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Govt focused on peace and stability for prosperity , says Home Minister Thapa

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HETAUDA — Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the government has now focused its attention on economic prosperity of the country by maintaining law and order, and political stability.

Home Minister Thapa in a press conference organised in Hetauda on Tuesday, stressed the need of making the law enforcement more effective to control criminal activities and smuggling in the country.

He said that it was necessary to organise province-level security seminars for some revision in existing laws to strengthen peace and security management.

Responding to a query, Home Minister Thapa said that security has been tightened in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit and expressed the belief that Modi’s Nepal visit would further strengthen Nepal-India relations.

He further said that unification between CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) was mandatory for a sustainable development, political stability in the country and as to engage the people in economic prosperity because the people gave a majority votes to the left alliance in the election.

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Meanwhile, Home Minister Thapa inaugurated the province-level security seminar organised by the Home Ministry, Kathmandu, at Hetauda of Province No 3.

Chief District Officers, Chiefs of Nepal Police, Chiefs of National Investigation Department, Chiefs of Armed Police Force as well as high-ranking officials of security bodies of 13 districts under the Province No 3 have been participating in the seminar.

On the occasion, Home Secretary, Prem Kumar Rai, expressed the belief that the Ministry would prepare a strategy, to be adopted for peace and security, based on the suggestions collected in the seminar.

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Journalists’ code of ethics on use of social networking sites stressed

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KATHMANDU- Code of ethics on the use of social networking sites for journalists has been stressed.

The speakers at a programme argued that code of ethics for journalists on use of social sites is needed as their status on social sites could raise credibility questions on the news contents.

On the occasion, FNJ Vice-Chairman Bipul Pokharel and FNJ Secretary Prakash Thapa shared that FNJ is drafting the code of conducts targeting the members of FNJ.

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Likewise, coordinator of digital media committee of FNJ and central committee member Lekhnath Neupane reasoned the need for such code of ethics to make the entire media sector more responsible and decent.

Executive Director of Centre for Media Research Centre Ujjawal Acharya, Chairman of Online Journalists’ Association Shiva Satyal and FNJ central committee member
Janmadev Jaisi also expressed their opinions at the interaction programme on ‘Use of social networking site and development of code of ethics for journalists’ organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Centre for Media Research on Saturday.

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