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Driver killed as jeep plunges into ravine

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RAUTAHAT — The driver of a jeep carrying the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal cadres was killed when it veered off the road and plunged into a ravine on Saturday night. Seven people were injured in the incident.

The deceased is Gopal Raya Yadav of East Champaran, Bihar state of India. The Bolero jeep bearing the Indian registration number plate BR 01 PV 3933 fell into the Bhakuwakhola ravine.

Among those injured, two are being treated at a local hospital while the rest have been taken to the Narayani Sub-regional Hospital in Birgunj for further treatment, police said.

The party cadres were returning after participating in the door-to-door election campaign of Kiran Sah who is the Forum Nepal’s House of Representatives election candidate from Rautahat constituency-2.

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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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