There is strong evidence that the overall gender ratio is significantly different from the background ratio in the case of UK parents born in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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Wednesday 11 August 2010
Women in Nepal are 30 times more likely to die during childbirth than their peers in the UK – comparable to the level during the Industrial Revolution in the UK.
Monday 02 August 2010
A review of student visas is to be conducted after numbers coming to the UK leapt by one-third last year to more than 300,000, it was confirmed today.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
The Dalai Lama celebrated his 75th birthday today with hundreds of cheering followers in Dharmsala, northern India, which has been his home since he fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, resigned yesterday in an attempt to resolve a political crisis and save the peace process more than three years after the end of a decade-long Maoist civil war. "I have decided to resign to clear the way for a political consensus," he said in a televised address.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Monday 03 May 2010
Maoist opposition supporters armed with bamboo sticks enforced a general strike that closed transportation, schools and markets across Nepal yesterday to demand the Prime Minister's resignation.
Saturday 17 April 2010
I nominated Minna Hepburn and her ethical clothing collection because the Finnish-born designer ticks so many boxes, not just ethically but on the style front as well. I've always loved vintage and I like a good "story" in my clothes – and you get that in her use of lace and antique fabrics. She has a transparent production process, and uses organic materials. There's a romantic, old-fashioned feel but also a modern approach to production and sustainability.
Friday 16 April 2010
Friday 09 April 2010
Friday 09 April 2010
I was serving in the Falklands War when I was wounded at Bluff Cove. We were hit by artillery fire. The left side of my back was torn out by shrapnel, I tried to crawl but could not move. I was convinced I was going to die. I cannot describe the pain. It was unbearable. But, I noticed that neither my men nor I were screaming or shouting. We had accepted, that as Gurkhas, we were going to die honourably on the battlefield.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Nepal and China have agreed to recognise the snow and rock heights of Mount Everest, ending a long-standing debate about the height of the world's tallest mountain, officials said today.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Tuesday 06 April 2010
A record-breaking Nepalese Sherpa flew to Mount Everest today to prepare to scale the world's highest mountain once again and scatter the ashes of its most celebrated climber, Sir Edmund Hillary.
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Sunday 04 April 2010
The actress and Gurkha rights campaigner Joanna Lumley was warned about allegations that a Nepalese charity was charging money to former soldiers to seek to settle in Britain and asked to speak out against the practice nine months ago, it has been claimed.
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