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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Gurkhas ‘cheated’ by British government on pay and pensions, lawmakers told

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Gurkhas 'cheated and stabbed in the back' The only surviving Gurkha to hold the Victoria Cross- Britain's highest military honour- told lawmakers he was "shocked" when he ... the Indonesian Confrontation in 1965, spoke on Wednesday to a British inquiry examining Gurkhas' welfare grievances. The cross-party panel of lawmakers is considering Gurkhas' appeals ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Gurkhas disrupt Darjeeling tea industry in West Bengal

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi India's ethnic Gurkhas, fighting for separate state in West Bengal, shut economy down, disrupting tea industry at peak production time Trouble brewing in hills of Darjeeling Its fragrant, delicately flavoured leaves have enthralled tea drinkers for generations, but stocks of Darjeeling are being threatened as India's ethnic Gurkhas fight ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - GURKHAS

    On Purkha Diwas, Gurkhas commemorate their past

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Started in Hong Kong, Purkha Diwas is a day of Nepali remembrance Gurkhas commemorate their past What started as a small act of remembrance in Hong Kong a decade ago has grown into a major commemoration for Gurkhas across the world. Gurkha communities in Brunei, Britain and Nepal now observe Purkha Diwas, which translates to Ancestors' Day, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MINORITIES

    Gurkhas say they are denied access to 200 graves at PLA's San Tin barracks

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Gurkhas 'denied access to graves at PLA camp' Retired Gurkhas say they are being denied access to at least 200 soldiers' graves located within the People's Liberation Army barracks in San Tin. The PLA says no such graves exist at either its San Tin or Tam Mei barracks. Gurkha Cemeteries Trust Hong Kong chairman Narhang Rai ...

  5. Lifestyle

    The Nepalese community in Hong Kong looks to preserve Gurkha legacy

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 04:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... Mark Sharp mark.sharp@scmp.com In the first in a two-part series, Mark Sharp looks at the legacy of the Gurkhas and how the Nepalese community is preserving it A home for the brave When ... by gathering at the Gurkha Cemetery in San Tin Barracks. Purkha Diwas is a rare gathering of Gurkha clans- Gurung, Limbu, Magar, Rai, Thapa and other lineages- and helps the younger generation learn ...

  6. News - World - Ghurkas

    Gurkha breaks hunger strike after Britain launches pensions probe

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:27pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Former member of British army's Nepali regiment ends fast as parliament agrees to investigate greivances A former Gurkha ended a two-week hunger strike ... Minister David Cameron’s Downing Street office in London threatening to starve himself to death. Earlier this week around 1,000 ex-Gurkhas marched past Downing Street to highlight their call ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Retired Gurkha soldiers sometimes have a hard time settling in Britain

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Farnborough Nepalese ex-soldiers allowed to settle in Britain struggle with unfamiliar language and system Retirement a new battle for elderly Gurkhas Retired captain Birbahadur Thapa served in the British army for 28 years as part of the Brigade of Gurkhas, the fighting force recruited in Nepal whose kukri-wielding soldiers have long been famed as fearsome warriors. ...

  8. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Retired British Gurkha, 88, stateless in Nepal as he waits for citizenship

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Pokhara Retired British colonel, 88, has adopted the 'golden' land of his fellow soldiers, but its government has not yet adopted him Ex-Gurkha officer waiting to be a Nepali While many retired Nepali Gurkha soldiers plan to move to the United Kingdom, a British veteran has adopted Nepal as his home. But despite living in the country for more than three ...

  9. In the service of the crown

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... this month in a makeshift operating theatre of a field hospital near the town of Musa Qala. If there is any small consolation that can come from the death of Rifleman Yubraj Rai, a Gurkha from the 2nd Battalion The Gurkha Rifles, it could be that out of the 200,000-plus Gurkhas who have fought and died for British interests before him, he could be one of the very few who would have had ...

  10. Gurkhas protest in solidarity

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Veteran Gurkha soldiers and members of the Nepali community in Hong Kong joined their former comrades in London in a day of protest yesterday to demand full pensions for service and the right to settle in the Britain. Some donned traditional dress at the rally in front of the British consulate in Admiralty to demand pensions and the right to settle in Britain for all Gurkhas ...




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