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Lisa Wilkinson to reclaim the Natarsha Belling ‘penis jacket’ on Today

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2015

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Je suis Scanlan: Lisa Wilkinson wants TV hosts to wear the infamous 'penis jacket' on Thursday.

Je suis Scanlan: Lisa Wilkinson wants TV hosts to wear the infamous ‘penis jacket’ on Thursday.

Thought you had seen the last of the “penis jacket”? Think again, the Veronica Corningstone of Australian media, Lisa Wilkinson, has declared she will be flashing it on screen for Today viewers.

Wilkinson took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to issue a rallying cry not seen since that fight scene in Anchorman 2 to her “TV host” counterparts, requesting them to not be shy about their sartorial choices on air. Even during family friendly breakfast television.

In a bid to reclaim the Nine exclusive, Wilkinson will wear the $550 crepe jacket with peplum hem and provocative neckline this morning.

But not every Tom, Dick and Harry in TV land has listened. So far only her public broadcasting comrades appear to have gotten the “On Thursdays we wear nutty blazers” obiter dictum.

ABC News 24 reporter Kirsten Aiken replied, “The memo” and retweeted Wilkinson’s wily request.

That escalated quickly: Ten's Natarsha Belling wearing the jacket over the weekend.© UNILAD That escalated quickly: Ten’s Natarsha Belling wearing the jacket over the weekend.

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Priyanka Chopra’s Property Used to Run Sex Racket? (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 28, 2014

Priyanka-ChopraPriyanka Chopra is in trouble over a property in Versova, which she has leased to a spa owner.

Recently, th Mumbai police raided the premises for allegedly being used to run a sex racket.

“This property belongs to Priyanka Chopra and her mother’s clinic is situated just next to this place. The entire floor (measuring 3,000 sq ft) belongs to Chopra. In the beginning of this month, the police had raided this place after they got to know that it was being used for sex trade.” a source told Mid Day.

As per reports Priyanka’s mother’s clinic too is situated on the same floor as the spa.  Earlier this month, the Versova police received information that the spa was involved in flesh trade, following which a someone was planted at the Spa to verify it. The person who visited the spa then alerted cops since the info was true and arrested a man and rescued three women who now have been sent to rehab.

Earlier this month, the police receivedinformation regarding the flesh trade being run in the Charisma Spa and Beauty Centre, based on which they busted the spa.

The investigators were successful in arresting Dinesh Chandrakant, the manager of the spa and rescuing three women, they, however, could not arrest the owner Manik Soni.

Soni is very popular with the Bollywood crowd.

“We are searching for Soni who is still at large. Once he is arrested we would get to know the details of the agreement between him and the actor.” reveals the investigating officer.

“The owner of the spa, Manik Soni, is on the run. He was a regular at many Bollywood parties and knows many television and film personalities. The investigation is on, and once the accused is arrested we will verify the agreement and then take action.” a police source told the daily.

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The $100 million woman Monika Tu and the Chinese appetite for Australian real estate

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 28, 2014

Monika TuMonika Tu calls herself a “property concierge” and says she can’t get enough Australian real estate for her cashed-up Chinese clients.

“Business is going extremely well and Australia becomes more and more popular for the Chinese,” she told 7.30.

Last year the head of Sydney-based company Black Diamondz set herself an ambitious sales target.

“My target was $100 million I remember, and I have reached now about $120 million,” Ms Tu said.

Her clients are wealthy Chinese businesspeople interested in high-end properties.

As she shows a potential client through a lavish $13 million home on Sydney’s lower north shore, she explains her business:

“I am dealing with high net worth foreign buyers and we specialise in luxury properties. Almost 100 per cent are established properties.”

Under Australian rules, all foreigners can buy new property but there are restrictions on the sale of established properties.

Real estate agent Robert Simeon believes some investors are using loopholes to get around the rules, especially those for temporary residents who are supposed to sell their properties within three months of leaving Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vic Liberal sacked over link to porn star

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 23, 2014

Liberal Party of Australia Victoria Division/AAP Image Nitin Gursahani was the candidate for the seat of Thomastown but a Liberal Party spokesman has confirmed he is no longer endorsed.

