Friday, 2 September 2016

Police remove late King Birendra's statue installed in Nepalgunj

Posted by Anup Baral September 2nd, 2016 : The half-figure statue of late King Birendra Shah installed at Dhambojhi Chowk in Nepalgunj that led to an altercation between the police and by pro-monarch supporters has been pulled down by security personnel on Thursday around midnight. An all-party meeting held yesterday decided to remove the former king's statue. The security personnel intervened as the royalists and supporters of Hindu state erected the bust by hoodwinking the administration. Police had initially given permission to an organisation named Rastrabadi Yuwa to hoist the national flag in the area.
"They (pro-monarch supporters) had said that they would hoist the national flag at the chowk but they installed the statue. This created tension in the area and after the all-party meeting decided to remove the statue, the police brought it down," said SP Tek Prasad Rai. The police had tried to remove the statue yesterday itself which led to a clash with pro-monarch supporters including cadres of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal and youths affiliated to Hindu outfit Shiva Sena. The police resorted to lathicharge twice to disperse the crowd.

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.