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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered four ministers from Rastriya Prajatantra Party on Saturday

President Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Portfolio, Kamal Thapa, and Ministers without Portfolio Jayanta Chand, Dilnath Giri and Bikram Bahadur Thapa at her office in Sheetal Niwas.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, the deputy prime ministers, ministers, heads of constitutional bodies, the chief secretary of the government, chiefs of the security bodies, among high officials were present on the occasion.

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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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