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  • 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...

    22 soldiers injured in lightning

    Baitadi, Feb 14 (RSS): Twenty-two Nepal Army soldiers have been injured by lightning in Baitadi district. The soldiers were participating in a training session under the Army’s Shatrumardan Company at Kathpate when they came under a lightning strike at 7.50 pm on Tuesday, Company Chief Major Sudeep Baniya said. According to him, five of the injured soldiers are in a serious condition. They are Amar Singh Alemagar, Balram Thapamagar, Dinesh Raj Bhatta, Dhan Bahadur Thanet and Sonam Lama Tamang....

    Music concert to be organised to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS

    Nagarkot, Feb 12 (RSS): Music concert are to be organised in 40 countries around the world on February 13 to generate public awareness on HIV/AIDS, coinciding with the International Condom Day. An organisation called ‘Suruwat’ is going to organise a concert at the premises of the Padma Secondary School, Bhaktapur Durbar Area in Bhaktapur on Tuesday. The concert will feature a special performance by well-known artist Adrian Pradhan along with other local musical bands. Suruwat’s president Rajendra Puri said...

    ‘Local govts immediately need 37,000 additional staff for full-fledged functioning’

    Kathmandu, February 9 The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, which is currently overseeing the country’s transformation to the newly set-up federal structure, says recently elected local level governments need 37,000 more staff than they currently have. It has already been four to nine months since people-elected officials are heading the local governments, but their smooth functioning has been hardly hit thanks to the lack of sufficient human resources. Most of total 753 local units have less than...

    Provincial governments will conduct SEE from next year

    Kathmandu,Feb 6:The government has decided to authorise provincial governments to conduct annual Secondary Education Examinations that the students have to take after completing Grade 10, according to Nepal Samacharpatra anchor story. A recent meeting of Ministry of Education has made the decision, the report says. So far, the Office of the Controller of Examinations under the Ministry of Education at the central level has been taking the examinations known as School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations till few years back.

    General strike in Birgunj demanding provincial capital

    Birgunj, February 4 Locals of Birgunj in Parsa district have imposed a general strike in the bordering city today demanding that it be made the capital of Province 2. A struggle committee has called the strike coinciding with the first meeting of Provincial Assembly in Janakpur. The committee had been staging different forms of protest since the government named Janakpur as the temporary provincial capital. Some lawmakers from Parsa, Bara and Rautahat district have also warned of forming a...

    Maunata Lama to represent Nepal in Miss Eco International beauty pageant

    Kathmandu, Feb 2: Maunata Lama will represent Nepal in the Miss Eco International 2018 beauty pageant taking place on 10-28 April in Egypt. Chief Executive Officer of Green Art Media, Prabin Lacoul, said in a programme organised here on Thursday that Lama would vie for the title with the participants from 80 countries in the beauty contest. Green Art Media is the authorised agency for Miss Eco in Nepal. At the programme, Ronali Amatya, last year’s winner of Miss...

    Six gamblers arrested with Rs 3.3 million in Surkhet

    Surkhet, Feb 1 (RSS): Surkhet Police has arrested six gamblers along with Rs 3.3 million there on Wednesday night. They are Gyanendra Bahadur Bishwolarma of Birendranagar-1, Tika Oli and Gyanendra Nepali ofBirendranagar-3, Durga Prasad Sapkota, Bhadra bahadur Chhetri and Sabir Miya of Birendranagar-6. A team from the District Police Office arrested them from a house of Bhandra Bahadur Chhetri, ex-Assistant Sub-Inspector of Nepal Police, at a time when they were gambling there, said Chief at the District Police Office,...

    One killed in road accident

    Rajbiraj, Jan 28 (RSS): An elderly was killed after being hit by a tractor in Barahibirpur of Chinnamasta rural municipality-2, Saptari. The accident took place in a rural road some 11 kms south-west of the district headquarters Rajbiraj. Seriously injured after being hit by the tractor (Ko.2Ta. 5523), Tithar Marik,65, died in course of treatment at the GNS Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, according to the District Police Office. The tractor has been impounded while its driver has been taken into...

    ‘Main shooter’ in the killings of Gauchan, Tiwair arrested from Chitwan

    Chitwan, Jan 23 (RSS): Police on Monday evening arrested Shyam Lama Gumbe on the charge of his involvement in the killings of Sharad Kumar Gauchan, president of Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal, and chair of Youth Association of Nepal, Rupandehi chapter, Durga Tiwari. Lama was arrested from Geetanagar of Bharatpur Metropolis-6 in Chitwan. A squad from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police detained the main shooter in both incidents, according to CIB chief Deputy Inspector General...

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