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Kiss And Tell Girls – Do They Have Souls? (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 31, 2011

As Jeremy Clarkson’s ex-wife Alex Hall attempts to construct a logical explanation for why she’s putting on paper her intimate dealings with a man whose right to privacy she “respected”, we examine the morals of kiss and tell girls.

This much-chastised breed of (usually) attractive women are often criticised for selling off their incriminating text messages, and for daring to look sexy while they do it.

The men whose names are dragged into this public sphere by allegations of romance and betrayal often remain our public heroes, while we turn on the temptresses like a pack of righteous wolves.

You could be mistaken for thinking all kiss-and-tells are constructed by predatory fame-hungry women, all part of their pursuit for cold hard cash and their time in the spotlight.

The reality is often different.

Sometimes kissing-n-telling may be an all-too-human reaction to a nasty situation. Some women (and men) take their revenge when scorned by cutting up their lover’s shirts. Others, who have the power to expose someone who is ordinarily seen as holier than though, take a different type of revenge – it’s effortless, destructive and financially beneficial – it’s easy to see how it lures so many women into its web.

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Prince Charles ‘Offered Veto’ Over 12 Government Bills

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 31, 2011

Prince Charles has been offered a veto over 12 government bills since 2005 because of a legislative loophole, according to reports.

The Guardian reports a constitutional oddity means the Prince can shoot down any legislation that impacts on his private interests, saying: “Ministers from six departments have sought the Prince of Wales’ consent to draft bills on everything from road safety to gambling and the London Olympics”.

Libeal Democrat MP Andrew George said people will be “astonished” over the powers: “If princes and paupers are to live as equals in a modern Britain, anyone who enjoys exceptional influence or veto should exercise it with complete transparency.

“The duchy asserts it is merely a private estate. Most people will be astonished to learn that it appears to have effective powers of veto over the Government.”

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Abdel-Rahim Al-Keeb Named Libya’s New Prime Minister

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 31, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s interim leadership has chosen an electronics engineer from Tripoli as the country’s new prime minister.

Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb was chosen Monday by 51 members of the National Transitional Council and will appoint a new Cabinet in coming days. The new government is to run Libya in the coming months and to pave the way for general elections.

Jalal el-Gallal, an NTC spokesman, says al-Keeb received 26 votes. He says the NTC wanted to form a new interim government after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi because its initial members started out as an impromptu group.

The relatively quick victory in Libya represented a major boost for a Cold War alliance bogged down in a 10-year war in Afghanistan, a 12-year mission in Kosovo and the seemingly never-ending anti-piracy operation off the Somali coastline.

The operation’s critics – including Russia, China and the African Union – have argued that NATO misused the limited U.N. resolution imposing a no-fly zone and authorizing the protection of civilians as a pretext to promote regime change.

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Russia Spy Ring 2010: FBI Releases Video, Papers (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 31, 2011

WASHINGTON — FBI surveillance tapes, photos and documents released Monday show members of a ring of Russian sleeper spies secretly exchanging information and money during a counterintelligence probe that lasted about a decade and ended in the biggest spy swap since the Cold War.

The tapes show a January 2010 shopping trip to Macy’s in New York City’s Herald Square by former New York real estate agent Anna Chapman, whose role in the spy saga turned her into an international celebrity. She bought leggings and tried on hats at the New York department store, investigators wrote in a document, and transmitted coded messages while sitting in a coffee shop.

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On another occasion, Chapman is visible in a video setting up her laptop computer at a Barnes and Noble. “Technical coverage indicated that a computer signal began broadcasting at the same time,” noted part of a heavily redacted FBI report on the incident, apparently showing an effort by Chapman to communicate with her handlers.

