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SAFF U-19 Championship: Nepal, Bangladesh enter into semi

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KATHMANDU —

Nepal and Bangladesh have secured their semi-final spot of the U-19 Saff Championship.

Bangladesh sent Bhutan packing with a 2-0 victory in the Group A match of the first SAFF U-19 Championship here at the ANFA Complex grounds on Saturday to secure their spot in the semis.

The Bangladeshi team scored both their goals in the first half of the match played at Anfa complex in Satdobato. Rohit Sarkar and Manaf Rabbi scored for the team.

Bangladesh’s victory means Nepal made it to the semi-finals and the two teams will now play on Monday to decide the group winner.
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Bhutan, who lost 3-1 against Nepal on Wednesday, slammed out of the group stage without a win in the three-team pool. Nepal and Bangladesh are tied on three points with both teams having in addition to two goal difference.

In Group B, Afghanistan — who registered a 3-1 win over Maldives on Friday, lead the remaining with three points. One goal each from Masoud Habibi, Al Ahamad Mansory and Mohammad Ahmadi gave Afghanistan three points from their first match.

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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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