BHAKTAPUR — Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Mahendra Bista has stated that the recently released Online Media Directive-2073 should be scrapped, as it tends to infringe the freedom of press and speech as stipulated by the new constitution.
At a program organised by the FNJ Bhaktapur Chapter on Wednesday afternoon on the event of National Paddy Day, President Bista clarified that the Federation was not in favor of amendment of the Directive.
“It is appropriate in the democracy to regulate press but the government should not try to impose any of its control over the freedom of press in the name of regulation”, he said.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.