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Saptari Killings was purely Human Rights Violation by the state

Rayznews reported " On March 5th four United Democratic Madhesi Front cadets have been killed in a firing by Police trying to dis...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Blood transfusion is not safe in Nepal


According to the breaking news published by the Himalayan times,   "People face HIV infection from the normal transfusion as there is no availability of the test kit to detect the infection of HIV during its window period. What that means is If the blood donor is in his window period of infection, he/ she can pass on the infection to the blood receiver. As it is not detectable in absence of correct test kit. The receiver can get infection. The window period test kit is know as Nucleic Acid Amplification Test which is very expensive.

Sad reality is right now in the international market such window HIV test kit are available but right now here in Nepal it is not used or available.  

" यसको अर्थ रगत जुन हामी सुरक्षित छ भन्छै त्यसबाट #hiv सङ्क्रमन​ हुन सक्छ "

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SHERE the new Prime Minister of Nepal


Sher Bahadur Dueba has been declared the 40th Prime Minister(PM) of Nepal. With the political understanding and alliance the parliament  declared him the PM of Nepal on tuesday. The problem here now  is whether to call him the new or the old PM. This is his  fourth time that Deuba has been elected as Prime Minister  from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005 in the past.

Deuba secured a 388 votes in his support while 170 votes were cast against him.

This year he was very much surrounded with controversy with
1. Nepal police IGP recommendation of Jaya Bahadur Chand
2. Impeachment of Chief Justice Sushila Karki

Due to these controversies, Nepali congress lost  the local election in most of its areas.


Awards and Recognition 
1. He was sentenced to two years in prison in July 2005 under corruption charges, but was subsequently released on February 13, 2006.
2. King Gyanandra Sacked him for his incompetency in 1 February 2005


So what can we expect from Sher Bahadur Dueba during his tenure  ?

1. Incompetency
2. Corruption
3. Inflation
4. Anarchy
5. Nepotism


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mahabir Pun Selling his awards for the funding of National innovation center



Mahabir Pun the Social Entrepreneur of Nepal has commissioned for his private conferred awards to be auctioned in US for raising money for the establishment of National Innovation Center in Nepal,

In the past pun who has been fundraising for the operation of the National Innovation Centre, has announced he will donate 28 ropanis of his land, located at Thulakot Danda, Kaskithe worth Rs32 million for the purpose.

Sad thing is he has donated all his awards for the fundraising where Nepal Government is silent about the issues. There has been no statements issue by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Nepal.

What is the role and responsibility of Nepal government? If an individual is trying to do so much at least the government of Nepal should try to facilitate ?

What are they doing except making worthless policy and regulation? When we have billions stocked up in the name of Rural Telecommunication Development Fund and nothing is being done why can't we use that fund for the benefit of the citizen of Nepal ?



AWARDS 

  • Awarded the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award by the Internet Society in 2014
  • Mahabir Pun was inducted in Internet Hall of Fame as an inductee in 2014 
  • Magsaysay Award, considered by some to be the Nobel Prize of Asia, in recognition of "his innovative application of wireless computer technology in Nepal, bringing progress to remote mountain areas by connecting his village to the global village" in 2007
  • Pun was elected Ashoka Fellow by the Ashoka Foundation, the global association of leading social entrepreneurs 2002


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Nepal Election 2017: A political Game for stakeholders



The Nepal Election 2017 has successfully completed first phase of its ordeal, highlighting the uncertainty and chaos.  Once again creating a situation of  political deadlock the  Supreme court has intervened in the political truce of interrupting the Madhesi union aspiration, Nepal is again back in the path of Political unrest. The truce has been broken where the Madeshi Union (MU) has announced protest program and has given ultimatum to Nepal government to adopt the new constitution amendments bill or else to face the consequences.

The MU has openly challenged the government of foiling the second phase of election that is schedule to happen from June 14 on Madeshi territory.

The election was merely a chapter of democracy and practice of democratic values where all the stakeholders are bargaining  their powers and commitment.

People voted but they have been framed in the political aspiration of creating better system where more or less the Nepal election proves to be a successful political gimmick. People want to practice their democratic rights and they are farmed in the name of political deprivation.

From the elite political parties, it was just an intervention of identifying their role and perspective of creating better alliance for the formation of new government where they can manipulate the position. Various aspect of tokenization of Women was also seen in terms of lobby young and inexperience candidates in various positions by political parties as a trending option of political bubble.

