FNJ new leadership urged to focus on professional journalism

Kathmandu, Aug 23: Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has urged the newly elected leadership of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) to get involved for promotion of professional journalism by ensuring journalists' Addressing a programme organised to honour the newly elected FNJ executive committee here today, he urged the FNJ for contributing to the implementation of constitution and strengthening the democratic norms and values. The recent 25th general convention of the FNJ elected the new leadership under the chair of Govinda Acharya. "Journalists can play a significant role in keeping the national unity intact," he added. Also speaking on the occasion, NC central member Dr Ramsharan Mahat said journalists were expected to raise the issues that helps accelerate


PM Deuba welcomed in New Delhi

New Delhi (India), Aug 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has recently arrived in New Delhi on the five-day State visit to India. PM Deuba arrived here with his spouse Dr Arzu Rana Deuba, leading the 48-member Nepali delegation at the cordial invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Minister of External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj, warmly welcomed PM Deuba at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs, Nepali Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, and high level officials from Nepali Embassy were also together at the airport to welcome PM Deuba. After the arrival, PM Deuba has headed to the Rastrapati Bhawan for a while. PM Deuba is scheduled to hold interaction with Nepali community at Nepali Embassy


CPN (MC) lawmakers contribute one-month remunerations to PM relief fund

Kathmandu, Aug 23:CPN (Maoist Center)lawmakers have donated their one-month remunerations to the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund.The contribution is meant for the relief of the survivors of recent floods and landslides in the country. Party Chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' visited the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar this morning to handover the monetary assistance amounting to some Rs 3.5 million to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, according to party chief whip Rekha Sharma. As per the party decision, one month's remunerations of the deputy-prime minister and ministers from the party in the government will be deposited to the Fund. Party parliamentary deputy leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, chief whip Sharma, whip Sita Nepali and leaders


PM Deuba leaves on a state visit to India

Kathmandu, Aug 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today left for a five – day state visit to India. PM Deuba left for New Delhi – the capital of India – with his wife and lawmaker Dr Arzu Rana Deuba along with a high level delegation at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. The PM was seen off at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)'s VVIP lounge by House Speaker Onsari Gharti, Deputy PMs Bijaya Kumar Gachchadar, Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Gopalman Shrestha and top government officials. On the occasion, Nepal Army (NA) squad offered a Guard of Honour to PM Deuba, who left on a Nepal Airlines'


Seek experts’ advice to formulate policies: former minister Pandey

Kathmandu, Aug 23: CPN (UML) leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey has said the government must introduce a cooperative policy at the earliest for management of the cooperatives. At the 19th Annual General Assembly (AGM) of Biswash Multi-purpose Cooperative Ltd on Tuesday here, Pandey warned that formulation of policies by excluding the opinions of the experts would result in introduction of weak policies. He stressed on the fact that the cooperatives must seek alternate avenues of investment to avoid risking people's money. Stating that the cooperatives have had huge impact on nation's economy, Pandey argued that the people must become entrepreneurs and businessmen for the country's economic


“FNJ will be developed as a common organisation”, pledges President Acharya

Kathmandu, Aug 22: Newly elected President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Govinda Acharya, has said that the FNJ would be developed as a common organisation during his next three-year leadership. At a programme organised here today to congratulate to newly elected executive committee of FNJ, Acharya pledged to devise action-plans that would ensure FNJ to be an umbrella organization of all the journalists in the country in a real sense. Also speaking at the programme, newly elected Vice-President Bipul Pokharel expressed his solidarity with President Acharya's commitment to develop FNJ as a common platform for all the media persons across the country. He also affirmed his commitment to help resolve the issues relating to the working journalists during his stint as the


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