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Nepathya tour in Seoul, NY and San Francisco this September

Nepal’s premier folk rock band, Nepathya is set to tour three cities—Seoul, New York and San Francisco- this September. The band will perform at the renowned Korean Broadcasting System Arena in Seoul on Thursday (September 15). Formerly known as the Sports Hall 1 in the KBS Sports world, it was …

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Submission open for Ekadeshma short film festival

The fourth edition of Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival 2016 has opened submissions for both Nepali and international short films. The festival will take place in Kathmandu from November 11 to November 13 at QFX Cinemas Kumari hall. Fiction, documentary and animation shorts under 30 minutes length are eligible for …

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Nintendo Super Mario iPhone debut surprises market

TOKYO: Shares of Nintendo Co surged as much as 18 % on Thursday, propelled by a surprise announcement at Apple Inc’s iPhone launch event of the debut of the Japanese firm’s popular game franchise Super Mario Bros on the iPhone. Investors are betting the new game, Super Mario Run, will …

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Nepali short movie ‘Jha Lo’ goes to Busan Intl Film Fest

Nepali short film Jha Lo (Year of the Bird), directed by Buddhist Monk Shenang Gyamjo Tamang (Khenpo Shelnang), has been selected in competitive short film section for the 21st Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. The 15-minute-film is among the 10 films selected for the Asian Short Film Competition …

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Pashupati Prasad wins treble at LG Film Awards

At the LG Film Awards- 2016 “Pashupati Prasad” has been announced ‘Best film of the Year’.  The program was held at the Nepal Army Officers’ Club in Kathmandu, last Wednesday. Khagendra Lamichhane received ‘Best Screenplay Award’, while Dipendra K. Khanal was awarded “Best Director” for the film. The event saw …

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‘Game of Thrones’ won nine Emmys

IANS Popular fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones has bagged nine Creative Arts Emmys which focus primarily on key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts of television production. This year, for the first time, the Television Academy’s Board of Governors voted to expand the Creative Arts Emmys – which hitherto …

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When will Prachanda announce common minimum programme?

It has already been more than one month since Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” assumed office as the chief executive for the second time, yet, he is to announce common minimum programme of his government. When will he announce it? Possibly after consultation with Modi, let’s expect!

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Foreign agents

None other than the responsible leaders are being alleged as being agents of India and the West! At the presence of the Prime Minister, DPM and Home Minister BimilendraNidh alleged former DPM and Defence Minister BhimRawal as being a Western agent. In reaction, Rawal alleged Nidhi as being an Indian …

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The Bhutanese refugees

Sir, It is heartening that the USA’s Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal is now engaged for the final resolution of the long-festering Bhutanese refugees problem in Nepal and that foreign minister Prakash Sharan Mahat has been categorical that Bhutan must take its citizens back (The Kathmandu Post, page one, …

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Jackie Chan to receive ‘honorary Oscar’

Jackie Chan is to receive an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. The “Rush Hour” actor will pick up the Governor Award in November, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday, reports variety.com. “The …

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