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Royal Wedding Crasher: Queen Elizabeth Drops in on Commoners’ Ceremony

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 25, 2012

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles during her visit to the Manchester Central convention center, Manchester, England, Friday, March 23, 2012.

John and Frances Canning were hoping for a low-key wedding at Manchester Town Hall. But all hopes were tossed aside when Queen Elizabeth showed up to fête the newlyweds.

During an official tour of Manchester on Friday to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee — sixty years as Britain’s monarch — Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were attending a luncheon at the Manchester Town Hall. In an adjacent room, the Cannings were standing in front of a minister, exchanging vows. Minutes after the two were pronounced husband and wife, they received a uniquely royal blessing when the Queen and the Prince entered the room. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scotland Independence Vote Championed By Alex Salmond

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 11, 2012

LONDON — Breaking up is supposed to be hard to do – but Britain’s government confirmed Tuesday it would happily offer Scotland the powers it needs to sever centuries-old ties to England.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s government said it would sweep away legal hurdles to allow the Scots a vote on whether their country should become independent for the first time since the 18th Century Act of Union, which united Scotland with England to create Great Britain.

But in return, Cameron – who opposes any breakup of the United Kingdom, which also includes Wales and Northern Ireland – is urging Scotland to make its intentions clear “sooner rather than later.” He claims investors are becoming increasingly wary of Scottish leader Alex Salmond’s plans to delay a vote for several years, damaging Britain’s economy.

Salmond, head of Scotland’s semiautonomous government, has long championed independence to allow the country greater control over lucrative oil and natural gas reserves in the North Sea.

His separatist Scottish National Party insists that winning autonomy over tax and spending policies – powers the Scottish government doesn’t presently have – would help replicate the economic success of neighbors like Norway, which has used its energy riches to fund state pensions.

“This is a huge decision for Scotland. This is potentially the biggest decision we have made as a nation for 300 years,” Salmond said Tuesday, on a tour of an oil facility in Dyce, eastern Scotland.

He insisted that Cameron should not take any role in setting out the timetable for the crucial referendum.

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The place where Buddha attained face

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 7, 2011

As you know, every big mountain, being literally the navel of the Earth, eventually accumulates a lot of myths and legends, and becomes the axis of the foundation and the fantastic, yet very real stories. The perturbation vertical space bizarre twists of fate and age. For myths and legends of the local population is responsible, the heroes byley – different kinds of adventurers, mountaineers and other violent “surfers”.

It would be interesting to make something like a historical chronicle, for example, for each eight-, but it does take a lot for them to wander:) On Everest, I’ve tried to write , now part of Nanga Parbat, the more that this mountain will give good odds that the same Everest , and Kashmir – the place is not easy.

1. Nanga Parbat. Painting by Nicholas Roerich

Brief introduction: Nanga Parbat – the first ever eight-to which people have tried to ascend, the first-ever eight-, conquered by man alone. Prior to Everest climbing became popular in the environment, Nanga Parbat kept the championship in the number of dead climbers.

This mountain has witnessed the birth and development of Buddhism in the region, not far from it came the first image of the Buddha. Her foot was held Alexander of Macedon, the Muslim conquerors (ie, Tamerlane and his descendant Babur founded the Mughal dynasty), Sikh invaders. Nanga Parbat knows first hand what a big game of British and Russian empires. Roerich painted the mountain. In the end, this mountain long before the whole of Europe saw the swastika neinduistskuyu – at the top in the early 1930s, tried to climb the Nazis.

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Once part of Afghanistan, part of the Pamirs, the whole of northern Pakistani-administered Kashmir and Ladakh were Buddhist. About Ladakh is known to many, but here’s what Baltistan (Gilgit Baltistan, now known as the northern part of Kashmir) had a different name – Tibet-i-Khurd, little is known. Translates it as a Small Tibet, the vast majority of people here and now speaks the language of the Baltic States – one of the western dialect of Tibetan language, but it is Muslim.

A little farther west, in the valleys of Dir and Swat in the XX century, excavated six years of Buddhist temples and villages of the world’s greatest Tibetologist Giuseppe Tucci (incidentally, the teacher Michelle Pesselya, which show the way to go in Pesselya forbidden kingdom Mustang). Tucci found in Swat as many Buddhist antiquities, that the excavation could not stop until now.

However, once from 2007 to 2009 he held down the valley of the Taliban, a Buddhist heritage was dealt a severe blow. The Taliban began destroying bodrenko “idols”, as in his time destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan. This is despite the fact that none of the Muslim invaders of the early period up to Tamerlane’s finger to these monuments were not touched. Yes, and “idols” are in fact older than Islam in a couple of hundred years.

In 326 BC through the Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan with Pakistan today, in the kingdom of Gandhara Alexander of Macedon invaded. He went with his army across Kashmir, crossed the Indus and Jhelum and even went to the Ganges.

