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  • Poojana Pradhan to entertain in a Holi program in Dubai on March 2

    Actress model Poojana Pradhan ‘Stri’ is going to participate in a cultural program to be held in Dubai to celebrate Holi festival. The program to be held on March 2, 2012 will also feature local artists who will also show their various talents for the entertainment of the audiance.


    The program to be held in Imperial Suites Hotel, Bar Dubai is supported by various Dubai based organizations and is managed by Ashish Purush and Jayram Lama.

  • Nepali girls trafficked to China, working under vulnerable conditions

    The study conducted in Khasa and Kuti of Tibet by Maiti Nepal for a month reveals that Nepali girls, who have been trafficked to China by luring them of dignified and decent jobs, are working under vulnerable conditions in different cities.

    RSS writes quoting the study that Nepali girls are forced to work in cabins, restaurants, lodges and dance bars and their documents were under the control of owners of dance bars and restaurants so that the Nepali girls can return home during their convenient time only.

    The study reveals that among 137 interviewed girls, 50 per cent said they were working under hardships against their interests.

    The survey shows most of girls are from Tamang, Gurung, Rai and Limbu communities and most are from bordering areas of Sindhupalchowk district including Tatopani and others. Girls from 17 districts including Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Kathmandu, and even Tarai have also gone to Chinese city.

    The study found it was more difficult to get rid of the Chinese bars and restaurants than escaping from the Indian brothels. However, Nepali girls are earning high income than in the Indian cities. They are earning Rs 8,000 to Rs 15,000 per month, according to Program Officer at Maiti Nepal, Sindhupalchowk, Madan Chaulagain.

    Chaulagain said that from Friday Maiti Nepal has established its office in Kodari aiming to bar the Nepali girls from going in Chinese cities for doing risky jobs and a campaign has been started in Dhunche VDC, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district, to control human trafficking there.

  • Miss Tamang 2012 is Sumi Moktan

    Grand Finale of Miss Tamang was held on  14th Magh 2068 (January 28, 2012) in Tudikhel open theater amongst the celebration of Duk Loshar. A beauty from Kabhrepalanchowk, Miss Sumi Moktan was selected the Miss Tamang 2012.

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  • Next round of protest against fuel price hike announced including raid

    The 13 student unions agitating against the government decision to hike the prices of petroleum products on Sunday announced second round of protest programmes.

    According to media, the student unions will organize a protest rally on Jan 30 and 31 and submit a memorandum to Chief District Officer on Feb 1 to raid the petrol pumps and gas depots, raid in the depots of petrol pumps and cooking gas on February 2-4, hold mass gatherings on the streets with empty cooking gas cylinder on February 3, demonstrate at Minister’s official residence located in Pulchok on February 5, and stage sit- in protest in front of Singhdurbar gate on February 6.

    Students, not accepting the nominal reduction, have been demanding a complete revocation of the decision to hike the prices of the fuels.

  • Probe Committee recommended action against 26 persons involved in NAC spare parts theft

    A probe committee formed to investigate missing spare parts of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has recommended action against 26 persons as per the existing law who were involved in a series of spare parts thefts.

    The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) had constituted a four-member high-level probe committee under the coordination of Joint-Attorney General Thok Prasad Siwakoti to look into the missing spare parts of NAC.

    Organizing a press conference in Kathmandu on Sunday, the Committee urged Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Lokendra Bista Magar to take action against those 26 persons.

    However, name of accused persons has not been disclosed yet.

    Within a span of less than a year, NAC has lost a fly away kit and spare wheels of its Boeing 757 and the landing gear of its Twin Otter aircraft which are estimated to be worth Rs 150 million.

  • Marriage problems in Nepali movie sector

    Divorce in Nepali movie sector has become a common happening these days. Divorce brings in pain and problems and doesn’t come easy for both the parties involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse in terms of setting a ‘bad example’ in the society.

