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UK, Norway congratulate PM Oli

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KATHMANDU —

The United Kingdom and Norway have extended hearty congratulations to the CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on his election as the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal.

The UK Minister of State for Asia, Hugo Swire has congratulated PM Oli on behalf the British government.

“On behalf of the British Government, I send my congratulations to Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on his election as Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The United Kingdom and Nepal share 200 years of friendship and we will remain a steadfast partner for Nepal as it continues to rebuild following the devastating earthquake on 25 April. I look forward to working with Mr Oli and the new government,” The UK Minister of State Swire stated in a statement which was released by the British Embassy here today.
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Similarly, issuing a press release today, the Royal Norwegian Embassy here stated that “the election of new Prime Minister and new Government after the Constitution’s promulgation of the Constitution is a manifestation of Nepal’s commitment to democratic development, peace and prosperity”.

Norway encourages the new leadership to ensure a peaceful and inclusive implementation of the Constitution to secure Nepal’s future social and economic development and needed reconstruction efforts, it is stated.

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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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