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One killed in police firing in Birtamod

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JHAPA —  One person has been killed and other ten persons were injured in police firing in Birtamod of Jhapa district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as local Rajesh Thapa. Thapa breathed his last on the way to the Mechi Zonal Hospital.

Police claimed they had to open fire after the protesters staged demonstration defying curfew imposed by the local administration since this afternoon.

The Local Administration has imposed curfew in the area after the situation turned violent following a clash between locals and police personnel. The curfew was imposed from 1:30 pm today till further notice from Mahananda Chok in North,Buspark area in East, Charpane in West and Birta Bazaar in South.

Police said that they have also detained 36 protesters.

The clash erupted after the security personnel tried to control demonstrator demanding action against three people arrested on the charge of murdering 11-year-old Laxman Siwakoti in Arjundhara on September 30.

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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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