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Smriti Dhungana

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.

Over 3,100 foreigners deported from Nepal in past eight years

Published On: November 22, 2021 01:50 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Child goes missing in a drain in Kathmandu. Who is responsible?

Published On: September 24, 2021 11:43 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Valley DAOs urge all to celebrate Janai Purnima, Gaijatra festival in symbolic manner

Published On: August 20, 2021 11:39 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Salam, Muskan Khatun!

Published On: April 25, 2021 08:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Santosh Sah from Siraha is taking Nepali food to the global stage

Published On: December 5, 2020 01:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

‘Limit festival celebrations within the families’: Hari Bansha Acharya

Published On: October 17, 2020 09:55 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

How a 30-second video riveted the nation in a deep economic anxiety (with video)

Published On: September 10, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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 no more

Published On: August 17, 2020 12:52 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

National Art Exhibition on Women Independence

Published On: May 31, 2019 04:53 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

he traditional Mithila Samaaj is a force of change aligned with women independence.       Mithila Art portrays women’s stories and culture on the canvass.

Anna Sharma: ‘The Man from Kathmandu’ is an important film of my career

Published On: March 13, 2019 01:24 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

Actress Anna Sharma is busy in the post production of ‘The man from Kathmandu’, scheduled for release on March 15.

Coming back home after 16 years…

Published On: January 5, 2019 09:17 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Designer wears yet to get to the public

Published On: November 28, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Chinese expansion engulfing mainstream Thamel business

Published On: August 7, 2018 10:51 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Cine artists felicitated with critics award (Photo feature)

Published On: November 22, 2017 06:53 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Film Critics Society of Nepal (FISCON) has distributed Critics award on Wednesday. The organization has distributed the awards for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016 together.

‘Bad Man’ in good artist (With video)

Published On: November 21, 2017 07:44 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

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.

Actress Koirala walks on Nepali ramp

Published On: November 15, 2017 04:23 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Actress Manisha Koirala has walked down on Nepali ramp as showstopper. Koirala was the showstopper at Classic Diamond Timeless Paragon Jewellery Fashion Show held at Heritage Plaza, Sanepa on Tuesday.

FSFN unveils election manifesto, focuses on constitution amendment (With full text)

Published On: November 13, 2017 04:01 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSFN) has unveiled its manifesto targeting the upcoming elections of Federal Parliament and Provincial Assembly.

Miss Nepal Chandak wins ‘Head-to-Head Challenge’; reaches Top 40

Published On: November 12, 2017 02:46 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Miss Nepal Nikita Chandak has won ‘Head-to-Head Challenge’ of ongoing Miss World in Sanya, China.

Miss Nepal Chandak promoting Nepali culture in Miss World

Published On: October 29, 2017 04:26 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Miss Nepal Nikita Chandak is promoting Nepali culture in Sanya, China while representing the country in Miss World 2017. Chandak gifted traditional Nepali handmade purse- Surke Thaili to all participants representing their countries in the beauty pageant.

A glimpse of Thamel after being declared vehicle-free zone

Published On: October 24, 2017 03:51 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

A joint initiative of Kathmandu Municipality, Metropolitan Police Division and Thamel Development Council made Thamel, the country’s biggest tourist hub, a no-go zone for vehicles on October 22. See how Thamel has become more vibrant and jovial in 13 pictures.