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Koireli village declared model VAW-free village in Jumla

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SURKHET — Koireli village in Hima Rural Municipality-2 in Jumla district has been declared a model violence against women (VAW) free village.

The village was declared as a model village free of any kind of violence against women through the efforts of Hima Rural Municipality and facilitation of the local VAW-free model village steering committee.

Inaugurating the declaration programme, Himali Rokaya, vice chairperson of Hima Rural Municipality said the declaration of Koireli as a model village free of VAW is a welcome move which will send a positive message in the community.

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She further said that the Hima Rural Municipality has focused on programmes for making the women in the rural municipality self-reliant and lessening their work burden by setting up flour and rice mill and providing tailoring, hosiery and other handicraft training to them.

Human rights activist Laxmi Kanya Budha claimed that Koireli is the first model VAW-free village in the country. She opined that the 130 women of 35 households in the village have created history.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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