Smriti Dhungana is a multimedia correspondent with Nagarik/Republica National Daily. Mostly, Dhungana covers news related to arts, culture, movie, youth, social and women. She is also a photojournalist for The Week, a supplement to Republica English daily.
KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Election Commission (EC) has launched an office to monitor the social networks sites with representatives of the Cyber Bureau of the Nepali Army and Police for the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies elections to be held on November 20.
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Nepal Police is set to purchase 180 vehicles for security purposes for the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assembly elections scheduled for November 20. Citing the lack of time, it is going to buy vehicles through a ‘fast track’ process without calling for tenders.
KATHMANDU, August 11: The Election Commission (EC) has said that it will conduct door-to-door voter education programs in municipalities and rural municipalities for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and the provincial assemblies scheduled for November 20.
KATHMANDU, August 1: The Election Commission (EC) has instructed the government and local units to take action against government employees, professors, teachers or employees who are members of political parties. On Sunday, the spokesperson for the Commission, Shaligram Sharma Poudel said that action will be taken against the incumbent employees who are members of various political parties.
KATHMANDU, March 12: The Election Commission has fixed the maximum expenditure limit of Rs 750,000 for the candidates of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the local level election to be held in the coming May. In a meeting with representatives of various political parties on Friday, the commission informed about the expenditure limits of the candidates in the local level elections.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: In the last eight years, the government has deported 3,130 foreign nationals who arrived in Nepal from different countries and lived here illegally engaging in various illegal activities.
KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Dhanmaya Vishwakarma, 60, of Pathibhara Tol, Sattale, Kapan, Kathmandu, was crying inside her house. She was asking her husband, Mangale, to find their grandson and bring him back. “If he is not alive, I want to see his corpse for the last time,” she said.
KATHMANDU, August 20: All the three District Administration Offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley have urged people to celebrate festivals like Janai Purnima and Gaijatra symbolically, avoiding huge gatherings of people to avoid further spread of COVID-19.
Well-wishers from all over the world including celebrities, activists, and politicians have been sending their regards to Muskan to encourage her to move forward in life alongside improving her self-esteem. Muskan claims that her development is attributed to self-confidence and encouragement from others. My family supported me the most in my times of pain, Muskan says. The support and encouragement from everyone has brought positive changes in me, she adds. In addition, famous Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan had also wished her well through social media and had also requested her to keep smiling.
KATHMANDU, DEC 5: Aloo ko achar, poleko machhaa, til tamatar chatni, aapko kulfi and what not! Santosh Sah, 35, is in the semifinal of the BBC MasterChef, a competitive cooking show. He is introducing Nepali recipes to the world.
KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Hari Bansha Acharya, celebrity, writer and comedian, has urged all the people to limit the Dashain celebration activities within their respective families. He is currently in home isolation for the past 13 days after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He has been continuously taking medicines and exercising during this period.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: A video of Subhadra (Sarswati) Mainali blasting Nepal Police went viral on social media on Sunday. In the 30-second video, Mainali angrily complains that a female police inspector took away her weighing equipment (Taraju and Dhaak).
Veteran Paubha artist, Premman Chitrakar, also known as the guardian of Paubha painting, passed away at the age of 76 on Sunday. He had been undergoing treatment in the ICU of the National Hospital in Kalanki since Thursday. He was cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat on Sunday. He had been suffering from asthma for some time.
KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Amrita Acharia, the British actress of Nepali origin is in Nepal. The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress, Acharia, was seen interacting with the rescued children at Godavari-based organization ‘Chorachori’, where trafficked Nepali children from various parts of India, are rescued and sheltered.
Recently, Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone got married to Ranveer Singh and her bridal wear, a red and golden saree, became the center of attraction for all. They married in two different traditional ways where Padukone wore the designer saree prepared by Sabyasachi and K Radharaman.
KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Thamel has transformed into a trade hub. The surge in popularity has lured citizens of many countries to try their luck in the tourist capital of the nation. Chinese hoarding boards, cramped in every corner, makes its fame even evident. These boards, decorated in red bold Chinese characters start from the neighboring vicinities including Chhetrapati, Basantapur, Jyatha, and Lainchaur. It is the result of Chinese traders’ direct involvement in the Thamel based trade.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover is in Nepal for shooting of international film ‘The Man from Kathmandu’. Though having decency in real life, he is popular by his villainous role in almost all Bollywood movies.