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World Population Hits 7 Billion: Babies Celebrated Worldwide

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 31, 2011


Congratula­tion to everybody for having 7 billion friends. The important thing to keep in mind on this occasion is not only to know how to live friendly but also to work how to save our future generation­s without giving them torture like we tortured now.
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एपेकको लुम्बिनी विकास योजना सेलाएपछि अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय सहयोग खोज्ने जिम्मा दाहाललाई

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 31, 2011

सुन्दर खनाल, काठमाडौं, कात्तिक १४- चिनिया सहभागिताको एपेक योजना विवाद सेलाउँदै गएका बेला सरकारले लुम्बिनी विकासमा विदेशी सहयोग जुटाउने विशेष म्यान्डेट माओवादी अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहाललाई दिएको छ। 

सरकारले दाहाल सहअध्यक्ष रहेको एपेकलाई ‘कामका हकमा निष्प्रभावी’ भने पनि फेरि लुम्बिनीको मुद्दालाई अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय समुदायमा लान दाहालकै नेतृत्व चुनेको हो।

हालै गठन गरिएको बृहत्तर लुम्बिनी विकास राष्ट्रिय निर्देशक समितिका अध्यक्ष दाहालले कम्तीमा पाँच जनाको टोलीसहित आगामी साता अमेरिका भ्रमण गर्ने भएका छन्। भ्रमणका क्रममा उनले राष्ट्र संघ महासचिव वान कि मुनसँग भेट्ने संस्कृति तथा संघिय मामिलामन्त्री गोपाल किराँतीले नागरिकलाई बताए।

दाहालसँग भ्रमणमा लुम्बिनी विकासमा राष्ट्रसंघीय भूमिकाका लागि पहल गरिरहेको बताउने नेपाली कांग्रेसका नेता तथा पूर्व संस्कृति मन्त्री मिनेन्द्र रिजाल, एमालेका मंगलसिद्धि मानन्धर, उद्योगपति मनोजबहादुर श्रेष्ठ र बढीमा दाहालका दुई सहयोगी रहनेछन्।

‘अहिले लुम्बिनीका लागि बृहद अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय सहयोग जुटाउन दाहालकै नेतृत्व निर्विवाद छ,’ किराँतीले भने, ‘कांग्रेस र एमालेले पनि आलोचना गरेका छैनन्।’

उनले लुम्बिनी विकासबारे एपेकसहितका अनेक चर्चा भए पनि केही हात नलागेकाले संस्थागत पहलका लागि दाहालको नेतृत्वमा समिति गठन गरिएको उल्लेख गरे। Read the rest of this entry »

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बर्तमान नेपालको राष्ट्रियता र विस्व शान्तिका सूत्राधार बुद्ध र कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 31, 2011

By रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ,  विस्व संयोजक कपिलबस्तु दिवस अभियान
[यही अक्टोबर २९-३१, २०११ मा लण्डनमा भएको नेवारहरुको पहिलो विस्व भेलामा प्रस्तुत कार्य पत्र हो यो । उक्त भेलामा संस्कृतिबिद सत्य मोहन जोशी, सभासद भान्टे आनन्द पथ, मानब अधिकारबादी समाजसेवी पद्मरत्न तुलाधर, प्रो मणिक लाल श्रेष्ठको समेत सहभागिता थियो । भेलामा अमेरिका, बेल्जियम, हल्याण्ड, नेपाल र वेलायतका प्रतिनिधिहरुले भाग लिएका थिए । ]

