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CoAS Chhettri receives Title of Honorary Indian General

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KATHMANDU — Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri on Wednesday received the title of honorary general of the Indian Army.

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has given the title of the title of honorary General of the Indian Army on Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri amid a special ceremony held at the President House in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Nepal and India have a long tradition of conferring each-other’s army chiefs with the honorary rank of general since 1950. After being appointed, the army chiefs visit each-other’s country to receive the honor.

General Chhetri had left for India on Monday to receive the title. He had held a series of meetings with top Indian  government and security officials on Tuesday, including Home and Defence ministers as well as National Security Adviser and chief of Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.

According to the Directorate of Nepali Army, CoAS Chhetri is scheduled to visit Indian Army War College based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

 

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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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