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Iran sanctions lifted

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KATHMANDU — International sanctions on Iran were lifted Saturday after the United Nations atomic office announced Tehran had fulfilled its commitment to scale back its nuclear program.

The International Atomic Energy Agency verified Saturday that Iran was in full compliance, triggering the removal of the harsh sanctions imposed by the United Nations, United States and European Union.

With the U.S. lifting sanctions against Iran, Washington will now allow foreign subsidiaries of American companies to trade with Iran, the Treasury Department said, according to Reuters.

Authorities have also lifted sanctions on non-American purchases of Iranian oil and sales involving Iran’ s energy sector, the news agency reported.

The sanctions have cut off a nation of nearly 80 million people from the global financial system, drastically reduced the exports of a major oil producer and imposed severe economic hardship on ordinary Iranians. Most will be lifted immediately.

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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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