Monday, 26 February 2018

Power News: Madhesi parties to join govt if redrawing of boundaries promised

Posted by Anup Baral | February 26, 2018 :

The Madhes-based parties will join the government if Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's government agreed to form a federal commission to redraw the provincial boundaries, leaders of the Tarai-centric parties said on Sunday. Their remarks come at a time when PM Oli and his team are exploring the possibility of bringing the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) on board the government. The UML and CPN (Maoist Center), despite holding a nearly two-thirds seat in the federal parliament, appear eager to bring the Madhesi parties on board hoping for political stability. The two sides have already held rounds of talks at various levels without concrete outcomes. RJPN and FSFN, the fourth and fifth largest parties in parliament, have, at least technically, accepted the constitution but have long maintained that some provisions of the constitution have to be revised for wider acceptability. FSFN leaders in negotiation with the left alliance said that the ball was now in the court of the government, arguing that they have sought a clear commitment to amend the constitution in line with the aspiration of the Madhesi constituencies.

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.