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World’s top figures in Nepali fashion deginer Prabal Gurung’s design outfit

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 13, 2015

Prabal Gurung a 37 years old Nepali designer has gained a great heights in world fashion industry market. Prabal Gurung is a son of Nepali parents and was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He finished his high school education from St. Xavier’s School at Kathmandu and continued his designing career in New Delhi, India.

Now, Prabal Gurung is a very famous and outfits designed by him are used by most of the world’s top personalities including Michelle Obama, the first lady of United States of America. He had made his own brand in the market and his dresses are famous mostly for the celebrities around the world. Let’s see his out dresses covering the best figures in the world.

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Strange World: West Australian woman finds baby’s dad after Gumtree ad

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 8, 2015

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A West Australian woman who became pregnant after a one-night stand has managed to track down the child’s father – and find love – six months after posting an ad on Gumtree.

Bianca Fazey, 25, made national headlines in December last year when, heavily pregnant, she posted the ad looking for ‘Jeremy from Morley’.

Ms Fazey confirmed to 9 Stories she has since managed to find Jeremy and that the pair are now in a relationship.

But as she respects her new partner’s privacy, Ms Fazey declined to comment further. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mira Rai from Nepal has won the 80 KM Marathon in France (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 28, 2015

27th of June, 2015, Paris, France
Mira Rai, a former Maoist rebel 24 years old girl, from Nepal has won the 80 KM Marathon in France with the record of 12 hours 31 minutes 12 seconds, Anna Comet from Spain became the second with the record 12 hours 54 second and 55 second – after 23 minutes later. She ran with Nepalese Flag. Before this she won the 50 miles Marathon in Asian Sky-Running Ultra International Championship,Hong Kong and Ultra International in Italy.
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Queen Elizabeth might have to leave crumbling Buckingham Palace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 26, 2015

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth might have to move out of Buckingham Palace for an extended period under plans being considered to allow builders to carry out millions of pounds of repairs to the crumbling building.

The 300-year-old palace needs about 150 million pounds ($240 million) worth of work to fix the roofs and replace old wiring, ancient decorating and dated plumbing, a royal source said on Wednesday.

Although no decision is imminent as funding has yet to be agreed, the royals who use the palace as a London base, including the queen and some of her children, might have to move out as well if that is the most cost-effective solution.

“It is one of a number of potential options as we take forward the essential maintenance of the palace,” the royal source said.

If she does have to move out, the queen has several official residences to choose from, including Windsor Castle west of London, Sandringham House in Norfolk, Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh and Balmoral Castle further north in Scotland.

Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms including 52 royal and guest bedrooms and 188 bedrooms for staff. It was bought by King George III for his wife Queen Charlotte and has served as the official London residence of Britain’s monarchs since 1837.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth might have to move out of Buckingham Palace in order to repair the crumbling building.© REUTERS/Stefanie Loos Britain’s Queen Elizabeth might have to move out of Buckingham Palace in order to repair the crumbling building. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Monitor Your Kid’s iPhone or Android Text Messages

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 21, 2015

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Here’s some exciting news for parents looking to monitor their child’s text message activity. Child safety website TeenSafe has launched a new version of their app, which not only lets you view your child’s Facebook and Instagram activity, but also lets you read the text messages they send and receive on their Android or iPhone.

Better still, you can even read text messages that have been DELETED on the phone! Read the rest of this entry »

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These Countries Will Dominate the World – In 2050

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 21, 2015

By Lola Bailey

“By 2050, the collective size of the economies we currently deem ’emerging’ will have increased five-fold and will be larger than the developed world.” – HSBC Global Research

Times, they are a-changing. An economic report by HSBC has predicted a seismic shift in the structure of the global economy, with the economic centre of gravity shifting from the north Atlantic to central Asia – particularly China and India. If the predictions are true (and it must be said that economists are not known for agreeing with each other) the world will look very, very different indeed.

Through a complex but fascinating analysis of economic systems and infrastructure and serious number crunching, HSBC’s analysts’ economics prowess has projected the wealth of countries (GDP and per capita income) in 2050. You can read the full report: The World in 2050; Quantifying the Shift in the Global Economy here.

Read on to discover which countries will be the world’s richest – in 2050:

1. China

In 2050, China is expected to be the world’s richest, and probably the most powerful, economy, with a GDP of $24.62 trillion and a per capita income of $17,759. China’s income per capita will still only be roughly a third of that in the US so there is room for considerably more growth. On the minus side, it will no longer be the most populous place on earth – (spoiler alert) that honour will go to India.

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Reality starlet weds Swedish prince

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 14, 2015

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip sits with his bride, Sofia Hellqvist in a carriage, after their wedding ceremony, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip sits with his bride, Sofia Hellqvist in a carriage, after their wedding ceremony, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hundreds of Swedes gathered in the hot summer sun on Saturday to watch former reality show starlet Sofia Hellqvist become a real-life princess when she marries Prince Carl Philip in a lavish Stockholm wedding.

Royal watchers clutching blue and yellow national flags pitched rugs and deck chairs along the route that the newly weds will take after exchanging vows and before returning to the palace for a 21-gun salute and wedding banquet.

