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Gurkhas, sonic arms, razor wire protecting cruise passengers from Somali pirates


April 18th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 18 (ANI): Cruise passengers are being protected from Somali pirates by razor wire, Gurkhas and sonic weapons.According to the Daily Express, this extraordinary range of security measures is now being ... Read more...

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Mamata recites Lata’s song


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A gentle nudge from Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar made Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee recite the famous Hindi song sung by Lata Mangeshkar about the contribution ... Read more...

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Prince Charles honours Britain’s Gurkha soldiers


January 29th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles has paid tributes to the Gurkha soldiers killed or injured in the Afghanistan war, saying their contribution has made the war-torn country a better place.Charles ... Read more...

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Retired Gurkha soldiers lose court case over British army pensions


October 14th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14(ANI): Retired Gurkha soldiers in Britain have lost the latest round of their court battle to claim the same pensions as their British comrades.The British Gurkha Welfare Society (BGWS) had ... Read more...

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Drama to show Prince Harry in Taliban custody


October 6th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) A British TV channel will air a "dramatised documentary" showing Prince Harry being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan, a media report said Wednesday."The Taking of ... Read more...

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Gurkha veteran warns other nations would hire brigade if UK rejects


September 5th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 5 (ANI): A Gurkha veteran, Chhatra Rai, has warned that Gurkhas will fight for other nations if their brigade is axed from the British Army, as countries like Australia are ... Read more...

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Brit Gurkha regiment could face axe over defence spending


September 1st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): The Gurkha regiment, which has been part of the British Army for nearly 200 years, could face the axe as part of a battle on account of the ... Read more...

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Joanna Lumley helps create chutney in support of gurkhas


August 5th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): Actress Joanna Lumley has taken to her Asian culinary skills to support Gurkhas-she has helped create chutney for sale in London.Food company Sharwood's enlisted her to help develop ... Read more...

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Gurkha soldier removed for beheading Taliban man


July 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) A Gurkha soldier of British troops in Afghanistan has been ordered to return and is facing court martial after he decapitated a dead Taliban fighter with his ... Read more...

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Rooney mansion in care of Gurkha guard


May 7th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Wayne Rooney is leaving his 4.5 million pound mansion under the vigilant eye of a Gurkha as he heads for the World Cup 2010.Gurkhas are a Nepalese warrior ... Read more...

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Cherie Blair rejects claims that she made money from Gurkhas


April 15th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15(ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, Cherie, has denied allegations that she had charged large sums of money for representing Gurkha veterans in legal cases.Cherie said she had ... Read more...

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Gurkha accused point’s finger at Cherie Blair for making money


April 14th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.14 (ANI): An official from a welfare group at the centre of the bitter controversy over Gurkha veterans being charged cash for advice on settling in Britain has accused Tony Blair's ... Read more...

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Gurkha row: Brown, UK Defence Minister apologise to Lumley


March 30th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.30 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised "unreservedly" to actress Joanna Lumley after the country's Veterans Minister claimed she had spearheaded a campaign for Gurkhas' rights, but had ... Read more...

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Joanna Lumley on how ‘The X Factor culture’ affects ambitions


March 18th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): English actress Joanna Lumley has commented on how The X Factor show is influencing people to only want to become famous and not do anything else.Lumley, 63, ... Read more...

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Gurkha activists’ fury over British minister’s attack on cause campaigner Joanna Lumley


March 10th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 10 (ANI): British Defence Minister Kevan Jones came under fire after accusing Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley of "deathly silence" over the allegations that war veterans hoping to settle in UK ... Read more...

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Prince Charles thanks Gurkhas for looking after Prince Harry


February 12th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12(ANI): Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, has met and thanked about 200 Gurkha soldiers for taking care of Prince Harry during his time in Afghanistan in early 2008.As ... Read more...

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Lumley says Gurkhas must be allowed into Britain sans visa fees


February 7th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 7 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley has re-launched her campaign for Gurkhas' rights by demanding the Gordon Brown Government to allow retired Gurkha soldiers to enter Britain without paying ... Read more...

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Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley wins Oldie of the Year award


January 27th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 27 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley has won the Oldie of the Year award for her persistent campaign for Gurkhas' rights.Humorous monthly magazine, The Oldie, confers this award each year ... Read more...

