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Second session of Federal parliament begins

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KATHMANDU — The second session of House of Representatives and National Assembly has begun at Federal Parliament building at New Baneshwor, Kathmandu on Sunday.

In the meeting of both the Houses, a letter received from the Office of President regarding the summoning of the House session will be read out,according to the Federal Parliament Secretariat.

The session is likely to see presentations of medical education bill and drafts of HoR Business Rules and National Assembly Business Rules, according to sources.

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Likewise, the session will offer tributes to all known and unknown martyrs and will likely to see the presentation of four ordinances issued before the session, according to the Secretariat.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the session on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

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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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