पृष्ठभूमि: समाज जहाँ छ त्यसैमा चित्त बुझाई रहने, समाजले जे मान्ने र स्वीकार्ने गरेको छ त्यही नै संधै मान्न र स्वीकार्न खोज्ने, समाजले जुन कुराहरुलाई जसरी बुझिरहेको छ त्यस्लाई त्यसरी नै मात्र बुझ्न खोज्ने जस्ता प्रबृत्तिले न त मानिस महान बन्न सक्छ न त समाज अगाडि बढन नै । यसरी समाजमा विद्यमान अप्रगतिशील मान्यताहरुलाई तात्कालिन अवस्थामा सामना गर्नु पर्ने अनेकन जटीलता, कठीनता र ब्यबधानका बाबजुद पनि अस्वीकृत गर्दै अगाडि बढ्ने क्रममा प्राप्त प्रतिफलहरुलाई के कस्तो तबरले के कति हदसम्म स्वीकार्य बनाउँदै अगाडि बढन र बढाउन सक्षम भइन्छ तदनुरुप नै महानताको स्वरुप पनि निर्धारित हुन सक्छ । युवराज सिद्धार्थ मूलत: धार्मिक तथा दार्शनिक चिन्तनका दृष्टिले बौद्धिक जगतमा आमूल परिवर्तनकारी सिद्धान्तका प्रतिपादक, शान्तिका अग्रदूत एवं सर्वमान्य महामानव गौतम बुद्धका रुपमा रुपान्तरण हुनुको कसी र आधार यही नै हो । र जीवनको अर्थ बुझ्ने क्रममा उहाँद्धारा गरिएका त्याग र ततपस्चात प्राप्त संपूर्ण सफलताका कारण सिंहासनभन्दा जनताको दिलको आशन महत्वपूर्ण भन्ने भनाइलाई चरितार्थ बनाउने सबभन्दा राम्रो उदाहरण संपूर्ण मानब इतिहासमा बुद्ध नै हुनुहुन्छ भन्ने कुरामा बिबाद गरिराख्नु पर्ने देखिन्न । त्यसैले बुद्धको बिस्वब्यापी महत्व हुनु स्वाभाबिक देखिन्छ र छ पनि । बुद्ध ब्यक्तिगत खुशी र सुखीदेखि बिस्व शान्तिसम्मका लागि उत्प्रेरक, प्रेरणादायी र आस्थाका पुन्ज हुनुहुन्छ र त  करीब २६०० बर्ष अघि जन्मेर पनि यो बैज्ञानिक युगमा पनि झन झन महत्व बढदै जाने सदाबहार सर्ब स्वीकार्य महामानबका रुपमा स्थापित  उहाँप्रति संपूर्ण जाती, धर्म, सम्प्रदाय नमस्तक भएका छन । यो नै हो मैले बुझेको र परिभाषित गरिने श्रद्धेय बुद्ध ।

ब्यक्तिको महानतासंगसंगै निजसंग सम्बन्धित हरेक कुराको महत्व पनि बढन थाल्छ । बुद्धद्धारा प्रतिपादित सुख र शान्ति प्राप्तीका लागि अबलम्बन गरिनु पर्ने सिद्धान्त र बिधिहरु बुद्धिज्मको रुपमा बिस्व प्रसिद्ध भएका कारण बुद्ध जन्मनु भएको स्थानको बिस्वब्यापी महत्व छ आध्यात्मिक, ऐतिहासिक र पुरातात्विक महत्वको दृष्‍टिकोणले । त्यसैले युनेस्कोले यस्लाई बिस्व संपदा सूचिमा  समाबेश गरेको हो १९९७ मा ।

बुद्ध अनेकतामा एकता कायम गर्ने बर्तमान नेपालको राष्ट्रियताको प्रमुख सूत्राधार मात्रै नभएर उहाँद्धारा प्रतिपादित बुद्धिज्म युद्ध र अशान्तिले ग्रस्त बर्तमान बिस्व परिबेशमा विस्व भातृत्व एबं विस्व शान्तिका सूत्राधार पनि मानिन्छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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Gaddafi’s Killer Will Be Prosecuted When Caught, Libya’s Interim Government Says

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 30, 2011


He is hiding or hided?

The person responsible for the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi will be prosecuted, Libya’s interim government has said.

Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, deputy chief of the National Transitional Council (NTC), said that anyone proven to have shot and killed Gaddafi would be brought to justice.

“With regards to Gaddafi, we do not wait for anybody to tell us,” he told the al-Arabiya satellite channel.

He added: “We had already launched an investigation. We have issued a code of ethics in handling of prisoners of war. I am sure that was an individual act and not an act of revolutionaries or the national army. Whoever is responsible for that will be judged and given a fair trial.”

Previously the NTC has insisted that Gaddafi was shot accidentally in ‘crossfire’ after his arrest.

But footage released after the former leader’s death, which showed him wounded and being violently assaulted by his captors, lead to international criticism and calls for an investigation.

