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3 held with pangolin scales in Dhading

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DHADING — The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of banned Pangolin scales in Gajuri Rural Municipality of Dhading district.

The arrestees have been identified as Jhanka Bahadur Adhikari, Bhim Bahadur Pandit and Ramji Bhujel, all residents of Gajuri Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

A team of CIB arrested the trio and seized the scales of endangered species, from Adamghat in Gajuri Rural Municipality while they were transporting the contraband from the village for sale, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ram Bahadur KC at the District Police Office, Dhading.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the smuggling case is underway and the case will be filed against the arrested ones as per the Wildlife Protection Act, informed police.

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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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