Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Chitra Bahadur KC talks in parliament

Posted by Anup Baral | November 30, 2016 :

Nepali Congress (NC) leader Khum Bahadur Khadka, who leads a campaign to restore Hinduism in Nepal, said on Thursday that Nepal will witness a violent religious conflict if Hinduism is not restored in the country. Nepali Congress leader and former Home Minister Khum Bahadur Khadka has been released from Dillibazar Jail on Wednesday. Khadka was sentenced to prison for the charges of corruption and misappropriating nation's fund. Following his release, Khadka said that there wasn’t any proof of misusing government funds and irregularities. He clearly remarked that plots were hatched to take him away from general public and politics. He also accused judiciary of doing injustice to him. As the supreme court tagged him guilty providing the verdict to sentence him to the jail he claimed that he is still the central member of the party and that he would abide by the responsibility bestowed upon him by the party for the Constituent Assembly election. On the occasion, Khadka warned of dire consequences of holding elections by ignoring poll-opposing 33 political parties and added that the major parties should hold responsibility of the result. Khadka received a warm welcome from his hundreds of his supporters thronged Dillibazar prison following the news of his release. A week after being convicted of corruption, Khadka, flanked by his supporters, surrendered before Kathmandu District Court (KDC) in Dillibazaar on August 20 last year. The Supreme Court on Aug 14 had convicted former minister Khadka of corruption charges and sentenced him to 18 months in prison, ordered to fine him Rs 9.47 million and confiscate the property worth the same amount. As per legal provisions, Khadka got a 20 percent waiver in both the sentence and the fine after he surrendered within 60 days of the verdict. Khadka had to pay Rs 7.57 million, while his jail term was reduced to 14 months and nine days.

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.