Author: Sushmita Dahal

Shri Swasthani Brata Katha

Shri Swasthani Brata Katha is dedicated to Goddess Shree Swasthani, a Goddess known to grant wishes of her devotees is a popular ritual observed in Nepal in the Poush month (January – February) during winter. The month long telling of the tales are dedicated to the Goddess and the stories that are mainly narrated are those of Swasthani Devi, Lord Shiva other Gods. It is believed that Goddess Swasthani helped Goddess Sati overcome her troubles after she burned herself at Daksha Yagam after hearing her husband, Lord Shiva, being insulted. As per this legend Goddess Swasthani helped Sati overcome...

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Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes

The credit and debit card data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus compromised at least 70 million American consumers, and analysts say even more of us are at risk. That’s because the technology we use to swipe for our purchases — magnetic stripes on the backs of cards — isn’t hard for a skilled fraudster to hack. “It’s totally unprotected and it’s static, so it’s the same data that’s read every single time. It’s just about the worst security that you can put into a payment system,” says Avivah Litan, a security analyst for Gartner, a firm retailers hire...

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Claudio Abbado(RIP)

Claudio Abbado, one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation, died Monday in Bologna, Italy, at age 80. His death was announced by a spokesperson for Bologna’s mayor, saying that it followed an unspecified long illness. Abbado had been diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2000; following surgery for that illness, he was transformed into a hauntingly gaunt figure. Over the course of Abbado’s career, he led several of the world’s most revered orchestras and opera companies, including La Scala in Milan, the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera, and he served as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal guest conductor from 1982 to 1985. No matter the setting, he was an artist of rare insight and great lyricism in repertoire from Rossini to Mahler to Russian symphonies to contemporary...

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Voilence against women

KATHMANDU, JAN 22 – Women activists and lawyers have demanded a separate fast track court to adjudicate the cases of violence against women. Advocate Sharmila Shrestha said some cases even need separate close hearing that the existing legal provision lacks. “The big building of Kathmandu District Court is no secure for conducting hearing that requires confidentiality,” she said. Speakers in a programme organised by National Women Commission on Wednesday said a separate court should be set up to deal with cases related to violence against women. Former lawmaker and advocate Sapana Malla Pradhan said there are instances when police reject to register case related to violence against women. “A separate court should be established that exclusively look into such cases. This will reduce the burden of cases in regular court,” she said. Mohana Ansari, member of National Women Commission said the fast track courts in India, which was set up after the incident of gang rape of a medical student in Delhi last year, has been instrumental in dispensing justice to the victims. “Because of lengthy court proceeding under the current legal system, the victims do not feel justice has been delivered, even if they win the case after years of legal fight,” she said...

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The Gen Nep

The Gen Nep is a national youth initiative that builds ‘Confidence’, ‘Conviction’ and ‘Character’ in Nepali youth by engaging them with inspirational personalities from Nepal and abroad. It helps Nepali youth build their careers by getting them mentored by well-known personalities of Nepal, and providing them career counseling by leading professionals in their fields. ‘The Gen Nep’ works towards building the ‘nation-first-character’ in Nepali youth with the twin goal of supporting them to ‘DO WELL’ in their careers, and inspiring them to ‘DO GOOD’ to the society.It brings opportunities for Nepali youth to have rewarding experiences by helping the...

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