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Nelly Furtado Plans To Donate $1 Million From Gaddafi Performance To Charity

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2011


Best of luck!
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Afghan Buddha Reconstruction Possible: Scientists

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2011

BERLIN — German scientists said Monday it may be possible to reconstruct one of two giant 1,500 year-old Buddha statues dynamited by the Taliban in central Afghanistan 10 years ago, which prompted a worldwide outcry and left behind only towering cliff caverns.

Researchers have studied several hundred fragments of the sandstone statues that once towered up to 180 feet (55 meters) high in Bamiyan province, and found that they were once brightly colored in red, white and blue, said Erwin Emmerling of Munich’s Technical University.

The professor of restoration and conservation science, who visited the UNESCO world heritage site about 15 times since 2007, says research has shown that the smaller one of the pair – some 125 feet high (38 meters)_ could be reconstructed with the recovered parts even though there are “political and practical obstacles” to overcome. Read the rest of this entry »

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Michelle Obama Dons Prabal Gurung Dress For 2011 Governors Diner (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2011


Congratula­tion and good luck to you Prabal!:))­)
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ढुंगे युगमा बाँचेर ब्रायन सुन्नुपर्दा

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 27, 2011

एडम्सले जसरी दुई घण्टा गाएर प्रशस्त अर्थ कुम्ल्याएर गए उनीभन्दा जीन्दगीभर गाएर पनि आर्थिक अभावले समयमा उपचार समेत नपाई मर्ने नेपाली गायकहरु कता हो कता महान् छन् । आफ्नै बगैंचामा फुलेका फूललाई पहिले माया गर्न सिकौं । त्यसपछि मात्र विदेशका फूललाई महत्व दिऔं ।

By राज श्रेष्ठ, कीर्तिपुर

अभूतपूर्व प्रचारका साथ काठमाडौं अवतरण भएका क्यानेडियन रक् गायक ब्रायन एडम्सप्रति मेरो खासै रुचि जागेन । कार्यालय आउँदा जाँदा सँधै आँखा गइरहने त्रिपुरेश्वर वल्र्ड ट्रेड सेन्टरको ठीक सामुन्ने रहेको एडम्सको गितार बजाउँदै गरेको बडेमानको तस्वीरले पनि म जस्ता युवालाई खासै आकर्षित गर्न सकिरहेको थिएन । किन हो कुन्नि मनभित्र एउटा मौन आवाज गुन्जी नै रह्यो – यी सब मेरा लागि कत्ति पनि होइनन् । मेरो प्राथमिकताभित्र एडम्स् अझै परेका छैनन् । दैनिक १६ घण्टाको लोड्सेडिङ्ले गाँजेको दिनचर्या छ । बिहान ५ बजे निद्रा खुल्छ । अझै देख्न सकिने गरी उज्यालो भइसकेको छैन ।

मोबाइलको ब्याक्लाइटको मद्दतले ढोकामा टाँसिएको लोड्सेडिङ्को तालिका हेर्छु । बिहान ८ बजे मात्र बत्ती आउँछ । आफूलाई बिहानको ८ बजी सक्दा नसक्दै कार्यालय जान चटारो परिसकेको हुन्छ । हतारहतार गाँस टिपी गन्तब्यतिर नलाग्ने हो भने स्टाफबस भेटिँदैन र लोकलबसको कष्टकर यात्रा सम्झिँदा पनि आङ्ग सिरिङ्ग हुन्छ । कार्यालय समयमा समुह ६ को तालिका अनुसार दिउँसो ३ बजेमात्र बिजुली आउँछ । कार्यालयबाट घर फर्किदा साँझ अन्धकारकै बास हुन्छ । राती कतिखेर बिजुली आउँछ र जान्छ दिउँसो कतिखेर आउँछ सम्झना राख्नुपनि दुष्कर हुँदैछ । बिस्तारै ढुङ्गे युगतिर गइरहेको जीवनशैलीमा एडम्स् मेरालागि सपनामात्र हुँदा हुन् ।

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Watch The Top 9 YouTube Videos Of The Week

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 27, 2011


OK.
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Vera Zvonareva Beats Caroline Wozniacki In Qatar Final

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 27, 2011


Definitely time is always changing.
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Could A Small Nuclear War Reverse Global Warming?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 27, 2011


This could be based on the math theory “negative negative positive”, but this does not apply here.
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Libya Protests: Obama Says Muammar Gaddafi Must ‘Leave Now’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 27, 2011


Oh, Obama also spoke.
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Bryan Adams live in Nepal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 27, 2011

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The little Nepal in Aldershot

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 27, 2011

By Iain Hollingshead

Outside McDonald’s in Aldershot, Hampshire, “the home of the British Army”, the scene is more redolent of a street in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu. Two elderly women no taller than 4ft shuffle silently down the road, their thin shoulders covered by colourful blankets. Behind them a group of equally wizened men sporting a curious combination of Dhaka topis (a traditional Nepalese hat), and Puffa jackets, greet each other with smiles and cries of “Namaste”, their
hands pressed together, their heads slightly bowed.

Nearby, Dave Chamberlain, is cranking up his sales patter on the “Five-a-day” grocery stall. “Susti, susti,” he calls out in Nepali. “Cheap cheap.” As a Nepalese woman approaches, he jokingly puts an empty basket on her head; she retaliates by punching him playfully on the arm.

“We love the Nepalese,” says Chamberlain. “They have great banter, they’re really patriotic and they buy a lot of tomatoes. They’re proper hagglers, and they don’t always understand the concept of queuing. But still, we have a great laugh.”

