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Happy Diwali, Happy Nepal Sambat 1135

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 23, 2014

Whatever is bright and beautiful, whatever means the most to you, whatever brings you happiness, and these are the things I wish for you and your family. HAPPY DIWALI!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! HAPPY NEPAL SAMBAT 1135!!! to you and your family members! Let’s prove this year 1135 as the real victory of all.

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The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 16, 2014

Little League World Series - Nevada v PennsylvaniaTeens today might have a mixed reputation, but there’s no denying their influence. They command millions of fans on Twitter and Vine,start companies with funds they raised on Kickstarter, steal sceneson TV’s most popular shows, lead protests with global ramifications, and even—as of Friday—win Nobel Peace Prizes. But which ones rise above the rest? We analyzed social-media followings, cultural accolades, business acumen and more to determine this year’s list (ordered from youngest to oldest)

  • Mo’ne Davis, 13
    It’s not every day that a black female athlete appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated—let alone one who’s 13. So Mo’ne Davis made quite a splash in August when she landed that spot (cover line: “Remember Her Name”) after pitching a shutout game in the Little League World Series. Her team, Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, was eventually knocked out of the tournament, but not before Davis got accolades from Michelle Obama, Kevin Durant and Ellen DeGeneres, among others. Many hope she will be a role model for girls in sports, especially those that are typically male-dominated. —Sarah Begle

  • Sasha Obama, 13, and Malia Obama, 16

    Sasha and Malia Obama arrive at the ceremonial swearing-in of their father President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais—AP
    A lot of dads get squeamish about their daughter’s first prom, but only Malia Obama’s date status could be called “classified information,” as the President joked on Live! with Kelly and Michael last spring. Nonetheless, she has emerged as a figure of national interest: her appearance at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Music Festival caused almost as much of a stiras the musicians themselves, and her name has spiked in popularity after her father’s election. (It’s predicted to peak again in 2018.) Sasha, meanwhile, has become an icon in her own right: after being photographed in a unicorn sweatshirt, the style sold out at ASOS in a matter of days. —S.B.

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प्रधानमन्त्रीलाई लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानको ज्ञापनपत्र

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 8, 2014

Belgiumबेल्जियम, १ अक्टोबर – संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघको ६९ औं महासभालाई सम्बोधन गरेर प्रधानमन्त्री सुशील कोइराला स्वदेश फर्कने क्रममा बेल्जियमको राजधानी ब्रुसेल्समा आउनुभएको अवसरमा लुम्बिनी कपिलवस्तु दिवस विश्व अभियानका तर्फबाट बेल्जियमस्थित अभियानका अभियान्ताहरुले प्रधानमन्त्री कोइरालालाई अभियानका गतिविधिहरुको बारेमा संक्षेपमा प्रकाश पार्दै अभियानले आगामी वुद्ध जयन्तीका अबसरमा बेल्जियममा आयोजना गर्ने अन्तराष्ट्रिय संगोस्ठीमा नेपाल सरकारको सहयोग र सहभागिता होस भनी अभियानका विश्व संयोजक रामकुमार श्रेष्ठद्वारा हस्ताक्षरित ज्ञापनपत्र बुझाएका छन । नेपाली राजदुतावास ब्रुसेल्सले प्रधानमन्त्रीको सम्मानमा आयोजना गरेको दिवाभोज कार्यक्रमको अवसरमा उक्त ज्ञापनपत्र दिइएको हो । Read the rest of this entry »

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“वुद्ध जन्मेको देशमा आजका स्वर-लहरीहरु” शिर्षकमा अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 6, 2014

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लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानको आगामी डिसेम्बर १ मा छैटौं बार्षिकी मनाउने क्रममा वुद्ध र लुम्बिनी बिषयमा केन्द्रित भएर अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब मनाउने हेतुले डा मधु माधुर्यको मूल संयोजकत्वमा गठित समदर्शी काइंला (युनाइटेड अरब एमिरेट्स), उमा सुवेदी (नेपाल), कमला प्रसाई (अमेरिका), भगवती बस्नेत (इजरायल), सानु घिमिरे (अस्ट्रेलिया), सुरेन्द्र लिम्बू परदेशी (भारत), बिमल गिरी (बेल्जियम), बिकल आचार्य (वेलायत), हरि कृष्ण लभली श्रेष्ठ (नेपाल), बिनोद अधिकारी (कुवेत), डा लेखनाथ काफ्ले (ताइवान) र डा हरि कुमार श्रेष्ठ (नेपाल) रहनु भएको १३ सदस्यीय मूल आयोजक समितिले “वुद्ध जन्मेको देशमा आजका स्वर-लहरीहरु” शिर्षकमा तपसिलका सीमामा रहेर अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब आयोजना गर्ने भएको छ: Read the rest of this entry »

