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Nepal’s Mustang is third best tourist destination across the world

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 25, 2012


mustang.jpg.570x570_q85Australia: Nepal’s trans Himalayan district, Mustang has succeeded to be the third best tourist destination across the world.

Of the best ten tourist destinations across the world, Mustang was picked for its untarnished natural beauty and scenarios by the Lonely Planet.

Tagged as “Little Tibet” and “The Last Forbiddent Kingdom”, the organisation said that one should visit Mustang before breathing his/her last breath on this planet.

The agency has said that though being a part of Nepal, the Mustang territory shares culture, language with Tibet and that its topography and climate has similarities. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Iceman cometh… from Corsica? New DNA profile reveals clues about frozen corpse Ötzi

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

The full genome of 5,300-year-old Ötzi the Iceman has been published revealing his eye colour, blood types and his nearest living relatives

 Ice to meet you: Ötzi was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991
Ice to meet you: Ötzi was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991

Scientists studying the world’s most famous frozen corpse have discovered new clues about the 5,300-year-old man.

The frozen mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman was discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991 and scientists have spent more than twenty years studying his DNA.

Now Ötzi’s full genome has been sequenced and published in Nature Communications.

A statue representing an iceman named Oetzi, discovered on 1991 in the Italian Schnal Valley glacier, is displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Bolzano
Frozen in time: A statue depicts what Ötzi looked like 5,300 years ago

The new data has revealed that the Iceman had brown eyes, had type-O blood, was lactose intolerant and genetically predisposed to heart disease. Read the rest of this entry »

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Italian Deputies Fight In Parliament

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 27, 2011

It was a somewhat bizarre scene in Italy’s parliament on Wednesday. Several of the country’s deputies got into a heated fist fight during debates on pension reforms, with one deputy even grabbing another by the throat.

Tension rose the night before between members of Italy’s ruling central right coalition Lega Nord (North League) and members of Gianfranco Fini’s opposition party FLI, when Fini mockingly stated on Italian television that the North League’s leader Umberto Bossi’s wife retired at the age of 39.

Pressured by European leaders and institutions to address the country’s financial woes, Prime Minister Berlusconi recently introduced a series of legislation that would reform Italy’s costly pension system.According to Reuters, Bossi came out as a staunch opponent of such reforms.

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Fears Of A Eurozone Split As Greece Plumbs New Depths In Debt Crisis

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011

Unity among diversity is the best way, however; very challengin­g and difficult task.
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Indian film maker insults Nepal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 18, 2011

N. P. Upadhyaya

Insulting and humiliating the Nepalese nationals by the citizens of the neighboring Indian Republic, which only came into existence, 1947, thanks the British East India Company, is not a new phenomenon.

We are used to such fanaticism.

But yet Italy rules India.

India or Bharat or even Hindustan took a formal shape only recently compared to every heads high and a proud Nepal which ever remained as a sovereign and independent nation. Neighbors envy, Nepal’s pride.

But this fact the Indian authorities or for that matter even the qualified Indian nationals deliberately ignore.

Must have been suffering from inferiority complex syndrome which is only but natural because of their ignominious past. We sympathize.

The Nepalese understand this and prefer not to remind their harrowing past in the larger interest of Nepal-India relations considering the pain our friends in the South may have braved or subjected to while being mercilessly ruled by the various sorts of aliens.

Nepalese gesture is there. Nepalese people wish to love and honor the Indian nationals and their ruling authorities. This they don’t want to understand, unfortunately.

Yet at times, the Indian nationals do not reciprocate in a friendly manner and indulge in acts that summarily undermines our past glory and dignified status among the comity of nations.

Every now and then, one could listen or observe acts that are being deliberately committed by the other side which pains the independent citizens of Nepal.

However, some salaried local Nepali Mirjaffors ignore the insulting acts as if nothing has been done that could be taken as a slur worth the name. Countless Jaychands now we have.

But the insult is there. It can’t be dismissed.

This time Nepal, our country, has been slighted with a classic technique. In the past, while we the Nepalese and our nation was humiliated by some in India through the Indian filthy films wherein the Nepalese were inevitably portrayed as “Bahadurs”, “Kanchas” and Gurkhas”, then this time we have been offended to the hilt comfortably by a new entrant in Hindi Cinema, Mr. Aditya Seth, Mumbai, who through a newly made documentary film portrays the entire Nepalese as BAHADURS in a derogatory manner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quality Of Life Index 2010: Which Country Has It Best? (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 25, 2011

The Hffington Post

In order according to this post 

1. France

2. Australia

3.  Switzerland

4. Germany

5. New Zealand

6. Luxemburg

7. United States

8. Belgium

9. Canada

10. Italy





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Bhanu Jayanti: Poetry recitation via Skype

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 16, 2011


ABERDEEN: The Organisation for Nepalis Culture and Welfare (ONCW) at Aberdeen, Scotland organised a poetry recitation programme through Skype on July 13. Poets from eight different countries recited their poem via Skype at the event organised to mark the 198th birth anniversary of Aadikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya.

