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  • Born to Climb: Inspiring tale of Carlos Soria Fontán

    22,August At 77 years of age, Carlos Soria Fontán has taken up the challenge of becoming the oldest person in the world to reach the summits of the 14 highest mountains in the world. Originally from Spain Carlos is the only mountaineer to have ascended ten mountains of more than 8,000 meters after turning 60. This autumn he is going to attempt to the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) 7th highest peak in the world. Born on...

    Jerry Lewis, Hollywood survivor, showman, dies at 91

    August 21, 2017 LOS ANGELES: Jerry Lewis epitomised what it meant to be a survivor in Hollywood. Through ups and downs in popularity, health troubles and weight fluctuations and the sorts of seismic shifts that take place over decades in the entertainment industry, Lewis always figured out a way to battle back, to reinvent himself, to stay relevant. It’s what enduring stars know how to do instinctively; perhaps it’s that very drive that makes them stars in the first place....

    Taylor Swift left ‘a blank space, baby’ on social media

    20 August  EW YORK: Taylor Swift had a “blank space, baby” across social media Friday — and Swifties went wild. There was no immediate word from the Swift camp on what happened, but the “Blank Space” pop star is known for promotional trickery on her social streams ahead of major music drops.   In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, her website went dark and the hashtag “TS6IsComing” — as in her sixth studio album — trended worldwide. Her...

    MiKu’s Mitho Tour starting this Saturday

    Aug 18, 2017- MiKu, a Lalitpur-based contemporary folk band, is slated to perform in a month-long tour around the Valley, starting on Saturday. The tour, which will start with a gig at BAC Art Café in Pulchowk, will feature renditions of MiKu’s new material. MiKu is known among its niche audience as a band that mixes Nepali folk tunes with witty poetic expressions. The band fuses traditional Nepali instruments with Western instruments, adding to the burgeoning genre of fusion...

    Try the unique Newari Traditional food in Fairfield by Marriott from 18 to 27 August

    KATHMANDU, August 16 : Want to try Traditional Newari Food while staying in Nepal? Then schedule to go Fairfield by Marriott in Thamel of Kathmandu. “Newari Bhoj” the festival to celebrate the unique food and flavors of Newari Culture is set to be organized from 18th to the 27th August will provide you a platform for Newari artisan home cooks to make sure capture the truly authentic flavors, the hotel  believes. “To add to the festival atmosphere Traditional Dance, entertainments and...

    Flights in Tenzing-Hillary Airport disrupted for 8 days

    SOLUKHUMBU, August 16: Flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu district have been disrupted for the past eight days, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded. The adverse weather is reasoned for the disruption of the flights operation at the airport. Thick fog has shrouded the airport area for the past eight days following the incessant rainfall, said Chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CIAA), Lukla, Bachhu Narayan Shrestha. Local entrepreneur Tshering Sherpa shared that more than...

    Google provides voice typing service in Nepali among 30 new languages

    Kathmandu, August 16 Internet search giant Google has said it is providing voice typing service in 30 more languages including Nepali in various Google apps. Now, Google’s speech recognition system can support total 119 languages. The company has said it is another bid to make the internet more inclusive. “To incorporate 30 new language varieties, we worked with native speakers to collect speech samples, asking them to read common phrases,” the company says, “This process trained our machine learning...

    Third Art without Borders exhibition on display

    August 15, 2017,Women For Women Nepal has been hosting an exhibition on the theme ‘Buddhism in Modern Times’ at Newa Chen Gallery, Patan. The exhibit started from Saturday, and will conclude on Wednesday. The exhibition has artworks of aspiring Nepali as well as Japanese artists on display. Visitors can enjoy intricate works of five Nepali artists and one Japanese artist. Since Buddha’s preaching and the value of selflessness seems to disappear in the modern era, the paintings at the...

    Church Boys win Pathivara Gold Cup

    Aug 15, 2017- Church Boys Club of Kathmandu won the Pathivara Gold Cup football tournament with a 3-0 drubbing of Sagarmatha Youth Club of Biratnagar in the final on Monday. Jangbu Sherpa, Raj Paudel and Raj Kumar Kandangwa netted a goal each for Church Boys. The champions earned Rs 211,111 and the runners-up Sagarmatha got Rs 111,111. Sherpa opened scoring early in the 12th minute before Paudel doubled their tally seven minutes later. Kandangwa made the game secure for...

    Three new faces in judo team

    Aug 14, 2017- Three new faces have secured place for national judo team through Ambika Bahadur Chhetri Memorial Open Judo Championship at the National Sports Council training hall in Satdobato on Saturday. In an event that serves as selection of players for national team, female judokas Sumitra Rai and Aakriti Joshi and Ganga Chaudhary of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) earned their spots in the national fold after winning their respective weight categories. The winner and the runners up of...

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