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CNP urges to not agitate wild elephants

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CHITWAN — The Chitwan National Park has urged the general public to not tease and agitate wild elephants coming to the human settlement during winter season.

Generally the wild elephants entering to CNP from Parsa National Park via Thori and Madi have been creating troubles in the human settlements in the surround of the CNP.

According to Chief Conservation Officer at CNP Ramchandra Kandel, the wild tuskers enter to the human settlements. The wild animal has been mainly causing damages to the agro crops when it turns agitated following chasing away by the locals.

Kandel said the elephant turned agitated when people chased the wild beast with fire and other weaponries and urged the locals to not irritate wild tuskers in order to avoid damages to their own properties.

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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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