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Digital dialogue on journalist code of conduct begins

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NUWAKOT—  In a bid to intensify discussion on compliance of code of conduct in the changing pattern of media with the technological advancement, the Press Council Nepal (PCN) has initiated ‘Digital Dialogue Programme on Journalist Code of Conduct’ in Bidur of Nuwakot on Tuesday.

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The Council has a plan to gradually replicate this programme to other parts of the country.

PCN member Gopal Budhathoki said the programme was initiated from Nuwakot keeping in mind the status and challenges of today’s digital era and wider changes witnessed in journalism sector.

He also urged journalists not to remain scared of practicing journalism due to new code.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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