    Let’s analyze some of the high profile problems in marriages of the personalities of Nepali movie industry:

    Bhuwan KC / Sushmita KC  – Bhuwan KC is known for his affairs with various ladies.  Bhuwan KC’s first marriage with Bijaya KC ended when Bijaya went to USA with their kids. Bhuwan found Sushmita KC as his second wife. That too didn’t lasted long and they ‘divorced’ until they reunited again after the release of “Ma Timi Bina Marihalchu”. But, they have divorced again. Bhuwan’s affair with Sharmila Dangol didn’t go far and he is living alone these days. We won’t be surprised if Bhuwan and Sushmita get together after the release of ‘Sathi Ma Timro’ as predicted by friends in Films Nepal. (update- they didn’t get together, but there is rumor that Bhuwan is having an affair with Jiya KC)


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  • Saraswati Puja being observed

    Sripanchami, also known as Saraswati Puja is being observed Saturday all over the country by worshiping the goddess of knowledge, Saraswoti.

    From this day, the sun starts moving to the northern hemisphere causing long days and signaling the advent of spring season. So, this day is also known as ‘Basanta Panchami’.

    Devotees and students visited Saraswoti temples on this day across the country. They throng Swoyambhu, Maitidevi, Nilsaraswoti temple at Gairidhara and Saraswoti temples in other districts.

    Students also worship their pens and books to please Goddess Saraswoti.

  • Defence Army members arrested

    Police on Thursday made public five members of Nepal Defense Army (NDA) who were arrested for finding involved in bomb explosion cases at Thapathali and Peepal Bot, New Road, in Kathmandu.

    The NDA is a Hindu extremist group and demanding re-declaration of Nepal as a Hindu kingdom.

    On the accuse of terrorizing public and extorting 27 individuals, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested 28-year-old Pulis Bishwas aka Jagat Narayan Chaudhary of Morang, 26-year-old Pramod Kumar Mahato aka Pariwartan of Sarlahi, 26-year-old Nirmal Lama aka Bishal of Makwanpur, 30-year-old Jagat Bahadur Thapa aka DSP Prakash of Nawalparasi and 22-year-old Cham Bahadur Thapa “Rajan” of Tanahun from different locations.

    According to the CIB, the mastermind behind the series of bomb blasts in the Capital was Phani Raj Mainali, the NDA’s supreme commander who is currently serving a jail term at Dillibazar prison since 2009 after being convicted of attacking churches and other religious places.

    Police said they had found that the communication was going on between Mainali and his group members through letters delivered by Jagat Bahadur Thapa. Police have confiscated five mobile sets, two SIM cards and letters written by Mainali from those arrested.

  • RIP Sushila Rayamajhi

    Actress Sushila Rayamajhi has lost the battle against cancer and died on on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in B and B Hospital, Gwarko. The dead body is being kept in Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.


    Sushila had married twice and has a daughter from one and two daughters from another marriage. Sushila was suffering from a cancer in her womb for the last few years.

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  • Students pelt stone at Minister Rayamajhi

    Students pelted stone at the vehicle of Minister for Local Development Top Bahadur Rayamajhi in Palpa on Thursday.

    When minister Rayamajhi was traveling near Bhairav Sthan, activists of Nepali Congress-aligned Nepal Students Union (NSU), CPN-UML-aligned All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) and All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary Sixth (ANNISU-R) protesting against fuel price hike pelted stones. Police detained eight students.

    The protest against fuel price hike from student unions is still going on though the Ministry of Commerce and Supply on Thursday has announced nominal decrease in the prices.

  • Fuel price reduced but, protest to continue

    The government has reduced the price of after a protest by the student organizations. Announcing the government decision to reduce Rs. 3 per liter on petrol, Rs. 4 in kerosene oil and diesel, and Rs. 85 per cylinder in cooking gas, the Minister for Commerce and Supplies, Lekh Raj Bhatt, told that the reduction will impact in the supply.

