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Parliament passes condolence motion on Koirala’s demise

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KATHMANDU — Parliament meeting on Thursday endorsed the condolence motion on the demise of Parliamentary Party leader of main opposition Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.

Speaker Onsari Gharti tabled the motion which was passed unanimously. The meeting has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Member of Parliament and the former Prime Minister and also the leader of the main opposition party, stating that he had played a vital role in drafting and amending the new constitution.

The motion further reads that he had a clean political image and was a man of simplicity.

The motion states that former PM Koirala was the main opposition leader who was elected to the parliament in 2048 BS and 2056 BS from Banke and to the constituent assembly (CA) in 2070 BS from Banke-3 and Chitwan-4.

The motion further expresses deep sympathies to the bereaved family. The meeting also observed a minute’s silence in memory of Koirala.

Koirala died at the age of 76 on Tuesday early morning and was cremated on Wednesday at Pashupati Aryaghat with state honors.

Koirala served as Nepal’s 37th Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2015.

The next meeting of the parliament is scheduled for 11:00 am on Tuesday.

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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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