Tuesday, 5 December 2017

PRIME STORY: How to vote?

Posted by Anup Baral | December 5, 2017 :
A three-point agreement reached between CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and a section of the Badarmude bomb blast victims has drawn flak from various quarters including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Maoist insurgency victims' groups. Madhavi Bhatta, a member of the TRC, has taken strong exception to the agreement, saying it goes against the spirit of transitional justice. “With elections just days ahead, Pushpa Kamal Dahal has tried to buy votes. We are extremely concerned. that Dahal's agreement calls into question investigations into the conflict era cases by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the possibility of fair trials,” she said. “This agreement can influence the course of justice.” “Political parties, elections and war crimes are different things. Dahal has tried to get away with war crimes and counter the TRC's investigations by turning it into an election agenda,” she further said.. At least 38 people were killed and 72 others injured when the then Maoist rebels ambushed an overcrowded bus at Bandarmude in Madi, Chitwan, on June 6, 2005.

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.