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FNJ condemns assaults against photo journalist

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KATHMANDU — The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has condemned the incident that the cops have assaulted photo journalists inside the Singha Durbar premises on Sunday.

Issuing a statement, the FNJ has also demanded justice for the injured journalist and prompt action against the ones who attacked journalist stating that the attack is against the press freedom.

Photo Journalist Kabin Adhikari, working for Onlinekhabar.com, was beaten by police in Singha Durbar while he is trying to cover the ongoing demonstration of the civil servants outside the Ministry of General Administration.

Police stopped Adhikari and started beating him up with sticks while taking photographs of the protest. He has sustained injuries after the incident and is currently receiving medical attention.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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