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Minister duo Thapa and Basnet inspects vehicular pollution

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa and Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Basnet today made a surprise inspection of vehicular pollution at Thapathali intersection of the capital city.

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the minister duo descended on the streets to check the pollution as part of a week-long programme organized by the Ministry of Forest and Environment.

Home Minister Thapa said citizens’ health would remain good only if environment remains healthy and called for everyone’s mandatory support in keeping the environment healthy.

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He said the public must compulsorily follow pollution standards and stressed on regular checking for the same. Minister Thapa said corruption is linked with the increasing pollution and dust in the city and called for tackling it.

During the programme, Minister Basnet said today’s programme was part of the week-long programme to mark the World Environment Day.

He said Healthy Nepal Campaign would be started on June 5 with Prime Minister’s participation. Minister Basnet said the campaign was being started as part of an integrated effort to control pollution, manage waste and promote greenery.

The Minister duo also checked the pollution level emanating from their vehicles.

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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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