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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Prachanda govt withdraws names of 14 ambassadorial nominees

Posted by Anup Baral August 6th, 2016 :
The government on Friday has decided to withdraw names of 14 persons recommended by the KP Sharma Oli-led government as ambassadors. A Cabinet meeting held this morning made the decision to that effect. The Oli-led government had recommended 22 names for appointment as Nepali ambassadors to various countries. Of them, eight were from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and remaining 14 were from political backgrounds. With the decision today, the recommendations for appointment of Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Dr Khadga Bahadur KC, Dr Naradnath Bhardhwaj Wagle, Dr Shivamaya Tumbahamphe, Ali Akhatar Mikrani, Yubraj Karki, Yubnath Lamsal, Prof Dr Mahendra Prasad Singh Rajpoot, Padam Sundas, Lucky Sherpa, Khagendra Basnyat, Barat Bahadur Rayamajhi, Niranjan Kumar Thapa and Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal as Nepal’s Ambassadors to various nations have been made invalid.
However, the recommendations of Sewa Lamsal Adhikari, Tara Prasad Pokhrel, Prakash Subedi, Rishiram Ghimire, Ramesh Khanal, Jhabindra Prasad Aryal, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi and Lok Bahadur Thapa would not change. They were picked from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Thursday had completed hearing on the latter eight ambassadorial candidates.

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Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.