Saturday, 12 August 2017

Govt urges India to open gates of Koshi, Laxmanpur barrages

Posted by Anup Baral | August 12, 2017 : The government has urged the Indian government to open all gates of Sapktakoshi and Laxmanpur barrages as water levels in the two major rivers crossed the mark of danger due to heavy rainfall since Friday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara called Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri on Saturday and urged him to take initiatives to open all the channels of the barrages, according to Mahara's secretary Yubaraj Chaulagain.
Ambassador Puri, in response, said that India is ready to open the gates of both the barrages and that he will take necessary initiatives to avert further crisis, Chaulagain told Republica. Meanwhile, Mahara tweeted later in the evening, "Requested Govt.of India through the Ambassador in Kathmandu to open all gates of dams to prevent further damage by inundation in Terai." Earlier, Home Minister Janardan Sharma had asked the foreign ministry to immediately take diplomatic initiatives with India to tackle the flood menace in the areas.

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.