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Curfew imposed in Birtamod

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JHAPA — The Local Administration has imposed curfew in Birtamod of Jhapa district on Friday after the situation became violent following a clash between locals and police personnel this afternoon.

The curfew has been imposed from 1:30 pm today till further notice, informed District Police Office, Jhapa.

The locals have been staging protest demanding action against three people arrested on the charge of murdering 11-year-old Laxman Siwakoti in Arjundhara on September 30. But the clash erupted as the police personnel tried to control demonstrators this afternoon.

Some people were reportedly injured in the clash. Police fired dozens of tear gas shells to contain the situation.

The curfew has been enforced from Birta Bazaar in South, Buspark area in East, Charpane in West and Mahananda Chok in North to avert the possible unwanted incidents, authorities said.

Siwakoti, who had gone missing on the day of Vijaya Dashami, was found dead the next day. His body was recovered at Bisawadi of Birtamod-1 from the bush.

The deceased’s uncle Bishnu Prasad Siwakoti then filed a complaint at the DPO against Suresh Pokhrael among eight other members of his family on the murder charge.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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