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  • First Nepali Transgender model walks in Indian runway

    NEW DELHI: It was her big moment. Anjali Lama sashayed down the catwalk in the swanky Mumbai auditorium. A fitted, cream dress highlighted her tall, slender frame. Her pulled-back hair showed off her high cheekbones. Modeling at Lakme Fashion Week often seemed like a dream far beyond her reach, but Lama has become the first transgender woman to model at one of the top events on India’s fashion calendar and one sponsored by a top Indian cosmetics brand. Growing...

    Miss Puerto Rica crowned Miss World 2016

    WASHINGTON: Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, winning the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year in the United States. The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic. Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela took third place. Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant, held at National Harbor near Washington, DC.

    Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53

    LONDON: George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53. Michael enjoyed immense popularity early in his career as a teenybopper idol, delivering a series of hits such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” ”Young Guns (Go For It)” and “Freedom.” As a solo artist, he developed into a more serious singer and songwriter, lauded by...

    Actress Debbie Reynolds dies of a stroke, a day after daughter

    Debbie Reynolds, a leading lady in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1950s and 1960s, including “Singin’ in the Rain,” died on Wednesday, her son said, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher. Reynolds, 84, an Oscar-nominated singer-actress, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital earlier on Wednesday, “It’s true, she’s with Carrie,” her son, Todd Fisher, told Reuters, adding that shortly before suffering a stroke Reynolds had said she missed her daughter and wanted to...

    Education should be accessible to all: PM

    Kathmandu, December 29 Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said it was high time Tribhuvan University focused on developing competent human resource through quality education. Addressing the 42nd convocation of TU held in Lalitpur today, PM Dahal said it was imperative for TU to ensure that its graduates be more competitive and competent in the global arena. “The educated human resource should be skilled and technologically sound,” he said, adding that TU must lay emphasis on professional subjects. PM...

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