In a latest report, bachelor singer, Rajesh Payal Rai, has finally made up his mind to get married. While he was in London during his Europe tour, he had a long discussion with his parents who live there about marriage. His parents wanted Rajesh to marry soon and like an obedient son, Rajesh has agreed to get married soon.
Rajesh Payal Rai is currently in Australia and he is doing a live concert in Sydney on Saturday. The concert is being organized by Tamu Samaj, Australia to mark the Losar festival. Another famous singer Anjana Gurung and
comedian dancer Bijay Thapa will also perform with Rajesh in the concert.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in the UK and he was refused a bailout. He was arrested over sex crime allegations in Sweden and it has nothing to do with the release of secret documents by his organization. Wikileaks has told that the arrest will have no impact on the release of the secret documents.
In a BBC report, Australia’s foreign minister, Kevin Rudd, has blamed the US in the release of thousands of diplomatic cables on Wikileaks. He told that its Australian founder, Julian Assange, has done nothing wrong.
The Australia’s foreign minister, in an interview with Reuters said, "Mr Assange is not himself responsible for the unauthorized release of 250,000 documents from the US diplomatic communications network. The Americans are responsible for that."
For the third consecutive year, Nepal has become the 11th supplier of international students to the US universities. The total number of students going to the US this year was however less than that of the previous year.
Nepal was 13th biggest supplier of international students back in 2007 (7,754 students). With 15.2% increase (8,936 students), Nepal was in 11th rank in 2008. 2009 saw a huge, 30 percent, increase (11,581 students) in the number of Nepali students in US but, the ranking remain the same 11th.
On August 1, 2010, producer and director Shankar Ghimire premiered his movie ‘Biratako Chino’ in Australia. Actress and Shankar’s wife Richa Ghimire was also present in the show. The movie features Biraj Bhatta, Suman Singh, Richa Ghimire, Rejina Upreti, and Ranjana Sharma in the leading roles.
The music score of the movie, based on a patriotic story, is prepared by Suresh Adhikari. The movie is scheduled to be screened on August 15 in Perth.
Here are some photos of the premier ceremony, featuring Richa Ghimire and Shankar Ghimire.
Nepali movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ is going to be premiered in Australia from May 22, 2010 in Hurstville Civic Theatre, 16 McMohan Street, Sydney. The lead actor of the movie Jiwan Luitel is in Australia. The movie will follow after the half-an-hour openeing ceremony. Ticket rates are $15 for adult and $10 for child.
The movie was made under Himalayan Film’s banner. The lead actors in the movie are Richa Singh Thakuri, Suman Singh, Mukesh Acharya, Mamata Pradhan, and Mithila Sharma. The triangle love story movie is produced by Pradip Dahal.
Last year, I talked about the problem of brain-drain in Nepal. In recent time, one of the most preferred foreign destination for Nepali, Australia, is helping reduce brain-drain, by taking-in far less number of students. The argument, if it is helping the Nepali people in general is a matter of debate but, such a move by Australia has forced many prospective students to seek other destinations like North America and Europe.
Since February 2009, when the Australian High Commission, New Delhi issued a new visa policy on immigration the number of students going to Australia has decreased by almost 90%. The new policy is told to be more strict on ensuring the students have enough funds for their study in Australia.
When we look at the statistics:
In July 2007-June 2008 year, about 11,000 students went to Australia for higher education. The number decreased to 7,880 in the the year July 2008- June 2009. In the last year (from June 2009- December 2009) the number was a mere 1000.
In the year 2007/2008 Nepal ranked 13th in the number of foreign students in the US which was raised to 11the position in the year 2008/2009. With Australia taking-in less number of students, number of students in the US might be even more. Continue reading
After being successful in the first week, ‘God Lives in the Himalayas’ (GLITH) is extended for the second week in Melbourne, Australia. World Theatrical Premiere of ‘God Lives in the Himalayas’ was done on 25th March, 2010 at the Greater Union Melbourne City Cinema, Australia.
According the the press release, the Hall is going to screen the movie till April 7, 2010. The movie will be shown for the third week if the movie can do half the business it did in the first week. The movie is planned to be screened in other cities in Australia in future. Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas in Brisbane will screen the movie from April 15. Beverly Hill Hall, Sydney will start screening the movie from May 6.
GLITH, based on child psychology, is directed by Sanjay Sriniwas. Various popular actors and actresses like Malvika Subba, Melina Manandhar, Dhiren Shakya, and Sunil Thapa have acted in the movie. Child actors Bijwol Giri (Siddharth), Sagun KC (Ali), Bob Karanjeet (Raju), and Sapna KC (Druki) are in the main role in the movie. English sub-titles are added in the movie to make it easier for the foreigners to understand it.