Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Power News: Formation of new government

Posted by Anup Baral | December 19, 2017 : The formation of the government is likely to be delayed further as the dispute over ordinance concerning the formation of the National Assembly continues between the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the left alliance comprising mainly of CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center). Although the central committee meeting of the Maoist Center held on Monday decided to find solution to the dispute through negotiation among the parties, there has not been any dialogue between the NC and the left alliance. The NC has maintained that it won't budge from its stance to ensure single transferable voting system to elect members of the National Assembly.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's press advisor Gobinda Pariyar said that the UML and the Maoist Center have not approached the NC for negotiations yet. “This is a non-negotiable issue for the NC. What the government has done is fully in line with the provisions in the constitution,” he said, refuting allegations that the government had changed rules of game. The NC has maintained that single transferable electoral system in the election of the National Assembly members is not only important to ensure proportionate inclusion of people from different groups in the National Assembly but also to ensure representation of opposition parties in the upper house that serves as a watchdog of the government. During his meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari as well as UML and Maoist Center leaders, Deuba clarified that he would step down as the prime minister only after the formation of the National Assembly. An ordinance concerning the formation of the National Assembly that includes the provision of single transferable electoral system is pending at the President's Office, as President Bhandari has taken stance to authenticate it only after there is consensus among the political parties on the issue.

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.