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Kyrgyzstan Presidential Election Begins

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 30, 2011


He must be good politician
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Afghanistan Suicide Bombing Kills Contractors And Coalition Troops

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 30, 2011


This is the war with no winner, but only looser.
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Syrian President Bashar Assad Warns Against Western Intervention

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 30, 2011


The consequenc­es of this warning could cause another recession
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Jaba Prem… Pabitra Man Shakya

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 30, 2011

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Little Miss World – 2011 Announcement

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 30, 2011

 

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ब्रिटिश म्यूजियममा बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको भ्रामक सन्देश

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 29, 2011

नवीन पोखरेल  लन्डन, कार्तिक १३ –

वर्षेनी विश्वभरका करिव ६० लाख पर्यटकले अवलोकन गर्ने सेन्ट्रल लन्डनस्थित ब्रिटिश म्यूजियममा शान्तिका अग्रदूत गौतम बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको भ्रामक र गलत सन्देश छ ।

‘द डिपार्टमेन्ट अफ एसिया’ कक्षअन्तर्गत ‘द लाइफ अफ द बुद्ध’ शीर्षकमा टांगिएको दस्तावेजमा बुद्धिज्मलाई भारतको धर्मअन्तर्गत राख्दै ‘बुद्धको जीवनी शुरुवात गर्दा उहाँ छैंटौं शताव्दीको मध्यतिर उत्तरपूर्वी भारतको एक शाही परिवारमा जन्मिनुभएको हो’ उल्लेख छ । बुद्धको जन्म महारानी मायाबाट लुम्बिनीको मृगस्थलमा अद्भूत तरिकाबाट भएको त्यहाँ उल्लेख छ ।

‘उहाँ दरवार रहँदा विवाहित हुनुहुन्थ्यो र उहाँबाट एक छोरा भएको थियो । उहाँले आफ्नै आँखाबाट बिरामी, भोका र मृत्यु देखेपछि मानव जीवनमा यी घट्ना किन भइरहेका छन् भन्ने जिज्ञासा लिएर भौतिक जीवन त्यागी बोधगयाको वृक्षमुनी बसि ध्यान गर्नुभएको थियो,’ म्युजियममा उल्लेख छ । उक्त दस्तावेजमा बुद्धको मृत्यु ४८० बीसीमा भएको र उनको समाधिपछि बुद्धका उपदेश शिष्यहरुमा बाँडिएको लेखिएको छ ।

ग्रेट रसेल स्टि्रटमा अवस्थित विश्वकै पहिलो राष्ट्रिय स्तरको यो सार्वजनिक संग्रहालयका कर्मचारीले भने गलत तथ्यबारे अनभिज्ञता प्रकट गरे । ‘हामी त यहाँ उल्लेख गरिएको जानकारीमात्र पर्यटकलाई वर्णन गरिदिने हो, अन्य कुरा थाहा भएन,’ एक कर्मचारीले भने ।

बि्रटिश म्यूजियमका निर्देशक निल म्याकग्रेगोरले विश्व इतिहाससम्बन्धी जानकारी दिन बीबीसी रेडियो फोरमा प्रस्तुत गरेको एकसय श्रृंखलाको ‘अ हिस्टि्र अफ द वल्र्ड इन हन्ड्रेड अव्जेक्ट्स’ मा समेत बुद्धबारे त्यही भ्रमपूर्ण तथ्य प्रसारण भएको थियो । Read the rest of this entry »

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Party That Was Banned For Decades Wins First Free Tunisian Elections

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 28, 2011

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party Ennahda, banned for decades, emerged the official victor in the nation’s first free elections, taking 41.47 percent of the vote and 90 of 217 seats in an assembly that will write a new constitution, the electoral commission announced Thursday.

The announcement of final results in Sunday’s landmark voting capped an ebullient period for this small North African country, which inspired the Arab Spring as it moves toward democracy after more than a half-century under one-party systems.

However, protests linked to the party placing fourth in Sunday’s voting erupted in and around Sidi Bouzid, the town where the uprising that drove this North African nation’s strongman from power.

The leader of Areedha Chaabiya, or Popular Petition party, Hachemi Hamdi, announced on national television that he was withdrawing the 19 seats his party won after the electoral commission invalidated six of its lists.

The results carried other surprises, like the second place, and 30 seats, won by the Congress for the Republic party, founded in 2001 by noted human rights activist Moncef Marzouki, a doctor who had lived in exile in Paris.

The third-placed party was the center-left Ettakatol, or the Democratic Forum for Labor and Freedoms, led by Mustapha Ben Jaafar, also a doctor. It won 21 seats in the constituent assembly.

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