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EC annuls candidacy of (Maoist Center) candidate from Sarlahi-4

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has annulled candidacy of the CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Shiv Pujan Raya Yadav for the federal parliament elections from Sarlahi-4 constituency.

Based on complaints filed against him of abuse of the diplomatic passport, the election body has decided to cancel Yadav’s candidacy as per the House of Representatives Election Act. The returning officer concerned and candidate Yadav will be informed about the revocation, said EC.

Nepali Congress (NC) has fielded Amresh Kumar Singh from the constituency.

Independent candidates from his constituency Sarlahi-4, Ganesh Kumar Singh and Anil Kumar Singh, on November 5 had also complained with the EC demanding revocation of his candidacy.

The candidate duo had then moved the Supreme Court (SC) after the EC delayed in taking decision on the complaints.

On August 11, 2015, the Special Court had sentenced Yadav for four months and fined Rs 15,000 after finding him guilty on the criminal charge of tampering with the diplomatic passport he had acquired as a Constituent Assembly (CA) member.

In the first CA election in 2008, Yadav had defeated Mahantha Thakur of the then Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and NC’s Amresh Singh from Sarlahi-6 on a Madhesi Janadhikar Forum ticket.

He, however, had lost the second CA election in 2013, that he contested on a ticket of Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, to NC’s Singh.

Yadav then joined Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJP) after merger of six Madhes-based parties before joining Maoist Center before the local elections took place.

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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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