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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Keshab Sthapit Sacked

With the increasing misbehaviors and no performance of the Keshab Sthapit the Physical Infrastructure and Development  has been sacked by chief Minister Dormani Poudel. After the consultation of CM Poudel with  Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre of Tribhuvan University, the decision was taken in action.
Sthapit has been sacked under Article 169 (2) (b) of the Constitution.

It was reported that minister, Sthapit misbehaved with the CM and used foul language. A large chunk of the provincial budget has been allocated to Sthapit’s ministry, but he has not been sincerely mobilising it. Sthapit’s ministry has received Rs17 billion budget for this fiscal.

The political culture of Nepal sincerely has no standard in terms of having a effective qualification for being a minister. Any one from the road can be picked and made a minister in view of how one can pitch.

The country is facing this problem not just from the one side but from all sides where for public service only the best of the best qualify but when it comes to the visionary leaders there is none criteria. Its really disheartening to such a practice where leadership is not considered or idealized in a protagonist way.

People like Sthapit may be vocal in their manifesto of the election but when it comes to the real action they lack consistency. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rabi Lamichhane Controversy

Rabi lamichhane has been a huge media figure in the Nepali TV industry and has created a ripple in the over all journalism industry with this presentation and morale values. He is indeed a nationalist and has done some fabulous job that many of us have seen and felt.

He was issued the non-tourists visa for Nepal certifying relation with Harishchandra Lamichhane from Bhaktapur to be his brother.

Relationship Visa
Kins  of Nepalese citizen can apply for Relation Visa by producing following documents.

  • Relationship Certificate issued by local bodies establishing relationship with Nepali kin (Original and photocopy)
  • Citizenship certificate of kin (Original and photocopy).
  • Concerned kin should not be foreign passport holder and should be present in person at DOI for the verification formalities. He/she should be related to applicant by blood.
  • Passport and latest visa (photocopy).
  • Online Form  (Relation Visa) (Link to Online Visa  application
  • Relation visa holders are not permitted to work without acquiring 'Work Permit' from Department of Labour. Work Permit procedure, however starts from Department of Immigration. Contact the Department of Immigration, Non Tourist  Visa Section for detail information.

Visa Fee : 5 USD/per month

Single Re-entry facility :  20 USD extra in addition to monthly Visa Fee

Multiple Re-entry facility : 60 USD extra in addition to monthly Visa Fee

Even the journalist ethics code in  press council doesn't say anything about the legality of the journalist.

The recent controversy that he has been dragged in is very confusing about what is the problem all about.
1. Is he doing something illegal ?
2. has he harmed anyone ?
3. Has he created a social mess or anything to deteriorated the cultural harmony?

Facts about Rabi 

1. He was an American citizen when he entered Nepal
2.  He was working in Nepal with a non tourist visa with relationship Visa

Out of all this chaos, what I can see is the law has been confused in terms of its practice and interpretation. Press council Nepal please be updated with the your monitoring mechanism. The Law clearly states that a relationship VISA with a work permit can be allowed to work.

Friday, June 1, 2018

President of Nepal awards her daughter during the Republic day

President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari awarded both her daughters ceremonial awards during the republican day 29 May 2018. She has been hugely criticized for this move in social media and has been  compared with the long gone monarchy regime which distributed awards to their family members and people their favor . 

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers on Saturday awarded 56,649 persons on the occasion of the ninth Republic Day.

According to a statement issued by the President’s Office today, 370 persons were awarded with Manapadabis, Alankars and Padaks of various degrees.

It is really sad how medals and honors are being distributed in the name of favoritism and nepotism. An award or honor is a respect to the moral values that stand live example for an extra human behavior working towards the benefits of the public. Distributing honors and awards in the name of recommendations seem to degrade the value of such awards and  create an attitude of disappointment. Long gone is the past practice where the public brought in federalism for change but the attitude of favoritism and nepotism still exist in the name of such tradition that has been passed on and prolong with the governance process.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Narendra Modi Coming roads are made in 24 hrs

It is really amazing how the Kathmandu city and its  decoration is going on in view of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. To everyone's shock the Chabel Chuuchepati road which remained a nightmare for the local from last few decades was pitched within 6 hours by the road department. It was a un-imaginable things that has happened said a local. These roads were subjected to traffic and loads from past few years which was completely neglected. In view of modi staying at the Hyaat Regency the section of the Chabel Chucchepati has been pitched with in 6 hours in view of his comfort.

