Katrina Kaif had wardrobe malfunction, exposed a little too much

New Delhi, September 27, 2011

Katrina Kaif recently had a wardrobe malfunction on the sets of Ek Tha Tiger. Katrina Kaif, clad in a short white dress, exposed a little too much while trying to get on a bicycle.

Her little white outfit slid upwards and she revealed much more that what she intended to. Katrina reportedly fell off the bike too but  'Bodyguard' Salman immediately came to her rescue.

Ex-flames Katrina, Salman have been shooting for Ek Tha Tiger in

Earlier this year as well, Katrina had a near-wardrobe disaster. She wore a red hot top while performing at a music award function and got quite uncomfortable when her top kept slipping off her shoulder. But the lass managed it quite nicely and didn't let it hamper her performance. (The Hindustan Times)

Nepal: Accelerated and sustainable progress in sanitation and hygiene is within our reach


Kathmandu (MPPW/SNV/IRC):  Accelerated and sustainable progress in sanitation and hygiene is within reach in Asia, as long as we aim at district-wide coverage and build a broad alliance under leadership of local governments. This is the main conclusion of sanitation and hygieneexperts from 5 countries (Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia) participating in a workshop on governance on water, sanitation and hygiene organized by the Nepal government together with SNV Netherlands development organization and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre from 13 to 17 September 2011.


Regional sharing and learning from experiences is an important of the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All programme being implemented in 17 districts across Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, implemented by local government partners and assisted by SNV and IRC since 2008. Last year, this programme was intensified with co-funding from the AusAID Civil Society WASH Fund and recently with support from DFID in Vietnam. The aim is to contribute to giving two million rural people access to improved hygiene and sanitation facilities by the end of 2015.


The multiple-donor programme addresses one of the biggest challenges in rural sanitation: its low priority in local government and in particular in resource allocation. Dialogue among sector stakeholders and joint target setting for district-wide rural sanitation coverage has helped to overcome this to a greater extent, and even to create drive and leadership for sanitation. Also, district sanitation plans have been made and joint monitoring has helped to create a common understanding and buy-in from different stakeholders to prioritise sanitation.


Specific attention is given to how to support the most vulnerable groups in society, reviewing current poverty ranking and subsidy practices. Women and socially excluded groups have been supported to put forward their opinions about sanitation at community and district level.


The Mid-western region of Nepal is an example when it comes to leadership and rapid progress in rural sanitation. The Regional Monitoring and Supervision Office, Surkhet (RMSO)/ Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) has successfully brought local stakeholders together, promoted leadership for sanitation at all levels (district, VDC, community) and ensured district sanitation plans in all 15 districts.  The number of VDC that are declared open defecation free has increased from 5 (2010) to 28(2011) in the past 12 months in 6 districts and the sanitary quality of toilets from 25% to 75% of the households in 21 VDCs in the mid-western region.


"Now  I am glad that district and village development committees are taking the lead in the district sanitation programme and there is a joint movement,” says Prem Krishna Shrestha, a Senior Divisional Engineer from Surkhet district in mid-western Nepal. "We were surely going to miss the MDG and national targets of universal sanitation coverage by 2017 if we had taken the same pace as before." – SNV Nepal


US stand on Rome Statute of ICC and Nepal

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/26/2016 
Classified By: Ambassador James F. Moriarty.  Reasons 1.4 (b/d). 
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1. (C) On July 25 the House of Representatives unanimously 
passed a resolution directing the Government of Nepal (GON) 
to ratify the Rome Statute to become a member of the 
International Criminal Court.  Deputy Prime Minister and 
Minister of Foreign Affairs K.P. Oli pledged that the GON 
would ratify the statute soon.  The International Criminal 
Court has jurisdiction over the crime of genocide, crimes 
against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. 
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2. (C) Members of Parliament (MP) and Human Rights activists 
were very positive on Nepal's pending ratification of the 
Rome Statute.  Ananda Prasad Dhungana, MP (Nepali Congress), 
told Emboff it was important to ratify the Rome Statute in 
order for Nepal to be a part of the global system.  He added 
that the statute could help prevent the country from entering 
into a civil war.  Noting that the former royal government 
had committed oppressive acts during the recent pro-democracy 
movement, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, MP (CPN-UML), explained 
that the Rome Statute could provide a deterrent to such 
crimes against humanity happening again.  Kundan Aryal, 
General Secretary of the human rights NGO the Informal Sector 
Service Center (INSEC), opined that the Rome Statute must 
have worried ultra leftists and rightists.  He explained that 
the GON was not powerful enough to punish the King or the 
Army over abuses during the pro-democracy movement, but that 
the Statute would help safeguard democratic institutions from 
being attacked in the future.  Baburam Giri, General 
Secretary of the Human Rights Organization of Nepal (HURON) 
said the Statute would stop both the Nepal and Maoist armies 
from carrying out heinous crimes. 
3. (C) The sense is that the GON wishes to ratify the Rome 
Statute to further its legitimacy to the international 
community.  While a few people we talked to referred to 
punishing the King and members of the former royal 
government, the Parliament resolution does not seem to have 
come about as a result of any GON intent to seek retribution. 
 Importantly, we have an Article 98 agreement with the GON, 
which presumably will prevent any attempts in Nepal to use 
the International Criminal Court as a vehicle to bash the 
United States.  We plan to meet with the Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs in the coming days to warn the GON against any 
attempt to revoke the Article 98 agreement. 


