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  • Exhibition of photos of famous Nepali women in the offing

    Kathmandu, March 7 (RSS): The Cultural Museum Nepal is organising an exhibition of photos of prominent Nepali women making special contribution to the country’s social, political and economic transformation. The exhibition will be organised from March 8 to 14 marking the International Women’s Day. Museum chairman Kshitiz Arun Shrestha said the exhibition would include historical photos of more than 250 prominent Nepali women. The theme of the photo exhibition is – ‘Let Us Remember Women Power and Respect the...

    Simran is Miss Tamang 2018

    Kathmandu, March 4 : Simran Syangbo of Parsa has been crowned Miss Tamang 2018. Simran outclassed 28 competitors to clinch the title. Pinky Ghising, the Miss Tamang 2017 title-holder, crowned Simran in the 11th episode of Miss Tamang Beauty and Talent Contest held at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza here on Saturday. The event was jointly organised by Nepal Tamang Art and Culture Centre and the Everest Fashion Home. Simran got the highest number of votes to win the title....

    Salman Khan’s Nepal tour postponed following threats from splinter Maoist group

    Kathmandu, March 2 Bollywood super star’s Salman Khan show Kathmandu, scheduled to begin for Saturday next week, has been postponed indefinitely, orgnisers say. This comes days after the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, a splinter Maoist outfit, said it would not allow the show to take place. According to the organisers of the event, Bollywood stars Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhu Deva and Manish Paul were also set to perform at the event, ‘Dabang Tour’. The event was being...

    Environment Minister pledges elaborative measures to control air pollution

    Kathmandu, Feb 27: Minister for Population and Environment, Lalbabu Pandit, has said companies producing non-biodegradable plastic products would be banned. Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by the Rafat Sanchar Club here today, the Minister pledged to come up with policies to ban on the manufacturing of non-biodegradable plastic and to discourage production of non-perishable and canned food. He took the time to announce that vehicles without green stickers would be sent off the roads of metropolitan and sub-metropolitan...

    Special security plan for Holi festival, punishment to lola thrower

    Kathmandu, Feb 26: The Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, has prepared a special security arrangement in view of the coming Holi, the festival of colours. It is being celebrated coming Thursday in the hilly districts including the Kathmandu Valley, while next day in the Tarai districts. Police are to take immediate action against anyone else smearing colour forcefully to others and throwing lolas (water-filled balloons) during the festival. At a press meet here Sunday, Range chief Senior Superintendent of Police...

    Panchebaja Movie Review: A tale of friendship and betrayal

    All Nepali movies seem to follow a predictable pattern these days. A slow build up leads to a predictable climax and when the curtain falls, the audience is left surprised how the film ended. Panchebaja fits well with the pattern. The movie is full of fun but is clichéd dialogues and poor presentation are a big turn-off for the audience. The film revolves around the lives three main characters Bhupi (Saugat Malla), Rudra (Karma), and Sahile (Buddhi Tamang). Bhupi is a...

    Bollywood actor Sridevi passes away

    Kathmandu,Feb 25:Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. She was 54. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay confirmed the news to indianexpress.com. Sridevi was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. They...

    Logo, mascot, theme and official song for eighth national games released

    Khajura, Banke, Feb 21 (RSS): The National Sports Council (NSC) has unveiled a logo mascot, official song and slogan for the eighth National Games scheduled to be held late this year (November-December) in Nepalgunj. An elephant calf has been chosen as the games mascot while the “eighth games in our province, sweat and toil in own country” is the official theme. NSC member secretary Keshab Kumar Bista released the logo, mascot, song and slogan for the games amidst a...

    When climate comes unhinged, we need to re-think how to build our cities

      In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning. Both the Seine and the Marne rivers overflowed for their banks, forcing some suburban city-dwellers to have to row to reach their houses, while the iconic Zouave statue on the Pont d’Alma was even given a life-vest. That was just before snow engulfed the French capital. Rising waters in the Lyon region have also been of great concern as well as in the north-east near Strasbourg, where the Rhine river...

    Kanchhi movie review: A romantic disaster

    Love stories are a filmmaker’s bread and butter. They are made because the audience can relate to them. Every other week there is a romantic movie released in Nepal and this week it was Akash Adhikari’s romantic drama, Kanchhi. The movie revolves around the life of Hira (Dayahang Rai) and Kanchhi (Sweta Khadka), both of whom have carved out a respectable life for them in the high Himalayan region of Nepal. These childhood friends fall in love but are...

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