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Party unification announcement within May 5 : Dahal

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CHITWAN — CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the party unification could be announced on May 1 or 5.

Speaking with the mediapersons at a press meet organised by the Chitwan Chapter of Press Chautari at Bharatpur Airport on Tuesday, Chairman Dahal said that his and Prime Minister and UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli’s busy work schedule was the major reason behind the delay in unification.

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“There are no other issues. We took some extra days to do the homework. Now, we will announce the unification date on April 27 and the two parties could be unified on May 1 or 5,” Dahal said.

In a different context, Dahal also expressed his hope of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming Nepal visit to strengthen the ties between the two nations. He also informed that the Indian PM would visit Janakpur and Muktinath during his Nepal stay.

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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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