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International Academics Express Solidarity with Dr Govind KC

Releasing a press statement in London today Professor Surya P. Subedi QC, Chairman of the Global Policy Forum for Nepal and Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds, has expressed his solidarity with Govind KC and has urged the Government of Nepal to address the demands of Dr KC without any delay. In his statement Professor Subedi has said that Dr KC’s campaign is in the best interests of the country and its people. What he is trying to do is to depoliticise the management and administration of higher education in Nepal. The Global Policy Forum for Nepal
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Petition sent to PM Modi in support of the Gorkhaland Movement

A group of people born in Darjeeling and surrounding hill areas of India but now living in the UK have sent a petition to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, calling upon him to fulfil the demands of millions of Nepali-speaking Gurkhas in India by creating a separate Gorkhaland state. They sent the petition through the Indian High Commission in London. Talking to reporters, Chairman of the UK Darjeeling Association, Roshan Gurung, said the general strike called in Darjeeling had crossed one month causing immense hardships to local communities. He also called upon the central and state governments of
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Nepali animated movie show in London”

Nepal’s first animated movie “The Legend of Shankhadhar” is being premiered in the UK in Nepali language on Saturday 15th July 2017 in London in support of Nepalese musicians in the UK. The movie which bagged the National academy award for best creative arts category of 2016 from president Bidya Bhandari, has earlier been screened in Kathmandu, Washington DC and Sydney. While the movie was shown in Nepalbhasha last December, it is having its Nepali language premiere in London this 15th July. The movie produced and directed by London-based Sanyukta Shrestha is a biopic on Nepal national luminary Shankhadhar Sakhwa
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Establishment of Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group

The Honourable members of 32nd Dail Éireann(Lower House of the Irish Parliament) and 25th Seanad( Upper House of the Irish Parliament) have constituted Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group on June 27th, 2017. The historical launch ceremony of the Friendship Group was chaired by the Right Honourable Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, Ceann Comhairle(Speaker of Dail Eireann). The Ireland-Nepal Friendship Group comprises of the Honourable Members of Irish Parliament, Hon. Ms. Maureen O’Sullivan TD, Hon. Senator Ms. Ivana Bacik, Hon. Mr. Sean Barett TD, Hon. Mr. Sean Crowe TD and Hon. Mr. Darragh O’Brien TD. Hon. Ms. Maureen O’Sullivan TD has been
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Nepathya’s iphone video made public

Nepathya’s new music video filmed with an iphone has been made public as part of its 25th year activities. The song ‘Ghar ko Kura’ was written in June 2004 and was included in their 6th album ‘Ghatana’ in 2005. The video of the song written in 2004 during Nepal’s insurgency period was filmed with an iphone during Nepathya’s US tour in 2016. Disclosing how the song came into being, Nepathya frontman Amrit Gurung said he found people indifferent to issues back home during his trip to the US in 2004. He said people were more interested to enjoy a dancing
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International Yoga in Reading, UK

International Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and charm at Sun Street Community Hall in Reading under the aegis of the Pran Yoga group and Greater Reading Nepalese Community Association (GRNCA) on Sunday. International Yoga day is being celebrated across the World for the last 3 years recognising its extremely important health benefits and worldwide popularity after the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. This year’s Yoga day theme was ‘Yoga for Health.’ Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated from Hinduism more than 5,000 years ago. The word ‘yoga’
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Tara Sapkota has the chance to win a national writing competition

A SCHOOLGIRL has the chance to win a national writing competition after making the final as one of ten pupils from across the UK. Tara Sapkota, 13, an Upton Court Grammar School pupil, won the regional round of the National Young Writers’ Awards 2017. Tara, from Slough, impressed with her story ‘Seed of Life’ about a group of people who set out in search of a cure to a mystery illness on another planet. The lucky national winner will be surprised in their own school today (Tuesday) by wildlife TV presenter and writer, Steve Backshall. Together with tuition provider Explore
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Hertfordshire student designers win coveted awards at Graduate Fashion Show

Four University of Hertfordshire Fashion students were presented with awards for their innovative designs, by some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, at the annual Graduate Fashion Show, held on 16 May 2017 at Chelsea Old Town Hall. A huge congratulations to those Talented Fashion Students, who took home Four Awards from Industry Giants: Ted Baker, F&F, Maria Grachvogel and Ally Capellino. One of the Four Graduate Fashion Student Designers Award Winners was Sameeta Shrestha. Sameeta Shrestha Sameeta Shrestha: The Winner of The Ally Capellino Award, Presented by the Founder and the CEO: Ms Alison Lloyd of The
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4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on Monday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world’s highest peak. Sherpa rescuers spotted the body of Indian climber Ravi Kumar, but it was impossible to retrieve the body, said Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expedition. It appeared that Kumar had fallen some 200 meters (650 feet) below the route, he said. Climbers from the United States, Slovakia and Australia also died on the mountain over the weekend. Because of bad weather conditions, climbing to the summit had been delayed
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Mountaineer Min Bahadur Sherchan has died

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s octogenarian mountaineer Min Bahadur Sherchan has died at the base camp of Mt Everest on Saturday afternoon. The 86-year-old former British Gurkha who aimed at reclaiming the crown of oldest climber to ascend the world’s highest mountain died at 5:14 pm, sources at the Everest base camp confirmed. – thehimalayantimes
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