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2009-07-26 14:14:56

British actress Joanna Lumley says she is excited to meet Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav during her visit as part of a veterans campaign. Lumley, known for roles on TV series like The New Avengers and Absolutely Fabulous, said Saturday before departing for Nepal she is looking forward to also meeting with former Gurkha soldiers during her weeklong visit. I don't think it can be anything other than wonderful, Lumley told the BBC. It's just incredible. I've never been to Nepal before, and...

2009-05-26 09:38:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over an eight-day period, during the first week of May, the Executive Director of Narconon Nepal was able to deliver nine drug education lectures to over three-thousand Nepali children living in the United Kingdom. "Our kids brought their drug problem along with them and found new ones here," comments Basanta Raj Kunwar, executive director, Narconon Nepal. In 1997, a UK court finalized a decision allowing former Gurkha soldiers to seek...

2008-09-15 06:00:29

ACTRESS Joanna Lumley will march with ex-British Army Gurkhas today to highlight their fight for rights to settle in Britain - and for better army pensions. The march will head for the Royal Courts of Justice in London's Strand for the start of a challenge to their immigration status. At the moment, Gurkhas who retired from the army after 1997 can automatically stay in the UK. But those who retired earlier must apply - and they can be refused and deported. The Ab Fab actress will lead...

2008-09-12 12:00:25

By STEPHEN HOWARD ACTRESS Joanna Lumley (right) will march with the Gurkhas next week to highlight their fight for rights to settle in Britain and better Army pensions. They will head for the Royal Courts of Justice in London's Strand on Tuesday for a challenge to their immigration status. Gurkhas who retired from the British Army after 1997 can automatically stay in the UK, but those who retired earlier must apply and can be refused and deported. The Absolutely Fabulous actress will...


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