A parliamentary committee in Nepal has directed the Nepal Government to take action against the Indian Embassy in Nepal for the press release, that is against the diplomatic norms.
News Headlines from the newspapers published in Kathmandu.
As if the involvement in the formation of government in Nepal wasn’t enough, when the Indian Embassy (dubbed Real Embassy) started talking about how corrupt our media are, and that the tainted Real juice was only a media propaganda.
There have been a series of banning in Nepal recently. It looks like, various government agencies are depressed by the failure to form a government two after the resignation of he current PM and are venting their dissatisfaction in the form of banning everything they don’t like personally.
This time, a promo of an upcoming album of Komal Oli was banned from Nepal Television. Komal Oli once used to be the news anchor at the TV. The promo was being broadcasted in the television for a couple of weeks. It was suddenly halted on Sunday.
In the controversial song, calls Lord Shiva a Badmas.
Look at the following dance steps and guess what might be the program the dance has taken place in! The girl in 2-piece dress and net-stockings is Nepali actress Subekchhya Thapa.
One clue – it is a fashion event – as you might have guessed. But, be prepared to get surprised!
Related post – Teej – Festival of dance, music and fasting and (Audio songs)
The 33-year-old, former crown princess Himani looked beautiful in a red sari at a program organized by the Tourism Development Board in Lazimpat, Kathmandu to celebrate Teej and choose ‘Teej Pari’ of this year.
The participants of the beauty contest ‘Teej Pari’ are married women and this is among a few beauty contest organized for married women.
The three-member jury to choose this year’s Teej Pari or ‘Mrs. Nepal’ included the first Miss Nepal, Ruby Rana. The former crown princess placed the crown on the head of Kusum Bajracharya, the Teej Pari 2010.
Himani is originally from India’s Rajasthan. In recent time she is seen doing things normal citizen are doing like – paragliding in Pokhara, shopping in Kathmandu’s malls, and taking her children to the cinema.
Following gallery features photographs of Himani in the Teej event (photo credits – Deepesh Karki/onlinekhabar).
News headlines collection from Kathmandu Nepal.
Manoj Gajurel’s Photocopy series of comedy:
Nanabhati Yoga Camp.
Manoj featured as yoga guru Ram Dev.
With Google offering free calls to any phone numbers in the US and Canada, Nepal government might block Gmail in Nepal as it "bypasses the local telephone network" to make such free calls.
Nepal Government wanted to start banning websites but it is getting tougher than they previously thought. At first, they wanted to ban sex sites. They even issued directives to ISPs and as far as I know, the directive isn’t being implemented till date.
Indian Embassy accused Nepali media of improperly posting news about the evidence of finding non-consumable materials in Real branded products. The photographs of tainted products published in various newspapers do seem genuine.
Even if Nepali press have exaggerated (which doesn’t seem true) some unanswered question are:
- Why does Indian Embassy have to issue a press release in this issue? Is it such a big issue? Does such minor events affect the intergovernmental relations between two countries?
- Is Dabur Nepal (or Dabur India) so incapable of defending itself?
Indian Embassy and Nepali Press
There were reports about the tainted products from all over Nepal. Given our media house’s capabilities and dedication, I don’t believe Nepali media can create such a large scaled fabricated story (as Indian Embassy told). And, it was not a single media house that reported the story. Apart from Nayapatrika, Weeklynepal, ABC news, Kantipur, radiomirmire, Pokharatoday, Pokharanews, Yubabahas; a lot of media had published independent news on the issue.
- Can Indian Embassy point out which of these media houses they were talking about?
The news, photographs, and quotes of general public don’t look fabricated. They are from different sources, involve different people and are from different parts of the country. For example, some of the places from where reports of inconsumable products were reported (collected from different sources):
- Kapilvasthu (Badrinath Guesthouse, Chandrauta) – A government official witnessed 20 tainted packets.
- Pokhara (Bulaud Bazaar store) – The officials of Dabur Nepal forced the owner to close the shop.
- Kathmandu (Mohan Cold Store, Anamnagar) – Sagarmatha TV featured the story.
- More reports from different parts of Pokhara
- Birgunj – people admitted to hospital after drinking Real juice
Misleading Indian Media Campaign
Various media bodies in Nepal have expressed serious concern over Friday’s statement of Indian embassy.
However, Indian media are doing their own media campaign against Nepali media. (When Embassy itself is that irresponsible, I can’t blame the Indian media!)
Some of the headlines in Indian media:
- Dabur faces smear campaign in Nepal
- Dabur faces misleading media campaign in Nepal
- Indian joint ventures face smear campaign in Nepal
In contrast, Nepali media headlines read:
- Media bodies irked by Indian embassy statement; ask it to apologize
- Media orgs caution Indian embassy to respect diplomatic norms
- सञ्चार संस्थाहरुद्वारा भारतीय दूताबाससँग क्षमायाचना गर्न माग
- सञ्चार सगठनहरुद्वारा प्रेस स्वतन्त्रताको मान्यता पालना गर्न भारतीय दूतावासलाई सचेत
On Wednesday September 1, 2010 Miss Nepal 2010 is going to be held in Army Officer’s Club at Bhadrakali, Kathmandu. The 18 contestants will compete for the crown of one of the biggest fashion event in Nepal. There are 8 grils from Kathmandu, 3 from Lalitpur and one each from Dharan, Sunsari, Rajbiraj, Birgunj, Kabhre, Tanahun, Arghakhachi and Mahendranagar. Most of the participants this year are in Bachelor’s level.
The beauties have been in training for the last one and half months. The winner of the contest will represent Nepal in the Miss World 2010 to be held in China.
Watch the funny Newari Movie in NewaMovies.com -> Tirimirijhayan
The video is moved to the new site after a mutual agreement to work together with xNepali.
Nepali Movie Directed by Dev Kumar Shrestha
News headlines from daily newspapers in Kathmandu.
Jackie Chan movie – Fantasy Mission Force
Starring: Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Yu Wang, Yueh Sun, David Tao, Jung Fang, Adam Cheng
It is a 1983 Hong Kong action-comedy film directed by Chu Yin-Ping.
Although often marketed as a Jackie Chan film, Chan only appears in a few scenes. He reportedly starred in it as a favor for Jimmy Wang Yu.
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