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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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“११ ए स्टार” सहितको अभूतपूर्व कीर्तिमान नेपाली छात्रा स्वेच्छाद्धारा

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 30, 2014

बेलायतमा “११ ए स्टार” सहितको अभूतपूर्व ऐतिहासिक कीर्तिमान नेपाली छात्रा स्वेच्छा बास्तोलाद्धारा 

swecchhaरेडिङ्ग । रेडिङ्गमा स्थायी बसोबास गर्ने रमेश वास्तोलाकी सुपुत्री वर्ष १६ की स्वेच्छा वास्तोलाले रेडिङ्गस्थित प्रस्पेक्ट स्कूलमा जीसीएससीमा ११ ए स्टार ल्याएर सो स्कूलमा एक नयाँ कीर्तिमान बनाएकी छिन् । पोखराको फूलबारीबाट स्वेच्छा २००४ मा बेलायतमा बाबाआमासँग रहन आएकी थिईन् । चार÷पाँच वर्षकी उमेरमा बेलायतमा आएकी स्वेच्छा सानैदेखि पढाइमा साह्रै नै तेज थिईन् । रुचिला बास्तोलाको साथमा रमेश बास्तोलाले राम्रो पारिवारिक शिक्षा तथा हेरचाह दिएकाले नै स्वेच्छालाई पढाइमा राम्ररी ध्यान दिन सजिलो भएको स्वेच्छा मान्दछिन् । 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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Good for bad or bad for good?: ‘Boob Aid’: Japanese Porn Stars ‘Excited’ For 24HR Breasts Squeezing Charity (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 29, 2014

  • Nine Japanese porn stars will have their breasts felt by fans for charity 
  • The 24-hour Tokyo event, dubbed ‘Boob Aid’, will raise funds to beat aids
  • The fans pay to feel the naked breasts of the adult movie stars  
  • It is the 12th event since the charity event began back in 2003

By DANIEL MILLS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

Nine Japanese porn stars will have their breasts broadcast live on television – while inviting random fans across Tokyo to participate in the ‘hands on’ experience.

Loosely transcribed as ‘Boob Aid’, the well-known adult movie stars will bare their breasts for charity while the public line-up over a 24 hour period on Saturday.

The adult actresses told local media on Monday they could barely contain their excitement about the ‘Stop! AIDS’ campaign event — which will be televised live — but asked, perhaps somewhat optimistically for the fans to be ‘delicate’.

Across 24 hours fans will line up to meet their favourite porn stars...

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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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Guinness World Record: World’s Largest Human National Flag “Nepal” (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 23, 2014

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Today 35,907 participants gathered in Kathmandu TUNDIKHEL to form  the World’s Largest Human National Flag “Nepal” for the Guinness World Records by breaking the earlier record. This attempt was to create a new record by bringing together more than 35,000 participants to form “The Largest Human National Flag” of Nepal. Every participant did hold a unique card and display it over head which collectively form the national flag of Nepal, seen best through an aerial view.

The flag size was more than 1,10,000 square feet.

The largest human national flag consists of 28,957 participants and was achieved by Punjab Youth Festival 2014, organized by Sports Board Punjab at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan on 15 February 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Playboy’s First Indian Model Ever – Sherlyn Chopra

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 20, 2014

Does not suit to the Eastern world, but happening because of open and modernised world

Sherlyn Chopra, PlayboyPlayboy

The brunette beauty is the first-ever Indian model to pose for the pages of Playboy and the magazine is just now releasing images from the sultry shoot.

The Bollywood actress was understandably thrilled to be given the opportunity to be featured in the iconic publication, and gushed about being a part of the magazine’s history.

“The experience of having shot for Playboy has been one of the most liberating ones that I’ve had so far,” she said in a statement.

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Sherlyn Chopra, PlayboyPlayboy

“I’m glad that Playboy has decided to release my pictorial [upon] the Independence Day of India. The timing could not have been more perfect.”

