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Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis bans Facebook during office hours

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POKHARA — The Pokhara Lekhanath Metropolitan City Office has banned the use of Facebook during the office hours.

The decision follows the public complaints about its impact on service delivery. The public complaint was that its use by office employees with the help of mobile phone, laptop and desktop computers had negatively affected the service delivery, according to the office.

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The Facebook network has been made dysfunctional in the office hours (from 10: 15 am to 14:00 pm), office information technology officer Ashok Dware confirmed.

Besides, the use of this social site through the mobile data in cell phones has also been prohibited during the office hours. In case of the violation of the decision, immediate action will be taken, office chief Man Bahadur GC said.

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Vice President Pun leaves for China

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KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China today on a six-day official visit.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa bade him farewell at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the Vice President. Chiefs of Nepal-based diplomatic missions, high-ranking government officials and senior security officials were at TIA to see off Vice President Pun who will lead a Nepali delegation to the ’17th Western China International Fair’ in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

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According to his private secretariat, the Vice President is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the fair on September 20 and a programme on ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ‘ to be organised by the business community on the same day.

During his stay in China, he will meet Chinese Vice Premier, Sichuan province secretary of the Communist Party of China, and other government representatives. He will also inspect Sichuan-based development programmes.

He will return home on September 24.

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