Not everyone in Aldershot is so relaxed about the arrival of Nepalese following the 2009 campaign led by the actress Joanna Lumley. After memorably ambushing Phil Woolas, the then immigration minister, in a television studio, Miss Lumley’s intervention was a key factor in forcing the government into abandoning rules that prevented members of
the Gurkha Brigade who’d retired before 1997 settling in Britain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Libya Protests: Tripoli In Open Revolt, Pro-Gaddafi Gangs Terrorize Capital

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011


Unfortunat­ely these days people have to fight not with external enemies but with own internal enemies and people from different countries doing that job courageous­ly.
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Images and sacred texts Buddhism across Asia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011

14 October 2010 –

Figure of the Buddha Amida seated on a lotus pedestal, made of lacquered and gilded wood. From Dairenji Temple, Osaka, Japan, mid 18th century.

3 April 2011

Free
Room 91

Through sacred texts, painted scrolls and sculptures from Sri Lanka to Japan, discover the shared traditions of Buddhism – the ‘three gems’.

The exhibition features depictions of the ‘three gems’ from across Asia. The ‘three gems’ consist of the Buddha himself, his teachings (dharma), and the Buddhist community (sangha). Despite regional variations, the ‘three gems’ show remarkable similarities, sometimes across hundreds of years.

Objects featured in the exhibition include exquisite gold sculptures and paintings of the Buddha, beautiful Buddhist texts on palm leaf and paper, and a selection of images of Buddhist monks.

The objects come from across the whole of Asia, including India, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea and Japan. The earliest objects are from the 1st–2nd century AD, and the latest date to the 20th century.

Many of these objects have never been on display before, making this is a unique opportunity to view rarely-seen items from the British Museum’s collection. Due to the fragility of the paintings and texts, some items in the display will be changed after three months, halfway through the exhibition run.

This exhibition provides an insight into the key elements which hold the Buddhist world together in Asia and, now that Buddhism is a worldwide faith, across the world as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

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Complete Nepal: Facebook Triumph13

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011

Tanka Wanem

भारतीय पक्षले कैलाली र काचनपुरको सीमा क्षेत्रमा नेपाली प्रशासनलाई जानकारी नै नगराई दशगजा क्षेत्रमा ट्रेन्च खन्ने कार्य सुरु गरेको छ ।

January 28 at 10:04am ·  · 

    • मनिरथ लावती लिम्बू nepalkaa tauke netaharule janataale thaha napai desa beche bhane dosrai kuraa hun6 natara tyasko barema kahi garnai par6.

      January 28 at 10:28am · 
    • Kali Bahadur Yonghang I hope Mr. Tank G without any negotiations should not be take place that project, country is Nepal all property belong to country without knowing by the Nepal government, I hope the Indian government con not effort like this action,furthermore we will get information later, we got right way to protest any illegal action against country whereas that is sensitive are and no man land

      January 28 at 10:33am · 
    • Tanka Wanem दशगजा क्षेत्रमा दुवैतर्फबाट कुनै पनि किसिमको निर्माण कार्य गर्न नपाइने सुगौली संन्धिमा उल्लेख भए पनि भारतले दशगजा क्षेत्रमा अतिक्रमण गरी पाँच किलोमिटरको दायरामा ट्रेन्च खनेको स्थानीय बासिन्दाले बताएका छन् । स्थानीय बासिन्दाका अनुसार भारतले सुरक्षाकर्मी परिचालन गरी ट्रेन्च खनेको हो । भारतले खनेको ट्रेन्चका कारण नेपाली भू-भाग डुबानमा पर्नेसमेत बताइएको छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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Rethinking International Security Sector Assistance: British Assistance to the Rapid Action Battalion in Bangladesh

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011

“There are incidents of trials that are not possible under the laws of the land. The government will need to continue with extra-judicial killings, commonly called crossfire, until terrorist activities and extortion are uprooted.” – Shahjahan Khan, Shipping Minister Bangladesh Government 2009.[1]

“[UK] government has agreed to provide human rights training to the Rapid Action Battalion, a branch of the Bangladeshi police, whose chequered human rights record has been identified as a driver of radicalisation in that country”. – UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2009 Annual Human Rights Report

Any extrajudicial killing is a sad thing and this is not tolerable. There is a possibility that one can kill another in self-defence, but whether the killing was in self-defence or not should be decided by the court. If the court gives the verdict that a police or RAB officer killed a particular person in a shootout in self-defence then we will be satisfied.” – Dr Mizanur Rahman, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh on 9 February 2011 while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a seminar on UPR follow-up and implementation organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh and the Commonwealth Secretariat. [2]

Introduction:

In the last few days the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has continued to carry out ‘crossfire killings’ or ‘encounter killings’, euphemisms for extrajudicial executions. The recent leak of cables revealing UK’s support to the RAB has, for once, sparked international attention onto Bangladesh’s appalling human rights record[3] and that of the RAB in particular.

International human rights groups have, rightly, responded with concern. In this paper Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) seeks to assess UK’s support. This paper examines the political context and raises questions about the FCO project design and the logic that sits behind it. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Buddhism You Are What (And How) You Eat

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011


Without input, output is impossible­. Quality of output depends upon the quality of input. Output of a chemical reaction of one atom of oxygen and two atoms of hydrogen gives water while one atom of Carbon and two atoms of oxygen give Carbon dioxide. Only correlated input gives definite output from computer. Every element in the universe reacts with definite other element in its own way giving definite result and even our modern science has very limited informatio­n regarding this. Anyway input reacts with existing element or elements within a system giving definite short-term and long-term results.

Normal life is not possible without eating, speaking and thinking and everybody is spending life in their own way with their individual eating, speaking and thinking manner. So who will not get annoyed when somebody says that most of the people do not know how to eat, how to speak and even how to think? However from both scientific and spiritual point of views this is the reality.
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