Gurkha

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a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years

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a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal

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The verdict also brings rays of hope for the former Gurkhas who are fighting court battles to make Britain concede to the principle of equal pay for equal work,'' said the daily Space Time Today in its leader.
Chairman of the Brigade of Gurkhas Welfare Society Tikendradal Dewan said: ``All we ask is equal rights to Commonwealth citizens, who are granted citizenship if they serve in the army for just four years.
A team of four Gurkhas will take seven days to march 212 miles over the Southern Upland Way in the Borders.
About a dozen Gurkhas placed flowers along the route, along with other mourners and the soldier's grieving relatives.
In 2009, the Gurkhas won their fight for equality with other British soldiers but that has reportedly made them vulnerable.
I'M SORRY: North MP Kevan Jones SPEAKING OUT: Joanna Lumley answers criticism by North Durham MP Kevan Jones over promises made to Gurkhas
All food at Gurkha Thali is freshly prepared and cooked in the Nepalese way, never using artificial colouring or preservatives and less oil which is why the food is always delicious, healthy and great value for money.
Around 3,500 Gurkhas currently serve in the British Army, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr Woolas said letting all 36,000 Gurkhas in would lead to "massive pressure" on the immigration service.
In the Second World War, 26 Victoria Crosses were awarded - ten to the Gurkhas.
Ms Smith said she expected to welcome 10,000 to 15,000 applications from Gurkhas over the next two years.
It is just a shame the Government had to be dragged kicking and screaming through the courts and then through the crowds of Gurkhas outside parliament before it finally did the right thing.
Fifty thousand Gurkhas have died fighting for Britain since 1815.
Not only do the Gurkhas bring their exceptional courage, loyalty and legendary Gurkha knife, the Kukuri, into the annals of history, but also their authentic Nepalese food which can be savoured right here in Huddersfield.
Lumley, the public face of the campaign to win settlement rights for the former soldiers, has written to Cameron and Nick Clegg to urge them to honour pledges to Gurkhas.