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Truck, motorcycle catch fire after 4 vehicles collide in Prithvi Highway

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DHADING — A transport truck and motorcyclr have been caught fire after four vehicles collied in Prithvi Highway at Mahadevbesi of Thakre rural municipality, Dhading on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 6 Kha 2781) en route to Kathmandu collided with Nepal Army’s truck heading towards Gajuri of Dhading while tryig to save a motorcycle (Ba 75 Pa 6051).

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Another motorbike (Ba 36 Pa 4239), immediately after the trucks collided with motorcycle, hit the truck triggering a blaze, according to eyewitnesses.

The fire gutted transport truck and former motorcycle (Ba 75 Pa 6051) during the deadlt crash. The bike rider and pillion rider sustained injuries and sent to Kathmandu for treatment, said police.

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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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