Nepal Traffic Police Sucks ………………….

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I left my house at 9:00 from Paknajol for my office in kalanki within second I reached the Bisnumati Bridge, before that I saw few traffic police checking the blue book and license. It’s very rare that they check all the people passing by but I rarely encounter them as they target the young and naïve riders. Just few minutes away in the bridge the traffic was halted and within seconds it was crowded. Reason a big water tanker in the mouth of the bridge could not pass as the traffic from other side was just pouring in. Due to this the other side was completely halted.

Seeing this also the traffic police who were there few minutes away checking the blue book and license turned a blind eye. The line grew like anything where the one side traffic was pounding and the other side was completely halted. The situation was so worst that people started shouting at each other.
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Increasing Government Accountability When Democracy Cannot

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Increasing Accountability of GovernmentImproving the accountability of leaders tops the agenda of just about everyone involved with development. But the preferred solution—elections—often comes up short in countries with divided populationsand democratic structures that are not well institutionalized. There is a great need for alternatives.

Such alternatives can take many forms—including improving governance, enhancing the rule of law, promoting transparency, decentralizing government (where leaders might be held more accountable in some cases), ensuring equity in governance and the distribution of resources (which may matter more than better governance), and increasing the leverage of societal groups to monitor the performance of state officials.
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Bangladesh: Mourning The Death Of Humayun Ahmed

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Humayun Ahmed

A few hours ago the most famous Bangladeshi writer and film maker during the past three decades died from colon cancer leaving millions of fans mourning. Humayun Ahmed (64) was a popular author, dramatist and film director who captivated millions of people with his famous characters like Himu, Misir Ali, Baker Bhai etc in both literature and film/drama fields.

Humayun Ahmed studied in the Dhaka University and joined as a Lecturer in Chemistry in his Alma Mater. Later he obtained a PhD degree in polymer chemistry from the North Dakota State University in the United States. In the mid 1990s he left his job at the university to devote all his time to writing and production of film.
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Promoting Human Rights in non Western Countries

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One way to approach this challenge is to examine values, norms, customs and practices in non-Western cultures which can act as ‘receptors’ for human rights principles and practice. A new Dutch collaborative research project adopts just such an approach (and is thus called the ‘Receptor Approach’). It brings together experts from around the world and from a variety of disciplines – law, anthropology, sociology, political science, international relations and philosophy among others.
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Two prisoners hanged in Iran today: One man was hanged publicly in Shiraz (southern Iran)

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Two prisoners were hanged in two Iranian cities today.

One man was hanged publicly in Shiraz:

One prisoner was hanged publicly in the city of Shiraz (Fars Province, southern Iran) this morning, reported the official web site of the Iranian judiciary in the Fars Province.

The prisoner was identified as “A. T.” and was convicted of kindapping and rape according to the report.
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