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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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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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