Ishani Shrestha has won the Miss Nepal 2013 title after giving the best answer to the question on joint family and dis-joint family. Miss Nepal 2013 Shristi Shrestha crowned the new Miss Nepal in the event held on March 20 in Pragya Bhawan. After winning the title, Ishani will represent Nepal in Miss World 2013 beauty contest.
Nepali people had a lot of hopes from Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha but she couldn’t be selected in the top 15 list. Many fans of Shristi however are satisfied that she had managed to be ranked 21st. That in itself was a record in Nepal participation in Miss World.
Shristi’s achievement in being selected as one of the top 10 in Miss World Beach Fashion contest was also a new record. The winner of Miss World Beach Fashion contest was Miss Wales.
This year’s Miss World was awarded to Miss China. This is the second time
Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time Zhang Zilin was awarded the Miss World 2007.
- Miss World 2012 is Miss China – Wen Xia Yu
- Miss World 2012 runner up – Miss Wales – Sophie Moulds
- Miss World 2012 second runner up is Miss Australia – Jessica Kahawaty
- Miss World Beauty with a Purpose winner – Miss India – Vanya Mishra
- Miss World Talent winner – Miss China PR
This year, 55.5 percent of the examiners passed the SLC exam. That was about 9 percent less than the previous year. There were 5,54,022 examinees out of which 2,30,499 had passed.
Regular – 2068 Result – PDF file – (7.7 MB)
Exempted – 2068 Result – PDF file (70 Kb)
- 20,111 – passed with Distinction
- 82, 619 – passed with First Division
- 1,09,795 passed with Second Division
passed with Third Division.
A graphic designer, Ananda Maharjan, has won the Open Movie Poster Competition for a Nepali Cinema "Chhadke".
The movie producers have told that the winning poster will be used in the official promotion of ‘Chhadke‘. It is told that Ananda will also be involved in the design of other promotional materials.
A team comprising of 11 mountaineers including the central committee member of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Krishna KC and Chairman Prachanda’s son Prakash Dahal have headed to climb 6,000 m high Langtang mountain. This climb is in preparation of climbing the Mount Everest.
After the intention to climb the world’s highest peak, party’s team had been practicing mountain climbing for the last few months. After the 20 days climbing training in Langtang, the team is ex
pected to climb Mt. Everest in this year’s season.
The Mt. Everest climbing team includes Krishna KC, Prakash Dahal, Yuvaraj Dulal, Bina Magar, Shivakumar Dangi, Mukunda Pokharel, Dinesh Shrestha, Ishu Bhatta, Madan Chudal and Maheshowr Phuyal.
Our best wishes for the team for the success of Langtang ascent and their ultimate Mt. Everest climbing!
A huge monument of Karuwa (traditional drinking water jugs with a short pipe on the side) is erected in Palpa to mark it’s popularity as the place of the origination of Karuwa. Palpa, Tansen is famous all over Nepal for the manufacturing of Karuwa.
Palpa’s Karuwa Factory is also a popular destination for visitors in the area. The factory was established to manufacture brass Karuwa.
A 13 year old kid selling SIM cards in eBay has grown to be the top seller in eBay. The Schoolkid trader, known as Dario Lopez, is in fact a Nepali living in UK, Sudip Gautam. The 21 year old Sudip now owns a company with 13 staffs and an annual turnover of more than £3million.
Sudip has opened his first high street shop and has plans to open a chain of stores across Britain in future. BBC says, Sudip comes from Gulmi district and he started selling sim cards on eBay in 2004. These days, he sells more than 2,000 items in eBay.
Our congratulation to Sudip and we wish him success in the future.
Some media covers of Sudip:
The 4-times record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records, Rohit Timilsina, is planning for his next world record.
The new record will be the 7 records in 7 wonders.
In our recent conversation with Rohit, he told that he is preparing for his next record with hard labor and dedication. In the process, he will also be promoting Nepali songs and dances all over the world. It is expected that his upcoming records in those seven wonders will be culture related music and dances.
COMING SOON – An exclusive interview with Rohit Timilsina, in which he has revealed his future plans
25 years old Nepali, Rohit Timilsina, is renowned by his records in the Guinness Book of World record. Rohit has registered his name in the recrod book by performing various amazing acts. It was not only once or twice, he has four different titles of world record.
