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10 women killed, 27 raped within a month: Report

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KATHMANDU — Ten women were killed and 27 others including adolescent girls became the victims of rape in the month Chaitra (March 14 to April 12), according to a media monitoring report.

The media monitoring carried out by Sancharika Samuha showed that most of the victims were between 10 to 15 years old. The Samuha had monitored 15 national dailies for its study.

The Samuha stated in its report that in course of the monitoring it found the space given to the news related to violence against women by the media was satisfactory.

The monitoring report categorised the perpetrators of violence against women as family members, neighbours, the State, unknown perpetrators and others.

The dailies included in the study include Gorakhapatra, Nagarik, Naya Ptrika, Himalaya Times, Karobar, Rajdhani, Annapurna Post, Nepal Samacharpatra, Commander Post, Sourya Dainik, Nepali Dainik vernacular dailies and The Kathmandu Post, Republica, The Himalayan Times and The Rising Nepal English language dailies.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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