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Driver dies as car bomb blasts in Berlin

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BERLIN — A car bomb killed a driver going down a road in central Berlin on Tuesday, police said.

The vehicle blasted and flipped into the air as it was driven along a street in the centralpoint of the German capital early on Tuesday morning.

The incident took place during peak-hour traffic on Bismarckstrasse, within sight of the Victory Column monument, leaving the front of the car severely dented after it flipped over, while debris was strewn a few metres away.

Police tweeted photos of the destruction of the silver Volkswagen in the city with its windows smothered.

According to reports, the blast was caused by an explosive device ‘on or in the vehicle’.

A curfew was imposed in the area, the police said.

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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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