballot paper printing stationBy Purushottam Khatri
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Monday said that the endorsed ‘Local Level Election Integrated Security Policy-2078’ has been forwarded to each District Security Committee and District Police Office across the country for effective implementation to conduct the local level polls slated for May 13.
Youths desperate for 40-day police jobBy Purushottam Khatri
After two hours of waiting and standing in the queue to fill up the form for becoming a 40-day temporary police for upcoming local level polls, Sita Ojha, 36, a temporary resident of Kathhmandu-32, applied for the post.
Amaltari Homestay brings cheers to Tharu hostsBy Purushottam Khatri
Nabin Mahato, 43, and his wife Jog Maya, 33, are happy with what they have now today. Parents of one child, they vividly remember how hard life was until eight years ago. “It just feels like a dream come true in our life, as whatever we have today is all because of hardship, dedication and belief in ourselves that led us to join Homestay Association and be part of it in an effort to run the business at our own thatched-roof home for guests,” Mahato said.
Govt allows 24-hr nightlife business with some restrictionsBy Purushottam Khatri
The Ministry of Home Affairs has finally allowed to run night business and hotels round the clock. The Ministry issued a notice on Wednesday deciding to remove the time limit for night business and allow it to operate 24 hours a day, with given mandate and protocols. Joint Secretary and Spokesperson for the Ministry Phadinda Mani Pokhrel, who is also the coordinator of a 14-member task force formed to prepare report on opening night business, said now all night businesses including hotel, restaurant,...
Cases of social media scams on riseBy Purushottam Khatri
A few days ago, the Metropolitan Police Crime Division arrested Kiran Pathak, a resident of Morang Pathari and temporarily residing in Gatthaghar of Bhaktapur, on charge of hacking the Facebook accounts of various people and extorting money from them. According to the police, Pathak hacked Facebook and under various pretexts he appealed to people for an emergency help.
Nepal Police, APF formulating election-centric security plansBy Purushottam Khatri
After the government announced the date of the local elections, the security agencies have begun preparation to formulate security plans and strategies. In particular, the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force (APF) have started planning on necessary budget, logistics, weapons, vehicles, communication sets, and other issues by designating separate senior officers in both the forces.
‘Prank on strangers without prior consent illegal’By Purushottam Khatri
A man in his 40s was having lunch at a local restaurant near Lokanthali, Bhaktapur, but all of sudden a disguised prankster entered the same hotel and sat at the same table. A minute after the sitting of the stranger (later disclosed as prankster), who had a paper-made stick in his hand, suddenly banged the table with the stick while another man was quietly having his lunch.
Amended police rules pave way for promotion of 20,000 personnelBy Purushottam Khatri
More than 20,000 police personnel of different junior ranks in Nepal Police will now be promoted in the newly created different posts thanks to the amendment to the Nepal Police Regulations-2014. Avenues for the promotion of over 20,000 junior level police personnel have been opened after the amended regulations got published in the Nepal Gazette.