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Bal Krishna Pokharel awarded with Lekhnath Literary award

Senior linguist Bal Krishna Pokharel has been awarded with this year’s Lekhnath Literary Award, amid a ceremony, held in Arghau Archale, Kaski, over the weekend. The event marked the 133rd birth anniversary of poet Lekhnath Poudyal. The award which carried a cash prize of Rs 50, 000 was conferred to …

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Scarlett Johansson named ‘top grossing’ actor by Forbes

Scarlett Johansson has been named as the top grossing actor of 2016 by Forbes magazine. Her movies, including Captain America: Civil War and the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar!, earned $1.2bn (£978m) globally over the past 12 months. Johansson’s Marvel co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr tied for second place …

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Mountaineering expo in KTM

Nepal is all set to host Global Adventure and Mountaineering Conference and Expo (GAMCE) 2017 from March 31 to April 2. The event to be held at Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu will bring together mountain sports celebrities, outdoor gear manufacturers, and adventure travel operators, among others. The adventure tourism sector …

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Pashupati Prasad wins the Best Film at the ninth NEFTA Film Awards

At the ninth Nefta Film Awards that took place at Al Nasr Leisureland, in Dubai, UAE, Pashupati Prasad won the Best Film Award, while Ujjwal Ghimire’s, Wada No 6 bagged the Best Director Award. Meanwhile Namrata Shrestha got Best Actor female for her movie Classic and Dayahang Rai’s got Best …

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Danfe ‘Go Local, get local’

Danfe inaugurated its outlet in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur on Friday. The shop focuses on concept of promoting Nepali made goods for both local and international market with the idea of ‘Go local, get local’. Danfe was initiated in July 2015 with 5 girls now has more than 30 girls.  All the …

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Cheetahs heading towards extinction Bottom of Form

The sleek, speedy cheetah is rapidly heading towards extinction according to a new study into declining numbers. The report estimates that there are just 7,100 of the world’s fastest mammals now left in the wild. Cheetahs are in trouble because they range far beyond protected areas and are coming increasingly …

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22nd science exhibition of Galaxy public school

The vice chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Pro Dr Jeevraj Pokhrel stated that due to the lack of investment in the science and technology sector there has not been much progress in this sector of our country. Inaugurating the 22nd science exhibition of Galaxy public school …

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NAFS to be held in DC

Nepal-America Film Society (NAFS) has announced the first Nepal-America International Film Festival 2017 (NAIFF) which will take place from May 5-7, 2017 in Washington DC metro area. The festival will be showcasing feature films, documentaries, animation, experimental, and short films. The festival aims to bridge Nepali and American culture through …

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Pakistan lifts ban on Bollywood films

Cinemas owners across Pakistan lifted the self-imposed ban on Indian films and have started screening movies from December 19. Speaking to media Chairman Film Exhibitors Association Zoraiz Lashari confirmed that cinema owners began screening Indian films across Pakistan from December 19. “The cinema business has been hit immensely and all …

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