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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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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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