It is really a shame that how modi's visit turns the face of the road.what kind of management or government do we have that over looks public governance and focuses more towards other things.  isn't really sad that our department which are suppose to take care of all these things are not doing it though they are capable of doing it.   

Fascinating things is this doesn't even happens when the prime minister or president of Nepal visit these place.

Looking at the trend i think we need to increase the official visit of modi to a more days so that more roads and development and can be done at grassroots level.   

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Qatar and Dubai Duty Free are the most expensive

I frequently travel outside my country for various conference and workshops. A couple  of times I have visited various duty-free shops around the world. Most of the times when I go outside my transit is either in Qatar or Dubai

But very frequently I have visited the Qatar duty free and  Dubai Duty free may be 6 to 8 times. One thing that I notice while purchasing good at such markets are the prices, in these so call shopping tax free shops, they have the most expensive good priced where in most cases its the most expensive price  anywhere else. It is exactly double the market value. I think it is not fair in so many context as a traveler may not know and selling the same goods even exceeding the MRP is not correct whether you have the prices tag or not.
It is something like taking advantage of traveler who has no idea and selling him or her off her money for the same goods that is readily available at a lower cost.

They are suppose to be duty free that means, they are suppose to be cheap in context of market price but in reality with all the twinkling and glitz the customer are robbed off their money.

I think in one way its  cheating the customer with the literal meaning and just creating a big fuss about the overall concept of DUTY FREE   

When I was in Abu Dhabhi UAE,  I notice something that the prices of alcohol in UAE were way cheap at the local store. Though you need a licence to buy alcohol but it was way cheaper, I mean to say a Chivas cost around USD 20 where as the same would cost me USD 40 at the Duty free.

Even in Qatar where i had a transit the situation was the same, the prices are whooping high where there should have been relatively  less. 

I was very spectical as this is duty free country where the government has declared tax free in major import sector and still the prices are so high.

Why should a traveler who is  willing to buy or create business should suffer ?


Sunday, February 18, 2018

How to get an EMBOSS number plate in Nepal ?

Emboss number plate has been a very hectic things for people as the process is exactly not mentioned and whatever information is given is very contradictory.

For the application of Emboss number you need the tax clearance receipt and citizenship as well.

This blog will guide you all the process about obtaining the an emboss number plate in nepal

Step 1  Create an account with the below link and verify your account with your mobile number

Step 2 Log in to your account  and feed all the information in the blue book
Be careful about the engine and chassis number

Step 3 Print the online form and together with the tax paid receipt, Citizen number and blue book 1 and 3  page copies, prepare your application 

Step 4 Go to the Ekantakuna and verify the documents with the EMBOSS information desk 

Step 5 Pay the NRS 3200 get the slip and submit the application with citizen ship, tax receipt and 1 and 3 photocopy of the blue book

Step 6 After the submission you will have to wait till the time you receive an SMS from 38484 for the bio metric scan and reply your interested  date with the same SMS as in the given format. Do not worry if you made a mistake or you can change the date and send a SMS again in the same number

Step 7 You will receive a confirmation SMS

Step 8 On the specified date go with the confirmation application printout  and do the bio metric scan

Step 9  You will again receive an SMS from 38484 regarding status of the number print then  again you have to send a confirmation SMS as in the given format. Do not worry if you made a mistake or you can change the date and send an SMS again in the same number

Step 10 Now on the specified date you have to first go to the EMBOSSED information counter and obtain the original bill and other documents that you have submitted during the application and get into the line for the installation of the EMBOSSED number plate.

Step 11 Your car will be inspected for accuracy and your details of engine and chassis number will be matched

Step 12 After inspection you will be given the EMBOSSED number plate

Step 13 After the number plate is installed a sticker chip is sticked on the windshield from inside and you will be asked to take a picture witj your car.   