Rohit’s records include:
- World’s longest continuous handshake for 33 hours 3 minutes (January, 16, 2011)
- Record kissing 116 people in one minute (December 21, 2009)
- Holding 24 golf balls in one hand for 10 seconds (On 15 May, 2010). This record was equal to the previous record by a Canadian, Guillaume Doyon, on 30 November, 2009.
- Holding the most tennis balls (21 balls) in one hand for 14.32 seconds. (On June 14, 2008)
An American lesbian couple, a lawyer and a college professor, married in Dakshinkali temple, south of Katmandu, on June 20, 2011. Present in the ceremony were the local gay rights activists of Blue Diamond Society. A gay rights activist and Parliament member, Sunil Babu Pant, was also present in the ceremony.
It is is probably the first public same-sex ma
rriage, in accordance with the Hindu tradition, done in in Nepal.
National Census 2011 has begun from Friday with collecting information from President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Vice President Paramananda Jha and Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khana. President, the head of the state and his family members have been registered as an ordinary citizen for the first time in a century-long history of national census, according to chief of CBS Population Unit Rudra Suwal.
This is the second phase. The first phase was in May 16 to June 3 collecting general information like number of households, number of family members and head of family and occupation.
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the officials will count the number of people living in the country and collect information about them in every 10 years. National Census 2011 will be 10-day-long. 46,500 enumerators, including 8,500 supervisors have been deployed at 3,900 Village Development Committees and 50 municipalities across the country.
Suwal said, “The questionnaires are same for all. The president was the first person to be registered on Friday”. On the basis of estimated population of 28.5 million residing in Nepal, CBS has estimated one enumerator for an average number of 200 households.
According to CBS Director General Uttam Narayan Malla, Nepal has one of the longest censuses of its own kind in the world with more than 50 major questions. CBS has readied questionnaires in 10 languages, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Gurung, Newari, Magar, Awadhi, Rai and Limbu for the convenience of respondents and the information to be filled are related to religions, castes, ethnicity, sex, occupation, economic status, migrant workers, third genders and many more.
Corporal Dip Prasad Pun who defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters, alone was awarded the bravery medal by the Queen.
During an Investiture Ceremony Buckingham Palace, the Queen honored the 31-year-old Gurkha soldier with the medal.
The Britain’s second highest medal for bravery was announced in March for the bravery Dip Prasad showed during a September 17, 2010 militants on a checkpoint near Babaji, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. At that time, Pun had fired more than 400 rounds of bullets, detonated a mine, and launched 17 g
renades in about fifteen minutes of intense fight.
Congratulation Dip Prasad Pun!
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I wrote about Sweta Lamichane back in Februry of 2010. It is good to see the beautiful lady featured in this week’s Saptahik weekly. But apparently, Sweta is not too much happy about the portraying of her as the ‘Hollywood star’ in the article.
Sweta’s clarification in her own words:
Since I can’t read Nepali, I had to have someone else read the Saptahik to me. I would like to clear up a few mistakes that were made.
Yes, I am a working actress, but I’m not a huge Hollywood star. I have done a few movies, commercials, and television shows. In fact, I did all of my training in Hollywood, got my SAG eligibility, and then moved away. It wasn’t until I moved that I started to book bigger roles. All of the movies that I have speaking roles in are independent films. These films only go to film festivals and you can’t find them on the shelves. Currently I’m working on a web series, I’ve completed three movies (will only appear in film festivals), and I’ve done a direct TV commercial campaign. I’m also in school for esthetics and make-up artistry. In addition, I’m recoding an album that will release at the end of this year. Thank you time and attention and Thanks for all the support!
Sweta has done a good job in Hollywood and she has made us proud by her skills over there. Now, I am also impressed by the humbleness she has shown.
Good job Sweta! Keep the good works.
Music album of the youngest singer in the world, Atithi Gautam, was unveiled on the top of the world on May 18, 2011. The the youngest civil servant of Nepal, Khimlal Gautam took the album to the top of Mt. Everest.
The album titled "Atithi 2" has five songs including four English songs and a song in traditional musical tune. The lyrics of the songs are written by Ghanshyam Khadka and music is composed by Joogal Dangol.
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