According to a press release issued by the organisers, Byakul Maila, the creator of Nepali national anthem recited his poem via Skype live from Nepal. Meanwhile renowned Irish poet Kayal O’ Cerkayal recited poems of Nepali poet Bhupi Sherchan in Nepali, English and Irish. The press release quotes Cerkayal, “The literary works of Bhanu Bhakta, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Gopal Prasad Rimal and Parijat should be promoted at the international level.”

Dr Kavita Ram Shrestha, Ram Kumar Shrestha and Durga Pokharel from Britain, Sailendra Sakar, Gyanendra Gadal, Gita Khatri and Puranaghare from America, Madhu Madhurya from Russia, Jagat Navodit from Italy, Brejesh Gautam from Denmark and Bishwodeep Tigela from Brunei were other poets who recited poems via Skype. Dipesh Regmi, the president of ONCW committed to promote the Nepali art, culture and literature in coming days as well. The programme that continued for almost three hours was screened using a projector.

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Census Update: What the World Will Look like in 2050

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 1, 2011


Here is the world in 2050, as imagined by the U.S. Census Bureau: India will be the most populous nation, surpassing China

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sometime around 2025. The U.S. will remain exactly where it is now: in third place, with a population of 423 million (up from 308 million in 2010). And declining birth rates in two of the world’s most economically and politically influential countries, Japan and Russia, will cause them to fall from their current positions as the 9th and 10th most populous nations, respectively, to 16th and 17th.

The findings are the result of population estimates and projections of 228 countries compiled by the Census Bureau’s International Data Base (IDB). They offer a revealing look into the future. “One of the biggest changes we’ve seen has been the decline in fertility in some developed countries, such as China,” says Loraine West, an IDB project manager, “while others are experiencing a slight increase.” In other words, China’s population boom is finally slowing down, while Western Europe’s long-declining birth rate is — in some places, at least — once again rising. Spain and Italy are “on an uptick,” says West, “but how high will [the birth rate] rise? Or will it simply fluctuate up and down on some long-term level? We’ll have to see.” According to Italy’s National Institute of Statistics, the country’s recent population increase can be largely attributed to its immigrant population.(See TIME’s guide to “intelligent cities.”)

The two countries on track to make the biggest population gains are Nigeria and Ethiopia. Nigeria currently boasts 166 million people, but by 2050 its population is expected to jump to 402 million. Ethiopia’s population will likely triple, from 91 million to 278 million, making the East African nation one of the top 10 most populous countries in the world for the first time. In fact, according to the U.N. Population Division, although only 18% of the world’s population lives in so-called high-fertility countries (places where women have more than 1.5 daughters on average), most of those countries are in Africa; the continent is expected to experience significant population growth in the coming decades, which could compound the already-dire food-supply issues in some African nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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The man who screwed an entire country

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 11, 2011

The Economist

The Berlusconi era will haunt Italy for years to come

SILVIO BERLUSCONI has a lot to smile about. In his 74 years, he has created a media empire that made him Italy’s richest man. He has dominated politics since 1994 and is now Italy’s longest-serving prime minister since Mussolini. He has survived countless forecasts of his imminent departure. Yet despite his personal successes, he has been a disaster as a national leader—in three ways.

Two of them are well known. The first is the lurid saga of his “Bunga Bunga” sex parties, one of which has led to the unedifying spectacle of a prime minister being put on trial in Milan on charges of paying for sex with a minor. The Rubygate trial has besmirched not just Mr Berlusconi, but also his country.

However shameful the sexual scandal has been, its impact on Mr Berlusconi’s performance as a politician has been limited, so this newspaper has largely ignored it. We have, however, long protested about his second failing: his financial shenanigans. Over the years, he has been tried more than a dozen times for fraud, false accounting or bribery. His defenders claim that he has never been convicted, but this is untrue. Several cases have seen convictions, only for them to be set aside because the convoluted proceedings led to trials being timed out by a statute of limitations—at least twice because Mr Berlusconi himself changed the law. That was why this newspaper argued in April 2001 that he was unfit to lead Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Berlusconi Sex Scandal Widens As Further Probe Opened

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2011

If the Prime Minister resigns, this issue could not be any more issue.
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Karima El-Mahrough, ‘Ruby Heartbreaker,’ Showered With Over $300,000 In Gifts By Berlusconi: Report (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2011

Spending that much of amount just for a girl, and the result will be to wash hands from the post shamefully­.
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Berlusconi Backed By Italian Parliament In Ruby Sex Scandal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 3, 2011

This is called the magic of power. That’s why leaders do not want to leave chair.
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Climate Change Correlates With Fall Of Rome, Tree Ring Study Suggests

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 21, 2011

Let’s see.
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Berlusconi Prostitution Probe: Ruby Scandal Under Investigation (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 14, 2011

That’s why I have plan to keep male in one planet and female in another.
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Two Embassies In Rome Hit By Blasts

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 23, 2010

It is said that a third embassy also just bombed. No where safe to live in this world and every leader preparing for war. God bless them. What to say? Even rubbish words would not be able to change them.
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