The European union and developing organization (INGOs ) were more focused in securing the rights of indigenous/ minority group with substantially pushing the role of representative in the local level election as a compulsion.

The MU is more focused in creating issues and agendas of being deprived and unwanted collecting sympathies from the international communities.

The Nepal Election is hugely subjected to a dilemma of collaboration between the MU and the elite political parties. The trust has been broken with the new interim order of the supreme court on Friday which clearly states a new polarity of 3 angles

1. Madeshi union
2. The Government of Nepal
3. The Supreme Court of Nepal

It seems the political culture and political leadership of Nepal  has no sense of  commitment towards the public or democratic values. It is all about the power and  manipulation where alliance and agreements are formed just for making or running the government. Public governance and cooperation is a limitation of  system that is more neutral about practicing values of Nepotism, corruption and favoritism.







Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Nepal's Political culture establishing supremacy


One after the other Nepal's political leaders are practicing the culture of "Anarchy" and are trying to establish their supremacy over the governance mechanism. In any administration system the operation works with bureaucracy, legal system and constitution. Now looking at the Nepal's perspective the political leaders have frustrated the system so much that neither the bureaucracy nor legal system and constitution  nothing is active.  They have made the system handicap of taking any action against them.

In any country there is a check and balance system that marks and checks the credibility, & accountability of stakeholders and leaders . With the impeachment as a tool of attack the political leaders are targeting people who are standing in-front of their way.

This is not  good development in terms of political culture if you look at it from the outside perspective it is creating a dangerous situation where peoples frustration is piling up.

Firstly the impeachment of Lokman  Karki and now Sushila Karki normal citizen are trying to understand the importance of impeachment and its used. It seems Impeachment is like a chocolate where 25% of the parliament support can filed a case of impeachment against any government leadership.

Getting back to sushila Karki, the working modality of sushila karki to some extent has been very political as the controversy of IGP appointment and appointment of Judiciary council  certainly shows how she made the decision at the middle of the night. Even if you look back she has been surrounded by controversies.

How can we understand the fact that for a normal citizen it takes years and years of compilation and frustration to get justice and for high class people and high ranking official its done at the middle of the night.

I am not saying Sushila karki's #impeachment is right but the question is, if there is no standard and equality then there is no level of law
Law is equal for all if not it is not law

They shut lokman with Impeachment for trying to raise his hands against UML leaders now they are doing it against sushila.

Cheers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nepal election sets new records for young candidates for mayors post


With a long wait of 17 years, the local level election fever hits Nepal in an unprecedented way. The long awaited election still seems to be suffering an ill  faith with limited political support but the election fever seems to be rising in the candidates.  

Most of the political parties are getting ready but with the orthodox and prejudice values, the new political parties are coming up with new candidates who are not only young but they seem relatively new to this field.

The Bibeksheel Nepali Party which has recently rose to popularity has been challenging the orthodox political mentality of introducing new and young energy to leadership position. In this run the party has nominated 21-year-old Ranju Darshana to run for the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the upcoming local level elections slated for May 14.

As per the party, Ranju was selected for Mayor post on behalf of the party based on open candidacy policy. Whether a publicity stunt or not but putting a 21 years old to the position of mayor seems not convincing. People may see a new trend but they will certainly have issues with the decision making capacity and strategic planning process.

Supporting the youth and giving power is the need of the time  but a mayor position is more strategic and concerning in terms of experience and education. Its not that I do not support the youth energy but I strongly believe in the right candidate at the right place than such for placing a candidate for the sake of it.

How can it be justified that giving a young candidate the post in view of young energy ? what would be the difference between the orthodox mentality of power absorption and nepotism concept with the concept of putting new candidate just for the sake of it.

What is the difference in between the old and the new political parties as in both cases the decision would be ruled in by the parties and their leadership than the candidates?


Nepal will vote but we need to broaden our vision and strengthen our  mentality.















No Horn Campaign in Nepal


The Nepal Traffic police  recently launched its no horn Campaign in Kathmandu from April 15. With the launch of the campaign the public vehicle are  hugely affected in terms of their driving behavior. Previously when public vehicle use to dominate the roads with their loud horns, now with no option of driving slow they are stressed in terms of managing the issue of pedestrian and on going road maintenance process.