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Free WIFI by KMC in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC ) has installed free wifi at public places which many of you might see it as a free service that one is getting. But from a cyber security perspective giving free wifi at public places without registration is the most insecure step towards making a system vulnerable from attacks and threats.  to be very precise, it makes the people connected more vulnerable and more prone to cyber attacks and other cyber crimes.

When you use a open and free network there is always a risk being attacked as there are no measure to secure your line. You never know who all are connected within the network and what kinds of software they have so being open in the open network is completely out of logic.

The best way to secure yourself when you are using a public wifi or open network is use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that safeguards your details.
VPN extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.

I think before giving free wifi the KMC should considered the risk of cyber security and further work towards raising awareness of cyber security within their departments and then to the public.

It may look or sound as a simple step but it can have drastic results  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Organized crime rising in Nepal: High profile people targetted

After the cold blood murder of Sharad Kumar Gauchan the President of Federation of Contractors’ Association of Nepal, the security situation of Nepal seems to worry everyone.  What rich, what poor you need to be sacred of the GUNDARAJ or the organized crime that is currently evolving within the  country. Every other political party has an affiliation and every other  gunda is being offer a safe passage through the political system.  Even the Gunda in the corner has a political affiliation and every other police man has a soft corner  with a political party. In such situation what can we expect.

Gauchan  was shot dead by unidentified group of people in the mid-day at the center of the city Kharibot in Shantinagar on Monday on his way to office at Anamnagar.  Why did this happen ? In a country where the gun and ammunition are illegal with in the reach of public except for few how could a high profile person be shot dead on a busy road and no body cared........... 

He was attacked near his home where his car was first attacked with a brick and 3 rounds were fired at his head and chest. The shooter were professional who aimed for kill shot and as per the current investigation people fail to note the number of the motorcycle and the face of the shooter. After the attack, the attackers flee on a motorcycle.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

According to police, “Gauchan was being threatened and was being demanded money by Ramesh Bahun group who had reportedly asked for donations from Gauchan recently. Similarly, a person had called in to take the responsibility of the attack.”

Organized crime seems to be growing where the political parties and political leaders are giving way for such criminal to further expand their work and abilities. The police is limited with in the walls of law where as money and power hugely influences their  work.

Gauchan was elected president of FCAN in 2014. He was also the vice-president of International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Association.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

PM Sher Bahadur Dueba Please stop making fool of yourself

Recently Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba addressed students at World Leaders Forum Colombian University program  where he was asked to face many questions of the students.
Showcasing his poor skills of  English, he demonstrated a very sad and deprived image of lack of competency and skill. For a head of the state being not able to speak English is not a question of competence but trying to fake it is a question of intelligence and competence. He demonstrated a  limited image of why Nepalese leaders all over are treated so badly.

If you cannot speak English then please do not try to fake it. Mr. Deuba it is not Nepal that what ever you do will escape by saying it will work. You are representing Nepal in an international forum and if you cannot do that than you have no rights to even represent. 

The more you try is the more mockery you make out of yourself. so before going to any international  event either take a translator or go to school and learn speaking english.

As soon as you land to Nepal start working on your speaking English it is not like scolding a student in Nepal, you seriously need to work on your speaking skills.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A victim of Trolling for being an Internet Activist in Nepal

I had never thought  that someday I would be trolled in a way where my work done for awareness would be used in a in significant way of hampering others. During 2015 I made this video about Local ISP susbisu for their bad internet service and it was uploaded in youtube for awareness purpose. The video can be viewed below which is in a pure form of Freedom of Expression(FoE) than any hate of speech.

Recently last week on out of the blues, I started receiving friendship request on facebook and people were putting in questions saying did you made the subisu video. I was surprised to know why people were after my video that too after 2 and half years. The thing that happened was one of the hackers hacked the subisu website and integrated my video there. 

The news went viral and facebook pages trolled my screenshot where people assumed me to be the hacker. I was kind of overwhelmed to the fact that I knew how to handle the situation but it made me feel the vulnerability of how our content and system can be manipulated in desired way.

There is not point of argument about if the hacker  is right or wrong but my concern is my content was for awareness purpose only and to speak up about quality of standard or bad service. I felt abused in many ways of how we upload content and how it gets used in desired ways.



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