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Soaltee Hotel Says Nepal24Hours Published ‘Unsubstantiated’ And ‘Defamatory’ News Says the News Was ‘Substantiated’ and ‘Factual’

KATHMANDU:- The Soaltee Hotel Limited has alleged of publishing a news in English and Nepali, which said that the personnel of Indian external intelligence agency – Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – were present in the Kathmandu-based five star hotel with the Indian guard commando force and weapons.

On June 14th 2020, Nepal24Hours published news in English titled “RAW and Indian guard commando force with weapons in Soaltee Crowne Plaza Nepal” and similar news was published in Nepali on June 16th, 2020.
“These articles have made serious allegations, however, did not provide any official evidences and was wholly unsubstantiated. We strongly condemn these articles and deem the information provided in it as false statements which are not only misleading but can also cause unjustified panic amongst the general public,” the Soaltee Hotel said in a letter sent to, however, has maintained that the news was written with proof and was fully substantiated and based on facts.
“We respect the Soaltee Hotel’s version of the story. However, this is a fact that we only published the facts, which were substantiated and vindicated,” Nepal24Hours editorial board said in a statement made available on June 30, 2020.
“As we felt our obligation for the public, we decided to publish that news. We did not and do not have any intention to defame anybody. If anybody is hurt without our intention to hurt him or her, we are then really sorry and extend our apology,” the statement further said.

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