Posted on February 28th, 2011 No comments
The gold price may go up this week in the market as gold’s international price is on the rise. The price of this precious metal reached a five-month high of US$ 1211.9 per ounce on Friday at the COMEX Division of the New York Merc. As Nepal’s gold price is determined by the international price, the Nepali consumer may see more rises on gold price coming days. The price of Gold rose to domestic market to Rs. 34,130 per tola and expected to go higher.
Posted on February 28th, 2011 6 comments
The Mr. Nepal 2011 contest took place in Kathmandu on the February 26, 2011. The judging panel comprising of actors and actress Raj Ballav Koirala, Rekha Thapa, Jiwan Luitel among others choose Dr Rupak Ghimire the Mr. Nepal of 2011.
Posted on February 27th, 2011 3 comments
The following, so-called taxi, transports people from Tulsipur of Dang to Hasanapur village. The text written in the front reads "Sundar Nepal" (Beautiful Nepal). Is that how you make a country beautiful?
Photo credits – Chintan Sharma, via Facebook
Former princess, Himani Shah, makes news when she goes out of her home. On Feb. 26, 2011 she took her kids to worship the living goddess, Kumari, in Kumari Ghar located at Hanuman Dhoka, Kathmandu. Photo credits – Niranjan Shrestha, Kantipur.
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If the current stock is not replenished on time, Nepal Oil Corporation will run out of petroleum products in a week.
NOC is forced to import lesser petroleum products as it failed to pay Indian Oil Corporation the money on time. There are minimal petroleum products in stock. Only about 3,500 kilolitres of diesel and 1,600 kilolitres of petrol left at Thankot depot according to the NOC official. These stocks will be enough for only six more days to meet the normal demand of Kathmandu valley.
A Nepali NGO bagged an international award worth US$ 100,000; Manahari Development Organization (NDO), a Makwanpur based NGO (www.mdi-nepal.org) received the UNEP Sasakawa Award 2010/11.
The award is given for the cause of poverty alleviation, environment conservation and social development sectors. Among the two award receivers, another was given to an organization of Guatemala.
Executive Director Khop Narayan Shrestha received the award in Nairobi, Kenya in a program on Wednesday. The awarded organization said that the amount will be spent in development works in Makwanpur.
Posted on February 26th, 2011 1 comment
Thaneshwar Guragain has set a new Guinness World Record by spinning the Guinness book on his finger for 30 minutes in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 25, 2011.
In October last year, he claimed to have beaten the Guinness World Records by making the largest number of Basketball bounces in a minute (Basketball bouncing video posted at the end).
The 21 year-old bachelor-level student, said that he accomplished the feat by bouncing the ball 446 times in a single minute. The previous record was held by Kiran Harpal from the Netherlands who had bounced the ball 384 times in one minute to be entered in the Guinness book.
Posted on February 25th, 2011 7 comments
After two and a half month of film making training in the US, actress Nisha Adhikari as returned back to Nepal. The course, Diploma in Film Making, of 2.5 month duration included subjects like hand-run camera, director craft, script writing, and editing. She attended New York Film Academy, Los Angeles
After the course Nisha has told that she has learnt a lot of new things about film making. Apart from helping in her acting career, she expects to start directing movies in the coming days.
Nisha told that she made three short films based on one shot, continuity shot and digital shot, during the course.
Let’s hope to see a movie directed by Nisha in the near future. All the be
st Nisha Adhikari.
Posted on February 25th, 2011 No comments
These jogi/yogi usually seen in and around Hindu temple are supposed to leave their family and live in isolation from family and love. The following photo by Badrikumar Neupane (Nagarik) shows their hidden love. The jogi is kissing a monkey in Pashupati area.
Posted on February 24th, 2011 No comments
The former forest minister Deepak Bohara including dozens of government officials were found guilty of deforestation in the country. A high-level government team has recommended action against Bohara and other government officials who were found guilty of deforestation in the country. A high-level Judicial Commissions 2010 has sought action against many government officials and representatives from community forests found involved in rampant deforestation in the country.The commission is led by former Chief Judge of Patan Appellate Court Govinda Prasad Parajuli. The report was submitted to the Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal on Wednesday.