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HoR passes 4 ordinances

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KATHMANDU — A meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament, has endorsed four ordinances on Wednesday.

The Federal Parliament has passed ‘National Medical Education Ordinance, 2075’ with majority. The bill was proposed by Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel.

Lawmaker Prem Suwal from Nepal Workers and Pageants Party (NWPP) voted against the Ordinance saying that it would be illogical not to grant affiliations to medical, dental and nursing colleges for ten years.

Likewise, ‘National Assembly Members Election Ordinance- 2075’ has aslo been endorsed today. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Sher Bahadur Tamang presented the ordinance on behalf Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa for approval.

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Similarly, the ‘Commission on Investigation into the Enforced Disappeared Persons, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (first amendment) Ordinance- 2075’ were also passed by the meeting with majority.

Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giri Rajmani Pokharel and Minister Tamang presented the bills before the meeting.

The ordinance related to remunerations, terms and conditions of services and facilities of the general secretary of Federal Parliament, secretary of the House of Representatives Secretariat and secretary of the National Assembly Secretariat presented by Minister Tamang was also passed by the meeting with majority.

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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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