a step forward….

Sri Narendra Modi and alliance definitely deserve severe criticism for their cold attitude towards Nepal India blockade issue that too in the dearth of enormous National crisis of Nepal. Their humanitarian aspect of handling the entire issue is definitely questionable. Keeping the entire issue in mind I would like to shift the focus slightly towards Modi’s recent visit to Pakistan which  shows many positive aspect of the situation. Lets take this picture as a bright start towards progress for both the Nation. According to the source and information if both the Prime Ministers are business minded[ thats what most of the individuals would agree], then many aspect could be expanded in between……….if not wrong I can see brilliant prospect of flourishing IT Industry in Pakistan which could give an overall financial upliftment of the country and terrorism would be gradually subsided and I have true belief that the students of Pakistan are equally brilliant as our Indian pupils. Their ability is unquestionable. They proved it in sports, they proved it in artistic pursuit. According to Indian philosophy hatred is just the reverse mindset of unconditional love. If things could be handled sensibly we can add a  new chapter of glory and admiration  in the epic of human history. Now, you can rebuke Narendra Modi and alliance for not responding to Nepal crisis properly.

David Beckham Plays Soccer With Nepalese Children Affected By April Earthquake[courtesy: THE HUGGINGTON POST]

“This is the best day of my life. I am so, so happy.”

<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption">David Beckham shakes hands with a Nepalese student in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Beckham is in Nepal filming a documentary for UNICEF.</span>

David Beckham shakes hands with a Nepalese student in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Beckham is in Nepal filming a documentary for UNICEF

KATHMANDU, Nepal — David Beckham played soccer with Nepalese children on Friday and visited a school in Bhaktapur that was damaged in April’s devastating earthquake.

Beckham visited the Shree Padma Higher Secondary School, where classes are being held in temporary sheds after the April 25 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people. He spent an hour talking to students in classrooms made out of a tin roof and bamboo walls.

The former England captain later played soccer with the children at an open courtyard surrounded by old Hindu temples.

“This is the best day of my life. I am so, so happy,” said Seline Homija, an eighth-grade student who played with Beckham on the brick paved courtyard.

Hundreds of fans gathered to watch, and police used batons to control the crowd.

Beckham, who also recently visited children at a hospital in Papua New Guinea, is in Nepal for a day filming a documentary.

India Will Do All For Better Ties With Nepal, Says Rajnath Singh[ courtesy: NDTV]

India Will Do All For Better Ties With Nepal, Says Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India wants very good relations with Nepal

NEW DELHI:  Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today that India wants good relations with Nepal and it will do everything to better strained relations.

“We want very good relations with Nepal. We will do everything for betterment of our relations with our neighbors,” Mr Singh told the media in New Delhi.

Nepal has accused India of covertly backing Madhes-based parties protesting against Kathmandu’s new Constitution and blockading the India-Nepal border, causing widespread shortages in the Himalayan nation.

India says it can’t be blamed for the situation in Nepal. Nepal had been fully dependent on gasoline imports from India for years.

Nepal warns of humanitarian crisis as India border blockade continues [courtesy: The Guardian]

in Kathmandu

Deputy prime minister Kamal Thapa tells UN that restrictions on import of essential supplies are jeopardising lives of children, elderly and infirm

Nepal is facing a humanitarian crisis due to the blockade of its border posts withIndia by groups opposed to the new national constitution, according to the country’s deputy prime minister, Kamal Thapa.

Speaking at the UN in Geneva on Wednesday, Thapa warned that the future of Nepal’s children is at stake if the blockade is not lifted.

“Lives and livelihoods of the entire population have been adversely affected,” said Thapa, speaking during Nepal’s universal periodic review. “Schools and hospitals have also had to bear the brunt of the current circumstances, exposing millions of children, elderly and sick persons to greater risks.”

The blockade, which is now into its second month, has severely restricted the amount of fuel and essential supplies reaching the country from India. Nepal relies heavily on India for a substantial proportion of its imports.

In Kathmandu, mile-long queues for petrol twist through the capital’s streets, and many residents are now using firewood to cook their food, having run out of cooking gas.

Politicians have been widely blamed for the impasse. “It’s the government’s fault,” said Mitthe Thapa Magar, a taxi driver who had been queuing for petrol for five days. “It has affected daily life a lot. We haven’t been able to work. We are queuing here for weeks when we should be working … No one is listening to us.”

The impact of the crisis is felt even more keenly in the Terai, the country’s southern plains, where the Madhesi and Tharu ethnic groups, together with political parties who oppose the new constitution, have enforced a general strike for almost three months.

Hopes of resolving the crisis were dealt a blow on Monday when police attempted to clear the blockade at the border town of Birgunj. During clashes between security personnel and demonstrators, an Indian citizen was shot dead by the police.

Laxman Lal Karna, the leader of Sadbhavana party, one of the political groups leading the demonstrations, accused the Nepal government of trying to suppress their protest by force.

“The recent incident in Birgunj shows the government doesn’t want to resolve the issue by peaceful talks,” Karna said. “With that incident there’s no point in holding talks with the government.”

The crisis is also disrupting efforts to bring relief to survivors of the earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May. Oxfam has called on the government of Nepal to resolve the standoff as a matter of urgency.

John Augsburger, Oxfam humanitarian programme director in Nepal, said: “The fuel crisis is narrowing the window we have to reach communities before the cold winter sets in. Temperatures frequently drop below zero in mountainous Nepal and this is going to take its toll on earthquake survivors – particularly the elderly, pregnant women and children.”

The petrol shortage may have caused more casualities when an overcrowded bus fell off a mountain road in Rasuwa district, north of Kathmandu, on 3 November. Local media reports said that 36 people were killed.

Bus accidents are commonplace in Nepal, but the chief district officer of Rasuwa, Shiva Ram Gelal, said the petrol crisis had meant that rules banning passengers from travelling on the roofs of buses were no longer being enforced.

“In recent days the lack of fuel has forced buses to carry more passengers than their capacity,” Gelal said. “Considering the current situation we cannot force the bus drivers to follow the law of carrying passengers according to the seat numbers.”

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[Konviktion’s note: the situation is not in the hand of common people only ministers from two countries could solve this problem sooner. Hope things should not head towards a man made disaster which is thoroughly against India’s reputation]

I believe………

Today I am a little dumbfounded………. like many, I too want to know was India diplomatically competent enough to handle the raised Nepal India relation recently[ whichever policy both the country  had undertaken previously it could have been amended in the time of emergency] ? Just for some immature stubbornness things are tilting in favor of China………could not India be a little more lenient and considerate towards Nepal or the political know hows are more important than humanitarian cause? Is it the right gesture to protrude in front of the rest of the World? Why SAARC’s intervention has not been introduced? Hope India has all the answers for this action.