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Govt orders to block porn sites

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KATHMANDU — The Government on Friday has asked Nepal Telecom Authority to block all porn related sites in the nation,citing an increase in incidents of rape in recent days.

The Ministry for Information and Communication issued a release citing pornographic content to be the reason for rape.

“The Criminal Code 2071 article 121 and other prevalent laws prohibit the production and dissemination of sexually obscene contents,” reads the release from the ministry issued on Friday.

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“In order to prevent the access of such content through electronic media, the need of pulling down such websites inside Nepal has become necessary.”

After the government order, the NTA has also directed all internet service providers in the country to follow the order and ban such sites with effect from Sunday.

The decision of the government to ban pornographic content comes amid the rising rage against the government’s failure to identify the perpetrators who allegedly raped and murdered a 13-year-old schoolgirl Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur recently.

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Bijaya Dashami today

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KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.

The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.

Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.

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The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.

People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.

It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.

The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.

 

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