A former British Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan says that he plans to stand atop the world’s highest peak in 2018, breaking the boundary of disability. The post Former British Gurkha aims to break disability-imposed limitations ... Himalayan times, 2 months ago
'Castro told us: "Give me a thousand Gurkhas and I shall keep my neighbour under control!"''We pretended that we did not know which neighbour he meant.'Ambassador T P Sreenivasan remembers Fidel Castro. IMAGE: Fidel Castro greets Vice-President Hamid Ansari during a rare 65-minute meeting in October 2013. It was the last time the Cuban revolutionary met an Indian leader. A popular story about President Fidel Castro is about the three-hour (or longer) speeches that he used to make. At ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
There are over 25 lakh defence pensioners in the country of whom over 1.25 lakh are Nepali citizens, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence, said as on February 1, there are 25,00,631 defence pensioners with Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh topping the list. Punjab has 2,77,985 pensioners, the highest in the country, followed by Haryana (2,71,034) and Uttar Pradesh (2,24,971). Sikkim has ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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