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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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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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