Monday, 5 September 2016

Restructure local bodies by mid-Jan: EC

Posted by Anup Baral September 5th, 2016 :
Some major political parties have been taking strong exception mainly to the numbers of local units proposed by the Local Body Restructuring Commission (LBRC). The UML seemed content with the proposal forwarded by the LBRC of creating 565 local units down from over 4,000 earlier while the NC and Maoist Centre have been expressing qualms about it. The NC has demanded that the number of local bodies should be around 1,000. Now, the three parties today met together to find a middle path on the issue. After the meeting, the Maoist Centre Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said the participants including Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Deputy Prime Ministers and other top leaders of the major political parties agreed to seek a solution to the problem by continuously engaging in discussion to find various alternatives. She said the meeting dwelt on creating conducive environment for holding local body elections after ending the disputes on the restructuring of local units within one and a half months. Likewise, the meeting also discussed the implementation of the constitution and finding consensus among political parties on current political situation, she added. Other participants include Deputy Prime Ministers Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Bimalendra Nidhi, Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narsingh KC, Maoist Centre leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha, NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, leaders Dr Ram Sharan Mahat , Prakash Man Singh and Purna Bahadur Khadka. Other participants are UML Officiating Chairman Bamdev Gautam, General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel, Deputy General Secretary Bishnu Prasad Poudel and Secretary Pradip Kumar Gyawali. RSS

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.