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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Former WWE champ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can add People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” title to his list of accomplishments. The wrestler-turned-actor was crowned this year’s winner Tuesday morning. The 44-year-old told the magazine that the honor means he has “pretty much reached the pinnacle.” Johnson is set to discuss his …

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Exhibition of largest Thanka in Lumbini

After a successful exhibit in Pokhara, the world’s largest Thanka painting is now set to travel to Lumbini. The Thanka, painted collaboratively by artists from 16 countries, will now travel to the birthplace of Lord Buddha—on whose life the art is based—for an exhibit on November 26 and 27. The …

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Michael Jackson still highest earner

Michael Jackson has earned more in the past year than any celebrity – dead or alive – has ever earned in a 12-month period, according to Forbes’ top-earning dead celebrities list for 2016. The Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough star earned a record-breaking income of £677million this year – …

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Bajracharya and Sherpa in ‘BBC 100 Women 2016’ list

Former Kumari, the living goddess, Chanira Bajracharya and mountaineer Lhakpa Sherpa have made it to the list of BBC 100 Women 2016. 100 Women is a BBC series established in 2013. The series examines the role of women in the 21st century. After the 2012 Delhi gang rape, BBC editor …

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Nepal lifts AFC Solidarity cup

By Kushal Thapa Nepal added another trophy to its name defeating Macau 1-0 in an exciting final of AFC Solidarity Cup football tournament to become the champion of Solidarity Cup 2016 held in Sarawak Stadium in Kuching of Malaysia on Tuesday, making history in Nepal’s football. With only a goal …

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Jackie Chan finally wins Oscar

LOS ANGELES: Five decades and 200 films later, Jackie Chan finally wins Oscar When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one. On Saturday at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts …

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Open Letter to the President of India

Dear P. Muykerjee jee  Sorry Mr. president, I neither welcome you in my country nor I am happy on the various illegitimate and unfriendly activities that your governments are habituated to undertake exposing their bullying characteristics. I also do feel that until you reply back following queries no true Nepali …

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National Geographic nominates Mira Rai for Adventurer of the Year 2017

Nepali runner Mira Rai has been nominated for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year 2017. Rai was picked for nomination among the 10 honourees based on their extraordinary achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation or humanitarianism in the past year. Rai has certainly come a long way from chasing goats, …

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Int’l Watercolour fest 2016 in NAC

An art festival, dubbed International Watercolour Festival 2016, kicked off in the Capital on Friday with the showcasing of artworks by 220 artists. The fest, organised by the International Watercolour Society-Nepal, will feature 65 local and 155 international artists representing countries including the USA, China, India, Russia and South Korea. …

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Ekadeshma film festival from 11 – 13 Nov

Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival is a pioneering film festival in Nepal that showcases short films from Nepal and around the world. It is scheduled to be held at QFX Kumari Cinemaa from 11 to 13 November. Initiated in October, 2012, this is the fourth edition with theme ‘And Life …

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