Implementing laws on fundamental rights is difficult: NHRC

Kathmandu, December 9 The constitutional human rights watchdog, National Human Rights Commission, has says implementing the laws formulated to ensure fundamental rights listed in the 2015 constitution is difficult. The Commission made the remark as it submitted its annual report to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday. On the occasion, the Commission’s Chairman Anup Raj […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Friday, October 12, 2018

Major Nepali and English broadsheet dailies published from Kathmandu on Friday have published reports about Nepal Communist Party leader Bamdev Gautam’s decision to withdraw his plan of contesting a byelection in Kathmandu-7 in his bid to secure a seat in the House of Representatives. Other major issues that have been featured on the front pages […]

NHRC’s attention drawn towards death in police custody

Kathmandu, September 2 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said its attention was drawn seriously towards the death of a prisoner in Banke. Spokesperson Mohana Ansari said that the NHRC’s attention was seriously drawn towards the death of 30-year-old Ram Manohar Yadav of Banke district, who died during treatment while he was in detention. […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Major Nepali and English broadsheet dailies published from Kathmandu Valley on Thursday have given priority to a host of issues from political, sociocultural and financial spheres. Controversies regarding the death of two abduction suspects killed in an ‘encounter’ in Bhaktapur on Monday continues to be one of the most discussed issues in the press today […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

All major Nepali and English newspapers published from Kathmandu on Tuesday have given the topmost priority to the government decision to declare all civil servants and security personnel killed during the conflict-era martyrs; and first meetings of provincial assemblies in provinces 1 and 4. Likewise, the Cabinet has also decided to extend the terms of […]

UML students file human rights violation complaint against Nepal Police

Kathmandu, January 9 The CPN-UML’s student wing, All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), on Tuesday filed a complaint of human rights violation against Nepal Police at the National Human Rights Commission, accusing police personnel of using force to suppress its peaceful demonstration last week. The organisation’s Secretary RC Lamichhane says they have demanded action […]