Sunday, 28 June 2009

SLC Result 2065

Kokila KC
KATHMANDU: The Office of the Controller of the Examination's Board on Sunday published the results of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination for the year 2065, with the pass percentage hitting all-time high in the entire history of the SLC examination.
The pass percentage this time is 68.47--- 4.74 per cent higher than that of the last academic year.

According to the OCE sources, though 412,321 students had registered their names only 342,632 students appeared in the exam, out of which 234,602 students got through it as regulars --132,662 boys and the rest 101,940 girls with the pass percentage standing at 72.03 per cent and 64.34 per cent respectively.
11,304 students -- 7,121 boys and 4,183 girls -- passed the exam with distinction. Likewise, 87,772 students --52,408 boys and 35,364 girls-- secured first division while 125,421 examinees--67,790 boys and 57,631 girls-- secured second division and 10,105 students -- 5,343 boys and 4,762 girls—stood third division.
Under exempted category, of total 45,890 students--18,882 boys and 27,008 girls-- only 21,887 examinees -- 9,302 boys and 12585 girls—passed with 708 examinees securing first division, 17,570 the second and 3,609 the third.
According to Birendra Kumar Jha, the exam controller at the OCE, the higher pass percentage has been obtained this time due to hard work of the students adding the supplementary SLC examination would be held from August 9-16.
The exams were held from March 25 to May 2 of 2009. This year too, the board has decided against publishing the list of toppers.

To view the result, follow this link

Source: The Himalayan Times

Sunday, 26 April 2009

KFC र Pizza Hut अब नेपालमा

फास्टफुडका पारखीका लागि यसपालिको दशैमा थप रौनक थपिने भएको छ । संसारभर स्वाद चखाएको फास्टफुड रेस्टुरेन्ट चेन रहेको केएफसी र पिज्जा हट नेपाल छिर्न लागेको हो ।

दरबारमार्गको अन्नपूर्ण कम्प्लेक्समा यी बहुराष्ट्रिय स्वाद पाइनेछ । ‘यी दुई रेस्टुरेन्ट कम्प्लेक्सको पहिलो र दोस्रो तलामा रहनेछन्,’ रेस्टुरेन्ट खोलिने सम्बद्ध एक अधिकारीले भने ।

यी दुई कम्पनीलाई नेपालमा आरजेकर्पसले नेपाल भित्र्याउँदैछ । कर्पस नेपालमा पेप्सिकोलाको उत्पादन गरिरहेको बरुण वेभरेजको लगानीकर्ता हो । भारतमा पनि केएफसी र पिज्जा हटको जे कर्पस नै फ्रान्चाइज हो ।

नेपालमा पहिलोपटक भित्रिन लागेको केएफसीसँगै पिज्जा हटको स्वाद पनि नेपालीका लागि नयाँ हुनेछ । यम ब्रान्डअन्तर्गत पिज्जा हटका ९१ देशमा १२ हजार पाँच सय आउटलेट छन् । संसारको सबैभन्दा ठूलो चेन भएको यो फास्टफुडका भारतमा मात्रै ३६ सहरमा १ सय ३७ आउटलेट छन् ।

आरजे कर्पस पेप्सी कम्पनीको ठूलामध्येका एक फ्रान्चाइज हो । जसले नेपाल/भारतलगायत अपि|mकामा पेप्सीको उत्पादन एवं बिक्री वितरण गरिरहेको छ । हालै यो समूहले नेपालमा हाउजिङ व्यवसायमा पनि हात हालेको छ । धापासीमा निर्माण भइरहेको पार्क भ्यु होराइजन यसै समूहको लगानी छ ।

‘केएफसी र पिज्जाहट नेपाल आउनु स्थानीयलाई मात्र नभई पर्यटन उद्योगका लागि पनि खुसीको खबर हो,’ होटल संघ नेपालका अध्यक्ष प्रशिद्धबहादुर पाण्डेले भने, ‘पर्यटकले आफ्नो स्वाद यहाँ पनि पाउनेछन् ।’

अमेरिकाको केन्टुकी राज्यका एक जना कर्नेल हार्नल्ड स्यान्डर्सले सुरुवात गरेको केन्टकी फ्राइड चिकेनको छोटो रूप केएफसी संसारभर रुचाइएको तारेको चिकेन हो । १९५२ मा सुरु गरिएको केएफसीले सुरुमा चिकेन र सलाद स्थानीयस्तरमा बेच्थ्यो ।

कर्नेल स्यान्डर्सले सुरु गरेको यो कम्पनी अहिले तीन जना व्यवस्थापक हुँदै पेप्सी कम्पनीको हातमा आइपुगेको छ । जसलाई यम ब्रान्ड नाम दिइएको छ । विभिन्न स्वादका चिकेन बेच्दै आएको केएफसीको चिकेन पकाउने हातले लेखिएको सूत्र भने केन्टुके मुख्यालयमा गोप्य रूपमा राखिएको छ । जसको जानकारी दुई जना उच्च व्यवस्थापकलाई मात्र रहने व्यवस्था छ ।


फ्यान्टास्टिक फ्यान्टा

ललितपुरको चाकुपाटस्थित एउटा किराना पसलमा भेटिएको फ्यान्टाको बोतलमा भेटिएको अखाद्य वस्तु हेर्नुस् त। विज्ञापनमा मात्र फ्यान्टास्टिक भनेर के गर्ने ? तस्बिरः रमेश कार्की


Thursday, 23 April 2009

20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Death

20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Death (Image credit: Stuart Gregory/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images)

1. The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years, as evidenced by a 45-foot-deep pit in Atapuerca, Spain, filled with the fossils of 27 hominids of the species Homo heidelbergensis, a possible ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans.