About 550 guests will attend the ceremony including Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Princess Takamado of Japan.   Read the rest of this entry »

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World’s longest glass bridge set to open in China next year

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 13, 2015

An artist's concept of people walking across the glass bridge high above the Zhangjiajie canyon in China
In a bid to attract more tourists to the region, Hunan Province in China has commissioned the architectural firm of Haim Dotan to produce a completely transparent glass bridge spanning 370 m (1,214 ft) across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Dizzyingly high at about 400 m (1,312 ft) above the canyon floor, the span is claimed to be capable of holding up to 800 people at a time.

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Former refugee crowned Miss Universe Australia at Sydney finale (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 6, 2015

A former Bosnian refugee and psychology graduate has been crowned Miss Universe Australia in the glamorous final showdown in Sydney overnight.

Monika Radulovic, 24, from NSW said she was “overwhelmed” after taking out the title, News Corp has reported.

“I’m just excited to show the world and Australia how great we are,” she said.

“It’s been a while since we won Miss Universe, and I plan to hopefully win.”

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© Scott Barbour/Getty Images Monika Radulovic of New South Wales celebrates after being crowned Miss Universe Australia 2015.
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BBC apologises after journalist tweeted queen’s ‘death’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 4, 2015

QEThe BBC has apologised and launched an internal ahmenkhwaja_spinquiry after a tweet sent from the account of one of its producers said Queen Elizabeth II had died, during a test of coverage for a royal death.

The first of a series of tweets was sent from the account of broadcast reporter Ahmen Khawaja around 9:30am (local time), and said: “BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth is being treated at King Edward 7th Hospital in London. Statement due shortly”.

Ms Khawaja then added: “Queen Elizabrth (sic) has died,” according to a screen shot published by British media.

The tweets sparked a storm on social networks and the rumours about the Queen’s health were picked up by numerous international media outlets.

Ms Khawaja, a producer for BBC’s Urdu-language service, apologised immediately for the “false alarm” and deleted the messages, saying: “Phone left unattended at home. Silly prank, Apologies for upsetting anyone!”.

The tweets were swiftly deleted and we apologise for any offence.

BBC statement

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Celebrity Life: Sunrise’s Samantha Armytage has stalkers

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 25, 2015

Stalking has become a real issue for Sunrise host Samantha Armytage after one Seven Network executive suggested she is being followed to and from her home.

The bubbly Sunrise host knew she would garner more attention when she advanced from fill-in to permanent host of breakfast show Sunrise more than two years ago, but not to this extent.

Whether it be at her local supermarket, grabbing a bite to eat or even arriving at LA airport, there’s usually a paparazzi following the breakfast show host.

The Seven executive told AAP that more recently she was distastefully followed and papped attending a funeral, although its believed the photos have not sold.

Armytage said she was warned that her sudden rise in profile may garner more attention but not to the point that she can’t walk out of her door or even attend a funeral in private.

“I wasn’t expecting that level of attention, so it’s taken a little bit of getting used to,” Armytage told AAP.

Samantha Armytage arrives at the 2015 Women of Style Awards.© Getty Samantha Armytage arrives at the 2015 Women of Style Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s installed hydropower capacity ranked world’s first

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 22, 2015

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At the recent convention of International Hydropower Association on May 19, journalists learned that China’s installed hydropower capacity reached 300 million kilowatt (kw) in 2014, ranking No.1 in the world, and represented one quarter of total world hydropwer capacity.As the plan for developing renewable energy is proceeding well, installed hydropower capacity will reach 420 million kw by 2020. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal hit by another 7.3-magnitude earthquake near Mount Everest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 12, 2015

EQNepal has been hit by another strong earthquake, sending people in the capital, Kathmandu, rushing out on to the streets just weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3 and struck 42 miles (68km) west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest. Shockwaves were felt as far away as the Indian capital, Delhi, and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

At least four people were killed in the town of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district, north of Kathmandu, after several buildings collapsed, a spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration said. Sindhupalchowk suffered the heaviest death toll in last month’s quake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal’s Kathmandu valley treasures: Before and after

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 12, 2015

A Nepalese army personnel stands in front of a collapsed temple a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal (April 26, 2015)
A view of the collapsed Vatsala Durga temple in Bhaktapur

As well as the devastating loss of human life in Saturday’s earthquake, Nepalis, and the world, have lost parts of the country’s unique cultural heritage.

Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN’s cultural organisation, Unesco, said there had been “extensive and irreversible damage” at the world heritage site in the Kathmandu valley.

Seven monument zones in the valley make up the world heritage site.

The three urban zones at the site are Durbar squares – meaning “noble courts” – in the settlements of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.

Ms Bokova describes these three complexes as “almost fully destroyed”.

The four other zones are religious sites: Buddhist stupas [monuments] at Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and Hindu temple complexes at Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan.

Unesco said in a statement that it would be sending international experts to assess the damage to the sites in the Kathmandu valley.

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Ruble-yuan settlements booming, set to reshape global finance

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 12, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (RIA Novosti / Michail Metcel)                    Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (RIA Novosti / Michail Metcel)
Settlements in local currencies between Russia and China now account for 7 percent of the bilateral trade, but the potential for growth is tremendous, experts tell RT. Yuan-ruble trade in Russia has grown 700 percent in a year.

Growing cooperation between Russia and China has become one of the hottest topics in the global economy. It is signaling the emergence of a strong alliance of one the world’s richest and strongest economies, which is expected to reshape the existing western-dominated economic model.

While energy deals between the resource – rich Russia and resource – hungry China look natural, bringing the countries’ finances closer looks like a real challenge to the US dollar system, experts agree, although the transition won’t be quick. Read the rest of this entry »

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