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Turkey bans Facebook, Twitter after pictures of attack appear online

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ANKARA — Turkey has banned on utilization of social networking websites Facebook and Twitter after photos of the savage suicide car bomb assault began seeming online on Monday.

An Ankara court has issued a ban on the social networking sites. The orders came after a court decided for banning the sites in the wake of examinations being propelled into to nab the culprits of the bombarding.

Several local users reported trouble in accessing the sites. Turkey a year ago blocked access to Twitter over the sharing of photographs of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint by far-left militants.

A number of other websites were also blocked after images of victims injured in the blast were displayed and shared on the internet.

The deadly blast, which occurred near the ministries, killed 34 people and injured 125 others.

19 amongst the injured are in a critical condition. The attack is being suspected to have been perpetrated by Kurdish militants.

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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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