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52 parties submit closed list for proportional representation

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KATHMANDU — 52 political parties have submitted their closed list for the proportional representation in the upcoming elections of House of Representatives and State Assemblies at the Office of the Election Commission in Kathmandu on Sunday.

The parties submitting the list are Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), CPN (Maoist Centre), Federal Socialist Forum, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic), Nepal Workers and Peasant Party among other several fringe parties.

Leaders of these parties reached the EC Office to submit the list. The EC had fixed the time for submitting the closed list from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday.

Speaking in the press meet, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav praised the political parties’ role for their enthusiasm, tolerance and positivity to make the election successful.

Dr Yadav further urged the government and political parties to make the election fear- free, impartial and peaceful.

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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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