2. Jhelum River (also known as Gidaspov). Here Macedonian army defeated the Indians along the river lay our way to Nanga Parbat

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Miss England Winner Alize Mounter Reveals She Is Welsh

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 25, 2011


Truth is truth. Why to hide the reality?
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Hidden History of Nepal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 6, 2011

This is an English translation of excerpt from the book called Nepal Geschenk der Götter(Nepal gifts of the Gods) -> written in German language

Since 1716, Gorakh Nath Narbhupal Shah had been sitting on his throne made of mud. He found his throne very uncomfortable, and wanted to change it with the silver throne of the Kathmandu Valley at any cost.

With this aim in mind , he married many times to widen his territory and built alliances. But he was not successful .Finally , he changed his tactics.In 1732, he sent his 10 years old son Prithvi Narayan to stay with the king of Bhaktapur.

In a covering letter, Narbhupal Shah requested the king of Bhaktapur to raise his son and provide him a good education which was only possible in Nepal.
But his real intention was to place his son in the palace so that he could spy on it and gather vital information.

The Malla king of Bhaktapur took in his young guest Prithvi Narayan Shah with friendship and showed him the prince of Gorkha.Prithvi Narayan Shah had an excellent memory , and remembered everything that he saw.

After five years, he returned to his hometown Gorkha. He had gathered much information about the reasons behind the quarrels among the valley kings, the exact quantity of military equipments and the strategic locations in Nepal.

Prithvi Narayan Shah was sure that he could conquer the pass of Nuwakot, so in the same year he sent his Gorkha soldiers to attack Nuwakot. The young prince had miscalculated or his father had underistimated the Mallas. The Malla kings banded together and their armies beat the Gorkhas very badly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama Addresses British Parliament

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 26, 2011


What Obama said that had to be said by him. We need to wait about a decade to have the reality about the world leadership­.
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Obama England Trip Begins With Visit To Royals (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 24, 2011


Obama might consider staying in UK? http://glo­balspin.bl­ogs.time.c­om/2011/05­/23/obama-­so-loved-i­n-britain-­he-might-c­onsider-st­aying/
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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 85th Birthday, Hands Out Bags of Money

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 21, 2011

By: WILLIAM LEE ADAMS

Move over Kate Middleton. Today is all about Her Majesty the Queen.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth holds on to her hat in high winds, during her visit to her grandson, Prince William, at RAF Valley, in north Wales April 1, 2011.

Thursday afternoon, Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will conduct the Church of England’s Maundy Services in Westminster Abbey. To mark Maundy Thursday—the day before Good Friday—she’ll distribute small bags of money to 85 male and 85 female retirees—one for each of her 85 years. The symbolic alms come in either a red or white purse. The former includes a £5 coin commemorating the Prince Philip’s 90th birthday in June, and a 50-pence coin marking the 2012 London Olympic Games. The latter is stuffed with Maundy Money of silver coins, minted especially for the occasion, in one, two, three and four penny denominations. They various coins add up to the Queen’s age.

(More on TIME.com: See pictures of Queen Elizabeth’s most stunning tiaras)

Of course, as the head of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, the Queen doesn’t just have one birthday—she has two. Thursday is her actual birthday—she was born at 1926 at 17 Bruton Street, her grandfather’s former home which is now an upscale Chinese restaurant. But the U.K. officially celebrates her birthday on the third Saturday of June, owing to a tradition started by King Edward VIII. His birthday was in November—not the best time for a street party—so he schedule a second, more festive affair for the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama England State Visit Announced In May

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 18, 2011


Please do not make this visit just visit, but make historic if you could. We need to save this earth rather than to spoil.
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British Grandma Thwarts Jewelry Store Robbery With Purse (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 9, 2011


Well done grandma!
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Katrina Hodge, Former Miss England, Set For Deployment In Afghanistan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 10, 2011

A former Miss England will soon be swapping her glamorous gowns for a set of military fatigues, as she is set to be deployed in Afghanistan as early as next year.

As the AFP is reporting, Katrina Hodge was named Miss England last January. While the British media has already dubbed her “Combat Barbie,” the 24-year-old Hodge — who has already served in Iraq — insists she’s happy to be re-joining the British ranks.

“At the end of the day, it’s my job. If that’s what I’ve got to do, then that’s what I’ve got to do,” she told the AFP. “It’s hard to be excited about going to Afghanistan but it’s the reality of our job. Our job is be out there, protecting our country.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Katia Zatulivete, Russian Aide In England’s Parliament, Accused Of Spying

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2010


Another Russian spy story now.
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Prince William, Kate Middleton Royal Wedding?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 12, 2010


I gone through a forecast that he will not be the king. By that time UK will be a Republic country. I wish that will not happen. Let’s see, what happens with that forecast.
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Princess Beatrice ‘Traumatized’ After Car Crash In London Roundabout

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2010


UK roundabouts are terrifying! Anyway congratulation princesses!
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UK Grandma Admits To Concealing Births Of 4 Stillborn Babies, Hiding Them In Wardrobe

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 14, 2010


Very strange!
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