How a conversation around the length of one’s hair exposed the toxic environment of a Kathmandu school
Considered one of the most prestigious schools in the country, St. Mary’s, former and current students say, reeks of toxicity, with many having had to go through years of harassment, queerphobia, and public humiliation.
How one Pokhara resident led a smear campaign to get an American kicked out of the country
After his romantic advances were rejected, one individual used his influence with an online news portal to smear and discredit a foreigner, a month-long Post investigation has revealed.
Fire truck expedition is cancelled, Michael Kobold says
In a statement posted on social media, the German watchmaker said that the project was impossible from its inception.
Kobold’s deadline to bring fire trucks has expired but Nepal Tourism Board says it has yet to decide on a legal response
There was no official agreement to receive fire trucks because official policy prohibits accepting second-hand vehicle as donations, says Disaster Management Department
Inside the ugly world of Nepali restaurants in Finland
Nepali workers say if anyone goes to the police or authorities to complain about working conditions, the owners would make it difficult for them to find work again in any Nepali or South Asian restaurant.
Nepali bureaucrats regularly asked for ‘their cut’ from Melamchi contractor, Italian officials say
Rampant corruption, regular demands for commission by government officials, and labyrinthine bureaucratic hassles forced the Italian contractor to abandon the Melamchi Water Supply Project, throwing the national pride project that is close to completion into uncertainty once again, a Post investigation has revealed.
त्रिवि समाजशास्त्रका अध्यापकद्वारा छात्राहरुमाथि वर्षौ देखि यौन दुर्व्यवहार
अध्यापक कृष्ण बहादुर भट्टचनले छात्राहरुलाई अनुचित तरिकाले छुने, सुम्सुम्याउने तथा अशिष्ट यौनजन्य प्रतिक्रिया जनाउने गरेको भूतपूर्व विद्यार्थीहरुको आरोप; यी क्रियाकलापहरुमा आफ्नो संलग्नतालाई अस्विकार गर्दै यी आरोपले आफू ‘अचम्म’मा परेको भट्टचनको प्रतिक्रिया
Nepali park officials tortured a man to death. Then, the government and the World Wide Fund for Nature rewarded them.
Over the years, there have been several reported incidents of forest rangers and army soldiers engaging in abuse and torture of members of indigenous groups who live around the protected areas.
Two more teachers from Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya accused of sexual abuse by former students
The Post also obtained a document started by the school’s alumni that collates testimonials from over 40 students, accusing at least four teachers other than Tripathee of various degrees of molestation, abuse and harassment.
A Madhesi died in police custody. No one knows what really happened
Ten days after his arrest, the family was told that Ram Manohar had died in police custody. Police officers in Bardiya said that Ram Manohar had collapsed in prison and had been rushed to Kathmandu for treatment, but he died on the way.
Maths teacher at Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidyalaya sexually abused young girls for decades
An investigation by the Post discovered a pattern of abusive behaviour by Bodha Raj ‘Basu’ Tripathee, based on interviews with at least seven female students who recounted molestation by Tripathee in the classroom.
Tribhuvan University lecturer sexually harassed female students for years
An investigation by The Kathmandu Post found previously undisclosed allegations against the 65-year-old Tribhuvan University lecturer stretching over last several years, based on interviews with three former students and their friends who had been directly advised by him.
Immigration office launches probe into Michael Kobold
The Department of Immigration has initiated an internal investigation into Michael Kobold, the German watchmaker who was found to have flouted Nepali immigration laws, Director General Eshor Raj Poudel told the Post.
Former Kobold employees say they were harassed, not paid for their work
From the very beginning, the three girls, who were told they would be paid a monthly salary starting at Rs 6,000 and up to Rs 10,000, had to repeatedly pester Kobold’s staff for their pay.
Using two passports, Michael Kobold evaded Nepali visa regulations
Michael Kobold held two German passports and used them to apply for the same type of visa for Nepal, immigration records show
Tourism Board says it will scrap agreement with Michael Kobold if fire trucks don’t arrive by March
In private emails raising funds for the fire truck expedition, the German watchmaker admitted that the project was a commercial venture, not a charity as he’s been advertising to the Nepali people.
Watchmaker promising fire trucks for Nepal has a series of dodgy financial dealings—and a chequered past
In January last year, the Nepal Tourism Board signed an agreement to grant $200,000 to the Soarway Institute for Development for its project, the ‘Nepal Firetruck Expedition,’ an initiative to bring second-hand fire trucks donated from the United States of America to Nepal.
EXCLUSIVE: US-Bangla pilot was mentally stressed and reckless
According to details of the official investigation led by the Nepal government, a copy of which was obtained exclusively by the Post, Captain Abid Sultan was going through tremendous personal mental stress and anxiety, and a series of erroneous decisions on his part led to the crash of the Flight BS211.