The 30-year-old revealed that she had taken photos for the magazine back in 2012, and shared pics of herself with Hugh Hefner on her social media accounts.

However, it isn’t until now that the public can finally see exactly what went down (or came off!) in the photo shoot.

Sherlyn Chopra, Playboy

 

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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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लुम्बिनी र बुद्ध बिषयक दुई अन्तराष्ट्रिय कार्यक्रम आयोजना गरिने

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 17, 2014

LKDM Logoवुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा सिर्जित बिस्वब्यापी दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज पार्न लागिपरेको लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान आगामी डिसेम्बर १ मा छैटौ बर्षमा प्रबेश गर्दै गर्दा आफ्नो छैटौ बार्षिकोत्सबको अबसरमा लुम्बिनी र बुद्ध बिषयमा केन्द्रित भएर दुई अन्तराष्ट्रिय स्तरका कार्यक्रम गर्ने निर्णय गरेको छ । आगामी वुद्ध जयन्तीको अबसर पारेर बेल्जियममा बिभिन्न बिदेशीहरुलाई समेत सहभागी गराएर वुद्ध र वुद्ध जन्मस्थल लुम्बिनीमा केन्द्रित भएर बिभिन्न बिषयमा कार्यपत्र पेश गरिने किसिमले अन्तराष्ट्रिय संगोस्ठी आयोजना गरिनेछ । यस्को लागि अभियानका विस्व संयोजक रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ (अस्ट्रेलिया) को मूल संयोजकत्वमा ९ सदस्यीय मूल आयोजक समिति गठन गरिएको छ । समितिका अन्य सदस्यहरुमा डा कृष्ण अर्याल (नर्बे), प्रो डा कृष्ण पन्थी (नर्बे), प्रो डा मिरोज शाक्य (अमेरिका), डा हरी कुमार श्रेष्ठ (नेपाल), डा मधु कृष्ण श्रेष्ठ (रसिया), ई शंकर गौतम (स्विडेन), दामोदर प्रशाद आचार्य (बेल्जियम) र निलेश अधिकारी (नेपाल ) रहनु भएको छ । मूल समितिले कार्यक्रम प्रभाबकारी बनाउन आवश्यकता अनुसारका उप-समितिहरु गठन गर्नेछ ।

अभियानको छैठौं बार्षिकोत्सब मनाउने क्रममा आगामी डिसेम्बरमा बुद्ध र लुम्बिनी बिषयमा केन्द्रित भएर अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब मनाउन डा मधु कृष्ण श्रेष्ठ (रसिया) (साहित्यिक नाम मधु माधुर्य) को मूल संयोजकत्वमा १३ सदस्यीय मूल आयोजक समिति गठन गरेको छ । समितिका अन्य सदस्यहरुमा 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) हुनुहुन्छ । यो मूल समितिले कार्यक्रम प्रभाबकारी बनाउन आवश्यकता अनुसारका उप-समितिहरु गठन गर्नेछ ।

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तेरियाले नेपाललाई बुद्धको देशको रुपमा संसारभरी चिनाउने प्रतिबद्धता जाहेर

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2014

नेपालकी छोरी, हिमालकी छोरी, मिथुन चक्रबर्तीका अनुसार नेपालकी रानी जस्ता अनेक नामले चिनिने लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानका लुम्बिनी वालिका शान्तिदूत तेरिया फौजा मगरले बुद्ध जन्मनु भएको देश नेपाल नै हो भन्ने सन्देश संसारभरी फैलाउने प्रतिबद्धता जाहेर गरिन सिडनीको तेरिया साँझमा आफ्नो बेजोड प्रस्तुति गर्ने क्रममा ।

करीब एक हप्तामा एक लाखभन्दा बढी हेरिएको भिडिओ  Read the rest of this entry »

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बुद्धको जन्मस्थलबारे मोदीको स्वीकारोक्तिको अर्थ

