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Annapurna cable car to be financed by sunrise and RBB


Annapurna Cable car to be constructed in Sarangkot of Kaski has obtained a consortium loan under the headship of Sunrise Bank. The cable car project which is ought to be 2.3 kilometres long will be jointly financed by Sunrise Bank and Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB). The project is being constructed …

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NIC Asia Capital receives license from Sebon


NIC Asia Capital Ltd, a subsidiary of NIC Asia Bank Ltd, has received license from Security Exchange Board of Nepal (Sebon) to operate as a merchant bank. According to a statement, NIC Asia Capital Ltd can now provide issue management, registrar to shares, underwriting and portfolio management services. “NIC Asia …

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Oscars draw lowest U.S. audience since 2008 with 32.9m viewers


ABC’s Sunday night broadcast of the Academy Awards hosted by comic Jimmy Kimmel drew the smallest audience since 2008 despite a memorable ending that will go down in history. Some 32.9 million U.S. viewers watched the ceremony, a 4 percent drop from the 2016 Oscars which drew 34.4 million viewers, …

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Emma Stone wins best actress Oscar for ‘La La Land’


Emma Stone won her first Oscar on Sunday for her lead role as a struggling actress who falls in love with a jazz musician in musical romance “La La Land.” Stone, 28, plays Mia, a determined actress who tries to carve her own path in Hollywood, in a film that …

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Casey Affleck wins best actor Oscar for ‘Manchester by the Sea’


Casey Affleck won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for his role as a grief-stricken father in family drama “Manchester by the Sea.” It was the first Oscar for Affleck, 41, the younger brother of “Argo” director and actor Ben Affleck. Affleck’s understated performance as a taciturn working man who …

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‘Ek Boli Ek Daam’ showing at Mandala Theatre


A Nepali play titled ‘Ek Boli Ek Daam,’ based on a Nepali fairy-tale written by Shijan Dahal and directed by Praween Khatiwada is being shown by NG Group in association with Mandala Theater Nepal. The play starts with a lively melodic song, performed by Aadha Sur and Dipak Shrestha. We …

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Diplo’s event postponed


Dancemandu team announced that the event with Diplo scheduled for March 1 at Club Déjà Vu, Durbarmarg is postponed to April 5, 2017. Diplo, the winner of various international awards for his music and collaborations including two Grammy awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2015, was …

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Interpretation of “The Vagina Monologues” at Trisara


Katha Ghera, a Kathmandu-based theatre group, is presenting an interpretation of “The Vagina Monologues”—“Yonika Kathaharu” at Trisara, Lazimpat, on March 8. The show, organised to mark the International Women’s Days, aims to raise funds with which the group will hold Playback Theatre performances. The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler …

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Politics taking a new course

By Our Reporter The government has invited direct confrontation to the Madheshi Front by announcing the local election date for 14 May. Political observers, including the security organs have evaluated that there is no environment to hold any kind of elections by excluding the Madheshi Front. Along with the government …

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The government has decided to hold the local elections on 14 May. Along with announcement of the election date, the Madheshi Front has announced its agitation programme. Leaders of the Front are threatening to launch a decisive agitation. They are claiming that the situation in the Tarai districts could go …

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