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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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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 14, 2014

Sumnima Desai
CNN International’s Delhi-based Nepali origin correspondent Sumnima Udas has been awarded ‘Journalist of the Year’ at the inaugural Women’s Empowerment Journalism Awards. Udas was recognised for her sensitive and incisive reporting on gender issues including the December 2012 New Delhi gang-rape, the plight of acid attack victims in India, and the courageous stance taken by young Indian women fighting back to ensure the safety of women in their neighbourhoods. The Awards held in Singapore, honour outstanding achievements in reporting on women’s issues in Asia Pacific. Entries came from Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Read the rest of this entry »

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Global Zero: This is how we’ll get President Obama’s attention

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013

Dear friends,

Thanks to you, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and major organizations like have jumped on board to support Global Zero, and the media is buzzing about our biggest campaign ever to set the world’s course to zero. But we need you to build on this momentum if we’re going to get President Obama’s attention.

Earlier this month, we sent you an incredible video that shows how this unstoppable global movement can bring about the end of nuclear weapons. More than 50,000 people have already watched it. We know that the more people who see it, the more likely it is to get in front of President Obama — so this week let’s double that number. Have you shared it with friends and family yet?

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Chris Demuth Advocates “Buddha was born in Nepal”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2013

Chris Demuth talks about Fareed Zakaria’s book The Post-American World where Zakaria is giving absolutely wrong information on Buddha’s birthplace and Mr Demuth advocates not buying the book as it does lie. He was surprised with India’s claim that Buddha was born in India.  Mr Demuth also suggests signing the petition to advocate Buddha was born in Nepal and not in India.

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist and author. From 2000 to 2010, he was a columnist forzakaria-book1 Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International. In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time. He is the host of CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, trade, and American foreign policy.

Zakaria is the author of few books including The Post-American World. His last two books have both been New York Times bestsellers, and have been translated into over 25 languages.

Fareed Zakaria opened up about his plagiarism scandal in an interview with the New York Times.  He got into severe trouble after he was found to have lifted a paragraph from a recent New Yorker article for a column in Time. He was suspended from that magazine and from CNN.

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Vote Pushpa Basnet to Make Her CNN Heroes 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2012

Last time due to our active role Anuradha Koirala was able to be CNN Heros. Recently again we had another achievement because of our active role making possible three organizations to be awarded $1,00,000 = Rs 85,00,000 (85 lakha each): 1) Help Nepal network 2nd position, 2) Nyaya Health 8th position and 3) GMIN ORGANIZATION INC EIN 10th position.
Now it is time to play an important role to make Puspa Basnet CNN Heros 2012. Puspa Basnet, is the president and founder who works for prison children from Nepal. Her mission is to make sure that no children grows up behind prison walls. For more information you can go in this link and for clips you can click here. Let us vote together to make her dream the real.  Read the rest of this entry »

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6 UFO Hot Spots Around the World

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 13, 2012

As Annie Jacobson’s new book, AREA 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, hits shelves, TIME takes a look at other alien-inhabited sites worldwide.

Wiltshire, England top 7 UFO hot spots

The vast field of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, southern England, is a stretch of verdant land steeped in history. It’s here where the ancient neolithic site of Stonehenge sits, an inscrutable pile of rocks wrapped in mystery. And it’s here, or at least in the town of Warminster, where some of the U.K.’s most impassioned UFO watchers gather atop nearby Cradle Hill in the belief that they can signal extraterrestrial spaceships. In the 60s and 70s, local journalist Arthur Shuttlewood popularized The Warminster Mystery, leading to hundreds, perhaps thousands of independent claims of UFO sightings all coming from this small town. It’s clearly led to many hoaxes, including the recent drawing of elaborate geometric crop circles in fields surrounding the old town.

Wycliffe Well, Australia

Wycliffe Well, Northern Territory, Australia top 7 UFO hot spots

You really don’t want to go to Wycliffe Well in Australia’s Northern Territory and not see a UFO: “Sightings are so common,” the website of the Wycliffe Well Holiday Park states, “that if you stayed up all night looking you would be considered unlucky not to see anything.” Supposedly, earthlings have been witnessing UFOs in this part of the Outback since World War II. But hey, if you turn out to be one of those “unlucky” sightseers, at least you get to lay eyes on Elvis! (In statue form). And wouldn’t you know? This very same place apparently has a vast beer selection. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 16, 2012

[ Below today we re-post an article with a video taken this morning of a professor of history from Bhuvaneshowr, Orissa India. The Buddha birth place controversy was brought out of Orissa in 1928. But the speaker in the video below, Professor Kailash Chandra Dash, who himself comes from Orissa, says those were forged (his)stories to glorify Orissan as well as Indian peoples. And he added that the Indian scholars and historians should have interpreted historical information or data more scientifically, rather than any ‘nationalistic zeal’. Prof. Dash says, the birth place of Buddha is present day Lumbini of Nepal, not in any part of India. For more please watch the video.- Editor (Himalayan Voice)]

By Kailash Chandra Dash
The two edicts from Paderia and Nigliva were edited by G.Buhler on the basis of the inked estampages furnished by their discoverer, Dr. A. A. Fuhrer who found the second in March 1895 and the first in December 18961. Both came from the Nepal Terai, where Nigliva was situated 38 miles north west of the Uska Bazar station of the Bengal and the North-Western Railway in the Nepalese tahsil Taulihva of the Zillah Bataul. Paderia was two miles north of the Nepalese tahsil Bhagvanpur of the same Zillah and according to Dr Fuhrer`s estimate about thirteen miles from Nigliva2. Both were incised on mutilated stone pillars and the Paderia edict which was found three feet below the surface of the ground was in a state of perfect preservation while that of Nigliva had suffered a great deal on the left side and had lost the first five letters of line three as well as the first seven of line four3.

