Thursday, 1 September 2016

PM Prachanda calls for early completion of local level restructuring tasks

Posted by Anup Baral September 1st, 2016 : After failing to forge consensus among the political parties on local restructuring, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked the commission formed to fix the number and boundaries of local bodies under the new federal setup to expedite its work so that the government can hold local polls by mid-April, 2017. During a meeting with the commission's chairman, Balananda Poudel, Prime Minister Dahal asked him to expedite the local restructuring work and submit the commission report by mid-October so that the government can hold local polls by mid-April. During the meeting, Poudel said that disagreement among political parties regarding the number of local bodies in the new setup has hampered the commission in its work and it may not be able to have its report ready on time.
"After our chairman said that the commission may not submit its report by mid-October, the prime minister asked it to carry out its tasks as per the mandate given by the Constitution and the government and submit the report on time," said Sunil Ranjan Singh, a member of the commission, speaking about the meeting. He said the prime minister directed the commission to expedite its task, bearing in mind the government's plans to hold local polls by mid-April. The Election Commission had earlier said that it must have the report of the restructuring commission by mid-October if local elections are to be held by mid-April.

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.