15 years old Roshan Yadav, studying at ninth grade at Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu, has won the 2011 International Young Eco-Hero Award. He stood first among all the winners of this year in the worldwide eco-hero competition in the age group 14 to 16 for initiating a project on ‘Nationwide Signature Campaign on Climate Change’.
In the same competition, 15 years old Anup Chalise, Pokhara, stood third for planting sacred trees to protect the environment.
According to information provided in the website, Action for Nature, a US-based non-profit organization has been recognizing innovative works of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have done creative environmental projects.
To make people in Nepal aware of issues related to global warming, Roshan created a club called JSA (Junior Social Awareness) that worked to obtain climate change petition signatures. He led a number of promotional campaigns that hosted guests like former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, the Chief District Officer, and the Minister of the Environment of Nepal. President Ram Baran Yadav commenced his Nationwide Signature Campaign. Roshan approached many government officials and traveled all over Nepal to promote his campaign and hold press conferences.
Roshan reached out to thousands of students and showed them how important global climate change is and found 75 student district representatives to collect signatures from their respective districts.
Roshan said, he have been inspired to organize bigger programmes in the upcoming days in the field of climate change and other environmental issues and in future, he plans to start a tree-planting programme to mobilise youths to take action against global climate change.
Whereas Anup used the Peepal tree (a sacred tree which is said to be the incarnation of the God Vishnu according to the Hindu religion), as a tool to explain global warming as religious, spiritual, or traditional language could be used to convey climate change information in a more productive way. This tree also has important environmental value. Anup began to collaborate with the Bandobasta organization, used his artwork and photography to enlist students to participate in the program and to teach youth in a practical way.
According to Anup, at first the rural people did not want to give up their land for the trees to be planted, but they agreed when they realized the spiritual significance of the tree as well as its ecological value. His efforts have resulted in the planting of many Peepal trees.
We would like to wish our readers a very happy new year, 2012.
In the New Year we celebrate love, life and friendship and thank all our readers for their love and feedbacks to make the website, xNepali, a wonderful destination for entertainment.
In the following photo, Ashish Acharya had asked 2012 to bring the new constitution (I guess, everybody wants it)
Let’s wish for the ray of light towards a peaceful and prosperous Nepal and lives filled with happiness!
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Ojashree Films P. Ltd. presents Dayaram Pudasaini’s
Nepali Movie – Jindagi – the life (2011)
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Pramod Deep, Asha Poudel , Laxmi Giri etc.
Director / Writer / Producer – Raju Rayal
SP Movie Makers present Suraj Pradhan’s
Nepali Movie – Samjhi Diya Pugchha
Starring – Raj Ballav Koirala, Yuna Upreti, Ramesh Adhikari, Rajani Bhatta, Pooja Bhatta etc.
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Tamu Lhosar is celebrated on Poush 15 (mostly fall on 30th December) as per the lunar calendar by, Gurungs, who call themselves ‘Tamu’. They are indigenous inhabitants of west-central parts of Nepal. Some also live east of Kathmandu. There are numerous clans of Gurung, the members of which are all well known for their valor, humor, singing and dancing skills.
During Lhosar, the Gurung communities visit Buddhist shrines and exchange greetings with friends, relatives and well-wishers throughout the country. On this occasion, elders also offer blessings to their younger kin.
Various cultural programmes including rallies, sports and traditional dances are being organized to mark the day. These days, especially in major cities, Gurungs come together to celebrate Tamu Lhosar at a common place and rejoice in various cultural processions, feasting and merry-making. In the old days in the villages, they gathered in courtyards to celebrate Lhosar.
On the day of Tamu Lhosar, the government is providing a national holiday as it has been accepted as national festival since 2064.
Meanwhile, President Ram Baran Yadav, Vice President Paramananda Jha and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai have sent out greeting messages on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar. (Photo Credit: File photo from CRIEnglish)
Rajesh Bansal presents:
Nepali Movie : Gorkha Paltan
Starring : Prashant Tamang, Gopal Thapa, Sonia KC, Vinaya Lama etc.
Direction/Writer : Narayan Rayamajhi
Single part version:
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The technology student Astha has been appointed as the National Green Ambassador for Kathmandu Jaycees (KJC) and was also declared Miss Personality in the contest organized by KJC at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.
The answer that helps Astha to win the title was “We need to rise and fight and make Nepal a symbol of peace and prosperity”.
Paridhi Sharma, 17, from Shantinagar, Kathmandu was declared the first runner-up, while Shristi Saud, 18 from Baneshwar became the second runner-up. Paridhi also won the Miss Talent and Miss Popular titles. She bagged the talent award for her rendition of Phoolko Ankhama, a song by Ani Choying Drolma.
Girls of age between 16 to 19 were participants of the contest, which is in its 10th year.
The judges were Pradeep Man Vaidya, CEO of Century Bank, Narayan Puri, CEO of Himalayan Television, Akhil Chapagain, president of Nepal-Turkey Chamber of Commerce, Miss Nepal 2011 Malina Joshi and Lily Thapa, associate professor of Tribhuwan University and founder president of Women for Human Rights.
Last year, Kriti Tamang Lama was crowned Miss Teen. (Photo credit: Republica)
Dailekh District Court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 13 years in jail along with Rs 100,000 fine for raping a minor.
A single bench of Justice Narayan Prasad Dhital convicted Keshav KC, of Kuikan Narayan Municipality-1, for the rape of a seven years old girl.
