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Constitution through process: UML Gen Secy Pokhrel

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CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel has said that the new constitution would be promulgated through voting process.

Speaking at press conference organised by the Press Chautari Lamjung Chapter in Besisahar on Friday, the Pokhrel said that the constitution would be promulgated through process if the parties failed to forge consensus on contentious issues.

Saying that the parties were near to agreement on disputed issues, he said that the parties had already reached to a concurrence on the issue of division, naming and number of states.

Former Minister Pokharel termed the agitation of the 30-party alliance led by UCPN-Maoist as good for nothing and irrelevant.

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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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