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At least 300 Himalayan yaks starve to death in India

NEW DELHI, Indian officials Sunday said that at least 300 yaks starved to death in a remote Himalayan valley after a bout of unusually harsh winter weather. Officials in the northeastern state of Sikkim said they received the first distress call from around 50 people cut off in the remote Mukuthang Valley in December. Following very heavy snowfall the residents asked for help providing feed for their herd of around 1,500 yaks, a source of local milk, milk products, transportation and wool. “We made several attempts to reach them but couldn’t. No roads or air transport could reach there because
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Beckham banned from driving for using phone in his Bentley

David Beckham has been disqualified from driving for six months for using his mobile phone while at the wheel. The ex-footballer, 43, was spotted by a member of the public using his phone while driving his Bentley in central London on 21 November last year. He pleaded guilty. The ban came as he was given six points on his licence, which took his total to 12. He had six from previous speeding offences. He was also fined £750 and ordered to pay £100 costs and a £75 surcharge fee. He stood in Bromley Magistrates Court to say his full name,
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Nepali New Year In Sutton

Last time I witnessed it, it was chasing and scaring small kids down the street of Kathmandu.Yesterday night, the Lakhe was seen for the first time ever in Sutton! At Stanley Park High School, many of us gathered to watch the brilliant acts of all the people who were celebrating Nepali new year. Only too soon, we found out that it wasn’t just Nepali people there! Surprisingly, lots of other people celebrated their new years on that day. It’s celebrated across Asia, but with different names. Students from our Nepali School, Silvia and Pratik, explained how Prarambha Paathshalla has helped
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Gurkha veterans battling for better pensions despite Government top-up

Retired Gurkhas will keep fighting for better pensions despite a £15m top-up from the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Following Gurkha campaigning, in March 2007 pension rules were changed so veterans who retired after 1997 got equal pensions to other UK service personnel. But those who retired before 1997 still get pensions that can be two-thirds lower than British soldiers. The rationale for the lower rate is that many Gurkhas retire in Nepal, where living costs are lower. However, many settle in the UK. Last week the MOD put an extra £15m into the pension scheme for pre-1997 Gurkhas. Sheila Limbu,
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Nepali community express condolences to the grieving families of New Zealand gun massacre

The global health & hygiene committee of NRNA and Non-resident Nepali Association New Zealand Inc. has expressed compassionate condolences to the grieving families of the victims of the mass slaughter in New Zealand on Friday, March 15 where 51 lives were cut short. Their joint statement also express outright condemnations to the gun violence that took away innocent human lives at the place of their worship. “Barely a year has gone by since the school shooting in Florida, USA when 17 innocent children were massacred and when the global health committee of NRNA had joined the march against the gun
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British govt announces Rs 6 bln in relief package for ex-Gurkhas

LONDON, March 7: The British government has announced a special relief package for the agitating ex-Gurkha soldiers on Thursday. According to Nepali Embassy in London, the British government announced a special relief package of Rs 6.7 billion for ex-Gurkhas today. The British government announced this package in line with the recommendation made by technical panel comprising Nepali Ambassador to Britain Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, representatives from agitating ex-Gurkhas and the British government. This package has come in the wake of British Minister of State for Armed Forces Mark Lancaster’s return to Britain after Nepal visit. With the decision, the British
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Air Dynasty chopper crash: All seven dead, body of minister Adhikari unrecognisable

Kathmandu: All seven people, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, died in a chopper crash occurred at Tarebhir of Taplejung today. The helicopter carrying the team went for a feasibility study of an airport at Chuhandanda, Tehrathum crashed, killing all on board. The Ministry of Home Affairs, through a press conference today, confirmed the deaths of all seven including the minister and a captain in the crash. According to Ministry’s Spokesperson Ram Krishna Subedi, the dead of bodies of seven have been found at the crash site. The minister’s body is beyond recognition. The incident site
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UK commits continued support to Nepal’s socio-economic development

Kathmandu : The United Kingdom has expressed commitment to continue its support for Nepal’s socio-economic development. The visiting Minister of State for the Armed Forces of Britain, Mark Lancaster, made this commitment during a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, at his office in Singha Durbar today. During the meeting, the two ministers exchanged views on Nepal-Britain relations as well as on all matters of mutual concern and interest. Foreign Affairs Minister Gyawali on the occasion extended gratitude to Britain’s continued cooperation to Nepal. “We held discussions on British support to Nepal for development and construction, the
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British State Minister calls on President

Kathmandu, : The visiting Minister of State for the Armed Forces of Britain, Mark Lancaster, has paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Office of the President at Shital Niwas today. On the occasion, discussions were held on relations between the two countries and various topics of mutual interest and concern, the Office of the President stated in a communiqué. High officials of the government of Nepal and the government of Britain were present during the courtesy call.
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President administers oath to three ambassadors

2019-02-08 09:57 Kathmandu : President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to three newly-appointed ambassadors this morning. At a special function in the President House, President Bhandari administered oath of office to Amrit Bahadur Rai, Nepal’s Permanent Representative to Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and other International Organisations in New York, USA. Likewise, Nepal’s Permanent Representative to Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva, Switzerland, Mani Prasad Bhattarai was also administered oath of office. Also on the occasion, Nepal’s Ambassador to Israel Anjan Shakya took oath of
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