Liberal Party of Australia Victoria Division/AAP Image
Nitin Gursahani was the candidate for the seat of Thomastown but a Liberal Party spokesman has confirmed he is no longer endorsed.

Sunny Leone - an Indo-Canadian adult film star and model

Sunny Leone – an Indo-Canadian adult film star and model

Nitin Gursahani, a Victorian Liberal Party candidate who reportedly planned to bring a Bollywood adult film star to Melbourne before the state election has been sacked. News Corp Australia reports Mr Gursahani’s family’s company Kiren Australia, of which Mr Gursahani is marketing manager, is sponsoring an event at Toorak featuring Sunny Leone on the night before the November 29 election. Ms Leone is an Indo-Canadian adult film star and model.

A Victorian Liberal Party candidate who reportedly planned to bring a Bollywood adult film star to Melbourne before the state election has been sacked.

Nitin Gursahani was the candidate for the seat of Thomastown but a Liberal Party spokesman has confirmed he is no longer endorsed.

News Corp Australia reports Mr Gursahani’s family’s company Kiren Australia, of which Mr Gursahani is marketing manager, is sponsoring an event at Toorak featuring Sunny Leone on the night before the November 29 election.

Ms Leone is an Indo-Canadian adult film star and model.

Mr Gursahani’s phone number was listed with online advertisements for one of her Melbourne events, News Corp says.

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Australia’s millionaire boom

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 16, 2014

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Does it surprise you to hear Australia has more than 1.2 million millionaires? If it does, just think about how much we invest in housing.

Australia also has the highest median wealth in the world, with household wealth growing at an average annual pace of 11 per cent, according to a new Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse.

The fifth annual study by the Swiss bank of global wealth trends found the median Australian adult was worth more than $US225,000 ($258,000) in June, well ahead of the second wealthiest population on this measure, the ­Belgians, at $US173,000. They were followed by the Italians, French and British, all at around $US110,000.

There are a couple of reasons for this, but one of them is the composition of household wealth in Australia – it is heavily skewed towards “real assets” such as homes and apartments. Read the rest of this entry »

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INDEPENDENCE FEVER SPREADS TO SPAIN

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 16, 2014

Spain’s central government has already said it will challenge Catalan law in constitutional court.

By Ashifa Kassam

Spain Catalonia IndependenceAs the campaign for Scottish independence enters its final week,Catalonia is launching the next phase in its attempt to break away fromSpain. On Monday, the regional parliament began laying the groundwork to pass a law allowing a referendum on 9 November.

The Catalan leader Artur Mas told the Catalan parliament that the law would pave the way for the region to call non-binding consultations. “This would mean that Spain would effectively bury the ‘old Spain’ and rediscover that it is a country made up of several nations,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 13, 2014

malala-yousafzaiISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women.

Army spokesman Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said the detained men attacked Yousafzai, then 15, on orders from Mullah Fazlullah, the head of the Pakistani Taliban. The army is currently waging a major offensive against the extremist group in North Waziristan, a tribal region along the border with Afghanistan that has long been a militant stronghold. 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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Mr and Miss Nepal Australia 2014 go to Anupam Kiran and Aarzoo Karki

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 20, 2014

Mr & Miss

19th July, 2014 Sydney, Deepashree Shah: Anupam Kiran from Melbourne and Aarzoo Karki from the host city Sydney bagged Mr and Miss Nepal Australia 2014. United Nepalese Arts and Entertainment (UNAE), an organisation based in Sydney has been organising many events for the past 4 years and its one of the popular events is Mr and Miss Nepal Australia, a beauty pageant where they hunt youth talent and nurture them to:  Read the rest of this entry »

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US: Why the Minimum Wage Should Really Be Raised to $15 an Hour

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 9, 2014

By Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; author, ‘Beyond Outrage’

An American earning half of an Aussie’s income. 

All are equal, but some are more equal.