Niglihawa pillar. Image Google

Niglihawa pillar. Image Google

Aftetr about thirty-one years of the discovery and publication of these records on Ashoka a copy of Paderia edict (The so-called Rummindei inscription) was found in Kapileswar of Bhubaneswar, the present capital of Odisha4. This stone inscription(Silaphalaka) was brought to public notice by Haran Chandra Chakaldar of Calcutta university and it was procured in about March 1928 by Birendranath Ray for his museum at Puri from the village of Kapileswar5. It created a belief that Buddha was born in Kapiavastu which was near Kapileswar of Bhubaneswar as the said edict contains the message of the birthplace of Gautam Buddha in Lumbini which was not far away from Kapilavastu. Thus this inscription from Kapileswar of Bhubaneswar arrested the attention of the historians and the archaeologists of India and abroad. In this paper I have proposed to make a comparative study of the two sets of Ashokan edicts from Paderia and Nigliva with Kapileswar inscription to justify the legitimacy of the inscriptions found from Nepal and to establish the fake nature of the Kapileswar grant on the basis of new findings and interpretations.

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CNN Hit 20-Year Primetime Ratings Low In May

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 31, 2012

The bad news just keeps coming for CNN.

May was the network’s worst month for total viewers during primetime in over 20 years. CNN drew an average of just 389,000 primetime viewers from April 30 to May 27. In comparison, MSNBC drew an average of 674,000 total viewers, while Fox News boasted an average of 1,692,000 total viewers.

It was also the network’s second-worst month in primetime for viewers in the key demographic since October 1991.

Things were especially bad at the 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. timeslots. Piers Morgan drew an average of 417,000 total viewers and 117,000 viewers age 25-54 — the lowest numbers the 9 p.m. slot has seen in two decades. Erin Burnett received just 89,000 viewers in the key demo at 7 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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Salbuchi: Putin a break against neo-colonial West

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 5, 2012

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लुम्बिनीको प्रश्नमा धमिल्याइएको पानी धमिल्याइराख्न खोज्नेहरु

