Timely response can improve mental health: ExpertsBy Nayak Paudel
On Wednesday (September 1), 40-year-old Mina Kumari Shrestha’s charred body was found at Todke Community Forest in Siddhicharan Municipality, in Okhaldhunga district. A bottle of diesel and a bag lay nearby. She had recently recovered from COVID-19.
Early test, treatment helpful in hypertensionBy Nayak Paudel
Cases of hypertension have increased exponentially in Nepal over the years. According to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), hypertension cases reached 741,150 in 2019/20 from 275,886 in 2015/16. Most of the cases have been reported from Bagmati Province and the least from Karnali Province. Officials and health experts argue that many cases of hypertension across the country are not yet diagnosed. “There are many cases of hypertension in our population but not all have been...
Indian national faking identity to cheat millions of rupees arrestedBy Nayak Paudel
The Metropolitan Crime Division Wednesday arrested an Indian national on charge of cheating millions of rupees from several individuals in different parts of the country with fake documents and identity from Setipakha, Lalitpur
Data show crime against women, children on riseBy Nayak Paudel
The Nepal Police data show that crimes against women and children in 2020/21 had increased worryingly when compared to the earlier fiscal year. However, activists argue that many cases still remain unregistered owing to the victims’ fear of being treated as an outcast, which the police officers also admit. Cases of polygamy, child marriage, rape, attempt to rape, unnatural sex, paedophile, witchcraft and domestic violence have increased while sexual abuse and human trafficking cases have decreased. The...
Cases of smuggled vehicles underscore need to fortify border regulationBy Nayak Paudel
In the last one month period, the Metropolitan Crime Division arrested eight individuals of three groups with five Hyundai cars, two Royal Enfield motorcycles and a KTM RC motorcycle from different places of the Kathmandu Valley.
Two smuggled cars seized in capitalBy Nayak Paudel
The Crime Division of Metropolitan Police arrested two individuals on July 22 with two Hyundai Creta cars which were smuggled into Nepal without duty clearance from the customs. As per the division, they acted on a special tipoff regarding sale of illegally smuggled vehicles. They then arrested Aagya Gurung, 38, and Sonam Tasi Yolmo, 43, from Bouddha area in Kathmandu. The duo was arrested with two Creta cars which were smuggled to Nepal via India without customs clearance. “The engine number...
149 died in 8,935 road accidents in Kathmandu Valley in 11 monthsBy Nayak Paudel
The data provided by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division showed that 8,935 accidents were recorded in the first 11 months (until June 14) of the Fiscal Year 2020/21 in the Kathmandu Valley. In the accidents, 149 died, 214 were severely injured and 6,647 sustained normal injuries.
Initiative taken to control wildlife parts smugglingBy Nayak Paudel
The authorities responsible for wildlife protection have started taking necessary steps towards preventing wildlife parts from being trafficked to China. China is said to be a major market for wildlife parts, because of which there has been a surge in smuggling rings trafficking wildlife parts in Nepal.
Young people in focus of awareness programmes to fight drug abuseBy Nayak Paudel
In an effort to bring down the cases of drug abuse in the country, authorities have planned to focus on awareness-raising programmes, mostly among children, teenagers and youths. Nepal Police launched a three-day awareness programme from Wednesday to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking that falls on June 26. They said they would give continuity to such programmes in a bid to keep mostly children and youths away from drug addiction.
Making local levels TB-free in two years is doableBy Nayak Paudel
The government, in its budget speech for Fiscal Year 2021/22, has stated that it will declare every local level Tuberculosis (TB) free in next two years. Point 37 of the speech informs that a budget of Rs. 1.46 billion has been earmarked for controlling diseases like malaria, AIDS and sexual diseases, leprosy and TB.