According to locals, KC had taken the child to a nearby forest and raped her in August.
UPDATE: More photos added at the end.
Nepali beauty Samriddhi Rai who represented Nepal in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 held in China, was successful in winning a Miss Personality title.
Although, it might not be a greatest feat for others, for Nepal it is no less than winning the contest title. That is because, in most of the contests Nepali models participate, they don’t win anything and none have won a contest title till date. So, we should congratulate Samriddhi for making us proud by bringing in something.
Yes, she looked gorgeous in blue bikini!!
She also looked great in a dhaka skirt in the National Custom Round:
The last king Nepali loved was King Birendra. Although I am no fan of monarchy, I appreciate King Birendra as a person. The royal massacre, that killed almost all of the royal family, was one of the most deadly and mysterious incident in the history of the world.
On his birthday, let me wish his soul rest in peace. Let’s go back in time and watch a few remarkable photos of the late king and the royal family of that time.
Birendra and his wife queen Aishwarya witness procession from Hanumandhoka palace.
Leaders of the major political parties have accused the Supreme Court (SC) of going beyond its authority by refusing to register the petition seeking review of the SC’s ruling on Constituent Assembly (CA) term extension.
The SC on Tuesday has refused to register the government’s petition. The Legislature-Parliament and the Cabinet had filed petitions on Monday at the apex court seeking provision for the term-extension of the CA one more time. Earlier on November 25, the Apex Court had directed the government to extend the CA term for one last time. The term was extended till May 30.
Speaking at an interaction in Kathmandu on Wednesday, UCPN (Maoist) politburo member and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s political advisor Devendra Poudel accused the judiciary of entering into politics by turning down the review petition.
Nepali Congress leader Ramesh Lekhak said the move of the judiciary invited complications as it undermined the rights of the parliament.
According to CPN-UML leader Pradip Gyawali, the SC’s decision will invite proxy war between the judiciary and the parliament.
Minister for Law and Justice Brijesh Kumar Gupta said that the apex court breached the principle of the separation of power. “Deciding the tenure of the CA does not fall within the SC’s jurisdiction and that by rejecting the review petition the court invited further controversy”, he added.
Gupta also said that the government is going to seek reconsideration over the SC’s rejection of the review petition.
Again long queues are seen at gas stations to refuel vehicles due to problem of fuel shortage in Kathmandu valley. According to the Nepal Petroleum Dealers’ National Association (NPDNA), currently private petrol pumps are receiving only 20 percent of the total demand for diesel from NOC, while petrol deliveries have been slashed by 50 percent.
Suresh Kumar Agrawal, officiating managing director of NOC, said “NOC has credit worth Rs 160 billion to Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and because of the cash crunch, it is not in a position to ensure smooth supply.” Currently, NOC is incurring a loss of Rs 1.25 billion per month as it is selling petroleum products below the cost price.
As per the December 23 agreement between Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, Finance Minister Barsha Man Pun, Commerce and Supplies Minister Lekh Raj Bhatta and NOC officials, a Cabinet meeting held at Singha Durbar today morning decided to support the cash strapped state-owned NOC instead of readjusting the price of fuels for the time being.
NOC officials said that they will use the money to pay up IOC and the loan assistance would help in supplying fuel for at least three months. (Photo Credit: Kantipur)
Pradip Raj Onta, President of Season Media said that Anusha will be appointed in any airlines as air hostess.
Tulasa Singh Thakuri, 18, of Butwal, became first runner up and Lata Tilija, 19, of Pokhara became second runner up. Tulasa also won “Best Smile” title and Lata “Best Personality” title. First runner up received Rs 20,000 cash prize and second runner up received Rs 15,000 cash prize.
Along with cash prize, all top 3 winners of the beauty contest received scholarship of one year for bachelor degree in South Western State College, Basundhara.
Best Friendship- Sharmila Gurung
Best Catwalk and Best Dress- Shova KC
Best Photogenic- Sabita KC
Best Skin- Chija Gurung
Best Hair- Sujata Pun
Miss Popular- Sharmila Thapa
Viewer’s Choice- Anusha Bhandari
Best Figure- Shila Shilpakar
The contestants were those who have completed Air Hostess study or training. Earlier, Kajol Khadka became Miss Air Hostess. (Photo Credit: Season Media)
A man believing to be carrying bomb died when a bomb went off at a hotel at Chainpur of Sankhuwasabha district on Monday.
The identification of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. His body has been destroyed beyond recognition, police investigating the incident said.
It has been learnt that two youths had arrived at the Madi hotel of Chainpur and the bomb exploded while they were eating their meal inside the hotel today morning.
The three-storied building has been damaged in the blast. However, there are no reports of further casualty.
Police said investigation is underway.
The investment in Nepali movies is very insecure and nobody knows how the viewers perceive new movies. It becomes scary when the story and the content is not strong enough. In such situations, Nepali film makers go in the refuge of astrologers.
This time, an established producer and actor in Nepali movie, Bhuwan KC went to an astrologer who told him to rename himself to which the actor gladly agreed and added an extra ‘n’ at the end of his name. This shows how insecure our producers are; they can even change their name to make a movie a success. In Bhuwan’s upcoming movie he will be named Bhuwann KC instead of Bhuwan KC. And, the title of the movie will also have the phrase Bhuwann KC ‘s Sathi Ma Timro in it’s posters and promo materials.
Photos of Sanchita's pregnant belly