Nepal picks ‘Bulbul’ for Oscar

Kathmandu,Sept 08 : Nepal has selected Bulbul as its entry for the Oscars international feature film category. Binod Paudel’s debut feature stars Swastima Khadka, who plays a woman truck driver battling myriad challenges, from patriarchy to health care, as she struggles to make a living in the country’s capital city of Kathmandu. Her troubles are compounded because her husband, a migrant worker in Saudi Arabia, faces difficulties in sending her money, throwing light on the impact of migration on...

European Film Festival In Nepal

Kathmandu, August 21 The Delegation of the European Union to Nepal is organising the ‘European Film Festival 2019’ in Kathmandu and Pokhara from August 24. The festival will feature nine films from eight European Union members. The festival will be held at Qs Cinema at Rising Mall from August 24-26 and Midtown Galleria in New Road, Pokhara from August 31 to September 2. This is the first time the festival is being held in Pokhara. The festival will be...

Artiste Saru wins Best Singer title

Kathmandu,Aug 20 : Singer Dhanmaya Thapa, popularly known as ‘Saru’, has won the tile of Best Singer in the National Star International Music award. The organizing committee awarded her with the tile in a music award program held in Qatar recently. “I am honored to receive the title. It has encouraged me to do even better in the music field,” said Saru while receiving the award

Rajesh Khatri’s Black And White Selected For Busan International Film Festival

Kathmandu,Aug 09 : Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’s Asian Project Market has unveiled the 29 projects selected for this year’s edition of the financing and co-production event (October 6-8). For the first time, one Nepali film is also selected. Nepali Film Maker Rajesh Prasad Khatri’s Black And White Photo, received development funding from BIFF’s Asian Cinema Fund this year says screendaily.com. The line-up includes Silah And The Man With Two Names, the new project from Indonesian director Yosep Anggi Noen,...

Samragyee dragged into controversy

Kathmandu,July 22 : Cine artist Samragyee Rajya Laxmi Shah has been dragged into controversies yet again after her beach bikini photos went viral on social networking sites. Samragyee, who reached Bali of Indonesia to spend her holiday, has posted her bikini-clad images romancing with her boyfriend Debankas Rana on the beach.  The sizzling image clad in a bikini shows that she is enjoying drinks with her boyfriend. Some social media critiques have interpreted the intent behind posting such images...

FaceApp: Myths and risks in app

Kathmandu,July 18 : A popular app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves is under fire for privacy concerns. Security researchers say that only photos users specifically select to be analyzed are accessible by FaceApp. Other photos in smartphone’s libraries are not being accessed, even if they show up in a display within the app. But the app isn’t free of privacy concerns. Each selected photo is uploaded to the cloud...

Govt told to not organise IIFA awards

 Kathmandu,July 03 : International Relations Committee under the Federal Parliament on Tuesday directed the government and other sides not to organise IIFA awards as it was motivated to badly influence the national culture and national interest. The committee said that the agreement draft held between Bizzcraft International Private Ltd and government of Nepal to allow organising the programme in Nepal was against the national prestige, national freedom, and national independence. The meeting has also concluded that the amount to...

What says actress Manandhar after passing SEE ?

Kathmandu, June 28 Actress-turned-politician Karishma Manandhar, who sat for SEE this year, says she plans to continue her studies at a government high school. Manandhar, who came to Tribeni Community School to congratulate her classmates, said she wants to study at a government school to dispel the myth that only children of poor people study in government schools. “Teachers from Golden Gate College came to my house to offer me a place, but I declined,” she said adding that...

International Day of Yoga Observed Today

Kathmandu, June 21 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has attended a programme in the capital to mark the International Day of the Yoga. The programme at Kathmandu’s city hall was also attended by education minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri. “The practice of yoga predates human languages and scripts. Everyone needs yoga to remain healthy,” said Prime Minister Oli, addressing the event. The Prime Minister, hinting at the recent protests against the proposed...

Fête de la Musique On Frinday At Chhaya Center

Kathmandu,June 18 : Alliance Francaise Katmandou presents Fête de la musique / Music Day 2019 on Friday, 21. Fête de la Musique, one of the biggest French cultural events, is a great free popular music festival, open to all musicians, no matter their levels, professionals or not. According to a press release issued by Alliance Francaise Katmandou, it celebrates live music and promotes the diversity of musical practices and genres. It aims to reach a large public and contributes...

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