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President,PM observe Bhai Tika




KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered Bhaitika to her younger brother Degendra Pandey at 11:51 am today, the auspicious time for Bhaitika this year.

The Bhaitika took place at the President House in Shital Niwas. After the Bhaitika, the Head of State extended blessings to her brother and offered sweets, fruits and walnuts.

In return, President Bhandari received blessings and presents like money from brother Pandey.

After the Bhaitika, the Head-of-State extended blessings to her brother, and offered sweets, fruits and walnuts.

Likewise, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba also received Bhaitika from his younger sister Durga Devi Chand at 11:51 am today.

The Bhaitika was celebrated at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar.

After the Bhaitika, PM Deuba received blessings and sweets and fruits from his sister Chand.

Meanwhile, talking to media-persons, the PM extended wishes to all Nepalis for their happiness, peace, and prosperity.

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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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