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No possibility of NCP’s participation in Province 2 government: Dahal

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BIRATNAGAR — Chair of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has ruled out the possibility of the party’s participation in Province 2 government.

Speaking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport today, leader Dahal reiterated that the party would not join the province government, despite the participation of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal in the party-led central government.

He went on to say that there was no possibility of switching to the executive presidential system immediately when there was the government formed following the election held under the multi-party system. He added that people’s opinions would be taken into consideration to this end in the upcoming elections.

“Discussions are underway to decide whether or not to extend the tenure of Truth and Reconciliation Commission as issues of survivors of decade-long conflict are yet to be addressed,” the former Prime Minister added.

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In a response to journalists’ query, he made it clear that government would take an action against those contractors causing delays in works. He further insisted that it was the responsibility of contractors to complete projects on time as per agreements.

Dahal, one of the chairs of ruling party, was of the view that good governance and economic prosperity should be the agenda of focus of the nation. Federalism was the maiden practice of Nepal and employees and local representatives had faced some uneasiness to implement it in the beginning, but such situation would end gradually.

The recent hike in the prices of petroleum products, according to Dahal, was a compulsion to adjust with international market prices.

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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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