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Relieved CJ Parajuli resigns

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KATHMANDU — Ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli has submitted his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

Parajuli met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and submitted his resignation,according to the press statement released by the Presidential office.

Judicial Council has relieved Parajuli from his post on Wednesday stating the investigation of documents showed he had attained the retirement age of 65 years seven months ago on August 5, 2017.

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Secretary of Judicial Council Nripdhowj Niraula had written to Chief Justice Parajuli stating that he retired from his post based on his date of birth of his citizenship certificate, academic qualifications and sheet-roll details.

“As per the details of your citizenship certificate, academic qualification, sheet-roll details and a letter dispatched today by the Office of the Controller of Examinations, Bhaktapur, you had reached retirement age on August 5, 2017,” the letter read.

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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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