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Formation of mechanism within three days

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KATHMANDU — The joint meeting of the taskforce of the major three political parties and agitating Untied Democratic Madhesi Front on Friday decided to form a political mechanism to address the concerns of the Morcha regarding the provincial demarcation within three days.

A meeting between the taskforces of the three major parties—the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the UCPN (Maoist)— and the UDMF in Baluwatar on Friday agreed to give three months to the to-be-formed mechanism to find a meeting point on state boundaries.

The decision was taken at the joint meeting of top leader of the major three political parties at the official residence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Both sides have agreed, on a fundamental level, to from the mechanism, add to its Terms of Reference (ToR) and get it endorsed by the Legislature-Parliament before Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli leaves on his official visit to India starting February 19.

This is the first meeting of the taskforce summoned by PM Oli after the UDMF formally declared the lifting of its the four-and-half-month outskirt barricade, general shutdown and impediments at government workplaces.

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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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