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Gaur protest called off

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The month-long protest in Gaur, the district headquarters, has been called off from Wednesday morning after a 6 point deal with the local administration.

According to a Chief District Officer Madan Bhujel, a six-point understanding was reached between administration and protesters in the presence of Federation of Nepali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Rautahat Chapter, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Rautahat among others.

FNCCI, Rautahat President Kanthamani Jaiswal said an accord was come to describe declaration of Thakur as a martyr, give Rs 800,000 in remuneration to the deceased’s family, forming a probe to investigate incidents during the protest and give provide a government job to one relative of the deceased.

Local people upheld by business community and political parties had been demonstrating against the administration decision to establish service center in Chandranigahapur since March 16.

Although the administration withdrew its decision last Friday to move service center of the Land Survey and Land Revenue Offices, the death of a local protestor Ashish Thakur by a van of Armed Police Force had chafed the inhabitants of the area.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV





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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