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Shesh Ghale big step in Australia: Queen Victoria Market set for 50-storey tower on doorstep

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 17, 2013

A proposed development for the corner of William and Franklin streets has towers of 50 and 30 storeys. A planned 50-storey apartment and hotel

A planned 50-storey apartment and hotel development on the front step of Queen Victoria Market could be the first of a swag of new high-rise towers to overlook the market.

Developer MIT Australia has lodged a planning application for two towers of 50 and 30 storeys with a 210-room hotel and 609 apartments at the corner of William and Franklin streets.

The site is next to land the state government recently transferred to Melbourne City Council as part of plans for a $250 million redevelopment of the market. Read the rest of this entry »

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William and Kate win French injunction over topless photos

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 18, 2012

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Kate is currently on a Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East

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Laurence Pieau has defended publication of the shots

Publisher of Closer to be fined €10,000 a day if it republishes paparazzi shots of the duchess sunbathing topless
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction against French magazine Closer preventing republication of topless photos. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction in a French court preventing celebrity magazine Closer from publishing further paparazzi shots of the duchess sunbathing topless.

Mondadori France, Closer’s publishing company, will be fined €10,000 per day if it publishes any more photographs following Tuesday’s judgment or transmits them to any third party via email or any other means.

Mondadori, owned by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, will also have to pay €2,000 towards legal fees as part of the ruling following a civil action.

A court in Nanterre, near Paris, opened a separate criminal investigation on Tuesday into charges that Closer and a photographer breached the privacy of the duke and duchess by publishing the topless photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Prince Harry Wears Diamond Jubilee Medal In The Bahamas… And Catches The Eye Of Miss Bahamas

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 4, 2012

Prince Harry wore his Diamond Jubilee medal in honour of the Queen’s 60-year reign for the first time in public on Sunday.

The royal chose a thanksgiving cathedral service in the Bahamas to proudly display the military tribute to his grandmother, alongside his Golden Jubilee and Afghanistan medals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Diamond Jubilee: Queen’s Accession Day Marks 60 Years Of Rule

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 6, 2012

After 60 years of loyal service to the nation and Commonwealth, the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee on Monday.

For a remarkable six decades she has remained a steadfast figure for the British public as head of state.

The sovereign has come to represent stability and continuity with her many years on the throne earning her the respect of leaders across the world.

February 6 – Accession Day – will be celebrated simply by a visit to King’s Lynn Town Hall and the nearby Dersingham Infant and Nursery School.

Crowds are expected to gather despite the cold conditions to greet the Queen who will share the celebrations of one of the most important days of her reign with ordinary people.

The other side of the Queen is represented by two official Diamond Jubilee photographs released today, showing the monarch looking relaxed yet regal, dressed in a lavish gown with glittering jewels.

Her 60 years as queen will be marked by a series of regional, national and international events during 2012, culminating in a four-day long Bank Holiday weekend in June.

A spectacular River Thames pageant featuring a 1,000-strong flotilla and a St Paul’s Cathedral service of thanksgiving are some of the highlights of the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Diamond Jubilee: Royal Family Plan ‘World Tour’ To Mark Queen’s 60-Year Reign

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 14, 2011

The Royal Family will mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by touring the globe in celebration, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Senior royals will visit the Queen’s 15 realms – nations where the sovereign is head of state – major Commonwealth countries, and other destinations with close links to the UK next year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip to Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu on behalf of the Queen is likely to attract the most interest.

Tuvalu has not had a major royal visit in decades and William and Kate are likely to bring the tiny South Pacific islands to a standstill.

When the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh toured the remote nation in 1982, they were carried shoulder high by islanders into the capital Funafuti as they sat in canoes.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea as part of the celebrations while Prince Harry will tour Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Harry’s overseas visit will be his first solo trip on behalf of the Queen and may see him use it as an opportunity to stage a fundraising polo match on behalf of his Sentebale charity.

The host countries are likely to stage a range of events for the visiting royals to mark the Queen’s 60-year reign, from official banquets and public celebrations to events that showcase the individual nations.

The Queen and Philip will remain in the UK for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations but make an extensive tour of every region supported by the Royal Family.

The Queen will be 86 in April and the Duke, who turns 91 next year, has already publicly stated he is reducing his workload.

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Facebook: Thai Government Warns Against Pressing ‘Like’ On Social Network

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 25, 2011

Thai authorities have warned the country’s Facebook users that “liking” certain groups, specifically ones that expound anti-monarchy sentiments, is a prosecutable offence.

