Monday, 29 August 2016

UML demands govt make the letter public

Posted by Anup Baral August 29, 2016 : The main opposition party CPN-UML has demanded that the government release the letter it sent to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi—offering assurances to address the demands of agitating Madhesi Morcha through a constitutional amendment. Claiming that Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal through his special envoy Deputy PM Bimalendra Nidhi sent a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, assuring for the amendment, the UML asked the government to make the letter public. “The constitution is a dynamic document and can be amended if needed,” read a UML statement released on Wednesday. “However, it is Nepal’s internal issue and has to be decided by the parties here.” It has also strongly criticised the government for sending special envoys to “woo” the foreign forces, openly inviting them to influence internal matter.
The UML standing committee meeting on Tuesday also said that it will stand against the amendment which will only “legitimise foreign influence and take country into further instability”. In the statement, the party said the discussion on the constitution has to be done with the parties here not with the foreign authority. The UML decision comes at a time when the government, as per the demand of the agitating regional parties, is preparing to register an amendment bill in the Legislature-Parliament before PM embarks on India visit on September 15. The party has also asked the government to determine the numbers of local units across the country as per the recommendation of the Local Level Restructuring Commission. “Dragging an independent body into controversy shows an intent of not holding the elections on time,” the statement reads, demanding to hold the elections immediately. The ruling Nepali Congress has been demanding an increase in the numbers of local units to 1,000 from 565 proposed by the commission.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

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.