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Nepal Police implements digital forensic lab to fight cyber crimes

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Police has implemented digital forensics lab instead of traditional technology to fight cybercrimes from Thursday.

IGP Upendra Kanta Aryal inaugurated the forensic on Thursday amid a function held at labs at the Police Headquarters on the occasion of the 60th Crime Investigation Day. He expected that the technology to be tantamount to a ‘digital detective’ available at fingertips to curb crimes with new dynamism.

IGP Aryal expressed that the technology was introduced as an effort to modernize and well equip the Nepal Police through scientific, evidence-based investigation procedures. He also informed that about 90 per cent of criminal activities occur with the use of technological innovations.

“Despite the fact that the crime rates have been decreasing, the module of crimes is becoming more sophisticated and complicated to curb. So modification and modernization of crime investigation tools, techniques are the demand of the current policing,” he said.

Digital forensic lab sets consist of field forensic devices, social media discovery and web collection technology devices, email investigation and analysis tool, USB dongle, mobile forensics software and live system imaging kits.

On the occasion, different police personnel were honored for their outstanding performances. The awarded police personnel were SP Yog Bahadur Pal, DSPs Bhuwan Babu Khadka, Lalit Bahadur Tamang and Ram Bahadur Chhetri, Head Constables Prabhu Kuhar and Prem Prasad Sharma and Constable Surendra Karki.

The best police station was awarded to Local Police Office, Simara.

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Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

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The English physicist, who wrote ‘A Brief History of Time’ and was the subject of Oscar-winning film ‘The Theory of Everything’ , has died at home in Cambridge. He was 76.

The UK’s Press Association reported his death, citing a spokesman for the family.

Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death.

He was considered a medical marvel, having lived for more than half a century with the devastating condition motor neurone disease.

Hawking’s formidable mind probed the very limits of human understanding both in the vastness of space and in the bizarre sub-molecular world of quantum theory, which he said could predict what happens at the beginning and end of time.

His work ranged from the origins of the universe itself, through the tantalizing prospect of time travel to the mysteries of space’s all-consuming black holes.

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But the power of his intellect contrasted cruelly with the weakness of his body, ravaged by the wasting motor neurone disease he contracted at the age of 21.

Hawking was confined for most of his life to a wheelchair. As his condition worsened, he had to resort to speaking through a voice synthesizer and communicating by moving his eyebrows.

Doctors gave him just two years to live, but he defied them and went on to be one of the greatest minds we have ever known.

Stephen was born on January 8 1942 in Oxford – where his parents had decamped from north London for him to be born away from the worst of the wartime bombing raids.

The disease spurred him to work harder but also contributed to the collapse of his two marriages, he wrote in a 2013 memoir ‘My Brief History.’

In the book he related how he was first diagnosed: “I felt it was very unfair – why should this happen to me,” he wrote.

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