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Kapilvastu Day Movement Spain Committee Poster

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010


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संचारकर्मी र कलमकर्मीहरुद्धारा प्रसंशनीय कार्यको शुरुवात

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010

अप्रिल २०१० मा पोस्टिङ् गरिएको यो सामग्री केही अपडेटका साथ दोश्रो कपिलबस्तु दिवसको अबसरमा पुन: पोस्टिङ् गरिएको छ – यस्ले केही थप  पत्रकारहरुलाई पनि यसो गर्न अभिप्रेरित गर्न सक्छ कि भन्ने बिस्वासका साथ । यो अभियानमा हातेमालो गर्दा कसैले पनि गुमाउनुभन्दा पाउनेछन, हीनताबोधभन्दा गौरब गर्न सक्नेछन, जिब्रो चपाउनुभन्दा खुलस्त बोल्न सक्ने छन ।)

हामी नेपाली भनेर त्यस बेलासम्म भन्न पाउनेछौं जुन बेलासम्म नेपाल एउटा स्वाभिमान देशको रुपमा रहिरहन्छ । नेपालको अस्तित्व समाप्त भएको खण्डमा हामी नेपाली भन्ने अबसरबाट बन्चित हुनेछौं । कुनै पनि देशको सरकारको एउटा प्रमुख कार्य भनेकै राष्ट्रियताको संरक्षण गर्नु र देशभित्र शान्ति अमन चयन कायम गर्नु हो । संक्रमण काल भएको कारण शान्ति सुरक्षाको सवालमा लचकतादेखाउन सकिन्छ सरकारद्धारा  उद्धेस्य प्राप्त गर्न नसकेको खण्डमा, तर राष्ट्रियताको सवालमा सबैभन्दा पहिला सरकार बोल्नै पर्ने हुन्छ । यो सर्ब मान्य कुरा हो जुनसुकै देशको लागि पनि, तर वारंवार सीमा अतिक्रमणका घटनाहरु भएका छन; सीमा क्षेत्रमा वलात्कार लगायतका अनगिन्ति आमानवीय घटनाहरु भएका छन; वारंवार हतियार सहित भारतीय प्रहरीहरु नेपाल छिरेका छन; बिना अनुमति भारतीय लडाकु विमान नेपाली भूभागमा उडेका छन; भारतीय सेनापतिले नेपाली शान्ति प्रकृयामा अवरोध पुग्ने किसिमका गंभीर आपत्तिजनक कुरा उठाएका छन; अमेरिकाबाट प्रकाशित हुने न्यूजवीक साप्ताहिकका सम्पादक, अन्तराष्ट्रिय गतिविधिका नियमित लेखक तथा अमेरिकी टेलिभिजन च्यानल सीएनएनका संचालक फरिद जकरियाले आफ्नो पछिल्लो पुस्तक अमेरिका पछिको विश्व  (The Post American World) को १५४ पृष्ठको अन्तिम प्याराग्राफमा “बुद्ध भारतीय थिए र बुद्धिज्म भारतमा पत्ता लगाइएको थियो” भनी उल्लेख गरेका छन(यसबारेको समाचार हेर्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुहोस) र हालसालै भारतले सगरमाथा पनि भारतमा नै पर्छ भन्ने अभियान शुरु गरेको छ, भारतले  करोडौं रुपयाँ खर्च गरेरनक्कली कपिलबस्तु २०१२ मा सकाउनेगरी अधिकांश कार्य सकाउन लागिसक्यो, गुगलमा बुद्धको जन्मस्थल खोज्दा भारत देखाउँथ्यो, PBS जस्तो ठूलो कंपनीले “The Buddha” भिडिओ Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks U.S. Embassy Cables: New Documents Released

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010


This could be the Most powerful political earthquake for the whole history.
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Medvedev: ‘Arms Race’ Possible If Missile Defense Agreement Fails

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010


Arm race? Why?
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WikiLeaks: Gordon Brown’s personal plea for hacker Gary McKinnon to serve sentence in Britain rejected by US

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010

The Telegraph: By Steven Swinford

The US rebuffed a direct appeal by Gordon Brown for computer hacker Gary McKinnon to be allowed to serve any

Gary McKinnon and Gordon Brown Photo: PA/GETTY IMAGES

sentence in Britain, cables obtained by WikiLeaks show.

In August 2009 when he was prime minister, Mr Brown attempted to strike a deal during a face-to-face meeting with the US ambassador, arguing that Mr McKinnon’s medical condition meant he would commit suicide if he was extradited.

Mr McKinnon, 44, suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.

His appeal was rejected by the Obama administration, which demanded that Mr McKinnon should be tried and serve any sentence in the US, where he faces up to 60 years in prison.

David Cameron, the prime minister, has yet to say whether he will agree to the demands.

The US government alleges that between February 2001 and March 2002 Mr McKinnon hacked into dozens of US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Defence computers, as well as 16 Nasa computers. Read the rest of this entry »

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President Yadav dissatisfied with PM’s series of foreign trips

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010

President Ram Baran Yadav has expressed dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal for his series of foreign trips at a time when the nation is going through a difficult time, Annapurna Post daily reported.

At a meeting in Shital Niwas Monday, President Yadav advised PM Nepal to take initiative to forge consensus among the parties and end the political deadlock instead of focusing on foreign trips.

PM Nepal had gone to meet the President to apprise him of his trip to Cambodia to start Tuesday. He is leaving for Cambodia´s capital Phnom Penh Tuesday to attend the sixth International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).

