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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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Professor Subedi urges govt to amend recently-endorsed National Medical Education bill

London: Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds in UK, Surya Prasad Subedi, has urged the government to hold dialogue with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the past more than three weeks. Radio Nagarik Covered Expressing concern over the ongoing hunger strike of Dr. KC, Subedi stressed the need for talks between the government and KC to find out the solution. In a press statement on Tuesday, Subedi urged the government to amend laws including recently-endorsed National Medical Education bill and formulate appropriate policies in a bid to bring reforms
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Padma Ratna Memorial Event in London

London, Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) London & SOAS Nepal Society jointly organised a memorial event to commemorate the life and contributions of late Dr Padma Ratna Tuladhar on Sunday 20th January 2019 at SOAS University, London. The event attended by 30 guests, including university students of various subjects related to social anthropology and politics of Nepal, was attended by representatives from the Embassy of Nepal in London. Conducted by Sports Secretary Mr Sumeet Bajracharya, the event started with an introduction of all speakers by President of PPGUK London Mr Sanyukta Shrestha. Secretary to His Excellency the Ambassador, Mr Tejendra
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YOMARI PUNHI celebrated in London with the release of Kids’ Computer Game ‘Yomariman’

London: Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) London held its second Yomari Punhi event in Wembley, London with nearly 100 members and supporters. Senior executive member Mr Kiran Manandhar welcomed everyone with greetings for Yomari Punhi. Founding president Mr Amrit Ratna Sthapit presented on the importance of ‘daana’- the act of giving, and the tradition of giving Yomari during Yomari Punhi. 15 kids present at the event were given an hour of workshop on how to cook yomari. They participated actively with creative ideas and prepared their own yomaris under the supervision of executive member Ms Nhyoumila Tuladhar. For the adults,
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Retired British Gorkhas Empowered with CPR session in the UK

London. A large number of retired British ex-Gorkha army personnel gathered in Aldershot, UK benefited by a session on CPR and Heimlich Maneuver. The global health and hygiene committee of Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) organized “Learn CPR, Save a Life” in Aldershot, near London that was participated by hundreds of people both in room and via live broadcast. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a performed on a person whose heart has suddenly stopped. CPR ensures blood supply is not interrupted to the brain and vital organs. Automated electrical defibrillator or AED is used if the heart continues to stop after
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Head chef at Pasha Everest, Worcester, has cooked for Prince William

Pasha Everest, in St John’s, Worcester, has recently been refurbished and opened as a brand-new eatery by owners, Bhupendra Pathak and Raju Khatri. The opening, on October 15, was invitation only in which 50 guests attended. The idea was for guests to taste what head chef, Raju Khatri, can bring to the table and get a sneak peak of the dishes available. Mr Khatri hopes to bring authentic Indian and Nepalese cuisine to the city. He was born in Nepal and has worked in many countries including India, Dubai and the UK in internationally renowned hotels and restaurants. With more
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Spanish soccer club to assist West Kathmandu Football Club

Kathmandu, Oct 21 (RSS): The Spain-based football club Atletico Madrid has agreed to assist in the development of Nepali football.The Spanish football club is to financially assist the West Kathmandu Football Club based in Chandragiri municipality through the BB Trust headed by Non Resident Nepali Association president Bhaban Bhatta. Atletico Madrid’s international expansion and academy manager Fernando Lobete and NRNA president and Trust chair Bhatta recently signed on a Memorandum of Understanding to this regard. Bhatta believed that the agreement would help further promote the Nepalese football. The Club has got assurances of the further expansion of assistance in the
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BBC’s Babita Sharma to host Asian Curry Awards glittering ceremony

The eagerly-awaited short-list for this year’s Asian Curry Awards has been announced. The winners will be revealed at a glittering awards-ceremony, hosted by BBC broadcaster Babita Sharman, at Grosvenor House, in Mayfair on Sunday 18th November, The short-list, which was determined by more than 100,000 votes from the curry loving public, can be seen at www.asiancurryawards.com/asian-curry-awards-2018-the-shortlist A team of judges led by Pat Chapman, the editor and founder of the Cobra Good Curry Guide is now touriing the country visiting short-listed restaurants. At the awards, winners will be announced for: · Asian Restaurant of the Year · Healthy Eating Restaurant
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Kuti’s Brasserie opens in Southampton’s historic Royal Pier

Kuti’s Brasserie, a fine dining Indian restaurant has launched in the former gate house of the historic Royal Pier in Southampton. Styled ‘Empress of India’ after 1876. Queen Victoria opened the Royal Pier in 1833. After being introduced to Indian cuisine by her ‘Munshi’, Abdul Karim, on the Isle of Wight, she ate curry every day. Set in an imposing two-story property, Kuti’s Brasserie has four dining areas with 110 covers on the ground floor; 60 on the first floor; 30 upstairs in the Chandelier Cocktail Bar; and 60 additional seats on the outdoor rooftop terrace, with views across Southampton
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Nepal Ireland Day 2018 concludes successfully

LONDON: The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Ireland Society, Nepal Tourism Board, and NRNA Ireland jointly organized ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ on September 9 2018, to promote “Experience Nepal – Cuisine and Culture” campaign and celebrate the 19th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event was a huge success with more than 8,000 visitors. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), a government-authorized board for tourism activities in Nepal, has launched its global campaign named ‘Experience Nepal – Cuisine and Culture’ (ENCC) to promote Nepal’s tourism. The campaign targets to especially focus on internationalizing Nepalese food. The
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Greenwich Curry Club launches the Spice Card

The Greenwich Curry Club has a launched the Spice Card – a discount card for lovers of spicy food in South East London. For just £15 a year local spice fans can enjoy a 20% discount on food for two people (often more) at Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai restaurants and takeaways in Greenwich, Blackheath, Westcombe Park, Lewisham, Charlton, New Cross, the Isle of Dogs and surrounds. The Spice Card discounts can be enjoyed from Sunday to Thursday (sometimes weekends too) at partner restaurants and takeaways and applies to dine-in and takeaways (including deliveries) at most venues. There is no
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International Yoga day celebrated in Reading

International Yoga Day was celebrated organising walking in the park, practice of yoga, talks and discussion in Reading on Saturday under the joint auspices of Greater Reading Nepalese Community Association and Yoga group Reading. International Yoga Day (IYD) is being celebrated across the globe on 21st June since 2015 after the United Nations declared this day as Yoga Day in view of excellent health benefits of this ancient Hindu Vedic tradition. This year’s theme is Yoga for ‘peace.’ Almost all the countries around the globe except some conflict-ridden countries like Yemen and Syria, have been celebrating this day due to
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