On one hand due to the maintenance work it is very hard to see with all the dust cloud where as with no horn there is no option to even drive which increase the risks of accidents. Similarly, pedestrians in view of lack of awareness use the road sides randomly for crossing roads and other purpose where the chance of accidents have increased tremendously. The campaign is certainly a need of the time  but enacting it right at the moment is a question of real-time study.


Why people are suffering?

  1. People do not feel responsible while crossing roads
  2. Road etiquette are non existences 
  3. Even educated people still have no awareness about zebra crossing and traffic rules 
  4. Lack of  Zebra Crossing at major location 
  5. Lack of traffic lights 
  6. Traffic police are not aware or prepared  




Monday, April 17, 2017

Free Holiday in Nepal: all Thanks to Bidhya


The Nepal Government has announced a public holiday on 17 April and on her return day. This is Bidhya's first state visit abroad after assuming the office in October 2015. She is visiting at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee. Bidhya was scheduled to visit India in May last year, but it was cancelled after the then cabinet in Nepal did not endorse the programme citing lack of preparations on the part of the government. She is scheduled to meet  President Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other leaders.


It is really annoying why the Nepal Government is Announcing a public holiday when we already have so many public holiday listed celebrating the diversity and cultural ethnicity. The outrageous trend of announcing holidays in the name of political apathy has crossed all limits where the normal public have to suffer the consequences. Yes its the same old story, the roads will be closed and there will be so called security protocols followed. Nepal's political culture practices an orthodox blowjob act of eccentric behavior which may boost their morale but it suck from all sides.  

I really do not think what has bidhya done to deserve this honor, she is merely a politician with interest


Monday, April 3, 2017

Kathmandu's Forest Risks Deforestation

It has been reported that the forest in Kathmandu has been risked deforestation with private development activities. After the success of Chandragiri cable car, Private sector in Nepal is very much showing interest in developing infrastructure in the name of tourism and development to exploit the forest area surrounding Kathmandu valley . With the controversy of Chandragiri Cable Car paying pennies as royalty for the use of the forest, the application at District Administration Office for building private recreational structures  have gone up.    

It is estimated that 50 hectares of forest risks the possibility of deforestation.  Many projects have applied for the use of forest for building infrastructure in the name of  development at various location in and around Kathmandu valley.

It seems with the lack of knowledge and limitation of future vision Nepalese political leaders are blinded by corruption and favoritism. In many cases they have allotted forest land to private firm with the authority of using such forest as a means of earning revenue which high risks deforestation and the diversity of the forest.  

#SaveTree campaign is an eminent project which needs to be incorporated in the awareness campaign of Nepal's political leaders who need to be aware and vigilant about the current climate change issue and its impact but sadly with the limitation of educated and quality leadership, Nepal's fate lies in the hands of  some deprived leaders who have no loyalty towards this nation and its future.

 




 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Govinda Gautam Killed by SSB



Govinda Gautam of Nepal has been declared a Martyr by Nepal Government in view of him being   killed by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on 9th march 2017.

It was  during a scuffle in between the locals and the force that Govinda was shot dead. The SSB troops entered Nepal in view of quarrel of a Calvert bridge constructed in the boarder for easy commuting purpose. Argument started when the SP of the SSB riped off the pavement on the bridge. The local were aggravated as from the Indian side the broader has been  encroached.

It has been noticed that from past few years the Nepal's bordering pillars at the boarder of Kanchanpur has been  destroyed by anonymous groups creating a problem in the boarder area.  The locals of Nepal have been complaining about the SSB troops violating their rights and have been entering Nepal in view of broader security threatening and using violence against the local people.


According to locals SSB  had entered the Nepali side and shot  Gautam, Gautam died  while being rushed to the Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadhi. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi on Friday declared Govinda Gautam,  a martyr. Nidhi also announced a compensation of Rs 1 million to the victim’s family.
The Indian embassy in Nepal has denied the killings and have further have shown least concern about the issue. Likewise a reputed Indian Media  Indian Express  has written, " National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today telephoned Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda and condoled the death of a Nepalese man in alleged firing by the Sashastra Seema Bal and promised a probe into the incident that has sparked anger here. Doval, who made the phone call to Prachanda on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Indian authorities have initiated a probe into the killing of Govinda Gautam."

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