Soon after returning from Cambodia, PM Nepal is going to Belgium to chair a meeting of the Least Developed Countries (LDC)s. He had visited Russia last week for the Global Tiger Summit.

I had expected you would initiate dialogues among political parties and strive to end the ongoing political crisis after you returned from Russia, but then you are going on a foreign trip again, the President’s press advisor quoted the President as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal awaits WikiLeaks’ dossiers with bated breath

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010

Newkerala: By Sudeshna Sarkar, Kathmandu, Nov 30 : Whistleblower WikiLeaks’ disclosure of confidential US documents could cause Nepal’s history of its 10-year insurgency and the transition from monarchy to a republic to be rewritten, once – or if – over 2,000 confidential documents relating to the country are made public.

The Himalayan nation began a vigil Tuesday, awaiting revelations about its own behind-the-scene terrorist, political and diplomatic deals following the discovery that the website had also obtained 2,278 memos sent by the US Embassy in Kathmandu to the US State Department in Washington through a lengthy period of 1996 to February this year.

The Nepal documents are not among the initial 251,287 cables posted by WikiLeaks despite a warning by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the leaks were an attack on the international community.

The WikiLeaks memos on Nepal mainly revolve around the Maoist insurgency, the political upheaval followed by King Gyanendra’s attempt to grab power with the help of an army-backed coup and the subsequent overthrow of his government due to a nationwide uprising.
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What is WikiLeaks in fact?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010

These days WikiLeaks is hot cake all over the world due to lots of very sensitive information leaks. In fact what is WikiLeaks?

WikiLeaks is an international non-profit media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymoussources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press.[1] Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents.[3]

The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the U.S., Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.[1] Newspaper articles and The New Yorker magazine (7 June 2010) describe Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, as its director.[4]

WikiLeaks has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine New Media Award.[5] In June 2009, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange won Amnesty International‘s UK Media Award (in the category “New Media”) for the 2008 publication of “Kenya: The Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances”,[6] a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights about police killings in Kenya.[7] In May 2010, the New York Daily News listed WikiLeaks first in a ranking of “websites that could totally change the news”.[8]

In April 2010, WikiLeaks posted video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians were killed by U.S. forces, on a website called Collateral Murder. In July of the same year, WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available for public review.[9] In October, the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called theIraq War Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations. Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks: summary of the latest disclosures

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Photo: EPA

The Telegraph:  By Nick Collins

The latest round of WikiLeaks releases disclose more detail about the US’s relationships with allies and foes across the globe. Here is a round-up of today’s headlines.

Britain

Prince Andrew criticised a variety of governments, including those of Britain and America, as corrupt, stupid and backward in a conversation with a US diplomat.

In his wave of “almost neuralgic patriotism”, the Duke also made the bizarre claim that British geography teachers are the best in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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GUWAHATI: Preeti Thapa crowned 3rd ‘Miss Eclectic Model 2010’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 29, 2010

The Himalayan Beacon TEXTS BY ARCHANA RAI IMAGES BY NANDA KIRATI DEWAN

Miss Eclectic Model 2010 Preeti Thapa (Centre) being flanked by 1st runner up Rituparna Lahkar (Left) and Rajkanya Baruah (Right) at the grand finale of the Pond’s White Beauty Eclectic Model Hunt 2010 at ITA Machkhowa in Guwahati, Assam on Saturday night. Photo by Nanda Kirati Dewan


Miss. Preeti Thapa a Gorkha girl has been crowned 3rd ‘Miss Eclectic Model 2010’ at a glittering function held at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing arts, Machkhowa, Guwahati on Nov 27, 2010 organised by Electic Group’s magazine The Electic Times. Rituparna Lahkar and Rajkanya Baruah who were the winners, the first and the second runners’ up respectively. Two of the winners Preeti and Rituparna has qualified for direct entry to the Femina Miss Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks Documents: World Leaders SLAMMED In Confidential Wires (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 29, 2010


This case proved world leaders dwarf?
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CLIMATE CHANGE: All about the money in Cancun

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 29, 2010

JOHANNESBURG, 29 November 2010 (IRIN) – Money to help countries adapt to climate change could be a key deal

Photo: Abdul Majeed Goraya/IRIN Defining who is vulnerable to climate change will be a hot issue

breaker when the two-week UN conference gets underway on 29 November in Cancun, Mexico, say climate policy experts.

“The Adaptation Track text [at the UN climate change negotiations] is very near agreement and is likely to be approved in Cancun, provided the financing is also agreed,” said Saleemul Huq, lead author of the chapter on adaptation in the fourth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Some of stumbling blocks in funding an adaptation package – designed to help developing countries cope with the impact of climate change such as high level sea rise and more intense and frequent cyclones – are transparency in the delivery of funds, balancing the money allocated for adaptation, mitigation and accountability, and deciding who gets how much.

Countries have only another two years to draw up a deal, as the first commitment phase of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) addressing global warming, expires in 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Ayman al-Zawahiri Targeted By CIA; Close Calls For al-Qaeda’s No. 2

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 29, 2010


Reality or propagatio­n?
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China’s Politburo Masterminded Google Hack, WikiLeaks Documents Reveal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 29, 2010


“China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google hacking was part of a coordinate­d campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives­, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government­. They have broken into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002, cables said.” – interestin­g.
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Iran Bomb Blast Kills Nuclear Scientist Majid Shahriari In Tehran

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 29, 2010


Sad news.
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