India responds quickly to Nepal king's actions; seeks coordinated line with Washington

India responds quickly to Nepal king's actions; seeks coordinated line with Washington
C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 NEW DELHI 000792 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/31/2015 
Classified By: Ambassador David C. Mulford, for Reasons 1.4 (B, D) 
1. (S) Summary: Expressing "grave concern" over the King's 
decision to dissolve the multiparty government in Nepal, and 
calling the action "a serious setback to the cause of 
democracy," New Delhi responded swiftly and with unusual 
firmness to the February 1 developments in Kathmandu.  In a 
statement issued just hours after the King wrested power from 
Prime Minister Deuba, the MEA called for the safety and 
welfare of Nepalese political leaders who are now reportedly 
under house arrest, and stated that the King had violated the 
principles of multiparty democracy and constitutional 
monarchy as enshrined in Nepal's Constitution.  In a February 
1 phone call to the Ambassador, Foreign Secretary Saran urged 
that Washington reinforce the GOI line with its own strong 
statement.  Saran warned that if there is large scale 
agitation in Kathmandu, and if the RNA overreacts, India may 
have to "take some unpopular decisions."  In that 
eventuality, Saran added, he hopes Washington and New Delhi 
will be on the same page.  End Summary. 
Joint Message 
2. (C) In a sign of growing GOI commitment to the US-India 
security partnership, Foreign Secretary Saran called the 
Ambassador on the afternoon of February 1, just a few minutes 
after New Delhi had issued its statement on the situation in 
Nepal (full text para 6).  Saran described the MEA release as 
"unusually strong" and urged the Ambassador to work with 
Washington to generate a reinforcing message from Washington. 
 Invoking the RNA's record of poor human rights practices, 
Saran expressed concern about the likelihood of large scale 
agitation in Kathmandu.  If the RNA overreacts, India may 
have to "take some unpopular decisions" (no further 
information) and, Saran added, hopes Washington and New Delhi 
will be on the same page. 
3. (C) Speaking to Polcouns earlier on February 1, a Director 
in the Prime Minister's office indicated that New Delhi had 
warning that the King would act late on January 31. 
Underlining India's concern with the unfolding situation, 
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his foreign affairs team 
reportedly met early on February 1 to review the situation 
and craft a response.  MEA Director (Nepal and Bhutan) Achal 
Kumar Malhotra told Poloff that, given India's keen interest 
in the long-term stability of Nepal, the MEA would issue 
further statements if necessary and would continue to closely 
monitor the situation. 
4. (C) MEA Under Secretary (Nepal) Manu Mahawar emphasized 
that the GOI had not yet decided whether to suspend aid to 
Nepal, a decision that would come only after India had 
reviewed the situation in greater detail.  He noted that 
communication with the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu had been 
spotty since local land and cell phone service was 
unavailable following Gyanendra's announcement, a situation 
that contributed to the uncertainly surrounding the 
situation.  Predictably, the Indians have already started 
asking whether the developments in Nepal will trigger Section 
508 sanctions from the US. 
5. (C) The Indian government has repeatedly expressed an 
interest in continuing to coordinate with the US as the 
situation unfolds in Kathmandu.  Saran's call to the 
Ambassador suggests that New Delhi is gravely concerned about 
the situation in Nepal, and is likely to ramp up their 
signals of displeasure with the King's actions in both public 
and private.  Whether the GOI will suspend military aid 
remains to be seen.  As one of our contacts noted, 
Gyanendra's decision to sack the Deuba government was "a 
direct snub to New Delhi," especially in light of India's 
repeated requests that the King avoid such a course.  The 
same contact also speculated that Kathmandu's closure of the 
Dalai Lama's office in Nepal was intended as a sop to 
Beijing, aimed at lining up support from Beijing in the event 
that New Delhi took a hard line on the King's action. 
6. (U) Text of the MEA statement follows: 
Statement on Developments in Nepal 
The King of Nepal has dissolved the multiparty government led 
by Prime Minister Deuba, and has decided to constitute a 
Council of Ministers under his own Chairmanship. An emergency 
has been declared and fundamental rights have been suspended. 
These developments constitute a serious setback to the cause 
of democracy in Nepal and cannot but be a cause of grave 
concern to India. 
There are also reports that several political leaders have 
been confined to their residences. The safety and welfare of 
the political leaders must be ensured and political parties 
must be allowed to exercise all the rights enjoyed by them 
under the Constitution. 
India has consistently supported multiparty democracy and 
constitutional monarchy enshrined in Nepal's Constitution as 
the two pillars of political stability in Nepal. This 
principle has now been violated with the King forming a 
government under his Chairmanship. 
We have always considered that in Nepal, it is imperative to 
evolve a broad national consensus, particularly between the 
monarchy and political parties, to deal with the political 
and economic challenges facing the country. 
The latest developments in Nepal bring the monarchy and the 
mainstream political parties in direct confrontation with 
each other. This can only benefit the forces that not only 
wish to undermine democracy but the institution of monarchy 
as well. 
India has a longstanding and unique relationship with Nepal, 
with which it shares an open border, a history of strong 
cultural and spiritual values and wide-ranging economic and 
commercial links. We will continue to support the restoration 
of political stability and economic prosperity in Nepal, a 
process which requires reliance on the forces of democracy 
and the support of the people of Nepal. 
New Delhi 
February 1, 2005 
Ministry of External Affairs 

 (From Wikileaks, released on Aug 30, 2011)

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