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अस्ट्रेलियन नेताहरुले समेत लगाइदिए दसैंको टिका

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 5, 2014

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Tika 2अत्यन्तै थोरै नेपाली बसोबास गर्ने अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा जिलोङ नेपलिज एसोशियसनको पहलमा आयोजनामा गरिएको पहिलो दसैंं कार्यक्रममा वरिपरिका शहरहरु मेलबर्न, बालाराट र वार्नाबुलदेखि नेपाली एबं बिदेशीहरु आएर नाचगान सहित भब्यताका साथ मनाइएको दसैंं कार्यक्रममा अस्ट्रेलियाको आसन्न सांसद निर्वाचनका लागि उम्मेदवार भएका ठूला पार्टीका उम्मेदवारहरु समेतले नेपाली एबं बिदेशीहरुलाई दसैंको टिका लगाएर आशिर्बाद दिए । यसरी टिका लगाएर आशिर्बाद दिने बिदेशीहरुमा लेबर र ग्रिन पार्टीका सांसद उम्मेदवारहरु क्रमश: क्रिस्टिन कोउजेन्स र लोइड डेविस, भिक्टोरिया मल्टिकल्चरल कमिसनका कमिसनर डा टेरेज डे फजिओ, ग्रेटर जिलोङ काउन्सिलका बहुसांस्कृतिक जिम्मेवारी बहन गरेका काउन्सिलर एड्डी कोन्टेल्ज र अजी एक्सन अब्रोडका प्रबन्ध निर्ढेशक ग्राएम केण्ट थिए ।

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नेपाल-भारत सीमानामा दुई हजार जंगे पिल्लरको खोजी शुरु

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2014

junge-pillar1असोज, काठमाडौं । भारतीय प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी काठमाडौंबाट फर्किएको डेढ महिना नपुग्दै नेपाल-भारत सीमा विवाद समाधान गर्ने र सीमाना व्यवस्थापन गर्ने प्रक्रियाले गति लिएको छ ।

सात वर्षपछि पहिलोपटक सीमा व्यवस्थापनसम्बन्धी संयन्त्रको बैठक बसेर दुई देशबीचको सीमानाबाट हराएका जंगे पिल्लरहरु खोज्ने र सीमा व्यवस्थापनसम्बन्धी काम थाल्ने सहमति भएको हो । काठमाडौंमा विहीबार र शुक्रबार बसेको दुई देशका नापी विभागका महानिर्देशक नेतृत्वको उच्चस्तरीय संयन्त्रको बैठकले तीन वर्षभित्र सीमा व्यवस्थापन गर्ने कार्ययोजना तयार पारेको छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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“नेपालीको आँखा भरी” यस बर्षको सर्वोत्कृष्ट राष्ट्रिय भावनाको गीत

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 15, 2014

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वरिष्ठ गीतकर क्षेत्र प्रताप अधिकारीको शब्द रचनामा गायक आशिष श्रेष्ठको स्वरमा सजिएको “नेपालीको आँखा भरी” बोलको गीतले यस बर्षको सर्वोत्कृष्ट राष्ट्रिय भावनाको गीतको अवार्ड हासिल गरेको छ | राजधानी काठमाडौँमा आयोजित १६ औं टुबोर्ग इमेज अवार्डमा मनोनयनमा परेका अन्य गीतहरुलाई पछि पार्दै यस गीतले अवार्ड हासिल गरेको हो | यस गीतमा संगीत चन्दन श्रेष्ठले दिएका छन् | Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Solar Storm Heading Toward Earth This Weekend

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 13, 2014

By Jacqueline Howard

n-SOLAR-STORMS-largeNot just one, but two strong solar flares burst off the sun’s surface this week — and now Earth is getting hit with the aftermath.

