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Watch Ball Drop LIVE In NYC: 2011 Times Square VIDEO

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010


Why not new one?
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चन्द्रे नेपालीको मृत्यु

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

By चन्द्र चिन्तन

हिमाल हाँस्दा
दन्ते लहर फिजाएर
मुसुक्क हाँस्छ चन्द्रे ।

पहाड फुल्दा
नौरङी भेषमा
ढकमक्क फुल्छ चन्द्रे ।

तराई नाँच्दा
कम्मर मर्काउदै
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New Look for Mecca: Gargantuan and Gaudy

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

By NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF

JIDDA, Saudi Arabia — It is an architectural absurdity. Just south of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Muslim world’s holiest site, a kitsch rendition of London’s Big Ben is nearing completion. Called the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, it will be one of the tallest buildings in the world, the centerpiece of a complex that is housing a gargantuan shopping mall, an 800-room hotel and a prayer hall for several thousand people. Its muscular form, an unabashed knockoff of the original, blown up to a grotesque scale, will be decorated with Arabic inscriptions and topped by a crescent-shape spire in what feels like a cynical nod to Islam’s architectural past. To make room for it, the Saudi government bulldozed an 18th-century Ottoman fortress and the hill it stood on.

The tower is just one of many construction projects in the very center of Mecca, from train lines to numerous luxury high-rises and hotels and a huge expansion of the Grand Mosque. The historic core of Mecca is being reshaped in ways that many here find appalling, sparking unusually heated criticism of the authoritarian Saudi government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Religious Calendar For 2011

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010


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New Years Around The World: When And How Religions Celebrate

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010


Something unusual with the news.
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New Year’s Eve 2010: First Cities Celebrate New Year

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010


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‘The Ark’: Floating Hotel Designed By Remistudio To Address Climate Change Effects Like Rising Sea Levels And Massive Floods (PICTURES)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010


Amazing design!
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Australia Floods Larger Than France Strand 200,000

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

Floods in northeastern Australia strand 200,000 in area larger than France, Germany combined

Military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister promised new assistance Friday to the 200,000 people affected by waters covering an area larger than France and Germany combined.

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Russian Spy Anna Chapman Gets Lion Cub

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

Russian spy Anna Chapman reveals some secrets in first TV interview

 

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press
Russian spy Anna Chapman has revealed some secrets in her first TV interview: She has a passion for shooting and wants a lion cub as a pet — though she remained coy on the job that made her an international tabloid star.

Chapman was one of ten Russian sleeper agents exposed in the United States and deported this summer in the biggest spy swap since the Cold War. Russians have been waiting for her to finally speak publicly after months of teasing the media, including with a magazine photo spread and an enigmatic appearance at a Russian rocket launch in Kazakhstan where she brushed aside questions from a reporter.

The red-haired 28-year-old said on a talk show broadcast Thursday night on Channel One state television that she considers the failure of her mission a chance for new opportunities — though she declined to give details on what exactly her mission was.

She has become the new celebrity face of a Moscow bank that works with aerospace industries and joined the leadership of the youth wing of the main pro-Kremlin party. She told the TV program that she plans to have her own TV show next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Iron Lady” Thatcher’s role in rattling 1980 Moscow Olympics revealed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

Today, Britain’s National Archives released top-secret documents from around the time of the Cold War that help explain why Margaret Thatcher was dubbed “The Iron Lady”.

In 1980, a geopolitical game of high stakes was being played out in Afghanistan between the Western powers and the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, much to the consternation of then-UK Prime Minister Lady Thatcher, a different sort of game was taking place miles away in the Russian capital.

Just as the Soviet military machine was settling into the inhospitable land of Afghanistan for the long haul, athletes from around the world – despite a boycott by some nations – were descending on Moscow for the 1980 Olympic Games, the first (and so far only) Olympics to be held in Eastern Europe.

According to newly released top-secret documents published today, this turn of events did not please the Conservative government of Baroness Thatcher.

Thatcher applied undue pressure on the British Olympics Association (BOA) not to participate in the 1980 Moscow Olympics as a means of protesting the Soviet invasion.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Hope In 2011: Peoples, Civil Society Stand Tall

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

By Ramzy Baroud

When the Iraqi army fell before invading US and British troops in 2003, the latter’s mission seemed to be accomplished. But nearly eight years after the start of a war intended to shock and awe a whole population into submission, the Iraqi people continue to stand tall. They have confronted and rejected foreign occupations, held their own against sectarianism, and challenged random militancy and senseless acts of terrorism.

For most of us, the Iraqi people’s resolve cannot be witnessed, but rather deduced. Eight years of military strikes, raids, imprisonments, torture, humiliation and unimaginable suffering were still not enough to force the Iraqis into accepting injustice as a status quo.

In August 2010, the United States declared the end of its combat mission in Iraq, promising complete withdrawal by the end of 2011. However, US military action has continued, only under different designations. The occupation of Iraq carries on, despite the tactical shifts of commands and the rebranding effort. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wikileaks: On U.S. request, India shuts payment route for Iran oil imports

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 31, 2010

By Sandeep Dikshit

ACU mechanism crucial for India to deal with Iran

Iran to hold talks with RBI on Friday

NEW DELHI: In a move that is being seen worldwide as an example of India succumbing to American pressure, the Reserve Bank of India has barred companies from using the Asian Clearing Union (ACU) to process current account transactions for oil and gas imports — a decision that directly hits at Indian energy imports from Iran.

With American and European clearing houses unwilling to process payments involving the Iranian hydrocarbon sector, an urgent solution will now have to be found for the $11 billion worth of oil India imports annually from the Islamic Republic. Diplomatic sources told The Hindu that a senior official from the Central Bank of Iran will hold emergency talks with the RBI on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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America’s nuclear, Cold War hysteria

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 30, 2010

A recent report shows the Obama Administration is trying to figure out a way to get the word out about a possible nuclear attack.

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Secret service eliminates 2-meter-long threat to Kremlin

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 30, 2010

In an overnight special operation, agents of the Federal Guards Service, the FSO, eliminated the biggest ice threat they have ever faced – a two-meter-long icicle formed on the Spasskaya Tower at a height of 70 meters. Read the rest of this entry »

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NEPAL: Mental health care neglected

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 30, 2010

KATHMANDU, 30 December 2010 (IRIN) – More than six million Nepalis – 20 percent of the population – had

Photo: Kate Holt/IRIN Women accounted for more than half of this year's deaths by suicide in Nepal

symptoms of mental health disease in 2010, according to the government, but the issue remains neglected and underfunded, according to experts.

“This is a major public health concern and we still do not have a proper mental health care system in place,” said Ram Lal Shrestha, director of local NGO Centre for Mental Health and Counselling-Nepal (CMC), which provides community mental health (MH) services

“MH issues have to be addressed urgently or a lot of lives will be at stake,” he added.

More than 15 years have passed since the government formulated its first MH policy in 1996, but little of the policy has been implemented, said NGOs.

The key components of the policy included ensuring access to all minimum MH services, training MH human resources, protecting human rights of the mentally ill, and improving awareness about this public health issue.  Read the rest of this entry »

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