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CIAA gives ‘clean chit’ to ANFA prez Thapa

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KATHMNDU—

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has given ‘clean chit’ to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa.

CIAA puts those cases on hold in which it doesn’t find sufficient proof. “It is a type of clean chit as the proofs gathered amid the examination was insufficient to charge the accused authorities,” a source at the CIAA said.

CIAA spokesperson Begendra Sharma confirmed the case had been kept on hold. “We have chosen to put the case on hold and it can be re-opened at whatever point we get proof,” Sharma said.

According to the decision of CIAA reached at on February 6, the anti-graft body has cleared Thapa of any crime and put the ‘case on hold until further notice’.

Thapa, who was charged of abusing Rs 580m by the Public Accounts Committee following the appeal filed by ANFA Vice-presidents Karma Tshiring Sherpa and Bijay Narayan Manandhar, had stepped aside giving the obligation to senior Vice-president Lalit Krishna Shrestha.

In the meantime, the CIAA instructed the ANFA to plan and implement the guidelines to operate Players Welfare Fund, execute the financial bylaws according to the Public Procurement Act within three months.

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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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