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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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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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