ROBERT B. REICH’s film “Inequality for All” is now available on DVD and blu-ray, and on Netflix Instant Watch. Watch the trailer below:

Momentum is building to raise the minimum wage. Several states have already taken action — Connecticut has boosted it to $10.10 by 2017, the Maryland legislature just approved a similar measure, Minnesota lawmakers just reached a deal to hike it to $9.50. A few cities have been more ambitious — Washington, D.C. and its surrounding counties raised it to $11.50, Seattle is considering $15.00

Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation raising it nationally to $10.10, from the current $7.25 an hour.

All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal envoy promotes Himalayan attractions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 4, 2014

TOP ACHIEVER: Nepalese Ambassador Udaya Raj Pandey presents a memento to Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd in Riyadh. (AN photo)

TOP ACHIEVER: Nepalese Ambassador Udaya Raj Pandey presents a memento to Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd in Riyadh. (AN photo)

The Embassy of Nepal felicitated Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd at a function held in Riyadh recently and took the opportunity to promote tourism in the Himalayan Kingdom.

Prince Bandar, who scaled Mt. Everest on May 19, 2012, praised the natural beauty of Nepal and thanked the people of Nepal for making his mountaineering experience successful. He screened a video of his climbing Mt. Everest and explained how he succeeded in climbing the highest mountain in the world within a short span of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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14-Year-Old Could Save Government Nearly $400 Million Dollars (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 2, 2014

By  | The Good News

It took a ninth-grader to come up with a simple solution that could save the U.S government $400 million annually, and it all revolves around the type of font used on paperwork.

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Suvir Mirchandani, a 14-year-old who lives just outside of Pittsburgh, began researching the general cost of ink and printing when as part of a science project he was in the sixth grade at Dorseyville Middle School, and determined that his local school system could save $21,000 a year if it switched from a font like Times New Roman to one with narrower strokes like Garamond.

He used a computer software program to calculate the difference, and published his results in the Journal of Emerging Investigators. Shortly thereafter, he was asked by the Journal to calculate potential savings if the federal government similarly switched fonts.

That total came to about $370 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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​Debtor nation: Americans pay interest on $163 billion held by top tech firms overseas

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2014

Reuters/Lee Jae-Won:

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United States taxpayers make large interest payments to the top four technology firms for the $163 billion in US government debt the companies own and shelter in tax-free offshore accounts.

United States taxpayers make large interest payments to the top four technology firms for the $163 billion in US government debt the companies own and shelter in tax-free offshore accounts.

Apple, Cisco Systems, Google, and Microsoft legally hold $124 billion in US Treasury securities and $39 billion in US government agency debt in accounts overseas, allowing them to avoid the 35 percent (maximum) corporate tax rate in the United States, according to Securities & Exchange Commission reports.

Together, the companies would be the 14th biggest overseas holder of Treasury securities, just ahead of countries like Norway, Singapore, and India. Read the rest of this entry »

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​Over 5,000 Kalashnikovs, other guns stolen from Ukrainian military bases – report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2014

Reuters / Eduard Kornienko:

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Fears of possible armed assaults and provocation in Ukraine and neighboring countries are on the rise after yet another report that rocket grenade launchers, firearms and munitions have been stolen from a military warehouse in western Ukraine.

A source in the Ukrainian Interior Ministry told RIA Novosti that the coup appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has recently been notified that a large cache of guns and ammunition was missing from one of the military warehouses.

“Reports to Avakov indicate that over 5,000 Kalashnikov rifles, 2,741 Makarov handguns, 123 light machineguns and 12 Shmel rocket launchers were stolen from the Interior Troops’ depots in the Lvov Region in late February,” the source said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ukraine’s president, opposition agree to a truce

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2014

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders agreed to a truce following a meeting which focused on how to end the crisis in Ukraine peacefully, the president’s press office confirmed.

“Following the meeting, the parties announced: 1. Truce 2. The start of negotiations to end the bloodshed, to stabilize the situation in the country, for the sake of civil peace,” the press office stated.

The president met with the leader of the nationalist Svoboda opposition party, Oleg Tyagnibok, Batkivshchyna opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and UDAR party leader Vitaly Klitschko. Read the rest of this entry »

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