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Govt will run for full five years: Dahal

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Communist Party’s Co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reiterated that the incumbent government will run for full five years.

Speaking at a program organised by Nepal National Industry Trade Association to mark its 12th anniversary in Kathmandu on Thursday, former Prime Minister Dahal added that the government would run for five years comfortably as it has received the public mandate for the same adding that era of unstable government went away after the unification of two major communist forces.

Chair Dahal argued that they will not miss the opportunity to lead nation on the way to prosperity as the communist party has got a majority in federal, provincial and local levels.

On another note, chair Dahal shared that the government policy and program have paved a clear way for the development targeting upcoming five years.

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He added that the budget will focus on infrastructure development and social sector.
Saying the unity is above power accumulation to stabilize politics, he said no force would intervene and make the unity fall apart.

Referring to the main opposition Nepali Congress attending the all-party meeting held in Baluwatar on Wednesday saying reportedly the unification would help stabilize politics and bring development, he urged all to work for the economic development of the country.

“Independent and self-reliant economy will lead the country towards prosperity. To that end, foreign investment, skills and technologies are also needed,” he said.

UML General Secretary Bishnu Poudel said new doors of opportunities have been opened in the country with the beginning of political stability.

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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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