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Gurkhas to continue campaign after losing London High Court pensions ruling


January 12th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Gurkha veterans, who lost a test case against Britain's Ministry of Defence over pension rights at the High Court in London, have vowed to continue campaigning.Monday's ruling is ... Read more...

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British military charities being swamped by penniless Gurkhas seeking residence


January 6th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6(ANI): British military charities are being swamped by Gurkhas and their families arriving in the country to take up the offer of residence made by the Government after a campaign ... Read more...

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Gurkhas arriving in UK without jobs or money, say charities


January 5th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Retired Gurkha soldiers are turning up to settle in Britain without money, jobs or accommodation, and need urgent financial help, British charities say. Military charities say they have "grave ... Read more...

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Gurkha rights campaigner Lumley is The Times’s Briton of the Year


December 28th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 28 (ANI): After campaigning successfully on behalf of Gurkhas seeking residency and other rights in Britain, actress Joanna Lumley is The Times's Briton of the Year.By sheer dint of ... Read more...

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Gurkha fighters launch legal battle to win equal pension rights


October 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 28 (ANI): Retired Gurkha soldiers have launched a legal battle in the London High Court to win the same pension rights as British soldiers.The legendary Nepalese force, which has defended ... Read more...

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Infusing life into British era graveyards in Himachal (With Images)


September 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Faded epitaphs, damaged tombstones, moss-covered graves...That is the condition of most British colonial era cemeteries - some two centuries old - in Himachal Pradesh. But now ... Read more...

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Brit actress Lumley hailed as ‘Nepali cheli’


July 28th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley was hailed as 'Nepali cheli (daughter)' and felicitated for her remarkable contribution to the Gurkha cause and successful campaign to allow Gurkha soldiers and ... Read more...

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Brit actress Lumley meets Nepal President, PM


July 28th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley, who is in Nepal on a five day visit after spearheading a high profile campaign to allow Gurkha soldiers and their families to settle ... Read more...

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Brit actress Lumley set for heroine’s welcome in Nepal


July 26th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kathmandu, July 26 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley will get a heroine's welcome and reception when she lands in Nepal on Sunday afternoon, for spearheading a high profile campaign to allow Gurkha ... Read more...

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Gurkha soldier reduced to begging seek help from British actress


July 25th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Durga Bahadur Sunwar fought during World War II as part of the British Army's Gurkha Brigade and lost his right leg. Today the 78-year-old lives in abject poverty ... Read more...

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Gorkhas stall NHPC project in Darjeeling


July 24th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kalijhora (West Bengal), July 24 (ANI): Demanding separate state for gurkhas, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), called a halt to project work of the National Hydroelectric power Corporation (NHPC) at Kalijhora in ... Read more...

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British Army plans to axe 800 Gurkhas


July 13th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Faced with immense pressure to trim the 34 billion pound budget, British Defence chiefs are planning to axe about 800 Gurkha warriors.According to the Daily Express, up to ... Read more...

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UK actress Lumley begged for Gurkha settlement rights


May 30th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Actress Joanna Lumley had to beg British Prime Minister Gordon Brown over the issue of Gurkhas' settlement rights, she has revealed.In an interview with Jonathan Ross, the ... Read more...

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Hindus urge Nepal to award highest civilian honor to UK actress Joanna Lumley


May 23rd, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have urged Nepal Government to award its highest civilian honor to BAFTA winner actress Joanna Lumley for leading Gurkhas to victory in a high profile campaign for residency rights in United ... Read more...

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Fish and chips supper, kiss at doorstep sealed Gurkhas’ victory in UK


May 22nd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): A fish and chips and champagne supper at her London home followed by a goodnight kiss is said to have sealed a deal between actress Joanna Lumley ... Read more...

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Gurkha soldier’s widow can stay on in Britain


May 10th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Stung by attacks over its policies on Gurkha ex-soldiers, the British government has told the widow of a Gurkha soldier killed in Afghanistan last week that she can ... Read more...

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British 26/11 victim spurs call for government terror aid


May 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A British victim of the 26/11 terror attacks has accused his government of ignoring his plight, prompting a cross-political call for a fund that would help Britons injured ... Read more...

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