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2014

– रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ

Profile Pictureएकासौं शताब्दीको आजको इन्टरनेटको जमानामा नियतबस गलत जानकारी प्रबाहले अन्तराष्ट्रिय दृष्टिकोण नकारात्मक बन्ने भएकाले सत्यका पर्यायबाची बुद्धको जन्मस्थल विषयमा साँचो कुरा गरेर बुद्धप्रति साँचो अर्थमा आदर गर्नु नै उपयुक्त देखिन्छ । नेपालले त आखिर ढिलो चाँडो समस्या समाधान गर्ने नै भएकोले शक्तिसम्पन्न राष्ट्रको सूचिमा पर्न अग्रसर भारतले यस किसिमका समस्याका कारण विश्व रंगमन्चमा आफ्नो छबि धमिलिन नदिन समयमा नै अग्रसरता दर्शाउनु नेपालभन्दा भारतकै लागि बढी हितकर हुने देखिन्छ ।

नेपाल भ्रमणमा रहेका भारतका प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदीद्धारा आइतबार नेपाली संविधानसभामा सम्बोधन गर्ने क्रममा “विश्वलाई चकित गर्ने बुद्ध जन्मेको देश”भनी नेपालको लुम्बिनीलाई बुद्धको जन्मथलोको रुपमा स्वीकारिएको सार्वजनिक सम्बोधनले भारतीय संचार माध्यमद्धारा बेलाबखतमा बुद्ध जन्मस्थल विषयमा सिर्जना गरिने अनावश्यक बिबाद अब टुंगिने हो कि भन्ने संकेत मिलेको छ । यस्ले लाखौं नेपालीको मन जित्ने मात्रै नभएर थुप्रै अन्तराष्ट्रिय संचार माध्यमको समेत ध्यानाकर्षण गरेको देखिन्छ ।

जसरी योगगुरु रामदेबले आफ्नो पुस्तकमा वुद्ध भारतमा जन्मेको कुरा उल्लेख गरे तापनि नेपाल आएर बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मेको कुरा गरे त्यसरी नै केही समय अघि मात्रै ‘जुन बेला बिहारलाई वुद्धको आवश्यकता परेको थियो बिहारले बुद्ध दियो’ भनेका कारण बिबाद र आलोचनाका पात्र बनेका मोदी भारतको प्रधानमन्त्रीको हैसियतमा नेपाल आउँदा नेपाली संविधानसभामा सम्बोधन गर्ने क्रममा बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मेको भन्दै नेपाललाई बुद्धको देशको रुपमा चिनाउन धेरै पटक दोहोर्याए । Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepali Professor Among Top 100 Youth Talents in China Province

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 11, 2014

Purna Basnet: 

With his success, the medical university has also announced to set up a new department in the university, promote him as the department chief and provide him around 16 million rupees annually as ´research grant´ for his future endeavors.

 

 

Rajiv Kumar JhaRajiv Kumar Jha, a Nepali professor at Xi´an Medical University, has become first Nepali to be selected as one of the ´Top 100 Youth Talents´ in China.

The provincial government of Shaanxi, a Chinese province located in Northern region of the country, selected the 35-year-old Jha as one of 100 youth talents in the seventh ´One-Hundred-Talent-Plan´ under youth 100 talent recruitment program of the government.

Top 100 Youth Talents is the most prestigious award in China given to youths. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does this suit to Eastern culture?: Ankita Shorey scandal (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 9, 2014

The 26-year-old former beauty queen Ankita Shorey who was crowned Femina Miss India International 2011 went almost topless.  Find the difference: 

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Does this suit to the Eastern culture?

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Tsunami Survivor Found Alive 10 Years Later

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 9, 2014

“This is a miracle from God”

Indonesia Tsunami victim reunited with family

Jamaliah gives a hug to her daughter Raudhatul Jannah after being reunited in Meulaboh, Aceh, northern Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 7, 2014.

A girl thought to have died in the Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her family after being found alive nearly a decade later, her parents said Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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