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 6, 2011

By रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ 
शक्तिको भर र बुद्धको बिस्वब्यापी महत्वबाट लालायितहरुको सीमित स्वार्थका कारण बुद्ध जन्मस्थलबारे सिर्जना गरिएको असान्दर्भिक, निर्लज्जतापूर्ण र अनाबस्यक दिग्भ्रमका कारण बुद्ध जन्मस्थल मुद्धा अनपेक्षित तवरले विस्वब्यापी समस्या बन्न पुगेको छ भलै अझै पनि धेरै नेपालीहरु समेत युनेस्कोले नेपालको लुम्बिनीलाई विस्व संपदा सूचिमा राखेका कारण बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मेको कुरा सारा संसारलाई थाहा भएकोले यो अनाबस्यक बिबादको औचित्य नभएको तर्क अगाडि सार्ने गर्छन् । बुद्ध सबैको साझा भएकोले पनि यस किसिमको बिवाद निरर्थक भएको तर्क अगाडि सार्ने गरेको पनि पाइन्छ । बुद्ध बिस्वकै साझा संपत्ति भएको कारण आस्थाका आधारमा कसैले पनि मेरो अथवा हाम्रो भन्छन भने त्यस्मा कसैले प्रश्न उठाइराख्नु पर्ने देखिन्न, तर उनको महानता र प्रसिद्धीका कारण नाजायज एबं गलत ढंगले आफ्नो भनी प्रमाणित गर्ने दुस्प्रयास मार्फत बिस्व जनमतलाई दिग्भ्रमित तुल्याउन गरिने कार्यमा भने मौन बस्न सकिन्न र मिल्दैन पनि । किनकि प्रश्न यहाँ बुद्धको नभएर बुद्ध जन्मिनु भएको ठाउँको हो, सवाल यहाँ बुद्धप्रति नतमस्तक भएर उन्को जन्मस्थलको दर्शनार्थ जान चाहनेहरुलाई सीमित स्वार्थका कारण झुक्याइएर गलत ठाउँमा पुर्याइएर उनीहरुको आस्थामा कुठाराघात गरिंदै मानब अधिकारबाट बन्चित गरिएकाहरुको अधिकार सुनिस्चित गर्ने कि नगर्ने भन्नेको हो, मुद्धा यहाँ बुद्धको मात्रै नभएर विस्वब्यापी महत्व भएका कारण उनको जन्मस्थलमा आँखा लगाउने निकृस्ट प्रबृत्तिलाई परास्त गर्ने कि स्वीकार्ने भन्नेको हो, प्रसंग यहाँ सत्यका पर्यायबाची बुद्धमाथि असत्यको खेती गरेर उन्कै नाममा झूटको ब्यापार गरिएको नाजायज कामलाई टुलुटुलु हेरेर बसिराख्ने हो कि सत्यलाई सत्यको रुपमा उजागार गर्ने भन्ने पनि हो ।
छिमेकी भारतले सन् २०१२ भित्र नेपालको कपिलवस्तुसंग सीमा जोडिएको उत्तरप्रदेशस्थित अलिगढवामा देवदह र लुम्विनीसहित नक्कली कपिलवस्तु बनाउन अन्तिम रुप दिइरहेको, दबाबका कारण केही समय अघिमात्रै जानकारी सच्याए पनि सर्च इन्जिन गुगलले पनि यसअघि ‘गौतम वुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको’ जानकारी राखेको, लाखौं बुद्धिस्टहरुमा समेत बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मिएको भन्ने जानकारी नहुने मात्रै नभएर बौद्धमार्गीहरुका बीच अत्यन्तै सम्मानित मानिने रिङपोछे (जोग्छेन पोनलोप रिङपोछे) ले समेत दैनिक लाखौं पाठकको आकर्षणको केन्द्र मानिने विस्वमा नै सबैभन्दा बढी पाठक भएको पत्रिकामध्येको अनलाइन पत्रिका हफिङ्टन पोस्टमा बुद्धलाई भारतीय परिचय दिंदै लेखहरु प्रकाशित गरिएको, वर्षेनी विश्वभरका करिव ६० लाख पर्यटकले अवलोकन गर्ने सेन्ट्रल लन्डनस्थित ब्रिटिश संग्रहालयमा शान्तिका अग्रदूत गौतम वुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको भ्रामक र गलत सन्देश राखिएकोमासिक संसारभरिका ११५ मिलियनभन्दा बढी जनताका बीच आफ्ना सामग्री लिएर पुग्ने ३५० भन्दा बढी टिभी स्टेशनहरुको सन्जाल पिबिएसले “द बुद्ध” फिल्ममा बुद्धलाई भारती परिचय दिएको, अधिकांश देशको पाठ्य सामग्रीहरुमा बुद्ध नेपालमा नभएर भारतमा जन्मिएको उल्लेख गरिएको,  न्यूजवीकका संपादक एबं सिएनएनका कार्यक्रम प्रस्तोता जाकारीया जस्ता प्रभाबशाली ब्यक्तिले आफ्नो पुस्तकमा बुद्धलाई भारती परिचय दिएको पाईन्छ । यति हुँदा पनि नेपालको तर्फबाट भने झन्डै झन्डै मौनता प्रदर्शन गरिनु र भारती पक्ष भने बुद्धलाई भारती परिचय दिन अरबौं खर्चेर नेपालको देबदह र लुम्बिनीसहितको हुबहु नक्कली कपिलबस्तु बनाउँदै आफ्ना संचार माध्यम र बुद्धिजीबिलाई सकृय बनाउनुले समस्याको गांभीर्यतालाई पुस्टि गर्दैन र?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Piers Morgan ‘Knew About Phone Tapping’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 27, 2011

After internet hacking, phone hacking becoming another terrible threat and challenge in the present world. Nothing can be secret in the epoch of this technologi­cal revolution and people are trying to give trouble to other people keeping themselves trapped. Why?
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Hawaii senator alleges Obama hiding true father

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 26, 2011

In a new twist to the birther debate, a state senator from Hawaii alleged that the reason US President Barack Obama has

President Barack Obama gestures during a fiscal policy meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 4, 2011. (Office White House Photo by Pete Souza)

not release a full birth certificate is not because he was born abroad, but because he is hiding the identify of his true father.

Republican State Senator Sam Slom said the real issue in this debate is not over Obama’s citizenship, but his fathers’.

My particular point of view… is that [Obama] probably was born [in Hawaii] and that the real issue is not the birth certificate, but what’s on the birth certificate,‘ Slom said in an interview on New York’s WABC 770 AM radio station. “It could have to do with what his name is on the birth certificate, who is actually listed as his father, the citizenship of the father.”

In the 2008 presidential campaign the debate over Obama’s birthplace and his citizenship began, but then settles for a while. Recent months however have seen an increase in birther debates. Some allege Obama may have been born in Kenya, or even Indonesia. The schemes range.

Potential Republican presidential contender Donald Trump recently released his certificate and then challenged Obama to do the same. He followed his challenge up by sending private investigators to Hawaii to research the US president’s birth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lindsey Graham: U.S. Should Ignore U.N. Mandate In Libya

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 25, 2011

Everybody must think with cool mind. We must not be dictator in the name of going against dictator. This could spoil and damage history and law and order. If we loose balance, that imbalance could create other blonder mistakes.
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My Time With CNN Hero of the Year: Watching Dedication Up Close

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 4, 2010

We are proud of Auradha Koirala
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CNN Hero of the Year – Anuradha Koirala (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 21, 2010

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