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 project has been made possible through the Rotary Club of Stafford, Stafford Castle, Stafford Knot and Eccleshall Mercia, The Rotary Club of The Himalayan Gurkhas.
The Gurkhas, who have a low-profile presence in Singapore, were more visible than usual last weekend as they secured the Shangri-La Hotel for a security conference that included Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and other regional ministers.
NUNEATON now plays home to the first Gurkha pub in the country - and it is aimed at bringing the whole community together.
She said: "It's a privilege we can support the work being done by Gurkhas who served with courage for the British Army."
After having first been discovered in the last century by the British in the course of building their empire, following a hastily signed peace deal with Nepal in 1815, the Gurkhas were made legal property of the former colonists, thus giving them the opportunity to utilize them whenever and wherever required.
He paid them the ultimate compliment by revealing how he had always wanted to be a Gurkha himself.
The Gurkhas have seen action everywhere from Gallipoli in the First World War to more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The red-hot partnership of Michael Robins and eight-year-old Joe Keightley has come up with 18 points to help fire the Gurkhas into second place, while the joint leading scorer is David Foomeni of the British Knights.
"Our thoughts are with their families, friends and fellow Gurkhas at this time."
Now the Coalition is looking at massive cuts to the Army to slash spending - and once more the Gurkhas are at risk.
The fund is made up of equal contributions from the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Defence and the Gurkhas, will be provided to Aldershot and other areas, which comprise large Gurkha population.
The Gurkhas simply couldn't comprehend the problem.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust is a registered charity established in 1969 for the relief of poverty-stricken Gurkhas.
Peace negotiations resulted in the Gurkhas serving under contract in the East India Company's Army.