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  • Teriya heartily welcomed at home district

    The title winner of the ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Season 9′, a dance contest aired on the Indian tv channel ‘Colors’, Teriya Fujia Magar was given a hero’s welcome after returning to her home district here in Nepal. Teriya was welcomed by the Teriya Magar Foundation in which the young dancer was feted by Chief District Officer, Local Development Officer and District Education Officer among other high ranking government officials in the district. Teriya learned dance at the Bageshwori Sangeetalaya...

    Lady Gaga brings message of inclusion to Super Bowl halftime

    Lady Gaga’s powerful Super Bowl LI halftime performance didn’t have any of the overt political statements that some people were expecting, but it did have a message about inclusion. The Grammy winner kicked off her fiery halftime show at the top of Houston’s NRG Stadium singing “God Bless America” before transitioning into “This Land Is Your Land.” Then, before Gaga jumped from the roof, she concluded her emotional intro by quoting from the Pledge of Allegiance: “One Nation under...

    ‘La La Land’ continues dance to the Oscars with DGA win

    BEVERLY HILLS: “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Saturday. It’s the latest stop on the ebullient musical’s journey to the Oscars, but it wasn’t all song and dance at the annual awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. The evening also took on a more somber, urgent note as many directors and presenters also grappled with President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration ban.  

    Folk singer Maya Gurung honoured

    Feb 5, 2017- Folk Singer Maya Gurung was honoured for her contribution to folk music by Thadobhaka Lokkala Academy Nepal Lamjung on Friday, amid a function held at Besisahar. Gurung who has worked in the folk music for past three decades has sung popular songs including Gaun Sahar ma Lamjung Durbar. In the ceremony, which coincided with 42nd monthly poetry recitation programme of Antaranga Weekly magazine, Gurung was awarded with a certificate and gifts by chairperson of the Academy...

    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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