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Budget to be media friendly: Minister Rai

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai said that the upcoming budget would be media friendly.

Minister Rai said that the upcoming budget has incorporated various issues of the media sector while inaugurating the First National Assembly of the Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Journalists (FONIJ) here today.

He informed that the Ministry was drafting the new media policy to regulate and manage the media sector.

Minister Rai added the decision was made for the implementation of the Minimum Wages Fixation, accident insurance to working journalists, among others.

Similarly, he urged the media to disseminate news about the constitution ensuring the inclusive and proportional representation and rights of all.

Press Council chair Borna Bahadur Karki opined for making the national sovereignty and social harmony sound and for the same professional journalism was essential.

Similarly, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) general secretary Ujir Magar said that the FNJ was attempting to address the voices of identity and issues of working journalists.

On the occasion, different journalists’ unions and organizations representatives had addressed the programmes. The federation has 1,700 members across the country.

The national assembly participated by the delegates from 46 districts across the country will chalk out the future work plan of the Federation besides amending its statute.

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UML’s Shahi announces resignation from all posts

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SURKHET — Dissatisfied with the appointement of Province 6’s ministers, Chandra Bahadur Shahi of CPN-UML has announced his resignation from all positions of the party including the parliament citing the process was unfair.

Shahi, who had been elected from Mugu (B) during provincial assembly elections, alleged that Province 6’s ministerial appointees were based on extortion and welcomed candidates with no political experiences for the position.

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Shahi has been actively involved with the party since the formation of CPN-UML in the district for 15 consecutive years.

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