While the solar storm headed our way may affect power lines, radio transmissions, communication systems and satellites to a small degree, scientists say it’s nothing to worry about.

We’re not scared of this one,” Tom Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado, told the AP.

A strong X1.6-class solar flare erupted from a sunspot on Wednesday, following a previous flare that blasted out of the same spot on Monday, LiveScience reported. Just check out the action captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in the video below.

NASA scientists said that a small flare was also spotted on the left corner of the sunThursday morning, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Due to these significant solar events, two waves of highly energized solar material from the eruptions have traveled our way and are now expected to impact the Earth. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a “geomagnetic” storm watch until Saturday, Sept. 13.

Geomagnetic storms can cause some problems for the (power) grid but are typically very manageable,” Bill Murtagh, space weather forecaster for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told USA Today. “We may also see some anomalies with satellites so satellite operators around the world have been notified. And problems with the accuracy of GPS have been observed with this level of storming.”

Minor issues aside, radiation from solar flares can’t pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically harm humans and these recent storms should not endanger satellites and astronauts in space, Space.com reported.

There may even be an upside to the solar storm. Scientists say we may see an increase in beautiful auroral displays in the sky.

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Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 1, 2014

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myanmar-noeYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

May Myat Noe’s photograph was blacked out on the Miss Asia Pacific World website, the word “dethroned” stamped alongside her name.

“She thinks as long as she keeps this crown she’s the winner,” said David Kim, director of media for the South Korea-based pageant. “She’s not.” Read the rest of this entry »

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International Day Against Nuclear Tests Should Push Us All to Demand Global Zero

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 31, 2014

By Valerie Plame WilsonFmr. CIA covert operations officer

Valerie_Plame_Wilsonn-NUCLEAR-TESTING-large570According to the 2000 Report of the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, the long-lasting effects of nuclear testing can be qualified in simple scientific terms: “Radiation exposure can damage living cells, causing death in some of them and modifying others.” Translation: death, cancer and birth deformities, to name but a few.

These long-lasting effects aren’t limited to nuclear testing. They are the same horrors that afflicted victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But what the rest of us should know, and need to know, is that the nuclear threat has only grown more dangerous.

Today marks an important milestone in our fight to eliminate the nuclear threat. Five years ago when the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution to declare August 29 the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, they said that “the end of nuclear tests is one of the key means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world,” reminding us that there is still much more work to be done.

The truth is, as long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not safe. The human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons — whether by testing, mistake or malice — is the very reason we need to eliminate them altogether. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which in 1996 set out to ban nuclear tests, is an important step, but we need to do more — and we can.

With political will and public pressure, we can achieve a world without these weapons of mass destruction. Just 10 days ago, we saw all of Syria’s chemical weapons destroyed because of bold leadership and effective diplomacy. And as I write this, the U.S. and other P5+1 leaders are amidst talks with Iran on a final end to the Iranian nuclear-weapons impasse. What we need now is intense public pressure. We must hold leaders accountable and demand a safer future.

Global Zero, the international movement to eliminate nuclear weapons, is spearheading the effort to put this critical human-rights issue at the top of the public and political agenda. Their activists are hitting the streets with bold action, pushing world leaders to make this an urgent priority. In fact, earlier this month on the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Global Zero turned out more than 400 activists in a global day of action that spanned three continents, five countries and seven cities to commemorate one of the world’s most shattering tragedies and to demand progress toward a world without nuclear weapons.

Together, they’re calling for the first-ever Nuclear Weapons Summit. There, key nuclear and non-nuclear countries will come to the table to advance the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons by 2030. But that starts with a global commitment to achieve a nuclear-free world.

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To learn more about how you can make a difference, including signing the Global Zero declaration to commit to a world without nuclear weapons by 2030, visithere.