On Wednesday, 61-year-old Amphon Tangnoppaku was given a 20-year sentence for sending a text message that the court deemed offensive to the Thai Queen.

Tangnoppaku was sentenced under Thailand’s lèse-majesté laws, strict legislation that makes it a criminal act to insult the ruling family.

Now the country’s information technology minister, Anudith Nakornthap, has told citizens that anyone who uses Facebook to break the lèse-majesté laws should delete their comments or face prosecution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Argentina Brands Prince William’s Posting To Falkland Islands A ‘Provocative’ Act

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 12, 2011

The Duke of Cambridge’s posting to the Falkland Islands has been branded a “provocative act” in Argentina.

William, a Flight Lieutenant with the RAF, will be deployed to the remote outcrop in the South Atlantic for six weeks to fly search and rescue helicopter missions next year.

But Argentine official Sebastian Brugo Marco said the country could not ignore the “political” implications of his move, which comes shortly before the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s defeat in the Falklands War.

Mr Brugo Marco, who has responsibility for the South Atlantic territory, told Argentine newspaper La Nacion: “It is one more provocative act that shows Britain’s military presence in a zone of peace where there is no armed conflict.”

Argentina still claims sovereignty over the islands, which it refers to as Las Malvinas. “One cannot ignore the political content of this military operation bearing in mind that the prince forms part of the Royal Family,” Mr Brugo Marco added.

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Pippa Middleton, TV Star? Simon Cowell Would Sign Her Right Away

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 16, 2011


Simon is the man who can change other people’s life.
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William and Kate to become British business ambassadors

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 17, 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to become ‘ambassadors’ for British business, undertaking future royal tours to

Kate Middleton and Prince William attend a private reception at the British Consul-General's residence in Los Angeles Photo: AP

boost the country’s commercial interests abroad.

By , Royal Correspondent

Following the success of their recent tour of North America, where the couple carried several engagements in Los Angeles to highlight British business, Prince William and the Duchess will consider proposals by the Foreign Office of overseas tours aimed at promoting British firms.

A royal aide said: “It is not something that William or Catherine had done before LA, but they have genuinely enjoyed being ambassadors for the UK and flying the flag for British business in America, and it is definitely something they will start to do more of.

“It will not always be about just going to realms in the future. They will now start to visit countries of strategic importance to the United Kingdom with the purpose of meeting the Foreign Office’s commercial objectives. Just as the Prince of Wales regularly meets with corporate and environmental leaders during his overseas tours to highlight British trade and investments, so the couple will begin to emulate this approach through the prism of their own interests.” Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Morrissey Compares Queen Elizabeth To Mubarak, Gadaffi, Calls Her A Fascist

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 18, 2011


I think most of the British people love and respect them, but so many people want government to think about reconsider­ation about taxpayers tax to be minimized for the Royal family and the family to be taxed
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Royal Freedom Of Information Law Exemption Announced

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 20, 2011


Now lots of debate in UK about kingship. In a poor country this could, obviously, mean a lot but in a prosperous country like UK could not mean a lot due to many reasons.
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Wikileaks reveals plan to dump the Royals, Prince Charles

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 12, 2010

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Uncertain role ... The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II, left, with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

OFFICIALS have held secret talks about dumping the Royal Family as the head of the Commonwealth.

Secret US cables uncovered by website WikiLeaks reveal Prince Charles will not automatically assume the title when the Queen dies.

The top bureaucrat who runs the Commonwealth has told US officials in London that Prince Charles is no cert- ainty because he does not “command the same respect as the Queen”.

Commonwealth secretariat director of political affairs Amitav Banerji secretly told the US that “succession” would have to be addressed by leaders of the Commonwealth nations, including Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prince William, Kate Middleton Give First TV Interview (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 18, 2010

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ust hours after their announcement swept the world, newly-engaged Prince William and Kate Middleton sat down with ITV News’ Tom Bradbyfor their first television interview as a couple.

Some tidbits from the interview (scroll down to watch):

William on giving his mother’s old ring to Kate:
“It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.”

Kate on Diana:
“Obviously, I’d have loved to have met her. She’s an inspirational woman to look up to obviously to this day […] very inspirational.”

William on Kate succeeding Princess Diana:
“No one is trying to fill my mother’s shoes, what she did was fantastic. It’s about making your own future and your own destiny and Kate will do a very good job of that.” Read the rest of this entry »

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