WASHINGTON, June 10: A milestone has arrived for President Barack Obama: Daughter Malia is graduating from high school. The 17-year-old is receiving her diploma from the private Sidwell Friends School on Friday. Malia Obama was just 10 years old and longing for a promised puppy when her family moved into the White House.

‘Clear Bol’ grand finale on Saturday

Published On: June 9, 2016 03:14 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 10: Eighteen participants, who have been selected from the audition round of the Sprite 'Clear Bol' Challenge, will be facing each other in the grand finale taking place at Purple Haze in Thamel on Saturday, June 11. Top five of them will then face rapper Yama Buddha to claim their places among the winners.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The 4th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival is kicking off on Friday, June 10. Organized by Human Rights Film Center, the three-day festival will be held at Staff College in Jawalakhel. Oscar winning Pakistani documentary, 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness' directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, will be the opening film of the festival being inaugurated by Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anup Raj Sharma.

Gajalu releasing on Friday

Published On: June 9, 2016 03:00 PM NPT By: Republica

While fans of Anmol KC have been eagerly waiting for 'Gajalu,' many are also excited to see former Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha's silver screen debut in the film, too. Directed by Hemraj BC who has delivered films like 'Hostel,' 'Jerryy,' and 'Sambodhan,' among others, 'Gajalu' also features Gauri Malla, Gaurav Pahari, Menuka Pradhan, and Salon Basnet.

Litterateur Jhamak to receive honorary PhD

Published On: June 8, 2016 03:15 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 8: Mid-Western University has decided to award an honorary doctorate to litterateur Jhamak Kumari Ghimire. The university announced the decision on Tuesday at its fifth senate meeting presided over by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the chancellor of the university. "Mid-Western University's Senate meeting has decided to present an honorary doctorate to Ghimire," Vice-Chancellor Prof Upendra Kumar Koirala said. "The honorary PhD will be awarded to her at the university's first convocation to be held soon."

Lady Gaga finds fame ‘isolating’

Published On: June 5, 2016 02:15 PM NPT By: PTI

LOS ANGELES, Jun 5: Singer Lady Gaga says she may be leading a glamorous life but being famous is “isolating.” The 30-year-old “Poker Face” hitmaker said she would have been doing creative work even if she was not famous, reported ET online.

Kate Upton announces engagement to Justin Verlander

Published On: May 4, 2016 11:26 AM NPT By: Republica

NEW YORK, May 3: Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander. She tells E! News that the 33-year-old Detroit Tigers pitcher asked her just before the baseball season started and she's "excited to finally be able to share it with the world."

Youth Speak Forum to focus on SDGs

Published On: May 4, 2016 11:24 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 3: World leaders, at the United Nations Sustainable Summit held in September 2015, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

Why youths scramble for jobs in South Korea

Published On: May 4, 2016 11:21 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 4: Ever since the South Korean government introduced the Employment Permit System (EPS) for Nepali workers in 2008, thousands of Nepali youth have tried their luck. More than 33,000 Nepalis have worked or are working in South Korea so far, and thousands more have tried and failed.

Mum forced to dump 14.8 litres of breast milk at Heathrow

Published On: April 25, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica

LONDON, April 25: A US mother-of-two, who was forced to dump 14.8 litres of breast milk at security at London’s Heathrow Airport, has spoken about her humiliation and the “incredibly unfair” security rules.