Nepal has registered itself as the newest republic in the world with a recent declaration to convert the kingdom to a federal democratic republic. Now onward the king is considered an ordinary citizen.
The first sitting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) unanimously declared Nepal a republic late on Wednesday night, with only four votes against the declaration. The CA, elected through the landmark election held last month, formally passed the proposal, bidding farewell to the only Hindu King of the world.
The former rebels, CPN-Maoists, won 220 seats in the April 10 ballot, Nepali Congress won 110 seats, while the CPN -UML secured 103 and the newly emerged party Madhesi Peopleâ€™s Rights Forum (MPRF), representing Madhes the countryâ€™s southern plains along the Indian border, won 52 seats.
The Shah Dynasty that unified and ruled Nepal for the last 240 years, often through bloodshed, came to a peaceful end on MAY 28, 2008. If the rise of the Shahs was spectacular, so was their downfall. In modern history, hardly any monarchy has been abolished either through the ballot or so peacefully.
Two new records were set by two Nepali mountaineers on the top of Mt. Everest.
The first record was set by Appa Sherpa, 48, who climbed the highest peak for the 18th time.
The second record was set by a 76 year old (turning 77 in a few days) senior Min Bahadur Serchan. Sherchan has broken the previous record held by Japanese schoolteacher Katsusuke Yanagisawa, 71, who scaled the Everest in the last year. It is told that Serchan is in good health after the climb in spite of his age.
41 years old Ian Baker, living in Nepal for the last 24 years, had stored statues of archaeological importance, vestiges of various wild animals including skin, skeleton and statues in his Baluwater residence. The police said 121 kinds of goods of archeological importance were seized from the two flats. According to the police, most of the idols, torans (embossed metal plates) and thankas were stolen from temples. The seized items include tiger skins, skeleton of tigersâ€™ heads and other animals.
He escaped being arrested as he is told to be living in Bangkok these days. The house owner Rajesh Maharjan was arrested by the police for the investigation.
They call these, “Speed Limiters” and you can see why they would be extremely effective, at least once.
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Maths has always been the toughest subject to me. Thanks god, my wife didn’t care about it!
But a bride in Bhore of Gopalganj district, India thinks her groom should be a maths wiz.
The bride rejected her groom as he failed to solve a simple mathematical puzzle of four and three during a marriage ceremony there.It so happenned that the marriage of Sarita Kumari, daughter of Vishwanath Prasad of Jagtauli village in Bhore police station, was fixed with Tinku, a resident of Karom village in Siwan district. The `baraat’ party reached the bride’s house and all the rituals were performed by the women of the family.
Tinku was taken inside for marriage and then things went topsy turvy for the bridegroom. Some of the women asked him to give answer to sum of three and four. And Tinku failed to solve the simple mathematical puzzle.
When the bride came to know that her would-be husband could not solve such a simple question, she refused to marry him and left the mandup. Both the families sat together and tried to solve the problem. And finally, the girl agreed to marry Pintu, Tinku’s younger brother. And the marriage was solemnised three days after. And poor Tinku had to return empty-handed.(Times of India)
A hindu organization in Tamil Nadu, India seem to be forming a ”moral brigade” for film actresses these days. Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) wants to enter actresses’ wardrobes to choose which dress is decent and which is not. The group has filed a complaints against bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat over the issue of improper attire at a film function.
HMK accused the actress of wearing transparent and skimpy clothes. (source)
Mallika does wear bold dresses but I don’t think it is problem of a religious organization to point fingers on them.
A single plant of tomato in general can grow 2-4 kg of tomato in a season and its height is in a range of a meter.
But a farmer from western Nepal, Bhagaban Adhikari (Durali-7, Gorkha) has grown a tomato plant that can grow more than a muri (local measure equivalent to about 64kg) of tomato in a season. The plant is also more than 5 m in height. The farmer hopes to grow twice the amount soon as the height of the plant is still increasing.
You might say: with science, anything is possible. There are new technology like hybrid farming and fertilizers. But the farmer claims that he has never used any fertilizer or chemicals in the plant. (source)
This sure is a cool ad. I wonder what the beer tastes like?
You can say it should be a sucessful ad.