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2 arrested with illegal possession of Rs 1.4 mln

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KATHMANDU — Police have arrested two persons in illegal possession of Rs 1.4 million from Rehdon bridge in Samakhusi in the Capital on Friday night.

A team from Metropolitan Police Beat, Ranibari arrested Kiran Bhattarai and Sagar Lamsal from Dhading district during a security check.

The source and purpose of transporting the money are yet to be known, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Dipak Bohara, adding that investigations were on.

Police however suspect that the amount was received through Hundi, which is illegal in Nepal.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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