    Minister Bhatt told that he had to reduce the price on pressure and he expects the availability of petroleum in the market to be further limited.

    The protesting 13 student organization have however rejected the moderate price reduction. They have demands the government to scrape the price hike altogether. They have also told that the protest will continue until the price hike is reversed.

    Nepal Oil Corporation ha
    d increased the prices of diesel and kerosene to Rs 85 per liter from Rs 76 per liter. The price of petrol was raised to Rs 115 per litre from Rs 105 and the price of cooking gas was raised to Rs 1,500 per cylinder from it’s previous price of Rs 1,325.

    Even after the current reduction, the petrol still costs Rs. 112 (Rs. 7 net increase), kerosene and diesel costs Rs. 81 (Rs. 5 net increase), and cooking gas costs Rs. 1415 (Rs. 90 net increase).


  • Nepal Banda photos – protest by student wings of parties including ruling party

    As announced earlier, 13 student wings of nine different political parties, including the ruling party, have forced-close the Kathmandu valley on January 25. There are no vehicles on the street and the businesses are also closed. The only vehicles allowed on the road are press vehicle, ambulance, and vehicles of foreign embassies.

    The youth organizations have announced that they won’t even sit in negotiation table until the government takes back the recent price hike. Here are some of the scenes seen in Kathmandu streets:


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  • Manisha Koirala caught dead drunk in a party

    manisha-koirala-drunk_escortedWe haven’t heard much good news about Manisha Koirala these days. Her re-entry in Nepali movie wasn’t that effective and the marriage didn’t work either. She had been seeking inner peace by visiting various yoga camps and she still doesn’t seem to have gathered herself up, yet.

    Manisha was caught in a very unpleasant drunken state at a newly opened restaurant. It was the opening ceremony of the new restaurant, Versova, owned and operated by her ex-boyfriend Prashant Chaudhari.

    Dressed in black-grey dress, Manisha, wasn’t able to control herself and was escorted to her residence by her friends.

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  • Prachand's new residence – purchased for Rs. 103 mil. ?

    It shouldn’t have been a big deal whether the Maoist Chairman , Prachanda, purchased or leased the new residence. Everybody needs a residence and a leader like Prachanda wouldn’t fit in a small house. At the same time, leaders needs to be transparent on everything they do and shouldn’t try to hide things specially related to financial dealings.


    Prachanda’s son Prakash, in his Facebook post, told that the new residence is leased f
    or Rs. 60,000 a month. The quoted lease amount is believed to be extremely cheap for such a building made on a land of three ropani. There was a rumor that the building wasn’t leased but purchased. A weekly newspaper, Sanghu, has published a details on the purchase of the building and asked Prachanda to be transparent on the financial dealings on the purchase of the new residence.

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  • Bhattas’ of Pashupati to get salary, Offerings will go to treasury

    A proposal of paying fixed salaries to priests of the Pashupatinath temple authorizing the Culture Ministry to handle the monetary offerings to the Hindu shrine has been submitted to Culture Minister Gopal Kirati.

    A subcommittee formed in November last year to maintain transparency of monetary offerings has proposed this according to which the four sections of “sacred” priests—Bhatta, Bhandari, Bishet and Rairakami—will receive salaries and perks as provided to civil servants by the government. The Mul Bhatta, chief of the four Bhatta priests, will receive Rs 40,000 monthly and a daily allowance of Rs 3,000. The remaining three Bhatta priests will receive Rs 30,000 per month and Rs 2,000 in daily allowance as published in ekantipur

    As 101 Bhandaris are handling temple affairs for a period of one month in turn, Kirati said that there are some technical problems for their salary.

    According to Kirati, 8 Bishets, who are responsible for managing logistics at the main temple, have already been receiving some amount of money as salary from the Pashupati Area Development Trust. It is equivalent to that received by a section officer in government service. Rairakamis receive salaries as non-gazetted government officials depending on their responsibility.

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