Wednesday, 21 September 2016

UML takes exception to joint statement

Posted by Anup Baral September 21, 2016 :
CPN-UML today took serious exception to some points of the Nepal-India joint statement that was issued during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to India from September 15 to 18. The UML Standing Committee meeting also criticised Prime Minister Dahal for dragging foreign concerns while taking up the issue of Nepal’s constitution during the bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and mentioning it in a joint communiqué issued later.
“We have expressed serious objection to the provision that the two countries hold similar views on major international issues,” read a statement issued by UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai. The UML said the agreement to set up a joint oversight mechanism of senior officers of Nepali government and the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to review progress on bilateral joint venture projects in Nepal was against diplomatic norms and etiquette.

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.