 

 

 

 

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KISSINGER: World Order Crumbling

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 31, 2014

Old Global leader Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order
The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis

To play a responsible role in the evolution of a 21st-century world order, the U.S. must be prepared to answer a number of questions for itself: What do we seek to prevent, no matter how it happens, and if necessary alone? What do we seek to achieve, even if not supported by any multilateral effort? What do we seek to achieve, or prevent, only if supported by an alliance? What should we not engage in, even if urged on by a multilateral group or an alliance? What is the nature of the values that we seek to advance? And how much does the application of these values depend on circumstance?

 

By HENRY KISSINGER

The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis, writes Henry Kissinger. Above, a pro-Russian fighter stands guard at a checkpoint close to Donetsk, Ukraine in July. European Pressphoto Agency

The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis, writes Henry Kissinger. Above, a pro-Russian fighter stands guard at a checkpoint close to Donetsk, Ukraine in July. European Pressphoto Agency

Henry KissingerLibya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies. In the decades following World War II, the U.S.—strengthened in its economy and national confidence—began to take up the torch of international leadership and added a new dimension. A nation founded explicitly on an idea of free and representative governance, the U.S. identified its own rise with the spread of liberty and democracy and credited these forces with an ability to achieve just and lasting peace. The traditional European approach to order had viewed peoples and states as inherently competitive; to constrain the effects of their clashing ambitions, it relied on a balance of power and a concert of enlightened statesmen. The prevalent American view considered people inherently reasonable and inclined toward peaceful compromise and common sense; the spread of democracy was therefore the overarching goal for international order. Free markets would uplift individuals, enrich societies and substitute economic interdependence for traditional international rivalries. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Turbanator: Devout Sikh wears the world’s largest turban that takes him six hours to put on and weighs 100lb

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 29, 2014

  • Devout Sikh Avtar Singh Mauni has a turban that measures 645 metres
  • Mr Mauni, from the Punjab, India, has been adding to it for the past 16 years
  • The turban could land Mr Mauni a coveted Guinness World Record 

By TED THORNHILL

Meet devout Sikh Avtar Singh Mauni – the proud owner of the world’s largest turban.

The holy man says his extra large headgear weighs a hefty 100lb and measures a staggering 645m (2,115 feet) when unwrapped – the same length as 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The 60-year-old has been regularly adding to it for the past 16 years and it now takes him up to six hours to get it on.

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Avtar Singh Mauni has a turban that measures an incredible 645m
Avtar Singh Mauni has a turban that measures an incredible 645m

The Turbanator: Avtar Singh Mauni has a turban that measures an incredible 645m – so big that he is forced to travel by motorcycle as he can’t fit inside a car

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“नेपालीको आखाभरि” सर्वोत्कृष्ट राष्ट्रिय भावनाले अभिप्रेरित सुगम सङीत बिधामा (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 23, 2014

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१६ Annual Tuborg ईमेज अवार्डको मनोनयनमा आशिष श्रेष्ठको साङीतिक एल्बम “नेपाली बन्धना “को गीत “नेपालीको आखा भरि” सर्वोत्कृष्ट राष्ट्रिय भावनाले अभिप्रेरित सुगम सङीत बिधामा मनोनयनमा परेको छ। यस बिधामा बिजेता बनाउन एस एम एस भोटिङ एस प्रकार छ।
Aashis Shrestha’s musical album “NEPALI BANDANA” ‘S SONG “Nepaliko Aakha Bhari” has been nominated in the 16 Annual Tuborg Image Award in the category Best song for national feeling to make him the winner

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SAM ARMYTAGE’S NUMBER GOES TO AIR (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 19, 2014

SamSometimes to be beautiful and popular also can create problem. Sunrise co-host Sam (Samantha) Armytage’s mobile number accidentally went to air this morning on LIVE TV.

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During a segment featuring Samsung’s new smartwatch, the number was quickly flashed on screen.

In a matter of seconds, Sam’s phone was inundated with calls and texts from viewers who had managed to catch her digits.

At last count she had over 1500 messages and 15 marriage proposals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Biggest Hacking: Russian Hackers Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 7, 2014

A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.

The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, including household names, and small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems.

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Alex Holden of Hold Security said most of the targeted websites were still vulnerable.Credit Darren Hauck for The New York Times

“Hackers did not just target U.S. companies, they targeted any website they could get, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to very small websites,” said Alex Holden, the founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security. “And most of these sites are still vulnerable.” Read the rest of this entry »

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