There are at least 200 euphemisms for death, including "to be in Abraham's bosom," "just add maggots" and "sleep with the Tribbles" (a "Star Trek" favorite).

No American has died of old age since 1951.

That was the year the government eliminated that classification on death certificates.

5. The trigger of death, in all cases, is lack of oxygen. Its decline may prompt muscle spasms, or the "agonal phase," from the Greek word "agon," meaning "contest."

6. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you. Ruptured cells become food for living bacteria in the gut, which release enough noxious gas to bloat the body and force the eyes to bulge outward.

7. So much for recycling: Burials in America deposit 827,060 gallons of embalming fluid -- formaldehyde, methanol and ethanol -- into the soil each year. Cremation pumps dioxins, hydrochloric acid, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide into the air.

Alternatively, a Swedish company, Promessa, will freeze-dry your body in liquid nitrogen, pulverize it with high-frequency vibrations and seal the resulting powder in a cornstarch coffin. They claim this "ecological burial" will decompose in six to 12 months.

Zoroastrians in India leave out the bodies of the dead to be consumed by vultures.

The vultures are now dying off after eating cattle carcasses dosed with diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory used to relieve fever in livestock.

11. Queen Victoria insisted on being buried with the bathrobe of her long-dead husband, Prince Albert, and a plaster cast of his hand.

If this doesn't work, we're trying in vitro! In Madagascar, families dig up the bones of dead relatives and parade them around the village in a ceremony called "famadihana." The remains are then wrapped in a new shroud and reburied. The old shroud is given to a newly married, childless couple to cover the connubial bed.

Sometimes, under the right conditions of temperature and humidity, fatty tissue of a buried body will turn to a soap-like substance called adipocere, or grave wax. Adipocere formation relies on a cold, damp environment and an absence of oxygen; once begun, this saponification can continue for centuries.

Well, yeah, there's a slight chance this could backfire: English philosopher Francis Bacon, a founder of the scientific method, died in 1626 of pneumonia after stuffing a chicken with snow to see if cold would preserve it.
15. For organs to form during embryonic development, some cells must commit suicide. Without such programmed cell death, we would all be born with webbed feet, like ducks.

16. In 1907, a Massachusetts doctor conducted an experiment with a specially designed deathbed and reported that the human body lost 21 grams upon dying. This has been widely held as fact ever since. It's not.

17. Buried alive: In 19th-century Europe there was so much anecdotal evidence that living people were mistakenly declared dead that cadavers were laid out in "hospitals for the dead" while attendants awaited signs of putrefaction.

Eighty percent of people in the United States die in a hospital.

19. More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.

It is estimated that 100 billion people have died since humans began.


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

BMW shape the fabric of future car design

I saw the program in Discovery Channel called Future Car a Part of Next World. Many Future cars were demostrated and all were cool but BMW GINA is an extraordinary car I've ever seen.

The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model is a concept car with a difference; instead of a skin of steel, it’s covered in a sheath of cloth. And if my thinking is right, I may have fabricated an idea that could help their car go the distance…

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model

As it stands, any car covered in cloth is unlikely to be given the green light by any road agency in either Europe or the US. So for now, the BMW GINA is purely conceptual. But what if there was a way to keep the cloth?

What do you get when you cross a BMW GINA Light Visionary Model concept car with a bullet-proof vest?

Seriously, this is no joke. DSM is a Netherlands-based materials’ specialist, who — among other things — has developed a material they call Dyneema SB61, which is a material that boasts some remarkable properties:

“Weight for weight, it is 15 times stronger than steel and 40 per cent stronger than that other staple of the bulletproof vest, Kevlar. American Body Armor of Los Angeles is using the new fibre to make flexible, concealable vests just 5 millimetres thick for US police forces.”

Now, see this cool video of BMW GINA.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

सुँगुरको नयाँ अवतार

हामीले देख्दै आएको सुँगुरको मुख एउटा, थुतुनो पनि एउटै हुन्छ । तर चीनका एक किसानले अकस्मात सुँगुरको नयाँ अवतार फेला पारे । उनको घरको एउटी सुँगुर्नीले तीन आँखा र दुइ थुतुनो भएको पाठो ब्याइदिएकी छे ।

हुन त आठ वटा पाठा पाएकी त्यो सुँगुर्नीले यो मात्रै एउटा अचम्मको उपहार दिएकी हो । झेजियाङ प्रान्तको चोङग्रेन गाउँका लिउ डिङशेङको घरमा यो पाठो जन्मिएको हो ।

लिउले यो अचम्मको पाठो हातमा खेलाउँदै भने-"यसलाइ देखेर त म चकितै परिहालेँ किनभने मैले मेरो जन्मभरमा यस्तो अचम्मको सुँगुर देखेको थिइनँ । अब यसलाइ के गरूँ, पूजा गरूँ कि लगेर खोलामा बगाउँ मलाइ क्यै थाहा छैन ।"

पिपुल्स डेली पत्रिकालाइ जनाए अनुसार यो पाठो पाउने सुँगुर्नीको स्वास्थ्य अति राम्रो छ । र अहिले त उसले आफ्नो दैनिक दिनचर्या पनि जारी राखेकी छे ।

यता स्थानीय पशु चिकित्सकले यस किसिमको विकृत जन्मको कारण या त जेनेटिक म्युटेशनका कारण नत्र भने खाद्य प्रदूषणका कारण भएको हुन सक्ने बताएका छन् ।

पछिल्लो समय निकै द्रूत गतिमा विकासको पथमा हिँडिरहेको चीनले ज्यादै ठूलो वातावरण प्रदूषण भोगिरहेको छ ।

Sunday, 5 April 2009

9 Beautiful Cities

9 beautiful cities at night


Las Vegas


San Francisco






(oops, camera could not capture anything because of loadshedding, sorry)