Film City to be built in Dolakha

Dolakha, April 7: An international film city will be built at the Dangdungedanda of Bhimeshwor Municipality – 9 in Dolakha district following a decision taken by the Council of Ministers. The Cabinet has sent a written instruction to the Film Development Board under the Ministry of Information and Communications for launching the film city project. The government is set to allow the use of 76.25 hectares of land property in the national forest area and permit the removal of...

Birta Jaycess to honour Dhurmus- Suntali

Birtamod, April 2: Birta Jaycees has decided to honour Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) with Outstanding Citizen Award- 2073 BS. The Birta Jaycees has also started collecting donation to help the Campaign launched by Dhurmus and Sutantali. The Birta Jaycees decided to honour them for their support in social activities including construction of houses to earthquake-victims. Dhurmus and Suntali would be honoured at a special programme organised at Birtamod on April 16. Coordinator of the Organising Committee,...

Five litterateurs from Nepal and India to receive Nai Award

Kathmandu, March 29: The Nai Publication has listed the names of five candidates from Nepal and India who would be awarded with the Nai award for their contributions to literary sector. The special meeting of the Publication held here today has decided to fete Bindya Subba of India and Modnath Prashit, Shanta Shrestha, Dhirendra Pramarshri and Nani Thapa of Nepal, according to Publication’s member-secretary Narendra Raj Prasai. The awards have purse in the range of Rs 200,000 to Rs...

Prof Dr Bhadra’s ‘Decades of Academic Advocacy’ book launched

March 17, 2017: The ‘Three Decades of Academic Advocacy for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Nepal’ was released amid a prorgramme here today. Written by former Professor of the Tribhuvan University (TU), Dr Chandra Bhadra, the 347-page book was jointly launched by Dr Meena Acharya and former Professor at the TU, Laxmi Keshari Manandhar. Prof Manandhar said Dr Bhadra has mentioned in her book how gender equality and women’s empowerment study started in Nepal. She added that...

‘Miss inter-continental universe’ to be held in Kathmandu

March 2, 2017: Contestants from 25 countries including US, UK and Russia are gathering in Kathmandu to contest for the title of ‘Miss Inter-continent Universe’. Mayur Himalayan Private Limited is hosting the event that is taking place in the capital from March 22 to April 1. Speaking at a press meet held on wednesday to shed light on the international beauty pageant, Chairperson of Mayur Himalayan Samikshya Shrestha said the international event is being held in Nepal with the...

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...

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