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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2013

Idol series, one of several television shows that give formerly unknown persons an opportunity to become stars. The Idol series began in the United Kingdom and has since spread around the world – AustraliaSingaporeCanadaFranceGermanyIndia, the United StatesDenmarkNorwaythe NetherlandsFinlandSwedenSouth AfricaWest African countriesIndonesia, and many other countries. Japanese idol, a heavily promoted and merchandised singer or actor,a model that will later heavily influence the conception of “Idol” in Other Asian countries Pop Culture (Such as: Hong Kong,South KoreaTaiwanSingapore …).

Simon Cowell was given the role of judge on the first series of Pop Idol in the UK by then ITV Controller of Entertainment Claudia Rosencrantz in 2001, he was then judge on the first season of American Idol in 2002. With his notoriously critical reputation, Cowell is likened to TV personalities such as Judith Sheindlin and Anne Robinson. Cowell also appeared on the one-off World Idol programme in 2003, where it became clear that each country’s version of the Idol had attempted to come up with its own “Simon Cowell” type personality. In 2003, Cowell placed No 33 on Channel 4‘s list of the all-time 100 Worst Britons. Cowell’s S Records signed the top two finishers of the first season of Pop IdolWill Young and Gareth Gates, both of whom went on to have No 1 UK hits. Efforts begun in 2001 materialised in 2004, when Cowell returned to his group manufacturing roots with his latest brainchild, the internationally successful operatic pop group Il Divo, consisting of three opera singers and one pop singer of four different nationalities. Inspired by the success of Il Divo, Simon created a child version, Angelis, beating competition from many similar groups emerging at Christmas 2006.

On 11 January 2010, Cowell’s exit from American Idol was made official. The 2010 season was Cowell’s last on the show. It was also announced that FOX had acquired the rights to The X Factor USA, an American version of Cowell’s popular British show, The X Factor, which began in September 2011.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gives Nobel Peace Prize Speech: The Highlights (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 17, 2012

[Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared 16th of June – Saturday – that the Nobel Peace Prize she won while under house arrest 21 years ago helped to shatter her sense of isolation and ensured that the world would demand democracy in her military-controlled homeland. Congratulation to her from the bottom of the heart!!!]


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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, holds her speech during the Peace Nobel Prize lecture at the city hall in Oslo, Saturday, June 16, 2012.

(OSLO, Norway) — Aung San Suu Kyi‘s Nobel Peace Prize speech explored her views on the ideals of peace, the seeds of war, the bonds of our common humanity, and the rare power of kindness. Here are the highlights. Read the rest of this entry »

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World Happiness Report 2012: Scandinavian Countries Are Happiest On Earth (SLIDESHOW)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 7, 2012


Denmark has taken the top spot on the United Nation’s first ever World Happiness Report, followed by Finland, Norway and the Netherlands.

The 158-page report, published by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, was commissioned for the United Nations Conference on Happiness on Monday in order to “review the state of happiness in the world today and show how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness.”

The rankings in the report were based on a number called the “life evaluation score,” a measurement which takes into account a variety of factors including people’s health, family and job security as well as social factors like political freedom and government corruption. It also looks at measurements from previous reports on happiness from the Gallup World Poll (GWP), the World Values Survey (WVS), the European Values Survey (EVS), and the European Social Survey (ESS). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jens David Breivik, Father Of Anders Behring Breivik, Says He Wishes Son Committed Suicide (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 26, 2011

This saying is not as father but as a human being.
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The New Space Biz: Companies Seek Cash In The Cosmos

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 23, 2011

There could be thousands of millionair­es, however; how many of them would be ready to pay $200,000 for the trip and some of the interested could not go due to their health. So I am not sure about the viability of the project.
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‘Paradise Turned To Hell’ Says Norway’s PM After Bombing And Island Massacre

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 23, 2011

This kind of incidents possible only by either brain washed or abnormal. And for this our divided society is responsibl­e. leaders always want to divide people i different ways for their selfishnes­s.
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Bhutan dashes refugees’ home-coming dreams

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 17, 2011

KATHMANDUThousands of Bhutanese refugees living in miserable conditions in Nepal, India and elsewhere had their hopes of being able to return to their homeland dashed on Saturday as Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley said they would have to prove again that they were bona fide Bhutan citizens.

Thinley, who had arrived in Kathmandu Friday on a three-day visit, headed back for Thimphu on Saturday after talks with Nepal’s Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on regional as well as bilateral issues. Over 105,000 Bhutanese refugees languishing in closed camps in Nepal since their eviction in the 1990s and almost 30,000 more living in India as well as members of the diaspora now scattered all over the world, had been heartened for a brief period after Thinley had agreed, on Nepal’s prodding, to resume talks to enable them to return home.

But the refugee euphoria vanished on Saturday when the Bhutanese premier refused to acknowledge them as citizens, instead alluding to them as “people in the refugee camps”. He also said his government is asking Nepal to undertake a fresh “examination” of the camp residents to see how many were bona fide nationals. “… Whether or not they are Bhutanese refugees is a subject of discussion,” he said.

This is the same ploy the Buddhist kingdom used in 2000 to stall the homecoming of the refugees, who comprise nearly one-fifth of the Bhutanese population. Despite an international outcry, Bhutan sought to categorise the camp residents into genuine citizens, those who had surrendered their citizenship voluntarily, non-Bhutanese and criminals. Bhutan insisted only the first category had the full right to return to Bhutan and understandably, the verification gave the certification to only a small percentage. Read the rest of this entry »

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NEPAL: Government to merge Bhutanese refugee camps

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2011

KATHMANDU, 28 February 2011 (IRIN) – The Nepalese government hopes to turn the seven Bhutanese refugee camps

Photo: David Swanson/IRIN Thousands of Bhutanese refugees have been resettled

in eastern Nepal into two over the next two years.

“Given the large number of people that have been resettled, this is a logical move,” Jay Mukunda Khanal, head of Nepal’s National Unit for the Coordination of Refugee Affairs, told IRIN, adding: “We hope to complete this effort by the end of 2012.”

Known as `Lhotsampas’ in Bhutan, the refugees are Bhutanese citizens of Nepalese origin who have been living in the camps since the early 1990s when some 108,000 fled to Nepal after being evicted from their homes by the Bhutanese government, which had passed a law stripping them of their citizenship.

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), more than 43,500 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in third countries since 2007.

As of 28 February, the USA had accepted the largest number (just over 37,000), followed by Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK.

Currently there are 69,203 refugees in seven camps: Beldangi I, Beldangi II, Beldangi II extension, Khudunarabari, Timai and Goldhap (all in Jhapa District); and Sanischare (Morang District).
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World’s Top Democratic Governments: Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 14, 2010

They are enjoying with democracy and millions of people trying to use.
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Best And Worst Places To Live: 2010 Human Development Index (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 4, 2010

Ok, not a problem.
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Alexandria Mills, Miss World, Causes Controversy: Miss Norway May Have Been Cheated Due To Nobel Prize Win

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 1, 2010

Then Miss World also politicalised?
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30,000 refugees leave for US

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 2, 2010


The number of Bhutanese refugees who have departed Nepal for the United States is to reach 30,000 this week, the US embassy in Nepal said yesterday.

The United States along with the United Nations, International Organisation for Migration and a group of Western countries began resettling Bhutanese refugees in early 2008. Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand and Britain are other countries receiving the refugees under the programme. Read the rest of this entry »

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